Part 1- Sofirn SP32a Flashlight.

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Part 1- Sofirn SP32a Flashlight.

Sofirn 32a Flashlight

Cree XP-L2 emitter. 5350-5700k Neutral white tint.
6 basic modes: (Group 1)

(1) Moonlight 4 lumens-200 hours .

(2) Low 43 lumens-20 hours-55minutes.

(3) Medium 160 lumens-5 hours-37 minutes.

(4) High 900 lumens-1 hour.

(5) Turbo 1550 lumens-34 minutes.

(6) Strobe 900 lumens-2 hours.

Ramping Mode: (Group 2) 1-1067 lumens 60% output of max. PWM is used.

To change from group 1 when on hold power button 3 seconds. Flashlight will blink 3 time to confirm change. To change from group 2 to group 1 when on hold power button 2 seconds. Flashlight will then blink 2 times to confirm change. Please read post #2.

Beam Distance: 200 meters/ 656 feet.

Beam Intensity Max: 11400cd.

Impact Resistance: 1 meter.

Water Resistance: 2 meters submerged under water for 30 minutes max.

Mode Memory: Yes.

Lock out feature: Yes. 4 fast clicks to lock and then 4 fast clicks to unlock flashlight.

Reverse Polarity Protection: Yes.

Over Heat Protection. Yes. Turbo 2 minutes/ High 3 minutes / Medium mode remainder of run time. Just chance back to turbo if needed.

Low Voltage Protection: Yes. >3 volts flashlight blinks 3 times continuously. >2.8 volts flashlight blinks for 1 minute then turns off.

Powered by (1) 18650 battery. Protected or Unprotected.

Full Flashlight Kit includes:

(1) SP32a Flashlight.

(1) 18650 3000mah battery-6 amp max.

(1) Single cell USP 18650 battery charger.

(1) Pocket Clip

(2) Spare O-Rings

(1) User manual.

This is not an all inclusive listing of features. BLF’s please add to the list of features I left out that you think are important. Take the link below for more information regarding my review.

#http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57600

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You’ll find this out when you get it but Sofirn’s instructions are wrong.

Changing from group 2 to group 1

Hold switch and it’ll ramp either up to High or ML, it’ll blink twice letting you know it’s at the highest or lowest, hold for a further 3 sec and it’ll blink twice again to change mode group.

You can’t accidentally change mode groups while ramping.

You’ve missed the function in ramping where two clicks get you into Turbo.

One thing i dislike about this torch is that while ramping it’ll pause for 1-2 seconds at 30%

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Funtastic wrote:
You’ll find this out when you get it but Sofirn’s instructions are wrong.

Changing from group 2 to group 1

Hold switch and it’ll ramp either up to High or ML, it’ll blink twice letting you know it’s at the highest or lowest, hold for a further 3 sec and it’ll blink twice again to change mode group.

You can’t accidentally change mode groups while ramping.

You’ve missed the function in ramping where two clicks get you into Turbo.

Thanks Funtastic for the heads up. Have a great day.

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Funtastic wrote:
You’ll find this out when you get it but Sofirn’s instructions are wrong.

Changing from group 2 to group 1

Hold switch and it’ll ramp either up to High or ML, it’ll blink twice letting you know it’s at the highest or lowest, hold for a further 3 sec and it’ll blink twice again to change mode group.

You can’t accidentally change mode groups while ramping.

You’ve missed the function in ramping where two clicks get you into Turbo.

One thing i dislike about this torch is that while ramping it’ll pause for 1-2 seconds at 30%

Thanks for your feedback. We have checked our instructions and checked our flashlight in the factory.

There was something wrong when we print the instruction and we have fixed it.

Thank you very much for your feedback again.

Have a good time in BLF Smile

Tracy

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A few questions:
1) Forward clicky or reverse?
2) Whats the step down time on high and turbo?
3) Is the strobe single or two frequency?
Thanks.

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1) Not sure if it’s either when it’s an electronic switch. Same as the SP32
2) Step down from Turbo is 2 min, from High is 3 min. Wouldn’t want it any longer
3) Two frequency strobe

Another thing to mention is only the driver spring is bypassed. Not sure if it matters since there’s no tail switch and it’s a thick spring. I’m new to bypassed springs.

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Unfortunately the SP32A isn’t any brighter than a stock BLF A6 (3D Tint) at 1250 Lumens. I used a freshly charged Sanyo NCR18650GA.

My camera settings were ISO 400, F5.0, 2s

Turbo step down timer is too long at 2 minutes. Needs to be around 40 seconds otherwise it gets far too hot.

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