[Review] - Armytek Wizard Nichia Pro Magnet USB - Neutral White - by Lock

Hello everyone. Today we will see the Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia Warm CW : new front with integrated USB charging and Neutral color White with CRI> 90. Here the link of the company and here the link of the product.

Packaging and content
The Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia USB comes in a colored cardboard box containing all the main product information. The package is rich overall includes:

• Wizard Pro Nichia Warm
• Armytek 18650 Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 3200mAh
• Stainless steel belt clip
• 2 x spare O-rings
• Proprietary cable for charging
• Multilingual user manual
• Headband
• Handband

Main features
- Rechargeable flashlight via Magnetic USB charger
- Side switch for interface control
- Magnet at the tailcap and possibility of tailstand
- Efficient TIR lens for a non-tunnel vision effect
- Multicolor LED for status indications
- Active temperature control with automatic power reduction/increase
- Battery over-discharge control
- Total protection against water, waterproof up to 10m (for two hours) and impact resistant up to 10m high.
- Max runtime: 200 days in the lowest firefly mode
- 10 year Armytek warranty

Manufacturer specifications
• LED light output: 1770lm
• OTF light output: 1400lm
• Beam Distance: 97 mt
• Intensità luminosa: 4200 cd
• Optic Lens : TIR
• Body Material: Aircraft-grade aluminium
• Body Anti-Abrasive Finish: Premium type III hard anodizing 400HV
• Angolo spot: 70°
• Angolo spill: 120°
• Hotspot Diameter to 5m: 7 mt
• Battery: 18650
• LED: Nichia 144AR, Neutral White 4500K
• Waterproof IP68, 10 mt, 2 hours
• Impact Resistance: 10 mt
• Memory Mode: Yes
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Measured size and weight
• Length: 108 mm
• Body width: 24.5 mm
• Head width: 29 mm
• Weight: 65g for the light + 48g for the 18650 (total 113g)
• Total weight with band and light holder: 145g

Output levels and Runtime
Many levels well spaced: 2 Turbo levels, 6 normal levels, and 3 special levels (strobe):

• Turbo2: 1400 lm/ 2 h 50 min (460 lm after 1 min)
• Turbo1: 770 lm / 1 h 50 min
• Main3: 335 lm / 4 h 10 min
• Main2: 140 lm / 10 h
• Main1: 27 lm / 50 h
• Firefly3: 5 lm / 8 days
• Firefly2: 1.2 lm / 40 days
• Firefly1: 0.1 lm / 200 days
• Strobe3: 10Hz / 1400 lm / 5 h 40 min
• Strobe2: 1Hz / 1400 lm / 14 h
• Strobe1: 10Hz / 140 lm / 50 h

Runtime test
The runtime tests were carried out in the home environment at a temperature of about 16 ° C using the supplied Armytek 3200mAh battery as power supply. Obviously, repeating the tests in other contexts with different temperatures, different types of cooling and power supply, the results could vary considerably.
Following the runtime tests (with forced ventilation) using the supplied 3200mAh battery

Body and materials
The Wizard Pro is a frontal torch with a slim and elongated shape with a diameter slightly larger than a normal 18650 battery. It immediately gives the touch an excellent feeling of robustness and build quality. There is no type of aesthetic defect and everything is treated in detail.

The only part of the flashlight that can be unscrewed is the tailcap which allows the battery to be inserted. Once the tailcap has been unscrewed, on the body we can see the presence of a pair of O-rings placed under the threads whose purpose is to guarantee perfect waterproofing of the torch.

The fillets arrive really well lubricated by Nyogel and although these are not anodized, the physical lock-out of the interface is still allowed by unscrewing the tailcap by ¼ of a turn.

The physical lock-out allows to avoid accidental ignition and the annoying parasitic drain.

The tailcap is magnetic and has the proprietary connection for charging via USB cable (supplied).

The magnet (not removable) is really powerful and allows you to attach the torch to any ferrous material, even in a horizontal position.
At the negative pole we have a spring not plated but with a good section and good resistance. At the positive pole instead there is a protruding button.

The lettering is well done, without any smudging. On the head there is no writing unlike the previous models which reported information on the type of LED used and on the color. This information is now found in the central part of the body.

There is no type of knurling but the satin finish that Armytek adopts on its torches does not make it miss. In fact, thanks to the particular processing, the Wizard, on the whole body, offers excellent grip even with wet or completely wet hands.

The tailcap is flat and allows the use of the flashlight in tailstand for example as a desk light.

The head is also flat, headstanding is also possible.

Wizard Pro Nichia is powered by a 18650 lithium battery. Both "flat top" and "top button" batteries are compatible. Armytek recommends the use of high drain cells of at least 7A.

The package includes a 3200mAh high drainage 18650 cell from Armytek.

The anodizing is truly exceptional, well made and scratch resistant. The bezel and the bezel ring around the power button are made of stainless steel.

A belt clip is also included in the package. It has a good thickness, offers good resistance and can be mounted in both directions.

The band is elastic, soft and very comfortable to wear.

An o-ring on the support allows you to effectively block the light which cannot in any way accidentally come off.

Temperature control
The Wizard Nichia Pro used at high levels, given the large power of the LED and the scarce surface on which to dissipate the heat, quickly overheats and reaches in a few minutes 55-60 degrees. At this temperature the torch starts to regulate the output and therefore to decrease the power.

Temperature control is efficient: when the torch overheats (the red LED under the power button starts flashing) the brightness is adjusted to allow it to cool. Once cooled, the torch will automatically increase the output trying to return to the initially set level. The starting level may never be reached again if the torch temperature is too high.

