Wurkkos made a very nice flashlight. Compact, dignified looking (especially the brass body), with chic light and flexible control. A simple user will most likely not need it. But an advanced user will certainly be happy with the Wurkkos TS10. And below I will tell you how much.
Light-emitting diode LatticePower CSP2323
maximum brightness 1400 lum
nutrition — 14500 Li-Ion battery
interface Andurils (tail button control)
size and weight 71.5*21mm, 4787g aluminumbrass with battery
frame aluminum, brass, copper or titanium (unlikely, but mb) to choose from
Packaging and appearance
Initially, I got my hands on the classic version in an aluminum case in a classic and unpresentable box, which is well known from many other Wurkkos flashlights, from the HD15 headlamp to the universal TS32
And now, another batch of flashlights from Wurkkos has reached me. I open it and … really! They completely changed the packaging, now it’s not really luxury, but now the Wurkkos flashlight as a gift is definitely good, you won’t be ashamed.
By the way, the same change also affected the aforementioned TS32.
In addition to the fact that the packaging itself has become presentable, the equipment has also improved, which now includes a diffuser. Otherwise, everything is the same — the flashlight itself, optional 14500 battery, lanyard, clip, a pair of o-rings
And here is the flashlight itself. Let me remind you that there are versions in classic black aluminum and a slightly more expensive, but much more stylish version in brass.
The only difference in design is that brass has no inscriptions. I did not get any presentable photos of brass, so I will limit myself to the very first photo shoot of the aluminum case.
The dimensions, as you can see, are frankly insignificant. The Wurkkos TS10 is the length of an ordinary key flashlight, which it surpasses only in thickness.
I would be wrong in my heart to say that the Wurkkos TS10 is a design masterpiece. No, he has a rather modest appearance. And I don’t think that with such dimensions and, more importantly, the price, one should expect some kind of knurling frills.
Due to the pronounced saddle, the flashlight has a very comfortable cigar grip. So you can hold it with the usual direct grip, but it is somehow unobtrusive and it goes into your fingers like a cigar.
The flashlight is controlled by a wide flat clock tail. It is somewhat recessed deep into the body, so you can safely put a flashlight on the tail, the button will not be pressed.
The move is moderately tight, so I would not be afraid of accidental inclusions in my pocket. Well, if in doubt — the flashlight can be easily blocked with 4 clicks
There is a spring on the tail side, a pad on the head side
An additional sleeve is pressed inside the main body for conducting a signal from the button
Of course, there is no practical use for cooling fins here, this is nothing more than a tribute to tradition and a way to somehow diversify the design of a flashlight.
There is no reflector, instead, a TIR lens, which is quite expected from such a gourmet model.
Wurkkos made the unusual choice of a LatticePower CSP2323 LED I’ve never seen anywhere else. Usually, when it comes to all sorts of HiCRI amenities, you should expect Nichia Samsung LH351D SST20.
Be that as it may, the flashlight shines really nicely and you will see it further. And here is another highlight of this flashlight — the backlight. They sent me a sample with orange backlight, but there is, for example, blue. By the way, she’s tuned in. It can shine brightly, it can be very dim, it can blink. Or maybe even disabled. The backlight, by the way, is even brighter than the firefly mode. It shines much further (after all, the LEDs are behind the lens and the light is focused as it should), but the backlight definitely brighter up close. So for some night searches on the shelf and in the drawer, you can use it without turning on the flashlight.
However, beauty is beauty, but I advise you to turn it on upon receipt fully backlight and leave the flashlight for a couple of days. And then check the voltage with three clicks from off, all of a sudden you got one of the early samples, where the backlight ate like crazy. If the voltage has dipped significantly in a couple of days, then it makes sense to make the backlight minimal or turn it off altogether. However, I think that 2-3 months after the release of the review, the chance to get a flashlight from such an early batch will be negligible.
And in general, a bright backlight is 10 lumens. So in any case, a new driver there or an old one is 5 days before the battery is discharged. In general, beautiful … but impractical. Please note. I will switch the backlight to a lower brightness.
By the way, I would recommend not to abuse the bright backlight. It has its own consumption and without using a flashlight for a week, you may be unpleasantly surprised.
And that’s why the average user, I think, will be happy with the Wurkkos TS10 only until the first accidental pressing of the wrong combination of clicks and holds.
Anduril II interface gives the user everything possible. In general, everything. True, you will also have to keep a lot in memory.
