Waiting for next batch [AMZ US Available Now] $49.99 Sofirn SP36 Anduril Version

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jasontheguitarist wrote:
I caved and bought one on amazon too. Says there are 8 left in stock now. It says free expedited shipping, I assume it’s shipping from china, unless Sofirn has a warehouse in the US.

Ordered mine from Amazon May 22.
Tracking shows “Package has left the carrier facility
CHANGSHA EMS, CHINA” on May 26.

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TexasToasted wrote:
jasontheguitarist wrote:
I caved and bought one on amazon too. Says there are 8 left in stock now. It says free expedited shipping, I assume it’s shipping from china, unless Sofirn has a warehouse in the US.

Ordered mine from Amazon May 22.
Tracking shows “Package has left the carrier facility
CHANGSHA EMS, CHINA” on May 26.

That is expedited. Normal china shipping doesn’t even have active tracking for like a week. 4 days to have the package actually trackable and making progress is pretty good for china shipping.

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Sofirn SP36 (4x XP-L2, “6000” lumens) vs Sofirn SP36 “BLF Anduril” (4x LH351D NW, “5650” lumens) beam comparison

SP36 XP-L2 has a cool/bluish hotspot, while the SP36 LH351D has a more uniform neutral-white tint across the hotspot, corona and spill area.

The “wall” ahead is around 18 meters or 60 feet away from the flashlight.

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distance from the “building” in front is estimated to be around 150 meters (120 meters direct ground-to-ground distance as per Google Maps)

Sofirn SP36 “BLF Anduril” (4x Samsung LH351D 5000K neutral-white, “5650” lumens)

comparison to:

Sofirn SP36 (4x XP-L2, “6000” lumens, NarsilM v1.2)

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It’s currently out of stock. When is it gonna be available for purchase?

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MKayze wrote:
It’s currently out of stock. When is it gonna be available for purchase?

It’s available here: BG SP36 Anduril

“Electricity is really just organized lightning”
― George Carlin

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Relampago wrote:
MKayze wrote:
It’s currently out of stock. When is it gonna be available for purchase?

It’s available here: BG SP36 Anduril

Don’t get it from banggood, its cheaper directly from sofirn. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33017839387.html?storeId=2933049&spm=a2g...

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d_t_a wrote:
Sofirn SP36 (4x XP-L2, “6000” lumens) vs Sofirn SP36 “BLF Anduril” (4x LH351D NW, “5650” lumens) beam comparison

Thanks d_t_a! Is the Anduril version still glued?

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hodor wrote:
d_t_a wrote:
Sofirn SP36 (4x XP-L2, “6000” lumens) vs Sofirn SP36 “BLF Anduril” (4x LH351D NW, “5650” lumens) beam comparison

Thanks d_t_a! Is the Anduril version still glued?

I would suppose so. I don’t have the skills to remove the driver board of the SP36..

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That’s a shame, still very tempting though!

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I am comparing my original XP-L2 (6000lm) with this LH351D (5650lm) and this BLF model is significantly dimmer than the original. Is this to be expected? Would 350lm make that much difference?

Have tried several sets of batteries at different amps and results are the same. This light sure doesn’t SEEM like it 5650 lumens. Several of my smaller 26650 lights appear much brighter.

What’s everyone’s experience now that they have had them for a few weeks?

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Yeah, there are three reasons for this:
1. The XP-L2 70CRI still has a lower VF than the 90CRI LH351D, making it draw more current.
2. The LH351D 90CRI is a less efficient LED.
3. The LH351D is quite a bit floodier, making it seem less bright.

I mean, if my modded LH351D 90CRI BLF Q8 with dual BeCu springs can only reach around 5200 lumens OTF, then a stock Sofirn SP36 90CRI LH351D won’t get more than that.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Glennac wrote:
I am comparing my original XP-L2 (6000lm) with this LH351D (5650lm) and this BLF model is significantly dimmer than the original. Is this to be expected? Would 350lm make that much difference?

Have tried several sets of batteries at different amps and results are the same. This light sure doesn’t SEEM like it 5650 lumens. Several of my smaller 26650 lights appear much brighter.

What’s everyone’s experience now that they have had them for a few weeks?

