The BLF A6 has ruined me!

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I ended up with memory mode enabled and the 4 output mode.

This light is only deployed when the smaller lights won’t handle the task as well, or I just want to look at the beautiful 3D beam.

Edited to add that what I miss in this configuration is direct access to turbo from off.

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jimfoto wrote:

After emails and a considerable amount of time “chatting” with them, I’m pretty sure they scammed me. Check reviews on this seller/importer Banggood before buying. They have a long history of not delivering products. They just gave me the runaround. I sent pictures and they’ve opened a ticket but so far no action. Most reviews for Banggood reference products not delivered or the wrong product delivered. I’ll certainly be disputing the charge and filing a complaint with my state’s attorney general since this seems to be their business plan.

Check their reviews before you buy!

Actually the vast majoriy of people on BLF don't have problems with Banggood.

Do you think it's really necessary to file a complaint with your state’s attorney general?

You sound like you're full of drama.

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jimfoto wrote:
I just bought two of these ( BLF A6 XPL 1600Lumens 7/4modes EDC LED Flashlight 18650) from Banggood for $38.38. I wish I could tell you how they were but they sent me a $2 dog collar instead of my flashlights.

Maybe they got confused, and thought “EDC” meant “Economical [read: cheap] Dog Collar”.

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drama 

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BTW, if you want to be taken seriously, here's some advice:

Don't spam the same annoying message six times all over BLF.

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I mean, that’s the 1st time I’ve personally heard that someone got the completely wrong item.

I once got an item from a different section of the site, which was related, and Banggood was quick to correct the error.

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jimfoto wrote:
Yes, based on their response (or lack thereof), and other people’s experiences and complaints with non delivery, it seems to be a part of Banggood’s business plan. Customer service is non existent and if you don’t get what you ordered, too bad? We’re not talking backordered or coming from China but the wrong item shipped.

I had to chime in. Although I agree that many Chinese business practices are what is us westerners would call … horrible…, ill say I’ve probably had a couple dozen purchases from Banggood, and all have been great ( less shipping time). Just one man’s perspective.

Check this vid out for an expat’s (not me) opinion … why there is no toilet paper in china… people steal it …. https://youtu.be/np4OwQaJItY

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raccoon city wrote:

BTW, if you want to be taken seriously, here’s some advice:


Don’t spam the same annoying message six times all over BLF.

Amen. What a noise-maker this new member has turned out to be. Just file a claim through PayPal or your CC company already…geeshhhh..no need to post it on every forum category.

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BlueSwordM wrote:

I mean, that’s the 1st time I’ve personally heard that someone got the completely wrong item.

I once got an item from a different section of the site, which was related, and Banggood was quick to correct the error.

I once ordered two knives from a website that I think went out of business.

I don't remember the name of the site.

Anyways, they sent me the wrong two knives.

I got the runaround with customer service, but got a full refund through PayPal.

I don't think I threw a big fit about it.  ;)

These things happen from time to time, though I don't usually get the runaround from customer service.

Usually I just state the facts, maybe take some photos, and they resolve the situation without me having to get PayPal or my credit card company involved.

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I like the A6 so much, I bought a couple of the driver boards and retrofitted a few C2’s and even replaced a 8×7135 triple

Can’t go wrong with the ui

To this day I still carry an A6 in my pocket..it serves me well

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If you want an instant BLF A6 Turbo, just throw in a Luxeon V…. With some fat springs of course.

I just wish the BLF A6 UI could have moonlight on 4-level output setting. That’s why I ended up swapping the driver. Moonlight plus 6 modes are just too much for me.

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Does the Luxeon V work well in a tube light? I would assume a lot of heat?

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cabfrank wrote:
Does the Luxeon V work well in a tube light? I would assume a lot of heat?

A lot of heat for a lot of output. I’m getting over 2000 at around 7A on mine. On lower modes the heat isn’t an issue, just like the stock XP-L. The Luxeon V is a very efficient LED. Oh, and you get a great tint too in the 4000K version.

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That sounds fantastic.

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The BLF A6 was my first ever quality flashlight. I still think they are great for the money but I haven’t tried many other 18650 lights because I haven’t had to.

One issue I have is I don’t really like having the button on the side of lights, I prefer the tail switches.

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My oldest light is my BLF A6. I also like to not spend a ton and I like good bang for my buck performance. There are other lights out there you might like though that cost even less than the BLF A6. If you want an even smaller pocket light, look into the Lumintop Tool AA or the Sofrin SF-14. They’re the same style light (tube light, tail switch, single LED) but in AA size. I like to use a 14500 cell for the extra performance. But my tool aa has been my most carried light lately due to the very small size but still great performance (650 lumens for the tool, 550 for the sofirn). Usually that amount is enough for me. Both of these lights can be had cheaper than the BLF a6, but prices vary…I got the tool on sale for $13ish and the sofirn for $14 with a battery included. Also, I got an 18350 tube for my BLF A6, if you want to make the light shorter and lighter. There are also plenty of aaa lights out there for cheap, but I tend to like the 14500/aa size more as for me it’s a great size/performance ratio.

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