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Sofirn Q8 Anduril 6000lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
6000 lm output
50000 cd intensity
4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries

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. 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 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.

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The specifications below are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Sofirn Q8 Anduril, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Sofirn Q8 Anduril (Q8ANDURIL) specifications

BrandSofirn
NameQ8 Anduril
TypeQ8ANDURIL
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1368 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This flashlight can easily fit into pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments, allowing you to carry them wherever you go.

Body

Weight400 g
Length132 mm
Body diameter50 mm
Head diameter59 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 400 g flashlight would be considered relatively heavy for a handheld flashlight. 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. The HAIII coating 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.

System

Emitter4 x Cree XP-L HI LEDs
Color temperature6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Cree LEDs 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, the beam tends to have a well-defined hotspot at the center, which provides a concentrated beam of light for long-range applications. The Anti-Reflective coating is a thin optical coating applied to the surface of the lens to minimize reflections and improve light transmission. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance

Flux6000 lm
Intensity50000 cd
Throw447 m
CD/LM factor8.33

With 6000 lm, the Q8 Anduril flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The Q8 Anduril flashlight with 50000 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. 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.

Software

FirmwareNarsilM
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

NarsilM is an open-source firmware designed for flashlights, it is similar to Anduril. 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. The Q8 Anduril is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Features

Battery4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Q8 Anduril flashlight utilizes 4 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. The Q8 Anduril 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 Q8 Anduril has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. The "8" in the IPx8 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.

Accessories

Package contents3 x spare o-rings
spare rubber cover

Instead of searching for compatible O-rings, having spare O-rings readily available allows for convenient and immediate repairs or replacements.

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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