[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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Perhaps this is good info who receives a C01 with bending clip that does not have any springiness to it.

Btw, I managed to convince Sofirn that their clips are faulty, they admit that the heating process was wrong and they sent what is left of the batch back to the manufacturer for improvement.

Inspired by polarweiss I tried his method of hardening the clip, warmed up to orange, quencing in vegetable oil, keeping it at 200 degrees for 2 hours. Nothing happened, fail, no springiness at all was achieved.

Then I did not care about the clip becoming brittle anymore, blowtorched it to almost yellow, next to the fast running tap, and while orange/yellow dunked it under the stream and presto: perfect springiness without being too brittle it seems sofar.

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Thank you djozz!! It appears you got the right ‘formula’…… Thumbs Up

Heat to yellow-orange & fast running water quench.

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Anyone tried runtime on lithium yet?

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Thank you djozz!! It appears you got the right ‘formula’…… Thumbs Up

Heat to yellow-orange & fast running water quench.

If that is the case, a glass of “aqua on the rocks” could even be better.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Anyone tried runtime on lithium yet?

Won’t it completely burn?

I’m still waiting for my 2 lights Flat Stare

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Thank you djozz!! It appears you got the right ‘formula’…… Thumbs Up

Heat to yellow-orange & fast running water quench.

If that is the case, a glass of “aqua on the rocks” could even be better.
Very true…. Thumbs Up Might be worth a try to see???

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MascaratumB wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Anyone tried runtime on lithium yet?
Won't it completely burn? I'm still waiting for my 2 lights :|

Lithium ≠ Li-Ion.

Lithium primary batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium L92) are completely fine to use, Li-Ion on the other hand should not be use in the C01 (bad things will happen if you do).

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I received my light yesterday, delivered to Florida. Ordered on November 10 and delivered on December 15, so 35 days. Just passing along this info for those still waiting on delivery in the US.

Just discovered this wonderful addiction.

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I would like to order one of each tint. I see there are some issues with weak pocket clips.
Is there a good aftermarket clip I can buy separately that fits the light?
Or is there expected to be a new batch rolled in soon that addresses the issues? I don’t want to be too demanding for $6.

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GreenLights wrote:
I received my light yesterday, delivered to Florida. Ordered on November 10 and delivered on December 15, so 35 days. Just passing along this info for those still waiting on delivery in the US.

Thanks, still waiting on mine ordered at the same time. Did your tracking update at all?

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Noir wrote:

MascaratumB wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Anyone tried runtime on lithium yet?
Won’t it completely burn? I’m still waiting for my 2 lights Flat Stare

Lithium ≠ Li-Ion.


Lithium primary batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium L92) are completely fine to use, Li-Ion on the other hand should not be use in the C01 (bad things will happen if you do).

Thanks Noir.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Noir wrote:

MascaratumB wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
Anyone tried runtime on lithium yet?
Won’t it completely burn? I’m still waiting for my 2 lights Flat Stare

Lithium ≠ Li-Ion.


Lithium primary batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium L92) are completely fine to use, Li-Ion on the other hand should not be use in the C01 (bad things will happen if you do).

Thanks Noir.

I am Facepalm !
When I read Lithium my brain processed Li-Ion, so my bad Oops

Despite that, my lights still are somewhere in a wharehouse in China or in freakin’ slow boat in the ocean Flat Stare

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MascaratumB wrote:

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Despite that, my lights still are somewhere in a wharehouse in China or in freakin’ slow boat in the ocean Flat Stare
Never fear MascaratumB, they will be there soon; he’s rowing fast as he can… Big Smile

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Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Well, I hope he brings some AAA batteries, at least he’ll be able to do a “test-row” to my lights Party

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

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I received my light yesterday, delivered to Florida. Ordered on November 10 and delivered on December 15, so 35 days. Just passing along this info for those still waiting on delivery in the US.

Thanks, still waiting on mine ordered at the same time. Did your tracking update at all?

