Astrolux FT02 XHP35 flashlight review

2215 lm output
180000 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux FT02 XHP35 flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2215 lm output, 180000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 849 m.

Excited to learn if the FT02 XHP35 lives up to expectations? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Astrolux FT02 XHP35 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 FT02 XHP35 / FT02XHP35

The FT02 XHP35 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. The FT02 XHP35 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool. This Astrolux USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

Astrolux FT02 XHP35 specifications

NameFT02 XHP35
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1486 user votes.

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments.

Astrolux FT02 XHP35 / 3

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight258 g
Length154 mm
Head diameter58.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip it. The aluminium body of the FT02 XHP35 has excellent thermal conductivity. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. The FT02 XHP35 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Astrolux FT02 XHP35 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature4500 K, 6500 K
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Astrolux FT02 XHP35 / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2215 lm
Intensity180000 cd
Throw849 m
CD/LM factor81.26

With 2215 lm, the FT02 XHP35 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The 180000 cd flashlight is intensely bright. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity.

Astrolux FT02 XHP35 / 5

Software, user interface, modes

Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes

The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. The ramping mode has an advantage. It offers precise control over the light amount emitted by the flashlight. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The FT02 XHP35's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes.

Astrolux FT02 XHP35 / 1

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
Thermal regulationyes

The FT02 XHP35 flashlight's power source is 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. The built-in charger allows for convenient and versatile charging. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
2 x spare o-rings

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions.

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.


  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • super bright
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • adapter included


  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic


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Updated: April 23, 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.