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Flashlight Reviews / (Review) Lumintop Tool AA 2.0
« Last post by Mikelights on September 21, 2018, 01:38:20 AM »
Today we are taking a look at the Lumintop tool AA 2.0 which was sent me by Lumintop for product review, this is a 650 lm AA/14500 EDC light which houses a XP-L HD LED at 6500k. This is a great EDC light because of its size and output, also the availability to use nickel metal hydride or regular AA batteries is a great feature for people that don’t have lithium cells. I can be purchased from Amazon directly from Lumintop’s store for $17.99.

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Gearvita / Everything You Need in A Pocket Flashlight Is Provided By Klarus Mi1C
« Last post by gearvita on September 20, 2018, 10:32:05 AM »
Klarus Mi1C is a unique great mini-mighty bright EDC flashlight for everyday carry.  Mini size at only 54.5mm in length, and using XP-L HI V3 LED and one high performance Klarus 16340 battery with micro-USB charging port, this rechargeable tiny light delivers 600lumens, with maximum runtime up to 9 days at moonlight mode. The Mi1C has tail-stand capability and a magnetic tail cap that can be affixed to a metal surface allowing hands-free illumination! This comes in handy whenever you're looking for something you have lost or whenever you’re working on something in the dark, it is a very useful tool especially if your car has had a break down and needs to be fixed at night. For other flashlights, if you prefer to keep your light on the low brightness level, you need turn it off in that level then turn the flashlight back on, and then turn on to that low brightness level. However, for Klarus Mi1C flashlight, one-touch access to the low mode, yes, you can! Easy and conveniently! A lock function is designed to the side switch, lock out the switch to avoid accidental activation in storage and prevent accidental damage to eyes from unexpected activation by children.

Main Parameters:
Emitters: CREE XP-L HI V3 LED
LED Lifespan: 50000 hours
Luminous Flux: 600 lumens
Beam Distance: 40m
Battery: 1 x 16340 or 1 x CR123A
Working Voltage: 2V - 4.2V
Output: 4 lighting levels + 2 flashing modes
Reflector: Convex lens
Waterproof: IPX8 (underwater 2 meters)

Brightness Levels and Runtime:
● With a 16340 Battery
High (600 lumens) - 1 hour and 12 minutes runtime
Medium (45 lumens) - 5 hours and 37 minutes runtime
Low (10 lumens) - 32 hours runtime
Moonlight (1 lumen) - 6 days runtime
Strobe (600 lumens) - 2 hours and 24 minutes runtime
SOS (45 lumens) - 15 hours and 45 minutes runtime
● With a CR123 Battery
High (305 lumens) - 2 hours and 21 minutes runtime
Medium (45 lumens) - 11 hours and 48 minutes runtime
Low (10 lumens) - 55 hours runtime
Moonlight (1 lumen) - 9 days runtime
Strobe (600 lumens) - 4 hours and 42 minutes runtime
SOS (45 lumens) - 33 hours runtime

Product Features:
● Mini-might brightness, thumb-sized.
● CREE XP-L HI V3 LED, maximum output up to 600 lumens.
● Extreme long running time, up to 9 days in moon mode.
● Professional optical lens design, even-lit flood and soft beam.
● Magnetic tail can affix the flashlight to any metal surface, free your hands when you are working.
● Fade-in and fade-out function when the Turbo mode is the initial mode for on and off to promote eye safety and improve the user experience.
● Newest intelligent temperature protection system(ITS) monitors internal temperature and adjusts output to regulate heat dissipation, protects LED and internal components for a perfect balance of output and safety.
● Intelligent battery capacity indicator to view remaining battery capacity at any time.
● Unique lock-out mode prevents accidental activation, avoiding battery drains during storage or traveling and prevents unintended directly shining into eyes.
● Reverse-polarity protection prevents damage due to incorrect battery orientation.
● One-touch low and with mode memory function.
● Aerospace aluminum alloy construction, CNC precision machining, Mil-Spec HAIII anodizing, anti-abrasive, lighter and robust.
● Compatible with CR123A and 16340 Li-ion battery, Klarus high performance 16340 battery with a Micro- USB port is included ( installed at flashlight ), no need to bring a charger, easy to use, safe and reliable.

