This new torch from Supfire is the first twin light flashlight I have tried and the first also to feature the latest COB LED technology. COB, by the way, is the latest LED technology and stands for ‘Chip On Board’. COB LEDs are basically multiple LED chips (typically nine or more) bonded to form a single module. This means a small, brighter and more robust LED with a wider field of view whilst using less power.
In the box was the aluminium alloy flashlight itself, a 22650 rechargeable battery, a very short USB to micro-USB charging cable, a plastic tube, and a Chinese language User Guide. What does the plastic tube do? I have seen similar tubes used to allow small diameter batteries to be used with torches and this may well be outlined in the User Guide. So far as my use goes, I do not need it. Build quality of everything included seems first-rate, robust and clearly built to last. As regards build quality the torch is rated as being IP44 water-resistant, which means it should be fine in normal rain but don’t drop it in any puddles.
The torch is fairly small at 15.6 x 4.8 x 3.4 cm and a comfortable weight for the pocket at in at 191gms. On the front, of course, is the main 700 lumens lamp with the 200 lumens COB strip light on the side. There are two buttons on opposite sides, each backlit and marked for their function, one for the front lamp, the other for the COB light. The front lamp has 5 modes for power with a strobe effect mode. The Cob light has three modes, again including a strobe and red strobe effect. Along one edge is a detachable pocket clip and built into the base which gives access to the battery compartment, is a powerful magnet. This is more useful than you might suppose and is easily powerful enough to support the full weight of the flashlight and allows it to be used as an inspection lamp when the COB light is employed.
The front light at 700 lumens is not the brightest I have seen but it is easily enough for most purposes. The 200 lumens side lamp looks like a white strip on the side of the flashlight but when lit produces an extra-wide field of view making it suitable as n inspection or even a room light. Both lamps can be used together or separately. The flashlight uses a 22650 Lithium-ion 3700mAh Battery which is replaceable and is charged through the grommet protected micro-USB port on the side. Opposite on the other side is a USB 2 port which allows the device to serve as an emergency Powerbank. is there nothing this little torch cannot do?
Currently priced on Amazon at just £20.99 this torch is a real bargain for anyone looking for an all-purpose pocket-sized flashlight.
Great Build Quality
5 Front Modes
3 Side Modes
No External Charger Needed
Standard USB Cable
No Carry Case
Medium Power Output
No English User Guide
Not Fully Waterproof
Unusual Battery Type