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* UPDATE 03/26/2019 *

SP70 is in anodizing factory now, you can preorder on aliexpress store soon, maybe the last day of March. SP70 will be available on amazon US and DE about two weeks later. 

People who located in USA and Germany can wait for amazon inventory.

there are two options: 1. SP70 alone; 2. SP70 bundle: with 5500mAh 26650 batteries and USB charging slot

If you need HD 26650 batteries, it will be available soon too! You can add to cart by then.


I want to clarify on the batteries.

The 5500mAh are their current black and gold Sofirn cells. These are more high capacity and not high drain. They won’t produce the highest output.

The HD batteries are the new high drain cells they acquired and are about 4800mAh. Sofirm will be adding button tops to them for use in series lights like the SP70, Thorfire S70S, etc…

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What’s the price point?

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What’s the price point?

It hasn’t gone public yet.

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JasonWW wrote:
mgracia85 wrote:
What’s the price point?
It hasn’t gone public yet.

What’s your guess? So I can tell my wife I am buying another light Facepalm

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tell her its gonna be lower then convoy l6 or so.

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mgracia85 wrote:
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mgracia85 wrote:
What’s the price point?
It hasn’t gone public yet.

What’s your guess? So I can tell my wife I am buying another light Facepalm


I know what price they are targeting, but I can’t say publicly.

It is a very competitive price to similar lights (same size and shape) even though this one will have a more powerful driver, a ramping UI, very light OP reflector and a XHP70.2.

Hopefully they will announce the price soon.

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jasonww is such a teaser eh..

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jasonww is such a teaser eh..

I kinda wish they would say “Here is the price we want to have for BLF, hopefully we will achieve it. Unfortunately, won’t know the final price until the light is close to shipping”.

This way we have an actual number, but realize there are variables that could effect it.

The last thing a company wants is to promise a certain price early, then realize the production or shipping costs are higher than they predicted and now they are selling it for almost no profit or even losing money (like BLF GT). Or they could say “Sorry, we have to go back on our promised price and raise it”. That makes customers upset and the company looks bad.

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Jackie posted a new pic. This looks like the new matte anodization.


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that looks very good.

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More pics.

They have listed it on AliExpress, but that is not the BLF price. Wink

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-BLF-SP70-Ultra-bright-26650-LED-Flashlight-5500LM-Tactical-18650-Light-Cree-XHP70-2-With/2933049_32994552254.html?spm=2114.12010611.8148356.11.31dc52236SIcwn

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The reflector looks pretty shallow (very wide spill, small hotspot). 89kcd screams for a slicing job, I hope that the OP of the reflector is light enough to keep good throw with the smaller die.

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The reflector looks pretty shallow (very wide spill, small hotspot). 89kcd screams for a slicing job, I hope that the OP of the reflector is light enough to keep good throw with the smaller die.

It’s 148kcd (769m), not 89kcd.

Output is closer to 7,000 lumen.

They are posting conservative output numbers taken with Panny GA 18650 cells iirc.

Output goes up with high drain cells. It’s a FET driver.

These are Sofirn’s test numbers. No one from BLF has tested it’s real performance.

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Ah thanks, so sliced we may get 250 kcd at 6000 lumen, that is pretty Smile

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Ah thanks, so sliced we may get 250 kcd at 6000 lumen, that is pretty Smile

I think so.

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Thanks. I know it was all talked about but it was not in my head anymore (a lot disappears in my brain over time Wink ), and I have no precise recollection what made it and not made it into the production light.

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Thanks. I know it was all talked about but it was not in my head anymore (a lot disappears in my brain over time Wink ), and I have no precise recollection what made it and not made it into the production light.

Same for me. Lol

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90 mm head diameter is impressive - didn't expect it to be that big. The ThorFire S70S is 74 mm - I got one but not sure if I ever did any modding to it, nothing major like a custom driver for sure.

 

   Head   Length   Weight  
S70S    74 254  590 
SP70 90 250 625

 

I think they made nice improvements overall - dims, the look, nice finning. I like the knurling on the tubes over the ring pattern the S70S had.

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thats a huge head indead, seems like this will kill the convoy l6 if they offer a good price.

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JasonWW wrote:
More pics.

They have listed it on AliExpress, but that is not the BLF price. Wink

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-BLF-SP70-Ultra-bright-26650-LED-Flashlight-5500LM-Tactical-18650-Light-Cree-XHP70-2-With/2933049_32994552254.html?spm=2114.12010611.8148356.11.31dc52236SIcwn

That’s good news. How do we get the BLF price?!

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I'm excited. I can't remember, did they get nice BeCu springs for it? 

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Could we please not quote that huge post with all those large pics, or at least remove the pictures from the quote? I like the pictures but not 50 times.

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is the tail spring bypassed or is that not needed ? hard too see in that pic.

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Sorry for quoting the photos. Just wanted to make sure you know what I’m referring to.

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mortuus wrote:
is the tail spring bypassed or is that not needed ? hard too see in that pic.

My guess is it's a dual spring setup.

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Tom E wrote:

90 mm head diameter is impressive – didn’t expect it to be that big. The ThorFire S70S is 74 mm – I got one but not sure if I ever did any modding to it, nothing major like a custom driver for sure.























   Head   Length   Weight  
S70S    74 254  590 
SP70 90 250 625

I think they made nice improvements overall – dims, the look, nice finning. I like the knurling on the tubes over the ring pattern the S70S had.

It does look like it suffers from your reflector pet peeves. Thick bezel and you can see the entire edge of the reflector from the front. If that 90 is measured from the outside of the head it’s much less ID.

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Everybody, Sofirn messaged me recently and they said that the springs are indeed gold plated dual BeCu springs. They also thanked me for the advice Smile

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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I wonder how this light will perform with 2x Samsung 40T or 2x Molicell P42. The power of these cells should yield in way better lumen/lux numbers, shouldn’t it?

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:
I wonder how this light will perform with 2x Samsung 40T or 2x Molicell P42. The power of these cells should yield in way better lumen/lux numbers, shouldn’t it?

Yea you should be able to get around 8k lumens with top cells.

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For such large head hope to see 6×18650 3p2s in next version.

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