Flashlights are one of the most common components of a strong EDC. From the Prometheus Alpha to the Tool Ti, we see thousands of requests for flashlights of all price points and genres on Massdrop. Given that, it should come as no surprise that our first EDC Custom Product is a budget flashlight. Most entry level options leave a lot to be desired; whether it’s cheap materials, poor tolerances, or illogical emitter choices.
We saw an opportunity to gather input from our community and create a flashlight with Lumintop that packed the most requested features into a product priced so aggressively that it would be accessible to everyone. This is the result: a pocket flashlight made from unfinished brass, titanium (button), and gold plated stainless steel (the clip), with your choice of CREE or Nichia LED, and manufacturing tolerances you’d expect from something 2x-3x the cost. It’s also IPX-8 waterproof and runs off a single AAA battery.
The goal with this product was to make a flashlight so compelling, priced so aggressively, that it would appeal to existing enthusiasts, and open the door to the rest of our community. With all of our Custom Products, it’s our goal to bring the different communities on Massdrop closer together. How do you think we did?
Full disclosure, we may not be able to offer this at $25 + free domestic shipping in the future, but we wanted to make this launch as accessible as possible.
Special thanks to DB Custom for making a suggestion based on the samples that we’ll be implementing on the production level. When you power on the samples, they start in medium power mode, then cycle to low, then cycle to high. DB Custom suggested we have them start in low, cycle to medium, then high. It’s a much better choice and Lumintop will be programming the production units as such.
Finally, thanks for your interest in this product. I get super excited whenever we launch a Custom Product, especially when it’s the first in a particular community. These launches are the realization of the vision we’ve had for many years, to create products with the enthusiast community on Massdrop. Without you all—everyone reading this page, clicking on our emails, and joining drops—we wouldn’t exist. So thank you sincerely, and please let us know how this product could be improved : )