“REVIEW”: RovyVon Aurora A2 & A5R – Keychain Lights – 550 Lumens [PIC HEAVY]

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“REVIEW”: RovyVon Aurora A2 & A5R – Keychain Lights – 550 Lumens [PIC HEAVY]

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This is my review of 2 flashlights sent by RovyVon: RovyVon Aurora A2 and RovyVon Aurora A5R! No other compensation was given besides the flashlights and the included accessories!

These flashlights can be found in RovyVon store (non-affiliate):
Aurora A2: https://www.rovyvon.com/collections/keychain-flashlight/products/a2
Aurora A5R: https://www.rovyvon.com/collections/keychain-flashlight/products/a5

I got the A5R version that has White and Red sidelight LEDs. There is also the ARU version with incorporated UV led as sidelight!

NOTE: RovyVon Aurora flashlights are sold in different options – host colours, host materials, LEDs, user interface – depending on the chosen version (from A1 to A6).
Link: https://www.rovyvon.com/collections/keychain-flashlight

Reviews on BLF (there are some discussion threads as well):
A1 – toddcshoe – http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61105

Reviews on YT (some…as there are many Silly ):
A1-A5 (comparison) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcGt0AkstQE&t=
A2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M4iYf-gJ8E
A3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szRl7OenBKQ&t=378s
A5 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5udqre4vJH8

This said, let’s start the review :ARROW-RIGHT:

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

As these RovyVon flashlights are somehow similar, I will make this as a “comparative review”! Therefore you’ll be able to check similarities and differences throughout the way Thumbs Up

Model A2 A5R
Material Stainless Steel Polycarbonate + Fluorescence Powder + Stainless Steel bezel
Colour Blue “Semi-Transparent + Luminous”
Emitter XP-G3 S5 (CW) XP-G3 S5 (CW) + White + Red
Lens TIR Optic TIR Optic
Battery 130mAh Li-polymer – 4.2V 130mAh Li-polymer – 4.2V
In-built charger Micro-USB Micro-USB
Charging Time 45 minutes (350mA / 5V) 45 minutes (350mA / 5V)
Switch E-switch E-switch
Max Output 550 lm 550 lm
Candela 980 cd 1160 cd
Max Runtime 2.5 hours 2.5 hours
Max Beam Distance 80m 80m
Waterproofness IP-65 IP-65
Impact resistance 1,5m 1,5m
Low Battery Indicator RED switch – 2.6V RED switch – 2.6V
Low Voltage Cut-off 2.4V 2.4V

Besides this, there is also mention to a “built-in temperature controller”, what makes sense due to the high output and (of course Facepalm ) temperature that these small lights reach!

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PACKAGE: THE FLASHLIGHTS & ACCESSORIES

For both the Aurora A2 and Aurora A5R, the packaging and accessories are quite similar. The major difference is in the backside of the boxes, where some specificities are pointed out, namely on the Aurora A5R.

The boxes are compact but are protective to the flashlights and the accessories, specially in case of impacts. They arrived inside a plastic “box” with the flashlights’ shape so that they are correctly places and handled.


[NOTE: Don’t open the box through the top, or it will get damaged as mine did… Facepalm ]

About the accessories for these lights, what we got then?
1 Nylon Lanyard + 1 Beaded Chain (“neck lanyard”) + 1 Stainless Steel Clip + 1 USB port cover (rubber) + 1 USB cable + 1 User Manual + 1 Warranty Card

Here, only the User Manual is different as it will address different specificities of the flashlights. All other accessories are the same for both flashlights.


Now let’s go onto a flashlights’ overview.
My first thought when I saw them was… “These lights are sexy!!!Shocked Innocent
I guess receiving them on my birthday date was also a “bonding” factor, but…they are really good looking!
The A2 (blue) in particular…I loved it at first sight!!! Love (wish it had the same UI as the A5R… :x)

These are small lights, very well built, with a nice feeling on touch! We can feel their quality just for looking! They seem to me, somehow, innovative not only by their looks, but also for being “high” output flashlights (for some seconds, of course, but… ) !

All well machined, with a classy touch here and there, but also that inspire confidence to get “beaten” in a keychain or a back pack or…whatever messy pocket or bag you want to put them into!!

I also thought “It is now that I will use a “neck” flashlight!!! Party ” Yeah…I’m currently using the A5R as a neck light with a homemade lanyard Crown

Let’s view them “side by side” Wink

The differences are obvious just by looking, of course. Please note that the Aurora A5R has a Stainless Steel bezel that adds some shinning to the glowing of this flashlight!

