[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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Call me crazy but I ordered 5×2.5mm magnets, the half millimeter leaves the perfect amount of room for a dab of epoxy on the back of the magnet. Place a piece of wax paper over something magnetic and set the light on it (standing upright), that way the magnet will be at the exact right height, then leave it to dry for a few hours at least.

Where did you find 2.5 mm x 5 mm magnets? I’ve only seen them in whole number increments, not fractional.

I guess Simon from Convoy sells them in his store in AliExpress!

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djozz wrote:
It does depend on the magnet though, some stick better than others. I coincidentally bought a batch (3×5mm) that makes the C01 easily stick in all positions.

As I mentioned earlier, not many are able to measure the strength of the magnetism of these magnets, so sellers get away with everything, so in good ol’ chinese tradition everything is indeed what they sell. In Europe we have supermagnete.de, not that more expensive than Fasttech or Banggood, that makes a point of actually selling what they claim, and I have never got bad magnets from them.


I spotted that tip about using wax paper and resting metal on the top so that the magnet sets flush to the end — that’s a really good idea. Wish I’d seen it earlier. Mine sits maybe 0.25 mm below the surface, but the magnet still holds pretty strongly. It’ll only work with it on raw exposed metal (painted will work, but it slips) and it will naturally pivot to put the magnet at 12 o’clock.

The magnets feel very strong, and they’re difficult to separate. So I’m convinced they’re decent quality.

I tried to dissolve the super glue with acetone, but it’s not getting in behind the magnet… so it won’t come out. I expect I’d have to drill into it to break it, then pull the pieces out.

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Where did you find 2.5 mm x 5 mm magnets? I’ve only seen them in whole number increments, not fractional.

I guess Simon from Convoy sells them in his store in AliExpress!

Thanks. I don’t know how much stronger they’ll be compared to the ones I already have. Can you adhere the light to metal with the magnet positioned at 6 o’clock?
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Sofirn just posted a message on Facebook that the final 30 lights of the Original C01 (color red, 5600K) will be sold on Amazon.com for 6.50 USD.
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slowtechstef wrote:
Sofirn just posted a message on Facebook that the final 30 lights of the Original C01 (color red, 5600K) will be sold on Amazon.com for 6.50 USD. —> Link

Amazon(dot)com means: NO EU.

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xevious wrote:
I tried to dissolve the super glue with acetone, but it’s not getting in behind the magnet… so it won’t come out. I expect I’d have to drill into it to break it, then pull the pieces out.

If the magnet wasn’t a tight fit there’s no need to drill it, just heat the tube up.. Cyanoacrylate releases/breaks down/softens/whatever at higher temperatures.
Depending on the grade it’s strength retention drops to 50% somewhere in the neighbourhood of 80-120*C. Couple hundred degrees celsius should drop it well below 20%. Sure there’s High Temp grades out there as well but I highly doubt you used such a glue.

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djozz wrote:
You should get one of the BLF-edition C01S lights, they should be available one of these days. I expect not as indestructable as the C01 (still very sturdy), but more output, low and high modes, bare aluminium without finish, and a nice BLF marking.

Djozz, thanks for the pointer.
That bare aluminum look Love
I am going to dress up at least one 5mm-C01 head with a bare aluminum SST20-C01-BLF body Cool
Also great Sofirn adds a BLF marking to give credit to the origin of the design.

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I am going to dress up at least one 5mm-C01 head with a bare aluminum SST20-C01-BLF body Cool

You could carefully (gloves, eye protection, outdoors…) give your C01 a bath in lye (drain cleaner / sodium hydroxide / etc) to strip off the anodizing for a bare-aluminum finish. Just apply some petroleum jelly or something to any areas where you don’t want it intruding (threads, in the reflector area, etc) and then just clean it off after the bath.
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Lagittaja wrote:
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I tried to dissolve the super glue with acetone, but it’s not getting in behind the magnet… so it won’t come out. I expect I’d have to drill into it to break it, then pull the pieces out.

If the magnet wasn’t a tight fit there’s no need to drill it, just heat the tube up.. Cyanoacrylate releases/breaks down/softens/whatever at higher temperatures.
Depending on the grade it’s strength retention drops to 50% somewhere in the neighbourhood of 80-120*C. Couple hundred degrees celsius should drop it well below 20%. Sure there’s High Temp grades out there as well but I highly doubt you used such a glue.


Yeah, only problem is that I have a tritium vial installed now. That would likely not survive the heat…
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gchart wrote:
slowtechstef wrote:
I am going to dress up at least one 5mm-C01 head with a bare aluminum SST20-C01-BLF body Cool

You could carefully (gloves, eye protection, outdoors…) give your C01 a bath in lye (drain cleaner / sodium hydroxide / etc) to strip off the anodizing for a bare-aluminum finish. Just apply some petroleum jelly or something to any areas where you don’t want it intruding (threads, in the reflector area, etc) and then just clean it off after the bath.

Thanks for the suggestion to go with lye for removing the anodization. Already wanted to try out that to remove the anodization in the tritium slot.
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We need a similar BLF edition of this fantastic AA light!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-New-SP10-V2-0-LED-Flashlight-AA-14500-Flashlight-EDC-Pocket-Light-Cree-XPG2-550lm/2933049_32841154512.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.3.17944773ZjzAJu

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Omega_17 wrote:
We need a similar BLF edition of this fantastic AA light!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-New-SP10-V2-0-LED-Flashlight-AA-14500-Flashlight-EDC-Pocket-Light-Cree-XPG2-550lm/2933049_32841154512.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.3.17944773ZjzAJu

It sounds like a good idea. However, a single mode twisty seems less practical for a larger light. Another ui may not differentiate itself. Unsure how this would be implemented.

