[Review] Lumintop EDC18 (1x18650, indicating side switch, triple SST-20, Anduril)

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[Review] Lumintop EDC18 (1x18650, indicating side switch, triple SST-20, Anduril)
This is a great, compact EDC light at a reasonable price. The UI is fantastic, it comes packed with loads of extras, and the form factor is good too. I still prefer single LED lights for EDC in my own personal use, just because I don't need the crazy output that triples can put out and prefer to have a narrower beam that can reach further - but I know I'm in the minority here. For people who prefer a floody EDC, this is a great option. 
It's worth noting that this light will be competing with the FW3A and D4 in the segment of compact, floody EDC lights. I think this light has the advantage of not having the flared head that the D4 does and having a more robust design than the FW3A, though I'm not a fan of the tall protruding switch used in this light.

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wle28 May 2020 at 10:58
should mention that the UI is ‘anduril’ and list the features, ramping, configurable, etc

also you say this is more reliable than FW3A, why?

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wle wrote:
should mention that the UI is ‘anduril’ and list the features, ramping, configurable, etc

Thanks, I made sure to note that in the review and mentioned Anduril in the post title.
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also you say this is more reliable than FW3A, why?

The FW series of lights relies on the inner tube being right enough to press firmly to the boards on both ends. It’s a genius design that makes it so compact, but it’s also inherently a bit touchy, and just applying the wrong amount of torque at either the head or the tail can throw it off. That’s why most dual tube lights like HDS, the KR4, etc. have some sort of spring to compensate for tube length.

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