CoilART Lux 200W Starter Kit Review

CoilART Lux 200W Starter Kit

The Lux 200W Starter Kit by CoilART is truly a magnificent-looking starter kit. The device itself comes in some really attractive color schemes, including the ever-popular white marble. But sometimes, when companies put this much work into the exterior of their product, the insides are lacking. Will this be the case with the CoilART Lux? You never really know until you dive down into the specifications, try the device out for yourself, and really experiment with it, but we’ll give you the next best thing: a summary of opinions from three professional reviewers who did all the hard work for you. Let’s hear what they have to say.

 

Specs

  • Dimensions: 89 x 53 x 25mm
  • Wattage Output: 5 – 200W
  • Batteries: Dual 18650
  • Resistance Range:05 – 3.0ohm
  • Temp Range: 200 – 600F
  • Coil Ratings: 15ohm M1 (rated 60 – 80W), 0.15ohm M4 (rated for 100 – 120W)

 

Features

  • Designed by Italian Fashion Designer Aligheri Petraca
  • EAGLE Chipset
  • VW/TC Modes
  • Customizable User Interface
  • Reinforced UV-Printed Glass Panels
  • Quarter-Turn Top-Fill System

 

Reviews

AmbitionZ VapeR

Pros

  • Good coil life
  • Nice warm vape
  • Airflow control tolerance is nice
  • Great flavor – 7.5/10
  • Very attractive kit
  • Buttons are very responsive

 

Cons

  • Would prefer a slide-fill top-cap
  • Little wiggle on battery door
  • Have to remove both panels to change batteries
  • Automatically reverts to “recommended wattage” when changing batteries or atomizers.
  • Not particularly comfortable, not rounded edges
  • Puff counter resets when you swap batteries

 

DJLsb Vapes

Pros

  • Decent juice capacity
  • Smooth & quiet airflow
  • Above average flavor
  • Gorgeous mod & panels
  • Bright screen
  • Buttons are great & very tactile

 

Cons

  • Airflow is loud when fully open
  • Tank is too tall & looks bad
  • Can fire unbalanced batteries below voltage cut-off – dangerous
  • Overhang on any atomizer over 24mm
  • Bit of a wiggle on one panel
  • Automatically reverts to “recommended wattage” when changing batteries or atomizers

 

Mike Vapes

Pros

  • Great, beautiful drip tips
  • Coils perform great
  • Very smooth airflow
  • 9/10 flavor on coils
  • Panels are attractive
  • Easy to navigate the menu
  • Rapid firing speed
  • Upgradeable firmware

 

Pros

  • No straight glass tube option
  • Tank is ugly
  • One panel has wobble
  • Some button rattle
  • Automatically reverts to “recommended wattage” when changing batteries or atomizers

 

Conclusion

So, behind the beautiful veneer of the CoilART Lux Starter Kit, you’ll find something of a clunker. Before we break down the flaws behind a pretty face, however, hats off to Aligheri Petraca, the designer who apparently came up with the Lux’s appearance; it truly is a stunning device to look at. And it’s not all bad, either. There are simply some serious issues that may or may not be deal breakers, depending on your preferences. So let’s start with the biggest problems.

 

Firstly, the fact that the wattage reverts to “recommended wattage” all the time. Okay, so this may not seem like the end of the world at first glance. However, once you’re using this kit and you get in the flow of things, it can really screw you up. For instance, imagine you take off the tank and switch out to an RTA. On this RTA, you might have a 0.12ohm coil build which you like to run at 80W. When you put it on the Lux Mod, however, the device is going to read that low resistance and change the wattage to 110W or so, giving you one hell of a shock when you hit it. That’s just one example, but the point is that a mod should never change wattage without you touching it. It’s annoying and it’s unnecessary. Furthermore, removing the atty or the batteries also resets the puff counter. Not as big a deal as the wattage, but still annoying.

 

Next, you’ve got some asymmetrical wiggling. In every single reviewer unit of this device, one panel on the mod would be loose, while the other was not. Points for getting 50% of the panels right, but points taken away for also getting it wrong on 50%. Additionally, both panels have to be removed in order to swap out batteries, which is one step too many.

 

For many, the tank is a bit of an eyesore, as well, which is disappointing considering how attractive the mod is. The tank is just a bit too tall and the fact that it only includes bubble glass may be a source of frustration for the more aesthetically minded customers out there.

 

Finally, the Lux fires your batteries, even if they’re unbalanced. This can be okay, but the issue is that one reviewer recorded them vaping batteries below the low voltage cut—off, which is a problem and can be dangerous. Mods should never allow batteries to be fired at such low voltages.

 

But, it’s not all bad. The flavor produced by this tank and its included coils is quite good, ranging from 7.5 to 9 out of 10. The coils also seem to last a pretty good amount of time, with reviewers reporting a couple weeks of usage on each. Also, the tank provides you with a really nice airflow system, putting out smooth airflow with a full range of control to suit your preferences. The vape is also warm, and the chipset fires immediately with almost no ramp-up.

 

The mod itself, as we’ve mentioned, is very attractive, with an array of striking colors. As for its internals, you get a really bright screen which is super easy to navigate. Nothing too fancy, but plenty of feature to keep most vapers happy. The buttons are all very responsive and tactile too, which is always appreciated.

 

Final Thoughts

The Lux Starter Kit by CoilART is a little bit of a letdown, but, as we mentioned, it’s not the end of the world. Like we’ve said, it’s a really pretty mod with a tank that could maybe use a little polish. The issues are primarily with its chipset, so there is hope that the wattage reversion settings will be changed in the future, but no guarantees. If you’re the kind of person who has a lot of different coils and would be driven insane by the constant changes to your wattage, go ahead and pass. No amount of polish and shine is worth that kind of aggravation. If, on the other hand, you can deal with these issues in exchange for a unique-looking device with some good-to-great flavor, you should absolutely grab it. By no means is it a bad starter kit, it just has some particularly glaring flaws which will easily disqualify it for certain vapers. I know this is where I’m supposed to tell you whether or not to buy the thing, but in this case, you get to weigh the pros and cons and decide for yourself!