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I like having another $6.99 flashlight option.

Today I was working on documents concerning my feisty miniature Schnauzer Wyke.
The last echo by the vet showed many shades of grey, and hardly any organs, in het tummy.
So we agreed on putting her down. A sad moment. Two months ago now, but still is.

I comforted myself with a miniature blue flashlight. Beats pillaging the fridge.

How awful. My little Schnauzer has just developed a limp which is probably arthritis. Will you get another?

Probably not, at the moment. Better to let the dust settle a bit. Like half a year or so.
Till that time my 9 yo standard Schnauzer will have to bark twice as hard at the mailman Wink

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the plan was to make new batch start from Low, but factory is too busy. Have to wait till the old ones sold out.

Now the red ones is sold out, Blue is almost. Black ones are quite available.

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Barry, when they go back into production, any chance they can have more modes? Something like 0.5lm, 3lm, 30lm, 60lm, 100lm?

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Barry, when they go back into production, any chance they can have more modes? Something like 0.5lm, 3lm, 30lm, 60lm, 100lm?

I find more than two modes inconvenient for a twisty flashlight. Three would still be acceptable but 5??
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It was just an example. 3 would be ok. Different strokes and all that but a 2 mode light is a definite no go for me.

Edit: you’re probably right though, 5 may be a bit too much. My main keyring EDC atm is an L3 Illumination L08. It has 4 modes and imo the spacing is amazing, if not perfect (0.09lm, 3lm, 30lm, 120lm).

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Barry0892 wrote:
the plan was to make new batch start from Low, but factory is too busy. Have to wait till the old ones sold out.

Now the red ones is sold out, Blue is almost. Black ones are quite available.

Okay okay, since you’ve restocked the black ones on the eBay store, I’ll do my part and buy a couple more to hurry up the new batch. =P

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djozz wrote:
hodor wrote:
Barry, when they go back into production, any chance they can have more modes? Something like 0.5lm, 3lm, 30lm, 60lm, 100lm?

I find more than two modes inconvenient for a twisty flashlight. Three would still be acceptable but 5??

Even three modes is a stretch for a twisty. My A01 gets tiresome trying to change modes with all the twisting back-and-forth. I like the way DQG and others did the two-stage twist for 2-mode. My Olight with just one mode works fine too.

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DavidEF wrote:
…My Olight with just one mode works fine too.

This.
That’s how I prefer these small keychain type lights. Just give me high and be done with it.
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The price is $6.99 again for C01S. The price is for new store. Quantity limited!
I just bought a blue one! :D

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/383114172244?nordt=true

Barry, I would also like to buy one or more blue C01S flashlights at the $6.99 price. Will this become available again? Thanks!

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I understand why people only want two modes on a twisty, but the C01S low is just too low for me.

Has anyone ever made a two-mode twisty where (say) 10 quick twists would change the low mode level?

For example, default could be 3lm and 100lm, but 10 twists would switch it to be 30lm and 100lm. Doing 10 twists again would switch it back. I would just set it to 30lm / 100lm and that would be me sorted.

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Phlogiston wrote:
I understand why people only want two modes on a twisty, but the C01S low is just too low for me.

Has anyone ever made a two-mode twisty where (say) 10 quick twists would change the low mode level?

For example, default could be 3lm and 100lm, but 10 twists would switch it to be 30lm and 100lm. Doing 10 twists again would switch it back. I would just set it to 30lm / 100lm and that would be me sorted.

That sounds cool. Like Streamlight 10-tap to change programs.

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The price is $6.99 again for C01S. The price is for new store. Quantity limited!
I just bought a blue one! Big Smile

 https://www.ebay.com/itm/383114172244?nordt=true


Barry, I would also like to buy one or more blue C01S flashlights at the $6.99 price. Will this become available again? Thanks!

After doing the math, $6.99 is too low and sofirn is losing money. Because if the package is below 50 grams, the shipping fee is caculated as 50 gram.

One C01S is about 38g, sofirn pay more than 38g package cost.

I made a adjustment. Sell 2pcs as bundle, 1x C01S + 1x Diffuser as bundle.

