Blue S2+ flashlight, for guys, for your bro!

344 posts / 0 new
Last post
kuoh
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 47 sec ago
Joined: 03/10/2013 - 12:42
Posts: 544

I ordered 2 days ago, but there’s still an option to cancel the order on my Ali account. I left Simon a message asking whether he can adjust or if I should cancel and reorder.

KuoH

keithd wrote:
Now you tell me about the discount a few hours after I put in my order.
keithd
keithd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 4 weeks ago
Joined: 04/12/2014 - 00:35
Posts: 798

kuoh wrote:
I ordered 2 days ago, but there’s still an option to cancel the order on my Ali account. I left Simon a message asking whether he can adjust or if I should cancel and reorder.

KuoH

keithd wrote:
Now you tell me about the discount a few hours after I put in my order.

Thanks! Please let us know if it works.
I’ll still be happy even if I don’t get a discount. I’ve never been disappointed with Convoy lights. Improvable? Yes. Let down? No way!

J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

bugsy wrote:
J-Dub74 wrote:
Halo… wrote:
BLF discount and a host options? Simon Beer Beer

Yup. Simon rocks! I used the “code” a little over an hour ago. I put the blue S2+ in my cart, went to checkout screen and added my note. Several minutes went by then I got an email from Aliexpress that my order price had been adjusted.
I placed my order about an hour ago too and I added a message for BLF, but my order has not been adjusted yet. I figured it was normal for him to take time to adjust it, but since you said it happened in a few minutes, it makes me wonder…

Unfortunately the time difference is a factor here. I just happened to place my order while he was still online, probably just before he wrapped up for the night. There are sometimes delays of near a day but he always comes though. Simon has to sleep too.
J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

keithd wrote:
Crud.

Now you tell me about the discount a few hours after I put in my order.


Yeah sorry buddy. I didn’t even think about it when I made the OP so I had to ask him and wait for his response. You can always send him a message and ask if he can do anything.
keithd
keithd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 4 weeks ago
Joined: 04/12/2014 - 00:35
Posts: 798

J-Dub74 wrote:
keithd wrote:
Crud.

Now you tell me about the discount a few hours after I put in my order.


Yeah sorry buddy. I didn’t even think about it when I made the OP so I had to ask him and wait for his response. You can always send him a message and ask if he can do anything.

Oh, no need for apologies! It’s all good. Big Smile

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 34 min ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 10178
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

Interesting. I didn’t realize the switch wasn’t waterproof. I took mine apart just now though, and verified that it’s not. It appears to be at least slightly water-resistant though.

And now that it’s apart, I can fix the spring that I nearly melted with too much current. Add a bypass. I really should have done this when I built the thing initially.

In any case, I’ll probably wait until RMM has the blue host in stock. I want one, but I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet. With so many lights, it’s getting really hard to find a purpose for any new ones.

It’d also be really nice to have a triple spacer sized for the S2+ instead of having to find old S2 pills to swap in. I build almost everything as a triple now, since the beam and output are so much nicer.

johnnydoe
johnnydoe's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 1 day ago
Joined: 08/19/2013 - 18:31
Posts: 534
Location: netherlands

If the code was available when I ordered I would have used it.
But ah well, he deserves an extra beer for making this light.

keithd
keithd's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 4 weeks ago
Joined: 04/12/2014 - 00:35
Posts: 798

Anybody have a picture of either the red or the blue with an 18350 mid-section? The color won’t match of course, but I’d like to see it. Smile

Gunga
Gunga's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 1 hour ago
Joined: 11/28/2014 - 16:56
Posts: 1842
Location: Vancouver, Canada

There is no boot in the switch? It’s not waterproof?

J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

Gunga wrote:
There is no boot in the switch? It’s not waterproof?

Correct. That’s what Simon told me. The silcone switch cover is the waterproofing for the switch. The stainless while still tight and beautiful to look at IMHO is not waterproof. Water resistant maybe but that’s where it stops. Beauty always comes at a cost…
ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 34 min ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 10178
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

The CNQG brass light managed to stay waterproof with a metal switch, and it’s really compact, but it used a totally different method. I’ve never seen it used elsewhere in any way which actually worked. It’s basically a metal cover for a rubber boot.

Gunga
Gunga's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 1 hour ago
Joined: 11/28/2014 - 16:56
Posts: 1842
Location: Vancouver, Canada

BLF ti has a rubber boot under the metal cap too.

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 34 min ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 10178
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

Gunga wrote:
BLF ti has a rubber boot under the metal cap too.

But it also has threads on the inside so water can leak through the spiral gap. The CNQG brass lights have threads on the outside, and pressure holding the boot against the inside wall, so this isn’t an issue.

The BLF Ti could probably be made waterproof by adding teflon tape inside, but this might interfere with getting power through the body.

