Review Brinyte T18 Artemis hunting light
Here I would like to introduce you to the new Brinyte T18 Artemis with radio remote control and 4 LED modules.
The lamp was provided to me by Brinyte for a refund of the shipping costs, thanks to Kitty from Brinyte! : thumbup:
The T18 did not come in the final sales packaging but was packed in a brown cardboard box, so the operating instructions were still missing.
Here are some of the details I have gathered about the T18 Artemis:
Power supply: 21700 Li-ion battery
4 light colors through interchangeable LED modules
Emitter for white light: Cree XP-L Hi LED
With my non-calibrated hobby equipment, I measured the following values (the information for the red and green light should be enjoyed with caution since my lux meter cannot be adjusted to it!):
White light lux measurement: 111,600 lux
Lux measurement red light: 28,080 lux
Lux measurement green light: 37,080 lux
I estimated the luminous flux using the ceiling bounce method.
White light maximum: 705 lumens
Total length defocused: 167mm
Total length focused: 182mm
Lamp head diameter: 54mm
Battery tube diameter 25.4mm
Total weight including protected 21700 Li-Ion battery: 267 grams
Brinyte is the first model with this new remote control to launch the T18 Artemis.
In addition to the lamp, I also received the wireless remote control, 4 screwable LED modules, a 21700 Li-Ion battery with its own USB-C charging port and a decent USB-C charging cable. In the sales packaging, an instruction manual and replacement sealing rings will surely also be included.
The biggest specialty of this lamp is the wireless remote control.
It has three switches, the middle one switches the lamp ON / OFF and the other two adjust the brightness continuously.
Before that, the T18 must be switched on at the tailcap switch (forward click with momentary light).
The Tailcapclicky is only used to switch the lamp on and off, the brightness cannot be adjusted with it, this is only possible with the remote control!
The radio remote control is equipped with a micro USB charging port at the head end.
A strip of self-adhesive Velcro is attached to the underside, so that the control unit can also be easily attached to smooth surfaces and removed again. A small lanyard (wrist strap) was also included for the remote control.
Ramping takes about 2-2.5 seconds over the entire brightness range. Operation is reliable at distances of up to 4 meters and is confirmed by the small indicator light.
In contrast to the T28 Artemis, the lamp is not equipped with a Fresnel lens but with a resin lens.
After unscrewing the lamp head, you can unscrew the LED module and replace it with another module.
The scope of delivery included a module for white light, one for red, one for green and one module for IR light.
The modules have slip ring contacts that are reliably supplied with power via the 5 spring-loaded pins.
The threads of the lamp head and the LED modules are cut clean, I just greased the anodized external thread on the lamp head.
To focus and defocus, the lamp head is turned, thereby extending the lamp in front of the battery tube by 15mm.
In my example, with a certain resistance, this is not one-handed, but nothing wobbles or rattles here and the lamp does not adjust itself.
The supplied 21700 Li-Ion battery has 5000 mAh and a USB-C charging port. A control lamp in the center of the positive pole uses a color change to indicate when the battery is fully charged again. I was able to measure 1.3 ampere charging current with the internal charging function.
With a total length of around 76mm, it also fits into the latest generation of chargers and can also be charged with it.
The T18 Artemis has springs installed on the lamp head as well as in the tailcap and can therefore cope with the much shorter unprotected 21700 flat top batteries without the battery rattling in the lamp or having contact problems.
The trapezoidal thread of the tailcap is not anodized and ensures secure contact.
Here are some self-made beam shots, the illuminated part of the building is about 60 to 70m away.
This Brinyte also has a quite large zoom range, the beam can be adjusted from very narrow to fairly fast. The photo of the sister model T28 Artemis with Fresnel lens is, however, visibly cleaner (Review T28 Artemis).
With over 111,000 lux for white light, the T18 offers a noticeably longer range.
The colored light also achieves decent values, I would estimate the usable range to be over 100m.
The distance to this railing is about 20m. The lamp was not completely defocused so that the beam could be photographed better.
And here is a whitewallsot of red light in the defocused state. It is easy to see that the lamp also produces some spill, which is already visible on the beam shots in the focused state on the corner of the house.
At the end of the review, a direct size comparison with the sister model T28 Artemis. The T28 has no wireless remote control, but can change the three light colors at the push of a button and has a Fresnel lens installed.
My personal conclusion about the Brinyte T18 Artemis:
The T18 Artemis is also a niche product.
The lamp, like all the known brinyte, is decently processed and works reliably.
With the wireless remote control in combination with 4 light colors and the stepless adjustment of the brightness (ramping), it offers some features that have never been found anywhere else and make the T18 unique.
I would like it a little bit better if it also had a Fresnel lens and a cleaner image, and Brinyte would tweak the power screw a little.
But if you have a properly processed and versatile zoom lamp e.g. for hunting, you can now choose between the T18 and the T28 Artemis the lamp that you like better and whose features fit the intended purpose better.
I would like to thank every reader who has persisted so far: clap:, of course, I am available for questions and I am open to your suggestions for improvement!