Sofirn IF22 & IF22A Comparison

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Sofirn IF22 & IF22A Comparison

Hello, everyone!I find some people are interested in Sofirn IF22 & IF22A. In this thread, I will compare this two EDCs from Sofirn

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  • Specification

Emitter: 2100 Lumen 6000-6500K SFT-40 LED

Battery options: 21700 Li-Ion battery

Operating voltage: 2.8V - 4.2V

USB-C port: supports USB-C to USB-A recharging and USB-C- to USB-C recharging(USB-C to USB-C Cable is not included)

Material: Aluminum alloy

Lens: Toughened mineral glass lens

Water resistance: i.a.w. IPX-8 (up to 2 meter under water, not for diving)

5V/ 3A fast charging:  It takes around 2.5 hours to charge one 4000mAh 21700 battery

Mode: Stepped mode and ramping mode

Mode Memory

Low voltage warning

Low voltage protection

Electronic reverse polarity protection

Advanced Temperature Regulation (ATR) technology

 

  • Output Levels and runtime

Difference

  • Type of optic:IF22: aluminum alloy reflector, IF22A: 5° TIR plastic lens

the main difference is the lens. IF22A is TIR lens to get 697 meters throwing distance while the IF22 is smooth reflector to get 683meters throwing distance

  • Size: IF22 is a little longer than IF22A

Dimension: IF22: 136.7 mm (length) × 42 mm (head diameter), IF22A: 127.1 mm (length) × 42 mm (head diameter)

Weight: IF22: 132 grams (without battery), IF22A: 120 grams (without battery)

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The latest TIR lens get longer throwing distance than IF22, the beam shot pictures will be updated as long as I take the pictures. If anyone can shares the beam shot picture, i would appreciate a lot Smile

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Here are beam shot pictures

IF22(Left) the hotspot is smaller, but the peripheral aperture is included, the illumination range is larger
IF22A (Right) the hotspot is larger, and there is almost no peripheral spot

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Thanks for the breakdown, Barry. Must be an optical illusion, but the head diameter appears smaller on the IF22A in your side by side shot, although your spec says both are 42mm. I’m preferring the beam profile from the TIR optic based on that wall shot.

Would really like to see some high quality outdoor comparison shots, especially at distance (100m+).

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Releasing two versions of the same light with different optics is interesting, but also hard to decide which one to choose. I would make a review and comparison, but don’t have the lights.

From the design and beamshots I think I would prefer the IF22A with TIR.

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SammysHP wrote:
Releasing two versions of the same light with different optics is interesting, but also hard to decide which one to choose. I would make a review and comparison, but don’t have the lights.

From the design and beamshots I think I would prefer the IF22A with TIR.

I agree. I’m actually surprised as the results as I expected the reflector to make for a tighter hotspot and longer throw. Pretty amazing what a good quality TIR can do, and with less space required.
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Would like the TIR one too but with these led’s I’ll wait until the 5000K SFT-40’s become available.

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Kwispelhond wrote:
Would like the TIR one too but with these led’s I’ll wait until the 5000K SFT-40’s become available.

SFT40 is quite new, I don’t know when 5000K will be available. If 5000K comes out, sofirn can get it first.

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Thanks Barry!

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TIFisher wrote:
Thanks for the breakdown, Barry. Must be an optical illusion, but the head diameter appears smaller on the IF22A in your side by side shot, although your spec says both are 42mm. I'm preferring the beam profile from the TIR optic based on that wall shot. Would really like to see some high quality outdoor comparison shots, especially at distance (100m+).

 

yep, I will fine sometime to take outdoor comparison beam shots pictures.

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Looks like the reflector height might not be properly adjusted

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I like the look of the IF22A Thumbs Up

Is Turbo limited to 6A?

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Does the IF22A have a glass lens, to protect the (soft PMA?) TIR?

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Thanks Sofirn for making this excellent light! Just received my IF22A a few days ago and it’s my new favorite, Sofirn hit it out of the park with this!

For me this light put FUN back into flashlights, although I don’t have any other lights that create a “light sabre“effect… plus this just puts out a lot of light overall, so it’s somewhat useful all around, love the low profile head, the light feels great in the hand and it’s an awesome feeling to have this range and power in a small light!

I’m curious now about the reflector head version, also wondering about a wider TIR optic for the 22A, I prefer the shorter head with the knurling.

The only thing I would have changed on this: Put knurling on the tail cap!