Also note that with the pocket clip, the A5R will not stand “heads-up” due to the lack of balance / weight. The Aurora A2 stands perfectly Wink

What can I show more about these cute flashlights? Oh yeah, the weight and size!!
From the specs…


Model A2 A5R
Weight 28g 11,7g
Diameter 14,5mm 14,5mm
Size 53,9mm 54,8mm

And my relatively “imprecise” measurements Big Smile

And a size comparison with some batteries Silly

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ACCESSORIES

And now we’ll take a look at the RovyVon Aurora A2 & A5R with the accessories!

The Lanyards

The USB Cable and Port Cover

The Clip
I do not dare to say that it is a “pocket clip” because this may also be a “cap clip” or…a book clip, or a knife clip…or…a clip Wink
Please note that there is a different number of grooves in these flashlights that has to do with internal filling! The A2 has 5 grooves for the clip, while the A5R has only 2! This won’t play a major role in usability, but for some people may be still relevant!!

Well, I didn’t take a photo with the Auroras + the User Manuals, so you’ll only get the Manuals here Wink I found them interesting as they present the features, some schemes and the specifiucations one need to use the flashlight correctly! It is will written, only in English.

Top is the A2 (also designed as AX manual, for the lights from A1 to A4, as the UI is similar)

Down is the A5R (that is similar to A5R and A5U, as there are only few differences in the UI)

This one also includes a runtime graphic that I will show later on the Output vs Runtime part, tout de suite!

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USER INTERFACE, OUTPUT, RUNTIME & CHARGING

So, I will start to compare the User Interface of these 2 flashlights. In summary:

Model A2 A5R
User Interface Low > High > Medium > Strobe Low > Medium > High > Strobe
Special modes ——- Direct access to High / / / White + Red+ Blinking Red

As seen here, the modes and levels’ sequence are different, as is the flashlight’s operation.

Aurora A2
- Long click (0.5 – 1 second) turns the flashlight ON.
- Single click (when ON) to cycle through the modes as shown on the table. A
- Long click (0.3 – 0.5 seconds) will turn it OFF, from any mode.

Aurora A5R
- Long click (0.5 – 1 second) turns the flashlight in Momentary ON in High level. When released, it will turn OFF.
- Double click (from OFF) enters the “regular mode”, and a “single click” will cycle through the levels as shown on the table.
- Triple click (from OFF) will light up the side LEDs and a “single click” advances on them, first the white LED, then the constant RED and then the Blinking RED!
- Long click (0.3 – 0.5 seconds) will turn it OFF, from any mode.

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About the Output vs Runtime, here’s another summary! Please note that there are small differences, as well, on the Lowest mode.

Model A2 A5R
Level Low High Medium Strobe Low Medium High Strobe
Output 22 lm 550 lm 230 lm 550 lm 15 lm 230 lm 550 lm 550 lm
Runtime 150 min 38 min 55 min / 180 min 55 min 38 min /
SPECIALS White LED Red LED Blinking Red
Output 4 lm 630nm 0.8lm
Runtime 10h 14h 28h

According to RovyVon’s website:

Quote:
The max output 550 lumens at High mode will step down to 65 lumens in 2 minutes to protect the user and the core components of the light from the heat produced by the light working at High mode.

Also, here is a graphic with the Aurora A5R Outuput through time (click for slightly better image…):

This said, it is obvious that these flashlights will not be able to keep the highest outputs at their max for a more than some seconds, both due to the battery, the body construction and other factors , for sure!

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A last word for Charging!
As mentioned above, these lights have a charging ratio of 350 mA / 5V. They will charge in 45 minutes according to specs.

When the flashlights are charging, a RED light will be ON. When charged, a BLUE Light will turn ON.

To plug the micro-USB cable, the cover needs to be pulled. It has a small tip pointing towards the tail so that grabbing becomes easier!

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BEAMSHOTS

Left will be the Aurora A2 (blue) and Right will be the Aurora A5R (Luminous)

Beam Profile

PWM
All levels have PWM. Despite in High it seems to be absent, after some seconds the lines started to appear on both flashlights!

