Will the MF05 be the next king of throw?
Searchlights used in rescue operations have mainly been Non-Led flashlights until recently. But since LED has gained so much popularity and technological improvements we now have entered an era with LED flashlights overtaking the traditional searchlights. Especially for daily use. They can run much longer on less battery. It's not uncommon to have a far-reaching flashlight running for 1 hour with only 4 18650 batteries!
Astrolux went the extra mile.. pun intended
The newly, Astrolux MF05 will have Luminus SBT-90 Gen2 LED, just like the current king of throw, the Lumintop GT90.
Specs show a maximum throw of 3.1 kilometers.
So far we know a few details:
- Luminus SBT-90 Gen2 LED
- 7500 Lumens
- 2.5 Mcd
- 3,162 Meters of throw
- 8* 18650
- A cooling fan built in to carrying handle (21700)
Going after its competitors
The whole long-range LED flashlights started a long time ago. But in 2016 Budgetlight forum member collaborated with Lumintop to make the first 1Mcd+ LED handheld flashlight.
The flashlight was released towards the end of 2017 and called the Lumintop BLF GT. A few months later Astrolux (banggood brand) entered the market with the Astrolux MF04, overtaking the BLF GT by a fair margin, at least according to my own tests and my own samples, but running off only 4 batteries instead of 8 in the BLF GT.
Seeing your competitors entering new territory, Astrolux just couldn't stay behind. The Acebeam K75, and the Lumintop GT90 are currently completing the top 3 farthest reaching LED flashlights.
The Astrolux MF04 has been a very popular flashlight. Not only because it could outthrow the BLF GT, but also because it costed less. The Astrolux MF05 will be a highly anticipated flashlight for 2020, for sure.
We will buy the MF05 and do a proper review on it. Just like the Lumintop GT90, the current #1. The review will definitely show some interesting number in throw and lumens! This might be the next #1 long distance flashlight?
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