Sofirn C01 8lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Sophia 5mm LED
8 lm output
9 cd intensity
1 x AAA battery

The Sofirn C01 (C01) released in 2019. It uses Sophia 5mm LED, SMO reflector and 1 x AAA battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 8 lm output, 9 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 6 m.

The C01 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the C01, it will start from the default or first mode in the sequence.

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Sofirn C01 (C01) specifications

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This Sofirn flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.


Weight15 g
Length71.6 mm
Head diameter14.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
desert tan

The 15 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of the C01 flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for C01 flashlight. The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The C01 flashlight is available in a variety of colors, and the choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.


EmitterSophia 5mm LED
Color temperature3400 K

The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The C01 uses a smooth reflector. Unlike the textured surface of an orange peel reflector, a smooth reflector has a polished, mirror-like surface.


Flux8 lm
Intensity9 cd
Throw6 m
CD/LM factor1.13

If you mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys, navigating in dimly lit areas, or occasional use around the house, 8 lm can be adequate. 9 cd can provide a reasonable level of luminous intensity for many everyday lighting tasks. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux.

The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm. In some cases, a flashlight with a higher CRI may offer a more natural and pleasant viewing experience, as it can better reveal the true colors of the surroundings. This can be advantageous when using a flashlight for extended periods or in situations where visual comfort is desired. With a CRI of 95, the C01 flashlight can render colors with exceptional fidelity, capturing even subtle nuances and details in color. This makes it particularly well-suited for applications where precise color discrimination and accurate color reproduction are critical.


Modes1 mode
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno


Battery1 x AAA battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationno
Impact resistance1 m

The C01 flashlight utilizes 1 x AAA battery as its power source. The C01 doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. The C01 flashlight doesn't have built-in LVP, it is recommended to use a protected battery to prevent over-discharging. The protective circuit of battery helps safeguard the battery from various potential risks and ensures safe and reliable operation.

This flashlight doesn't have built-in temperature control. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements for heat dissipation, such as heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The C01 flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. It is recommended to handle flashlights with care and avoid subjecting them to unnecessary rough treatment to ensure their longevity and reliable operation.


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The performance of the Sofirn C01 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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