[Review] Mateminco MT07 7x SST20

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[Review] Mateminco MT07 7x SST20
Mateminco MT07



3 in 1 review. At the end there will be a summary for those who like only particulars, in each topic I will color the key sentences for those who read a little more, and a long waffling for everyone else. Enjoy!



For VERY large photos: click -> on the photo page right click -> "Open image in new tab"

This flashlight was provided by Mateminco for review, thank you  Party 

Check their Aliexpress page:
https://www.aliexpress.co....69385c0f5WdSZ4
And the flashlight:
https://pl.aliexpress.com/item/4000170457613.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.69385c0f5WdSZ4

Table of Contents:

- General parameters
- Package content
- Appearance, parameters
- UI, runtime and charging
- Waterproof
- Light pattern, tint
- Beamshots
- Usage and my experiences
- Nitpicking
- Gallery
- Summary



General parameters
From flashlight page



Product Name Mateminco MT07
Brand MATEMINCO
LED 7 * Luminus SST-20
Material Aerospace Grade Aluminum Alloy
Mode Anduril Firmware
Switch Type Clicky Switch
Switch Location Body Side Of The Flashlight
Battery 1 * 18650/21700/26650 battery (not included)
Max Output 5500lm (6500k, SST-20)
Max Beam Distance 415 Meters
Max Beam Intensity 43000cd
USB Charging 5V2A USB Type-C Charging Port
Color Black, Clear-Anodizing Silver, Sand, Olive Green, Gun Gray
Impact Resistance 1m
Waterproof IPX7
Weight 170g
Size 111mm * 44mm * 34mm(Length * Head Diameter * Body Diameter)



Package content



Nice good quality cardboard box




What's inside:
- 2 spare o-rings
- lanyard
- manual
- two adapters to 18650 and 21700
SHOE SACHET (that's what I'm looking for)


(this tape and a screwdriver wasn't included)

And I got a diffuser. It can only be purchased with the flashlight, so better get it - I'll explain later (read everything, don't scroll to this part!)


Appearance, parameters



It looks pretty good! My silver version was a good choice. SS bezel is a bit darker, everything matches perfectly.


And it is small and lightweight flashlight. For sure not EDC, but remember there are 7 leds and a 26650 cell.


From left to right:

- SS bezel


Thread is not lubricated and makes annoying noise when screwing. They should put even a bit of lubrication here.

- AR coated glass lens

A bit coated, as you can see. Not much violet-pink color, (Google translate told me it is called "mauve". I don't know what's it, but ok then, it is not much...mauve..ish?

And thin glass, when compared to smaller S12 you can see, MT07 glass is bigger and thinner. Should be as thick as S12.

But Convoy seems to make his flashlights for some kind of apocalypse. Very tough and heavy.


- Clear TIR optics



- 7x LED in this case SST20 5000K. We'll talk about the tint later but I can tell you - it is horrible.

And a copper MCPCB. And a thermal grease. And a thermal grease. And after that more thermal grease, and there is also thermal grease hiding around the corner. And everything is broadcasted by "TGCTG - Thermal Grease Corporation of Thermal Grease". And...um, you got the point - there is just too much thermal grease.



And AUX leds - battery indicators and nice looking thing Wink

And as you can see, one led is not working. It was broken and I haven't really noticed it until I unscrewed the optics. So it is very hard to notice when everything is assembled. But it is for sure shortcoming, and I hope it is only in my sample.

- Rubber e-switch, illuminated.

and the USB-C with rubber cover


which doesn't stick out behind the housing after closing.

And some of heat dissipation helpers Wink

- From the driver side, there is a plastic cover - it is covering driver...  Glasses 



- Battery tube with good, thick o-rings


Threads well lubricated. If you don't have lubrication on your other flashlights, get some from here. Wink


- Tailcap with a thick, double spring.

brand logo and other strange things no one really care about.


And lanyard hole - as you can see, it is...umm...it is prepared well not to cut a lanyard.


As you can see, after a little use, only for reviews basically and two more times I took it for a short walk to see how it shines, it collected some scratches. And the cover was not included ... Is it the fault of the silver version and the other colors are better, I don't know. But it's definitely worth securing it somehow and not carrying loose in a bag or backpack. So better get a big holster.

UI, runtime and charging



UI

Anduril
See details:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/65241
And remember to calibrate temp sensor

Runtime

Turbo ~ 4100lm. Yes, a bit low compared to declared 5500lm. It was my measurements, so can be not as accurate as...you know. Not very accurate. But 1400lm lower is a lot lumens lower.

