[Review] Convoy L7 || 2 x 26650 , Luminus SBT90.2 || Full Power Regulation For All Output Modes! || Beamshots

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[Review] Convoy L7 || 2 x 26650 , Luminus SBT90.2 || Full Power Regulation For All Output Modes! || Beamshots

The flashlight was sent to me by the Convoy store for review.
Here's the product's link: Convoy L7



The flashlight comes in a normal cardboard box.
It's seated into some foam for added protection during shipping.



The Convoy L7 comes with a matte black anodization.



The overall fit and finish is excellent.



A square knurling pattern is applied on the its body for increased grip.



The L7 is dual switch operated.
A mechanical forward-clicky switch is available at the tail of the flashlight.
This switch is responsible for managing the power on/off/momentary of the flashlight.



Additionally, an e-switch is placed on the bottom part of the head.
The switch provides a nice tactile feedback and is secured in place via a metal ring.



A lightly crenulated bezel is in place to protect the glass lens.



The head houses a smooth reflector and a Luminus SBT90.2 emitter.
As can be seen, the centering of the emitter is excellent.



Similarly to all Convoy flashlights, the L7's head can be easily disassembled.



The emitter's MCPBC is held from rotating using two screws.
Plenty of thermal paste has been used during the installation of the PCB board.



The driver is using a brass tab as the positive terminal.
It's set in place using a brass ring.



Both threads of the flashlight are very cleanly cut.
The tail threads are anodized, which allows the flashlight to get mechanically locked out.

 

Looking at the tail, we can see a thick copper spring which is held in place via a retainer ring.



Here's the tail fully taken apart.



And a closeup of the rear switche's PCB.



The L7 also comes with a cigar grip that can be easily installed between the body and tail.

 

My L7 arrived with two LiitoKala 26650 cells.
Simon also includes two extra PCBs that can be used to improve the contact between two flat top cells.



User Interface

The Convoy L7 is dual switch operated and comes with a nice and simple user interface.
Here's all the supported actions from the flashlight's firmware.

Power on/off: Single press (rear switch)
Momentary on: Half press (rear switch)
Mode cycle: Single press (Low > Medium > High > Turbo > Low > ...) (e-switch)
Strobe: Double press (e-switch)

Mode memory is present.
Low Voltage Warning and Low Voltage Protection are also present.


Output

Here's my output measurements along with the current draw for each output level.



As we can see, the Convoy L7 is able to push 5202 lumen while drawing 9.01A. Excellent output, especially for a thrower.

Power Regulation

Here's my power regulation graph for the Convoy L7.

What we can see in the graph:

  • All of the output modes are fully regulated
  • Turbo steps down to Low at 6.3V
  • High and Medium steps down to Low at 6.0V
  • The flashlight will turn off at 5.6V as part of its Low Voltage Protection function.

As you can see, the Convoy L7 presents full regulation among all of its modes. This is really impressive!

Outdoor Beamshots

Here's a few outdoor beamshots.

 
 

As we can see, the Convoy L7 displays great throw while delivering a great amount of output.

Bottom Line

As always with Convoys, the build quality is excellent.
Thanks to the Luminous SBT90.2 emitter, the flashlight delivers great throw and performance.
I was especially impressed by the great power regulation demonstrated by the flashlight's driver.

 

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bilakos10, I agree with you that the Convoy L7 is a fantastic and powerful flashlight.

At Simon’s Convoy flashlight Store in Ali Express, I have bought two sets of mini-extension tubes. They add interesting features to my L7, L6 and M3. Highly recommended.

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Nice review bilakos10. And another excellent Convoy flashlight! The build quality is awesome – great threads, anodization, LED centering, lumens, etc.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Wow this is an amazing duty light. Regulated driver, good heatsinking, and long battery life!

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Looks very nice – great job bilakos Smile

If I hadn’t already bought a 4×18a SBT90.2 I would get this one for sure – I like the ‘maglite’ look

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Good write up. This thing really throws.

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It don’t only throw, the beam looks like the Lincoln tunnel in front of you.

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Agree L7 is awesome and do more runtime by adding 2 tube extender and 26800 battery.. 

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TermsakC wrote:

bilakos10, I agree with you that the Convoy L7 is a fantastic and powerful flashlight.

At Simon’s Convoy flashlight Store in Ali Express, I have bought two sets of mini-extension tubes. They add interesting features to my L7, L6 and M3. Highly recommended.

Thanks for the recommendation.
They’ll be definitely added to my wish list Big Smile

Sillen wrote:
Good write up. This thing really throws.

It surely does! Seeing the Convoy L7 throwing a fat beam at such distance is definitely impressive!

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zoulas wrote:
It don’t only throw, the beam looks like the Lincoln tunnel in front of you.

Lol, that’s a good description of the beam!

Chinaheart wrote:

Agree L7 is awesome and do more runtime by adding 2 tube extender and 26800 battery.. 

I definitely need to get my hands on some 26800 batteries!