I figured the SFT40 would do a little better in this host. The Sofirn IF22 with this led and a smooth reflector is rated at 683 meters. I figured that with the bigger host and larger reflector, it should do somewhere around a couple hundred meters or so more to something in the range of 900-1000 meters. So seeing it only throw about 100 meters more than the IF22 was surprising. I wonder if maybe the reflector in this host is not ideal or best calibrated for this emitter. It’s possible that I may have the wrong impression of what this emitter is capable of, and I’m just expecting too much.
Great video. The shots near the end from out on the snow covered ground look very cool. I have the KW CULPM1.TG. It’s one of those lights that puts a smile on your face when you light it up across a field.
Thank you for pointing this out. I had forgot about this, but I’m glad the data point in my brain on this has been corrected. I guess at the time I was hearing a ton about SFT40 that my mind just saw what it wanted to and figured this was just another SFT40 post. Also could have been aided by the fact that I didn’t imagine anyone would be putting this emitter in this host and it didn’t register. My mistake, but again thanks for clarifying this.