I got a surprise today! The Sinner Cypreus 18350 EDC, solid copper in a small pocket size that is just perfect for EDC!
This one is built more conventionally, with a threaded tail cap and head for a 3 piece style similar to most lights we are used to. The copper pill is fully threaded, screws in to seat against the same S6 style reflector as it’s big brothers. The tail cap has a pressed in brass plug that is fitted with a similar brass clicky as the Ti light, also has the Teflon holder threaded to capture the switch. Nicely done, with holes for tightening and removal. The pill also has slots to facilitate tightening and removal.
This little guy is solid in the hand, a beaut to look at and with enough weight to make you realize there’s some serious heat sink mass here! I was curious what this reflector would do with a de-domed XP-G2 emitter, so I stuck an R5 1A in it in conjunction with a BLF17DD driver. This driver is full on, 7 levels with moon starting on 2 of 255. With an AW IMR18350, I’m seeing 2.91A for some 567 lumens at start, 542 lumens at 30 seconds and this with the AW cell at 4.08V. Nice hot spot, very decent throw, lux numbers indicate 24Kcd from this palm sized gleaming Cypreus.
A very nice level of light, great beam, but can I live with a lumen count that low? Time will tell…
About to step out and grab a couple of beam shots, pics of the light will have to come tomorrow, I’ll add em here at that time.
Another job well done Sinner! Thank you! This one appeals to my liking of small things well made, and it really tickles that sweet spot of beauty and performance. Gonna be difficult to beat these 2 lights, for sure!
Here’s a couple of beamshots, wide angle is 28mm, zoom is 112mm from my Canon G1X at ISO 1600, f/5.6 and f/5.8 respectively, 1/2 second shutter. The red oil drum is 97 yds away. This light is a tiny bit shorter than a chopped AA MiniMag that takes an 14500 cell, same diameter at the head, but of course it’s thicker in the battery tube and tail cap. A Solarforce L2m makes this light look small. Nice job! Love the tightness of it’s beam, very authoritative throw from such a small light.
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And beside my even smaller Titanium Texas Poker from Photon Fanatic…
With the Texas Poker and Sinner Ti…
The Titanium light is one piece construction, with a bezel over the lens and a brass threaded insert that holds the brass clicky button and teflon retainer for the switch.
The Cypreus is a 3 piece design, with the head and tail cap threaded onto the battery tube. Both lights have copper pills, albeit with different construction.