[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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Also for the record….I wish they had NOT potted the light so we could mod it with the same emitter that the E01 currently uses Silly
Joking of course.

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Thanks for your first impressions all who have already received their lights. Great to see that Sofirn got the potting right for the production models.

I'm looking forward to the red and blue versions, hopefully they'll arrive soon.

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Are you referring to anything specific??

Yeah, potting that prevents modding is a misfeature.
It’d be a favor if they’d offer hosts or moddable lights.

As noted above,

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Why not a do-it-yourself mod of the Fenix E01?
Because of the potting of the electronics….
OK…. I see what you are referring to now…. the difference in the potting compound used.
That is basically a non-issue to me on these lights, but…. I understand it might give some pause because of making the light basically unmodable. Thumbs Up

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It’s good though.
I’m kinda slow, so I’m not sure where the video you linked to [ It’s good though. ] fits in with ‘potting’…… But the video is hilarious!! Big Smile
Thanks for sharing it….. Thumbs Up

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^ did we do that? Innocent

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Do what? Force Fenix to introduce HI CRI update of E01? Smile

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Ali says…

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Due to the busy holiday season, packages to your country might have been delayed. Please be patience waiting for the package.

I mean, I have patience. Some (kind souls) may even say that I embody or personify patience. But if you’re asking me to BE PATIENCE, WELL THAT’S JUST GOING TOO FAR!! THESE ARE FLASHLIGHTS WE’RE TALKING ABOUT!!! I want them NOWWWWWWWWWWW!

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P33 wrote:
Do what? Force Fenix to introduce HI CRI update of E01? Smile

Would that make the new Fenix a C01 clone? The plot thickens.

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djozz wrote:
^ did we do that? Innocent

No, Fenix did.

Just to be sure, today I made a phone call to Fenix Netherlands. A nice lady on the phone told me that the status of the Fenix E01 in her computer system was “discontinued”, since autumn 2018. “Discontinued” according to her meant that this specific flashlight is no longer produced by Fenix, and they no longer could order new E01s for sale in the Netherlands. Then I asked her if there would be an updated version of the E01, and she told me she could not find any information about a newer version. Adding: “But we have lots of other new keychain lights, which are actually much brighter, and some even have a usb port…”

If anyone from Fenix management ever reads this message:
You should proudly care for your E01, it deserves your love;
and not silently walk away from your creation, to let it die, alone in the dark.

R.I.P.
Fenix E01
April 2008 – September 2018
“Enlightenment over illumination.”

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slowtechstef wrote:
Fenix

Sir, you have hijacked your own thread. Wink

the Fenix thread is here..

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THIS it is the Sofirn C01 thread

with all due respect, I suggest we stay on topic
or, not?

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Has anyone else received their C01s yet?
And if so, what is your first impression?

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Nope. Ordered it when it first became available.

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Not received yet
I got a shipping notice on Nov 12, 2018

tracking says it was sorted 2 weeks later
Despatch from Sorting Center(GuangDongShengGuangZhouShi GUANGZHOU) at 2018-11-26 22:51:14

it seems the item is still in China

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My order is still in China as well.

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So only a few in Europe have been delivered yet. Having been so involved in the process, I’m pretty curious how people like them.

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I’ll let you know ASAP, I believe I should get mine next week.

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Ordered nov. 10th, arrived nov. 26th, so that was pretty fast!
First impression: very well manufactured, especially for that price.
Closer look: petite, but certainly not feeling as fragile as other AAA lights.
And of course quality in the details, such as he noir/djozz-tail.
Have not (yet) tried the clip, but it sure does not feel flimsy.

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While we wait for the colored anodized versions, I noticed a couple interesting things on the Yuji webstore:

- The 3200K BC series 5mm LED’s are now sold out in the 60 degree version, too. Both beam angles of 5600K remain in stock.

- There is a new 5.5mm x 5.5mm format surface mount “5mm” LED. It’s rated at 60mA and about 20 lumens, and has a 60 degree beam angle. Nominal voltage is 0.1V higher, but claimed R9 value is now greater than 90 (for the standard 5mm it was listed as 60 typical).

https://store.yujiintl.com/collections/frontpage/products/bc-series-high...

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Interesting find iamlucky13!

I guess Yuji sees more future in the 5555L than the F5?

 

Edit: the name of the 5555L is: BC Series High CRI Small Angle F5 Replacement LED SMD -5555L

 

 

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Sounds like a good reason for existence of C01 V2.0 Big Smile

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News from Sofirn:

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Hi Slowtechstef,

1. I can’t give exact date for availability of the red and blue C01 but it has to be in Dec.

2. the potting material is the same of Fenix E01 but I don’t know the brand.

Barry from Sofirn also reposted the test videos on Youtube as YOUKU is not always working reliably.
Edit: I posted the links in the Opening Post.

