Sofirn Q8 Anduril 6000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Sofirn Q8 Anduril (Q8ANDURIL) released in 2020. It uses 4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs, SMO reflector and 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 6000 lm output, 50000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 447 m.
The Q8 Anduril 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. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of Q8 Anduril ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function of Q8 Anduril produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.
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Sofirn Q8 Anduril (Q8ANDURIL) specifications
Flashlights are compact and lightweight, making them highly portable. They can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.
|Body diameter||50 mm|
|Head diameter||59 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 400 g flashlight would be considered relatively heavy for a handheld flashlight. Flashlights in this weight range may have features like extended battery life, intense brightness, or rugged construction for heavy-duty use. The length of the Q8 Anduril 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 body of Q8 Anduril is known for its durability and strength. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion, making it suitable for rugged outdoor use or in demanding environments. 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 Q8 Anduril flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. With the smooth reflector of the Q8 Anduril, the beam tends to have a well-defined hotspot at the center, which provides a concentrated beam of light for long-range applications.
This flashlight has an AR coated lens. This Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. The Q8 Anduril has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.
With 6000 lm, the Q8 Anduril flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. It can illuminate large areas, outdoor spaces, or even act as a temporary spotlight in certain situations. The Q8 Anduril flashlight with 50000 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor (candela-to-lumen ratio) provides information about how concentrated or focused the light output of a light source is. A higher cd/lm ratio indicates that the light is more concentrated in a specific direction, while a lower ratio indicates a more diffused or spread-out light output.
NarsilM is an open-source firmware designed for flashlights, it is similar to Anduril. The Q8 Anduril has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight 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 Q8 Anduril is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range. Strobe mode on Q8 Anduril flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the Q8 Anduril produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries|
The Q8 Anduril flashlight utilizes 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The Q8 Anduril has a battery indicator. A battery indicator is a feature that provides information about the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. It helps users monitor the battery status and estimate how much runtime they have left before the battery needs to be recharged or replaced. The Q8 Anduril cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going.
LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.
|Package contents||3 x spare o-rings|
spare rubber cover
Having spare O-rings allows you to replace them as needed, ensuring that the flashlight maintains its water-tight seal and remains protected from moisture or water ingress.
The performance of the Sofirn Q8 Anduril 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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