“REVIEW”: VezerLezer ED10 – 18650 – 2200 Lumens – USB-C [PIC HEAVY]

11 posts / 0 new
Last post
MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 7363
Location: Portugal
“REVIEW”: VezerLezer ED10 – 18650 – 2200 Lumens – USB-C [PIC HEAVY]

Hi BLF!

This is my review of the VezerLezer ED10 flashlight. I won this flashlight in a GAW run by Lezer, here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/80769 .

This review is done without any request for it by the brand.

VezerLezer is a recent flashlight brand, but they seem to be doing things right in terms of delivering a good quality flashlight. Here’s their website where some more info and further products are/will be available: https://vezerlezer.com/

In case you want to check other reviews, take a look at these, by some BLF members:

1lumen: https://1lumen.com/review/vezerlezer-ed10/
zeroair: https://zeroair.org/2022/02/15/vezerlezer-ed10-flashlight-review/

On Youtube:
LiquidRetro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQnBVngKj5M&ab_channel=LiquidRetro
Bronzborz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hzGON6SvmQ&t=448s&ab_channel=bronzborz
Funtastic/Piercing the Darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8KWpGV7Qks&t=91s&ab_channel=PiercingThe...

———————————————————————————-
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Colour: Black
Material: Hard anodized aircraft grade aluminium alloy
Emitter: Luminus SST40 6500K
Lens: Glass, AR Coated
Reflector: Orange Peel (OP)
Battery: 1 × 18650
Switch: Side Switch
Built-in charging: USB-C
Reverse Polarity Protection: Yes (not stated)
Low Voltage Indication: Yes (side switch indicator)
Low Voltage Protection: Not stated
Max runtime: 886 hours
Max beam distance: 305m
Max output: 2200lumens
Max candela: 23200 candela
Waterproofness: IP68 (2m under water for 1 hour)
Impact resistance: 1.5 m

NOTE: info above is provided by manufacturer. Independent tests by different reviewers have provided different numbers concerning max output/distance.

———————————————————————————-

PACKAGE

The VezerLezer ED10 arrives in a branded box with some information about the specs in the front and back sides.

Inside we find:
- VezerLezer ED10 flashlight;
- VezerLezer wrapped 18650 2600mAh 3.7V 9.62 Wh battery;
- USB to USB-C charging cable;
- User Manual;
- VezerLezer branded lanyard;
- spare o-ring.


My first impressions of the flashlight are:

- compact in overall length, despite not the most compact in diameter, in this range of flashlights

- good anodizing all over the host

- easy to locate the head and switch

- clear beam with some tint shift in the lower levels

- versatile UI with the shortcuts done well!!!

———————————

Under a descriptive perspective:

- the ED10 is composed by 3 main parts: head, battery tube and tailcap

- the anodizing is well done, in black and it is a middle way between matte and shinny

- there are no machining imperfections that I could find

- the bezel can be retrieved and there is no glue on its threads; outside it has engraved the “HOT” warning and the serial number

- below the bezel there is a sealing o-ring

- it has an AR Coated glass lens (24,40mm x 1,55mm), that sits above the reflector and below another sealing o-ring

- the aluminium reflector is OP, and it is screwed in into the head; it has a 6mm hole for the LED/gasket

- there is a black gasket around the Luminus SST40 6500K, that sits in a Copper DTP MCPCB with approximate 2mm thickness

- in the exterior part of the head, one side has the side switch, with an LED indicator, and the other side has the USB-C charging port, protected by a rubber cover

- it also has cooling fins on each side of the head

- the lower part of the head has engravings with the brand and flashlight model in the front and in the back

- the driver has a more or less soft spring and no other components are at sight

- the battery tube is non-reversilble, has shallow spiral knurling, has 2 grooves for the pocket clip, has engravings + with the brand and flashlight model and with the battery polarity, has +sealing o-rings in each top, and seems to have a mix of square and triangular threads

- the pocket clip can be used in reverse position, and when used in the bottom it does not provide deep carry; the retention is good although not extremely strong

- the pocket clip also has a lanyard hole

- the tailcap has a spring inside, which can be removed; outside it has a lanyard hole, and in the base it has +engravings + with the brand website and other symbols.

