I know for certain this question has been asked several times by several users. And there hasn’t been a response to the question. The question is will Astrolux make the aluminum version in XPL-HI? Freeme or someone affiliated with Astrolux please answer the question? Had it been offered the first go around surely sales would have increased by a large margin. In my opinion nothing compares to the XPL-HI in 4000k to 3000k tint when figuring in color and output. And for some reason every company is offering anything else but that. I don’t get it. Please someone answer the above question!
Astrolux is Banggoods brand name. A few manufacturers put that logo on their product to be sold exclusively at Banggood as an Astrolux. Banggood is evidently not buying the more expensive version for their banner. Mateminco makes these lights and sells them with the XPL-Hi on other sites as a Mateminco.
He doesnt, I asked him few days ago. He was very helpful, pointed out that they changed the mosfet, inductor and maybe even the diode (he couldnt say from picture) in his original design for cheaper alternatives. So thats why the voltage measurement is so off on some of them. Those chinasium components they used instead of those he recommended have poor tolerances. He gave me few good pointers on how to change the firmware to compansate for it. But I wanted to buy a new driver, flash that one and once evrything is well calibrated swap it in the flashlight.