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Thinking of it… What happened to black 18350 tubes? Currently only grey Smile

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Just received my blue s2+ host from banggood. First impressions, it’s ok:

The fit and finish isn’t nearly as flawless as the red s2+ complete light I got from gearbest. The threads are slightly lose, the tailcap and ‘stainless steel’ button are slightly dinged up. By no means is there anything majorly wrong with the host, it’s just that the red s2+ I purchased from gearbest is literally flawless in comparison. Which seems a bit ironic since a lot of people reported non-genuine convoy’s from gearbest…

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I recently got a S2+ blue from Simon aliexpress store, 4*7135 with T6-4C tint; also at the same time I got a NEW Convoy C8 AK47 7135*8 T6-4C SMO from banggood 9.9 event sale. Overall I am VERY happy with the quality of Convoy workmanship, much better than my crappy Solarstorm SC02 which die after a week due to bad switch. Terribad.

But for some reason, the S2+ blue tint is more yellow/amber than the C8 one, although they are all T6-4C ? what happened btw ? I know there should be a slight variance between each LED but the different in tint is huge. Image is taken at 5200K white balance. Love the tint color from C8 but also love the new metal switch as well.

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I have the same issue…A C8 SMO with T6-4C from Bangood which is really yellower than my S2 with T6-4C (FastTech).
I really love the tint of the S2 but the C8 is not really pleasant…

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will manners wrote:
Just received my blue s2+ host from banggood. First impressions, it’s ok:

The fit and finish isn’t nearly as flawless as the red s2+ complete light I got from gearbest. The threads are slightly lose, the tailcap and ‘stainless steel’ button are slightly dinged up. By no means is there anything majorly wrong with the host, it’s just that the red s2+ I purchased from gearbest is literally flawless in comparison. Which seems a bit ironic since a lot of people reported non-genuine convoy’s from gearbest…


Interesting. I never had one from gearbest, but I also got a blue host ftom banggood. My sample looked perfect to me. I guess it’s another lottery.

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I received my hosts in both colors and they’re flawless! Much better than any 18650 tube light including the EE A6. Ordered directly from Simon, sent him a screenshot of my cart and paid via PP.

I wanted to do something special with them, one is surely going to get a triple nichia 219C build but I’m not sure about the other. I was thinking triple XP-L HI DD but that’s overkill for this light, not even my copper sinner can handle it more than 30 second. So probably I’m going with single XPL HI and a deep 20mm reflector from the old convoy S2.

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So probably I’m going with single XPL HI and a deep 20mm reflector from the old convoy S2.

Do you keep the S2+ pill?
No concern for squeezing the cell too much?

EDIT: Just tried it, not enough thread on the head to keep the S2+ pill.

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It’s also possible they may have simply sent you the wrong emitter.

I had that happen recently. I ordered a DQG Fairy in 4C tint from Banggood, and what I received is the 1A tint version. In this case I don’t really mind though, since I was on the fence to begin with and I really don’t like anything warmer than 4500K or so. I find the blue tint less obnoxious than a too-warm tint, and there wasn’t an option to get a tint I really like. This thing really should come with a Nichia 219B in it instead of XP-G2.

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So in my case who is sending the wrong tint ? I tried to look at other people beamshot but without a white balance reference it is hard to tell.

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If your photo was taken with a 5200K white balance, that C8 is definitely not a 4C.

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I have two blue S2+ directly from Simon and they are basically flawless. I ordered them both *4 with 4C tint and they are excellent and I see no noticeable difference. I can’t say what happened with other suppliers but I always order directly from Simon to avoid mix-ups.

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Guess what’s just around the corner? :bigsmile: Just got the email from Simon with this picture…

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Guess what’s just around the corner? :bigsmile: Just got the email from Simon with this picture…

!{width:80%}http://i.imgur.com/kvudsr5.jpg!

Crap! Looks like another order from Simon in my future.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Guess what’s just around the corner? :bigsmile: Just got the email from Simon with this picture…

!{width:80%}http://i.imgur.com/kvudsr5.jpg!

Crap! Looks like another order from Simon in my future.


Me too! I don’t even have any 18350s yet but I’m going to order some ASAP from RMM so that I have them ready when my shorty tubes get here. The new L2 is also just around the corner. Simon said he’s just working out the details with the gift box (probably similar to the S2+ box) and then the L2 will be in the store too. I need more time to make more money to buy more flashlights… Wow… that’s twisted. At least I’m here among a bunch of like-minded freaks! H)
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So how long are we talking for the color 18350’s? A week? 3 weeks? less?

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awesome! Any clips?

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Now ain’t that just the pertiest sight that y’all have ever seen?

Woo Hoo! Love

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Nice!! So what to bug Simon about next? OD Green or Tan S2+? Smile

If you’re looking for 18350s I personally recommend the purple efest, I’m getting 6.7A in a triple XP-L setup with Fet+1 driver… Only 2 amps short of the 25R.