I think one reason already mentioned is that the SP36 with LH351D is floodier (less “punch” in the center hotspot). It has a creamy smooth tint from hotspot to the corona, unlike the harsher difference of the SP36 XP-L2 where the hotspot is a visibly different color temperature than the corona.

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Hi guys, I was playing with those fancy modes Anduril on the SP36 for comparison with the MF01S Anduril.

Noticed something unusual or different.

In the MF01S, at Muggle mode max ramp, immediately it steps down in a very noticeable step ramping(ramp down more than 10 times). Read the MF01S manual, found something written that the temp sensor might be off. When i checked the temp, indeed, the calibration was off. Re-calibrate the sensor and it works fine now.

For the SP36, at Muggle mode max ramp, after about 5 seconds, it straight away ramp down to floor in 1 step. I checked the temp and it was off too. Before applying a re-calibration step mentioned in the MF01S manual, I checked the SP36 manual and nothing was written regarding the step down. Well, it’s Anduril, I just proceed to re-calibrate the sensor. Temp is ok now after calibration. But this time, on the SP36, unsuccessful. It still step down to floor after 5 seconds.

Anyone experience this?

I understand it’s not really a big issue that maybe most of us don’t use the muggle mode.

I’m just wondering if something is wrong and will lead to something else or worse…

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I finally bit the bullet and ordered one. I’m curious though, does anyone know what tint bin was used for the SP36 or is it a lottery?

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LTC wrote:
Hi guys, I was playing with those fancy modes Anduril on the SP36 for comparison with the MF01S Anduril.

Noticed something unusual or different.

In the MF01S, at Muggle mode max ramp, immediately it steps down in a very noticeable step ramping(ramp down more than 10 times). Read the MF01S manual, found something written that the temp sensor might be off. When i checked the temp, indeed, the calibration was off. Re-calibrate the sensor and it works fine now.

For the SP36, at Muggle mode max ramp, after about 5 seconds, it straight away ramp down to floor in 1 step. I checked the temp and it was off too. Before applying a re-calibration step mentioned in the MF01S manual, I checked the SP36 manual and nothing was written regarding the step down. Well, it’s Anduril, I just proceed to re-calibrate the sensor. Temp is ok now after calibration. But this time, on the SP36, unsuccessful. It still step down to floor after 5 seconds.

Anyone experience this?

I understand it’s not really a big issue that maybe most of us don’t use the muggle mode.

I’m just wondering if something is wrong and will lead to something else or worse…

That is because the SP36 used an older version. In the older version, muggle mode responded to every temperature warning by panicking and going directly to the lowest level. In newer versions, it tries to adjust in smaller steps.

Additionally, older versions had a lot more jitter in the measurements, so they were more prone to sending spurious temperature warnings. Newer versions put the measurements through a strong lowpass filter to avoid that.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
LTC wrote:
Hi guys, I was playing with those fancy modes Anduril on the SP36 for comparison with the MF01S Anduril.

Noticed something unusual or different.

In the MF01S, at Muggle mode max ramp, immediately it steps down in a very noticeable step ramping(ramp down more than 10 times). Read the MF01S manual, found something written that the temp sensor might be off. When i checked the temp, indeed, the calibration was off. Re-calibrate the sensor and it works fine now.

For the SP36, at Muggle mode max ramp, after about 5 seconds, it straight away ramp down to floor in 1 step. I checked the temp and it was off too. Before applying a re-calibration step mentioned in the MF01S manual, I checked the SP36 manual and nothing was written regarding the step down. Well, it’s Anduril, I just proceed to re-calibrate the sensor. Temp is ok now after calibration. But this time, on the SP36, unsuccessful. It still step down to floor after 5 seconds.

Anyone experience this?

I understand it’s not really a big issue that maybe most of us don’t use the muggle mode.

I’m just wondering if something is wrong and will lead to something else or worse…

That is because the SP36 used an older version. In the older version, muggle mode responded to every temperature warning by panicking and going directly to the lowest level. In newer versions, it tries to adjust in smaller steps.

Additionally, older versions had a lot more jitter in the measurements, so they were more prone to sending spurious temperature warnings. Newer versions put the measurements through a strong lowpass filter to avoid that.

Oh… got it now. Thanks for replying ToyKepper.

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