- the flashlight takes protected and unprotected batteries

- the head shape + the pocket clip “prevent” more or less the flashlight from rolling

- I am not sure if the switch is electronic or mechanical since the light turns ON after the tailcap being unscrewed > screwed; there is no information about this .



The head section.

The battery tube.

An the tailcap.
Here you can see the lanyard hole and the spring inside.

Now let’s see its weight and dimensions.

Length, and the diamter of tailcap and of the flashlight the pocket clip.

Diameter of the bezel, of the head (more distant points) and on the head’s ssides.

———————————————————————————-
ACCESSORIES

The VezerLezer ED10 comes with the following accessories.

O-RING
Well, it’s an o-ring Silly

POCKET CLIP
As said above, it can be used in reverse position, provides good retention and does the job with competence, but it is not the strongest clip you’ll have.


USB-C CABLE

It has 0.5m, and is USB to USB-C. Nothing more to add Silly

LANYARD

It is VezerLezer branded, and it is adjustable. Can be put in the tailcap or in the pockect clip.

BATTERY

I didn’t run tests on the battery, but it is a VezerLezer wrapped 18650 2600mAh 3.7V 9.62 Wh battery, protected and with button top.


Here you can see how it protrudes when placed in the flashlight, unlike an unprotected flat top Sony VTC6 cell.

USER MANUAL

Last but not least, the User Manual, where you can find information on how to operate the flashlight, despite it misses some information regarding: Reverse Polarity Protection and Low Voltage Protection.

It is written in: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

NOTE: Click the photos to see with more detail .

EXTRA

Well, this is not an accessory, but it could be. This is a Convoy holster in which the VezerLezer ED10 fits perfectly, in case you want to get one to carry yours.

———————————————————————————-

USER INTERFACE

Advancing to something more descriptive, here comes the UI.
It is not perfect, but I kinda like it, specially due to the shortcuts.

There are 2 “modes”: “Discrete Output” (levels) and “Continuous Output” (ramping).

- Discrete Output has Moonlight > Eco > Low > Medium > High // > Medium > Low > Eco > Moonlight

- Continuous Output starts in a level similar to Eco and goes up to a level similar to High.

NOTE 1: To alternate between these modes, from OFF, press and hold the switch for 5 seconds. The light will blink 2 times and will stay ON.

NOTE 2: the flashlight has memory

————

How to operate each mode?

Discrete Output
FROM OFF

  • OFF >> press & hold = Moonlight, independently of the last used mode
  • OFF >> 1 click = ON in the last used level (including Moonlight)
  • OFF >> 2 clicks = Turbo
  • OFF >> 3 clicks = Strobe
  • OFF >> 4 clicks = SOS
  • OFF >> 5 clicks = lock/unlock

FROM ON

  • ON >> 1 click from any regular level = OFF
  • ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from OFF = OFF
  • ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from other level = returns to the last regular used level
  • ON >> 2 clicks = Turbo
  • ON >> 3 clicks = Strobe
  • ON >> 4 clicks = SOS
  • ON >> press & hold = advances in the sequences:
    - a) Moonlight > Eco > Low > Medium > High [STOP] (1) (2)
    - b) High > Medium > Low > Eco > Moonlight [STOP] (1) (2)
  • ON >> press & hold from Turbo= enters ECO level

(1) Note that when it reaches High or Moonlight, the advance stops, and it requires press & hold again
(2) Note that when advancing up or down in levels, if the switch is released and pressed again in a 1.5 second period, it will reverse the direction. If the switch is not pressed again within the 1.5s period, it will resume the previous advancing direction.

