Convoy M21C with KW CSLPM1.TG 6500K white

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Convoy M21C with KW CSLPM1.TG 6500K white

I just ordered this from AliExpress. Sight unseen. I knew what emitter I wanted and was unsure of the host (though I knew it would most likely be Convoy). I debated on whether to get it in an M21A (which was way easier to find) or the M21C which offers a slightly larger head diameter. I have to think the larger head should offer a bit more throw. I was searching for what seemed like forever and was thinking I might have to wade in way over my head and try to build one…Not ideal. Thankfully, I found what I was looking for, and am anxiously awaiting its arrival.

I don’t have any fancy measurement equipment and annoyingly no imgur account or ability to upload beamshots to BLF. I will most likely be putting some up on FB though on the “Flashlight Enthusiasts” page. I am soley a mobile user… I do however have some Samsung 40T 21700’s, ample area, opportunity, and ability to measure distances. Being a thrower I will most likely be comparing it with my Sofirn SF47T. That 47T easily hits over it’s factory rating for throw as measured by me(and Google Maps) @ 1.5Km. I am hoping it falls somewhere in between my EDC (IF25A) and the 47T.

I wanted a more compact thrower and hope this fits the bill. I will follow up with my impressions, interpretations, and distance measurents at a future date.

Link: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/1005001471969559.html

Update 1: It hath arrived.
First impressions:
1. It’s NOT black! Of course not, I ordered Grey.
2. Had to disassemble the head to clean some small and a couple large particles off of the reflector cup and lens. No biggie.
3. Something rattles under maracas load test. It’s the reflector for certain. Not a truly bad thing. Different o-ring, perhaps some hot glue? Hmmm…maybe later.
4. Anno is well done. Threads are tight if a little under-lubed. Machining is nice with very few sharp edges.

I wanted a shorty thrower and this thing delivers nicely on that expectation. This is my first Convoy I am impressed thus far. It has a good clicky switch and nice balance in a tactical hold. It’s a bit late here in Wisco and the wife works on the morrow so it’s early to bed tonight. Yeah, midnight…early.

MORE TO FOLLOW LATER.

If you didn't bring a light, feel free to stumble around in the dark.

Edited by: True Luciphile on 06/04/2022 - 01:13
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Looking forward to your feedback.

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M21A CSLPM1.TG 6A is my favorite thrower. The M21C should tighten the hotspot a smidgen, boosting candela. I think you’re gonna like it.

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As promised the more to follow is in…
This is an absolute wonder of a light. Great luminance, plenty of throw, smallish form factor. My darling wife even got me a new tripod for the occasion. Pictures taken on a Fujifilm DSLR with 8 second exposure time and white balance set to flourecent.

https://imgur.com/a/AKEcUrz

The very last image is My SF47T for comparison.

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Three shots of the torch itself.

https://imgur.com/a/xgQJxi4

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I just got a M21C also and when I shook it the head rattled also.
The bezel was not tightened all the way and either the reflector or the lens was making the noise.
It is very thin so I had a hard time gripping it to tighten but I ended up using a little Super Lube on the threads and I was able to tighten it all the way.

I have only messed with it indoors so far but it seems to be a very well made light and I think this may be my favorite Convoy so far.
It really reminds me of the Emisar D1S size and design wise, which is a good thing.