Sofirn Q8 deal & holster/diffuser giveaway

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Sofirn C8F v2.0 is the other name for Sofirn C8F 21700 version, isn’t it?

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I had it in the cart with the coupon applied………deleted it. It looks like a nice light but I just couldn’t see the niche that it would fit for me. I mean, I like lights of all shapes and sizes, but before I click the “buy” button, I like to envision a scenario in which this particular light would outshine all others—so to speak. Ya know, a time and place that this light will do what my others can’t or at least do it better. Couldn’t find one. Maybe next time.

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bushmaster wrote:
I had it in the cart with the coupon applied………deleted it. It looks like a nice light but I just couldn’t see the niche that it would fit for me. I mean, I like lights of all shapes and sizes, but before I click the “buy” button, I like to envision a scenario in which this particular light would outshine all others—so to speak. Ya know, a time and place that this light will do what my others can’t or at least do it better. Couldn’t find one. Maybe next time.

I waffled back and forth on this one for similar reasons, but $32 for a decent looking light with a good ramping UI with direct access to moon and turbo, a free charger and battery, and good modding potential was too good to pass up.

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TexasToasted wrote:
bushmaster wrote:
I had it in the cart with the coupon applied………deleted it. It looks like a nice light but I just couldn’t see the niche that it would fit for me. I mean, I like lights of all shapes and sizes, but before I click the “buy” button, I like to envision a scenario in which this particular light would outshine all others—so to speak. Ya know, a time and place that this light will do what my others can’t or at least do it better. Couldn’t find one. Maybe next time.

I waffled back and forth on this one for similar reasons, but $32 for a decent looking light with a good ramping UI with direct access to moon and turbo, a free charger and battery, and good modding potential was too good to pass up.


I sure can see that. It’s a good deal. Now ya got me thinking again………

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bushmaster wrote:
I had it in the cart with the coupon applied………deleted it. It looks like a nice light but I just couldn’t see the niche that it would fit for me. I mean, I like lights of all shapes and sizes, but before I click the “buy” button, I like to envision a scenario in which this particular light would outshine all others—so to speak. Ya know, a time and place that this light will do what my others can’t or at least do it better. Couldn’t find one. Maybe next time.

Oh, just buy 1 or 2 and be happy. LOL

I got like 3 of the old/original C8Fs (excluding the eval sample), another 2 of the then-new C8F, and now a new 21700 version. They’ll join my C8 Army™. You can never have too many C8s. Or so I tell myself.

I was planning to mod a few (219s, 351s… yeah, like that’ll happen), but they’re just fine right out of the tin.

Dunno what’s the real output of this bugger, but when I need oodles, I’ll unholster my Q8. If 1200lm is enough, my SP32v2 will do. In-between, more portable than the Q8 but more oomf than the ’32.2, this’ll do quite nicely, and is way more pocketable than a Q8.

You’ll be glad you did.

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Does this have their own firmware or are they using BLF firmware? Is the mcpcb DTP?

The low mode should be lower.

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I’m waiting for a C8+ to come out. with 26650 Battery and single side sw.
They more comfortable in hand than the skinny 18650/21700’s.
Can’t see the point in just going from 18650 to 21700,
the 26650 instantly gives a much more comfortable grip B4 anything else.
We NEED to update the C8, it’s got a little Ho-Hum.

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I think it’s just the driver. Sofirn is sending me updated drivers for the 2 I have but I want the version 2.0 for comparison.

what issues did yours have that warrant replacing? I’m now questioning the authenticity of my HG2s and VTC6s because i can’t get my c8f to draw more than ~3.6amps on my meter, even on turbo. My next hottest light is an S2 w/ 8x driver, which draws about 2.7, which is prettying close to spec, but not enough to tell me that it’s definitely the c8f and not the cells, or i suppose the resistance in my meter?

any insight, Tracy? tests to perform, or maybe a driver replacement?

I picked one of these up. No idea what version it is.. Got it on Amazon… Asked for the ‘new’ driver…I am not sure of this ones output, but sofirn is asking me all these questions about how do I know it’s not right…. So I guess you don’t automatically get an updated driver….

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.02. Maybe I’ll just send it back and save for ZL700

anyone in NE ILLinois into get togethers?

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@leaftye, they are using their own firmware. which is good still, and a DTP MCPCB.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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only 2600 Lumens though which is lower than the 18650 version

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I’m sort of interested in the C8F.  Anyone know if a 21700 battery would fit in a Lii-500 charger?

Fits perfectly fine just not the protected version

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BlueSwordM wrote:
It is possible yes. In fact, I did an experiment with my Astrolux S42 a while back.

With my first multimeter and leads, I was getting around 4,5A on turbo.

With a second pair of leads, I got around 6,0A on turbo. Better.

With a custom pair of leads with short 16AWG wire, I got almost 9,2-9,6A on turbo with a Sony VTC4 at 4,19V, which I liked.

The rule of thumb from an electrician: From 1A on you see influence of thin test leads. From 3A on use a clamp meter.

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Macka17 wrote:
I’m waiting for a C8+ to come out. with 26650 Battery and single side sw. They more comfortable in hand than the skinny 18650/21700’s. Can’t see the point in just going from 18650 to 21700, the 26650 instantly gives a much more comfortable grip B4 anything else. We NEED to update the C8, it’s got a little Ho-Hum.

+1

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Macka17 wrote:
I’m waiting for a C8+ to come out. with 26650 Battery and single side sw. They more comfortable in hand than the skinny 18650/21700’s. Can’t see the point in just going from 18650 to 21700, the 26650 instantly gives a much more comfortable grip B4 anything else. We NEED to update the C8, it’s got a little Ho-Hum.