——-/////——-

Continuous Output
FROM OFF

  • OFF >> press & hold = enters the lowest level of ramping (similar to ECO)
  • OFF >> 1 click = ON in the last used level of ramping or Turbo (it memorizes it)
  • OFF >> 2 clicks = Turbo
  • OFF >> 3 clicks = Strobe
  • OFF >> 4 clicks = SOS
  • OFF >> 5 clicks = lock/unlock

FROM ON

  • ON >> 1 click from any ramping level = OFF
  • ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from OFF = OFF
  • ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from other level = returns to the last regular used ramping level
  • ON >> 2 clicks = Turbo
  • ON >> 3 clicks = Strobe
  • ON >> 4 clicks = SOS
  • ON >> press & hold = ramps up or down (bottom = Eco; top = High) (1) (2)
  • ON >> press & hold from Turbo= enters ECO level

(1) Note that when it reaches the ramping top or bottom, it stops and requires press & hold again
(2) Note that when ramping up or down, if the switch is released and pressed again in a 1.5 second period, it will reverse the direction. If the switch is not pressed again within the 1.5s period, it will resume the previous ramping direction.

———————————————————————————-

OUTPUT AND RUNTIME

I will cheat a bit here and leave you with the specs about output, runtime, distance and intensity, because it is clearer this way.
However, I must say that the max output doesn’t seem to go up to 2200 lumens nor it reaches 305 meters.
In good conditions it may reach 200 meters, but I would say that 180 is already a good margin for it.

Other reviews have stated that the upper lumens numbers are lower than the ones presented on specs. I cannot confirm it via any test.

However, I did a test (luxmeter @ 1m away from the flashlight) for 5 minutes, and these are my numbers:

TIME Lux @ 1m Temp. ºC
0s 3038 ×10 18.8
0.30s 2875 ×10 25.0
1m 2776 ×10 34.0
1m30s 2721 ×10 46.2
2m 2677 ×10 50.1
2m30s 1158 ×10 50.8
3m 3833 40,4
3m30s 4373 42
4m 4652 41.1
4m30s 5140 43
5m 5550 43.2

NOTES:
a) At minute 2m10s the output started decreasing rapidly
b) I am not sure if my thermometer measured well from minute 2m30s onwards
c) The light got hot at 2 minutes, I could feel it on touch

This may be the place to show the current that the ED10 pulls from the included battery in the different levels (ML to Turbo). Note that Moonlight is probably below 0.01Amps but as this was measured with the clamp meter and not the DMM, it doesn’t show it with accuracy.

Also, and AGAIN, this was not a controlled scientific test.

———————————————————————————-

SWITCH INDICATOR: CHARGING AND LOW VOLTAGE WARNING

As mentioned above, this flashlight can be recharged via USB-C cable.
When charging the switch indicator will blink RED, and when charged it will be GREEN.

It is also the switch indicator that warns about low battery, namely through:
- GREEN: 100% > 75%
- ORANGE: 75% > 50% (started on 3.86V)
- RED: 50% > 25%
- BLINKING RED: 25% > 0%

And this may be the place to show the parasitic drain of this flashlight while OFF. I made 3 measurements with the different DMM configurations. See it here from Microamps to Amps.

———————————————————————————-

SIZE COMPARISON

Time for some comparison between the ED10 and other known/similar flashlights. It is shorter than other 18650 lights but also longer than some of the closest competitors, but it is larger, specially due to the head. Still, it can be seen that it is a compact light, in any case Wink

Wuben TO46R > ED10 > Wuben D1

Olight Warrior Mini > ED10 > Emisar D4 V1

Convoy S2+ > ED10 > Convoy T2

———————————————————————————-

BEAMSHOTS

It is time for the beamshots.
The VezerLezer ED10 has a Luminus SST40 6500K LED, which is not a bad LED, but even under an OP reflector produces some tint shift specially in the lowest levels.

However, apart from that, the beam is clear and without major artifacts, having a defined hotspot, corona and spill.
On max, the beam is not the coolest (temp) I’ve seen , but it is definitely cooler than a light using SST40 5000K. It is not High CRI as well.

In terms of range, it reaches around 180m, although in complete darkness maybe it can reach a little further.

