I have been interested in purchasing a Convoy light but would like to get some input on what and where to buy.
I am looking for high output without being a very large light. I already have the Kronos sets so I am not looking so much for throw since I have that capability in these lights. I have always heard good things about Mountain Electronics as the place to buy these lights. I found this place. Convoy custom , but I don’t know if the stated output is accurate or if the pricing is decent. Any help would be appreciated.
As where to buy, you can get them from USA based mtnelectronics or different chinese webstores such as gearbest (not recommended), banggood (recommended) or directly from simon convoy aliexpress store (recommended but a bit more expensive). Banggood being the fastest when it comes to shipping.
IMO the two must-have convoy lights are the C8 and secondly the S2+.
The site you linked to is selling those convoys at stupidly high prices, you could easily build the same light for less than $50.
If you want high output in a small size for a good price, take a look at the BLF SE A6 / Astrolux S1 . The build quality is comparable with convoys. The size is similar to Convoy S2. Astrolux S1 review
I suppose you’re right.
It depends what is meant by high output and small size. At certain point you’re going to run into heat issues with any light.
For a regular person Convoy C8 with 7135 x 8 provides plenty of light.
As for places to buy Convoys, Simon has the best reputation. But I also never had any problems with Convoys from Gearbest or Banggood where I bought several C8 and S2+. However, I’ve heard some people got fake ones from Gearbest.
Interestingly enough I think that they’re also using RMM’s drivers w/ the DrJones guppydrv option.
I have also seen those custom P60 housings elsewhere… They were in this thread, but the pics are gone due to ImageShack’s closure. The P60’s don’t look like much when compared with Matthaus, EDC Plus Tana, etc.
I’ve had this problem w/ AliExpress several times recently. I’m not sure what causes it but once you’re stuck you’re stuck until you delete AliExpress’s cookies. I think most modern browsers allow you to delete individual cookies, I know Chrome does. I normally delete every cookie with Ali in the name. I’d just Google how to do it for your browser. If you’d like to avoid the hassle you can just remove all of your cookies, but that creates it’s own hassles.
FWIW the link works fine for me. It’s definitely the wrong language set in a cookie.
This light only stays in direct drive for 45 seconds, I believe. I have the SE A6 (same light) and have never had significant heat issues, due to the automatic step-down in the driver. Best flashlight I own and my EDC, always.