Flashlight purchase from Aliexpress in the USD 20 ~ 25 range

domin.sergio@hotmail

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Hey guys

I'm from Brazil, if I'm posting in the wrong place, I kindly ask you to move the topic to the correct place.

Well, I want to import a flashlight from Aliexpress in the USD 20 ~ 25 price range.
I will use it occasionally for camping.
No need for a tactical flashlight.

I researched some models that I will put below.
Being that I got a discount coupon of USD 5 for the first three (WK15, SC31T and SP35)

Wurkkos WK15 - USD 26.39 (USD 21.39 with discount)
Sofirn SC31T - USD 25.38 (USD 20.38 with discount)
Sofirn SP35 - USD 30.56 (USD 25.56 with discount)
Sofirn SC31 Pro - USD 19.98

I saw a review of each one of them and I liked the Wurkkos WK15 better because it has more lumens in "High" and "Turbo" mode, according to the table for each of them below.

Wurkkos WK15
Technical Parameter
Technical Wurkkos WK15.jpg


Sofirn SC31T
Technical Parameter
Technical Sofirn SC31T.jpg


Sofirn SP35
Technical Parameter
Technical Sofirn SP35.jpg


I did not find the Sofirn SC31 Pro table, I believe it is close to the SC31T

I liked the fact that the WK15 has 550 lumens (94m) on Medium, 1500 lumens (144m) on High and 3000 lumens (218m) on Turbo; the SP35 has 400 lumens (120m) on Medium, 950 lumens (215m) on High and 2000 lumens (332m) on Turbo and the SC31T has 300 lumens (85m) on Medium, 800 lumens (133m) on High and 2000 Lumens (209m) on Turbo.

What worried me about the WK15 is the battery life which is very low compared to the SP35 and the SC31T
WK15 has 4.5h on Medium, 1.8h on High and 1.6h on Turbo; the SP35 has 5h 35min on Medium, 3h 40min on High and 1h 53min on Turbo; the SC31T has 7.5h on Medium, 3.5h on High and 2.5h on Turbo.

What I found intriguing is that the WK15 has more lumens in all three modes mentioned (Medium, High and Turbo), but the SP35 has greater range in meters in all of them, even with less lumens.

So I wanted your opinion on which of these 4 options would be the best option?

I'm between the WK15 and the SP35, I confess that the WK15 caught my attention for the amount of lumens, but I'm seeing if it's better to reduce lumens a little and have more battery life.

Another thing I would like to know is that WK15 and SP35 use 21700 battery.
Is it possible to also use the 18650 in them, using an adapter like the one below?
adapter
adaptador.jpg


As it will be my first high-quality flashlight, I ask if it is possible to use the 18650, which I find easier to find in Brazil than the 21700.


P.S.

I don't understand why this same topic I posted in the morning was deleted.
Was it because of the aliexpress and youtube links?
If yes, I posted again without the links
I think my question is pertinent, about which flashlight of the listed options
 

emac77

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The sp35 runtime is better likely due to lower output and the fact that it has a much better driver than the others. It throws better due to reflector design and the led used. The 21700 sofirn lights I have all can run off 18650 and include the adapter, however you get reduced runtimes and may not be able to use turbo mode. I am not sure if the sp35 includes the adapter as I do not own one.
 

domin.sergio@hotmail

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Hi guys

Just passing by to inform you that I bought the Wurkkos WK15 at Shopee, its regular price is 145 BRL (28.67 USD) including 5000mAh 21700 battery, but I got a discount coupon of 25 BRL (4.94 USD), Shopee coupon plus store coupon, and the WK15 was 120 BRL (23.72 BRL), a great price.

I saw some reviews and decided on the WK15, mainly after watching videos comparing XHP50.2 (WK15) vs SST40 (SC31T Pro/SP35) LEDs.
The XHP50.2 is undeniably better and more powerful than the SST40, despite the fact that in the WK15 test chart, the XHP50.2 consumes a lot of battery in High mode. The SP35T uses the same XHP50.2 LED (with 3800 lumens vs 3000 lumens of the WK15), however in the autonomy tests the SP35T is better, but it also has a higher price.
I even researched the SC31T Pro as well, and I found the battery life in High (mode 7) of 4h 04min and Turbo of 4h 25min very interesting, according to this review.
link

Too bad the same site doesn't have a WK15 review or this autonomy test.
But from the little research I did, I saw that the WK15 maintains the lumen rate longer in High mode than the SC31T Pro/SP35.
I liked this WK15 review on YouTube.
Lumens test in High mode from 8:55 to 11:20 in the video.
Too bad you didn't test it in Turbo mode too
link
 
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