[BLF special edition light] new Sofirn AAA twisty high CRI Yuji 5mm LED (CCT 3200K or 5600K) for 6.50 USD

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Looking forward to trying out my new C01’s when they get here, I’m especially excited for it being a good AAA light with high CRI. I’ve come to appreciate the portability of AAA lights and pretty much always have one on me, usually the BLF-348. It’d be nice to complement that with one of these 3200K C01’s Big Smile

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Teacher is wise. I ordered on the 10th in the first 300. Paid full price for one of each. They probably oversold that batch and are having to wait for manufacturing. It may take till February to get them and with Chinese New year it might be April. You never know

I don’t think that’s the case with mine since it has already shipped out.

That is another thing you must realize defloyd77, “shipped out” does not always mean ‘SHIPPED OUT’. That is just another thing some Chinese vendors like AE do sometimes. Facepalm .
The packages may actually be sitting around somewhere waiting to start their jourjey to you. I’m not condoning that practice, that is just how it is.

For example… mine supposedly “shipped out” over 2 weeks ago, the day after I placed the order. But even though they have a Tracking Number they have not even entered the Tracking System yet….. they just have a number. They are sitting around waiting to actually start their journey.

I know this is probably not what you want to hear, but it is how it is. Try to be patient…. they will get to you. Probably later than sooner though.

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I once ordered flashlight on eBay from china. They said shipped out. Decided to order another. They both arrived in same package.

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Here ya’ go, a picture of some packages loaded on a ‘tiller steer’ launch & sitting on the dock on the bay…. waiting to be loaded on the ‘Slo Boat’ from China to begin their journey toward delivery. Big Smile . Big Smile

Any questions why Standard Free Shipping sometimes a long time?? Wink

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^ Big Smile

I was expecting a canoe.

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If you order first your package is at the bottom of the pile. Eventually you will get it.

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^^^ … Good one oto!! … ^^^ … Thumbs Up

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^ Big Smile

I was expecting a canoe.

Good one! Thumbs Up … The “canoe” is ‘Plan B’, for when the ‘Tiller Steer Launch’ breaks down. Big Smile

I’d be afraid to guess what ‘Plan C’ isShocked . Facepalm . Big Smile

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teacher wrote:
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^ Big Smile

I was expecting a canoe.

Good one! Thumbs Up … The “canoe” is ‘Plan B’, for when the ‘Tiller Steer Launch’ breaks down. Big Smile

I’d be afraid to guess what ‘Plan C’ isShocked . Facepalm . Big Smile

Well “C” obviously stands for “cereal box baking soda submarine”.

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Shocked . ^^ . I think you nailed it my friend!! .. Thumbs Up . Big Smile

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To all those out there waiting on your orders to arrive from China: I feel your discomfort.

One of my packages from China took over 3 months to show up at my home.
Personally I do not mind slow, however this was overdoing it …
This was an exception though, as most of my orders arrived within 3 to 6 weeks.
And up till now not a single package got lost Thumbs Up

I am still amazed by how this “free” shipping from China actually can function at all; especially when you look at those pictures of the complete chaos of the logistics. Facepalm

The trade-off of no-cost shipping, however seems to be no-speed delivery.
Especially during peak periods, such as Thanksgiving, Sinterklaas (Netherlands only), Christmas, or Chinese New Year.

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^^ . Exactly, slowtechstef. I agree. . Thumbs Up . I too have never had one not show up. It is amazing ‘to me’ also that they ever get here.

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This pic should be on the first page of every group buy on BLF. Holy Moly! Thanks OTO

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slowtechstef wrote:
One of my packages from China took over 3 months to show up at my home. Personally I do not mind slow, however this was overdoing it … This was an exception though, as most of my orders arrived within 3 to 6 weeks. And up till now not a single package got lost Thumbs Up

Up to 3 months?! I think the seller shipped it late in that case. I’ve never had a package take more than 3 weeks to arrive from China, but then again, this is the first time I’m expecting an overseas package during the Christmas/New Year holidays.

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Woohoo! Received mine today! Cool

Its so much like my old fav original Thrunite Ti, (year 2011) but to be honest the Ti has much better build. I was a bit disappointed that this is not as good as the Ti, but probably I was having very high expectations. This is my first high CRI light and I was really looking forward to it. However even there I am a bit underwhelmed, again probably I was expecting too much. Or thrunite kinda raised my expectations for a $5 light.

Check the attached comparison pics with the Ti and the beam as comparison as well. The Ti has much more throw compared to the C01. BTW, I love the moonlight mode on the Ti, its my goto bedside light.

The tailcap design on the C01 is awesome! I will have to get a magnet for it once I figure out the size needed..

