NOT my 2000 post GiveAWay. -CLOSED- WINNERS IN OP.

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NOT my 2000 post GiveAWay. -CLOSED- WINNERS IN OP.

What you are looking at is my 1999th post (at the moment). NOT my 2000th post. Evil

Today I noticed I’ve almost reached 2000 posts. Without ever having done a GAW.
Shame on me! That’s why I told myself I had some catching up to do before I reach 2000 posts.

I have always been very keen on turning regular lights into UV lights. Because there are constantly new UV emitters out, and off-the-rack UV flashlights cost a fortune. You can find quite a lot of reviews on UV emitters in BLF, and I almost always buy myself a new one. Most of these end up in a red Convoy S2+. I use them until there is a new kid on the block. At the moment a number of UV-turned lights are gathering dust on a shelf. I notice there are stil a lot of questions regarding the first time use of UV lights. So I decided to give away two of my seldom used UV lights (killing two birds with one stone: new experience for you, more room for me).

The lights I want to give away are:
- one Convoy S2+ with a 3/5 mode 8*AMC7135 driver and a 2.8A 5050 Epileds 400nm led.
- one Convoy S2+ with a 3/5 mode 3*AMC7135 driver and a Royalighting RY-3535P 365nm led + ZWB2 filter.
No fancy mods. Just swapping leds in both lights and replacing the clear lens by a “black” filter in the last one.
Both lights will come with an 18650 battery and a generic holster. Shipping cost is on me.

The rules are (and can/will be changed by me if necessary. Easy to see: bold characters):
- this a GAW “catching up from the past” so you need to be a BLF member joined BEFORE 2018.
- this GAW is open for people from all nations. BUT batteries are only included within the European Union.
- everyone can have a go at it but please keep your input limited to one post.
- please let me know which light you prefer, by putting in the magic words “ÏN 365” or “IN 400” in your post.
- posts without the magic words “ÏN 365” or “IN 400” are ignored.
- choose one of the two: “IN 365” or “IN 400”. If you don’t, I will choose for you.
- Closing time is Sunday july 30th at 0:00h GMT. If I’m still awake, I’ll let you know by posting THE END.
- winners are chosen by
- winners are made public 1st week of august (I hope)
- after that winners have 168 hours (AKA one week) to PM me an address where to send the lights to.
- if they are unable to do so, I will push the button of one more time.

I wish you all success!

If you are NOT a winner in this one, there will be a 2000 post GAW very soon. Wink

And the winners are:
for the 365nm light: F_B who entered post#76
for the 400nm light: jpil who entered post#56
PM me ASAP so I know where so send your lights.

PS I have to think of a way to make my next GAW less complex Facepalm

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

Edited by: Henk4U2 on 08/03/2018 - 04:16
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ÏN 365

Thanks for the giveaway!

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In 400

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Well done on 1999 posts Silly

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Thanks for the giveaway, Henk4U2!

ÏN 365.

I'm gonna party like it's 1999!  :THUMBS-UP:

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In 400. Thanks for the opportunity.

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I joined early this year so I’ll be out of this one, but thanks for the giveaway! Always fun to watch these unfold.

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In 365

Thanks for the chance.

Beam me up!

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Thanks for the 1999 posts Henk! Not in because I already have a variety of UV-flashlights.

link to djozz tests 

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ÏN 365 Thumbs Up

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ÏN 365

thanks Henk!

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Let me help you by reducing the shipping costs!

IN 365 (is that ï a typo??)

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IN 400 Thanks

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Anyone interested in Dc-Fix pm me.

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“In 400”

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IN 400 thanks!

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In 400! Thanks for the GAW! I’m behind on giveaways myself. I’d been trying to have one for each 1000 posts as per the long-time BLF tradition. I already missed the 5000 mark, and if I don’t hurry up and do a GAW soon, it’ll be time for a 6000th!

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ÏN 365

Thank you

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Congrats on 1999! ÏN 365

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IN 400.

Always had a UV light in mind.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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thijsco19 wrote:
Let me help you by reducing the shipping costs!

IN 365 (is that ï a typo??)

Höw därë yöü!
Of course it is Facepalm

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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ÏN 365

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IN 400

Thank you and congratulations on 1999 Smile

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IN 365.

Interestingly this could be my first S2+ light of any LED type ;-).

Congrats on 2K posts and thanks for the GAW.

Move towards the light.

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IN 400. Thanks!

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In 365
Thanks for the GAW

Thijsco19 wrote:

a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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IN 400


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IN 365

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Gefeliciteerd Henk!

ÏN 365

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In 400 Thx for GAW and congrats!

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in for the 365 or 400 (not picky!)