SingFire SF-348

singfire sf 348

 

SingFire SF-348 is a must have light, it is tiny, lightweight, good quality stainless steel body, I have the this one for over a year it has only a few tiny scratches and thats it, still shiny and no deterioration at all. It has a real glass lens, perfect aluminum reflector, quality leds inside, stable reliable driver (have had over 10 of this light gifted some to friends, and never heard a driver failure) and a SS clip. For all these feautures it's price is amazing. It will also work with 10440 Li-Ion but I do not suggest Li-Ion with this light, single / high mode only.

 

 

 

Specifications from dealer:
Singfire SF-348
Cree XP-E
Lumens: 180Lm
Circuitry: 1A
Battery Type: 10440, AAA     (Note: Some of my 10440 Liions did not fit in the tube.)
Battery Quantity: 1 x AAA battery / or 1 x 10440
Mode: 1 (ON / OFF)
Working Voltage: 1.5V - 4.2V
Reflector: Aluminum, Orange Peel Reflector
Lens: Glass Lens
Beam Distance: 0-50m
Body Material: Stainless Steel
Dimension and Weight
Product weight: 26 g
Product size: 8.9 x 1.2 x 1.2 cm / 3.50 x 0.47 x 0.47 inches

Pictures:
size with AAA battery

tail

clicky switch

all parts

lens

lens 2

solder distance to reflector

orange peel reflector

driver pill size

cree xp-e led

o-ring

threads, machining

Nice lens & reflector.

lens & led

Beamshots:

With AAA Ni-MH:

AAA

With 10440:

10440

 

Current measurements:

I measured different current draws with AAA NiMH battery, the switch is limiting current to ~ 0.9 - 0.85 Amps, without switch it draws ~ 1.35 1.4 A.

10440 Liion at 3.86V without switch it draws 0.75 A

 

 

Pros:

  • Sturdy, quality stainless steel, shiny, excellent machining, parts for the price.
  • Single mode (For some people)
  • SS clip.

Cons:

  • Single mode (For me, if it had a low mode 1 - 3 lumens and no PWM, it would be the best light ever.)
  • Gets hot with Li-Ion.
  • Norrow beam.