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this new light fits nicely in one hand

Do you recognize it? It feels really good in the palm. How do you like it? 

 

Campare it with SP31 V2

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I sure hope it is a 18350 light and not a 16340 light.
However, the layout of the button promises some good moddability

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Make the button flat with the light so its not to easy to activate?

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Looks like a Sofirn SC31 with the short 18350 battery tube from Sofirn SP40. Smile

Is this really a new light Barry? Wink

Maybe I should try to play LEGO with some SP32A V2, SP31 V2 and SC31 lights.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Looks like a Sofirn SC31 with the short 18350 battery tube from Sofirn SP40. Smile


Is this really a new light Barry? Wink


Maybe I should try to play LEGO with some SP32A V2, SP31 V2 and SC31 lights.

You got it! SC31’s head, 18350 tube from SP40, SP32A V2’s tail. Then you have a rechargeable powerful EDC light!

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‘powerful’ – i would not say that with 18350.. but that’s just me..

i get annoyed how the 18650 gets better and better, but the 16340 and 18350 seem mired in 5 year old designs
half the size, 1/4 the energy

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Both the 18350 and 16340 got significantly better last year (among others,Vapcell is selling them). Although they still do not have the power density of major brand 18650’s there is movement!

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I would buy one of those!

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OOOHH… I like it! Love

It doesn’t bother me at all that it’s configured from parts of other Sofirn lights. Sell it! Hat Thumbs Up

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wle wrote:
'powerful' - i would not say that with 18350.. but that's just me.. i get annoyed how the 18650 gets better and better, but the 16340 and 18350 seem mired in 5 year old designs half the size, 1/4 the energy wle

Vapcell mentioned in HKJ's review thread of their 16340:

vapcell Dennis wrote:
At present we can do better 16340, but some battery factories have huge MOQ Tired The 16340 market is much smaller than the 18350 market. Hope the future will be good Smile And Thank users for your support of vapcell :-)

So maybe the future isn't quite so bleak for 16340 and even moreso 18350. 

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wle wrote:
‘powerful’ – i would not say that with 18350.. but that’s just me..

i get annoyed how the 18650 gets better and better, but the 16340 and 18350 seem mired in 5 year old designs
half the size, 1/4 the energy
wle

What technology do you see getting better and better with the 18650? I’ve seen the 18350 get better with the 1100mAh cells from Aspire, Vapcell, Keepower, etc… And where ever Vapcell is getting the 800mAh 16340’s is a nice improvement as well. I’ve not seen much if any improvement with the 18650 cell over the last several years.

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The button design of the SC31 is unattractive

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Funtastic wrote:
The button design of the SC31 is unattractive

It is not my favourite either. It works well though, the feel is good and it is a solid way to design a side switch.
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Funtastic wrote:
The button design of the SC31 is unattractive

I kind of like it. 

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I like it. It’s got a Fallout look to it.

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Looks okay, but function is what hooks me.

How would it operate?

What would be the outputs and run times?

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RobertB wrote:
wle wrote:
‘powerful’ – i would not say that with 18350.. but that’s just me..

i get annoyed how the 18650 gets better and better, but the 16340 and 18350 seem mired in 5 year old designs
half the size, 1/4 the energy
wle

What technology do you see getting better and better with the 18650? I’ve seen the 18350 get better with the 1100mAh cells from Aspire, Vapcell, Keepower, etc… And where ever Vapcell is getting the 800mAh 16340’s is a nice improvement as well. I’ve not seen much if any improvement with the 18650 cell over the last several years.

What? 18350 can get 1100mAh?

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It lose runtime for easier to carry. Almost the same cost as SC31 now.

I don’t know people think it worth. But I prefer a smaller 900-1000LM EDC light in pocket and use once a while, 1-3 minutes illumination a time. And I can recharge it any time.

How do you think?

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I’d like this light. At a reasonable price (~20$) and with the right UI (click ON, click OFF, not long click) – I’m sold!

Much prefer a smaller light albeit less runtime; but as you said, quick top up w/ onboard charging.

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Yes.

@Barry, make this light with the LH351D 90CRI.

And yes, there are 1100mAh 18350s now.

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I like the short SC31 too but I like it better if the short battery tube is fully knurled instead of just a small section.

Barry, if this implies that a new batch of SC31 is made, can you do a small change in the user interface? : when the light is off, a long press goes to the lowest mode (instead of breathing switch light). For the breathing switch: triple click on/off with memory.

This would be better for many people here.

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A good UI and eventually a shorter overal body would be great!
I use my SP32A with a convoy short tube and the UI (not starting in moonlight mode but still having memory function as the SP10A/B) is the only thing that makes me not use it as much as I’d like!
So, make a right choice and shorter body and you’ll have a nice light! Wink
EDIT: make it triple!

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I actually changed the LED in my sc31 to an sst-20. It’s OK but I think I’m going to put a Luxion v2 in it next. They usually work pretty well where an XPG is used. I like the warmer tints anyway. Great little light with the 18350 tube. Really wish more 18500 lights were out there. I have a lot of 18500’s that are going to waste away.

Barry, how about making some 18500 universal tubes for the SC31, SP32 and SP31? I have about 15 of these lights all together and would buy a few. I think the 18500 makes for a great length for a lot of these types of lights for EDC. Plus you typically get a little better run times with the little bit of extra capacity.

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@ Djozz;
That would be a winner, option to enable / disable switch lite.

Personally like the the SP33 UI, but not so the SP10A.
The former works well for a handheld torch (single click ON/OFF, press and hold for modes, double click for turbo + click to return last mode); and the latter because of the long press to OFF which induces errors as Moonlight when returning to pocket. Any other variant without long press to OFF, and a long press from OFF to Moonlight is welcomed

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@ HONDARIDER;
I had made some extension with a solid plastic 18mm dia, x 15mm thick stub that I cored and threaded / countersunk screw. Using in one of my lights but not the same capacity as true ’650s.

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Sidney Stratton wrote:
@ HONDARIDER; I had made some extension with a solid plastic 18mm dia, x 15mm thick stub that I cored and threaded / countersunk screw. Using in one of my lights but not the same capacity as true ’650s.

I have some spacers I bought from overready. They work great but it’s the length of the 18500 that I like. I don’t use my lights a lot through the day or night so runtimes are not a huge requirement for me. At least for EDC anyway.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yes.

@Barry, make this light with the LH351D 90CRI.

And yes, there are 1100mAh 18350s now.

+1

I would buy at least one.

A kit includung a 1100mah 18350 battery would probably sell well.

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Caleb wrote:
BlueSwordM wrote:
Yes.

@Barry, make this light with the LH351D 90CRI.

And yes, there are 1100mAh 18350s now.

+1

I would buy at least one.

A kit including a 1100mah 18350 battery would probably sell well.

+1
@Barry, make a Nichia E21A 5000K version as well please.

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I mean all of the work for this light is already done! Just Lego the pieces together, throw in a battery and take our money!

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How interesting or viable would be to make it as a triple OR with a shorter reflector and bezel?
Just to make it shorter than the SP32A with a short tube!

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