Red S2+ flashlight ,for girls,for your lover

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L4M4 wrote:
Oh my... This is the old design, and the spring loks a lot cheaper than the "original". I would contact Convoy and ask, if this is a fake or if they make those for resellers

the spring is definitely a cheaper flimsy spring than what is found usually on the 105x drivers.

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What tint did you get? They were supposed to be 4C but they sent me a 1A.

It's cool white, just ever so slightly cooler than many of the "1A"s I've had before, but still a cool white.

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A colored convoy would skip the additional costs of cerakote.

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I can see holes to screw in the retaining ring. You sure it’s press fit?

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this title seems a bit BIASED

Red S2+ flashlight ,for girls,for your lover

I am a Straight guy and I like red flashlights, even purple ones. Pink eh not so much.

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I also have the GB special, $12.99, 2.8A 4C.

It looks different than what you have pictured, stronger spring, four 7135s showing, each 90° apart, Brass retaining ring.

It looks like the one that RMM has pictured, but his is 6× 7135.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=80&pr...

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Gunga wrote:
I can see holes to screw in the retaining ring. You sure it's press fit?

I believe they are for removing the pill from the head, when I did try unscrewing it with the pill out of the head, it would not budge one bit.

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I’ll hold off and wait for a blue version. It does appear that GB is selling clones based on the comments made by the guys

 

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I have also bought the GB special with the 4C colour. I refer to chuckhof for the description, to which I would like to add that the driver is soldered to the brass pill. The driver is IMHO identical with this one: https://wwItsw.fasttech.com/product/1186301-8-amc7135-2-group-2-5-modes-...

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I definitely would not be happy with that S2+ from GB. The build looks pretty inferior. I’s buy all by Convoy’s from Simon.

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tristanxoxo wrote:
I definitely would not be happy with that S2+ from GB. The build looks pretty inferior. I's buy all by Convoy's from Simon.

Mine's from GB (GearBest) but has brass retaining rings, just like chuckhov and Henk4U2 have.

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It sounds like there may be some confusion over what “GB” is. Sometimes it’s “group buy”, sometimes it’s “GearBest.com”. If I understand correctly, the units from gearbest might be an inferior clone of the original Convoy light.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
It sounds like there may be some confusion over what “GB” is. Sometimes it’s “group buy”, sometimes it’s “GearBest.com”. If I understand correctly, the units from gearbest might be an inferior clone of the original Convoy light.

there cloning convoy? haha why….the lights and hosts are already dirt cheap!!!!
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The one I got from the GB father’s day sale looks to be legit. Brass retaining rings, right tint, draws 2.7A.

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WhitedragonBC wrote:
The one I got from the GB father’s day sale looks to be legit. Brass retaining rings, right tint, draws 2.7A.

Same here

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I’m sending one out to be cerakoted, so it won’t be red anymore.

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Can we get Simon to help us convince Convoy to do some production runs in different colors?
The rumored blue would be nice or even Olive, Tan or Safety Orange would be awesome!

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ToyKeeper wrote:
It sounds like there may be some confusion over what “GB” is. Sometimes it’s “group buy”, sometimes it’s “GearBest.com”. If I understand correctly, the units from gearbest might be an inferior clone of the original Convoy light.

I see where using “GB” would be a problem here…

In this case, mine appears to be to spec, and was purchased from Gearbest.

I’m really happy with mine, and pretty pissed about ‘GB’ selling something now that is different, an obviously cheaper.

It really ticks me off that honesty cannot be a given when talking a name brand, and I am really starting to look at Gearbest more closely now.

I was one of the Ten winners of one of the Green SK68s in GB’s giveaway a short time ago. – Never would I consider purchasing such a cheap light, but since receiving it, it has become just about my most used light. – Not the best at anything, but seems to be just what I actually need, most of the time. – So…before all the flack hit today about this “less than spec” Red Convoy, I order 2 of the newer Camo SK 68s from GB (Gearbest), just today. – Not a large investment to be sure, but I do wonder what they will be like for $2.99?… Will they be ‘the same’ as what was given to me? – Time will tell.

