Poll: What anodizing do you prefer for Sofirn SP10 Pro?

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Poll: What anodizing do you prefer for Sofirn SP10 Pro?
Black standard anodizing
12% (13 votes)
Bare aluminum (polished, probably no coating)
16% (18 votes)
Bare aluminum (sandblasted, matte, probably no coating)
15% (17 votes)
Colorful anodizing (e.g. green, blue, red)
58% (65 votes)
Total votes: 113
Edited by: Lux-Perpetua on 08/18/2021 - 04:02
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Voted bare polished, to match the C01s blf edition

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I think the SP10 would look great in the champagne/pale gold the SP32A used to be offered in. If it was offered in FC12-like purple I think that would sell well too.

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Matte black

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Gold or green, please.

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cothyhu77 wrote:
I think the SP10 would look great in the champagne/pale gold the SP32A used to be offered in. If it was offered in FC12-like purple I think that would sell well too.

I agree with this and CVP’s matte black suggestions. Clear ano would be better if going with a raw option.

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As much as I like the no-ano on my BLF C01S, I’m not sure I’d like the raw aluminum on the SP10 Pro. I’d definitely go for a clear ano though!

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A clear anodization over polished aluminium is my preference too.

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Bare polished would be awesome! I’d take 2.

Voting for a standard issue coating seem redundant

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Chatika vas Paus wrote:
Matte black

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Voted bare polished. Hoping for clear ano.

Since colors are winning, I think a ZL -like ‘natural’ or olive color would be awesome.

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Is an orange like the one C01 a possibility?

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Definitely bare, or any kind of aluminum finish.
Fancy colors will probably come automatically.

So if Lux-P has a vote with sofirn It’d be nice to have it go to 1 that’s not automatic

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Not a fan of no ano because you can’t lock out the light.

Would be happy with black + colours

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Funtastic wrote:
Not a fan of no ano because you can’t lock out the light.

Would be happy with black + colours

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I voted for bare polished. Electronic lockout only is fine for me.

Type 3 anodising would be great, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on a budget light.

I’m assuming there will always be a default black option.

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Bare aluminum will not have the emissivity anodized will.
But clear anodization is fine so you still get aluminum colour.

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Matte black rather than the typical shiny black. Would love to see that.

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The black button on the black host looks sick Love

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Bort wrote:
Bare aluminum will not have the emissivity anodized will. But clear anodization is fine so you still get aluminum colour.

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Sandblasted bare aluminum

Or anything but black.

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BOO5TED wrote:
Or anything but black.
Henry Ford is rolling around in his grave Big Smile

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Bort wrote:
BOO5TED wrote:
Or anything but black.
Henry Ford is rolling around in his grave Big Smile
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Maybe so but EVERY light is black, just boring imo. Besides black will show wear more than lighter colors or bare aluminum.

I know some like the worn, used look but plenty like to keep things looking nice also. I’m part of the latter group lol. I like my lights shiny and not beat up looking. Just my opinion though.

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My SP10v2 is blue and SP10S is red so black, clear or green. Big Smile

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BOO5TED wrote:
Bort wrote:
BOO5TED wrote:
Or anything but black.
Henry Ford is rolling around in his grave Big Smile
Big Smile

Maybe so but EVERY light is black, just boring imo. Besides black will show wear more than lighter colors or bare aluminum.

I know some like the worn, used look but plenty like to keep things looking nice also. I’m part of the latter group lol. I like my lights shiny and not beat up looking. Just my opinion though.


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I'd love a green one....actually would really like to see a medium-dark gray as well (something that is a good true darker gray that doesn't lean toward blue).  Outside of the enthusiast market, AA lights are probably the most popular of all.  For the first batch or two I'd say Sofirn should consider making as many color options as possible/feasible including the odd ones like pink and orange, even a tan/sand color for the EDC crowd who doesn't want black. 

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My favorite colors include certain shades of blue and green, so that's what I like for my flashlights as well.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Sofirn confirmed this morning they will try out new colors with SP10 Pro. Personally, I like the purple one (top left) and the matte black (bottom right) most. Silver anodizing is an option for sure if bare aluminum is out of the question because the lockout function would not work. I could imagine that Sofirn can adopt the same purple ano from Wurkkos's FC12.

 

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