Beam shot comparison: Convoy S2+ SST20 with SMO ref. vs older XM-L2 with OP reflector (+TIR 25° and 30° lenses)

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Beam shot comparison: Convoy S2+ SST20 with SMO ref. vs older XM-L2 with OP reflector (+TIR 25° and 30° lenses)

Hi BLF!

This can be interesting for everybody, who was searching for beam shots of new Convoy S2+ SST20 with SMO reflector vs older XM-L2 with OP reflector comparison (+TIR 25° and 30° lenses).

Generally, it is wider than Convoy C8+ XP-L Hi, but I will replace SMO reflector with TIR 25 lenses anyway (better for EDC usage).

Also, if you plan to use 100% mode all time 6 of 7135 (2.1A) is too much. It starts to be warmer than the comfortable temperature for the hand in 1-2 minutes. I think optimal is 4*7135=1.4A

Also the Convoy S2+ body (host) color of 2019 year looks much better; it is darker, deeper and feels “metallic”, than older from 2014. The version from 2014 was bluer and lighter!

Note: not sure, that I properly added the image’s URLs, so Imgur post is here – https://imgur.com/gallery/urJgjKM

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Is the TIR lens from Convoy a straight drop in?

I ordered the 8*7135 version but easy enough to remove a few chips spring side. I wonder if 5*7135 would be okay.

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Yes, it is a straight drop in. Although, I would remove the white casing of the TIR optic before installation. I have had a few times where the white casing fit too snug within the flashlight housing and I ended up spinning the led MCPCB and shorting some wires while installing the pill. Never had that problem with the white TIR casing removed.

Also, I prefer to leave in the lens and o-ring for waterproofing. Just replace the reflector with the TIR.

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If you keep the O-ring in the front, you don’t need that glass lens for water proofing.

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Yeah, I’ve done that before too, but haven’t seen any difference in beam. My weak logic was that the glass would be a bit more durable and waterproof. I’m sure it’s the same either way.

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Mr_Bro wrote:
Yes, it is a straight drop in. Although, I would remove the white casing of the TIR optic before installation. I have had a few times where the white casing fit too snug within the flashlight housing and I ended up spinning the led MCPCB and shorting some wires while installing the pill. Never had that problem with the white TIR casing removed. Also, I prefer to leave in the lens and o-ring for waterproofing. Just replace the reflector with the TIR.

 

What is the white casing you speak of?  Any pictures to help me understand?

 

Thanks