Compact, lightweight, easy to use, and insanely bright - the Klarus Mi1C has quickly become the favorite everyday carry flashlight of GearVita users and for good reason. This exquisite flashlight is tiny, about two inches in length, perfect for putting in your pocket or keeping in a bag. But don't let its small size fool you, this little EDC light is durable, powerful, and everything you need in a pocket flashlight:

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Flashlight Reviews / NITECORE P12GTS
« Last post by old4570 on September 19, 2018, 12:43:34 PM »

 Sent for review : Nitecore P12GTS -

  Download the user manual -

  Sent for review by Nitecore .




 Performance :

 Battery used was a LG 3500mAh capacity high performance NON protected cell . Light output was what I was able to record at the time .

Ultra Low - 2 Lumens ( Factory 1L )

Low - 82 Lumens ( Factory 70L )

Medium - 252 Lumens ( Factory 240L )

High - 1000 Lumens ( Factory 900L )

Turbo - 1790 Lumens ( Factory 1800L )


 Using the P12GTS :

 The Nitecore P12GTS is equipped with two switches , a rear clicky for turning the light on and of as well a side switch to change modes . The P12GTS does have mode memory so what ever light level you leave it in , is your starting light level the next time you turn the light on . If you wish you can have to light start in Strobe mode (?) , if you wish .

 Blinky Modes :   To enter the blinky ( Disco ) modes , turn the light on and do a quick double press on the side switch . To change from Strobe to Beacon to SOS , you must press the side switch and hold till the mode changes . If you do a quick press then you will exit the blinky modes into what ever light level you were in .

 Changing Light Levels :  This is an easy one , just turn on the light and give the side switch a quick press .

 Short cut to Turbo :   This be another easy one , what ever light level you are in besides Turbo . Press and hold down the side switch , for as long as you hold down the side switch you will be in Turbo .

 Short cut to Ultra Low :  Ok this one is just a little more challenging .  Before you turn on the light press down the side switch and hold , then press the tail cliky to turn on the light . Once on , you can let go the side switch . You are now in Ultra Low mode and as long as you do not change light levels , the P12GTS will re-start in what ever light level the light was set to before you short cut to Ultra Low . If you change modes during the short cut , then the light will start in what ever light level you exit .

 Momentary :  The tail clicky is a momentary one .  By this I mean the clicky switch makes contact before the clicky clicks into the ON position . This allows people to do a sort of half press or momentary where by they do not actually click the switch into the ON position . But rather push the switch far enough to make contact .  This is a very popular practice by many who simply wish to illuminate something for a second or so .

Power Indication :  There are two ways of finding out the state of your battery . With a battery inserted and the light off , just give the side switch a quick press . 3 Flashes means you have more then 50% battery . Two flashes means you have less than 50% battery and a single flash means power is bellow 10% .

 The other way is to unscrew the tailcap and screw it back on .  The flashes will now tell you the battery voltage to 0.1v . So for example if your battery is 4.2 volt , the light will give you 4 flashes with a one second pause and then two more flashes . Then lets say your battery is 3.8v , you should get 3 flashes - a pause - followed by eight more flashes .

The Cigar Ring :  I really like cigar rings on flashlights . They just make holding the light so much more secure , be it bare handed or with gloves on . Especially if it's cold and or wet , it just stops the light from slipping in the hand and makes manipulating the tail clicky so much more secure .


 Parasitic Drain :

 Yeah , it's there .  0.06mA  measure for 2 minutes .  So lets put that in perspective . You would need 16.66 hours to pull one milliamp out of your battery .  166.6 hours to pull 10mA and some 1666 hours to pull 100mA .  1666 hours divided by 24 equals some 69 days .  So we are not taking into account self discharge here ( The battery ) . Simply what the light is drawing from the battery when at rest .  What the battery does is a whole new kettle of fish .


