✌ ASTROLUX EA01 SST40 (2300lm)/ XHP50.2 (3500lm) TIR 26650/ 26350 Flashlight Group Buy - ALIVE!

570 posts / 0 new
Last post
Chicken Drumstick
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 4 days ago
Joined: 08/27/2012 - 05:00
Posts: 2762
Location: UK

Artiet59 wrote:
Is (4) xhp50 in this size light way too much of a novelty? I am really torn on spending $70 right now to buy the mt04… I keep comparing the output abs features To the anazing mf01 mini and am going back and forth to spend the $$

Honestly I don’t know. But having played about with the Lumintop FW21 Pro which has 3 x XHP50.2 I really don’t think it is worth it. The MF01 Mini is a way better out doors light. I’m guessing 4 x XHP50.2 would have no beam distance at all and just be a lot of heat for too much light close up.

I think people get too easily suckered in by the lumen numbers.

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Chicken Drumstick wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
Is (4) xhp50 in this size light way too much of a novelty? I am really torn on spending $70 right now to buy the mt04… I keep comparing the output abs features To the anazing mf01 mini and am going back and forth to spend the $$

Honestly I don’t know. But having played about with the Lumintop FW21 Pro which has 3 x XHP50.2 I really don’t think it is worth it. The MF01 Mini is a way better out doors light. I’m guessing 4 x XHP50.2 would have no beam distance at all and just be a lot of heat for too much light close up.

I think people get too easily suckered in by the lumen numbers.


Honestly, i really appreciate this feedback. I also have the fw21 pro and actually was comparing the two head sizes a couple minutes ago. They’re the same. I think it will just be way to hot, maybe to the point of causing issues for the electronics or just simply unusable. And I agree about being suckered into the lumen count. That was why I was trying to justify it! But it’s crazy, it’ll only be that bright for 10-30 seconds and it’ll be to hot to use I’d imagine. And I really don’t have any need for the sst40 version either because it will probably be the same as the mf01 mini, without aux lights and good cri. So yea.. thanks chicken drumsitck

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Chicknburger
Chicknburger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 days ago
Joined: 12/17/2020 - 06:47
Posts: 34
Location: Germany

Astrolux EA01 (1 LED Version) wont get as hot as MF01 Mini

but the Mateminco Quad LED probably will.

best

@ freeme

please let us know, as soon there are working Group Buy Coupons again.

best

Commas save lives!
Lets eat, Grandma!
Lets eat Grandma!

Dioda
Offline
Last seen: 52 min 11 sec ago
Joined: 02/05/2018 - 09:40
Posts: 521

The quad XHP50 is more of a “novelty item” for sure. From practical perspective I dont really see a reason why I would need one. Not only the XHP50’s have one of the ugliest tint shift from all LEDs, having four of them in such a small host would mean miserable heat handling. To reach any decent distance one would need running it in high mode, meaning poor battery life. Why not to go all out and make one with quad XHP70?

Chicknburger
Chicknburger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 days ago
Joined: 12/17/2020 - 06:47
Posts: 34
Location: Germany

@ Dioda

little bit Offtopic. The Haikelite HK04 has 4x XHP50 it shoots like 12.000 Lumen with little Throw because Reflectors. Its getting more Amps from those 3× 18650 compared to 1× 26650 from EA01 anyway even its twice the size of EA01 it gets really hot after 1 minute in Turbo.

best
Andy

Commas save lives!
Lets eat, Grandma!
Lets eat Grandma!

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Thanks all. I also have the hk04 but in sst40 abd that thing gets hot, having even those in this host would be crazy

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Freeme-

I have been thinking about this all day. I can’t help but consider the Ea01 as the single led version of the mf01 mini.

This EA01 would be so awesome with aux leds on the mcpcb. I think with the TIR it would help blend the individual rgb leds to look like one solid color coming out of the head.

If they ever do a version 2.0 or some other specialty offering (like how they made the ft03 mini with aux leds on the board), please suggest they add rgb aux leds in the mcpcb. Would put this light over the top! And I’d definitely pay extra for that!

Thanks again for this awesome deal Freeme!

