[Group Buy Interest Poll] SP32A V2 head and tail with 18350 tube using 90+CRI SST20 2700K or SST20 4000K or LH351D 5000K

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[Group Buy Interest Poll] SP32A V2 head and tail with 18350 tube using 90+CRI SST20 2700K or SST20 4000K or LH351D 5000K
Interested!
77% (20 votes)
I'll pass.
23% (6 votes)
Total votes: 26
Edited by: rost333 on 12/17/2019 - 03:11
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UPDATE

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Barry089 wrote:
I found there are not many people vote on this thread, I think I have to say no.

I can upload all the mini versions of SC31B, SP32AV2, SP31V2, SP40 which are compatible with 18350 tube onto sofirnlight.com, no other changes of the models, just replace the tube and battery which is easy and keep cost down. But people always love to see more changes, it needs quantity to fulfill that changes and keep the cost down at the same time.

Sorry I have to say no. And I am learning to say no after reading the article “Why can’t Chinese just say NO?”

Hi all,

Inspired by this new light fits nicely in one hand I’ve contacted Barry.

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*+Great news:*—Sofirn is ready to start 18350 light project (possible Group Buy) based on SP32A V2 head and tail but with 18350 tube using 90 CRI led.

Barry089 wrote:
If enough people want this, it will be great to start the project. But share the same driver is very important to save time. Only change the led and use 18350 tube. Modes will be the same as SP32A V2, but with different output since SST20 is less powerful than XPL2.

Engineer told SST20 can be used in SP32A V2 reflector but the beam need to be confirmed. The output will be similar. SST20 has high CRI but much less powerful, XPL2 is powerful enough but no high CRI, LH351D 5000K 90CRI can be a good balance.

Barry confirmed that Sofirn could do the same head and tail of SP32A V2 + 18350 tube and battery with these leds to choose from:

  • SST20 2700K
  • SST20 4000K
  • LH351D 5000K

Please go ahead and:

  • Vote above to indicate your interest and
  • Comment below with the quantity you would buy (Important)
  • Optionally, make your suggestions.

Thank you for your answer!

Note: I am not associated with Sofirn in any way.

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I would be interested, but please make it in pale gold or silver, like the SP32A V2 18650.

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Interested in 2700K, especially if the body comes in other colours than black.

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Sign me up

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I would buy one with the 5000K Samsung LH351d led.

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Might actually do 2700k.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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2700k for sure, especially if it was possible with the silver body.

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5000K, different body colors would be cool

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Maybe there should be an option to buy both 18350 and 18650 tubes together?

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I did this on my own and absolutely love it. I recently put in a Nichia 291B from Bob McBob and it is beautiful. I carry it around every day and still flash it on in dark places just to enjoy it. My comments are:
1) If you carry it in your pocket without lockout, it will turn on. Fried my thigh more than once. A deep carry clip (not shown) solves that problem. They should include one.
2) Carrying it a lot makes it look beat up, as you can see in the picture. I doubt Sofirn will want to do this but a stainless steel bezel or insert will keep it looking good longer.
3) The Nichia emitter gives a ring with the smooth reflector (note Sofirn comment about the SST). I get around this by using a diffuser from a laptop screen (or you could use DC Fix).

I might be in for one of the 2700K versions.

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Scientist wrote:
If you carry it in your pocket without lockout, it will turn on. Fried my thigh more than once. A deep carry clip (not shown) solves that problem. They should include one.

Thank you for your comments!
Can you post a pic with this deep carry clip please?

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If they were offered I’d definitely buy an 18350 tube with a magnetic tailcap combo. Just those parts.

The 18350 tube and tailcap from my SP40 works with my SC31, SC31B, SP32A. Having the spare parts adds versatility to those lights.

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rost333 wrote:
Scientist wrote:
If you carry it in your pocket without lockout, it will turn on. Fried my thigh more than once. A deep carry clip (not shown) solves that problem. They should include one.

Thank you for your comments!
Can you post a pic with this deep carry clip please?

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I like Sofirn lights in general but I just think this is kind of long for an 18350 light. Compared to the Thrunite T1, which has built-in usb micro recharge, this looks like a big light. I wouldn’t mind this size if it had USB recharge but without, it just seems the reduction in size is not worth the reduction in battery capacity.

