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Sofirn SC02 320lm flashlight review: Pros and Cons

Luminus SST20 LED
320 lm output
1633 cd intensity
integrated 360 mAh Li-Ion battery

The Sofirn SC02 flashlight released in 2023. It uses Luminus SST20 LED, TIR reflector and integrated 360 mAh Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 320 lm output, 1633 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 81 m.

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Sofirn SC02 / SC02

The SC02 flashlight is an essential tools for emergency preparedness. In disasters or blackouts, when electricity is unavailable, a flashlight is crucial. It helps you navigate dark areas. The SC02 has TIR lenses. Engineers design them to minimize light scattering and decrease lens artifacts. This light has 3 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, this flashlight always starts in the default mode. This USB rechargeable flashlight is small and light. It is easy to carry.

Sofirn SC02 specifications

BrandSofirn
NameSC02
TypeSC02
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 311 user votes.
Launch2023
Formflashlight

A flashlight provides reassurance and confidence. It is helpful in unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Sofirn SC02 / 3

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight27 g
Length70 mm
Body diameter23 mm
Head diameter23 mm
Materialaluminium and polycarbonate
Colorsblack

The 27 g flashlight may not provide the same level of brightness or features as larger models. A balanced flashlight has even weight. It can be more comfortable to hold for longer and reduce hand fatigue. The aluminum bodies can be anodized. This adds a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. This flashlight features a captivating black color.

Sofirn SC02 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST20 LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Luminus has established a positive reputation as a reliable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. This TIR lens offers flexibility. It can create many beam patterns, from wide angles to spotlights. The electronic switches may have a higher chance of standby drain.

Sofirn SC02 / 2

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux320 lm
Intensity1633 cd
Throw81 m
CD/LM factor5.1
CRI90

You mainly need a flashlight for basic tasks like finding keys or navigating in dimly lit areas. 320 lm can be enough. It can also be enough for occasional use around the house. 1633 cd can make things quite bright. It's enough for many everyday tasks. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

If accurate color is a priority for you, choose a flashlight with a CRI of 90 or above. The SC02 has a CRI of 90, it is useful in everyday use. Accurate color perception improves the visual experience..

Software, user interface, modes

Modes3 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The SOS signal is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.

Features, battery, protections

Batteryintegrated 360 mAh Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP65
Impact resistance1 m
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno
Specialsred and blue AUX LEDs

The SC02 flashlight's power source is integrated 360 mAh Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. A battery indicator lets users see the battery status. It helps them decide when to recharge or replace the battery. A flashlight's USB charger can be very useful. This is especially true in emergencies. In such situations, access to power outlets may be limited. The Low Voltage Protection helps save the battery's capacity. It stops it from reaching a critically low voltage.

The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety. The "6" in the IP65 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The IP65 rating indicates that the flashlight has a protection against water jets. This flashlight has an impressive impact resistance rating of 1 m. It is built to endure accidental drops or impacts. Auxiliary LEDs usually use less power than the main light source. For example, a white LED.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings
USB Type-C cable
clip

When you clip the flashlight to a good spot, you can angle or position it. This will give you hands-free light. When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the SC02 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Sofirn flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • superior CRI
  • multiple modes
  • SOS/beacon function
  • integrated battery
  • battery indicator
  • USB charger
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • auxiliary LEDs
  • clip

Cons

  • moderated performance
  • low intensity
  • no mode memory
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Sofirn SC02 / SC02

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David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.
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