0.17mA is good for red, but it must be pretty dim though. So that’s about 20 days with the 10880 battery.
Green is roughly 6 times more efficient than red, at least that’s what I’ve measured with my lighted tailcaps. Green looks just as cool as red, or any other colors, but is the efficiency champ when it comes to lighted switches.
Ahah, dim is relative indeed. For me the Frog could be slighly dimmer in this case
But your green have a really low consumption when compared to the orange/red. I feel that green glow brighter, better to locate in the dark, but less friendly for a “stealth” use . So it is kind of a dilemma
Thanks for the calculation
BTW, I am not sure if the battery level for the parasitic drain measurements are important, but it was around 3.51V back then. If a empty vs full cell makes a difference, I can remeasure again.
This looks to be a fun, novel light that admittedly I don't need and rather just "want."
Other than the Lumintop EDC Pico my lights have replaceable cells--if one dies I put in another and keep running (to me that's important). Cells are easily replaceable in the Frog. (That's not happening with another popular small keychain light I was considering, the RovyVon Aurora A23 as it has a pouch cell.)
Another concern is activating the light via putting it on a keychain in my pocket and the keys getting pressed against the switch (people who wear loose clothing don't have that issue I'd guess). I now understand how the RovyVon double-click lockout works, so that would not be an issue. On the Frog it works from ramping mode in either the On or Off position by four rapid clicks, so all good there.
As portrayed above, in the review, this is the length of the Frog with the included battery tube. It will be a bit shorter with the GT Nano 10440 tube, since it doesn’t have that loop but has a flat tail.
This is the difference between the tails:
Maybe you can reach Lumintop or Nealsgadgets and see what shipping options they have
Thanks again for the great review. You’re measuring the length and weighing the light with the battery helped me a lot. That was the determining Factor on my decision between the frog and the tool.
The tool is a great light but I don’t think it’s considered a keychain light. It’s 47.5 G with the 14500 battery in it. The frog is only 25 G with a 10440 battery in it. The tool weighs almost twice as much. And it’s 3/4 of an inch longer.
Pulled the trigger last night and got the FROG.
The flashlight, the 10440 extender and shipping for $34.89 from flashlightbrand. I bought a few lights from them before they got here in 11 or 12 days. Here is usa.
EDIT: With the 10440 battery/Extender it is still shorter than my Ultratac K18. The one that broke.
Nice to know that the Frog is even shorter. I never used it in the keychain, but only as EDC in the pocket and I was happy with it, although it tends to “disappear” when I have other stuff in the pockets
Unfortunately I have have not. It’s lost in some balloon somewhere over antarctica!
Actually they haven’t sent it. they said they should arrive tomorrow from the factory.
I’ve ordered from them three times. Two other times the same thing they have it listed in stock and then all the sudden they don’t have it. But the last time they had it two days later. I’ve been waiting weeks for this. I told him if it’s not there tomorrow I want a refund.