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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.

In avarage, mateminco have a good quality?

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Franz wrote:
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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.

In avarage, mateminco have a good quality?


They build to other people’s specs. So they can build it good like Olight and Acebeam or cheap like many no name brands. Whatever the customer wants.

The MF01 and MF02 seem to have good to middle of the road build quality, but the drivers did not seem to be fully tested.

Astrolux is Banggoods house brand so I don’t know if they commissioned Mateminco to build a light to their specs or what exactly.

As a general rule, I don’t like to buy any light that I cannot replace the driver in should it fail later. So far Lexel is making a nice FET driver for the MF 01 and a nice buck driver for the MF 02 both using NarsilM. So I have no fear of buying either one of those lights, but I feel the need to wait a little while until after the MF 03 comes out to decide whether or not I would buy it. I’m a little cautious when it comes to group buys or buying prototype lights that are not fully tested. That’s just me, though.

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Martin, the picture shows 8 pcs Cree xhp70.2 & 1 pc Cree xhp35 hi! Am I right or wrong?

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Any news on this? I’ve noticed there’s lots of interest in the MF-04 & MF-05, but the two MF-03 threads have become rather quiet. Is #05 going to replace this one after they teased us with pictures of a cooling fan, or are both still separate projects?

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sorry - i have not been informed about the latest changes towards freeme and modelnumbers Sad

i hope banggood update me about their decisions ...

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Any news on this? I’ve noticed there’s lots of interest in the MF-04 & MF-05, but the two MF-03 threads have become rather quiet. Is #05 going to replace this one after they teased us with pictures of a cooling fan, or are both still separate projects?

I’m also wondering if the MF03 is still in the making. Seems a bit more practical than MF05.

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sure - its a totally different design!

 

after CNY we will get more info on the MF03...

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This light looks amazing but the stock driver on the MF01 was pretty poor. I’ll buy it and ship it to Lexel to replace the driver. So the threads on this better not be glued.

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All those announced MF-xx Astrolux lights are confusing… 01, 02, 03… up to 05… Where is 04?
Can someone put up a short list of specs and release date for each in a table or something easy to read?
Which ones are available apart from 01?

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patmurris wrote:
All those announced MF-xx Astrolux lights are confusing… 01, 02, 03… up to 05… Where is 04?
Can someone put up a short list of specs and release date for each in a table or something easy to read?
Which ones are available apart from 01?

MF04 is here.

MF01 and MF02 came out late 2017. The rest are not out yet. No release dates have been set.

MF01 uses 18 x xpg2 or 219 under tir lens – 12k lumen

MF02 uses xhp35-HI – 2k or so lumen in big reflector

Madmax is handling MF04. (really big GT sized thrower)

Freeme is handling the others. Here is a link to the Astrolux X. There are links in post one to the other models.

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Will this come with NW or WW option? The only thing keeping me buying the Acebeam X80 and Imalent DX80 is that they only come in 6500k CW. I wish this will have the beautiful XHP70.2 4000k 80+ CRI WW option like the Haikelite MT09R group buy. The tint is nearly identical to the legendary Nichia NVSL219BT 4000k emitter. I would love to have that perfect tint with HI CRI in a DX80 caliber light.

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i will ask the manager for a NW option. Smile

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When it is finally working, can you post some beam shots against the DX80 so we can see the difference between the two? And what SKV89 said.  Would be great to have two versions with one being a beautiful NW high CRI one.

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any idea what the price will be on this or is it too early ?

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too early...

 

on saturday i might get a acebeam X70 into my fingers ... Big Smile

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Really excited for this.

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Anymore info Martin?

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unfortunately not

 

believe me - i poke them several times a week Big Smile

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Looks like this could use a handle.

In the video there appears to be unfinished holes opposite side of the switch, I’m hoping there will be a tripod mount?

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i want it so badly Thumbs Up

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i want it so badly Thumbs Up

Me too – now that I’ve got the BLF GT in my hands, my thirst for throwers is satisfied. But this looks like it could open up a whole new area of fun!

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Any news in April?

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seems they put the power into the MF04 and the 21700 project Sad


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M4D M4X wrote:

seems they put the power into the MF04 and the 21700 project Sad


that sux.. really prefer this over the mf04….

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Possible host light for the MF03 concept? http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60026

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…………………………..Diving Flashlight 9000Lm…………………………………………………………Astrolux MF03…………………………………
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Any more update on the MF03 project?

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not atm

 

the launch of MF04 might have taken their resources 

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Any updates? Smile

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unfortunately not Sad

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