Waiting for the light to turn green - Green Convoy S2+

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I still don’t have confirmation on what kind of coating it is but Simon has the first samples back and here’s what it looks like:

!http://i.imgur.com/ai8NsPE.png!


Yay, it looks great, like Olight great !

Quite a compliment there. :bigsmile: I think it looks pretty sweet (pats himself on the back) too. Wink
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emarkd wrote:
So we’re just embracing how off-topic this thread has become? I’m good with that. Smile

If he’s talking about using the same finish from my F8 above I think you guys would be pretty pleased with it. It looks much nicer in person than it does in that F12 photo.

For further clarification, when you say black button do you mean going back to a black rubber switch boot or doing the steel piston switch with a black coating?

Hey no! Well maybe a little bit. Wink When I say black button I mean that what I am asking for is the steel piston switch with a black coating. However, if that isn’t feasible I would settle for a black rubber boot. Tusken Raiders unite!
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bugsy36 wrote:

@ Convoy Rep Tongue Out 

I have not been following this thread so please forgive if these questions have been answered…..

  • Which Convoy lights is that deep clip to fit?
  • Do we have an estimated or projected cost of that deep clip?

Bugsy old pal, I think a company representative is a paid position therefore I… am not that guy.
Alas, the smiles of a few fellow BLF nut jobs is payment enough… even if they are sticking out their tongues in my general direction in the process.
  • It will definitely fit the red, blue and green S2+ and the (hopefully) soon to be desert tan with black button Love It would also appear to fit the latest generation Convoy C8 and a few other S series models but I do not have a complete list yet. I expect one from Simon fairly soon
  • I do not have a price yet but this is Simon we’re talking about so it’s going to be very affordable.
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So I was bit bye the bug. Did some research and got an order into Mountain Electronics. I ordered a dedomed Convoy C8, 8 7135, and a blue Convoy S2+ T6 3b bulb and 6 7135’s. Also got 2 Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAh, and a charger/monitor w/led display. All for $86.

How did I do? I prolly won’t get to heavy into modding it out, but want a good starting point. Maybe my next one will be a green S2+ body and build from there. What will I get out of putting an AR lens in? What’s this about modding the springs, I’ll be around, nice meeting you folks

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raypla wrote:
So I was bit bye the bug. Did some research and got an order into Mountain Electronics. I ordered a dedomed Convoy C8, 8 7135, and a blue Convoy S2+ T6 3b bulb and 6 7135’s. Also got 2 Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAh, and a charger/monitor w/led display. All for $86.

How did I do? I prolly won’t get to heavy into modding it out, but want a good starting point. Maybe my next one will be a green S2+ body and build from there. What will I get out of putting an AR lens in? What’s this about modding the springs, I’ll be around, nice meeting you folks


Welcome friend! You are in good company here. At least as far as being among friendly people who share your madness. Wink In my opinion you made some good start-up choices. Don’t be afraid to talk to Richard at Mountain Electronics and ask him for advice. Great guy. Very knowledgeable and very helpful. That de-domed C8 should be a really nice thrower. Add a spring bypass and a different driver and the lumens (and throw) just get better with each step. Others will be able to offer more detailed advice on modding. My take on the AR lens is don’t put too much into that until you get heavier into it but opinions vary. I have AR lenses in most of my lights now. It’s not a night and day difference but if you’re going for numbers (lumens) there is a difference and all AR lenses are not created the same. With high quality AR coated lenses (check out UCL lenses) you may see a 5% increase in OTF lumens. I have a few that you have to look at just the right angle to see that there is a lens there at all. That’s what you’re shooting for. Ultimate light transmittance. Dale (DB Custom) has a link or two about the spring bypass mod. Others can step in here and direct you better than I can but if you can use a soldering iron a spring bypass seems one of the simplest ways to increase output.
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I had to look at that this thread again and i was shocked that my sand colored s2+ wish is getting reality – maybe Big Smile
with a black clip and a black button. Ok it seems i have to buy another convoy. I just wanted to order a convoy BD03 which gets kind of little attention i think.

That sand color is a bit to gold, more natural and super matte would be awesome. Maybe even more into bright olive.

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The green S2+ host is now available in the store. The link has been added to the OP as well.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Convoy-S2-green-flashlight-host/...

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daninho wrote:
I had to look at that this thread again and i was shocked that my sand colored s2+ wish is getting reality – maybe Big Smile
with a black clip and a black button. Ok it seems i have to buy another convoy. I just wanted to order a convoy BD03 which gets kind of little attention i think.

That sand color is a bit to gold, more natural and super matte would be awesome. Maybe even more into bright olive.


It just might. I don’t have any promises yet but I had to admit once I saw similar color combinations I really like the idea. Now that the clip ended up black we’re halfway there already. I agree that the Roche color is more gold than the concept we are aiming for here. I like that one too but I’m hoping for a little more “earthy” with no mettalic for this one. Beer
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Hi J-Dub. Yes, the S2+ 18350 tubes, in black. He currently has them in gray, red & blue.
Good news. I asked and we got the answer we all want. He said he will have short 18350 tubes made for the green version and the black version. Beer

Thanks J-Dub! You’re really doing Wonders with Simon! Appreciated Wink Beer

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Just ordered the green.
Lost track of this topic so didn’t notice before it was already ready, but was just browsing his store and saw it Big Smile
Will look cool next to the blue and red.

Simon should stop making all these colors, otherwise I am forced to buy new colors when they come out Silly

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Stop putting ideas into Simon’s head. I have lost count of how many S2+, C8s and L2 lights and colors I have Smile

Now I need to make room for a desert sand S2+ or two, the new L2 when available and prolly a few more C8s just to keep things balanced.