Some beamshots now!
Both flashlights provide a good illumination at more than 20 m, but not much more than that! I used them in pitch black environment at night and after 25m they will have illuminate less! Also, bearing in mind their runtime, the range will also diminish rapidly. Still, they are very nice for a 15-20m range, no doubt Wink

@ 7 m

@ 15 m

@ 20 m

WHITE & RED side LEDS
Some photos on how they look! I normally use the white LED when I need a dimmer light and don’t want to turn it on the Lowest mode! Pretty useful!
The RED, I use it less, but it is useful in night vision environments!!

LUMINOUS Body
Pretty, ain’t it? Love
Mine doesn’t get like this many times as I normally use it below my shirts, but at night I normally pass the UV or another light over it so that it can glow Blushing

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GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

What I liked:

1) Overall construction. These are well built flashlights, that despite their size seem quite resistant and capable of getting “beaten” in a pocket or keychain!

2) Design. The looks, the colours, the finishing, the overall shape and ergonomics are all things that pleased me much in these flashlights. They are compact, with nice lines and a great sense or practicability in the design (including the parts for clip and lanyards). The A2 in blue is gorgeous Love

3) Reliability. I’ve been using the A5R for some weeks now and it has been working pretty well. Used several times a day, with a charge about 2 weeks ago, and it is still working fine. Also, it’s design allows it to be ready to use whenever I want or need, either from a pocket or from the neck Wink Also, I guess it must be mentioned that the e-switch is perfectly operated on both lights, both for single or multiple clicks! The timing doesn’t fail, so firm clicks must be done to change modes or Turn ON/OFF!

4) Output. 500 lumens from a small flashlight like this (not modded by BLF modders Big Smile ) is, IMO, quite impressive! Even with “reduced” runtimes! But I guess we can’t expect much more from this small pack Wink

5) Special modes. Although I don’t have (yet) the A5U or the A6, I like the White and Red leds on the A5R! It allows having dimmer light and “signal” light if needed, that most keychain flashlights don’t have! So I guess this is a plus! And the UV…will be even better, I believe Wink

6) Accessories. A hand full of accessories, with all that we need to make the flashlight work and be carried is incredible! I love the “beaded chain” and the clip that can be reversed and used in different configurations in these lights! Also, it brings a USB cable that is always helpful even if we already have dozens on them at home Big Smile

7) Luminous Body on A5R. I love GTD things, so for me this is a big plus on the A5R. The glowing will last some hours (2 / 3h, but didn’t test it), but the simple idea of having something that you’ll be able to find in the dark when lights are out, pleases me !!!

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What I would improve:

1 – The User Interface. By phases:

a) Low > High > Medium doesn’t seem a “good” sequence in output levels, so L > M > H would be better in my opinion;

b) Strobe in the main sequence is also a “no-go” option that many of us will reject from the beginning. So…I always go up to High and then I fast clik to get Low again, to pass Strobe quickly!!

c) I would replicate the “long press for momentary ON in High” in all these flashlights Wink [very personal preference Big Smile ]

Besides this, despite the “long presses” for ON/OFF are somehow “annoying”, I do understand and accept the reason why the lights work like that, to prevent accidental activation in a pocket.

2 – The Emitters. Well, XP-G3 LEDs normally provoke a green shift in the beam (even XP-G3 5000K 90CRI) so the one of the things I would change along with the UI would be the emitters. I wouldn’t mind to stay with Cool White if they didn’t provoke tint shift.
However, Neutral White emitters would fit these flashlights better. In a glimpse of desire, 90 CRI would be top notch. Love
BUT:

a) According to RovyVon’s website, the Aurora A6 has 90CRI Nichia 219C R9050 LED (along with White LED + UV LED) what is a great thing

b) In another thread RovyVon has explained that :

Quote:
And currently, we may not consider other high CRI LEDs like Samsung etc as we do not have a source for these kinds of emitters.

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After the review, another thing has to be said about RovyVon that is about the easy and friendly communication! I’ve been in contact with them due to the RovyVon Angel Eyes E300s flashlight Group Buy and all the answers and details have been given and clarified! Thumbs Up

Another manufacturer that must to be recognized by the community, at least for the “innovative” or fresh input in flashlights’ world and their “friendliness”!

Thanks again for this opportunity RovyVon!

Feel free to comment or to make questions folks Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Very thorough review! Great job! I have the A5, (with the additional red light), and a red A3 and just love them. What great, tiny and lightweight lights!

To my eyes, the XP-G3 emitters are fine. I like CW and my examples are pure white with no blue/green and no tint shift that I can notice.

There will be some that will balk at the lower capacity of the built-in cell and that it’s non replaceable, (but that could be overcome Wink ). With all the accessories that come with these and the tiny size, anyone looking for an incredible keychain or necklace light, should give these a serious look.

