Review Sofirn SP10B + 3 lights Giveaway - Winners Posted

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Congratulations to the winners.
Thanks for this GAW.

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Congrats to the winners and amazing giveaway! thanks for organizing it.

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WooHoo!!! Christmas came early. I might have to buy a lotto ticket today Cash

Thanks so much for your generosity, RobertB. That’s what I love about this forum. Congrats to the other winners as well.

I’ve learned so much from this place. It wasn’t that long ago, I had a dozen flashlights, and if I could find one, they didn’t work when I needed them to. Now, I have lights that will blind you, EDC, and have them stashed in all the right places, and they always work. I don’t know how I ever managed without them.

I stopped by a friends house today, he was like me. He had a TG06 clipped to the bill of his cap, De-boning a deer, lol. I think he has seen the light, too.

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Thanks for the GAW RobertB and Sofirn
Congrats guys!

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Congratulations to the winners! Big Smile This forum is so awesome and knowledgeable Thumbs Up

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hoping that someone knowledgeable can offer some good advice : what would be the best disposable 14500 batteries to use with this Sofirn SP10B to enable the highest lumen output, and the best battery life ? i just received this SP10B flashlight (great little budget light), and for the time being plan to keep it in the glove-box of our second car for emergencies ...so since i do not have a charger anymore ....figured i would simply purchase 2 or 4 disposable 14500 batteries and keep one inside the flashlight, along with the other batteries in a protective plastic case, keeping everything all together in the glove-box. any advice much appreciated !

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The Sanyo UR14500P

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thanks Doug, but those are flat-top batteries ...i think i need button-top batteries for this flashlight. thanks anyway.

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No worries Big Smile I ordered these for mine because the price was great. I just solder blob the tops if I need to. https://www.ebay.com/itm/EFEST-RED-Rechargeable-Battery-14500-18500-LiMN/182966108997?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=690280305043&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648

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Congrats legopacific, Dusty and mustig!

Thanks again, RobertB and Sofirn!

Merry Christmas to us all!

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Majoroverkill wrote:
No worries Big Smile I ordered these for mine because the price was great. I just solder blob the tops if I need to. https://www.ebay.com/itm/EFEST-RED-Rechargeable-Battery-14500-18500-LiMN/182966108997?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=690280305043&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648[/quote]

> thanks the reply Doug, however even though those in the ebay link look (from the pics) to possibly be button-top batteries, those are rechargeable 14500s ...i was simply looking for the best disposable 14500s for the Sofirn SP10B. again ...thanks anyway !

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chezz wrote:

hoping that someone knowledgeable can offer some good advice : what would be the best disposable 14500 batteries to use with this Sofirn SP10B to enable the highest lumen output, and the best battery life ? i just received this SP10B flashlight (great little budget light), and for the time being plan to keep it in the glove-box of our second car for emergencies …so since i do not have a charger anymore ….figured i would simply purchase 2 or 4 disposable 14500 batteries and keep one inside the flashlight, along with the other batteries in a protective plastic case, keeping everything all together in the glove-box. any advice much appreciated !

I bought 2 14500 Li-Ion batteries from Sofirn, advertised as 900mAh. I discharged and charged them on the same day.
Here are the results: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1241590#comment-1241590

One, that was more empty, passed the 900mAh, and the other, not so depleted, reached very near the 900mAh.
They have button top, but they are smaller than the Sanyo UR14500P.

Here’s the link for the store: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sofirn-2-Pieces-set-14500-900mAh-Li-ion-...LED-Flashlight/32840564123.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.Lp7Pg7

Oddly enough, they cannot be shipped to Portugal anymore Facepalm

Both these and the 14500 work well on the SP10B Thumbs Up

EDIT: What do you mean by “disposable 14500 cells” ?

