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

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Dioda wrote:
I wonder about the run times with SBT90G2 versus original SST40. Wouldnt it become an all out hotrod?

Yes, with higher output comes higher amps, more heat and the battery runs down quicker. Simple physics. The FT03 with FET driver is already a hot rod. With high drain cells the SST-40 draws about 9A and the xhp50.2 draws about 16A. Who knows what the SBT-90.2 would draw?

I was estimating it would need to draw 30-35 amps to do 6300 lumen OTF. Battery choice will make a big difference with this led. A 30T might do those amps, while a Shockli 5500mah might only draw 20 amps. Something in that neighborhood.

I have not seen any output tests on this new led, but I’ve talked to folks with the Acebeam K75 and Texas_Ace about it (K75 is not delivering the rated lumens, probably due to it’s driver design, most likely a Buck driver). It’s pretty close to what an xhp70.2 would be (amperage and lumen wise) if it were 3v, had no dome and the die were slightly smaller.

Xhp70.2 has 4mm x 4mm die
Gen 1 SBT 90 has 3mm x 3mm die
I think the 90 in the name is die size related, sst40 is 2 × 2, so it stands to reason the gen 2 SBT 90 is still 3mm x 3mm (9 square mm).

PS, the xhp50.2 has a 3mm x 3mm die, but it has a dome and it does not draw as many amps as the SBT-90.2 can. This 90.2 has more output per mm. (Luminosity) which is why it throws so well.

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Dioda wrote:
I wonder about the run times with SBT90G2 versus original SST40. Wouldnt it become an all out hotrod?

Yh they will need to increase the thermal mass like in the MF01S. Probably increase the thickness of the LED shelf and add some cooling fins. Should do 4000+ lumens and 350+ kcd.
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Th558 wrote:
Dioda wrote:
I wonder about the run times with SBT90G2 versus original SST40. Wouldnt it become an all out hotrod?

Yh they will need to increase the thermal mass like in the MF01S. Probably increase the thickness of the LED shelf and add some cooling fins. Should do 4000+ lumens and 350+ kcd.

They don’t need to do that. It will work as is.

What your saying are some nice upgrades that will better handle the heat, but they may not want to redesign the light. Especially if they think sales will be low due to the higher price. We just have to wait and see.

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JasonWW wrote:
Th558 wrote:
Dioda wrote:
I wonder about the run times with SBT90G2 versus original SST40. Wouldnt it become an all out hotrod?

Yh they will need to increase the thermal mass like in the MF01S. Probably increase the thickness of the LED shelf and add some cooling fins. Should do 4000+ lumens and 350+ kcd.

They don’t need to do that. It will work as is.

What your saying are some nice upgrades that will better handle the heat, but they may not want to redesign the light. Especially if they think sales will be low due to the higher price. We just have to wait and see.


I hope they go ahead with it whether they redesign the light or not. I wouldn’t mind paying even $80. The performance should be really close to a TN40 v2 which is bigger and costs much more. Also will be the same size as a T27 but with double the output.
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Ordered, thanks!

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Interested in SBT90G2 version.

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Unloco wrote:
Interested in SBT90G2 version.

We’re not sure if it’s happening yet. They’ll probably be a separate group buy for it if it does happen. BTW can someone make a poll so we can see how much interest there is and show it to Mateminco/Astrolux.
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Please send codes for SST40 ft03

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Please send codes for SST40 ft03
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Ordered 2 , Nice one!

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Awesome.  Thumbs Up

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Ordered 2 , Nice one!

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Could I get the code please? Thank you Smile

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Freeme did you ever ask about a FT03 with a flat white? Maybe now hank is making a new thrower they will consider making a FT03 with a flat white.

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No, we didn't discuss about it. We only touched on the colored version this week.

everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Freeme did you ever ask about a FT03 with a flat white? Maybe now hank is making a new thrower they will consider making a FT03 with a flat white.

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can anyone tell me how many amps these pull in turbo?

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One ordered – would have liked to add a few more – but demand of life keeps it real. Thank you for the code freeme – looking forward (very much!) to receipt of my third real flashlight (and first thrower).

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Please send me a code, thank you!

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The_Fat_Controller wrote:
can anyone tell me how many amps these pull in turbo?

