[BLF special edition light] new Sofirn AAA twisty high CRI Yuji 5mm LED (CCT 3200K or 5600K) for 6.50 USD

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Does anyone know of a good, not discontinued 5mm LED that we could suggest Sofirn to use after all of the Yujis are gone?

Nichia 2800K and 5000K probably are available:

2800K

5000K


The Nichia’s you linked are very wide 140 degrees leds, but they make narrow 35 degrees leds too that sound more suitable to me.

The CRI is not listed by Nichia, it will not likely be over 90CRI, but the colour coordinates are listed.

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I was checking my order confirmation email and realized that they charged 8% tax. This was my first order on ali with tax, I thought the tax was only for US online sales.
I noticed the same for my order. As long as it’s truly getting to the State, I’m (disappointed but) good.

I didn’t pay any tax, I live in Wisconsin for the record.

My guess is maybe Ali has a warehouse in your state?Online tax paying is always kind of weird. You can buy something from a chain of stores based from another state and the item is stocked and ships from another state, but if that chain has 1 store in your state, you have to pay your state tax.

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I believe the 3200K Yuji LED used in the first run is the 30 degree 95 BC ones (if I'm wrong someone will correct me) and they are discontinued. The 45 degree 3200K are out also, but the 60 degree 3200K version is still available so logic dictates that if Sofirn makes a second run they'll probably use the 60 degree LED for the warm 3200K version. So no need to panic about not getting a Yuji LED in your C01 just yet. Just my opinion.

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defloyd77 wrote:
pc_light wrote:
cyclops wrote:
I was checking my order confirmation email and realized that they charged 8% tax. This was my first order on ali with tax, I thought the tax was only for US online sales.
I noticed the same for my order. As long as it’s truly getting to the State, I’m (disappointed but) good.

I didn’t pay any tax, I live in Wisconsin for the record.

My guess is maybe Ali has a warehouse in your state?Online tax paying is always kind of weird. You can buy something from a chain of stores based from another state and the item is stocked and ships from another state, but if that chain has 1 store in your state, you have to pay your state tax.

You may be right… Everyone has a warehouse in NJ!

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john1230 wrote:

I believe the 3200K Yuji LED used in the first run is the 30 degree 95 BC ones (if I’m wrong someone will correct me) and they are discontinued. The 45 degree 3200K are out also, but the 60 degree 3200K version is still available so logic dictates that if Sofirn makes a second run they’ll probably use the 60 degree LED
for the warm 3200K version. So no need to panic about not getting a Yuji LED in your C01 just yet. Just my opinion.

I think they are using the 60 degree Yuji already.

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john1230 wrote:

I believe the 3200K Yuji LED used in the first run is the 30 degree

where are you getting that information?
djozz told You last month that Sofirn is using 60 degree Yuji’s

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Before I got these samples I was concerned by the wide 60 degrees leds but now I like that nice even floody beam, it is really pleasant and nothing like the ugly Fenix E01 beam.
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Thanks

Sofirn bought one box of each Color Temperature
There are 1000 Yujis in a box, so they cannot have run out after the first 300 sold

and, fwiw, the McGizmo Sapphire also offers a 60 degree Yuji.. we are in good company Wink

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Does anyone else’s tracking number work? Mine was marked shipped a little while ago and shows as “number not found” on 17track. Isn’t that usually because it’s not a real tracking ID?

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Does anyone else’s tracking number work? Mine was marked shipped a little while ago and shows as “number not found” on 17track. Isn’t that usually because it’s not a real tracking ID?

It takes a little more time for the tracking number to be active. 5 to 10 days according to Ali.

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Does anyone else’s tracking number work? Mine was marked shipped a little while ago and shows as “number not found” on 17track. Isn’t that usually because it’s not a real tracking ID?

IMHO 17track is one of the best tracking sites around, but it is not allmighty. Especially when it concerns AliExpress parcels. But Ali has it’s own tracking system. Go to “My AliExpress” => “My Orders” and in the right row of your particular order you’ll find the button “Track Order”. Pushing it will reveal you something like “Shipment accepted by airline”. With Ali parcels it is even quite accurate (and detailled) to follow parcels in the destination country, a notorious weak-point in most tracking systems.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
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Does anyone else’s tracking number work? Mine was marked shipped a little while ago and shows as “number not found” on 17track. Isn’t that usually because it’s not a real tracking ID?

IMHO 17track is one of the best tracking sites around, but it is not allmighty. Especially when it concerns AliExpress parcels. But Ali has it’s own tracking system. Go to “MyAliExpress” => “My Orders” and in the right row of your particular order you’ll find the button “Track Order”. Pushing it will reveal you something like “Shipment accepted by airline”. With Ali parcels it is even quite accurate (and detailled) to follow parcels in the destination country, a notorious weak-point in most tracking systems.

Thanks. I did try that and it doesn’t show any tracking info, just that it was shipped.

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How about putting a link to sofirn in the first page that doesn’t take you to the netherlands version of ali express.

English maybe ?

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Ice wrote:
How about putting a link to sofirn in the first page that doesn’t take you to the netherlands version of ali express.

English maybe ?

