I had somehow on the review of the lamp Sofirn SP32Athe first version, but he was completely lost last winter somewhere in the snowdrifts, during my nightly snowboard rides. Since then, the thought of a flashlight form factor that is very convenient for me on one 18650 battery has not left me. And now, not without a name, Sofirn released a modified version of my favorite flashlight - Sofirn SP32A v2. About what you liked and what is not (without measuring the characteristics), will be further under the cut. Mercy please
And so, what has been changed. Here is the description from the seller’s website:
Description from the site
Use a CREE XP-L2 LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours.
Operating voltage: 6.6-2.8 volts
Battery supported: one Premium 18650 protected Battery or two CR123A batteries
Size: 123 mm (length) × 23.4 mm (head)
Net weight: 65 ± 1 gram (batteries not included)
Made from aviation grade 6061-aluminum alloy, premium-type Hard anodized anti-abrasive finish to get a solid embedded body, anti-crash.
AR coated glass lens
Waterproof IPX8 level: 2 m under water.
Reverse polarity protection, protection against improper battery installation
Memory Mode: remembers The last brightness level used in general modes, but does not remember the strobe mode. It activates the last brightness you chose when you turn on the flashlight next time.
Advanced Temperature Control Technology (ATR):
It automatically adjusts the brightness level when the driver temperature reaches 60 to keep the light from overheating.
Automatic Stepdown: Turbo steps down to high after running for 3 minutes to avoid overheating.
Power indicator LED indicator onA side switch flashing green for 5 seconds indicates that the battery has enough juice. The indicator turns to red means the battery is not working. If the indicator flashes quickly in red, please recharge the battery.
In other words:
1) Replace the LED with a more modern one.
2) Built-in indication of the residual battery charge in the button.
3) Built-in thermal protection against overheating of the “head” of the lamp.
4) Increased the lamp's protection against dust and water to IPX 8
The flashlight comes in the standard packaging for this company, in which there is: a lanyard for carrying a flashlight on the arm, two rubber pads, the flashlight itself and instructions, ATTENTION - In Russian !!!
Contents of delivery:
The tail of the lantern is extremely simple, because there is no button in it. And it consists of an aluminum bowl with a contact spring, on which there is a groove for fastening the lanyard:
Lubrication of sealing rings is abundant:
The head of the lantern upset me greatly due to the fact that it was completely sealed and could not be disassembled. Judging by the whole, the company went for it to improve moisture protection.
Lubrication is also present:
Button indication at power on:
Indication when the battery is low:
The glass is enlightened, and it can be seen from an angle:
The driver, as well as the thread of the “head” are flooded.
On the spring, from the side of the battery there is a company logo:
I never managed to achieve thermal protection, the flashlight hardly warms up at maximum brightness, and in the turbo mode the timer works and it switches to maximum.
Comparison with Sofirn SP33 on battery 26650.
Test at night. About 10 meters to the house: wmpics.pics/di-OLA5.gif
In conclusion, I want to say that the flashlight turned outinteresting compared to the previous version and functional. It’s a pity that the stuck up “head” of the lantern, although who knows, maybe this will also increase the reliability of the lantern.
All good and positive