+1

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What about the new C8F?

I can’t wait for a no-switch tailcap, though. With it, it’s more “tactical” (set the mode, instant on/off when you want it), but a more direct route vs through a switch would decrease total resistance quite a bit, I’d imagine.

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Lightbringer wrote:
What about the new C8F?

I can’t wait for a no-switch tailcap, though. With it, it’s more “tactical” (set the mode, instant on/off when you want it), but a more direct route vs through a switch would decrease total resistance quite a bit, I’d imagine.


You could check if there is much difference by shorting the tail with a bit of wire soldered on the top of the spring, the other end clamped under the retaining ring.
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Lightbringer.

Yes that’d be good. But I reckon we need to update the head, Make it more modern
up to date as the C8+ is.
Personally I’d rather be modding the C8+ with the triple and practice drivers to suit.
That model blends with the L models quite nicely style wise. Most of us have multiple C8’s now 4 or 5 for me plus the starter, 1 x C8+ and another on way with updated single 70.2 Cree.
I’d love a triple XPL-Hi with 26650 cell and no tail sw in the C8+ in true sand.

Convoy L6. L2. C8+. Sofurn C8T. and my S41. Plus a coupla three EDC small ones.
You must admit. they and Sofurn make very good quality. reliable, cheap torches.
Not many can touch them so far in the cheap range.

All the others in cupoard are the “getting there” practice torches hey.

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Macka17 wrote:
I’m waiting for a C8+ to come out. with 26650 Battery and single side sw. They more comfortable in hand than the skinny 18650/21700’s. Can’t see the point in just going from 18650 to 21700, the 26650 instantly gives a much more comfortable grip B4 anything else. We NEED to update the C8, it’s got a little Ho-Hum.

+1

I’m looking for mini soda can size light in the 3500 lm range, good throw and preferably good heat sinking for sustained output.
Contenders: Nightwatch Avaritia NA40; Pros: USB C charging, dual FET design. Cons: Battery type critical (may fry SST 40), unknown UI
JKK03 (Kaidomain); Pros: good size, not timed turbo stepdown, 10 Ah power bank. Cons: Hi > Med > Lo, long press off.

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I’ll be flipping mine in the used section..
Looking for something compact in this format…

Sofirn C8F

anyone in NE ILLinois into get togethers?

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klrman wrote:

I’m sort of interested in the C8F.  Anyone know if a 21700 battery would fit in a Lii-500 charger?

Fits perfectly fine just not the protected version

really? I have a sofirn 21700 4000mAh battery and it is too long for my lii-500

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BOMBAY wrote:
Funtastic wrote:
klrman wrote:

I’m sort of interested in the C8F.  Anyone know if a 21700 battery would fit in a Lii-500 charger?

Fits perfectly fine just not the protected version

really? I have a sofirn 21700 4000mAh battery and it is too long for my lii-500

The Sofirn 4000mAh 21700 is a wee bit too long to fit in the Lii-500, however an iJoy 3750mAh 21700 will fit just exactly on the Lii-500.

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I just used my Folomov A1 (magnetic thingies) to charge my 21700 when I was at work and my new C8F arrived. LOL

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Macka17 wrote:
I’m waiting for a C8+ to come out. with 26650 Battery and single side sw.
They more comfortable in hand than the skinny 18650/21700’s.
Can’t see the point in just going from 18650 to 21700,
the 26650 instantly gives a much more comfortable grip B4 anything else.
We NEED to update the C8, it’s got a little Ho-Hum.

+1 !
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Me too, I want 26650 C8A/C8F !

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I just ordered on on Amazon using my discount. If one comes out with a 22650 I’d get that too. Lol

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Macka17 wrote:
I’m waiting for a C8+ to come out. with 26650 Battery and single side sw.
They more comfortable in hand than the skinny 18650/21700’s.
Can’t see the point in just going from 18650 to 21700,
the 26650 instantly gives a much more comfortable grip B4 anything else.
We NEED to update the C8, it’s got a little Ho-Hum.

+1

Once it’s too thick to comfortably fit in a pants pocket, it may as well be as thick as the old D cell flashlights. I don’t see the point in anything between 18xxx and 26xxx either.

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Sidney Stratton wrote:

I’m looking for mini soda can size light in the 3500 lm range, good throw and preferably good heat sinking for sustained output.
Contenders: Nightwatch Avaritia NA40; Pros: USB C charging, dual FET design. Cons: Battery type critical (may fry SST 40), unknown UI
JKK03 (Kaidomain); Pros: good size, not timed turbo stepdown, 10 Ah power bank. Cons: Hi > Med > Lo, long press off.


I have the JKK03; It has mode memory and can be switched off from any level with long pressure.
Other: the crown is compatible with that of the C8, at least with that in SS; I put the one in the SS, it screws well and remains only a “step” of about seven tenths of a millimeter between steel and aluminum. Then I put her back because I like it original
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Did anyone else’s Sofirn C8F v2.0 kit come with an 18650 charger? The 21700 battery that it comes with doesn’t fit in that.

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I have two of the little single cell Sofirn chargers. One came with my C8F and one came with my SP3. Both chargers are exactly the same and both will hold my Sofirn 21700 and my Shockli 21700 just fine.
The bottom of the charger Says- Li-Poly Charger, USB lithium battery charger for 26650, 18650, 16340, 14500, 10440 lithium battery.
I can insert the 21700 cell with about 2mm space to spare.

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I’ll be darned. Lol. You’re right. Thanks for clarifying!! The charger it comes with does fit the Sofirn 4000 mah 21700 battery.
What that single cell charger does NOT fit is the Acebeam 5100 mah 21700 button top battery.

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