[♛ FreemeGB] ASTROLUX MF01S 15000lm Flashlight Group Buy + Diffuser Cap - 3 Colors LEFT Soon!

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Here are some comparison shots between the old MF01 and the new MF01S. I had actually not seen a side by side before, The new version is actually a little shorter.

I like the new design better Thumbs Up

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I agree, the new version looks and should preform better.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I requested a clear option as well, they made one but it was after that last picture was taken: !{width:50%}http://pballandmore.com/images/2019/MT18-Color-10.jpg!:http://pballandmo...

 Clear version looks about 10 times nicer than the silver one.

I agree, not sure why it was so hard for them to see that lol.

 

I don't need another light, but you just had to post a pic of that clear one   Oh well, one more light won't break the bank!

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mortuus wrote:
any reason why not use 21700 instead?

I suggested this when the project started but they were hard set on keeping the basic size and shape of the first MF01.

I had to beg for them to make it a little longer so it could fit some extra fins and a thicker shelf.

Also, 21700’s in a quad cell light are not something I am supper hip on as the battery tube becomes to big it would be uncomfortable to hold for most people. So in practical terms it would need to step down to a 3 cell light and that would cause complications with the carrier since the light runs in 2S2P.


Also:
  • 3 21700 cells cost more than 4 18650 ones
  • capacity would be like 7% higher
  • current delivery – the same
  • light would be a slightly thicker, longer and heavier
    • and already I consider quad 18650 to be the top of the desired thickness range

So…7% longer runtime and that’s the end of advantages. I fail to see why so many people desire 21700 in multi-cell lights…

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Agro wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
mortuus wrote:
any reason why not use 21700 instead?

I suggested this when the project started but they were hard set on keeping the basic size and shape of the first MF01.

I had to beg for them to make it a little longer so it could fit some extra fins and a thicker shelf.

Also, 21700’s in a quad cell light are not something I am supper hip on as the battery tube becomes to big it would be uncomfortable to hold for most people. So in practical terms it would need to step down to a 3 cell light and that would cause complications with the carrier since the light runs in 2S2P.


Also:
  • 3 21700 cells cost more than 4 18650 ones
  • capacity would be like 7% higher
  • current delivery – the same
  • light would be a slightly thicker, longer and heavier
    • and already I consider quad 18650 to be the top of the desired thickness range

So…7% longer runtime and that’s the end of advantages. I fail to see why so many people desire 21700 in multi-cell lights…

all this is correct, but in a 3-cell 18650 Flashlight (3P configuration, ) the body would be only 3-4mm thicker and 5mm longer with 21700 cells but around 40% more capacity and this make sense imo…(but not for this 2S2P configuration in this light, I know…)

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im surpised still they want do a light 15k lumens and keep the size more or less to mf01, a little bigger would be better imo, i mean u cant expect a light this size be pocket friendly.

@Agro it would just be nice to see makers take use of newer cells and jump on it from this year, more capacity wouldnt hurt and light would just be a bit bigger not more but its astrolux deicision ofc, im sure this light will still be very nice even tho using 18650 only..

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Future Lights wrote:

Can these batteries be used with this light? I know performance will be reduced but I want an every day option with some safety. I am limited by local tax limit:

Here:


No, this is a very bad choice. You will want unprotected high drain. Panny B is a very old design rated at 5A continous and has very high voltage sag. Plus this version has an unknown pcb limit that might be as low as 3A. You can sometimes find 30Q cells for 4 × $20 or buy 2 for $11. Maybe two purchases of 2 batteries each at different times will get you under the tax limit?
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AlexGT wrote:
15000 initial lumens, What is the sustained lumens afterwards?

It won’t be a lot, not 4,000. Probably closer to 2,500. I’m guessing it uses a 6v FET driver, but I really haven’t thought too much about the wattage or seen the interior of the light. Of course sustainable lumens varies on the ambient temperature and whether there is a breeze, etc… Much bigger lights can do 6,000 in a closed room with no air flow at room temp (73°F/23°C). This light is much smaller.
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TA, is it a 6v FET using the stock MF01, MF04 carriers?

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JasonWW wrote:
TA, is it a 6v FET using the stock MF01, MF04 carriers?

Yes, it is setup in 6V, 2S9P for the LED’s.

The carriers are the same basic design but are being upgraded for the higher power as I understand it with better springs and end plates but I have yet to see the final version myself.

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I like it! I almost bought the MF01 when it first came out, but that had driver issues. Then they came out with the newer driver/mcpcb design and I almost bought that one with the intention of putting one of TA’s drivers in it. That’s about the time they started gluing the bezels into place. So I’ve yet to actually buy one of these. Ughh

This new version looks like the one to get as it’s already got an upgraded driver in it. No mods needed. Big Smile

We shall see.

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Good thing you didn’t get the old version, the LED’s were setup in 6s3p, so you would not of been able to upgrade the driver since it required a boost driver to work.

The new version has a new mcpcb setup and thy tell me they made the mcpcb thicker as well.

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Future Lights wrote: Can these batteries be used with this light? I know performance will be reduced but I want an every day option with some safety. I am limited by local tax limit: Here:

No, this is a very bad choice. You will want unprotected high drain. Panny B is a very old design rated at 5A continous and has very high voltage sag. Plus this version has an unknown pcb limit that might be as low as 3A. You can sometimes find 30Q cells for 4 × $20 or buy 2 for $11. Maybe two purchases of 2 batteries each at different times will get you under the tax limit?

I have done the buying 2 at the time trick and I have 4 on the way. I also bought 2 Sanyo but they don’t match well.

But being ill with muscular tension and don’t deal well with light, much use will be of limmited time and indores. It would be nice to know what the power draw on the lower modes will be.

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Future Lights wrote:
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Future Lights wrote: Can these batteries be used with this light? I know performance will be reduced but I want an every day option with some safety. I am limited by local tax limit: Here:

No, this is a very bad choice. You will want unprotected high drain. Panny B is a very old design rated at 5A continous and has very high voltage sag. Plus this version has an unknown pcb limit that might be as low as 3A. You can sometimes find 30Q cells for 4 × $20 or buy 2 for $11. Maybe two purchases of 2 batteries each at different times will get you under the tax limit?

I have done the buying 2 at the time trick and I have 4 on the way. I also bought 2 Sanyo but they don’t match well.

But being ill with muscular tension and don’t deal well with light, much use will be of limmited time and indores. It would be nice to know what the power draw on the lower modes will be.

Since it will be using Narsil with ramping you can set it to any power draw / lumen output you want pretty much.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Good thing you didn’t get the old version, the LED’s were setup in 6s3p, so you would not of been able to upgrade the driver since it required a boost driver to work.

The new version has a new mcpcb setup and they tell me they made the mcpcb thicker as well.


The first mcpcb, 3 inductor driver, had the proper wiring (6v).

The second mcpcb, 4 inductor driver (21v), you can cut the traces and add jumper wires to get or back to 6v. It’s extra work, but the darn glue on the bezel is the real problem. Lexel had to build wooden clamp jigs to get it apart. Sick

I’m glad they went back to the 6v mcpcb.

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