Convoy C8+ Osram 700lm In-depth review, Pros and Cons
The Convoy C8+ Osram (C8PLUSOSRAM) released in 2020. It uses Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 700 lm output, 140000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 748 m.
The C8+ Osram lashlight offers a versatile lighting solution. This light has 4/12 modes of lighting. With mode memory, when you turn off the C8+ Osram and then turn it back on again, it will automatically activate the mode that was last used before it was turned off. The strobe function of C8+ Osram produces a high-frequency flashing light pattern that is designed to disorient or distract potential threats or aggressors.
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Convoy C8+ Osram (C8PLUSOSRAM) specifications
The presence of a flashlight can provide a sense of reassurance and confidence in unfamiliar or potentially dangerous environments.
|Body diameter||25.2 mm|
|Head diameter||44.5 mm|
|Material||aluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish|
The 145 g flashlight is generally comfortable to hold for extended periods and easy to carry in pockets or bags. They are suitable for various applications such as camping, hiking, or emergency situations. A 120-gram flashlight strikes a good balance between functionality, convenience, and weight. The length of a flashlight can also impact its balance and weight distribution. A well-balanced flashlight, where the weight is evenly distributed, can be more comfortable to hold for longer periods and reduce hand fatigue.
The aluminium bodies can be anodized, providing a protective layer and a wide range of color options for flashlight bodies. Anodizing enhances the corrosion resistance, hardness, and scratch resistance of the aluminum, while also allowing for a variety of attractive finishes. The HAIII coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, protecting the underlying aluminum from exposure to moisture, humidity, and other corrosive elements. It helps maintain the appearance and functionality of the flashlight, even in harsh environments. The C8+ Osram flashlight is available in a variety of colors, and the choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.
|Emitter||Osram KW CSLNM1.TG LED|
|Color temperature||6500 K|
|Lens||AR coated glass|
|Switch||mechanical rear, reverse clicky|
Osram LEDs are known for their high performance, energy efficiency, and reliability. They provide a range of options in terms of brightness, color temperature, color rendering, and beam characteristics to meet different lighting requirements. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The C8+ Osram uses a smooth reflector. Unlike the textured surface of an orange peel reflector, a smooth reflector has a polished, mirror-like surface.
The AR coating on the lens maximizes light transmission, making the flashlight more effective in darker environments. The C8+ Osram uses multiple switches. Depending on the placement and design of the switches, a multiple switch configuration can allow for one-handed operation. This is particularly helpful in situations where you need to hold or manipulate objects with one hand while using the flashlight with the other hand.
The C8+ Osram has mechanical switch. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback, allowing users to feel a distinct click or resistance when the switch is pressed. This feedback helps users confirm that the switch has been activated or deactivated, providing a reassuring sense of control and awareness. The placement of the rear switch at the end of the C8+ Osram flashlight facilitates a secure forward grip. This grip allows for better control and handling of the flashlight, especially in situations where precision and stability are important.
The 700 lm output of C8+ Osram provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. With 140000 cd, the flashlight will provide an intense and powerful beam of light that can illuminate objects or areas with exceptional brightness and clarity. The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. Flashlights with a higher cd/lm ratio typically excel in long-range throw and focused beam applications, while flashlights with a lower cd/lm ratio may provide a wider and more evenly distributed beam for closer-range illumination or general-purpose use.
Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences. The C8+ Osram has mode memory. Mode memory means that the flashlight will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. Strobe mode on C8+ Osram flashlight produces a rapid, repeated flashing of light. It can be used for signaling purposes, self-defense, or attracting attention in emergency situations. SOS mode of the C8+ Osram produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes to signal distress or emergency situations. It is commonly used in outdoor adventures or survival scenarios.
|Battery||1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery|
The C8+ Osram flashlight utilizes 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The C8+ Osram doesn't have charger port. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.
The C8+ Osram has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The C8+ Osram flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer.
When gripping the flashlight with the lanyard around your wrist, it provides a more secure and stable hold.
The performance of the Convoy C8+ Osram flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.
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