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Astrolux EA02 1365lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Osram KW CSLPM1.TG LED
1365 lm output
469000 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux EA02 flashlight released in 2021. It uses Osram KW CSLPM1.TG LED, TIR reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1365 lm output, 469000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1370 m.

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Astrolux EA02 / EA02

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the EA02 flashlight. The EA02 flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. It provides a non-lethal way to deter or disorient attackers. The flashlight uses rechargeable batteries. You can recharge them with a USB cable connected to a power source.

Astrolux EA02 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameEA02
TypeEA02
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1143 user votes.
Launch2021
Formflashlight

This Astrolux flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight307 g
Length182 mm
Body diameter34 mm
Head diameter63.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
green

Flashlights in this weight range (307 g) may have features. They include extended battery life, intense brightness, and rugged construction for heavy-duty use. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for EA02 flashlight. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The EA02 offers an impressive assortment of captivating colors: black, green.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterOsram KW CSLPM1.TG LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Osram has a reputation for producing LEDs that deliver consistent quality and durability. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. The EA02's TIR lens is made of a single piece of transparent material. This material is typically acrylic or polycarbonate. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1365 lm
Intensity469000 cd
Throw1370 m
CD/LM factor343.59

The 1365 lm output of EA02 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. These flashlights have very high intensity. They need lots of power and make a lot of heat, this is because they have high energy output. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

FirmwareAnduril
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

The Anduril firmware is popular among flashlight enthusiasts. It is versatile, easy to use, and lets you customize flashlight behavior. 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 EA02 flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button.

Strobe mode on EA02 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
Impact resistance1.5 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The EA02 flashlight's power source is 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The EA02 flashlight can charge from a USB power source. This source can be a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. 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 can withstand impacts. They can be up to 1.5 m without causing much harm.

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Accessories, package contents

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

Attaching a lanyard to your EA02 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the EA02 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

  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • extremely 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

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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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