Convoy flashlight naming guide

Convoy have a whole load of flashlights, all with confusingly similar names. Convoy sell their flashlights on the Convoy AliExpress Store, Banggood and Nealsgadgets but there’s so many that it’s impossible to work out which one is which.

Here’s a rough overview of the main ones. This isn’t going to be fully comprehensive but should give you a rough overview. Links here are to Convoy’s AliExpress store.

Note that Convoy often sell more than 1 version of the light, so use the search to find others. Convoy also sometimes update lights and keep the name the same, so there’s lots of conflicting info online.

Get in touch if you have any corrections or clarifications.

Update: the amazing Parametrek has now added all the Convoy lights to their database! The database is a great way to search by size, lumens or many other specifications.

General notes

  • The first letter T/S/M/L roughly corresponds to the size.
  • Sometimes the numbers like 21 or 26 refer to the cell size (diameter).
  • All lights have tail switches, unless specified otherwise
  • USB charging isn’t included, unless specified otherwise

S series

These are generally straight tube lights that are fairly small.

18650 cell

FlashlightImageInfo
S2Convoy S2 Cree XM-L2 U2-1A AMC7135*3  2-Group 3/5-Mode EDC LED FlashlightDeeper reflector than S2+. Brass pill.
S2+Convoy S2+ Black Cree XML2 U2-1A AMC7135*3  2-Group 3/5-Mode EDC LED FlashlightMore floody version of S2. Brass pill.
S3Convoy S3 black Cree XML2 U2-1A EDC LED Flashlight,torch,lantern,lanterna bike ,self defense,camping light, lamp,for bicycleRemovable bezel. Integrated shelf version of S2+. Had slight revisions but never got a new name. Current version has an integrated shelf, and there was an older version with a pill. Uses the same reflector size as the S2+ and the current version uses Convoy’s square threads (in fact, it had them before the S2+ switched over).
S6Convoy S6 black Cree XML2 U2-1A EDC LED Flashlight,torch,lantern,lanterna bike ,self defense,camping light, lamp,for bicycleEven deeper reflector (more throw) than S2
S8Convoy S8 Cree XM-L2 U2-1A AMC7135*3  2-Group 3/5-Mode EDC LED FlashlightCrenellated bezel and comes with a clip. Almost “tactical”
S9Convoy S9 flashlight ,cree xml2 inside,1400mA,with micro USB charging port,18650 flashlight ,torchMicro USB and side switch. Very different to most of the S series.
S10convoy S10 flashlightPointed bezel. Maybe for gemology.

21700 cell

FlashlightImageInfo
S21AGray convoy S21A with XHP50.2 ,copper DTP board and ar-coated inside, Temperature protection,21700 flashlight,torch lightStraight tube. Brass pill.
S21BBlack convoy S21B with SST40 / XHP50.2 ,copper DTP/ ar-coated , Temperature protection,21700 flashlight,torch lightStraight tube. Integrated shelf version of S21A
S12Convoy S12 flashlight with LH351D 2700K 3500KNot straight tube. Triple reflector.
S16Convoy S16 flashlight with luminus sst40,21700 flashlightNot straight tube. Similar to S12 but single refelctor

26650 cell

FlashlightImageInfo
S11Convoy S11 GT FC40 high color rendering 26650 flashlight, floody lightTail switch and no USB

M series (medium?)


M series is similar in size to P60-using lights like the Surefire 6P.

18650 cell

FlashlightImageHead widthInfo
M1Convoy M1 Cree XM-L2 U2-1A 2-Group 3/5-Mode LED Flashlight 1*18650 / AMC7135*6 / HA-III35.6mmAlmost like a slimmer C8. A lot of cooling fins for its size. It can run warm better than most torches its size.
M2New version Convoy M2 Cree XM-L2 U2-1A LED Flashlight,torch,lantern,lanterna bike ,self defense,camping light, lamp,for bicycle31.6mmCrenelated bezel and comes with a clip. Very poor waterproofing and the bezel is stainless steel.

