[AMZ US Available Now] $49.99 Sofirn SP36 Anduril Version

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Interested! I was just looking into the SP36 but the emitters were putting me off. I haven’t used NarsilM yet but I’m trying to keep all my UIs the same so Anduril is a bonus Smile

Would the LH351D be super floody? I personally like something with a bit more throw, like XPL-HI or SST. Either way, definitely nothing with a green tint. As others have mentioned, no glue would also be very welcome.

How is the charger and cover in the SP36? Any need for improvements here?

If any body changes are to be made may I suggest a nice matt black finish with no branding? I seem to recall Sofirn omitting branding recently but can’t remember which model it was for (EDIT: it was the SP36).

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Interested in LH351D 4000K 90 CRI, I might also buy one if it’s 5000K. Regarding the glue, I think it doesn’t matter too much since it will be coming with desired emitters.

Edit: 219C 4000K 90 CRI/ 319A 4000K 80 CRI is also a nice choice, but 219C is more expensive, and maybe it is harder to source 319As?

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I would like a choice between emitter and tints like Convoy, Emisar, and Fireflies have been giving us, but if that’s not feasible I’d settle for 4000k or 5700k that was discussed earlier.

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good news, sofirn find good Samsung supplier.

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这是个好消息, Barry!  Thumbs Up If you are able to source LH351D 5.000K 70CRI (W6 Flux Bin) for ultimate performance (approx. 500 lumens less than or equal to original XP-L2 configuration) and LH351D 4.000K 90CRI for best colour rendition you would make a lot of BLF members happy. Smile

Two suggestions from my side:

  • Please don't use glue on the SP36. It's a nightmare to pull out the driver. It took a 3000°C blowtorch and a lot of strength to loosen the driver enough to get it out.

 

  • Please check those stainless steel countersunk screws on the negative pole disc that retains the springs. All current needs to run through these little screws causing a major bottleneck (in numbers you loose about 500-1000 lumens incl. bypassed springs). The disc should better be deanodized.

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@Lux-Perpetua, did you have to use an acetylene blowtorch?

Because if that is, it is insane.

If so, I would just an RSU unit to melt the glue.

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A friend of mine did this amazing job. He told me he used an ethyle welding torch for it. It was a real mess to get rid of all these solder residues from the brass ring afterwards. There was no way of pulling it out like Djozz did or by attaching a cable with two solder joints to pull on it.

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I’m interested

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Is there a more mod-friendly adhesive that can be used? If it’s only to stop the driver falling out when the battery tube is removed it doesn’t need to be that strong.

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sofirn tries LH351D emitters which give greeny beam, 2700K has less greeny than 5000K but green part still can be seen via naked eyes.

is it normal?

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Did you test the SP36 with AR coated lenses or with a standard glas lenses? What is the chromatic tint bin of the LH351D you have tested? Do you have the exact bin codes? Maybe you were using LEDs that are above the BBL, causing a tint shift into green/yellow.

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sadly, there is no way to buy the exact tint below the BBL Facepalm

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This thread might be useful…
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It was a groupbuy interest list for several different things. Refer to post #62 and #254, if they are true, I think obtaining below BBL tints is not impossible. Maybe Sofirn can look into that. Actually SST-20 is also a nice option as it should be more readily available and more throwy. I personally prefer below the BBL tints though.

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Interested…. depending on tint & price.

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Interested only in version without glue

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Why do i always read these interesting threads when i just pulled the trigger and ordered a ‘standard’ SP36 ?

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@Lux-perpetua and Jos, why did you need to take out the driver? Just to see if it is possible? (I admit that i prefer the Q8 with the screwed down driver.)
The most logic explanation for me was to take out the MCPCB and reflow some emitters of your choice.

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Emitters can only be exchanged by pulling out the driver from the SP36. I wanted to have a SP36 with 4x LH351D 5.000K 70CRI. Again, there is no reason to use glue in this flashlight, at least not such extreme amounts. The driver remains at its place even without glue.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:
Emitters can only be exchanged by pulling out the driver from the SP36. I wanted to have a SP36 with 4x LH351D 5.000K 70CRI. Again, there is no reason to use glue in this flashlight, at least not such extreme amounts. The driver remains at its place even without glue.

Thanks for the explanation! Wasn’t aware of that

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You may be lucky to catch a sample with less glue than mine was. A friend of mine opened two of the SP36. The second one had two small blobs of glue only, reducing the effort significantly to pull the driver.

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I’m in if there is NO green tint.

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timbo114 wrote:
I’m in if there is NO green tint.
Amen to NO green tint.

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I’m in too. Also, headlamp with Anduril pls.

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I’m in!

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teacher wrote:
timbo114 wrote:
I’m in if there is NO green tint.
Amen to NO green tint.

Shaving?

good tint: Nichia E21A 2000K-7500K except d240 bin, Nichia 219B sw40/sw45, 219C sw303, Cree XPL-HI A/D bins, XHP70.2 5A, Samsung shaved LH351D's, Luminus shaved SST-20's.

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