Sofirn C01R deep red [sold out, discontinued]

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undecimo wrote:
I have noticed that my emitter or reflector has a slight flaw that creates a small dark blemish close to the center of the beam. It’s visible on medium in dark rooms or high in brighter rooms. Has anyone else observed this?

Mine is ok. Maybe there’s some residue from manufacturing under the TIR? Can you spot something with a magnifying glass?

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Barry0892 wrote:
Buy C01R on ebay

Forgot to tell, you can buy 1*C01R at $11.99 or 2*C01R at $19.99 on ebay

when available on local amazon ?

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mortuus wrote:
Barry0892 wrote:
"Buy C01R on ebay":https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sofirn-C01R-Red-light-Keychain-Flashlight-Cree-... Forgot to tell, you can buy 1*C01R at $11.99 or 2*C01R at $19.99 on ebay
when available on local amazon ?

As far as I know roughly as of August 2020 but please expect some more delays as it is out of Sofirn's hands how long Amazon will need to handle internal logistics and goods release.

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Okay, i bought a pack of 2 now then. looking forward getting them.

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Compared to the red LED in the Fitorch K3 lite (presumably 630 nm), the photo red XP-E2 is a significantly deeper red, and the C01R is not much different in brightness, thanks to a powerfull driver. Still it maintains high mode over about 15 mins (someone else, not me, tested this). Well done.

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Sofirn C01R arrived in the mail today!

Wow. It’s such a nice little light. The beamshots don’t really do it justice. I attempted to take some photos too, but it’s proving difficult… it’s hard to get a photo that shows the vibrant red light fading outward.

There seem to be some minor artifacts in the beam when holding the light a few meters from a white wall on Medium. Would this be due to the gap between the PCB and the reflector?

Low – nice and dim.
Medium – a little bit too bright for my liking for close up indoors.
High – omg, red!

Thanks Lux-Perpetua & Sofirn!




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hah the more pics i see and read of this light the more i regret i didnt buy this light sooner.

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How’d I miss this?

 

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How’d I miss this?

Cyan filter glasses?

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MCPCB is copper or alu like C01S?

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TimMc wrote:
Wow. It’s such a nice little light. The beamshots don’t really do it justice. I attempted to take some photos too, but it’s proving difficult… it’s hard to get a photo that shows the vibrant red light fading outward.

Guess what wavelength of red is in your monitor! Big Smile

Actually, it could vary depending on the exact type of monitor, but photographers have observed for years that most monitors don’t reproduce the full gamut of colors that their cameras capture, including deep reds. It was bound to be difficult to capture and properly display a deep red light well.

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Hoping mine arrives SOON and in time to photograph Comet Neowise! I hate fumbling with my camera settings in the dark. Big Smile

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Hoping mine arrives SOON and in time to photograph Comet Neowise! I hate fumbling with my camera settings in the dark. :D

Would you mind sharing some „in situ“ pictures of your astrophotography session with C01R including a picture of Neowise? It would be great to bring deep red light to a broad audience.

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Hoping mine arrives SOON and in time to photograph Comet Neowise! I hate fumbling with my camera settings in the dark. Big Smile

no lightsaber in your pockets?

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eBay says 40 sold, zero available

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Hoping mine arrives SOON and in time to photograph Comet Neowise! I hate fumbling with my camera settings in the dark. Big Smile

Would you mind sharing some „in situ“ pictures of your astrophotography session with C01R including a picture of Neowise? It would be great to bring deep red light to a broad audience.

My package has been stuck in Hebron KY for almost a week now. Don’t hold your breath for any kind of pics from me. Heh heh! That’s a sure way to delay delivery and increase chance of cloudy weather! Wink

Maybe there are other Comet photographers/C01R-users reading this and will post their success?

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Hoping mine arrives SOON and in time to photograph Comet Neowise! I hate fumbling with my camera settings in the dark. Big Smile

no lightsaber in your pockets?

Yeah, but saber a bit green (540nm) it is. heh heh.

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Would you mind sharing some „in situ“ pictures of your astrophotography session with C01R including a picture of Neowise? It would be great to bring deep red light to a broad audience.

You’re welcome! c3/2020 f3 neowise on 07/19/2020 12:16 am CEST

Feel free to use it public domain. Filtering orange clouds on the horizon has never been so easy. Wink

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You caught a shooting star Smile .

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And here is another one:

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Nice comet-pics, they are better than mine for sure!

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I like the comet photos Thumbs Up

Scottish weather being what it is, it’s been cloudy every single evening so far. I will be amazed if we get to see it from my town at all.

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Light-saber wrote:
Lux-Perpetua wrote:

Light-saber wrote:
Hoping mine arrives SOON and in time to photograph Comet Neowise! I hate fumbling with my camera settings in the dark. Big Smile

Would you mind sharing some „in situ“ pictures of your astrophotography session with C01R including a picture of Neowise? It would be great to bring deep red light to a broad audience.

My package has been stuck in Hebron KY for almost a week now. Don’t hold your breath for any kind of pics from me. Heh heh! That’s a sure way to delay delivery and increase chance of cloudy weather! Wink

Maybe there are other Comet photographers/C01R-users reading this and will post their success?

Signed,
Astro-photography and flashlight newbie

Yeah, mine’s been stuck in NJ since last Sunday. Newgistics, the state-side e-commerce courier that Sofirn is using, stated on their site that their volume is up significantly because of Covid. I’m in NC, and even e-commerce would usually be here by now from NJ. Oh, well. Just gotta wait.

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You caught a shooting star Smile .

Well, I wish for a C01S with Nichia E21A
Cool

Actually a dimmable thrower with 98cri would be perfect for lightpainting. !!!

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Got mine today in Austria and it’s a real beautiful small light.
Also got a C01S in the same shipment and the C01R is brighter than that light.

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Here’s my pic taken from my driveway. I couldn’t use the C01R to fill in the foreground but I did use it for camera settings. Nice to have it.

Hey Lux, any chance Sofirn will shift the C01S to this three step driver when they sell out the other ones? That would be really nice.

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Careful everyone. Just found out the head isn’t glued, just like the initial C01S batches.

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Thank you guys for posting your fantastic comet pictures, with or w/o C01R!  Thumbs Up I have not been able to see the comet myself so far as mostly the sky was covered with clouds. Meanwhile, my C01R has arrived, too. I will of course also share my impressions here a.s.a.p..

BTW: I‘m happy to tell you that there are plans to launch another (hopefully) interesting EDC using deep red light. Please stay tuned... Wink

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Hey Lux, any chance Sofirn will shift the C01S to this three step driver when they sell out the other ones? That would be really nice.
I really hope they will soon adopt the new UI on the C01S driver (the one that runs SST20 4.000K 95CRI). So far, I have not received any news if and when this might happen. However, the next iteration of C01S with Nichia E21A is meant to be using the new 3-modes / 2-mode groups UI of C01R as it maybe uses the C01R driver designed for LEDs with very low Vf.
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It is out of stock on ebay Sad

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

However, the next iteration of C01S with Nichia E21A is meant to be using the new 3-modes / 2-mode groups UI of C01R as it maybe uses the C01R driver designed for LEDs with very low Vf.

Ausgezeichnet! I will follow your discussion.

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