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I am new to the Convoy lights but have heard a lot of good things about them. However, I have a couple of questions; first, I have heard a lot about Convoy fakes, so is this Ali site, the actual manufacturers website? Second, does anyone have any recommendations for particular lights? Lastly, how do they offer such low prices on these lights??

1- Yes, it’s Simons store, the person that makes Convoys. So no fake there.
2- I love the S2+, many options for tints, how powerfully etc. Comes in a nice gift box. I also have Convoy C8, but thats a larger light. So for the pocket, S2+ is the right one, and it’s powerful.
3- Direct from the producer.

Thank you Ken, I appreciate the info! Looks like Simon is about to get some of my money!

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does exist this s2 with the metal tailcap in black colour???
this could be my dream tripple xpl host…

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vresto wrote:
does exist this s2 with the metal tailcap in black colour???
this could be my dream tripple xpl host…

Not at this time. You can get a black S2+ but only 28th the rubber switch cover.
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J-Dub74 wrote:
vresto wrote:
does exist this s2 with the metal tailcap in black colour??? this could be my dream tripple xpl host…
Not at this time. You can get a black S2+ but only 28th the rubber switch cover.

That’s an impressive misspelling you’ve got there Smile Long fingers?

Since we’re on the topic though, has Simon ever said anything about doing the black and/or gray S2+ with the metal piston switch? I’ve always kinda figured that since those two colors were first maybe he just stacked himself deep with them and has to sell out the stock before doing another run, maybe with the change to metal. But I have no evidence to back that up. So are there plans to change those lights over to metal, too?

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emarkd wrote:
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vresto wrote:
does exist this s2 with the metal tailcap in black colour??? this could be my dream tripple xpl host…
Not at this time. You can get a black S2+ but only 28th the rubber switch cover.

That’s an impressive misspelling you’ve got there Smile Long fingers?

Since we’re on the topic though, has Simon ever said anything about doing the black and/or gray S2+ with the metal piston switch? I’ve always kinda figured that since those two colors were first maybe he just stacked himself deep with them and has to sell out the stock before doing another run, maybe with the change to metal. But I have no evidence to back that up. So are there plans to change those lights over to metal, too?


LOL I sent that from my phone. Stupid auto-correct. Looks like I need to turn it off again. It actually thinks the word “with” is wrong and should be 28th. :-/ I can’t say for certain what future colors might get the metal switch treatment. If we get the waterproofing issue resolved with the metal switch it will probably be available in more colors. It’s not exactly bad now but Simon wants to bring up to a more solid IPX8 standard before putting it in more lights. Simon is getting through the CNY backlog so progress on the new stuff will pick up again soon.
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Thank you for the info on the note and link to buy this directly from the seller, there are many fake sites out there trying to make a quick buck off of this light, and the XML2 t4 7a is exactly what I’m looking for, for my night photography!

New to the flashlight addiction, collection so far:

Nitecore P16
Nitecore Tube EDC - Nichia 219
Nitecore Tip 2017 CRI
L3 Illuminations L11c - Nichia 219 + OP
Convoy S2+ - XML2 T4 7a

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diablo2424 wrote:
Thank you for the info on the note and link to buy this directly from the seller, there are many fake sites out there trying to make a quick buck off of this light, and the XML2 t4 7a is exactly what I’m looking for, for my night photography!

Hmmm, I poked through some of this thread and saw mention that GB sells fake Convoys and possibly still does?

I ordered (but haven’t yet received) like 6 more hosts from FT (S2, S5, C8), as well as a green(!) complete S2(+?) from GB.

I imagine people would’ve grexed about FT selling fakes, but haven’t seen that, so I imagine I’m “safe”. Yes?

But I’ve seen red/blue S2s, but no mention of a green one like from GB. Fake?

AX still insists on displaying pages on me in italian and/or german, not english, so I have no idea what’s going on there (or how to change it). Don’t intend to order anything from AX, then, unless I know what I’m ordering. I don’t wanna think I’m ordering an L6 and end up with 4lbs of parmesan reggiano instead. (I personally think parmesan stinks like cat-mouth, so that’s even worse).

And whut’s with the “red is for boys, blue is for girls, but this blue S2 is for the boys anyway?” dealy? Am I missing the joke? Big Smile

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diablo2424 wrote:
Thank you for the info on the note and link to buy this directly from the seller, there are many fake sites out there trying to make a quick buck off of this light, and the XML2 t4 7a is exactly what I’m looking for, for my night photography!

Hmmm, I poked through some of this thread and saw mention that GB sells fake Convoys and possibly still does?

I ordered (but haven’t yet received) like 6 more hosts from FT (S2, S5, C8), as well as a green(!) complete S2(+?) from GB.

I imagine people would’ve grexed about FT selling fakes, but haven’t seen that, so I imagine I’m “safe”. Yes?

