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Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40 (2020) review

2020
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 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

Brand
Astrolux
Name
FT03 Mini SST40
Type
FT03MSST40
Rating
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Launch
2020
Form
flashlight

Body

The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

Weight
136 g
Length
144.8 mm
Body diameter
25.5 mm
Head diameter
43.5 mm
Material
aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colors
black
blue
green

System

The emitter of FT03 Mini SST40 manufactured by Luminus, a US-based LED manufacturer. The FT03 Mini SST40 has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

Emitter
Luminus SST40 CW/NW LED
Color temperature
6500 K / 5000 K
Reflector
SMO
Lens
AR coated glass
Switch
electronic side

Performance

The throw is the calculated 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. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux
2300 lm
Intensity
85000 cd
Throw
583 m
CD/LM factor
36.96

Software

The FT03 Mini SST40 has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light 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.

Firmware
Anduril
Mode memory
yes
Ramping mode
yes
Strobe
yes
SOS/Beacon
yes

Features

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. It has auxiliary LEDs which make it really nice looking.

Battery
1 x 18650 or 1 x 18350 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicator
yes
Charger port
no
LVP
yes
Thermal regulation
yes
Protection
IPx7
AUX LEDs
yes
Magnetic
no

Accessories

The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contents
2 x spare o-rings
lanyard

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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Astrolux FT03 Mini SST40, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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