Get the Convoy C8 AK47 from Banggood (8*7135)

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Received mine today,…..really nice light for $15.00! This is my first budget light purchase and it amazes me what you can get for very little money with the right information. I only have cheap Ultrafire batteries to try it with but it is still very bright. I have some Samsung 20R coming from Mountain Electronics that I hope will wake it up,…I also ordered a modified 5a XINTDV4 to compare it too.

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Blazer1 wrote:
Received mine today,…..really nice light for $15.00! This is my first budget light purchase and it amazes me what you can get for very little money with the right information. I only have cheap Ultrafire batteries to try it with but it is still very bright. I have some Samsung 20R coming from Mountain Electronics that I hope will wake it up,…I also ordered a modified 5a XINTDV4 to compare it too.

if these are your 1st budget light purchases, you certainly have a much better start than I had. I bought a bunch of junk for quite a while before I started learning from these brainards here Smile Problem is where do you go from here, and how costly is that gunna get…

assuming you’re in the U.S. how long did it take from time of order to receive your light?

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There’s no shaking it…this is a fab light. There’s just no C8 made quite like it.

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Nice price batteries for budget lights like Convoy:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/20853?page=7#comment-523982

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Blazer1 wrote:
Received mine today,…..really nice light for $15.00!

Wow, that was fast!
How did you get it in just 6 days?
What country?
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priest77 wrote:
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Received mine today,…..really nice light for $15.00!
Wow, that was fast! How did you get it in just 6 days? What country? What post?

Ordered on 2/10/14, shipped on 2/13/14, received on 2/18/14, Knoxville,TN. USA…I used the upgraded shipping options not sure which one but it was only a few dollars.

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I didn’t upgraded shipping and now I have to wait Smile

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Got mine today. Very nice c8 host. Mine came with a lighty coated ar lens, didn’t look coated until I took it out to check the gitd lens rubber o ring. Much nicer stock host than any other c8 style I’ve seen.

Took 33 days to Canada. Dx shipped an order, placed a week after, that arrived in 2 weeks. (Dx usually takes forever)

Satisfied and will probably use banggood again.. Maybe. Convoy is a great step up from the others.

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Today I received my second flashlight, a “Super XINT D” @ 5a from Mountain Electronics and lets just say if you want to be happy with your Convoy C8 don’t compare it to Mountain Electronic’s modified XINT D, :bigsmile: …wow it is bright!! Shocked

I still like the Convoy for the price but it is as weak as water compared to my new light.

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Blazer1 wrote:
Today I received my second flashlight, a “Super XINT D” @ 5a from Mountain Electronics and lets just say if you want to be happy with your Convoy C8 don’t compare it to Mountain Electronic’s modified XINT D, :bigsmile: …wow it is bright!! Shocked

I still like the Convoy for the price but it is as weak as water compared to my new light.

Link please.

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Blazer1 wrote:
Today I received my second flashlight, a “Super XINT D” @ 5a from Mountain Electronics and lets just say if you want to be happy with your Convoy C8 don’t compare it to Mountain Electronic’s modified XINT D, :bigsmile: …wow it is bright!! Shocked

I still like the Convoy for the price but it is as weak as water compared to my new light.

Link please.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&p...

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The XinTD V4 is built even better than the Convoy C8. One of the few I’ve seen that has the reflector screwed into the pill. You can bank on Richards mods as well, he’s doing some very solid work. With a caveat on the differences the Convoy brings to the table…you can swap reflectors, pills, and mod the Convoy easier. And there have been full copper pills made for it as well. I have two of those from Ryan and they make a huge difference in modding the light.

I modded my XinTD V4 with an XM-L2 U2 1A on a Noctigon, pulling 5.03A and making 1335 lumens OTF at 30 seconds. My Cu pilled C8 is doing 5.16A on an XM-L2 T6 3C for 1256 lumens OTF at 30 seconds. The XinTD V4 has a smooth reflector, the C8 has an OP.

Really love em both, but the added weight of that big copper pill in the C8 gives it a nice heft that I enjoy and allows it to hold it’s output longer.

