New Sofirn TIR thrower: IF22A SFT40 2100lm 629m

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New Sofirn TIR thrower: IF22A SFT40 2100lm 629m

I just spotted Sofirn IF22A flashlight on Sofirn’s Aliexpress store:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003092164967.htm

Emitter: single LUMINUS SFT-40 6000-6500K
Working voltage: 2.8V—4.5V
Battery : single 21700
Dimension: 136 mm (length)×42mm (head diameter)
Weight: 132 gram (without battery)
Modes: Low-Med-High and Turbo + Strobe-SOS-Beacon

Should we ask for a Group buy?

Edited by: rost333 on 08/07/2021 - 12:46
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That’s actually a very cool light, they do offer a TIR and reflector option

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From the Chinese Baidu community...

Upper spot: IF22A (TIR 5°) / Lower spot: IF22 (SMO) IF22A TIR 5° beam angle IF22 SMO beam angle

 

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Looks pretty cool.  8^)

Here's the actual link:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003092164967.html

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wow, thanks for the sharing

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

From the Chinese Baidu community...

Upper spot: IF22A (TIR 5°) / Lower spot: IF22 (SMO) IF22A TIR 5° beam angle IF22 SMO beam angle

 

OMG, you are really know where Chinese flashliholics aresealed

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Jackie wrote:
OMG, you are really know where Chinese flashliholics aresealed
My pleasure Jackie. Actually, credits go to TLF member helicoil (Martin) who seems very actively following the Baidu community. My skills in Mandarin are unfortunately not good enough to read all the latest and hottest new trends coming from China. Big Smile

I am glad to see that the TIR lens I recommended to Barry has revealed very good results. Thumbs Up If you happen to get any SFT40 in 5000K, that would be awesome. Maybe you can also test some of these new Chinese LEDs like SFN55.2 and SFS80? I am afraid they are available in cold-white only, though.

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Jackie wrote:
OMG, you are really know where Chinese flashliholics aresealed
My pleasure Jackie. Actually, credits go to TLF member helicoil (Martin) who seems very actively following the Baidu community. My skills in Mandarin are unfortunately not good enough to read all the latest and hottest new trends coming from China. Big Smile

I am glad to see that the TIR lens I recommended to Barry has revealed very good results. Thumbs Up If you happen to get any SFT40 in 5000K, that would be awesome. Maybe you can also test some of these new Chinese LEDs like SFN55.2 and SFS80? I am afraid they are available in cold-white only, though.

 SFN55.2 and SFS80, never heard of it, how is the performance

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Jackie wrote:

SFN55.2 and SFS80, never heard of it, how is the performance

There are even more new Chinese LEDs. If you have any chance to get us some datasheets, we can have a look if they are worth testing. Wink

Nightwatch NS73

https://world.taobao.com/item/650487179489.htm(link is external)

3x SFN60 (15.000lm, 52A on turbo from one single battery!)

 

Nightwatch NS03 Plus

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=649765849422(link is external)

1x SFN55.2 (7.500lm, 32A on turbo) or

1x SFS80 (1.850lm, 7,2A on turbo)

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I’m on the hunt for a pocket thrower but there is so many options these days…

In this format (or smaller), what is actually the best thrower ? Ideally available in high cri or neutral white.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Jackie wrote:

SFN55.2 and SFS80, never heard of it, how is the performance



There are even more new Chinese LEDs. If you have any chance to get us some datasheets, we can have a look if they are worth testing. Wink


Quite interesting indeed, looking forward for more information about these Chinese emitters.
Hopefully the tint is not bluish or greenish.
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That’s actually priced very decently, but the proportions seems a bit weird to me, maybe a couple cooling fins near the e-switch would make the head look less short

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Jackie wrote:

SFN55.2 and SFS80, never heard of it, how is the performance

There are even more new Chinese LEDs. If you have any chance to get us some datasheets, we can have a look if they are worth testing. Wink

Nightwatch NS73

https://world.taobao.com/item/650487179489.htm(link is external)

3x SFN60 (15.000lm, 52A on turbo from one single battery!)

