Review – iJoy Limitless LUX 215W
The iJoy Limitless LUX 215W TC Box Mod, also referred to as the iJoy LUX, is a high-powered, dual 26650 battery device created by powerhouse brands iJoy and Limitless Mod Company. The first time I saw this Satin Black and Stainless Steel Box Mod prior to release, I instantly wanted one! The dual iJoy INR 26650 4200mAh 40A batteries come included in the $150 price tag from iJoy directly, however, our friends at Element Vape offer the same package for just $86.95. Aesthetically, this thing is top notch and can pump up to 215W without breaking a sweat (with fully charged batteries) Battery life is substantial as you might expect with two higher milliamp hour batteries powering it; got a solid day and a half of vaping.
iJoy Limitless Lux Feature Highlights
The iJoy LUX is a pretty darn big mod. Even though it’s the tallest (101.8mm) and heaviest (352g with batteries) device I own, it’s
still very comfortable in the hand with its nicely rounded corners. To have something that can produce 200+ watts and introduce a different design rather than the multiple Tri-Shaped mods like the WISMEC Reuleaux RX200S, the Lost Vape Triade DNA 200 and the new SnowWolf 218W TC Box Mod (review upcoming) is refreshing. The shape reminds me a lot of the KOOPER Primus in how everything is laid out. At 30.5mm wide, attaching a 30mm Atomizer will result in a perfect fit with ZERO overhang! The spring loaded 510-connection that appears to be gold plated (manual doesn’t say) does have a little back and forth play with a couple different atomizers. It wasn’t excessive but I wanted to mention it since I noticed it more than once!
Another great feature is having the option to run 18650 batteries with the provided plastic insert sleeves. All you do is slide the negative side of the battery into the sleeve and install like normal. The batteries fit very nicely in the try and stays in place. The smaller 18650 option also decreases the weight down to 281g, a full 71g lighter than with the bigger cells! Thanks to the five 20.5mm x 2mm slots on each side providing ample battery venting, the device stays rather cool, never hot or even warm during long vaping sessions. The battery tray is made from plastic with gold plated and spring loaded battery contacts. The plus and minus battery orientation markings are clearly visible.
The aluminum outer sleeve, which are interchangeable with additionally purchased designs, ($29.95) slides down and reveals the battery tray. It’s held down by a 10mm magnet on the bottom of the tray and snaps down into place; like loading a clip into a gun! The magnet is so strong I can set my device on my washer and it will magnetize down noticeably. At least I don’t have to worry about it tipping over! There’s a USB port located on the battery tray area (remove sleeve, the USB port is located directly under the atomizer 510-threaded connector) and is well placed for firmware upgrades thanks to the IWEPAL chip. It’s not there to charge your batteries; use an external charger like the Nitecore i2 that works perfectly for all size vaping batteries. Visually, the iJoy Limitless LUX is great but there are some cons that need to be addressed.
iJoy LUX – Cons
The iJoy LUX I received for review rattles. However, other Spinfuel team members report so such rattle unless the iJoy Lux is shaken up and down vigorously. We have no real explanation for this other than quality control issues with this Chinese manufactured box mod. Even just grabbing the device, the battery tray shifts around side to side and is extremely annoying! There’s ways to combat this like some foam tape inside the outer sleeve. But this is a $100+ device ($86.95 Element Vape) and no one should have to put up with feeling the batteries rattle or, for that matter, any movement from anywhere regardless. The buttons don’t rattle at all and neither does the batteries when inserted into the tray. Only when the device is completely put together is when you’ll notice it even during normal use.
Note* Something to keep in mind that every time you remove your batteries, the device will not remember any of your settings! So after installing the batteries, you’ll have to change any settings back to the way you had it. This is unacceptable for a device costing over a hundred dollar bill!
The 13mm x 7.8mm Stainless Steel fire button is perfectly located and comfortable to fire. It does have a little back and forth wobbliness to it but when I shake the device, there’s no button rattle. The fire delay is definitely present at lower wattages; I would say almost a half second but that delay does fade at higher wattage settings. The 5.7mm x 2mm up and down buttons are extremely small and look pretty ridiculous on such a huge mod! The up and down buttons are reversed when trigger firing. The orientation of these adjustment buttons will take some getting used to. I’m familiar with pushing the right button to increase wattage and left to decrease. When trigger firing, the right button decreases the wattage and the left increases. You can flip the screen and the buttons are then the correct orientation but I trigger fire my device 90% of the time so I’ll just need to get used to the flipped buttons. All these little things are starting to add up.
iJoy Limitless Lux – Operating the Device
The 0.66inch square OLED display screen is conveniently located on the top of the device, and is bright and easy to read. You have four different Ramp-up settings; Soft, Normal, Hard and USER. The USER option in essence gives you the ability to customize the power curve when firing. For example, if you have an exotic, multi-layer wire build like a Staggered Fused Clapton, the ramp-up is quite slow because of the thickness and total density of the coil. You can set your USER Ramp-up to fire at 150W for the first interval then drop down say 125W and just set the remaining four bars to 100W. The curve does happen very fast so it’s not that noticeable of a difference. Obviously there are tons of ways to utilize this feature if you like to experiment and personalize your vaping experience.
