Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Imalent DT70 16000 Lumens BEAST Flashlight


The Imalent DT70 is one of the craziest monster flashlight today as of 2017. It outputs max of 16000 lumens with 4x LEDs and offers you a full package (comes with battery and USB charge feature), which you can play out of the box, without having to buy anything extra. Sum it up in short, if you like monster flashlight, or what we call pocket monster, you will want to own one of these. The 16000 lumens is legit, but some say it is about 13000 lumens or about only, which doesn't matter much to be honest.  I have the Thrunite TN36 2017 and it is a 10000 lumens light by Thrunite. This beast IS BRIGHTER than the Thrunite by far, so you know what I mean now?
 
 Imalent DT70 - http://tidd.ly/d039ba55
code - GB17LED for 12% off original price

Here goes the 4x LED on the Imalent DT70, and the orange peel reflector is quite deep, which gives you a good amount of throw. The box says 700m of throw, and yes this is throwy for such a crazy bright flooder light. I have never seen a flooder that throwy too.

Roll the light over, and here goes the OLED screen with voltage display and the lumen / mode display. The 2 rubber buttons are easy to press and will not be turn on by accident for sure. It does take some force to push and turn it on. I have to say, the voltage reading on this light is not very accurate, but it is better to have the estimation feature than not have.
 
Roll the light over, you will see the USB port behind the rubber seal / cover. This rubber cap can be pulled off easily with some force, be careful not to lose it when you are out in the dark.
 
The back is pretty, you will see the imalent DT70 word in big bolded font, and the "flood king" who claimed to have 700m of throw, but still a "flood king". What the heck eh?
 
The light has a few modes, from 80lm, 1000lm, 5000lm, 8500lm and then the 16000lm.
When you turn on the light, you can see the OLED, and yup the anti-roll design really works.

Here goes the 16000  lumens mode, and everywhere is white-out, super scary bright.

As I said before, the Imalent DT70 comes with 4x batteries and they are 3000mah Samsung brand INR18650 inside. I know because I ripped one of the battery and rewrapped it, and the inside says Samsung! :)  Nice battery for nice flashlight, good combo!
I forgot to add, this light can operate on 1x, or 2x, or 3x, or 4x battery, and if you watch my review, you will see my testing with it. That means, if your battery died on the trip, and you are left with only 1x 18650, you can still put it into this light and enjoy your bright night. It's super cool to have this feature, which even the Thrunite TN36 don't have!

Here goes the big strong springs in the body, and some people say that these springs will loosen up with time and not hold the contact well. I don't know how it will really do, but to me they are still doing fine at this moment. We will update the crowd if something happen to wear out and not work later on.
 
That's right, the Imalent DT70 is another palm size monster, or a pocket monster. It actually fits my jacket's pocket on the side.  Very good size for camping and even walking. I have been walking with this light for a few days now and it is a joy to walk with it daily. Super cool to see the 16000 lumens blast of light from time to time - although it is dangerous to blast it out when cars are driving by!


Here is the size comparison between the HaikeLite MT03 ont he left, and the Thrunite TN36 2017 on the right. The Imalent DT70 is a bit taller than both but slimmer than the Haikelite. The anti-roll design on the Imalent DT70 is better than the two others. They are all good lights, but the 16000 lumens is hard to beat, it's really crazy bright!
 
Imalent DT70 - http://tidd.ly/d039ba55
code - GB17LED for 12% off original price

Here goes my YouTube review!  Don't miss out the beamshots in there!  Super crazy!

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Glo-Toob AAA PRO - Colorful Party!


There goes our famous Glo-Toob AAA PRO, not sure if you heard of it before, but this is the newest gadget that replaces our glow-sticks!  These little babies runs on a single AAA battery, be it a normal AAA or a NiMH. However, a little note here - if you are using NiMH, you will need to put an oring on the back of the battery to make the light work properly, or else the light cannot turn off.  

In the picture above, you can see the lights in green, blue, red, orange, and white. You might wonder why the orange one look different - that is actually the older version, the non-PRO version.  The new design is MUCH better and you can actually turn it on and off or change mode while even in the water, everything is VERY sealed up and water-proof!  


In this picture you can see Glo-Toob(S) with a slim pen, nice size comparison. The aluminum tube in the body is actually nice, it reflects the light all the way back up and make the whole tube look like one light.


Fun enough, you do not twist the cap, you twist the middle of the cap, that "ring", to turn it on or off, or switch modes!  There are 3 modes, low, high and flashing for signal!


The whole body is completely sealed up by that hard plastic and is strong enough to be used 200m under the water, so it is a nice diving light too!


this is how you can put the o-ring on the battery's butt.


You can see how the cap works, the middle section screws in and out, so it touches the battery then the light turns on. 


This is a NexTorch attachment / gadget for the Glo-Toob, which is actually VERY useful for me somehow!


The screw can be adjusted using the ring on the Glo-Toob's cap!


When you screw it tight, the Glo-Toob is secured in place, and this is meant for helmets or tac-vest, but I used it on my camera strap, and man.. it's a super nice light for up-close shots!  Floody beam!


There goes the back of the attachment, you can see the strap opens up like this, you can add this to your headlamp's strap too!  

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

JETBeam JET 1 MK - EDC Flashlight with 450 Lumens!