 

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Looks like I will order one of each for comparison. Takes 2-4 weeks to arrive, though. Still wondering with which lights I should compare them. C8+ XP-L HI? KR1 W2? FC12?

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SammysHP wrote:
Still wondering with which lights I should compare them. C8+ XP-L HI? KR1 W2? FC12?

How about a D80v2 SST40?
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TimMc wrote:
I like the look of the IF22A Thumbs Up Is Turbo limited to 6A?

It can be higher if you use HD battery. More powerful battery, more powerful IF22A

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Does the IF22A have a glass lens, to protect the (soft PMA?) TIR?

Yep

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SammysHP wrote:
Looks like I will order one of each for comparison. Takes 2-4 weeks to arrive, though. Still wondering with which lights I should compare them. C8+ XP-L HI? KR1 W2? FC12?

I am looking forward to your comparison reviewcool

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I’d like to know what the thermal management is with it. I’m pretty impressed with my SC31 Pro in that with its calibration it will put out an amazing amount of light for a long time before the TM starts to cut it down. Granted I do live at the 45th parallel and haven’t actually done that in the warmer weather;-) In any case it is nice to have a light that will hold the lumen without having it get unbearable to hold. The larger body ought to help as well. From my perspective it feels like the TM makes the tube light handle like a bigger light and I wonder what the TM is doing for this bigger light.

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I ordered the IF22 and IF22A, which arrived today.

But neither of the 2 packages include any manual at all.

I know it’s possible to “guess” how the IF22 and IF22A operation works, since I’m familiar with other Sofirn flashlights.
However, it’s still good if there is some documentation? Maybe there is a soft copy of the manual for IF22 and IF22A somewhere?

I’ll try to get some beamshots when the weather becomes better here in our country.

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Just ordered the IF22 and IF22A as well for comparison. Guess you’ll be 2-3 weeks faster, d_t_a. Facepalm Big Smile

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I went out to make the video after my baby son fell asleep. The beam is so bright that the security guards came to ask what's going on right after I finished the short video. I apologized and went home. Hope I didnt disturb neighbors.

 

Sorry for the broken English...... Hope this video is helpful.

 

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Nice video, Barry! In what country/city are you located?

That’s hilarious how you caught the attention of the property security team. They probably don’t even have flashlights that could approach this kind of output.

I saw another comparison video of the two models that used an open field with objects to illuminate at a long distance. Amazingly, the IF22A threw a bit farther, but with notably less spill. I prefer the IF22A. In my mind, if you’re looking for long range illumination, you don’t want the distraction and lumens waste of much spill. A little bit is good, though, which is something you don’t get with LEP. Considering how it’s so easy to have a small EDC for short range illumination, you pack that to fulfill needs of spill and use the long range thrower for distant illumination.

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Thanks for the comparison, Barry!!!

Your “English” is superb, and so are those beam shots. Tough choice between the two, although I’m leaning towards the 22A TIR. I may have to get both. LOL

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Thank you for the great video and no need to apologize for your English, it’s great! Smile

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Barry0892 wrote:

I went out to make the video after my baby son fell asleep. The beam is so bright that the security guards came to ask what’s going on right after I finished the short video. I apologized and went home. Hope I didnt disturb neighbors.


 


Sorry for the broken English…… Hope this video is helpful.


 


Barry,

Thanks for the video.
Your English is Good, no problem understanding!
And you did much better than I would do trying to hold phone in one hand and run flashlight with other and keep the video in frame.
Really like that IF22A, when will it be in USA Amazon shop?

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Thanks for the video Barry. Your English was better than some people I talk to everyday! haha

IF22A with TIR has a much nicer light beam. Soft but usable spill and clean, wide and even hotspot. Very nice!

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Thanks for the video, Barry!
I ordered IF22A. Got a thing for these TIR throwers.

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Loved your video Barry and English smooth like butter. Smile I already have 4 Sofirn type flashlights and the IF22A will be my fifth one! Thumbs Up

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Muto wrote:
Barry0892 wrote:

I went out to make the video after my baby son fell asleep. The beam is so bright that the security guards came to ask what's going on right after I finished the short video. I apologized and went home. Hope I didnt disturb neighbors.

 

Sorry for the broken English...... Hope this video is helpful.

 

 

Barry, Thanks for the video. Your English is Good, no problem understanding! And you did much better than I would do trying to hold phone in one hand and run flashlight with other and keep the video in frame. Really like that IF22A, when will it be in USA Amazon shop? Thanks! Keith

Yes, but it takes time. Hope to see it available on amazon US in the end of September or early October.

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