ALIVE: Astrolux S42 groupbuy: US$ 25.95

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Since i received a couple D4 (Nichia and XPL) i almost forgot about this S42 fiasco. It’s sitting somewhere behind a number of other lights on a shelf… Whenever i need a light i just DONT pick this one!

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Thank you all for warning me off this light. It’s a very nice looking light, and that 90CRI looks great, but I feel that I made the right decision with the D4.

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:
Thank you all for warning me off this light. It’s a very nice looking light, and that 90CRI looks great, but I feel that I made the right decision with the D4.

You did. I dont even use this light at all. Probably my worst flashlight purchase to date
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Green
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Multicolor

Green and white is fluorescent

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I’m wondering what to do with this light…

Is there another driver out there i could order and drop in with little fumbling? I guess the side switch wont help…
Could the hight CRI Nichia led board be transplanted to the D4?

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patmurris wrote:

Could the hight CRI Nichia led board be transplanted to the D4?

For what?
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There’s actually enough room in the head to put in a clicky switch in stead of the e-switch.
That way you could use any driver you want.

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patmurris wrote:
Could the hight CRI Nichia led board be transplanted to the D4?

good question

Qwertus wrote:
For what?

to see colors better

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rizky_p wrote:
can anyone compare S42 to BLF A6 in term of brightness?

sure Cool here you go Big Smile but warning it’s a low quality beamshot just for fun Silly

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myflashguy wrote:
rizky_p wrote:
can anyone compare S42 to BLF A6 in term of brightness?

sure Cool here you go Big Smile but warning it’s a low quality beamshot just for fun Silly

I find the beam of the A6 MUCH more useful than the S42. It seems brighter in person due to the beam profile (at least it does to me), but probably the S42 has slightly more lumens

BLF (GT, Q8, A6)
Haikelite (MT03 TA, SC01)
Astrolux (EC01, FT03, MF-01, S1, S42)
Sofirn (C8A, SP32A, SF14, SP40)
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korpzgrinda wrote:
to see colors better

I’m not sure that Astrolux has better CRI, Yes, CRI is better, but D4 has a much better tint.
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Qwertus wrote:
korpzgrinda wrote:
to see colors better
I’m not sure that Astrolux has better CRI, but D4 has a much better tint.

Actually it does:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1140500#comment-1140500

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RollerBoySE wrote:

Actually it does:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1140500#comment-1140500

Yes, I already found that post.
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Ilmatic wrote:
I find the beam of the A6 MUCH more useful than the S42. It seems brighter in person due to the beam profile (at least it does to me), but probably the S42 has slightly more lumens

I have the S42S (which is a SS version with a copper head), and the BLF A6, and the S42S is definitely brighter. However, you’re right that the A6 has a more useful beam, especially for outdoors. The S42S is extremely floody, and doesn’t have much throw. Great high CRI tint for indoors, or outdoors at modest distances. But I wouldn’t carry it outdoors if I needed any throw. The A6 has a very useful multi-purpose beam: floody, but with some useful throw.

Each light has its purpose, but the A6 is a more typical EDC light. I find the S42S is more of a “wow” light (with the Nichia 219 option), but not as good for EDC.

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Is coupon for this light still available?

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I need the precise dimensions of the S42 connection board holes
as well which voltage goes over the 2 rods and if another connection of the MCU board is required

just want to leave charging, but the old MCU disconnect so it has no standby current of 1mA because the breathing mode

I am so far with a driver, but cant finish it without this information

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Astrolux S42 driver designed

Running NarsilM
FET+6+1

sale topic
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56618

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