This review will be lengthy, as the P50 has a lot going on as well. In order to cover all of the features, I’m breaking it up into more pieces than normal. If you’re following along and you see that I’ve skipped over anything, don’t panic. I’m sure I got around to it later.
The Nova P50 is the world’s first High-Intensity Survival Flashlight, and it was created with ELITE Survivalists in mind. It has a maximum illumination of 50 lumens. Built entirely of high-grade powder-coated aluminium, it is the lightest and most durable survival tool available on the market. It is also the most weather resistant of its kind.
There is a revolutionary Plasma Arch Fire Starter in the Nova P50, and it is so strong that it can start a fire from nothing but air. Nova P50 will never require lighter fluid or gas because of its innovative Plasma technology… just click and light!
The P50 is equipped with a self-contained Solar Sub-Station that generates electricity as well as a completely rechargeable battery. During the day, charge the 5V battery and use it to start fires and illuminate areas the size of a football field at night. Furthermore, because the Nova P50 is equipped with a USB power output connector, you may charge all of your USB devices without the need for a power adapter.
Nova Knife P50 came packaged well. To close, there is a magnet on the back. This gives me the impression that I’m a well-to-do individual. I think it’s great. This box’s contents are kept secure by a layer of closed-cell foam. An instructional handbook is also supplied, although it’s not very rich in terms of material.
Anyone who has been around for a long would assume “hey, that’s an UltraFire zoomie,” and that’s a reasonable assumption to make. Gritty threads and 0.01mm thick shiny anodizing have always signalled their arrival with their characteristic head shape. There is a difference between the Nova Knife P50 and those lights. Sofirn’s early lights and those lights, in terms of construction quality, are a good comparison.
In addition to the glossy anodizing and some jagged edges, my solar panel’s plastic cover suffered minor discoloration. Despite the fact that it’s not an UltraFire A100, it doesn’t feel like one.
The Nova Knife P50 is a sort of “expanded” version of the original Nova P50 knife. The knife tube is not included in the base model. Between the tailcap and the body of the light, this extension may be attached. The entire length of the light is 363mm with the knife attached, and 222mm without.
Three things are going on in the tailcap at any one time. This tool has a seat belt cutter, lanyard hole, and glass breaker all built into it. Tailstanding isn’t possible with this light due to the glass breaker sticking out at the end. Two screws hold the seatbelt cutter to the tailcap, and a lanyard is inserted through a hole on the other side of the spike to connect it to the lanyard. The tailcap has six grooves machined into it to make it easier to remove and reinstall.
Tailcap anodizing does not extend all the way insideanodizing .’s There was some on the inside of my tailcap, but it was splotchy. But even though no one will see this, it still looks sloppy to me, and it isn’t only because of its placement. Interior anodizing is mandatory, therefore anodize the inside.
“Sheath tube” is what I’ll be referring to as the tube that accepts a blade. The tailcap is attached to this tube. With pre-lubricated and pre-installed O-rings, the threads are triangular and anodized. When unscrewing anything, the lubricant is quite light, and there’s quite a bit of rubbing to contend with. The threads on the body and the female end of the sheath tube have the same design.
The sheath tube’s machining is pleasant to the touch. With 10 machined grooves on its side, the hilt tube (I’m having so much fun naming all these pieces) makes it easier to hold onto and not unintentionally detach the knife extension from the main body.
The battery (non-removable up to a point) and solar panel are housed in the light’s primary body. The laser-etched logo sits next to the solar panel. In between the plasma lighter and its main body, a clip is securing it in place.
The light’s head is equipped with an electrical switch that is protected by a transparent boot on one side and a rubber flap on the other side. The micro USB input connector and the USB A output port are both located beneath the flap.
The beam width may be adjusted by sliding the head of the light in and out. There are crenulations in the bezel, which keeps the plastic aspheric lens in place.
When it comes to water resistance, this particular form of zoomie is famed, and this light is no exception. As a result of running it under the sink and zooming in and out a few times, there was water inside the head when I removed it from its case.
The head is the simplest part to dismantle. To remove the bezel, just use your palm to loosen the nut. Taking this step allows you to remove the optic and gain access to the pill and the emitter.