No PWM

Beam Pattern

Tint comparison

Vs SST40 6500K + TIR optic (Olight Warrior Mini)

Vs Samsung 5000K + SMO Reflector (Skilhunt M200)

Vs XP-L HI 5000K + OP reflector optic (Convoy T2)

Vs Luxeon V2 3000K + TIR optic (Olight Warrior Mini Red)

Distance beamshots

@ 5m

@ 16m

@ 35m (factory)

@ 120m (farthest visible field)

Beamshot Comparison

ED10 > Olight Warrior Mini (SST40 6500K + TIR optic)

ED10 > Olight Warrior Mini Red (modded with Luxeon V2 3000K + TIR optic)

———————————————————————————-

OVERALL APPRECIATION

What I like:

- it is a compact flashlight, despite its diameter

- has a good output on max, and has well spaced levels,

- the shortcuts for the non regular modes are good (I particularly like the ones to ML and Turbo) and don’t induce confusion

- the shape is ergonomic and the switch is easy to find

- anodizing is good and seems to last well

- I like it brings the needed accessories, namely battery, which is good for offering this as a gift

- it has USB-C charging, which is convenient given that most of my devices also have USB-C

- I like the ability of going up and down on brightness levels without needing to go cycle through all the levels

- I like that it can be opened to be modded (LED) Wink

- and I like that this is an overall well done flashlight from a recent and unknown brand, which brings some excitement to the flashlight world, even if it is not a complete innovation.

——-/////——-

What I would improve:

-I’d like to see it having different LEDs with different CCTs and high CRI

- although I didn’t buy it, maybe it is an expensive flashlight considering other brands and models in the market

- I’d introduce Moonlight on the “Continuous Output” mode

- from what I read, not from my tests, this could have better regulation, but I am not expert on those aspects.

- I feel like the amount of engravings in the flashlight is excessive (well, not Armytek style, though Silly )

- User Manual should state information about RPP and LVP

———————————————————————————-

THE END

Before leaving you with the video review, I’d like to thank VezerLezer for the GAW and the great entry on BLF, and wish him luck with the next endeavours! Thank you and good luck!! Wink

Thank you also for reading and if you have comments or considerations, leave them below!

Cheers folks Beer

Correllux
Correllux's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 04/27/2019 - 22:23
Posts: 1785
Location: USA

Excellent review…good to see you back!

Firelight2
Firelight2's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 04/08/2011 - 15:17
Posts: 5091
Location: California

Great review! Smile

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 7363
Location: Portugal

Correllux wrote:
Excellent review…good to see you back!

Thanks Correllux Wink
The will and time to review or mod hasn’t been much lately, but the bug is still here Silly
Firelight2 wrote:
Great review! Smile

Thanks Firelight2 Wink

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 7363
Location: Portugal

Last weekend I took the VezerLezer ED10 with me to the village (normally I only carry a modified Olight Warrior Mini) because I wanted to give it a try in the outdoor environment.

Besides what I pointed out above, pros and cons, I have some more stuff I would like to emphasize:

- I really like the possibility to go up and down in the regular levels, without needing to reach to bottom or top in evey cycle;

- however, I don’t really like that, when pressing the switch and it reaches the top, it doesn’t go down to a lower level. This made me burn a holster inadvertently while I was holding the flashlight/holster under the arm, unknowingly pressing the switch. It reached the high mode and stood there, generating heat and buring a part of the holster.

- I really like the amount of light that the ED10 puts out, and the range it reaches in terms of distance.

- I don’t really like that much that it gets quite hot after some time on High, but it know it is heat dissipation working…

- I really like the shape and grip of the flashlight and how easy it is to use.

——————————-

I still find it weird that if the light is ON and the tailcap is unscrewed, when it is put back in place, the flashlight will turn ON.
I tried a tailcap with a FC switch from another flashlight and, after unscrewing the ED10 tailcap while it was on Strobe and screwing in the other tailcap with a switch, I was able to use momentary strobe and, after chaning levels/modes, momentary modes.