Concerning the capacity of the cell in these, like you I’ve been using mine on a regular basis and on a single charge, they go for a good while before needing charging.

I also agree that RovyVon’s customer service is top notch. Rapid response to emails and willing to quickly correct any problems, if any.

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Gebe wrote:
Very thorough review! Great job! I have the A5, (with the additional red light), and a red A3 and just love them. What great, tiny and lightweight lights!

To my eyes, the XP-G3 emitters are fine. I like CW and my examples are pure white with no blue/green and no tint shift that I can notice.

There will be some that will balk at the lower capacity of the built-in cell and that it’s non replaceable, (but that could be overcome Wink ). With all the accessories that come with these and the tiny size, anyone looking for an incredible keychain or necklace light, should give these a serious look.

Concerning the capacity of the cell in these, like you I’ve been using mine on a regular basis and on a single charge, they go for a good while before needing charging.

I also agree that RovyVon’s customer service is top notch. Rapid response to emails and willing to quickly correct any problems, if any.

Thanks Gebe Thumbs Up

Indeed these are pretty little lights Wink Easy to carry, practical, “concealable” and useful in many situations Wink

Hum, I find it interesting you don’t notice the shift on the beam! Still, if I could I would replace them ! Maybe I am getting a bit “tint snob” Silly Or not Big Smile

I guess the cell will be a concern if we are thinking about using it as a “primary” flashlight for extended use. Other than that, for our regular bursts or daily use in short periods of time, we’ll manage to use it well and make it last ! I guess we would get a bigger light if we wanted more runtime (Nitecore TIP or similar comes to my mind).

This one is small and puts a good amount of light so it serves the purpose!

And I am also with you, the “whole package” and features are ideal even for non flashaholics that want a practical flashlight for a keychain or for a “not bulky jeans” use Silly

I am very tempted to get the A6, with Nichia and UV light at the same time! I wish it didn’t have the strobe, but still, it pretty nice Blushing

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Really enjoy your reviews MascaratumB, thanks!

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Really enjoy your reviews MascaratumB, thanks!

Thank you offline Smile
I try to do the best I can ! Hope it helps to show what the product does or not! Thanks for reading Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Hum, I find it interesting you don’t notice the shift on the beam! Still, if I could I would replace them ! Maybe I am getting a bit “tint snob” Silly Or not Big Smile

I guess the cell will be a concern if we are thinking about using it as a “primary” flashlight for extended use. Other than that, for our regular bursts or daily use in short periods of time, we’ll manage to use it well and make it last ! I guess we would get a bigger light if we wanted more runtime.

Luckily, I’m not a “tint snob”. Big Smile I’m one of those strange ones that just want my lights to be pure white and light up the darkness and don’t give a hoot about tints. If it’s white, it’s right. Smile To each their own and that’s what makes it great around here.

I agree that these tiny lights are for intermittent use and are so handy for what they are. I have other lights when I want long stretches of use.

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Gebe wrote:
Luckily, I’m not a “tint snob”. Big Smile I’m one of those strange ones that just want my lights to be pure white and light up the darkness and don’t give a hoot about tints. If it’s white, it’s right. Smile To each their own and that’s what makes it great around here.

Ahah, I know what you feel Wink Every now and then, the “pure white” is what I need or want just to light the path or place! But honestly, working in a place with low light and mostly “white” is sometimes eye-tiring ! So some better rendition is what my eyes need Wink
Or a neutral to warm (not incandescent!!!) just to get more cozy Wink
Gebe wrote:
I agree that these tiny lights are for intermittent use and are so handy for what they are. I have other lights when I want long stretches of use.

I don’t have many keychain lights, and with “similar” characteristics I only have the Nitecore TIP, that I have attached to and adjustable 2mm paracord lanyard so that I can use it on the neck as well!

But the compactness of the Auroras win over the TIP! And being for short use at a time, I find them perfect!!
Even with the UI “issue” (Strobe) I find them winners!

And now I want the A6, specially after seeing zeroair’s thread with a 20% discount in a GroupBuy Cash
I will bankrupt before Christmas…. Facepalm

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Thanks for the review!
How long does the glow last?

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Agro wrote:
Thanks for the review! How long does the glow last?

