A brief story on the why I got these flashlights. I was browsing Lumintop’s website (I had seen their BLF GT light variants before but never really owned any of their lights) and I checked the “new arrival” section and stumbled upon the D2. It looked compact and visually appealing, advertised reasonably bright max lumens, and the throw was impressive for the perceived size, so I was interested. Checked it out on Amazon and I couldn’t believe how cheap it was so I got two of them (under 60 bucks total, even with our ridiculous 11.5% sales tax). In my mind, I thought they would make great presents for my parents who don’t own a single flashlight and yet live in a neighborhood where the power constantly goes out. I thought I’d get two, and if I liked it, I’d keep it, while if not, I’d give one to each of my parents so they can both have their own light.
Sorry if the pictures take a long time to load guys, is it just me, or is Imgur slow as hell? My internet’s not the best in the world but it’s decent, I got 200 down/20 up. I’ve always read a ton on forums but never been one to post, so this is all new to me, srry if the pics are “too large”. I’m just taking them on my iPhone, passing to my PC, converting them to JPEG in a website (they’re HEIC originally) and then uploading to Imgur.
Anyway, the light arrived (mega late as everything’s been lately), I even got my money refunded because it took so darn long to arrive. Well, with that out of the way, here’s the light in question. I gotta say I’m impressed with it, I did not expect such performance from such a tiny light and at this price point.
It came in a really nice box, plenty of foam padding to keep it protected during the trip through the mail (which is an odyssey, my box came in crushed and they had literally torn the tape and opened it). I feared the lights might be damaged but nope, they came in mint thanks to the packaging. Nice job Lumintop.
Here is what it looks like in my hands:
Here’s what the button looks like in the dark when the flashlight’s turned off:
Here’s a beamshot straight on my ceiling, causing the room to be lit up quite nicely as well:
Here’s what it looks like when I shine it to the sky and I can see the beam in the air, you’ll have to excuse the crappy phone pics in the dark:
Here’s a picture of it next to the Thrunite Catapult V6 for size reference, as well as a picture of it next to the included 18650 cell and a 21700 cell of my own. Also a beamshot picture shining on my white concrete ceiling for reference, Lumintop D2 on the left, Thrunite Catapult V6 on the right (the 5000k version, not the neutral white)
Here’s some beamshots (before and after) shining it at an apartment complex that’s about 380-400 meters away (honestly, the pictures do it no justice, specially when viewed from a phone, the apartment complex is lit up very brightly in person, to the point where I’m sure a lot of people looked out of their windows to see what was happening, it could easily light up something significantly further than 400 meters pretty well, I’m impressed):