Replacing a Astrolux® FT02S?

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Blazer1
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Replacing a Astrolux® FT02S?

I need to replace an Astrolux FTO2S that has been missed placed,…dont ask it is a long story! Facepalm

I liked the combination of flood, throw, and output this light had but thought there may be better options.

I am looking for an 18650 or 21700 light with a good mix of throw and flood that can put out a lot of lumens leaning more to on the “floody” side.

What do you guys recommend?

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This has more throw because of the larger head, but still pretty floody

https://www.amutorch.com/products/xt60-nb9016-version

Or the more pocket friendly smaller head version that’s more floody – NB90.16LED

https://www.amutorch.com/products/amutorch-xt45-3550-10600-lumensnb9016-...

This is a power hungry LED. I would highly recommend the SamSung 30T and a spare or 2

I have this light which I believe has the same LED but they call it the SFH55.
Mateminco and Astrolux are the same. Astrolux has the same version of my light

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256804218721403.html?spm=a2g0o.productl...

You can use 3 different batteries 26650, 21700, 18650
But as I said earlier, this LED inhales batteries. A 18650 would drain pretty fast.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSinAMyNu1s&t=508s

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Nightwatch NI03 Valkyrie.

Amutorch xt60 nb90.16

Nightwatch Incredible

The Ft03S with sfh55 is an option, but the xt60 (I tested it… makes 10,000 lumens) has a current regulated driver (for every mode except turbo).

Other option is the Mf01 mini with xpl hi leds.

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Maybe I should have explained more about what I was looking for?

I own 2 Ft03s, one with a “floodier” emitter and one with a lazer beam spot emitter (I should remember which leds I have but I can’t). I love this flashlight, but I am looking for something smaller. I am looking for that almost “pocketable” but a little too big category that the FTO2S fits into.

I think Banggood has it for $59.99, maybe I should just reorder this light?

I own way too many flashlights and batteries already but loosing this light gives me an excuse to try a new light!

I have many 18650 and 21700 cells, Samsung, Molicel, and Panasonic but very few 26650.

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Okay how about the Amutorch xt45 nb90.16? It’s a lot smaller than the xt60 (even smaller than a C8) but still makes over 9000 lumens (as tested). Same driver as the Xt60 also. Takes 21700. It’s at Nealsgadgets for around $60. That’s the smallest 9000+ lumens you can get besides a FW21 Pro.