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Astrolux MF02 XHP35 flashlight review

Cree XHP35 HI LED
3000 lm output
630000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Astrolux MF02 XHP35 flashlight was released in 2017. It uses Cree XHP35 HI LED, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3000 lm output, 630000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1587 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Astrolux MF02 XHP35 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
  • Comparisons

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Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35

The MF02 XHP35 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The MF02 XHP35 mode memory eliminates the need to cycle through modes. It provides convenience and saves time. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool.

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF02 XHP35
TypeMF02XHP35
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1520 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments.

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / 3

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight818 g
Length189 mm
Body diameter54 mm
Head diameter84 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 818 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip it. The aluminium body of the MF02 XHP35 has excellent thermal conductivity. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. The MF02 XHP35 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP35 HI LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree is widely regarded as a reputable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. The SMO's main job is to focus and project light from the source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / 4

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux3000 lm
Intensity630000 cd
Throw1587 m
CD/LM factor210

With 3000 lm, the MF02 XHP35 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. These flashlights need lots of power and make a lot of heat, this is because they have high energy output. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity.

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / 5

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The MF02 XHP35's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes.

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / 1

Features, battery, protections

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

The MF02 XHP35 flashlight's power source is 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. The MF02 XHP35 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. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "7" in the IPx7 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard
nylon holster
shoulder strap
tripod mount screw

The holster keeps your flashlight secure. Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions.

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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • protective holster

Cons

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

Photos

Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35 photo 1.
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Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35 photo 3.
Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35 photo 4.
Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35 photo 5.
Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35 photo 6.
Astrolux MF02 XHP35 / MF02XHP35

Comparisons

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Updated: June 24, 2024

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.