Clear anodized Convoy S2+ (switch poll closed) now just discussion

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Bangood have this now. Looks very nice, although unfortunately it seems to use old 3/5 mode firmware

https://www.banggood.com/Convoy-S2-Silver-XP-L-HI-7135×8-35modes-EDC-LE...

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Cool! I do like the black switch look.

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I’d rather get the rubber boot. It feels better to the touch and you can pick a GITD one like I have on my S2. And while I’m not totally sure, I think it’s better for waterproofing.

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Jack Kellar wrote:
I’d rather get the rubber boot. It feels better to the touch and you can pick a GITD one like I have on my S2. And while I’m not totally sure, I think it’s better for waterproofing.

It is great that this is now released Thumbs Up

I also prefer the rubber boot, love the look of the clear S2+ but the black switch doesn’t suit in my opinion. If it is the only option I will still buy one though and swap to a silver switch with another of my S2+

Where did you find the GITD rubber boot? I have all the colours of boot from Convoy’s store but none of them seem to glow in the dark.

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eggmang wrote:
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I’d rather get the rubber boot. It feels better to the touch and you can pick a GITD one like I have on my S2. And while I’m not totally sure, I think it’s better for waterproofing.

It is great that this is now released Thumbs Up

I also prefer the rubber boot, love the look of the clear S2+ but the black switch doesn’t suit in my opinion. If it is the only option I will still buy one though and swap to a silver switch with another of my S2+

Where did you find the GITD rubber boot? I have all the colours of boot from Convoy’s store but none of them seem to glow in the dark.


Maybe because the torch in question is an S2 (non-+), so an old product. I got it from Banggood if it helps any.

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eggmang wrote:
Where did you find the GITD rubber boot? I have all the colours of boot from Convoy’s store but none of them seem to glow in the dark.

From Convoy Store the Green and light blue ones are GITD. I have light blue which is interesting because it glows green Smile But you can source a lot of color and size from kaidomain.com
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Thanks for the replies Thumbs Up

I have the green and blue boot but never seen them glow. Will re-test them tonight!

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varbos wrote:
Bangood have this now. Looks very nice, although unfortunately it seems to use old 3/5 mode firmware

https://www.banggood.com/Convoy-S2-Silver-XP-L-HI-7135×8-35modes-EDC-LE...


I’m gonna wait to order from Convoy. That way I can ask Simon for the upgraded firmware.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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Interested to see a comparison in S2+ beam profile between the XM-L2 and XP-L HI.

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stephenk wrote:
Interested to see a comparison in S2+ beam profile between the XM-L2 and XP-L HI.

Here you can find it

If you can not see the photos I will re upload them and edit that post.

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^ Thanks for the link

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This is now available on Simon’s store also.

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Can you post a link?

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The switch will be black?

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OFF TOPIC: Oh frick yes, the regular S2 is on sale again! LOL

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The switch will be black?

Yes, that is what was picked in the poll. Black stainless steel.

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Boy oh boy. Facepalm
Where to begin… I guess there was a mix-up.

They shouldn’t have gone to BG yet but since they did it looks like Simon is listing them too.

As far as I know the “official version” with the Biscotti driver and stainless switch is still in the works. I’ll post more details when I get them from Simon.

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Yes, that is what was picked in the poll. Black stainless steel.

I don’t see that the black was picked

Thank you for clarifying J-dub!

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So the official version is not ready?

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Yes, that is what was picked in the poll. Black stainless steel.

I don’t see that the black was picked

Thank you for clarifying J-dub!


That is so bizarre, I swear I’d seen “black SS switch”. My bad. Facepalm

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Jack Kellar wrote:
ZozzV6 wrote:
Jack Kellar wrote:
Yes, that is what was picked in the poll. Black stainless steel.

I don’t see that the black was picked

Thank you for clarifying J-dub!


That is so bizarre, I swear I’d seen “black SS switch”. My bad. Facepalm

Not your bad at all. You probably did read that and it may have even been me who said it. That was the original plan. Several attempts at getting the coating right went wrong. It proved to be a real pain. I thought these clear ones weren’t going to be sold with the black switch because the black coating wasn’t tough enough. These may be just fine though. I believe the black steel switch is PVD coated but I don’t think it’s stainless. The coating is being improved though because we’re using the black metal switch on the Desert Tam S2+. I won’t know exactly what these are until I get clarification from Simon. Stay tuned…
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I’m not in the loop, but last I heard (quite a while ago), Simon was trying to figure out why biscotti didn’t work right with a lighted tailcap. So I passed along some information about how the tail works, the offtime measurement, and the need for a bleeder resistor, and … hopefully it helped.

But until there’s confirmation one way or another, be aware that there’s a chance it could have an old 3/5-mode driver. And it may or may not have a lighted tail, which is honestly kind of pointless with the black steel switch blocking 99% of the light. So, there may be good reasons to wait for clarification from Simon.

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With 1 KOhm bleeder I have no problems with Biscotti using lighted tailcap. I use 10 to 47 KOhm resistors in tailcap before the leds.

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belatedly, I prefer rubber tailcap and sometimes lighted

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I think clear rubber boot would look good on this. I would not buy with the black personally but I respect that some people like it.

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Any word on clear hosts with the official stainless button?

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No word on hosts at this time. I would change this from a poll to a thread if it were possible but as far as I know it isn’t. Anyone who knows otherwise please let me know…

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Are the lights coming officially with a stainless steel switch?

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Not yet but in the next batch, as far as I know…yes.

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J-Dub can you kindly ask Simon to sell stainless buttons separately? I got my Clear S2+ today. And it has the black button but started to fade and seeing out the metal color under black coating after half day of use. I better like it with the matching silver button.
Thank you!

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