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They need to bundle it with a pair of binoculars. Lol

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JasonWW wrote:
They need to bundle it with a pair of binoculars. Lol

No, that was what you needed to have bundled with the MF04, this one needs a telescope. I am certainly too old to take advantage of even further throw than the MF04. So far, if my old eyes can see it, I can get the MF04 beam on it. Four hundred dollars is 2.5 times what I just paid for the MF04. It looks to be a really good light, but 400 dollars? I am also likely to have the same issue with the MF05 as I have experienced with the MF04. I am having a really hard time mounting it to my AR-15, but I keep trying. It is also problematic putting an pocket clip on it. I can also verify the MF04 will not float on water, but I will not bore you with details.

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$400 is pretty cheap compared to the Lemax LX70 Superpower at $3,600. Party

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You could mount the AR onto the MF05

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grin wrote:
You could mount the AR onto the MF05

Well, either way, I finally remembered my southern roots, and realized the mounting is not really an issue. Everybody in the south knows, or should know, the answer is obviously duct tape. In the south we can fix anything with duct tape.

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Question about the Fan

 

Mine only has 1 speed, namely after clicking 3 times. 

1 click doesn't do anything

2 clicks doesn't do anything

 

is this normal? I think this is weird.. at first, I thought the screw/tailcap wasn't tightened fully, so damaged the anodization by using a iron tool to tighten the tailcap.. 

The manual doesn't say anything about the instructions of the fan, so I had no idea what was going on! 

 

Warning: If you haven't received yours yet.. be careful with the Fan! It needs 3 clicks to activate and it's hard to tighten the cap with just your fingers

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Mine is exact same as yours, except I was able to finger tighten the screw cap. No instructions in the manual, no indication of battery polarity, so I inserted the battery positive first, negative at the screw cap. One click does nothing, two clicks does nothing, three clicks turns the fan on, and then to turn the fan off requires one click-hold. 

 

Edit: ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67 has the same results with triple click on. Also, four clicks to lock/unlock the fan.

 

Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.

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JasonWW wrote:
$400 is pretty cheap compared to the Lemax LX70 Superpower at $3,600. Party

See comparison.
https://youtu.be/pLHSg-tDRCU

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richbuff wrote:

Mine is exact same as yours, except I was able to finger tighten the screw cap. No instructions in the manual, no indication of battery polarity, so I inserted the battery positive first, negative at the screw cap. One click does nothing, two clicks does nothing, three clicks turns the fan on, and then to turn the fan off requires one click-hold. 

 

Edit: ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67 has the same results with triple click on. Also, four clicks to lock/unlock the fan.

 

Yes, it seems that it almost uses the same driver as the flashlight.. lol

4 clicks is actually battery check

5 clicks is lockout

6 clicks is eternal lockout... (not kidding)

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I wish the camera man could take a few steps to the right. sealed

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JasonWW wrote:
$400 is pretty cheap compared to the Lemax LX70 Superpower at $3,600. ^:)
See comparison. https://youtu.be/pLHSg-tDRCU[/quote]
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I ordered another to pull apart because they are glued

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If anybody is interested in a full review of the Astrolux MF05, 

check out my review at 1lumen.com

https://1lumen.com/review/astrolux-mf05/

 

 

I'm also busy with a video review, but that might come later.... or never.. who knows

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Whoa, what do you intend to do with it?

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freeme wrote:

Whoa, what do you intend to do with it?

grin wrote:
I ordered another to pull apart because they are glued

 

He has never owned a light that he did not take apart. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1672013#comment-1672013

Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.

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freeme wrote:

Whoa, what do you intend to do with it?

grin wrote:
I ordered another to pull apart because they are glued

I'm wondering too - OSRAM W1?

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freeme wrote:

Whoa, what do you intend to do with it?


grin wrote:
I ordered another to pull apart because they are glued

Not sure yet i just want to see what is inside Facepalm
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I have the MT90P+ version of this light. My fan handle actually has 4 different modes.
3 clicks turns it on high
double click while on switches to pulse mode,
another double click puts it in random fan power mode
another double click puts it in low mode. cant hear it in low mode.. then press and hold to turn off.

