RovyVon Aurora A24Ti Titanium Keychain Flashlight Review

RovyVon reached out recently and offered to send this A24Ti over for review.  I’m a pretty big fan of the Aurora series so I was excited to test this titanium version!  It’s slightly updated from the previous similar lights I have like this, so read on!


Official Specs and Features

Here’s a link to the official product page.

Versions

There are a bunch of versions.  And each version has options….  Aluminum, brass, plastic, with side lights or without, UV, etc.  Even a glow body!

Price

This A24Ti titanium model has a base price of $89.95.  The price goes up from there, depending if you’d like tritium (green or blue) vials installed ($119.95).


Short Review

This is another good option from RovyVon.  The titanium is a good body.  Output is good, the modes are good, charging is good.  All in all this is another good entry!  I particularly like the changes in the body style over the brass version I have.

Long Review

The Big Table

RovyVon A24 Ti
Emitter: Cree XP-L HD
Price in USD at publication time: $89.95
Cell: Internal
Turbo Runtime High Runtime
LVP? Red warning, switches off
Switch Type: E-Switch
Quiescent Current (A): ?
On-Board Charging? Yes
Charge Port Type: micro-USB
Chargetime
Power off Charge Port with no cell?
Claimed Lumens (lm) 1100
Measured Lumens (at 30s) 929 (84.5% of claim)*
Candela per Lumen 6.5
Claimed Throw (m) 150
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 319lux @ 4.45m = 6317cd
Throw (Calculated) (m) 159.0 (106% of claim)*
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  • Measurement disclaimer:  I am an amateur flashlight reviewer.  I don’t have $10,000 or even $1,000 worth of testing equipment.  I test output and such in PVC tubes!!  Please consider claims within 10% of what I measure to be perfectly reasonable (accurate, even).

What’s Included

  • RovyVon A24Ti Titanium Flashlight
  • Split ring
  • Spare o-ring
  • Charge cable (USB to micro-USB)
  • Paracord
  • Lanyard
  • Carry pouch
  • Manual

Package and Manual

Note the updated packaging from the previous versions.

Build Quality and Disassembly

When I took these photos I’d actually carried this light a bit already.  I carried it with a knife and some other things in a pocket, and you’ll notice a bit of markings on the body.  I didn’t actually expect that, but such is the nature of titanium.

The body is serialized.

The branding doesn’t seem screen printed on – it looks like the titanium has actually been anodized in these tiny areas.  A bit impressive, really.

The internals are the same from the other similar lights.

I disassembled the A23 previously, and I don’t think there are any surprises inside here.  Here’s the disassembly of that light.

Size and Comps

Dimensions: 76mm (Length) x 21.5mm (Diameter)
Weight: 60.8g/2.14oz
Tritium size: 1.5 x 6.0mm

If a light will headstand, I’ll show it here (usually the third photo).  If a light will tailstand, I’ll show that here, too (usually the fourth photo).

Here’s the test light with the venerable Convoy S2+.  Mine’s a custom “baked” edition Nichia 219b triple.  A very nice 18650 light.

And here’s the light beside my custom engraved TorchLAB BOSS 35, an 18350 light.  I reviewed the aluminum version of that light in both 35 and 70 format.

Below see the differences in my brass version and the A24.  The A24 has flutes along the size, unlike the brass, which has flutes on the head.  Why do I like this better?  The new version has zero alignment issues.  The flutes on the brass don’t line up to my satisfaction.  This does bring up the point of logos on the titanium, which you can see aren’t aligned with the button or other areas.

Here’s all my Auroras!  I think this is all of them… I have a few.

Retention and Carry

This light is primarily carried by the attached pocket clip.  It’s a good clip, and quite usable.

The clip has a slit for attaching the lanyard or paracord (both included).  The lanyard can also attach through the tailcap loop area.

The clip is secured by two philips screws.

Power and Runtime

The A24Ti is powered by an internal lipo, which is housed on the guts as a whole.  Extra batteries are available (around $25, since you’re buying the whole internal section).  I wouldn’t consider the battery to be field-serviceable, and I would only plan to replace the battery when the other one is worn out and not when the charge is simply depleted.  Furthermore the battery pack isn’t chargeable outside of the body.

Here are a few runtimes.  Turbo steps down fairly quickly, but has a good 1.5 minute 900 lumen output.  The light steps down to around 300 lumens, then drops off to finally providing a red low voltage warning, and having very low output.  The A24 does shut off when the cell voltage is low.

The on-board charging happens by way of a micro-USB port in the tail end.  There’s a press-in cover.

A necessary cable is included – USB to micro-USB.

Charging is remarkably fast, at well under 1 hour.

Modes and Currents

Mode Mode Claimed Output (lm) Claimed Runtime Measured Lumens Tailcap Amps
Turbo 1100 1.5m+70m 929
High 700 1.5m+110m 619
Medium 170 130m 192
Low 40 9.5h 45
Moonlight 1 72h

PWM

The middle 3 modes have PWM, but it’s fast enough that I don’t think you’ll see it.

For reference, here’s a baseline shot, with all the room lights off and almost nothing hitting the sensor.  And here’s the worst PWM light I have ever owned.  Also one of the very first lights I ordered directly from China!

User Interface and Operation

The button is a side switch, just below the head.  It’s a metal-cover e-switch.  The metal button has a metal surround, which both gives a place to find with your finger, and helps prevent accidental presses.

It’s a very quiet clicky button.

Here’s a UI table!

State Action Result
Off Click No action
Off Hold Momentary Turbo
Off Double Click On (mode memory)
On Click Mode advance (excluding moonlight)
On Hold Off
Off Click 4x Moonlight
Moonlight Click Off
On >3m Click Off
Off Click 3x SOS
SOS Click Strobe
Strobe Click Beacon

LED and Beam

This review copy has a Cree XP-L HD emitter.  My choice is typically for the Nichia option, which is mentioned in the manual of this light, but as far as I can tell is not currently available.

The Cree option is a bit cooler, which I think is suitable for titanium.  I like cooler emitters in colder sterile metals (like titanium) and warm emitters in warmer metals (like brass and copper).

These beamshots are always with the following settings:  f8, ISO100, 0.3s shutter, and manual 5000K exposure.

Tint vs BLF-348 (KillzoneFlashlights.com 219b version) (affiliate link)

Test light is on the left!

I compare everything to the KillzoneFlashlights.com 219b BLF-348, because it’s inexpensive and has the best tint!

Conclusion

What I like

  • Carries very well!
  • Metal cover for the e-switch
  • Cool location for trit slots
  • On-board charging is good
  • Easy access to both Turbo and Moonlight

What I don’t like

  • Probably not the best to say it has a “replaceable” battery.  It’s not field-replaceable.
  • Seems to be available for only Cree at the moment.

Notes

  • This light was provided by RovyVon for review. I was not paid to write this review.
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