Review: Convoy S21E 519A (21700, 1150 lumens, USB-C)

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Review: Convoy S21E 519A (21700, 1150 lumens, USB-C)

Review of the Convoy S21E, with Nichia 519A emitter – a compact 21700 tube light, with side e-switch, and USB-C charging.
Is it a worthy successor to the S2+ ? Or have its chances been dented? Read on for the full review:
https://www.stephenknightphotography.com/post/flashlight-review-convoy-s...

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Nice review, thank you.

I’ve been looking at those on AE, and thinking that at that price, how can I avoid buying one (or more)? Reviews like this aren’t helping.

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manithree wrote:
Nice review, thank you.

I’ve been looking at those on AE, and thinking that at that price, how can I avoid buying one (or more)? Reviews like this aren’t helping.

I am easily deterred from buying by the 10-click locking, and the tall, unprotected button. It seems to me that it’s unwearable in a pocket.

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Tartarus wrote:
I am easily deterred from buying by the 10-click locking, and the tall, unprotected button. It seems to me that it’s unwearable in a pocket.

My IF25A and D4 have trained me to twist the tail cap for lock out, so I’m not too worried about that. I love Andúril, but I don’t blame Simon for being skeptical. I think Andúril 2 in muggle mode is perfectly acceptable for anybody, but I can see the arguments against it.

Since it’s shorter than an S2+, and only a slightly chonkier, it seems like a perfect pocket carry to me.

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manithree wrote:
Since it’s shorter than an S2+, and only a slightly chonkier, it seems like a perfect pocket carry to me.

It’s not the first time, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but that prediction aged like milk.

I knew going in the ramping sucked. 4-mode group fixed that. But, the big issue with carrying this light is the switch boot falls off if you look at it too hard. Mine’s lost now.

I still like Convoy tail switch lights, but the S21E is a complete bust.

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manithree wrote:

I knew going in the ramping sucked. 4-mode group fixed that. But, the big issue with carrying this light is the switch boot falls off if you look at it too hard. Mine’s lost now.

I still like Convoy tail switch lights, but the S21E is a complete bust.

Simon can add replacement buttons for free if you add a note to your next order.

Simon Mao wrote:
i can add some for free in your order for free

Quote from convoy new releases thread.

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manithree wrote:
manithree wrote:
Since it’s shorter than an S2+, and only a slightly chonkier, it seems like a perfect pocket carry to me.

It’s not the first time, and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but that prediction aged like milk.

I knew going in the ramping sucked. 4-mode group fixed that. But, the big issue with carrying this light is the switch boot falls off if you look at it too hard. Mine’s lost now.

I still like Convoy tail switch lights, but the S21E is a complete bust.


I use my S21E regularly and have never had an issue with the switch boot.
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Looks good. $21? What the hell?

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I want S21E with TIR optics and 2-3 groups of simple modes :
1 mode, 0.5 or 1A,
2 modes, 0.1-0.2 and 1A,
3 modes, 0.1-0.5-1.5A
(maximum mode can’t overheat flashlight or create problem in pocket.
“1 mode” group for everyday use with wide optics.)
recessed e-button or tail button.
Advanced mode is covered by minimum 10+ click’s.

Not for me – for gift’s to other users.
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currently for this role work Convoy flashlight with driver from S2+ (12modes “biscotti” in 1mode group, 1A, 3×7135, SSt-20 4000K, wide bead TIR) . But S21E – type case with 21700 , dc-dc driver and usb-c will be better .

Flashlights : custom (Jaxman E2L with led4power LD-4 drivers and 3xOsram CQAR.CC), custom Skillhunt H03 with Osram 3К/4К, Zebralight {H600fc IV, Sc600fc IV}, Jaxman E2(N219b), Convoy S21D N519a 3.5K .