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Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 flashlight review

4 x Cree XHP50.2 LEDs
11000 lm output
74600 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 flashlight released in 2020. It uses 4 x Cree XHP50.2 LEDs, SMO reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 11000 lm output, 74600 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 546 m.

Excited to learn if the FT02S XHP50.2 lives up to expectations? Read on!

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Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / FT02SXHP502

The FT02S 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. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The FT02S 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 FT02S XHP50.2 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameFT02S XHP50.2
TypeFT02SXHP502
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1238 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The FT02S XHP50.2 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight275 g
Length147.4 mm
Body diameter34 mm
Head diameter54.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
green
sand

This 275 g flashlight is not very heavy. But, it is heavier than the average handheld flashlight. 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 FT02S 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 FT02S XHP50.2 flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, green, sand.

Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter4 x Cree XHP50.2 LEDs
Color temperature5700 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. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux11000 lm
Intensity74600 cd
Throw546 m
CD/LM factor6.78

The FT02S XHP50.2 flashlight has 11000 lm. It will beam an intense and blindingly bright light. The flashlight has 74600 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.

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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The FT02S XHP50.2's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The FT02S XHP50.2 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. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The FT02S XHP50.2 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress. A flashlight's impact resistance can vary. It depends on its design, construction, and intended use.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
2 x spare o-rings
21700 adapter
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 FT02S 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

  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • 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

Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / FT02SXHP502 photo 1.
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Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / FT02SXHP502 photo 3.
Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / FT02SXHP502 photo 4.
Astrolux FT02S XHP50.2 / FT02SXHP502

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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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