Convoy C8+ Osram.

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Convoy C8+ Osram.

Short and sweet. It’s great.
I choose the desert tan with 4 modes. 2 modes two many.
It should have been like my Warrior X. Hi-Lo-strobe.
I never use the strobe. It will probably affect me more than them.
Problem is the light is a dot. You can’t even walk with it at night.
Why so many modes?.
You click just one time, and you can half click your life away.
The finish is excellent. The throw is there. Beautiful luminescence.
The price…. let’s say I have paid more for a 21700.
Am I happy?. Very.
It’s my 1st Convoy and won’t be the last.

Cheers.

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Might wanna delete the quoted crapsite so it doesn’t still get picked up by webcrawlers or whatnot.

Gotta blackhole the damned things…

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Good call, it slipped my mind been to occupied lately.

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That said, about the C8+, yeah, lights geared for throw are useless close-in. I never understood people calling the C8 of any sort a “general-purpose light”. It’s a thrower, useless close-in. Bright concentrated hotspot washes out everything else in the “useful spill”. Bah.

For a compact thrower, though, it kicks arse. Nice big reflector vs the skinny tube (why a 21700 just seems better balanced), but it’s a thrower, period.

Unless you want to slap on some diffusion film. I often mention the rather nice Tacklife 26650 light that uses an evil XP-G3. Makes a nice thrower if you don’t mind absolutely hideous tint-shift. Slap on some DF, and it floods very nicely, and is a kick-arse around-the-house light.

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Some o’ that DC fix can transform even the GT94 into your favorite book reading light.

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Very easy to ‘fix’ throwers to be close-ups, with diffusion films, or just a plastic bag rubber-banded on the front.
Kind of slow to remove though, you prob would not want to change that 20 times a day.
Also a thrower usually has a big head, no sense having that if you do not use it for throwing.

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At least in the case of the Tacklife, it takes a 26650, so it’s a bit chunky to begin with. But I ain’t sticking it into a pocket or anything, so the big donk is easy to find as an around-the-house light.

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Sounds like you should have bought the 12 group version, and programmed it to the single mode high only group.

Or disable the memory so you can start at low or high every time without clicking through the other modes.

Either way the simple 4 mode one can’t do any of that, it’s stuck how it is. I’d swap the driver.

I have a C8+ that currently has a Luxeon V 4000k with an OP reflector and a 6A Led4power driver, it’s the closest to a “general purpose” config I’ve seen in a C8. That Luxeon is a big floody emitter like an SST-40.

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Have you tried the orange peel reflector for the C8? There’s one advertised on Mountain Electronics.

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wle wrote:
Very easy to ‘fix’ throwers to be close-ups, with diffusion films, or just a plastic bag rubber-banded on the front.
Kind of slow to remove though, you prob would not want to change that 20 times a day.
Also a thrower usually has a big head, no sense having that if you do not use it for throwing.

wle

A plastic bag? You are kidding right?

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zoulas wrote:
wle wrote:

Very easy to 'fix' throwers to be close-ups, with diffusion films, or just a plastic bag rubber-banded on the front. Kind of slow to remove though, you prob would not want to change that 20 times a day. Also a thrower usually has a big head, no sense having that if you do not use it for throwing. wle

A plastic bag? You are kidding right?

You think that's weird advice?

When I first joined BLF over 10 years ago, I was told that a good way to diffuse a beam of light would be as add "a smear of Vaseline."

I'll never forget that suggestion.

https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/9447#comment-9447

Maybe it would work, but I'm not going to smear Vaseline on a flashlight.

(Sounds gross.)

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zoulas wrote:
wle wrote:
Very easy to ‘fix’ throwers to be close-ups, with diffusion films, or just a plastic bag rubber-banded on the front.
Kind of slow to remove though, you prob would not want to change that 20 times a day.
Also a thrower usually has a big head, no sense having that if you do not use it for throwing.

wle

A plastic bag? You are kidding right?


Nope, he is serious; it works just fine.✅
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Goes to find flashlight & plastic bag.

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Scotty321 wrote:
Have you tried the orange peel reflector for the C8? There’s one advertised on Mountain Electronics.

They’re nice when using a 3V XHP50.2 or a SST-40 to make this light (or the C8+ I presume) an allrounder. Tried both LEDs with the OPR, works. Eventually made my C8 a thrower again with the WF1 and a 5A driver from KD.

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Good call. I try to find a flash light.