An interesting little side switch 18650 light that is packed with features. I’m not a fan of focus/zoom lights but this light looks interesting. The anodizing also looks better than the past glossy Supfire lights.
I would expect a retail price of about $16 once some bigger online vendors get them in stock. I ordered a sample from Supfire but their DHL prices are always awful. When placing large orders it may seem as if they are trying to also make extra money off of the shipping.
The light has an XML2, color-coded battery charge indicator, tailcap clicky with side-electronic switch, and USB charging. This doesn’t strike me as a $13 light with a generic driver. Supfire, like Convoy, also has a reputation for making relatively well-built budget flashlights.
My guess is maybe $25-40 range.
I do think an XPL HI makes a lot more sense for a zoomie than domed XML2. But presumably a little modding would fix that.
The only reason I found this light is because my customers are very annoying. 90% of them are stuck in the old mag light days with the whole concept of focusing an incandescent bulb. They always come to me and pick up lights I sell. They start to take the head off a convoy s2+ or c8 and ask if it focuses. I say “no sorry” and they start to walk away. Then I show them an inferior sk98 and tell them that this light focuses. Their eyes light up and they buy it. I try to tell them that the s2 and c8 are better with reflectors. But they do not care about or understand a reflector light. Then they bitch if the sk98 doesn’t have a built in charger. Ugghhh. So if this A2 is built better than a sk98 then it will solve my problems. I think most of the sk98 are junk but my customers do not care. And I’m tired of getting shipments of sk98 with lattice bright leds. I have probably gone through 300 sk98 at this point.
Supfire has always produced some decent lights. I never liked their cheap glossy anodizing that they put on a majority of their lights. We will see how this A2 does.