Sofirn SC01 - new model?? (10180)

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Sofirn SC01 - new model?? (10180)

I was just perusing AliExpress and ran across what appears to be a new Sofirn that I’ve never heard of. One of those tiny 10180 jobbers.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001607487413.html

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C01S is a tiny Keychain light With 2 modes (low-high) with good power 330lm. It is designed for finding keys, reading, EDC and emergency etc. It can be operated from a single 10180 battery

Features:
1.Compact size more portability
2.Original Luminus 95 CRI SST20 4000K LED emitter
3.material :stainless steel
4.USB Rechargeable

Specification:

CRI (min): 95

Working Voltage: 3V-4.2V
Dimension: 45mm(length) *14.2mm(head diameter)
Weight: 26 gram
Battery Options:10180 lithium ion battery

Operation Instruction:

When OFF, screw down the battery tube to turn on; unscrew the battery tube to turn off.

When On, screw the battery tube more tight to High Mode and then rapidly screw down the battery tube to change low mode;

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well it should be legit if its on their store, maybe they just got confused and lazy and copied part of the description from c01s lol, but this looks pretty good, uses li ion instead of aaa, and more than 3x the lumen. but looks smaller too

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I just spotted that, trying to find a 10180 DQG that will ship to the UK. Looks really nifty, and Sofirn quality too. I want one.

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Has anybody already received one?

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I have one of these in Black, it`s pretty much identical, except it`s called a `Trustfire Mini2` and yes they do put out a Lot of light, it`s quite surprising!
and the USB charging should have a red Led in there that turns green when it`s charged too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Irkg7Ywa-s

I love these little lights! is it on the Sofirn website yet? I need to get one of these Smile

Edited to add: nevermind, they do have them on the sofirn website, so I just bought one Smile

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I ordered one from Ali on 11:11. Just spotted them on the main site too, under “Rechargeable”, or else search for “10180”.

Specs look ace, SST20 400OK 95CRI. Looks like a real gem this one.

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Reminds me of the Olight I1R2, except this has high CRI and uses stainless steel instead of the usual black-anodized aluminum.
I wonder if they used USB-C on it for the charging? Can’t find any information on that. Hopefully the head is also captive!

In any case, this looks like a neat keychain light! It’s nice to see Sofirn branching out more.

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I'm looking forward to a weight confirmation: the quoted 26g looks like a typo to me, 16g would make more sense.

An Astrolux M01 (same size, stainless steel as well) weights about 15g. And 26g is the weight of an AAA DQG stainless steel.

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Serlite wrote:
I wonder if they used USB-C on it for the charging? Can’t find any information on that. Hopefully the head is also captive!

Specs on the Sofirn site say Micro-USB
https://sofirnlight.com/sc01-mini-keychain-light-10180-battery-included-p0155.html

I’m thinking put it on stainless steel chain. It’s pretty enough to be a nice neck-light. Won’t get so banged up that way either.

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Oh, what do they mean by “Stainless steel or aerospace graded aluminum alloy”? There’s a pretty big difference..

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Looks good

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I took delivery of two of these today. Initial impressions very good. The emitter is immediately impressive CRI compared to all the CREE XP-G2 10180s, and the tint is slightly warmer than my recent Emisar D4V2 CuZn SST20 4KK. It's a solid SS build (26.7g on my scale w/battery) with a noticeable heft compared to the Olight I1r2 (16.9g) and slightly better grip. We are getting closer to the perfect keychain light... Let's see this in Ti or Aluminum next with USB C and some nicely aggressive knurling?

 

 

 

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Thanks abbazaba for this very first report on this light.

abbazaba wrote:
It's a solid SS build (26.7g on my scale w/battery)
Since a 10180 battery weighs almost nothing, the advertised 26g in the description was not a typo. So the walls must be very thick, hence the slightly greater diameter (14.2mm vs 13mm for an Astrolux M01) and almost double the weight.

