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Sofirn C8T 1310lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XP-L HI LED
1310 lm output
15625 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Sofirn C8T (C8T) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1310 lm output, 15625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 250 m.

The C8T is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. 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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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 C8T, then tell us.

Sofirn C8T (C8T) specifications

BrandSofirn
NameC8T
TypeC8T
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1366 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The C8T flashlight allows you to light dark areas. It helps you find hazards or stop threats by shining light on them.

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. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the C8T has excellent thermal conductivity. This means it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components. The body of C8T flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The C8T flashlight comes in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterCree XP-L HI 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. The C8T has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens.

The C8T flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. The rear switch of the C8T is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

Performance

Flux1310 lm
Intensity15625 cd
Throw250 m
CD/LM factor11.93

With 1310 lm, the C8T flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The C8T flashlight has 15625 cd. It can light objects at greater distances. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. 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. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The C8T's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features

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

The Sofirn C8T flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The C8T cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. The flashlight detects when the battery's voltage has dropped to a certain level. Then, it reduces or cuts off the power. Flashlights without thermal protection may rely on other design elements to dissipate heat. These elements include heat sinks, fins, or body materials with good thermal conductivity. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
lanyard

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach. 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 C8T 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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