✌ FREEME - ASTROLUX WP2 LEP 480lm 2300m 21700 Flashlight - $195.99

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I’m hoping it measures
higher than its specs.
Much like Jetbeam’s last
one did.

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Smokecutter wrote:
I’m hoping it measures higher than its specs. Much like Jetbeam’s last one did.

You mean first one ? cause I recall there was a V2 that under performed.

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Smokecutter wrote:
I’m hoping it measures
higher than its specs.
Much like Jetbeam’s last
one did.

It should, the large lens diameter holds that promise at least.
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Where is the source?

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... I recall there was a V2 that under performed.
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freeme wrote:

Where is the source?


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… I recall there was a V2 that under performed.

No real life performance is measured yet. It was just mentioned before, like I did above, that it looks like the specifications are under-reported, this light seems to have a 50mm diameter lens, so around 2 Mcd is more to be expected than 1.3 Mcd.
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freeme wrote:

Where is the source?


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… I recall there was a V2 that under performed.

It was mentioned in another forum thread here on BLF in passing about the “Jetbeam RRT M1X LEP” which was the successor to the “Jetbeam M1X WP-RX” and that it severely under performed compared to its predecessor.

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Light is undergoing some final tweaks.

Your patience is much appreciated!

 

Freeme

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Light is undergoing some final tweaks.


Your patience is much appreciated!


 


Freeme

Final tweaks ? Does that include in house QC testing to ensure each light performs to manufacture specs ? Either way I’m excited and hope it ships before Chinese New Years ! =D

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Yes. should be within 14 days.

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Light is undergoing some final tweaks.

Your patience is much appreciated!

 

Freeme

Final tweaks ? Does that include in house QC testing to ensure each light performs to manufacture specs ? Either way I'm excited and hope it ships before Chinese New Years ! =D
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I just got shipping notification, seems like they are done with the tweaks and are rolling out

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I haven't receive notification for my order yet.

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I just got shipping notification, seems like they are done with the tweaks and are rolling out
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I’ve Just reviewed the WP2, it went up against the W4 and K75, I’m just editing the video now…

My 4K Lumen Whore Reviews (MS18, X70, MS12, DX80, X80-GT, X45vn etc) - http://www.youtube.com/c/FLASHAHOLIC_TV

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I’ve Just reviewed the WP2, it went up against the W4 and K75, I’m just editing the video now…

Thats awesome, I cant wait to watch ! but if you read this before its uploaded in your honest opinion how does it compare ?

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The_Flashaholic wrote:
I’ve Just reviewed the WP2, it went up against the W4 and K75, I’m just editing the video now…

Thats awesome, I cant wait to watch ! but if you read this before its uploaded in your honest opinion how does it compare ?

They both have an edge in a few ways. I love the rotary ring.

Incidentally my W4 has considerably increased in power since I last measured throw and lumens, anyone else had this with LEP?

My 4K Lumen Whore Reviews (MS18, X70, MS12, DX80, X80-GT, X45vn etc) - http://www.youtube.com/c/FLASHAHOLIC_TV

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LEP lights are so new still that I would not now how they behave over time. Maybe a blue laser owner, one crazy one like us flashoholics who does output measurements, has some knowledge about that.

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Code BG1128 raises the price to $213.45 .

Isn’t it suppose to lower the price ?

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Mine arrived today, its incredible. I have several other throwers, but this is my first LEP and the singular point of light is very cool. Something to be said for not blinding yourself by the spill and being able to keep the overall light level down and still see what you are looking at.
The ring works well, it has audible/tactile clicks when changing modes, and it works magnetically as these usually do (confirmed by placing a refrigerator magnet next to the ring which switched the mode briefly). Low is still pretty bright when close, but its design is for distance, so that’s reasonable.
I notice the beam seems to be narrowest about 6 feet in front of the lens, then it broadens back out again. This leads to a spot with a diameter of about 2 feet at a distance of about 120 ft away. This focusing might be adjustable by tightening/loosening the ring that holds the phosphor in the body to bring it closer/further to the lens. I’ve no plans to do so, this is a good beam angle for my needs, but I’d guess it could technically throw farther if carefully adjusted to be as much of a cylinder as possible rather than narrowing and widening again.

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My Astrolux WP2 had just arrived upon initial impressions its a very nicely built light solid construction love the UI probably the best UI for this specific light. As for measurements its still daylight out but initial measurements from my meter is VERY promising but again my measurements are amateur at best.

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Just forwarded you our GB info.

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Code BG1128 raises the price to $213.45 . Isn't it suppose to lower the price ?
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Thanks for sharing your firsthand experience of WP2.

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Mine arrived today, its incredible. I have several other throwers, but this is my first LEP and the singular point of light is very cool. Something to be said for not blinding yourself by the spill and being able to keep the overall light level down and still see what you are looking at. The ring works well, it has audible/tactile clicks when changing modes, and it works magnetically as these usually do (confirmed by placing a refrigerator magnet next to the ring which switched the mode briefly). Low is still pretty bright when close, but its design is for distance, so that's reasonable. I notice the beam seems to be narrowest about 6 feet in front of the lens, then it broadens back out again. This leads to a spot with a diameter of about 2 feet at a distance of about 120 ft away. This focusing might be adjustable by tightening/loosening the ring that holds the phosphor in the body to bring it closer/further to the lens. I've no plans to do so, this is a good beam angle for my needs, but I'd guess it could technically throw farther if carefully adjusted to be as much of a cylinder as possible rather than narrowing and widening again.

 

That's really a great piece of news! Guess our hard work has paid off. tongue-out 

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My Astrolux WP2 had just arrived upon initial impressions its a very nicely built light solid construction love the UI probably the best UI for this specific light. As for measurements its still daylight out but initial measurements from my meter is VERY promising but again my measurements are amateur at best.
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freeme – Please send coupon code to my PM – thanks!

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As long as the WP2 does not underperform like the RRT M1X…Please send a coupon code! Ready to buy…Thank you!

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As long as the WP2 does not underperform like the RRT M1X...Please send a coupon code! Ready to buy...Thank you!
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tamadedan wrote:
As long as the WP2 does not underperform like the RRT M1X...Please send a coupon code! Ready to buy...Thank you!

 

The WP2 had a slight edge over the RRT M1X. But is beaten by a large margin by the W30, W4, M1X Wp-Rx, especially after the drop-down @ 3minutes. After 3 minutes it's not really impressive anymore.

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Good to know @ChibiM. I wonder how much of that is because of the wider beam pattern. What I am more interested in than outright performance is the rotary UI: If it is as satisfying as the magnetic ring on the Polarion PH50, then I will be satisfied to some degree. The ability to move from low to strobe (with the L61 diffuser) may make this a nice residential walking light (strobe while crossing the street). Order placed.

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If not completely satisfied after some time, perhaps I may send it to Vinh to turn it into a WP2vn Smile

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tamadedan wrote:
If not completely satisfied after some time, perhaps I may send it to Vinh to turn it into a WP2vn :)

That's true, I did reviews on almost all popular LEP flashlights currently available (13 in total). 

Links are in the LEP discussion thread here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/74482 so we don't get too far off topic here. 

 

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