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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_slider View Post
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    I must have missed it. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_nascar View Post
    I must have missed it. Thanks.
    I found that super glue worked like a charm. It doesn't take a lot of mass to work and excess will seep out, so the magnet will lay down pretty snug, maybe 0.25 mm below the surface. There isn't a 4mm x 5mm magnet size sold. So I'd put a very small amount of glue in first, let it harden, then add more and insert the magnet. I wouldn't try layering magnets as it would probably stick out too far. Or, use something thicker like Gorilla glue and be careful not to press it too far down.

    It's just a minor nitpick. The magnet as I have it actually works. And I'm not sure how much better it would be if the magnet was perfectly flush to the surface (might be just a nominal improvement). Part of it may also be due to owning lights like Olight S1, S10 and S15 lights that have really powerful magnets in the tail caps, and these little magnets just can't compete.
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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 Potted AAA w High CRI

    I'm curious if there's a magnet out there thst would fit in the tritium slot for those who want more power.
    What kind of self respecting nocturnal being cannot see in the dark, one way or another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by defloyd77 View Post
    I'm curious if there's a magnet out there thst would fit in the tritium slot for those who want more power.
    I've never seen a magnet in that size and shape. You'd be best off using a carbide drill bit and excavate a wider channel in the aluminum to fit a rectangular magnet.
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    To everyone who has enjoyed these humble yet very satisfying (in my opinion) little lights:

    Djozz is trying to organize a small production run of a host version of the C01. This would be exactly the same as the original C01, but with no LED or potting. You solder in an LED of your choosing, trim the excess leg length, and the light will drive it at 25mA.

    So if you have some Yuji's left over from one of the emitter group buys and want another C01, this would be the opportunity.

    Or if you want a red light AAA twisty, you could do that instead.

    Or green, blue, aqua/cyan, amber, or yellow, for that matter. In fact, there are even 5mm LED's with a built in chip that cycles them automatically through red, green, and blue.

    However, Sofirn can only cover their cost of doing this if enough people are interested.

    What does everyone think?

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    John 3:16

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    I hope that's munching on popcorn while watching with interest? If so, feel free to PM me and I can share what info I know.

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    PM sent
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    Bump... anyone know when/where the single mode re-release hits in 2020?

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    And the Sofirn C01 is re-released :-)

    That is the 5mm high-cri potted battery vampire version.

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    Thatís great! These are great little lights for about $10!
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    LINK, please !

    Sofirn's website still says:

    Sold Out
    0 available


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    LINK, please !

    Sofirn's website still says:

    Sold Out
    0 available


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    I found them on Ali Exp. Sofirn Store.
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyh View Post
    I found them on Ali Exp. Sofirn Store.
    Yea, but are they really available to be shipped? I've gotten burnt by that before.


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    Me too. Mine never showed up. I was refunded but with no warning whatsoever a substantial amount of time later
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    All I can say is that the site claims that they will ship within 5 days...Iím just taking it at face value...but I should add a disclaimer! Use at your own risk! I make no recommendations or as to the veracity of Ali Express or The Sofirn Store! Iíve gotten stuff from them without incident but maybe I got lucky (?).
    (I got some BLF C01 lights from this source back back in 2018 and some C01 S in March 2019 and had no problems other than it took a looooong time...like weeks...)
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Usually the stores on aliexpress are pretty good. One bad interaction I had wonít make me quit using them. Should have said that in the above post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigburly912 View Post
    Usually the stores on aliexpress are pretty good. One bad interaction I had wonít make me quit using them. Should have said that in the above post.
    No, all good! Iím never all that comfy with ordering stuff direct from China. It always feels like a crap shoot...Chinese ďtrackingĒ has never really worked for me (not like Iím used to). We shall see!


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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 Potted AAA w High CRI

    I had one * BAD * experience
    with Ali Express 18 months ago,
    and told myself: " NEVER AGAIN " !

    < just sayin' >

    (and it was for the Original Sofirn C01 lights)


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    I see no Sofirn C01 even listed on Aliexpress and on the Sofirn site, none are shown as in stock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_nascar View Post
    I see no Sofirn C01 even listed on Aliexpress and on the Sofirn site, none are shown as in stock.


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    From what I gather, this is equipped with a Sophia 5mm 3400k 95 CRI led and not potted as the original was. Supposedly the company felt that the construction/design makes potting not worth the cost/ benefit.
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Thanks. Any idea when they'll actually be available?


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    This test does not provide an objective indication of reliability.
    It looks impressive, but it captures the essence

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    The Sofirn Store on Ali now states there are 565 units available. Whether thatís true or not...I donít know...for me, I will take them on their word. If my trust is misplaced, Iíll deal with it. Hope not!
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Ah Iím not as interested without potting of the electronics. Thanks though OP, Johnnyh and others
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigburly912 View Post
    Ah Iím not as interested without potting of the electronics. Thanks though OP, Johnnyh and others
    I agree. Charge a buck or two more, but pot it.


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    I hear you...on the bright side, it can be easily modded with other 5mm LEDís.


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    There was a potential group buy for empty C01 bodies at that forum whose platform is inexpensive lights but I don't know that it ever came to fruition. I had an alert set up for whenever a post took place on the thread and have not gotten an alert it a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    There was a potential group buy for empty C01 bodies at that forum whose platform is inexpensive lights but I don't know that it ever came to fruition. I had an alert set up for whenever a post took place on the thread and have not gotten an alert it a long time.
    Last I saw on the main C01 thread over there was they weren't going to do the hosts.
    What kind of self respecting nocturnal being cannot see in the dark, one way or another?

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