Can you identify these lights?

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Can you identify these lights?

I’m curious who is the maker of the flashlights marketed by Clearwater Lights.
https://www.clearwaterlights.com/collections/flashlights

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Whoa.. Whoever makes ‘em, they seem to be obscenely overpriced.

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Judging by the high quality charger on the Shelbina Flashlight they are cheaper lights from China rebranded. I got the exact same rubbish with that ‘pure copper’ brass light from ali earlier.

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shelbina looks like sofirn brand.

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polarweis wrote:
shelbina looks like sofirn brand.

Similar for sure, but not close enough. Maybe sofirn make stuff for others?
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Thanks. I take it these lights are custom ordered, not simply rebranded.

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G0OSE wrote:
polarweis wrote:
shelbina looks like sofirn brand.
Similar for sure, but not close enough. Maybe sofirn make stuff for others?

I’ve heard they made Thorfire lights, among others.

Interesting to me that the original BLF Q8 project was manufactured by Thorfire. Later believed to be manufactured by Sofirn all along.

Then we get the identical Sofirn BLF Q8 and revised Sofirn Q8. Was this an agreed transition or was it something else?

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They are likely rebrands of other manufacturers products. $120 for 1000lm? Sofirn makes lights for a lot of Chinese and other OEM’s so it wouldn’t surprise me if Clearwater is taking Sofirn-made lights (off shelf or as specified by them) and selling them at a big markup.