Review Sofirn SP10B + 3 lights Giveaway - Winners Posted

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Thanks for the review and the give away. I have been looking into single AA lights a lot lately, and this looks like it may have to join my collection. Looks like a great gift for family, and cheap enough not to worry if they will only be using alkaleaks.

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RobertB wrote:
I ran a test with a NiMH battery and posted the chart. Looks like it does have some regulation after the initial stepdown from high. 87 minutes on medium mode before dropping off to shutdown.

Thanks, I didn’t expect it to have any regulation but it seems it does. Which is probably why it never achieves it’s 3H runtime claim on Medium. I would rather buy a light with regulated output and lower runtimes than an unregulated light with longer runtime. I really hate it when the light gets dimmer and dimmer, which is why I’m ok with sacrificing runtime for consistent output. Really miss battery indicator function for AA, this is one clear advantage UT01 has over Sofirn.

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DoubleA wrote:
RobertB wrote:
I ran a test with a NiMH battery and posted the chart. Looks like it does have some regulation after the initial stepdown from high. 87 minutes on medium mode before dropping off to shutdown.

Thanks, I didn’t expect it to have any regulation but it seems it does. Which is probably why it never achieves it’s 3H runtime claim on Medium. I would rather buy a light with regulated output and lower runtimes than an unregulated light with longer runtime. I really hate it when the light gets dimmer and dimmer, which is why I’m ok with sacrificing runtime for consistent output. Really miss battery indicator function for AA, this is one clear advantage UT01 has over Sofirn.

The runtime on medium would obviously be much longer if you started out in medium mode which is what default is, and used a better battery like an Eneloop Pro or something. I don’t know if you’d get to 180 minutes, but close maybe. The battery I used is a 2000mAh Duracell which is probably overrated in the first place.

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RobertB wrote:
The runtime on medium would obviously be much longer if you started out in medium mode which is what default is, and used a better battery like an Eneloop Pro or something. I don’t know if you’d get to 180 minutes, but close maybe. The battery I used is a 2000mAh Duracell which is probably overrated in the first place.

If you know the current draw it would be a lot easier to estimate the runtimes. One thing I clearly find funny is how can Utorch ever get advertised 11hrs on 60lm mode when Sofirn barely gets 3hrs from 70lm mode. Maybe they kept on measuring even while the light went dimmer than firefly mode till death,

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Nice review!
Sofirn has really nice stuff!

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RobertB wrote:
The light does have a lockout mode which is 4 quick clicks. However, I found it fiddly if not difficult to get it in and out of lockout. Much easier to give the tail cap a slight twist. The light does have memory even after being locked and unlocked with the tail cap.

Sorry for messing in the middle of the thread, hope this doesn’t generate confusion regarding the “counts” for the GAW.

I received the SP10B today, and also noticed what you mention RobertB. The 4 clicks don’t work properly. So I tried 5 clicks instead…and it worked more than once. So…maybe there is some kind of “bug“on the switch/driver functioning.
Whenever I clicked 4 times, it just switched the light ON.
Maybe a head or tailcap twisting work more effectively.

Over and out Cool

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MascaratumB wrote:
RobertB wrote:
The light does have a lockout mode which is 4 quick clicks. However, I found it fiddly if not difficult to get it in and out of lockout. Much easier to give the tail cap a slight twist. The light does have memory even after being locked and unlocked with the tail cap.

Sorry for messing in the middle of the thread, hope this doesn’t generate confusion regarding the “counts” for the GAW.

I received the SP10B today, and also noticed what you mention RobertB. The 4 clicks don’t work properly. So I tried 5 clicks instead…and it worked more than once. So…maybe there is some kind of “bug“on the switch/driver functioning.
Whenever I clicked 4 times, it just switched the light ON.
Maybe a head or tailcap twisting work more effectively.

Over and out Cool

No problem, no confusion! I just tried 5 clicks and you’re right. But it blinks twice everytime you click the button. But that’s better than the light turning on in your pocket. I got the 4 click lockout to work a few times, but if you don’t click at the perfect speed, it won’t work. So much easier to turn the tail cap.

It’s almost like the 5 clicks acts as a battery check or something, except it just stays in that mode until you 5 click it again. Must some reserved mode in the firmware. Funny, 6 clicks throws it straight into turbo.. lol

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Thanks for the review and Giveaway , interesting little light !

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I’ll play, thanks for the great review as well!

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JasonJ wrote:
I’ll play, thanks for the great review as well!

I’m in the US.

You’re welcome neighbor (I’m in Midland)

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