Sofirn C01S SST-20 4.000K 95CRI / BLF-Edition sold out

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Sparks65 wrote:
Got mine today!! Nice lights, but I think I like anodized more. I would love this light in copper, brass, or while we’re at it… why not bronze? I never hear about bronze lights.

Or silver.
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Nah.

Silver has a tendency to tarnish, and removing that tarnish is quite hard for most people.

Copper is super easy.

Also, while a copper plated light would cost 20$US in rather small quantities with a thick copper layer, a silver one would have a much thinner layer for say 25$US.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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BlueSwordM wrote:
Nah.

Silver has a tendency to tarnish, and removing that tarnish is quite hard for most people.

Copper is super easy.

Also, while a copper plated light would cost 20$US in rather small quantities with a thick copper layer, a silver one would have a much thinner layer for say 25$US.


Don’t think of it as tarnish. Think of it as patina.
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Patina alright Facepalm

I’m a big fan of copper, even though it’s heavy, brass too. I like the way they age (patina Cool ), and bronze would too.
I’m still pretty new to “the life” but do wonder why I haven’t seen any bronze lights.
If we’re plating…why not rhodium?

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gchart wrote:
I’m kinda surprised no one has mentioned titanium yet Love

Is Sofirn set up to make these out of titanium? I’m guessing that will inform the answer to my next question. How much more would they cost?

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I’d be interested in clear anodized, or copper/brass- electroplated or not.

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Only now I noticed that “BLF-Edition sold out” Sad Crying

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If you are going to go the special metals route, I would suggest more than 2 modes. I like CU, but would not purchase for the premium for a 2 mode light.

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Tixx wrote:
If you are going to go the special metals route, I would suggest more than 2 modes. I like CU, but would not purchase for the premium for a 2 mode light.

I’m happy with simplicity. As I said, I’d love to see the original C01 in Ti. I’m flexible depending on the light but I normally don’t want more than three modes to cycle through. I prefer the modes to start low and I’ve come to appreciate not having mode memory. (There is a great thread on disliked or unwanted features over on CPF right now.) I prefer brass to Cu but I’ve also come to appreciate the lighter weight of Ti.

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With all of these options and opinions being thrown around regarding finishes and materials, it seems like (1) we need to know what material & finishes Sofirn can reasonable accommodate, and then (2) maybe set up a poll to help determine those that are in highest demand (something like “pick your top 3 of these 10 options”).

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gchart wrote:
With all of these options and opinions being thrown around regarding finishes and materials, it seems like (1) we need to know what material & finishes Sofirn can reasonable accommodate, and then (2) maybe set up a poll to help determine those that are in highest demand (something like “pick your top 3 of these 10 options”).

I know right. This sums up a lot better than my flip answer earlier. Lots of ideas but they can’t all happen I’m sure. So many ones missed out on the first batch, that if all we get is another run just like it, that would be very popular. If we want to go beyond that, then take a poll and let the majority win.

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With all this interest on the forum Sofirn really should make more than just 200 of whatever material/finish is decided upon.

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weird only 200 lights were made when demand is bigger.. but ok hopefully they make more this time and in more finishes, brass copper, titanium bla bla….

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I would love to see an L-M-H option. 5-25-100 lumens and no memory would be perfect for me. Unfortunately, not having that middle mode is a deal breaker for me, or I’d have a couple of C01S already Smile

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Phlogiston wrote:
I would love to see an L-M-H option. 5-25-100 lumens and no memory would be perfect for me. Unfortunately, not having that middle mode is a deal breaker for me, or I’d have a couple of C01S already Smile

I actually prefer two modes to three on a keychain light for the sake of simplicity, but I’m thinking that 100 lumens will be bit too bright for a AAA to handle for very long. I ordered one anyway though, so I’ll find out soon.
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Phlogiston wrote:
I would love to see an L-M-H option. 5-25-100 lumens and no memory would be perfect for me. Unfortunately, not having that middle mode is a deal breaker for me, or I’d have a couple of C01S already Smile
I actually prefer two modes to three on a keychain light for the sake of simplicity, but I’m thinking that 100 lumens will be bit too bright for a AAA to handle for very long. I ordered one anyway though, so I’ll find out soon.

The two modes we have are really nice. You will be happy.

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Mine finally came in today…. very pleased

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No matter if you're in Antarctica or Australia...Sofirn's C01S is always a hot item to take with you. Big Smile

 

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I’m sure it’s here somewhere but can someone link me to cheapest place to find the magnet?

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shirnask wrote:
Mine finally came in today…. very pleased !{width:50%}[url=https://imgur.com/S0JuKJ0][img]http://i.imgur.com/S0JuKJ0.jpg?1[/img][/url]!

What did you use to glue the tritium vials? thanks in advance!

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contactcr wrote:
I’m sure it’s here somewhere but can someone link me to cheapest place to find the magnet?

Maybe not the cheapest but I got these from AliExpress because they claimed to be N50 (stronger).
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lotrbfme wrote:
shirnask wrote:
Mine finally came in today…. very pleased !{width:50%}[url=https://imgur.com/S0JuKJ0][img]http://i.imgur.com/S0JuKJ0.jpg?1[/img][/url]!

What did you use to glue the tritium vials? thanks in advance!

I use Norland Optical Adhesive 61. It is expensive and there are others that have been recommended. If you get Your trits from Mixglo you can get a small bottle of it there. You won’t need much. Sets up with UV.
Can also be found on ebay

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Mine finally came in today…. very pleased !{width:50%}[url=https://imgur.com/S0JuKJ0][img]http://i.imgur.com/S0JuKJ0.jpg?1[/img][/url]!

Sweet! I plan to do the magnet/tritium setup sometime soon. How well does your magnet hold to a metal surface? Wish I had gotten three when I ordered.

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If you smoke or have smoking friends, look at the Gizeh rolling paper for tobacco. The package has a small magnet that fits perfectly for c01/c01s. I glued two together and they nicely fill the magnet hole and hold the light.

Else these magnets cost like 1 to 2 cents, but you usually have to order a boatload of these.

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nobody wrote:
shirnask wrote:
Mine finally came in today…. very pleased !{width:50%}[url=https://imgur.com/S0JuKJ0][img]http://i.imgur.com/S0JuKJ0.jpg?1[/img][/url]!

Sweet! I plan to do the magnet/tritium setup sometime soon. How well does your magnet hold to a metal surface? Wish I had gotten three when I ordered.

Not as strong as I would like but adequate…

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shirnask wrote:
Mine finally came in today…. very pleased

That is a very cool picture! Thumbs Up
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I may have overlooked one, but can someone post a picture of one of these next to a Tool AA or Ultratac A1?

Also, do we have measurements on this light? (Length, bezel width, tube width)

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nick779 wrote:
I may have overlooked one, but can someone post a picture of one of these next to a Tool AA or Ultratac A1?

Also, do we have measurements on this light? (Length, bezel width, tube width)

Dimensions are…

Length: 71.47mm
Bezel d:14.47mm
Tube d: 13.92mm

I don’t have a Tool AA but I do have a Tool AAA:

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I also missed the first batch. +1 for second run Thumbs Up

Overkill is just about enough!

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