Vezerlezer ED10 Flashlight Review

Vezerlezer ED10 Flashlight Review

Vezerlezer is a new brand jumping in the market with the ED10, an EDC flashlight with USB-C charging, an indicating e-switch, and more!


Official Specs and Features

Here’s a link to the Vezerlezer ED10 EDC flashlight product page.

Versions

There is only one version offered at this time.

Price

The list price for the Vezerlezer ED10 EDC flashlight is $52.98.  However, we might see a sale price or the street price be a bit lower than that MSRP.


Short Review

It’s hard to say what I expected out of the new brand Vezerlezer. Regardless of what you might think, this is a fairly solid offering. I appreciate that the bezel isn’t thread-locked.  The charging works well (despite not working C to C).  Everything about the light is just solid.  The e-switch works well.  Output is great too (if a bit below specification.)  All in all, this is a good first entry into the market. The price is maybe a bit high for starting out, though.

Long Review

The Big Table

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight
Emitter: Luminus SST-40
Price in USD at publication time: $52.98
Cell: 1×18650
Turbo Runtime Graph High Runtime Graph
LVP? Yes
Switch Type: E-Switch
Quiescent Current (mA): 0.02
On-Board Charging? Yes
Charge Port Type: USB-C
Charge Graph
Power off Charge Port “with cell: all modes
without cell (or body): lowest 3 modes”
Claimed Lumens (lm) 2200
Measured Lumens (at 30s) 1750 (79.5% of claim)^
Candela per Lumen 14
Claimed Throw (m) 305
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 1056lux @ 5.068m = 27123cd
Throw (Calculated) (m) 329.4 (108% of claim)^
Claimed CCT 6500 Kelvin
Measured CCT Range (K) 5400-6600 Kelvin
Item provided for review by: Vezerlezer
All my Vezerlezer reviews!

^ 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

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight what's included

  • Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight
  • Vezerlezer 2600mAh 18650
  • Charging cable (USB to USB-C)
  • Lanyard
  • Spare o-ring
  • Manual

Package and Manual

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight manual Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight manual

Build Quality and Disassembly

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight

This spiral design – something we’ve seen before years ago by a brand called Zanflare.  The Zanflare F1 is vaguely similar, in fact.  But there are other brands using the spiral design.

The build quality here is good.  Having used the light as much as I have, I can say that there are some sharp corners.  Not painfully sharp, but sharp such that the anodization will wear fairly quickly.

The silk-screener clearly gets paid by the amount of coverage….

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight tailcap

Threads on both the head and tail are anodized and properly lubed. Because of the anodization, it’s possible to lockout the light with minimal loosening of the head or tailcap.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight tailcap removed

Both head and tail have nice beefy springs.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight head and tail springs

Here you can see that the cell tube is fully removable. It’s not reversible.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight cell tube Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight head removed

The bezel is easily removable too – there’s no thread-lock here! Interestingly the reflector also screws into the body. I don’t think this is uncommon but I couldn’t tell you the last light I had with a screw-in reflector. It’s neither better nor worse, but it is a nice detail by Vezerlezer.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight bezel removed

The bezel being removable does mean that the emitter is highly accessible.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight easy emitter access

Size and Comps

Length: 112mm
Weight 130g

That’s actually all the official numbers. I’ll add the following

Tail diameter: 24.5mm
Head diameter: 27.06mm
Angled part of head diameter: 28.04mm (~32mm at thickest angles)

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

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight in hand

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 formats.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight beside torchlab boss 35

Retention and Carry

The ED10 ships with a friction fit pocket clip attached.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight pocket clip

This is a fine clip. When on the tail, it provides a nice deep carry.  The clip can also be placed near the head, but this affords a much shallower, but bezel-up, carry.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight pocket clip hug

Also included is a lanyard, which attaches firmly through the hole in the tailcap.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight lanyard Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight lanyard installed

Since the pocket clip has a hole too, you could attach the lanyard there.  But as it’s a friction fit clip, the tailcap is going to be a better choice.

I am surprised to note that the tailcap does not have a magnet. The tailcap design (specifically the smoothness and large surface) makes me think it would have a magnet, but it certainly does not.

Power and Runtime

A single lithium-ion cell powers the Vezerlezer ED10 EDC flashlight.  Vezerlezer includes the required cell – a button top 18650.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight with included 18650

Since the light has springs on both ends, any type 18650 will work fine though. (I’m using a flat top unprotected cell in the light right now, in fact.)

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight included 18650

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight included 18650

The cell should be installed with the positive end (the button) toward the head.)

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight included 18650 installed

In case you forget this orientation, Vezerlezer has included more silk screening to indicate the cell orientation. It’s on the cell tube, but remember the cell tube isn’t reversible, so there’s no problem here.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight battery label

Here are three runtime tests.  The output does step down from Turbo but not really “all that quickly” – there’s a respectable hold at the higher output level. Unfortunately the output doesn’t seem to be met, at around 1877 max and 1750 at 30 seconds.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight runtime graph

Interestingly the runtimes below are quite different – the runtime on High is actually shorter than the runtime on Turbo.  That’s because Turbo steps down to a lower output than High ever is, and so High is effectively run harder than Turbo.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight runtime graph Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight runtime graph

The indicating switch does give information about the cell.  Every time the light is turned on, for 5 or so seconds, the indicating switch will be red, green, or orange with the following associations:
Green: 75-100% power
Orange: 50-75% power
Red: 25-50% power
Red Blinking: 0-25% power

Charging

Vezerlezer put USB-C charging in the ED10 EDC flashlight.  This charge port is covered with an attached, press-in cover.  The cover is nice, but not very stiff.

