Reflector revised: ReyLight Pineapple Brass 14500/AA Flashlight, Nichia 219C 4000K

502 posts / 0 new
Last post
carmantl
Online
Last seen: 13 min 12 sec ago
Joined: 03/22/2012 - 22:25
Posts: 366
Location: TN

Got mine today, all is well, thanks Rey!

Mrdrewbear
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 10/30/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 15

mine came in yesterday and i put in an efest purple 14500 now its in my pocket for duty. Mine looks to be perfectly centered and threads are perfect

Slayer1
Slayer1's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 59 min ago
Joined: 03/03/2016 - 02:59
Posts: 66
Location: Singapore

Just got mine delivered today. Thanks Rey!!!

Modded Shadow JM30. Sigma Custom Brass 18650 219C with the works. Sinner's Copper 18650 219B. Imalent DN70. Olight S1. Reylight Pineapple 219CT 4K R9050, Convoy L6/C8/S2. Maglite XL100. Surefire 6P/9P.

hunter1
hunter1's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 6 hours ago
Joined: 02/18/2016 - 03:19
Posts: 49
Location: Norway

Hi.
Just got mine today and everything works fine, both AA and 14500.
Very nice light, perfectly centered.
Thanks Rey. Thumbs Up

wilbur
wilbur's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 11/08/2012 - 17:20
Posts: 40
Location: Az.

Mine was waiting for me tonight after work.
Yup, beam perfectly centered.
At 1st, I thought that moonlight was not bright enough, but after playing with it
for awhile, I realize that moonlight is exactly where it should be.
This light is much heavier than I expected, and that’s NOT a complaint.
Beautiful light!
Rey, thanks so much for this!

Gunga
Gunga's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 min 20 sec ago
Joined: 11/28/2014 - 16:56
Posts: 1543
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Okay Rey. People love it. Next light in ti with higher frequency pwm please.

WWEFANS
WWEFANS's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 2 hours ago
Joined: 09/04/2012 - 02:35
Posts: 1884
Location: 1200km away from home.
Gunga wrote:
Okay Rey. People love it. Next light in ti with higher frequency pwm please.

Yes, talking with the engineer now, 4k Hz.

Phosphor22
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/04/2015 - 14:31
Posts: 43
WWEFANS wrote:
Gunga wrote:
Okay Rey. People love it. Next light in ti with higher frequency pwm please.

Yes, talking with the engineer now, 4k Hz.

Sounds good! I love my brass ReyLight Pineapple – that’s for sure. Just had it for two days – perfect lowest firefly level – nice mode spacing… a trit slot… what’s not to like?

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

This is my tracking on this order. Think it needs more bouncing around before it gets here... frown

Shipment Activity

Location

Date & Time

Shipping Partner

 

Departed USPS Facility

FLUSHING, NY 11351

November 19, 2016 9:48 pm

 

Arrived at USPS Facility

JAMAICA, NY 11430

November 19, 2016 4:37 pm

 

Arrived at USPS Facility

FLUSHING, NY 11351

November 19, 2016 2:04 pm

 

Departed USPS Facility

STAMFORD, CT 06910

November 19, 2016 12:45 pm

 

Arrived at USPS Facility

MID PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER

November 19, 2016 8:18 am

 

Departed USPS Facility

FLUSHING, NY 11351

November 19, 2016 7:12 am

 

Departed USPS Facility

STAMFORD, CT 06910

November 19, 2016 2:44 am

 

Arrived at USPS Facility

FLUSHING, NY 11351

November 19, 2016 2:30 am

 

Arrived at USPS Facility

STAMFORD, CT 06910

November 18, 2016 12:17 pm

 

Processed Through Facility

ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

November 18, 2016 1:39 am

 

Processed Through Facility

SHENZHEN EMS, CHINA

November 5, 2016 10:32 am

 

Origin Post is Preparing Shipment

     

Acceptance

CHINA

November 3, 2016 4:00 pm

 
 



DB Custom
DB Custom's picture
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 01/13/2013 - 22:28
Posts: 14962
Location: Heart of Texas

Congrats Tom! It’s a Boy! Big Smile

Dale

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

smile I just don't know about our postal service sometimes... It's only been in the US for 2 days, so I'm hopeful.