Sst40 version is about 8-9 depending on the cell used. This is when fully charged. It could even be a bit less if using a weaker cell.
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freeme wrote:

No, we didn’t discuss about it. We only touched on the colored version this week.


everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Freeme did you ever ask about a FT03 with a flat white? Maybe now hank is making a new thrower they will consider making a FT03 with a flat white.

Osram 1mm2 white flat would be nice!

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Are codes still available for the Ft03?

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Definitely would buy the SBT-90.2 version. Would gladly pay the money for the more expensive led, and I think most people would also.

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I would pay for a SBT-90.2 version.

Make it happen!

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It has been 2 weeks been using FT03 SST40 5700K. I am very happy with the result. The first Astrolux brand I’ve own and first long throw light. This is a must own. Here what I’ve found very interesting feature about this light.

*Battery check and telling you by no. Of flash
*Lock-out manually by loosening the tailcap or electronics lockout
*Standby green switch, it felt like it always remind you to always turn your flashlight in lock out mode.
*Thermal dissipation so far very good no problem in 2min. I think it has to do with thermal mass bcos it has no deep fins on head

Ft03 is not suitable for near/close range. Spot is really intense if you used high mode for close distant. But to add an edge how to properly used Ft03, used headlamp that has large spill area or used another flood flashlight. In my case I used convoy s12 on my oher hand. It will give very comfortable environment when walking. Often, I dont walk when I light on Ft03 and just stand still. Trust me it not intend for walking flashlight.

Ok that just my own opinion.

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code please

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southland wrote:
code please

alkiax wrote:
Would appreciate a code. Thank you

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JLAu wrote:
code can not use it say (the coupon is not available for limited offer products) Facepalm

It is on sale right now for $31.99 no code needed.

When it’s on sale, codes do not work. If you want to save $2 you have to wait for the sale to end.

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oweban wrote:
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):

!{width:100%}https://i.imgur.com/hqb9JCv.jpg!

…something like that?
…with adhesive aluminum tape?
…so?
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hasddie293 wrote:
*Standby green switch, it felt like it always remind you to always turn your flashlight in lock out mode. *Thermal dissipation so far very good no problem in 2min. I think it has to do with thermal mass bcos it has no deep fins on head

Yes, I really like this type of switch light. I gifted some Sofirn C8F’s last Christmas and those switches light up only when you turn the light on and even then only for 5 seconds. Such a solution is a waste of the LED’s, in my opinion, as they neither help you locate the switch with the light turned on nor help you locate the light with the light turned off. I gave one to my father and the switch light annoys me every time I happen to use it.

I physically lock out the FT03 on the shelf, so the switch light doesn’t operate all the time. The switch light doesn’t consume much power, though, and some people probably leave it on to help locate the light in a dark room, but I agree that the green switch encourages or reminds the user to physically lock out the light. I keep my FT03 in its holster, so there’s no reason to leave the switch light on.

This light is actually pretty low on mass, but that’s one reason it’s inexpensive. The FT03 is known to heat up pretty quickly compared with other lights its size, but I never have a problem with heat. I don’t use turbo for long periods of time, though, and mostly use high (top of ramp) unless I’m wanting maximum distance.

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Ft03 is not suitable for near/close range. Spot is really intense if you used high mode for close distant. … Ok that just my own opinion.

Yes, the FT03 SST40 is not a flood light, but I walk with it almost every night. For me, the spill is fine for lighting the ground ahead. I tend to prefer throwy lights as bright flooders seem to have more suppression of my night vision. In fact, I see no purpose for super-bright flooders that produce a “wall of light”, other than showing off to friends, as those lights produce a super high-contrast scene with only a over-lit near-field area and entirely dark far-field and peripheral.

The FT03 XHP50.2 might be more to your liking as it’s brighter and floodier while still shooting a good distance. At sale or coupon prices, it’s not unreasonable to own both Wink . These are superb budget lights for people that prefer a more “classic” flashlight size and shape or who just want better runtime than 18650 tube lights. Though there’s not a Muggle mode, anyone can learn to use this light as the basic controls are intuitive. If switched to stepped grouping, pretty much anyone can use the FT03 without instructions other than “don’t shine it in anyone’s eyes.”

The Astrolux EC01 is also a great budget light and will fit into smaller pockets than the FT03. If you don’t want the XHP50.2 in the FT03, you might try that emitter in the EC01. I intend to get one, eventually.

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