Review Rofis R 1

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Review Rofis R 1

I apologize for my approximate English. I had the help of google translator but I do not know how much it served.

I received the Rofis R 1 from Rofis for the review.

Here the Rofis R 1 features on the official page on the Rofis website: http://www.rofislight.com/products/rofis-r1/
Manual: http://www.rofislight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/ROFIS-R1-USER-MANUAL.pdf

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Rofis renews its lucky “TR” series with a new line of multifunction torches. The first of the series is Rofis R1 in 16340 format, followed by R2 and R3.
Rofis R 1 uses a CREE XM-L2 U2 LED and offers a maximum power of 900 lumens. It is rechargeable with charge light, has magnetic tail cap and lock function. Waterproof IPX8 (2m) is guaranteed. With R 1 we have included an elastic headband with orange silicone support.

Main features:

Max output: 900 lumens
Max runtime: 20 days
Max beam distance: 150m
Max Beam Intensity: 5625cd
LED: CREE XM-L2 U2
Battery: 1*RCR123A/1*CR123A
Weight: 67g(With battery)

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The packaging:

Has improved with the new rofis also the box. As usual on the various sides of the cardboard box, all the main features are highlighted and summarized. Front of the box opens to the book. Here we can take a look through photos and drawings, the physical features of the Rofis R 1 and the included accessories.

Package contents: Rofis R 1 with mounted clips, USB charging cable, battery, headband, lanyard, O-ring, manual and warranty.

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Once removed from the box, the R 1 battery should be charged completely after lifting the tab under the negative battery pole.

The battery included with the R1 is a 16340 protected and rechargeable 700 mAh li-ion. The test done with the opus bt-c3100 battery charger shows a higher value and precisely 779 mAh.

When we insert the battery into the flashlight and close the tailcap, the power button briefly lights up to indicate the charge status. The electric power will be greater than 50% when the green indicator lights up for 2 seconds; will be from 50% to 10% when the red indicator turns on for two seconds, will be less than 10% when the red indicator lights up quickly for 3 seconds. The full charge of the battery, with its USB cable, takes about two hours.

The Rofis comes with a USB cable for charging up to about 53 cm. This has on the one hand an effective magnet to connect to the charging base over the Rofis head, and on the other a standard USB connector. Charging can also be done by connecting the USB cable to other electronic equipment such as pc, powerbank etc.

When the battery is charging, the translucent rubber side button lights up red. When the charge is 100%, it lights green.

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Under the comparison with other torches:


From the left: 16340 battery, Rofis R 1, Manker E14, MecArmy PT16, Nitecore EC1 and Olight H1R Nova.


From the left: 18650 battery, Armytek Wizard, Rofis TR15, Rofis R 1, Zebralight H502, Olight H1R Nova, AA battery and RCR123A battery.

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Starting from the head we have a SMO (smooth) reflector. At the center there is an XM-L2 U2 LED. The lens has protection A.R. (anti-reflection) and the circular bezel is made of stainless steel.

On the head of the torch we find the new magnetic recharging base that allows, via its charging cable, the connection to a USB socket.

The electronic button is rubbery and of generous size. It is not difficult to find it in the dark but the click is slightly muffled compared to the previous (TR series).

Good the lettering and great writing R 1 on the fixed part of the head. This passes from linear to angular with a 90 ° hike clockwise. Its structure allows, once the head is rotated, to compose an angle that is not as acute as it was previously for the TR10. The Rofis R 1 has a glossy black finish with a nice knurl on the head and body.

The clip has a length longer than the previous TR10, can be inserted downward or upward. Good hooking in jeans. Because of the rotation of the head and the presence of the magnetic recharging base, it only has an engagement position (on the ROFIS writing). The clip also helps to avoid torch rolling.

The only releaseable part in Rofis R 1 is tailcap. At the negative pole we find a removable plated spring while at the positive we find a button around with a ring that protects the electronics from polarity reversal. This system can jeopardize the use of flat batteries without the positive button. Unfortunately I could not use, because of the smaller length, primary CR123A and 16340 IMR batteries (without protection).

The tailcap being in flat tail, allows the R 1 to be tailstanding. It is also equipped with one holes to insert the lace.

