Convoy C8+ New look for an old favorite

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Convoy C8+ New look for an old favorite

The new Convoy C8+ is available in the Convoy store HERE now. It’s only avaialble in Desert Tan at the moment but if the light is well received more colors will certainly follow.

I’ll update this post later with more pics and info. I should have had this posted over a week ago. Facepalm Too busy. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone has already posted about it here.

Internally this is the same light as the current Convoy C8, at least the newer versions with ToyKeeper’s Biscotti firmware, AR coated glass, DTP copper MCPCB, etc…

Here she is:

Those of you who have been asking for more aggressive knurling should like this one. Cool

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Bistro firmware? Didn’t you mean by accident Biscotti?
It looks sturdy, but quite ‘Finny’ (is that a word?)

Nice add to the collection!

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Love the color, full round battery tube and Aggressive Diamond Knurling!!!! LoveThumbs Up

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Yokiamy wrote:
It looks sturdy, but quite ‘Finny’ (is that a word?)

Well, it was mine… Flat Stare

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I Love’s me some Finnish Beauty! Smile Well done Simon, well done!

And yes, Biscotti… JDub is tired. Silly

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I’m going to wait until Simon offers a host version.

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Simon, congratulations. This is the flashlight I would give to my daughter. (That is how highly I think of it)!

This thing reminds me of the Surefire M6-CB Guardian with its big Tail button. That is the highest regard to how it looks.

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Yokiamy wrote:
Bistro firmware? Didn’t you mean by accident Biscotti?
It looks sturdy, but quite ‘Finny’ (is that a word?)

Nice add to the collection!

Blushing As Dale said…JDub is tired.

Don’t know what y’all are talking about though. The OP clearly says Biscotti. Silly

Finny? I think you mean Fintastic! Grad

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I definitely like the new look better than the old C8 body style. And the color looks nice too! Good job Simon!

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I like it much better than the older version. Great color too.

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I would love to see it in a triple build like the Sofrin CF8.

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cellguy, yeah right, like Convoy is going to start copying Sofirn…

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kiribaru used to make a triple spacer for the C8… But of course the Sofirn version comes with a side switch, but if that’s not important then you can always ping kiribaru about the triple spacer.

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cellguy, yeah right, like Convoy is going to start copying Sofirn…

Yes I appreciate the irony of that statement, but I would still love a triple!

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If I were developing a light and happened to be ready to announce it and someone else brought it out, my own development would be scrapped. Done already. If Simon is the enthusiast I think he is he won’t be making a reflectored C8 simply because someone else already has it.

So, at the end of the day, if you want a reflectored triple C8, buy a Sofirn. Wink

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DB Custom wrote:
If I were developing a light and happened to be ready to announce it and someone else brought it out, my own development would be scrapped. Done already. If Simon is the enthusiast I think he is he won’t be making a reflectored C8 simply because someone else already has it.

So, at the end of the day, if you want a reflectored triple C8, buy a Sofirn. Wink

Fair enough, quad it is! I actually did not buy a Sofrin because I try and stay away from clones as much as possible, flashlights and otherwise.

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If only Simon would make a 18650 extension tube for this new C8… It would open up the possibilities for more ways to mod it, using 6v or 12v leds/drivers combos. That way the “finnish” on this light can be put to good use.

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The C8 concept has been around for a while, I didn’t like the 3 legged style of em for a long time but of course I eventually wound up with several. I reviewed the first Sofirn triple and made some suggestions on how to improve it, as did several others, then they came out with the side switch version and they had a hit!

I have always wished this size light were done something like this new C8+, much more to my liking with the fins and heavy knurling. Can’t wait to see one! Smile

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Like the new look, a nice change from the much copied classic C8 look.

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This new design is ravishing.

All the right proportions!

It just made the old C8 too dated.

Great job!

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Much nicer than the older version. Big Smile

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Cant they bump up the lumens atleast? like the astrolux version that does 1300 or so.. since it has more cooling fins it shouldnt be an issue? I mean since the name is c8+ the + to me should be an increase in lumens and throw also no ?