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jon_slider wrote:
the Fenix thread is here.. THIS it is the Sofirn C01 thread

Thanks for the pointer: I added the link to the Sofirn C01 thread you started on CPF in the Opening Post of this thread.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
While we wait for the colored anodized versions, I noticed a couple interesting things on the Yuji webstore:

- The 3200K BC series 5mm LED’s are now sold out in the 60 degree version, too. Both beam angles of 5600K remain in stock.

- There is a new 5.5mm x 5.5mm format surface mount “5mm” LED. It’s rated at 60mA and about 20 lumens, and has a 60 degree beam angle. Nominal voltage is 0.1V higher, but claimed R9 value is now greater than 90 (for the standard 5mm it was listed as 60 typical).

https://store.yujiintl.com/collections/frontpage/products/bc-series-high...

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Random Dan wrote:
My order is still in China as well.
Mine too, in typical AE fashion I might add. Big Smile
  • Ordered 21 November
  • SHIPPED” 22 November (AE “Shipped” that is) Big Smile
  • 30 November…. Trying to achieve ESCAPE VELOCITY in order to exit China.

Further updates will follow….. Wink

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For anyone interested, I scanned and uploaded the user manual.

 

 

My suggestions for improving the English section:

  • change opening text: "The C01 is a small AAA twisty flashlight. It is designed for everyday carry (EDC) on a keychain; for hands-free use as a hat light; or for emergency use as a reliable backup flashlight with long runtime. What sets it apart from similar flashlights is the input from the BudgetLightForum community for increased usability, the best-in-class Yuji high-CRI 5mm LED for better looking colors, the features of the innovative tail end design, the ability to run on batteries that are almost empty, and the potted circuit board for improved impact and water resistance."
  • change "AAA battery" to "Output"
  • change "Running time" to "Runtime" and change "35 h" to "33 hours" (for the sake of expectation management, and consistency) 
  • change "Throwing Distance" to "Distance"
  • change "Peak Intensity" to "Intensity", and change "cd" to "candela" (for the sake of consistency)
  • change "Impact Resistant" to "Impact Resistance"
  • change "Water Resistant" to "Water Resistance"
  • add extra whitespace in line with Dimension: 71.1mm_(length) * 14.5mm_(diameter)
  • remove extra whitespace in line: "Weight: 16 gram (_without battery)
  • change "Battery options" line to: "One 1.8V AAA-sized cell such as Lithium primary battery (FR03), 1.5V Alkaline battery (LR03 or R03), or 1.2V NiMH rechargeable battery (KR03).
  • in the "Flashlight body" section remove "CNC manufactured to hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish to get solid built body, anti-crash geometry and better heat exchange". This wording applies to almost any aluminium flashlight, so it adds no useful information.
  • change "DIY Enabled" line to: "Tail end features: tailstand; center-hanging split ring; magnet (5mm * 3mm, not included); tritium vial (1.5mm * 6mm, not included); glow-in-the-dark epoxy (not included)."
  • add tail end picture to English section
  • in the Battery Specifications table include lithium primary battery compatibility ("Lithium LiFeS2 primary battery", AAA x1, Nominal Voltage 1.5V, Compatible Yes (Recommended); and change alkaline battery from "Recommended" to "Acceptable"; change NiMH to "useable", and add "10440 Li-Ion (3.7V) / LiFePO4 (3.2V)" as "Compatible No (Banned)"
  • in the battery specification remove extra whitespaces ("AAA x_1" and "1.2_V" should be "AAA x1" and "1.2V".
  • Operation instructions: Change to "While holding battery tube, rotate the flashlight head left to turn on, and right to turn off."

Does anyone else have suggestions for improvements or corrections?

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Ordered 11/11
14/11/2018 18:44 – Logistics order has been created
20/11/2018 23:33 – Acceptance, Guangdong Foshan Acceptance Center
21/11/2018 00:09 – Departure, Guangdong Foshan Acceptance Center
21/11/2018 00:43 – Has left,to the next station processing center, Guangdong Foshan Acceptance Center
27/11/2018 18:28 – Arrival at exchange office, Guangzhou
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Mine were ordered on the 10th, and they have not gotten that far. Sad

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tastewar wrote:
Mine were ordered on the 10th, and they have not gotten that far. Sad

Don’t be surprised: you haven’t entered any location Wink

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Fixed!

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iamlucky13 wrote:

- There is a new 5.5mm x 5.5mm format surface mount “5mm” LED. It’s rated at 60mA and about 20 lumens, and has a 60 degree beam angle. Nominal voltage is 0.1V higher, but claimed R9 value is now greater than 90 (for the standard 5mm it was listed as 60 typical).

great info for future generations Wink
although it will not affect the Sofirn C01 being produced this year

major thanks to slowtechstef and djozz for interfacing with Sofirn to bring this high CRI, low price, Potted Cockroach dream to reality

and hats off to noir for the unsurpassed Tail

Merry Xmas

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