Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight Review

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Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight Review

Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight Review

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Could you say what advantages this has over the D4v2 (if any)?

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Scallywag wrote:
Could you say what advantages this has over the D4v2 (if any)?
  • Switch – the D18’s switch is excellent. You might think a protruding rubber switch would be at risk of accidental pocket activation, but that is not the case in the EDC18. The switch requires quite a firm press directly in the center of the switch to activate. The chance of accidental pocket activation is virtually zero. Far less than the D4v2. Probably less even than the D4v2 with optional raised switch retaining ring. So far, I have had zero accidental activations with the D18, and I have yet to see anyone report an accidental activation with it. This is the biggest advantage of the D18 compared to the D4v2.
  • Head is very slightly narrower, but the difference in width is so small it’s virtually unnoticeable.
  • Illuminated switch instead of illuminated bezel. However, the D4V2’s aux leds are configurable in Anduril while the D18’s are always on which isn’t as good.
  • Triple vs. Quad – There are more options available for Carclo triple TIR optics compared to quad. This might allow a bit more configuration with the D18.
  • Emitter choice – I didn’t get the SST20 high CRI version of the D18, but I assume Lumintop probably uses the same pool of emitters as in the FW3A. If that is the case, then the SST20 high CRI version of the D18 should have much better tint (FD2) than the same emitter in the D4v2.
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The SST20 in the edc18 and fw3a is the same. At least I couldn’t tell the difference. And when did they include a glow gasket? Mine didn’t come with one. Also the diffuser from the EDC18 fits perfectly on the D4V2. It makes an air tight seal, while on the EDC18 it just kinda fits over. The button on the EDC18 is more firm than the D4V2, sometimes I feel that some clicks don’t register.

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Firelight2 wrote:
* Switch – the D18’s switch is excellent. You might think a protruding rubber switch would be at risk of accidental pocket activation, but that is not the case in the EDC18. The switch requires quite a firm press directly in the center of the switch to activate.

I had a similar experience with the switch on my EDC18 except for me, it was something I disliked. I do not enjoy the feel of pressing it and having to be dead center.
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Anyone notice that the full copper version of the EDC18 is now up for sale at Nealsgadgets?

Looks absolutely beautiful! But probably not for me. I find full-copper to be just too heavy for comfort.