[Available again! - BLF special edition light] new Sofirn AAA twisty high CRI 5mm LED

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I just got mine. I didn’t realize desert tan = brown. Smile

So, can some one post the link for magnets?
Very pleasant beam. Need this in AA!

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Gunga wrote:
I just got mine. I didn’t realize desert tan = brown. Smile

So, can some one post the link for magnets?
Very pleasant beam. Need this in AA!

From the pictures, I would have called it root beer. Certainly a more appealing name than the other suggestion.

In case you have any orders there planned, it appears Convoy offers the right size:
https://convoy.aliexpress.com/store/group/magnet/330416_254414841.html?s...

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Are the brown ones potted?

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My brown one is not potted. Are there any Banggood links? I don’t really buy from Aliexpress.

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I got these ones for my C01S from FastTech: https://www.fasttech.com/p/4113703
I noticed that at 90 degrees on a smooth metal surface, the light may slip a bit (though I’m not sure if that’s about how strong they should be.)

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I think you must have a bit of luck with these magnets how magnetised they are. Sellers like banggood and Fasttech for sure will not check their magnet batches, a bit less magnetised will go unnoticed. I was lucky with a small batch that is pretty good (Fasttech, 2 years ago), my C01 sticks fairly well. Any new magnets I may buy from supermagnete.de, they claim a reputation for good magnets.

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All my blacks have been potted, but none of the green, brown, orange, and red ones. Nice colors, btw.

The 670nm C01 is nice. It’s visibly deeper red than the 660nm C01S (Cree emitter). The uneven beam is no problem to me, but it’s, well, a thrower to some degree. Maybe I’ll sand one of them to get a larger spot.

I’m very happy about this 2nd edition C01’s with some more incoming Big Smile . Thanks, Sofirn! Beer

Edit: and thanks, rngwn for making this possible in the first place.

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My little Yuji light is one of my favorites. If Sofirn makes these available on Amazon like they do for most of their lights, I will buy several more for gifts, even if they cost a few dollars more. But I won’t order from China anymore. Simon @ convoy is the only exception. This 2nd edition sounds great.

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All my blacks have been potted, but none of the green, brown, orange, and red ones. Nice colors, btw.
thanks for sharing your experience, thats the first report of non potted green and red C01..

I guess green are mixed, some potted, some not potted..

same with Red, you report not potted, my C01 Red are potted.

consistently inconsistent lol

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Both of my C01 Red are potted.

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to address the “Battery vampire” question, I`v done a test and they will work right down to 0.46v! maybe even lower if I let it, but the light at that voltage isn`t really usable anyway, the led looks just about lit even in the dark.
But the caveat is that you need to be at a higher voltage than that to get the driver board to fire up in the first place! and once it does you have to leave the light running and not turn it off at all else it wont turn back on again.
I`m not sure what the minimum trigger voltage is, I`m guessing at least 0.7v, but it Will run a battery down to Well below this if you just leave it running Smile

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A small addition to that, an effect that helps a bit: almost empty alkaline batteries tend to recover their voltage a bit when the load is taken away, it may take some time. So even when you switch the light off at say 0.5V and the light will not turn on again, after a while you may measure over 0.7V again, maybe enough to fire up the chip. Once the light is on the voltage nose-dives back to 0.5

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This is making me want an AA version of the C01 now!

Surely I`m not the only one that would love to see this scaled up a little (but still identical) to accomodate AA batts?
maybe a bigger magnet slot obviously, but still with a single Sophia or Yuji Led.
These would make great emergency “candles” around the house! Wink

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Katherine Alicia wrote:
This is making me want an AA version of the C01 now!

Surely I`m not the only one that would love to see this scaled up a little (but still identical) to accomodate AA batts?
maybe a bigger magnet slot obviously, but still with a single Sophia or Yuji Led.
These would make great emergency “candles” around the house! Wink

I’d like an AA version as well. Even a deep red.
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I got both a red (670nm) and black (3400k) C01 and both are potted. They’re nice little lights for going to the toilet or something. My C01S produces wayy too much light on the low-setting for such a thing, but the 3400k C01 produces a much more diffused (less throwy) and dim, warm light. The C01 670nm has a distinct “squarish” dot, presumably the LED dye being visible by the optics. The LED is indeed dark red (my first “real” red light so I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but two C01R’s are on its way too). I won’t carry’em everyday like my C01S but they’ll probably find a good space next to my night table Smile I’ll try to take some beamshots tonight.

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The C01R is insanely bright. For me, I only use low or medium at most. If the red C01 square-ish hotspot irks you.. you could mod the LED by scratching it up. I’m in the process of doing it, and it does soften the dye mark in the hotspot.