Here is all the tracking info, that I can see now. I didn’t track it daily, so I don’t know when the tracking went back “online.” I do know I had no updates at all for about two weeks.
2018.12.15 17:16 (GMT-7): Delivery
2018.12.15 10:56 (GMT-7): Out for Delivery
2018.12.15 10:46 (GMT-7): Sorting Complete
2018.12.15 10:35 (GMT-7): Arrival at Delivery Office
2018.12.14 12:55 (GMT-7): Arrived at USPS Regional Destination Facility
2018.12.14 00:00 (GMT-7): In Transit to Next Facility
2018.12.12 14:40 (GMT-7): Departed USPS Regional Facility
2018.12.12 14:31 (GMT-7): Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
2018.12.12 09:21 (GMT-7): Inbound Out of Customs
2018.12.11 11:04 (GMT-7): Arrival at Sorting Center
2018.11.25 22:46 (GMT-7): Despatch from Sorting Center
2018.11.24 11:05 (GMT-7): Processed Through Facility
2018.11.20 21:21 (GMT-7): Posting
2018.11.20 21:21 (GMT-7): Acceptance

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They just extended my purchase protection to January 6

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They just extended my purchase protection to January 6
When was yours ordered & what country are you in??

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teacher wrote:
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They just extended my purchase protection to January 6
When was yours ordered & what country are you in??

Nov. 10th I’m in Mississippi next door to you.
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They just extended my purchase protection to January 6
When was yours ordered & what country are you in??
Nov. 10th I’m in Mississippi next door to you.
Yep, we’re neighbors. Thumbs Up . I ordered 22 November & got a ‘6 January extension email’ today also. I’m betting we will both have them before Christmas or shortly thereafter.
Time will tell if that prediction is correct or not. Smile

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teacher wrote:
arow55 wrote:
teacher wrote:
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They just extended my purchase protection to January 6
When was yours ordered & what country are you in??
Nov. 10th I’m in Mississippi next door to you.
Yep, we’re neighbors. Thumbs Up . I ordered 22 November & got a ‘6 January extension email’ today also. I’m betting we will both have them before Christmas or shortly thereafter.
Time will tell if that prediction is correct or not. Smile

Gave you code for nitecore ea45s.
Mine a favorite. The new version is 1800 lumens but must be real floody cause the throw is less.
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Looking forward to receiving this light, hopefully by the end of this year. I signed up for USPS email notifications since I was tired of checking on my USPS bookmark Big Smile

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Gave you code for nitecore ea45s.
Mine a favorite. The new version is 1800 lumens but must be real floody cause the throw is less.
Oh yeah, I remember now that you mentioned it!! I feel the same way, the EA45S is a great light. In fact, if I was forced to choose 1 light…. I think the EA45S would be it.

I did not realize there was a “new version”…. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. Beer

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teacher wrote:
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Gave you code for nitecore ea45s.
Mine a favorite. The new version is 1800 lumens but must be real floody cause the throw is less.
Oh yeah, I remember now that you mentioned it!! I feel the same way, the EA45S is a great light. In fact, if I was forced to choose 1 light…. I think the EA45S would be it.

I did not realize there was a “new version”…. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. Beer


Ea42 i think.
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Did you know Sofirn is going to
make a C01 Pro with 100 lumens?

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Did you know Sofirn is going to
make a C01 Pro with 100 lumens?
Did not know that… but bring it on. Thumbs Up

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arow55 wrote:
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arow55 wrote:

Gave you code for nitecore ea45s.
Mine a favorite. The new version is 1800 lumens but must be real floody cause the throw is less.
Oh yeah, I remember now that you mentioned it!! I feel the same way, the EA45S is a great light. In fact, if I was forced to choose 1 light…. I think the EA45S would be it.

I did not realize there was a “new version”…. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. Beer

Ea42 i think.
Yep, EA42…. you thought right. Thumbs Up
It looks interesting, but it will have to be extraordinary to top the EA45S…. even if it does have 1800 lumens. Wink

Nitecore EA42

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SfGiants4000 wrote:
Did you know Sofirn is going to make a C01 Pro with 100 lumens?

How do you know and which led are they gone use?

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I do not know how he knows, well, actually Sofirn folks tend to talk all the time about their new projects Smile
But yes, there will be a C01 pro, but it may get a different name in the end. No idea if it will get a TIR optic or a reflector, but the led will very probably be SST-20 95CRI (4000K and/or 3000K), and there will be two or three simple modes (it being a twisty). I have not seen a design yet so I would not expect this light within the next few months.

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Hmm, I was very proud to have succesfully hardened my C01 clip, but I should have known that the rough way I did that was an insult to the noble art of hardening. Innocent Next iteration (I have one more bendy clip leftover) will be waiting 1 second longer before quenching under the tap.


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crap haha. If you temper it after the hardening it should be better. and tempering doesnt take away any of the hardness if im correct. It just realines the carbon atoms.

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