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Mgz wrote:
I recently got a S2+ blue from Simon aliexpress store, 4*7135 with T6-4C tint; also at the same time I got a NEW Convoy C8 AK47 7135*8 T6-4C SMO from banggood 9.9 event sale. Overall I am VERY happy with the quality of Convoy workmanship, much better than my crappy Solarstorm SC02 which die after a week due to bad switch. Terribad.

But for some reason, the S2+ blue tint is more yellow/amber than the C8 one, although they are all T6-4C ? what happened btw ? I know there should be a slight variance between each LED but the different in tint is huge. Image is taken at 5200K white balance. Love the tint color from C8 but also love the new metal switch as well.

Never seen a tint that color, that orange warm really, I’m going to say its the camera/picture/monitor distorting it? C8 looks like something in the 5A range in the picture too. Its really hard to show someone color of a beam. I’d guess you got a T4-7C by description, just because its a warmer option that he offers, if your colors are very off as I’ve said. If they are on target…no idea…

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Mgz wrote:
But for some reason, the S2+ blue tint is more yellow/amber than the C8 …

I bought a Blue S2+ XM-L2 T6 4C 8×7135 flashlight. Beamshot:

S2+ 4C (High) on the left, BLF A6 3D (High 2) on the right

I’d charactize my S2+ beam as slightly more “golden” than “yellow”. Really, it is my favorite beam out of my collection of mostly cool-tinted flashlights.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Guess what’s just around the corner? :bigsmile: Just got the email from Simon with this picture… ……!

Wow! Just wow!
Will be in the next order on they are available, to fit these:

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Guess what’s just around the corner? :bigsmile: Just got the email from Simon with this picture…

What an awesome time to be a flashaholic! Love

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Gunga wrote:
awesome! Any clips?

Not yet but I asked him about them when I replied to his email with the pictures. The last he told me about that was trying to work out the details to have them manufactured properly.
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> how to get them manufactured properly

Does he know about the short tubes people are trying to get made for the EE A6 and X6? Those, I think, should have the same threads and be legoable. Once they get them right.

> what to bug Simon about next?
Harder color coating. Not complaining, I knew these aren’t getting real hard anodizing, and am not surprised that my frequently carried red S2+ has started to lose the red coating at wear points after a few months. But I’m curious if a harder color surface would be possible.

I’ve read that Both Type II and Type III “hard” anodizing are very hard …. Type III … a little harder than Type II, but you need special equipment to tell the difference in practical terms. Type III, however, is much thicker than Type II ….

… Type II anodizing can be dyed a variety of colors
. This is the illustration from that page:

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Thicker type II anodizing might be possible. Type III in bright colors is not.

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I believe Simon said it was type II but I’d have to confirm. I do remember him saying the type III (as Halo pointed out) made the colors too dark and they were having problems getting color consistency between the body and the tail with type III. I don’t have a date yet from Simon and when the short tubes will be available for sale but I’ll pass it along when I have it.

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I was so pleased with my first Blue Convoy S2+ with a 4C tint bin and driven by 7135*8 (2800mA), that I decided to pick up a second. I contacted Simon via AliExpress PM and asked him if the 15% sales deal with free ePacket shipping was still on. He said yes, the deal is still on!

I placed my second order just now. This time, I went with the stock drivers (1050mA). I figure I should get about half the lumen output. I’m willing to sacrifice the higher highs in order to get lower lows. And I’m praying that the tint comes out the same as my first Blue S2+.

BTW, the fit and finish details on my first Blue S2+ were great, absolutely perfect to my eye.

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Yeah Simon takes good care of us with deals. I’m with you 100% on the 4C tint. Love the way the colors pop at night with that golden glow. I thought it might be too warm but I have two now directly from Simon and I’m definitely a fan.

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myhken wrote:
akoposilester wrote:
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Mode customization options:
(1)5%low—-30%mid—-100%high—-SOS—-strobe
(2)5%low—-30%mid—-100%high
(3)10%low—-100%high
(4)10%low—-100%high—strobe

For example, if you never need SOS and strobe choose the option (2) or (3),
7135*3 *4 *6 *8 all have these four options. Just note your choice under your order.

sorry but isnt it strobe/blinkies can be hidden—turn off after blink on low mode? Why do i have to choose my customization option when ordering?

sorry i was confused.

You don’t need to change this, as you say, S2+ comes with to groups, activating using it on low to it blinks, then turn off, then turn on, and you have the second group.
Still that’s 10% – 40% and 100%, so if you want lower low, or lower mid, he can custom made this for you.
The same with option 3 and 4. But option 1 and is on every light, still, its brighter then what he offer to custom made.

Anyone here successfully tried ordering a custom light with specs similar or near the following?

1×7135 chip
4C tint
moonlight mode (<= 1lumen)
30% medium and
100% high

TIA.

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Moonlight mode (<= 1lumen) would require modified firmware. As far as I’m aware Simon does not do custom firmware.

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