 

Nightwatch NS03 Plus

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=649765849422(link is external)

1x SFN55.2 (7.500lm, 32A on turbo) or

1x SFS80 (1.850lm, 7,2A on turbo)

looks quite good, will do some search, thank you

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Based on the appearance of recent new models, it seems that the move to transition from “Sofirn” to “sofirn” labeling on the latest lights was intentional, and not the work of a rogue machine operator in the factory.

Come on Sofrn, time to build a stronger brand identity and create your own wordmark! Glasses

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Jackie wrote:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003092164967.html
Thank you, Jackie. The specs on that page… are they for the cone reflector? I imagine the TIR will have different throw/spill characteristics, but I don’t see any separate listing by reflector type.

As for the name… changing case, maybe consider a new font:

I like the 3rd one down on the left column… but if all lower case is preferred, I’d pick the 3rd one down on the right column. A sans-serif style font looks cleaner, more modern.

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There is also the if22 with reflector. Wonder how different will it be beam wise. And the throw

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Neal will be selling the NS73. Not sure when but he’ll have it. Not sure if I’ll buy it though. I do not like rear clickys. Side e switch would be so much better.

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Not sure how NS73 / SFN60 will be like. But SFN55.2 and SFS80 have shown AngryBlue™ coldwhite.  Sick I hope Jackie can get us some datasheets to see if there are warmer tints available, too.
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xevious wrote:

As for the name… changing case, maybe consider a new font:

I like the 3rd one down on the left column… but if all lower case is preferred, I’d pick the 3rd one down on the right column. A sans-serif style font looks cleaner, more modern.

Definitely something that appears more unique, and less like something easily mimicked by the standard font pack from an office suite.

Something modern, and clean, sans-serif, which is also more practical to reproduce and apply.

Of those pictured, I prefer the bottom one in the left column.

Or something like slightly less aggressive like Azo Sans in a regular or medium weight.

But one first step would be to take a look at the labeling application process in the factory. Between all the Sofirn lights I own, I swear that none of them have logos that are consistent with each other, or conform perfectly to the template. A couple are notably distorted, with the S looking more like the one on Superman’s shield. LOL

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xevious wrote:
Jackie wrote:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003092164967.html
Thank you, Jackie. The specs on that page... are they for the cone reflector? I imagine the TIR will have different throw/spill characteristics, but I don't see any separate listing by reflector type. As for the name... changing case, maybe consider a new font: !{width:99%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/n61vO3v.jpg[/img]! I like the 3rd one down on the left column... but if all lower case is preferred, I'd pick the 3rd one down on the right column. A sans-serif style font looks cleaner, more modern.[/quote]

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Tendou wrote:
There is also the if22 with reflector. Wonder how different will it be beam wise. And the throw

we have took some short videos ,did not know how to shows here

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Jackie wrote:

we have took some short videos ,did not know how to shows here

Can you upload them to Youtube and then share the link?

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raccoon city wrote:

Jackie wrote:

we have took some short videos ,did not know how to shows here



Can you upload them to Youtube and then share the link?

I think YouTube is blocked by the CCP in mainland China.

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Not sure about that. Banggood asks for YouTube video link to show defective lights.

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Will the mcpcb be available for purchase separately?

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Jackie wrote:

Tendou wrote:
There is also the if22 with reflector. Wonder how different will it be beam wise. And the throw

we have took some short videos ,did not know how to shows here

Can you send them to me via Wechat? I will be happy to upload them on my Youtube account on Sofirn‘s behalf. Or Barry can send them to me. Just choose what’s most convenient for you. Smile

BTW, I will try to take some good comparison beamshots of IF22 and IF22A a.s.a.p..

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IF22A is the only one available on Aliexpress right now. Group buy would be nice once both are in stock.

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Tinman wrote:
IF22A is the only one available on Aliexpress right now. Group buy would be nice once both are in stock.

+1

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Which one will be a better thrower in real use? IF22A or IF22?

Reflector vs TIR in this case?

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The short head is really nice Thumbs Up .

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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