The NEW Sofirn C8F Triple XP-L W2 w/side e-switch

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C8 with 3 LEDs and 18650? It’s not fashionable anymore …

16 LEDs and 26650! 48000 lumens (fire extinguisher included). Now Available! Only from 17 dollars! You will not be disappointed! Big Smile
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/48000-Lumen-High-Power-Flashlight-3-to-16-CREE-XML-T6-Powerful-LED-Flash-light-with18650/32844557824.html

By the way, C8 with 26650 looks very nice. When will Sofirn please us with this version?

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26650? Not for me, thank you. The 18650 tube is a more pleasing fit in my hand than a 26650 tube.

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You do realize, of course, that those XM-L emitters are not going to make 48,000 lumens, 16 or otherwise? And if you decide to modify it with newer emitters, the cost will be prohibitive.

The C8 is loved for it’s compact size and modability, Sofirn is keeping it real in this regard and giving us a very nice light. Imposters can try, but good luck getting what you think your’e getting.

Edit: I even see a claim of a Stainless Steel shell, which would be a high resistance and would actually stop the light from making much headway towards the ludicrous output claims. 3800 lumens from 3 XM-L T6 LED’s? HA! Remember the Lixada 3800 that claimed 3800 lumens from 3 XM-L emitters? Can’t hit 3800 in it with new XM-L2’s and an FET direct drive driver. Interesting light, but it doesn’t even draw my interest and everybody knows I’m a dyed in the wool flashaholic….

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16 SST-40s cost $25.6. Not cheap, but not terrible either. Put them on 2s direct drive with a pair of 26350 and have a light that overheats way faster than Emisar D4. Big Smile

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Wildcat wrote:
C8 with 3 LEDs and 18650?

By the way, C8 with 26650 looks very nice. When will Sofirn please us with this version?


I’m sure Wildcat was just joking around by posting that.

Besides, that light is not C8 sized. It’s head is Q8 sized with a 26650 battery tube.

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I’d like to see the capability of changing modes using the side switch or a tail switch. This way you can pick up the light however you can if your in a hurry and turn it on asap.

Also, XLP-HI x 3 for more throw.

I’d really like to see all of the goodness of this light put into the Convoy L4 which is a nicer looking light, IMHO. It also has a thicker battery tube and may possibly be able to be bored out to accept a 21700 or 20700 battery. Unfortunately, Sofirn and Convoy are not the same company.

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Sofirn is a comparatively young company that listens to it’s consumer base, improvements are made according to the reviews and input garnered there, so don’t be surprised to see Sofirn step up and answer some of the requests people have made, in this or another light entirely. They do have a wide offering, I plan to be purchasing at least several of their other models in the coming weeks…

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DB Custom wrote:
They do have a wide offering, I plan to be purchasing at least several of their other models in the coming weeks…

Tell me about it…

Other than “Ultrafire” (real and otherwise) and maybe Convoy, I think I bought more Sofirn lights than any other brand. Big Smile

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Just in case you didn’t know.

Your comments are air.

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Not you. Besides, you used Whom in the correct manner.

I’m sorry.

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Can anyone comment on whether this C8F will run on 123a primaries.

I thank you in advance.

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Another question.

Is there a discount code to purchase this through the Aliexpress store?

Amazon.com won’t ship to my country (Canada). Can’t use the code listed earlier in this thread.

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It’s designed to run on a single high discharge capable 18650. The CR123’s are too high a voltage and wouldn’t be able to deliver the amperage this light needs anyway.

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Nooner wrote:
Another question.

Is there a discount code to purchase this through the Aliexpress store?

Amazon.com won’t ship to my country (Canada). Can’t use the code listed earlier in this thread.

Thanks


The Aliexpress store already has it at the discount price of $34. That’s the cheapest price anywhere.

Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch, SMO reflector.

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Thorfire S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and custom lighted side switch.

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Hi Thanks.

The Aliexpress listing for $34 doesn’t appear to come with the battery and charger like the Amazon listing does.

There is a listing for $38.40USD that includes the battery and charger on Aliexpress. Was hoping to get $4 off that.

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Thanks

I figured 123s wouldn’t be ideal. Wanted to confirm though.

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Some discount coupons available here, Nooner (don't know if they can be applied to items on sale): https://sofirn.aliexpress.com/store/sale-items/2933049.html

 

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L4M4 wrote:
There are 2 types of SS bezel!
Old and new – the old one doesn’t fit, the new one does – at least on the “old” C8F (non-Side-Switch)
As you can see on this image – there is a thin gap between Bezel-End and Case – if it bothers you, you can put in a thin O-Ring or use a thinner O-Ring for the Glass.
Didn’t know there’s 2 types convoy C8 Stainless bezel! Any way to tell the difference? I just ordered one yesterday from gearbest, wondering now which one I’ll get.

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The old C8 SS bezel was never for sale as a separate part a.f.a.i.k.
Some UltraFire C8’s had them i.i.r.c.

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Check this out… just now, 11:30 PM, totally quiet house, the kid’s asleep, was sitting at my desk reading this thread, getting ready to reply to one of Dale’s posts and heard a noise somewhere, picked up my C8F walked out to the living room and immediately saw a bright red light outside, right in front of the window! It’s a taillight! WTF – Right in my front yard! Fast double clicked the C8F and walked out front with turbo blazing, (no shoes on)…

So there’s this SUV sitting right in the middle of my front yard! about 3 feet from my house. I’m beaming the C8F on turbo… lit up the SUV and front yard LIKE DAYLIGHT!

