Convoy C8+ XPL (2019) review

1100 lm output
5625 cd intensity
1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery

The Convoy C8+ XPL (C8PLUSXPL) released in 2019. It uses Cree XP-L HI LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 1100 lm output, 5625 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 150 m.

This light has 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.

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Convoy C8+ XPL (C8PLUSXPL) specifications

NameC8+ XPL
Rated 3/5 based on 1032 user votes.


The aluminium body of flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish.

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


The emitter of C8+ XPL manufactured by Cree, a US-based LED manufacturing company. The C8+ XPL has a smooth reflector. The properly focused smooth reflector gives you a more cohesive hotspot and therefore throws better. It has an AR coated lens.

EmitterCree XP-L HI LED
Color temperature3000 K, 4000 K, 5000 K, 6500 K
LensAR coated glass
Switchmechanical rear, reverse clicky


The throw is the calculated distance in meters at which the flashlight produces a light intensity of 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.

Flux1100 lm
Intensity5625 cd
Throw150 m
CD/LM factor5.11


The C8+ XPL has mode memory. Mode memory means that the light will remember the mode you were using when the light was last turned off, and when you turn it on again. The C8+ XPL is tactical strobe ready. The strobe light is disorienting to the person it is aimed at which makes it difficult for them to concentrate. It has the SOS beacon function for an emergency situation. The SOS flashes Morse code so you can signal for help when needed.

Modes12 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno


The C8+ XPL cannot charge batteries directly. You may need an external charger to keep your battery going. This flashlight has a built-in low voltage protection (LVP) to prevent damage to the cell from over-discharge, so protected cells are not necessary. The built-in thermal control automatically adjusts brightness output to prevent overheating.

Battery1 x 18650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes


The lanyard prevents accidental loss of the flashlight.

Package contentslanyard

The performance of the Convoy C8+ XPL 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.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Convoy C8+ XPL, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

Convoy C8+ XPL (C8PLUSXPL) pictures

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