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I just did a tracking update, and my Sofirn CO1 order is now in the USPS system.. my lights are at a postoffice 30 miles away from me. My order was placed on Nov10, it got to the cargo area in China on Nov 26 and reached California 10 days later

slowtechstef wrote:
Concerning the twisting action: we got what we asked for, as the threads are an exact copy of the Fenix E01 (C01 and E01 can ‘lego’), the twist resistance of the C01 is a deliberate design decision and carry-over from the Fenix E01.

I am very grateful that the Sofirn C01 has built in compatibility with the Fenix E01. I also appreciate that they use the same potting material. Thanks for all you have done to make this project happen.

I think there is a slight misunderstanding about twist resistance, and threads

the stiffness of a twisty, and the amount of play in the threads is controlled by the O Ring
if you remove the O ring from a Fenix E01 (or any other twisty), you will see what I mean..
without the O ring there is slop in the threads, and very little twisting resistance. This is normal.

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jon_slider wrote:

I think there is a slight misunderstanding about twist resistance, and threads

the stiffness of a twisty, and the amount of play in the threads is controlled by the O Ring
if you remove the O ring from a Fenix E01 (or any other twisty), you will see what I mean..
without the O ring there is slop in the threads, and very little twisting resistance. This is normal.

jon_slider, thanks for pointing this out! Always great to learn new things Smile

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Two arrived today. Nice.

Where can I get the itty bitty tritium vials that fit (to be epoxied into) the slot in the tailcap?

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Here or you can get them from Fasttech link – there are may others but I have used these two

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If I remember right, the trit slot is 1mmx5mm. Is that correct?

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1.5×6 mm

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Thank you. That explains why I was seeing so many 1.5×6mm trits for sale, but no 1×5s.

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My order placed Nov 10. Not received yet, but did get an email today that my purchase protection has been extended til Dec 27. Haven’t heard anybody else report that yet. Guess they expect a delay on my package. Heard here that those who ordered first end up on the bottom of the warehouse HEAP !! Lol…and that means they ship last….LOL….Oh well. Wait or Wait I can’t decide… LOL

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Streamer wrote:
My order placed Nov 10. Not received yet, but did get an email today that my purchase protection has been extended til Dec 27.

same order date, same purchase protection email

then I used the tracking number and selected USPS and it shows my lights are one post office away from me.

will be here before Xmas Wink

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jon_slider wrote:
Streamer wrote:
My order placed Nov 10. Not received yet, but did get an email today that my purchase protection has been extended til Dec 27.

same order date, same purchase protection email

then I used the tracking number and selected USPS and it shows my lights are one post office away from me.

will be here before Xmas Wink

Yeh, I have them tracked by USPS already for couple weeks..but tracking still indicating sender preparing shipment. LoL.. nuttin here as of yet. No problema. Wait or Wait. LOL

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cyclops wrote:
Woohoo! Received mine today! Cool

Its so much like my old fav original Thrunite Ti, (year 2011) but to be honest the Ti has much better build. I was a bit disappointed that this is not as good as the Ti, but probably I was having very high expectations. This is my first high CRI light and I was really looking forward to it. However even there I am a bit underwhelmed, again probably I was expecting too much. Or thrunite kinda raised my expectations for a $5 light.

Check the attached comparison pics with the Ti and the beam as comparison as well. The Ti has much more throw compared to the C01. BTW, I love the moonlight mode on the Ti, its my goto bedside light.

The tailcap design on the C01 is awesome! I will have to get a magnet for it once I figure out the size needed..

I would like to correct myself. The high CRI does makes a big impact! Beer

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Streamer wrote:
My order placed Nov 10. Not received yet, but did get an email today that my purchase protection has been extended til Dec 27. Haven’t heard anybody else report that yet. Guess they expect a delay on my package. Heard here that those who ordered first end up on the bottom of the warehouse HEAP !! Lol…and that means they ship last….LOL….Oh well. Wait or Wait I can’t decide… LOL

I got that email too, same order date.

checks tracking number for the millionth time

THE SLOW BOAT MADE IT TO CHICAGO!

Hang in there, your tracking number might not get updated until it’s in the country.

Edit: Also, the tracker on Ali’s site has not updated my tracking, it may not have updated yours either. Try http://parcelsapp.com/en/tracking

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^^ Very good!! Thumbs Up

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I ordered on the 10th as well. Ali, USPS, and ParcelsApp all have the last update on November 24, 2018, 11:05 am:
Processed Through Facility
GUANGZHOU EMS, CHINA

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shirnask wrote:
Here or you can get them from Fasttech link – there are may others but I have used these two

There is also this 2015 BLF thread on where to buy tritium vials.

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GreenLights wrote:
I ordered on the 10th as well. Ali, USPS, and ParcelsApp all have the last update on November 24, 2018, 11:05 am:
Processed Through Facility
GUANGZHOU EMS, CHINA Sad

I got that same update Nov. 24, 6:07 AM. It’s possible your info never got updated.

The few other times I ordered from China through Gearbest, the updates were more frequent and detailed than this time, which did make this time a little more worrisome.

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