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Chicknburger
Chicknburger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 days ago
Joined: 12/17/2020 - 06:47
Posts: 34
Location: Germany

Artiet59 wrote:
Freeme-

I have been thinking about this all day. I can’t help but consider the Ea01 as the single led version of the mf01 mini.

This EA01 would be so awesome with aux leds on the mcpcb. I think with the TIR it would help blend the individual rgb leds to look like one solid color coming out of the head.

If they ever do a version 2.0 or some other specialty offering (like how they made the ft03 mini with aux leds on the board), please suggest they add rgb aux leds in the mcpcb. Would put this light over the top! And I’d definitely pay extra for that!

Thanks again for this awesome deal Freeme!

1+
I thought about this aswell but i didnt get the idea to ask you if it is possible to suggest this to Astrolux/Mateminco

Like EA01s Single LED but with additional aux Led

I would also pay extra Smile

Commas save lives!
Lets eat, Grandma!
Lets eat Grandma!

vresto
vresto's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 01/25/2011 - 17:49
Posts: 1047

No matter what but i want the quad xhp..but still only blue body and no neutral tint yet…since when was the quad xhp available please?i dont know about this flaslight before..

EDC-Mateminco MT04 XHP50 nw,Sofirn If-25A cw,Sofirn SCO PRO nw

Headlamp-Thrunite TH30 nw

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

vresto wrote:
No matter what but i want the quad xhp..but still only blue body and no neutral tint yet…since when was the quad xhp available please?i dont know about this flaslight before..

I think about a month on AX

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Chicknburger wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
Freeme-

I have been thinking about this all day. I can’t help but consider the Ea01 as the single led version of the mf01 mini.

This EA01 would be so awesome with aux leds on the mcpcb. I think with the TIR it would help blend the individual rgb leds to look like one solid color coming out of the head.

If they ever do a version 2.0 or some other specialty offering (like how they made the ft03 mini with aux leds on the board), please suggest they add rgb aux leds in the mcpcb. Would put this light over the top! And I’d definitely pay extra for that!

Thanks again for this awesome deal Freeme!

1+
I thought about this aswell but i didnt get the idea to ask you if it is possible to suggest this to Astrolux/Mateminco

Like EA01s Single LED but with additional aux Led

I would also pay extra Smile

Yes! The ea01s, that would be perfect. I would buy two more, the sst40 and xhp50 again

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

d_t_a
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 8 min ago
Joined: 08/04/2017 - 23:58
Posts: 2363
Location: Manila, Philippines

Looks like Banggood is taking a much longer than usual time to respond to my Astrolux EA01 (SST40) with “bluish-purple beam on Turbo mode” problem… No response, other than an automated ‘customer service’ template response, since I reported the issue to them 3 days ago…

Notmyrealname
Offline
Last seen: 5 days 5 hours ago
Joined: 09/19/2020 - 08:53
Posts: 171
Location: Philippines

In my experience they don’t initially respond to emails, I don’t know about Messenger. If you choose the “online customer service” option you can choose a category, enter your specific problem and a button appears that allows you to switch to a live person. After that, communication is by email. That worked for me. Be sure to reject their first offer and insist on a replacement.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

vresto
vresto's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 01/25/2011 - 17:49
Posts: 1047

From messenger you will redirected to their live customer service..two years of using and no problem.

EDC-Mateminco MT04 XHP50 nw,Sofirn If-25A cw,Sofirn SCO PRO nw

Headlamp-Thrunite TH30 nw

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Xhp50 5700k vs sst40 5000k
The TIR optic is great for these LED’s and head size

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

zoulas
zoulas's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 06/01/2020 - 08:35
Posts: 1020
Artiet59 wrote:
Xhp50 5700k vs sst40 5000k The TIR optic is great for these LED’s and head size !https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4862/9TVc5D.jpg!

That’s actually a great picture. The SST40’s more focused beam is very clear.

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Thank you zoulas ! The effective beam of the sst40 really has the same effect as a small sbt90 thrower, just with half the lumens, but much better color.

I took one with the sst40 next to mf01 mini and d4sv2… both in sst20 5000k

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Chicken Drumstick
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 4 days ago
Joined: 08/27/2012 - 05:00
Posts: 2762
Location: UK
Artiet59 wrote:
Xhp50 5700k vs sst40 5000k The TIR optic is great for these LED’s and head size !https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4862/9TVc5D.jpg!

Thanks.

How do they compare at distance and closer up. I’m really liking the SST-40 version I’ve got. But kind of curious how the XHP50 looks too.

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Here is one comparison I took last night, not great but shows the difference on flood. Doesn’t show difference in distance. I’d say the is a visible 30%-ish difference in usable throw. Xhp50 is really worth it, I think all things alconsidered I like it more. Give more usable light with still good throw. Only thing I don’t like about xhp50 is the color.

Note- the road (@ end of driveway) is approximately 50 meters out
Xhp50 5700k

Sst40 5000k

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

MoreLumens
MoreLumens's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 26 min ago
Joined: 10/25/2019 - 07:08
Posts: 1366
Location: Finland

That XHP50 version really looks nice. Such a nice beam and cool body colors.

pennzy
pennzy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 16 min 17 sec ago
Joined: 12/10/2017 - 19:45
Posts: 3190
Location: United States , Pa.

Thanks for the beam shots. I like the 50 as hot spots are distracting for walking. My FT03 SST40 is a great thrower but I can’t get used to using it for everyday light.

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Agreed to both of you. Xhp50 is better daily light.

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

MoreLumens
MoreLumens's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 26 min ago
Joined: 10/25/2019 - 07:08
Posts: 1366
Location: Finland

I wonder when 5000k XHP50’s are back in stock anywhere? They seem to been out of stock for ages now. 5700k aint bad, but still would like to get 5000k’s for EC03 and for EA01 too.

pennzy
pennzy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 16 min 17 sec ago
Joined: 12/10/2017 - 19:45
Posts: 3190
Location: United States , Pa.

Does this version of Anduril have the reset function?

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

MoreLumens wrote:
I wonder when 5000k XHP50’s are back in stock anywhere? They seem to been out of stock for ages now. 5700k aint bad, but still would like to get 5000k’s for EC03 and for EA01 too.

+1

I ordered (last week) a 5000k xhp50 s11 from Simon.. I didn’t even know that 3000k, 4000k abs 5000k existed til then. I’m probably going to try and take the 5000k from the s11 and put it into this ea01.

Also, once 5000k or close is back in the Ec03 I will be ordering one

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Chicknburger
Chicknburger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 days ago
Joined: 12/17/2020 - 06:47
Posts: 34
Location: Germany

i bought 1× 5700 grey xhp50.2 with Group Buy Coupon

thx freeme

if Astrolux going to release the EA01 light with AUX Led and 5000k XHP i will order again for sure.

best
andy

Commas save lives!
Lets eat, Grandma!
Lets eat Grandma!

Funzel67
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 54 min ago
Joined: 02/07/2017 - 17:18
Posts: 51
Location: Germany

I am not sure you could use the XHP50 from Convoy S11 in the EA01. S11 could be 6V not 3V as EA01.

Artiet59
Online
Last seen: 34 sec ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 1727
Location: CT, USA

Funzel67 wrote:
I am not sure you could use the XHP50 from Convoy S11 in the EA01. S11 could be 6V not 3V as EA01.

Ahh, ok. I was wondering if that was the case because I have literally not seen those cct xhp50.2 Andy where else. But that would totally make sense. Thank you for that info! Because I would t have known there was a boost driver in there and the led was 6v and i would’ve tried swapping them. Glad I mentioned it so someone caught it Thumbs Up

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

vresto
vresto's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 01/25/2011 - 17:49
Posts: 1047

the production of quad xhp neutral version in all colours will start sadly again after the chinese new year…..this period is a the nighmare of all flashaholics:)

EDC-Mateminco MT04 XHP50 nw,Sofirn If-25A cw,Sofirn SCO PRO nw

Headlamp-Thrunite TH30 nw

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 28 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 14155
Location: LI NY

freeme - interested in ordering one. 

 Note the code in the OP says expired now on BG.

Pages