I’ve Never Seen This Lens Design Before! Sofirn SC29 Review

Sofirn SC29 Review

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General thoughts after a week of usage/size comparison/practicality/interesting things:
• Sofirn has always been in my top 3 picks in terms of best-value flashlights out there, they’re so accessible price-wise for anyone and have everything you need included in the box. The SC29 is a 21700-cell flashlight from Sofirn that produces 3000 lumens

Overall Construction, LED, lens, bezel and reflector
• I like the new matt black anodizing that Sofirn is using on their lights. Their older lights like the SC31 Pro have a more glossy finish that’s slippery. This one is grippier, especially with this knurling. Tastefully done, and functional, and reminds me a bit of the knurling on my Fenix lights. The machining is clean, and of great quality, especially at this price range. USB-C charging – gasket design feels more sturdy, good quality rigid clip – feels a lot stronger than the one on my SP35 – it’s also deep carry. Large button, and rubber, also functions as battery indicators. Magnet on tailcap.
• XHP50B, paired with a textured-looking TIR lens. Hard to describe it. Think of it as the TIR equivalent of an OP reflector, a glass lens on the front. The bezel can be unscrewed easily by hand.

UI – modes
• Press and hold from off for moonlight. Press three times to lock/unlock.
• Press once to turn on (memory mode). Press and hold for LMH. Double press for turbo. Double press again for the strobe.

Performance – total output, beam profile, longevity, practicality
• Ceiling bounce test, CCT, CRI.
• Predominantly floody beam but with a large hotspot. Surprised by how far it throws. Probably would throw further with a normal TIR lens. I didn’t notice any artefacts in the beam, no ringiness. It’s one of the nicest flood beams I’ve seen on a flashlight.

• FET driver – significant drop in light during step down too.
• Wish it had a metal button – it looked like it did from the photos but I was disappointed it didn’t. Would have made it feel more premium.

This is one of the best-value pocket floodlights out there! It’s a perfect walking light, glove box, EDC, and camping. Anything where you’d want to illuminate a large area. It’s suitable for even mid to long-range purposes. Even though the beam profile is quite wide, the sheer output allows it to reach over 200m for short durations! The 21700 cell makes it handy for long trips and onboard charging is essential for general-purpose lights like this.

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