Review: Convoy M1 XM-L T6-3C 2.8A 2-Group 3/5 mode

Thanks Very Much!
The M1 is bigger than I pictured it. Guess I’ll have to order an M2 as well.


Excellent review Johnny. Another item to add to the wishlist for my next order. Seems as though this is a much better alternative to the Solarforce builds that I've done.

Thanks for the review JohnnyMac. Interesting light. The battery tube reminds me of the Shadow line of lights.

I have yet to own a Convoy, I might start with a S2 then work my way up to the M1. They really do look well made. Thanks for the detailed review!

Great review. Thanks for that.

Also, I am very impressed with Fasttech. They seam to go the extra mile and care about the customer, which is rare for a Chinese based company.

One suggestion on your review. I always find it helpful to see lights in someones hand to get an idea on its size. You have parts in your hand which helps, but a hand actually holding the light is good.

Thanks again.

hi thanks very much.
would a “Panasonic Protected NCR18650A Rechargeable 3100mAh 3.7V 18650 Lithium Battery” fit the M1 ?.
might order a pair along with the M1 7C tint.


With those cooling fins in the head, it looks like it is asking to be driven to 5+ amps

Thanks, helpful pictorial descriptions of the flashlight parts!

Ask and you might receive. In this case you did. I’ve added in hand pics to the OP.

Quick question. I just bought this M1: Convoy M1 Cree XM-L U2-1B 2-Group 3/5-Mode 350LM LED Flashlight (1 x 18650 / AMC7135*8 / HA-III). On specs it says rated 350LM, while others T6-3C, T4-7C, T5-5C that are also AMC7135*8 are rated 700LM on the Fasttech website. Did I just purchase the wrong one? :frowning:

Must just be a typo in the specs.

Yeah, that’s just a typo in the specs. If you look closely you will see that it says >350 lumens and it is, by twice that amount at least. :wink:

As long as you bought the AMC7135*8 version you shouldn't worry. :)

Thanks guys! :slight_smile:

How can I tell its AMC7135*8 version when I get it?

Nice review JM looks like a nice light!

Was wondering if this pill fits this light

If so then you could just buy one light and build a pill to swap in to it you wanted. That way you could choose different tints or brightness bins or upgrade the light when newer and better things come out without loosing the option to go back to the old one.

It will have 4 of the 7135’s around the spring like in the pictures in the review

(facepalm) :slight_smile:

Thanks, bud! As to that pill you linked to I’d say no. That sucker is 30mm in diameter (according to their specs) and made for a 26650 light. The entire head on the M1 is only 35mm. Good idea though but no way will it fit.

LOL! Doh! Been there and done that. :bigsmile:

Thanks for the great review. Very thorough and great pics!

So, what sort of mods did you have in mind for this light?