Guess I will change the information about the tint on the review, so it is not misleading!
BTW, the “longer” press for OFF doesn’t bother me so much in the overall perspective of this light! Still, a single click for OFF (maybe with press & hold to change modes, Olight style) would be nice too!
Here are some (better) photos comparing the RovyVon A8U and the RovyVon A5R!
I’ll show the front and the side emitters and how they perform (mostly in outdoor environment).
As mentioned above, the A8U has a better tint than the A5R, even if it implies less output on the front LEDs.
On the contrary, on the side the A8U Red and White emitters are stronger than the ones from the A5R.
Hum, actually I didn’t try it yet, but 99,9% sure it will work pretty fine on the cap/hat brim! The clip is strong so it will have enough grip to stay put . Also, as it is a side switch if you leave the button towards the top or bottom (depending on how you prefer to use the light) you’ll have a good pressure point with index or thumb
I’m not sure if RovyVon has a discount on this currently, but try leaving a message to Ken/Kay through their e-mail and see what you can get
I’m sure they take care of their BLF fellows
Thanks for the thorough photo comparison, Mascaratum!
My Aurora A8 likely arrives on Tuesday. Tint looks very nice. I’d rather have that with slightly lower output. Very much looking forward to it! I had to return my Nitecore TIP CRI (2 of them failed on me) and I wasn’t going to chance it a 3rd time. While I like that form factor, the sad thing is that Nitecore made it a 2-piece shell, while other brands have done a similar design with a one piece main body (and separate piece for tail cap). It was worth an extra $10 to step up to the RovyVon A8.
We both missed the 20% off deal over the Chinese New Year. But there’s still a 10% off coupon floating around somewhere.
Thanks for your words
Now that you talk about it, here’s a photo comparing both!
I do like the TIP (mine is the CW version), I always carry it in my backpack, and it also has a 2mm “paracord” lanyard to be put in the neck if needed! That clip is handy to use it as a “mouth” light
The greatest difference we may get between these lights is the runtime as the TIP has a bigger battery! But if you use the light for short bursts on max, it will do great!
I guess you won’t regret those extra $ ! This is a sweet light
Hum, I guess the following pictures will answer your question, but in general, NO! The light doesn’t seem suitable for that!
This is a comparison between the A8U (left) vs Lumintop Tool AA with Nichia UV 365nm ZWB2 UV filter (right)+ .
Hum, it is not blue, it is like purple. But I’m not sure if it is due to the host. The other UV light I showed, when used without the UV filter produces a different type of “light” but we can still check those marks un currency. The UV filter only “filters” the more visible light.
So I believe it has to do with the type of emitter used and not the host itself ! Can it be