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Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 2300lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Luminus SST40 CW/NW LED
2300 lm output
85000 cd intensity
1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery

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 a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. 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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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40, then tell us.

Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 (FT03MSST40) specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameFT03 Mini SST40
TypeFT03MSST40
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1398 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

Body

Weight136 g
Length144.8 mm
Body diameter25.5 mm
Head diameter43.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
blue
green

This 136 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. 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 FT03 Mini SST40 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight is available in assorted colors: black, blue, green.

System

EmitterLuminus SST40 CW/NW LED
Color temperature6500 K / 5000 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The FT03 Mini SST40 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Performance

Flux2300 lm
Intensity85000 cd
Throw583 m
CD/LM factor36.96

With 2300 lm, the FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. 85000 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software

FirmwareAnduril
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

The Anduril firmware is an open-source firmware developed for flashlights. The design offers advanced control and customization options. 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 FT03 Mini SST40's ramping mode is easy to use. It lets you smoothly change the output over its whole range. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The FT03 Mini SST40's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno

The Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The FT03 Mini SST40 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

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. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged. Extra LEDs have different colors or modes, they can help with specific tasks.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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