✌ FREEME - ASTROLUX EC01 SST40 XHP50B-3V Andúril 21700/ 18650 Flashlight >>> Deal is ALIVE!!!

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I do but only the C8F has a side switch and accepts 21700 cells. Thing is – it’s noticeably bigger than EC01, it also has 3 heavily driven emitters with much shorter runtime.

Tom E wrote:

I disagree – don’t add a tailswitch – waste of length, adds resistance, and Anduril is smart about LVP and monitors voltage with the e-switch off (used to be a problem with Narsil, etc.).


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Length difference would be negligible but it would vastly simplify the UI from PITa to something intuitive, not distracting and annoying. Added resistance depends on the switch quality. Speaking of the resistance – pushing everything to the max is pointless, Astrolux lights are usually battery killers that loose 50% of brightness in less than a minute with abysmal regulation/runtime graph. What’s the point?
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Sofirn C8G is single emitter side + tail switch version.

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TexasToasted wrote:
Sofirn C8G is single emitter side + tail switch version.

It’s one step larger, cool white only and it’s a thrower with over double peak hotspot intensity.

phantom23 wrote:
Does anyone know what’s the current draw with SST-40 emitter? Thanks.

Bump?
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phantom23 wrote:
Also one suggestion to Astrolux – a dual switch setup with a simple on/off flat tail switch (there’s plenty of space there) with a side switch for mode adjustments would be much easier to use than than too complicated, “one million clicks” Anduril UI.

Actually the opposite, dual switch is more complicated. It performs the same actions with additional need to rotate the flashlight between buttons, or perform a complex dual-hand action. In some conditions either of that can be risky.

phantom23 wrote:
I disagree, this flashlight is not a thrower and if you want one – search for something else. SST-40 makes beam profile less floody and more balanced but it’s still not a thrower, just a good all rounder.

However XHP50 is more suitable as an all rounder than SST40.
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Just ordered a green SST40 5000K. Thanks freeme!

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Thank you cool

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Just ordered a green SST40 5000K. Thanks freeme!
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Now to stock up on some more 21700’s… hmm.

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Casual wrote:
Actually the opposite, dual switch is more complicated. It performs the same actions with additional need to rotate the flashlight between buttons, or perform a complex dual-hand action. In some conditions either of that can be risky.

Less complicated because changing modes by a single click is the easiest thing out there. Combinations like “press+hold+wait+release” are a pain in the you know where. Tail switch allows for a different grip which some people prefer but more importantly – both switches can be right nest to each other, more – two-stage click solves everything.
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However XHP50 is more suitable as an all rounder than SST40.

Being floody doesn’t mean being good all-round, I think SST40 version is more balanced. Also SST is available with much nicer color temperature (5000K) meanwhile Cree is very cool white with some tint shifts. And it shouldn’t be a battery killer like XHP50 (which drops the brightness by over 50% in less than a minute).

Speaking of that – @freeme can you please ask Astrolux what’s the current draw from the battery in the EC01 with SST40 emitter? Thanks.

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Single click is still press hold and release. If we are trying to overcompensate how a button is pressed. .lol

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phantom23 wrote:
And it shouldn’t be a battery killer like XHP50 (which drops the brightness by over 50% in less than a minute).
It’s no miracle, SST40 is less bright from the beginning.
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Interested in a code for the XHP50.2 version.

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jp9mm wrote:
Single click is still press hold and release.

It’s not, there is no holding and waiting to release at the right moment.
Casual wrote:
It’s no miracle, SST40 is less bright from the beginning.

Brightness isn’t everything. When it lasts a few seconds and kills the battery – it’s useless.
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Howdy…Ill take one please

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Sure thing.

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Howdy...Ill take one please
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freeme wrote:

Sure thing.



Hi, can you plase ask Astrolux what’s the current draw with the SST40 emitter? Thanks.
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Code please.

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May I have the code also. Thanks

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I actually intend to post my own readings after i receive my unit. Let me see if they have any factory readings to provide tomorrow.

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freeme wrote:

Sure thing.

Hi, can you plase ask Astrolux what's the current draw with the SST40 emitter? Thanks.
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freeme wrote:

Estimated delivery date is Nov 30. cool



 


Shouldn’t be that long.


TexasToasted wrote:
… Expected dilivery date Jan 2, 2021 Facepalm

Apparently Banggood didn’t really ship my light on the Nov 12. Tracking still shows the package has not been turned over to the shipper and Banggood has added a week to my expected delivery date, now showing Jan 8, 2021.
Just busines as usual for Banggood.
And the product page still says “10 to 15 days shipping time to Texas”

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I have couple of orders coming in from BG this month. Package tracking is not updated as frequent as past years but that does not mean that your order is not moving. cool

TexasToasted wrote:
freeme wrote:

Estimated delivery date is Nov 30. cool

 

Shouldn't be that long.

TexasToasted wrote:
... Expected dilivery date Jan 2, 2021 :FACEPALM:

Apparently Banggood didn't really ship my light on the Nov 12. Tracking still shows the package has not been turned over to the shipper and Banggood has added a week to my expected delivery date, now showing Jan 8, 2021. Just busines as usual for Banggood. And the product page still says "10 to 15 days shipping time to Texas"
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Its my review of SST40 version compered to xhp.

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Does the newest version still ship with the old, original firmware?

At least some (if not all) of the 5700k versions that shipped after the first 6500k, then 5000k versions dried up still used the original firmware, lacking the version check, factory reset, two-level lockout, or more significantly, better (or TK might say, proper) thermal regulation.

For my purposes, I’m happy with the XHP50 version. The SST40 shots don’t compel me to run out and order another.

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I can confirm that there is no version checker on 15 clicks. 

TheIntruder wrote:
Does the newest version still ship with the old, original firmware? At least some (if not all) of the 5700k versions that shipped after the first 6500k, then 5000k versions dried up still used the original firmware, lacking the version check, factory reset, two-level lockout, or more significantly, better (or TK might say, proper) thermal regulation. For my purposes, I'm happy with the XHP50 version. The SST40 shots don't compel me to run out and order another.
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freeme wrote:

I can confirm that there is no version checker on 15 clicks. 

That’s a bit disappointing, especially when people have found that examples of the EC03 have shipped with both the old, and newer firmware versions, so the opportunity has been taken to be more up-to-date.

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Also just received the EC01 with SST40 LEDs, appears to use the same older Anduril firmware (no 2-level brightness in lockout mode; no automatic/manual memory toggle setting; indicates this still use the very old Anduril firmware version).

I also got the new EC03 with 3x SST40 — these use Anduril version 2020-03-18 (version check via 15 clicks from off)

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d_t_a wrote:
Also just received the EC01 with SST40 LEDs, appears to use the same older Anduril firmware (no 2-level brightness in lockout mode; no automatic/manual memory toggle setting; indicates this still use the very old Anduril firmware version).

I also got the new EC03 with 3x SST40 — these use Anduril version 2020-03-18 (version check via 15 clicks from off)

EC01—->sp36

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