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Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight review

Cree XHP50.2 LED
3500 lm output
68000 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses Cree XHP50.2 LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3500 lm output, 68000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 522 m.

Excited to learn if the EA01 XHP50.2 lives up to expectations? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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 EA01 XHP50.2, then tell us.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / EA01XHP502

The EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of EA01 XHP50.2. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The EA01 XHP50.2's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode.

The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors. This Astrolux USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameEA01 XHP50.2
TypeEA01XHP502
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1299 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / 7

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight120 g
Length116 mm
Head diameter41 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
blue
gray

The flashlight weighs 120 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the EA01 XHP50.2 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This makes it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. The EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, blue, gray.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / 5

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP50.2 LED
Color temperature5700 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens of the EA01 XHP50.2 can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3500 lm
Intensity68000 cd
Throw522 m
CD/LM factor19.43

The EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight has 3500 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 68000 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / 8

Software, user interface, modes

FirmwareAnduril
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

Anduril can be firmware-upgradable. Users can benefit from ongoing improvements and new features by installing updates. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The ramping mode has an advantage. It offers precise control over the light amount emitted by the flashlight. The EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / 1

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The EA01 XHP50.2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The EA01 XHP50.2 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged. This flashlight has an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m. It is built to endure accidental drops or impacts.

Astrolux EA01 XHP50.2 / 6

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
2 x spare o-rings
21700 adapter
26350 body tube
USB Type-C cable
lanyard

When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 EA01 XHP50.2 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
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • adapter included

Cons

  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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