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I don't like it.
I think the Sofirn SP36 (LH351D/Anduril) is one of the best arguments against this. It even costs less.
Soda can style lights are great for when you're serious about using a light, as opposed to designs that are lighter and more comfortable for casual carry. The Sofirn SP36 (BLF edition) is one of the most popular lately.
This has about 400 meters FL1 throw. That means you'll be able to spot large objects like cars or horses in front of the treeline at that distance. For seeing clearly, most of us like to cut FL1 throw in half. Are those the sort of distances you had in mind, or do you want to see farther?
High-CRI Samsung LH351Ds mean you'll see detail better than you would with lights with a lower color rendering index like the Warrior X Pro. I find this fairly important and rarely use lights without it, but not everyone shares that view.
I dislike most of Olight's recent products, including the Warrior X Pro for using proprietary batteries. Some possible alternatives to the Warrior X Pro with similar performance, and the same size, but standard 21700 battery include the Manker U22, Sofirn C8G, Nitecore P30, and Eagletac S25V.
The Sofirn SP36 (LH351D/Anduril) has more thermal mass, but it likely won't have any higher stable output because its electronics are considerably less efficient.
I got mine from Amazon last Aug since I had a gift card from work. But I’d say the quicker shipping was worth it, particularly right now with the economic slowdown and even longer ship times from China. I’m sure Customs is taking longer to clear packages as well with all of the added precautions.
From the Arbitrary list of popular lights on the sidebar
The Seeker 2 is probably the Olight that best fits what you're asking for, unless you're considering something the size of the X7R, which use the Olight magnetic charger and has a non-removable battery (I don't recommend it relative to competitors like the Thrunite TN36).
The Sofirn SP36 with Anduril is back on Amazon and is a pretty good value with great color quality and USB-C charging.
Here's a link: Sofirn SP36 BLF edition
If you Google 'Sorfin BLF SP36' you should find it. No need to be a BLF member.
u/Zak included it in the winter Arbitrary List of Popular Lights. He recommends the version with the LH351D emitters, not the version with the XPL2 emitters. He also says that it is $50 in the list. I'm not sure if the price changed on Amazon, or if that price is for the version with the XPL2s, but I can't find it that cheap anywhere. It is also possible that he's applying a coupon that I'm unaware of.
Thank you as always for this great perk of being in this community.
Thanks so much for running these! And please don’t run them more often or for more money than is comfortable.
I guess I’ll be trying for the Sofirn... I don’t need it, but I would really like to mess around with Anduril, especially the strobe, candle, and lightning storm modes. https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Brightest-Excluded/dp/B07KFF5BGZ
I think scaling back either the prize or the frequency would both work. Could always try smaller prizes in the same or a little longer frequency. Then maybe do bigger giveaways after a certain amount of months if you wanted to! I think everyone will appreciate whatever decision you make.
Wow, these giveaways are coming faster and faster. Love that the sub is growing.
My choice is the Sofirn SP36 with LH351D
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included
I've managed to resist buying most things in this sub. Winning one of these might break by resolve permanently. Thanks for running the giveaway.
Joining the Sofirn SP36 train!
The night is dark and full of terror
This is so cool of you. Thank you.
I read your post and thought... “Oh! There’s this really bright flashlight on my Amazon list I’ve always wanted!”
Finds link to sp36 on my amazon list...
Returns to thread to post and updoot....
Nods head in satisfaction while reading the other comments
Awesome site and thanks for the giveaway! Just like everyone else, sp36!
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VlofDbPM4FK2S
This is unlikely to be possible. There are basically only two places to buy them, and neither source is likely to arrive within 4 days. Mountain Electronics is located in the US, but it usually takes him a day or two to process an order and then you're waiting for the postal service after that. The manufacturer, Intl-outdoor, is the other source, and shipping is usually a few weeks.
Consider grabbing a Sofirn SP36 with Prime shipping, instead. It's a little larger but has a lot of the same features and capabilities.
Most of us would take this over that.
