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Lumintop EDC AA flashlight review

Osram GW PUSRA1.PM LED
600 lm output
6502 cd intensity
1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery

The Lumintop EDC AA flashlight released in 2020. It uses Osram GW PUSRA1.PM LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 600 lm output, 6502 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 161 m.

Excited to learn if the EDC AA lives up to expectations? Read on!

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Lumintop EDC AA / EDCAA

The EDC AA flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of EDC AA. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The lack of mode memory means you need to adjust the flashlight's settings each time you turn it on. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers.

Lumintop EDC AA specifications

BrandLumintop
NameEDC AA
TypeEDCAA
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1366 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The EDC AA flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight23.3 g
Length91 mm
Body diameter17 mm
Head diameter17 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The EDC AA is small, compact, and designed for ultra-portability. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. This makes it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. The aluminium body of the EDC AA has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The EDC AA flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterOsram GW PUSRA1.PM LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear, forward clicky

Osram has a reputation for producing LEDs that deliver consistent quality and durability. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The TIR lens of the EDC AA can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. The EDC AA flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight.

Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the EDC AA is rugged and durable. It can withstand harsh conditions and repeated use.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux600 lm
Intensity6502 cd
Throw161 m
CD/LM factor10.84

600 lm can provide a decent amount of brightness and be suitable for many everyday tasks. The EDC AA flashlight has 6502 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The EDC AA is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at, this makes it hard for them to concentrate.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
Impact resistance1.5 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The EDC AA flashlight's power source is 1 x 14500 Li-Ion or 1 x AA NiMH battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The EDC AA cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "8" in the IP68 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. The flashlight's impact resistance is its ability to withstand physical shocks. It can accomplish this without sustaining any damage.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip
diffuser

The clip is very helpful. It lets you quickly access your flashlight while keeping your hands free for other tasks. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the EDC AA flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Lumintop flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • tactical strobe
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • cool light
  • moderated performance
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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