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Astrolux MF01S flashlight review

18 x Luminus SST20 LEDs
15000 lm output
95000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Astrolux MF01S flashlight was released in 2019. It uses 18 x Luminus SST20 LEDs, TIR reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 15000 lm output, 95000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 616 m.

Curious if this Astrolux flashlight is great? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Astrolux MF01S specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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 MF01S, then tell us.

Astrolux MF01S / MF01S

The MF01S flashlight is a key tool in many situations. It's used for everyday tasks, outdoor adventures, emergencies, and professional work. 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 MF01S'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 MF01S specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF01S
TypeMF01S
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1487 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The MF01S flashlight enhances safety. It illuminates hazards and improves visibility in low light.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight498 g
Length122 mm
Body diameter54 mm
Head diameter72 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
blue
green
purple
red
sand
silver

This 498 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the MF01S has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. Flashlight makers widely use HAIII coating. It is durable, resists corrosion, and improves grip. It also looks good. The MF01S flashlight presents an extensive selection of vibrant colors: black, blue, green, purple, red, sand, silver.

Astrolux MF01S / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter18 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 MF01S / 7

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux15000 lm
Intensity95000 cd
Throw616 m
CD/LM factor6.33

This flashlight is high-lumen (15000 lm). It may not always be needed or practical for everyday use. The flashlight has 95000 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.

Astrolux MF01S / 3

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 MF01S's ramping mode is easy to use. It lets you smoothly change the output over its whole range. Strobe mode on MF01S flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

Astrolux MF01S / 10

Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno

The MF01S flashlight utilizes 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The MF01S cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The MF01S 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 provide extra lighting options beyond the main beam of the flashlight.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
tripod mount screw

Attaching a lanyard to your MF01S flashlight provides an additional layer of security. It reduces the risk of accidental drops or loss. 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 MF01S 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
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • extremely powerful
  • super bright
  • Anduril firmware
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • auxiliary LEDs

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • 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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