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Convoy C8 questions

Hey, BLF’ers. I have a couple of quick questions.

Does the sand Convoy C8+ have the new integrated design (no pill)?
Also, does anyone know where I could purchase the old style C8 with pill or one of similar quality (great anodizing)? I want one so that I can swap between several different pills. I like the new Convoy C8 design for its thermal improvements, but I sometimes value the p60 factor of the old school swappable pill C8s.

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The new (sand) also has a shelf, maybe someone still sells pill style oldskool C8’s

Thijsco19 wrote:

a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Hmm, you want a C8 with a pill?

You are lucky. Kaidomain sells them with a pill:

http://www.kaidomain.com/Search/SearchResult.KDLITKER%20C8.2%20CREE

You can get them with an XPL HI, to an XHP35HI, all the way to a XHP50.2 LED.

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Thanks for the responses.

BlueSwordM wrote:
Hmm, you want a C8 with a pill? You can get them with an XPL HI, to an XHP35HI, all the way to a XHP50.2 LED.

The XHP50.2 in a C8 pill sounds especially terrifying from thermal perspective. Shocked

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Not really.

Being a big host with plenty of fins, it can well manage the heat, especially since it under drives the LED a bit at 2000 lumens.

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I think my next C8 build will probably be an XPL HI with a BLF A6 driver, based on what I’ve seen lately on the forum. I’ve been out of the flashlight world for a while, so I’m catching back up on the tech and hardware. It’s crazy how high output things have gotten since the XP-E and XR-E days, which is around the time the bug bit me.

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Here’s a C8 mod with an XPL-HI LED: Convoy C8 Mod – The WOW Factor

It has a lot of throw for such a small flashlight.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.