[Review] Brinyte WT01 Apollo ( 1 x 26650, SST40 ) - A True Wireless Charging Flashlight

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[Review] Brinyte WT01 Apollo ( 1 x 26650, SST40 ) - A True Wireless Charging Flashlight

The flashlight was sent to me by Brinyte for review.
Here's the product's link: Brinyte WT01 Apollo

The WT01 Apollo comes in a regular cardboard box, packed inside some foam for added protection.



The package includes the following accessories:
Wireless-charging base, USB-charger, 26650 to 18650 adapter, micro-USB cable, car USB charger, 2 x replacement o-rings.



Both chargers are rated for 2A output current.

 

Additionally, there's also a nylon carrying pouch included.



The back side of the pouch has a sturdy, rotating belt clip.



The WT01 comes with a glossy black anodization.
Parallel grooves exist throughout its body, tail and head.



The WT01 is operated by a single side switch.
The manufacturer has made sure to deck the surface upon of which sits the switch, in order to prevent accidental activations.



The surface opposite to the switch is also decked, which help with anti-roll.



The head houses a smooth reflector along with an SST40 emitter.



Some deep heat-sinking grooves also exist in the lower part of the head.



The tail is flat, which means that the flashlight can easily tail-stand.



The threads are cleanly cut and arrived very well lubricated.



Due to its wireless charging circuitry, the flashlight is using a double tube design.



The drivers is press fit / glued to the head.



The tail, which houses the wireless charging circuit, is glued to the body.



The charging dock is powered by a regular micro-USB cable.



The dock is using a special silicone pad that provides great traction.



Once put into place, the flashlight will start charging.
As can be seen, there's also a charging indicator integrated into the side switch.



While charging, the maximum amount of current I recorded was around 1.4A.



The WT01 Apollo also comes with a Brinyte-branded 26650 cell.



The cell is flat top and is rated for 5000mAh of capacity.



User Interface

Here's all the supported actions of the flashlight's firmware:

Turn on : Single press.
Mode cycle: Single press ( Turbo > High > Medium > Low > Off )
Strobe: Long press.
Sos: Single press from Strobe.

As can be seen, the flashlight comes with a reverse mode order (Turbo to Low).
Unfortunately, I don't like the fact that in order to turn off the flashlight, one has to go through all the regular modes.

It's also worth noting that the flashlight will automatically power-on to Low as soon as it's removed from the wireless charging dock.

Output

Here's the output I recorded along with the respective current draw.



As can be see, the manufacturer's rating for max output (1100 lumen) is very accurate.

Thermal and Power Regulation

Here's a graph I created to demonstrate the power regulation of the flashlight.



As can be seen in the graph, all modes seem to be fully regulated down to the 3.60V mark.
Once that voltage is reached, all the output modes seem to be affected linearly by the input voltage.

And here's a thermal regulation chart.



What can be seen in the graph:

  • Turbo is fully sustainable for the whole span of the test
  • At around 15 minute mark, the flashlight stepped down to Medium.
  • Since the head was barely warm, I decided to bump the output back to Turbo
  • Thanks to its big mass, the flashlight got barely warm during the 20min regulation test.


Conclusion

The WT01 is a truly innovative flashlight.
It incorporates true wireless charging and has solid build quality and performance.
The only I'd like to see adjusted is the unpractical user interface.

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First I’m seeing the review (thanks to the spammer; already flagged LOL ), and that looks like an interesting light.

Can be good or bad, as I had all kinds of things (bluetoof speakers, shavers, etc., that needed their custom dock to supply power (contacts, or wireless, no diff) that I ended up losing, and having to hacque some kind of solution to not have to throw out the device. Eg, cracking open the shaver and using alkaleaks instead of the rechargeable NiMH.

And with more devices having to use their own dedicated docks to charge, that means more doodads floating around, vs just being able to unscrew/unflap/whatever and stick a cable into it.

Other than that, it looks tres kewl (that’s french).

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