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Sofirn C8A 1050lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L2 LED
1050 lm output
11500 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Sofirn C8A (C8A) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1050 lm output, 11500 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 214 m.

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The C8A's mode memory makes the user experience more seamless and intuitive. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

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We base the specifications below on the official data published by the manufacturer, while also considering user reviews. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications for the Sofirn C8A, then tell us.

Sofirn C8A (C8A) specifications

BrandSofirn
NameC8A
TypeC8A
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1368 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Body

Weight140 g
Length144 mm
Body diameter25.4 mm
Head diameter44.6 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 140 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

System

EmitterCree XP-L2 LED
Color temperature5500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, reverse clicky

Cree is a US-based LED manufacturer. It is well-regarded for its high-quality products and innovation in lighting. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. Flashlights use the smooth reflector when long-range light is important. This includes searchlights and thrower flashlights. The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission. This makes the flashlight more effective in darker environments.

The C8A uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off. This removes the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.

Performance

Flux1050 lm
Intensity11500 cd
Throw214 m
CD/LM factor10.95

The 1050 lm output of C8A provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The C8A flashlight has 11500 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Software

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The C8A flashlight has a strobe function. It produces a rapid, repetitive flashing of light. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationno
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Sofirn C8A flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The C8A doesn't have charger port. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage. Flashlights without thermal protection may be more susceptible to overheating under extreme conditions. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard

When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it gives a more secure hold. It also gives a more stable hold. Replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps a lot. It keeps up the flashlight's durability and performance.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the Sofirn C8A flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

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