Astrolux MF03 - new pictures + video

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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
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I’ve been sitting on the code for the MF02 for a while but haven’t acted because of the few documented issues THEN this baby comes along….does the MF03 offer the best of both worlds in a flashlight that many of us are looking for ?
I wonder how the throw compares to the MF02
I hope the price is good and not too expensive

Perhaps the MF03 offer the best of both worlds. It will be a good flooder. But it wont be a good thrower because the inner reflector is much smaller than the MF02 of cause.
It will add a bit throw to the floodie beam. Or you can use the throw-led only and safe battery capacity.

If you want an expensive price, than you should wait for the X70 Wink
It is a similar design, but with more XHP70.2 and overlapping reflectors: http://acebeam.com/x70

If you compare both flashlights, the MF03 would be more rational, reasonable and oldschool.

x70 discontinued…

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M4D M4X wrote:

need more tease?

 

 

1st prototye

Such a tease...we all know that video goes longer than 10 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I would not toss pennies!

No fornication here *sigh*

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nodoubt wrote:
Wieselflinkpro wrote:
Ragsy wrote:
I’ve been sitting on the code for the MF02 for a while but haven’t acted because of the few documented issues THEN this baby comes along….does the MF03 offer the best of both worlds in a flashlight that many of us are looking for ?
I wonder how the throw compares to the MF02
I hope the price is good and not too expensive

Perhaps the MF03 offer the best of both worlds. It will be a good flooder. But it wont be a good thrower because the inner reflector is much smaller than the MF02 of cause.
It will add a bit throw to the floodie beam. Or you can use the throw-led only and safe battery capacity.

If you want an expensive price, than you should wait for the X70 Wink
It is a similar design, but with more XHP70.2 and overlapping reflectors: http://acebeam.com/x70

If you compare both flashlights, the MF03 would be more rational, reasonable and oldschool.

x70 discontinued…


Ignore that. It has not been released yet.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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I like lumens, but the real problem with these lights is that the sustained output is not linear with the max output.

A 1,000lm light can easily handle 600lm/60% after initial drop, but beyond several thousand lumens this number becomes 30% or less. So we are paying for those 3 or 5 minutes of 30K lumen glory, and afterwards it comes a ~6,000 lumen light.

I’d much rather have 3x large reflectors fitted with XHP35HI and then 3 smaller reflectors with XHP70.2.

Anyways, would be nice to have the XHP35 HI working on max load in modes higher than 4,000lm, instead of having it to get brighter along with the 70.2. This way it can ge consistent throw even if the XHP70 are being driven low. Would be a nice way to keep it cool and efficient.

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I like lumens, but the real problem with these lights is that the sustained output is not linear with the max output.

Some people see this as a bad thing. I see it as a good thing.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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I also see it as a good thing. Even if the head of the light were a meter in diameter and could handle 10 thousand watts sustained, I still want a 30 thousand watt turbo mode.

In this case, it’s a very good thing that they used more emitters since they’re much more efficient at lower currents. For a flooder, pack in as many emitters as the budget allows.

It’s crazy that now we have people saying this won’t throw well. Just a couple years ago this would have been a solid thrower. I’d expect that XHP35 to be pushing 2000 lumens, and that’s actually a decent sized reflector. It’s never going to match the BLF GT, or even the Thrunite TN42, but that’s hardly the point of this light. As long as those XHP70.2’s are off, the throw will be very usable.

The low mode should be lower.

Reviews: Efan IMR18350 700mAh 10.5A, <a href="http://

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Martin, are we thinking that each button is going to operate their own emitter type?

Like the top button controls the xhp35 through its modes.

Then the bottom button controls the xhp70.2 through its modes.

Basically like two seperate drivers in a single light?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

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Two features in design that I do not see. Hopefully they are planned.

These 4-cell carrier (more-so yet with dual carrier designs) lights need more "tooth" in the knurling for better "grip".

Another feature I notice that's missing is "anti-roll". Both mentioned need to be added.

The BLF GT turned out fantastic. It would have been better with the above mentioned.

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ARsee wrote:

Another feature I notice that’s missing is “anti-roll”.

I already see this, don’t you?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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Hi Martin, any news about 9*XHP35 HI?

cool i'll see you when you get there

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ARsee wrote:

Two features in design that I do not see. Hopefully they are planned.


These 4-cell carrier (more-so yet with dual carrier designs) lights need more “tooth” in the knurling for better “grip”.


Another feature I notice that’s missing is “anti-roll”. Both mentioned need to be added.


The BLF GT turned out fantastic. It would have been better with the above mentioned.


Thrunite has put perfect “tooth”,as you say,in its big lights,ie TN40-TN42.
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I can’t see this knurling happening. It’s too hard to machine in a way that’s inexpensive and good. Even if it’s just .0001 inch off, it’s going to look bad imo. In the picture with the flags you can see the ridges. Maintaining that kind of tolerance for something that’s done this way for cosmetics is crazy. If it’s too hard to make it look like it does in CAD, it should be changed. Using the kind of knurling on the TN42 and GT would be smarter.

The low mode should be lower.

Reviews: Efan IMR18350 700mAh 10.5A, <a href="http://

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Lift its tail, wipe its ass and slap it on my plate! Looks good to me! Very good Big Smile

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I just heard that Acebeam Is working on a 12 70.2 emitter flashlight with a 35 high in the center. Sounds familiar. Anyone know what Acebeam is up to?

Doug S.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
I just heard that Acebeam Is working on a 12 70.2 emitter flashlight with a 35 high in the center. Sounds familiar. Anyone know what Acebeam is up to?

Seriously? Didn’t we just talk about this a couple of posts up? Are you not reading the posts here?

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

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SERIOUSLY!!! I looked a few post up!! Maybe a few more up? Did not see ACEBEAM. Time for a brake! Just a question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Later.

Doug S.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
SERIOUSLY!!! I looked a few post up!! Maybe a few more up? Did not see ACEBEAM. Time for a brake! Just a question!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Later.

Post 244.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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What battery does it use? Google translator

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JEK wrote:
What battery does it use? Google translator

Provavelmente 4× 18650 Big Smile

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Franz wrote:
JEK wrote:
What battery does it use? Google translator

Provavelmente 4× 18650 Big Smile

Make that 8× 18650. It’s way too big for just 4.

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This pretty much sums up what this flashlight is. Big Smile

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

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It will take at least two cows, to make a holster for this beast. Silly

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Hi,
What is the price for MF03 ?
Thank you

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Btw,
What is the theoritical / calculated throw ?
Many thanks for the info.

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Opus Leather wrote:
It will take at least two cows, to make a holster for this beast. Silly

Nah, there’s a holster on each leg. No stitching involved. Cut it off at the knees, peel to the hoof, and whack it.
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JasonWW wrote:
He’s working on making his own boost driver. Here is what he told me. I’m hoping it will be able to run NarsilM, but I haven’t heard back from him on that.

I see thank you.

Wieselflinkpro wrote:
Here are more Information / Pictures: http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/driver-led-pcb-community-editi...

thanks for the link.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
Lift its tail, wipe its ass and slap it on my plate!

Sounds like a few dates I’ve been on.

I want a cool white light about as much as I want Cool Ranch Soda.

 

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M4D M4X wrote:

need more tease?



 


1st prototye

Good God.

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Who manufactures Astrolux flashlights. I can not remember for anything. I know it starts with an M lol Facepalm

Doug S.

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Majoroverkill wrote:
Who manufactures Astrolux flashlights. I can not remember for anything. I know it starts with an M lol Facepalm

It depends on which light as they switch companies from time to time.

The MF01 and MF02 are by Mateminco.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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