Sofirn SF11 led slightly lit when turned off.

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Sofirn SF11 led slightly lit when turned off.

Just noticed my emitter is still on, but less bright than moon mode with the SF11.  Have not used it for a couple of weeks so it must have been on all that time.  Is there a known way to force it to turn off?

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When mine (twin) was misbehaving, I “fixed” it by slapping it around some.

No, I’m not kidding.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58619

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I've banged it around a little but still on.  Can't see any retaining ring in there, just the star on a tall aluminum casting that can slide up and down from the driver inside the tube.  Good thing is that after a couple of weeks, green light is on when turning it on so battery drain must be really low.

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Maybe the “leaky FET” problem other people were having with other lights?

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Could be.  Might just leave it the way it is as the drain is so low that it's almost not worth thinking about I guess.

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Think of it as a weird lighted-tailcap…

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Yeah.  Much dimmer than moon mode but you could call it stealth as it barely lights up anything in a dark room, but just enough to move around if one was on their hands and knees.  If I ever need to escape some raving lunatic in a forest at night, I'll know which light to grab.

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The one mounted to a 12ga?

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Sofirn seems to be having bunch of quality issues lately.

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might want to make sure you dont have a leaking battery.
had a leaker in an s2+ cause the same tiny glow when off.
had to tear it apart and clean it up.
and this was a 30q that was 3 months old.
had a tiny ding in the seal area.

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Hello,

What type of led should i buy to replace the sofirn sf11 led emitter? Mine came off along with flashlight bezel. Maybe someone know exact PCB diameter.

Thanks.

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My SF11 LED also came off when I unscrewed the bezel. It was not properly soldered on. I added a bit of solder paste and reflowed it with my hot air station.

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Mine stopped glowing today so somehow it worked itself out.