Home > Products > Flashlights > Tactical Flashlights >

Nitecore P18 1800 Lumen EDC Flashlight with Red LED
NITECORE P18 1800 Lumen Compact Flashlight with Auxiliary Red LED and Silent Tactical Switch

Additional Photos:

Price: $99.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: FL-NITE-P18

No, Thanks! (Default)
UI1 Charger [Add $7.99]


NITECORE P18 At-A-Glance

  • Smallest 1800 lumen LED flashlight with 199 yards of throw
  • Max runtime up to 220 hours using the include IMR18650 battery
  • Auxiliary red LED for outdoor and low light situations
  • 5 white light brightness levels & 3 special modes
  • Convenient side switch and tail switch
  • Easy to carry with detachable pocket clip, lanyard, and holster

Included in the Box

  • NITECORE P18 flashlight
  • NITECORE IMR18650 Li-ion battery
  • Spare o-ring
  • Lanyard
  • Holster
  • Warranty card
  • User Manual

Blazing Bright 1800 Lumen Beam

Welcome the smallest 1800 lumen LED flashlight. NITECORE P18 takes the Precision series to the next level sporting a die-cast aluminum alloy unibody, a silent tail switch and a red LED. Featuring a CREE XHP35 HD LED, P18 is capable of a blazing bright 1800 lumen output. Use the P18 for search and inspection with a throw distance up to 199 yards, or silently switch to ultralow, low, mid, high or turbo for up close and general uses. Three special modes are great for emergency situations.

Compact and Easy to Use

Comfortably carry the NITECORE P18 in your pocket, backpack and car with its 4.5 inch long, 1 inch diameter compact body and a detachable clip. A silent tail switch provides easy access to momentary and constant output while a durable, metal side switch independently controls the auxiliary red LEDs for low light tactics. Enjoy direct access to the previous memorized brightness level with the mode memorization.

Long Lasting Runtime

Powered by the included 1x 35A IMR 18650 li-ion battery, P18 offers a 220-hour max runtime so you will spend more time out in the field and less time charging. When it is time to charge, a red power indicator reports the remaining battery level.


Maximum Brightness 1800 lumens
Peak Beam Distance 199 yards
Peak Beam Intensity 8360 cd
IP Rating IP56
Impact Resistance 1 m
Dimensions L-4.15" x W-1.14" x H-1.34"
Weight 3.65oz


Turbo 1800 lumens 30 min
High 850 lumens 2 hr
Mid 260 lumens 4 hr
Low 65 lumens 18 hr
Ultralow 1 lumen 220 hr
Auxiliary Red Light 10 lumens 28 hr
Strobe 1800 lumens --
SOS 1800 lumens --
Beacon 1800 lumens --

Compatible Power Sources

IMR 18650 High-Drain Rechargeable Li-ion Battery IMR 18650 3.6V/3.7V Y (Recommended)
18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (Output over 8A)** 18650 3.6V/3.7V Y (Compatible)
Primary Lithium Battery CR123 3V Y (Compatible)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery RCR123 3.6V/3.7V Y (Compatible)
18650 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (Output below 8A) 18650 3.6V/3.7V N (Incompatible)

** Note: When using a button top 18650 battery with the P18, there will be a small 0.5-1mm gap between the battery cap and the light body due to the overall length of the battery. It is cosmetic and does not impact the function or water resistance. For best fit, we recommend using a flat top 18650 such as this one (click here).
NITECORE P18 Product Overview
NITECORE P18 Product Overview
Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 25 Write a review »

Nitecore P18 Black Stainless Steel Tactical Bezel
Price: $12.50

NITECORE P18 Black Stainless Steel Tactical Bezel

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great EDC light September 17, 2021
Reviewer: Eric Chavez from Houston  
I love the compact size and that it's not round to where it rolls off if you need to sit it on a table. I own 3 of them and they came in handy during the the Texas Freeze as they ran for a long time on the medium setting click 3, and standing up to the ceiling provided us with a nice amount of room light.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 great but... July 29, 2021
Reviewer: Mohammed Bait Said from Oman  
This product has a lot of light output compared to its size. But I think it needs more special modifications compared to its high price ≈ $100.

*It also needs practical accessories.

*Red lighting needs to be developed in terms of illumination spread and brightness levels, strobe mode. like the one in aaaaa.

*Adjustable clip so that it can be installed on both sides

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 P18 1800 Lum June 11, 2021
Reviewer: C Lightfoot from Northern Wisconsin  
Awesome pretty compact EDC light. Switch takes a little bit to get use to but no big deal. Good lumen coverage. Like the separate switch for the red l.e.d. . Really digging this light so far.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Love these little lights March 12, 2021
Reviewer: Eric from Houston TX United States  

Was this review helpful to you?

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 Thumb toggle - very poor design June 25, 2020
Reviewer: Jon from Santa Monica, CA  
I live close to the west coast beach and I keep this clipped to my front pocket so the weather is mostly mild. After a few months I had trouble with the thumb toggle getting very slow to rebound and therefore would change modes instead of powering off. I prefer the weatherproofed thumb button instead.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews