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Astrolux MF01 Mini flashlight review

7 x Luminus SST20 LEDs
5500 lm output
43000 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Astrolux MF01 Mini flashlight released in 2019. It uses 7 x Luminus SST20 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 5500 lm output, 43000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 415 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

The content of this article reflects our own experiences and viewpoints. We aim to offer insights on a topic, and we hope others find it helpful and motivating. Additionally, we make every effort to provide accurate and comprehensive coverage. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Astrolux MF01 Mini, then tell us.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / MF01MINI

The MF01 Mini flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The MF01 Mini'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. The USB charger port lets you charge this flashlight. You can use it with alternative power sources.

Astrolux MF01 Mini specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF01 Mini
TypeMF01MINI
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1445 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / 4

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight170 g
Length111 mm
Body diameter34 mm
Head diameter44 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
gun gray
olive
sand
silver

The flashlight weighs 170 g. It is generally comfortable to hold for a long time, and it is also easy to carry in pockets or bags. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminium body of the MF01 Mini has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. The MF01 Mini flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, gun gray, olive, sand, silver.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / 9

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter7 x Luminus SST20 LEDs
Color temperature4000 K, 5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

People know Luminus LEDs for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens makes the LED light collimated. It does this into efficient, well-controlled beams. These beams maximize the usable lumens in the target area. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux5500 lm
Intensity43000 cd
Throw415 m
CD/LM factor7.82
CRI95

The MF01 Mini flashlight has 5500 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The MF01 Mini flashlight has 43000 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. 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. In some cases, a flashlight with a higher CRI may offer a more natural. It may also be more pleasant to use, it can better reveal the true colors of the surroundings. A CRI of 95 indicates extremely high color accuracy. It provides a near-perfect representation of colors.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / 2

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 MF01 Mini's ramping mode is easy to use. It lets you smoothly change the output over its whole range. The MF01 Mini flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / 5

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno

The MF01 Mini flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The MF01 Mini has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. 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. Auxiliary LEDs usually use less power than the main light source. For example, a white LED.

Astrolux MF01 Mini / 10

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
21700 adapter
lanyard

When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. 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 MF01 Mini 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

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • superior CRI
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • auxiliary LEDs
  • adapter included

Cons

  • non-magnetic

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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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