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Sofirn SP70 flashlight review

Cree XHP70.2 LED
5500 lm output
89733 cd intensity
2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries

The Sofirn SP70 flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Cree XHP70.2 LED, OP reflector and 2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 5500 lm output, 89733 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 599 m.

Wondering if this Sofirn flashlight is a must-have? Keep reading to find out!

Table of Contents

  • Sofirn SP70 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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Sofirn SP70 / SP70

The SP70 is an impressive flashlight that offers both power and reliability. Its robust build and outstanding illumination make it a versatile lighting instrument. This light has 6 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the SP70 and then turn it back on, it will activate the last used mode.

Sofirn SP70 specifications

BrandSofirn
NameSP70
TypeSP70
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1480 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

Flashlights let you navigate in the dark. They help you find supplies and signal for help. They also provide comfort and security in tough times.

Sofirn SP70 / 2

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight625 g
Length250 mm
Head diameter90 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

The flashlight is a bit heavy, its weight is 625 g. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for SP70 flashlight. HAIII is a specific anodizing process. It creates a thicker and harder oxide layer than regular anodizing. This flashlight comes in a sleek black color option.

Sofirn SP70 / 4

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterCree XHP70.2 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorOP
Lenstoughtened AR coated glass
Switchelectronic side, mechanical rear

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 OP reflector is a specific type of reflector, it is commonly used in flashlights. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index. The SP70 uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation.

Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features. They allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. Rear switches are common on tactical flashlights. Law enforcement, military, and self-defense personnel use them.

Sofirn SP70 / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux5500 lm
Intensity89733 cd
Throw599 m
CD/LM factor16.32

The SP70 flashlight has 5500 lm. It will provide an exceptionally bright and powerful beam of light. The flashlight has 89733 cd. It will provide a strong beam of light. This light can illuminate objects or areas with great brightness and clarity. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Sofirn SP70 / 1

Software, user interface, modes

Modes6 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeyes
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 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 SP70 flashlight has ramping mode. Its user interface lets you control the brightness by pressing and holding a button. The SP70's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries
Battery indicatoryes
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP68
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The SP70 flashlight utilizes 2 x 26650 Li-Ion batteries as its power source. The battery indicator helps users check the battery status. It also estimates how much runtime they have left before recharging the battery. The SP70 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The SP70 has thermal protection feature. These mechanisms track and regulate the flashlight's temperature as it operates.

The "6" in the IP68 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The flashlight has an IP68 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. The manufacturer specifies this.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents18650 adapter
2 x key rings
2 x spare o-rings
spare rubber cover
strap

Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the SP70 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

  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • OP reflector
  • AR coated lens
  • side switch
  • tactical switch
  • strong flux
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • ramping mode
  • SOS/beacon function
  • battery indicator
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof
  • adapter included

Cons

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

Photos

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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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