[Unboxing] FOLOMOV EDC C2 (Nichia E21A HiCRI)

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[Unboxing] FOLOMOV EDC C2 (Nichia E21A HiCRI)

In a modern city, it is brightly lit after the night.
Small flashlights that can be easily carried are still more practical
The willingness to carry around is also high

General EDC flashlight
It is reasonable to use a lithium battery with a size of 18350 or less.
So I also have a lot of related flashlights.

FOLOMOV recently launched a flashlight EDC C2
Use a rechargeable 14300 lithium battery
Make the whole flashlight smaller and more cute

For related parameters and operation methods, please refer to the following website.
http://www.folomov.com/en/content/?140.html

Unboxing
Beautiful and exquisite aluminum box packaging

Boxed content

Exquisite and cute EDC C2 with side switch

The height is about the same as the ZIPPO lighter

Humans landed on the moon for the 50th anniversary

Nichia LED E21A with high CRI and beautiful color
This LED is also my dream LED in my heart.

Nichia E21A 3000K, the CRI is extremely high and average
Ra: 96
R9:87
R (9~14): 93
R (1~14): 95

Droplet groove on the head

Gold-plated spring and strong magnet for the tail cap

Tail cap assembly

Drive circuit and prevent battery reverse connection

Solid rectangular thread

The texture of the hard oxygen layer is also very good.

Removable holding clip

Power indication during use (normal)

Power indication during use (low power)

Comes with a 14300 USB rechargeable lithium battery

Charging indication

Fully charged indication

Compare with S1 mini

Same position

Photo I

Photo II

Photo III

Thanks for watching

Sorry for my poor english.

Edited by: steel_1024 on 05/21/2019 - 08:04
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Sweet light and always amazing photos Smile Blushing

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Looks nice.

Does it work with primary CR2 ?

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derfyled wrote:
Looks nice.

Does it work with primary CR2 ?

No, can’t work with 3V

Sorry for my poor english.

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Thanks for the pics. I received mine yesterday.

NOT the “wave” UI that is in other Folomov lights and as described in their online info for this light!!

Mode sequence is L-M-H-L-M-H.

The moonlight is much higher than the specified .5 lumens, but I have no way to measure it.

The tint and CRI are beautiful on this light.

The switch is very easily activated, so the light needs to be locked out when not in use – either with the electronic lockout or ~ 1/8 turn of the tail cap.

The hot spot is pretty tight and intense for close up use, so I’m contemplating some sort of flip up diffuser that could be tethered to the clip, but haven’t come up with a solution, yet.

The diffuser from my Wuben E05 will fit and effectively diffuses the beam, but fits loosely.

This is a cute and impressive light, though the runtimes, even on the lower modes, aren’t very impressive.

The pocket clip is very snug, but will still open up enough to mount on thicker brimmed hats.

The combination of small size and magnetic tail cap mean that the light can easily be mounted to any ferrous material – even the top of door hinges.

This light does easily fit in the coin pocket of my jeans, but I haven’t decided how I’m actually going to carry the light.

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Very nice experience, thank you

Beer

Sorry for my poor english.

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the 3000k E21a is a fun warm led

too bad the C2 still does not include moonlight in memory
too bad the C2 requires hold for off, instead of click
too bad the C2 requires the uncommon battery

has anyone confirmed the lumen levels of the C2?
on the Folomov C1 moonlight spec is 0.5, but actual value is 2 lumens (sad)

I much prefer the Olight UI and the accurate moonlight specs, but have no love for the LED they use

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jon_slider wrote:
the 3000k E21a is a fun warm led

too bad the C2 requires hold for off, instead of click

The C2 hold for off is very short – hardly a hold at all – nothing like my Wuben E05.

Hold for moonlight is also very short, so I don’t mind not having it in the memorized group. I prefer having direct access to moonlight, rather than having to remember to turn it off in moonlight, if I want the next access to be moonlight.

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LightObsession wrote:
I prefer having direct access to moonlight

I agree

however, after moonlight, I do NOT want High, nor Medium, which is what the Folomov will do Unless I remember to turn it off in Low

IF moonlight was able to be memorized, that would prevent the Folomov UI from jumping from moon to Medium or High

with the Olight UI, regardless what the last mode was, IF I use the shortcut to moonlight, the next mode will Always be Low. Without any need to prememorize Low, that the Folomov Requires

basically, the Folomov UI is totally UNpredictable. I never know what level it will jump to after moonlight, since I dont always remember to turn it off on Low first.

I HATE the Folomov memory because it does not do LMH after moonlight

I Love the Olight UI, because it Always goes to Low after moonlight, as it should be.
And, the Olight UI has the same shortcut to moonlight as Folomov, PLUS the Olight UI Does memorize moonlight.

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steel_1024 wrote:
Nichia E21A 3000K, the CRI is extremely high and average

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The poor UI sounds disappointing to an otherwise unique light. I just keep thinking something like a triple E21A in something like an S2+ shorty would be pretty sweet.

