Convoy C8 Replacement

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gadgetUK437
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Convoy C8 Replacement

The trusty C8 strapped to my water helmet has earned itself a crack across the glass. Is there somewhere I can get a replacement?
Or should I just stump up for a replacement and relegate the old one to my fire tunic? If so, should I just go for a Convoy C8+, or is there something better out there now? (1× 18650 thrower, in the same price range)

Edited by: gadgetUK437 on 10/25/2021 - 11:28
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Replacement Lens direct from Simon’s Convoy store: https://a.aliexpress.com/_uWkrs6

Works out about £3.50 for 2 delivered, so you’ll have a spare too.

And you could always add a new C8+ to the same order Wink

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And replacing the lens is very easy. No need to junk it. If anything, you could use this as an opportunity to modify it.

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

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Thank you for the link.

I am thinking about getting another cheap 18650 thrower, so I don’t have to remember to swap it between uniforms. Is the C8+ the way to go?
(I haven’t done much shopping around recently)

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I have a C8+ in sand ano (well, two actually) which I built with Simon’s 12 mode driver and a 3500k LH351D. Fantastic mid-sized light with an impressive turbo and still a very functional mode range. I also find the balance between throw and flood very pleasant with the LH351D; not as pencil-beam as other 3535 LEDs but very usable while still throwing well. Plus their sand anodizing is some of the best I’ve seen. Actually picked up a XPL version a while back and that ano is ever better… but does’t sound like Convoy has any ability to sort the various sub-shades and textures of their finish.

I’m curious how much abuse that C8 took before the lens cracked? Seems like a significant weak point as the window is quite large and not overly thick (like for example the almost ridiculously thick lenses on my Surefire C2/C3 lights). Maybe an acrylic lens would be more durable if you need to take a lot of impact.