At the end there will be a summary for those who like only particulars. In each topic I will bold the key sentences, so it will be easier to notice what’s the most important. Enjoy!
This flashlight was send by FlashlightBrand
You can buy it here
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What I really like is this well organized menu. You can easily find everything you want, there are lots of categories. I really like it, especially the “categories” list.
They have a slight clipping issue after clicking “search”
But maybe I’m a little too picky, main BLF title is also too big, oh well
@sb56637 please don’t ban me
UI, runtime and charging
Light pattern, tint
Gallery and Summary
|Lens||Glass, AR coated|
|LED||Osram KW CSLNM1.TG|
|Switch||Mechanical reverse switch|
|Brightness||350lm max, theoretical|
|Modes||4 + strobe|
|Battery||2x AA or Ni-MH battery (not 14500 li-ion)|
|Reverse polarity protection||Yes|
|Low voltage protection||Yes|
|Waterproof||IP68, up to 2m underwater for 30 min|
|Size||[Diameter: (Head: 37mm / Tube: 19mm)] / Length: 162mm|
|Weight||Flashlight: 86.5g / Flashlight + battery: 117g|
Flashlight came in this nice, eco-friendly cardboard box. Thumbs up for that
2 spare o-rings
The flashlight is rather long, not heavy or big, just long.
It can be disassembled very easily
What we have here?
AR coated glass lend + o-ring
Deep, aluminium SMO reflector
Osram CULGFTHJSVNHJYR1.TG LED…
OK fine, I’ll check the name AGAIN: Osram KW CSLNM1.TG. Are you happy now?
Head with unique pattern and heat dissipation fins
Driver with mechanical reverse polarity protection
Battery tube with Lumintop logo and unique serial number
I can use it to search for parts for my DIY world’s brightest single LED flashlight
All main threads are well lubricated
Standard spring, nothing unique about it
Mechanical reverse type switch with bunny, so every time you press on it you can imagine you are SQUISHING THAT BUNNY
Simple UI, just 4 modes with mode memory. 6 quick clicks for strobe.
Official Lumintop specs
And this is my test:
Pretty accurate, right? Declared 1h 10min, measured ~ 1h 15min
But wait… I was using Ni-MH batteries, so it should be 2h 15min. I am 1h short. I know, I know, it might be due to my not-the-best batteries, I used Philips 2100mAh, which according to my measurements should be Philips 1945mAh, but I get it, 2100 sound better. Anyway, if my 1945mAh batteries achieved 75min, that means to achieve 135min Lumintop must have used 3501mAh cells. I am definitely too picky today…
Turbo mode lasted for about 1 minute. 60 seconds is a 1/3 slower than declared 90 seconds. Maybe Lumintop did this runtime in a freezer
I won’t point out it was actually 55 seconds until it started to step down, and exactly 60 seconds when it settled at around 55%
At least they wrote “90S + 1h” instead of “1h 1min”
And then brightness stabilizes at around 55%
There was no point in continuing this runtime, it wouldn’t show us the runtime on Turbo, but the runtime on one-minute-turbo-then-55%
No charging port, you can use AA or Ni-MH batteries.
There is a visible PWM, but nothing bad at all
Declared IP68, it means full resistance to water and dust, you can dive with it, but only up to 2 meters for 30 minutes. But if you want to go diving with it, you should probably rethink your decisions.
Osram KW CSLNM1.TG, cool white light, combined with SMO reflector gives very narrow and focused beam, with little spill.
5000K white balance
General picture of what the forest looks like:
Beamshots of Lumintop PK25:
This tree…excuse me, this small part of the tree is like 30m away
Tight, narrow beam. Even 45lm is enough to illuminate a power pole 65m away. Not good for hiking and that kind of stuff, everything away from the hotspot is barely visible
Lumintop PK25 is an interesting flashlight. It’s small, but has an impressive throw. That basically sums up my whole experience with it. I know people who like a tight narrow beam, just to look around their backyard or something like that. And this flashlight is perfect for that. Just get a pair of Ni-MH AA batteries and you are ready to go on your next adventure…of looking at your backyard…at night.
very good throw
- no 14500 Li-Ion support
If you have any questions, put them below, thanks for sticking for a while