Andúril 2 coming to Sofirn - The general Sofirn development thread

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ggf31416 wrote:

"Nova" is actually not that bad in spanish, you would need to accentuate the last syllable as in "Nová" for it to sound like "No va" (not going). Per Spanish rules we would accentuate the penultimate syllable (in this case the first) in absence of a tilde in a vowel ending word, plus "Nova" is just the word for a Nova star. The other two are indeed terrible.

But calling a car a Nova?

That's a car that doesn't go!  :FACEPALM:

And the Nova did not sell well in Latin America because of its awful name.

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But calling a car a Nova?

That’s a car that doesn’t go!

And the Nova did not sell well in Latin America because of its awful name.

“Nova no va” sounds funny as a wordplay but because of its symmetry, “Nova” would be accentuated on “No” and “no va” would be accentuated on “va”. We would never say “Nova” as “Nová” or “No va”, accentuation is important. We would think of a car not starting(“no arranca” or “no prende”), not working (“no anda” or “no funciona”) or not running (“no corre”), the car not going (“no va”) sounds like something a foreigner would say, close enough to be understandable but not correct. Wikipedia says that’s an urban legend, I think if the car indeed didn’t sell well it was due to price or competition, not because of the name.

The other two names can be serious insults depending on the region and I would expect to be punched if I call someone that.

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I generally believe Snopes, so you learn something new everyday.

I was taught in a college marketing class about the Chevy Nova, though I had heard the story before.

Apparently they were completely wrong.

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“Good, Fast, Cheap — pick Sofirn”

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I really like new Sofirn host – IF25 (21700):

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I think that any qualification of Sofirn does not hold up in reality, they are not the cheapest, not the highest quality, not the most innovative etc., and “Sofirn, fairly good flashlights for a great price” does not sound particularly attractive. So I would not refer to why people choose Sofirn flashlights but the very fact that they do:

Sofirn flashlights, what smart people choose!

(native english speakers will formulate this better I expect)

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“Sofirn – simply smart choice” ?

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Hi, you can buy any parts of sofirn models including host, leds, drivers, batteries etc. Furthermore, you can ask for a current models with different tints, different emitters with the same size.

But it takes time to upload these parts on sofirnlight.com

Please tell me what you need. For example, I want C8F XPL 4000K; SP36 Anduril LH351D 2700K;I want C8F driver, I want SP31V2 host or I just need LH351D emitters on MCPCB etc.

Here are some parts & accessories already available.

https://sofirnlight.com/collections/parts-accessories

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My new Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/barry.dong.9250

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Great idea !
We love parts ! Thumbs Up

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Barry0892

Being able to order parts and custom lights is great news.
Do we PM you here on BLF? Can we communicate on sofirnlight.com?

Thanks

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Do you have populated Q8 LED boards maybe with LH351Ds (bare LED board would be okay, though)? And a matching Q8 reflector?

I’ve gotten disgusted with Ali lately, and abandoned the cart there on multiple occasions with all their crap.

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Oh… 351d in the Q8. That would be nice.

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

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Barry0892 wrote:
SP36 Anduril LH351D 2700K

Ooh, that sounds very nice.

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Being able to order custom lights with custom emitter options is excellent! I’m interested in the following. How do I order?

1) SP36S Simple UI (not Anduril/Narsil) w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

2) SF14 w/ SST-20 2700K

3) SP30A w/ SST-20 2700K

4) SC31B w/ SST-20 2700K

5) IF25 w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

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We may not get a response until February... Chinese new year. 

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FW3A, SST20 4000K || S21A, Crescendo Mtn20DD, LH351D 4000K || SP32A, SST40 5000K

Recent/ongoing Mods:

S2+, TexAven 17mm, LH351D | S21A, Crescendo 20mm, XPL HI 5000K | L2 w/Mtn17DD Zener Guppydrv, XHP-50 | C8+ OP, DD XHP-50

SP32A w/SST40 5000K | TIR Upgrades | EagleTac clip | Ultrafire C2 w/6A 20mm & LH351D | S2+, Biscotti, Nichia 219C 2700K |

Reviews:

Sofirn SP31 v2.0 Tactical Flashlight (Cree XPL HI) || Sofirn SD05 Scuba Diving Flashlight || Sofirn SC31 USB Rechargeable (XP-G3) || Sofirn SC31 Pro 5000K

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Nooner wrote:
Barry0892

Being able to order parts and custom lights is great news.
Thanks


+1
Thank you Sofirn. Smile
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SKV89 wrote:
Being able to order custom lights with custom emitter options is excellent! I’m interested in the following. How do I order?

