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Convoy S2+ 18350

Anyone have this with the Biscotti firmware? Just ordered the regular S2+ with it hoping to switch my 18350 over hoping to get lower lumen option and get rid of the low level blink.
Ordered a 7135*4 trying to minimize the 0.1% output. Using Aspire 18350.
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I wonder if Simon would sell one in this configuration. I believe that someone in another thread wished for the same thing. I’d be interested. I’ve got a few extra 18350 cells lying around and wouldn’t need the extra long tube taking up space.

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PBWilson wrote:
I wonder if Simon would sell one in this configuration. I believe that someone in another thread wished for the same thing. I’d be interested. I’ve got a few extra 18350 cells lying around and wouldn’t need the extra long tube taking up space.

Gonna use the parts to have a 18650 as I don’t have one.
From Rochester myself. Sure miss Wegmans and Nick Tahou’s.
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PBWilson wrote:
I believe that someone in another thread wished for the same thing

korpzgrinda did it and mentioned here Wink (not the 18350, but the 18350 S2+ Desert tan 4*7135)
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1206061#comment-1206061

I ordered one with these specs, from Simon:
- SMO reflector (that I may exchange for a pebbled TIR lens)
- XPL-HI U6-4C led
- Biscotti with 3*7135 chips (that I may turn into 2*7135, or not)
- Forward tail switch (well, to avoid the “clicking” noise during the night)

It is on its way. I don’t have another S2+ with biscotti on 4*7135 chips, but I have a modded light with these specs: 4*7135, XML2 U6-3B and pebbled TIR lens.

The 0.1% mode is low, but not low low. I expect the 3*7135 to be a bit lower, but I don’t have it yet to make comparisons. In some weeks I can show some pics, when it arrives.

The pebbled lens helps to smooth and diffuse the beam, and reduces the visible output a little bit, but it is not a “true” moonlight, for what I can tell.

Here is a comparison with that modded light I mentioned with some other lights, all on lowest settings: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1211922#comment-1211922

Hope this helps Wink

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Thanks MascaratumB. I did read you post earlier. It’s hard to tell how low the low level is until you use in a darkened room. Kinda want to use on the nightstand but we will see. Anyway, just really like the S2+ shorty and don’t have the full size so I said, what the hey. Always room for one more.
Simon was great to deal with.

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I can test it on Sunday if you don’t mind waiting a bit! Wink
I don’t have any of those with me now to tell you how it feels.

If you wanna see how it works with less 7135 chips and a different LED, I can show it when it mine arrives, no problem. I intend to do so, as there have been some doubts about the lowest mode on different chips! Thumbs Up

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MascaratumB wrote:
I can test it on Sunday if you don’t mind waiting a bit! Wink
I don’t have any of those with me now to tell you how it feels.

If you wanna see how it works with less 7135 chips and a different LED, I can show it when it mine arrives, no problem. I intend to do so, as there have been some doubts about the lowest mode on different chips! Thumbs Up


Thanks.
Will be watching for it but no rush. Just ordered so probably a month out anyway.
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Venice wrote:
Thanks. Will be watching for it but no rush. Just ordered so probably a month out anyway.

Worry not and…wait sitting, as the festival 11.11 is starting and may take a while to get things at your home Thumbs Up
Sunday I’ll post the pics Cool

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it would be nice if future batches of the s2 had a moonlight mode.

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So, as promised, today I had the opportunity to take some photos with the modded light with 4*7135 biscotti driver (XML2 T6-3B), and to compare it with other lights, in their lowest modes.
Here they are.

Left to right:
Jetbeam RRT01 > Modded zoomie (with ReyLight Pineapple driver + XML2 T6-3B) > Modded Amutorch S3 (with ReyLight Pineapple driver + XML2 T6-4C ) > Nitefox UT20 > Zanflare F1 > Modded light (biscotti 4*7135) > Manker E11 > Convoy S2+ (XML2 T6-4C) > Convoy S2+ (XML2 U2-1A) > Convoy S2+ (XPL-HI U6-3A) > Emisar D4 (XP-G2 S4 3D)

The lights in groups, from left to right, just to see how low they go!


Now, the modded light versus the other Convoy S2+ (all with 8*7135 chips biscotti drivers) and the Manker E11, 2m away from that painting.
Lowest ( Modded light (4*7135) > XPL-HI > XML2 U2-1A > XML2 T6-4C > Manker E11)

Highest

The other lowest modes are higher than the modded light with 4*7135 biscotti, that also has a pebbled lens.
Even Zanflare or the UT20 has a lower ML mode.
In weeks I’ll be able to compare it with a 3*7135!

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Dang MascaratumB. Thanks for your report. Very well done and much appreciated. Just waiting for mine to show up.

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Venice wrote:
Dang MascaratumB. Thanks for your report. Very well done and much appreciated. Just waiting for mine to show up.

Thanks Wink BTW, I don’t know if you’ve seen this thread that was/is about S2+ with lower modes. Take a look it if you find it interesting Wink

Hope it helped Thumbs Up

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

Reviews : Amutorch S3 - XPG3-S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 - XHP70.2 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A 

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5                                                                    Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses on: XML2 / XPL-HI