The Lumintop SDmini USB rechargeable flashlight is one of the featured products from Lumintop this year. It has a very similar design and features to the Nitecore MH20 / Nitenumen NE01, but has the ‘Lumintop’ features. As a rechargeable flashlight made for everyday carry with a max output of 920 / 1000 lumens, it’s an ideal flashlight that is worth buying.

Quick Take:

  • Pros:
    • Compact, solid well built
    • Simple UI
    • Very bright for its size
    • A lot of extra accessories
    • USB charging
    • Price is reasonable
    Cons:
    • charging voltage too low
  • 88%
    88%
    Good

    The Lumintop SDmini flashlight is a nice USB rechargeable EDC flashlight with up to 920 /1000 lumens with two LED options and superb beam distance. 7 modes are offered to meet various occasions.

    • Design
      8.8
    • Price
      8.8
    • Quality
      8.7
    • Usability
      8.8
    • Brightness
      8.9

Design

The Lumintop SDmini flashlight is definitely smaller and more portable at just 4.29-inch long and weighing less than 3.11oz. It’s built in a black aluminum alloy construction with anti-scratching type HAIII military grade hard-anodized finish. There is a silver stainless steel attached reversible clip with Lumintop logo on it which makes sure the flashlight can be used in various occasions.
Lumintop SDmini flashlight
Lumintop SDmini
On the body of the SDmini, you may find the diamond-cut knurling with intersection pattern very chic and exquisite. It’s designed with only a side button for all operations. The tube of the SDmini is short because there just holds only one 18650 battery (or 2 x CR123A). The USB port is located on the side of the tube and has a cover on it to prevent from dust and water. With a USB cable (included), you can charge the light without replacing the battery whenever and wherever you want. The head and tail of the light are hard and solid. The flat surface let the light stand up securely to serve as a candle. There is an anti-rolling design on thermal dissipation zone that makes sure the light doesn’t fall down when lying on the table. Moreover, the light is solid to function as the hammer that can hit the glass in an emergency situation such as being locked in the car.
Lumintop SDmini flashlight

Performance

Lumintop provides both high output Cree XM-L2 (U2) LED and Cree XP-L HI LED available for your choice. The former support up to 1000 lumens output while the later supports 920 lumens. The optimized ultra-precise reflector offers 224m far-reaching beam. Moreover, it adoped the advanced temperature regulation system adjusts output performance according to its body temperature. The SDmini offers seven modes. In addition to the most common low, medium, high, ultra-high modes, it also has strobe, SOS, and signal flashing modes.
Lumintop SDmini LEDs
Lumintop SDmini Performance

CREE XM-L2 (U2) LED
ModesTurboHighMidLowStorbeSOSAviation Signal
output1000 lumens489 lumens320 lumens50 lumens1000 lumens1000 lumens1000 lumens
Runtime2 hrs3 hrs5.5 hrs36 hrs///
Max Beam Intensity11025 cd
Max Beam Distance/td>210 meters
Impact Resistant1.5 meters
Water ResistantIPX-8 (2 meters)
Battery Type1 x 18650

 

CREE XP-L HI LED
ModesTurboHighMidLowStorbeSOSAviation Signal
output920 lumens425 lumens270 lumens36 lumens920 lumens920 lumens920 lumens
Runtime2 hrs3 hrs5.5 hrs36 hrs///
Max Beam Intensity22500 cd
Max Beam Distance/td>300 meters
Impact Resistant1.5 meters
Water ResistantIPX-8 (2 meters)
Battery Type1 x 18650

Mode Operation

As metioned above, the Lumintop SDmini just has a side button. Thus, it’s easy to use in one hand. Operation: Just click the side switch to turn on / off the light, then click to select: Low (default) – Mid – High – Turbo. To active the hidden modes from off: press and hold the switch for more than 3s to activate Strobe, click to select Strobe – SOS – Location Beacon. To exit the hidden mode, press and hold the switch for more than 2s to turn off the light.

Specification

BulbCree XM-L2 U2 LEDCree XP-L HI LED
Output / runtime50 Lumens (36 Hours)
320 Lumens (5.5Hours)<
489 Lumens (3 Hours)
1000Lumens (2Hours)
Strobe/SOS/Aviation Signal: 1000 Lumens
36 Lumens (36 Hours)
276 Lumens (5.5Hours)
425 Lumens (3 Hours)
920Lumens (2Hours)
Strobe/SOS/Aviation Signal: 920 Lumens
Max Beam Intensity11025cd22500cd
Max Beam Distance210 Meters300 Meters
Modes7 Modes(Low-Mid-High-Turbo-Strobe-SOS-Aviation Signal)
SizeLength: 4.29″ (109mm)
Head Diameter: 1.3″ (33mm)
Body Diameter: 1″(25.4mm)
N.W3.11oz(88g)
Working Voltage2.8V-8.4V
Battery Type2 x CR123A or 1 x 18650
Water ResistantIPX-8 (2 meters)
Impact Resistant1.5 meters
AccessoriesO-ring, Lanyard, Holster, Waterproof cap, USB Charging Cable

Conclusion

The Lumintop SDmini flashlight is a nice USB rechargeable EDC flashlight with up to 920 /1000 lumens with two LED options and superb beam distance. 7 modes are offered to meet various occasions. If you’re interested in the Lumintop SDmini, a purchase link is right here.

88%
88%
Good

The Lumintop SDmini flashlight is a nice USB rechargeable EDC flashlight with up to 920 /1000 lumens with two LED options and superb beam distance. 7 modes are offered to meet various occasions.

  • Design
    8.8
  • Price
    8.8
  • Quality
    8.7
  • Usability
    8.8
  • Brightness
    8.9
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