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Sofirn SP33 v3 3500lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons

Cree XHP50.2 LED
3500 lm output
18632 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Sofirn SP33 v3 (SP33V3) released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP50.2 LED, OP reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 3500 lm output, 18632 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 273 m.

The SP33 v3 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations. This light has 5 modes of lighting. Instead of having to cycle through multiple modes to find the desired setting, mode memory of SP33 v3 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. This Sofirn USB rechargeable flashlight comes with versatile charging options.

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Sofirn SP33 v3 (SP33V3) specifications

BrandSofirn
NameSP33 v3
TypeSP33V3
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1415 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

The SP33 v3 flashlight allows you to illuminate dark areas, identify potential hazards, or deter threats by shining light on them.

Body

Weight144 g
Length126.6 mm
Head diameter37.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The 144 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. 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. The aluminium body of SP33 v3 has excellent thermal conductivity, meaning it can effectively dissipate heat generated by the flashlight's components.

The HAIII coating offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The SP33 v3 flashlight is offered in a stylish black color.

System

EmitterCree XHP50.2 LED
Color temperature5000 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR 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. The orange peel reflector of SP33 v3 is designed to improve the beam characteristics of the flashlight by diffusing the light emitted from the light source. The AR coating reduces the loss of light due to reflections, allowing more light to pass through the lens. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight.

Performance

Flux3500 lm
Intensity18632 cd
Throw273 m
CD/LM factor5.32

With 3500 lm, the SP33 v3 flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The SP33 v3 flashlight with 18632 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

Modes5 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. 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 advantage of the ramping mode is that it offers precise control over the amount of light emitted by the flashlight. The SP33 v3 is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate.

Features

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portUSB Type-C
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The SP33 v3 flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. 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. When the flashlight detects that the voltage of the battery has dropped to a certain threshold, it automatically reduces or cuts off the power output.

The SP33 v3 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 contents18650 adapter
USB Type-C cable
lanyard

The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

The performance of the Sofirn SP33 v3 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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