|Lumintop Ant Man|
|Distance / intensity||87,025cd|
The smallest LEP flashlight on the market
I’d be the first to admit that the title: smallest LEP flashlight is probably only temporary. But an LEP flashlight with just barely 100mm (3.93 inches) isn’t something you will see often. Lumintop, therefore, built something unique. And besides that, it’s one of the cheapest LEP flashlights as well.
There is only 1 switch, in the rear, and is a forward clicky switch. With a half-press you can turn the light on (Momentary On), and with a full click you activate the light. A single click will turn the light off.. And since there are no modes, everybody will be able to use it, from the get-go.
I’ve tested this little LEP light, and here are the test results
|Mode||Amps||Specs||@ turn on||@ 30 sec|
|On||1.09A||165 lm||162 lm||156 lm|
These numbers are pretty close to spec.
And now, the more important part:
Measurements were taken outdoors at 20 meters and at 30 seconds.
|On||87,025 cd||68,400 cd||523||572|
As you can see, my copy didn’t reach the claimed candela numbers.
Also, I found a major problem with it. It has a very high parasitic drain and killed one of my Vapcell H10 batteries. It’s a high discharge 14500 battery, with 1000mAh capacity.
Mine measured above 100mA when the light turned off, and no light was visible. So when you run the flashlight, take the battery out, or turn the light off with the tail switch to get rid of the high parasitic drain. If you don’t the flashlight will keep discharging till a very low, and dangerous Voltage. Mine measured 0.5V after finishing a runtime test!
The total runtime is only about 35 minutes.
Also, from other people, the runtime, output etc. do all differ.
Get the flashlight here:
Beware of the major high parasitic drain problem!!!!
If you can live with that, get the Ant Man at the following places:
The Titanium version seems to be an upgraded version and performs presumably better