Lumintop Thor Pro LEP/LED Flashlight Review

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP/LED Flashlight Review

Lumintop has a NEW LEP and flashlight combo on the market with the Thor Pro. It features a great user interface and interesting output!


Official Specs and Features

Here’s a link to the Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight product page.

Versions

I believe there’s just one version of the Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight.

Price

MSRP for the Lumintop Thor Pro is $395.95 but there looks to be a 15% off sale happening now, which brings the price down to $336.56.


Short Review

The Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight is an impressive light! I am very pleased with the build quality in general – it lacks the sharp edges you see on many “can-style” lights like these. The rounded edges make it great to hold and use. And of course, it’s a LED/LEP combo so you can have all sorts of fun with it! USB-C charging and the powerbank functions round out this package. It’s really impressive!

Long Review

The Big Table

There are three big tables here! 

Lumintop Thor Pro
Emitter: LEP
Price in USD at publication time: $336.56
Cell: 4×18650
Turbo Runtime Graph
LVP? Yes
Switch Type: E-Switch
Quiescent Current (mA):
On-Board Charging? Yes
Charge Port Type: USB-C
Charge Graph
Power off Charge Port
Claimed Lumens (lm) 300
Measured Lumens (at 30s) 258 (86% of claim)^
Candela per Lumen 1836.1
Claimed Throw (m) 1300
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 10740lux @ 6.399m = 439773cd
Throw (Calculated) (m) 1326.3 (102% of claim)^
Claimed CCT
Measured CCT Range (K) 7600-8400 Kelvin
Item provided for review by: Lumintop
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Lumintop Thor Pro
Emitter: Cree XP-L HD (8) (LED)
Price in USD at publication time: $336.56
Cell: 4×18650
Turbo Runtime Graph High Runtime Graph
LVP? Yes
Switch Type: E-Switch
Quiescent Current (mA):
On-Board Charging? Yes
Charge Port Type: USB-C
Charge Graph
Power off Charge Port
Claimed Lumens (lm) 12100
Measured Lumens (at 30s) 9698 (80.1% of claim)^
Candela per Lumen 5.7
Claimed Throw (m) 480
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 2080lux @ 5.194m = 56113cd
Throw (Calculated) (m) 473.8 (98.7% of claim)^
Claimed CCT
Measured CCT Range (K) 5800-7200 Kelvin
Item provided for review by: Lumintop
All my Lumintop reviews!

 

Lumintop Thor Pro
Emitter: Cree XP-L HD (8) and LEP
Price in USD at publication time: $336.56
Cell: 4×18650
Turbo Runtime Graph High Runtime Graph
LVP? Yes
Switch Type: E-Switch
Quiescent Current (mA):
On-Board Charging? Yes
Charge Port Type: USB-C
Charge Graph
Power off Charge Port
Claimed Lumens (lm) 12600
Measured Lumens (at 30s) 9611 (76.3% of claim)^
Candela per Lumen 570.5
Claimed Throw (m)
Candela (Calculated) in cd (at 30s) 12190lux @ 6.34m = 489984cd
Throw (Calculated) (m) 1400.0
Claimed CCT
Measured CCT Range (K)
Item provided for review by: Lumintop
All my Lumintop 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

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight what's included

  • Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight
  • Charging cable (USB to USB-C)
  • Manual

Package and Manual

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight box

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight lens cover

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight manual

Build Quality and Disassembly

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight

Build quality is great. Again, I particularly like the softened corners and rounded edges. Seems like a small thing, but it makes a nice finished-feeling light.

The tailcap has multiple contact points which are brass, as you can see below.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight tailcap off

That tailcap covers the USB-C charging port and also the USB-A powerbank port.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight powerbank and charging ports

The head has similar connections to the tail.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight head contacts

The Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight uses four 18650 cells and they fit very specifically. 

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight cell holder

Inside the cell tube are springs for contacting the negative terminal of the cells. 

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight cell springs

Size and Comps

Size 68.5 X 51 X 153mm (Head Ø X Tube Ø X Length)
Net Weight 628g (Aluminum, battery excluded)

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).

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED 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.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight beside torchlab boss 35

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight shawty

Retention and Carry

The body has a hole for a lanyard attachment. No lanyard is provided.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight lanyard loop

Also in that area is a tripod mounting screw hole.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight tripod connector

This hole comes fitted with another lanyard attachment point.

There’s a lanyard attachment point on the tail area, too. 

