CHAPTER’S INDEX :face_with_monocle:
SECTION 2 – The Fancy
“You Make My Nights Brighter! And Eventually My Days Too!”
“I’m Not Like The Others”
“You Need To Know How To Read…Me”
“Before You Give Me That Ring, You Gotta Turn Me On ”
“Hold Me Tight”
“Weight Me Up And Take My Measures”
“Put The Finger In… The Ring! And More!”
“Do You Need Shackles To Lock Me?”
“You Got The Looks”
“Do You Like My Package, Or Do You Wanna See What I Have Inside?”
Section 1 – The Boring
“I Like It When You Touch My Buttons”
“Confess: You Think I’m Special”
“Is ‘Blushing’ A Bad Thing?”
“How Long Will You Hang On? :smiling_imp: ”
“I’ll Open Myself With You”
SECTION 0 – The END
I’ll start the review from the end!
Be safe folks Wear protection :smiling_imp:
If after reading this you have questions or comments, let them come ! :+1:
I want to thank Brinyte, and specially Kitty, for the opportunity to review this amazing flashlight! Great work once again on this light and I hope you can keep on this positive track
I’ll go straight to the point: the Brinyte PT18pro Oathkeeper is a great flashlight! Call it tactical or not, this is an awesome flashlight!!!
Is it “perfect”? I wouldn’t call it that, but it is:
- super well made
- great anodizing
- well thought and perfected through the years (you can search for the “old” model online)
- “tactical” but also with good characteristics to be used non-tactical situations
Why wouldn’t I call it perfect?
Well, because of the only thing-I-would-definitely-improve it has, related the use of the SIDE SWITCH: long press to access Low mode, and long press to turn the light OFF if using that same switch. [read more on the USER INTERFACE part!]
And that’s it! It is the only thing I consider that can be improved! No, not even the tint shift on the beam due to the use of the Cree XHP35 HD ( Why? Because this is not an indoor-let’s-go-hunt-white-walls-flashlight )
SECTION 2 – The Fancy
“YOU MAKE MY NIGHTS BRIGHTER! AND EVENTUALLY MY DAYS TOO!”
As you perceived, this is not a suspense or thriller review ! So, there is nothing to hide, only things to show! And now the following photos will show what this flashlight does with its Cool White Cree XHP35 HD emitter, under a nothing less but perfect SMO reflector!
Well, it shows a wide but at the same time “throwy” beam that reaches 300m without big issues on turbo! :+1:
The hotspot is intense!
2m - 8m (garden chair)
2m – 70m (vineyard on the top of the street – as you can notice, the beam surpasses that limit :p)
2m – 90m (end of the field)
280m (farthest houses)
So, you’ve seen what this flashlight does when it is used to for what it is supposed to: illuminate!!
You may also want to know that it… doesn’t have PWM on its 4 regular modes:
And because the days can also get brighter with the PT18pro
“I’M NOT LIKE THE OTHERS”
Yes, that’s a thing we do in our daily life: compare! We compare to each other, we compare others, we compare supermarket prices, we compare…whatever! To see what is better, to see what is prettier, to see what better suits our needs or goals.
That’s why we also compare flashlights, and that’s what I did with the PT18pro Oathkeeper, just to let “it” know that “it is not like the others” and that is character, that is personality, that is uniqueness
Check how it looks like
PT18pro > Klarus XT1C
PT18pro > Convoy S2+
PT18pro > Zanflare F1
PT18pro > Olight M2R Warrior
Brinyte Family PT1: PT18Pro > T28 Artemis > PT28
Brinyte Family PT2: PT18Pro > PT28
Brinyte Family PT3: PT18pro > T28 Artemis
Wuben T70 > T28 Artemis > PT18pro > PT28
Wuben T70 > T28 Artemis > PT18pro > PT28 > Zanflare F1 > Olight M2R Warriorr > Convoy S2+ > Klarus XT1C
A good flashlight must be protected! But it must be also be ready to use! Just like a knife, a pen, the brain, …anything that we need to use suddenly!