Thank you Agro Wink

Hum, the glow will last about 2-3h as I mentioned above! I didn’t do a “test” to see that, but while I was writing the review (that took a while) I lighted the A5R with my UV flashlight, and put it hanging on my bedroom’s door, in the dark. After a while I went there and could see it, so only in the end of the review I could go there again I could see the glow in the dark.

These are my rough estimations, but I can try to “measure” it again Wink

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7) Luminous Body on A5R. I love GTD things, so for me this is a big plus on the A5R. The glowing will last some hours (2 / 3h, but didn’t test it), but the simple idea of having something that you’ll be able to find in the dark when lights are out, pleases me !!!

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Oh…well…read too quickly and somehow missed that part. Wink
Thanks!

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Agro wrote:
Oh…well…read too quickly and somehow missed that part. Wink Thanks!

Ahah, no problem mate Wink

BTW, I took the A5R with me to Poland, last week ! Despite the cold, it behaved consistently Big Smile

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Great review, MascaratumB! Your details were very influential on my decision to buy the A8. I wrote a review on the A8 A/B/R.
I also like your outdoor shots. By the way, given your location being Portugal, have you been to Madeira? Looks beautiful.

You did a fine job of taking photos of the PWM effect. I do see some of it in my A8, but I consider it mild. When looking at the illuminated subject and moving it, like a hand, I don’t notice PWM. It’s only when the reflector is in view and I move my eyes from side to side that I can see the PWM pattern (for moonlight and low). It would be nice if that wasn’t present at all, but I have seen worse PWM by some lights by other brands. My feeling is that if RovyVon can hide it altogether, it would create a better “feel good” among the flashlight community. But obviously, the average person who buys this isn’t going to notice it.

I have been in touch with them and I made the suggestion for a possible larger battery in the next release of the A8 (or A9).

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Great review, MascaratumB! Your details were very influential on my decision to buy the A8. I wrote a review on the A8 A/B/R.
I also like your outdoor shots. By the way, given your location being Portugal, have you been to Madeira? Looks beautiful.

You did a fine job of taking photos of the PWM effect. I do see some of it in my A8, but I consider it mild. When looking at the illuminated subject and moving it, like a hand, I don’t notice PWM. It’s only when the reflector is in view and I move my eyes from side to side that I can see the PWM pattern (for moonlight and low). It would be nice if that wasn’t present at all, but I have seen worse PWM by some lights by other brands. My feeling is that if RovyVon can hide it altogether, it would create a better “feel good” among the flashlight community. But obviously, the average person who buys this isn’t going to notice it.

I have been in touch with them and I made the suggestion for a possible larger battery in the next release of the A8 (or A9).

Thanks xevious!
I went to comment your review already! I had different expectations for the A8 ABR , namely the UI, as I mentioned there!

Hum, I get what you say about PWM! I don’t notice it unless I use the camera/cellphone! But when I do…it is somehow annoying! Specially to compare beams.
They may increase the battery, but that will also make the flashlight bigger. I have no problems with the battery so far, as this is a keychain or neck light, not the primary one! But I do get your point!

I also read about your thoughts about the host. I’ve been carrying the A5 (luminous) in my keychain and so far the scratches is minimal. The bezel has some tips there, but barely noticeable! It is still a winner for me Wink
The A8 is more secured below my shirt, so no risks of host scratching Thumbs Up

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Thanks xevious!
I went to comment your review already! I had different expectations for the A8 ABR , namely the UI, as I mentioned there!

Hum, I get what you say about PWM! I don’t notice it unless I use the camera/cellphone! But when I do…it is somehow annoying! Specially to compare beams.
They may increase the battery, but that will also make the flashlight bigger. I have no problems with the battery so far, as this is a keychain or neck light, not the primary one! But I do get your point!

I also read about your thoughts about the host. I’ve been carrying the A5 (luminous) in my keychain and so far the scratches is minimal. The bezel has some tips there, but barely noticeable! It is still a winner for me Wink
The A8 is more secured below my shirt, so no risks of host scratching Thumbs Up


You’re welcome, and thanks for your comment. I made an update already.

I wouldn’t mind the body being increased slightly. It’s already so very small, that perhaps 2mm wider would still be fine. I had tucked it in my pocket with keys for half a day and when I looked at it under magnification, I could see a few small nicks in the polished polycarbonate directly over the side emitters. So that had me a little concerned. I am going to put some vinyl film over it for protection.

I’m also impressed by how the head doesn’t get too hot to handle even after running for several minutes on high. Thermal regulation works well.

