MassDrop Brass AAA



Product Description:

Brand: MassDrop

Length: 7.4 cm (2.9“)

Head Diameter: 1.5 cm (0.6“)

Body Diameter: 1.5 cm (0.6“)

Weight: 42.5 g (1.5 oz)

Material: Brass

Waterproof: IPX-8

Impact Resistance: 1.5 meter

Modes: 3, Low (5Lm / 36 hr), Medium (32Lm / 4 hr), High (110Lm / 30 min)

Control: Tail Button

Light Source: CREE XP-G2 R5 LED

Power Source: 1x AAA

Pocket Clip: Yes, Reversible

Additional Features: Lanyard Hole

Price: ~$30

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Opinion:

Pros:

Before anything else, I want to point out that this light can be purchased in this brass version, a copper version, a blue titanium version, and a green aluminum version, so you have a few options. As I have mentioned a few times, I have been working on acquiring a collection of brass items and this was actually one of my first purchases. Along with options for the construction, you also get two choices for your color temperature, the CREE that I chose or a Nichia 219B LED. I prefer cooler, whiter light that comes from the CREE version, but I know that there are a lot of people who like warmer flashlight temperatures. This choice will also affect your lumen output and run-times. It was a great forethought to give people the choice when it comes to this aspect of their flashlight. I like how small and compact the light is, it really seems to disappear into your pockets without actually getting lost. The inclusion of a reversible pocket clip is also a must for me as I have covered before, so it is good that this light features that design. That being said, there is a small problem with it that I will cover in the next section but that will come later. Next, they did a solid job when it comes to the knurling along the body, the three areas that it is included offer a good grip during usage. The last thing I want to mention here is that they did do a good job with the overall construction and materials that were used. In this specific instance, the body is obviously brass, the clip is gold plated, and the tail button is actually titanium.


Cons:

I only have a couple of complaints about this light. My largest gripe is that it sticks out of your pocket using the pocket clip, I have had it fall out a couple of times, luckily I caught it each time but this is an issue that I do not want to have to worry about. Next, I have also noticed the light occasionally turned on in my pocket because the button was slightly touched. This has not been a frequent problem but it could have been fixed if the button was slightly recessed a bit more than it currently is.


Conclusion:

Overall, this light is a pretty good option, especially if you are looking to expand into the brass community. Other than that, it is a solid minimal light that gives you just enough purchase for it to feel close to a normal sized light as opposed to a key-chain light.

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