That is why Brinyte made an extraordinary holster to dress this flashlight for the moments when you need it close to you! And you can undress it whenever you need
Sorry, this is perhaps auto-plagiarism, but I will quote myself from another thread
This is a:
“YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO READ…ME”
We read a lot these days, don’t we? If you are reading this, it is a signal that you know how to read! And if you understand this it means you have some knowledge in English language :student:
Those who did the Brinyte PT18pro Oathkeeper User Manual also know English, because it was considerably well written! For a wide audience that likes and uses tactical flashlights, it should be like this, and fortunately, it is a well done, very explained and well written manual! (yeah, some mistakes/errors are also there, but you know what they want to say, so don’t be picky )
Don’t believe? Check it below
And it has diagrams too
“BEFORE YOU GIVE ME THAT RING, YOU GOTTA TURN ME ON ”
That’s what it is! You can’t always go straight to the point, you need to make a “warm up”! And this section talks about the three…*rings*!
The ones that you can use to replace the original o-rings your PT18pro comes with!
You can place it on the battery tube, and also outside the tailcap to hold the metal tactical ring in place, preventing scratchs on the edge of the flap where it sits.
Oh and…the rings are already lubricated…
This section also mentions that blue
pill cell that makes the “light power up”!!! I am talking about the IMR18650 3100mAh 3.6V 1132Wh Brinyte branded battery.
I’ll quote myself once again – with slight changes, after all I am the author - , from another thread :
Hope this blue
pill cell get the “job done” :innocent:
And besides the ring and the cell, imagine that this section also mentions…the cable! The charging cable
Some more auto-quoting :
More on the led indicator and charging process…later, in a boring chapter
“HOLD ME TIGHT”
You never know when a request like this may happen! So, you gotta be prepared!!
What would you do? Of course: go to the pocket and grab the…*paracord lanyard with lobster clasp* that is on the list of accessories that the PT18pro Oathkeeper brings in the package
And next, you make sure you put it in you flashlight, on the pocket clip, on the tactical ring, on the tailcap, on the cigar grip ring…well, wherever it fits and helps you holding it tight…or loose
Why write again if it was already written ?
“WEIGHT ME UP AND TAKE MY MEASURES”
You know what this is all about, right?
And…despite you can feel it in different ways, it has some official measurements and weight!
164mm (length) x 25.4mm (body) x 41mm (head) ///// 170g
“PUT THE FINGER IN… THE RING! AND MORE!”
Of course, I am talking about the tactical ring, the cigar grip ring and the pocket clip!
The tactical ring is considered a gift that accompanied this flashlight and for that I do appreciate Brinyte’s attention!
It is made of metal and has a pointy side!
NOTE: The tactical ring can only be placed in position IF the “cigar grip ring” is also in place. Otherwise, it will not stay still. It also needs the thick o-ring to make it stay in place!
The pocket clip :
The cigar grip ring is also made of metal, it has a hole to put a lanyard. It can be used without the tactical ring and without the pocket clip. It is held in place by 2 o-rings that stay between it and the cigar grip ring.
“DO YOU NEED SHACKLES TO LOCK ME?”
The electronic lock-out function only prevents the use of the SIDE SWITCH. The other switches are still usable. When locked out, clicking the side switch will show 5 blinks in the switch led indicator.
To prevent the use of the PRIMARY and TAIL SIDE switches, one must unscrew the tailcap.
How to activate/de-activate “e-lock out”?
1 - triple click the side switch from OFF: the flashlight will blink 2 times and the side switch will then be locked/unlocked, depending on the previous state.
2 – while locked, turn the flashlight ON through the primary tailswitch for 5 seconds: after this, the side switch will be ready do use and will turn ON in the last used level (in case you changed modes through the combination explained in the action 10)
NOTE: the lock-out mode will automatically activate if the flashlight is OFF for 1 minute.
The Location Led is “located” in the side switch. It is the same led that is used to indicate the battery level or the charging state. If you want to locate the flashlight in the darkness, you can leave it ON. If not, you can disable it.
How to activate/de-activate the “location led”?
1 - turn the flashlight ON through the primary switch + press & hold the side switch for 10 seconds: during this time the flashlight will blink 2 times, depending on the previous state, the location led will be turned ON or OFF.
“YOU GOT THE LOOKS”
Before checking the looks, you need to put the words to function
This is a description and also appreciation of the flashlight!! (and yes, I will some of the text I also used for the PT28 Oathkeeper )
The PT18pro Oathkeeper is a great flashlight! It is not small as other tactical lights (my comparison is the Olight M2R Warrior), but it is a strong and sturdy flashlight!
