The NEW Sofirn C8F Triple XP-L W2 w/side e-switch

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No hard feelings to anyone and sorry to derail! Smile Now back to discussion of this awesome C8F flashlight!

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No hard feelings to anyone and sorry to derail! Smile Now back to discussion of this awesome C8F flashlight!

None here either. All done and dusted at my end also. Peace

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Step away from my own thread for just a few hours and miss everything! Geesh! Silly

I definitely would have taken a phone shot of the car, the plate, the woman…. makes it easy when the police show up to just show them a pic of the car and a pic of the plate, they’re all over it. Wink (AFTER they get the information on where to get that light, of course!)

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DB Custom wrote:
Step away from my own thread for just a few hours and miss everything! Geesh! Silly

I definitely would have taken a phone shot of the car, the plate, the woman…. makes it easy when the police show up to just show them a pic of the car and a pic of the plate, they’re all over it. Wink (AFTER they get the information on where to get that light, of course!)

In a perfect world, maybe. I sure didn’t have my phone on me when I ran out there. Good point though Hopefully I’ll think of that next time something like this happens. It all happened so fast and once I concluded there was no danger she was gone pretty quick, before I could think about much about a plate number. But this flashlight was the star of the show! Love

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(AFTER they get the information on where to get that light, of course!)
LOL LOL LOL

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L4M4 wrote:
There are 2 types of SS bezel! Old and new – the old one doesn’t fit, the new one does – at least on the “old” C8F (non-Side-Switch).

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The old C8 SS bezel was never for sale as a separate part a.f.a.i.k.
Some UltraFire C8’s had them i.i.r.c.
Thanks Jerommel, thought he meant there were two types (old & new) of SS bezel by Convoy.

I have a really old Guide Gear brand C8 from 2011 and the bezel (not SS) swaps perfectly with the sideswitch C8F bezel.

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When I tried the Convoy SS bezel it screwed on fine but the lens was very loose, could probably fix this with a second O-ring applied on top of the lens. It’s a neat look, thought about taking steps (like mounting the SS bezel in the lathe and reducing the length by cutting away some stock on the threaded end and re-cutting the o-ring land) but wanted to keep the Sofirn light a Sofirn light and not mix it up with Convoy parts. Just giving Sofirn credit where the credit is due, that kind of thing. Might go ahead and modify the original tail clicky light since it’s already heavily modified. Smile

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When I tried the Convoy SS bezel it screwed on fine but the lens was very loose, could probably fix this with a second O-ring applied on top of the lens. It’s a neat look, thought about taking steps (like mounting the SS bezel in the lathe and reducing the length by cutting away some stock on the threaded end and re-cutting the o-ring land) but wanted to keep the Sofirn light a Sofirn light and not mix it up with Convoy parts. Just giving Sofirn credit where the credit is due, that kind of thing. Might go ahead and modify the original tail clicky light since it’s already heavily modified. Smile
I’m interested in that original tail clicky light for a mod host. Does it have the same size MCPCB as this? What emitters are you running in that one? Reflector or TIR? Don’t want to de-rail too much here if there’s another thread about that? (sorry if you mentioned it earlier here)

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I used the 32mm Noctigon, put XP-L V6 3D emitters on it. Works great with the stock triple reflector and is even impressive with their driver, 3300 lumens if I recall, didn’t even go to larger spring bypasses (it’s bypassed out of the box)

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DB Custom wrote:
I used the 32mm Noctigon, put XP-L V6 3D emitters on it. Works great with the stock triple reflector and is even impressive with their driver, 3300 lumens if I recall, didn’t even go to larger spring bypasses (it’s bypassed out of the box)
Thanks, great! I can use the stock reflector and stock driver for now, I may want to swap the driver later with something programmable.

Also thanks for your reply with the MCPCB sourcing info in the host thread where I also posted.

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Anyone else have their spring bypasses fail? I received my C8F last week and both the bypasses have failed from what looks like fatigue at the base of the springs. Not sure if it’s worth doing anything about though, I figure they’ll all fail eventually if mine did so quickly, unless a more flexible bypass is used. Not sure what the loss in output is. I didn’t notice it visually, but it’s kind of annoying. I’ve been running a Sony VTC6 along with the included cell.

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You may not realize that the spring bypass, from the company, is virtually non-existent. This is a rare occasion, far from annoying… promising. To have them go to that kind of trouble for us, that’s promising and a great incentive to buy Sofirn. Wink

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Since this is my thread, I’ll go there. I know for a lot of people that weren’t raised around guns the very idea can be somewhat shocking, having guns in the house with kids. But for those of us that grew up with guns, shot guns since we could hold both ends up off the ground, it’s as natural as putting on shoes (or leaving them off if it ain’t Sunday). I started shooting when I was about 5, long guns, some Real long guns… military issue with 1000yd adjustable sights. Steel butt plates. Yeah, learned the hard way. But it’s a way of life, most of us in the South grew up shooting squirrels and opossum’s and skunks and whatever else had the dogs riled up at night.

The point is, we are all raised the way our folks wanted us raised. Shocking to some, at home and easy to others. We each have different backgrounds, so don’t let your own aversions make you blind to someone else’s natural hobby or habit. To each his own, or as I read in a book once, Leave to other’s their otherness. Wink

PS: As an aside… people have been hurting people long before guns were invented. Knives were very popular for decades, centuries, even still are. But, where are the kitchen knives? Anybody supervising the children around the knives? The car keys? Car’s kill people at an ever alarming rate, but how many people toss the keys on the counter where the kids can get em? See? Training, there’s a lot out there that can hurt us, training our children to recognize what to, and not to, do…. that’s the key.

