ReyLight LANapple


Brand/model ReyLight LANapple
LED Nichia 519A 4000K
Maximum lumens ? lm
Maximum beam intensity ? cd
Maximum throw ? m
Battery 1*14500 Li-ion, 1*AA Ni-MH
Onboard charging No
Material Aluminium
Modes 4
Blinkies Strobe, SOS
Reflector OP
Review date April 2023


The ReyLight LANapple is a AA-sized torch with a Nichia 519A 4000K emitter. I bought the purple aluminium version to see if it would be a suitable alternative to the ReyLight Pineapple Mini for EDC purposes.

If you are curious about the LANapple name: the LANapple looks like a ReyLight Pineapple with the head of a ReyLight LAN.

Rey generously applied a partial refund to my order when I mentioned that I was going to review the Pineapple Mini and LANapple. I did not expect that! I was just excited. Thank you Rey. He also held a “Buy One Get One Free” sale the next day in preparation for moving to a new workshop.

I have not been paid for this review nor have I held back my opinions of this torch.


The LANapple came in a small re-usable transparent box with a foam cut-out for the torch.

ReyLight LANapple packaging

The following was included in the box:

  • ReyLight LANapple
  • Button top 14500 Li-ion 3.7V 800mAh cell
  • Two spare o-rings
  • ReyLight sticker
  • Optional ring (alternative to a pocket clip)

ReyLight LANapple accessories

Torch in use

The ReyLight LANapple fits my hand well and feels smooth. It feels like is balanced around the centre which makes it easier to spin and fidget with.

ReyLight LANapple in use 2

I like the unique pocket clip design.

ReyLight LANapple in use 1

The pocket clip can be swapped out for a ring but the torch might roll away.

The torch can tailstand due to the recessed button.

Build quality

The ReyLight LANapple is made of aluminium. The body has a matte purple anodised finish. There are no sharp edges.

There frag design of the tube and the heatsink design provide additional grip.

ReyLight LANapple side

The pocket clip is designed for the tube to sit through it so that it is more secure.

ReyLight LANapple front

The reverse-clicky tailswitch is slightly recessed so that the tailcap can sit flat on a surface to allow tailstanding.

ReyLight LANapple button

The threads came lightly lubricated and turn smoothly. There is an o-ring to help improve water resistance.

ReyLight LANapple threads

The driver has reverse polarity protection, low voltage protection and thermally regulates the output.

ReyLight LANapple driver

Tritium slots

There are three slots in the head and one slot in the tailcap for 1.5mm x 6mm tritium vials.

Here is my video tutorial for installing tritium vials:
Tritium vials in ReyLight torches!


The head and tailswitch can be easily opened up.

The head can be opened up by unscrewing the head, inserting tweezers into two notches in the pill, unscrewing the pill, removing the pill, removing the reflector, removing the centering gasket, and by removing the lens and o-ring.

The tailswitch assembly can be opened up by unscrewing the bezel, removing the pocket clip, removing the button, removing the switch boot, and by unscrewing the switch.

ReyLight LANapple teardown

LED, bezel, reflector and beam

This ReyLight LANapple has a Nichia 519A 4000K emitter, an orange-peel reflector and a glass lens with an anti-reflective coating.

ReyLight LANapple emitter ReyLight LANapple lens

The centering gasket around the emitter and the o-ring near the lens both glow-in-the-dark.

CCT, CRI, and duv

I have taken Correlated Colour Temperature (CCT) and Colour Rendering Index (CRI, RA of R1-R8) measurements with the torch positioned a metre away from an Opple Light Master Pro III (G3).

The CCT is around 3796K and the CRI is around 96.

The Delta u, v is slightly positive (green) on lower modes and close to zero (pure white) at the highest mode.

The beam has a smooth wide hot spot with a slight corona and a wide spill. There is a purple ring around the edge of the spill which may be due to the anti-reflective coating or the purple bezel. I only notice the purple outer ring when pointing the light at a white wall.

Cell Mode CCT (K) CRI (Ra) x y Duv
14500 2% 3737 96.8 0.3951 0.3904 0.0023
14500 10% 3866 96.3 0.3895 0.3897 0.0034
14500 20% 3856 96.4 0.3900 0.3903 0.0035
14500 50% 3794 96.5 0.3922 0.3888 0.0023
14500 100% 3731 96.4 0.3942 0.3866 0.0008

Calculate Duv from CIE 1931 xy coordinates

Dimensions and size comparison


I took the following measurements using a vernier caliper.

Measurement Unit (mm)
Torch length 96.65
Head diameter 21.6
Tube diameter 19.0
Tailcap diameter 20.0


I took the following measurements using a digital scale.

Weight Unit (g)
Torch 46.07
Battery 19.00
Torch with battery 65.07

The pocket clip was included in the torch weight.

