The upgraded Nitecore P20UV V2 features a claimed 1000 lumens out of a CREE XP-L2, 4 x UV LEDs. Specs are increased slightly from the V1 which used an XM-L2 for 800 lumens but the main difference is the new 2nd gen “Strobe Ready” tailswitch.
The Strobe Ready tail switch is Nitecore’s take on a tactical interface, using a second button in the tail to allow you instant access to strobe from any mode. The P20UV V2 features the second generation of the Strobe Ready tailswitch, which recessed the strobe button to prevent accidental activation. No one wants a light prone to premature strobing. There’s also a battery charge level indicator in the tailswitch so that’s a nice touch.
Nitecore is selling this as a tactical light, like the original version it actually 3 distinct mode groups on the P20UV V2. Tactical, Law Enforcement and Daily Mode (previously called General Use).
The light can be powered either by 1 x 18650 battery, or 2 x CR123 batteries. 16340 batteries can be swapped in place of CR123 but you do need to use the included spacer (they call it a CR123 battery magazine because that sounds more tactical). Like almost all Nitecore’s only 18650 button tops will work, flat top 18650 cells are incompatible due to their physical reverse polarity protection.
Quick rundown on specs for the Nitecore P20UV V2:
It’s also compatible with their tactical ecosystem