New Convoy C8 – Clearly better

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Does there come a time when you officially have too much flashlight stuff? Blushing

I keep LEDs, drivers, etc., in those little glassine bags that FT sends. Small card listing what the critter happens to be (eg, “17mm 1.40A 1-mode 4V”, “16mm XP-L 5D”, etc., whatever happens to be useful), and bundle all of the same kind into 1 baggie. Lately, though, I just have the orange FT sticker that’s on it, and have to look up from the packing list what’s a “17069473” or whatever.

Still gotta spread ‘em out and look at the bags to find anything, but…

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

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J-Dub74, that’s very kind of you. I will drop you a PM. Thanks!

No problem Pete. It’s on it’s way to you. You should have it in a few days.
Excellent! Thanks again!
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“Does there come a time when you officially have too much flashlight stuff?”

If it does, I’m gonna have to change my name to Fred Sanford!

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@J-Dub74 any news on the New C8 or C9?

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Just tried to buy one from the direct link in post number one. Unable to get past the emitting color selection. What might I be doing wrong?

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BigusLightus wrote:
Just tried to buy one from the direct link in post number one. Unable to get past the emitting color selection. What might I be doing wrong?

You can’t click “Add to Cart”?

What country are you in? Wondering if it can’t ship to your country…

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Thanks Pete, from the first page I click the buy now. The second page appears and asks me to select and emitting color. I try to click on any one of the three emitting colors and I get nothing. The shipping destination is preset for United States. No other buttons work on the emitting color page. I’m trying this from my phone perhaps I should try it from my computer this afternoon.
Thanks again.

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Strange. For me, I choose the emitting color first, and then click either Buy Now or Add to Cart.

Maybe a silly question, but do you have an account on AliExpress and are you logged in?

Definitely try it from your computer.

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Just tried to buy something else on AliExpress and found the same behavior. I’m guessing my ad blocking software is the culprit on my phone.
Thanks.

Update. Worked great on my computer. Must be my ad blocking on my phone.

Looks like a good flashlight at a great price. Hope my wife doesn’t get mad cause I bought another light!

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BigusLightus wrote:
Just tried to buy something else on AliExpress and found the same behavior. I’m guessing my ad blocking software is the culprit on my phone.
Thanks.

Update. Worked great on my computer. Must be my ad blocking on my phone.

Looks like a good flashlight at a great price. Hope my wife doesn’t get mad cause I bought another light!

Hum, can you install the AliExpress App on you cellphone? If so, have a try! Wink
It is a good app, allows you to make payments, choose colours and other available options, and perhaps it works better than the site in some situations!
I use it in a daily basis and so far I hadn’t many issues with it! Thumbs Up

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MascaratumB wrote:
Hum, can you install the AliExpress App on you cellphone? If so, have a try! Wink
It is a good app, allows you to make payments, choose colours and other available options, and perhaps it works better than the site in some situations!
I use it in a daily basis and so far I hadn’t many issues with it! Thumbs Up

I second this. I’ve only ever used the app for my business, and I have absolutely no complaints. Helps that unlike the Banggood and Gearbest apps, the screen flips on a sideways phone so the keys aren’t microscopical!

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Got the proper gasket from J-Dub74 – thank you!

I did a quick measurement – got 73.4 kcd. Mine is the 3A tint. I’m guessing people that reported the 80 kcd measurement probably got it on the 1A tint? Using a fully charged Samsung 30Q cell. Clamp meter shows 2.75A at the tail cap.

Can’t wait to take it for a walk this evening.

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How?
I only measured 54,5 kcd in a stock XP-L HI V2 1A Convoy C8. The only difference is that mine doesn’t have the AR coated lens.
I needed to add 2 7135s to achieve 73 kcd. Shocked

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Whats the estimated candela on the grey Cree XML2 U2 1A 1067.3LM 7135 × 8 Driver version ?

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mortuus wrote:
Whats the estimated candela on the grey Cree XML2 U2 1A 1067.3LM 7135 × 8 Driver version ?

I measured a black with same led and driver:
918 lumens
32500 Cd
You can see a lot of other measurements in my signature in the Big flashlight measurement collection. This one is in line7.
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You really made that tail clicky button stand proud!

I tend to shy away from a proud clicky as they can get activated accidentally pretty easily, but I have cut one down to the bare minimums while keeping the button surrounded for a friend that wanted easier glove access.

I shy away from the proud ones because my wife carried a Solarforce light with a proud button that came on in her locker at work when she placed her bag in, found it on and wickedly hot when she took a break. Wink Time and a place for everything, I know….

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You really made that tail clicky button stand proud!

I tend to shy away from a proud clicky as they can get activated accidentally pretty easily, but I have cut one down to the bare minimums while keeping the button surrounded for a friend that wanted easier glove access.

I shy away from the proud ones because my wife carried a Solarforce light with a proud button that came on in her locker at work when she placed her bag in, found it on and wickedly hot when she took a break. Wink Time and a place for everything, I know….


That’s when you want to keep the tail cap locked out, when it’s not in your hand being used.

Rolling around in a bag is the worst possible situation. Always lock out in the bag.

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Of course we know that, but my wife didn’t at the time. I found one of those plastic drill bit cases that screw together that would hold the light, she carried it in her bag in the protective case after that.

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Hello. New to this forum. I did some checking but didnt find my answer. Whats the diference between this two leds XML2 and XPL HI ? Which one is better? So i know which c8 to buy.

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Depends what you want to use it for?
Do you want better throw? Thiner beam?

 

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gmajnkek wrote:
Hello. New to this forum. I did some checking but didnt find my answer. Whats the diference between this two leds XML2 and XPL HI ? Which one is better? So i know which c8 to buy.

The xml2 is a domed so it is a bit brighter and the xpl hi has better throw/tighter beam.

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Thanks for the answer. Will go for the xpl hi. I hope i can get the one with the new firmware but in black color. Smile

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Watch my measurements table in my sign and decide Wink

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gmajnkek wrote:
Thanks for the answer. Will go for the xpl hi. I hope i can get the one with the new firmware but in black color. Smile

Shoot Simon a message on Ali then. You won’t get a black C8 with Biscotti anywhere else, they’ll all be 3/5 Sick

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I did write to Simon and he said no problem Big Smile Well its on the way Wink

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Simon is definitely one of the best! Hat’s off to a brilliant businessman and fellow flashaholic! Wink Crown

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Has the double speed driver issue been corrected?

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Hey all! I’ve been lamost completely out of the game for the last few months. I’m way behind in all my threads…

rizky_p wrote:
@J-Dub74 any news on the New C8 or C9?

Not at this time. I’m starting to get back into my flashlight fun but it will take me a few weeks to get caught up. I’ll post when I have news.

Pete7874 wrote:
Got the proper gasket from J-Dub74 – thank you!

I did a quick measurement – got 73.4 kcd. Mine is the 3A tint. I’m guessing people that reported the 80 kcd measurement probably got it on the 1A tint? Using a fully charged Samsung 30Q cell. Clamp meter shows 2.75A at the tail cap.

Can’t wait to take it for a walk this evening.


You’re welcome Pete. Happy to help. Thumbs Up

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Has the double speed driver issue been corrected?

Yes. There still may be old stock though so if ordering from Simon and you are concerned about that, send a note to Simon with your order. Ask him to make sure you get the rev.2 driver with the two-speed strobe.
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Is the 2 speed (alternating rate I presume) strobe the new thing that helps identify the Rev 2 driver?

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