New Sofirn TIR thrower: IF22A SFT40 2100lm 629m

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I like the looks of this new offering from Sofirn. Does the SFT-40 come in warmer tint than 6500K? Does Sofirn offer in IF22/a in warmer tint? I like Sofirn, have a few of their lights now.

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According to Luminus‘s datasheet, SFT-40 will also be offered in 5000K. So far, 6500K is the only option available to order.

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Thanks lux I have 2 SFT-40 lights and I really like the emitter. But I’ve promised myself not to buy anymore 6500k lights, I’ve got to many which I bought before I got edumakated here on BLF of the finer details of flash appreciation.

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Anyone got it yet? Wondering about sustained lumens, have ordered it anyways,but seems this one might be quite effective?

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

According to Luminus‘s datasheet, SFT-40 will also be offered in 5000K. So far, 6500K is the only option available to order.

I would buy the TIR one if was available with the 5000K emitter.
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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

According to Luminus‘s datasheet, SFT-40 will also be offered in 5000K. So far, 6500K is the only option available to order.

 

REALLY?! this is NEWS TO ME LOL

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Any word on when the Reflector version IF22 will be in stock again? Only showing IF22a on sale and in stock on the Alixpress store today. 

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JaredM wrote:
...Apparently, Simon/Convoy is nearing a release of his own ~40mm TIR light. E10, L17, MC13, EA01, X1L, IF22A, XT40.. Am I missing any here? Since I only have the X1L, please somebody correct me if I'm wrong. But there seems two be at least two variations of this optic...

 

Word on the street (Reddit  - hanklight subforum, 3 weeks ago) Hank at Emisar is working on a new thrower. Larger than the KR1, smaller than the K1. 21700, side switch. He has said nothing else, BUT... when he shared photos of his workspace / workroom - there was a large (~40mm) TIR optic sitting on the side of the desk in the last picture... Kind've looked like the EA01 TIR.. Just saying.. He has NOT said it will be a TIR, but i dont think Hank was playing with an Astrolux that day and left the optic on the table for the picture... lol.

 

So there may be another one to add to that list..

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ArtieT59 wrote:
Word on the street (Reddit  - hanklight subforum, 3 weeks ago) Hank at Emisar is working on a new thrower. Larger than the KR1, smaller than the K1. 21700, side switch. He has said nothing else, BUT... when he shared photos of his workspace / workroom - there was a large (~40mm) TIR optic sitting on the side of the desk in the last picture... Kind've looked like the EA01 TIR.. Just saying.. He has NOT said it will be a TIR, but i dont think Hank was playing with an Astrolux that day and left the optic on the table for the picture... lol.

So there may be another one to add to that list..

Interesting. I hope he's going to focus on producing something that's not a pocket hotrod but instead something that will manage heat well and provide a reasonably sustained high level output.
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ArtieT59 wrote:

Lux-Perpetua wrote:

According to Luminus‘s datasheet, SFT-40 will also be offered in 5000K. So far, 6500K is the only option available to order.



 


REALLY?! this is NEWS TO ME LOL

Isn’t the SFT-40 just a dedomed SST-40? The latter is available in 5000K so it would follow that the former should be too.
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bcm00re wrote:
ArtieT59 wrote:

Lux-Perpetua wrote:

According to Luminus‘s datasheet, SFT-40 will also be offered in 5000K. So far, 6500K is the only option available to order.



 


REALLY?! this is NEWS TO ME LOL

Isn’t the SFT-40 just a dedomed SST-40? The latter is available in 5000K so it would follow that the former should be too.

It is not! Smile
Gives quite more lumens per watt, same for candela. Seems like a different beast! Look at the rundown of the led on this site!

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bcm00re wrote:
ArtieT59 wrote:

Lux-Perpetua wrote:

According to Luminus‘s datasheet, SFT-40 will also be offered in 5000K. So far, 6500K is the only option available to order.

 

REALLY?! this is NEWS TO ME LOL

Isn't the SFT-40 just a dedomed SST-40? The latter is available in 5000K so it would follow that the former should be too.
It is not! Smile Gives quite more lumens per watt, same for candela. Seems like a different beast! Look at the rundown of the led on this site!

 

thank you Lumen9000. 

@ bcm00re- it defintely is not. It handles more amps, is brighter, has higher luminance, and is overall just a better thrower led in every way. It is definitely the version2.0 of the sst40. A dedomed sst40 will see an approximate 20-25% decrease in output and the same 20% increase in throw. The sft40 sees a increase in both output and throw, with throw exceeding far beyond a 20% gain over sst40.