Taking the P12GTS for a Walk :

 I always take lights for a walk , no matter how small or large they must be taken walkies . From a size perspective the P12GTS is very middle of the road , it is not the longest single 18650 and it is not the shortest . It is for all  intensive purposes  easy to live with , it enters and exits pockets with the greatest of ease and does not have enough weight to be of concern . I initially thought the small reflector / head might mean a small or overly floody beam , but no !  It does not carry a hot spot like some more throwy lights , but then I don't think the P12GTS was ever meant to be throwy . What we get is a very useful beam profile out to say 100 meters and a beam you can live with inside a house .

 Anyhow , I really like the shortcut to Turbo . Generally I like to walkabout with about 80 Lumens ( and that's what the P12GTS delivers  ) and when I need to see more or I want to be seen , one simply presses and holds the mode button for 1800 Lumens ( That is so sweet ) .  Car drivers here tend to be some what tardy ( STUPID ) when it comes to giving way to pedestrians ( who have the right of way ) and that 1800 lumens being just a short press away is very comforting . Ok not quite as comforting as say a main battle tank , but certainly one can be assured that 1800 lumens is not something that is not going to be seen .  It also comes in real handy when trying to avoid dog left overs on nature strips if you need to walk on the grass .

 I am very quickly becoming a side switch fan , the simplicity of use and the lack of need to change ones grip to change light levels is a serious bonus for anyone that takes a flashlight walking . I also like the fact that I can turn on or off the light as quickly as I like without changing light levels . ( Since the tail switch does not change light levels ) .




 Conclusion :

 I am not sure how many years it is now since my first Nitecore , but there is one constant that has not changed in all that time and that is simply that Nitecore makes a quality product . When it comes to the threads , O rings , anodizing ,  the clicky switch , there is just nothing to complain about in regards to build quality . The only possible negative the P12GTS might carry into battle is the small amount of parasitic drain that is needed to monitor the UI .  For anyone that takes their lighting solution seriously this is not going to be an issue and the main reason would be that every time the light goes on duty it does so with fresh batteries . I mean , does it matter what light you use ?  Because personally I would be stuffing in a fresh battery at the start of any shift where I would need to rely on a flashlight .

 And for the home owner ?  Seriously , 69 days for 100mA . I am using 3500mAh LG and to really impact on this battery I would say you would need to pull at least 1000mA out of it , or 10 times 69 days .  So lets put parasitic drain to rest for now and just call it the price we need to pay for a nicely featured light and if we need to charge the the battery once a year ?

  What we are left with is , well ... Nothing to really complain about . Ok lets be realistic , some one will always find something to complain about and that's just reality . Personal preference is just that , but bare in mind the P12GTS does what it was designed to do and it does it well . There is nothing confusing about the P12GTS , it makes no attempt to be Tacticool , it simply performs well . Is there an argument for the P12GTS to be made that it is tactical , from my perspective very much so .  Should law enforcement / security / fire / ambulance / Homeland / FBI / EPA / IRS / Border Security / or anyone else that needs a good flashlight be looking at the P12GTS , yeah they should !  Since the P12GTS will run on primaries and a lot of agencies still use them , I really think the P12GTS is worth a serious look .

 Power / reliability / quality / simplicity / and a excellent power to size ratio , the P12GTS has to be a contender .  For me the P12GTS is a 10 out of 10 light and I am sure it will make any prospective owner happy .  Heck , I like it so much I am putting the P12GTS into my main rotation of lights , in fact I think I need to pull some out . ( I just counted - I have some 14 lights within easy reach ready to light something up . That might be 2 or 3 too many ) .  I would like to thank Nitecore for sending the P12GTS for review , it really has impressed me .

