[Sofirn headlamp]SP40

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[Sofirn headlamp]SP40

The first own design headlamp from Sofirn is available now on Aliexpress-SP40
It is an EDC light could used as a headlamp or a flashlight, compaitible with 18350 battery by using the replace battery tube, USB rechargeable.

Specification:
CREE XPL LED with a lifespan of 50,000 hours
Working Voltage: 2.8V-4.2V
Battery Options: One 18650 Li-ion battery
Dimension: 108mm (length)*25mm (head diameter)
Weight: 63gram (without batteries)
Mode Memory
Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) technology: ATR will adjust the brightness level automatically when the driver temperature reaches 55℃ to prevent overheating
Power Indicator: The LED indicator on side switch blinks in green for 5 seconds if remaining battery power is over 30%. When the indicator turns to red, battery juice is below 30%. Flashing red light indicates low power – replace or recharge battery ASAP
USB input:5V1A

Operation Instruction:

The switch controls all flashlight functions as follows:

Short click to turn on, another click to turn off.

While the light is on, the side switch to cycle through modes: Low→Mid→High

Double clicks to activate Turbo mode, one click to return last mode.

Click to know more:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33014058575.html?storeId=2933049&product...

Edited by: Jackie on 05/10/2019 - 06:43
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While the light is on, the side switch to cycle through modes: Low→Mid→High

What do you do to cycle the modes? Hold?

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I like the 18350 adapter/tube.

Convoy S2+ 219b triple, Astrolux FT02, Maglite 3D, Solarforce L2t

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Tailcap magnet?
I’m guessing no. It’s not mentioned.

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I would like Sofirn to produce a AA / 14500 headlamp. Without a built in charger.

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M3CSL wrote:
I like the 18350 adapter/tube.

it will included in the package
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Nooner wrote:
Tailcap magnet?
I’m guessing no. It’s not mentioned.

no magnet Crying
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While the light is on, the side switch to cycle through modes: Low→Mid→High

What do you do to cycle the modes? Hold?


Yes, hold press cycle the modes
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Jackie wrote:
Nooner wrote:
Tailcap magnet?
I’m guessing no. It’s not mentioned.

no magnet Crying

I still want one Smile
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Nooner wrote:
Jackie wrote:
Nooner wrote:
Tailcap magnet?
I’m guessing no. It’s not mentioned.

no magnet Crying

I still want one Smile

Thanks, here is a code coupon for SP40 if you want Big Smile this valid for Aliexpress APP, from 8th to 15th, May, scan to get and use it when purchase, if any problem in using, contact with the customer service ,they may help adjust the order amount by hand

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When the flashlight is using the 18350 tube will it fit in the silicone lamp holders on the headband?

It looks like it would be too short.

In order to use it as a headlamp you would have to use the 18650 tube.

Thanks

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Brand new light. Outdated Micro-USB Crying

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bikenber73 wrote:
When the flashlight is using the 18350 tube will it fit in the silicone lamp holders on the headband?

It looks like it would be too short.

In order to use it as a headlamp you would have to use the 18650 tube.

Thanks


Yes,it fits quite well.
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Hi, can I get more info for this light?

Is it CW or NW? What’s the colour temperature?

What are the lumen levels for low mid high and turbo? Is there a moonlight mode?

Will future versions have TIR lens and a magnetic tailcap?

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Usually, those XP-L HD Sofirn uses will come with a CCT between 5350K and 5750K, so a bit on the coldwhite side. But I cannot tell for sure what they are using here. I would be surprised if they used a warmer tint than usual. Modes on the SP40 are: 5lm (Low), 90lm (Medium), 450lm (High) and 1,200lm (Turbo).

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Ordered!

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I can’t wait to try this guy out. Nice UI, temperature regulation, two battery tubes… sounds great!

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Thank you for your reply! Pretty nice mode spacing but I wish it had ramping, and a moonlight mode for up close use since its a headlamp. Might be still get one

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Paul321 wrote:
I would like Sofirn to produce a AA / 14500 headlamp. Without a built in charger.

Seconded! But I’m also happy to see this new entry to the budget 18650 headlamp market. Probably going to be my first decent headlamp, now that I got the feel for a cheap one with the Boruit D10.

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Scallywag wrote:
Brand new light. Outdated Micro-USB Crying

Why is USB micro-B outdated?

USB micro-B is a pretty widespread standard, compact AND inexpensive. An USB type-C connector is bigger, more complex and more expensive, without real advantages here besides reversibility.

In the past I replaced some USB micro-B male connectors for a sloppy friend in a DIY power bank with a permanently attached micro-B output cable, they can be bought rock bottom cheap with shells (and I've seen cheaper).

On the other hand, USB type-C male connectors: 5x pieces, 10x pieces. Without Facepalm shells.

Of course the above is for comparison purposes, just made the type-C thing search out of curiosity. It serves as comparison because as it is understandable the female part cost is thereabouts.

I could say a chair or even the wheel are outdated. I like outdated stuff. Wink 

 

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It’s great for only $ 20

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Devices are pushing the usb-c standard for a variety of reasons, and adoption is picking up. I have less and less need for micro-USB and have fewer and fewer of the cables hanging around. I wouldn't want a new light, which I'd expect to last years, to end up being my last darn micro-USB device. 

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Yes because an additional dongle is an awesome solution.

Barkuti, it’s ok to let go of your serial port mouse too.

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Actually, it’s not too good of a comparison.

USB-C is superior in every way compared to micro-USB.

PS2 is still slightly better in terms of latency and lower power requirements.

And yeah, why would you want a dongle? More ways to break the port.

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What are the specs for the battery package option? Looks like a good deal for only $3 more.

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Well people, this headlamp has been designed with a  USB micro-B input port. I can understand all sorts of scaremonger reasons against, but in all honesty it is not my problem. I think and believe different. Nothing is random fellows. My ports do not break, I keep them fit and clean. If yours do, address the cause and/or fix the problem.

The headlamp could also been fitted with a standard Innocent ∅3.5 × 1.3mm DC female plug, it could also have Big Smile worked with it. So, you can consider yourselves fortunate it uses a nowadays' more widespread and standardized USB micro-B connector. 0K, no more fuel to this fire of yours.

Have fun and be happy.

 

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LarryLumens wrote:
What are the specs for the battery package option? Looks like a good deal for only $3 more.

Can’t say for sure until tested, but Sofirn’s batteries are usually pretty good. Nothing crazy awesome, but for the price you can’t beat it.

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3000mAh 18650.

Probably a 6A cell.

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LarryLumens, according to this test data:

 

 

Plus this:

 

Source: Henrik's 18650 comparator @ lygte-info.dk

Edited.-

Despite Henrik's graph would probably match better if the NCR18650BL cell were have been tested on the newer 4-wire battery holder test station, capacity still does not match even if cell curve shape does.

So it is not an NCR18650BL. There are cells Henrik still have not tested, the one Sofirn is rewrapping could be some 3100mAh 0.2C rated cell from some known manufacturer like an NCR18650A, or from another OEM.

 

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LarryLumens wrote:
What are the specs for the battery package option? Looks like a good deal for only $3 more.

the battery is a 3000mah 18650 battery

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