WTB Sofirn IF22

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WTB Sofirn IF22

Sofirn seems to no longer make the “IF22” and that is the version I want to buy. My Location is Los Angeles Area.

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You can still get the IF22 on AliExpress directly from Sofirn, but you have to get a 21700 cell as well.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256802905850215.html

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Thanks for signing up, BlindedByTheLight!

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raccoon city wrote:

You can still get the IF22 on AliExpress directly from Sofirn, but you have to get a 21700 cell as well.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256802905850215.html

unfortunately if you go to check out it will not let you check out claiming “Sorry, some items are not available. Please edit your order.”
I’ve also contacted Sofirn directly and they emailed back claiming that it IF22 is no longer in production.

Thanks for trying but looks like I have to buy on secondary market still. So right now I’m still looking for a IF22

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Oops, you're right.

If you want a somewhat similar flashlight brand new, I like the Convoy S16 with SFT40.

It has a tail switch instead of a side switch, though.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3256802904255314.html

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netprince wrote:
Discount Code: COOLDAD30

https://www.brightlumenshop.com/collections/sofirn/products/sofirn-if22-...

Thanks, good last resort option.

Looks to be 2x cost of IF22A even with discount, for me because of taxes + shipping + premium markup.

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It shows up as available on a website called Specialized Tool Sales for $39.99. I don’t know anything about the site but here’s the link:

https://lightsandtools.com/products/sofirn-if22-2100-lumen-flashlight

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I’ve got one I would part with for not much. To clarify, you do want the reflector version, not the IF22A with the TIR lens? Mine is basically brand new, only has about an hour of run time on it…got it to compare with the TIR lens version. It’s a nice light, good run time. Not terribly different than the TIR but a tad more useable spill light. Have the box and everything, can ship however you like but postal service is probably still the cheapest. Shoot me a message with your zip code or address and I can figure shipping. Probably best to ship without the cell and I’ll price accordingly, but if you want the cell we can check shipping costs that way, too. Paypal best for me. May not get to check messages til the end of the day tomorrow but I’ll try.

I’m surprised they discontinued it so quickly.

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Correllux wrote:
I’ve got one I would part with for not much. To clarify, you do want the reflector version, not the IF22A with the TIR lens? Mine is basically brand new, only has about an hour of run time on it…got it to compare with the TIR lens version. It’s a nice light, good run time. Not terribly different than the TIR but a tad more useable spill light. Have the box and everything, can ship however you like but postal service is probably still the cheapest. Shoot me a message with your zip code or address and I can figure shipping. Probably best to ship without the cell and I’ll price accordingly, but if you want the cell we can check shipping costs that way, too. Paypal best for me. May not get to check messages til the end of the day tomorrow but I’ll try.

I’m surprised they discontinued it so quickly.

Yes, the IF22 is exactly the one I’m after for exactly the reason’s you mentioned. PM incoming

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Correllux wrote:

I'm surprised they discontinued it so quickly.

Yep, same here.

If I were to choose between the two, I'd pick the IF22 over the IF22A.

The IF22 has a bit more throw and a bunch more flood, and is just a bit longer than the IF22A.

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The IF22A is one of my favorite lights.

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netprince wrote:
The IF22A is one of my favorite lights.

Did you compare it to the IF22?

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IF25 is still available at their website: https://www.sofirnlight.com/search?q=if25

I believe Sofirn aliexpress store and their other stores are operated by different people and have different warehouse.

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flightless22 wrote:

IF25 is still available at their website

Yep, but that's a different flashlight.  :BEER:

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Not the same but if you have a IF22 I’m interested

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I think you must have decided against my offer. Sofirn does still show some IF22 on their aliexpress store (only with battery). They’re pretty quick about shipping times lately where some others have been a bit slower both over there and once it hits here.

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Correllux wrote:
I think you must have decided against my offer. Sofirn does still show some IF22 on their aliexpress store (only with battery). They’re pretty quick about shipping times lately where some others have been a bit slower both over there and once it hits here.

Aliexpress IF22 are not order-able, once you try to check out it shows “This item is not available, because the seller doesn’t provide delivery to the shipping address you selected.” When you contact Sofirn directly they explain they are not making it anymore.

After looking at the options maybe I don’t end up with any IF22 or IF22A.

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BlindedByTheLight wrote:
Correllux wrote:
I think you must have decided against my offer. Sofirn does still show some IF22 on their aliexpress store (only with battery). They’re pretty quick about shipping times lately where some others have been a bit slower both over there and once it hits here.

Aliexpress IF22 are not order-able, once you try to check out it shows “This item is not available, because the seller doesn’t provide delivery to the shipping address you selected.” When you contact Sofirn directly they explain they are not making it anymore.

After looking at the options maybe I don’t end up with any IF22 or IF22A.

Oh, well that’s weird! I did add one to my cart and all looked normal but I didn’t go through to the checkout screen. I think it showed like 200 in stock but I don’t think those stock levels are always accurate on ali.

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I bought an IF22A from the Sofirn website last week. It shipped from California & I had it in 3 days.

Never seen an IF22, but I love this IF22A. A nice clean beam & not a lot of spill. Just what I was looking for in a small package.