Astrolux MF03 - new pictures + video

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subscribed. This one looks interesting!

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Astrolux is making way too many good lights. Interested.

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By the time this light comes out Li-ion batteries will be obsolete? Facepalm
Seriously… when will it happen?

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it's done when it's done Big Smile

 

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Yeah, not only has Astrolux recently released the MF04, they also did the MF04S and the MF02S. So they have been busy. Big Smile

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M4D M4X wrote:

it’s done when it’s done Big Smile


This slogan is for BLF Flashlights only. Silly
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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
M4D M4X wrote:

it’s done when it’s done Big Smile


This slogan is for BLF Flashlights only. Silly

+1
At least, with BLF projects we get to discuss led tints, driver specs, ano quality, springs stiffness, square threads roundness and many other very interesting aspects of the project. That helps wait for the next prototype or beamshot…

The worst part of it is that i didn’t buy an other MF-0X light other then the 01 because i’m expecting this particular MF-03… because of this thread. Facepalm

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This one does look interesting. I decided not to get a DX80 at this time, I’ll wait to see how this one turns out. JasonWWW mentioned the MF04s and MF02s. Does anybody know where some decent videos are for these? I’ve been looking and I find a few still shots but no videos. I’ve purchased the MF04 (gave to my brother-in-law) and also the MF02 for me. I’d like to see a decent video where the MF04 is compared to the MF04s and the MF02 is compared to the MF02s. If you have any links please let me know. I’ll watch those while waiting for more info on the MF03.

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jdavis wrote:
I’d like to see a decent video where the MF04 is compared to the MF04s and the MF02 is compared to the MF02s. If you have any links please let me know. I’ll watch those while waiting for more info on the MF03.

Try a search with Mateminco MT35 ( = Astrolux MF02) and Mateminco MT70 ( = Astrolux MF04).
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Tally-ho wrote:
jdavis wrote:
I’d like to see a decent video where the MF04 is compared to the MF04s and the MF02 is compared to the MF02s. If you have any links please let me know. I’ll watch those while waiting for more info on the MF03.

Try a search with Mateminco MT35 ( = Astrolux MF02) and Mateminco MT70 ( = Astrolux MF04).

No, thats not right:

MT35 = MF02
MT70 = MF02S
MT35 Plus = MF04
MT70 Plus = MF04S

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Ten month after this thread was started, what’s the status for this light project?

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Think the light was planned to take the lead in the lumens war but Imalent and Acebeam are dropping nukes.

My 4K Flashlight reviews (X70, MS12, DX80, X80-GT, X45vn etc) - https://www.youtube.com/c/FLASHAHOLICS_GB

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Think the light was planned to take the lead in the lumens war but Imalent and Acebeam are dropping nukes.

My 4K Flashlight reviews (X70, MS12, DX80, X80-GT, X45vn etc) - https://www.youtube.com/c/FLASHAHOLICS_GB

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my initial design was accepted to be built even before the mf02...

 

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Flashaholics wrote:
Think the light was planned to take the lead in the lumens war but Imalent and Acebeam are dropping nukes.

well problem is u cant take forever because clearly competitors during that time present their monsters haha….

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R90C and MS12 are too strong in spec. MF03 can still win over price if price is right. Are they still working on this MF03?

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Just forget it.. make 21700 carrier that fit 8 cells, and put as many as xhp70.2 you can fit in the mf03.. call it done.

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Just forget it.. make 21700 carrier that fit 8 cells, and put as many xhp70.2 you can fit in the mf03.. call it done.

For a good buck driver, Lexel was recommending 10 × 18650 to get 21 volts. It’s about the same diameter as the other options.

4 × 18650 can fit in a 44mm circle.
5 × 18650 needs a 49mm circle.
4 × 20700 needs a 49mm circle.
4 × 21700 needs a 51mm circle.

I think the one bonus feature of the MF03 that made it stand out was the added throw from the single xhp35-HI in the middle.

For the MF03 to compete, they may need to enlarge the head diameter to fit more 70.2 (from 7 to maybe 9 or 10) then maybe a bigger reflector for the xhp35-HI.

There are also TIR lenses that fit 70.2. I wonder if they would boost throw by narrowing the spill and improving efficiency. It could set this light more apart from others.

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JasonWW wrote:
Newlumen wrote:
Just forget it.. make 21700 carrier that fit 8 cells, and put as many xhp70.2 you can fit in the mf03.. call it done.

For a good buck driver, Lexel was recommending 10 × 18650 to get 21 volts. It’s about the same diameter as the other options.

4 × 18650 can fit in a 44mm circle.
5 × 18650 needs a 49mm circle.
4 × 20700 needs a 49mm circle.
4 × 21700 needs a 51mm circle.

I think the one bonus feature of the MF03 that made it stand out was the added throw from the single xhp35-HI in the middle.

For the MF03 to compete, they may need to enlarge the head diameter to fit more 70.2 (from 7 to maybe 9 or 10) then maybe a bigger reflector for the xhp35-HI.

There are also TIR lenses that fit 70.2. I wonder if they would boost throw by narrowing the spill and improving efficiency. It could set this light more apart from others.


The 44mm is ideal case. Many 4×18650 flashlight has about 50mm battery tube, BLF GT is largest at 55mm.

Ya, that is the nice feature of MF03 with middle XHP35 HI. Someone has to talk to Imalent to put a XHP35 HI or XPL HI for the center LED of MS12, it may hit 250kcd but slightly lower max lumens. Or just factory dedome the center XHP 70 led, it should help. I was thinking can they dedome all the LED.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Martin, do you have news about the MF03 ?

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i wish i had Sad

at least the project is not dead afaik

 

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any news or? i guess they scrapped this one ?

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i just know they still try to build it Wink

 

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I’m patient… Wink

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RIP?

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lotrbfme wrote:
RIP?

Makes no difference. Subscribe to the thread if you want. We will either see updates or not.

BTW, the original poster said this just 10 days ago in case you missed it:

M4D M4X wrote:

i just know they still try to build it Wink

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Just when I think “I will not buy any more flashlights” Facepalm

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mgracia85 wrote:
Just when I think “I will not buy any more flashlights” Facepalm

Lol idoubt you’ll have to worry about this at least till 2020 Sad
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Interested.

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Soooooo

With two new drops today: MF01 mini & MF01S and one releasing around June and the other around August…

Is there a chance they’ve let this one die or are they still confirmed trying to build it?

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