It has really good construction quality, that is also perceivable when you touch the flashlight! You feel it will be powerful! On its range, of course
It has great and soft anodizing (matte), no “edgy” knurling, attractive lines, excellent overall quality and functioning!
The flashlight is composed by 2 main parts: head/battery tube and tailcap. Both the head and battery tube are glued to the head and I didn’t try to dismantle it!
However, the crenulated bezel can be unscrewed and detached from the flashlight if you want! For lens protection reasons, I don’t advise doing it! Also, the bumps on it allow seeing the light if it is laying on a surface. The bezel also has 2 engravings: serial number and the “sample not for sale” engravings.
Battery positive goes towards the head, negative towards the tailcap!
The head has some stripper and some “chocolate tablet knurling”. It is not a striking bezel, but…it can be, in case you need to break a glass!
The glass lens is AR Coated in rosy tone (or so it seems). The reflector is perfectly smooth and the emitter inside is a Cool White CREE XHP35 HD. This originates some tint shift in the beam, that is more noticeable in the non-turbo modes. But for an outdoor flashlight, I don’t care much for it!! (maybe I am getting insensitive? :o )
Still on the head, we can find 2 engravings on the rounded areas: on the one side, the flashlight’s brand and Brinyte’s website address, and on the other side, the flashlight’s model.
On the flat areas, on the one side we have the side electronic switch, and on the other side we have the magnetic charging port.
The side switch has a led in the centre that will light green, orange or red (depending on the battery level, and on the charging process), when the flashlight is turned ON or the flashlight is charging.
On the battery tube, we find a typical Brinyte knurling constituted by 3 “petals (on each side) that are “carved” in low relief.
The rest of the tube is flat and soft, except in the part where the pocket clip fits (in the lower part of the battery tube).
The battery tube also has a part where the cigar grip ring fits, and it is held in place by 2 thick o-rings that stay between the ring and the tube. Similarly to the PT28 Oathkeeper, on my sample, the “petals” knurling is not completely aligned with the flat areas of the head. It doesn’t affect the function, just the looks!
The cigar grip ring is what holds the tactical ring in place (along with an o-ring), otherwise this couldn’t be used!
Through the battery tube we see: an inner tube (to conduce the signal from tail to driver) and a strong double golden spring. On the tube we also see the nice square threads, that arrived slightly lubricated, and an o-ring.
The tailcap has some “chocolate tablet knurling” more or less similar to the one in the head: it is taller and narrower, but also made by squares. It has 2 white arrows indicating the place where the tactical ring must fit. There, the knurling line is slightly larger/deeper, although barely noticeable. There is also a groove where the thick o-ring will fit, to prevent the tactical ring to rattle or oscilate.
We also have 1 “flap” with a hole for a lanyard. The tailcap is inclined and doesn’t allow tailstanding due to its dual switches format! The tail side switch is held in place by a metal plate with 2 screws (hex key)
The rubber cap of the primary switch is tough, allowing a good and effective press. It doesn’t have the Brinyte logotype shape.
Inside the tailcap there are also double springs sustained by a structure with bras and plastic that can be removed, but that I didn’t dismantle.
If the tailcap is slightly untightened, it will cut the power to the flashlight (preventing accidental activations).
“DO YOU LIKE MY PACKAGE, OR DO YOU WANNA SEE WHAT I HAVE INSIDE?”
Honestly? The package is normal! What’s inside, on the contrary, was a good surprise! You probably noticed along this way, right?
The Brintyte PT18pro Oathkeeper is presented as a “Dual Tail Switches Tactical light”!
It exists on a “desert tan” version! Nice one too
Being a “review/not for sale” item, this flashlight was not packaged in the premium box showed in Brinyte’s website. So, the light and accessories arrived in a unbranded cardboard box with some protective foam, and almost all the elements were inside plastic bags.
Inside I found the Brintyte PT18pro Oathkeeper, with included Tactical ring, cigar grip ring and pocket clip, and also an included IMR18650 3100mAh 3.6V 1132Wh Brinyte branded battery, a 1m USB to magnetic charging cable, 3 spare o-rings, a camo paracord lanyard with lobster clasp, a Brinyte branded holster, and the User Manual.