Can this damage eyes?
I'll probably get around to reviewing a pocket knife or two sooner or later, but so far my site only contains flashlight reviews. It would be quite a stretch to describe any of them as a weapon, though someone did once call the Emisar D18 a "photon grenade".
There's not a best. There are always tradeoffs. One that's caught my attention recently for that sort of use case is the Haikelite SC04, which offers something I haven't talked about yet: great color rendering (only on the neutral white version). Being able to see subtle variations in color most LEDs wash out is pretty important to seeing detail, and can be the difference between, for example, a stick and a snake. FL1 throw on this should be about 500m, and output probably around 3000 lumens (not sustainable indefinitely due to heat). It can use one or two 26650 batteries (or 18650s with spacers) depending on whether you install the extended body tube, which gives it some flexibility. These batteries are rechargeable, but you'll need to use an external charger. It can sustain full, or near full output even when the batteries are low. I haven't seen a lot of reviews on this thing, but it has a lot of characteristics people around here like. These things are around $60 shipped from China.
Another option with great color quality and a lot of light is the Sofirn SP36 BLF edition with Samsung LH351D LEDs. Be careful, as there are also versions using the Cree XP-L2, which nobody likes. This uses three 18650 batteries and has USB-C charging. Throw is a little more than your Stinger at 350-400m, but output is much higher (again, not sustainable indefinitely). Output does depend on battery voltage with this light. Note that while this listing is on US Amazon, it ships from China, so it will not arrive quickly.
And if money and size are really no object, there's the Acebeam X70. I don't really recommend this, but if you just like big numbers....
The Sofirn official store on Amazon is a reputable dealer for purposes of buying Sofirn products.
I'm a big Zebralight fan. I have a lot of flashlights and it's the SC64c LE that nearly always ends up in my pocket. I can explain some of the benefits, which is not to say that a Zebralight is right for your application. In fact, I think it probably isn't, because compactness is one of the major ones, and you're looking for something bigger.
Zebralight really nails the ergonomics. It's not just that they're small for what they do, but the thumb naturally falls on the button; the button is recessed so it's hard to press by accident; being recessed makes it easy to find and press with intention. The energy efficiency on medium modes is among the best. The thermal regulation, required on most moderate to high powered lights to not burn the user, is the most sophisticated in the industry, keeping output as high as it can, but no higher. There are several options with good or great color rendering, which helps you see details, especially outdoors. They're surprisingly rugged given their focus on compactness, with potted electronics, and some of the toughest anodizing I've seen on a flashlight. They have excellent low modes for preserving dark adaptation. The 21700-powered SC700D would absolutely trounce the Streamlight HL4 if I was doing a side-by-side comparison for my own use.
But that doesn't make the SC700D right for you. You seem like you're looking for something more like a Sofirn SP36, which takes three 18650s and has USB-C charging, or perhaps the Acebeam K30GT, which gives up color quality and onboard charging for a focused, long-range beam and higher quality construction.
Relatively new subscriber from Canada here. Thanks for the contest! I probably would not buy this otherwise, but I think it's cool: SP36
This one for sure ! Thanks for the giveaway too !
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril
Thanks a ton for doing this! Your site has been a huge help in my journey through lights. An sp36 sounds awesome
Been a lurker for a while just waiting to start my collection even if I dont get one youre doing a great service :)
I always appreciate the awesomeness of you giveaways.
Sofirn BLF SP36
Thanks for the contest!
Thank you so much for doing this! Still gonna say that SP36!
I've always wanted a high powered light like this.
And thanks for the giveaway.
Thanks for the giveaway
You da man! Thank you.
Definitely in for an SP36.
Thanks for doing these!
Thanks for the giveaway!
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Fg8FDbG5VW216
Definitely the SP36 thanks!
Thanks a ton for the giveaway!
Awesome! In for a SP36.
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UORADbZG01BH0
Thanks for the chance!
Thanks for the giveaway. https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Brightest-Excluded/dp/B07KFF5BGZ
50$ light with USB-C charging. Really great!
