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Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight review

Cree XHP70.2 LED
4600 lm output
47750 cd intensity
1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 4600 lm output, 47750 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 437 m.

Keen to discover if this Astrolux flashlight lives up to the hype? Keep reading!

Table of Contents

  • Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 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
  • Comparisons

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Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / FT02XHP702

The FT02 XHP70.2 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. The FT02 XHP70.2's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. The flashlight is rechargeable easily via USB port.

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameFT02 XHP70.2
TypeFT02XHP702
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1523 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This Astrolux flashlight is compact and handheld.

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

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

This 258 g flashlight is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. A smaller flashlight is easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. The FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight is available in black.

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / 3

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
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 smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. The AR coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features.

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / 5

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux4600 lm
Intensity47750 cd
Throw437 m
CD/LM factor10.38

The FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight has 4600 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight has 47750 cd, it can light objects at greater distances. 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 FT02 XHP70.2 / 1

Software, user interface, modes

Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. The FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button. Strobe mode on FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / 4

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portmicroUSB
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The battery indicator shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight can charge from a USB power source. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
2 x spare o-rings
lanyard

Attaching a lanyard to your FT02 XHP70.2 flashlight provides an additional layer of security. Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

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
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • 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

Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / FT02XHP702 photo 1.
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Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / FT02XHP702 photo 3.
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Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / FT02XHP702 photo 5.
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Astrolux FT02 XHP70.2 / FT02XHP702

Comparisons

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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.