Convoy S2+ Desert Tan Available Now!

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Convoy S2+ Desert Tan Available Now!

Meet the newest S2+

Buy the Desert Tan S2+ in the Convoy store

The 18350 tube is here!

Buy the 18350 short tube here.

Note:
Mine pictured above is from the first batch so it doesn’t have the clip groove near the head. The ones sold in the Convoy store have both clip attachment grooves.

Aside from the long awaited color, here are a few things the Desert Tan S2+ brings to the table:

  • Cree XPL-HI emitter in your choice of cool, neutral or warm tint
  • DTP copper MCPCB
  • AR coated glass
  • Mirror finish smooth reflector (OP reflector optional)
  • Black detachable deep carry clip included
  • Clip grooves at head and tail
  • Updated driver with updated Biscotti firmware (Awesome strobe!)
  • Quality quick release lanyard

Emitter specifics:
XPL HI V2-1A 6500-7000K
XPL HI U6-3A 5000-5200K
XPL HI U6-4C 4200-4500K

Note: XM-L2 options are available by request for any who want to keep it old-school

Driver choices:
7135*3 output current 1050mA
7135*4 output current 1400mA
7135*6 output current 2100mA
7135*8 output current 2800mA

As usual Simon will give a 15% discount to any BLF members who ask.

The history:
This concept came to life in the thread for the green S2+. Fans of this awesome light just couldn’t keep quiet about suggestions for new color schemes before the green version was even close to being ready. Just one more reason to love the big flashlight think-tank that is BLF. Smile
First, mapache wouldn’t stop talking about the sand (Tusken Raider) color, then daninho mentioned that the tan color would look great with a black coated metal button, then keltex78 had to post a picture of his AR sporting the desired (awesome) color scheme.

I thought the tan suggestion was interesting, then the black metal button sold it a little more. When Simon told me the deep carry clip we had been working on wasn’t going to work in polished stainless as intended and asked if black was ok I realized this was just meant to be and way to cool not to happen. Big Smile

Update 07-15-2017
Over a year from the first color samples but at long last it’s finally here!
Desert Tan S2+

Late Update 08-16-2017
It’s been available for a while but I’ve added the purchase link for the 18350 short tube. Additional note: The DT S2+ being sold in the Convoy store now have the additional clip groove at the head.

Edited by: J-Dub74 on 08/16/2017 - 12:46
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Incredible news! Very excited about this!! The Tan color is very striking when done correctly(Meteor M43). I don’t have a Tan Meteor yet unless someone decides to sell me one… Beer

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Awesome, thanks. Now I’m glad I’ve held off on getting an s2+ for so long. Sounds like just the color scheme I’d want.

                                      

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That sounds great. I wonder if it’s possible to buy some that are just hosts? If it was cheap enough I would buy a bunch of them. Maybe a little cheaper for me too if I buy 20 of them? That way it’s one shipping charge for the one address? I wouldn’t need the driver or emitter.

I love the idea of tan because I’m a deer hunter and so is just about everyone around here. Anything that is camo or close too it is what these guys like.

One thing that would be interesting would be an extra heavy orange peel? Something that would work with the XHP-50’s.

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Might have to finally get an S2+ now…

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onetrickpony wrote:
Might have to finally get an S2+ now…

Keep talking like that and we might have to bump you up to twotrickpony. Wink
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Long time ago but definately awesome news, a black clip and button will look nice with a tan color but the finish of the anodizing shouldnt be shiny like the green or blue version, it must be matte and more raw. I would say like those zebralight models. Im sure this is probably even easier to do because i think for the shiny finish you need a step more inn production but i could be wrong. Another side effect is that the light will look more like tool and kind of more expensive looking in my mind. Maybe this is not possible with every color but i know that a natural color like in this picture is “matte”, the sand color and black looks shiny. Maybe it just have something to do how much you beadblast the aluminium before the anodizing. Those zebralights are definately not shiny and of course those armyteks but those get beadblasted i guess.

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From the start of this project (indeed a long time ago) I made it clear that the look were going for depended on the sand/tan color anodizing having a matte finish. Hopefully a sample of the color will be available soon.

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Any more waterproofing for the button?

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Can’t wait to see the picture.
Tan color will be the perfect judgement for me to buy this legend flashlight.

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This is exactly my style. I don’t have an S2+ yet and haven’t cared when I got one because I’m not really into colorful (blue, red, purple, etc) lights. My A6 has sated my tube light needs up to this point… but I’d be tempted to buy multiple quantities of something such as a black and tan desert themed light. I know it’s probably annoying to be getting suggestions for other colors before the one you’re working on is even finalized (again) but since all the groundwork for this tactical style will be done such as the black oxide button, a light with an olive drab body would be a good companion to this tan one. Then when the tides of war change to a more jungle/forest setting the olive or forest green and black will again be the prevailing tactical color trend and the lights will already be available. I’d buy a set of tan and olive lights because I love how the two themes look together.


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Hopefully it will have a matt finish, shiny anodizing would spoil the look.If Richard stocks these I’d be in for one with the new clip.

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will these have xpl led inside? to increase the throw a bit? I have a blue s2+, the throw is not very far at all. 2.8A I like the idea of tan, it would look great on OD gear, I may buy one. maybe 4 or 6 7135 this time.
On Richard website, I was looking at the c8s, there is an option to have a driver with many modes, I think it was guppydriver. Is there any way I can buy that driver for an s2+? or even for a c8 I have in the mail from simon?