The P50 produces 1000 lumens, which isn’t nearly enough for a light of this size to be considered high-performance. I’ve designed and constructed flashlights that are both smaller and brighter than this. And that isn’t an XHP50, either.
On the tailcap, there is a little plastic component that is secured in place by two screws. A razor blade is oriented towards the cap, which is hidden beneath it. It appears that this is the seatbelt cutter, and it appears to be in good working order.
Under the tailcap of the Nova P50 is a button and two electrodes. This is the plasma fire starter, or arc lighter, or whatever you like to call it. Light circuitry generates a high-frequency, high-voltage signal, which arcs across the electrodes a million times per second, thanks to circuitry in the light (judging by the high pitched whine). Using this plasma, you can start a fire that can’t be extinguished by the wind.
Among the Nova P50’s best-executed features is this one. It has the potential to spark a fire. I used it to ignite dryer lint and cardboard while camping this weekend. It may be seen in the picture above lighting up a piece of paper towel.
A knife/saw extension tube is included with the Nova Knife P50. This fits onto the plasma lighter end and extends the length of the light while also providing a handful of additional capabilities to the device.
The Nova P50 is a micro USB rechargeable light that uses a non-removable 18650 cell with a capacity of 2500mAh. According to my charging test, the light charges at a rate of around 350mA and pulls 2600mAh, indicating that the indicated cell capacity is plausible.
The indicator lights under the switch indicate the battery’s current status. Green indicates a fairly full cell, while flashing green indicates that it’s a little low, and flashing red indicates that it’s really low. The P50 includes a USB port that can deliver 500mA. This is a charging rate that most gadgets can accept.
For charging the light in the sun, the Nova P50 is equipped with a tiny solar panel mounted on the side of its body tube.
- 2 light modes: High / Low
- IPX65 waterproof Durable switch in the neck for fast and convenient operation
- Circuit Provides Reverse-Battery Protection
- Protection against over-charge, over-heating
- Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
- Premium type Ⅲ hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
- Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
- 265 mm length x 38 mm body diameter x 60 mm head diameter
- Forever Fire Starter
- Solar Power Substation
- Tungsten Breaking Point
Forever Fire Starter
Using this plasma arc lighter, you can start a fire in seconds. As a result of its innovative design, which does not require lighter fluid and is connected directly to a solar charger, you will always have fire when you need it.
Forever Charging USB Port
USB Output Port incorporated in for optimal ease of use. On the move, you can charge your phone and other USB devices! Never again will you be completely cut off from the world!
Glass Breaking Tip
On the Nova P50, you’ll only find this functionality. With only a touch, the Nova’s Glass Breaking Tip will shatter any type of glass in your path. If you’re stuck in a vehicle and need to get out, this is a great tool. For defence, you can employ the tip. Using the Glass Breaking Tip, you can defend yourself against an attacker.
Solar Power Substation
To date, this solar panel has proven to be the most effective we’ve discovered for use in a lamp. Nova P50 has a 5V 30MA Solar Panel and 3.7V 2500mAh battery. When exposed to direct sunshine, this compact solar charger keeps the battery charged and enhances its output by 3-8 percent. Even a little fraction might be the difference between life and death in a survival emergency!
XHP50 Powered Beam
In terms of lumen output, the 3.7V 2500 Mah battery in our XHP50 is as powerful as it gets without melting. You’ve never seen anything quite like this.
- Highly Durable
- Solar Charging
- Firm Grip
- Can be used as protection flashlight
- Sharp Knife
- Long Lasting battery
- Solar Charging is slow
- Knife Sharpness is not durable
The proprietor of Lone Survivalist came up with the idea for the Nova P50. For more than two years, the designers and developers of this new high-intensity flashlight worked tirelessly to bring it to market. In order to create this flashlight, we used hundreds of man hours and dozens of prototypes. We intended to create a product that would be appreciated and loved by regular survivalists.
An essential survival tool, not just a simple flashlight. We are confident that this is the best flashlight currently on the market. We know that others will try to replicate the Nova P50 in the future, but simply know that there is no substitute for the original.
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