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Lumintop EDC18

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Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight

The Lumintop EDC18 is a small yet ultra high-intensity EDC LED flashlight. It inherits the firmware of Lumintop FW3A and emits a max 2800 lumens amazing output by a single 18650 battery. The side switch easily controls all functions of the flashlight. The magnetic tail cap and the reverse stainless steel pocket clip make it easy to carry and capable of being hands-free. Multifunctional, durable and IP68 rated protection, EDC18 is a must-have for outdoor, backup, and EDC gears.

What batteries should you use with the Lumintop EDC18?

For the Lumintop EDC18 to operate properly, you should use a 18650 unprotected high drain flat top cell rechargeable battery capable of 10A or greater. The batteries you choose should be no longer than 66mm. Button top cells or protected cells are not recommended. The Samsung 30Q, Sanyo NCR18650GA, Murata VTC6 batteries are what Lumintop recommends and what we see customers most often go with. The Lumintop EDC18 does not have internal charging so an external charger will be needed.

Lumintop EDC18 LED Options:

The Lumintop EDC18 EDC light comes in four different LED Options. You can purchase it with the CREE XPL-HI CW cool white version, the CREE XPL-HI NW neutral white version, the Luminus SST-20 4000k high-cri version, and the Nichia 219C high cri 4000k warm white version.  The CREE XPL Hi Flux is ~2800 lumens with a max beam intensity of around 10,000 candela and it is rated at around 200 meters of throw. 


What firmware is used with the Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight

The firmware installed in the Lumintop EDC18 flashlight is called Anduril and it was created by ToyKeeper who is active on the BLF Budget Light Forum and also active on Reddit. You can find her Patreon page here if you would like to contribute to her work and also find a nice user diagram of the user interface. The firmware is free to use and update if the flashlight allows it and you have the technical know-how to do it.

What makes the user interface of the Lumintop EDC18 light special?

The Anduril user interface is unlike any flashlight UI you may have come across and is quite feature-rich with many different options to use. The EDC18 defaults to a smooth ramping of the brightness levels making it easy to go up and down to find just the right brightness level you want.  It provides instant access to turbo mode. You can also configure it for stepped ramping, momentary mode, muggle mode and it has an electronic lockout mode to help prevent accidental activation. Some of the other features of the user interface include battery check, sunset, beacon, tactical strobe, party strobe, bike flasher, candlelight, and lightning storm mode.

Why choose the EDC18 over the Lumintop FW3A?

That is a good question and it will come down to personal preference. The EDC18 is a light controlled by a side switch and the FW3A is controlled with a tail switch. The EDC18 also has a magnet in the tailcap where the FW3A does not. Both lights are very similar in other aspects.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Samuel G.

I got exactly what I ordered when they said it would come

Stephen R.
Great EDC light!

This is a great EDC light with full Anduril on board. I bought this with a Murata VTC5A and deep carry clip, and it's one of my favorite lights.

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Very useful...

Anduril can be a pain, especially with all of the clicks and holds that you'll have to deal with in order to fine tune your light, but out of the box, the light is completely useful. Where Anduril really comes into play, is when you want to get your light riding on the cutting edge in heat settings, and functionality. Otherwise, I love the weight and form factor of this light, as well as the output from the now classic XPL HI LEDs.

The only downside is the clip, as is the case with many light manufacturers. It really is ill fitted, and flimsy. I wish all manufacturers would improve on this. Add $2 to the total cost for something more useful.

The other quibble is that you need to really torque down the ends in order to make a proper connection on common flat top cells from Molicel or Murata.

So, I give it four stars, though it would be 4.5 if I could.

Mark S.
A little complicated.

This flashlight is very powerful and way brighter then I expected. The only issue I have is it’s complicated to program and operate. The instructions are difficult to follow and vague. It only took me a few minutes to somehow disable most of the functions and I had to contact the distributor for instructions on how to do a factory reset. Expect to spend at least another $20-30 for batteries and a charger since neither are included.