Astrolux FT03S SBT90.2 4500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Astrolux FT03S SBT90.2 (FT03SBT902) released in 2020. It uses Luminus SBT90.2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 4500 lm output, 510000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1428 m.
The FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In situations like natural disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight becomes crucial for navigating dark areas, locating supplies, or signaling for help. Since the FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight automatically recalls the last used mode, there is no need to access higher brightness levels or additional features unless specifically required.
The strobe function can be utilized as a self-defense tool, providing a non-lethal means to deter or disorient attackers The flashlight is designed to be powered by rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged using a USB cable connected to a power source such as a computer, power bank, or wall adapter.
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Astrolux FT03S SBT90.2 (FT03SBT902) specifications
This Astrolux flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.
|Body diameter||34.5 mm|
|Head diameter||69.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
Flashlights in weight range of the FT03S SBT90.2 (301 g) may have features like extended battery life, intense brightness, or rugged construction for heavy-duty use. 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 is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight.
The HAIII process produces a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum, making it more resistant to scratches, abrasions, and impacts. This improves the overall durability of the flashlight body. The FT03S SBT90.2 offers an impressive assortment of captivating colors: black, blue, green.
|Emitter||Luminus SBT90.2 LED|
|Color temperature||5700 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
Luminus has established a positive reputation as a reliable LED manufacturer, and their products are widely used and trusted by lighting professionals and enthusiasts alike. Warm white light is generally considered more comfortable and less harsh on the eyes compared to cool white light. The FT03S SBT90.2 features a smooth reflector (SMO). If long-range illumination and throw distance are the primary requirements, a flashlight with a smooth reflector may be more suitable.
The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The FT03S SBT90.2 has electronic switch. The electronic switches may have a higher likelihood of standby drain compared to mechanical switches since they require a small amount of power for operation.
With 4500 lm, the FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. It can illuminate large areas, outdoor spaces, or even act as a temporary spotlight in certain situations. The FT03S SBT90.2 is a 510000 cd flashlight. Flashlights with extremely high luminous intensity often require significant power and generate more heat due to the increased energy output. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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.
The Anduril firmware has gained popularity among flashlight enthusiasts due to its versatility, ease of use, and the ability to customize flashlight behavior. The FT03S SBT90.2 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 FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight with ramping mode has a user interface that enables you to control the brightness level by pressing and holding a button.
The strobe function on the FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight is a feature that produces a rapid and repetitive flashing of light. It is designed to create a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The FT03S SBT90.2 has an SOS signal mode. The SOS code consists of three short signals, followed by three long signals, and then three short signals again.
|Battery||1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery|
|Charger port||USB Type-C|
The power source of the FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight is 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery, providing reliable and long-lasting energy for optimal performance. Having a battery indicator on a flashlight is beneficial as it allows users to monitor the battery status and make informed decisions regarding recharging or replacing the battery. It helps prevent unexpected power failures during critical situations and ensures that the flashlight is ready for use when needed.
The FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight can be charged directly from a USB power source, such as a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the flashlight's internal battery. When the FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output to prevent further discharge. This helps to preserve the battery's capacity and prevent it from reaching a critically low voltage level.
The FT03S SBT90.2 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "7" in the IPx7 rating indicates that the FT03S SBT90.2 flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged.
|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. Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Astrolux FT03S SBT90.2 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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