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

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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)

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:

!{width:60%}https://i.imgur.com/TdMKlLu.jpg!

Awesome, thank you!

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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”).

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.

If they made more of the original C01 with Yuji in 3200K, in any finish, I’m sure people would buy them. (The cooler temp version hung around longer on eBay.) I think a lot of the suggestions so far would sell. I’m sure a poll wouldn’t hurt. Sofirn gets a bunch of free market research and instant cred in the community.

I’m only one guy but consider this. I never owned a Sofirn before the C01 was made for us here. It was fairly unique and I respected that they made it for us, so I bought one. I loved it! So I bought a few more. When the color-anodized versions came out, I tried to buy a few of those. (Sadly, they disappeared into shipping limbo en route from China.) When the BLF version of the C01S came out, I ordered a few of those. That’s at least ten successful sales. I’ve given a few away and I’ve given Sofirn strong recommendations to people elsewhere in the EDC/gear community.

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Cosmodragoon wrote:
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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.

If they made more of the original C01 with Yuji in 3200K, in any finish, I’m sure people would buy them. (The cooler temp version hung around longer on eBay.) I think a lot of the suggestions so far would sell. I’m sure a poll wouldn’t hurt. Sofirn gets a bunch of free market research and instant cred in the community.

I’m only one guy but consider this. I never owned a Sofirn before the C01 was made for us here. It was fairly unique and I respected that they made it for us, so I bought one. I loved it! So I bought a few more. When the color-anodized versions came out, I tried to buy a few of those. (Sadly, they disappeared into shipping limbo en route from China.) When the BLF version of the C01S came out, I ordered a few of those. That’s at least ten successful sales. I’ve given a few away and I’ve given Sofirn strong recommendations to people elsewhere in the EDC/gear community.


AFAIK the 5mm bulb the C01 uses has been discontinued. I was going to buy the cool one on ebay but that sold the next day! Facepalm
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AFAIK the 5mm bulb the C01 uses has been discontinued. I was going to buy the cool one on ebay but that sold the next day! Facepalm

Dag. Well, I’m open to new things. Hopefully, the industry will come out with some new LEDs that achieve legendary status like the now past Nichia 219B. Sofirn or other makers will make awesome flashlights with them. We’ll all buy a bunch! Smile

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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]!

Is this orange or Yellow Tritium? and also, how much NOA61 glue did you need? I am not sure if I need to buy 1cc (ml) or 2.

Thanks in advance!

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Sitting on top of it's bigger brother. Digging the raw look.

 

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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]!

Is this orange or Yellow Tritium? and also, how much NOA61 glue did you need? I am not sure if I need to buy 1cc (ml) or 2.

Thanks in advance!

It’s orange but it looks more like yellow to me. Get the smallest bottle of NOA 61 – you really do not need much.

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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?

Sorry for the Ultratac A1 being absent (it’s in the truck ATM), but does this lineup do it for ya?

PS – my BLF Edition C01S came in today! Party

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shirnask wrote:
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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]!

Is this orange or Yellow Tritium? and also, how much NOA61 glue did you need? I am not sure if I need to buy 1cc (ml) or 2.

Thanks in advance!

It’s orange but it looks more like yellow to me. Get the smallest bottle of NOA 61 – you really do not need much.

Thank you!

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I would not mind stainless. I have two stainless steel lights and they keep looking great after years and years of keychain use.

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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]!

Is this orange or Yellow Tritium? and also, how much NOA61 glue did you need? I am not sure if I need to buy 1cc (ml) or 2.

Thanks in advance!


I just use silicone glue [the white stuff that comes in a squeeze tube]. I just put a dab on the bottom of the whole and press down until level with the light, and wipe off any excess that squeezes out.

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gchart wrote:
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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?

Sorry for the Ultratac A1 being absent (it’s in the truck ATM), but does this lineup do it for ya?

PS – my BLF Edition C01S came in today! Party

Oh dang, thats perfect. I have a E05 and a Mi7 and that really shows how small this little bugger is.

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I just got the light yesterday evening and I really like the light it produces, tint and beam. The two levels are good. I didn’t like the unannodized look at first, but the industrial look has grown on me now.

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I got mine too. I only wish the knurling wasn’t so fine.

Now that I have one in hand I think I may not appreciate other materials as much since it’s basically all knurling. The other lights in gchart’s picture you can see only put knurling in the front and back primarily.

