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This light is well made. I bought one using the link. Styling is great and i already liked the ramping UI. Unfortunately it’s not quite as bright or as focused as the Emissar D1S. But to be fair at a price point at $32 with a coupon, it’s pretty awesome.

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wstrachan wrote:
Unfortunately it’s not quite as bright or as focused as the Emissar D1S.

They should be the same and have measured the same by many people. They both have xpl-hi, both have FET drivers and both have the same reflector diameter.

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With the same battery and a ceiling test, the GT mini appears slightly dimmer and less focused. I will try other batteries

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I just received my 2nd GT Mini a couple of hours ago, this one came from Banggood. Got it with the $32 Coupon wstrachan mentioned.

So far all is working well. The replacement head from Neal is still going strong too. Thumbs Up

Hopefully that will continue for both. Wink

As far as Banggood goes….. They are so big, carry & ship so many different products; that it is highly unlikely any random customer service person we happen to talk to knows anything at all about flashlights.

It is just another product to them…. nothing more. They work off a script of things to request from the customer & settlements to offer in return. And, as has been said before by others; it is their job to wear the customer down in hopes they will give up or accept a sub par settlement for the defective product. Sad

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wstrachan wrote:
With the same battery and a ceiling test, the GT mini appears slightly dimmer and less focused. I will try other batteries

The mini requires a dbl clk for turbo. Your doing that, right?

Does the reflector look properly centered?

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I will mail Neal as you suggested. I wish they didn’t glue the bezel. Sad

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Hello I’m also having switch issues with my gt mini purchased from banggood. Hoping to get it resolved Sad
Sorry to hear that! Good luck getting it resolved through Banggood, keep us posted please. I have added you to ‘the list’. Welcome to BLF also!! Smile

Thanks for the welcome I’ve been lurking here for a few months! Quick update: I’ve emailed Banggood customer service and they agreed to ship out a replacement head. Didn’t have any issues with customer service so far and they’ve responded quickly. I will update again when the replacement arrives.

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Hello I’m also having switch issues with my gt mini purchased from banggood. Hoping to get it resolved Sad
Sorry to hear that! Good luck getting it resolved through Banggood, keep us posted please.
I have added you to ‘the list’.
Welcome to BLF also!! Smile
Thanks for the welcome I’ve been lurking here for a few months! Quick update: I’ve emailed Banggood customer service and they agreed to ship out a replacement head. Didn’t have any issues with customer service so far and they’ve responded quickly. I will update again when the replacement arrives.
My pleasure, glad your here at BLF!! . Thumbs Up

Well that is good news for you from Banggood. Do keep us updated please. I hope it all goes smooth….. Smile

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wstrachan wrote:
This light is well made. I bought one using the link. Styling is great and i already liked the ramping UI. Unfortunately it’s not quite as bright or as focused as the Emissar D1S. But to be fair at a price point at $32 with a coupon, it’s pretty awesome.

well the reflector is nice and body overall, but the issues with switches wasnt the best it seems, i guess they rushed the first production of lights to get them out quick, otherwise there wouldnt be any switch issues at all. but now that i got the replacement head and others from Neal the light is working normal again, yes for this price its a good thrower, sad about all issues too but hopefully everyone will get replacements or money back from banggood.

Also do u have a lumen meter or something? weird the emisar is much brighter u say, it can be a bit better focused but lumens i dont think there is much difference between them.

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What exactly was the issue with the button? I scrolled back a few pages, but did not see any details about the issue.

Is the issue fixed now? Safe to order now from Banggood or Neals?

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What exactly was the issue with the button? I scrolled back a few pages, but did not see any details about the issue.

Is the issue fixed now? Safe to order now from Banggood or Neals?

A few of the GT Mini switches stopped responding & a few locator lights quit working. Some of those had both issues.

It does not seem to be a ‘wide spread’ problem. If you want one, I’d say order it. . . Wink

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Recieved my GT Mini today. LED is not centered well despite that it has a centering ring. Tried to muscle open the bezel to no avail, seems to be glued.
By reading a few posts I assume that only have of the switch is lit is normal? One time it shut completely off, when I switched off the light. Oh well…
To be fair the rest of the light seems very well made.

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LichtAn wrote:
Recieved my GT Mini today. LED is not centered well despite that it has a centering ring. Tried to muscle open the bezel to no avail, seems to be glued. By reading a few posts I assume that only have of the switch is lit is normal? One time it shut completely off, when I switched off the light. Oh well… To be fair the rest of the light seems very well made.

yea it seems glued the bezel. half lit switch doesnt sound good, can u post a pic?

