Lumintop Torpedo 007

In today’s flashlight market, there are so many look alike products that it can be hard to know what brand you are looking at.  And ever since Asian lights began flooding the market this statement has become even more true.

I give Lumintop credit. While they have many of the familiar looking 2 cell lights, they also have quite a few unique products. Here in TFB I reviewed Lumintop’s “Prince” (brass and carbon fiber) and the copper “Tool”. And now I present to you the stainless steel Torpedo 007.

Short review – this is a single 123 cell pocket or key ring sized light. 4 user selectable levels: .5 lumen, 15 lumen, 100 lumen and a 520 lumen level that steps down to 320 lumen after a minute. Output is from a Cree XPLV5 emitter that produces a nice, off-white beam with just the slightest touch of green.

Activation is by the simple tail switch, and levels are switched by repeatedly pressing the button. The tail switch is flat allowing tail standing, and my sample came with a tritium vial in the tail. (Some people who purchased the light at Amazon claimed that theirs did not include the tritium.) It also includes 2 extra o-rings, a key ring and a 3.0V 1500 mAh CR123 cell. You can operate the light using a RCR123 3.7V battery (not included).

It’s a bit heavy at 4 ounces, but the weight is understandable – as mentioned, the light is made of stainless steel plus there is a copper sleeve inside the tube that helps dissipate heat.

I’m not a huge fan of stainless steel lights, nor am I big fan of lights this small. Having said that, it’s interesting, bright, different and a relative bargain at under $50 at Amazon and other retailers.

www.lumintop.com

 



Dan M

Love firearms and flashlights – and they go well together. I’ve been admiring and writing about quality flashlights for about 9 years…built my own integrating sphere….done a few mods. Proof positive that a 59 year old can still love toys!


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  • M-dasher

    the hell is a “luxury flashlight”….?

    • A.WChuck

      It is the flashlight equivalent of a BBQ gun.

    • Dan M

      Opposite of a “practical flashlight?”

  • mrpotatocat

    Well that’s…something.

  • John

    I’ll be honest, with it’s polished chrome appearance, and the rabbit logo, I thought it was a sex toy

    • Gary Kirk

      So, if she grabs the wrong chrome battery operated device out of her purse, will she light up like a pumpkin?

    • valorius

      She’d like it. Buy one for your woman.

  • Mystick

    Sorry, Lumintop, I don’t swing that way…

  • Dan M

    Y’all are cracking me up. They send ’em, I review ’em. What can I say?

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I cant believe you lit up your ugly shed with that luxurious light device.

    • Dan M

      Ugly? Ugly!? 😉

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        If it makes you feel better I dont even have a shed.
        Im Arthur “No Sheds” Jackson.
        https://youtu.be/HLjS3gzHetA

      • Tinkerer

        If it’s not ugly, then it’s not a shed.

  • Joe

    Enter the CR123 haters in 3….2…..1…..

    • More like 1…2…3.. Amirite? ?

    • Hoplopfheil

      It’s too expensive! AAs aren’t as powerful but they’re available and cheap! Nobody needs that much light! I standardize all my electronics on one type of battery!

      Bah humbug!

  • Keiichi

    Welcome to TGGB (The Generic Gear Blog)! We bring you generic gear we think you might like.

  • ontheleftcoast

    I kinda like the light’s steampunk aesthetic. Who knows, that may be the next big thing in product design.

  • valorius

    I like it.

  • Disarmed in CA

    Bling-light! Looks.. slippery

  • Dan M

    Must be something provocative about this little light. I’ve written many a light review through the years for TFB and this light has received the most comments!

    • Nathan Means

      You could say everyone is ‘lit up’ about this one

  • Jackson

    $50 for a non rechargeable flash light? Sorry.

  • Marcus D.

    What caliber did you say this was?

  • DIR911911 .

    looks like a tiny shiny fleshlight

  • Blake

    I looked for a really, Really, REALLY long time before I found a flashlight that was:

    – li-ion powered with a good LED
    – USB powerpack (& USB chargeable)
    – not so expensive that I won’t buy another one if it gets stolen
    – not junk

    The Lumintop EDC-21 is that flashlight: http://www.lumintop.com/edc21.html

    I gave a bunch of them to my relatives for pagan winter festival & they all love it.