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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