[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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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"

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


MRsDNF
Tom E
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Neal
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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

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

yeah, i wish the gt was close to the utorch
it has about the best tint ive ever seen
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ARsee wrote:
…I thought about something simplistic…
I’m really hoping we can come up with something more elegant than my simplistic idea. Party
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ARsee wrote:
...I thought about something simplistic...
I'm really hoping we can come up with something more elegant than my simplistic idea. Party !{width:40%}https://i.imgur.com/ktBf3iX.jpg!:https://i.imgur.com/ktBf3iX.jpg[/quote]

 

LOL!!!

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goshdogit wrote:
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.

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

should be able to somehow use the threads already machined into the gt to attach a handle..
hmmm… got me thinking about heading to depot or lowes now !

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goshdogit wrote:
ARsee wrote:
…I thought about something simplistic…
I’m really hoping we can come up with something more elegant than my simplistic idea. Party

something like that will work, if you can find one without 2 sides, and just use the screw hole already in the gt
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I'd go the hundred mile an hour tape before I went anywhere near that idea!!

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

yeah, i wish the gt was close to the utorch
it has about the best tint ive ever seen

I agree 100%. It is a very nice neutral tint. Maybe eventually someone will make LED boards for this light and have a choice of emitters available as a direct replacement without reflowing.
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If I remember right, there was a SupFire light that had a handle that mounted to the tripod thread

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Something iv been wondering is the Blf GT under driven? I have a current boosted Bkf09s that has ceiling bounce of 190 and with the GT I only get 145 max. I know larger reflectors have more reflector loss but it should not be that much. This tells me this led can be boosted a decent amount
Thoughts?

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There are Add-On handles for coffee thermos's Something in the lines of these

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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

Can’t tell you that, but can tell you this if you have a Q8.

‘To my eye’ the GT is much warmer than the Q8. Orange tint is evident in GT when side by side comparison done with Q8.

No…. I do not have pictures. Wink

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Good to see your not an Auburn fan.
Amen to that!! .. Wink Definitely not an AU fan.

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Thanks nodoubt ,as much as 4000K look good on your outside beamshots, I really doubt that I will keep it.
So far best solution for me, like Kawi did with his, a dedomed XHP35HD.

How hard is dedoming on 35HD E4 1A,and what’s the best method?

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Pulsar wrote:
If I remember right, there was a SupFire light that had a handle that mounted to the tripod thread

Niteye EYE30/40 had this! 25$(+ shipping)<-click the pic…!

 

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A little on the steep side for what it is, but looks like a good option

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Sirius9 wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
If I remember right, there was a SupFire light that had a handle that mounted to the tripod thread
Niteye EYE30/40 had this! 25$(+ shipping)

 

I think that would be cumbersome, given the size of the GT.

Search Google for "Universal Grab Handle"

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