What would you pick for a mid range thrower?

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What would you pick for a mid range thrower?
W1 6000K (Osram CSLNM1.TG): 900lm, Lux : 160Kcd
10% (4 votes)
W2 6000K (Osram CSLPM1.TG): 1300lm, Lux: 160Kcd
21% (8 votes)
SST-40 5000K/6500K: 2200lm, Lux: 90Kcd
13% (5 votes)
B35AM: 1400lm, Lux: 48kcd
23% (9 votes)
XP-L HI V2 5D, 4000K
3% (1 vote)
XP-L HI U4 8A, 2850K
5% (2 votes)
XHP 35 HI 4000K
18% (7 votes)
Other (write your own, but the listed options are what I'm considering for the DM11)
8% (3 votes)
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I think the SFT40 would be great for midrange throw not as foll in as a W1 but less spill than a SST40

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Thought the same, but the SFT40 has quality problems, no?

From the list, I’d take the XHP35, for sake of simplicity of the driver maybe a HCRI XP-L. Have one in my KR1, tho it makes it more a short-range thrower.

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I think Sofirn IF22 should be considered as a mid-level thrower.

I have Sofirn IF22A in Silver. Will get IF22 in Black during the upcoming 12/12 Sale. Good discount offers are available. Just check Sofirn Official Stores, including the one on Ali Express.

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What’s so good about the SFT40?

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fogus wrote:
What’s so good about the SFT40?
Dedomed version of the SST40, has farther throw: djozz test
It’s becoming a popular LED for throw lights. Maybe add it to your list.

I also have the Sofirn IF22A with SFT40 and it’s an awesome mid level (priced) thrower.
Plus I have a Wurkkos FC12 in the works Wink

I hope Luminus comes out with a neutral-tint version SFT40.

 

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How does the SFT70 compare to the SFT40?

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Who can remember when 160Kcd was Long range not that long ago.

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Who can remember when turbo lasted more than 30 seconds and stepped down less than 50%?

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dave1010 wrote:
How does the SFT70 compare to the SFT40?

The SFT70 has the same candela, about 50% more lumens, is a bit more efficient, and runs at 6V. It’s like comparing a 3V XHP50.2 with a 6V XHP70.2. The use cases will be similar between the two Leds in the same family.

I’d most likely pick a SFT70 light over SFT40 when they come out though. The SFT70 will also use more efficient boost drivers.

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Depends on what you consider “mid range”.

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Since there is no SFT available for the DM11, it looks like the W2 is a good option if I want more throw, and the XHP 35 HI might(?) be a good option if I want more lumens. Any idea how a W2 would compare to a XHP 35 HI for lumens in the same light? Safe to say the XHP 35 HI would be north of 2500 lumens?

XP-L HI – small amount of love for this. Any pros for it over the W2?

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There’s not One True Answer here. It depends on how, where, and for what you’re going to be using the flashlight, as well as what characteristics you value in a flashlight.

I value color rendering, power efficiency, and output on a low battery. I do not value burst modes I can only use for 30 seconds. I don’t have a use case for the absolute most throw I can get in my jacket pocket this side of a LEP.

And so I went for the B35A.

The XHP35 HI would also be a decent fit for my preferences, and I was pleased to discover my 3000K K1 tests at 83 CRI despite not advertising it. I haven’t been thrilled with its efficiency on max though. It’s ~1600 lumens and gets hot fast. I’m hoping the lower voltage boost for the B35A will run more efficiently.

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Sbt 90.2 if you want maximum wow factor, you can find smallish lights than can take a minute of turbo before serious stepdown begins.

W1 if you want a similar but slightly less intense wow factor, with less heat and less rapid stepdown.

W2 if you want something functional with slightly less wow factor.

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B35. I already have an if22a and i really like it. Big tir’s have a really nice beam profile and are more enjoyable as throwers based on the if22a, and I already have a lightsaber-esque L21B w1 and a decent and practical m21b/c8 w2.

So for me, this dm11 is about pure light quality.