FREEME ✌ ASTROLUX FT03 LUMINUS SFT40 2200lm 1300m NarsilM v1.3 USB-C - ALIVE @$37.95

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Have you heard any news about this? Are they still waiting on the SFT Leds?

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THIS COMING AUGUST! cool They already reserved 3000pcs.

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Have you heard any news about this? Are they still waiting on the SFT Leds?

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Interested in SFT40. My first real thrower. Hope it’s good!

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I made a FT03 with the SFT-40 its a great combo i got almost 430kcd (rated at 400kcd by Banggood). I think the SFT-40 is brighter than the SST-40 when direct driven. I reflowed a SFT-40 onto the 26mm board and the focus is good, with a good cell the amperage is a bit high hitting 10.5amps which i feel is to much for the LED probably around 9.5amps is the sweet spot.

Overall i already liked the FT03 its a great light at a great price and i would highly recommend the SFT-40 edition, of course there is no warm white or neutral white SFT-40 yet.

Feel free to remove the video from this thread, i dont want to spam the thread for no reason.

I think there has been a revision to the driver of the FT03 the newer driver is similar to the FT03 mini driver, i have a newer FT03 and its different to my original driver.

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That’s great news Freeme! Party

I am wondering if they are also planning to offer the FT03 light with the XHP-50 Hi led (dedomed version)

Could you please ask? Thanks! Smile

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@Everydaysurvivalgear - Nice review !

 

I think your review is worthy of having it's own thread....having it in here might be lost to heaps of others who might be interested in this light.

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Very interested in a new Astrolux FT03 with SFT40, especially if it also comes in Blue.

I already have one Green and one Black FT03. I want another FT03 in Blue.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
I made a FT03 with the SFT-40 its a great combo i got almost 430kcd (rated at 400kcd by Banggood). I think the SFT-40 is brighter than the SST-40 when direct driven.

Do you have the kcd #'s of before the mod and what LED?

The SFT-40 is a beast, yes, it's binned the same, I believe, as the SST-40 even though there's no dome (usually you drop 10-15% or so), and it can take more amps, so you get higher #'s with an unregulated driver.

Actually it's a re-designed LED from the SST-40. Wondering if they will come out with a domed version to replace/upgrade the SST-40.

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Tom E wrote:

everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
I made a FT03 with the SFT-40 its a great combo i got almost 430kcd (rated at 400kcd by Banggood). I think the SFT-40 is brighter than the SST-40 when direct driven.

Do you have the kcd #‘s of before the mod and what LED?


The SFT-40 is a beast, yes, it’s binned the same, I believe, as the SST-40 even though there’s no dome (usually you drop 10-15% or so), and it can take more amps, so you get higher #‘s with an unregulated driver.


Actually it’s a re-designed LED from the SST-40. Wondering if they will come out with a domed version to replace/upgrade the SST-40.

I got the same numbers from my original FT03 as you, around 230kcd and like 2300 lumens. The light i modded a bought a few months back i still have another FT03 with a sliced XHP50.2 in it. I did have a CSLPM1.TG in there but i could not get it focused on the 20mm MCPCB.
Wait and see if Cree release a 3v XHP50.3 HI.

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Maybe it is a good time to update the host too.cool 

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I just upgraded an already modded "vintage" FandyFire/Solarstorm SP03. It's a triple SMO reflector, 85 mm head diam sitting on a quad battery tube, like an SRK's battery tube. It's running a BLF Q8 style driver (FET+1).

Upgraded it to triple SFT-40's - it had 6500K SST-40's, back when the 5000K's weren't available yet. The lumens stayed about the same, but the throw little more than doubled, once I got the LED's properly centered. With just one of the 3 LED's off center, after aligning it better the throw jumped by 13%. These SFT-40's seem very sensitive to centering - something to keep in mind if you don't think your FT03 SFT-40 is throwing as good as it should.

The #'s on triple SFT-40's:

  • lumens: 7730 at start, 6180 at 30s (maukka calibrated)
  • throw: 540 kcd, 1470 meters (it was 264 kcd w/SST-40's)

Stock, this light was 75 kcd, about 2200 lumens, back in the day, 8 years ago...

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Interested. Will this come with Narsil or will it be Anduril? Green and blue, or just black? Stainless ring?

Also… if you have a current coupon on the SBT90.2 version of the FT03, I may get another (mine walked away with a friend).

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Yes, please include the Blue colour with a stainless steel bezel. The regular Blue FT03 with SS bezel is difficult to find on Banggood now. Maybe I have to look for it elsewhere.

Buying a SS bezel separately costs about US$10, which is expensive!

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As far as I know, the FT03 can be run with Anduril or A2, but not sure if there's anyone that can get the Anduril 2 build for the FT03 to Mateminco.

I could build and test it with the latest, but I have no method of contacting Mateminco, the manufacturer of the FT03 for BG/Astrolux.

Then of course there's the manual, UI chart, etc., but L-P probably has it it all, or minor edits for name changes, etc.

 

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