In fairness, if you only need to turn off / on, lock, rewind modes and instant turbo, firefly and strobe, then you won’t have to memorize anything new. Here the only challenge for you will be perhaps the verification and possible calibration of the temperature sensor.
Technically, there is an option to donate Wurkkos TS10 to a simple user by switching the interface to simple control mode.
And here everything is familiar:
off-on on click
rewind modes on hold (step or smooth)
4 click lock (with instant firefly on hold or 2 clicks)
hold out off — firefly
2 clicks from ON turbo
3 clicks — strobe
How the Wurkkos TS10 shines
Of course, you should evaluate the colossal maximum brightness of 1400 lumens for such a size, first of all, from the position of marketing. As is often the case, such a turbo is only achievable from a cold case and on a full battery. The longer you use the flashlight, the more it heats up, the shorter all these higher brightnesses become. Even a significantly more massive brass body will not help here. Moreover, the thermal conductivity of brass 2.5 is worse than that of aluminum. So for older brightnesses it will be even shorter. But in the hand, I repeat, it sits more pleasantly due to its weightiness. Here, the ideal option would be a copper case, which has excellent thermal conductivity, much better than aluminum.
And in reality, the H6 becomes more or less practical (in the presence of cooling) as bright as possible.
And the H7 will be something like a turbo. H8… well. Don’t count too much on him, I’ll tell you straight
The H5, with its 300 lumens, can only be held when it cools down. However — if you use a flashlight on the street, especially now, in the fall — then feel free to expect that you will have H5. With some gradual decline, but will be. And 300lum is on really good brightness.
Well, H4 with 130lum is already quite stabilized and does not need cooling. Don’t look at the unimpressive numbers of this brightness, 130 lumens is enough to light your way under your feet, not to mention work indoors.
And here is the light. There are several color temperature options (they are either available or not). I got the 4000K version. The light itself looks nice. However, I would have preferred that very slightly pinkish nichia, the name of which I forgot.
In turbo and higher brightness, the flashlight is impressively bright for such a baby, so there will be a wow element here, believe me.
But, in general, this is a small flashlight with a rather modest constant brightness. At least for aluminum, it is limited to H4 at room temperature and H5 when cooled.
It is possible (but I’m not sure — you need to check) the copper one will pull out H5 even without cooling. If you want something brighter — look for models on 18650. I repeat, here the same Sofirn SC32 will allow you to sacrifice a little compactness, but get a fundamentally different level of brightness and operating time.
As you can see, long range is not worth waiting for here. However, on H7-H8 you can highlight something there for a short time at a distance of half a hundred meters.
Conventionally, standing on the ground, you can puff for seconds and light up that way up to the 15th floor.
Würkkos TS10 very nice flashlight for the advanced user who gets both the super-flexible control of Anduril II and HiCRI light. But for an ordinary user, the first, most likely, will become across the throat, and the second is simply uninteresting.
For him, only a relatively small price for such a category of flashlights will remain in the pluses. The question is that, again, the average user is likely to take a brighter full-sized flashlight for this price (well, or a compact 18650 flashlight).
And an advanced, experienced user, yes, will get everything that he is looking for from such flashlights, both in control and in light. And in general, due to the low price, he can buy a flashlight just like that, without special need — just like 5-10 flashlights bought before.
The aluminum version looks and feels worse than the brass version, but… it’s cheaper and aluminum has better heat transfer. If you are satisfied with full-fledged work at brightnesses up to H5 inclusive (which is quite logical for such a kid), then the brass version is quite a good choice. If you need a lightweight body, lower price and some longer working time at higher brightness — take aluminum.
The copper case will be a chic option here, which combines the advantages of design, weight and thermal conductivity. However, it will certainly cost more. Titanium is also interesting, but its release is still unlikely.
In the meantime, in terms of functionality, absolutely everything suits me in the Wurkkos TS10 and I am calm about the fact that the oldest modes here are frankly short — it would be naive to expect something different from a flashlight with this size.
In terms of design, I would only change the longitudinal imitation of cooling fins to transverse seats for tritium. I am sure that many would gladly make a Christmas tree out of a lantern.
And here is the main recommendation. As useless, I get rid of almost from all survey flashlights (should I salt them or what?). But I leave the Wurkkos TS10. Ideally, I’ll wait for the copper case and then decide what to do with aluminum and brass.
Where to buy and how to save
You can buy Wurkkos TS10 on Aliexpress (do not forget about the seller’s coupons)
Aluminum version | brass version
You can also save on the purchase of this and other goods with coupons and promotional codes from my discount channel in telegram, see the link to it below in the “about the author” block.