Sofirn C8F host. 21700 C8F Available

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Having now owned and used the Sofirn SP70, I can see how there are people who likes the 26650 more than the 21700. The Sofirn SP70 has definitely become my favorite light and I love the 2×26650 battery configuration. I just plain love Sofirn. Beer

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Hello everyone, where to buy a reflector “orange peel” for this flashlight? I really need this reflector! Thank you.

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Mantser wrote:
Hello everyone, where to buy a reflector “orange peel” for this flashlight? I really need this reflector! Thank you.

If you are desperate, you might try spraying the reflector in clear paint. When it dries it has a orange peel texture. This is an old school technique.

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Hi everybody,

I hope that you are all enjoying the holidays.

I have a spare working C8F 21700 “head” back from when Sofirn realised that these lights weren’t outputting the full lumen count (along the lines of a bad MOFSET or something) because Sofirn sent me a new, upgraded “head”.

If I were to buy just this host I assume it comes with the battery tube and switch so that I can put my “original” lower-lumen C8F 21700 head on the new battery tube from the host? Will it fit properly?

I hope that this makes sense.

As always, many thanks,

Moley

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I received the C8F recently and consider ordering the host version to build a triple with more throw. Are there any beamshots of the triple XPL-HI available? They would be my go-to LEDs of choice, not so sure about SST20s.

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Dioda wrote:
Are there any beamshots of the triple XPL-HI available?

There are beam shots in the album attached to the post:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1269169#comment-1269169

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the4ds9 wrote:
Having now owned and used the Sofirn SP70, I can see how there are people who likes the 26650 more than the 21700. The Sofirn SP70 has definitely become my favorite light and I love the 2×26650 battery configuration. I just plain love Sofirn. Beer

but its hardly EDC light, how do u carry it ?

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Moleyman69 wrote:
Hi everybody,

I hope that you are all enjoying the holidays.

I have a spare working C8F 21700 “head” back from when Sofirn realised that these lights weren’t outputting the full lumen count (along the lines of a bad MOFSET or something) because Sofirn sent me a new, upgraded “head”.

If I were to buy just this host I assume it comes with the battery tube and switch so that I can put my “original” lower-lumen C8F 21700 head on the new battery tube from the host? Will it fit properly?

I hope that this makes sense.

As always, many thanks,

Moley

Sure you can use the battery tube of the host on your other C8F 21700 head. The design shouldn’t have changed since the start of production.

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Im planning to order the host to build a custom C8F, but would like your ideas on LED selection. Requirements are in order of importance: Good consistent tint in the 4000-5000K range. More throw than XPL HD. Not a big loss of lumens. High CRI optional. I will use the stock driver.

Current choices in order of interest:
1, XPL-HI, supposedly makes some rings in the beam, but seeing the beamshots posted elsewhere, this doesnt seem like an issue. I like XPL HIs for good tint even on lower output levels.
2, SST-20 4000K, high CRI. Not sure about liking the tint, and how it looks at lower levels. What lumen output can be expected here compared to stock?
3, LHDs 5000K. I like them for high CRI, but lower outputs appear greenish. Already have them in the SP36BLF, so would like to try something else from above choices.

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Not a big loss of lumens. High CRI optional.

XPL-Hi is your best bet. Just pick the A and D bins for less green

Dome slicing LH351D and SST20 could improve throw and lesson the green tint at a loss of even more output (compared to XPL-Hi) :https://reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/al0q73/ned_blf_gt_mini_sst20_hi.... Tired

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