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Astrolux MF04 XHP70.2 6000lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Cree XHP70.2 LED
6000 lm output
600000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Astrolux MF04 XHP70.2 flashlight 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, 600000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 1549 m.

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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 MF04 XHP70.2, then tell us.

Astrolux MF04 XHP70.2 / MF04XHP702

The MF04 XHP70.2 flashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 5 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the MF04 XHP70.2 and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Astrolux MF04 XHP70.2 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF04 XHP70.2
TypeMF04XHP702
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1389 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight1290 g
Length234 mm
Body diameter54 mm
Head diameter136 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 1290 g. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for MF04 XHP70.2 flashlight. The HAIII coating resists corrosion well. It shields the aluminum from moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The MF04 XHP70.2 uses a smooth reflector. A smooth reflector is different from an orange peel reflector. It has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. 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

Flux6000 lm
Intensity600000 cd
Throw1549 m
CD/LM factor100

The MF04 XHP70.2 flashlight has 6000 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The Astrolux flashlight has 600000 cd. It will produce a very intense beam. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. 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. Strobe mode on MF04 XHP70.2 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. The SOS signal is an international distress call. It indicates an urgent need for help.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx7
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The MF04 XHP70.2 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 MF04 XHP70.2 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The MF04 XHP70.2 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. This flashlight can withstand impacts. They can be up to 1 m without causing much harm.

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Accessories, package contents

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

Attaching a lanyard to your MF04 XHP70.2 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 MF04 XHP70.2 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
  • 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

Cons

  • too heavy
  • 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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