Astrolux MF01 Mini 5500lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Astrolux MF01 Mini (MF01MINI) 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.
The MF01 Mini lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. It uses a TIR lens to form the beam pattern. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of MF01 Mini ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function of MF01 Mini produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. The USB charger port allows you to charge your flashlight using alternative power sources, making them even more suitable for outdoor adventures or emergency situations where access to electricity may be limited.
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Astrolux MF01 Mini (MF01MINI) specifications
Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.
|Body diameter||34 mm|
|Head diameter||44 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 170 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. They are suitable for various applications such as camping, hiking, or emergency situations. A 120-gram flashlight strikes a good balance between functionality, convenience, and weight. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue.
Aluminium body of MF01 Mini 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. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. The MF01 Mini flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, gun gray, olive, sand, silver.
|Emitter||7 x Luminus SST20 LEDs|
|Color temperature||4000 K, 5000 K, 6500 K|
Luminus LEDs are known for their efficiency, brightness, color accuracy, and long lifespan. They offer a wide range of LED products with different characteristics to meet the diverse needs of the market. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. A TIR lens works on the principle of total internal reflection. The TIR lens collimates the LED light into efficient, well-controlled light beams that maximize the usable lumens in the target area. The MF01 Mini has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.
With 5500 lm, the MF01 Mini 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 MF01 Mini flashlight with 43000 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
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.
In some cases, a flashlight with a higher CRI may offer a more natural and pleasant viewing experience, as it can better reveal the true colors of the surroundings. This can be advantageous when using a flashlight for extended periods or in situations where visual comfort is desired. The MF01 Mini flashlight with a CRI of 95 has exceptional color rendering. CRI of 95 indicates an extremely high level of color accuracy, providing a near-perfect representation of colors.
Anduril is designed to be firmware-upgradable, which means users can benefit from ongoing improvements and new features by installing updated versions of the firmware as they become available. The MF01 Mini 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 MF01 Mini is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range.
Strobe mode on MF01 Mini flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the MF01 Mini produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery|
|Charger port||USB Type-C|
The MF01 Mini flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The MF01 Mini has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with a USB power source.
LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "7" in the IPx7 rating indicates that the MF01 Mini flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged. Auxiliary LEDs are typically designed to consume less power compared to the main lighting source, such as a white LED. This energy-efficient feature allows for extended battery life, ensuring longer usage time before needing to recharge or replace batteries.
|Package contents||2 x spare o-rings|
When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold. 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 MF01 Mini 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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