"DOUBLE REVIEW": Lumintop Tool AA V2.0 & Lumintop Tool25 [Pic Heavy]

It’s a great little work light. Have to stress “work” cuz I have to have special flashlights for every occasion because… well ultimately so I don’t shock my wife when I sneak up after reading the forums all night. Gotta have direct to moonlight in my EDC.

Wanted to thank you for the “pic heavy” reviews. Many questions can be answered by a few pictures and I appreciate than you have many shots of different stages of assembly, size comparisons, beam shots, even instruction manual!

I love my li-ion lights but my roots are AA. I never really loved the 2xD lights that were the norm when I was a kid.

I’ll be swapping emitters and wanted to let any potential modders know that the pill has left-hand threads.

edit: by “left hand” I mean opposite of standard threads. You will need to rotate the pill clockwise to unscrew.

This will explain the seemingly counter-intuitive naming convention better than I can - Screw thread - Wikipedia

I was thinking what flashlight to use with Lexel’s DD 1S/2S Bistro HD OTSM 15mm driver and now i found it. :slight_smile:
Many thanks for this review!

Thanks for reading :wink:
If I may ask, which LED will you use? :wink:
Cause I also intend to mod this one and I’m looking for viable options :innocent:

I’m debating with my other self about 351D 5000K 90CRI or going to rocket option, W1.
But most likely i’ll use W1 in AA and 351D in 25

Funny you mention that, this morning I was looking to the reflector on the AA and thought about the W1 too :smiley: I am just worried that it may create some rings on the beam :zipper_mouth_face: The reflector is short and seems better prepared to use domed LEDs than domeless! But it may be a good option! Also, beware that you may have to “shave” the MCPCB to make it fit in the pill!

About the Tool25, using that driver 15mm from Lexel with 14500 batteries won’t need any tweek on the driver? Can it be used without issues due to the LED vs Batteries voltage?!

I am really dumb about this, that’s why I’m asking !!!

Well i’m no expert either but a lot of reading and anoying people with questions will get you to the goal.

Lexel driver is ready to use when delivered. You can even ask him to set mods you like (outputs).
There’s option for single liion or 2xliion but the output/current to the LED is the same as predetermined before.
More deatils can be found here:

I’ve been reading and bugging people about this, but in the end I fail to perceive if my wills can work or not!

I have some lights to mod, to use 2x14500s but I’ve been failing to perceive with which drivers & leds they will work or not.

I will re-read again and draw my conclusions :slight_smile:

Thanks for the link and for the help on this! And then show us how the mod went ! I’m sure it will be great to have the Tool25 working that way :slight_smile:

I hope i won’t forget about this update… my work take most of my time and other hobby which is also important. Sometimes i do some important stuff to show somebody but i forgot it and some months pass untill someone reminds of it.
Feel free to bump me in PM from time to time :slight_smile:

Ahah, I hope I don’t forget about that too :smiley:
Normally I do recall it as they are similar mods to what I desire to do, so I like to see how it works !
I’ll check this with you in some time :wink:

I think the switch boot on my Tool AA V2.0 is different and wont tail stand. Disappointing.

How come? Can you post a pic?

I cant right now but there are plenty of pics with the usual style:

Hum, unless they put a taller rubber tailcap, it should work well! Both my old and new versions tailstanded correctly!
Have you checked if there is any “holding” spacer between the switch and the tailcap?
If not, it may cause the tailcap to protrude a bit !

Also, that seems a photo from the old version not the AA 2.0!
Even in AliExpress where I bought mine, it has the bunny tailcap!

I’ll check and make sure I didn’t do something when modding it. It was only purchased 2 months ago from Amazon.

I looked and it appears I replaced the tail spring with a stiffer BeCu one. So now when I really crank the tail cap down it pushes out on the switch just enough to make it wobbly. If I loosen the cap just slightly it will barely stand on its own so I guess it was my own doing after all.

I was worried for a second. Luckily now we know the source of the problem.

Glad you found what was wrong :wink:
These lights have room for mods, but they need to be precise, otherwise we’ll end not having a good final result!
Hope you can solve it and make it tailstand :wink:
BTW, can I ask what mod did you do? :wink: :innocent:

Just a new shaved LH351D LED and better tail spring, nothing too fancy.

I am quoting this because a fellow member asked me about unscrewing the pill of the Tool AA (and the Tool 25 is the same)!
Please be sure that when you unscrew the pill, you use thin tweezers and you rotate it to the right, not the left!

The pills are not glued, so it is just a matter or turning it to the right!

We refer to standard threads as right-hand where righty=tighty and lefty=loosey.
I will update post for those not familiar with this convention.