Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 2300lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 (FT03MSST40) released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST40 CW/NW LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2300 lm output, 85000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 583 m.
The FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 (FT03MSST40) specifications
|Name||FT03 Mini SST40|
The FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight enhances safety by illuminating potential hazards and improving visibility in low-light conditions.
|Body diameter||25.5 mm|
|Head diameter||43.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 136 g flashlight would be considered slightly heavier than average for a handheld flashlight, but it is still within a reasonable weight range. This weight range is often found in smaller and more compact flashlights designed for everyday use or portability. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. A longer flashlight may provide a more substantial grip, making it easier to hold and control, especially if you have larger hands.
Aluminium body of FT03 Mini SST40 is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight is available in assorted colors: black, blue, green.
|Emitter||Luminus SST40 CW/NW LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K / 5000 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
The emitter of FT03 Mini SST40 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. Luminus is recognized as a reputable LED manufacturer in the lighting industry. They are known for producing high-quality LEDs with excellent performance and reliability. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light.
The FT03 Mini SST40 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The FT03 Mini SST40 utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
With 2300 lm, the FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. 85000 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
The Anduril firmware is an open-source firmware developed for flashlights. It is designed to provide advanced control and customization options, offering a high degree of flexibility and functionality. The FT03 Mini SST40 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The ramping mode of the FT03 Mini SST40 is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range.
The FT03 Mini SST40 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.
|Battery||1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery|
The Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The FT03 Mini SST40 cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary.
The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "7" in the IPx7 rating indicates that the FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged. Auxiliary LEDs with different color options or specialized modes can be beneficial for specific tasks.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
By securing the flashlight with a lanyard, you can free up your hands for other tasks while keeping the flashlight within reach. Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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