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Gearvita / Acebeam T36 Flashlight Can Last for Up to 28 Days
« Last post by gearvita on September 19, 2018, 09:39:30 AM »
The Acebeam T36 is a dual switch tactical LED flashlight equipped with a Cree XHP35 HI LED, features 5 brightness levels plus a strobe mode and powered by single rechargeable 21700 Li-ion 5100mAh battery. The Acebeam T36 delivers an output range of 2 lumens to 2000 lumens with a beam distance of up to 303 meters. Equipped with a built-in USB-C charger makes charging convenient and up to 3 times faster than normal USB charging. The innovative side switch allows quick and easy selections to all available lighting modes. The aggressive strike bezel and dual switch operation make the Acebeam T36 an ideal flashlight for self-defense and every day carry.

Main Parameters:
LED: 1*Cree XHP35 HI LED
LED Lifespan: 50,000 hours
Power Source: 1 x 21700 or 1 x 18650 battery
Max Output: 2000 lumens
Peak Beam Distance: 303 meters
Peak Beam Intensity: 23,000cd
Max Runtime: 28days
IPX Rating: IPX-8
Impact Resistance: 1.2 meters

Brightness Levels and Runtime (Using 1 x 21700 battery):
Ultra Low: 2 lumens ( 28 days )
Low: 200 lumens ( 12 hours )
Medium: 500 lumens ( 5 hours )
High: 1350 ~ 650 lumens ( 10 minutes + 3 hours )
Turbo: 2000 ~ 800 lumens ( 1.5 minutes + 2.5 hours )
Strobe: 1350 lumens ( 3.8 hours )

Product Features:
● Aircraft grade aluminium body structure to withstand harsh environments.
● Premium Type III Hard Anodised anti-abrasive finish prevents scratches.
● Ultra-clear tempered glass lens with anti-reflective coating can be used in the toughest of conditions.
● Tactical strobe mode disorients an attacker without excessive force, therefore keeping a user at a safe distance away from an assailant.
● Smooth reflector creates a far-throwing, tight beam.
● Tactical knurling for firm grip, even when wearing gloves.
Acebeam T36 flashlight adopts dual switch design to accommodate different scenarios and user preferences.
● Intelligent highly efficient circuit board design for max. performance and long time time.
● Tactical ring maintains a comfortable grip, also prevents rolling on a table.
● Built-in charging indicator notifies a user when a battery is fully charged.
● Battery adapter allows for the use of an 18650 if desired.
● Rubber cap for fully waterproof and dustproof, submersible to 5 meters.
● Specially designed for military, law enforcement, self-defence, hunting, search & rescue and outdoor activities.

Its long-lasting power, rechargeable battery, dual switch design and other features make this flashlight impressive. If you are also impressd by it, GearVita provides its purchase link for you:

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Gearvita / Olight ION - The Unique 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Flashlight
« Last post by gearvita on September 18, 2018, 09:13:59 AM »
Olight is celebrating their 10th birthday with a present for its customers - the Olight ION flashlight, one of the most unique and stylish pocket-sized lights we've ever seen! This box-shaped light features a one-of-a-kind body design never before seen in a flashlight, crafted from durable gorilla glass with a sturdy titanium frame. No bigger than a Zippo lighter, this compact torch comes with a detachable key ring for easy fastening to your keychain, making it an ideal EDC light. The ION even comes with a special inscription on its back, celebrating the company's decade of excellence and thanking its highly valued customers!

The ION is equipped with 2 top-of-the-line CREE LEDs, which combine to produce anywhere from 1 to 320 Lumens of cool white light. In addition to its easy to use ON/OFF side switch, the sophisticated keylight is operated using a pair of pressure sensor switches on its body. Simply press the plus or minus symbols on the ION's gorilla glass body to cycle between its 6 unique outputs. This one-of-a-kind advanced interface has never been seen before in a flashlight, making this device all the more impressive.

