The SST20s in my MF01 are ok. Without the optics they look slightly rosy. With the optics…well sometimes it looks nice and other times it can seem kinda green. If it’s the FA3 or FA4 and CRI is important to you then I’d definitely go for the SST20. One thing I’ve noticed is that they don’t handle heat very well. My MF01S seems go get quite a bit hotter than my MF01 with 90cri? 219Cs at the same output. This is why I try to avoid these emitters, especially in smaller lights. If you want good throw and CRI then they’re a good choice but for me it’s either CRI or throw. I usually don’t need both at the same time.
I’m glad you all posted these comments today. I ordered a d4v2 today in 4000k, and almost went 2700k but didn’t pull the trigger. I have 4 other d4/kr4 with either sst20 or xplhi 4000k, so I just emailed Hank and asked if he could do a 4000k/2700k mix in my new d4. Thanks!
Huh… I thought I saw ja3 as well. Must’ve been older. I’m still going for it. The new d4v2 is predominantly a “nite light” but I didn’t want to limit output by going e21a. So the mix of sst20 will be perfect if at least for cct