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I find the design to messy for my eyes. Quite ugly actually, especially at the tail.
But if cooling is better than on C8, I’m for it.

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mortuus wrote:
Cant they bump up the lumens atleast? like the astrolux version that does 1300 or so.. since it has more cooling fins it shouldnt be an issue? I mean since the name is c8+ the + to me should be an increase in lumens and throw also no ?

That would require Convoy to adapt a new type of driver (FET or FET+7135) and Simon has been very conservative in the past with drivers, he goes for simple and limited power, probably because his market is partly outside the flashoholics community. That said, this new C8 would have no problems at all handling a direct driver like the BLF-A6.

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If only Simon would make a 18650 extension tube for this new C8… It would open up the possibilities for more ways to mod it, using 6v or 12v leds/drivers combos. That way the “finnish” on this light can be put to good use.

I just talked with Simon about this. He’s going to make the extension tube. Grad
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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Love the color, full round battery tube and Aggressive Diamond Knurling!!!! LoveThumbs Up
Agree on all 3 points! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

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J-Dub74 wrote:
vinte77 wrote:
If only Simon would make a 18650 extension tube for this new C8… It would open up the possibilities for more ways to mod it, using 6v or 12v leds/drivers combos. That way the “finnish” on this light can be put to good use.

I just talked with Simon about this. He’s going to make the extension tube. Grad
This is great news!!

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djozz wrote:
mortuus wrote:
Cant they bump up the lumens atleast? like the astrolux version that does 1300 or so.. since it has more cooling fins it shouldnt be an issue? I mean since the name is c8+ the + to me should be an increase in lumens and throw also no ?

That would require Convoy to adapt a new type of driver (FET or FET+7135) and Simon has been very conservative in the past with drivers, he goes for simple and limited power, probably because his market is partly outside the flashoholics community. That said, this new C8 would have no problems at all handling a direct driver like the BLF-A6.

I’ve been discussing this with Simon. Yes, he has been fairly conservative with his driver choices in the past. We have to keep in mind that not all of his market is a bunch of power-hungry freaks like us. ShockedOopsBig Smile
He very much appreciates the BLF community though and I see more power in our future. Something along the lines of an A6 type driver is exactly what I’ve been leaning towards. No decisions have been made yet but there is certainly much more goodness coming from Convoy in the future. Cool
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Looks good! Will be one in my next order from Simon

But i am still waiting for the clear anodized L2! Big Smile

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I would like to see a 21700 c8…c9?!

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J-Dub74 wrote:
djozz wrote:
mortuus wrote:
Cant they bump up the lumens atleast? like the astrolux version that does 1300 or so.. since it has more cooling fins it shouldnt be an issue? I mean since the name is c8+ the + to me should be an increase in lumens and throw also no ?
That would require Convoy to adapt a new type of driver (FET or FET+7135) and Simon has been very conservative in the past with drivers, he goes for simple and limited power, probably because his market is partly outside the flashoholics community. That said, this new C8 would have no problems at all handling a direct driver like the BLF-A6.
I’ve been discussing this with Simon. Yes, he has been fairly conservative with his driver choices in the past. We have to keep in mind that not all of his market is a bunch of power-hungry freaks like us. ShockedOopsBig Smile He very much appreciates the BLF community though and I see more power in our future. Something along the lines of an A6 type driver is exactly what I’ve been leaning towards. No decisions have been made yet but there is certainly much more goodness coming from Convoy in the future. Cool

I think the tint choice of the Convoy C8, but with the Astrolux C8 high-output driver, would be a real winner. I wouldn’t want the exact same firmware as the Astrolux (which is the BLF A6 firmware), but something along the lines of the biscotti firmware would be good.

Or, for a few more bucks, an XHP35 HI emitter, along with a decent boost-driver, would give both high-output and good efficiency. IMO, that should be the next evolution of the Convoy C8. May as well leap-frog the budget competition.

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