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MascaratumB wrote:
chezz wrote:

hoping that someone knowledgeable can offer some good advice : what would be the best disposable 14500 batteries to use with this Sofirn SP10B to enable the highest lumen output, and the best battery life ? i just received this SP10B flashlight (great little budget light), and for the time being plan to keep it in the glove-box of our second car for emergencies ...so since i do not have a charger anymore ....figured i would simply purchase 2 or 4 disposable 14500 batteries and keep one inside the flashlight, along with the other batteries in a protective plastic case, keeping everything all together in the glove-box. any advice much appreciated !

I bought 2 14500 Li-Ion batteries from Sofirn, advertised as 900mAh. I discharged and charged them on the same day. Here are the results: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1241590#comment-1241590 One, that was more empty, passed the 900mAh, and the other, not so depleted, reached very near the 900mAh. They have button top, but they are smaller than the Sanyo UR14500P. Here's the link for the store: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sofirn-2-Pieces-set-14500-900mAh-Li-ion-... Oddly enough, they cannot be shipped to Portugal anymore Facepalm Both these and the 14500 work well on the SP10B :THUMBS-UP:

> hi MascaratumB ; thanks for that info, and those links, much appreciated. however i was hoping to avoid rechargeable batteries ...i just wanted to simply purchase some good quality disposable 14500 batteries that offer good performance (highest lumens + low draw + reliability) for this SP10B that i can keep in the glove-box.

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chezz wrote:
hi MascaratumB ; thanks for that info, and those links, much appreciated. however i was hoping to avoid rechargeable batteries …i just wanted to simply purchase some good quality disposable 14500 batteries that offer good performance (highest lumens + low draw + reliability) for this SP10B that i can keep in the glove-box.

Sorry chezz, but what do you mean by “disposable 14500 cells”? To my knowledge – but I do admit I am ignorant – 14500 cells are rechargeable! But I may be wrong… Facepalm

Also, Sofirn has a single cell charger, that is cheap enough and is usable with USB, if you can’t afford a more expensive one. I bought one and it is my backup charger.

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by disposable i mean "one time use" batteries ....as mentioned in my original post, i no longer have a charger and frankly i am trying to get away from re-charging batteries. would prefer to simply purchase a decent 4 pack of good reliable 14500 batteries (that enable the highest lumen output with the SP10B) that i can stick in the glove-box of the car. thanks again !

P.S. > as far as i know, 14500 batteries are also sold retail/commercially as "one-time use (disposable)" batteries too.

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Sorry chezz, but what do you mean by “disposable 14500 cells”? To my knowledge – but I do admit I am ignorant – 14500 cells are rechargeable! But I may be wrong… Facepalm

I was wrong, there are non-rechargeable 14500 batteries. Facepalm

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by disposable i mean “one time use” batteries ….as mentioned in my original post, i no longer have a charger and frankly i am trying to get away from re-charging batteries. would prefer to simply purchase a decent 4 pack of good reliable 14500 batteries (that enable the highest lumen output with the SP10B) that i can stick in the glove-box of the car. thanks again !


P.S. > as far as i know, 14500 batteries are also sold retail/commercially as “one-time use (disposable)” batteries too.

Now, I got it!! (just saw there are non-rechargeable 14500s)
But unfortunately, I am not able to help on this as I don’t have experience with those Oops
Good luck with your search Wink I hope someone here can help you better!! Thumbs Up

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Sorry chezz, but what do you mean by "disposable 14500 cells"? To my knowledge - but I do admit I am ignorant - -14500 cells are rechargeable-! But I may be wrong... Facepalm
I was wrong, there are non-rechargeable 14500 batteries. Facepalm
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by disposable i mean "one time use" batteries ....as mentioned in my original post, i no longer have a charger and frankly i am trying to get away from re-charging batteries. would prefer to simply purchase a decent 4 pack of good reliable 14500 batteries (that enable the highest lumen output with the SP10B) that i can stick in the glove-box of the car. thanks again !

P.S. > as far as i know, 14500 batteries are also sold retail/commercially as "one-time use (disposable)" batteries too.

