Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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M4D M4X wrote:

more threads will not help... Sad

just adding places to post the same questions multiple times.

 

I agree. Hopefully the next group buy will be better staged to avoid what's happened in the thread. A thread like this needs moderation.

The team need to have that option to appoint volunteers for the task, if they choose not to take it on themselves.

 

 

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We should make an account and there will be a team manage that account. In case someone has their own thing to do

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Bozlight29 wrote:

Let’s hope that the European GT’s ship this week and Lumintop doesn’t wait for the second round of $150 GT’s to combine the shipment. 

DITO!!

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Come on you lucky guys who have already received this beauty lets see a lot more beam shots please chomping at the bit to get my hands on it LOL

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mrheosuper wrote:
We should make an account and there will be a team manage that account. In case someone has their own thing to do

From what I've seen of the board, I'm led to believe the forum software is too generic for better control and moderation

 

 

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Anyone else get any cracking/clinking noises from what seems to be the lens as the light heats up?

It did it when I first double clicked into turbo and it made a crack like breaking glass and my heart skipped a beat. Nothing noticeable changed, and it still functions the same.


I’ve seen such mentions on reddit.

Mine did the same. I figured it had to do with the massive piece of glass settling after heating up/cooling down. It has been about -5F outside when I’ve used it, coming back inside it makes some clinking noises that definitely startled me the first few times.
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PrinceValorum wrote:
Anyone else get any cracking/clinking noises from what seems to be the lens as the light heats up?

It did it when I first double clicked into turbo and it made a crack like breaking glass and my heart skipped a beat. Nothing noticeable changed, and it still functions the same.

I later used it for room illumination tail standing it on turbo for 10 minutes or so, and it made the same noise several times, but the lens didn’t crack. I haven’t removed the front bezel and I don’t plan to; I have a feeling if it was going to crack, it would be when I loosen the bezel.

Other than that, it’s very impressive! Haven’t gotten a chance to stretch it out outside yet, though.


yes mine did the same thing at first.
glad you posted this, i forgot all about it
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Buttkicker wrote:
Come on you lucky guys who have already received this beauty lets see a lot more beam shots please chomping at the bit to get my hands on it LOL

lol ! ive been out the past few nights in sub freezing weather getting, and posting beamshots !
im doing all i can boss! Thumbs Up
im with you though, id like to see more
suprised im the only one , besides dale, posting pics
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Yes, mine did that the first time I took it out of the box, and has done so a couple of times since as it went through temperature changes going from the car into the house. I haven’t noticed anything detrimental occurring to the light but it did concern me at first.

PrinceValorum wrote:
Anyone else get any cracking/clinking noises from what seems to be the lens as the light heats up?

It did it when I first double clicked into turbo and it made a crack like breaking glass and my heart skipped a beat. Nothing noticeable changed, and it still functions the same.

I later used it for room illumination tail standing it on turbo for 10 minutes or so, and it made the same noise several times, but the lens didn’t crack. I haven’t removed the front bezel and I don’t plan to; I have a feeling if it was going to crack, it would be when I loosen the bezel.

Other than that, it’s very impressive! Haven’t gotten a chance to stretch it out outside yet, though.

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Manimok wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

Let’s hope that the European GT’s ship this week and Lumintop doesn’t wait for the second round of $150 GT’s to combine the shipment. 

DITO!!


If it makes you feel any better i believe the second round has already paid.

The first 1000 people on,the list are paid up.

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anybody know where to get their hands on a handle like this, let me know…looks like it would be a slick setup for the mildly heavy blf gt Thumbs Up
and yall think the gt is heavy, this thing clocks in at over 8 lbs !
but man, 4.5 mill lux, and 7500 lumens, me likey Silly
what would stop somebody from putting the same hid and driver in the blf gt i wonder ?

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If I remember right, the reflector for an HID needs to be designed different than an LED. That, and you would need to machine out the head to accept the HID bulb, and find a way to mount the ballast

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PrinceValorum wrote:
Anyone else get any cracking/clinking noises from what seems to be the lens as the light heats up?

It did it when I first double clicked into turbo and it made a crack like breaking glass and my heart skipped a beat. Nothing noticeable changed, and it still functions the same.

I later used it for room illumination tail standing it on turbo for 10 minutes or so, and it made the same noise several times, but the lens didn’t crack. I haven’t removed the front bezel and I don’t plan to; I have a feeling if it was going to crack, it would be when I loosen the bezel.

Other than that, it’s very impressive! Haven’t gotten a chance to stretch it out outside yet, though.

I get an occasional “TINK” sound that is faint, doesn’t sound like breaking glass at all. mine does it inside at 70 degrees F or out side at -10 degrees F.