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alex1234 wrote:
I have the MT90P+ version of this light. My fan handle actually has 4 different modes. 3 clicks turns it on high double click while on switches to pulse mode, another double click puts it in random fan power mode another double click puts it in low mode. cant hear it in low mode.. then press and hold to turn off.

Yes, you're correct. I have that in the review as well. Still think it's a little strange. 

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    Still no update on my MF05 since August 8th. Did anyone else choose USA Priority Mail as their shipping method and are experiencing the same issue? I have not received confirmation that mine is in the US yet. 

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Same here, mine was also USA Priority Mail, no updates since August 7th. Tracking on aftership shows it is actually a China EMS (ePacket), probably would transition to USPS priority once it hits the shores. I’m wondering if they assumed there was a battery in it and sent it to a boat instead of an airplane, aftership shows it being ‘returned’ twice, then sent again, so something (another unrelated package possibly) in the shipping container it was using probably was causing them to not want to load it. All guesses, hoping I hear something soon.

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Did you see a note in tracking history, about entry to USA Customs?

 

Also, just a mention about observing  battery carrier correct polarity. Somewhere out there, someone using modified carriers did not correctly observe battery polarity and as a result, phun duqued up.

Even when the light and/or the carrier is unmodified, I try to take the whatever I am thinking about out of my head, and think about slowing down and double checking correct cell polarity. It's not easy, because I have three Led Zeppelin songs playing loud in my head, while I am worrying about the decline and fall of human civilization, while I am inserting cells into a light or carrier, while I am in a rush to make people happy on time.

Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.

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Hääääääääää,what the heck?

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I dont have a stock MT90P+. I bought Vinhs fully modded Spec C version with driver VNX2. Features continuous turbo(no step down). 2S4P battery configuration. can run any number of cells. 1 cell can still give over 2mcd, Internal resistance made as low as possible. With all the cells Vinh measured 2.9mcd. However he only measures at 7.5 meters. I measure at 10 meters. I got 3.3mcd. I was like damn maybe i dd something wrong. after mutiple tests i was getting from 3.15 – 3.3 mcd every time. My suspensions were confirmed when another member with the same Spec C light got 3.2mcd. He also measured at 10 meters. That said I still dont think even 10 meters is far enough. The beam on this beast is still converging on its self at 10 meters and does not fully mature until about 15 meters so for now take these throw readings with a grain of salt until i can try a lux test farther away.

Throw Measurements
MT90Vn+ spec C: 3.3 MCD
Maxtoch L2K LEP: 2.089 MCD
K75VN with VN2X: 1.7 MCD
FireFox FF5 4300K: 1.2 MCD
Firefox FF5 6000K: 930 KCD

I did a heat test to see how well this massive host can tame the SBT90 led . I did with out fan first and then with the fan. I think the results speak for them selves. With no fan output only drops 10% from minute 1 – 10

I compare the light to a few of my other lights below.


Top left MT90Vn+ Spec C, Top right Maxtoch L2K LEP, bottom is my K75vn(low exposure shot at 9 meters to show intensity difference)

MT90Vn+ vs K75vn

MT90Vn+ vs Fire Fox FF5

MT90Vn+ vs Maxtoch L2K LEP

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alex1234 wrote:
I dont have a stock MT90P+. I bought Vinhs fully modded Spec C version with driver VNX2. Features continuous turbo(no step down). 2S4P battery configuration. can run any number of cells. 1 cell can still give over 2mcd, Internal resistance made as low as possible. With all the cells Vinh measured 2.9mcd. However he only measures at 7.5 meters. I measure at 10 meters. I got 3.3mcd. I was like damn maybe i dd something wrong. after mutiple tests i was getting from 3.15 – 3.3 mcd every time. My suspensions were confirmed when another member with the same Spec C light got 3.2mcd. He also measured at 10 meters. That said I still dont think even 10 meters is far enough. The beam on this beast is still converging on its self at 10 meters and does not fully mature until about 15 meters so for now take these throw readings with a grain of salt until i can try a lux test farther away.

