Brinyte Artemis T28 Tri-color Flashlight Review

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Brinyte Artemis T28 Tri-color Flashlight Review

Brinyte Artemis T28 ReviewTri colour Flashlight

Hey folks first and foremost happy new year! Now we get back into the grind. I will update this post when I tear the light down further.

I guess I am introducing a new flashlight not yet released, Please welcome the Brinyte Artemis T28. All your hunting flashlight needs are now met in one place.
I was surprised when Brinyte offered me this light to review as my last review of the Artemis T16 wasn’t the best, The light needed work. This new and improved T28 is absolutely amazing. Brinyte fully redesign the light from scratch. Vast improvement over the T16.

What is included?

  • Artemis T28 flashlight
  • Brinyte branded 21700 USB chargeable cell
  • Remote pressure switch
  • USB C cable

Features

  • Powered by one 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Brinyte patented tri-color lighting sources switch design
  • Rotating head to zoom in and out the beam
  • Tail stepless dimmer switch design, easy to meet any brightness requirements
  • Threaded lens for more effective concentrating effect
  • Regulated power supply maintains constant brightness
  • Overcharge, over-discharge and overheat protection
  • Reverse polarity protection prevents damage from improper battery installation
  • Aircraft-grade high strength aluminum AL-6061-T6 with premium Type III military hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish

Design

Great place to start the Artemis T28 is a unique looking flashlight it combines a hunting flashlight look with some diving flashlight features. Different people will always have a differing opinion on a look of a light but I like the sleek design.
The T28 has minimum knurling on the body but offers knurling where it is needed. Like the head where you can easily adjust the zoom by using a single hand. The rear switch also has knurling on it and the switch to change LED is big and beefy making LED selection super easy.

The T28 is a hunting flashlight all over, featuring a Red, Green, and white LED. The LEDs all sit on the same LED board under an adjustable zoom head. Usually we would find an aspheric lens here but Brinmyte went with a Fresnel lens instead so its flat and not curved giving the T28 a different look. I will talk more about the lens later.

Size wise its not bad for a 21700 flashlight probably on the smaller side for the features it has. The adjustable zoom does help keep the light compact. Size would play a fair role when choosing a hunting flashlight.
The weight seems a tad heavy considering they are not using an Aspheric lens it does weight more than a C8 and uses a heavier battery. Considering the triple LED setup some compromises have to be made.
Yet its not uncommon to see a L2 size flashlight used on a rifle.

Size specs

  • Weight: 200 grams without the battery
  • Length zoomed in (flood): 182mm
  • Length zoomed out (focused): 196mm
  • Head diameter: 54mm
  • Body diameter: 25.4mm

Build

The build quality on the T28 is amazing and mine is only a prototype. The fit and finish of the T28 is perfect as with all Brinyte lights (At least the ones I own). The T28 is using the usual the T6 aluminum and hard anodizing type 3. The finish of the anodizing is a bit shiny I am not a fan of that look glossy look but it doesn’t effect performance at all.
So far so good on the anodizing front I have not been able to scratch the T28 that is the major advantage of the glossy finish it wears a tad harder.

The T28 is an adjustable zoom flashlight the implementation of the adjustable zoom feature on the T28 is great it works well. The zoom is controlled by the usual twisting of the head either left or right go zoom in or out.
The T28 threads that twist the head up and down are fully enclosed in the light which Is important on an outdoors flashlight. This will help keep the threads clean and make adjusting the head easy also makes the light more waterproof. While I am here the light is IP66 rated should be able to withstand most outdoor condition as long as you don’t dive with the light. The Artemis T28 does have O-ring all around in the right places. Also the T28 is drop resistant to 1m.

  • IP66
  • Drop resistant to 1m

The Artemis T28 is using a Fresnel lens instead of the usual Aspheric lens you would find on a zoomie. It works well on this light and acts similar to a Aspheric lens.
The major disadvantage to using a Fresnel lens is the throw is less when compared to a Aspheric lens. If brinyte would have used a 50mm Aspheric throw would have been at least double.
On the plus side the Fresnel lens appears to be acrylic so its strong and light weight. Mush lighter than a similar Ashperic lens would weight.

The Artemis T28 is built great and every thing seems perfect I will mention that the T28 does contain a lot of moving parts. Is this a problem well only time will tell I guess.

So as we know the Artemis T28 features a 3 LED setup and unlike older Brinyte flashlight where you have to change the pill to change the LED. This time all 3 LEDs are built into the light and sitting under one single lens. When you turn the switch from G,W,R the switch mechanically moves the LED shelf to place the selected LED on the center of the lens for a perfect beam pattern! I think this is a genius idea! As I have never seen this system its awesome but also creates more moving parts.

