Nice list, TheIntruder.
some thoughts about Sofirn’s flashlight model numbers:
C8T appears to be left out from the list above.
C8S is the name for Sofirn’s C8 host, if I’m not mistaken, not a complete flashlight.
I’ve also been going through Sofirn’s flashlight models, but haven’t tried to read about all of them.
The MS, SD and DF appear to be “diving’ flashlights. So it’s sort of a mess to have 3 different designations.
SF uses tailswitch
SP uses a side-switch (although some may also have a tailswitch, eg. the SP31/SP31v2/SP70 have both tail+side switch)
SC has built-in charging.
However, the SP30A (I think it’s SP30A instead of SP30) also has built-in charging… (SP30A has tailswitch + sideswitch + built-in charging, so perhaps the Sofirn model-naming people weren’t sure whether to place them in the SP series or the SC series, and SC was a newer model name).
LT1 = lantern (well, there’s only 1 model for now)
IF25 = tint-ramping flashlight (only 1 model so far, but does it need a different model designation?)
The TK (TK70) model designation seems strange. TK70 is supposed to be a very similar flashlight to the SP70, but with a simplified UI.
(So far, only one model using the TK name)
“C8x” was used since it’s a very popular model that’s also used by other brands…
“Q8” - so they decided to use the same Q8 designation since the BLF Q8 was already popular. Use the same model for the Sofirn Q8, since the main significant difference is just the LED (BLF Q8 vs Sofirn Q8)
now trying to decipher the digit.
for 2-digit models, they seem to follow these, but there are many exceptions:
0x = uses AAA (eg. C01, SF02)
1x = uses AA or 14500 (eg. SF11, SF14, SP10Av2)
3x = uses 18650 (although the SP33 uses 26650)
but as mentioned, there are many exceptions…