Also included is a USB to USB-C cable.

Charging looks good, and during the CC phase is very consistent at over 1A.  This is actually very solid charging.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight charging graph

During charging the indicating switch will blink red.  When charging is complete, the switch will indicate in green.

Unfortunately, C to C charging does not work.

Modes and Currents

Mode Mode Claimed Output (lm) Claimed Runtime Measured Lumens Tailcap Amps
Turbo 2200 1h22m 1750 6.58
High 1400 2h10m 1140 3.27
Medium 560 3h 509 0.92
Low 128 10h30m 113 0.24
Eco 30 37h 28.3 0.06
Moonlight 1 886h 0.5 8.9mA

Pulse Width Modulation

Every mode uses PWM.  You can note from these graphs below, though, that the PWM is very fast.  In fact, you can take this light as proof that PWM isn’t always annoying.  Fast PWM is ok!

For reference, here’s a baseline shot, with all the room lights off and almost nothing hitting the sensor.  Also, here’s the light with the worst PWM I could find.  I’m adding multiple timescales, so it’ll be easier to compare to the test light.  Unfortunately, the PWM on this light is so bad that it doesn’t even work with my normal scale, with is 50 microseconds (50us).  10ms5ms2ms1ms0.5ms0.2ms.  In a display faster than 0.2ms or so, the on/off cycle is more than one screen, so it’d just (very incorrectly) look like a flat line.  I wrote more about this Ultrafire WF-602C flashlight and explained a little about PWM too.

User Interface and Operation

There’s just one button on the ED10 EDC flashlight.  It’s an e-switch on the head.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight e-switch

The switch is proud and fairly easy to find by feel.

Also on this switch is an indicating function.  The switch cover feels metal, and has a translucent area in the center to allow the red and green indicator to show through.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight e-switch Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight e-switch actuation indicating green

Here’s a UI table!

State Action Result
Off Click On (Mode Memory)
On Click Off
Off Hold Moonlight (in Discrete)
or
Eco (In Continuous (Ramping))
On Hold Mode advance (excluding Turbo)^
or
Continous ramping if in this group
Off Hold 5s Output selection style switch (Ramping or Discrete)
Any Double click Turbo
Turbo Click Previous state
Turbo Hold Moonlight
Any Click 3x Strobe
Any Click 4x SOS
SOS or Strobe Click Previous state
Off Click 5x Lockout
Lockout Click 5x Unlock

^ The direction of advance is dependent on how you got to where you are.  Basically, if the light thinks you want a lower mode, the direction will be from higher to lower output.  Otherwise (the default) will be lower to higher order. This isn’t bad – for example if you’re advancing upward, release (pause) and hold again, you’ll begin the descent in modes.  But if you are advancing upward, turn the light off then turn it back on and hold, the light will continue advancing upward.  This is the logical way, but very hard to tabelize. Technically is’ more specific than that.  If you hold within 1.5s after increasing modes, then the next hold will decrease the modes. Also, the manual indicates that moonlight is not part of the regular mode cycle, but it is.

LED and Beam

There’s a single emitter in the ED10.  It’s a Luminus SST-40 emitter.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight emitter

This emitter benefits from a reflector that has an orange peel texture and is fairly deep.

Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight reflector  Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight emitter on

 Vezerlezer ED10 EDC Flashlight emitter on

LED Color Report (CRI and CCT)

Vezerlezer states the CCT as 6500K but doesn’t state the CRI of this Luminus SST-40. The CCT tests at around 5400 for the lower modes up to around 6600 for the higher output levels. The CRI is particularly not great at around 66.

Beamshots

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)

I keep the test flashlight on the left, and the BLF-348 reference flashlight on the right.

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

Conclusion

What I like

  • Good entry into the EDC flashlight market
  • Complete package
  • USB-C Charging
  • Good user interface
  • Very good throw
  • Indicating e-switch with a metal cover
  • Easy to avoid Turbo if you wish
  • Moonlight is part of the main group
  • Offers Ramping (or “Continuous”) output (but discrete modes are there, too)

What I don’t like

  • Low CRI emitter
  • Doesn’t quite hit the specs for output
  • Output on any of the modes isn’t flat (ie it fades as cell voltage fades)

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1 thought on “Vezerlezer ED10 Flashlight Review”

  1. C to C worked on my Samsung S21 charger just fine, but heard it not working on some power bricks.

    If you switch to smooth ramp and immediately turn it off, one click turns it on without the main LED with 4.6mA drain. This needs fixing pretty urgently.

    Moon on smooth ramping is 3 lumens, and on stepped it’s 1. This could be their meaning of eco as mentioned in the manual.

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