[Unboxing] MATEMINCO MT35 Plus(Astrolux MF04) only pics

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Based on the beamshots provided by steel, both gt and mf04 beam distance look identical. So i am guessing around 1mcd for the Mf04..

Hey steel boss, how soon can we order the mf04 aka mt35 Plus? Thanks.

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Hey steel boss, how soon can we order the mf04 aka mt35 Plus? Thanks.

There seems to be two stores on AliExpress that are selling them right now.
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Hey steel boss, how soon can we order the mf04 aka mt35 Plus? Thanks.
There seems to be two stores on AliExpress that are selling them right now.

Thanks Jason. I have already sign up on the ASTROLUX MF04 CREE XHP35 HI 2000lm Thrower – Official Group Buy ..

I dont want to back down.. so i will just wait for the official group buy..

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MT35s

Moon, 10.38v, 0.01A
Mid, 11.19V, 0.12A
High, 12.59V, 0.95A
Turbo, 13.93V, 2.55A

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steel_1024 wrote:
MT35s

Moon, 10.38v, 0.01A
Mid, 11.19V, 0.12A
High, 12.59V, 0.95A
Turbo, 13.93V, 2.55A


Thanks for the measurements.

Is that with a clamp meter around the emitter wire or a DMM inline with the emitter wire?

That turbo 2.55A sounds good. Not too much excessive heat, but does hurt the run time. 2A is more practical but it makes the specifications seem like it’s not performing at it’s best. I like how the GT let’s you have both 2A and 2.5A to suit your needs. One is practical and the other is for showing off. LOL.

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Is it safe to assume the MT35 Plus will have around 30% less lumens than advertised just like the MF02?
The latest MF02 seem to be pulling 2.5A to 3A at the emitter. I guess it was recently bumped up to this. I don't think you can get any more out of the xhp35-HI. 3A might even be too much. I think this is about 2,000 to 2,200 otf. Somewhere around there. I would expect the MF04 to match this. It can't be any higher and I doubt they would dial it lower. So that's about 27% to 33% less than 3,000 lumen. So yes, about 30% less. If you look at the ads for the MT35 Plus, you will see they list it at 2700 lumen. That's still exaggerated. Actual output should be about 18% to 26% less for that advertised spec. Still, we won't know for sure until it's actually measured.

 

I wonder how much of a difference it's going to make in the real world compared to the MF02.  On the fence still about the MF04 as the MF02 throws further than I can really see anyway.

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Is it safe to assume the MT35 Plus will have around 30% less lumens than advertised just like the MF02?
The latest MF02 seem to be pulling 2.5A to 3A at the emitter. I guess it was recently bumped up to this. I don’t think you can get any more out of the xhp35-HI. 3A might even be too much. I think this is about 2,000 to 2,200 otf. Somewhere around there. I would expect the MF04 to match this. It can’t be any higher and I doubt they would dial it lower. So that’s about 27% to 33% less than 3,000 lumen. So yes, about 30% less. If you look at the ads for the MT35 Plus, you will see they list it at 2700 lumen. That’s still exaggerated. Actual output should be about 18% to 26% less for that advertised spec. Still, we won’t know for sure until it’s actually measured.

 


I wonder how much of a difference it’s going to make in the real world compared to the MF02.  On the fence still about the MF04 as the MF02 throws further than I can really see anyway.

Blf gt can throw 1.1 miles. Mf04 will be about the same. So you get some idea..

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I wonder how much of a difference it’s going to make in the real world compared to the MF02.  On the fence still about the MF04 as the MF02 throws further than I can really see anyway.


Between the MF04 and MF02, the latter uses a smaller reflector, so it’s hot spot is a bit bigger. This might be a bit more practical for people who don’t need the full 1 mile+ range.
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JasonWW wrote:
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MT35s

Moon, 10.38v, 0.01A
Mid, 11.19V, 0.12A
High, 12.59V, 0.95A
Turbo, 13.93V, 2.55A


Thanks for the measurements.

Is that with a clamp meter around the emitter wire or a DMM inline with the emitter wire?


Steel says these measurements are from another person. It uses a clamp meter on the emitter wire, it is an independent tester (not factory personnel) and a production light (not a prototype).

Hopefully Mateminco will not decide later on to add thread locker to it like they did with the MF01 and MF02. Nobody likes that.

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I wonder how much of a difference it's going to make in the real world compared to the MF02.  On the fence still about the MF04 as the MF02 throws further than I can really see anyway.

