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Astrolux MF01 Nichia 219C flashlight review

18 x Nichia 219C LEDs
11526 lm output
52840 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Astrolux MF01 Nichia 219C flashlight released in 2017. It uses 18 x Nichia 219C LEDs, TIR reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 11526 lm output, 52840 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 460 m.

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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 Nichia 219C, then tell us.

Astrolux MF01 Nichia 219C / MF01XPG3

The MF01 Nichia 219C is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. TIR technology minimizes hotspots, dark spots, and irregularities in the beam of MF01 Nichia 219C. This light has 5 modes of lighting. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The MF01 Nichia 219C'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.

Astrolux MF01 Nichia 219C specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF01 Nichia 219C
TypeMF01XPG3
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1426 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The MF01 Nichia 219C flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight550 g
Length125 mm
Body diameter52 mm
Head diameter72 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 550 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The best flashlight size depends on personal preference. It also depends on intended use and the specific features you want. The aluminium body of the MF01 Nichia 219C has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. The MF01 Nichia 219C flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter18 x Nichia 219C LEDs
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Their exceptional color quality is a well-known characteristic of Nichia LEDs. They are also known for their high efficiency and long lifespan. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The TIR lens of the MF01 Nichia 219C can reduce light loss. To achieve high light output, it captures and redirects much of the emitted light. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux11526 lm
Intensity52840 cd
Throw460 m
CD/LM factor4.58

Bright flashlights are often larger and heavier. This is because they have more LEDs, better cooling, and bigger batteries. The flashlight has 52840 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. 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.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. 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. Designers created the strobe function to produce a disorienting or attention-grabbing effect. The SOS code starts three short signals. Then, three long signals follow. Finally, there are three short signals again.

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The MF01 Nichia 219C flashlight utilizes 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The battery indicator prevents surprise power failures. It ensures the flashlight is ready when needed. The MF01 Nichia 219C cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power.

The MF01 Nichia 219C has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
tripod mount screw

The lanyard of the MF01 Nichia 219C protects the flashlight from accidental damage. It does this by stopping it from falling or hitting the ground. 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 Nichia 219C 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

  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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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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