This is my review of the VezerLezer ED10 flashlight. I won this flashlight in a GAW run by Lezer, here: [May Promotion]VezerLezer ED10 EDC Flashlight -2200LM, 305M, 2nd Batch with improvements. .
This review is done without any request for it by the brand.
VezerLezer is a recent flashlight brand, but they seem to be doing things right in terms of delivering a good quality flashlight. Here’s their website where some more info and further products are/will be available: https://vezerlezer.com/
In case you want to check other reviews, take a look at these, by some BLF members:
Funtastic/Piercing the Darkness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8KWpGV7Qks&t=91s&ab_channel=PiercingTheDarkness
Body Colour: Black
Material: Hard anodized aircraft grade aluminium alloy
Emitter: Luminus SST40 6500K
Lens: Glass, AR Coated
Reflector: Orange Peel (OP)
Battery: 1 x 18650
Switch: Side Switch
Built-in charging: USB-C
Reverse Polarity Protection: Yes (not stated)
Low Voltage Indication: Yes (side switch indicator)
Low Voltage Protection: Not stated
Max runtime: 886 hours
Max beam distance: 305m
Max output: 2200lumens
Max candela: 23200 candela
Waterproofness: IP68 (2m under water for 1 hour)
Impact resistance: 1.5 m
NOTE: info above is provided by manufacturer. Independent tests by different reviewers have provided different numbers concerning max output/distance.
The VezerLezer ED10 arrives in a branded box with some information about the specs in the front and back sides.
Inside we find:
- VezerLezer ED10 flashlight;
- VezerLezer wrapped 18650 2600mAh 3.7V 9.62 Wh battery;
- USB to USB-C charging cable;
- User Manual;
- VezerLezer branded lanyard;
- spare o-ring.
My first impressions of the flashlight are:
- compact in overall length, despite not the most compact in diameter, in this range of flashlights
- good anodizing all over the host
- easy to locate the head and switch
- clear beam with some tint shift in the lower levels
- versatile UI with the shortcuts done well!!!
Under a descriptive perspective:
- the ED10 is composed by 3 main parts: head, battery tube and tailcap
- the anodizing is well done, in black and it is a middle way between matte and shinny
- there are no machining imperfections that I could find
- the bezel can be retrieved and there is no glue on its threads; outside it has engraved the “HOT” warning and the serial number
- below the bezel there is a sealing o-ring
- it has an AR Coated glass lens (24,40mm x 1,55mm), that sits above the reflector and below another sealing o-ring
- the aluminium reflector is OP, and it is screwed in into the head; it has a 6mm hole for the LED/gasket
- there is a black gasket around the Luminus SST40 6500K, that sits in a Copper DTP MCPCB with approximate 2mm thickness
- in the exterior part of the head, one side has the side switch, with an LED indicator, and the other side has the USB-C charging port, protected by a rubber cover
- it also has cooling fins on each side of the head
- the lower part of the head has engravings with the brand and flashlight model in the front and in the back
- the driver has a more or less soft spring and no other components are at sight
- the battery tube is non-reversilble, has shallow spiral knurling, has 2 grooves for the pocket clip, has engravings with the brand and flashlight model and with the battery polarity, has sealing o-rings in each top, and seems to have a mix of square and triangular threads
- the pocket clip can be used in reverse position, and when used in the bottom it does not provide deep carry; the retention is good although not extremely strong
- the pocket clip also has a lanyard hole
- the tailcap has a spring inside, which can be removed; outside it has a lanyard hole, and in the base it has engravings with the brand website and other symbols.
- the flashlight takes protected and unprotected batteries
- the head shape + the pocket clip “prevent” more or less the flashlight from rolling
- I am not sure if the switch is electronic or mechanical since the light turns ON after the tailcap being unscrewed > screwed; there is no information about this .
The head section.
The battery tube.
An the tailcap.
Here you can see the lanyard hole and the spring inside.
Now let’s see its weight and dimensions.
Length, and the diamter of tailcap and of the flashlight the pocket clip.
Diameter of the bezel, of the head (more distant points) and on the head’s ssides.
