Sofirn C8A (2018) review
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.
This light has 4 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.
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Sofirn C8A (C8A) specifications
The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish.
- 140 g
- 144 mm
- Body diameter
- 25.4 mm
- Head diameter
- 44.6 mm
- aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The emitter of C8A manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The C8A has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.
- Cree XP-L2 LED
- Color temperature
- 5500 K
- AR coated glass
- mechanical rear, reverse clicky
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 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.
- 1050 lm
- 11500 cd
- 214 m
- CD/LM factor
The C8A has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The C8A is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.
- 4 modes
- Mode memory
- Ramping mode
The C8A cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. This light does not have temperature control feature.
- 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
- Battery indicator
- Charger port
- Thermal regulation
- AUX LEDs
The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.
- Package contents
- 2 x spare o-rings
The performance of the Sofirn C8A 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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