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Brinyte T18 Artemis Flashlight

This article marks an important occasion, It is the final flashlight in a series of lights that we have received from Brinyte over the last 12 months. The T18 Artemis, is a hybrid of sorts combining the best attributes we have seen in other lights from the company. If you remember we have previously reviewed the below list of lights from Brinyte. Lets get right into the numbers and what we liked and disliked about the PT-28 Artemis.

  • PT-18 Oathkeeper (2000 Lumen)
  • PT-28 Oathkeeper (1600 Lumen)
  • T-18 Artemis (650 Lumen)
Easy to see the similarities between these two lights. I preferred the fit, feel and operation of the T18 over the older T28

Breaking it Down by the Numbers

Manufacturer: Brinyte 

Country of Origin: China 

Model: T28 Artemus (Made of T6061 Type III Aluminum)

Dimensions: 

  • Length: 7.7″ 
  • Barrel Diameter: 1″ 
  • Head Diameter: 2.12″ 

Lumen: 650+ (White)

Beam Color:

  • White 
  • Green 
  • Red
  • Infrared

Beam Distances:

  • White: 689 Yards 
  • Green: 492 Yards 
  • Red: 394 Yards

Colors Available: Black Only 

Power Type: One 21700 Series 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion Rechargable

Extras Included: 

  • USB to USB-C Cable 
  • Remote On/Off Switch 
  • One 21700 Li-Ion Battery
Heavily domed lens allows the T28 to cast a very different beam than other Brinyte models
Photo:Rick Dembroski

Initial Impressions

First Impressions 

My first impressions of the Brinyte T18 Artemis is very favorable. The light is well made and is packed with all the same features we found on the very similar T28 Artemis flight that we reviewed but it looks like a few tweeks were added the company along the way. The texturing around the barrel and head of the light was consistent with the same high quality well thought out plans of the T28 Artemis.

The body of the light features the same consistent and even black coating as our previous lights. It’s refreshing to see some common themes in a family of products. Brinyte knows how to evenly apply a long lasting coating to their lights. Small attention to detail seems to be a hallmark of Brinyte construction techniques.

The lens on the T18 Artemis stood out to us when compared with the previous lights we have seen (T28 Artemis). This version features a larger more domed lens with less space to twist the head and allow the user to zoom the beam to a tighter projection pattern. We actually liked this improvement when tested side by side with the T28.

Perfect side by side of both lenses (T18 on the right) Photo:Rick Dembroski

Controls & Operations

In this area is where we see the best aspects of the T18, but it also shows its very few limitations. The light operates with a tail mount On/Off switch with no dimmer capability unlike it’s cousin the T28. This was a marked improvement for me as an end user. I found the dimmable function on the T28 to be bothersome at times. Flashlights are simple tools, it should be either On/Off or push button steps of intensity in my personal and professional opinion.

In a first that I have seen from Brinyte this particular light is supplied with a wireless remote switch that allows the user to operate the light from a distance of up to 15 feet away. This could be handy for construction or maintenance operations or anytime you need a high amount of light and use both of your hands. In promotional videos the company has shown the light mounted to ATV handles as a sort of mobile flood light. The addition of the wireless remote operation really adds a new dynamic to this light.

Nothing fancy, a simple On/Off is preferable over a dimmer style control on the tail cap
Photo:Rick Dembroski

Choices of Colors

Another major attribute of the T18 Artemis is the interchangeable colored LED modules that can be swapped into the head of the light. This allows the end user the ability to semi permanently choose if they want their light to operate with white, green, red or even infrared colors. While I understand in theory of giving the end user the opportunity to select the color their light emits, it is a rather unconventional way to do it given they already have a light that does 3 out of 4 of those color choices.

T18 Artemis vs T28 Artemis Confusion

This one threw us for a loop and honestly is the one thing about this light that frustrates us. Having two lights that are very similar in both name and model number just begs for confusion between the two. It’s something that has come up when we reviewed the smaller lights by Brinyte the PT 18 Oathkeeper and the PT 28 Oathkeeper. As confusing as it might be at least there is a consistency with the brand.

The Verdict

Is the T18 Artemis better or worse than it’s cousin the T28 Artemis ? Thats an interesting question to pose and I would say that it’s not as simple as better or worse, but is it better functionally and does it fit my needs better than the T18. Yes If I had to choose between the two light I would choose the T18 and there are a few major reasons as to why which I will explain. I find bullet points works best to show the reason I chose the way I did.

  • USB-C Rechargeable Battery (Tie)
  • Easier to use On/Off Switch (PT28)
  • Customizable for end user needs with accidentally switching to another color
  • Bezel use and texture felt more natural in use
  • Longer run time (195 minutes on highest white setting vs 135 on T28)
  • Wireless remote control

We hope you enjoyed this look at the last offering from Brinyte here at the sight. We want to extend a thank you to the team at Brinyte for helping us highlight their products and their expanding design concepts. If you are interested in Brinyte products in North America or the world I would stop by their site www.brinytestore.com , or check out there Facebook page for new developments and promotional offers.

About the Author /

Rick Dembroski spent 10 of the best years of his life as a USAF Civil Engineer, traveling the globe, drinking beer, and causing chaos. His superiors dubbed him "King of Useless Knowledge" a title that he still loves to this day. Separated in 2002 as a SSgt (E5- in the USAF), he chose to stay in the frozen north of Alaska and currently works as an Emergency Management Specialist combining his love of chaos with preparedness to ensure people know how to survive disasters.

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