Size comparison with its competition

The ReyLight LANapple is slightly larger in diameter compared to my other AA-sized torches but it comes with a larger reflector.

From left to right: ReyLight LANapple, Acebeam Rider RX Rainbow PVD, Acebeam Pokelit AA Copper, Lumintop Tool AA 2.0, Lumintop EDC15

ReyLight LANapple, Acebeam Rider RX Rainbow PVD, Acebeam Pokelit AA Copper, Lumintop Tool AA 2.0, Lumintop EDC15

From left to right: ReyLight LANapple, Acebeam Rider RX Rainbow PVD, Acebeam Pokelit AA Copper, Lumintop Tool AA 2.0, Lumintop EDC15

ReyLight LANapple, Acebeam Rider RX Rainbow PVD, Acebeam Pokelit AA Copper, Lumintop Tool AA 2.0, Lumintop EDC15

User interface

The user interface is simple to use but it is complex to configure.

State Action Result
Off Click On
On Click Off
On Half click (tap) Cycle (Moonlight, 2%, 20%, 100%)
On Half click (tap) 100%

Here are some of the things that can be configured:

  • select one of four mode groups;
  • toggle mode memory on or off;
  • toggle moonlight mode on or off;
  • change the cycle order (Low to High, or High to Low).

Here is a guide from Rey’s website:

Thanks Kevin Manley for the more detailed manual.

Reylight Mini Pineapple Programming Guide

1. (Full click to) Turn on the light.

2. Half click the button 8+ times. The light will now blink once, then strobe, blink twice, then strobe, blink three times, then strobe…After 5 blinks and a strobe, the sequence repeats.

a. 1 blink: mode group selection. Half click the button to enter this menu.

i. 1 blink: (ML)-2%-20%-100%

ii. 2nd blink: (ML)-10%-40%-100%

iii. 3rd blink: (ML)-2%-10%-50%

iv. 4th blink: (ML)-50%-100%-strobe-SOS

It then repeats. Half click the button during any blink to select that mode group.

b. 2 blinks: mode memory on-off toggle (default off). Half click the button during the two blinks or during the strobe after to turn mode memory on. Repeat to turn mode memory off.

c. 3 blinks: moonlight mode off-on toggle (default on). Half click the button during the three blinks or during the strobe after to turn moonlight off. Repeat to turn moonlight on.

d. 4 blinks: mode order toggle (default LMH). Half click the button during the four blinks or during the strobe after to change the mode order from Low Medium High to High Medium Low. Repeat to reverse the order.

e. 5 blinks: factory reset. Half click the button during the five blinks or during the strobe after to reset the light to factory settings.

Shortcut: quick double tap to turbo.

Note: Turbo is 100%.


Strobe has an alternating frequency.

Low voltage protection

I tested low voltage protection by connecting the driver of the torch to a bench power supply and then by lowering the voltage from 4.2V to 0V for a 14500 Li-ion cell, and from 1.5V to 0V for a Ni-MH cell.

There is low voltage protection for a Li-ion cell but it failed once during runtime testing. The emitter turned off at 3.24V and the current dropped to 21 mA while using a bench power supply.

I initially thought that Turbo was different to 100% so I performed a runtime test for 100% and a runtime test for Turbo. They were almost identical so I performed another runtime test for Turbo just to make sure that I had entered Turbo mode correctly. Rey later confirmed that Turbo is 100%.

I measured a voltage of 1.20V at the end of the third runtime test for 100% and decided to do a fourth test where the voltage was 2.69V at the end.

Voltages at the end of the four runtime tests for 100% were: 3.31V, 3.28V, 1.20V and 2.69V.

While a bench power supply can be used to see if low voltage protection exists, measuring the voltage at the end of a runtime test can help identify if it actually works.

There is low voltage protection for a Ni-MH cell. The emitter turned off at 0.44V and the current dropped to 52 mA. The current cut off at 0.36V.


I did not notice any visible PWM (flickering).

What I like about the UI

  • Simple to use.

Batteries and charging


The button top 14500 Li-ion 3.7V 800mAh cell arrived with a voltage of 3.80V.

A piece of card was found at the top of the cell to prevent the torch from turning on while being delivered.

ReyLight LANapple Purple battery

I tried the following cells:

Cell Top Compatible?
14500 Li-ion 800mAh 3.7V Button Yes
14500 Li-ion 920mAh 3.7V USB-C Button Yes
Vapcell H10 14500 Li-ion 1000mAh 3.7V Button Yes
eneloop pro AA Ni-MH 2450mAh 1.2V Button Yes
Energizer L91 Ultimate Lithium AA 1.8V Button Yes


There is no built-in charging.


Lumen measurements

I used a UNI-T UT210E clamp meter to measure the current at turn on.

