My New (Slighty Modded) Lumintop EDC18

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My New (Slighty Modded) Lumintop EDC18

I just wanted to show some pics on my latest purchase and some of the simple mods I was able to do with the LT EDC18

 

 Parts List:

(Since this light is very similar to the FW3A, the same parts can be used)

  • I went with the Sapphire Lens over UCL
  • The clear Carclo 10507 with the green trits from azhu (azhu is awesome btw. Highly recommend him!)
  • You can pick up the same Carclo optics without trits from Neals
  • Turboglow Glow Gasket. Of course I used the green to match the bunny switch

My Results: 

Everything fit fine (sort of, see below). I ended up using the bottom of my shoe to loosen the bezel. The optics in the EDC18 are one piece and larger than the Carclo optics, so you will need a lens to help hold in place.

I ordered a 23*1.2mm lens from Neals, but they sent me a 23*1.5mm. I'm not sure why. The 23*1.5mm still fits, but I still recommend getting the 23*1.2mm if you plan to mod with carclo optics for two reasons:

  1. It would allow for the bezel to screw down enough to not stick up just a bit off the head
  2. If you’re using a carclo with trits from azhu, it would be less prone to overtightening which causes too much flex in the optics and risks cracking a trit.

A top quality, gorgeous light from Lumintop. With the easy mods I've done here, along with the Anduril UI, this is by far the most useful EDC I've ever owned. I'm 100% completely impressed by this light.

Edited by: BobbyRS on 01/23/2020 - 13:45
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Oh hey I’m gonna upgrade my soon to be delivered EDC18 also. I also ordered a Carlo 10507. Smile I’m gonna order the sapphire lens too. So I should order the 23*1.2mm Lense then??

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Hank33 wrote:
Oh hey I’m gonna upgrade my soon to be delivered EDC18 also. I also ordered a Carlo 10507. Smile I’m gonna order the sapphire lens too. So I should order the 23*1.2mm Lense then??

Well like I mentioned above, they both will work, but the 1.2mm seems to allow for a better bezel tightening; screws down further and won’t stick out from the head so much.

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Ok yeah my 23*1.2 is being shipped now. Smile I also ordered 3 orange tritium tubes plus the Carlo’s. Looks like we’ll have identical modded EDC18’s. Big Smile

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Hank33 wrote:
Ok yeah my 23*1.2 is being shipped now. Smile I also ordered 3 orange tritium tubes plus the Carlo’s. Looks like we’ll have identical modded EDC18’s. Big Smile

Nice! Would love to see pics of it with the orange setup.

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That looks really nice, I’m glad you like it. Do you have a D4/D4v2 to compare it to? I like my D4 and have been looking at the EDC18 for awhile, but it’s a little more money than I want to spend, and the D4 is already great for me.

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nuemtol wrote:
That looks really nice, I’m glad you like it. Do you have a D4/D4v2 to compare it to? I like my D4 and have been looking at the EDC18 for awhile, but it’s a little more money than I want to spend, and the D4 is already great for me.

Unfortunately I do not have a D4 to compare. Although I did find some beam shots here for comparison. From what I’ve read, the EDC18 seems to have arguably better quality and tint compared to the D4. Not sure if that warrants another purchase from you or not though. I picked my EDC18 up from Neal’s for $39. Not sure if he has the same deal going on right now or not seeing it’s the holiday. I have seen others find it for less using other discount codes in places.

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Debating whether to set the max ramp on my EDC18 to max turbo.

One of the best things about Anduril is I can set the ramp to be the highest possible “pocket-safe” setting (highest possible setting that won’t burn through my pocket). That way I have peace of mind in knowing I won’t destroy my pocket if it comes on accidentally in the pocket. And I can still get to max turbo with a double-click from on.

However, the EDC18’s button is so good, I’m not sure I need the extra protection. So far I’ve had zero accidental pocket activations and I don’t think anyone else on these forums has reported any either.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Debating whether to set the max ramp on my EDC18 to max turbo.

One of the best things about Anduril is I can set the ramp to be the highest possible “pocket-safe” setting (highest possible setting that won’t burn through my pocket). That way I have peace of mind in knowing I won’t destroy my pocket if it comes on accidentally in the pocket. And I can still get to max turbo with a double-click from on.

However, the EDC18’s button is so good, I’m not sure I need the extra protection. So far I’ve had zero accidental pocket activations and I don’t think anyone else on these forums has reported any.

Funny cause one of the first things I did when I got my EDC18 was reduce the max ramp for that exact reason. The thought of it accidently turning on in pocket was a worry of mine. However, after almost a month of pocket carrying mine, I’ve had ZERO accidental activations. This light is solid, including the switch!

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I also have the Ilumintop EDC01 and I’ve never had the switch come on in my pocket. My Sofirn SP10S accidentally turns on all the time. I think maybe the EDC18 switch is slightly lower plus you have the rubber boot too.

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