[Review] Wuben T2 || 2 x AA, OSRAM P9 - A nice and simple EDC

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[Review] Wuben T2 || 2 x AA, OSRAM P9 - A nice and simple EDC

The flashlight was sent to me by Wuben for review.
Product's link: Wuben T2
Coupon code (20%): BILL20

The flashlight comes in a cardboard box.



The following accessories are included:

  • 2 x regular AA batteries.
  • 2 x o-rings.
  • User manual.
  • Adjustable wrist lanyard.



The Wuben T2 is powered by 2 x AA batteries and is operated by dual switches.



It comes with a flat black anodization.
The overall fit and finish is great.



The body of the T2 comes with an interesting pattern that improves grip and minimizes roll.



As said, the flashlight is operated via a dual switch setup.
A mechanical switch in the rear of the flashlight is responsible for handling the power on/off.



Additionally, there's an e-switch mounted in the lower part of the head.
The e-switch is responsible for mode switching.



The head of the Wuben T2 is subtly crenulated in order to protect its glass lens.



The flashlight comes with an orange peel reflector and an OSRAM P9 emitter.
The emitter's centering is perfect.



The rear switch of the flashlight sits flush with the two protruding metal flaps, which allows the flashlight to tailstand.



The tail uses a stiff copper spring as the negative terminal.
The PCB is held in place via a retainer ring.



Here's the tail assembly when fully taken apart.



And a closer look at its mechanical switch.



The driver is also secured in place via a retainer ring.
The manufacturer has used a brass tab as the positive terminal in order to reduce the overall resistance.



Both the tail and the head threads and anodized and cleanly cut.
It's worth noting that the head was glued to the body, but I was able to easily separate them using a pair of strap wrenches. 

  

A dual pocket clip is also included with the flashlight's bundle.



The pocket clip provides quite strong retention and can be mounted either in the middle part of the body (as demonstrated here) 
or in the upper portion of the body.



User Interface

The Wuben T2 comes with a straightforward and simple UI, which is a result of its dual switch setup.
Here's all the support actions by the flashlight's firmware:

Turn on/off: Single press (tail switch).
Momentary on: Half press and hold (tail switch).
Mode cycle: Single press (e-switch) ( Moonlight > Low > Mid > High > Mid > Low > Moonlight ).
Strobe: Long press (e-switch).

The flashlight comes with Low Voltage Warning and Low Voltage Protection.
The LVP circuit will shut the flashlight off whenever the input voltage is < 1.2V.
Additionally, the T2 includes mode memory. It's worth noting that the currently used mode is immediately saved - there's no need to wait X seconds for the mode to get set in memory.

Output

Here's my output measurements using a pair of NiMH cells.



As you can see, the flashlight pushes up to 360 OTF lumen.
The mode spacing seems great.

Due to the fact that the flashlight uses a mechanical switch, there's no parasitic drain present.

Wall Beamshots

Here's a few wall beamshots demonstrating the mode spacing of the flashlight.

Moonlight - Low 
 
Medium - High
 

Bottom Line

Overall the Wuben T2 is great little EDC flashlight.
It's got a great build quality, has on a straightforward and simple UI and runs on regular AA cells.

Edited by: bilakos10 on 07/30/2021 - 16:58
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It says 550 lumens on the box, is the output chart wrong?

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Isn’t this basically the same as the Thrunite Archer 2A? Same stupid pocket clip location and all. Why copy such a goofy design?

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Sadly mine arrived DOA. Tail cap was screwed on super tight. Removed the insulator. Swapped AA batteries. Failed to fire up.

I have contacted Wuben.

Great looking light.

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[quote=weklund]Sadly mine arrived DOA. Tail cap was screwed on super tight. Removed the insulator. Swapped AA batteries. Failed to fire up.

I have contacted Wuben.

Great looking light.

Wuben offers excellent Customer service. I contacted Wuben regarding my T2 and a replacement is incoming.

I have had nothing but great success with all of my many Wuben lights.

Excellent review … Many thanks.

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