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Sofirn SP32A v2 flashlight review

Cree XP-L2 LED
1300 lm output
5625 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Sofirn SP32A v2 flashlight was 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.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Sofirn SP32A v2 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Sofirn SP32A v2 / SP32V2

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. You don't have to cycle through many modes to find what you want. The SP32A v2's mode memory makes the flashlight start in your preferred or needed mode. The strobe function produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern. It disorients or distracts potential threats or aggressors.

Sofirn SP32A v2 specifications

BrandSofirn
NameSP32A v2
TypeSP32V2
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1460 user votes.
Launch2018
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight65 g
Length123 mm
Head diameter23.4 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight weighs 65 g. It is lightweight and easy to handle for most people. Consider the length of the flashlight. It should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. The aluminium body of the SP32A v2 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The SP32A v2 flashlight is available in black.

Sofirn SP32A v2 / 1

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XP-L2 LED
Color temperature5500 K
ReflectorSMO
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The smooth reflector creates a well-defined hotspot at the center. This hotspot provides a concentrated beam for long-range use. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux1300 lm
Intensity5625 cd
Throw150 m
CD/LM factor4.33

With 1300 lm, the SP32A v2 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. The SP32A v2 flashlight has 5625 cd. It provides a much brighter and more intense beam. The throw is the 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, user interface, modes

Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. The SP32A v2's ramping mode is easy to use. It lets you smoothly change the output over its whole range. Strobe mode on SP32A v2 flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The SP32A v2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. A battery indicator is a feature. It shows the remaining power level of the flashlight's battery. The SP32A v2 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells.

The SP32A v2 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates. The "8" in the IPx8 rating means the highest level of protection. It is against water ingress.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the SP32A v2 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
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • adequate performance
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • tactical strobe
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof

Cons

  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

Sofirn SP32A v2 / SP32V2 photo 1.
Sofirn SP32A v2 / SP32V2 photo 2.
Sofirn SP32A v2 / SP32V2

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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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