Astrolux WP1

Astrolux WP1
LEP class N/A
Distance 1000 meters
Candela 250000 cd
Lumens 480 lumens
Modes 3
Blinkies SOS, Strobe
Avg. Price $245

Astrolux WP1 = Laser Flashlight On 21700 battery

The Astrolux WP1 is Astrolux’s first LEP flashlight, also know 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 tactial 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.

The specs look quite a bit like the Jetbeam M2S I reviewed earlier, and also sound ‘general’. 1000 meters is kind of meh, if you ask me for this size of flashlight. I would expect to see something like 1300-1600 meters.

Performance

We’ll have to wait and see.

Astrolux WP1 discount coupon

Use the following discount coupon: BGAWP1

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