New Astrolux (E01) XP-L 18350 light

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New Astrolux (E01) XP-L 18350 light

Banggood has this new Astrolux E01 XP-L 18350 light in 3 tints with BLF A6 driver on pre-order -> http://www.banggood.com/Astrolux-E01-CREE-XP-L-A6-Driver-900lumens-8modes-Mini-LED-Flashlight-18350-p-1042811.html

Nice, very compact light with side switch and cool design imo!

We need a BLF Groupbuy on this!!! Crown

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The E02 , 18650 battery seems good option for me……or perhaps both…. Big Smile

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If I had to choose – E01 is for me. But yes – let’s have BOTH! Smile

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Looks nice. At around 25$ I would buy one…

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interested in shorter one

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Why not xpl hi? And medium mode is kind of high at 250 lumens?

Nice light!

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Yeah, an xpl hi and a Smooth reflector would improve these two lights..

But when I get then, I intend to make those changes anyway, even if banggood don’t.

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So with the same driver and emitter as the BLF A6, this is basically the same light, but with a side-switch? The individual specs of the lights differ a bit on Banggood, but for all intents and purposes, this would be an A6, right?

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Yeah they seem to be side switch versions of the astrolux s1 (blf a6)…

Hopefully >1cm shorter.

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grayski74 wrote:
Yeah they seem to be side switch versions of the astrolux s1 (blf a6)…

Hopefully >1cm shorter.

Question is, why would they market is as 500 lumens lower output?

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Torre246 wrote:
grayski74 wrote:
Yeah they seem to be side switch versions of the astrolux s1 (blf a6)…

Hopefully >1cm shorter.

Question is, why would they market is as 500 lumens lower output?

I think 1000 lumens are more reallistic data for this EDC lights….1600 lumens is Nice…awesome…and bla bla…but not useful, perhaps Astrolux is making flashlights for use in the diary work y not for say: wow how hot is this!!

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I feel like Astrolux is the hot brand for 2016 so far. A side switch only light is a rarity in my collection. If there’s a group buy for the E01 and E02, I’m in for one of each.

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It looks good. Side switches tend to turn on accidentally in my pocket.
I am interested in seeing a review.
I would buy the battery tube alone if it legoes

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I feel the next logical step is to make a headlamp version, I’ll be all over that. Maybe someone is up for organizing a BLF headlamp with Bistro UI.

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Awesome. I don’t really need one, but if it’s $25 after coupon I won’t be able to resist buying one Big Smile

I hope they also do red and blue versions like they did for the S1.

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I am in for a light IF a separate tube is available

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Interesting. Keen to know about how the switch works or rather how resilient it is to accidental activation. What about a clip? Couldn’t see one in the pics.

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Goodlooking! If the BLF-A6 driver indeed is used, the side switch must be a clicky, of good quality (because it carries all current). Looks like a fine host for a triple too Smile

I like the developement: Astrolux making new flashlight designs in a good price class, with that nice and familiar driver.

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no pocket clip?

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Interested in the E02. But what are the dimensions?

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Ahhh – these E01 and E02 models are indeed an oddity. Of course they can do a side power switch – I got a couple of lights like that, but the ones I have and seen are cheap lights, so the quality of the switch suffers and has lots of loss’s from the high resistance of the switch mechanism. Plus these switch’s usually eat up a good chunk of space, so the body is longer than need be.

It’s probably the overall length of a S2+ shorty, which is also rather long because of the chunky tail power switch. They would have to be long, longer than could be done with a true e-switch, but that’s the compromise. e-switch lights can be made more compact and no worries about resistance in a mechanical switch — two big reasons why I favor e-switch lights, plus the ability to do a more user friendly UI with advanced features.

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Yeah. Ridiculous

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M4D M4X wrote:
WolfA wrote:
I am in for a light IF a separate tube is available

it will be Wink

Hey Martin, can you ask Neal @ Banggood for a fair groupbuy price for us!? Innocent

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So, is it a side clicky switch or an e-switch ?
Also, The step between low and med modes is huge, a was said previously !
I could be intersted by the E02 if the modes are better spaced Smile

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Perhaps the description of the driver stepping is wrong on their website!!?

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From how it looks I say e-switch.

The mentioned BLF-A6 driver suggests clicky, and they mention clicky too.

Or they adapted the BLF-A6 to e-switch.. (driver group buy, I’m in!)

Or ‘BLF-A6 driver’ is wrong

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djozz wrote:
From how it looks I say e-switch.

The mentioned BLF-A6 driver suggests clicky, and they mention clicky too.

Or they adapted the BLF-A6 to e-switch.. (driver group buy, I’m in!)

Or ‘BLF-A6 driver’ is wrong


They do claim clicky, and since the BLF A6 driver is clicky only, it makes perfect sense that they used a clicky in this light. I doubt seriously that they’d modify the driver to use e-switch or use a e-switch driver, yet claim to use the BLF A6 driver and clicky switch on the listing.

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