Astrolux WP1 = Laser Flashlight On 21700 battery
The Astrolux WP1 is Astrolux’s first LEP flashlight, also known as White Laser Flashlights. And I welcome their step into the world of LEP flashlights.
This WP1 looks like a decent Tactical LEP flashlight, with a tactical switch at the back and a rotary ring on the side.
At the moment, only a handful of specs are available. But a few things I’d like to talk about before I receive more info or the actual flashlight.
Something that stood out from the pictures is the use of a magnetic control ring. Something that only a handful of manufacturers are famous for,1 of them being Sunwayman, and the other Jetbeam. Sunwayman’s magnetic control ring was probably the most popular 5 years ago. Now, Jetbeam has a few flashlights that use a magnetic control ring. Even Acebeam used to have a few, like the K40M, but they haven’t produced any in more recent years.
And to be honest, the sketches of the WP1 and WP2 look very much like a Jetbeam flashlight. I mean, I would even bet they are made by Jetbeam. If you’re long enough in the world of flashlights, you get used to certain designs. And this one screams J E T B E A M. Which is nothing bad at all. I actually love Jetbeam’s design and build quality.
For now, we have the following specifications for the Astrolux WP1.
- Max output: 480 lumens
- Max throw distance: 1000 meters / 0.62 miles
- Battery: 21700 (included)
- User interface: Low, Med, High, Strobe, SOS
- Rotary switch
- Waterproof: IPX 8
Please forgive me to say this, but I hope there is a space between High and Strobe. Or maybe have a magnetic ring that starts in OFF, then turn the dial leftward for Strobe and SOS, and rightward for Low Med and High.
I don’t own this particular light, but I did get the Jetbeam M2S RRT Raptor, which is identical. Look at that page for its performance.
It’s been discontinued for a while now.