Between the MF04 and MF02, the latter uses a smaller reflector, so it's hot spot is a bit bigger. This might be a bit more practical for people who don't need the full 1 mile+ range.

 

My MF02 throws a tight beam with much of the hot spot filling the beam when I point it at something.  I may just bow out of the MF04 group buy as the more I think of it, I really don't need it, thanks.

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JasonWW wrote:
klrman wrote:
Is it safe to assume the MT35 Plus will have around 30% less lumens than advertised just like the MF02?
The latest MF02 seem to be pulling 2.5A to 3A at the emitter. I guess it was recently bumped up to this. I don't think you can get any more out of the xhp35-HI. 3A might even be too much. I think this is about 2,000 to 2,200 otf. Somewhere around there. I would expect the MF04 to match this. It can't be any higher and I doubt they would dial it lower. So that's about 27% to 33% less than 3,000 lumen. So yes, about 30% less. If you look at the ads for the MT35 Plus, you will see they list it at 2700 lumen. That's still exaggerated. Actual output should be about 18% to 26% less for that advertised spec. Still, we won't know for sure until it's actually measured.

 

I wonder how much of a difference it's going to make in the real world compared to the MF02.  On the fence still about the MF04 as the MF02 throws further than I can really see anyway.

Blf gt can throw 1.1 miles. Mf04 will be about the same. So you get some idea..

 

Distance is great for boaters looking for markers, but probably overkill for me.

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Some people don’t even need the full range of the MF02 so they will swap the xhp35 out for a bigger xhp70 and bump up the power (Skylumen MT35vn). You get less throw, but a bigger hotspot. It’s all about what fits your particular needs. That’s how I look at it.

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True.  For me, the MF02 is the ideal light.  I like just about everything about it including how it throws.  I used to love the overwhelming flood and brightness of my DX80, but the MF02 is the one I keep taking with me everywhere and actually using.

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Thanks for the review. Stunning photos!

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It works for me.
Head over to aliexpress and search for MT35. I see two stores with it.
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Newlumen wrote:
…… …… Hey steel boss, how soon can we order the mf04 aka mt35 Plus? Thanks.

I am not a boss, just a fans.

Big Smile

Sorry for my poor english.

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…… …… Hey steel boss, how soon can we order the mf04 aka mt35 Plus? Thanks.

I am not a boss, just a fans.

Big Smile
Yeah, living in Taiwan seems to get you early access to all the new lights, first the GT, now the MF04. Pretty cool. Big Smile
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steel_1024 wrote:
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…… …… Hey steel boss, how soon can we order the mf04 aka mt35 Plus? Thanks.

I am not a boss, just a fans.

Big Smile

well u are half-boss then since u got your hands early on this light eh Wink

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Wow.. Nice! Loooking forward to get one of those!

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Wow.. Nice!
Looking forward to get one of those!


Even though you already have a GT? You must like big throwers.

I hope that one day I will have an actual use for mine (my GT).

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Wow.. Nice! Looking forward to get one of those!

Even though you already have a GT? You must like big throwers. I hope that one day I will have an actual use for mine (my GT).

I don`t have an actual use for them either, but I thought that is what all this BLF is about, isn`t it Wink 

Think everyone who has more than 10 flashlights doesnt use at least 50% of them... 

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I’ve got quite a few smaller lights, but when you get to the $150 and $200 range I have to be more practical. Unless it’s something that I can use for work. I’m still waiting for a light the size of the L6, but with a triple 70.2 reflector setup. Kind of like putting a Haikelite MT09R head onto a L6 battery tube. How can I get such a 20k+ lumen monster? That would definitely be worth $200. Wink

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I really hope this isn't touching the $200 mark though!!!! I am hoping for something similar to the BLF GT (the first 555)

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According to Alibaba, the price is $180 up to 10 units, $170 at up to 99 units, $160 between 99 and 499 units and over 500 units $150.

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According to Alibaba, the price is $180 up to 10 units, $170 at up to 99 units, $160 between 99 and 499 units and over 500 units $150.

Do you think that is the price this light will be going for, about $150?

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If shipping is to be included it probably won’t be $150. I would expect quite a bit higher as shipping costs are going to be just as expensive as the GT. The two stores selling them on AliExpress are both $187 including 10 to 20 day shipping.

It looks like there’s going to be a Group Buy on this model but the final price hasn’t been decided yet.

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I really hope this isn’t touching the $200 mark though!!!! I am hoping for something similar to the BLF GT (the first 555)

I think u have to be realistic its a big light i doubt it will sell for around 150$, close to 200 then more like but who knows.. it would still be under blf gt price.

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