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Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 flashlight review

Cree XHP70.2 LED
6000 lm output
270000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 flashlight was released in 2018. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 6000 lm output, 270000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1039 m.

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Table of Contents

  • Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 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 MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702

The MF02S XHP70.2 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. This light has 5 modes of lighting. The MF02S XHP70.2 flashlight recalls the last used mode. You can use the strobe function as a self-defense tool.

Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF02S XHP70.2
TypeMF02SXHP702
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1517 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This Astrolux flashlight is compact and handheld.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

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

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 818 g. Consider the length of the flashlight, it should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the MF02S XHP70.2 has excellent thermal conductivity. The HAIII process makes a hard and wear-resistant surface on the aluminum. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 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. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce reflections. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux6000 lm
Intensity270000 cd
Throw1039 m
CD/LM factor45

The MF02S XHP70.2 flashlight has 6000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and 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 distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity.

Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / 5

Software, user interface, modes

Modes5 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 SOS signal is an international distress call.

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Features, battery, protections

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

The MF02S XHP70.2 flashlight's power source is 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. The MF02S XHP70.2 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. The thermal protection feature helps 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 package includes a holster, it is designed to protectively store your flashlight. 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
  • strong flux
  • 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 MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702 photo 1.
Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702 photo 2.
Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702 photo 3.
Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702 photo 4.
Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702 photo 5.
Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702 photo 6.
Astrolux MF02S XHP70.2 / MF02SXHP702

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.