Best Convoy Thrower?

No idea because it’s only running at 6A instead of the 8A drivers I’m running. At 8A the C8+/M21A CULPM1 gets close to 1000m

Yes, it has a wider beam

sounds good, I think this is the one, i forgot about portability too, i do prefer it having a smaller head that fits in a jacket/hoodie pocket without sacrificing much range. m21a CULPM1 is the final choice with its great price. $33.50 battery included.

i just asked their aliexpress store about the official range as its not in the description. they replied with this.

M21A KW CSLPM1.TG 759 meters
M21A KW CULPM1.TG a little longer range

so running 8A vs 6A makes 200m difference?! or are they being conservative with the range?

I hope you realize though that those beamshots are to just show the beam characteristics, and in no way does it look that bright or have that range. It’s just for the thumbnails of my YouTube vids

Different light meters will give a different result. I doubt anyone’s measurements ever line up exactly across the board.

Edit: Simon (Convoy) measures at 5 meters, I measure at 20 meters for long range throwers. Can never get a good comparison without using the same equipment

understood, i always cut my expectation down by %20 of what reviews/vids/pictures show. honestly 750m range is plenty for me for a thrower

…and then reduce by 50% at least for good usable lighting. If you want to see 1000m you need 2000m ANSI spec

hahaha yes divide the advertised range by half and you got your real usable range. I learned that early

Great video Funtastic, thank you!! :white_check_mark:

Culpm1 performed exactly as I hoped, better spread at the end, yeh it uses more fuel lol but it gets the job done better for me. thanks for the video comparison


[quote=easyshades] interessante, eh inizialmente stavo tirando su tra quei due che hai menzionato, c8+ osram vs l21a osram e qual è la differenza. ma di quanto ho letto c'è una nuova L21b che è meglio? Mi chiedo anche se Convoy produrrebbe la fantastica nuova ricarica USB-C Convoy 3×21a è 3x Osrams? lol in questo momento ce l'hanno nel diodo sft40. come si confronta sft40 con gli osram? [/citazione]

Come ha detto Funtastic, l'osram di CSLNM1 è più intenso, il che lo fa apparire più luminoso (nell'hotspot al centro del raggio), ma lo spill del CULPM1 è più luminoso e consente di vedere di più intorno all'hotspot e teoricamente consente di vedere di più campo visivo di fronte a te, non solo molto in basso / in un piccolo punto concentrato vicino a te.

Il 3x21a o il 4x18a con (3) osram sarebbe fantastico, ed è una modifica che ho intenzione di fare a una diversa luce dell'emettitore 4x, penso che sarebbe bello. Getterebbe più lontano dello sft40 3x21a, ma secondo me il colore e la qualità del raggio potrebbero non essere altrettanto buoni. è difficile dire con quelle luci multi riflettore finché non le hai in mano quanto è buona la qualità del raggio con un dato LED.

[quote=easyshades] hai detto se volevo un lancio e una fuoriuscita più ampia per sbt90, ma il 3x21a non riempie un po' quel vuoto di offrire una gamma di 1029 m più la fuoriuscita di luci 3x? senza il surriscaldamento e la cattiva durata della batteria di un sbt90, punto debole suppongo, correggimi se sbaglio. [/citazione]

Questa luce diventerà molto calda, più calda della singola luce sbt90 o almeno altrettanto calda (penso che il 3x21 sia elencato per funzionare a 17,8 amp, e Simon ha detto che il suo driver sbt90.2 è un driver da 18 amp) quindi potrebbero essere molto simile, ma non credo che il 3x21a funzionerebbe notevolmente meno caldo. Inoltre, la durata della batteria (se entrambi hanno la stessa configurazione) sarebbe probabilmente simile perché entrambi i driver in esecuzione con uscita dell'amplificatore simile, quindi uno non dovrebbe essere molto migliore dell'altro anche qui. Il 3x21a sta emettendo molta potenza, sarà notevolmente più luminoso dello sbt90 e avrà una dispersione maggiore, ma il 3x21a non getterà così lontano (una luce a triplo riflettore getta circa il 20% in meno rispetto al led equivalente in un singolo riflettore light, penso di aver letto da qualche parte da U/TomE).

Penso che tu debba solo rimanere concentrato su quale sia il tuo obiettivo per questa luce...


"sversamento" luminoso?

lungo raggio ?

lungo raggio e "sversamento" luminoso?