Throw Measurements
MT90Vn+ spec C: 3.3 MCD
Maxtoch L2K LEP: 2.089 MCD
K75VN with VN2X: 1.7 MCD
FireFox FF5 4300K: 1.2 MCD
Firefox FF5 6000K: 930 KCD

I did a heat test to see how well this massive host can tame the SBT90 led . I did with out fan first and then with the fan. I think the results speak for them selves. With no fan output only drops 10% from minute 1 – 10

I compare the light to a few of my other lights below.


Top left MT90Vn+ Spec C, Top right Maxtoch L2K LEP, bottom is my K75vn(low exposure shot at 9 meters to show intensity difference)

MT90Vn+ vs K75vn

MT90Vn+ vs Fire Fox FF5

MT90Vn+ vs Maxtoch L2K LEP
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My readings with two different lux meters at switch on.

Hardusvd70

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I just received my Astrolux MF05 from BangGood today. What a beast. Light works great, except for the fan. Fan will not turn on with 3 clicks to the button. When inserting a freshly charged 21700 battery, plus (+) side facing in, there is no initial flashing button light. Fan does not work! I've watch a youtube video of a working fan and followed the button clicks to lock/unlock, turn on, etc... and nothing happens.

Battery: 21700 Samsung INR21700-40T 4000mAh High Discharge Flat Top

Any ideas?

 

I will contact BangGood tomorrow and see if it's even possible to get a replacement fan.

 

thanks!

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liteupmynite wrote:

I just received my Astrolux MF05 from BangGood today. What a beast. Light works great, except for the fan. Fan will not turn on with 3 clicks to the button. When inserting a freshly charged 21700 battery, plus (+) side facing in, there is no initial flashing button light. Fan does not work! I’ve watch a youtube video of a working fan and followed the button clicks to lock/unlock, turn on, etc… and nothing happens.


Battery: 21700 Samsung INR21700-40T 4000mAh High Discharge Flat Top


Any ideas?


 


I will contact BangGood tomorrow and see if it’s even possible to get a replacement fan.


 


thanks!

maybe the battery must be button top? since the 40t isnt.. otherwise idk…

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mortuus wrote:
liteupmynite wrote:

I just received my Astrolux MF05 from BangGood today. What a beast. Light works great, except for the fan. Fan will not turn on with 3 clicks to the button. When inserting a freshly charged 21700 battery, plus (+) side facing in, there is no initial flashing button light. Fan does not work! I've watch a youtube video of a working fan and followed the button clicks to lock/unlock, turn on, etc... and nothing happens.

Battery: 21700 Samsung INR21700-40T 4000mAh High Discharge Flat Top

Any ideas?

 

I will contact BangGood tomorrow and see if it's even possible to get a replacement fan.

 

thanks!

maybe the battery must be button top? since the 40t isnt.. otherwise idk...

 

BangGood links fan battery spec for the light to: Golisi S35 IMR 21700 3750mAh 40A High Capacity Unprotected Flat Top Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

 

Besides the 4000mAh vs. 3750mAh, aren't both batteries equivalent flat tops? INR vs. IMR?

 

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All that matters is the battery length and shape. Capacity and chemical type are irrelevant.

Before assuming that the fan driver is defective, I would make sure that we are getting power to the fan driver. The lack of initial flashing button light indicates it may not be getting power.

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liteupmynite,

I don't have my light yet, but several people have said that you really have to crank down on the fan handle tail cap to make the connection work. And that hand tightening wasn't enough. There is a video on youtube showing the fan handle with your battery, so  perhaps it's just a matter of really tightening the cap? Good luck on getting it to work, Zandar

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