Stealing a pic from Tally-ho in another thread I think some of the knurling could be a bit wider on the head and then the body knurling replaced by something like this to better appreciate the material and still keep it a bit tactile:

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I missed it. I’ll wait for the next run. Also interested in alternative material (but not copper).

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I understand from Barry that there will be more un-anodised C01S lights, and also clear anodised, and they will try brass. There is no certainty about the numbers.

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I understand from Barry that there will be more un-anodised C01S lights, and also clear anodised, and they will try brass. There is no certainty about the numbers.

 

 But still low-high correct? 

 Those three finishes would be awesome.

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I understand from Barry that there will be more un-anodised C01S lights, and also clear anodised, and they will try brass. There is no certainty about the numbers.

Any word on about how long it will be before they go into production?
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With this knurling the thing is going to feel like a penny that got run over in the street 100 times. It needs some changes if it’s left unfinished, even as aluminum IMO

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I got my first BLF version in yesterday. The low- high is a necessary change imo. I prefer the anodized version better so I put a new head on the anodized body. The tint and output levels are perfect. I have two more coming in at some point but this combination is a great backup light for me.

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With this knurling the thing is going to feel like a penny that got run over in the street 100 times. It needs some changes if it’s left unfinished, even as aluminum IMO

I was not aware that the knurling was so bad? When the C01 was developed I asked many times for a fairly agressive knurling, but they never did that. Nevertheless I find the knurling pretty ok, on the head it is good enough, on the body too shallow but overal I find it acceptable.
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With this knurling the thing is going to feel like a penny that got run over in the street 100 times. It needs some changes if it’s left unfinished, even as aluminum IMO
I was not aware that the knurling was so bad? When the C01 was developed I asked many times for a fairly agressive knurling, but they never did that. Nevertheless I find the knurling pretty ok, on the head it is good enough, on the body too shallow but overal I find it acceptable.

I’m not sure what constitutes “bad” when it comes to knurling. It’s grippy so in that respect it’s good and does its job but when it comes to the body tube, like you say, it’s so shallow it just feels like sand paper and I dont think brass or ti or copper will really be able to shine cause it’s not got any smooth parts on most of the light.

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I see your point now. For me it is not something that bothers me much, I will love a brass version and will never polish it Smile

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djozz wrote:
I understand from Barry that there will be more un-anodised C01S lights, and also clear anodised, and they will try brass. There is no certainty about the numbers.

 


 But still low-high correct? 


I sure hope they keep it low-high. There was a poll either here or on Candlepower about low-high versus high-low, and it was a landslide in favor of low-high.


I’ve never seen clear anodization IRL but I’d try it. I’d honestly prefer some good ‘ol fashioned color anodization, preferably in hunter/forest green. That color is sadly neglected in a lot of releases. Pink or purple would be great for the ladies in my life.


Now that I’ve played around with the raw aluminum version in low-high, I’m impressed. Operation is wonderfully simple. The two modes are nicely spaced. The low is very usable and lasts a long time. The high is very bright and reaches out well for a light this size. The tint and color rendition are excellent. The only thing keeping it off my keychain is that I don’t like the feel of the raw aluminum. I’m really excited about seeing anodized versions in low-high.

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Ok I felt bad for poopoo’ing on the knurling without offering better feedback. Here’s a few minutes on a belt grinder. The mid section is clean looking and smooth now and I left the head as is for better grip. IMO, this feels and looks much better to me.

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Good idea! I like the grippiness of the head but I feel the body will abrade my pocket. I’m going to throw it on my grinder.

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Hi All, Are these coming back? low-high C01s BLF clear anodized?

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Anyone tried this with 10440 li-ion cells? Besides Noctiluco, that is.

Noctiluco said, in a related Sofirn C01S 4000K 100 lúmenes thread at ForoLinternas, the torch becomes a lot brighter and works fine with li-ion. But he only tested the thing with protected Turdfire  cells, this is the reason I am asking for further feedback. Does the C01S implements low voltage warning or cut-off for 10440s?

 

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Barkuti wrote:

Anyone tried this with 10440 li-ion cells? Besides Noctiluco, that is.


Noctiluco said, in a related Sofirn C01S 4000K 100 lúmenes thread at ForoLinternas, the torch becomes a lot brighter and works fine with li-ion. But he only tested the thing with protected Turdfire  cells, this is the reason I am asking for further feedback. Does the C01S implements low voltage warning or cut-off for 10440s?


 



I have one C01S that I used for crash-testing, works fine but looks crap now. I will try one of the new Vapcell 10440 cells in it (seems more high drain even than the Efest 10440) and see what happens Evil

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