[♛ FreemeGB-DEC] ASTROLUX FT02 XHP70.2 4600lm 437m 21700 18650 microUSB (2020) Group Buy - Deal is ALIVE!

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Mine is saying shipped 12/28 but still haven’t received.

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I can’t find any written, or video reviews on this FT02 XHP70.2 .

If you know of any, please attach the link/s here. I am interested how it compares to the Cree XHP35 variant, which there are plenty of reviews on.

My Future's So Bright...well, my flashlights are anyways.

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Swabs wrote:
I can’t find any written, or video reviews on this FT02 XHP70.2 .

If you know of any, please attach the link/s here. I am interested how it compares to the Cree XHP35 variant, which there are plenty of reviews on.

If you look on the previous page of the thread, you will see that there are some major issues with it.

  • The parasitic drain hasn’t been fixed
  • The output is barely more than the XHP35 variant
  • The driver is micro-usb rather than usb-c as previously advertised

I suspect that they used the XHP35 driver by mistake. I hope they can sort this out soon. Until then, however, I wouldn’t recommend buying this.

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Swabs wrote:
I can't find any written, or video reviews on this FT02 XHP70.2 . If you know of any, please attach the link/s here. I am interested how it compares to the Cree XHP35 variant, which there are plenty of reviews on.

 

Not a review, but beamshots comparison

Astrolux FT02S (XHP70.2, neutral-white) beamshot

 

Astrolux FT02 (XHP35-Hi, neutral-white) beamshot:

 

what rngwn said:

  • I also guess they used the FT02 XHP35-Hi driver for the FT02S XHP70.2, because I'm measuring only around 7 Amps max current on Turbo mode for the FT02S XHP70.2  (I don't have the FT02 XHP35-Hi on hand now for comparison though...)

The XHP70.2 LED will need more current supplied to reach the high lumens to make it really shine. At 7 Amps only, the XHP70.2 is barely as bright as an XHP50.2... and also produces a more floody beam.

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coupon please

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rngwn wrote:

If you look on the previous page of the thread, you will see that there are some major issues with it.

  • The parasitic drain hasn’t been fixed
  • The output is barely more than the XHP35 variant
  • The driver is micro-usb rather than usb-c as previously advertised

I suspect that they used the XHP35 driver by mistake. I hope they can sort this out soon. Until then, however, I wouldn’t recommend buying this.

Oh my goodness. Are customers getting refunds, because of the problems with the FT02 HXP70.2 model?

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No reffunds nor replacement driver either.

Total silence past 2 weeks

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d_t_a wrote:

Swabs wrote:
I can’t find any written, or video reviews on this FT02 XHP70.2 . If you know of any, please attach the link/s here. I am interested how it compares to the Cree XHP35 variant, which there are plenty of reviews on.

 


Not a review, but beamshots comparison


Astrolux FT02S (XHP70.2, neutral-white) beamshot



 


Astrolux FT02 (XHP35-Hi, neutral-white) beamshot:



 


what rngwn said:



  • I also guess they used the FT02 XHP35-Hi driver for the FT02S XHP70.2, because I’m measuring only around 7 Amps max current on Turbo mode for the FT02S XHP70.2  (I don’t have the FT02 XHP35-Hi on hand now for comparison though…)


The XHP70.2 LED will need more current supplied to reach the high lumens to make it really shine. At 7 Amps only, the XHP70.2 is barely as bright as an XHP50.2… and also produces a more floody beam.

I always enjoy your beam shot videos. I did see these videos already, thank you.

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I received mine Saturday 2-1-2020, checked it and still about a 5 ma draw when off. I did request a refund through BG. So please keep me informed.

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very much interested in one

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very interested

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Ahahahahahahaha

Are you guys not seeing posts above and a page before?

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Still on the fence about this one, but would like to ask my favorite question.
With the head size relatively large, did anyone measure the sustainable output? hoping it’s at least 2,500-3,000 lumens?

thanks

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I was wondering what’s taking so long for the FT02 to arrive because others have already received a while ago. I found out BG refunded it without emailing me. I’m so glad because I don’t want this with all the problems reported. I guess BG realized they fked up on this.
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Cloud wrote:
Still on the fence about this one, but would like to ask my favorite question. With the head size relatively large, did anyone measure the sustainable output? hoping it's at least 2,500-3,000 lumens? thanks

2000lm?

LOL

Try with 1000-1500lm

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id30209 wrote:

Cloud wrote:
Still on the fence about this one, but would like to ask my favorite question. With the head size relatively large, did anyone measure the sustainable output? hoping it’s at least 2,500-3,000 lumens? thanks

2000lm?


LOL


Try with 1000-1500lm

Well, i was hoping for more than 1500 lumens. For example my MHVAST TS70 holds 1,700 lumens for at least 20 minutes before reducing further, and that’s only 33mm head. With the head diameter of nearly 60mm, i was certainly hoping for something upstream of 2,500 lm….otherwise what’s even the point of getting this light….it’s large enough and high output enough and looks nice but the battery is only 21700, so capacity is limited…if it could at least sustain higher lumen levels, it could be kinda attractive. Otherwise, there are smaller lights that will do the same job better.

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If driver was updated like promissed this could be one helluva light. At this point is just a paperweight on my desk.

Driver failed after 3rd turn on...

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4492011 wrote:
I received mine Saturday 2-1-2020, checked it and still about a 5 ma draw when off. I did request a refund through BG. So please keep me informed.

I received a reply yesterday from them asking me if I read the instructions and to send them a video of the problem. I sent them a picture of my meter connected to the light showing the draw when off. too hard for me to do a video. Please let me know if anyone else hears anything.
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I think the hard part will be to get them to even recognize this as a problem. Please keep us posted. My guess is it will take them a while to even understand what you are trying to tell them. They have been known to take their sweet time bouncing an issue off betweeen “ their departments” before even recognizing and responding the right way. And then they start the with the banggood style negotiation which makes no sense like… will you accept 40 banggood points , no? How about $5, no? How about 9.34?
I am very interested how this one turns out. Wishing you all the luck with these folks.

For the video, maybe you can use some kind of selfie stick or somehow anchor your phone and direct it down so it can record? If the video gets too long / heavy you can upload it to yandex. Disc or something and send them a link. I’ve done it in the past.

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Thank you for the advice , I wrote them a very harsh response, and if I do not hear back soon I will file a claim with Paypal.

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I sent them videos, photos and several emails and after over a month waiting they offered me 20$ reffund.

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I denied it. What i want instead is updated driver, i’ll do the swap.

@freeme : would you be so kind and step into?

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Their second response was a 10.00 refund, I responded with a NO, not acceptable, I want a full refund!!

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And this us another response...

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So what are you going to do ? chance it and have them send you a replacement or ask for a refund ?

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I just need a driver, nothing else...

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u need a working light id30209

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Not another one, just a driver.

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Received a message yesterday , saying that they are sorry for not being able to respond in time, but would I please contact them on Sunday.

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Kudos to Banggood, they are issuing a refund, received the message this morning !!!!!

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And i’m getting replacement. I asked for driver but they didn’t specify anything

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