Please check these two links

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sofirn-C01S-AAA-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Light-Mini-Small-Keychain-Size-100-Lumens-/383145079630?nordt=true

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sofirn-C01S-AAA-LED-Flashlight-Torch-Light-Mini-Small-Keychain-Size-100-Lumens-/383114172244?nordt=true

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bassoverflow wrote:
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…My Olight with just one mode works fine too.

This.
That’s how I prefer these small keychain type lights. Just give me high and be done with it.
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Klotski wrote:
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…My Olight with just one mode works fine too.
This. That’s how I prefer these small keychain type lights. Just give me high and be done with it.
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I have to say different people have different needs. This version always start from High which is kind of like having only one mode. But not only one told “we like it to start from Low”! Why do I need it to start from High if it is such a small light with max output only 100 lumens.

Now I don’t know if the next batch need to change to always start from Low……

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It is a matter of variation I think. There are quite a few AAA-keychain lights that have only one mode, people who like that will buy a Olight i3e or an Astrolux for about the same price as an C01S, both are really good flashlights. The C01S distuinguishes itself with an extra low mode for other people who want that. And if you start a poll here on BLF (has been done) you will find that most people like low first.

Btw, in my experience, in most of my uses 100 lumen is really bright, not “just” 100 lumen, and I do not want to disturb the people around me with that. In those occasions I really appreciate that my flashlight starts in low.

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Different people have different needs and preferences. There is no right or wrong and you will never please everyone.

Personally I find that for a keychain light, which will be used solely on a keychain, starting on high is ok. For other uses then low to high is preferable.

The main usage of my keychain light is going to and from the car in the dark. In most instances it is dark enough that I need the full power of a AAA and for this purpose, starting on high is perfect. Having more modes increases the versatility and therefore value of the light. For example, I can use a lower brightness to look for something in the boot/trunk or to unlock my front door. I have not bought a C01S yet because I would find the high too bright and low too dim in these use cases.

For bigger lights, I imagine starting on high would be beneficial for specific roles/jobs, e.g. night guard.

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Why can’t I see any items belonging to sofirnlight via the “See other items” links? I can successfully open all links given in this thread, but their shop is apparently empty.

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Unheard wrote:
Why can’t I see any items belonging to sofirnlight via the “See other items” links? I can successfully open all links given in this thread, but their shop is apparently empty.

Works for me. I can see 73 items for sale. (following the e-bay link in post 40)

Or try this.

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Barry0892 wrote:
Klotski wrote:
bassoverflow wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
…My Olight with just one mode works fine too.
This. That’s how I prefer these small keychain type lights. Just give me high and be done with it.
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I have to say different people have different needs. This version always start from High which is kind of like having only one mode. But not only one told “we like it to start from Low”! Why do I need it to start from High if it is such a small light with max output only 100 lumens.

Now I don’t know if the next batch need to change to always start from Low……


Configuration options in the UI would help for those willing/able to fiddle with those. I would personally set mine to have last-mode memory so I can start anywhere I like. Along with that, I generally prefer a mode changing order of low -> mid -> hi. But, for a flashlight to sell to the masses, it might be best to start in high by default, because most people want “all” the light, and twisting several times to change modes is not great.

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Barry0892 wrote:
Klotski wrote:
bassoverflow wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
…My Olight with just one mode works fine too.
This. That’s how I prefer these small keychain type lights. Just give me high and be done with it.
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I have to say different people have different needs. This version always start from High which is kind of like having only one mode. But not only one told “we like it to start from Low”! Why do I need it to start from High if it is such a small light with max output only 100 lumens.

Now I don’t know if the next batch need to change to always start from Low……

If the driver can be made to simply switch mode directions a single model would do the job and please both camps.
Just got the Blue one from Amazon as it is being used for daytime carry when high it what is always needed to look under the dash of the car, etc.
Have 2 of the BLF no ano for indoor and night uses.
Love them Both!

Thanks for making them and listening to our suggestions.
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Barry – I don’t know how to tell you this… but…

I understand that you can’t sell at a loss, but I think you’re overcompensating a little. I mean, we like you and all, but with a negative 500% discount, another board would want to give you the Cheaper Than Dirt award. (inside joke)

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