My review of the impressive ASTROLUX EC06 Pop-can flashlight with 16,000 lumens, 566m beam distance, Type-C charging/discharging and Anduril II with balls-out Simple UI. (Runs on 3 x 21700 button top batteries.)
Does anyone know why the switch back-light flashes orange during and then just after use?
Enjoyed the video and as always I found the beam comparisons very interesting and useful. I use a MF01S as a deterrent to neighbors stealing our fruit and creeping around our place at night. It doesn’t look like the extra lumens of the EC06 would be an advantage to me as the lumens go to flood or brighter spill which I don’t need. So once again you’ve saved me money. The EC06 looks like an amazing light for the price and is very tempting.
I have the same problem with the amber switch LED's. It's wired up to the USB-C controller, I believe to indicate a discharge. Not sure, but seems it can't tell the difference between the discharge of charging a device via the USB-C and a discharge of driving the light.
Severely? Well, all depends. Depends on what cells you use, and If you use 45C as the thermal limit and didn't do the temp calibration, well then it's certainly possible to get a NEMA/FL1 lumens test result of 16K. I did a test using P42A's fully charged and thermal regulation hit before 30 secs, so 30 sec result was 20K. Re-did the test letting the light fully cool to room temp and thermal reg didn't kick in this time, so I got 22K at 30 secs.
This light is rather special - maybe the highest stock amp/lumen to size ratio around, and as a result, output drops fast.
I am hoping that when I ordered two days ago on November 22, that the sample that I receive will be as triple live gonzo as your sample. Shipping is not anticipated until December 21, so maybe I will get a boring sedate pedestrian sample. I certainly hope not.
Thank you, and everyone else, for your valuable reviews.