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So.. what samples did M4D MAX receive there. Are they the same stage as the three that just got sent out to TLF&BLF? My confusion is real. xD

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kanton wrote:
So.. what samples did M4D MAX receive there.

He received pictures only!

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MascaratumB wrote:
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So.. what samples did M4D MAX receive there.
He received pictures only!

The pictures Martin posted are the actual lights before it was mailed to him, TK and Bluzie (of TLF).

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tatasal wrote:
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kanton wrote:
So.. what samples did M4D MAX receive there.
He received pictures only!

The pictures Martin posted are the actual lights before it was mailed to him, TK and Bluzie (of TLF).

AHHH!! I was induced in mistake by that part of “Neal sent me …” then the “pictures” with a sad smile Facepalm
Sorry for misunderstanding and thanks for the explanation.

Now I wonder what Martin meant with the “ Sad “ face Flat Stare

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Neal is teaser… i want this light now!!

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Things are definitely happening guys…

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Please add me to the list for 1.

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Thanks to the team for their hard work on this project. I’m a late comer to the party, but I don’t think I’d have the time or patience to pull this off. Glad someone does, though.

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tatasal wrote:
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Three samples shipped to testers.
Thanks for the update….. Smile

Which 3 “testers”? . Innocent

Two from BLF and one from TLF.
Thanks…. Beer

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M4D M4X wrote:
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I’m not sure why the clip was changed, but I’m hoping it can be changed back. It looks like the clip ring sticks out now, and a dark coating of some sort was added, and there’s an extra hole. There’s a high chance it’s too late to change again though.

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I agree with TK here. There doesn’t seem to be any reason for the clip to change, and the previous version was better:

  • The new one doesn’t appear to fit very well. The ring area is wider and sticks out from the body of the light.
  • Black paint has been added. We discussed black paint before. Most of us do not want black paint on the clip.

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It’s like an unlabeled box of choclates… you never know what you’ve got till you bite into it. Shocked
Or, in this case; receive it. Facepalm

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I would rather have the silver clip like on the bunny button picture several pages ago. I’ll still buy it, but I’d like the silver clip better.

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Yeah.

Deanodized clip would be best.

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The clip won't stop me, but I won't be happy about it, if I ultimately receive lights with clips like the one pictured most recently. A shame; nobody told them there was anything wrong with the clips.

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For what is the front hole in the clip good?

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For what is the front hole in the clip good?
Nothing as far as I am concerned.

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For what is the front hole in the clip good?

must be for lanyard no otherwise why a hole ?

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I’m not a clip guy, they don’t matter much to me, but that one doesn’t look good. For those that like them, I hope those pictures don’t represent what you will get. The others looked much better, and I can’t fathom what prompted the change, so late in the game.

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and I can’t fathom what prompted the change, so late in the game.



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well Lumintop makes the light so any last minute changes for whatever reasons are their choice.

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joechina wrote:
For what is the front hole in the clip good?

It could be used for a lanyard, but… there’s already another hole for that, and the other one is in a better place.

If anything, I get the impression it was probably added just because some other clips have a hole there. But it’s not a good place to put a hole. It doesn’t significantly decrease weight, but it would significantly increase the chance of snagging while trying to clip the light onto something.

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Remember, lest we forget; the episode of a couple weeks ago. It was based on pictures.

Maybe (hopefully), just maybe (fingers crossed while hoping); that is the case with these pictures. Maybe they were not the most current picture or, if they were; maybe the clip “color” is not as bad as it appears. However, no mistaking the hole. Facepalm

We can always hope…… Wink

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The illustration on the boxes in the recent photos also show a hole in the clip. If they’ve already printed all the boxes it seems like the clip decision may be final. Sad

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i hope it does fit.

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and I can’t fathom what prompted the change, so late in the game.



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I know this was answered, but i don’t remember the answer; if the clip ring sticks out from the body of the light, or is in some other way undesirable, can it be removed? Will the light function without it? I would personally prefer just an O ring in the gap to that clip.

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teacher wrote:
Remember, lest we forget; the episode of a couple weeks ago. It was based on pictures.

Maybe (hopefully), just maybe (fingers crossed while hoping); that is the case with these pictures. Maybe they were not the most current picture or, if they were; maybe the clip “color” is not as bad as it appears. However, no mistaking the hole. Facepalm

We can always hope…… Wink

In fact, here is tatasal’s post saying it was Titanium Grey. Hopefully….. LT has not gone rouge since that time & changed it. And yep…. the ‘hole’ leaves much to be desired.
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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1486229#comment-1486229

Tue, 04/09/2019 – 14:17…………….. #8236

tatasal wrote:
While the photo l posted much earlier may had the clip looking black, l made efforts to clarify if indeed it’s now black, but the definitive reply was “titanium grey” color.

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