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Nice soft flood beam for these C01 lights and tint is better than C01S at low mode

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Alen wrote:
Nice soft flood beam for these C01 lights and tint is better than C01S at low mode

I agree, I guess the C01S is more of a “thrower” and the C01 is more of a flood-light.

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Fescron wrote:
Alen wrote:
Nice soft flood beam for these C01 lights and tint is better than C01S at low mode

I agree, I guess the C01S is more of a “thrower” and the C01 is more of a flood-light.


Yes and my C01 Red Led is potted, the others Orange and Blue Not
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Unheard wrote:
All my blacks have been potted, but none of the green, brown, orange, and red ones. Nice colors, btw.
thanks for sharing your experience, thats the first report of non potted green and red C01..

I guess green are mixed, some potted, some not potted..

same with Red, you report not potted, my C01 Red are potted.

consistently inconsistent lol


Why C01R have thicker positive contact and C01 still tiny contacts driver?
Seem already marked by battery and may be a weak point.
It hasn’t been improved
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Why C01R have thicker positive contact and C01 still tiny contacts driver?
Seem already marked by battery and may be a weak point.
It hasn’t been improved

Don’t worry. One of my first batch C01 got lots of use, multiple times a day. Estimate the years you’ll likely spend on earth, divide by two and buy as many lights to be safe Big Smile .

Amazing that the 5000 pcs. haven’t been sold yet.

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Unheard wrote:
Sari33 wrote:
Why C01R have thicker positive contact and C01 still tiny contacts driver?
Seem already marked by battery and may be a weak point.
It hasn’t been improved

Don’t worry. One of my first batch C01 got lots of use, multiple times a day. Estimate the years you’ll likely spend on earth, divide by two and buy as many lights to be safe Big Smile .

Amazing that the 5000 pcs. haven’t been sold yet.


Frankly don’t need a lot of them for myself
It’s not the first time that it turn on just touching the head involuntary
To avoid that you have to do half twist off,because threads are a bit sloppy and clean contacts often
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Amazing that the 5000 pcs. haven’t been sold yet.

I went back to buy another 3 of them a few days ago and wasn`t expecting to have much luck, but surprisingly there were still some left!?

edited to add, apparently 1106 sold so far (I just had another 3)

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I like my Orange Sophias so much, that I just ordered half a dozen more.

They make great gifts. And great spare battery carriers for my other favorite aaa lights.. the copper Tools..

I cant think of another High CRI light with a warm floody beam, for such a bargain price as the C01.

Its a great way to share my love for High CRI.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to making these lights possible. Thumbs Up Beer

I think a Copper and Titanium version would be very popular. Love

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Yesterday I received my latest order of C01 lights (with the new led) + 1 CO1S !
3 of them will be given to kids of friends (blue, green, orange all with diffusers).
The other orange C01 and the orange C01S will be kept Wink

Here’s the whole collection, with the original black / red / blue C01 (top right), the “sandblasted” C01S (middle bottom), and a red C01R (right bottom)

Things I would like to note (sorry if someone did it before):
- the colour of the new Sophia led is different (3400K vs 3200K of tyhe previous), is less warm than the Yuji, and outer edge of the side spill seems to be slighly greenish, unlike the Yuji that has no variations
- it also has a narrower “hotspot”, if compared with the red/blue C01 with Yujis (the original black versions that had a completely “flat” beam no hotspots)
- I thought the orange was a little darker, but I’m ok with this colour
- the new blue is also darker than the original one, and the green is probably the best anodizing colour

I used the WB at 5000K.

The beam

Comparison with:
3200K Yuji (black) >>> 3200K Yuji (red) >>> 5600K Yuji (black)

Left to right
3200K Yuji (black ) >>> 3400K Sophia (orange) >>> 3200K Yuji (red) >>> 5600K Yuji (black )


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really fun lights Smile

> the original black versions that had a completely “flat” beam no hotspots

I think the cause of the hotspot in later versions, is a more shiny aluminium reflector cone

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jon_slider wrote:

I think the cause of the hotspot in later versions, is a more shiny aluminium reflector cone

I guess so or maybe the leds are in a different position towards the reflector! Wink And indeed, they are really funny lights. I guess this orange one will be a “user”, and I’ll keep the others as “relics” Big Smile
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What would be the best way for the potted versions to sand the reflector (and LED)? Just try it all assembled? Or push out the driver (just press on the LED)?

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Katherine Alicia wrote:
edited to add, apparently 1106 sold so far (I just had another 3)

+5 Smile

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Can anyone verify latest (non potted) C01 have orings around emitter at cone base?

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