Astrolux S43 - New model (On Sale)

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[…]PS wife loves a ramping UI, she took ownership of this one immediately. Back to the S42 for me.

Well, at least she knows where you’ll be putting some more money soon Big Smile Cash

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Lol u know it.

I really like too that strobe is disabled by default. For the one time I’d ever need it, I’d turn it on accidentally a thousand times.

FYI the 18650 tube is longer than the prior Astrolux add-on versions. I was able to fit my protected cells easily. I tried an LG MJ1 and it fit great but didn’t have the amps to power turbo. I tried an Acebeam 3100 mAh and not only did it fit but has the amps for turbo. Finally a use for those longer batteries. Great upgrade this version!

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Yes, very nice light. Ramping and NarsulM v1.3 gives great functionality

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Glad to hear they are showing up and people are liking them! This was one of the more “interesting” projects I have worked on.

I can also say that some “special metal” versions are possible if there is demand for them, there were some interesting prototypes shown to me….

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There is demand lol. Spill it

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I am not sure what I am allowed to say, so better wait for a more official statement lol.

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Copper version has been revealed! The S43S at Banggood. There are coupons available.


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Looks great. Best price I see is the preorder for 39.95.

The problem is they’re not including the 18650 tube. I picked up the black anodized on preorder and it came with both tubes.

The 18650 tube is sold separately but listed as ‘coming soon’ for 3.50.

I don’t mind buying it for $3.50 but they should just include it in the preorder and charge $3.50 more. It’s a brand new torch, people will need the tubes. Also I don’t want to pay $12.00 to ship a $3.50 1oz tube once it’s in stock

I’m going to wait.

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If they made S43S SKU with only 18650 tube (not incl 18350 tube) I would buy it.
I don’t want to buy the 18350 version, then $3.50 for a tube, then I have to throw away 18350 tube. (I don’t have any 18350 cells)

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$40 is list price. Go here for coupon.

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So definitely no more of their god awful UI?

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So definitely no more of their god awful UI?

My recently arrived S43 has NarsilM v1.3 Thumbs Up
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So definitely no more of their god awful UI?

It’s still there on the S41 and S42. If you want the improved version, get the S43. Thumbs Up

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deathless wrote:
So definitely no more of their god awful UI?

Yes, that horrible S42 UI is gone form the S43. It is now using NarsilM with a TA driver and a custom charging circuit.

I have been rather liking the S03 / S43. A good all around light. for the size.

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Has anyone checked the output on the Nichia version yet? I don’t think mine is producing 2100 lumens on turbo.

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Has anyone checked the output on the Nichia version yet? I don’t think mine is producing 2100 lumens on turbo.

The Nichia version should be closer to 1600 lumen.

I just noticed that they did not print this in the specs like they did with the S42. It’s the same emitters and FET so output is the same. 2100 lumen for the xpg3 version and 1600 lumen for the Nichia 219C version.

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JasonWW wrote:
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Has anyone checked the output on the Nichia version yet? I don’t think mine is producing 2100 lumens on turbo.

The Nichia version should be closer to 1600 lumen.

I just noticed that they did not print this in the specs like they did with the S42. It’s the same emitters and FET so output is the same. 2100 lumen for the xpg3 version and 1600 lumen for the Nichia 219C version.

Ah ha thank you.

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It looks like M4D M4X is doing a group buy for the S43S for $27, but one of the tubes is extra.

It also appears Astrolux has hotrodded both the aluminum version and this copper version by doing away with the front spring and using double springs on the tail cap. It was drawing 15A on a 4v 30Q! That’s mighty impressive.

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JasonWW wrote:
It looks like M4D M4X is doing a group buy for the S43S for $27, but the short tube is extra.

It also appears Astrolux has hotrodded this copper version by doing away with the front spring and using double springs on the tail cap. It was drawing 15A on a 4v 30Q! That’s mighty impressive.

You’d have to do bypasses on both springs in the regular S43 to get those amps.

I asked them to make this change but it was too late for the normal S43 as I understood it. Glad to hear it made it into these versions.

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I’m not sure what battery tube it comes with. Banggood says the 18650 tube is optional which seems odd.

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The S43S comes with an 18350 only. Their history with their prior Special editions is to offer the 18650 tube separately. I had to buy all my 18650 S41S tubes separately. That’s fine but the S43 tube isn’t listed to be sold separately. It’s listed as “coming soon”, plus you’d have to pay shipping. So this time they really should have included an 18650 tube.

That being said, I jumped on the preorder, it’s a great discount. And 15Amp holy crap I can’t wait to see that.

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i try to convince them to make a 18650 tube pack

 

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That would be great. Can you do anything to get it added into the preorders we’ve already placed?

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i doubt that

 

 

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Does anybody know if there are any reviews of the regular S43 available anywhere yet? Cheers.

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Does anybody know if there are any reviews of the regular S43 available anywhere yet? Cheers.

Yes, here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/63110

EDIT: and here, by our friend M4D M4X Wink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3We55PyBgus

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Thank you. Not sure how I’ve managed to miss it.

I’ve seen the video. It is for the S version though.

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JasonWW wrote:
It looks like M4D M4X is doing a group buy for the S43S for $27, but one of the tubes is extra.

It also appears Astrolux has hotrodded this copper version by doing away with the front spring and using double springs on the tail cap. It was drawing 15A on a 4v 30Q! That’s mighty impressive.

You’d have to do bypasses on both springs in the regular S43 to get those amps.

Regular S43 comes with button contact in head and dual spring tailcap

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shirnask wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
It looks like M4D M4X is doing a group buy for the S43S for $27, but one of the tubes is extra.

It also appears Astrolux has hotrodded this copper version by doing away with the front spring and using double springs on the tail cap. It was drawing 15A on a 4v 30Q! That’s mighty impressive.

You’d have to do bypasses on both springs in the regular S43 to get those amps.

Regular S43 comes with button contact in head and dual spring tailcap

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Great! They were not real clear on if it would make it into the final design.

They said something like “It is really late for such a change and I think drivers are done already but I will try”

Looking at that picture, it looks like the spring was removed and the button added after the driver was complete. Shows they went the extra step to get that change made. Glad to see that.

The final form of the production light is often a mystery to me as well as ya’ll lol.

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That’s awesome.! Great work it’s really bright with the Nichia, at least for the five minutes I got to hold mine until my wife “secured” it for herself. Ah well waiting for the copper version for me Smile

I think I saw someone said the S43 works with the prior S41/S42 18650 tubes. Those have knurling but are a good bit shorter I believe, I need to measure. Maybe it’s the button which makes the tube seem longer. I have an extra old one I’ll have to try it. Now how to get it back from her for a few minutes …hmm

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