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Astrolux MF05 flashlight review

Luminus SBT90.2 LED
7500 lm output
2500000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

The Astrolux MF05 flashlight released in 2020. It uses Luminus SBT90.2 LED, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 7500 lm output, 2500000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 3162 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 MF05, then tell us.

Astrolux MF05 / MF05

The MF05 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 6 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode.

Astrolux MF05 specifications

BrandAstrolux
NameMF05
TypeMF05
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1512 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

The MF05 flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

Astrolux MF05 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight3400 g
Length426 mm
Body diameter64 mm
Head diameter160 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 3400 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 MF05 has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. It is often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek, pro look. The MF05 flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SBT90.2 LED
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The MF05 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. The flashlight has electronic switches. They have many benefits and extra features compared to mechanical switches.

Astrolux MF05 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux7500 lm
Intensity2500000 cd
Throw3162 m
CD/LM factor333.33

The MF05 flashlight has 7500 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. 2500000 cd represents an extraordinarily high level of brightness. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Astrolux MF05 / 6

Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

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.

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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 Astrolux MF05 flashlight is powered by 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The MF05 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 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. 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.

Astrolux MF05 / 4

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x handle screw
2 x spare o-rings
2 x strap ring
fan
nylon bag
silicone grease
strap
tripod mount screw

Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the MF05 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • strong flux
  • extremely bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof

Cons

  • too heavy
  • cool light
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • 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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