Not calibrated sensor, it quick ramps down

And then I calibrated the temperature sensor and set max temp to 55degC

And it is worse now. Before calibration, thermal sensor was showing ~ 10degC less than it should, so after calibrating, it steps down faster. But flashlight wasn't very hot when touching. Maybe there is something with temperature transfer between MCPCB and body.

First couple of minutes, lvl 5 ~ 480lm

Brightness ramps down and up, so maybe it's something wrong with heat dissipation

Now lvl 5 till the flashlight turn off

It ramps down and up again

First 10 min on 6th lvl ~ 1000lm


It is for shining when only USB powered, with no battery inside

So 815lm for a while, then 350lm and it stabilizes at about 258lm

Charging

USB-C port on the side of the head. They say charging is 2A - I managed to get just about 2A.
Is that good? Yes, assuming that a 5500mAh high-current battery sits inside and it takes about 3 hours to charge.

Red - charging


Green - charger


And you can use it without a battery inside

You can turn on the head only! Big Smile
  

There is max 815lm and it takes 1.5A then. But it shines with that brightness ~ 10s, then steps down to 350lm and after a minute it stabilizes at about 258lm. And it makes very loud, high frequency noise when powered that way! It could be a good night bed light if not this noise...

And it works with a power bank, but just for a while, and then a power bank shuts off.
 

Waterproof


So...I haven't tested it in my fish tank. I was sure it has IPX6 rating, but now I see it has IPX7... What I can tell - it is for sure waterproof for quick submerges. There are o-rings everywhere, USB-C cover fits tight. So if you throw it into water by an accident, and get it after 10s, don't be afraid.

Light pattern, tint



So light pattern

The dot in the center is the center of the beam (approx.), each line at an interval of 15cm. The light is more focused, because the optics is clear. But good flood to, to illuminate your path when walking.

I mean ... it would be good if it wasn't that GREEN GREEN GREEN GREEN. The light is green like spring grass in the morning, like leaves on a tree, like the Panasonic NCR18650B, like the lid on this jar


Awful. Generally awful. And I bet the 4000K version is not in a good bin, but slightly green in the lowest modes. But this one is terrible. It's good that they don't sell the 5000K version anymore ...
Within the maximum brightness, the tint becomes neutral, with a pleasant neutral white color. But only on very bright modes that immediately overheat the flashlight. The minus green filters can help. I even made a thread to ask how to fix this tint:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69678


If I remember correctly, such filters take 7% of the light (I can be wrong) so the flashlight heats up faster, and shines darker, and at maximum brightness the light is not so neutral, but pinkish.

Beamshots



ISO200, t2s, f/3,5 WB: sunlight

Let's light up the forest!



So I tested only the High mode, and two click Turbo


There is so much light, it has great flood and throw as well


Great


And you can see lvl 4 - it is good to illuminate path. My backpack (this lovely red thing) is about 5m away...or maybe it was 6...


I've promised to tell more about the diffuser - so here you go, the Lantern of Mightiness. You know...because my BLF name, "Mocarny" can be (quite accurate), translated to "Mighty"


Die, darkness!


On a camping (yes, forever alone camping with no friends and equipment warming my hands by a flashlight...but I enjoyed it  Thumbs Up )


It is very bright so brught after turning the light off - great GITD diffuser.


And I though: "So maybe I should try this light painting?"

My very first try

It looks like poo

But I didn't give up









AND THEN!

It still looks like a poo

Uch maybe I should try something different, maybe light...typing?

I'm really proud of myself. And it was only half a four of trying Big Smile

With a watermark


This is MINE! 


Ahem...

Usage and my experiences



I took it for a walk several times. In practice, it works well, it is not unpleasantly heavy or large, and there is a lot of light. Let's skip it being GREEN. You can comfortably shine at a path near you but also shine at a distance. It scratched a little, so it's definitely worth finding a holster. With the diffuser it can be used as a camping lamp, e.g. hang on a tree. The diffuser fits tightly and sits stably, there is no fear that it will fall. And it really shines brightly in the dark.

Because of this GREEN tint, you should consider getting 4000K option, or even get XP-L (more expensive and in 3B, greenish bin too)

In my opinion, the diffuser is a necessary addition to the flashlights with Anduril, we have a candle mode, we can paint with light, we also have a thunderstorm mode.



Nitpicking



So everything about all the flaws.
GREEEN!!!! Nooooo. Very green light. But it is not the flashlight's fault but the choice of LEDs. They may not have 5000K at all to choose from (well, now they don't have). In addition, if they chose cheap bins, then the 4000K and 6500K versions will be greenish too. Definitely not THAT much though. You can buy a more expensive version with XP-L HI 5000K, it will solve the problems, but it is more expensive, and it also has a slightly greenish 3B bin.

