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Astrolux A02 flashlight review

Luminus SST20 LED
378 lm output
2000 cd intensity
1 x AAA battery

The Astrolux A02 flashlight released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST20 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x AAA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 378 lm output, 2000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 89 m.

Curious to know if the Astrolux's flashlight is top-notch? Stay tuned for the answer!

Table of Contents

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Astrolux A02, then tell us.

Astrolux A02 / A02

The A02 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. The A02 has TIR lenses. Engineers design them to minimize light scattering and decrease lens artifacts. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode.

Astrolux A02 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameA02
TypeA02
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1416 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This Astrolux flashlight is compact and handheld. It is easy to carry and maneuver.

Astrolux A02 / 5

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight24 g
Length92 mm
Body diameter15.4 mm
Head diameter15.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
gray
green
yellow

The 24 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The A02 flashlight comes in many colors. The choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.

Astrolux A02 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST20 LED
Color temperature4000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchmechanical rear

People know Luminus LEDs for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. This TIR lens offers flexibility. It can create many beam patterns, from wide angles to spotlights. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch is at the end of the A02 flashlight. It helps you hold it securely.

Astrolux A02 / 1

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux378 lm
Intensity2000 cd
Throw89 m
CD/LM factor5.29

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 378 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. 2000 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Astrolux A02 / 4

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences.

Astrolux A02 / 3

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x AAA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPno
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIP67
Impact resistance3 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The A02 flashlight utilizes 1 x AAA battery as its power source. The A02 doesn't have charger port. The A02 flashlight lacks built-in LVP. You should use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions. The "6" in the IP67 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles.

The "7" in the IP67 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged. The A02 flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 3 m.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
clip

The clip allows you to attach this flashlight to a belt, pocket, backpack, or other items. This enables convenient hands-free carry. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the A02 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Astrolux flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • tactical switch
  • multiple modes
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • clip

Cons

  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no LVP
  • no thermal regulation
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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