The VezerLezer ED10 comes with the following accessories.
Well, it’s an o-ring
As said above, it can be used in reverse position, provides good retention and does the job with competence, but it is not the strongest clip you’ll have.
It has 0.5m, and is USB to USB-C. Nothing more to add
It is VezerLezer branded, and it is adjustable. Can be put in the tailcap or in the pockect clip.
I didn’t run tests on the battery, but it is a VezerLezer wrapped 18650 2600mAh 3.7V 9.62 Wh battery, protected and with button top.
Here you can see how it protrudes when placed in the flashlight, unlike an unprotected flat top Sony VTC6 cell.
Last but not least, the User Manual, where you can find information on how to operate the flashlight, despite it misses some information regarding: Reverse Polarity Protection and Low Voltage Protection.
It is written in: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
NOTE: Click the photos to see with more detail .
Well, this is not an accessory, but it could be. This is a Convoy holster in which the VezerLezer ED10 fits perfectly, in case you want to get one to carry yours.
Advancing to something more descriptive, here comes the UI.
It is not perfect, but I kinda like it, specially due to the shortcuts.
There are 2 “modes”: “Discrete Output” (levels) and “Continuous Output” (ramping).
- Discrete Output has Moonlight > Eco > Low > Medium > High // > Medium > Low > Eco > Moonlight
- Continuous Output starts in a level similar to Eco and goes up to a level similar to High.
NOTE 1: To alternate between these modes, from OFF, press and hold the switch for 5 seconds. The light will blink 2 times and will stay ON.
NOTE 2: the flashlight has memory
How to operate each mode?
- OFF >> press & hold = Moonlight, independently of the last used mode
- OFF >> 1 click = ON in the last used level (including Moonlight)
- OFF >> 2 clicks = Turbo
- OFF >> 3 clicks = Strobe
- OFF >> 4 clicks = SOS
- OFF >> 5 clicks = lock/unlock
* ON >> 1 click from any regular level = OFF
* ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from OFF = OFF
* ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from other level = returns to the last regular used level
* ON >> 2 clicks = Turbo
* ON >> 3 clicks = Strobe
* ON >> 4 clicks = SOS
* ON >> press & hold = advances in the sequences:
- a) Moonlight > Eco > Low > Medium > High [STOP]
b) High > Medium > Low > Eco > Moonlight [STOP]
ON >> press & hold from Turbo= enters ECO level
Note that when it reaches High or Moonlight, the advance stops, and it requires press & hold again
Note that when advancing up or down in levels, if the switch is released and pressed again in a 1.5 second period, it will reverse the direction. If the switch is not pressed again within the 1.5s period, it will resume the previous advancing direction.
- OFF >> press & hold = enters the lowest level of ramping (similar to ECO)
- OFF >> 1 click = ON in the last used level of ramping or Turbo (it memorizes it)
- OFF >> 2 clicks = Turbo
- OFF >> 3 clicks = Strobe
- OFF >> 4 clicks = SOS
- OFF >> 5 clicks = lock/unlock
- ON >> 1 click from any ramping level = OFF
- ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from OFF = OFF
- ON >> 1 click from Turbo, Strobe or SOS after shortcut from other level = returns to the last regular used ramping level
- ON >> 2 clicks = Turbo
- ON >> 3 clicks = Strobe
- ON >> 4 clicks = SOS
- ON >> press & hold = ramps up or down (bottom = Eco; top = High)
- ON >> press & hold from Turbo= enters ECO level
Note that when it reaches the ramping top or bottom, it stops and requires press & hold again
Note that when ramping up or down, if the switch is released and pressed again in a 1.5 second period, it will reverse the direction. If the switch is not pressed again within the 1.5s period, it will resume the previous ramping direction.
OUTPUT AND RUNTIME
I will cheat a bit here and leave you with the specs about output, runtime, distance and intensity, because it is clearer this way.
However, I must say that the max output doesn’t seem to go up to 2200 lumens nor it reaches 305 meters.
In good conditions it may reach 200 meters, but I would say that 180 is already a good margin for it.
Other reviews have stated that the upper lumens numbers are lower than the ones presented on specs. I cannot confirm it via any test.
