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FastTech Convoy brand flashlights

This time they've added the very excellent Roche F12 for just $22.79, a good $5 less than the competition.  What a great light!  I will have to start saving up fast.

They also have some great looking new Convoy models at great prices:

Convoy L2 for less than $52.  Looks like a good thrower!

Convoy L1 for $25.94.  Looks like a great 1 or 2 cell tactical light w/type3 ano.

Convoy M2.  Great looking EDC and p60 alternative.

Why, oh why, do I have to be so broke right now??  Why must I have this addiction??? Party

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Convoy L2 looks interesting.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Dont forget the M1. Love

I think it looks beautiful!

HA-III, almost like a P60 size light but probably with better heat sinking due to the size of the head… Basically the “full” selection of tints too.

I suggest renaming this thread and making it into the Fasttech Convoy lights thread. Too many different threads around here that touches the same fasttech products. Or talking about new Convoy lights.. What about dedicating this thread to the all Convoy lights in general (from fasttech).

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L2 looks very nice. Should be throwy with such setup.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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L1 looks sweet! like a budget lumintop td15x

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I really like the choices that they offer ...drivers with 3,4,6,8 * 7135 and tint selection on the XM-Ls 1B,3C,5C,7C .... I hope they offer the S2/S3 in 3C neutral soon.

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man… that f12 has been on my want list for a while… ive been looking for a few small 18650 edc lights… going to have to wait till feb though.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Does 7c have the lowest color temperature?
I prefer warm tint for EDC..( I love the tint of ZL H600W )

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Does 7c have the lowest color temperature? I prefer warm tint for EDC..( I love the tint of ZL H600W )

Im not sure what kind of led is in the H600W. I did not think it was as warm as a 7C.
It should be easy to see where the most used fasttech leds are compared to each other on this chart…

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The M2 looks like a 26650-light to me, although that is neither in the description nor in the images (adapter).
The look of the body and the dimensions (36mm) suggest it.

I honestly think these Convoy lights are the best bangs-per-buck-wise I have seen in a very long while (or maybe ever…)!
Tint and driver selection, super great looking hosts and to top it up: a brand name that doesn’t sound like s**t at least IMO for that prices. Wow. just Wow.

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This Convoy brand reminds me of the custom build PC websites. They offer many choices between drivers and emitter across a variety of different styles. There’s no other offering like it among competing brands.

I also agree that the name is even appealing, although still cheapish sounding. Kind of like some of the names of the Chinese reps on this board Big Smile (sorry, I don’t mean to offend the good ones)

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JohnnyMac wrote:
Why, oh why, do I have to be so broke right now??  Why must I have this addiction??? Party

It breakes my heart to hear that. PM me your PP email.

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I pretty much have a nonstop convoy from FastTech to my house now…

Try their 10440s in the shiny wrapper, they kick arse as the limeys say and are much better than the plain TFs.

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Philipp wrote:
The M2 looks like a 26650-light to me, although that is neither in the description nor in the images (adapter).
The look of the body and the dimensions (36mm) suggest it.

I honestly think these Convoy lights are the best bangs-per-buck-wise I have seen in a very long while (or maybe ever…)!
Tint and driver selection, super great looking hosts and to top it up: a brand name that doesn’t sound like s**t at least IMO for that prices. Wow. just Wow.

Maybe they just corrected it because I see “1 × 18650 / AMC7135” in the subtitle.

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the next BFL community light should be convoy

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Why, oh why, do I have to be so broke right now??

Why must I have this addiction???

Wink

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Is Convoy an existing name in common chinese lights? This is the first time I recall seeing the brand and I’ve been ordering various lights and reading posts for about a month.

       
       
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I was about to ask the same question – until Fasttech came along I’d never heard of Convoy. Does anyone actually have one? Any reviews?

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Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a Convoy…

If:

A. I thought the L2 would significantly outthrow the STL-V2

or

B. I had some 26650 batteries

I might try the L2.

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I bought an Intl Outdoors EDC a few weeks ago, It arrived with Convoy S3 printed on the side. I got the gold one, and a black empty host to build. The black one is unbranded.

The quality is excellent. As good as any I have seen.

I just ordered an M2 from FastTech. I think the 36 mm spec is a reference to the head diameter. The body tube looks standard 18650. Overall, a similar size to an L2M SolarForce, only much better, I hope.

I really like the selection of Convoy lights, a full range of useable and good looking lights and awesome choice of custom setups. I don’t think there is anything else out there like them at the moment.

If the M2 is as good as the S3, I can see myself adding quite a few more Convoys to the collection.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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I am pretty sure they also use hosts that are available on the free Chinese market and fill them with "life".

Their S3 light has a striking resemblance to this D7 OEM host.

Their L1 light has a striking resemblance to this D1 OEM host.

Their L2 light has a striking resemblance  some similarities to this E3 OEM host.

Their M1 light has a striking resemblance to this D4 OEM host.

Their M2 light has a striking resemblance to this D5 OEM host and the list is probably longer.

I would strongly assume that there is some variation in quality depending on which host they are using.

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Vectrex, great work there!
Most seem to be the same host judging by a quick look. Except for L2/E3 comparison. L2 is is much larger, longer and a bit different design..

Cant complain about bang for the buck at fasttech on these lights it seems. Nice hosts, nice drivers and the choice of LEDs, all in one nice and assembled package.

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I ordered one of the Convoys just to see for myself what the quality is like.
Hopefully, it’ll pass the BBob test (price/performance), and I’ll be pulling the trigger on some others in their line-up Big Smile

Lights out! That's when things get interesting...

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I think you might be right on the L2 the head seems to be bigger in general. At least they have a great taste in hosts and seem to have picked the right ones. The tech specs on CNQ seems to be more accurate though and one could get the general idea of the construction. The M2 in 3C with the 6x7135=2100 mA is high up on my wishlist. Do we know anything about the driver that they seem to use on all those lights? PWM frequencies on medium/low for example? Is it save to assume this one was used?

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i am really liking the s2/s3 … i might get one for an edc

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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I really like M2 host. Glad FT has dozen of options but… why 5%- 50% -100%? :crying:

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why 5%-*50%*-100%? :cry:

yeah… i was hoping for 5 30 100

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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If you dont like the driver, just replace it with the type you like. Smile
I believe I will like the ability to change groups though.. Not a fan of blinkies, but its nice to make them appear if you want them.

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RaceR86 wrote:
If you dont like the driver, just replace it with the type you like. Smile

But you pay for it. If I don’t like it, I’d buy only host instead.

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I wonder if XM-L2s will arrive in these lights in the future….
Considering that they seem to have typical “fasttech” components. There could be a high probability that XM-L2 would arrive in these…
I know leds could be be switched out easy. But if they get XM-L2s within a month I would probably regret pulling the trigger.
But its so tempting to just buy one or two of these lights now Silly

Anyone who have ordered both M1 and M2?

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SashiX wrote:
RaceR86 wrote:
If you dont like the driver, just replace it with the type you like. Smile
But you pay for it. If I don’t like it, I’d buy only host instead.

If you buy the M2 with everything it is still cheaper than the host at CNC. That is not the case for all the other lights though.
I do see your point since we all would like to buy the perfect light with the perfect parts right away without paying for “spare parts” that we would not use..

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