Sofirn C01 for 2020

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Thank you, iamlucky13, for setting out the complete picture in post 16. Until yesterday, I was unaware that the C01 has been brought back with a new emitter. The original C01 with Yuji is a favorite of mine for predawn use about the house, and I look forward to the Sophia version now. I ordered some from Sofirn yesterday and got the shipping notification today.
 

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BTW --

Sofirn's website page lists the LED
used in Red C01 (3-level) as:

" Original CREE SST2-DR 660nm "

:thinking:
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Sofirn's website page lists the LED
used in Red C01 (3-level) as:

" Original CREE SST2-DR 660nm "


that is a 3 mode C01R with 660nm, on row 7 in post 16

the 1 mode C01 Red has a 5mm LED that is 670nm, it is on row 3 in post 16
 
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iamlucky13

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I'd love a 4000ish Kelvin C01 if Sophia make one.

Thanks Everyone for their input on the Sophia LED.

There is a 4500K version. I don't know if it is Sophia, but the same person (rngwn) sells them in packs of 50 on another forum.

Spectrometer measurements for CRI showed Ra = 98, and R9 = 97, with Duv = -0.001 for a single sample.

In other words, top tier light quality, so if you like that color temperature and are comfortable soldering, they would be a great option to mod a C01 with.
 

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For all nerds around the globe
Current Sophia line up
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Sophia has a 4500K, that sounds pretty good to me, but unfortunately I'm no modder. Maybe if this run goes well, we can convince Sofirn to do a run of it.

you could also pay a modder to build your dream light
consider picking up a couple C01 now, to keep your options open down the line
modding a 5mm LED on a not potted driver, is probably something you could learn, if you wanted to.

the real issue will be finding a source for the LED you want. Usually they come in a bag of at least 50 or in the case of Yuji, 1000 LEDs at a time.

anyway
it seems there will not be another run of C01 w 5mm LED after this.

Barry0892 said:
Update

the big boss told me there will not be a next batch of C01 5mm led lights in the future, because the cost is too high by adding expenses of labour

The price of $3.99 (free shipping on orders above $21) is the best I can strive for you guys.

Some of you may hate the $2.99 shipping fee, I hate it too, but it can NOT even cover the real cost if you buy only one.

It's the best I can offer.

However, that does not rule out other options, such as the presently available 2 mode C01S with 4000k High CRI.

Im expecting there will be another model, with 3 modes, as presently used in the C01R w 660nm, but with a not Red LED.

while were dreaming...
I wish Sofirn would make some Copper and Titanium versions of the C01 Host ;)
 
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As Barry (Sofirn) told me, they are too cheap and to get some profit they need to make more than any other model. And he confirmed that once sold C01 will never be made again.
That being said, 12pcs has been shipped few days ago[emoji41]


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too bad they dont have an amber version, neither 5mm nor power.

are there 5mm amber leds with beautiful tint? i have some from Koala, but not impressed with the color
 

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To clarify things in case anyone is confused, the C01 family consists of 3 models, but there have been multiple editions of each.

Bykfixer, if you'd like to copy this table into your first post to highlight which editions are under discussion, feel free.

Model (Edition)
LED
Modes
Max OutputOther
C01 (2018 Edition)Yuji BC 5mm - 3200K or 5600K, 95 CRI1~5 lumensPotted driver, 3 body colors
C01 (2020 Edition)
Sophia 5mm 3400K, 95 CRI1~5 lumensNot Potted, 5 body colors
C01 (2020 Edition, red)
Unknown 5mm deep red (670nm)1UnknownNot Potted, red body
C01s (original)Luminus SST-20, 4000K, 95 CRI2 (high, low)100 lumens3 body colors
C01s (BLF and current edition)Luminus SST-20, 4000K, 95 CRI2 (low, high)100 lumens6 body colors
C01R (original)Cree XP-E2, photo red (660nm)3 (LMH or HML configurable)36 lumensRed body
C01R (current edition)Luminus SST-20-DR deep red (660nm)3 (LMH or HML configurable)~36 lumens?Red body

Common features:
  • AAA-powered (Lithium-ion not supported. Unsure if it's been tested)
  • Twisty user interface
  • 71.6mm long x 14.5mm diameter
  • Approx. 15 grams weight
  • Tail stands
  • 5mm x 3mm Magnet pocket and 1mm x 6mm tritium slot.

thank you for the great compilation. appreciate the details. :twothumbs
 

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amber leds

if you can swap your own LEDs.. it would not cost much to try one of these:
Amber power LED


Amber 5mm LED



Thanks id, with all these different kelvin Sophia's available, why would the Sofrin "Big Boss" (Chairman Mao?) Turn down collecting USD?

I imagine that their prior sale of 3200k and 5600k showed that the largest demand was for Warm LEDs.

People that want other options, should build their own, or hire help. The MOQ is 1000 units, so unless Sofirn believes they can sell that many, I dont expect they will capitalize the expense to build "special interest" LED lights.

The way to convince Sofirn to do a special run, is to start a Group Buy Interest List. Sofirn needs to see hundreds of units of interest, before they finance a special interest product.
 

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too bad they dont have an amber version, neither 5mm nor power.

are there 5mm amber leds with beautiful tint? i have some from Koala, but not impressed with the color

I'm not sure. I'm going to try the options that LED Supply has, but they're US-based, so shipping is probably expensive to Russia.

I'm also going to put a 2300K from rngwn in at least one.
 
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I was bored so i did some C01 mods.
660nm Deep Red (HDS Hyper Red)
450nm Royal Blue (HDS Forensic Blue)
595nm Amber (HDS Amber)
530nm Green (i think it’s HDS Hunting Green)
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