Best UV Flashlight: Thrunite, Olight, Nitecore, Fenix, Escolite, Darkbeam, Glossday, & uvBeast Comparison

This article is a summary of the YouTube video ‘UV Lights Are NOT Equal (Thrunite, Olight, Nitecore, Fenix, Escolite, Darkbeam, Glossday, & uvBeast)’ by THRUNITE

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A video reviews various LED flashlights with UV capabilities, recommending the affordable Thrunite Archer UV and discontinued Olight i5UVEOS, while mentioning other flashlights with weaker UV performance and unnecessary features.

Key Insights

  • The video discusses a range of different LED flashlights with UV capabilities.
  • The Thrunite Archer UV flashlight is recommended for its compact size and affordability at $19.95.
  • The Olight i5UVEOS is discontinued but can be found on the secondary market for around $79.99.
  • The Nitecore Tiki UV, Phoenix LD02, Escalite UV, Darkbeam UV, Glossday, and UV Beast V3 are also reviewed.
  • The UV Beast V3 is the brightest and has the most throw, but it's also the most expensive at $59.99.
  • The performance of UV lights on different test papers is demonstrated.
  • Thrunite Archer UV and Olight i5 UV are recommended for EDC use with UV capabilities and decent projection.
  • Other flashlights mentioned have weaker UV performance, low quality, or unnecessary gimmicks.

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Hi and welcome to the Thrunite channel. So in today’s video, we have a wide range of different LED flashlights, from single LED flashlights to multiple LEDs. In this case, we have a ton of UV LEDs, as well as in this case, and on the end here, we have three higher powered UV lights. So it’s going to be interesting to see how these compare to each other. Actually, later when I do the beam shots instead of going outside, which is not going to give you a great idea of how these work, I actually have some test papers with some different fluorescent ink on there, like a highlighter ink. I have it on black paper as well as white paper, so we can see how these actually illuminate that ink. So it should be kind of fun and different.

So starting from left here, we have the new Thrunite Archer UV. This currently sells for $19.95. Next up, we have the Olight. This is the i5UVEOS. I believe these are discontinued. These are going to be around $79.99 and up because you have to find it on the secondary market. Next to that here, we have the Nitecore Tiki UV. These are currently $19.95. Next to that, we have a Phoenix LD02. This is version 2.0. Those usually sell for about $29.95. Next to that, we have the Escalite UV, very common on Amazon. These currently sell for $11.99. Then in the middle here, we have the Darkbeam UV. These generally go for about $12.99. Then we have the Glossday, also a very common one you’ll find across Amazon. Those are $10.99. And on the end here, this is the Beast, quite literally the UV Beast version 3. These go for $59.99.

All right, so right off the bat, because I’m not going outside, I will tell you that the UV Beast here has the most throw, as you can imagine, just by the setup here. We have

This article is a summary of the YouTube video ‘UV Lights Are NOT Equal (Thrunite, Olight, Nitecore, Fenix, Escolite, Darkbeam, Glossday, & uvBeast)’ by THRUNITE