Need a new "WOW" multi-emitter flashlight

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Need a new "WOW" multi-emitter flashlight

Hey gang! I’ve been away from the flashlight scene for quite a while. Got a new job, my wife and I had a baby… life has been busy! LOL

I’m wanting a new “WOW” flashlight after buying the Lumintop FW21 Pro 3x XHP50.2 a year or 2 ago. Looking for something along these lines:

  • 3 or 4 mutli-emitter – XHP50.2 or XHP70.2 (unless there are newer emitters you would recommend)
  • 50/50 thrower/flooder – the FW21 Pro is great, but I’m looking for something with a bit more throw
  • Prefer a larger C8 forum (not much of a fan of the soup can design)
  • +10,000 lumens (I love a good hot rod)
  • Anduril UI is preferred
  • Don’t care much about onboard charging – makes no difference to me
  • Under $100 USD

I really like the look and performance of the ASTROLUX FT02S 4*XHP50.2.
Do you guys have any other recommendations on “holy crap that’s impressive!”
Thank you! Cool

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You don’t need multiple emitters. The Mateminco (the same brand as Astrolux) PD90S with a single SFH55 emitter puts out 10k lumens, has a lot of throw (900m) and flood. It basically satisfies all your requirements except the multi-emitter point. I think it’s one of longest throw 10k+ lumen lights.

The PD90S will definitely outthrow the FT02S which is only 500m.

The DM1.12 can be considered but it’s more than $100 and will not put out 10k lumens.

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Even just filtering by only 2 of your criteria (lumens and price) leaves you with only one option, the Sofirn Q8 Pro (and it’s a soup can): http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html?lumens=10000,_&price=_,100 (though this site doesn’t seem to list your Astrolux model, not sure if any other notable ones are missing).

I’d loosen up your constraints a bit and play around with those filters, or get used to that form factor since the Q8 Pro is a great light that checks most of your other boxes.

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fogofwar wrote:
You don’t need multiple emitters. The Mateminco (the same brand as Astrolux) PD90S with a single SFH55 emitter puts out 10k lumens, has a lot of throw (900m) and flood. It basically satisfies all your requirements except the multi-emitter point. I think it’s one of longest throw 10k+ lumen lights.

The PD90S will definitely outthrow the FT02S which is only 500m.

The DM1.12 can be considered but it’s more than $100 and will not put out 10k lumens.


1 emitter and 1 26650, I’m guesssing that 10k lumens probably lasts about 30 seconds?

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fogofwar wrote:
You don’t need multiple emitters. The Mateminco (the same brand as Astrolux) PD90S with a single SFH55 emitter puts out 10k lumens, has a lot of throw (900m) and flood. It basically satisfies all your requirements except the multi-emitter point. I think it’s one of longest throw 10k+ lumen lights.

The PD90S will definitely outthrow the FT02S which is only 500m.

The DM1.12 can be considered but it’s more than $100 and will not put out 10k lumens.

I really like that PD90S. I’m not familiar with that SFH55 emitter, but the specs on it look great! And it’ll definitely have more throw with a single emitter and a wide reflector. Awesome find!

goodbyegalaxy wrote:
Even just filtering by only 2 of your criteria (lumens and price) leaves you with only one option, the Sofirn Q8 Pro (and it’s a soup can): http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html?lumens=10000,_&price=_,100 (though this site doesn’t seem to list your Astrolux model, not sure if any other notable ones are missing).

I’d loosen up your constraints a bit and play around with those filters, or get used to that form factor since the Q8 Pro is a great light that checks most of your other boxes.


Really cool website for comparisons! It looks like Astrolux isn’t loaded in the comparison tool, unfortunately. That Q8 Pro checks a lot of the boxes; I didn’t even realize there are flashlights out now that can be used as power banks! I still have 2, original Q8’s I use in case the power goes out. I think I may get a Q8 Pro just for its utilitarian use. I need to figure out something to do with my old Q8’s since they’re obviously obsolete now! Smile

CollectEverything wrote:

1 emitter and 1 26650, I’m guesssing that 10k lumens probably lasts about 30 seconds?

Definitely a draw-back on these lights. I was kind of hoping for a 2×2170 battery configuration.
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The SFH55 in the ft03s doesn’t do 10k Lumens. On a 30T it might do 8000 before a deep stepdpwn at 25 seconds or so. Ot will reliably sustain about 500 Lumens if your hands can take the heat. For sustained output and still a wow factor, look for a Nightwatch NI03 with the SFN55.2. I tested that and it’s pretty special. Or just a Sofirn Q8 Pro. The other option is (if you’re not on a budget) the Thrunite TN50.

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Sirstinky wrote:
For sustained output and still a wow factor, look for a Nightwatch NI03 with the SFN55.2.

And what about the NI03 with sbt90.2

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That one is nice also, but it’s more for throw than output. The SFN55.2 is around 7850 Lumens vs the Sbt around 5000. The Sbt90.2 is doing about 400 m more throw than the SFN55.2 which I measured it at about 800 m throw. Not bad. It is definitely a wow light. Only the WT90 is more of a wow light.

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Wait, you want a C8 form factor? That’s certainly not going to be easy at all unless you go with an extremely power dense cell.

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Just send the FW21 Pro to Vinh and have him swap in some sbt90.2 leds.

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ASTROLUX FT02S 4*XHP50.2 is probably it. If wanting a little less throw for a smaller head Astrolux EA01S 4*XHP50.2.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Wait, you want a C8 form factor? That’s certainly not going to be easy at all unless you go with an extremely power dense cell.

I meant it more as I’d like something that looks like a regular flashlight, rather than a soup can Big Smile But the Q8 Pro is kind of growing on me…

BOO5TED wrote:
Just send the FW21 Pro to Vinh and have him swap in some sbt90.2 leds.

Its probably my favorite flashlight right now… but man it gets warm quick. I couldn’t imagine 3 SBT90’s in there!

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This might scratch your itch!

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If Sofirn Q8 pro is growing on you, then Astrolux EC06 is almost same but more.

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