Sofirn Q8 Plus 24000lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Sofirn Q8 Plus (EC06) released in 2022. It uses 6 x Cree XHP50.2 LEDs, SMO reflector and 3 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 24000 lm output, 76729 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 554 m.
The Q8 Plus flashlight is an indispensable tool in various situations, from everyday tasks and outdoor adventures to emergency preparedness and professional use. 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. The USB charger port allows you to charge your flashlight using alternative power sources, making them even more suitable for outdoor adventures or emergency situations where access to electricity may be limited.
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Sofirn Q8 Plus (EC06) 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||54 mm|
|Head diameter||63 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 492 g flashlight is quite heavy for a handheld flashlight. The increased weight can provide advantages such as longer runtime, enhanced durability, and the ability to project a brighter and farther-reaching beam. The length of the Q8 Plus 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 Plus 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. HAIII coating is widely used in the flashlight industry due to its durability, corrosion resistance, improved grip, and aesthetic appeal. The Q8 Plus flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||6 x Cree XHP50.2 LEDs|
|Color temperature||5000 K, 6500 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
The emitter of Q8 Plus manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. Cree is a well-regarded LED manufacturer known for its high-quality products and innovation in the lighting industry. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is measured in units called Kelvin (K) and is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources, particularly white light. The Q8 Plus has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better.
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 Plus utilizes electronic switch. Electronic switches on flashlights provide a range of advantages and additional features compared to mechanical switches.
The Q8 Plus flashlight with 24000 lm is an extremely high lumen output and offers an incredibly bright and powerful beam of light. 76729 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. 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.
The Anduril firmware is an open-source firmware developed for flashlights. It is designed to provide advanced control and customization options, offering a high degree of flexibility and functionality. The Q8 Plus 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 Plus is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range.
The Q8 Plus 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. The SOS signal is recognized as an international distress call and is used to indicate an urgent need for assistance.
|Battery||3 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries|
|Charger port||USB Type-C|
|Impact resistance||1 m|
The Sofirn Q8 Plus flashlight is powered by 3 x 21700 Li-Ion batteries. The battery indicator lets you know when the battery is low, charging, or fully charged. This flashlight can charge the battery with an integrated charger, and it works with a USB power source. 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. The "6" in the IP68 rating represents the level of protection against solid objects, specifically dust and foreign particles. It indicates that the Q8 Plus flashlight, is fully protected against the entry of dust and other solid objects. The "8" in the IP68 rating indicates the highest level of protection against water ingress.
The Q8 Plus flashlight proudly boasts an exceptional impact resistance rating of 1 m. The Q8 Plus flashlight can be used as a powerbank to recharge a device, such as a mobile phone.
|Package contents||USB Type-C cable|
The performance of the Sofirn Q8 Plus 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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