Just my opinion - I don’t think the side output is going to be all that different from the EDC05C. The advertised lumens on the E05C are actually about what the EDC05C seemed to test at, in reviews… I think Zeroair’s review had the side light ~400 lumens, and Flashaholics had it around 220ish? Lumintop’s measurements seem to differ a good amount from what reviewers test the output at, but I would guess its going to be pretty similar in output to the EDC05C… just speculation though.
I had posted a thread on the E05C in the main light forum - I’m thinking that what they most likely did is got rid of the boost driver, but kept similar output levels via a buck driver? I wouldnt be surprised if the high mode (main emitter), now turns on around 600 or 650 lumens, but heats up more than the EDC05C, and drops more quickly with battery voltage, to where your output is more dependent on cell charge. Maybe the side emitter will function the same on its high mode now, but I wouldn’t expect it to be massively brighter than the EDC05C
Also, that old model was always hard to find to buy one. I recall in that thread, people asking where. I think they never fully marketed it, like they didn't want to sell it - strange. But it did have some quirks.
To be honest I don’t even understand the name.
EDC stands for everyday carry. Why is the new light with the same dimensions not a EDC?
Maybe Lumintop figured that out too, and decided to drop the E05C and simply upgrade the EDC05C?
But it must have been on sale for some time because there are reviews and this shop in Australia still has it on sale: https://maxbeamaustralia.com.au/product/lumintop-e05c/
I’m not sure where you’re looking but on this page on the Lumintop website I can access all the pages including Features, Specifications and even the user manual on the Downloads page. Perhaps there are regional sites that differ or it’s a very recent update. I sure hope they continue this light as I have the EDC05C (revised) with the updated end cap and it’s one of my favourite EDCs.
I see the mix up. I thought you were talking about the E05c but you’re obviously looking at the EDC05C page. That’s the problem when companies start changing names on products that are fundamentally the same. It definitely looks like the EDC05C is discontinued but it’s hard to find the E05C for sale anywhere. Glad I got mine when I did.
I wonder how reliable that answer is considering you asked for E05C and they reply EDC05C. Those people often have to answer 100s of mails a day and then it’s easy to make a mistake. Or even an answer that answers nothing…
Me: “What is the length of the product?”.
Sales rep: “Hello friend, they are black, silver and gold color. Have a good day”