In any case, the S2+ metal switch isn’t waterproof. But I like it enough that my red one is one of my favorite lights anyway. I don’t have the head waterproofed either; it has an optic directly pressed to the metal with no o-ring or glass. I’d add those, but the triple spacer I’m using doesn’t leave room.

hank
hank's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 15 min ago
Joined: 09/04/2011 - 21:52
Posts: 8690
Location: Berkeley, California
J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

hank wrote:
Triple spacer for the S2+ is at
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id... (copper)
and
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&search=tri... (aluminum)
:bigsmile: :bigsmile: Awesome! :bigsmile: :bigsmile:
Thank you Richard for such wonderful products at oh so reasonable prices and thank you for the info Hank! Then again… dang it Hank… now I feel I have to turn mine into a triple… wife, family and friends already think I’m nuts. Cash

Seriously… this forum is trouble… but I LOVE it!

It’s wasn’t me that needed a triple I swear!

It was some guy with a moustache… and a big hat… :hat:

travis
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 4 min ago
Joined: 03/19/2012 - 23:54
Posts: 961
Location: SoCal

I’d really like to see these in the 18350 versions!

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the

right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

EricE.
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 3 months ago
Joined: 05/09/2015 - 02:56
Posts: 92

Hi, do protected batteries fit in this light easily?

Halo...
Halo...'s picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 6 months ago
Joined: 12/15/2011 - 02:39
Posts: 3304
Location: Halo island

Would anyone be willing to take pictures of the metal tail button disassembled?

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 34 min ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 10178
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3

Halo… wrote:
Would anyone be willing to take pictures of the metal tail button disassembled?

Sure. The outer metal button piece screws into the red aluminum tailcap. It’s very very tight, but doesn’t appear to be sealed. The inner metal button piece has a rubber skirt which rests against the inside of the red part of the metal, but without any force. It mostly seems to give the button a springy feel, but also provides a bit of water resistance. No other switch pieces have any significant effect on waterproofing.

I expect it would stand up to splashes or rain with no issue, but being underwater would allow water to leak in fairly easily. There is only a little rubber-to-metal surface area blocking water, and it’s not held by any meaningful force. But it looks and feels very nice.

Halo...
Halo...'s picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 6 months ago
Joined: 12/15/2011 - 02:39
Posts: 3304
Location: Halo island

Thanks ToyKeeper.
Looks like it could be modified to be waterproof fairly easily. Just need a thin sheet of silicone sandwiched between the white(?) button washer and the face of the tail. I have a laptop keyboard protector silicone sheet that is even thinner then it would need to be but it’s still surprisingly strong. I’d round the edges of the white clicky actuator a bit. A gasket designed for the switch would be better though.

DEL
DEL's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 3 days ago
Joined: 06/28/2015 - 08:35
Posts: 559
Location: Canada
Halo… wrote:
Thanks ToyKeeper. the white(?) button washer

The washer/spacer is aluminum. It looks like it was punched from ~2 mm aluminum sheet stock.

The infamous fake ones have regular hardware store steel washers. These seem to be always corroded. Not sure if they were installed like that, or if it was caused by water infiltration, or solder flux from the switch PCB.

ReAvenger
ReAvenger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 16 hours ago
Joined: 08/26/2014 - 09:52
Posts: 90
Location: Australia

Ordered mine with the BLF note, and it shipped next day, I have no idea if the value charged will be reduced at all, not concerned either way

kuoh
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 47 sec ago
Joined: 03/10/2013 - 12:42
Posts: 544

Mine is marked as shipped now, but Simon did reply stating that I can request a refund after receiving the light.

KuoH

keithd wrote:
Thanks! Please let us know if it works.
will34
will34's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 12/18/2012 - 00:12
Posts: 3694

Ordered a blue and a red host from Simon… Smile

J-Dub74
J-Dub74's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 4 days ago
Joined: 03/14/2015 - 17:17
Posts: 2231
Location: Michigan

Note: This has also been added to the OP with links.

Blue S2+ host is now available! Note: There is a minimum quantity of 2 just like the red host. If you only want 1 you could try sending Simon a message or (for US customers) you will also be able to get the Blue S2+ flashlight and host with no minimum quantity from Mountain Electronics. They don’t have them in stock yet but Richard told me they have both the lights and hosts on the way. That’s one other source where you can be certain you are getting genuine Convoy products.

Free upgraded shipping option
When ordering through Aliexpress the standard free shipping option is China post which can be slow. Simon is giving us another bonus. He will throw in free ePacket shipping. In my case the charge for a single light adding ePacket shipping is $3.85.
Simon says “choose China post air mail in the Aliexpress system, but note “ePacket“ under your order along with the “from BLF” note and he will upgrade the shipping for you at no additional charge. Beer Beer

Gunga
Gunga's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 1 hour ago
Joined: 11/28/2014 - 16:56
Posts: 1842
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Oooh… Might have to get a host from Simon. Do we have to email to order a single host instead of the usual 2 pack?

broken9191
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 11 months ago
Joined: 04/18/2015 - 19:37
Posts: 30
Location: Hungary

Is this ePacket available to Europe or only for the US?

will34
will34's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 12/18/2012 - 00:12
Posts: 3694

I PMd him so instead of 2 blue I got one of each color.

Gunga
Gunga's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 1 hour ago
Joined: 11/28/2014 - 16:56
Posts: 1842
Location: Vancouver, Canada

PM on BLF?

will34
will34's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 12/18/2012 - 00:12
Posts: 3694

On AE chat, if you contact him around 12:00 in China time he will most likely answer you right away.

Pages