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Convoy M26C SST40 flashlight review

Luminus SST40 LED
2300 lm output
98000 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The Convoy M26C SST40 flashlight was released in 2020. It uses Luminus SST40 LED, SMO reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2300 lm output, 98000 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 626 m.

Curious if the M26C SST40 shines bright? You'll find out soon!

Table of Contents

  • Convoy M26C 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 M26C SST40 / M26CSST40

The M26C SST40 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. It is an exceptional lighting tool, it works in many situations and environments. This light has 4 modes of lighting. The M26C SST40 flashlight recalls the last used mode. So, you don't need to access higher brightness levels unless you need to.

Convoy M26C SST40 specifications

BrandConvoy
NameM26C SST40
TypeM26CSST40
Rating
Rated 3 / 5 based on 1474 user votes.
Launch2020
Formflashlight

This Convoy flashlight offers portability, versatility, and reliability in providing illumination.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight266 g
Length155 mm
Body diameter33.5 mm
Head diameter55 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
sand
titanium

The heavier flashlight may be tiring to hold for a long time. It may also be unsuitable for activities that need light weight. The length of a flashlight can affect how it feels in your hand and how you can grip and maneuver it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for M26C SST40 flashlight. The body of M26C SST40 flashlight treated with a Type III hard-anodized, anti-abrasive finish. The M26C SST40 offers an impressive assortment of captivating colors: black, sand, titanium.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

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

Luminus has established a positive reputation as a reliable LED manufacturer. Warm, white light is generally more comfortable. It's also less harsh on the eyes than cool, white light. If you need long-range light, get a flashlight with a smooth reflector. It will have more throw distance. The AR coating of the lens helps to reduce these reflections. It does this by changing the lens surface's refractive index.

The M26C SST40 uses multiple switches. The switches' placement and design determine this. They allow for one-handed operation. Mechanical switches often offer tactile feedback. Users can feel a distinct click or resistance when they press the switch. The rear switch of the M26C SST40 is usually operated with the thumb or finger. This makes it easy to reach and use.

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Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2300 lm
Intensity98000 cd
Throw626 m
CD/LM factor42.61

The 2300 lm output of M26C SST40 provides great flexibility. You can adjust the brightness to fit different needs. The 98000 cd flashlight is intensely bright. It can provide great visibility and boost safety in low-light or dark places. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. Candela per lumen (cd/lm) measures a flashlight's beam intensity. It compares this to its total luminous flux or output.

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Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryyes
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

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.

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Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
AUX LEDsno
Magneticno

The M26C SST40 flashlight's power source is 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. It provides reliable, long-lasting energy for top performance. The M26C SST40 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. It stops over-discharging, which can reduce battery life or cause permanent damage. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. Overheating can harm the flashlight's performance, battery, and safety.

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Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-ring

When using spare O-rings, follow the maker's instructions. Use their guidelines for proper installation.

According to the ANSI/NEMA FL1 Standard, we measure the performance of the M26C 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

  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • AR coated lens
  • tactical switch
  • super bright
  • multiple modes
  • mode memory
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation

Cons

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

Photos

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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.