Brinyte T28 Artemis: First Look
The name Brinyte is no stranger to the site, we have been fortunate enough to perform extensive reviews on two of there flashlights in the past few months. So when the company reached out to us and agreed to send us their latest offering the T28 Artemis we knew that the light we were getting was going to have the same or better build quality as the PT-18 and PT-28 Oathkeeper lights we previous featured. The T28 might carry the same name and high quality build characteristics of its smaller brothers, but this light is in a completely different.
The previous flashlights from Brinyte were and still are fantastic lights that I use all the time but unlike the T28 Artemis only had one color light. You read that correctly the T28 gives users the option to select between three color lights, white, red and green. That’s one of the big features of this light. Another prominent feature is the rear mounted dimmer dial which allows you to adjustable the intensity of that light. When you add that to the adjustable bezel to allow the user to choose between a narrow and wide projection pattern you can see the features are adding up a flashlight with great potential across multiple user groups.
Country of Origin: China
Model: T28 Artemus (Made of T6061 Type III Aluminum)
- Length: 7.7″
- Barrel Diameter: 1″
- Head Diameter: 2.12″
- White: 572 Yards
- Green: 370 Yards
- Red: 277 Yards
Colors Available: Black Only
Power Type: One 21700 Series 3.7 Volt Lithium Ion Rechargable
Time to Power On/Off:
- Power On: 1.7-1..8 Seconds
- Power Off: 0.2-0.3 Seconds
- USB to USB-C Cable
- Remote Tail Cap with On/Off Switch
- One 21700 Li-Ion Battery
My first impressions of the Brinyte T28 Artemis is very favorable. The light is well made and is packed with a ton of features we spoke about earlier in the review. The barrel of the light is textured slightly in the middle and generously around the bezel and the dimmer cap on the rear. The texturing around the bezel is easier to grasp than on the rear. This is something I wouldn’t mind seeing Brinyte take another look at. In our opinion both selectors should feature a generous amount of texturing. That very very minor observance is really about the only thing on the T28 Artemis that we thought could use some work.
Operations and Use
Using the light is simple, depress the rear cap for around 1.7 to 1.8 seconds to activate it. We know that time because we actually turned the light on 10 times while clocking it and the best we can tell its very close to that time. Once activated you can use the dimmer to selected between 2% and 100% intensity on any of the three light colors. This feature is really very handy on its own and gets better when you combine it with the adjustable beam. Turning off the light is a simple reputing of the tail cap switch. The light turns off between 0.2-0.3 seconds after being depressed. We figured since we recorded the amount of time it took to turn the light we should record the amount of time to power down. It’s hard to click a stop watch that fast and watch the light, let me tell you.
Controlling the width of the beam is done by rotating the bezel either direction. Like many LED style lights when the light is dialed to its tightest beam projection position the pattern because square like the LED panel. This is common across all LED lights I have ever used but I wanted to mention it just in case any first time LED owners pick this light up and are confused by the square light patten potential.
When the light is dialed out to its widest position it casts a very even and predictable pattern. This may sound boring but it’s great for a light source no matter the application. Even light makes visibility easier for those that need it. The bezel slides easily through the entire range of motion with zero snags, drags or hang ups. It operates cleanly and evenly just like it was designed to do.
I have been using this light for the last few months of our Alaska winter and I have found a few things that I would like to pass on to any potential users or the T28 Artemus. Ive been using this light outside in quite a bit of freezing conditions and it has never failed me or even flickered as I tested it in all three colors. The battery life on this light is amazing and the fact I can pop out the battery and recharge it with a USB-C cord is a really nice touch. Gone are my days of stocking up on CR-123 batteries.
Ive used this light walking my dogs, checking my property for wolverines, moose and now early morning bears that are waking up here in Alaska. I’ve used it in my 9-5 profession and even lent it to family for a while to use. I can tell you that this light has excelled and everyone I have had use it and try it have been impressed. You might not know who Brinyte is but you should learn. Their light are as good if not better than other more well known brands.
In our testing and evaluation process we can say the Brinyte T28 has proven itself worthy of being carried in our duty bags and in our packs for our outdoor adventures.
Where to Buy
For now the only place to get Brinyte products is direct from the manufacturer at the web site below. We are not aware if they offer first responder / military or law enforcement discounts. If you are interested in the T28 Artemis , the PT 28 or PT28 Oathkeeper lights Brinyte I’m sure should have more in stock soon. I assume like everything in China there has been a delay in production due to COVID-19 but that should be resolved soon and production will catch back up soon.
We want to thank Kitty from Brinyte for helping us with this review and the others we have been fortunate enough to do with Brinyte. Check out the social media and factory store links listed below.
Brinyte Store: https://brinytestore.com
Brinyte on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brinyte/