——————————-

I wonder if VezerLezer would be willing to make this model evolve and create an 18650 double tailswictch + side switch flashlight to have momentary modes and mode changing ability at the same time, while doing the rest that the flashlight already does well Wink Innocent

Hear me Dan? Wink

Funtastic
Funtastic's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 06/26/2014 - 02:14
Posts: 2957
Location: New Zealand
MascaratumB wrote:
I wonder if VezerLezer would be willing to make this model evolve and create an 18650 double tailswictch + side switch flashlight to have momentary modes and mode changing ability at the same time, while doing the rest that the flashlight already does well Wink Innocent

That was exactly what they were working on, but their facebook now seems dead. The brand didn’t really gain much traction, yes it was well made, but it was just another model so similar to others.

I reviewed this model twice, both the 6500K and 5000K. The 2nd batch lost the moonlight 0.5 lumen level and lost 2-300 lumens on Turbo. I dropped in the 6500K SST40 to test and it was less output. The first batch had so many UI bugs. I wish they tested this thoroughly themselves because these things made a negative impact on their first impression.

Piercing The Darkness YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/PiercingTheDarkness

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 17 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 7363
Location: Portugal
Funtastic wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
I wonder if VezerLezer would be willing to make this model evolve and create an 18650 double tailswictch + side switch flashlight to have momentary modes and mode changing ability at the same time, while doing the rest that the flashlight already does well Wink Innocent

That was exactly what they were working on, but their facebook now seems dead. The brand didn’t really gain much traction, yes it was well made, but it was just another model so similar to others.

I reviewed this model twice, both the 6500K and 5000K. The 2nd batch lost the moonlight 0.5 lumen level and lost 2-300 lumens on Turbo. I dropped in the 6500K SST40 to test and it was less output. The first batch had so many UI bugs. I wish they tested this thoroughly themselves because these things made a negative impact on their first impression.

Wow, didn’t know that!! Shocked
My suggestion was mostly a wishful thinking because it seems it could be a good concept.

Also, despite the “bugs”, I believe that the ED10 is still a solid flashlight that could evolve into better and more refined approaches. Thumbs Up

I never really checked the 2nd batch with NW emitter, but is is a pitty that it lost the ML level. I wouldn’t mind if the Turbo was less powerfull, but the ML is a good feature.

I can try to reach Dan via WhatsApp and check if everything is OK, just to make sure that this wasn’t a one light brand! If I have any news from him, I’ll post it here.

And in case you or anyone has more news about that project, let us know, please Wink

Funtastic
Funtastic's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 06/26/2014 - 02:14
Posts: 2957
Location: New Zealand

The moonlight on the first batch was entirely unregulated, so I’m guessing this was a hardware issue, so the easy fix was to just disable it. At 3V it’s was barely lit.

A less bright turbo is fine, but to keep selling it at the 2200 lumens, isn’t really ideal.

6500K first batch: Turn on: 2100 / 30 sec: 1900 lumens

6500K second batch: 1734 / 1575
5000K second batch: 1678 / 1535

Tested with a 30Q to make sure they hadn’t changed the bundled cell, but it was a similar increase as the first batch measured with the 30Q.

It makes me wonder if they limited the FET in coding or physically changed something. Bypassed both springs to no effect.

Piercing The Darkness YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/PiercingTheDarkness

Rusty Joe
Rusty Joe's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 21 min ago
Joined: 07/24/2011 - 00:22
Posts: 3906
Location: Houston, TX

Ah, just great…another unusable light that accidentally activates in a holster, bag, or pocket, requiring constantly non-use lockout. sigh

stephenk
stephenk's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 12 min ago
Joined: 01/30/2016 - 05:09
Posts: 2353
Location: Australia

They did have a tail/side switch light in the works. Not sure what happens to it?

Funtastic
Funtastic's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 06/26/2014 - 02:14
Posts: 2957
Location: New Zealand

Basically, you just get a tail switch if holding a holster under the arm is your thing. I always unscrew the tail on everything. I find it amusing that I run a flashlight store and yet never trust leaving a battery inside without doing that. When I leave home I either mechanically lock it or remove the battery

Piercing The Darkness YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/PiercingTheDarkness