With the different build of the XinTD V4 there’s been a lot of praise going that way, and it really is a nice light. But I think I’m liking my C8 just as much if not more in large part due to it’s modability and that huge chunk of copper. Wink

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The XinTD V4 is built even better than the Convoy C8. One of the few I’ve seen that has the reflector screwed into the pill. You can bank on Richards mods as well, he’s doing some very solid work. With a caveat on the differences the Convoy brings to the table…you can swap reflectors, pills, and mod the Convoy easier. And there have been full copper pills made for it as well. I have two of those from Ryan and they make a huge difference in modding the light.

I modded my XinTD V4 with an XM-L2 U2 1A on a Noctigon, pulling 5.03A and making 1335 lumens OTF at 30 seconds. My Cu pilled C8 is doing 5.16A on an XM-L2 T6 3C for 1256 lumens OTF at 30 seconds. The XinTD V4 has a smooth reflector, the C8 has an OP.

Really love em both, but the added weight of that big copper pill in the C8 gives it a nice heft that I enjoy and allows it to hold it’s output longer.

With the different build of the XinTD V4 there’s been a lot of praise going that way, and it really is a nice light. But I think I’m liking my C8 just as much if not more in large part due to it’s modability and that huge chunk of copper. Wink

5 amp XINTD V4 from Richard? A legit 1,300 otf? On Noctigons? Wow.

How does it work with his drivers? Do they require a special battery to achieve those amps or are they regulated? I’ve seen a number of members claim a given light “pulls 5 amps,” but have been disappointed a few times and not seen anywhere close to such numbers. That’s why I ask.

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I modded mine myself, that said, I talk with Richard and I bought my Qlite from him, as well as my 7135 chips and Noctigon pads and XM-L2 emitters. He builds the driver up in the same way that I do with the same results. Just like me, he does spring bypasses to cut resistance. We both use Panasonic NCR18650PD or PF cells or the Samsung 20R and both get that 5A at the tail cap. I have a light box that was made for me by a couple of very nice guys here on the forum that I mod some lights for. It’s readings are consistent with the readings others get.

If you get one of Richards XinTD V4 modded lights, this is what you’ll be getting. Straight up. Same as if I modded it for you, or Tom E or Race or anyone else. And Richard does beautiful soldering on his stacked chips! Smile

As a matter of fact, I have one of his lights on order that he informed me today he’d completed. Smile (I do believe they call that putting your money where your mouth is.) Wink

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DBCstm wrote:
I modded mine myself, that said, I talk with Richard and I bought my Qlite from him, as well as my 7135 chips and Noctigon pads and XM-L2 emitters. He builds the driver up in the same way that I do with the same results. Just like me, he does spring bypasses to cut resistance. We both use Panasonic NCR18650PD or PF cells or the Samsung 20R and both get that 5A at the tail cap. I have a light box that was made for me by a couple of very nice guys here on the forum that I mod some lights for. It’s readings are consistent with the readings others get.

If you get one of Richards XinTD V4 modded lights, this is what you’ll be getting. Straight up. Same as if I modded it for you, or Tom E or Race or anyone else. And Richard does beautiful soldering on his stacked chips! Smile

As a matter of fact, I have one of his lights on order that he informed me today he’d completed. Smile (I do believe they call that putting your money where your mouth is.) Wink

I love the Convoys, but I dos believes this ones Is cants pass bys! Silly Does it maintain full power or close to? How much run-time on a Samsung 20R?

Thanks!

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I have yet to see a light maintain output while the cell depletes. I haven’t done a runtime on my XinTD V4, Richard might have…don’t know.

I do know that it’s well built, differently built than the Convoy, and is a different color even than all my other lights, and I keep it front and center alongside some of my other preferred models.

Now, we won’t start talking about my Convoy C8 with Buckets 8 ounce+ copper pill mated into it and running an MT-G2 at 5.55A making 1625 OTF lumens at 30 seconds… nor will I go into any depth talking about how it’s still doing 1539 OTF at 2 minutes…

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You can now add me to the Convoy C8 owners list. Received mine today, ordered on 02.09.14, shipped on the 12th and delivered on the 22nd.

Thats really not bad, 10 days for shipping.

For some reason I expected it to be a bigger flashlight even though I knew it only took one 18650 battery. You guys were right though its really well built, nice flashlight.. Now what? hmmmmm

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bourne wrote:
You can now add me to the Convoy C8 owners list. Received mine today, ordered on 02.09.14, shipped on the 12th and delivered on the 22nd.

Thats really not bad, 10 days for shipping.

For some reason I expected it to be a bigger flashlight even though I knew it only took one 18650 battery. You guys were right though its really well built, nice flashlight.. Now what? hmmmmm

What now????

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Today I received my second flashlight, a “Super XINT D” @ 5a from Mountain Electronics and lets just say if you want to be happy with your Convoy C8 don’t compare it to Mountain Electronic’s modified XINT D, …wow it is bright!!
I still like the Convoy for the price but it is as weak as water compared to my new light.

…. it appears you best not go this route!

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Yea, I checked that out earlier but I’m not sure I need a brighter flashlight right now. I know famous last words.

Its still light out here so I’m waiting for the sun to go down. lol

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How do I tighten down the pill (I think thats what its called). My light is flickering on and off and when I took the lens off the LED portion is loose and rattles a little. I see the 2 indents on top but I don’t have anything to fit them..It also makes a LOUD whine on the medium setting.

Off to look for some needle nose pliers I guess.

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Blazer1 wrote:
Today I received my second flashlight, a “Super XINT D” @ 5a from Mountain Electronics and lets just say if you want to be happy with your Convoy C8 don’t compare it to Mountain Electronic’s modified XINT D, :bigsmile: …wow it is bright!! Shocked

I still like the Convoy for the price but it is as weak as water compared to my new light.

Don’t get me wrong, at this price the Convoy C8 is a great light that I can use under any condition and not worry about damaging it. I plan to order a couple more for friends and family. To compare the Convoy to the “Super Xintd” from Mountain Electronics is not a far comparison. After playing with my “Super Xintd” and picking up the Convoy C8 I am constantly thinking the Convoy C8 is on medium so I keep clicking to get to high,…then I remember,,…oh yea that is as bright as it gets. :bigsmile:

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bourne wrote:
How do I tighten down the pill (I think thats what its called). My light is flickering on and off and when I took the lens off the LED portion is loose and rattles a little. I see the 2 indents on top but I don’t have anything to fit them..It also makes a LOUD whine on the medium setting.

Off to look for some needle nose pliers I guess.


Needle nose Pliers/sturdy tweezers work great.

Flickering may also be due to long protected batteries and weak springs.

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I found a post from CRX for Improvised Pill Tool using nails and a rubber band that I’m gonna try.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24938#comment-469857

I did get it tightened up some using some pliers and the whine noise went away for the most part. Back to playing with my new flashlight, its dark here finally.

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I see 6 emitter options. Can somebody provide a run-down on which one is preferred? Thx!

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Starting at the top with 1A, this is a cool white (blue/white) tint and the most power available for higher lumens output.
The 1A de-domed is a tighter beam hot spot for more throw at the sacrifice of fairly substantial lumens loss and a lesser tint quality, it should be near white but could be a bit on the green side
Stepping down in these tints get’s warmer and less lumens as you go down, with the lowest being a near tungsten light yellow/orange in appearance for those that still like the color of the lights from yesteryear in a more powerful and more dependable option.

The 3C is near white, a good choice if you’re straddling the fence. Wink

Perhaps this will be some help. 5000K is near daylight white. A camera flash typically works in the 5700K area.


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Paid : 08/02
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Last checked today…
Shipped : 23/02 Tired

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How did they shipped it twice? Smile

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Ordered one to see how it looks like Smile

10 days, already here!

I have been ordering quite some C8´s but in overall quality, this is by far the best.
Hardly anything to rant, naturally the LED dome has a tiny blemish, as about 95% of cheap XM-L lights seem to have.
Reflector has a very small scratch, hard to notice.

From outside and inside otherwise flawless in function and form. Has been generously lubed. O-rings good an intact.
Draws amps like it should and beam is nothing less than 5/5.

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I had no idea the thread I started would take off like this!

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Newestrend ultrafire c8 is also a good choice.

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