The iJoy LUX has a very simple interface, and it is very easy to learn and use! Five-clicks power the device on. Three-clicks once powered on directs to a simple six-selection screen. Top row is for your TC wires; N – Nickel, T – Titanium and S – Stainless Steel. Bottom row has P – Power (wattage mode), the square icon is for flipping your screen orientation and the bar graph is to select your ramp-up modes. That’s it! Not complicated and straight to the point! The iJoy Limitless LUX has a full Temperature Control suite supporting Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel. Temperature range from 300°-600°F and can fire down to 0.06Ω in TC Mode. The iJoy LUX can fire down to a low 0.06-ohm in TC Mode. I attached a 0.08Ω build and it fired in Power Mode and TC Mode but read the resistance at 0.1Ω. I’ve used my Alien Clapton built Goon RDA to test this theory on multiple devices so it’s definitely the mod.
iJoy Limitless LUX – Bottom Line
The iJoy Limitless LUX is a good device but there are a couple issues that need to be addressed. When you’re in any of the three TC or Power Modes, the device will not remember the last setting. So say if you clicked Titanium, you set it to 60W and you wanted to go back in the menu and click on Nickel. Then click back in Titanium Mode and it resets back to 30W rather than 60W that you set 10 seconds prior! It will default back to 30W every time. Just something I noticed going back and forth and it gets tedious having to change it back constantly.
The second maddening issue is that the iJoy LUX can do 215W in Power Mode but on Stainless Steel you can’t increase the wattage past 80W! It gets worse because in Nickel or Titanium Mode the max wattage tops at only 60W! If iJoy is going to limit the power in all three temperature modes, why not set it at 120W or 150W? These annoying flaws could be a big time deal breaker for some consumers…including me!
Personally, I use the iJoy LUX strictly on Power Mode anyway so the little TC issues I came across aren’t too bothersome. The battery life is a major advantage and does provide tons of time for more vaping and less charging! And iJoy includes the batteries with the device and think it’s a must in this situation. Not everyone has 26650 cell batteries, and buying a set for a single mod could be cost prohibitive, so to include them and the 18650 adapter sleeves was a very smart decision! Changing your batteries is a simple process and only takes about 30 seconds. The performance of the IWEPAL chip seems to be accurate and on point. Firing the SMOK TFV8 at 150W felt like I was delivered that power effectively. But with the good always comes the bad.
The device just feels unfinished. What I mean by that is with the excessive wobble and rattling of the battery tray it just is very noticeable and just makes it feel cheap when it reality it’s not. It’s a heavy mod that is definitely an at home device and not easily brought outdoors. The operating chip issues, the tiny flipped orientation up and down buttons; little things that can’t be overlooked when charging a premium price. The price is close to the $100 mark and I expected a better overall vaping experience with all these minor issues fixed prior to release. Hopefully the follow up device from iJoy – if there is one – will address these concerns. I can say, however, that if the iJoy Limitless LUX appeals to you, then the $86.95 price tag at Element Vape will definitely take the sting out of some of the annoying issues I discussed above.
Available Now at Element Vape
Final Grade – C+
“If you’re a Power Mode vaper, you will enjoy this device! I can’t stand the constant shifting around of the battery tray and is unacceptable for a device at this price point! But visually it looks fantastic, the performance is comparable to similar devices but I’d probably buy something other than the iJoy LUX.”
Official Feature & Specs:
iJoy LUX 215W TC Box Mod Features:
- iJoy and Limitless Collaboration
- Proprietary Chipset by IWEPAL
- Dimensions: 101.8mm by 57.9mm by 31mm
- Dual 26650 High-Amp Battery
- Optional Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery w/ Sleeve Adapter
- Wattage Ouput Range: 5~215W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8V
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.06ohm
- Power Efficiency: 95%
- Temperature Control Range: 300-600F
- Ni200 Nickel , Titanium, and Stainless Steel Compatibility
- Intuitive 0.66 Inch OLED Display
- Interchangeable Sleeves
- Magnetic Vertical Battery Access – Removable Bay
- Oversized Square Firing Mechanism
- Top-Style Adjustment Buttons
- Short Circuit Protection
- Overcurrent Protection
- Overvoltage Protection
- Overcharge Protection
- Over-Discharge Protection
- PTC Protective Circuits
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- Spring-Loaded Stainless Steel 510 Connection
In The Box:
- 1 Limitless LUX Mod
- 2 26650 Batteries Included
- 2 18650 Battery Sleeve
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- Instructional Manual