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Can we expect H1 with TIR optic?

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oweban wrote:
Oh MAN a vibrant orange would be amazing. Hard to get it perfect though.
Love

About H1 headlamp, maybe we could expect something more than just TIR optics? Big Smile
H2? With this better straps and a plastic holder, like Armytek has (and Skilhunt now as well), rubber rings to attach headlamp are not as good.

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L6 in orange like the Astrolux A01. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Does the XHP35 HI work well in the L6? Silly

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This orange is great, but I thought about black flashlight with two elements matching together, like orange button + orange something else

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This S12 host turns out to be very modding friendly. Put there 3x XP-E2 red 620nm – very nice beam, large hotspot but still throwy.
This is going to be my summer torch since it should not attract insects.

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Wow, stock driver? Will the XP-E2 take 2 amps each for very long?

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Wow, stock driver? Will the XP-E2 take 2 amps each for very long?

Yes, stock, just the leds swapped. I use single Xp-e2 in my rear bike light, pulsate up to 4,2A. Works 2 years now, no issues.
So I expect here no issues either…

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1stein wrote:
This S12 host turns out to be very modding friendly. Put there 3x XP-E2 red 620nm – very nice beam, large hotspot but still throwy.
This is going to be my summer torch since it should not attract insects.

Nice build. Convoy does seem to keep flexibility in the builds.

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texas shooter wrote:
1stein wrote:
This S12 host turns out to be very modding friendly. Put there 3x XP-E2 red 620nm – very nice beam, large hotspot but still throwy.
This is going to be my summer torch since it should not attract insects.

Nice build. Convoy does seem to keep flexibility in the builds.

Simon, do you offer for this service?

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hasddie293 wrote:
texas shooter wrote:
1stein wrote:
This S12 host turns out to be very modding friendly. Put there 3x XP-E2 red 620nm – very nice beam, large hotspot but still throwy.
This is going to be my summer torch since it should not attract insects.

Nice build. Convoy does seem to keep flexibility in the builds.

Simon, do you offer for this service?

uh ,it needs special driver
the input voltage of red LED is 2.0-2.6V

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My experience with XP-E2 red is very positive. I’ve made oround 5 pcs of bike rear light for me and friends. Lights driven by by drivers from intl-outdoor, some work with added AMCs to raise current to 4,2A (those work in blinking mode). None of these leds ever caused problems. All work fine up to this day, some for nearly 2 years.

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Hi 1strein,

could you send some photos of bike rear redlight you made? I plan to do some light as well. Still not sure, what driver to use and how to solve a slow blink mod.

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F.i.l.a.s wrote:
Hi 1strein,

could you send some photos of bike rear redlight you made? I plan to do some light as well. Still not sure, what driver to use and how to solve a slow blink mod.

HI. Pictures won’t tell you much. Regular S2+ Convoy with wide beam Carclo lens (120deg i believe). The key is the driver. It’s custom made based on one from intl-outdoor. You can buy it Here or I can send you contact and manual in Polish.

The driver can be configured. Many blinking and pulsating options.

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Hey guys.
What do you think about Anduril firmware for Convoy flashlights?
Is it possible?

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On the stock drivers… probably not. Anduril can work on a dual switch light, but I’m pretty sure not on a mechanical-only.

The next check for things like the L6 is the driver MCU and also flashing pins/connections… I’ll leave that to people far more knowledgeable than I.

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Cpt_Vinyl wrote:
Hey guys.
What do you think about Anduril firmware for Convoy flashlights?
Is it possible?

I think, it’s not possible with actual drivers. And they need an e-switch of cause.
Flashlights with e-switch are: M3, S9, L6, H1
Some other side-switch flashlights has reverse clicky, like BD-series or M4U

I would love to see more BLF-drivers in convoy-flashlights.

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Does anyone know what it would take to replace the S12 reverse clicky:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1572591646.html

with the taller Convoy forward clicky:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1572215284.html

I am assuming a longer rubber switch boot is necessary after the switch is replaced via soldering.

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Simon Mao wrote:
Di_Joker wrote:
Simon Mao wrote:
Simon, do you have plans to create a flashlight with 3*XHP50.2 or 4*XHP50.2?

yes, but it needs several months

Hi Simon. Any news since then? Is development in progress?

