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Hmm he did the current testing without the battery carrier actually. The driver spring would definitely yield the largest gain. I wish I could test differences, but I don’t have the equipment.

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Hmm he did the current testing without the battery carrier actually.

I wish I could test differences, but I don’t have the equipment.


No, he used the carrier. He just modded it so that all the power went through an additional loop of wire so he could use his Uni-T UT210E amp meter. It’s the same model lots of blf’ers use, including myself. It’s only about $25 to $30. Having one really helps you to understand current flow and how it relates to output. If you like doing mods and stuff, you should consider getting one. It’s also a DMM in case you don’t already have one.

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Beam shot of the MF-01 (Nichia version). Love the tint.

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Thanks for sharing Bruno28. One question, how come it doesn’t capture its SS bezel temperature? 


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You’re welcome.

Metal surfaces that are shiny can’t get the proper thermal reading. Infra red is reflected from other objects around and then the camera captures this.
The same happens with glass and mirrors.

As some have pointed out, the best way to get accurate reading on shinny surfaces is to use a black electrical tape, so the heat from the source will heat the tape and be able to read the temperature correctly.
The red hot areas on the bezel is actually a reflection of myself.

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Better heat dissipation

How ?
Thicker aluminum shelf, thicker MCPCB ? Both ?

With some additional fins I think still compact enough.

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Calmaja wrote:
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Better heat dissipation

How ?
Thicker aluminum shelf, thicker MCPCB ? Both ?

With some additional fins I think still compact enough.


Maybe they could extend the height of the head by adding one more fin. That should add about 6mm which could be added to the shelf thickness. The extra mass would help reduce led temps, at least for a while.

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Please put me on the second list for a Nichia. Thanks.

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Hi.
My 219C arrived today.
Works as promised, no problems.
Very nice light.
Thanks freeme

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i might do spring bypass.

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Make sure to do all 5 springs. I’m guessing it’s the one on the driver that benefits most.

I’m not even sure he bypassed the 4 battery springs. Hmmm?

Ceiling bounce test shows 30% more Lux compared to my MT03 hmmm looking good both using freshly charged 30Q.

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Ceiling bounce test shows 30% more Lux compared to my MT03 hmmm looking good both using freshly charged 30Q.

Well, it’s 9k to 12k. 30% sounds about right. Were you just confirming this for our sake?

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Well, it’s 9k to 12k. 30% sounds about right. Were you just confirming this for our sake?

not sure what you are getting at, is there something wrong with sharing my own finding here?
MT03 is known not making true 9K lumens, i am just giving a reference here as to how bright the light is. I think the MF01 Nichia is not making 11K lumens from the figure i got. I does look brighter to the eyes though.

btw. Did the test again now i only get only 15% (650 vs 750 Lux) with slightly used batteries (4.09v) Currently charging the battery to see if my initial reading was an error or the full battery did gave higher result

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You just seemed to say something random. I was confused.

The MF01 nichia version is only about 7,000. Way less than the xp-g3 version.

I thought the MT03 really did 9k lumen.

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sorry if the posts seems random and confusing.

i think the MF01 nichia is making more than 7000 Lumens but i have no way of measuring the exact figure myself it looks brighter than my MT03 and the Lux support this.

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You just seemed to say something random. I was confused.

The MF01 nichia version is only about 7,000. Way less than the xp-g3 version.

I thought the MT03 really did 9k lumen.

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JasonWW wrote:
You just seemed to say something random. I was confused.

The MF01 nichia version is only about 7,000. Way less than the xp-g3 version.

I thought the MT03 really did 9k lumen.

If I’m not mistaken, there is only one person reporting about 7000 lumens for the Nichia version. So I hope rizky’s measurement is more representative.