The power button
The switch, the only one on the torch, allows you to control the entire user interface. It is made of yellow rubber and offers a good grip to the touch. It is very responsive, has a short stroke and offers excellent tactile feedback. To activate it you have to put a good pressure.

Inside there is a status LED that acts as "warning indication" or "battery status notification"

Low battery level: under 25% charge will flash red every 2 seconds. As the voltage drops, the torch will stepdown the lower section to preserve the battery from any stress. When the charge is less than 10%, the LED will flash red once per second. If it flashes green it means that the battery is charged.

Temperature control: when the torch overheats the LED will flash three consecutive times at 2 second intervals. When a critical temperature is reached, the LED will flash three consecutive times at 1 second intervals and the brightness will automatically decrease. After the torch has cooled, the brightness will automatically rise. There are no pre-set timers for stepdown, but only controls active in real time by measuring the temperature

The electronics of the flashlight allow to have a constant brightness throughout the runtime. So, for example, if you use it at the "Main 2" level, you will have constant brightness until the cell is exhausted, except for any lowering of brightness due to active thermal protection.
It is also possible to activate or deactivate the status LED at will (by default it is deactivated in the "OFF State" and in the "Firefly Mode". To activate it, just unscrew the tailcap by ¼ of a turn, press and hold the button , screw on the tailcap and unscrew it again. The settings will remain memorized even if the battery is removed.

The charging system
To charge the light just use the special cable provided.

To start the battery charging phase, unscrew the tailcap by ¼ and connect the cable. If this operation is not performed, the LED on the cable will start to flash, indicating that the tailcap has not been unscrewed correctly.
Approximately, to recharge the supplied cell, it takes 6 to 8 hours depending on the charger that is used. Armytek recommends power supplies with an output current of 1A or greater.

The LED located under the power button indicates the battery charging status.

User Interface
The UI provides 11 levels divided into 4 sections: Firefly, Main, Turbo and Strobo. Using the interface is quite simple, it takes very little practice to be able to exploit all the different levels.

With the flashlight off:
• With a click the flashlight is opened to the last stored level
• Pressing and holding will enter the Firefly mode section.
• Pressing and holding down will cycle through the different levels (F1, F2, F3, M1, M2, M3, T1) excluding Turbo 2.

With the flashlight on:
• With one click the flashlight is turned off.
• Pressing and holding will cycle through the various levels of the current section, so if for example you are in the Main section, holding down will cycle the various Main levels (1,2,3)

With 2 clicks:
• From the firefly section, with two clicks, you will switch to the Main section (or vice versa from the Main to the Firefly)

With 3 clicks:
• From each mode you enter the Turbo section. From here holding the power button will cycle between the two turbo levels available

With 4 clicks:
• From each mode you enter the Strobe section. From here, holding down the power button will cycle between the three strobe levels available: 1Hz (Low Mode), 1Hz (high Mode), 10hz (High Mode).

• For the physical lockout of the interface, simply unscrew the tailcap by ¼ turn.

Locator function:
• This function allows you to use the LED on the power button as a light locator. To activate it, you must first turn the torch on and off, unscrew the tailcap by ¼ of a turn, press and hold the power button, screw and unscrew and finally release the button. At this point, the LED under the power button will flash green every 5 seconds even if the flashlight is off. To disable this option, you can proceed in the same way with the same procedure used for activation.

Tint, beam and beamshots
The tint of this model is Neutral, very balanced and uniform. Perfect for natural environments, excellent color rendering of colors. The color temperature of 4500K is positioned exactly in the middle between the Cool and Warm versions that we already know.

The beam is clean and uniform without any artifact.

At Turbo there is a real wall of light that allows you to illuminate "per day" at a distance of 30-40mt.

The tint is pleasant, not tired even if used for a long time.

Following some comparative night shots between Wizard Nichia Pro and Wizard Pro Warm ...

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...and some shots of the Armytek Wizard Nichia Pro at Turbo ...

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The Wizard Nichia Pro is an exceptional product from all points of view: from the aesthetic aspect to the functionality, from the technical characteristics to the power.

What you notice immediately when you pick it up is the particular matte finish of the body that always guarantees excellent grip even with wet hands.

The general build quality is really of a high standard, the details are taken care of.

The rubber side switch allows you to easily control the whole interface. It is sensitive, precise and allows instant access to all sections of the UI (Firefly, Main, Turbo and Strobo) thanks to the various shortcuts. The status LED inside it allows you to understand when the temperature is rising or if the battery is running out.

The UI is very simple and gives quick and intuitive access to all available levels. There is a real firefly level of only 0.1 lm with an exceptional theoretical duration of 200 days and a turbo of over 1400lm.

The beam is uniform, very wide and ideal for the use of the flashlight as an outdoor front. The torch is equipped with a steel clip to allow it to be connected and also used directly to the belt.

The tint is perfectly Neutral White, without any dominant, makes the colors very well and does not tire the eyesight even after many hours of use.

Excellent "real time" temperature control that regulates brightness avoiding overheating. This uses a real thermometer that continuously analyzes the temperature reached (therefore no timed stepdowns). The adjustment is flat as long as the torch remains at acceptable temperatures (40-50 ° C) and as long as the battery is able to provide it with the necessary energy. With increasing temperature (60-65 ° C) the thermal control intervenes which will decrease its brightness.

Wizard Nichia Pro is waterproof and resistant to diving up to 10m depth. In addition, it resists impacts up to a height declared by the house of 10m.

The Magnetic tailcap and the integrated USB charging interface are indispensable.
Valid and top quality product, definitely to be recommended !!

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