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The stock UI of this light is already perfect its just the stock LED that can be greatly improve with a Luminus SST-20 95CRI and maybe a new unique color as a bonus?

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I think Omega_17 is suggesting a BLF-edition SP10 V2, not a AA version of the C01.

That could be a high CRI emitter, and possibly a different firmware. Unfortunately, Narsil or Anduril would probably require a different driver, which is more work for Sofirn, and would likely mean 14500 batteries only – no AA support.

It would be a very interesting product, however.

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Omega_17 wrote:
The stock UI of this light is already perfect its just the stock LED that can be greatly improve with a Luminus SST-20 95CRI and maybe a new unique color as a bonus?

Press and hold to turn of…

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This is the C01 end.
Sofirn AliExpress states:

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“Sorry, this item is no longer available!”

R.I.P.
Sofirn C01 – BLF Sepcial Light
November 2018 – April 2019
“Yuji golden glow
made-in-China potted light
end of an era”

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I was going to get another, but the Jetbeam U is only $2 more… beautiful finish, anodizing, and I like the multi-mode. But I’m glad to have one C01.

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xevious wrote:
I was going to get another, but the Jetbeam U is only $2 more… beautiful finish, anodizing, and I like the multi-mode. But I’m glad to have one C01.

Do you mean $2 more than the C01s?

I think the cheapest I’ve seen the Jet-u for is $14.

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R.I.P. Sofirn C01 – BLF Sepcial Light November 2018 – April 2019 “Harbinger of low-budget high-cri; end of a 5-mm LED flashlight era.”

This project came and went so quickly!

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Love my c01 lights, though I wish the beam was a bit narrower. Super excited about the c01s. Have one so far but holding out on more until if/when they release a L-H mode order.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
xevious wrote:
I was going to get another, but the Jetbeam U is only $2 more… beautiful finish, anodizing, and I like the multi-mode. But I’m glad to have one C01.

Do you mean $2 more than the C01s?

I think the cheapest I’ve seen the Jet-u for is $14.


I bought one for $9, and a 2nd one for $10. Usually there’s a coupon floating around. For one I used a $4 off AliExpress coupon. The other was on sale.
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You could ve used the coupon for the C01 also so its still the same difference

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slowtechstef wrote:
Sofirn just posted a message on Facebook that the final 30 lights of the Original C01 (color red, 5600K) will be sold on Amazon.com for 6.50 USD.
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all gone.

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Buggar it.

You lot are 16 hrs ahead of us..
We can Never catch up clock wise..

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they are still on ebay

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jon_slider wrote:
they are still on ebay

Well yes, but for more than double the original selling price. Ughh
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Omega_17 wrote:
We need a similar BLF edition of this fantastic AA light!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-New-SP10-V2-0-LED-Flashlight-AA-14500-Flashlight-EDC-Pocket-Light-Cree-XPG2-550lm/2933049_32841154512.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.3.17944773ZjzAJu

Actually sofirn change SP10 V2 to SP10S by using LH351D 5000K 90CRI, and same UI.

If you like a BLF version, I think use Anduril UI is cool. But it needs Toykeeper’s help and a interest list. Big Smile

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Barry0892 wrote:
Omega_17 wrote:
We need a similar BLF edition of this fantastic AA light!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-New-SP10-V2-0-LED-Flashlight-AA-14500-Flashlight-EDC-Pocket-Light-Cree-XPG2-550lm/2933049_32841154512.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.3.17944773ZjzAJu

Actually sofirn change SP10 V2 to SP10S by using LH351D 5000K 90CRI, and same UI.

If you like a BLF version, I think use Anduril UI is cool. But it needs Toykeeper’s help and a interest list. Big Smile


Anduril, AA, count me in! 14500 only, meh.
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Gizeh Magnets fit? Awesome. I harvest those whenever I find an empty pack. Was too lazy to research which magnet might fit the c01. This is perfect. Just wait and they will come to you for free.

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Barry0892 wrote:
Omega_17 wrote:
We need a similar BLF edition of this fantastic AA light!

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-New-SP10-V2-0-LED-Flashlight-AA-14500-Flashlight-EDC-Pocket-Light-Cree-XPG2-550lm/2933049_32841154512.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.3.17944773ZjzAJu

Actually sofirn change SP10 V2 to SP10S by using LH351D 5000K 90CRI, and same UI.

If you like a BLF version, I think use Anduril UI is cool. But it needs Toykeeper’s help and a interest list. Big Smile

Oh yeah. I will take three or four of these. AA/14500 SP10v2 with Anduril. Yeah. Perfect
Please make some other colors than red and blue. And make one with clear anodizing or in stainless steel please Smile

Look at the Astrolux A01, they have a pretty green, orange, purple, a nice grey..

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Barry, guys….can we please move the discussion about SP10S and Andúril to the general Sofirn thread, see link below? I try to collate all the information into the corresponding thread about new lights whereas this thread should be about the C01 only. Wink

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/63764

Thanks a lot for your understanding.

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