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

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I put a FET driver in one of my C01S if anyone is interested:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1567538#comment-1567538

Might be able to squeeze out a bit more output with further tweaks.

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contactcr wrote:
I put a FET driver in one of my C01S ….

Nice work!
I’d be VERY interested to own such a pocket rocket.

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timbo114 wrote:
contactcr wrote:
I put a FET driver in one of my C01S ….

Nice work!
I’d be VERY interested to own such a pocket rocket.

Good luck with that, Mtn has been out of that driver and most of their other ones forever.

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I just ordered mine last week..

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contactcr wrote:
I just ordered mine last week..

Sorry, you are right. They have two 12mm FET drivers. One is in stock and the other isn’t. I must have missed that one. Last time I looked at them they were out of stock, but it’s been a while.

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C01S Black is available, with diffuser.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sofirn-C01S-AAA-LED-Flashlight-Mini-Keychain-Light-100-Lumens-Free-Diffuser-/383114172244?nordt=true

or choose pack of two
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sofirn-2PCS-C01S-AAA-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Light-Mini-Keychain-Size-100-Lumens-/383145079630?nordt=true

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links do not work
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Twist the head will change brightness levels Low 5 Lumens and High 100 Lumens

2 pk

2 pk description states
Simple 2 Modes: High: 100 lm(1h, 25min), low: 3 lm (25h, 15min). Twist the light head to switch the mode (high – low)

so which are these lo hi or hi lo?

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Sounds like low-high, but perhaps Sofirn can confirm?

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I recently received a high > low version, ordered from Amazon since I was already putting in another order.

I would normally strongly dislike this mode order, but I wanted a small light to carry at work for unexpected inspection needs. Basically, all I need for that is 50-100 lumens as conveniently accessible as possible. I tried just using the light on the expensive phone they issued me, but it doesn’t cut it.

The C01s is perfect for this need.

The tint looks ok – definitely better than the Fenix E05 I was using before, and high CRI. There is ring around the beam when staring at a white wall, but so far I don’t notice it in use.

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The only flaw is that over time the moment comes that when trying to twist the light off, instead the bezel comes off. I know it is blasphemy, but the bezel threads need a drop of glue.

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djozz wrote:
The only flaw is that over time the moment comes that when trying to twist the light off, instead the bezel comes off. I know it is blasphemy, but the bezel threads need a drop of glue.

Seems to be more common to the BLF version. Have there been reports of this problem for the anodized version also? Thus far I was lucky with them.

Why is low 5 lumens now?

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Just screw on the bezel first as hard as you can, then screw the head on.

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Just screw on the bezel first as hard as you can, then screw the head on.

No, you should not do that, already tried that, the bezel will reach so far over the pill that when twisting the light on, the bezel will touch the battery tube before the driver does, so it will not light anymore.
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djozz wrote:
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Just screw on the bezel first as hard as you can, then screw the head on.
No, you should not do that, already tried that, the bezel will reach so far over the pill that when twisting the light on, the bezel will touch the battery tube before the driver does, so it will not light anymore.

I’ve had this happen on both of mine. Stuck on in FET until I got pliers to get pill out. Can’t tighten body too much or else bezel will give in first like you say. I sort of agree but would never be the first to mention it

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djozz wrote:
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Just screw on the bezel first as hard as you can, then screw the head on.

No, you should not do that, already tried that, the bezel will reach so far over the pill that when twisting the light on, the bezel will touch the battery tube before the driver does, so it will not light anymore.

Interesting, I don’t have that issue with mine. You could try filing the bezel down a bit.
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I thought about filing the bezel too, but I prefer a bit of glue in the threads instead.

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djozz wrote:
The only flaw is that over time the moment comes that when trying to twist the light off, instead the bezel comes off. I know it is blasphemy, but the bezel threads need a drop of glue.

Good to know. I will wait to loctite mine until I decide if I want to try any other emitters in it.

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djozz wrote:
Sounds like low-high, but perhaps Sofirn can confirm?

Asked via eBay if they were default low. Was told that they are default high

Edit: Asked if they had an ETA on default low and they gave me this answer:

“my friend, in November, C01S will have this version. (there be a version in default low mode)”

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Please check my new interest check for a small-size batch of C01R (red light keychain light):

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69402

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I asked about the posibility of new low/high batch yesterday and here’s the answer:

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anyone know any tricks to replacing the tail spring in these?

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contactcr wrote:
I put a FET driver in one of my C01S if anyone is interested:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1567538#comment-1567538

Might be able to squeeze out a bit more output with further tweaks.

I ended up bypassing the stock spring for basically no gain. I did drop in a stiffer BeCu spring loose before I did that and got some gain (between like 5-10%) so I think the limiting factor is just the weak pressure of the spring which also makes it more smooth for a twisty so I decided not to go that route.

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I bought this light, in blue color, directly from Sofirn 22 days ago, 2 days after I complete the purchase it said that it was “Shipped” and I received the tracking number. All good,nice.
But to my surprise after all this time the tracking number still shows “Logistic order has been created”. This is strange, so I messaged Sofirn asking about it and a lady said: “C01s is short of stock, so we have not send it yet”.

It’s not my first time buying from them and I never had a problem, but I think this is not the most correct way, they should have told me that before I complete the purchase. Or am I wrong? Did it ever happened to any of you before? On their page it says that they have 40’s units of each color, except red.. strange.

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Yes, it happened to me twice with Sofirn. Same situation has happened with BLF edition of C01S, they essentially told me where to stick it, didn’t even say they’re sorry. I understand that they are mainly wholesaler and manufacture for different brands but it would be nice if they would work on their customer service a bit.

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I ordered the BLF C01S in time, but got a blue C01S. Maybe they thought that was better than nothing Facepalm . Fortunately someone over at TLF sold his sample to me, and actually yes, the blue one was better than nothing. Got my money back and kept it.

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Perhaps they are getting larger and their customer service instead of improving is deteriorating. It is strange because I had a completely different impression of Sofirn, so far.

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Yes, it used to be much better. Now I’d rather not buy from them.

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