SECTION 1 – The Boring
“I LIKE IT WHEN YOU TOUCH MY BUTTONS”
We had to come to this point, eventually, because it is when the things really happen :partying_face:
So, what am I talking about? Yes, the User Interface. But first a teaser !
Yes, that’s how you touch the buttons
But…do you really know how to do it effectively? Believe me, this flashlight is full or nuances
This flashlight has 3 swicthes: 2 on the tailcap (tail primary and tail side switch), 1 on the side!
Let’s see how to use them!
It is a forward clicky switch. It allows momentary ON mode. The action on this switch can be combined with actions in the other 2 switches to change modes, as I’ll explain below. It is a protruding switch, easily reachable.
TAIL SIDE SWITCH
This is an electronic switch and has the main functions to activate the Strobe and/or change modes (when combined with the primary tailswitch).
It is also placed in the tailcap but in “diagonal” position, not being at the same level of the primary tailswitch. It is easily reachable as the tailcap form is good to place the thumb and to press both switches without issues or confusions.
This is an electronic switch, that is placed in the head. This switch’s button has a led indicator inside it, that is used to indicate battery level, charging state and other actions in the flashlight.
The action on this switch can only be combined with the primary tailswitch, when this last one is activated first.
Now you know the buttons you’ll have to touch! I’ll explain how they act now!
Regular modes cycle goes Low > Medium > High > Turbo
Special modes are Strobe (double frequency) and SOS
Memory is hybrid as you’ll see below
Electronic lock-out function is also a feature of the PT18pro
PRIMARY TAILSWITCH Actions and combinations
1 - half press the primary switch from OFF: momentary ON (default)
2 - half press the primary switch from ON: nothing happens
3 - full click the primary switch from OFF: turns the flashlight ON in Turbo mode (default)
4 - full click the primary switch from ON: turns the flashlight OFF
5 - half press the primary switch from OFF + clicking the tail side switch: flashlight turns momentary ON in Turbo and the clicks make it gow Turbo > Low > Medium > High > Turbo… [release button to turn OFF]
6 - half press the primary switch from OFF + press 2 seconds the tail side switch: flashlight turns momentary ON in Turbo and after the press it enters momentary Strobe (doing a full click on the primary switch, Strobe mode gets locked/continuous)
7 - half press the primary switch from OFF + clicking the side switch: flashlight turns momentary ON in Turbo and the clicks make it go Turbo > Low > Medium > High > Turbo… [release button to turn OFF]
8 - half press the primary switch from OFF + double click the side switch: flashlight turns momentary ON in Turbo and after the double click it enters momentary Strobe (doing a full click on the primary switch, Strobe mode gets locked/continuous)
When the light is ON activated by the PRIMARY TAILSWITCH (action 3):
9 - click the tail side switch: cycles through regular modes Turbo > Low > Medium > High > Turbo…
10 - press 2 seconds the tail side switch: flashlight enters continuous Strobe (a single click goes back to last used mode)
11 - clicking the side switch: cycles through regular modes Turbo > Low > Medium > High > Turbo…
12 - double click the side switch: flashlight enters continuous Strobe (another double click from Strobe enters SOS; a single click goes back to last regular used mode)
TAIL SIDE SWITCH
13 - press the tail side switch from OFF: momentary Strobe
NOTE 1: all the other actions of this switch are done in combination with the other switches and will be indicated on their topics (above and below).
SIDE SWITCH all actions below are doable only when the flashlight is unlocked
14 - click the side switch from OFF: turns the flashlight ON in Turbo mode (default)
15 - clicking the side switch from ON: cycles through regular modes Turbo > Low > Medium > High > Turbo…
16 - double click the side switch from ON: flashlight enters continuous Strobe (another double click from Strobe enters SOS; a single click goes back to last regular used mode)
17 - press 2 seconds the side switch from OFF: turns the flashlight ON in Low mode
18 - press 2 seconds the side switch from ON: turns the flashlight OFF
a) if the flashlight is turned ON by the side switch, pressing the primary or the tail side switches will turn the flashlight OFF
b) if the flashlight is turned ON by the side switch, full clicking the primary tailswitch will turn the flashlight ON in Turbo. Full clicking again turns the flashlight OFF. Clicking the side switch cycles through modes (action 11)
But, well, if you don’t like the “bla-bla-bla” here’s what you need to do to “operate” the light
If you touch the buttons correctly it will…
“CONFESS: YOU THINK I’M SPECIAL”
Some specifications, as pointed out by the manufacturer! If you think this is not a special flashlight…well, you are in your right!