21700 cell

FlashlightImageHead widthInfo
M21AConvoy M21A 6V XHP50.2, 21700 flashlight ,torch, 12 groups,orange peel44.5mmTail switch
M21BM21B with KW CULPM1.TG (6A current),with 21700 5000mAH35.7mmTail switch
M21-CConvoy M21C-U flashlight, XHP70.2, ramping ,with 21700 lithium battery55mmTail switch
M21C-UConvoy M21C-U flashlight, XHP70.2, ramping ,with 21700 lithium battery55mmSide switch version of M21-C
M21DConvoy M21D flashlight, XHP70.2, ramping,Type-C charging port,with 21700 battery inside55mmSide switch and USB-C charging version of M21-C / M21C-U

26650 cell

FlashlightImageHead widthInfo
M3convoy M3 with cree xhp70.2,up to 4300lm ,Built-in temperature protection,26650 flashlight, Torch48.1mmSide switch
M3-CConvoy M3-C with XHP70.2,26650 rechargeable flashlight, torch ,with 26650 lithium battery48.1mmSide switch. USB-C charging version of M3
M4UConvoy  M4U flashlight ,with xpl hi / KW CSLNM1.TG ,micro USB charging, 7135*8 biscotti41.3mmSide switch. Micro USB charging. 41.3mm head
M26CConvoy M26C SST40 XHP70.2 XHP35 HI flashlight,26650 flashlight,torch light55mmTail siwtch. Like the M21-C but 26650

L series (large?)

FlashlightImageCellsHead width
L2Black Convoy L2 CREE XHP50.2 LED, DTP copper plate, ar-coated glass lens, 2400lm,26650 flashlight ,Torch2 * 2665064.5mm
L6Black Convoy L6 flashlight ,GT-FC40 high CRI LED,26650 flashlight2 * 2665075mm
L7Coming soon
L21AConvoy L21A with CREE XHP50.2 LED, 21700 flashlight2170064.5mm
L21BConvoy L21B SFT40 21700 flashlight,Lightweight ,long range2170062.6mm

Others

FlashlightImageCellHead widthInfo
C8Gray Convoy C8 Cree XML2 U2-1A  LED Flashlight,torch,lantern,lanterna bike ,self defense,camping light, lamp,for bicycle,7135*81865044.5mmFrom what I can tell, Convoy didn’t invent the name “C8”. According to this BLF thread, Ultrafire were the first with a C8 flashlight model.
C8+Black Convoy C8+ with XPL HI LED,copper DTP board and ar-coated inside,new firmware1865044.5mmUpdated version of original C8
T2Convoy T2 AA flashlightAAAA
H1Convoy H1 CREE XML2 Multifunctional Flashlight Head Light,18650 flashlight ,torch, with 18650 lithium battery1865018650 headlamp
Z1Convoy Z1 zoomable flashlight ,sst40 LED, KW CSLPM1.TG  CULPM1.TG 4modes / 12 groups2170052mm21700 zoomable aspheric
4X18AConvoy 4X18A flashlight, SBT90.2, 5400lm, with temperature control and type-c charging interface,18650 flashlight ,torch4 * 1865069mmNow available with SBT90.2!
3X213 * 217003 SST40. Or 3 SFT40 for more throw.
BD02NEW Convoy  BD02 flashlight CREE XML2 U2 LED 18650 flashlight LED flashlight ,torch,lantern,self defense,camping light, lamp1865041.5mmTail switch. Proprietary charging.
BD03Convoy  BD03 flashlight CREE XML2 U2 LED 18650 flashlight LED flashlight ,torch,lantern,self defense,camping light, lamp1865024mmTail switch. Proprietary charging.
BD04NEW Convoy  BD04 zoomable flashlight CREE XML2 U2 LED 18650 LED flashlight ,torch,lantern,self defense,camping light, lamp1865032mmZoomable. Tail switch. Proprietary charging.

Contributions

Thanks to the following people for providing corrections and amendments

  • Jack Kellar on BLF
  • u/General_Specialist on r/flashlight

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