Short reviews of: BLF Q8, Astrolux MF01 Nichia (V2), HaikeLite MT03 (with beam shots)

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Short reviews of: BLF Q8, Astrolux MF01 Nichia (V2), HaikeLite MT03 (with beam shots)

Beamshots of BLF Q8, MF01 Nichia (V2), HaikeLite MT03 CW

Lumens: MF01> MT03> Q8

Flood: MT03>MF01>Q8

Throw: Q8>MF01>MT03

UI (My personal thought): Q8>MT03>MF01 (I just don’t really like long hold it turn off…)

Size (small to big): Q8>MF01>MT03

CRI: MF01>Q8>MT03 (correct me if I’m wrong)

“Hotness” in my hand: MF01>Q8>MT03

Quick thoughts of each light:
BLF Q8: best UI and this thing spoiled me big times… the throw of it made it very useable for outdoor use.

MF01: provides good flood and good enough range with efficient high mode of 3000ish lumens, even the midium mode is more than enough for my normal usage.

MT03: Simple modes and handles heat the best out of all 3! Big flood that just lit up in front of you. And doesn’t really get hot on turbo thanks to its deep fins! Really like this light

Now.. all photos are taken with a phone camera, so the night quality isn’t the best, but it did capture the differences between the 3.

All on turbo and fully charged battery
Q8: Samsung 30Q BT
MF01: Sony VTC6
MT03: Sanyo (10A)

Q8:

MF01 Nichia:

MT03 CW:

Edited by: yuhsin91123 on 11/03/2017 - 23:25
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mt 03 only use sanyo 10A, you wont get maximum power from those batteries

Forgot my pen

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mrheosuper wrote:
mt 03 only use sanyo 10A, you wont get maximum power from those batteries

I have more 30Q and HG2 coming my way. But to my eyes I can’t really tell much of a difference in them when I swap batteries in them…

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Good read. Thank you for taking the time to review the 3 lights. I will now order a mf01 nichia. My q8 nichia is stuck at the post office.

If you could only keep 1 light, which would it be?

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If the MT03 was a NW I’m keeping that one. The high and turbo output can hold up for a long time and simple modes with ultra low mode. But too bad I have a CW…

So with these lights on hand, I would pick the Q8 for overall: Size, throw (more usable for far distance even though it has less max lux or lumens), decent or good enough flood and the UI advantage with programmable options.