 

for official bench test and awesomeness - see djozz's test here on BLF. For physical ( and mediocre photographed IMO) beam shots, rake a look at the tag in my signature line. And look at post #7 for the comparisons for color, abd you'll see why I'm so excited about a 5000k sft40. This led is almost perfect in my book (throws "like" a sbt90 but without all the heat, because it only needs 1/2 or less of the amps) but the one thing it's missing is a lower cct option. 

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Thanks for setting me straight you two! I guess I remembered the part where djozz said, “Luminus SFT40 is like the dedomed version of the SST40” but not all the rest. Silly

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bcm00re wrote:
Thanks for setting me straight you two! I guess I remembered the part where djozz said, “Luminus SFT40 is like the dedomed version of the SST40” but not all the rest. Silly

We never stop to learn! Smile
That’s why I’m so interested in a thrower with the sft 40, it might be quite effective for its output, making it last a couple of hours but still with good throw, and with this TIR, it seems the “bleed” gives quite a good light outside the focused beam.

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bcm00re wrote:
Thanks for setting me straight you two! I guess I remembered the part where djozz said, "Luminus SFT40 is like the dedomed version of the SST40" but not all the rest. :P

 

haha, thanks for reading my rant! i apologize, i just have been very excited abut this LED since getting them in, i have put them in about 8-10 lights. It is just such a solid performer and exciting that it is 3volts, now with the word of 5000k, it really just completes the "line" for this LED. It will be really hard to beat this one once it has a 5000k options, except for the fact that it may be pretty hard to get. if the last 2 months have shown us anything with them only being in stock for a week or two.

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IF22A/IF22 restock , order now with discount price and could use code :5XD4VLM0HKFP   cool

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So if22 the reflector version probably a little more throw and much more spill right?

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So if22 the reflector version probably a little more throw and much more spill right?

Much more uncontrolled spill. So reflector only gives a beam and a circle outside the beam, the tir kind of gives a smooth diffusion from the beam and out to make a decent near light plus a decent thrower. In this case it seems. Tir can be made in many different options.

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derfyled wrote:
I'm on the hunt for a pocket thrower but there is so many options these days... In this format (or smaller), what is actually the best thrower ? Ideally available in high cri or neutral white.

I highly recommend you our new released flashlight Sofirn IF22A

This one generally meets all your needs 

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ArtieT59 wrote:

Any word on when the Reflector version IF22 will be in stock again? Only showing IF22a on sale and in stock on the Alixpress store today. 

We are stick to IF22A TIR optic version first. Because according to our latest test results, IF22A even throws longer than IF22.

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So if22 the reflector version probably a little more throw and much more spill right?

Much more uncontrolled spill. So reflector only gives a beam and a circle outside the beam, the tir kind of gives a smooth diffusion from the beam and out to make a decent near light plus a decent thrower. In this case it seems. Tir can be made in many different options.

So the tir version is better at dual purpose than the reflector version?

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Tendou wrote:
Lumen9000 wrote:
Tendou wrote:
So if22 the reflector version probably a little more throw and much more spill right?

Much more uncontrolled spill. So reflector only gives a beam and a circle outside the beam, the tir kind of gives a smooth diffusion from the beam and out to make a decent near light plus a decent thrower. In this case it seems. Tir can be made in many different options.

So the tir version is better at dual purpose than the reflector version?


Seems like it from the few beamshots out there. Have not got mine yet but looking forward to test it out!
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Tendou wrote:
Which one will be a better thrower in real use? IF22A or IF22?

Reflector vs TIR in this case?

According to the latest test results, IF22A throw a little further. I don’t know why the previous results are different.

I think they are not much different. But if you pay attention to the beam, IF22A with TIR optic gives a beam more like thrower

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Gotta say just received this IF22A and it is a Beast!

Already have the Manker BLF MC13 and was not sure if this Sofirn would be more of the same or better as the head size and TIR appear to be the same.
However with the Sofirn you are getting the new SFT40 and it casts a way bigger badder beam as well as the flashlight shedding heat very well.
With the increased battery size runtimes will be better as well.

Anyway, really like the very compact size, it just glides into side pocket with nothing sharp edged.
Can’t wait to show it off to some friends that I’ll be visiting out of town on Monday night, she’s a keeper and a winner.

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Muto wrote:
Gotta say just received this IF22A and it is a Beast!

Already have the Manker BLF MC13 and was not sure if this Sofirn would be more of the same or better as the head size and TIR appear to be the same.
However with the Sofirn you are getting the new SFT40 and it casts a way bigger badder beam as well as the flashlight shedding heat very well.
With the increased battery size runtimes will be better as well.

Anyway, really like the very compact size, it just glides into side pocket with nothing sharp edged.
Can’t wait to show it off to some friends that I’ll be visiting out of town on Monday night, she’s a keeper and a winner.

Later,
Keith

Agreed … I am very pleased with my new IF22A.

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