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Thread: Review of Astrolux A01: Pics and Runtime

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    I purchased the Manker E01 a couple months ago. I struggled a bit with it for about 6 weeks, lots of mode skipping. The heatsink that screws into the head and holds the driver board was loose in the head, and would slowly unscrew as the light was turned on and off. Then the driver board disconnected from the heat sink. Yikes!! I managed to put it back together again with a bit of flowable silicone. Since I did this repair and reassembled the light, the driver heatsink stays put thanks to a bit of extra silicone on the side, and the light has only mode skipped once in over 100 tries. So I am now very pleased with this light. I did purchase it as an open box unit from Amazon, I suspect the previous owner had the same problems and returned it. For $9,not bad. It was a work to fix, but the sort of work I enjoy in general, especially when I am successful. :-)

    I will say I only use the light on firefly mode in the middle of the night, it excels for that task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiMark View Post
    Update:
    On a motorcycle trip my Astrolux had a failure - the head became unscrewed and fell off, lost forever. The magnetic base of my tank bag 'caught' my AAA eneloop and the body of the light was still attached to my keyring - the driver and emitter were in the head though and they are gone.

    I saw the Astrolux A01 lights on special at Banggood so I ordered 3 and I have them now - yay!
    But all 3 have the new UI with the non-Manker drivers - boo!

    I've been testing:
    If I get the light onto medium and then turn it off, 2 hours later I turn it on and it I get high mode.
    If I get the light onto medium and then turn it off, 3 hours later I turn it on and it I get low mode.
    Somewhere between 2 and 3 hours this light resets.
    I use the light each morning and it comes on in low mode as I want, that's good I suppose. But if I turn it off then I'll get medium mode unless I wait for more than 2-3 hours.

    I bought a Manker E01 for $15.95 from Manker's site.
    If I get the light onto medium and then turn it off, 5 seconds later I turn it on and it I get high mode.
    If I get the light onto medium and then turn it off, 11 seconds later I turn it on and it I get low mode.
    Manker says it resets after being off for 10 seconds, happily this information is correct.

    If you don't want the new (completely rubbish) UI then I'd recommend buying the Manker E01 for a few more dollars and forget about the Astrolux.
    Hey KiwiMark, I just found this thread looking for any information about people that thought the Astrolux A01 had too short screws... That was the first thing that caught my attention when I got one of these in may hands. I thought the head would be easily lost as it is needed only a few turns to remove the head... That's a pity, I like this flashlight appart from this..

    Cheers,

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    Is there a spring at the base of the tube for the battery at the (-) side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyobrotha View Post
    Is there a spring at the base of the tube for the battery at the (-) side?
    Yes, definitely. The Manker and the Astrolux both have a spring at the base of the tube on the -ve side.
    So many lights, so little money (cause I spent it on lights). I'm not afraid of the dark, the dark is afraid of ME!

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