[♛ FreemeGB] ASTROLUX FT03 SST40 2400lm 875m NarsilM v1.3 USB-C >>> $29.99 (3000+pcs SOLD!!!)

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Slicing is different from de-doming you should be able to retain most lumens, but you won’t get as much throw.

I don’t know about that. As far as lumens and throw, the results of slicing and dedoming should be about the same since your removing the magnifying effect of the dome. The difference between the techniques should really be more about small differences in the tint. Hopefully someone with more experience in both techniques can confirm.

In Convoy C8. One SST40 led one flashlight 3 results:
stock: 2232 lm, 70500 cd
shaved: 2037 lm, 123525 cd
full dedomed: 2000 lm, 136300 cd
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Just installed dedomed, WOW is the hotspot intense on the roof. Will try and stretch its legs sometime soon.

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Looks good. This is how the light is meant to be.

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Gasket is an old work access card I sanded back, drilled a hole in, and cut to size.

Would love if Astrolux would sell spare gaskets, given that they sell replacement reflectors…. Tired

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I don’t think you need the gasket just cover the wires with electrical tape? Seeing as the reflector sits so low now it will work fine. You could even put tape over the whole board if it helps you sleep better lol. The gasket must be less than 1mm thick i think my washer was thicker.

Why didn’t i think of that earlier lol its just a nylon washer lol. What about if you buy some M20 nylon washers?

Okay i am back to update my thesis i found some M24 nylon washers they seem to be the closest common sized nylon washers. I will see if i can find some cheaper ones.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nylon-Flat-Washer-M24-24mm-x-72mm-x-5mm-Metr...

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Main reason I want a new gasket is for proper centering – I’ve noticed that as I screw the bezel back on the reflector floats around a bit, would be nice to lock it in, like how the flipped-up bits on the stock one does. Or maybe I need to get one made like this by somewhere good (found a few places with good printers, the one at work isn’t so good):

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This seller has M14 washers which are 14mm inner diameter so a bit big but the outer diameter is 22mm so close to stock and its 1.2mm thick. Seeing as they come in a pack of 10 you could get a second one and cut a ring out and create a ridge on another washer by melting them or gluing them together? You could even glue in another washer of a smaller size to make the inner diameter correct.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/M3-M4-M5-M6-M8-M10-M12-M20-Nylon-Flat-Washer...

Sounds like a fair bit of work lol.

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Is there possibility to order a spare glass? As it seems the supplied one is not the thickest one, would like to have one extra just in case.

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Hello everyone, i am new member here and i would like to buy this flashlight. Is there any possibility to buy it for 29.99 now or not? Thanks

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Hello everyone, i am new member here and i would like to buy this flashlight. Is there any possibility to buy it for 29.99 now or not? Thanks

Freeme has a post over here with a request section: https://www.1thedeals.com/product/astrolux-ft03-sst40-w-2400lm-narsilm-v...
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Spare o-rings is always nice Smile thanks for the pics!

Edit:: pics were moved to the bezel thread

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Slightly greasing the o’ring can help with installation Smile

 

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Oopise, sorry! Moved the post to the FT03 SS bezel thread, post here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1508026#comment-1508026

 

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My light did not come with the instructions. What is the discreet mode level? If I changed into that mode instead of ramping, will I get turbo in the mode sequence? I would just like turbo to be top of ramp or in the mode sequence to I can have brightest mode with a single click from off. Is this possible with this light?

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blueb8llz wrote:
My light did not come with the instructions. What is the discreet mode level? If I changed into that mode instead of ramping, will I get turbo in the mode sequence? I would just like turbo to be top of ramp or in the mode sequence to I can have brightest mode with a single click from off. Is this possible with this light?

I think it’s possible in mode sets, but not ramping.

You can also set the modes to reverse order so 100% will be first and it cycles lower.

If you turn off memory, 100% will always be 1 click.

I don’t have the instructions for this light either, maybe someone can post it or link to it.

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I implemented the top of ramp being less than max on request, but I don't use it myself. I'm not sure why it was used on this light, guess TA had his reasons.

From OFF, dbl click will get to full max though - Anduril doesn't work that way.