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Let's see this in Ti or Aluminum
Looking forward to an Al version too.

abbazaba, can you please comment on the thread machining? My Astrolux M01 is almost unusable because of too much play in the threads, which makes the head very wobbly.

Also, can the battery be accessed (and therefore replaced)? The non-replaceable, and even worse non-accessible battery on the Olight IR2 EOS made me return it, because you can't even measure its voltage to monitor the charge status.

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Wonder why olight only 150lm but this claim 330lm. LED alone? or driver?

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Cemoi wrote:

Thanks abbazaba for this very first report on this light.

abbazaba wrote:
It's a solid SS build (26.7g on my scale w/battery)
Since a 10180 battery weighs almost nothing, the advertised 26g in the description was not a typo. So the walls must be very thick, hence the slightly greater diameter (14.2mm vs 13mm for an Astrolux M01) and almost double the weight.

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Let's see this in Ti or Aluminum
Looking forward to an Al version too.

abbazaba, can you please comment on the thread machining? My Astrolux M01 is almost unusable because of too much play in the threads, which makes the head very wobbly.

Also, can the battery be accessed (and therefore replaced)? The non-replaceable, and even worse non-accessible battery on the Olight IR2 EOS made me return it, because you can't even measure its voltage to monitor the charge status.

The threads are about average, and plenty tight IMO. The battery is replaceable.

 

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Oh nice, a replaceable battery! That’s a good advantage over the I1R2. And the size is even comparable!
I guess the head isn’t captive though, so you have to be careful to keep it nearby when you’re charging this thing.

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How wide is that loop? Wide enough for a 3mm box chain to go through it comfortably? Or should I put a split ring on there first?

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HareLantern wrote:
Oh, what do they mean by “Stainless steel or aerospace graded aluminum alloy”? There’s a pretty big difference..

That means there will be two versions to be choosen from.

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jp9mm wrote:
Wonder why olight only 150lm but this claim 330lm. LED alone? or driver?

330 lumens from a 10180 seems high. On a capacity basis compared to high drain cells, that’s like getting 10,000 lumens from an 18650 light (2600 mAh vs. 80 mAh).

I’ll be curious to see what anyone might measure. To be honest, I think 150 lumens would be quite good for a 10180 light.

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That’s cute. I’m guessing the runtime on the 10180s are miniscule though right?

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Ordered a couple of these Sofirn SC01 to check out…

They come in a nice little blackbox.

Upon receiving them, I tested the flashlight, but there is no light at all.
I then tried to charge the flashlight, but then the green indicator just lights up.

I previously thought the battery is built-in / non-removable, but found that the tailcap is removable.
That’s when I noticed that both SC01 units DO NOT include 10180 batteries.
That makes these flashlights unusable as I do not have a way of purchasing 10180 batteries… Sad
Disappointed that the 10180 batteries are NOT included in the SC01, making these flashlights useless..

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d_t_a wrote:
Ordered a couple of these Sofirn SC01 to check out…

They come in a nice little blackbox.

Upon receiving them, I tested the flashlight, but there is no light at all.
I then tried to charge the flashlight, but then the green indicator just lights up.

I previously thought the battery is built-in / non-removable, but found that the tailcap is removable.
That’s when I noticed that both SC01 units DO NOT include 10180 batteries.
That makes these flashlights unusable as I do not have a way of purchasing 10180 batteries… Sad
Disappointed that the 10180 batteries are NOT included in the SC01, making these flashlights useless..

!https://i.imgur.com/tmxbRQB.jpg!

Darn, that’s quite the disappointing discovery! Did you accidentally choose the option for “no battery” on AliExpress? (I guess it’s the first/default option, so that’d be easy to do accidentally.)
Hopefully Sofirn will make these available on their standalone store, since they do sell batteries for pretty reasonable prices there.

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d_t_a wrote:
That makes these flashlights unusable as I do not have a way of purchasing 10180 batteries...
You can find some on ebay, search for "10180 battery DQG".

For example, around USD5 for two units here.

