Sofirn SP36 Anduril 5650lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?
The Sofirn SP36 Anduril (SP36NARSILM) released in 2020. It uses 4 x Samsung LH351D LEDs, SMO reflector and 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 5650 lm output, 31000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 352 m.
The SP36 Anduril is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. With mode memory, when you turn off the SP36 Anduril and then turn it back on again, it will automatically activate the mode that was last used before it was turned off. The strobe function of SP36 Anduril produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors. The flashlight is designed to be powered by rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged using a USB cable connected to a power source such as a computer, power bank, or wall adapter.
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Sofirn SP36 Anduril (SP36NARSILM) specifications
This Sofirn flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.
|Head diameter||50 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
This 300 g flashlight is not excessively heavy, but it is noticeably heavier than the average weight for handheld flashlights. The ideal length of a flashlight depends on personal preference, intended use, and the specific features and functionality you're looking for. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for SP36 Anduril flashlight. Hard-Anodized Type III (HAIII) is a specific anodizing process that creates a thicker and harder oxide layer compared to regular anodizing. It involves subjecting the aluminum to a higher voltage and a sulfuric acid bath, resulting in a dense and durable coating. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.
|Emitter||4 x Samsung LH351D LEDs|
|Color temperature||5000 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
Samsung LEDs are known for their energy efficiency, enabling significant energy savings compared to traditional lighting sources. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The SP36 Anduril uses a smooth reflector. Unlike the textured surface of an orange peel reflector, a smooth reflector has a polished, mirror-like surface. The AR coating of the lens helps to mitigate these reflections by altering the refractive index of the lens surface. The SP36 Anduril 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 5650 lm, the SP36 Anduril flashlight will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. It can illuminate large areas, outdoor spaces, or even act as a temporary spotlight in certain situations. The SP36 Anduril flashlight with 31000 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.
The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 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. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.
In some cases, a flashlight with a higher CRI may offer a more natural and pleasant viewing experience, as it can better reveal the true colors of the surroundings. This can be advantageous when using a flashlight for extended periods or in situations where visual comfort is desired. With a CRI of 95, the SP36 Anduril flashlight can render colors with exceptional fidelity, capturing even subtle nuances and details in color. This makes it particularly well-suited for applications where precise color discrimination and accurate color reproduction are critical.
Anduril firmware is known for its user-friendly interface and extensive feature set. It is primarily used in flashlights that are compatible with firmware upgrades, allowing flashlight enthusiasts to enhance and personalize their flashlight's performance. The SP36 Anduril 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 SP36 Anduril flashlight with ramping mode has a user interface that enables you to control the brightness level by pressing and holding a button. Strobe mode on SP36 Anduril flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the SP36 Anduril produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries|
|Charger port||USB Type-C|
The SP36 Anduril flashlight utilizes 3 x 18650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The SP36 Anduril 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 SP36 Anduril flashlight can be charged directly from a USB power source, such as a wall adapter, computer, power bank, or car charger. This allows for convenient and versatile charging options, as you can utilize various USB power sources to recharge the flashlight's internal battery.
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 SP36 Anduril has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The "7" in the IPx7 rating indicates that the SP36 Anduril flashlight, can withstand being submerged in water up to a certain depth for a limited time without being damaged.
|Package contents||3 x spare o-rings|
USB Type-C cable
spare rubber cover
Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.
The performance of the Sofirn SP36 Anduril 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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