3 in 1 review. At the end there will be a summary for those who like only particulars, in each topic I will color the key sentences for those who read a little more, and a long waffling for everyone else. Enjoy!
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I got the flashlight for testing from Lumintop, thanks!
I got a promotional code from Lumintop for you:
20% discount code: LMT205
(Usable when an order amount is over $ 19)
Code end day: Dec. 31, 2019
Table of Contents:
- General parameters
- Package content
- Appearance, parameters
- UI, runtime and charging
- Light pattern, tint
- Usage and my experience
Straight from the manufacturer:
1. uses OSRAM GW PUSRA1 LED with 50,000 hours of life
2.2 modes with max 130 lumens output and up to 7.5 hours working time (7.5 hours?)
3. Micro USB rechargeable battery with built-in charging indicator
4. Built-in 3.7V / 80mAh Li-ion battery, fully charge in 57 minutes
5. Tiny and lightweight design, 41.5mm long and 11.8g weight
6. Three optional colors, black, silver and pink
7. Bead surface optical lens creates a soft and beam balance
A standard gray cardboard box with a flashlight drawing, business address on the back, phone number, e-mail and some stamps, i.e. things that nobody cares about.
Inside quite a rich set, because in addition to the flashlight we get:
- mini carabiner for keys
- micro USB cable
- user manual
O-rings everywhere, they add them to everything.
Size: 41,5mm x 13,5mm
A small light with a good-looking, square texture, company logo, name and hole for key ring.
From left to right:
- Head with a green o-ring glowing in the dark,
TIR optics, such a honeycomb
And it diffuses light well. From the inside from the diode side you can see the thread and these two holes, the possibility of unscrewing, repairing, modding. Well, maybe not modding, but you can fix it when needed.
- Second part with well-lubricated thread, O-ring, 80mAh Li-Ion battery, micro-USB port and space for a key ring.
Simple UI, tightening the head to a certain point enables the first mode (15lm), tightening even more - the second mode (130lm)
About 25 minutes until the brightness drops below 10%, but the actual lighting time at a reasonable brightness is 20 minutes.
260 minutes until the brightness decreases drastically, after 300 minutes (5 hours) it is less than 10%
Built-in charger with micro-USB port, charging time 46 minutes. Information about charging by a red LED, about charging - by green.
Capacity about 51mAh, checked with my USB charging...thing (Keweisi). It's less than the declared 80mAh. I take the correction for the inaccuracy of my tests (I doubt with such a big difference), which doesn't matter too much, considering the good runtimes. In other words - no matter how much capacity it has, we care only about runtime.
I didn't notice any
I wasn't sure if the IP68 was tested with the head fully tightened (i.e. max mode) or slightly tightened (i.e. turned off as we would normally carry it). When it is turned off, there is some space... (photo unscrewed - tightened)
which raised my concerns during testing.
Aquarium test: Flashlight left for 2 hours
Shines. But since this test (swimming 5 hours) survived a $1 flashlight, nothing will surprise me anymore.
Because the EDC Pico is a pocket flashlight, it's more likely that we forget to take it out of our pants or jacket and wash it in the washing machine.
Let's see if it will work
Despite this slight space (because it was turned off), it survived the test and still works. It smells really good now. :)
IP68 (not only IPX8) in this case is important because you always have dust, sand or other things in your pocket.
I didn't have perfect way to check it, so I thought I'd put it in a vacuum cleaner bag and vacuumed it a bit.
And with such a beast at home, the test will certainly not be light
Ahem... well, I dusted the whole house, everything and very thoroughly. It looks like this after the test
Lots of fine dust, a grain of sand, but nothing got further than to the o-ring. So the test passed. It had to be cleaned later. Such advice, do not put the flashlight into the vacuum cleaner too often, something always gets dirty with grease or the O-ring with this dust and you will need to replace it faster.
Light pattern, tint
White balance: sunlight
From left to right: Lumintop EDC Pico - Lumintop IYP07 - $1 flashlight
The black dot in the center is the center of the beam, each line with an interval of 15cm. You should see everything enlarged.
Pico EDC has the widest beam, the most diffused and even light. Cold white does not bother me personally.
Usage and my experience
Well, a flashlight with such small dimensions and weight will definitely be with us in most everyday situations.
It's so small and light that you don't even feel the difference whether it is or not.
And you can, for example, shine when opening the door (low - hi)
You know, you can also attach something bigger
Now you can clearly see where the lock is
(Door started to burn eventually)
You can shine when you walk in the stairs, sometimes I don't turn the main light on on purpose ... I always hope that I will not meet any of the neighbors:
- Good morning, our light does not work?
- Good morning, no, it ... it works, only this ... because the flashlight ... and it's ... cool, right...? Heh ...
- Ekhm ... I'll go goodbye.
Recently, I came up with idea it to shine it in a letterbox, I always had a problem with it to see if something is there.
Applications could be listed for a long time, because if we have it in pocket, it can always be useful.
Well, maybe I will tell you about this charging and USB. A good idea, but while charging, we have two parts separately, a head and a battery, so the first one can get lost and we should be especially careful.
When it comes to durability, it was carried for 2 weeks in a bag, pants with keys, everyday and everywhere, and it has already scratched a bit.
I think that the silver version would have the least visible scratches.
In the minimalistic cardboard box we get a mini EDC flashlight with a built-in battery, rechargeable via micro-USB. The set has everything to start with - a key clip, user manual, spare O-rings and a micro-USB cable. EDC Pico is resistant to submerge, splashing, accidental washing in the washing machine and sanding, so you can take it in any conditions. Thanks to 2 modes and (operating time) the flashlight becomes even more universal. A diffused and even light with a cold tint, which, however, does not disturb, because it is a flashlight for temporary shining. We have 3 colors to choose from, and the set contains everything to start, which suggests that you can present such a flashlight.
"If you start assessing a fish for its ability to climb trees, it will think for the rest of its life that it is stupid." - well, so if you evaluate this lantern as a pocket key used max one minute a day, it is great.
- small dimensions and weight
- 2 modes
- charging via micro-USB
- even, diffused light
- cold white light
I hope you enjoyed!