Mrdrewbear
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 10/30/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 15

Tom same thing happened to me where it bounced from sf to ssf for days lol

Phosphor22
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/04/2015 - 14:31
Posts: 43
WWEFANS wrote:
Gunga wrote:
Okay Rey. People love it. Next light in ti with higher frequency pwm please.

Yes, talking with the engineer now, 4k Hz.

good news!
LOVE the brass one!

emarkd
emarkd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 04/14/2015 - 22:04
Posts: 1225
Location: Georgia, USA

Got mine today too. Really nice light. I have no issues with the PWM, cause I can’t tell its there at all. My only “gripe” is with the ring in the beam due to the two-stage reflector shape. Its a minor thing though. Loaded the tail up with an “icy blue” trit. I like it!

A couple of photos:

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

After all the chaotic tracking, guess what came yesterday? Yep, got it! The USPS tracking emails stopped, but tracking info is now updated - weird... Quality is excellent, threading silky smooth. Not a fan of the button feel - mine is very loose, wobbles around - I'll have to take a look inside to see if there's an issue there. For the pics above, mine seems to have a bigger gap of space around the SS button. No one seemed to complain about it so maybe it's just mine.

The beam is more white than expected - doesn't look like Gunga's beamshots, but that's just a first impression - need to compare with other tints I have in 219B's and 219C's. I know 4000K CREE's would look more yellow. I already received the 4000K 219C's I ordered separately, so could install one and compare.

Overall outstanding though. I'd say my initial measurements of amps and lumens match up well to Dale's, just lower across the board because I used a not so good 14500 cell - MXJO.

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 32 min 43 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 5349
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

I got a pineapple in the mail. I haven’t had a lot of time yet to measure it, or even take it apart, but here it is next to its brass siblings: (late-model CNQG brass 18650, original CNQG brass 18650, Reylight Pineapple, CNQG brass AA, DQG Fairy)

It hasn’t had time to age yet… is still pretty fresh brass.

I did try to measure the PWM though. What I found was:

  • Moon: no visible PWM
  • Low: ~770 Hz?
  • Med: 1.77 kHz
  • High: ~2.0 – ~2.2 kHz

The only level with a solid “lock” on the frequency was medium; the others are estimates from a signal my meter had difficulty measuring. I’m also not sure it got an accurate number for the low mode, though visually it did look like low was slower than medium.

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 32 min 43 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 5349
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

Another quick pic. I noticed that the different brass finishes were more visible in a different environment. Also, it looks like the head of the Pineapple may have spent more time exposed to air than the other pieces. However, that should all even out after I’ve had a chance to weather and polish it.

You can see a close-up of the surfaces here, or a zoomed-out view below.

WWEFANS
WWEFANS's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 2 hours ago
Joined: 09/04/2012 - 02:35
Posts: 1884
Location: 1200km away from home.
Tom E wrote:

After all the chaotic tracking, guess what came yesterday? Yep, got it! The USPS tracking emails stopped, but tracking info is now updated – weird… Quality is excellent, threading silky smooth. Not a fan of the button feel – mine is very loose, wobbles around – I’ll have to take a look inside to see if there’s an issue there. For the pics above, mine seems to have a bigger gap of space around the SS button. No one seemed to complain about it so maybe it’s just mine.


The beam is more white than expected – doesn’t look like Gunga’s beamshots, but that’s just a first impression – need to compare with other tints I have in 219B’s and 219C’s. I know 4000K CREE’s would look more yellow. I already received the 4000K 219C’s I ordered separately, so could install one and compare.


Overall outstanding though. I’d say my initial measurements of amps and lumens match up well to Dale’s, just lower across the board because I used a not so good 14500 cell – MXJO.

Please keep me updated about the button.

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

For the button, what I did was move the rubber boot inside the collar instead of outside, as it came. To me it feels a bit better, works well. I added some Nyogel where the cap makes contact to the brass collar and the end cap assembly. There's still some wobble but I find it acceptable.I fiddled with a couple o-rings in various places, but it took away the button press ability - not a good thing, so I didn't pursue the O-rings any further.

