[New + Review] YLP Unicorn 1.0 (1x18650, LH351D, backlit side switch, magnetic tail, TIR lens, ramping)

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clemence wrote:
Yup I know. I meant no linear, linear + FET, or linear + FET + PWM (worse). Simple buck drivers already cheap these days.
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Yes, but a good linear driver (for one-LED flashlight) will be better for flat regulation than a cheap buck driver =)
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Looks pretty interesting. Are they designed in Russia and manufactured in China ?

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varbos wrote:
Looks pretty interesting. Are they designed in Russia and manufactured in China ?
Yes Smile
YLP is the top branch of the Russian brand Yarkiy Luch (“Bright Ray”), which supplies flashlights from China to Russian customers, sometimes modernizing these lights according for Russian needs.

YLP (Yarkiy Luch Professional) deals with adjusting the best OEM-models for the requests of Russian users, while also developing original YLP-lights, such as Panda, Unicorn, etc.

http://ylplight.com/en/o-kompanii/
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ToyKeeper wrote:
I wonder why he used t25 instead of t85 like the Meteor. It seems like a strange step backward.

I can say that Unicorn is almost low-end flashlight. Here the price is about 30$ and free ship. for big city, while even skilhunt H03 is about 50-60$.
So it is just cheap flashlight but with good design and SW.

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Looking good, especially sizewise Cool
I do hope the button is recessed enough to help with accidental activation. Eagerly awaiting your review!

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bmengineer wrote:

Looking forward to your review.

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marcus_z wrote:
button is recessed enough

Yes. And pretty tough. Harder than Zebra mk4
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Nice colour Thumbs Up

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Scallywag wrote:
Looking forward to your review.

Patiently waiting Innocent

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OK all you impatient folks,  my full review is done and posted, with a few excerpts in the main post. Go give it a read!

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Party reading now Party

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Party Hodor Party

Glad to hear it!

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Glad to see your review, bmengineer. I’ll give this a shot, and my short review post when I follow up will be based on direct comparison to ZL SC62W.
Okay, now for the real question:
Any places to buy besides YLP’s website currently? Also, any coupons?
edit: I swear I can read. The end of bmengineer’s review features a code (I won’t post it here, so he can get some click-through) and mentions that YLP’s site is currently the only place to get it.
So, when/if it becomes available elsewhere, that will be good info to know.

EDC Rotation: ZL SC62(w) | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V | RRT-01 | Purple FW3A, 4000K SST20
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Unfinished: Supfire M6 3xXHP50.2, Sofirn C8F, Sofirn SP70
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Scallywag wrote:
Glad to see your review, bmengineer. I’ll give this a shot, and my short review post when I follow up will be based on direct comparison to ZL SC62W. Okay, now for the real question: Any places to buy besides YLP’s website currently? Also, any coupons?

There’s a coupon code in the review, “uni1”. Brings it down to a very competitive $30. I’m not aware of any other stores at this time.

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Hodor! Great review Thumbs Up I liked this light the moment I saw it and I’m relieved to hear it’s not a lemon. I especially like the little lens flare / rainbow effect on the tailcap shot Star

I would guess the body tube is either glued or one piece? Reason being I imagine the funky aggressive knurling design would always need to be in the same place in relation to the switch and pocket clip (in the “standard” position) otherwise it’d be even more of a pocket shredder.

Quick question, I could probably rtfm but… Is there a soft lockout?

Also, I’ve been tempted to get the 2M CRI as well as this. It’s a shame we can’t use the blf discount and the unicorn discount at the same time to place one order and therefore save a bit on shipping. Unless I’m missing a trick?

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hodor wrote:
Hodor! Great review Thumbs Up I liked this light the moment I saw it and I’m relieved to hear it’s not a lemon. I especially like the little lens flare / rainbow effect on the tailcap shot Star

I would guess the body tube is either glued or one piece? Reason being I imagine the funky aggressive knurling design would always need to be in the same place in relation to the switch and pocket clip (in the “standard” position) otherwise it’d be even more of a pocket shredder.

Quick question, I could probably rtfm but… Is there a soft lockout?

Also, I’ve been tempted to get the 2M CRI as well as this. It’s a shame we can’t use the blf discount and the unicorn discount at the same time to place one order and therefore save a bit on shipping. Unless I’m missing a trick?

Thanks friend. The head is almost certainly glued to the body, but yeah the design is lined up nicely. I didn’t see any mention of a soft lockout, but I really didn’t see a need to go looking for one either. I wouldn’t be surprised either way, but the switch design really means it’s not needed. If you message them there may be some way to get a code that works for both but I don’t know.

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bmengineer wrote:
There’s a coupon code in the review, “uni1”. Brings it down to a very competitive $30. I’m not aware of any other stores at this time.

You beat me to the edit!

EDC Rotation: ZL SC62(w) | Jaxman E2L XP-G2 5A | Purple S2+ XPL-HI U6-3A | D4 w/ Luxeon V | RRT-01 | Purple FW3A, 4000K SST20
EagTac D25C Ti | DQG Slim AA Ti | Jaxman E3 | UF-T1 by CRX | Nitecore EX11.2
L6 XHP70.2 P2 4000K FET+7135 | Jaxman M8 | MF02 | Jaxman Z1 CULNM1.TG | Blue S2+ w/ ML Special
Unfinished: Supfire M6 3xXHP50.2, Sofirn C8F, Sofirn SP70
Others: Nitecore EC23 | Nebo Twyst | Streamlight ProTac 1AA | TerraLux LightStar 100

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What are the optic dimensions? Is the led easily swappable? Is anything glued?

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g_damian wrote:
What are the optic dimensions? Is the led easily swappable? Is anything glued?

No clue, I didn’t open up the head yet. The body is glued to the head.

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Can you describe the UI a bit more. It was unclear to me.

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Gunga wrote:
Can you describe the UI a bit more. It was unclear to me.

There are 4 UIs. The first is the standard Olight/Thrunite/Acebeam UI. Perfect for me.
There are two with ramping, and a 4th with more options. Is there anything specific you’re wondering about the UI? I’m not sure how else I can describe it better than the manual already does.

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Thanks bm, posted in the YLP coupon thread.

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thought you mentioned the ramping changed direction. High to low and back?

Edit. Ok. Read the manual. Not quite as simple as zebralight but ok.

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No video ?

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No video ?

Who do you think I am, VOB? In all seriousness, I don’t have the tools or the skills to make a video that anyone would want to sit through. And I don’t enjoy listening to my voice.

Gunga wrote:
thought you mentioned the ramping changed direction. High to low and back?

Sort of. If it reaches the end of the ramp, or if you release and press quickly, it will change direction. Otherwise it always starts high to low. I quite like it, actually. There’s a long enough pause at the end of the ramp that it won’t bounce you back if you want it at max.

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Just saw your comments on reddit, how do you find the beam compares to your S2+?

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