To many flashlights, too many batteries. Wife is going to kill me Smile
Q8 (Still coming), S2+: 10, SRK style: 6, C8: 10, L2: 3,  L6: 2, Couri XM-L2: 1 LuckySun BLF SE: 3, EagleEye X6: 2   and lots more....

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Stop putting ideas into Simon’s head. I have lost count of how many S2+, C8s and L2 lights and colors I have Smile

Now I need to make room for a desert sand S2+ or two, the new L2 when available and prolly a few more C8s just to keep things balanced.


Ok. You’re right. I’ll stop. Sorry for all the trouble guys…
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Ok. You’re right. I’ll stop. Sorry for all the trouble guys…

Don’t stop Wink

To many flashlights, too many batteries. Wife is going to kill me Smile
Q8 (Still coming), S2+: 10, SRK style: 6, C8: 10, L2: 3,  L6: 2, Couri XM-L2: 1 LuckySun BLF SE: 3, EagleEye X6: 2   and lots more....

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Stop putting ideas into Simon’s head. I have lost count of how many S2+, C8s and L2 lights and colors I have Smile

Now I need to make room for a desert sand S2+ or two, the new L2 when available and prolly a few more C8s just to keep things balanced.

Silly You know I can’t stop. You forgot the L6. You’re gonna need one of those too. Cash
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I’m running out the door so I’ll add more later but the clip is in the store now.

Here is the link: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/universal-clip-suitable-for-S2-S...

It fit’s perfectly on the S2, S2+ and the M1. Also fits the C8 though not as practical. I’ll add pictures and update the OP later. Later all!

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Clip looks great, hope it doesn’t have too much play on A6. And it’s really cheap, too!

What is this? Wink

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Lookie what I got in the mail today…

Somehow I’m missing that pink one from my collection…

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vulpes wrote:
Clip looks great, hope it doesn’t have too much play on A6. And it’s really cheap, too!

What is this? Wink

!http://g03.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1OumnLXXXXXcDXpXXq6xXFXXXw/121130677/HTB1O...!


LOL… Somehow I knew that wouldn’t take long. I wasn’t even going to post that picture and then Simon puts it right on his site! It’s a sample of a pink variation that came from some color testing. I was as surprised as you are. I have no idea if it will see production or if there would even be enough demand. I can tell you that my 7 year old daughter was watching when I was showing my son the clip and her eyes lit up at the pink one. My son has been eagerly awaiting the clip as he watched me go through the entire progression of the clip design. I should have some on the way. I’m eager to be able to report my first hand opinion of the clip. Not sure what the A6 comment was about though. Don’t get me wrong I’d be happy if it fits the A6, but this is designed for Convoy lights so if it does it’s just a bonus.
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Thanks for the heads up, I better keep my sister from seeing pink one. Big Smile
About clip and A6, yeah, I thought of it just as a bonus.

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I read somewhere about a black 18350 extension. Is that being sold yet?

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Got my green s2+ and clips ordered. Emarkd your pic pulled me in on it, I was going to wait a little bit longer.

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bugsy36 wrote:
I have not been following this thread so please forgive if these questions have been answered…..
  • Which Convoy lights is that deep clip to fit?
  • Do we have an estimated or projected cost of that deep clip?

@ Bugsy36
Let’s see if you’re still following…
  • The new deep carry clip will fit the S2, S2+, C8 and M1 Convoy lights.
  • The clip cost is $1.10… Quite affordable yes? Wink

There is a minimum quantity of 5 if you’re just ordering the clip but If you’re ordering anything else from Simon you can always message him and ask him to add a single clip or two to your order.

Look how sweet this thing looks on a S2+ shorty!

Edit:
Since this one fit’s multiple lights I created a new thread for the clip here
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43835

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Gunga wrote:
I read somewhere about a black 18350 extension. Is that being sold yet?

Not yet. I think Simon will be producing the black and green 18350 tubes around the same time. No date yet, let’s just say pretty soon.
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Got my green S2+ assembled tonight. I now have a Green host with 530nm XP-E2, Blue host with 485nm XP-E2, and a Red host with 660nm XP-E.

Alright, what’s next? Smile

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Nice. Beer

But, what are you going to do when Simon comes out with a pink one? Big Smile Guess you could do a triple with white, white, red. Though you would need selectable led firmware to make it useful.

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Lol, I’ve thought about that and don’t really know yet. I also considered “blending” emitters on a triple and that really sounds like a neat idea but I’m not sure how well it would work. Would 2 white + 1 red emitter look pink? I’m not sure, but I may find out.

Supposedly a “desert tan” color is coming soon. I probably couldn’t match that one very well but I’ll want to do something with it. Time will tell. I’m still holding out hope for a safety orange color one day, too. It kinda doesn’t matter what color Simon makes next. I’m going to buy one.

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emarkd wrote:
Got my green S2+ assembled tonight. I now have a Green host with 530nm XP-E2, Blue host with 485nm XP-E2, and a Red host with 660nm XP-E.

Alright, what’s next? Smile


Wow! That is just amazing. I LOVE it! Great pictures too. The triad is gorgeous. The desert tan edition may throw a wrench into the works but I’m sure you’ll figure something out. Wink Purple isn’t out of the question either. It’s my daughter’s favorite color and I told ToyKeeper I’d try for purple on her behalf too. I think four wouldn’t look quite as cool so I guess we have to go for five because a pentagon is just way cooler than a square. Big Smile
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In about 2 weeks the short (18350) tubes will be ready for both the green and black S2+. Beer

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Cool, I have one of each on order from rich.

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