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No problem Z, here, take what you need, this is only a part of it…. Wink

I got a few similar boxes with lead, tungsten, and steel in them I can trade you for. ><> ><> <><

Where’s the BLF submersible fishing light thread?

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If anybody interested about the host’s any dimension I will measure before you buy it just ask me! Wink

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All this talk of modding gave me a jones to DO Something, so I stuck 4 of my new 5000K XP-L2 in my Dad’s Q8. Big Smile

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I will make tonight a TA OTSM driver for my heat treated L2 and make lighted tailcap for my new clear S2+. I want it to be very clear Smile so I putted in stainless button and the screw type pocket clip and made it a shorty. The switch lighting also be white and I want to change the green O-ring at the lens to a clear one too.

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If anybody interested about the host’s any dimension I will measure before you buy it just ask me! Wink

What is the diameter of the LED holes of the reflector, 9 or 7mm? Also, is the C8F host thread compatible with their C8A/ C8T host?

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I’m at work now for 11 more hours. tomorrow I will measure it. I can not try the thread with C8A and C8T because this is the only Sofirn C8 I have but I can try them with Convoy C8.

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You know, I’d like to convince them to offer a non-E switch version…at least, make it available as host only. Also, I’d buy a dual switch design similar to their SP31. À la Convoy L4 with 3 LEDs.

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I told them it will be nice to buy separately the tailcap with switch.

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The first C8F was non-e-switch, tail clicky only but a triple still. I modified it with a Noctigon and XP-L V6 3D emitters, my brother used it last night helping me take beam shots of the GT out at the lake, hmmmm, didn’t get the Sofirn back either! lol

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What did she say? They are usually receptive to new ideas and they welcome suggestions to improve their product, which I think, is the way to go. It’s a step in the right direction.

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Nothing yet. I think I told too much in one message and not all info went through.

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For me having the e-switch is half the appeal. How much different is a C8+spacer+cute3 setup than this reflector, really?

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A LOT! The CUTE-3 doesn’t have as tight a focus, is more floody. I don’t think the lumens out the front will be the same from the optic either.

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It has 5,3mm thick integrated shelf which is good because MCPCB to shelf is less thermal contact layers than MCPCB to spacer and then the shelf. And me and maybe some other folks here to better like side E-switch lights. And with E-switch it is easier to switch very high currents.

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And Dale is right too. Optically is totally different.

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Personally, I’d prefer more reliable, proven design to gimmicky e-switch.

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I have question to Dale. Which would give a better throw for the new C8F, the higher binned XP-L HD V6 or XP-L2 V5?

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They’re both domed emitters, the XP-L2 will have more lumens so will probably push more light downrange just by sheer power alone. The XP-L is easier to de-dome for throw, although the XP-L2 can be sliced and diced for a similar effect if one is careful. I’d go with the 2nd generation for the power edge.

Just recently bought 25 XP-L2 in 5000K tint from Arrow, waiting on some C8F hosts to get here…

The 4 I put in my Dad’s Q8 this morning wound up making 7728 lumens in a nice tint, he hasn’t noticed yet. Big Smile

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You said you modified the first C8F that your brother took by upgrading the LEDs. Just curious if the higher binned XP-L V6 would pack more punch. Big Smile

Edit: XP-L2 V6 hard to come by these days and I can’t wait for them to hit the shelves again. I’m thinking of getting the XP-L2 V5, too.

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The first one came with an aluminum mcpcb and XP-G3’s, the emitters couldn’t take a high discharge cell on that board. So I modified it.

The new C8F comes with XP-L2’s in a nice tint, makes 3000 lumens out of the box with the supplied cell. Hard to go wrong there.

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Yes. You changed the emitters, among other things, of course. Certainly. One can’t go wrong with the new version, but as currently advertised, I think the new C8F comes with XP-L.

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Anyone try the Sofirn C8F head on Convoy C8 battery tube yet?

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Tomorrow when I get home.

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Thread pitch is different on the Convoy I have, won’t lego. Might be that mine is old enough to not work, don’t know.

The first C8F I got had XP-G3’s, one of 3 blew when I used a Samsung 30Q… so yeah I had to change emitters.

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Ok. I got home with an unwanted detour with my wife to the hosputal but no big problems thankfully. I tried with the latest Convoy parts mixing.
On the top it is a Convoy head with Sofirn C8F tube and Convoy tailcap working fine. On the bottom there is a Convoy grey vezel on the C8F head with Convoy tube and C8F tailcap.

I cant try the C8F head with cpnvoy parts bevause it is an empty host now but I think it will work fine as the other.
The holes in the reflector are 6,5mm diameter for led centering rings. A bit odd but sofirn add centering rings to the host and they are good for XP size emitters.

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Got some C8F Hosts in the mail today.
Look good so far. Nothing missing. Happy to see the SW board with wires attached. Kinda worried if they came with the SW board.

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Ok. I got home with an unwanted detour with my wife to the hospital but no big problems thankfully. I tried with the latest Convoy parts mixing.
On the top it is a Convoy head with Sofirn C8F tube and Convoy tailcap working fine. On the bottom there is a Convoy grey bezel on the C8F head with Convoy tube and C8F tailcap.

I cant try the C8F head with convoy parts because it is an empty host now but I think it will work fine as the other.
Awesome.
So the Convoy SS bezel will work too. Thumbs Up
Would be sweet to have the Convoy C8 (with the classic battery tube and tail cap design, which i strongly prefer) with a side switch triple head plus SS bezel.
You would have to buy 2 hosts though… The Convoy C8 and the Sofirn C8F, and have a host without switch left over… Facepalm

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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You could build a twisty …

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Flashy Mike wrote:
You could build a twisty …

My frend told me that too that horaay now I got a twisty C8 Big Smile

He knows I hate twistys! Facepalm

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I suppose you could drill a hole for a switch in the C8F tail cap.

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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