NLIGHTD L2 A Tiny LEP Flashlight

TimMc

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Neal recently launched the NLIGHTD L2, a tiny LEP flashlight. It's available in aluminium, copper and titanium.

I'll have a go at making an interactive review with this thread. The flashlight arrived this evening. So I've taken some photos and played with it but I still need to take measurements (candelas, lumens etc).

Feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer them.

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The L2 takes a flat top 14500 3.7V Li-ion cell.

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Button top cells are a tight squeeze. The positive terminal is a bit long on the driver.

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The spring at the tailcap is a bit short. It would be nice if the positive terminal had a shorter notch so that button top cells fit comfortably.

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The transmissive-style LEP module is an 8.4W CT1-Mini by Blue Lake. I visited their factory back in April.

I saw a small LEP flashlight at Blue Lake and I posted a video about it. I was keen to see manufacturers make more small LEP flashlights.

Neal had been in discussions with a manufacturer for a year and the L2 has now launched.

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The metal forward clicky tail switch feels nice. There's a Low and a High mode with mode memory. The UI is pretty basic.

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The threads came well lubricated and there is an o-ring at each end.

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The blue glow ring near the lens doesn't hold the glow for long.

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I like the lack of branding.

Six tritium vial slots will probably remain empty unless I can find some vials.

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The L2 is relatively small compared to a Lumintop Petal and an Amutorch BT35.

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The beams of the Lumintop Petal and Amutorch BT35 seem to have a tighter hotspot compared to the L2.

The L2 beam is narrow but it has a slightly more practical hot spot where you could EDC it.

I'll take some beamshots tomorrow. It's a bit late now and it feels like -0.3 C outside. 🥶
 
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Neal recently launched the NLIGHTD L2, a tiny LEP flashlight. It's available in aluminium, copper and titanium.

I'll have a go at making an interactive review with this thread. The flashlight arrived this evening. So I've taken some photos and played with it but I still need to take measurements (candelas, lumens etc).

Feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer them.

View attachment 63678

The L2 takes a flat top 14500 3.7V Li-ion cell.

View attachment 63677

Button top cells are a tight squeeze. The positive terminal is a bit long on the driver.

View attachment 63683

The spring at the tailcap is a bit short. It would be nice if the positive terminal had a shorter notch so that button top cells fit comfortably.

View attachment 63684

The transmissive-style LEP module is an 8.4W CT1-Mini by Blue Lake. I visited their factory back in April.

I saw a small LEP flashlight at Blue Lake and I posted a video about it. I was keen to see manufacturers make more small LEP flashlights.

Neal had been in discussions with a manufacturer for a year and the L2 has now launched.

View attachment 63679

The metal forward clicky tail switch feels nice. There's a Low and a High mode with mode memory. The UI is pretty basic.

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View attachment 63681

The threads came well lubricated and there is an o-ring at each end.

View attachment 63682

The blue glow ring near the lens doesn't hold the glow for long.

View attachment 63685

I like the lack of branding.

Six tritium vial slots will probably remain empty unless I can find some vials.

View attachment 63686


The L2 is relatively small compared to a Lumintop Petal and an Amutorch BT35.

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The beams of the Lumintop Petal and Amutorch BT35 seem to have a tighter hotspot compared to the L2.

The L2 beam is narrow but it has a slightly more practical hot spot where you could EDC it.

I'll take some beamshots tomorrow. It's a bit late now and it feels like -0.3 C outside. 🥶
I definitely want one, which metal depends on price, but most likely Ti.
 

TimMc

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I went to a local park and I aimed the torch at a tree 100 metres away while using High.

Beamshots were taken using a Sony RX100M2 using 1.3", f3.2, ISO 800, 5000K WB.

NLIGHTD L2 (High)
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The following beamshot was taken on a different night.

Lumintop Petal (LEP High)
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Here's an older beamshot of an Amutorch BT35 (High)

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Here is a video comparison:

 
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Read your review and just ordered one. This will be my first LEP.
 

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Neal recently launched the NLIGHTD L2, a tiny LEP flashlight. It's available in aluminium, copper and titanium.

I'll have a go at making an interactive review with this thread. The flashlight arrived this evening. So I've taken some photos and played with it but I still need to take measurements (candelas, lumens etc).

Feel free to ask questions and I'll try to answer them.

View attachment 63678

The L2 takes a flat top 14500 3.7V Li-ion cell.

View attachment 63677

Button top cells are a tight squeeze. The positive terminal is a bit long on the driver.

View attachment 63683

The spring at the tailcap is a bit short. It would be nice if the positive terminal had a shorter notch so that button top cells fit comfortably.

View attachment 63684

The transmissive-style LEP module is an 8.4W CT1-Mini by Blue Lake. I visited their factory back in April.

I saw a small LEP flashlight at Blue Lake and I posted a video about it. I was keen to see manufacturers make more small LEP flashlights.

Neal had been in discussions with a manufacturer for a year and the L2 has now launched.

View attachment 63679

The metal forward clicky tail switch feels nice. There's a Low and a High mode with mode memory. The UI is pretty basic.

View attachment 63680
View attachment 63681

The threads came well lubricated and there is an o-ring at each end.

View attachment 63682

The blue glow ring near the lens doesn't hold the glow for long.

View attachment 63685

I like the lack of branding.

Six tritium vial slots will probably remain empty unless I can find some vials.

View attachment 63686


The L2 is relatively small compared to a Lumintop Petal and an Amutorch BT35.

View attachment 63688

View attachment 63687

View attachment 63689
View attachment 63691
The beams of the Lumintop Petal and Amutorch BT35 seem to have a tighter hotspot compared to the L2.

The L2 beam is narrow but it has a slightly more practical hot spot where you could EDC it.

I'll take some beamshots tomorrow. It's a bit late now and it feels like -0.3 C outside. 🥶
Cool toys, but I don't really see the practical value of LEPs. Way too narrow a beam for most flashlight use.
 

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