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It is long. I wish it were shorter. It also costs about half of what the light you mentioned costs. You pick what you like. What I like about it is if you leave it in ramping mode, it’s click on, click off and a reasonably good ramp. Button light gives you a battery check. It’s not Anduril but good for carrying around and not worrying if you lose it or it breaks. Oh, and it does need a magnet in the tail.

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interested in 1 2700

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Scientist wrote:

Is that a purple shorty tube from an S2+?

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UPDATE

The poll is closed due to small interest. Sad

Barry089 wrote:
I found there are not many people vote on this thread, I think I have to say no.

I can upload all the mini versions of SC31B, SP32AV2, SP31V2, SP40 which are compatible with 18350 tube onto sofirnlight.com, no other changes of the models, just replace the tube and battery which is easy and keep cost down. But people always love to see more changes, it needs quantity to fulfill that changes and keep the cost down at the same time.

Sorry I have to say no. And I am learning to say no after reading the article “Why can’t Chinese just say NO?”

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Scientist wrote:
The Nichia emitter gives a ring with the smooth reflector (note Sofirn comment about the SST). I get around this by using a diffuser from a laptop screen (or you could use DC Fix).

I’m not claiming that it is so in your particular case, but many times a ring from a smooth reflector is not caused by the led itself but by a slight defocus. Paying attention a proper focus, maybe sanding a bit off the bottom of the centering piece, maybe use a different piece with a different height, can maybe make the ring disappear?

Since using the White Flat, I have focused ( Wink ) more and more on getting the focus of leds right in my builds, not just of speciality leds like the White Flat but all of them. Getting the focus of a led right in all 3 dimensions is a pain and an art, and the resulting beam is highly satisfying for a flashoholic.

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Interested if they come in silver and LH351D, the others are too warm for me.

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Barry089 wrote:
I found there are not many people vote on this thread, I think I have to say no.

I can upload all the mini versions of SC31B, SP32AV2, SP31V2, SP40 which are compatible with 18350 tube onto sofirnlight.com, no other changes of the models, just replace the tube and battery which is easy and keep cost down. But people always love to see more changes, it needs quantity to fulfill that changes and keep the cost down at the same time.

Sorry I have to say no. And I am learning to say no after reading the article “Why can’t Chinese just say NO?”

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Lightbringer wrote:
Scientist wrote:

Is that a purple shorty tube from an S2+?

Yes. Unfortunately it did not fit as made. I had a friend with a lathe turn down the threads so it fit.

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djozz wrote:
Scientist wrote:
The Nichia emitter gives a ring with the smooth reflector (note Sofirn comment about the SST). I get around this by using a diffuser from a laptop screen (or you could use DC Fix).

I’m not claiming that it is so in your particular case, but many times a ring from a smooth reflector is not caused by the led itself but by a slight defocus. Paying attention a proper focus, maybe sanding a bit off the bottom of the centering piece, maybe use a different piece with a different height, can maybe make the ring disappear?

Since using the White Flat, I have focused ( Wink ) more and more on getting the focus of leds right in my builds, not just of speciality leds like the White Flat but all of them. Getting the focus of a led right in all 3 dimensions is a pain and an art, and the resulting beam is highly satisfying for a flashoholic.

I am sure you are correct. I just put it back together and didn’t bother with adjusting. I may give it a try sometime. Thanks for the tip.

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rost333 wrote:
UPDATE

The poll is closed due to small interest. Sad

Barry089 wrote:
I found there are not many people vote on this thread, I think I have to say no.

I can upload all the mini versions of SC31B, SP32AV2, SP31V2, SP40 which are compatible with 18350 tube onto sofirnlight.com, no other changes of the models, just replace the tube and battery which is easy and keep cost down. But people always love to see more changes, it needs quantity to fulfill that changes and keep the cost down at the same time.

Sorry I have to say no. And I am learning to say no after reading the article “Why can’t Chinese just say NO?”

Thumbs Up This is the best kind of “no” — “no” with (IMO valid) reasons. That way, maybe other approaches can be proposed, or at the very least there is good understanding.

Maybe just making a 18350 tube available for order is a good enough solution?

Also, I wonder if there is an equivalent “Why can’t Westerners just… ?” companion article. Would be interesting! Smile