1) SP36S Simple UI (not Anduril/Narsil) w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

2) SF14 w/ SST-20 2700K

3) SP30A w/ SST-20 2700K

4) SC31B w/ SST-20 2700K

5) IF25 w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

The SF14 is no longer produced

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

New Zealand store – https://www.piercingthedarkness.co.nz (NZ customers only)

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Nachtfeuerzeug wrote:

We may not get a response until February… Chinese new year. 

The Chinese New Year starts on 25 Jan 2020. So there are still a few weeks to go but I think Sofirn are maybe starting early Smile

I ordered directly from Sofirn & got email telling me my order has been sent with a tracking number on 26 Dec 2019 but I cannot track parcel after more than 10 days – unknown tracking number.
No response to my email to Sofirn yesterday so maybe an early start to the New Year.

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cm64 wrote:
Nachtfeuerzeug wrote:

We may not get a response until February… Chinese new year. 

The Chinese New Year starts on 25 Jan 2020. So there are still a few weeks to go but I think Sofirn are maybe starting early Smile

I ordered directly from Sofirn & got email telling me my order has been sent with a tracking number on 26 Dec 2019 but I cannot track parcel after more than 10 days – unknown tracking number.
No response to my email to Sofirn yesterday so maybe an early start to the New Year.

Send a message on the Sofirn Deals facebook page. There’s a few that are often active

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

New Zealand store – https://www.piercingthedarkness.co.nz (NZ customers only)

YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIUWi2vYp4CWrRkOJM70t_w/videos (Demos for my customers, and reviews)

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cm64 wrote:
Nachtfeuerzeug wrote:

We may not get a response until February… Chinese new year. 

The Chinese New Year starts on 25 Jan 2020. So there are still a few weeks to go but I think Sofirn are maybe starting early Smile

I ordered directly from Sofirn & got email telling me my order has been sent with a tracking number on 26 Dec 2019 but I cannot track parcel after more than 10 days – unknown tracking number.
No response to my email to Sofirn yesterday so maybe an early start to the New Year.

Usually those tracking numbers cannot be tracked until it arrives at the delivery company in your country. Sometimes tracking numbers don’t work until after I receive the package.

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Funtastic wrote:
cm64 wrote:
Nachtfeuerzeug wrote:

We may not get a response until February... Chinese new year. 

The Chinese New Year starts on 25 Jan 2020. So there are still a few weeks to go but I think Sofirn are maybe starting early Smile I ordered directly from Sofirn & got email telling me my order has been sent with a tracking number on 26 Dec 2019 but I cannot track parcel after more than 10 days - unknown tracking number. No response to my email to Sofirn yesterday so maybe an early start to the New Year.
Send a message on the Sofirn Deals facebook page. There's a few that are often active

Thank you!

EDC

FW3A, SST20 4000K || S21A, Crescendo Mtn20DD, LH351D 4000K || SP32A, SST40 5000K

Recent/ongoing Mods:

S2+, TexAven 17mm, LH351D | S21A, Crescendo 20mm, XPL HI 5000K | L2 w/Mtn17DD Zener Guppydrv, XHP-50 | C8+ OP, DD XHP-50

SP32A w/SST40 5000K | TIR Upgrades | EagleTac clip | Ultrafire C2 w/6A 20mm & LH351D | S2+, Biscotti, Nichia 219C 2700K |

Reviews:

Sofirn SP31 v2.0 Tactical Flashlight (Cree XPL HI) || Sofirn SD05 Scuba Diving Flashlight || Sofirn SC31 USB Rechargeable (XP-G3) || Sofirn SC31 Pro 5000K

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Funtastic wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
Being able to order custom lights with custom emitter options is excellent! I’m interested in the following. How do I order?