Now, I got it!! (just saw there are non-rechargeable 14500s) But unfortunately, I am not able to help on this as I don't have experience with those Oops Good luck with your search Wink I hope someone here can help you better!! :THUMBS-UP:

> thanks MascaratumB, appreciate you trying to help, warm regards !

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Congrats to Dusty and legopacific. Your lights are going out in Thursday’s mail. Tracy Wan from Sofirn is taking care of mustig through Amazon.uk.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all. Be safe Thumbs Up

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chezz wrote:
by disposable i mean “one time use” batteries ….

14500 is a size (14mm×50mm), so I get ya. People generally associate “14500” with Li-ion cells, hence the confusion.

Try Energizer Lithium? No idea how they fare in summer heat or winter cold in an unprotected environment, though.

Or, get a cheap charger (eg, LK Lii-100B) and be able to recharge eneloops.

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Lightbringer wrote:
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by disposable i mean "one time use" batteries ....
14500 is a *size* (14mm×50mm), so I get ya. People generally associate "14500" with Li-ion cells, hence the confusion. Try Energizer Lithium? No idea how they fare in summer heat or winter cold in an unprotected environment, though. Or, get a cheap charger (eg, LK Lii-100B) and be able to recharge eneloops.

thanks Lightbringer, yes, probably what i will end up doing (getting a commercial brand like Energizer 14500s ..pick up a 4 pack or some such), i just figured there would be a few here who might have a experience using the commercial "one-use" disposable 14500s in this SP10B ...and that they could impart some wisdom on the best ones around. thanks again, appreciated.

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Congrats to all winners.
Thanks, RobertB and Sofirn.

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Well, first off, you might want to refer to them as plain ol’ AAs. Ask a salesdrone for 14500s and you’ll likely get a blank stare. Big Smile

And to be clear, I’m specifically referring to Energizer Lithium, not their generic alkaleaks. I’ve had the lousiest experiences with Enerleakers and Duraleak cells. One just destroyed my Orcatorch, and after drilling it out, I have to clean all the light’s innards just to get it to light up again, as the head is covered in “glue” that leaked out.

I absolutely would not would not would not ever ever ever keep alkaleaks in any light that’s going to be left unattended for more than a few days, tops. Not even my bobofett light which is already beat to Hell.

So far, though, I’ve had good experiences with Rayovac cells, and amazingly, Rat Shack’s Enercells. Of the latter, I just unearthed 2 huge 40-pax of AAs, and not a single leak, AND they’re pretty much fully juiced, powering my TK4A.

In a car, do not do not do not ever ever ever keep any cells in the light. Keep them separate, say, taped to the light in a plastic bag. This way, if they leak, grow fur, develop language skills, whatever, it’ll be in the bag and not in the light itself.

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There are a bunch of those 14500 non rechargeables on Amazon. Expensive as all get out, but they are there. There are also Tadiran Lithium Thionyl Chloride cells too.

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thanks guys ! yes agreed, they are listed on Amazon & ebay for ridiculous prices frankly. actually i was checking on Battery Junction ( https://www.batteryjunction.com/14500-category.html ) to get a better sense of things (their prices are ridiculous too actually), now just trying to figure out which might possibly be a good bet for performance and reliability and possibly go from there. not really seeing any of the more established-common-popular manufacturers (like Energizer for instance) offering packaged "one use" 14500 batteries retail ....so ...maybe i will cross-check some things and see if i can possibly find something that will work. thanks Lightbringer and RobertB, your advice and input is much appreciated and i will take it all to heart  !

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Congrats to all winners. And thanks very much for RobertB. Thumbs Up

The giveaway of mustig has shipped. Hope you guys can receive the item before Christmas and will like it.

Merry Christmas Party

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In a car, do not do not do not ever ever ever keep any cells in the light. Keep them separate, say, taped to the light in a plastic bag. This way, if they leak, grow fur, develop language skills, whatever, it’ll be in the bag and not in the light itself.

Follow these simple AA rules, and you will be OK:
1) Keep it away from bright light,
2) Don’t get any water on it, and
3) Never, never ever feed it after midnight.

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

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