But I’ve seen red/blue S2s, but no mention of a green one like from GB. Fake?

AX still insists on displaying pages on me in italian and/or german, not english, so I have no idea what’s going on there (or how to change it). Don’t intend to order anything from AX, then, unless I know what I’m ordering. I don’t wanna think I’m ordering an L6 and end up with 4lbs of parmesan reggiano instead. (I personally think parmesan stinks like cat-mouth, so that’s even worse).

And whut’s with the “red is for boys, blue is for girls, but this blue S2 is for the boys anyway?” dealy? Am I missing the joke? Big Smile


If anyone see’s fake Convoy lights being sold please send me a PM. I don’t like hearing that fakes are making the rounds again but I don’t have time to monitor “the internet”. Facepalm

The last fake I saw was a clone of the red S2+.

The green S2+ is legit. I was behind that one and I am not aware of any fakes yet.

FT is pretty good about staying on top of fakes. Simon sells directly to FT, BG and GB as well as selling on his own Aliexpress store which is where I recommend buying from. I have seen fake Convoy lights on Ali sadly so Simon’s store is the only Ali store I can recommend. His store is here.

The red for girls was Simon’s original post for the red S2+. Simon doesn’t post here anymore. Like good sushi… I stepped in to fill that roll. Ha! Sushi That’s for you Halo!

Anyway, when he finally agreed to make the blue one I just had a bit of fun playing off his original silly post title when I started the blue S2+ thread.

To quote the great Sir Kid Rock “It’s all good, and it’s all in fun…”. Big Smile Thumbs Up Beer

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J-Dub74 wrote:
If anyone see’s fake Convoy lights being sold please send me a PM. I don’t like hearing that fakes are making the rounds again but I don’t have time to monitor “the internet”. Facepalm

This may’ve been from early-early-early in the thread, not sure. Was just quoting Diablo. Big Smile

J-Dub74 wrote:
The last fake I saw was a clone of the red S2+.

What do you look for? (Aside from a LB emitter. Big Smile )

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The green S2+ is legit. I was behind that one and I am not aware of any fakes yet.

Kewl. I’ve seen red, blue, green, and gray. Haven’t noticed black or silver, not that I looked all that hard, though.

J-Dub74 wrote:
FT is pretty good about staying on top of fakes. Simon sells directly to FT, BG and GB as well as selling on his own Aliexpress store which is where I recommend buying from. I have seen fake Convoy lights on Ali sadly so Simon’s store is the only Ali store I can recommend. His store is here.

And it insists on redirecting me to de.aliexpress.com. Wtf?!?

Before it was it.aliexpress.com .

I give up, but as I mentioned, I ain’t ordering anything from AX until they fix that. I don’t even see an option for www. or en. or anything like that. Much as I’d like to support Simon…

Anyone else have that problem?

J-Dub74 wrote:
The red for girls was Simon’s original post for the red S2+. Simon doesn’t post here anymore. Like good sushi… I stepped in to fill that roll. Ha! Sushi That’s for you Halo!

Is he the guy pictured in post #8 in this thread?

J-Dub74 wrote:
Anyway, when he finally agreed to make the blue one I just had a bit of fun playing off his original silly post title when I started the blue S2+ thread.

Aha. Yeh, I figured there was some inside joke in there somewhere. Big Smile

Hey, I got a pink WK50, and I’m a-keeping it, so I don’t care about color. Big Smile

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Lightbringer wrote:
I give up, but as I mentioned, I ain’t ordering anything from AX until they fix that. I don’t even see an option for www. or en. or anything like that. Much as I’d like to support Simon…
Anyone else have that problem?

If you get redirected to a wrong language AliExpress website there’s always the “Go to Global Site (English)” button top right.
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Nisei wrote:
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I give up, but as I mentioned, I ain’t ordering anything from AX until they fix that. I don’t even see an option for www. or en. or anything like that. Much as I’d like to support Simon… Anyone else have that problem?
If you get redirected to a wrong language AliExpress website there’s always the “Go to Global Site (English)” button top right.

Top right… top right…

Is that “Kauferschutz”, “Hilfe”, or (doubt it) “Mobile”?

I’d post a screencap of the page I’m getting, if I were sure it isn’t verboten.

I’ve seen https://aliholic.com/change-language-aliexpress/ , but don’t get that little global-site blurb. Oh, well…

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Lightbringer wrote:
Top right… top right…

Is that “Kauferschutz”, “Hilfe”, or (doubt it) “Mobile”?

I’d post a screencap of the page I’m getting, if I were sure it isn’t verboten.

I’ve seen https://aliholic.com/change-language-aliexpress/ , but don’t get that little global-site blurb. Oh, well…


Weird.
I always see it, whichever language AliExpress shows up.

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