Here is how my LED looks, this is the replacement from Neal,

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mortuus wrote:
LichtAn wrote:
Recieved my GT Mini today. LED is not centered well despite that it has a centering ring. Tried to muscle open the bezel to no avail, seems to be glued. By reading a few posts I assume that only have of the switch is lit is normal? One time it shut completely off, when I switched off the light. Oh well… To be fair the rest of the light seems very well made.

yea it seems glued the bezel. half lit switch doesnt sound good, can u post a pic?

Here is how my LED looks, this is the replacement from Neal,

Yep, looks like my locator LED, just not centered as well.

I just got the bezel off, using some rubber gloves for better grip. I centered the reflector perfectly but when tightening the bezel again it pulls it off center again. It actually looks like it’s putting some sideways strain on the LED by this.
I’m going to test the light for a few weeks to make sure there’s nothing faulty and then switch LEDs.

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I got my shorty tube today.
I thought that would be my EDC thrower, but it’s quite big for that. I will carry it with me for now, but expect to go back to Emisar D1.

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I got my shorty tube today.
I thought that would be my EDC thrower, but it’s quite big for that. I will carry it with me for now, but expect to go back to Emisar D1.

The D1 is a perfect pocket thrower IMHO.
Put a dedomed XP-G2 or a sliced SST20 in it and you’ve got about 35kCd in your pocket Smile

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A little bit off topic but how do you guys find carrying D1 on a clip in your pocket?
I’m currently EDCing Manker U11 and it’s pretty much as compact as SC600w and find it close to what I consider comfortable. Will the difference in head diameter be noticable?

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P33 wrote:
A little bit off topic but how do you guys find carrying D1 on a clip in your pocket?
I’m currently EDCing Manker U11 and it’s pretty much as compact as SC600w and find it close to what I consider comfortable. Will the difference in head diameter be noticable?

I don’t carry in in the pocket and I never use clips. It’s in my backpack. Or rather – it used to be; now Mini GT takes that place.
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Killer light!! Very nice quality and wonderful UI. Can’t say enough things about how great dealing with Nealsgadgets was in the whole thing, def recommend him to anyone that is looking to purchase one

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I would like to clarify that my GT mini seems well centered and I am operating it properly. The emissar D1S vs the GT MINI are extremely similar but with a ceiling test, equal distance and the same VTC6 cell, the Emissar appears slightly tighter in hotspot and ever so slightly eclipses the hotspot of the GT. Both are the same tint as well. I can’t explain the “why” but I only attest to what i am witnessing. Lumen output is probably identical but focusing seems a bit superior on my D1S sample.

Just a wish for future models….I hope they both would offer 21700 cell models like Manker has done with the U22.

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yes 21700 cells in this light would been nice.

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Just to clarify: the BLF GT Mini and the Lumintop GT mini are identical, correct?

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LichtAn wrote:
Recieved my GT Mini today. LED is not centered well despite that it has a centering ring. Tried to muscle open the bezel to no avail, seems to be glued. By reading a few posts I assume that only have of the switch is lit is normal? One time it shut completely off, when I switched off the light. Oh well... To be fair the rest of the light seems very well made.


Yesterday, I have received my GT Mini. The first thing I noticed was how well this flashlight has been packed. So, kudos to Neal for taking care of a safe packaging and very quick (1 week only to Germany!) shipping!  Thumbs Up

The switch with the "alien grin" works flawlessly until now. It feels quite cushy and not very crisp but that doesn't bother me at all. What troubles me a bit is the XP-L HI having some offset from the center, resulting in a rather patchy spot on the wall. One side on the spot's outer rim looks dim, the other side like hazily lit up too much. I'm not sure if it's the reflector on the centering ring not being properly aligned or the XPL HI not being properly aligned within the centering ring. The picture below is unfortunately not very meaningful. As it appears to be glued, has anyone managed to open the bezel? Any hints, how to realign the LED correctly if the bezel cannot be loosened?

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Lux-Perpetua]<p>[quote=LichtAn wrote:
Recieved my GT Mini today. LED is not centered well despite that it has a centering ring.

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My PayPal dispute is finished.
Full refund from Banggood.
Now I’ll try to repair it… anyone know what switch I can swap on the driver ?

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I received my replacement head and my diffusers. My order from Neal is complete. Not sure if anybody else got the diffuser or not but it really doesn’t fit the head its too large and doesn’t stay on tight. I am thinking an o-ring or a small piece of foam super glued on the inside edge might work to hold it better anyone else have the same issue or have you come up with some sort of solution.

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My PayPal dispute is finished. Full refund from Banggood. Now I’ll try to repair it… anyone know what switch I can swap on the driver ?

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My PayPal case is still ongoing, “Max” from Banggood claims a replacement head is on its way to me and wants me to close the claim.
I told him I’m happy to close the case immediately upon receipt of the new, working head, till that happen the case will remain open.
That was first of the week. No reply yet, we shall see if a new head shows up in 4-5 weeks.

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