Sofirn SP32A v2 1300lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Sofirn SP32A v2 (SP32V2) released in 2018. It uses Cree XP-L2 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1300 lm output, 5625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 150 m.
This flashlight has a wide range of applications across various domains. It is an indispensable tool for outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or night-time exploration, offering guidance and safety. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of SP32A v2 ensures that the flashlight starts in the mode you prefer or need. The strobe function of SP32A v2 produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.
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Sofirn SP32A v2 (SP32V2) 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.
|Head diameter||23.4 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 65 g flashlight would generally be considered lightweight and easy to handle for most people. It's important to consider the length of the flashlight to ensure it fits comfortably in your desired carrying method. Aluminium body of SP32A v2 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 often has a matte or textured finish, which enhances grip and provides a comfortable feel in the hand. This can be particularly useful in situations where a secure grip on the flashlight is essential, such as in wet or slippery conditions. The SP32A v2 flashlight is available in black.
|Emitter||Cree XP-L2 LED|
|Color temperature||5500 K|
|Lens||toughtened 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 SP32A v2, 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 SP32A v2 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 1300 lm, the SP32A v2 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. This higher output can be advantageous in various situations where you require enhanced visibility or need to illuminate larger areas. With 5625 cd, the SP32A v2 flashlight provides a noticeably brighter and more intense beam of light. It can illuminate objects or areas with greater clarity and visibility, even at longer distances.
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 SP32A v2 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 SP32A v2 is intuitive, and lets you seamlessly ramp the output up and down over almost the entire output range. Strobe mode on SP32A v2 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The SP32A v2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The SP32A v2 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 SP32A v2 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.
The performance of the Sofirn SP32A v2 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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