But I think it is a “special one”
Body Colour: Black
Material: Aircraft-grade high strength aluminium AL-6061-T6 / Type III military hard anodized anti-abrasive finish ( )
Emitter: Cree XHP35 (Cool White)
Lens: Glass, AR Coated
Battery: 1 x 18650 / 2x CR123a (2.8-6.0V)
Switches: Forward Clicky Switch (primary) + Electronic Tail Switch (tail side) + Electronic Side Switch (side switch)
Reverse Polarity Protection: Yes (I also tested: battery reversed, no heating, no light)
Low Voltage Warning: Yes
Max runtime: 1870 minutes
Max beam distance: 360m
Max output: 2000 lumens
Candela: 32000 candela
Impact resistance: 1m
- Overcharge, over-discharge and over-heat protection
- Intelligent battery power indicator
NOTE: these are the specs as provided by the manufacturer!
“IS ‘BLUSHING’ A BAD THING? ”
You know, if it turns red…it may be blushing or it may be getting furious :rage:
In this case, what does it mean when the led indicator changes colours?!
Well, it is quite simple:
As for the charging process:
GREEN: charging completed
ORANGE: something is not right (check if the battery is in the right position, if the tailcap is tightened, if the charging cable is placed correctly, …)
- If you are charging the battery, you can still use the flashlight, but only in Low mode.
- If you have the charging cable (powered) plugged into the charging port with no battery inside, the flashlight can be turned ON in low mode.I do not advise doing this, as the flashlight starts making a weird noise!!
As for the battery indicator:
- 100–70: Constant green
- 70–30: Constant orange
- 30–10: Constant red
- <10%: Blinking red
So, yeah, blush is not bad, but turning red may be a signal that you are…crossing a line
“HOW LONG WILL YOU HANG ON? :smiling_imp: ”
Yes, this is the output & runtime section!!! Just because…you’ll get drained somewhere in the way
These are based on the specs given by the manufacturer!
Low: ± 31hours
Medium: ± 15,5hours
High: +–2.5 hours
Turbo: ± 1,51hours
I also did a small test:
Starting temperature 26,1ºC.
|Time| Temperature ºC | Lux (at 2,30m) |
The lux values are merely indicative, they don’t represent accurate measurements!
At the 1m, the output decreased a little bit, and then it kept stable for the 3 following minutes. If I can, I’ll retest this later for a longer period of time!
The temperature rose a little bit and made it…hoooot, despite it could still be handled. The initial boost of 2000lumens makes it get really warm fast (nothing like an Emisar D4, though ).
“I’LL OPEN MYSELF WITH YOU”:
This was my review of the Brinyte PT18pro Oathkeeper!
The flashlight and accessories were sent to me by Brinyte, for review purpose, after answering this thread
The PT18pro Oathkeeper can be found in Brinyte store (all links are NOT affiliated):
Price, atm, is 135$ + shipping!
You can also check Brinyte website for more info on this and other flashlights: http://www.brinyte.com/product/PT18pro-Oathkeeper-black.html
In this review I will presented the flashlight and its features the in a fancy, boring and unbiased way!
You can also check for some more information in other online reviews:
The prototype version from 2018 (with USB-C charging :person_facepalming: ):
sacrileizei: [Review] Brinyte PT18 Oathkeeper Prototype
roma58: Review Brinyte PT18pro Oathkeeper
Flashaholics: [4K Review] BRINYTE PT18 Pro Oathkeeper with magnetic charging /
Vietnam Reviews: 4k - How To Use Brinyte PT18 Pro Oathkeeper - 2000 Lumens - Best Value 2020
And in Brinyte YT channel, search for it: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFi_D-DgLun3w6F4XgIGrA/videos
Disclosure: I paid the shipping for both lights on DHL; I received the tracking number on the 24th June, the package was shipped on HK on the 27th and it arrived on the 29th June :+1:
SECTION 3 – The END