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Ok now I’m interested since all my gear (I have a color choice in) is sand, tan, coyote, or digital desert camo.

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Gunga wrote:
Any more waterproofing for the button?

Not yet. If we wait for the redesign of the metal button we won’t see this light until 2017. As it is, the waterproofing on the existing switch really isn’t bad. It would survive a drop in a puddle just fine, you just don’t want to leave it in the bottom of a swimming pool over night. It’s not intended as a diving light. It is only slightly less waterproof than a solid silicone switch boot. Emarkd did some testing for us including submerging it in a bowl of water for 15 minutes then taking it apart finding zero water had had gotten inside. It’s not perfect and will be reworked eventually but it’s not top priority at this moment.
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If you’re worried about waterproofness you can always add a second seal in the tailcap – aka the thumb of a nylon glove.

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Great to see the S2+ Tusken Raider edition has it’s own thread. I have been looking forward to this light.

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I’d be interested in this color format as well (could always use another S2+) Big Smile

I’m going to toss this out for consideration….orange. This may seem like an odd request, but in the camping/hiking/prepping/emergency preparedness world the color orange rules supreme since it is easier to see in dim light conditions and easily identified if dropped in the great outdoors. I’ve talked with Simon about this but not sure if he understands the market for this light in this color format. I know that I’d push it in the camping/hiking/prepping/emergency preparedness community (I have a lot of time in with this community).

If he dropped the strobe mode in favor of beacon in the orange format it would also be a huge plus. H/M/L/SOS and beacon would be the ticket for the target audience. And too be honest, a firefly mode would go over well.

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JakeDjanitor wrote:
will these have xpl led inside? to increase the throw a bit? I have a blue s2+, the throw is not very far at all.

An XP-L won’t really make it throw any better. The XP-L is essentially an XM-L2 dye on an XP-G2 footprint with a flat sided dome. This just makes it more compatible with mounting it as an alternative to an XP-G2. But performance, beam, viewing angle and throw will be almost identical to an XM-L2. At least close enough that you’d not likely see the difference by eye.

An XP-L HI however would be a different matter.

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If anyone wants a particular colour, the secret to getting J-dub to suggest it is to relentless mention your preferred colour anytime he mentions an S2+ Silly

(Don’t actually do this, J-dub will hate me)

Seriously though, a safety orange would be pretty cool.
DeputyDave, would it be better on something like the F6 though, especially if the tail spike was made of a functional material that could break a window? Or is a functional window breaker still too gimmicky for preparedness people?

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If a triple nichia was built in it, for long runtime , would 3a be sufficient or maybe 1.5a.
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JakeDjanitor wrote:
will these have xpl led inside? to increase the throw a bit? I have a blue s2+, the throw is not very far at all. 2.8A I like the idea of tan, it would look great on OD gear, I may buy one. maybe 4 or 6 7135 this time.
On Richard website, I was looking at the c8s, there is an option to have a driver with many modes, I think it was guppydriver. Is there any way I can buy that driver for an s2+? or even for a c8 I have in the mail from simon?

The S2+ is known for it’s excellent smooth flood beam. The shallow OP reflector is purposely made that way. I honestly wouldn’t want to mess with that. Now bringing the XPL-HI to the S2 with it’s slightly deeper reflector is under consideration if there is enough demand. Still it would never match the throw of say the X5. As far as drivers, as long as you can mod lights there are plenty of options and Richard is the man I would see.
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@ J-Dub74

Thanks for letting us know about the forthcoming S2+, you can put me down for getting one. I have loads of Convoy’s and always recommend them.

If Simon wants one reviewing, then I’d happily oblige. Here is my S2+ review previously:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37399#node-37399

There is a similar thread on CPF and I post it some other places too.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?396848-Review-Convoy-S2-(the-red-one!)-%96-Fantastic-18650-EDC

As for suggestions. I only have two:

-Driver. It would be awesome to have a moonlight mode on the Convoy lights. The current driver’s performance is perfectly fine, I know we all like hot rods, but the reality is 2.8amp is more than enough. But a low moonlight mode like the Qlite drivers offer at 5mA would make the Convoy lights so much more versatile as EDC’s
http://intl-outdoor.com/qlite-reva-71358-multiple-modes-circuit-board-30...

-LED options. I simply love the fact I can have a choice of LED tints. But it would be awesome to be able to have the same lights and drivers but with an XP-G2 or XP-L HI (I know the latter is probably more pricey). But XP-G2 in a tube light @ 2.8amp and good tint is an awesome combination.

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This. Is. Going. To. Be. AWESOME!!!

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Very interested in getting one of these for my first S2+

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Hi I’m selling an s2+ host NEW.
5000k xpl hi 3A tint and runs at 6A.

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Great light!.
Got too many and making space!.

Thanks.

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Any idea what colour the Convoy logo will be on the tan version?

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RAW74 wrote:
Hopefully it will have a matt finish, shiny anodizing would spoil the look.If Richard stocks these I’d be in for one with the new clip.

J-Dub74 says…“From the start of this project I made it clear that the look were going for depended on the sand/tan color anodizing having a matte finish. Hopefully a sample of the color will be available soon.” Wink

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