1 batteria o più di 1 batteria?

ricarica interna?

mi riporta a questo: se non hai bisogno di ricaricare, prendi il C8 + con cslnm1 (prezzo vs prestazioni = questo è un vincitore, come hanno detto altri shave). se vuoi caricare, prendi il 3x21a o il 4x18a (rispettivamente triplo LED o sbt90 - saranno abbastanza simili in uscita, lancio e artisti fantastici, con le differenze che ho menzionato sopra). L'L21a è fantastico, ma pesante e il compromesso in termini di peso probabilmente non vale la perdita di portabilità che ottieni con il C8+, se la portabilità è importante per te. è qui che L21b può essere un buon compromesso: più leggero di L21a, migliore lancio di C8+, ma con prestazioni vicine a L21a e peso più vicino a C8+ che a L21a. è solo kidn've .. blah guardando. lol


There is already a flashlight with not 3 but even 4 Osram W2.2 CULPM1.TG and it is Haikelite MT41 it derives from the MT40 with USB charging but instead of the SST40 it has 4 * CULPM1.TG and is an exceptional flashlight: 6000 lumens 1400 meters of launch

He might as well be talkin’ fast Italian.

I can’t understand a word he’s sayin’. :neutral_face:

There is already a flashlight with not 3 but even 4 Osram W2.2 CULPM1.TG and it is Haikelite MT41 it derives from the MT40 with USB charging but instead of the SST40 it has 4 * CULPM1.TG and is an exceptional flashlight: 6000 lumens 1400 meters of launch.

There is already a flashlight with not 3 but even 4 Osram W2.2 CULPM1.TG and it is Haikelite MT41 it derives from the MT40 with USB charging but instead of the SST40 it has 4 * CULPM1.TG and is an exceptional flashlight: 6000 lumens 1400 meters of launch.

that looks amazing, how much is it? link? i could not find it on aliexpress…

Never consider any given value as being the absolute truth. There are lots of variables that infuence the results. I consider any abolute value a ballpark value. But if someone says: I swapped the XYZ3 with an XYZ4a and the luxmeter gave me 10% more, I tend to believe that. Not the actual value, but the increase in percent.
I own a Thrunite TN32UT, att the first factory made hot rod. The specs were something like 250 kCd but several trustworthy reviewers (like Selfbuilt) gave it 190+ kCd. I put a Green Led in my C8. That one easily surpasses the Thrunite with 10+%. That’s about 950m throw. Hard to find more bang for the buck.

As for in-built charging. Not for me, but opinions here may be as strong as religions.
So I give you 3 words: accurate, robust, waterproof. If you get 2 out of 3, you are lucky.

I’m not a numbers guy. Show me the beef. Good quality video reviews rule the day in my buying decision process. Funtastic, Flashaholic, Weerapat Kiatdumrong, d_t_a, etc. offer real life visual representations of beam characteristics that number crunching can’t compete with. Publishing lumens and candela figures are great for marketing, but they never tell the whole story, which in most cases is just that…a story. I need to see it.

Convoy/Simon is crushing it in a whole lot of flashlight categories, least of which are designed throwers. Depending on what you’re looking for, it’s a candy store pick as to which is “best”.

Haikelite MT40

And the Aliexpress Haikelite store with CSLPM1 LED's:

Anybody else with an L21B SFT40 and take throw measurements? I’m seeing a max of ~310kcd. I had to raise the reflector a bit too. This got me 5-10kcd and the corona is smaller / hotspot larger. Out of the box I think 297,000 turn on was what I measured.

Going to try and bump the current up a bit and see if there is any more to be had from this thing. Still a great lightweight moderate lumen thrower, but 25% lower than spec is frustrating and a let down.

The L21B’s reflector height was a mess from the start, Simon was extremely disappointed. The only reason he went on to sell them was me informing him that the reflector just needed to be raised. New gaskets were made for the Osram chips, but still needs adjusting. The L21B with SFT40 needs raising a little too as you had noticed.

The L21B was designed for me as a mounted rifle light for use with only the Osram chips. I’m currently building my own gaskets and working with Simon to get everything sorted.

One thing to note is that not everyone wants a tightly fine tuned hotspot, this has already been reviewed by a few people including 1lumen as having an excellent beam. Entirely depends what each individual’s preference is though. If it’s going on a gun I like a tight beam, if it’s used as a search light, I love the spill in the corona to light up a paddock when searching for animals.

I just received the L21A and C8+ with SFT40 and get the following

L21A stock gasket - 1,167m
L21A custom gasket - 1,248m

C8+ - 819m

Measured at 20m

I was going to ask Simon to adjust the gasket for that 1,248m, but searching for animals it provides a nice bright corona spill for more coverage. My custom gasket creates a sharp edge, similar to the 4X18A SBT90.2. It’s precisely focused, but thought it was too narrow for the purpose I’m selling it for. Back it off slightly and it would have a corona, but for less than 100m gain it’s not really worth the hassle. The L21B on the other hand could be worse off, I’ll test this tomorrow