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight lanyard attachment

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight lanyard ring

Nothing else is included for carry – namely, there’s no pouch.

Power and Runtime

One of the things that caused me to take so long on testing this light was finding the right cells! Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight wrong cell installed the right way

Lumintop says the max length that can be used is 67mm, so you’ll probably need to use an unprotected button top. I do not think the 30q flat top shown above will work, and the button top shown below is one of my shorter button top cells. I found the light to be fairly specific, and if you see the option to include cells, just do that. It might add $20 or so, but it’ll be nice to not have to worry about fitment.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight better cell installed the right way

Here are runtimes!

Charging

Charging on the Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight is by way of a USB-C charging port on the tail end. The tailcap must be removed to access this charging port.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight charging ports

It’s not really possible to see it above, but there’s a display that shows the percentage capacity of the cells installed as well as voltage and current measurements. This is a nice feature, too!

An interesting little cable is included for charging. It’s a USB to USB-C cable, and very short. It has a magnetic bit that keeps it nice and tucked together.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight charging cable

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight charging cable

Charging works at both 9V and 12V, too! So it’s pretty quick.

Powerbank

That USB-A port you see above will allow you to use the cells inside for powerbank purposes. It’s a great feature!

Modes and Currents

LED:

Mode Mode Claimed Output (lm) Claimed Runtime Measured Lumens
Turbo 12100 45s+4h
High 5100 1m40s+4h10m
Med 1600 7h
Low 320 30h
Moonlight 2 90d

LEP:

Mode Mode Claimed Output (lm) Claimed Runtime Measured Lumens
Turbo 300 18m+5h45m
High 230 6h30m
Med 150 10h
Low 85 16h
Moonlight 40 20h

Both:

Mode Mode Claimed Output (lm) Claimed Runtime Measured Lumens
Turbo 12600 45s+4h
High 5200 1m40s+4h30m
Med 1500 5h
Low 400 10h
Moonlight 45 18h

Pulse Width Modulation

The lower modes of LED output do use PWM. It’s fairly fast on all but the lowest level.  

LED:

LEP:

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

Control of the Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight is through a single e-switch. This switch is on the side of the head, and can indicate in blue and green both.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight e-switch

The switch is great!

The color of indication depends on which output (LED/LEP/Both) is being used. LED output is demonstrated by a green bunny. 

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight e-switch led

Both outputs are demonstrated by both blue and green.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight e-switch led

And LEP-only output is demonstrated by just a blue bunny.  

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight e-switch led

First, here’s a graphic that describes the user interface. 

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight user interface

Here’s a UI table! I believe the user interface for any lighting combination is the same, so one table will cover it all, and I won’t specify which lighting source it applies to. It applies to whichever lighting source you have active!

State Action Result
Off Click On (Mode memory)
Off Hold Moonlight
Off Click then Click/hold Momentary Turbo
On Click Off
Off Double Click High
Any Click 3x Advance lighting source (LED – LEP – Both)
Moonlight, High, or On Hold Mode advance (LMH)
On Double Click Turbo
Turbo Double Click On (mode memory)
Off Double Click High
Off Click 4x Battery Check^
Off Click 5x Lockout
Lockout Click 5x Unlock
Lockout Hold Momentary Low
Off Click 7x Iterate switch lighting0

^ Battery check works by blinking out the actual battery voltage (battery voltage, not “cell” voltage – the cells are in parallel, so have a total voltage of ~3.7V (nominal) but the capacity is added together). Three blinks then pause then 7 blinks, for example, means 3.7V.

LED and Beam

Again, there are two options for output with the Lumintop Thor Pro LEP flashlight. First, there are eight (8) LED emitters. These are listed as CREE XP-L HD emitters.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight emitter array

Next up is the LEP, which is the dark spot in the center of the front. That also features a nice glow ring!

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight emitter array

And then there’s the option to use both at the same time.

Lumintop Thor Pro LEP and LED flashlight emitters on

All in all it’s a very nice setup!

LED Color Report (CRI and CCT)

The Cree XP-L HD emitters start “coolish” and then get driven hard enough to get pushed up to around 7200K, which is very cool. CRI on these is low, too. The LEP is unsurprisingly very cool, too. 

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

  • Great build quality!
  • USB-C charging
  • Charges at 9V and 12V, so charging is quick
  • Powerbank feature
  • LED/LEP combo is fun!

What I don’t like

  • High cost

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