Review: ReyLight Pineapple Proto

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Rey did good with this light. Fix the clip and I’ll have to get one. Smile

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removed statement about LED lumens as these appear to be out the front lumens.

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According to Nichia’s spec sheet, this is where the 219CT R9050 emitter ideally lies on the cie chart. Of course they have tolerances.

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I just ordered this beauty! Thumbs Up

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Nice Review Gunga, thanks for all your hard work! Smile It’s a really thorough presentation of the light, with the pros and cons impartially stated. (I also enjoyed reading Dale’s review, with its many, precise close-up pictures.)

Brass material and more complex machining aside, I can’t help but compare the Pineapple’s modes and functionality with L3 Illumination L10C/11C. Having several of the latter already, I don’t think that I’ll spend my loot on the former… but if I was in the market for a brass AA light, this would certainly be a tempting choice, at a bargain price.

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The L10C and L11C are notoriously fragile, often failing after a small drop. Otherwise they are nice lights.

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No argument there, though I thankfully have had no such issues. Also, the clicky switch on the L10C/L11C is not my favorite, and just from looking at the pictures in this review, it seems like the overall build quality of the L10C/L11C is not comparable to this light. I was just looking at emitter/tint quality, and output levels.

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Yep. They are good value lights.

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Where do you get those glow rings, and what are they exactly? Looks awesome.

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The glow material is a glow sticker I purchased from eBay (I got two colours). Unfortunately the seller no longer sells it so I’m unsure of where to get more It’s nice, seems fairly heat resistant and glows a long time.

I punch or cut the rings out myself and use it on most of my lights where possible (and sell it for triple optics).

I also bought some glow tape for more variety in colours, it’s vinyl and is more soft and does not glow as long.

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Nice review, nice light.

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Hey folks. I have added some beam shots, profiles and tint comparisons.

The coupon code : f48441
Takes the price down to $39.99

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I recently saw this light on Massdrop and wasn’t able to buy a couple before the quota was met. Luckily that allows me time to do some research. How is the light holding up? Are you polishing it or allowing patina to take over? I’d like to see some pictures of how it looks now.

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early model, PWM info

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?423857-ReyLight-Pinea...

maukka;4997976 wrote:
PWM on all modes except moonlight, but gladly no audible noise. Most visible on low and mid.
gunga;4998032 wrote:
Pwm on max too? I didn’t detect any but that was a visual check. What frequencies did you measure?

maukka;4998042 wrote:
2 kHz on low, mid and high. The duty cycle on high is so high that it is more difficult to see it. With low and medium the light shuts off between pulses for such a long time that it is easy to see.

And also the noise is there afterall on mid and high if you put your ear right next to the light. Can’t hear it on low.

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FWIW, newer versions do 9 kHz instead of 2 kHz. It’s a pretty nice upgrade. Most people couldn’t see it pulsing before, but now it’s even farther out of the human perceptual range.

Only the first batch ran at 2 kHz. A few people complained and he got the driver updated to 9 kHz for later batches.

It’s twice as fast as a lot of premium brands like Eagletac. I’ve also found slower PWM on items from Zebralight, Olight, and Jetbeam. But even at half the speed, the only way for a human to see it is if the light source (or its reflection) moves very quickly across their vision, in which case it shows up as a dotted streak.

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Thank you very much for the very informative post.

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