However, I did a test (luxmeter @ 1m away from the flashlight) for 5 minutes, and these are my numbers:
|TIME||Lux @ 1m||Temp. ºC|
a) At minute 2m10s the output started decreasing rapidly
b) I am not sure if my thermometer measured well from minute 2m30s onwards
c) The light got hot at 2 minutes, I could feel it on touch
This may be the place to show the current that the ED10 pulls from the included battery in the different levels (ML to Turbo). Note that Moonlight is probably below 0.01Amps but as this was measured with the clamp meter and not the DMM, it doesn’t show it with accuracy.
Also, and AGAIN, this was not a controlled scientific test.
SWITCH INDICATOR: CHARGING AND LOW VOLTAGE WARNING
As mentioned above, this flashlight can be recharged via USB-C cable.
When charging the switch indicator will blink RED, and when charged it will be GREEN.
It is also the switch indicator that warns about low battery, namely through:
- GREEN: 100% > 75%
- ORANGE: 75% > 50% (started on 3.86V)
- RED: 50% > 25%
- BLINKING RED: 25% > 0%
And this may be the place to show the parasitic drain of this flashlight while OFF. I made 3 measurements with the different DMM configurations. See it here from Microamps to Amps.
Time for some comparison between the ED10 and other known/similar flashlights. It is shorter than other 18650 lights but also longer than some of the closest competitors, but it is larger, specially due to the head. Still, it can be seen that it is a compact light, in any case
Wuben TO46R > ED10 > Wuben D1
Olight Warrior Mini > ED10 > Emisar D4 V1
Convoy S2+ > ED10 > Convoy T2
It is time for the beamshots.
The VezerLezer ED10 has a Luminus SST40 6500K LED, which is not a bad LED, but even under an OP reflector produces some tint shift specially in the lowest levels.
However, apart from that, the beam is clear and without major artifacts, having a defined hotspot, corona and spill.
On max, the beam is not the coolest (temp) I’ve seen , but it is definitely cooler than a light using SST40 5000K. It is not High CRI as well.
In terms of range, it reaches around 180m, although in complete darkness maybe it can reach a little further.
Vs SST40 6500K + TIR optic (Olight Warrior Mini)
Vs Samsung 5000K + SMO Reflector (Skilhunt M200)
Vs XP-L HI 5000K + OP reflector optic (Convoy T2)
Vs Luxeon V2 3000K + TIR optic (Olight Warrior Mini Red)
@ 35m (factory)
@ 120m (farthest visible field)
ED10 > Olight Warrior Mini (SST40 6500K + TIR optic)
ED10 > Olight Warrior Mini Red (modded with Luxeon V2 3000K + TIR optic)
What I like:
- it is a compact flashlight, despite its diameter
- has a good output on max, and has well spaced levels,
- the shortcuts for the non regular modes are good (I particularly like the ones to ML and Turbo) and don’t induce confusion
- the shape is ergonomic and the switch is easy to find
- anodizing is good and seems to last well
- I like it brings the needed accessories, namely battery, which is good for offering this as a gift
- it has USB-C charging, which is convenient given that most of my devices also have USB-C
- I like the ability of going up and down on brightness levels without needing to go cycle through all the levels
- I like that it can be opened to be modded (LED)
- and I like that this is an overall well done flashlight from a recent and unknown brand, which brings some excitement to the flashlight world, even if it is not a complete innovation.
What I would improve:
-I’d like to see it having different LEDs with different CCTs and high CRI
- although I didn’t buy it, maybe it is an expensive flashlight considering other brands and models in the market
- I’d introduce Moonlight on the “Continuous Output” mode
- from what I read, not from my tests, this could have better regulation, but I am not expert on those aspects.
- I feel like the amount of engravings in the flashlight is excessive (well, not Armytek style, though )
- User Manual should state information about RPP and LVP
Before leaving you with the video review, I’d like to thank VezerLezer for the GAW and the great entry on BLF, and wish him luck with the next endeavours! Thank you and good luck!!
Thank you also for reading and if you have comments or considerations, leave them below!