Drop.com $20 off - Lumintop Copper/Brass Tool for $10 - N/A as of 12/10/19

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ThirdHandChain wrote:
The only catch is I have to get the nichia, which is fine with me.

YAY!
the Nichia is the smart choice… lol Smile
I hope you enjoy it!
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Anyone got their Brass version shipped?

Mentioned tentative ship date on 10th Feb…

But looking at the current situation, definitely there will be delay I guess.

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LTC wrote:
Anyone got their Brass version shipped?

Mentioned tentative ship date on 10th Feb…

But looking at the current situation, definitely there will be delay I guess.

Why. My blue Ti AAA light was shipped from the US.

Unless yours first has to be shipped in a very big box from China to the US.
Then put in a bubblewrap envelope and addressed to you.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
LTC wrote:
Anyone got their Brass version shipped?

Mentioned tentative ship date on 10th Feb…

But looking at the current situation, definitely there will be delay I guess.

Why. My blue Ti AAA light was shipped from the US. So …

As mentioned, the Brass shipping date suppose to be 10th Feb while the Ti was 15th Jan iirc. So, no issue for the Ti.

Not sure the Brass will be shipping from US or China.

Just checking if anyone ordered the Brass and received info that it was shipped as mine is NOT.

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is anything avalible

everything ive check is request

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forsh wrote:
is anything avalible

everything ive check is request

The aluminum is out of stock, rest are available. Their inventory keeps on changing. I have updated the OP with the stock status as of today.

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forsh wrote:
is anything available

yes, I searched aaa, here is the result of the items that are listed as ACTIVE (available)

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The brass Drop Tool AAA will ship on 03/06.

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jon_slider wrote:
ThirdHandChain wrote:
The only catch is I have to get the nichia, which is fine with me.

YAY!
the Nichia is the smart choice… lol Smile
I hope you enjoy it!
Tint is excellent. Output is anemic, though. Less than I was expecting on an Eneloop. This is really more like a close-quarters task light than an EDC, IMHO. I thought maybe it was the emitter, but my copper and titanium versions produce just about the same output. Kind of wishing I’d gotten the titanium in CREE.
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aaa lights are just task lights.. I edc them to read labels and to see things in a dark closet, but I dont use them to illuminate the sidewalk outdoors.. I use 16340 lights for that role.

I only use AAA indoors and at close range. I find the medium mode of 20 lumens sufficient.

I dont use the maximum mode on any of my lights, I rely on Medium, and Low

when I want more lumens, and for outdoors, I step up to my RRT-01 loaded with 16340 or 18350. I still dont use maximum, as I seldom need more than 100 lumens

I have one of the XP-G3 Copper Tools. If you want to trade for one of the Nichia Cu Tools.. PM me.

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jon_slider wrote:
aaa lights are just task lights.. I edc them to read labels and to see things in a dark closet, but I dont use them to illuminate the sidewalk outdoors.. I use 16340 lights for that role.

I only use AAA indoors and at close range. I find the medium mode of 20 lumens sufficient.

I’m not suggesting an EDC be a 1k thrower. But I have a couple AAA and smaller lights I use, with the Jetbeam Jet-U being the most carried. It’s more than twice as bright as my Lumintop Tool AAA, that seems like 80 lumens. Then there’s the Aurora A8 with proprietary 130mAh battery, Nichia 219C putting out 350 lumens. My Lumintop Geek also puts out 350 lumens from a CREE XP-L HD powered by a small 530mAh battery.
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Been squirreling around, going nuts trying to find the hidden strobe mode on the Drop
Cu Tool. 6-quick clicks in rapid succession from off?

Takes a fool (not) to turn on his Tool.

TIA.

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Jetbeam Jet-U being the most carried. It’s more than twice as bright as my Lumintop Tool AAA, that seems like 80 lumens.

Geek and Aurora use LiPo, so it makes sense they are brighter than Eneloop.

It also makes sense that your Low CRI JetU is brighter than your High CRI Tool

High CRI makes less lumens, but more Red CRI (R9), and more Average CRI (Ra)

on my meter
My Cu Tool modded to High CRI sw45k makes 65 pink tinted lumens on an aaa Eneloop. Red things look Red

My RRT-01 w sw45k and 18350 LiIon reaches 400 lumens max. 6x brighter than aaa eneloop.

My Cu Tool w Low CRI 6000k xpg3 makes 120 green tinted lumens max on an aaa Eneloop. Red things look Brown

my Jet U modded to High CRI 6500k Optisolis makes 67 green tinted lumens max on an aaa Eneloop. Red things look Red

here is a simple intro to the topic of Red CRI (R9)
https://insights.regencylighting.com/what-is-r9-color-rendering-value

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trying to find the hidden strobe

not gonna happen
aaa Tools do not have strobe

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Well, color me strobed! Chasing my tail made me think otherwise.

Back to my EDC18

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the “Drop” AAA light UI is actually pretty useable.

i hated it at first but really it isn;t bad.

usually [if it has been off more than about 10 sec] it starts on L.
press again is off.
press again soon [2 sec or less], it goes to M.
press again is off.
press again soon [2 sec or less], goes to H.
press again, off.

so if you press fast, it is L/off/M/off/H/off

it works a LOT better than it looks

plus the switch is very good, short travel, nice click, fast action

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