I GOT NOTHING

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while im on the subject of handles and mods, i got to looking at some extra rubbermaid lids i had laying around
heres what they call a number 2, fits the bezel perfectly Thumbs Up
works as a nice diffuser also Wink

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ARsee wrote:
M4D M4X wrote:
more threads will not help… Sad just adding places to post the same questions multiple times.

I agree. Hopefully the next group buy will be better staged to avoid what’s happened in the thread. A thread like this needs moderation.
The team need to have that option to appoint volunteers for the task, if they choose not to take it on themselves.

Just to be clear, I was not suggesting another thread.

I was / am suggesting a Replacement Thread & CLOSE THIS ONE. . Smile
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ARsee wrote:
mrheosuper wrote:
We should make an account and there will be a team manage that account. In case someone has their own thing to do

From what I’ve seen of the board, I’m led to believe the forum software is too generic for better control and moderation
Sure there could be a “Team Account”.

Pick a “Team user name”, set up a “Team email address”, set up the BLF account, and each “Team member” has the account & email password.

Then there is not the problem associated with one person having control of the account and no timely needed updates (or whatever) if that one person is not around…. as is the case at the moment.

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nodoubt wrote:
anybody know where to get their hands on a handle like this, let me know.

 

Like minds think the same. I looked a few days ago, but did not find anything "decent"

 

 

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Will someone please "list" for me, ALL "Team Members & Affiliation" involved in the BLF project.

I have a little "Treat" as appreciation. For all to "see"

Thanks

 

Added- This is what I found. Affiliation of each member to the project is also requested.


MRsDNF
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The Miller
Thijsco19
Texas_Ace
Neal
M4DM4X

 

 

 

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Can someone show tint comparison to Utorch UT02 5000K 3D, I really like this one,and would like to see if GT with 4000K is much warmer or acceptable?

Thanks

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NikolaS wrote:
Can someone show tint comparison to Utorch UT02 5000K 3D, I really like this one,and would like to see if GT with 4000K is much warmer or acceptable?

Thanks


Have not got my GT yet, but do have the UT02 3d 5000k. It will be quite a bit warmer I am assuming. I can get a comparison tomorrow after work. My GT is supposed to be redelivered tomorrow…
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Nitecore has a handle for their Tiny Monster series, someone might check that one and see if it’d fit the GT…

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Does anybody know where i can get a blf gt (giggle thrower)

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Yes, from now on the projects should use a Team account to handle all thread making to keep issues like this from happening again.

For now, the issue is that even if we make a new thread most will not find it or read it but the Team will have to read and keep track of both threads.

I don’t see it fixing a lot of issues at this point but it would add a lot of work.

We might could add to the FAQ in the support thread with all the relevant details that can be linked to, still not sure how much it would help though.

I am still not back to myself, I just started eating solid food again a few days ago. So I am doing my best to just scan posts as they are made in this thread.

On the plus side I lost a fair amount of weight, a rare thing to have happen over Christmas. Smile

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So how do I get on the team account thx

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I like the idea of the ‘wrap around’ handle because it allows adjustment for balancing the light when loaded with either 4 or 8 cells.

A clamp-on handle also seems much more secure than a handle mounted to the shallow hole of the tripod mount.

I’ve done some searching, and found plenty of things that won’t work. Wink

My GT’s battery tube is about 56mm or 2.2” diameter at the round section.

All of the add-on handles I could find are too small. Their designs don’t allow for much wiggle room.

Nitecore NHM10
50mm, 1.97” diameter

XTAR handle for S1 or D35
46.5mm, 1.80” diameter

MecArmy CL52
52mm, 2.05” diameter

JetBeam RM46 and MCH46 combo
46mm, 1.81” diameter

I thought an accessory clamp for motorcycle forks could play a part in fabricating a handle, but I couldn’t find any larger than about 50mm.

I’ve made sturdy mounts for my Meteor and Q8 using 50mm (2”) quick-release truss clamps used in theater and stage lighting.

There are a few 60-63.5mm (2.36-2.5”) truss clamps, but they’re the less-elegant non quick-release type. They are a bit larger than the GT’s 56mm diameter.

I hope my (unsuccessful) findings can spark some other ideas for a clamp-on handle! Big Smile

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NikolaS wrote:
Can someone show tint comparison to Utorch UT02 5000K 3D, I really like this one,and would like to see if GT with 4000K is much warmer or acceptable?

its a good bit warmer
you can guess which is which

Thanks


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After my search efforts not finding anything that would fit right, and I really doubt someone will custom make them. I could be assuming wrong.

I thought about something simplistic. Like two velcro straps, sewn to a ridged dacron webbed strap. The idea is a bit primitive, but it would work well.

 

 

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Thanks nodoubt! I thought it would be quite a bit warmer, and was right…

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