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Astrolux EA01S SST40 flashlight review

Luminus SST40 LED
7000 lm output
62500 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux EA01S SST40 flashlight was released in 2021. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 7000 lm output, 62500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 500 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Astrolux EA01S SST40 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
  • Comparisons

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Astrolux EA01S SST40 / EA01SSST40

The EA01S SST40 flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The EA01S SST40'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. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Astrolux EA01S SST40 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameEA01S SST40
TypeEA01SSST40
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1186 user votes.
Launch2021
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Astrolux EA01S SST40 / 5

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight151 g
Length116 mm
Body diameter34 mm
Head diameter41 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
blue
gray

The flashlight weighs 151 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the EA01S SST40 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The EA01S SST40 flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, blue, gray.

Astrolux EA01S SST40 / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

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. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Astrolux EA01S SST40 / 6

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux7000 lm
Intensity62500 cd
Throw500 m
CD/LM factor8.93

The EA01S SST40 flashlight has 7000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 62500 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 EA01S SST40 / 2

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 EA01S SST40's ramping mode is easy to use. It lets you smoothly change the output over its whole range. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The EA01S SST40's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Astrolux EA01S SST40 / 3

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 EA01S SST40 flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. You can use various USB power sources to recharge the battery. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The EA01S SST40 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. A flashlight's impact resistance can vary. It depends on its design, construction, and intended use.

Astrolux EA01S SST40 / 7

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
26350 body tube
USB Type-C cable
lanyard

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 EA01S SST40 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
  • AR coated 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

Cons

  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Astrolux EA01S SST40 / EA01SSST40

Astrolux EA01S SST40 comparisons

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Updated: May 3, 2024

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.