I recommend you buy two, because these may arrive dead. And do take care of them: no over discharge, they are not protected. I use to charge them when they get under 3.7V.

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Serlite wrote:
d_t_a wrote:
Ordered a couple of these Sofirn SC01 to check out…

They come in a nice little blackbox.

Upon receiving them, I tested the flashlight, but there is no light at all.
I then tried to charge the flashlight, but then the green indicator just lights up.

I previously thought the battery is built-in / non-removable, but found that the tailcap is removable.
That’s when I noticed that both SC01 units DO NOT include 10180 batteries.
That makes these flashlights unusable as I do not have a way of purchasing 10180 batteries… Sad
Disappointed that the 10180 batteries are NOT included in the SC01, making these flashlights useless..

!https://i.imgur.com/tmxbRQB.jpg!

Darn, that’s quite the disappointing discovery! Did you accidentally choose the option for “no battery” on AliExpress? (I guess it’s the first/default option, so that’d be easy to do accidentally.)
Hopefully Sofirn will make these available on their standalone store, since they do sell batteries for pretty reasonable prices there.

Both of mine came with Sofirn batteries, but I think I chose the “w/battery” option for a $ more.

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Cemoi wrote:

d_t_a wrote:
That makes these flashlights unusable as I do not have a way of purchasing 10180 batteries…
You can find some on ebay, search for “10180 battery DQG”.

For example, around USD5 for two units here.


I recommend you buy two, because these may arrive dead. And do take care of them: no over discharge, they are not protected. I use to charge them when they get under 3.7V.

The problem is: most foreign stores DO NOT SHIP batteries to my country. I cannot find any 10180 battery local store, and I have not found any foreign store that ship 10180 batteries at economical price to my country.

If they do ship, they probably charge a very high price (like $20 or more) (will likely be more expensive that buying another SC01).

And, I did mention to “include batteries” in my order, since I know I cannot order 10180 batteries elsewhere.

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d_t_a wrote:
And, I did mention to “include batteries” in my order, since I know I cannot order 10180 batteries elsewhere.

Yes, but did you pay for the batteries or just ask for them to be included?

Maybe you should just stay away from models that use uncommon battery types, faults happen and also batteries wear over time. Stick to models where that battery can be purchased in your country, otherwise it’s always going to be a risk.

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Are you 100% certain you chose the “with battery” option?

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d_t_a wrote:
I have not found any foreign store that ship 10180 batteries at economical price to my country.

I've checked the ebay link I gave you in my former post. The Shipping and Payments tab says:

  • Shipping to: Worldwide
  • Excludes: Guadeloupe, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, American Samoa, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Greenland, Bolivia, Ecuador, French Guiana, China (i.e. Philippines not excluded)
  • If I choose Philippines in the pop-up menu: Shipping and Handling GBP 0.49.

 I'm not advertising for this ebay seller (others offer the same shipping option), just trying to help...

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d_t_a wrote:
And, I did mention to “include batteries” in my order, since I know I cannot order 10180 batteries elsewhere.

Yes, but did you pay for the batteries or just ask for them to be included?

Maybe you should just stay away from models that use uncommon battery types, faults happen and also batteries wear over time. Stick to models where that battery can be purchased in your country, otherwise it’s always going to be a risk.

The item description lists “10180 battery (included)”, there is no option to purchase without battery. (I purchased the SC01 from the official Sofirn / Shopee store, which is Sofirn’s online store portal for Southeast Asia customers).

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I just got mine. I’m loving the quality. The stainless steel feels substantial. Threads are firm and smooth, and the two light levels are both very useful, with a very nice tint, very easy on the eye, and smooth beam profile.

I got mine on stainless ball chain at the moment. Makes for a perfect necklight.

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13 days later mine has arrived too! all packed in a nice little box with spares and battery already loaded. Looks to be around 4000k (which is nice!), I`v never had a modern light in Stainless Steel before so this is a lovely addition to my collection.

That`s 5 different Sofirn lights I`v had so far and 5 lights that I`v really liked! Thumbs Up

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