Presently it shows as “sold out” so it doesn’t appear on the list of Sofirn Official Store, but here is the link in English in case the OP is altered:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sofirn-C01-BLF-Special-Mini-LED-Flashlight-AAA-Twisty-High-94-CRI-Yuji-LED-keychain-Flashlight/32952525303.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.26064c4dMZ2LvY

Also, djozz and slowtechstef, please add the degree of the leds used to avoid further incorrections or opinions about the type of leds being used:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1413019#comment-1413019

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I believe the 3200K Yuji LED used in the first run is the 30 degree 95 BC ones (if I’m wrong someone will correct me) and they are discontinued. The 45 degree 3200K are out also, but the 60 degree 3200K version is still available so logic dictates that if Sofirn makes a second run they’ll probably use the 60 degree LED for the warm 3200K version. So no need to panic about not getting a Yuji LED in your C01 just yet. Just my opinion.

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Both 3200K and 5600K versions have 60 degrees leds and that is clearly mentioned close to the top of the OP, including a beamshot comparing them to a 45 degrees Yuji led (but that one is wrongly called a 30 degrees led, sorry about that). Is that good enough?

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djozz wrote:
Both 3200K and 5600K versions have 60 degrees leds and that is clearly mentioned close to the top of the OP, including a beamshot comparing them to a 45 degrees Yuji led (but that one is wrongly called a 30 degrees led, sorry about that). Is that good enough?

Indeed, it is, and I missed it as it was in the first paragraph of the quote [Update 2018-10-29 (Update from djozz)]!
Guess that should be enough Wink Thanks mate !! Thumbs Up

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It is only Stef who can edit the OP, and it is a bit less tidy than could be.

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djozz wrote:
It is only Stef who can edit the OP, and it is a bit less tidy than could be.

It’s good, people just need to take a look at it from time to time to avoid confusions and the need of further explanations Thumbs Up

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Ice wrote:
How about putting a link to sofirn in the first page that doesn’t take you to the netherlands version of ali express. English maybe ?

 

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Missed the first wave.I had signed up for GB..What the next best option?

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Are sign ups still available? I’d like the 3200k and 5600k.

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See, I told you people would correct me lol. There's no problem with Yuji LED being sold out currently, so people can calm down. Even after the first run of 2000 lights are sold out Sofirn can make more if there's a demand for it. So grab one when they are ready.

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Are sign ups still available? I’d like the 3200k and 5600k.

As has been stated many times, there is no ‘sign up list’ per se. Members were asked to add their names to an interest list in hopes of convincing Sofirn that the project was worth while. Now that Sofirn has created the lights, they are first come first served on their store at Aliexpress.
At the moment, the first batch of production has sold out, but more are on the way. A total of 2000 lights will be produced, half for each of the two CCI options.

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Lonelydad wrote:
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Are sign ups still available? I’d like the 3200k and 5600k.

As has been stated many times, there is no ‘sign up list’ per se. Members were asked to add their names to an interest list in hopes of convincing Sofirn that the project was worth while. Now that Sofirn has created the lights, they are first come first served on their store at Aliexpress.
At the moment, the first batch of production has sold out, but more are on the way. A total of 2000 lights will be produced, half for each of the two CCI options.

Well, almost. People who are on the list do not seem to get their lights earlier than others but there is some discount for them when they mention their BLF username during the ordering process. If Sofirn actually checks the interest list before giving the discount I don’t know.

In the meantime it is now waiting for Sofirn to get the C01 back in stock again, I have no info on that.

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john1230 wrote:

See, I told you people would correct me lol. There’s no problem with Yuji LED being sold out currently, so people can calm down. Even after the first run of 2000 lights are sold out Sofirn can make more if there’s a demand for it. So grab one when they are ready.

There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation here about whether or not the LED Sofirn is using has been discontinued. Can someone, perhaps djozz, clear some of this up?

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The Yuji LEDs used in the light have not been discontinued:
https://store.yujiintl.com/collections/frontpage/products/bc-series-5mm?...

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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BlueSwordM wrote:
The Yuji LEDs used in the light have not been discontinued: https://store.yujiintl.com/collections/frontpage/products/bc-series-5mm?...

At a minimum, they are still in stock, except for the 3200K, 45 degree version.

Whether Yuji will have additional batches made once those sell out remains to be seen, but if Sofirn decides they want to produce more lights than they have LED’s for, they can currently order them.

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I vote for iamlucky13’s answer as closest to what seems going on, although Barry persists that they are already discontinued now and that Sofirn can not make a new batch after these 2000.

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Am still waiting for the GB! Any one knows when will it start? This is taking too long...

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Nichia wrote:

Am still waiting for the GB! Any one knows when will it start? This is taking too long…

Please read here http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1410661#comment-1410661 and http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1413903#comment-1413903

I guess that will answer your question!

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For people that have showed up late to the party, most of what you need to know is in the first post..

Nichia wrote:

Am still waiting for the GB! Any one knows when will it start? This is taking too long…

It started 9 days ago

nobody is sending out private messages to let you know when you can buy, you have to keep reading the new posts until you see something useful Smile
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When the lights became available it was announced in this post:
Sat, 11/10/2018 – 05:05

Sofirn wrote:
Guys! Guys! Guys! C01 is available in our aliexpress store! click me

The process is the same as Sofirn Q8, order but don’t pay, left your BLF ID, wait and refresh to check price is $6.5, then pay the order.

Note: the first batch quanty is 300pcs Black C01, the rest will be made soon.

I actually found out when the lights were available, thanks to this post:
https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?452371-Sofirn-C01-Po...AAA-w-High-CRI&p=5256224&viewfull=1#post5256224

tastewar1;5256224 wrote:
And it is indeed available now.

so I suggest you subscribe to both threads

There are going to be 1700 more lights for sale.

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