Every aspect of the Olight ION is unique, its power source included. Rather than rely on separate batteries that need constant replacing, this handy keylight comes with a built-in Lithium Polymer battery pack, which can be recharged through the light's micro USB charging port. As you use the light, you can keep track of just how much charge is left thanks to its LED power indicator, located in between the light's pressure sensor switches. While the light is on, the indicator will glow either green, yellow, or red to signal how much juice the battery pack has left, so you'll never be surprised by a dead battery!

Main Parameters:
Power Source: 1 x built-in 300mAh 3.7V lithium polymer battery pack
Max Output: 320 lumens
Max Beam Intensity: 750cd
Max Beam Distance: 55m
Waterproof: IPX0

Brightness Levels and Runtime:
Max: 320 lumens ( 27 minutes )
Mode 1: 160 lumens ( 1 hour )
Mode 2: 40 lumens ( 4 hours )
Mode 3: 10 lumens ( 16 hours )
Mode 4: 2.5 lumens ( 45 hours )
Min: 1 lumen ( 90 hours )

Product Features:
● This flashlight has a rectangular structure, one-of-a-kind gorilla glass body with titanium frame.
● Thanks to the dual LEDs and TIR optic lens, the ION has a soft, balanced beam profile with a wide defined hotspot and wide angle spill light, that is capable of a maximum output of 320 lumens and a beam range of up to 55 metres.
● There are pressure sensors in the “+” and “-” areas which allow the user to select either preset brightness levels or a gradual custom brightness setting.
● Built-in rechargeable LiPo battery can be charged through the micro USB port located on the side of the flashlight, it only takes 1.5 hours for a full charge.
● First flashlight in the world that controls the output through built-in pressure sensors under a glass control panel in a 1mm thin frame.
● Easy to operate, single press to select from four preset brightness levels, or press and hold for a custom output, ON/OFF slide power switch located on the side for quick power control.
● Remaining battery power indicator - green (>75%), yellow (15%~75%) or red (<15%), charging status indicator: red (charging), green (charging completed) both positioned on the "O" letter on the center of the panel.
● "10th Anniversary Edition" inscription on back, Zero in inscription doubles as a LED power indicator.
● A front and back tempered glass screen protector is included to protect the glass panels from damage whilst the metal ring on the tail can be connected to the included key chain for simple and convenient carry.

This is not only a celebration of Olight's 10 years of innovation but an entirely new type of flashlight for the illumination industry. The limited-edition titanium Olight ION on GearVita is the perfect gift with it’s custom brightness level settings and premium look and feel:

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I've gone through a couple of Sky Ray S-R5s over the years. Definitely a great choice, especially for their price range. I don't think you can beat that.
Gearvita / Nitecore LA10 CRI Gives You 360 Degree All-round Illumination
« Last post by gearvita on September 17, 2018, 07:47:37 AM »
Go lightweight with the new Nitecore LA10 CRI flashlight. This innovative camping light is incredibly compact, weighing only 2 oz, after battery installation. Despite it's petite size, this light packs an impressive 85 lumens of brightness and up to 11 yards of illumination with a Nichia NVSL219B LED designed to enhance natural color. With added functionality such as the lanyard for hanging, magnetized tailcap for added convenience, and a retractable diffuser for compact transportation and storage, this light is the perfect addition to your camping gear! Whether going out into the back country for an extended expedition, car camping over the weekend, or using for night photography or light-painting, this light is a great tool you'll want to keep on hand!

Main Parameters:
LED: Nichia 219B LED
Beam Color: High CRI
Max Output: 85 lumens
Max Beam Distance: 10 m
Max Runtime: 1h 30min
Battery: 1 x AA battery
Light Modes: High, Mid, Low + Location Beacon
Waterproof: IPX-6 standard waterproof
Impact Resistant: 1.5m

Brightness Levels and Runtime:
High: 85 lumens ( 1 hrs 30 min )
Mid: 30 lumens ( 6 hrs )
Low : 9 lumens ( 23 hrs )