Cell Mode Amps at start Lumens @turn on Lumens @30 sec Lumens @10 min
Ni-MH 2% 0.07 A 7 7 7
Ni-MH 10% 0.28 A 38 33 33
Ni-MH 20% 0.53 A 60 61 59
Ni-MH 20% 2 0.53 A 58 57 57
Ni-MH 50% 1.78 A 154 135 80
Ni-MH 100% 2.52 A 202 177 77
14500 2% 0.17 A 33 31 31
14500 10% 0.54 A 108 103 101
14500 10% 2 0.54 A 110 105 99
14500 20% 0.67 A 148 142 137
14500 20% 2 0.67 A 141 137 127
14500 50% 1.12 A 285 267 169
14500 100% 2.16 A 578 514 170

Standby drain

There is no standby drain. This torch has a mechanical tailswitch.

Runtime graphs

I used my own DIY lumen tube with a TSL2591 sensor and forked bmengineer’s project RuTiTe to record runtimes.
Note: Lumen measurements may be off by 10% with my DIY lumen tube.

The room temperature was about 20 C. It was 16 C when I performed a few runtime tests a second time (14500 10%, 14500 20%, Ni-MH 20%).

ReyLight LANapple Purple 14500 runtime graph

ReyLight LANapple Purple 14500 first 10 minutes runtime graph

ReyLight LANapple Purple NiMH runtime graph

ReyLight LANapple Purple NiMH first 10 minutes runtime graph


Here is a summary of the runtime results:

Cell Mode Runtime Turn off Final voltage
14500 100% 1 1h 28min 31s 1h 28min 31s 3.31
14500 100% 2 1h 26min 30s 1h 26min 30s 3.28
14500 100% 3 1h 31min 6s 1h 31min 6s 1.20
14500 100% 4 1h 32min 43s 1h 32min 43s 2.69
14500 50% 1h 31min 11s 1h 31min 11s 3.23
14500 20% 1h 15min 52s 1h 15min 52s 3.58
14500 10% 1h 48min 9s 1h 48min 9s
14500 2% 10min+ 10min+
Ni-MH 100% 3h 19min 23s 3h 38min 8s 0.97
Ni-MH 50% 3h 24min 59s 3h 41min 27s
Ni-MH 20% 4h 31min 44s 4h 37min 19s
Ni-MH 10% 10min+ 10min+
Ni-MH 2% 10min+ 10min+

“Runtime” is the time until the output reduces to 10% of the output at 30 seconds (as per the ANSI/PLATO FL1 2019 Standard).

“Turn off” is the time until my DIY lumen tube no longer detects more than 1 lumen.

“+” indicates that the light remained on after recording had stopped.

I performed the 14500 100% runtime test four times because I thought that Turbo existed (it is 100%). And then I noticed an LVP issue on the third runtime test where the voltage dropped to 1.20V.

50% did not last as long as I expected. I did not know what to expect. That is why I am doing runtime tests. But after the 100% tests I thought that 50% may last longer rather than last roughly the same time as 100%.

Overall, I am happy with the runtime results for the EDC torch.


I took lux measurements with a UNI-T UT383BT at 30 seconds. 2%, 10% and 20% were measured at one metre. 50% and 100% were measured at five metres.

Cell Mode Candela measured (cd) Distance (m)
Ni-MH 2% 26 10
Ni-MH 10% 133 23
Ni-MH 20% 237 30
Ni-MH 50% 525 45
Ni-MH 100% 675 51
14500 2% 124 22
14500 10% 432 41
14500 20% 584 48
14500 50% 1,150 67
14500 100% 2,325 96


I went to a local park and aimed the ReyLight LANapple at a tree 70 metres away while using 100%.

Beamshots were taken using a Sony RX100M2 using 3.2", f3.2, ISO 100, 5000K WB.

ReyLight LANapple (100%)

ReyLight LANapple 100% beamshot

Acebeam Pokelit 2AA (High)

Acebeam Pokelit 2AA High beamshot


The ReyLight LANapple is a nice EDC torch. I like the look and feel.

The Nichia 519A 4000K is a welcome upgrade over a Nichia 219C. The beam is warm and almost pure white. You can easily open up the LANapple and slice the dome off the 519A if you want to make the beam look rosy.

It would be nice if the included 14500 Li-ion cell has built-in USB-C charging so that you do not need an external charger while travelling. I noticed that Rey has that option for larger penlights.

LVP failed once during a 14500 100% runtime test. The 50% runtime tests lasted almost as long as the 100% runtime tests. I notified Rey and he is looking into it.

I would recommend the LANapple if you like AA-sized EDC torches and want a torch that is easy to customise and modify.


  • Excellent build quality.
  • High CRI.
  • Mod friendly.
  • Simple UI.


  • LVP might not work.


This aluminium version of the ReyLight LANapple, with an included 14500 cell, retails for about US$43 at the time of writing.

ReyLight usually produce torches made of titanium, copper, brass etc where those can cost 2x to 3x as much.

It is a great price to get started with a ReyLight collection.

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