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3000k is a great fully dark adapted Color Temperature and works great on the nightstand for bathroom runs. fwiw 3000k is the same CCT as the incandescent bulbs in my house.

I put a very high priority on the High CRI, enough to tolerate the UI
in fact, I hate the Low CRI of the Olights so much, that I would buy the Folomov over the Olight, for the LED alone.

but I would not EDC 3000k during the day, its just too warm (yellow), and dim looking, when my brain is adapted to daylight.

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I would’ve honestly loved a 4000k E21A.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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24 minutes on turbo, 30 minutes on high… then charge her back up. But I still want this light at 2.1 inches in length.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
I would’ve honestly loved a 4000k E21A.

just an LED mod and Bob’s Your Uncle
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Thanks for the review steel_1024.

Did you purchase the light?

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Where did you buy it?

Thanks…

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Olight tints have sucked for so long it’s reason to utterly dismiss the entire brand .
They made interesting looking lights and just shot themselves in the foot as far as tint. Olight has to be giving lights away for me to even begin to look their direction .

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sapolan wrote:
Where did you buy it?

Thanks…


I bought mine on Amazon using a 20% off coupon listed in M4D M4X review thread.
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jon_slider wrote:
but I would not EDC 3000k during the day, its just too warm (yellow), and dim looking, when my brain is adapted to daylight.
 
  You've said this numbers of times but I never understood the logic behind this .
Why is anyone using a flashlight during the day ? If you do it's for a micro second to find a eraser dropped behind the desk .Who cares about tint or cri in the daytime .
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Hammerman wrote:
Why is anyone using a flashlight during the day ?

You dont EDC a flashlight?

you dont use a flashlight when you change the oil on your car during the day?
you dont look under the dash or seat or in the glovebox or trunk of your car during the day?
you dont need more light when looking for something in a closet, garage, cabinet, or box, during the day?
you dont go into a dark basement, or attic, or look into dark corners during the day?
you dont need to light a pilot light on a water heater or oven, or furnace, during the day?

Does Your lifestyle offer no need, or opportunity to use a light during the day?

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I recommend using a flashlight color temperature that is equal to or cooler than the ambient light that your brain is adapted to, whether during the day or during the night.

daylight has a color temperature of 5000k or more
so does most workshop, office, gas station, warehouse, and home LED lighting.

Using a 3000k source when the brain is adapted to 5000k +, will make the 3000k source look dim, yellow, or orange.

otoh, in full darkness, 3000k is very pleasant, and relaxing. I have several lights with 3000k LEDs.. their main use is camping, and nightstand. I try to use them during the day, but they keep getting bumped out of my pocket by cooler LEDs that look whiter and brighter when my brain is adapted to 5000k ambient light sources.

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They sent me one to review, I posted it over at YouTube, https://youtu.be/uin1a3O4AF0

Cool little light, good tint and interesting UI options. Bad clip and the side button is too easily clicked on accidentally.

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radiopej wrote:
They sent me one to review, I posted it over at YouTube, https://youtu.be/uin1a3O4AF0

Cool little light, good tint and interesting UI options. Bad clip and the side button is too easily clicked on accidentally.

I don’t have any issues with the clip. What do you find it lacking? I haven’t watched your video.

I agree about the too-easily activated switch. I lock mine out by loosening the tail cap a bit, if carrying it somewhere other than clipped to my shirt pocket.

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It just felt too loose and thin, like it folds back too easily. It works okay as a pocket clip when the light is inside the pocket, but I kept it on my belt while testing it. It would come off almost daily from things like my jacket, bag or chair brushing it. I usually carry an Olight S1R II, and that thing just stays on until I want to take it off (most of the time). I would have preferred it to be slightly thicker, and with a bit more retention.

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Thanks for the explanation.

All of my lights are clipped inside pockets, except for an 18650 right angle zoomie, which is clipped to my belt. It’s came off several times, but it’s so big that I usually hear it hit the ground / floor.

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i can never understand why anyone uses anything but L-M-H-T-L-M_H-T type UI
with selectable memory

as someone else said, having it be unpredictable is terrible
so is L-M-H-T-M-L, with or without memory

everything should just convert to Anduril and BDWI ( be done with it )
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jon_slider wrote:
LightObsession wrote:
I prefer having direct access to moonlight

I agree

however, after moonlight, I do NOT want High, nor Medium, which is what the Folomov will do Unless I remember to turn it off in Low

TERRIBLE

IF moonlight was able to be memorized, that would prevent the Folomov UI from jumping from moon to Medium or High

with the Olight UI, regardless what the last mode was, IF I use the shortcut to moonlight, the next mode will Always be Low. Without any need to prememorize Low, that the Folomov Requires

basically, the Folomov UI is totally UNpredictable. I never know what level it will jump to after moonlight, since I dont always remember to turn it off on Low first.

I HATE the Folomov memory because it does not do LMH after moonlight

TERRIBLE!

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