1) SP36S Simple UI (not Anduril/Narsil) w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

2) SF14 w/ SST-20 2700K

3) SP30A w/ SST-20 2700K

4) SC31B w/ SST-20 2700K

5) IF25 w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

The SF14 is no longer produced

I see they replaced the SF14 with the SF12. The difference being the SF14 goes from L>M>H where as the SF12 goes from H>M>L Facepalm Please bring back the SF14 Sofirn. The SF14 with the SST-20 2700K would make for good bedside lights.

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Is the sf14v2 still available anywhere?

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rost333 wrote:
I really like new Sofirn host – IF25 (21700):

Just got my if25 and it really is a great light. Very small for a 21700 light, the tint ramping/mixing is very nice and what I’ve been waiting for. The 6500K SST20s are very green in the low modes but that’s expected I guess and that’s only on the upper end of the tint ramp. The middle mix tints are nice because of the mix. I think I’ll replace the leds with CRI90 3000K and 5700K 219Cs. The nitecore 34mm diffuser fits well and the output is very stable and well regulated. This should make a lovely photo/video light.

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cm64 wrote:
The Chinese New Year starts on 25 Jan 2020. So there are still a few weeks to go but I think Sofirn are maybe starting early Smile

Yep, and if it’s anything like past years, there’ll be a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ for a whole month or so.

Expect anything stuck in the mail pipeline to finally arrive with a foot-long beard.

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the SF14 goes from L>M>H where as the SF12 goes from H>M>L Facepalm Please bring back the SF14 Sofirn. The SF14 with the SST-20 2700K would make for good bedside lights.

That would be one I’d be glad to get. Hello?

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Barry0892 wrote:
Hi, you can buy any parts of sofirn models including host, leds, drivers, batteries etc. Furthermore, you can ask for a current models with different tints, different emitters with the same size.

I can’t decide if this makes Sofirn my favorite, or most hated manufacturer. It’s awesome, but now I need to buy a bunch of new flashlights with interesting emitters.

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DB Custom wrote:
I got the very neat little D25S headlamp today. The special purchase price offered at Amazon is really amazing, this is an SST-40 light (times two) and has built in USB micro charging that is cleverly concealed under a fast thread sleeve. The switch/driver is behind a threaded plug style end cap and the fast thread sleeve (square threads even!) surrounds the switch. Nicely done!

There are ridges in the back of the tube that correspond to a plastic tooth on the holder such that swiveling the light in the holder is easy and held in place in a wide range of motion. Also quite clever. And the light is easily popped into and out of the holder. Sofirn includes a 2800 mAh protected cell with the light as well. All in all an exceptional deal with a price point that is difficult to best ($20 and change with the coupon code)

The downside is that it doesn’t make the claimed 1200 lumens from the twin SST-40’s. It only draws 2.55A at the tail on a Molicel P26A, so the 850 lumens it does make is understandable and at this level it takes quite a while for it to warm up. The unibody construction means the entire light absorbs the heat, also pretty cool. Even internal fins behind the emitters to help spread heat throughout.

Cool small headlamp, cell supplied and internal charging (cord also supplied) and the head band itself is also decent. Would make great gifts for Christmas…. Wink

I was looking at this light and it would be great for a lot that I do, but as with the SP40, no moonlight mode. Aux LED in red would be nice too, but that may raise the price. I think a moonlight mode would get me to order this right away. A good consistent regulated mode is way more useful than a turbo mode that only lasts a few minutes for a headlamp. I read the specs and it says “LOW” mode is 70lm. Too bright. Maybe add a moonlight mode, and make the highest 850 lumens, and just forget about the 1200?

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SKV89 wrote:
Being able to order custom lights with custom emitter options is excellent! I’m interested in the following. How do I order?

1) SP36S Simple UI (not Anduril/Narsil) w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

2) SF14 w/ SST-20 2700K

3) SP30A w/ SST-20 2700K

4) SC31B w/ SST-20 2700K

5) IF25 w/ 2x LH351D 2700k and 2x LH351D 5000k

SP10S 2700k

IF25 2700k Sand or Blue/Red color!

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Lightbringer wrote:
Do you have populated Q8 LED boards maybe with LH351Ds (bare LED board would be okay, though)? And a matching Q8 reflector?

I’ve gotten disgusted with Ali lately, and abandoned the cart there on multiple occasions with all their crap.

Great idea. Id be in for 2 and possibly more.

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