Sorry for my poor english.

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I really wish it had a ramping FW on it… That light begs for it. Should be a compact monster, heat will be an issue. I really like the battery cap or what ever you want to call it.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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mattlward wrote:
I really wish it had a ramping FW on it… That light begs for it. […]

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extremesquared wrote:
Does anyone know what it would take to replace the S12 reverse clicky:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1572591646.html

with the taller Convoy forward clicky:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1572215284.html

I am assuming a longer rubber switch boot is necessary after the switch is replaced via soldering.

I’ll try and help the best I can. I converted an M1 to a forward clicky. I have not seen the S12 in person and I don’t know how similar it is, switch wise, to the M1. Also when I did my conversion I used a forward clicky from MTNelectronics (for what it is worth I really like that switch and I’ll provide a link below). So with those caveats in mind, here is what I did that I would guess you would need to as well.

I removed the old switch and soldered the new one on. I then had to open up the washer just a smidge and I removed the nipple from inside the boot. I was recommended to use snips and not try and cut it out. I did just that and it worked fine. None of it was too hard. The switch I used was slightly tricky to line up and I had to remove it from the pcb it came on. I hope that helps.

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mattlward wrote:
I really wish it had a ramping FW on it… That light begs for it. Should be a compact monster, heat will be an issue. I really like the battery cap or what ever you want to call it.

yes of cause. anduril would be great.
and it needs more power.

I dont trust the dimensions: 183mm x 99mm x 80mm (Length x Head diameter x Body diameter)
I think its smaler.

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I love the flat top adapter.

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Mocarny wrote:
oweban wrote:
Oh MAN a vibrant orange would be amazing. Hard to get it perfect though.
Love

H2? With this better straps and a plastic holder, like Armytek has (and Skilhunt now as well), rubber rings to attach headlamp are not as good.


If Convoy made the H2 model with an SST 40 diode and SMO reflector for a longer distance, it would be nice ..

"... God is light, and in him is no darkness at all..." 1 John 1:5 (KJV)

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An SST-40 in the headlamp wouldn’t have any advantage over the XM-L2 unless it was also driven harder. If it was driven harder, it would need to be a burst mode, because heat. The slight texture on the reflector is only going to cost a low-single-digit percentage of throw; I think what you really want here is a smaller, or dedomed emitter like an SST-20 or XP-L HI, and/or a wider reflector.

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Simon Mao wrote:
2019/5/25

Following products are in order or design

4*18650 flashlight with single XHP70.2 LED
3*21700 flashlight with single XHP70.2 LED

Any news on these products?

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zak.wilson wrote:
An SST-40 in the headlamp wouldn’t have any advantage over the XM-L2 unless it was also driven harder. If it was driven harder, it would need to be a burst mode, because heat. The slight texture on the reflector is only going to cost a low-single-digit percentage of throw; I think what you really want here is a smaller, or dedomed emitter like an SST-20 or XP-L HI, and/or a wider reflector.

maybe so … Many probably need a long-range L-shaped headlight on a 18650 battery, and I think Convoy could do it .. in addition, there are not many brands of long-range headlights …

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gerasalex wrote:
zak.wilson wrote:
An SST-40 in the headlamp wouldn’t have any advantage over the XM-L2 unless it was also driven harder. If it was driven harder, it would need to be a burst mode, because heat. The slight texture on the reflector is only going to cost a low-single-digit percentage of throw; I think what you really want here is a smaller, or dedomed emitter like an SST-20 or XP-L HI, and/or a wider reflector.

maybe so … Many probably need a long-range L-shaped headlight on a 18650 battery, and I think Convoy could do it .. in addition, there are not many brands of long-range headlights …

But why do you want a long distance in a headlamp? I think headlamps are for short distances, just to walk or repair something. Not throwers. Maybe SMO reflector with XHP 50 or 70 with sliding diffuser. Not like in Skilhunt, but just sliding from left to right. I think this would be perfect. No, perfect would be to create headband with plastic holder like Armytek has. And that headlamp with strap would be just perfect. And XHP70.2 5000K Simon has, has great tint.

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