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I did the ceiling bounce again MT03 and MF01 both on freshly charged 30Q so 25% difference compared to MT03. If my MT03 is making 8000L the MF01 in theory should be making 10K Lumens. Now if my MT03 is making true 9K lumens then the MF01 Nichia is making 11250Lumens the later seems more comparable to the given specs. But the lumens is droping rapidly on MF01 and can be as low as 15% gain over the MT03 in the first minutes or two.

hIKARInoob wrote:

If I’m not mistaken, there is only one person reporting about 7000 lumens for the Nichia version. So I hope rizky’s measurement is more representative.

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JasonWW wrote:
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spring bypass is it worth doing on this light? anyone done that?
Lexel did it on his review light. I can’t remember if he measured an improvement or not. Worth checking out.

this is not true, the springs on the review light are from bronze alloy and are fully compressed with brass button soldered to unprotected cells
so the windings short each other, no need for a bypass

on the production light the spacing is larger in the carrier so it fits as well high drain cells with PCB like Klarus and some other brands have
if you use unprotected cells in the production light a spring bypass should gain a little longer runtime as well as turbo longer availiable

if its done right nothing to loose by a proper spring bypass

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JasonWW wrote:
You just seemed to say something random. I was confused.

The MF01 nichia version is only about 7,000. Way less than the xp-g3 version.

I thought the MT03 really did 9k lumen.

This is post claiming around 7425 lumens
This post have beamshot

From the beamshot and my MF-01 Nichia, I have feeling should be more than 7k, sorry can’t provide exact number for this.

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I’ve only had a chance to try it out once, but to my eyes, my MF-01 Nichia has to be putting out at least 10k lumens at startup (maybe more). It’s plenty bright, although it is a little warmer than I expected for some reason. Overall, it’s a very nice light.

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Calmaja wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
You just seemed to say something random. I was confused.

The MF01 nichia version is only about 7,000. Way less than the xp-g3 version.

I thought the MT03 really did 9k lumen.

This is post claiming around 7425 lumens
This post have beamshot

From the beamshot and my MF-01 Nichia, I have feeling should be more than 7k, sorry can’t provide exact number for this.


Yeah, that’s the post I remember. It’s the only actual number I remember hearing about. So you guys are thinking the Nichia version is doing closer to 10k or 11k?

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JasonWW wrote:
Yeah, that’s the post I remember. It’s the only actual number I remember hearing about. So you guys are thinking the Nichia version is doing closer to 10k or 11k?

No one knows if his light is working properly or how accurately his light meter reads neutral white lights.

I just received my nichia light and have only used it a little with protected cells. Compared to my 4000+ lumen mountain bike setup and my MT07 there’s no way its only making 7000 lumens. Judging by how slowly it’s heating up in turbo switching to good unprotected cells will bump up the output even more.

My light’s completely awesome, smaller and brighter than I was expecting.

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Hello. Please code for mf01 xp-g3

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Just for fun this is another Ceiling bounce test that i made.

Convoy L6 running Narsil drawing 10.5A at the Tail : 421 Lux
Astrolux MF01 : 808 Lux
Haikelite MT03: 650Lux

Not sure how many Lumens OTF on the L6 maybe 5000? if its true then my Haikelite MT03 is making 7700L and my MF01 is making 9600Lumens.

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baka wrote:
Hello. Please code for mf01

Hallo.Nice that you are here, which model nichia or cree do you like it?
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I would like code for 219c.

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Indicate your LED choice (XPG3 / 219C) in you reply if possible.

Edit your previous post instead of creating a new request.

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There will be some changes made to the MF-01 driver, to eliminate uneven brightness issues that a handful users have experienced with the units. We need to address to it before we could resume MF-01 sale.

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Will the new driver be for purchase for the people who have problems (not me)?

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Interested in the 219c version.

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Hello. Please code for mf01 xp-g3.If possible.

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freeme wrote:

There will be some changes made to the MF-01 driver, to eliminate uneven brightness issues that a handful users have experienced with the units. We need to address to it before we could resume MF-01 sale.

Has this been addressed already?

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