Also a some what complex moving part not easily fixed. Plus the mechanism is supposed to sealed so it can’t be maintain but all moving parts should be greased eh it could be lifetime grease lol. Yes I undone my light but it was some what difficult to do so and its meant to stay together unlike older Brinyte lights.

Performance

This is where the Brinyte Artemis T28 shines it does what other flashlights can not do. With use of the adjustable beam pattern and the stepless dimmer mode change its hard to argue against the T28.
Performance on the Artemis T28 is good the light does an awesome job on all LEDs and outputs. The T28 does have slight PWM on some levels on higher settings I didn’t see any PWM issues.

The overall light output is similar if not better than a stock C8 which isn’t bad as the T28 is only slightly bigger than a C8 while using a bigger sized cell. So its not a fair fight!
Output is great on the T28 it has more than enough light for most people and situations. I think the LEDs are a tad under rated by Brinyte. The XPL-HI is running at 3.5amps measured by clamp meter so the output is closer to 1100+ OTF lumens. You do see greater losses using optics than a reflector but the T28 is plenty bright.
I think the photos are the best way to judge the T28.

Using the zoom at the right length really helps output a lot. No point of making the beam to wide if you do not need to see an area that big.
I will try and get some measurements of output for the XPL-HI.

As for the Cree XPE 2 LEDs I am no expert but at 1.5amps each using the specs from Cree for the lowest performing LEDs. I don’t know the binning of these LEDs.
OTF lumens for the red XPE should be close to 250 lumens. The green XPE should be around 360 lumens. These figures could be higher but I have no way to measure these figures.
All as I can say is the Artemis T28 is bright it lights up my yard no worries and it throws a decent distance on all LED. Its a better option than a triple under smaller optics unless size is an issue.

I guess the output number may be limited by Brinyte as the LED shelf is fairly small this could slightly hinder output in hot condition. Seeing as the light output is regulated on all LEDs it should have no problems most of the time. The shelf does work and I can feel the light heat up fine.

The Artemis T28 does run on an included 21700 cell that has built in USB charging so run time from this light is great. In theory you should see a few hours of run time for the XPL-HI even on the highest mode. You will get even greater run times for the red and green LEDs up to 4 hours on highest output.

Brinyte runtimes

  • Cree XPL-HI Highest mode: 135min
  • Cree XPE 2 Red highest mode: 220 min
  • Cree XPE 2 Green highest mode: 270 min

Amperage measured using clamp meter

  • XPL-HI: 3.5amps
  • Green XPE:1.5amps
  • Red XPE:1.5amps

Output rated by Brinyte (Stepless driver has no modes)

  • Highest output Cree XPL-HI: 650 lumens/ 360 lumens
  • Highest output Cree XPE2 Red: 100 lumens/ 55 lumens
  • Highest output Cree XPE2 Green: 120 lumens/ 75 lumens

Candela rated by Brinyte (Head at full zoom)

  • Cree XPL-HI: 69600cd
  • Cree Green XPE2: 29160cd
  • Cree RED XPE:2 16480cd

LED’s

* Cree XPL-HI
  • Cree XPE 2 Red
  • Cree XPE 2 Green

Driver features

  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Regulated constant current Driver
  • Low voltage protection
  • Stepless Dimming
  • Memory Mode
  • Temperature regulation

UI
The UI on the T28 is great its a super easy light to use, The T28 features stepless dimming on all 3 LED’s. The output is controlled by the back switch which you can rotate left and right to change the output higher and lower.

The LED selection is handled by a switch that is located just below the head. The switch is super easy to use having a choice of G (Green) W (White) R (Red). To choose your LED.

Overall
I love the Artemis T28 it shines new light on hunting flashlights. I think Brinyte done an awesome job on the T28 its not perfect and has a few compromises but it does what its made to do very well. The T28 should hit the spot for most hunters that are after a Tri colour flashlight. It combines all the specs most hunter need in one package without having to fiddle around changing pills and parts.

All these photos are taken at ISO800/ S 1/8s It might be easier to just watch the video.

Lowest output and widest beam pattern

Lowest output and furthest throw

Just a guess about half way 50% widest beam

Same same about half way output but furthest throw

Full brightness 100%

Time for some throw!

The tree is 100m away

Video beam shots Its heaps windy seeing as a storm blew in while recording.

Thanks for taking the time to read!

Regards Chris

Edited by: everydaysurvivalgear on 01/12/2020 - 03:47
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The beam shots might be to big i will try and fix them later.

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Thanks nice review. Pics size is good on this end. The sliding shelf is different .

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Thanks mate!

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