#GB44 ASTROLUX MF-01 18xCREE XP-G3/ NICHIA 219C (12klm) Flashlight Group Buy //// ACTIVE!

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WTF wrote:
Tom E wrote:

Maybe you are not familiar with my work. Been there, done that. wink

Slightly familiar, do you think a Harley Quinn board is going to fit in there?

Narsil and ramping would be awesome in this light.

do a Narsil board for this light
maybe with some of those new 12V CC chips for the middle modes

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12V CC chips? I've been off the grid for a while...

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Hi,

Interested.
Depending of the GBprice.

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Interested depending of the price… Cash

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Interested as well…

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Went right from “interested” to obsessed after the PM. Thank you!

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Interested

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Interested in price please. Cool

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Interested in price please

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Latest specs from Bangood, due in stock August 25.

It could use one more mode, the run times make it look like its going to thermally throttle at the third level pretty quickly. The mode levels seem weird so maybe these are still preproduction numbers.

https://www.banggood.com/Astrolux-MF-01-18x-XP-G3Nichia-219C-12000LM-Sup...

Product name: Astrolux MF-01 18x XP-G3/Nichia 219C 12000LM LED Flashlight
Brand: Astrolux
Model: MF-01
Emitter Type: XP-G3/Nichia 219C
Light temperature: 6000-7000K,5000K
Light color: Cool white,Neutral white
Material: Aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Total Emitters: 18x
Mode: Low,Mid,Mid1,High,Turbo + Strobe,SOS,Location Beacon
Lumens: 100LM,600LM,1550LM,5100LM,12000LM (Sumsang Q30 XP-G3)
70LM,700LM,1100LM,6800LM,11526LM (Sumsang Q30 Nichia 219C)
Runtime: 500h,14h,4.7h,4h,3.5h (Sumsung Q30)
Battery Configurations: 2 × 18650/4 × 18650 battery (not included)
Voltage Input: 5.5V-9V
Switch Type: Clicky
Switch Location: Body side of the flashlight
Peak Beam Intensity: 53960cd
Impact Resistant 1.5m
Max Output: 12000Lumens (XP-G3)(tested with 4×18650)
Range: 450meters (max)
Lens: Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
Waterproof: IPX-7 waterproof
Color: Black
Weight: 550g (without battery)
Size: 125mm x 72mm x 52mm (length x head x body diameter)

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Alright, I am jumping on this ship as well. INTERESTED in price please!

Thank you!

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Based on the comments, seems like GB price will be very competitive.

SO, please add me for +1 on the list. Thank you!

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What happened with this fantastic moonlight of less than 10 lumens?
If you look at the lumens for the Nichia one they screwed up as some values are lower others higher

Also why dont they fix the Sumsang spelling error?

WTF wrote:
Latest specs from Bangood, due in stock August 25.

It could use one more mode, the run times make it look like its going to thermally throttle at the third level pretty quickly. The mode levels seem weird so maybe these are still preproduction numbers.

https://www.banggood.com/Astrolux-MF-01-18x-XP-G3Nichia-219C-12000LM-Sup...

Product name: Astrolux MF-01 18x XP-G3/Nichia 219C 12000LM LED Flashlight
Brand: Astrolux
Model: MF-01
Emitter Type: XP-G3/Nichia 219C
Light temperature: 6000-7000K,5000K
Light color: Cool white,Neutral white
Material: Aerospace grade aluminium alloy
Total Emitters: 18x
Mode: Low,Mid,Mid1,High,Turbo + Strobe,SOS,Location Beacon
Lumens: 100LM,600LM,1550LM,5100LM,12000LM (Sumsang Q30 XP-G3)
70LM,700LM,1100LM,6800LM,11526LM (Sumsang Q30 Nichia 219C)
Runtime: 500h,14h,4.7h,4h,3.5h (Sumsung Q30)
Battery Configurations: 2 × 18650/4 × 18650 battery (not included)
Voltage Input: 5.5V-9V
Switch Type: Clicky
Switch Location: Body side of the flashlight
Peak Beam Intensity: 53960cd
Impact Resistant 1.5m
Max Output: 12000Lumens (XP-G3)(tested with 4×18650)
Range: 450meters (max)
Lens: Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass with anti-reflective coating
Waterproof: IPX-7 waterproof
Color: Black
Weight: 550g (without battery)
Size: 125mm x 72mm x 52mm (length x head x body diameter)

[Reviews] Miboxer C4-12, C2-4k+6k, C2, C4 / Astrolux K1, MF01, S42, K01 / BLF Q8 / Kalrus G35, XT11GT / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF36, SP35 / Imalent DM21TW / Wuben I333 / Ravemen PR1200 / CL06 lantern / Xanes headlamp

[Mods] Skilhunt H03 short / Klarus XT11GT, XT12GTS / Zebralight SC50+Imalent DM21TWcolorful anodisation

[Sale] TA drivers Narsil or Bistro / Remote switch tail DD board with FET

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Lexel wrote:
What happened with this fantastic moonlight of less than 10 lumens?
If you look at the lumens for the Nichia one they screwed up as some values are lower others higher

Also why dont they fix the Sumsang spelling error?