SP36 Goodluck everyone
SP36 with some CRI goodness!
Just starting to get into lights but seems that this is a popular one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_Et8oDb7224RZ0
Thank you for this!
So many options, but going with the Sofirn SP36 BLF again. Thanks for doing these giveaways!
I'd love this one! Thanks for doing this!
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ZDFpDbR62QS1V
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ Sofirn like everyone else
I’ve been thinking about buying this one for a while! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app
Or if you want a bit more throw, https://www.banggood.com/Natural-White-5700K-Astrolux-FT03-SST40-W-2400lm-875m-Rechargeable-Flashlight-1pcs-Basen-4500mah-3_7V-60A-Unprotect-26650-Battery-p-1460200.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN
Wanted this light for a while now, absolutely amazing of you to do this!
Obvious bandwagon is obvious. Thanks /u/parametrek.
Oh yeah! Thanks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/
Yes, please, and thank you!
Following the herd: https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Brightest-Excluded/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=sofirn+sp36&qid=1564195177&s=gateway&sr=8-3
Like many others, I'll put my name in for the Sofirn SP36! As always, thank you for doing this and for everything you do for the community!
Sofirn SP36 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFF5BGZ?pf_rd_p=2edffb5d-036e-4cd0-bc77-99980e2d4856&pf_rd_r=E11EKFC8F7YFMJHQYXZ7
Thanks man! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/
Gonna say the BLF SP36 w/ Anduril
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_z6ofDbS3CTXGK
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7InfDb2CHFGKM
Sofirn SP36 BLF!
I would love to have this guy here. I don't have an excuse to buy one myself...yet.
I'm learning so much about flashlights from this place. Would be nice to upgrade from my little pen light... though I'd still probably carry that everyday!
Thanks for doing this. Fingers crossed.
Sofin sp36 sounds good. Thanks!
This one please.
Woooo thank you.
I guess I'll join the rest and hope for the Sofirn SP36 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_DTqfDb3SDV7NK
Thanks for the giveaway
Woohoo 56k! (Insert dialup modem noise here.)
SP36 BLF Anduril
Thanks for this! Super cool. Good luck to everyone
Finally caught one
Thanks again! I'll also go for the Sofirn SP36
Seeing as how everybody else is asking for one, SP36
Thank you fir the opportunity.
Thanks for the giveaway! Sofirn SP36 for me.
LH351D SP36. Thanks Para!
Ty for doing these man
I want the Sofirn BLF SP36 too. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for this and your awesome site!
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2TpfDb8WX4PG3
Putting my name in for this pocket sun:
Here's to hoping
There’s only one reasonable choice it seems.
May as well throw in another link to a sp36, could be a gift.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks!!! Great thing for the community!
Bday is coming up. This would be a great gift.
Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JbUfDbQ26NCAC
Thanks for the giveaway!
Thanks for doing this!
Thanks for doing the giveaways!
Big money, no wammies! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7InfDb2CHFGKM
Thanks for doing these giveaways - always fun to see the generosity here. I too would pick the Sofirn
I too am interested in the Sofirn SP36
I appreciate it! Your filter is always handy.
SP36 as well
Thanks for the opportunity!
Good luck everyone !!!
Thanks for doing another giveaway!
I would take a Sofirn SP36 if I win. https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Brightest-Excluded/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=sofirn+sp36&qid=1561678582&s=gateway&sr=8-3
Thanks a bunch! Too cool of an idea!
Thank you! this sub has been so much fun
Using smile because of charity! This is a cool give away. Thanks for adding quality content to this sub.
I'll jump on the bandwagon too. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFF5BGZ
Thanks for doing these and for all of your hard work!
Thanks for doing this!
Sofirn SP36 ... never had something this complex!
I heard the cree leds are the ones you DONT want https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Brightest-Excluded/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=asc_df_B07KFF5BGZ/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=343320284310&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11954287381321494043&hvpone=&hvptw...