Now I don’t see no one in the SUV, again WTF!! I start shining the light around the yard then a woman appears around the back of the SUV, pretty sure I totally blinded her, as she was holding her hand up over her eyes! She looked harmless so I shined the light downward, she starts asking me where some street number is… she’s looking for her son. I asked if she realized she drove right into my yard! She apologized and I told her which direction to go and she pulled out. whoosh! adrenaline rush!

So the Sofirn C8F was the ultimate “tactical” light tonight! Put that quick access turbo 3000lm to the test!!

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JasonWW wrote:
You should call it in to the police with a description and license number. She was probably intoxicated or in some way not fit to be driving if she was in your front yard.
Yes! At first I thought maybe she was just desperate to find her son, then I realized she must have been drunk and probably wasn’t looking for anyone, it all happened so fast and with the adrenaline rush I really couldn’t give a good description of the car and sure didn’t get the plate number. Called PD anyhow they’re going to check it out!

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Yeah, can’t quite claim the new C8F was what I had (I think it was the original C8F, but I’m not sure; something bright, maybe my F13, can’t recall), but I had some jackass try to squeeze a 12’ minivan into a 13’ spot in front of my car. Needless to say, unsuccessfully.

Two women were outside on the sidewalk watching his attempts, and this joker keeps parking-by-braille and rapping my front bumper, ‘though not terribly hard. I’m watching at the screen door, just shaking my head. After the 3rd-4th attempt, I go, “Okay, clearly, this is not working…”, and the women turn and see me, horrified. One knocks on the side window to get his attention. Nope, one more attempt.

Bam! Hits my bumper good. “Okay… ENOUGH!”, and I come outside and light up the inside of his minivan with my light. Like, daylight. He pauses, then drives off(!), leaving the two women behind to go chasing after him.

So I definitely see the appeal of lighting up these bozos.

And agreed, Ms DrinksALot was probably half-‘faced. Same idjits who’d drive into someone’s pool, use the off-ramp to drive the wrong way on the highway, etc. 20/20 hindsight, I know, but I definitely would’ve gotten her plate and called it in.

I don’t like ratting out anyone, but I wouldn’t want it on my conscience if one of those would go head-on with a family of 4 on their way home from auntie’s house, or a waitress just coming off-shift, etc.

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DB Custom wrote:
I can remember being excited to get 4000 lumens from the quite large TK75, and again to get that much from the 4 headed Black Shadow Terminator… This C8 is doing what yesterday’s big boss lights did! How cool is THAT?!
VERY cool. Especially for someone (me) stalled in “yesterday” and stock BST is brightest flashlight!

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Ok, so I went back and also put a 20ga Turnigy bypass on the driver, now, with the highest performing SonyVTC5A it’s making 4378.05 lumens out the front. Big Smile
This with only 18ga wire, swapped Mosfet, AR lens and 20ga Turnigy bypass, correct?

Since I wouldn’t be able to do the driver mods, can you say if there’s an “off the shelf” driver from MTN to drop in it that could get somewhere near to the output you’re getting with what you’ve done?

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JasonWW wrote:
Beamo, you may as well delete it or edit it. People are going to hound you.
Yeah, guess I went into too much detail, the point was really about the flashlight tho…Edited.

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Throw me in to darkness wrote:
You had a firearm on a table, in a different room? Unattended with kids in the house, and potential danger near (or possibly in) your house? Unless I read incorrectly? I’m not wanting to sound like Mr. JJE, of course. (Judge, Jury, Executioner) That aspect of your post alarmed me a little, to be honest.

Where did he say there were children in the house?

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JasonWW wrote:
Your definitely jumping to conclusions. This is why people don’t share stuff. You completely miss the point and focus on the stuff that doesn’t matter.
I have to agree, couldn’t have said it better.

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beam0 wrote:
….., the kid’s asleep, ………..
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Hey, I don’t want to be Mr JJJS (John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt), but let’s all just chillax a bit, eh? Big Smile

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Throw me in to darkness wrote:
You had a firearm on a table, in a different room? Unattended with kids in the house, and potential danger near (or possibly in) your house? Unless I read incorrectly? I’m not wanting to sound like Mr. JJE, of course. (Judge, Jury, Executioner) That aspect of your post alarmed me a little, to be honest.

Where did he say there were children in the house?

I said my kid was asleep.

I’m glad I had my C8F handy (among other things) to protect my family. I must say when I first heard the noise and saw the light up close out the window, the first thing that flashed in my mind was if someone was trying to get into the house through my boy’s bedroom window, (his bedroom window is adjacent to the living room window where I saw the car)
We live in a rural area, so seeing a car close to the house in my front yard at 11:30 PM was very unusual, to say the least.

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JasonWW wrote:
Your definitely jumping to conclusions. This is why people don’t share stuff. You completely miss the point and focus on the stuff that doesn’t matter.
I have to agree, couldn’t have said it better.

I asked you if I had misread the post. So far I’ve had no answer.

Thanks for your concern. Answering your question was not the priority, had a few things to say first, and I edited my post…anyhow in order to avoid any further de-railment or controversy here I’m not going to go into any real detail to answer your inquiry or concerns. Only to say that with 40 years of safe firearm ownership under my belt you need not worry, I have my ways, and my kid’s safety is foremost.

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