BLF Special Light by Sofirn Named SP70

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Nope, Im all in for the “stacked”, design 1 look. Maximum heat transfer is not everything. That plunger look is a no-no in my design book Big Smile Will see how it turns out in the end.

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BTW guys, Sofirn are going to use gold plated beryllium copper springs to avoid having to bypass the springs in their lights.

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This is getting more interesting every minute. Is there any rough estimate by when first prototypes are ready?

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Yokiamy wrote:

But i feel with you, i prefer the S70 head look

!{width:88%}http://i.imgur.com/ppToePa.jpg!


+1. Though I’d deepen the fins.
Visually, I like the simplicity. And I like how it should be very effective.
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For maximum cooling the fins could be thinner and more of them added as well.

I would really like to see a cross section of the light.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
BTW guys, Sofirn are going to use gold plated beryllium copper springs to avoid having to bypass the springs in their lights.

Sound good but which one is less resistance between beryllium copper spring vs 22-20 AWG bypass.

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Depends.

If they use a 1.1mm thick spring at 10mm height with BeCu C17500 45% IACS, it should be about as good as a 22AWG wire bypass, with a gold plating.

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Dioda wrote:
Not only side switch bezel but the whole side switch to be metallic, i dont like white buttons that much.

The rubber button cover will be translucent like on the Q8. This way you can see the leds under it.

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Question: Has a price range been set for this or will that only come towards the end once all the details are ironed out?

They have told be the price they are aiming at. It is very good! But they may be waiting until more details are ironed out before they publicly announce it.

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I’m gonna repost these pics on each page so I can find them easily. I hate having to hunt for stuff. Lol


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Dioda wrote:
Nope, Im all in for the “stacked”, design 1 look. Maximum heat transfer is not everything. That plunger look is a no-no in my design book Big Smile Will see how it turns out in the end.

All signs point to number 1 and 4 as the most favorite. It’s also what Sofirn prefers, so they will probably go with that. Sorry plunger. Silly (I was rooting for the plunger because I carry it by the head, never the battery tube. I just hope the stepped design does not hurt my hand or feel awkward)
Dioda wrote:
This is getting more interesting every minute. Is there any rough estimate by when first prototypes are ready?

I have not heard anything about when exactly. They are moving quite fast if you ask me. Some lights take a year or more to go from start to finish. Look at the Q8, GT and FW3A. So we just have to be patient.
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I would really like to see a cross section of the light.

I don’t have that, yet. I assume they will go with the stepped head 1 and 4 design. So maybe now they will focus more detail on how it needs to be machined, etc…

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

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Man the stuff I come across on this website is awesome, I’d totally dig on one of these

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1+ for SMO reflector.
And please make room for protected batteries as well so we have many options for different 26650 cells.

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As said earlier, personally i prefer the Kronos K70 prototype head (without the lengthwise cutouts) or the S70 style head with plain straight finning and without crenelations.
The cleaner, the better.

After all this thread is based on the Kronos K70

It depends on the price, but for now i wouldn’t buy one.
I care about aesthetics

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Yokiamy, have you got a picture of, or a link to; the Kronos K70 prototype head?

I can’t seem to locate it.

Thanks in advance…… Thumbs Up

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teacher wrote:
Yokiamy, have you got a picture of, or a link to; the Kronos K70 prototype head?

I can’t seem to locate it.

Thanks in advance…… Thumbs Up

Yep, page 1 of the Kronos K70 thread (scroll down all names)

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54422

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a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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teacher wrote:
Yokiamy, have you got a picture of, or a link to; the Kronos K70 prototype head?

I can’t seem to locate it.

Thanks in advance…… Thumbs Up

Yep, page 1 of the Kronos K70 thread (scroll down all names)

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54422


Thank you!! Beer
That looks good. I really like that battery tube too…… Wink

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Yokiamy wrote:

After all, this thread is based on the Kronos K70.

This is a misconception. Sofirn has nothing to do with Kronos. From the beginning they wanted their own unique design.

You might be thinking it was related to the Kronos because they posted in that thread. This was simply because they saw an already assembled group of people who where wanting a particular style of light (L6, S70 K70, EE X9, etc…). That’s all.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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Yokiamy wrote:

K70



I definitely see some “inspiration” from this light in the Sofirn design. The tail cap shape for sure. The lanyard ring right above the switch. The bottom of the head from the switch to the battery tube has the same shape.

I just hope the Sofirn light has a thinner tail cap. The K70 one seems too fat.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

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Totally agree about the thinner tail cap. To me, #3 in the picture below looks perfect.

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JasonWW wrote:
Yokiamy wrote:

After all, this thread is based on the Kronos K70.

This is a misconception. Sofirn has nothing to do with Kronos. From the beginning they wanted their own unique design.

You might be thinking it was related to the Kronos because they posted in that thread. This was simply because they saw an already assembled group of people who where wanting a particular style of light (L6, S70 K70, EE X9, etc…). That’s all.

Correct, they have nothing to do with Kronos, but they are willing to assemble this kind of light because they saw interest.

I totally like the design of Sofirn, except the shape of the head, it should be more ‘solid’

Just my 2 cents

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a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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I like no4 all black ,
may be interested depending on final price

sorry all images down
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Yokiamy wrote:
Dioda wrote:
PBWilson wrote:
I like how this is coming along. I do prefer the stepped head look over the rounded “toilet plunger” look but as it was said a number of times before: form follows function.

I believe that many of us are more demanding than just “form follows function” and the overall aesthetics play an important role. While the stepped design looks really high-end and gets my wallet ready, I would probably skip the cheapo “toilet-plunger” look.

If we were only after form, why not to mill just a hole in a thick slab of aluminium for best heat transfer?

Because you need fins to create more surface area to exchange the heat.

But i feel with you, i prefer the S70 head look.

At first, i thought the X5/X6 style would be nice, but that looks don’t work on this light.

If you make deeper fins on the S70 style light, it would be a beast since it can be made with thick aluminium and much surface area which equals better cooling.

!{width:88%}http://i.imgur.com/ppToePa.jpg!

I would really like this look for this light

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kntx wrote:
Yokiamy wrote:
Dioda wrote:
PBWilson wrote:
I like how this is coming along. I do prefer the stepped head look over the rounded “toilet plunger” look but as it was said a number of times before: form follows function.

I believe that many of us are more demanding than just “form follows function” and the overall aesthetics play an important role. While the stepped design looks really high-end and gets my wallet ready, I would probably skip the cheapo “toilet-plunger” look.

If we were only after form, why not to mill just a hole in a thick slab of aluminium for best heat transfer?

Because you need fins to create more surface area to exchange the heat.

But i feel with you, i prefer the S70 head look.

At first, i thought the X5/X6 style would be nice, but that looks don’t work on this light.

If you make deeper fins on the S70 style light, it would be a beast since it can be made with thick aluminium and much surface area which equals better cooling.

I would really like this look for this light


Just making the picture show.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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Final design, please check it.

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Impressive! Good job, Sofirn!

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Just two suggestions for better heatsinking. I made changes on the bottom half of picture. It doesn’t cost more to not remove material at some places.

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Very nice. Saving my pennies for this one.

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Beautiful! Love

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Looks good,what is the reflector diameter.

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Please add SS bezel .

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