I don’t know how good those specs are, it looks like someone was having a hard time reading somebody else’s handwriting.

The mode level progression for the nichia is really weird, it would be nice if there was another level squeezed in there around 2500 lumens. Moon might be tricky getting all the led’s to turn on across a production run, maybe they just said screw it.

If someone wanted to change out the driver board and do a fet plus setup, how hard would that be?

Is the driver cavity reasonably deep and is the driver retainer somewhat normal?

Are there many boards out there that have the right power connection layout to match the battery carrier?

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“Sumsang” vs “sumsung”, LOL, 2 famous brands for 18650 Facepalm

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Banggood has expressed their concern on unsealed light. They afraid emitters or optics can get damaged if owners try to dismantle the light themselves. What is your view?

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I agree with them at multi-emitters light
The tir len can easily damage the led
And there is nothing much to mod on this light, it already reaches its limit, pushing it further will generate a lot of heat

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I would do it like the Klarus G35 with very little locktite on the bezel
enough to prevent from getting it loose accidently, but not so much that you have to heat up the whole head to 200°C to get it loose

I modified a 2S SRK design with the measurements I took in my sample
I am very confident it will fit, but no gurantees

Order from OSH Park

[Reviews] Miboxer C4-12, C2-4k+6k, C2, C4 / Astrolux K1, MF01, S42, K01 / BLF Q8 / Kalrus G35, XT11GT / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF36, SP35 / Imalent DM21TW / Wuben I333 / Ravemen PR1200 / CL06 lantern / Xanes headlamp

[Mods] Skilhunt H03 short / Klarus XT11GT, XT12GTS / Zebralight SC50+Imalent DM21TWcolorful anodisation

[Sale] TA drivers Narsil or Bistro / Remote switch tail DD board with FET

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I’d rather my light be easier to get into, but I understand minimizing their risk by sealing it, however, BLFers don’t strike me as the type to intentionally sabatoge and ask for refunds. I’m happy either way if the price is right and the light is as-advertised.

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freeme wrote:

Banggood has expressed their concern on unsealed light. They afraid emitters or optics can get damaged if owners try to dismantle the light themselves. What is your view?

Jtm94 wrote:
BLFers don’t strike me as the type to intentionally sabatoge and ask for refunds.

Of course not, but many have accidentally dedomed the emitters on lights such as the DQG 7x xp-g2 which uses a similar design.

Many BLFers, and even regular folk, automatically assume flashlights can be taken apart without ruining them. Most of the time they are right, but certain lights are just too easy to damage.

It’s probably for the best if they use a little blue loctite on the bezel and/or a warning label on the lens to not unscrew the bezel. Even add a warning in the literature against it and that dedomed emitters won’t be covered under warranty.

That’s my opinion.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Hello
As pre-order is active, when are you going to release GB price?
This is crucial to know if it is worth to wait for GB..

What will be:
Group Buy Price: $XX.XX ( usual $109.95 )

??

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piotrek966 wrote:
Hello
As pre-order is active, when are you going to release GB price?
This is crucial to know if it is worth to wait for GB..

What will be:
Group Buy Price: $XX.XX ( usual $109.95 )

??

I think after the Banggood Promotion (Sale Time 00:00-23:59, From July 31 to August 8.)!!

' Lumen est omen '

Hope is no option!

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Price not decided yet. Really have tough time to speak with their in-charge as both of us are constantly on the move. sealed 

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Ok, not decided but.. for sure lower?
Thanks

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What a monster!
I am Interested.

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freeme wrote:

Banggood has expressed their concern on unsealed light. They afraid emitters or optics can get damaged if owners try to dismantle the light themselves. What is your view?

Some of us will be buying this as a host so unsealed would be preferred.

Physical damage from reassembling the light should be easily visible in a picture that their warranty can request.

Can they use a “warning, warranty void if opened” piece of tape placed over the the joint?

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freeme wrote:

Price not decided yet. Really have tough time to speak with their in-charge as both of us are constantly on the move. sealed 

Ugh… Thought price was already known because of post #217

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Went right from “interested” to obsessed after the PM. Thank you!
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Interested!

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freeme wrote:

Banggood has expressed their concern on unsealed light. They afraid emitters or optics can get damaged if owners try to dismantle the light themselves. What is your view?

Bad news to seal it up, for botg maintenance and modding. Don't mind having to apply some force to open it, but not extreme sealing/gluing. It's a no-go for me if it's sealed up too tight using our typical methods.

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freeme wrote:

Banggood has expressed their concern on unsealed light. They afraid emitters or optics can get damaged if owners try to dismantle the light themselves. What is your view?

Can’t BangGood offer an unglued version for BLF members only?

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