Supposedly the Samsung LH351D emitter is more efficient than the Nichia, so perhaps that could be installed in a future version for even longer runtimes. But again, overall for the mini-EDC purpose, the A8 is a brilliant light. RovyVon is a very small company compared to the “big league” light makers, but I hope that changes. More people need to know about the Aurora line. It probably would have taken a lot longer for me, if my Nitecore TIP CRI fiasco hadn’t happened (2 bad lights in a row, which forced me to look elsewhere).

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I’m just looking at getting an A5 with the red side emitter and tempted to opt for the Nichia 219 version. For me with small pocket lights with limited runtimes and usage I tend to go for the cool whites as I’ll get better illumination and I choose the neutral tints for harder working bigger lights.

Couple of questions, does anyone know if the Nichia runtimes are the same as the cool white version?

Do the white side lights get the glow working or does the shell need sunlight or another light to charge it?

And, am I being daft choosing the Nichia and effectively losing about 200 lumens? I know I’ve regretted choosing neutral before now for small, occasional lights.

And does anyone have an estimate on how many charge cycles a lithium polymer battery will supply before it’s worn out?

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I’m just looking at getting an A5 with the red side emitter and tempted to opt for the Nichia 219 version. For me with small pocket lights with limited runtimes and usage I tend to go for the cool whites as I’ll get better illumination and I choose the neutral tints for harder working bigger lights.

Couple of questions, does anyone know if the Nichia runtimes are the same as the cool white version?

Do the white side lights get the glow working or does the shell need sunlight or another light to charge it?

And, am I being daft choosing the Nichia and effectively losing about 200 lumens? I know I’ve regretted choosing neutral before now for small, occasional lights.

And does anyone have an estimate on how many charge cycles a lithium polymer battery will supply before it’s worn out?

Hey RichH!
So, about the comparison on the Cree vs Nichia versions, I did a comparison here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1462286#comment-1462286
One is the A5R and the other is the A8U.
If you ask me the major differences and advantages, I’ll tell you what I think:

-If you need a brighter light and for a longer range illumination, choose the Cree.
-If you will need it for closer works/needs, and need better colour rendering and less tint shift, go for Nichia.

-The RED side light on the A5R is dimmer than the A8U
-The WHITE side light on A8U is more pleasant than the one in the A5R.

About charging I can tell you that in about 8 months using them, I only charged them twice, but I don’t use them constantly. I carry the A5R in my home’s keychain and the A8U in my neck. Both are used almost everyday, but for short periods. And because of this I cannot tell you much about runtimes too, as I don’t use them for long periods of time.

They have a new flashlight, the A23 with XP-L and Nichia LED that has a battery with bigger capacity (1000 lumens, 600mAh). Take a look at it here:
https://www.rovyvon.com/products/a23?variant=29510580273255

I hope this helps on your choice Wink

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About the side leds being enough for making the GITD body glow, here’s an example.
If you turn it ON and OFF quickly (5 seconds) it will lit them a bit. If you leave them ON for a longer period, they will be glowing longer too.
Sometimes I take my keys out of the pocket before entering home and within that period (it I have natural light) normally the GITD body will start glowing.

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Thanks for your replies, the photos of the A8 and A5 together have convinced me it’s usually a smart decision with these tiny lights to go for the extra lumens and not worry about colour rendition too much. I’ll save my high CRI choices for the bigger lights that I use in woodland walking the dogs at night. An extremely bright high lumen cool white isn’t the best option for this application.

I think it’ll have to be the A5R with Cree. Smile

I’ve no idea still on li-polymer battery life over time, so I’ve emailed RovyVon for an estimate. It’s an expensive light if it’s going to be useless in a few years.

Thanks again. I shall be sitting on a beach in Alvor in a couple of months time, we went two years ago and loved the little town and spectacular coastline. Smile

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Thanks for your replies, the photos of the A8 and A5 together have convinced me it’s usually a smart decision with these tiny lights to go for the extra lumens and not worry about colour rendition too much. I’ll save my high CRI choices for the bigger lights that I use in woodland walking the dogs at night. An extremely bright high lumen cool white isn’t the best option for this application.

I think it’ll have to be the A5R with Cree. Smile

I’ve no idea still on li-polymer battery life over time, so I’ve emailed RovyVon for an estimate. It’s an expensive light if it’s going to be useless in a few years.

Thanks again. I shall be sitting on a beach in Alvor in a couple of months time, we went two years ago and loved the little town and spectacular coastline. Smile


I forgot to mention one thing!
The A5R (Cree/Nichia) has a UI of Low > Medium > High > Strobe within the main cycle.
The A8U (Nichia) is Moonlight > Low > Medium > High.
So, you may take this into account when getting the flashlight!