The JETBeam Jet 1 MK is a nice little AA powered flashlight, with max runtime of 100 hour, which is actually very decent for a AA battery flashlight. Using 14500 gives you the claimed 450 lumens, but using one AA NiMH will get you asomewhat around 150 lumens, which is still brighter than the Thrunite Ti3 or similar AA or AAA keychain lights that runs on 1.5v battery. The light comes with pocket clip, tripod mount hole - which is for the self defense attaschment. Not sure how well it will do for self defense, but breaking glass windows should be okay with the "cone" attachments as linked below..!

Buy JETBeam Jet 1 MK - http://tidd.ly/5196ae1c
CODE :  JMKdeal  ($10.99!!!)

coupon: GB17LED ( 12% off discount from the full price when not at sales for led lights and flashlights http://tidd.ly/25feb1d4 )

The JETBeam Jet 1 MK also offers you a tripod hole, which I see no point of having for this kind of light, BUT, who knows? Maybe you can buy a attacking attachment like this one below:

https://www.amazon.com/JETBeam-Broken...

Not sure how much more of these are online, but they seems to be out of stock almost everywhere!


Lovely manual, big font for my old man eyes!


Size of the JETBeam JET 1 MK is very good, just like my index finger, but a bit chubbier...!


Use eneloop pro AA for best result, but it also accepts normal AA cells and even the lithium cells. Well lubed threads, just like all JETBeam lights.

There is a spring at the back-end of the tube, but not on the head. I doubt the "attachment" that you can put on the light is for smashing on "people", but rather just for tapping onto class.


Pocket clip is sturdy, and the tripod mount actually can be mounted to an attachment and make this your camera light for adventure's filmming..!


Smooth reflector, giving you a throwy beam for a single AA light?


Twisty setup, 3 modes, powerful and compact size. Simply said, it's a great EDC if you like more runtime than those AAA powered ones. (AA have more juice!)


 I have tried the light using 14500 after the review is done (scared of burning the led on review making process!) and yes, the 14500 worked better, and still offers you the normal modes, so I would like to use this light with 14500 instead of AA now. More power, more throw, and now I need something to make use of the tripod hole!

Buy JETBeam Jet 1 MK - http://tidd.ly/5196ae1c
CODE :  JMKdeal  ($10.99!!!)

coupon: GB17LED ( 12% off discount from the full price when not at sales for led lights and flashlights http://tidd.ly/25feb1d4 )

The truth is, the JETBeam Jet 1 MK is not going to give you the 450 lumens with a single AA Battery, but rather with the 14500 3.7v li-ion battery instead. However, it's still a nice EDC Flashlight, and with a single AA cell, pumping out 150 lumens at max, is pretty impressive, given how the AAA can only give about 120-130 lumens with the keychain lights like Thrunite Ti3, Olight EOS etc....

The JETBeam Jet 1 MK also offers you a tripod hole, which I see no point of having for this kind of light, BUT, who knows? Maybe you can buy a attacking attachment like this one below:

https://www.amazon.com/JETBeam-Broken...

Not sure how much more of these are online, but they seems to be out of stock almost everywhere!

 

more beamshots!

NexTorch E51 EDC 1000 Lumens and USB Charge!


NexTorch E51 is another nice affordable EDC flashlight by NexTorch, and just like all their products (at least most of them), these lights all come "ready to play" with the nice 18650 already included in the box!  All you need is plug it in and charge the light, then there goes your toy for the night!  The NexTorch E51 is also USB-rechargeable, so there is no need for any charger too!  Great light for the buck!


The packaging for NexTorch flashlights are pretty much the same style, clean and tidy look, very nice and friendly. 


As you can see, the NexTorch E51 comes with 3 main modes (low, mid and high) plus a strobe if you do ever need it for self defense situation. The high mode goes up to 1000 lumens and is actually quite bright to be honest. It is missing a moonlight mode to be perfect, but for outdoor and EDC, I am fine.  I really do wish they have a moonlight mode though.


Here is the 18650 (2600mah) battery included in the package. Yes, 2600mah is a little bit low in capacity, but the package also stated that the specs are tested with the same battery, so you are pretty much ensured to have the runtime as claimed.


See the gold plated springs and stuff? Wow, beautiful!


Don't ask me how I managed to take that shot... inside the tube!  Dual springs design, meant for smacking and smashing! Nice!


One thing to mention is that the threads are VERY smooth and fits perfectly, it feels like JUST the threads are already "air sealing" when you screw it up, crazy!


See the button? N"T" and a battery is the logo for NexTorch I guess? Cool button!  Too bad, it is not tailstand-friuendly, but it is thumb-friendly for pressing, good enough.  The head of the light also does not have any sexy stainless steel bezel, but it looks pretty sexy like that somehow, more "friendly looking" and less attention grabbing for some sensitive situations.


The body and the name..


You have to unscrew the head out to get access to the USB port, which is actually sealed by o-rings!  The head cannot come off the light, so you just screw it out all the way you can and it will stick out like this, nothing more.


Nice smooth reflector, giving you a bit more throw power.  


Now you can see the light and my hand, showing you the size..!


At the end I would like to conclude that the NexTorch E51 is actually pretty good as an EDC light, and for this kind of budget, it's actually quite good.  The button can be a good thing for it to NOT be tailstand friendly, because you can really get that strobe out when you need.