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Hello everyone, i am new member here and i would like to buy this flashlight. Is there any possibility to buy it for 29.99 now or not? Thanks

I have placed the order, thank you freeme!
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Just making sure that subscribers of this thread know about the potential holster HERE. I didn’t notice it at first.

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I’d like the code

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Thanks for the instruction manual. I changed the ramping to mode sets. But I don’t like that ui so I changed it back. It’s like having a forward clicky but with a side switch. Kinda funny to have to click each time to change modes. And you can’t change modes after the first initial couple seconds.

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blueb8llz wrote:
Kinda funny to have to click each time to change modes. And you can’t change modes after the first initial couple seconds.

You actually can change modes after it gets locked in. You can press and hold the button which changes the brightness level as well as unlocks things. Say you have it set to 6 total brightness levels and your on level 3, but you want to bump it up to level 4. You press and hold which drops you to level 2 and then you click normally to 3 and 4. It’s a bit convoluted.

I definitely prefer ramping mode myself.

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blueb8llz wrote:
Thanks for the instruction manual. I changed the ramping to mode sets. But I don’t like that ui so I changed it back. It’s like having a forward clicky but with a side switch. Kinda funny to have to click each time to change modes. And you can’t change modes after the first initial couple seconds.

Mode set operation in Narsil are based on the "Werner UI", which many preferred at the time.

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I have issues with my light – at first, I thought it was a thermal thing and I changed the settings.
Now it seems it rather step down due to low voltage.
If I insert a 26650 Shockli at ~4.05V it will step down in brightnes from max after 8s and then step down 3 more times each ~23 seconds.
With a 18650 VTC6 at ~4.15V, it also steps down after 8s and continue going down.
The flashlight is useless like this.

BG wants to give me like 1000 points – can’t use it on already discounted items so sort of useless to me.

Any advice?

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Have you pulled the MCPCB and checked that it’s smooth on the bottom? Wonder if there’s poor thermal transfer and it’s just throwing a fit.

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With all the mechanical sounds it made the first times I was sure it was purely a thermal thing. But I can’t even run a “medium” setting on 4V – it drops down.
With a 26650 fresh of the charger I get minutes at max at least.

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dts71 wrote:
oweban wrote:

I have issues with my light – at first, I thought it was a thermal thing and I changed the settings.
Now it seems it rather step down due to low voltage.
If I insert a 26650 Shockli at ~4.05V it will step down in brightnes from max after 8s and then step down 3 more times each ~23 seconds.
With a 18650 VTC6 at ~4.15V, it also steps down after 8s and continue going down.
The flashlight is useless like this.

Any advice?


Have you pulled the MCPCB and checked that it’s smooth on the bottom? Wonder if there’s poor thermal transfer and it’s just throwing a fit.

It would not be due to poor thermal transfer as the driver has the heat sensor. If no heat gets to the driver, it thinks it’s running cool.

It sounds like electrical resistance. Let’s say you have dirty or oxidized threads between the battery tube and head/tail or between the driver and head which is causing a 1 volt drop. Under load the voltage goes even lower which should activate the low voltage protection. This would happen regardless of what battery is used.

What voltage does it blink out when you do a triple click?

I would clean all the threads and the bare aluminum contacts around the battery tube, battery springs, driver, etc…

Also, what changes did you make to the thermal setting? You can also temporarily disable the thermal stepdown just to eliminate that.

I believe thermal step down just drops the output, while LVP blinks 2 or 3 times, then steps down.

Banggood, like most companies, try to settle issues as cheaply as possible before having to actually replace an item. If cleaning all the contacts doesn’t fix it, then you just refuse Banggoods low offer and demand a replacement.

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It should be no problem to charge an 18650 with the adapter right?

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dts71 wrote:
I have issues with my light – at first, I thought it was a thermal thing and I changed the settings.
Now it seems it rather step down due to low voltage.
If I insert a 26650 Shockli at ~4.05V it will step down in brightnes from max after 8s and then step down 3 more times each ~23 seconds.
With a 18650 VTC6 at ~4.15V, it also steps down after 8s and continue going down.
The flashlight is useless like this.

BG wants to give me like 1000 points – can’t use it on already discounted items so sort of useless to me.

Any advice?

Have you triple clicked to see what the driver is reading the voltage to be?

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