I would really like to hear Simon’s take on this $12.99 Gearbest Red S2+, as it is still “his name brand” on these newer/cheaper Red S2+. – I’d like to know if he made them, or if he is being ripped off. – If it turns out that he did Not make them, I’m going to have to pull GB off of my list (ouch!)… that will teach em:-)

I’m sorta old fashioned – I expect to get what was advertised, regardless of how much or how little it costs.

Thanks to all that have replied,
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I have two S2+ (even though I am not a girl and no-one loves me). One from Gearbest ordered about 15 May and one from Convoy. Fortunately they appear identical. Brass in all the right places.

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^^^

Yeah, me too.

I think that ‘someone’ saw a way recently to make more money on this, and so cheapened it.

Who was that? – That is my question.

I am Very pleased with mine, as it seems you are with yours.

Something has changed – Who did this?

EDIT: – I have only ONE – it appears to be the original. – Just wanted to make that clear – Thanks.

Thanks,
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Evilc wrote:
I have two S2+ (even though I am not a girl and no-one loves me). One from Gearbest ordered about 15 May and one from Convoy. Fortunately they appear identical. Brass in all the right places.
:bigsmile:

Thanks for the info, seems like there’s multiple editions that Gearbest sells. It would be great if Simon could chime in and clarify, as well as a Gearbest rep.

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ryansoh3 wrote:
Evilc wrote:
I have two S2+ (even though I am not a girl and no-one loves me). One from Gearbest ordered about 15 May and one from Convoy. Fortunately they appear identical. Brass in all the right places.
:bigsmile:

Thanks for the info, seems like there’s multiple editions that Gearbest sells. It would be great if Simon could chime in and clarify, as well as a Gearbest rep.

+1

But will they be forthcoming?

Thanks,
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Mine came as advertised.

Thanks GearBest!

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Muto wrote:
Mine came as advertised.

Thanks GearBest!

+1 Originally bought mine for the parts. But it does 2.74 Amp at the tail, so I think I’ll keep it virgo intacta (more or less) 0:)

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There seems to be a number of dealers under the Aliexpress umbrella selling Convoy. I wonder if anyone has any experience buying from these dealers.
eg
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/1750069 Burnfire Outdoor seems to be almost identical to http://www.aliexpress.com/store/330416 Shenzhen Convoy Electronics Co., Ltd.
but selling only a few Convoys & nothing else

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This one actually is Convoy:

Shenzhen Convoy Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Ive been eyeing the red S2+ for its inner parts...but now I think its not worth the gamble. as it clearly looks like a gamble now.

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travis wrote:
Can we get Simon to help us convince Convoy to do some production runs in different colors? The rumored blue would be nice or even Olive, Tan or Safety Orange would be awesome!

 

 

I would pay DOUBLE the price for a blue and or orange anodised convoy host.

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Agreed, ChibiM.

I have the original and it is good, but after seeing these recent developments would be scared to order another.

It ‘seems’ that “they” have ran out of 4C… ‘So, why not just send them whatever we have, like 1A’? – HUGE difference to us, and just another sale to “them”. – 4C is not ‘better’ or ‘worse’ than 1A, as it all depends on what You want…. Thing is, they need to send us what is advertised! – Not some Cheap A$$ed Clone.

I’m very happy with mine, but I’m really pissed with what they sent some of you guys.

I still would like to see what “Simon Says”.

Thank you,
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Simon hasn’t logged into BLF for 15 weeks, nearly 4 months. If anyone wants an answer from Simon we’d need to contact him via aliexpress.

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^^^

I have never talked with him, so I am hoping that someone that he ‘knows’ to be credible will contact him.

Anybody?

Thanks,
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