Review: Lumintop IYP365

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Review: Lumintop IYP365

IYP365 is new a penlight from Lumintop with a subtle luxurious look. I’m guessing IYP365 stands for “In Your Pocket 365 days a year”.


MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS




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LED: High CRI Nichia 219BT
Reflector: textured / orange peel
Lens: Double-side AR coated tempered glass
Glow in the dark O-ring around reflector

IYP365 also comes in a cool white variant with a Cree XP-G2 LED. It has higher output on all modes, but the same runtime as my Nichia 219BT sample.


PACKAGING AND ACCESSORIES


Lumintop IYP365 comes in a sturdy hard cardboard box.




Box contains the penlight, two Duracell AAA batteries (inside the flashlight in my sample)*, and two spare O-rings.
*Only purchases from Lumintop’s official Amazon store will include batteries, wholesale and other platforms will not.





There is no paper manual inside – all the information is printed on the box.



GENERAL LOOK AND FEEL


IYP365 is a penlight with a reverse clicky switch on the tail.


Olight O’Pen | Hugsby XP-2 | Lumintop IYP365


Machining is perfect, I found no sharp corners, chips in anodizing or any other defects in my sample.
I’m a bit tired of plain-old black anodizing, but here it’s accented by two gold plated rings, which make IYP365 stand out from the crowd.
There is no knurling or any other apparent grip elements anywhere on IYP365, so it might feel a bit slippery at times.


HEAD


The bezel is flat, there are no crenellations. The lens is tempered glass with double-sided anti-reflective coating. A green glow in the dark O-ring is just behind it. The reflector is not deep and has a light orange peel texture, which makes for large hotspot with a very smooth transition to spill.
IYP365 uses a neutral white Nichia 219BT LED. It is perfectly centered. The tint is on the pink/rosy side.



Logo, brand name and model name are laser engraved on the head.



Threads on the head are anodized, allowing for lock-out. This also allows using the head for changing modes by loosening and tightening it.
There is no spring on the positive terminal.



BODY TUBE


Body tube does not have any markings on it. Neither does it have any knurling. Gold plated ring gives a bit of a luxurious look. The ring can be removed, but it shouldn’t come off by itself while changing batteries, because it is held by a slightly bigger diameter O-ring.




Front-end threads are triangular cut and anodized. They came lightly pre-lubed and feel smooth in action. Tail-end threads are not anodized.



Note that there is a narrowing on the tail end of the body tube. It makes it impossible to insert batteries through the tail-end.

Clip is stainless steel. There is no risk for it ever coming off, because it is not a clip-on type and it is held in place by the tailcap. It is quite stiff and works well.




TAILCAP


Tailcap houses the reverse clicky switch and a second gold plated ring. The switch spring is quite stiff, and travel is short, so accidental activation is not likely.



The switch cover is made of metal. It’s flat and quite wide, so IYP365 can tailstand.



The threads are triangular cut and not anodized. They came dry.



Tailcap can be further disassembled by unscrewing the retaining ring near the tailcap.




UI


Lupintop IYP365 has three modes (Mid, Low and High). There is no mode memory, it always starts on Mid.
User interface is very simple.

From off: click to access Mid.
From on: half press, loosen and tighten the head or click off and on again within about 2 seconds to cycle modes (Mid > Low > High > Mid…)


PWM


I consider myself very sensitive to low frequency PWM and spot it easily in normal use, but didn’t notice any while using IYP365. A closer look (“wave it around really fast” test) did not show any “trailing” either.


CONCLUSION


IYP365 is a well built flashlight, except a slight gap between head and body tube, making gold plated ring loose. At 128mm it’s quite short for a 2xAAA penlight. Clip is nice and sturdy, gold plated rings add some exclusivity without being too flashy, the 3 modes are well spaced, and high CRI Nichia option is a big plus in my book, although from 4 flashlights with Nichia emitters I own, this one has the most pinkish tint.


Lumintop IYP365 was provided by Lumintop for review.
Thank you for reading.

Edited by: sb56637 on 09/02/2017 - 12:07
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does it have momentary?

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saypat wrote:
does it have momentary?

The review says the tail switch is a reverse clicky, so momentary should not be possible.

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Yes, it’s a reverse clicky, no momentary.

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Initially I thought this would be the best of the (2) AAA lights. Very nice, elegant looking flashlight. This review tones down my expectations some. Still a nice light, but not a 5. And I’m not excited about the pink tint of the Nichia.

thank you for the review.