Convoy C8 + 365nm UV LED Flashlight

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Convoy C8 + 365nm UV LED Flashlight

The Convoy manufacturer has created a new filtered UV flashlight specifically for Way Too Cool (WTC) using the Convoy C8 host. This new flashlight's standard package consists of the Filtered flashlight, the Extension tube, two 18650 batteries and a charger for two batteries.

Product Features

  • High performance 365 nm ultraviolet LED
  • 1-3/4" inch head with 39mm ZWB2 glass filter pre-installed
  • Included extension tube allows for 2 18650 Lithium Ion batteries, instead of the rechargeable RCR123A batteries that the standard Convoy C8 uses. If the extension tube is taken off, the RCR123A batteries can still be used.
  • Increased output via 1500mA buck driver
  • Waterproof standard IP-65 protects the unit from accidental water immersion
  • Ergonomic knurling pattern offers a comfortable yet secure grip
  • Polished reflector emits excellent beam shape

Product Specifications

  • ON/OFF Click switch in tail cap
  • Battery two standard 18650 lithium-ion battery (protected)
  • Output - see description below
  • Dimensions 8 3/4" long x 15/16" diameter (body)
  • Weight approximately 180g


This is a high-performance light and is not intended for continuous use because the LED WILL overheat and burn out if the light is left on continuously for too long. The flashlight sheds the excess heat to the surrounding air - so if it is cold out - say less than 55 degrees F, the flashlight may be operated for much longer periods of time than if the surroundings are room temperature. When the head of the flashlight feels hot to the touch, turn the flashlight off and let it cool for a few minutes. Just turn it on when looking, off when not. Don't make the mistake of putting it in your pocket when it is turned on.


The LED is a Class 3B LED hazard. Do NOT look directly into the beam of the flashlight and do not point it towards any eyes.
Convoy C8 + UV has several important differences from a standard Convoy C8 white light. It is custom-manufactured by Convoy exclusively for sale in the USA by William Gardner/Way Too Cool, LLC, and WTC dealers. This flashlight includes a ZWB2 filter glass pre-installed. It uses a high quality ultraviolet 365nm LED, the same one found in the Convoy S2+ UV Flashlights.

Built to Waterproof Standard IP-65, the unit is safe from accidental water immersion, the Ergonomic Knurling Pattern offers a comfortable, secure grip, and the reflector emits excellent beam shape. The flashlight has an ON/OFF Click switch in the tail cap, and it has a Lanyard. The power supply is two protected 18650 lithium-ion batteries.

Testing shows that the C8 light is slightly more powerful than the Convoy 6/3 offered by Way Too Cool Dealers. This new flsahlight appears to be brighter than the 6 watt Convoy S2+ UV flashlight because the reflector is larger and is shaped differently (and there is a larger filter glass). It is able to fluoresce a sample of Greenland fluorescent sodalite at a distance of approximately 80 feet. The light has a 1-3/4" diameter head and a polished reflector that focuses the UV output to an intense, but smooth "spot" with a range of 80 feet for finding specimens up close or quite far away. The intensity of the beam is strong enough to cause fluorescence in materials that do not fluoresce very well under the normal UV A tubes used in standard UV lamp fixtures.

Battery and Charging Information

Some of the WTC Dealers offer different options for the batteries and the charger. When purchased directly from WTC, the flashlight set comes with two protected rechargeable Li-ION batteries, the filter pre-installed, the extension tube, and a charger for 2 batteries. The flashlight needs protected batteries so if one battery is dead and the other is fully charged, there will not be high current flows that might overheat the wiring. Using the 18650 Li-ION batteries that are supplied with the flashlight when you buy directly from WTC, the flashlight provides approximately 1.5 hours of use on a charge per set of batteries.

Patent Information

William Gardner has US Patent #7781751 for the use of colored glass absorption filters (and other kinds of wavelength changing absorption filters for use with UV LED battery operated devices). If someone imports, makes, uses, offers to sell, or sells filtered UV LED flashlights in the U.S., using colored glass absorption filters such as Hoya glass, Kokomo glass, or ZWB2 glass, they are infringing US Patent #7781751. William Gardner has authorized Way Too Cool, LLC to use his patent and he is willing to license the use of the patent to other manufacturers of filtered UV LED Flashlights and similar UV battery operated devices. If you buy a filtered UV flashlight or other similar battery operated product that does NOT have U.S. Patent number 7781751 on it - please be aware that it is COUNTERFEIT and that selling it, or purchasing it, infringes on the patent and is illegal.