“REVIEW”: RovyVon Aurora A8 UV – 350 Lumens – Nichia 219C – Keychain Light

Thanks for confirming this Jay !

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!

Ahh man! Wish I would have waited til the A8, Strobe on the A6 SUCKS!

I get what you mean mate!!! This light ends that “suffering” to bear strobe in the middle of the UI! If even it was “hidden” as a special mode… This A8 is, for sure a very nice light :wink:

Nice review. I just received mine today using the same discount, but I went with the amber side light. I knew it was going to be small, but was still surprised how tiny it was! Perfect for a keychain.

Thanks. Didn’t know they were making A8 not long after I purchased discounted A6.

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.

RovyVon A5R (left) >>>>> RovyVon A8U (right)

FRONT Emitters

Top A5R >>>> Down A8U


SIDE Emitters



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Thanks for the review.

If the clip actually works to attach to a hat brim, I’ll likely order one.

What is the current best deal for this little gem ?

Thanks :wink:
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 :wink:

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 :wink:
I’m sure they take care of their BLF fellows :blush:

Some photos in my cap :wink:

Thanks for the pics on your hat brim. It looks like it works well enough. My hat also has a thick brim.

I guess that if the brim was thinner, it would go further into the clip, but this a thick one and I don’t have a thinner cap around! Still, you can have a notion on how it fits :wink:

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 :wink:
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 :smiley:

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 :wink:

Is the UV emitter on the A8 effective for showing security markings on paper currency? If I buy a light with UV, that’s what I’d most likely use it for.


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)+ .

Thanks for checking the UV for me!

What is the mAh of the battery?

Maybe the housing blocks UV and it ends up as very cool blue?…

No problem mate :wink:

In the OP, under general specifications :wink:

Battery: 130mAh Li-polymer – 4.2V

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 :question: