Convoy L2...Guess who's back???

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Go for it! I’ll be sure to buy one!

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Jubeldum wrote:
Simon should let KawiBoy1428 and I design the Convoy L2 replacement. We’ll design a Convoy L2 replacement that will make the Lumintop SD75 its bitch. Big Smile

And Jubledum can start another forum, EELF!! Wink Extremely Expensive Light Forum! :bigsmile:

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Jubeldum wrote:
Simon should let KawiBoy1428 and I design the Convoy L2 replacement. We’ll design a Convoy L2 replacement that will make the Lumintop SD75 its bitch. Big Smile
And Jubledum can start another forum, EELF!! Wink Extremely Expensive Light Forum! :bigsmile:

Elderly Lanterns Forum (Mag-Lite and SureFire exclusive) ?
Extreme Lumens Forum?
Evil Lumens Forum?

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Something weird this way comes…

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Jubeldum wrote:

!https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Dio_monument.jpeg!

Aww damn I miss Dio …. :_( :_(

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Aww damn I miss Dio …. :_( :_(

For some strange reason, that statue makes me think of this.

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I hope its good… At $30 the Yezl Y3 is extremely strong competition. The L2 should perform better to make the price worth it… I might have missed this – do we know the size of the reflector? Mmm, I’m expecting around 300k lux on a XP-L Hi / XM-L for it to be worth that price. Anyway, looking forward to see the first reviews!

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Yeah cool, now how do you go about using PayPal? :~

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I hope Simon offers it as a host…

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Yeah cool, now how do you go about using PayPal? :~

Create an order in AliExpress, but don’t pay. Then message Simon with your order number saying you want to use PayPal.

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Yeah cool, now how do you go about using PayPal? :~

Create an order in AliExpress, but don’t pay. Then message Simon with your order number saying you want to use PayPal.

Thanks PD68! Smile I asked for a host too? Waiting….. :bigsmile:

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shrick wrote:
I hope Simon offers it as a host...
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/41534#comment-810648 Wink

I quote: "He replied with:“will sell host”. So it will eventually be available as a host."


Looks great! I hope he will make the host available very soon! I rather buy a host to work with then modding a complete light.

Who is the first one to get one and review it? :bigsmile:

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shrick wrote:
I hope Simon offers it as a host…
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/41534#comment-810648 Wink

I quote: “He replied with:“will sell host”. So it will eventually be available as a host.”

Great! Thanks.

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Maybe J-Dub74 can ask him when he will make the host available when he emails Simon? (you dont have to bother him just for this question alone since we already have an generic answer!)

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PRODUCT WEIGHT 514g (not include battery)

Well….. thats going to be a big issue here, i hope its a mistake- Yezl Y3 is 200 grams lighter

I was very exited about this one but the torch weight made me WoW

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PRODUCT WEIGHT 514g (not include battery)

Well….. thats going to be a big issue here, i hope its a mistake- Yezl Y3 is 200 grams lighter

I was very exited about this one but the torch weight made me WoW


Seeing the design around the head, I would expect it to weigh quite a bit more than the Y3. 200grams does seem like a lot though…

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OOh it is m8….. UF 1504 weight less than 500g, and 200g is more than COnvoy C8 with the battery included
Yezil is like 300 grams, this one is 2/3 heavier, Nitecore tm 16 weights like that btw and its “unconfotable to carry in the hand light” especialy on a long term base.

Aint exited definately , will order a sample for evaluation ofc but 520 grams…..with the battery 610…

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Hmm…
IMO it would look better as a 2×26650 host. I sincerely hope an extension is offered in the future.

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As you’ve probably seen already, yes it is for sale now on Simon’s store. I’ll add all this and more information to the OP as soon as I have a chance. Not sure where shrick got a price of $24.99 though. This bad boy is pricier at $41.75. I did ask Simon if he will do a BLF discount code for this one so unless you have to have it right now it might be worth waiting a day or so. Last time I didn’t have the information about the discount for the blue S2+ for almost a week so a few people were annoyed that they found out after already purchasing. I’m not promising a discount but it’s quite possible. He said because of the weight the shipping cost is killing him on this one. Yes, it will be offered as a host very soon and before everyone gets all bummed out remember Simon said this is just the first revival of the L2 and he plans to make an updated version taking into account our requests for design changes. There are some good points to even this first release. The styling is pretty awesome IMHO. He’s using a better than standard driver (LD25) which I’m not familiar with but he says is completely current controlled with no PWM noise and is easy to tune the current. If you look at the LD25 driver alone on Simon’s store he has a link to a video showing how to adjust the current. The modes are a little better than standard. The stock setup is low-med-high with a hidden strobe accessed by a quick double tap on the switch button. I should have one on the way so I’ll report back as soon as I have a chance to test it out. Even this first rendition has the potential to be one heck of a thrower with a few tweaks.
They’re they same ones you’ll see in his store but here are a couple pics:

Love the deep fins on the head!

And a nice fancy gift box like the S2+

I’ll post more detailed info in the OP. Beer

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Comparing the dimensions to my convoy L5 (also 26650 light) the handle is a couple mm thicker.
The smallest part of the handle of the L5 is 31mm and the thickest part is 32.2mm and according to his info the handle on this new L2 is 35mm. So not only the head is bringing the weight up.

And remember: more weight = more aluminium = capable of taking more heat = more amps to LED = more happiness :bigsmile: .
(hopefully atleast..)

Also, at the moment I’m planning to build 2 L2’s. One with an XP-L HI. And one with a MTG-2/XHP-50/70, cant decide which one yet.

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That head looks monstrous!

BLF budget mega thrower in the making :D?!

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keithd wrote:
Hmm…
IMO it would look better as a 2×26650 host. I sincerely hope an extension is offered in the future.

Yep me too Keith! I would rather have a single tube 2×26650 rather than an extension, for Strength! That’s what sets the Jax X6 apart from the rest, it feels REAL GOOD in the hand, and you can rely on it completely if need be, if you catch my drift!!!! Wink

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…and you can rely on it completely if need be, if you catch my drift!!!! Wink


That’s what I have my TR-J20 for! Big Smile

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http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Convoy-L2-CREE-XM-L2-U2-1A-LED-F...

 

just a heads up, might not want to view that link at work... Scrolled to the bottom and in the 'customers who viewed this also viewed or bought:' bunch of chicks in bras and lingerie.

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rockhound42 wrote:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Convoy-L2-CREE-XM-L2-U2-1A-LED-Flashlight-torch-lantern-self-defense-camping-light-lamp/330416_32505404670.html

 

just a heads up, might not want to view that link at work… Scrolled to the bottom and in the ‘customers who viewed this also viewed or bought:’ bunch of chicks in bras and lingerie.

Same here when viewing in mobile!

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will34 wrote:
unknown00101 wrote:

rockhound42 wrote:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Convoy-L2-CREE-XM-L2-U2-1A-LED-Flashlight-torch-lantern-self-defense-camping-light-lamp/330416_32505404670.html

 

just a heads up, might not want to view that link at work… Scrolled to the bottom and in the ‘customers who viewed this also viewed or bought:’ bunch of chicks in bras and lingerie.

Same here when viewing in mobile!


Yeah that’s Aliexpress’ free advertising. I’ve noticed that too. Every once in a while there’s even a guy in some kind latex outfit that shows up in the ad! :Sp
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I like in though!

Ummm…………..the flashlight and it’s price I mean :bigsmile: Wink

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Simon is busy tonight responding to probably hundreds of messages but I have several things to report.

1. Simon is offering a 15% discount on the L2 to all BLF members. I asked him if he could make an active code available but no word on that yet. For now if you want to buy one just add BLF 15% discount in your comments on the order and wait for him to adjust the price.

2. The host price will be $35.12 and the 15% discount will work on the host too.

3. Simon reassured me that the next version will have many improvements suggested by BLF members.

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J-Dub74 wrote:
Simon is busy tonight responding to probably hundreds of messages but I have several things to report.

1. Simon is offering a 15% discount on the L2 to all BLF members. I asked him if he could make an active code available but no word on that yet. For now if you want to buy one just add BLF 15% discount in your comments on the order and wait for him to adjust the price.

2. The host price will be $35.12 and the 15% discount will work on the host too.

3. Simon reassured me that the next version will have many improvements suggested by BLF members.


Guess we’ll just have to wait then! But the new L2 looks better with an extra tube…

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