The ReyLight Pineapple seems to be a very popular choice in the EDC community. It was designed by the Chinese flashlight enthusiast Rey Ye who turned his passion into a profession. In 2014, he presented his first self-designed flashlight, and two years later ReyLight was officially established as a company.
The ReyLight Pineapple is made from solid brass and has a polished finish, which has started to acquire a nice patina. The overall build quality is excellent. Grooves around the midsection provide a comfortable and secure hold. The light can also stand on its tail.
The light offers four brightness levels and is designed to work with either an AA cell or a 14500 battery. Powered by an AA battery, the maximum brightness is 130 lumens on high. When used with a 14500 battery, the maximum output jumps to a whopping 470 lumens. The Nichia 219C emitter produces beautiful color rendering in the 4000K range.
Featuring a reverse clicky tail switch, the ReyLight Pineapple lacks a momentary-on function. The button has a milled slot for a tritium vial. The light starts in moonlight mode by default. You can cycle through the four modes by tapping (not clicking) the tail switch. When equipped with a 14500 battery, the brightness levels are: high (470 lumens), medium (90 lumens), low (8.5 lumens), and moonlight (0.2 lumens). The moonlight mode is very dim but allows you to see in the dark without losing your night vision.
There is a memory function but it is a little awkward to activate. For the flashlight to memorize the preferred mode you must select the mode and then quickly tap the button eight times. The next time you turn the light on, it will be in the mode you selected.
There is no battery included, the only accessories are two spare o-rings. The brief user manual is printed on the sleeve of the box.