I’m not sure if this light will fail us soon. I do get the point of the relation price vs material vs spcs but it seems decent so far. You did well sending them message, as maybe only them can do the proper referral about these lights!

Ahah, nice place to go, always a good time and nice beaches over there! Hope you enjoy it again Wink
I’m from the North so I don’t go often to Algarve, but it is always a nice place to be at!! Cool

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Another question if I may. The GITD body is a key aspect for me, so unfortunately I will lose the moonlight mode of the A8 to the glowing A5 that is Low/Med/High.

Is the UV sidelight fitted to increase the glowing of the body? Otherwise it’s uses are a bit limited unless checking money, looking for scorpions, or investigating unsavoury hotel rooms Sick

I could easily live without a red light if the UV really got the thing glowing well.

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Another question if I may. The GITD body is a key aspect for me, so unfortunately I will lose the moonlight mode of the A8 to the glowing A5 that is Low/Med/High.

Is the UV sidelight fitted to increase the glowing of the body? Otherwise it’s uses are a bit limited unless checking money, looking for scorpions, or investigating unsavoury hotel rooms Sick

I could easily live without a red light if the UV really got the thing glowing well.

Hum, I’m afraid I cannot answer your question well.
The A5 I have is the A5R with White + Red led, not the A5U with White + UV Led.
The only UV I have is on the A8U (UV + RED + White) but that doesn’t have a GITD body. I had to add a bit of GITD tape around the flashlight to give it some glow.
So I cannot be sure how the UV Led works on the body.

Please check this post, though, as I think it will be more clarifying: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1406678#comment-1406678

About checking stuff with the UV Led, on the RovyVon Aurora A8U thread I posted these:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1462726#comment-1462726

This is a comparison between the A8U (left) vs Lumintop Tool AA with Nichia UV 365nm + ZWB2 UV filter (right) .

The UV Led is not completely suitable for checking money or “rooms”. The type of LED it uses doesn’t allow us to see some things that, for instance, a Nichia 365nm does. And it doesn’t seem to be due to the body of the flashlight, but due to the LED of the A8U itself.

Hope this helps Wink

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All very helpful information, thanks. I have a Lumintop Tool, a lovely little copper AAA clicky (very definite clicky clicky) that rivals my Maratac AAA copper twisty for space in my pocket or keyring. Most used just now is, of course, an Olight S1R. Top of the game are Olight just now for me.

I’d read about the UV led not being a useful wavelength for most UV applications, so that’s another question for Rovyvon. If the UV has been fitted mainly to charge the GITD, then that’s the light for me.

I see the appeal of the other RovyVon products, the designs are beautiful, but for this kind of money I would almost always go for a battery powered option. I have a couple of DQG lights, a brass Fairy and another (Hobo?) but the 10180 batteries don’t really cut it now the AAA battery is available in Nickel Metal Halide. Still have a 4Sevens Mini CR2, that’s been a super little light. Even to this day it performs as well as its more modern cousins.

Recently grabbed a Manker E04, I see PWM being mentioned regards the Rovyvon lights. You’ve seen nothing until you see the Manker PWM nightmare in low modes, I’m tempted to do a video of the moonlight settings and post it here on BLF, you can almost count the flashes in lowest. A lovely design, very cute, but it has a terrible circuit or driver, or whatever the thing is called. It’s made my “Most Annoying” list. Wink

All totally off topic really in your review thread, apologies for that, but they’re all keyring/small pocket lights. I’ll let you know which A5 I buy and my thoughts on it, but if those UV sidelights are solely for charging the GITD body, then that’s relevant info. Otherwise, what are they for if the wavelength isn’t correct? Maybe it’s a rave torch, just lights up t-shirts and teeth. Facepalm

Good to see you have a €5 note left from the light fund to get yourself a Sagres or Super Bock, it’s suddenly got full on Summer heat in the UK, we’re not used to 30°C.

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RichH wrote:
All very helpful information, thanks. I have a Lumintop Tool, a lovely little copper AAA clicky (very definite clicky clicky) that rivals my Maratac AAA copper twisty for space in my pocket or keyring. Most used just now is, of course, an Olight S1R. Top of the game are Olight just now for me.

Thanks Wink Hum, you’re using the “old” S1R Baton or the new? I have one of those (old) but only use it seldom, at home.