The bezel is not lubricated and makes an unpleasant sound when unscrewed. The TIR optics do not go completely as deep as it should and when the bezel is tightened, the glass presses on optics creating this marks on the surface.

So I was afraid to screw it harder, the more I was screwing, the more marks were showing.
"There is definitely too much thermal grease under the MCPCB" - that's what my "ThermalGrease" radio station told me today.


Gallery







Summary



Mateminco MT07 is a budget flashlight with 7 * SST20 or XP-L HI. It is small, lightweight and handy, and at the same time very bright. And very GREEN for the SST20 5000K version. The other versions are also probably not in the best bins, so you shoul expect greenish tint (less, but still). The price encourages to buy, because it's cheap and a budget flashlight. The more expensive version with XP-L HI will definitely make it a practical flashlight, and fanatics of non-greenish tint can buy a slightly minus green filter.
Despite some shortcomings, this flashlight is an interesting proposition for something with many leds, powered by a 26650 battery.

Do i recommend it? If the flaws like a marks on the glass or a non-working AUX led are just in my sample, and the other versions of the leds are not so GREEN, then yes.



Pros:
+ Lightweight
+ Anduril
+ Integrated charger
+ Cheap


Cons:
GREEEEEN LIIIGHT
- There are marks on the glass - see "Nitpicking"
- One of my AUX leds is not working
- My measurements say there is 4100lm. Maybe there is more, but I doubt 5500.

About host - threads, knurling o-rings and so on
Rating: 7.5/10

About light - UI, tint and so on
Rating: 7/10


1 - very bad flashlight hurts to look at, terrible quality, not worth any (even very low) price
5 - average flashlight, at a reasonable price and for occasional (in its category) use - for the average person "great". Or better flashlight, but overpriced
10 - flashlight meets all my expectations in a given category (e.g EDC, headlamp, thrower), it's durable and neatly made, perfect light tint, worth its (even slightly inflated) price - just pure perfect, so I doubt any light can get a 10 from me


I hope you enjoyed!
Edited by: Mocarny on 11/26/2019 - 16:55
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“Turbo ~ 4100lm. Yes, a bit low compared to declared 5500lm. It was my measurements, so can be not as accurate as…you know. Not very accurate. But 1400lm lower is a lot lumens lower.”
I think that with a high-current battery, the brightness output will be greater. It is worthwhile to conduct additional testing with batteries, for example VTC6 or INR21700-40T.

Sorry for my poor english.

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Yep – I found a lot of the same Smile 5000k is greeeeen. The 40T has a massive bump in output, and gets hot like crazy, but that’s not a bad thing.

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Di_Joker wrote:
“Turbo ~ 4100lm. Yes, a bit low compared to declared 5500lm. It was my measurements, so can be not as accurate as…you know. Not very accurate. But 1400lm lower is a lot lumens lower.”
I think that with a high-current battery, the brightness output will be greater. It is worthwhile to conduct additional testing with batteries, for example VTC6 or INR21700-40T.

Maybe you’re right. But I used Shockli declared to give 30A. I think it is a lot, and I understand not many people has that high drain cells such as 40T. My measurements are then more realistic, and it’s good to know it can give more lumens with 40T battery Smile
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It was clear to me from the beginning that I would take the Xpl Hi version, it is more expensive but has more lumens.
Since many spoke of a green tint in the SST20 version, it was off the table.
There is a 5000 and a 6500k version of the Xpl Hi version. I have now decided on the 6500k, hope it is not too white or blue, the 5000k would probably be better in color but not as bright.
By chance, who of you has a direct comparison of the 5000 and 6500k.
Is the 6500 really 6500k?
Or would the 5000k have been better?
Unfortunately it is too late, 6500 already on the way!

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Very nice review, Thanks!

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gecco wrote:
It was clear to me from the beginning that I would take the Xpl Hi version, it is more expensive but has more lumens.
Since many spoke of a green tint in the SST20 version, it was off the table.
There is a 5000 and a 6500k version of the Xpl Hi version. I have now decided on the 6500k, hope it is not too white or blue, the 5000k would probably be better in color but not as bright.
By chance, who of you has a direct comparison of the 5000 and 6500k.
Is the 6500 really 6500k?
Or would the 5000k have been better?
Unfortunately it is too late, 6500 already on the way!

I personally don’t like cold tint, but I found it helpful and better than warmer tints in some situations. But for most time I prefer warmer tints, like 5000K. They use greenish bin for XP-L 5000K, I hope your 6500K version is even less greenish. Smile