Sofirn C8F XPL (2018) review
The Sofirn C8F XPL (C8FXPL) released in 2018. It uses 3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs, SMO reflector and 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3500 lm output, 22400 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 299 m.
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 C8F XPL (C8FXPL) specifications
- C8F XPL
The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive ﬁnish.
- 200 g
- 149 mm
- Head diameter
- 44.6 mm
- aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
The emitter of C8F XPL manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The C8F XPL 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.
- 3 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
- Color temperature
- 5000 K
- toughtened AR coated glass
- electronic side, mechanical rear
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.
- 3500 lm
- 22400 cd
- 299 m
- CD/LM factor
The C8F XPL 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 ramping mode of the C8F XPL is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range. The C8F XPL 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.
- Mode memory
- Ramping mode
The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The C8F XPL 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. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.
- 1 x 21700 Li-Ion battery
- Battery indicator
- Charger port
- Thermal regulation
- AUX LEDs
- Package contents
- 2 x spare o-rings
The performance of the Sofirn C8F XPL 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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