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Convoy C8+ SST40 flashlight review

Luminus SST40 LED
2000 lm output
75625 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Convoy C8+ SST40 flashlight was released in 2019. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2000 lm output, 75625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 550 m.

Curious to see if this flashlight impresses? Read on!

Table of Contents

  • Convoy C8+ SST40 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos
  • Comparisons

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Convoy C8+ SST40 / C8PLUSSST40

The flashlight is a must-have tool for outdoor activities. These include camping, hiking, and night-time exploration, it offers guidance and safety. This light has 4/12 modes of lighting. The memory function is a nice feature, the light will remember the last used mode. It has a strobe function, which is one of the most effective self defense tools available.

Convoy C8+ SST40 specifications

BrandConvoy
NameC8+ SST40
TypeC8PLUSSST40
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1521 user votes.
Launch2019
Formflashlight

This flashlight can fit in pockets, backpacks, or glove compartments. You can carry it wherever you go.

Convoy C8+ SST40 / 1

Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight145 g
Length142 mm
Body diameter25.2 mm
Head diameter44.5 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack

This 145 g flashlight is slightly heavier than most handheld flashlights. But, it is still at a reasonable weight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. The aluminium body of the C8+ SST40 has a reputation for being durable and strong. It offers excellent resistance to impacts, scratches, and corrosion. The HAIII coating is often matte or textured. This finish improves grip and feels nice in the hand. The C8+ SST40 flashlight is available in black.

Convoy C8+ SST40 / 2

System, LED, lens, reflector

EmitterLuminus SST40 LED
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorSMO
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, reverse clicky

Luminus is a US-based LED manufacturer. In the lighting industry, it has gained recognition as reputable. Color temperature is a characteristic of light. It is used to quantify the color appearance of light sources. The C8+ SST40 has a smooth reflector. The right reflector focuses light well. It gives you a better hotspot, and it throws better. The coating is thin and applied to the lens surface. It cuts reflections and boosts light transmission.

The C8+ SST40 flashlight has multiple switch options. They can be useful, adding versatility and convenience to using the flashlight. Mechanical switches are usually robust. They resist wear and tear and work in many environments. A simple press or click of the rear switch turns the flashlight on or off. This removes the need for complex button combinations or multi-step processes.

Convoy C8+ SST40 / 3

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2000 lm
Intensity75625 cd
Throw550 m
CD/LM factor37.81

With 2000 lm, the C8+ SST40 flashlight will offer a brighter and more powerful beam of light. 75625 cd represents an extremely high level of brightness for a flashlight. The throw is the distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The cd/lm factor is the candela-to-lumen ratio. It shows how concentrated a light source's output is.

Convoy C8+ SST40 / 4

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4/12 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeyes
SOS/Beaconyes

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels. They can be chosen to meet different needs and preferences. The flashlight has mode memory. It remembers the mode you were using when the light was last turned off. It stays in that mode when you turn it on again. You can use Strobe for signaling purposes. It can also be used for self-defense or to attract attention in emergency situations. The C8+ SST40's SOS mode produces a specific sequence of long and short flashes. It signals distress or emergency.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIP67
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The Convoy C8+ SST40 flashlight is powered by 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The C8+ SST40 cannot charge batteries. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has built-in low voltage protection (LVP). It prevents damage from over-discharge, so it doesn't need protected cells. The built-in thermal control adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating. The "6" in the IP67 rating shows the level of protection. It's against solid objects, like dust and foreign particles. The "7" in the IP67 rating shows that the flashlight can survive being submerged in water. It can withstand a certain depth for a limited time without getting damaged.

Accessories, package contents

Package contentslanyard

Securing the flashlight with a lanyard frees up your hands for other tasks. It keeps the flashlight within reach.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the C8+ SST40 flashlight 30 seconds after switching on the light. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This Convoy flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • adequate performance
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • tactical strobe
  • SOS/beacon function
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • dust protected
  • waterproof

Cons

  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • no auxiliary LEDs
  • non-magnetic

Photos

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Convoy C8+ SST40 / C8PLUSSST40

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Updated: April 23, 2024

David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.