Product Features:
● The body is constructed from solid and lightweight aluminum ally, protecting core components from damage.
Nitecore LA10 CRI Utilizes a high CRI Nichia 219B LED outputting 85lumens with effective illuminated area of 10m.
● Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90 which accurately resembles natural sunlight to reveal every subtle detail of an object.
● Three brightness level (high/mid/low) and 1 special mode available for you to choose, meet your different demands.
● Reverse polarity protection.
● Magnetic tail cap with tail stand capability allows for quick attach to metal surface.
● Lipstick-shaped body is just the size of thumb, with a lanyard, making the light extremely easy to carry.
● Built-in retractable diffuser for 360 degree flood illumination, made from high transmittance material, it is capable of bringing out smooth and soft light.
● Flashes light once at a regular interval to mark the location while optimizing battery life.
● Powered by 1 × AA  battery with maximum runtime of 23 hours.
● Water resistant with the rating of IPX6, which can protect from heavy splash and rain, impact resistant to 1.5 meter.
● Easy to use twist interface.
● Rotate the tail cap to switch on/off or adjust brightness levels.

Built for convenience and portability, the LA10 CRI is just over 3 inch long and weighs only 1.5 ounces without the battery so it can fit in a draw, pack or pocket easily. There are three colors for option on GearVita - black, blue and red:

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Gearvita / Carry Wuben E503 to Wherever You Want to Go
« Last post by gearvita on September 15, 2018, 06:38:57 AM »
Wuben E503 flashlight is a mini portable keychain flashlight, with pocket clip provided, easy to carry everywhere. It an be used as an emergency light, powered by 1*10440 battery, with 150 lumens brightness, max 60m brightness distance brings further bright distance. It is switched on by simply revolving the head, with one mode design, easy to operate. With the waterproof design, you don't need to worry about rainy days, it is a great tool for people who needs to go out in the night.

Main Parameters:
Lifespan: 100,000 hours
Max Output: 150 lumens
Max Beam Distance: 60m
Battery: 1 x 3.7V 350mAh 10440 lithium-ion battery
Mode: Low - High
Waterproof: IPX-8 ( 2m submersible )
Impact resistance: 1.5m

Product Features:
Wuben E503 adopts 6061-T6 high quality aerospace aluminum material, solid and durable for use.
● Mil-Spec hard-anodized for extreme durability.
● Adopts latest CREE XP-G2 LED as light source to bring super high brightness, up to 100,000 hours lifespan.
● Up to 150 lumens output and up to 60m beam distance, you can see clearly in the dark night.
● Powered by one 3.7V 350mA 10440 lithium-ion battery.
● Battery is rechargeable circuit design.
● Micro USB general charging connector with charging indicator function.
● ATR technology can regulate the temperature to prevent overheating from your flashlight.
● IPX-8 waterproof level, no worry about the rainy days, 1.5m impact resistance to suit for harsh environment.
● Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass lens with anti-reflective coating bring up to 99% light transmittance.
● Two setting modes, low light and high light to meet your needs. Just twisting the head switch to change the mode, easy to operate.
● Tighten the head to turn on the light, fully tighten to max output, loose the head to turn off.
● Chic and compact, only 25g, easy to carry, you can put it into your pocket or bag.

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It does not matter when and where you need a flashlight. At the party, you can create an open flashlight atmosphere. At night, you can turn on the flashlight to light up. During the day, you can be used for decoration is very beautiful. Such a practical and cheap flashlight, don't you hurry to buy it on GearVita?

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Look at the Convoy C8+ with XM-L in there.
Around $36US.
Good throw. good spread.
 as well built as the ones you paying for the names too.
I have a C8T  too. extra throw.
I find the tube shaped ones are too easy to slip out of your hand
without a good grip ALL the time.
Not comfortable at all.
Another good one. over 8 yrs now never missed a beat.
Is my old Sky ray S-R5
About $12 US.
Actual "torches". Not a battery with led on front.
Smallest I've seen. and own.
is the Astrolux AO1.
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