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I’d read about the UV led not being a useful wavelength for most UV applications, so that’s another question for Rovyvon. If the UV has been fitted mainly to charge the GITD, then that’s the light for me.

I don’t think it was only for charging the glowing body as the A8U doesn’t have glowing body. Still, it lights the whites, but it is not enough for fake money detection Oops I like to play with it though, most people are not familiar with the UV light , specially in a small light pulled out from the neck Big Smile

RichH wrote:
I see the appeal of the other RovyVon products, the designs are beautiful, but for this kind of money I would almost always go for a battery powered option. I have a couple of DQG lights, a brass Fairy and another (Hobo?) but the 10180 batteries don’t really cut it now the AAA battery is available in Nickel Metal Halide. Still have a 4Sevens Mini CR2, that’s been a super little light. Even to this day it performs as well as its more modern cousins.

I only have a CR2 light (Nebo Micro Redline) but those are expensive cells, hard to find and I guess we don’t find them as rechargeables Oops
I seem what you mean about this! The new Rovyvon A23 has an advantage regarding the other lights they have, as it has a replaceable 600mAh battery!
It is almost as capable as some current and old 16340s in terms of capacity.

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Recently grabbed a Manker E04, I see PWM being mentioned regards the Rovyvon lights. You’ve seen nothing until you see the Manker PWM nightmare in low modes, I’m tempted to do a video of the moonlight settings and post it here on BLF, you can almost count the flashes in lowest. A lovely design, very cute, but it has a terrible circuit or driver, or whatever the thing is called. It’s made my “Most Annoying” list. Wink

I don’t know about the E04, but believe me that the A8U has some nasty PWM through a camera. My naked eyes don’t see it, but it is hard to get some beamshots with that light Oops Only comparison I had was the Tool AA v1.0 and the Sofirn SF10 in the 1st versions…
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All totally off topic really in your review thread, apologies for that, but they’re all keyring/small pocket lights. I’ll let you know which A5 I buy and my thoughts on it, but if those UV sidelights are solely for charging the GITD body, then that’s relevant info. Otherwise, what are they for if the wavelength isn’t correct? Maybe it’s a rave torch, just lights up t-shirts and teeth. Facepalm

Lol, I guess rave torch is a good definition Big Smile You can also light paper with it Silly

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Good to see you have a €5 note left from the light fund to get yourself a Sagres or Super Bock, it’s suddenly got full on Summer heat in the UK, we’re not used to 30°C.

Ahah, I believe you mean something like this? Silly Beer [ NO SAGRES for me Sick ]
Fortunately with 5 € I may drink at least 10 mini Super Bocks in some bar around here Big Smile

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It’s the new baton, the Mk2. It’s a good little light.

Here’s a reply from Rovyvon.

“Thanks for the email. And yes, the UV on the A5U is mainly for charging the GITD casing. Thank you.”

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It’s the new baton, the Mk2. It’s a good little light.

Here’s a reply from Rovyvon.

“Thanks for the email. And yes, the UV on the A5U is mainly for charging the GITD casing. Thank you.”


Hum, seems a nice light yes Wink I modded mine (old version) but lost the “normal” moonlight during the process! Facepalm

And so it is confirmed, the UV is to poder it up! Well, maybe that was the reason why they did the A8 version, to be a more usable LED, despite has its “downs”!
Thanks for confirming Wink

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RichH wrote:
It’s the new baton, the Mk2. It’s a good little light.

Here’s a reply from Rovyvon.

“Thanks for the email. And yes, the UV on the A5U is mainly for charging the GITD casing. Thank you.”


Hum, seems a nice light yes Wink I modded mine (old version) but lost the “normal” moonlight during the process! Facepalm

And so it is confirmed, the UV is to poder it up! Well, maybe that was the reason why they did the A8 version, to be a more usable LED, despite has its “downs”!
Thanks for confirming Wink

It really is a good light, mega knurling, and such a brilliant charging system. I won’t clutter your thread with pics, but the Titanium Winter version is on my list, to couple with the grey and blue G10 Benchmade Griptilian I have. Lovely edc combo.

The email reply has set my mind on the UV version. All my lights are fitted with trits or have locator moon modes. As you mentioned somewhere in a review,the point of a torch to see in the dark is defeated if you can’t find it. Cheers for your time, it’s been a pleasure. Smile

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Got A1 recently, If they could improve the battery it would be a home run, but as it stands now I give it a triple.