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    Default Sofirn C01 for 2020

    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


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    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 Output Other
    C01 (2018 Edition) Yuji BC 5mm - 3200K or 5600K, 95 CRI 1 ~5 lumens Potted driver, 3 body colors
    C01 (2020 Edition)
    Sophia 5mm 3400K, 95 CRI 1 ~5 lumens Not Potted, 5 body colors
    C01 (2020 Edition, red)
    Unknown 5mm deep red (670nm) 1 Unknown Not Potted, red body
    C01s (original) Luminus SST-20, 4000K, 95 CRI 2 (high, low) 100 lumens 3 body colors
    C01s (BLF and current edition) Luminus SST-20, 4000K, 95 CRI 2 (low, high) 100 lumens 6 body colors
    C01R (original) Cree XP-E2, photo red (660nm) 3 (LMH or HML configurable) 36 lumens Red 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    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



    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post
    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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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 for 2020

    Hope you guys are happy. You made me order a set. All colors. Extra blue, 2 extra black.

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    Bare finish is pocket friendly, tho only available with C01S.. Blue is nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    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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    Default Sofirn C01 for 2020

    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 itís HDS Hunting Green)



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    Xmas lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    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 itís HDS Hunting Green)



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    What is the difference between the C01S and the C01Pro?
    Remember, Two is One, and One is None!.

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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 for 2020

    I can't find any reference to a C01 pro in terms of production lights, it may have been the pre release name for the c01s

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    Yes, that is Exactly what happened !

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    I really love the C01x host platform, with its ability for the magnet and trit vial and the cost can't be beat.


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    Two ordered. (Dessert tan). Order form says I ordered black so I ordered a blue one too.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 11-16-2020 at 07:32 PM.
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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 for 2020

    The Sofirn C01 for 2020 just has one level of brightness -- correct? I'd prefer at least two levels like some of the previous ones had.

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    > The Sofirn C01 for 2020 just has one level of brightness -- correct?

    Yes

    > I'd prefer at least two levels like some of the previous ones had.

    2 modes is also an option, it is called C01S

    post 16 has the rundown on the C01 Series

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    " Your order has Shipped " !




    Look closely and you'll see my package
    of Sofirn C01/Sophia flashlights !



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjdp...&feature=share


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    Relax, folks --


    This video is couple years old !



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    my C01 "Sophia" version arrived today, it`s a strange little light! there`s no glass lens at all and the "reflector" looks like plain un-polished alu (that you can touch from the outside because no glass!)
    However the Color temp and beam profile is actually quite nice! and brighter than I thought it would be, it`s single mode On/Off as well.
    if it wasn`t for the lack of a lens it would make a great keyring light, but as it stands I`m not sure I`d trust things not to get inside of it and break it. and probably has an IPX of 0.
    it`ll remain a shelf queen / collectors item though, and certainly worth the $3.99 I paid for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine Alicia View Post
    if it wasn`t for the lack of a lens it would make a great keyring light, but as it stands I`m not sure I`d trust things not to get inside of it and break it. and probably has an IPX of 0.
    it`ll remain a shelf queen / collectors item though, and certainly worth the $3.99 I paid for it
    I promise it is fine for keychain carry. That light can take a lot of abuse, use it freely!! Lights of this style have been thru many many torture tests.
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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 for 2020

    Thanks, I`v never come across a light like that before (unless it was broken), I sort of expected it to be like my C01R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine Alicia View Post
    Thanks, I`v never come across a light like that before (unless it was broken), I sort of expected it to be like my C01R.
    Thatís what I was expecting too. Almost getting buyers remorse. No lens, no hi/low.

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    20 year old Arc AAA's are still in service today, the emitter has a built in window, promise its good.
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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 for 2020

    as was just described to me Perfectly on BLF: "The C01 has a 5mm led, sticking out of a ďconeĒ."
    Fortunately I adore Quirky things (including lights), and the beam really is quite pleasant (I`v already fitted a tail magnet as well), I think you should wait until yours arrives first and decide then, I`d have no second thoughts buying another if this one ever broke (not for 3.99!).

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    Nothing quirky or strange, IMHO. Many 5mm lights have exposed emitters such a the arc previously mentioned. I carried a photon II on my key ring for a decade with an exposed 5mm led and it held up perfectly.

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    Arc AAA, Fenix E01 and other AAA lights noted for ruggedness and reliability have no lens covering. Don't worry about it; just use it as you would any other pocket or keychain flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tejasandre View Post
    Thatís what I was expecting too. Almost getting buyers remorse. No lens, no hi/low.
    seems you did not understand that the C01 is the same design as a Fenix E01... I think several other people have the same confusion. Post #16 describes some of the differences. This photo may help:



    If you still want a lens and two modes, you should buy a C01S

    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine Alicia View Post
    probably has an IPX of 0.
    seems you never saw a Fenix E01.. it is the same aluminium cone with a bare 5mm LED. It followed the Arc AAA, which has a lug tail, similar to what Peak now offers

    after the Arc aluminium, McGizmo made the Titanium version and called it the Sapphire, because he added a sapphire lens:


    Im hoping Sofirn will do a run of C01 hosts in Titanium, and Copper :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    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 itís HDS Hunting Green)
    congrats on your colorful mods
    But those are not C01 lights, there is one C01R, and three are C01S.
    None of them use 5mm LEDs like the Arc AAA, Fenix E01 and Sofirn C01

    can you confirm the C01 has an O ring seal around the 5mm LED?
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    well I`m reliably informed that "Around the base of the 5mm led, in a groove, is a o-ring to waterproof the interior of the head.".
    To Me this is a really unusual light, I`v never come across anything like this before, so to me it`s kinda quirky, I`v had plenty exposed 5mm led lights in the mid 90`s (usually with a CR203 battery), but never one in a tube, even the 9x 5mm lights from back in the day had a push fitted plastic lens.

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    Default Re: Sofirn C01 for 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by jon_slider View Post
    seems you did not understand that the C01 is the same design as a Fenix E01... I think several other people have the same confusion. Post #16 describes some of the differences. This photo may help:



    If you still want a lens and two modes, you should buy a C01S



    seems you never saw a Fenix E01.. it is the same aluminium cone with a bare 5mm LED.



    congrats on your colorful mods

    can you confirm the C01 has an O ring seal around the 5mm LED?
    I got the co1s in all colors. Figured Iíd get the co1 too. As for page 16, nobody reads any more. (Trying to be funny)

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