[Review] Astrolux C8 Flashlight - Compact Thrower

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In terms of brightness, between Astrolux C8 and GT Mini, which one is more powerful and efficient?

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A_M_K wrote:
In terms of brightness, between Astrolux C8 and GT Mini, which one is more powerful and efficient?

I don’t have the GT Mini, but from what I’ve read about it, I think you’ll find it’s pretty similar to the Astrolux. Same LED, similar output, and efficiency should be the same (i.e., not great). But the GT should throw a bit further, due to its larger reflector. The GT also looks a little cooler. But, it costs more.

In real-world use, you probably won’t notice much difference, but the GT should have a slightly tighter hot-spot. If money isn’t a concern, get the GT. Otherwise, the Astrolux probably offers better value.

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A_M_K wrote:
In terms of brightness, between Astrolux C8 and GT Mini, which one is more powerful and efficient?

 

(ground distance of flashlight to opposite building is around 120 meters or 400 feet, but since it's a diagonal distance, my estimate is the distance could be up to 150 meters or so)

 

Maybe these videos can help show differences between Astrolux C8 (cool-white & neutral-white) vs GT Mini (cool-white & neutral-white)

 

Astrolux C8 "1A" cool-white

GT Mini cool-white version:

 

Astrolux C8 "3B" (neutral-white)

 

GT Mini neutral-white

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Thank you very much for those replies, guys! Really appreciating the video comparison, d_t_a! Cheers!

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Great beamshot videos, thanks for posting!

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Ordered an Astrolux C8 based on what I read here. Now just waiting for it and my L6 to arrive. I won’t buy anything for a while…

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