Lumintop EDC18 SST20 1600lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Lumintop EDC18 SST20 (EDC18S) released in 2019. It uses 3 x Luminus SST20 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1600 lm output, 5112 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 143 m.
The EDC18 SST20 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. With its impressive illumination capabilities and durable construction, it serves as an exceptional lighting tool for various situations and environments. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the EDC18 SST20 flashlight. The mode memory of EDC18 SST20 contributes to a more seamless and intuitive user experience. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Lumintop EDC18 SST20 (EDC18S) specifications
Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.
|Head diameter||27.8 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 76.5 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for EDC18 SST20 flashlight.
The body of EDC18 SST20 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.
|Emitter||3 x Luminus SST20 LEDs|
|Color temperature||4000 K|
The emitter of EDC18 SST20 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. Luminus is recognized as a reputable LED manufacturer in the lighting industry. They are known for producing high-quality LEDs with excellent performance and reliability. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light.
The TIR lens of EDC18 SST20 consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays. The EDC18 SST20 utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
The 1600 lm output of EDC18 SST20 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 5112 cd, the EDC18 SST20 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.
Anduril allows users to customize various parameters, such as mode spacing, mode order, and shortcuts, to tailor the flashlight's behavior to their specific needs and preferences. The EDC18 SST20 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The EDC18 SST20 flashlight with ramping mode has a user interface that enables you to control the brightness level by pressing and holding a button.
The EDC18 SST20 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The Lumintop EDC18 SST20 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The EDC18 SST20 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary.
The EDC18 SST20 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the EDC18 SST20 flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects.
The EDC18 SST20 flashlight with IP68 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. The EDC18 SST20 flashlight possesses a magnetic feature that allows it to securely attach to metal surfaces, providing convenient hands-free operation and versatile mounting options.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
With a clip, you can securely fasten the flashlight to a reachable location, ensuring it is easily accessible whenever you need it. By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Lumintop EDC18 SST20 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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