 The tint is a bit warmer than Nichia 5000's I have, but wow, it looks so good for a 4000K LED...

 Now all I have to do is add the trit that's been wait'n.

somnambulism
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 02/10/2016 - 23:05
Posts: 138

Got mine the other day and it is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. But I can definitely see the PWM. Rey, if you end up producing a revised driver at a faster rate, I will definitely order one.

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 32 min 43 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 5349
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

WWEFANS wrote:
Yes, talking with the engineer now, 4k Hz.

For what it’s worth, most BLF designs run at about 15 to 20 kHz. The ideal speed is about 20 to 25 kHz, just fast enough to not see and not hear.

The common nanjg driver runs at 4.5 kHz, which many consider too slow because it can be seen and heard.

Boro
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 02/03/2012 - 15:52
Posts: 510

Rey, this light and its tint/beam and modes are perfect for working on engines, looking for possible leaks, lost bolts, contrast, and such. No shelf queen for mine. Good job and thanks.

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

Hard for me to tell about CRI, but this is a high CRI light with an AR coated lens. Has anyone seen a problem with this? Thought TK and others say AR coated lens kill CRI.

I'm really impressed with this light, so not a complaint, just wondering what the thoughts are on this - it's come up before with the BLF Q8, and other lights.

maukka
maukka's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 54 min ago
Joined: 12/31/2015 - 04:15
Posts: 601
Location: Finland

Generally it doesn’t.

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

maukka wrote:
Generally it doesn't.

Ahh, you would be the definite guy to know! Thanks! Was think'n of pm'ing you bout it. All I know is two BLFers that said an AR lens reduces CRI. I think the AR lens requirement was dropped from the BLF Q8 for that reason alone. Maybe it's bad AR treatments, as we see in some low cost AR lens?

maukka
maukka's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 54 min ago
Joined: 12/31/2015 - 04:15
Posts: 601
Location: Finland

I think the tint can be affected with some reflector lens combinations, which would make the beam purplish on the edges of the spill, but from my testing with the same light with and without AR lens, it has no ill effect on the CRI.

emarkd
emarkd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 04/14/2015 - 22:04
Posts: 1225
Location: Georgia, USA
Boro wrote:
Rey, this light and its tint/beam and modes are perfect for working on engines, looking for possible leaks, lost bolts, contrast, and such. No shelf queen for mine. Good job and thanks.

Have to agree with this. I’ve had a hard time putting mine down since it arrived. It just feels good in the hand, a really nice size/shape to hold and use. Maybe I just got lucky, but I’ve got no issues with mine. I’m sure the PWM is there but I can’t see it or hear it. And my tailswitch is as good as most other metal switches I’ve used, better than some really. Its just a solid light that I’m not at all worried about harming, cause its very solid. I’m normally a copper sort of guy, but this brass has really grown on me.

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 32 min 43 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 5349
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

The Pineapple does appear to have some sort of hue splitting, in the same manner I normally see on AR-coated lights. Here’s a beam slice which shows the typical blue ring around the outside of its beam:

As for the beam itself, mine seems to be about the same color temperature as my ZL H52Fw (4400K) or L3 L10-219A (4500K), except it’s a little bit green instead of a little bit pink. There is also a ring in the middle of the spill area:

It appears warmer than my Nichia 219B lights at 4750K-5000K, and warmer than my Cree 3D (~4900K) lights, but colder than my BLF A01 at 4000K, and colder than my ZL H51w at 4200K. I haven’t tried removing the lens yet, to see if the beam gets colder with the blue ring mixed back in.

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 32 min 43 sec ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 5349
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

The Rey Pineapple is looking nicer after a bit of wear though. The head is now the same color as the body, and the recessed areas now have a bit more depth. However, the logo is nearly invisible; it could perhaps have been engraved a little deeper. Here are some pictures of it after some attempts to weather and polish it:



Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 9785
Location: LI NY

Looks awesome TK! I added an ice blue trit in the switch, and changed the tail assembly so the rubber boot is under the sleeve instead of over (switch felt better), otherwise left it stock for now.

Pages