And aren’t our Li-ion cells potentially dangerous? Isn’t a 4,000+ lumen light capable of doing harm? Do we supervise or do we train? A pencil can jab out an eye, train safe use. Like everything else in our house. Electricity, scissors, even the soap in the bathtub. Think I’m crazy? Let your kid leave the soap on the floor of the tub and you step in for a shower…. aaaaaagh! Can’t do away with all the dangers, but we CAN train our children to think. Wink (they’re not children very long)

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I think it’s awesome that they were included from the factory, but I’m annoyed that they have failed after owning the light for one week. Not all that useful of a feature to include if it fails so quickly, but I think it’s an awesome idea. I was just wondering if my situation was unique or if others experienced bypass failure so quickly.

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Well said, Dale. There’s people I wouldn’t let into the same house with my guns. But like you, I was raised with a healthy respect for them as a tool for fetching squirrels, doves, ducks, deer, coyotes, etc. Never had them locked up growing up and never thought twice about it.

We just don’t seem to do as good of a job on training these days. Heck, I struggle with it with my own kids. You can constrain people for only so long, eventually you’ll need to trust they’ll do the right thing when situations come up.

So… about that sweet new C8F Wink

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Yeah, thanks to your encouragement to check at Arrow (I’ve used them before but so much is a quantity order, took some hunting but…) I have some XP-L2’s ordered that will, according to them, be here Saturday. Yeah right! Monday probably, but that’s soon enough anyway as all my gear is put up for the house full of people we’re about to have here.

Looking forward to a side switched triple C8 with 2’s in it!!! Big Smile

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Looking forward to a side switched triple C8 with 2’s in it!!! Big Smile

That will be nice! Love

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tcv4, for spring bypasses to endure the wire needs to be coiled first, just slightly but enough for it to homogeneously compress inside the spring. Either this or it'll eventually crack after n cycles. 

 

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……………training our children to recognize what to, and not to, do…. that’s the key…………… …………….Can’t do away with all the dangers, but we CAN train our children to think. Wink (they’re not children very long)
Soooo true! Yes this is what is MOST important! Some may not agree, but in my mind, it’s actually more important than where the guns are kept.

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My son is 10 and he’s a pretty damn good shot! For the record yes a pistol could be sitting on the table here, but WITHOUT the MAG… (I ALWAYS remove the mag and keep it where only I have access to it) And at the time of last nights episode it was sitting right beside me, right next to my C8F!

I do it this way instead of hiding it loaded, (locking it up would defeat the purpose) this way there’s never a loaded gun anywhere. And all the chef knives are in the block on the counter, right next to the car keys. Big Smile

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Out of spontaneity in my post (pre-edit) I mentioned picking up the pistol, but didn’t bother to outline all the specifics of how I operate. Smile

Wasn’t going to elaborate here and hope not to entice further derailment, but since Dale went first… Innocent

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Walked the big trash can down to the road for morning pick-up carrying the C8F with me. It’s really a nice light, easily carried, enough modes to cover a wide range of uses, some sheer power to belt out coverage at 250-300 yds. I ran it mostly on high, with some Turbo. It warmed up but didn’t get hot. The night was about 67º and humid, ground wet from a previous light shower with more promised. The more I use it, the more I like it, and the less action my other lights get. Wink

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And all the chef knives are in the block on the counter, right next to the car keys. Big Smile

Ewww.

Have you ever thought what… grunge… lives inside those rather inaccessible slots that the knives slide into? Sick

I keep all my knives in a rather nice flat tray. Big Smile

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It not only has pads, they’re populated and with resistors in place! Smile

(My internet is acting wonky, swore I saw Jason ask about the switch pcb…..)

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And all the chef knives are in the block on the counter, right next to the car keys. Big Smile

Ewww.

Have you ever thought what… grunge… lives inside those rather inaccessible slots that the knives slide into? Sick

I keep all my knives in a rather nice flat tray. Big Smile

Yeah I have. Can’t post my own photo right now (Photobucket Angry ) But my “Knife Block” is almost exactly like this…

I have 2 of them identical side by side, holding a total of 12 knives. Soooo nice…the Acrylic panels are easily removed for cleaning!

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I asked in post #30 and you already answered.

But remind me, what size boot do they use on the switch?

If I get one of these xpl versions I’d probably do a clear boot cover, custom color leds and maybe a TA driver with narsil.

I think I would like to use the SST40 leds on it, but I’m not sure how easy that would be. It would be nice if Mtn Elec could put them on one of his triple boards, but I don’t think he carries that led, yet.

Edit, I think he does carry the sst40, but maybe not a triple mcpcb that they fit on.

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Flashlights, cars, guns, kids, knives. This is becoming a VERY diverse thread! Facepalm

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Flashlights, cars, guns, kids, knives. This is becoming a VERY diverse thread! Facepalm

Those are all Dales favorite subjects!

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I have 2 of them identical side by side, holding a total of 12 knives. Soooo nice…the Acrylic panels are easily removed for cleaning!

There ya go!

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tcv4, for spring bypasses to endure the wire needs to be coiled first, just slightly but enough for it to homogeneously compress inside the spring. Either this or it’ll eventually crack after n cycles. 


 


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Yeah, they were definitely slightly coiled from the factory such that the wire could bend in the middle. The wires are also super pliable being as thin as they are. They seem to have fatigued at the solder joint. Both sides went after maybe 10-20 cycles combined with carrying it in my pocket daily.

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Does it come in copper?

Does what come in copper?

The C8F flashlight host? like the BLF X6 special edition.

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