The thread on the body of the Rofis is very little lubricated, it is anodised and allows the physical blocking of the torch.

The Rofis R 1 tail magnet is very powerful and allows the R 1 to be fixed on iron objects.

I tried to immerse Rofis R 1 inside a plexiglass container for half an hour. R 1 passed the test without any problems.

I did the test video in Hyperlapse: https://youtu.be/fDU3PcwLXxY

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The elastic headband is a good fit; you wear it and adjust it easily. With the clip on the torch you have some difficulty inserting and rotating the R 1 inside the orange silicone holder. It is therefore advisable to remove the clip if used as a headlight. After inserting the torch into the headband silicone holder, the ignition button is partially covered by the silicon band support. However, it remains accessible.

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User Interface (UI):

The Rofis R 1 has 5 lighting levels + 2 special modes (Turbo and SOS).

Turbo: 900 lm ~ 300 lm – 0.5 + 65min
Alta: 300lm – 70min
Half: 60lm – 7.5h
Low: 10lm – 40h
Moon: 0.5lm-20days

Switching on/off:
Press the button to switch on/off the flashlight. The lamp has memory and starts from the last light level used. (Strobe, SOS, Turbo and Moonlight are not saved in memory).

Change brightness mode:
After swithing on the flashlight, press and hold the switch for longer than one second, and Rofis R 1 enters “low light, medium light and high light”. When released, it will be in the current selected location.

Turbo:
In the ignition or shutdown mode, double-click the switch button to enter Turbo mode. Turbo entry occurs by varying the intensity of light to accustom the eye.

Moonlight:
In the off state, press and hold the switch key for 2 seconds, the torch lights up in lunar mode.

Special mode:
1) Strobe: In every state, quickly and continuously, click the button 3 times and the torch will enter stroboscopic state.
2) Strobe-SOS: In stroboscopic mode, press and hold the switch for more than 1 second, the torch goes into SOS mode. Press the switch again for more than 1 second to return to Strobe mode. Then press to turn it off.

Locks and unlocks:
Lock: In the power-off state, press and hold the switch for more than 3 seconds (you will enter lunar mode before the lock is active).
Unlock: In the lock state, press and hold the switch for longer than 3 seconds, enter lunar mode, and the lock will be removed.

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Beam, Runtime and Beamshot:

The Rofis R 1 has a pronounced spot. It has a slight tendency to greenish / yellow, but in the distance it is not known. The distance of the beam from the feet (spill) is approximately 40 cm.

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The runtime test was made at home with a temperature of 20 ° C. The test was made on a distance of 3 meters and then the values reported at 1m. The battery used is the one supplied with the Rofis R 1, namely a 16340 Li-ion protected by 700 mAh nominal. During operation, the switch becomes red when the voltage is too low. The battery was charged completely before starting the test. In the end I measured the volts that were 2.9.

With Turbo output after exactly 30 seconds we have a sudden drop that takes the cd from 5535 to 1620. After 15 minutes I turned on a small fan near Rofis R 1, noting a slight improvement in the values.
After 67 minutes of ignition the light has another significant drop that brings the cd to the value of 315.
Another downtime at minute 108 brings cd to the value of 63.

The second test was made from the High level with the same test condition as before with a small fan near the torch. We have a steady trend up to the minute 68 where we pass from the 1647 cd to 345.
Flat setting up to a minute 106 where a sudden drop brings the cd to 63. Rofis R 1 turns off after about three hours of operation.

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Beamshot:

In the cellars:

Outdoor:

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Conclusions:

Rofis with this R 1 stepped forward. In my opinion, there are many improvements compared to the previous TR10. Adds USB charging, inserts in the box (enhanced) a headband, longer and flexible clip, steel bezel, improved head rotation etc.
The problem remains with some batteries that, too short, do not turn on the new Rofis.
Now just wait for the release of the R2 version and above all the R3 that should be powered by a 18650 battery.

Thank you for reading the review.

Edited by: roma58 on 11/16/2017 - 17:10
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Nice review.
English translation is very good.
Really like the charging connection used in the light.

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vwpieces wrote:
Nice review.
English translation is very good.
Really like the charging connection used in the light.

Thank you. Smile
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Roma, did you measure any tail cap amperages?

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