Q8, PMS SEND TO THOSE WITH ISSUES BLF soda can light

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Q8, PMS SEND TO THOSE WITH ISSUES BLF soda can light
Just finished sending PMs to those with issues, IF YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN THIS PLEASE PM ME Smile 
 
 
 
AFF LINK RESULTS AND WHAT HAPPENED (or is happening) WITH IT.
Despite we were not aiming at making money Banggood was so kind to still allow us to do so.
It seemed fair to distribute these funds roughly like this:
40% team (7 people)
40% special involved BLFers (14 people)
20% GAW for those on the list before the PMs were send.
 
Over 1300 people have used the aff link and I have recieved money on my PayPal.
After fees and taxes this is what it boils down to:
7 x ~$55 for each member of the team $385 (free to use how they want as of now $82.50 allocated for Mrs Lumens)
14 x ~$27,50 for special involved BLFers  $385 (payments started to those who reacted, as of now $27.50 allocated for Mrs Lumens)
14 x ~$14 for a GAW to members on the list before PMs send $196 (SB is yet to draw, so winners will e published later and given the choice as the rest has, they can use it for what they want Smile )
 
$966 total to be distributed.
Awaiting further response to PMs and emails now. 
If more choose to give it to Mrs Lumens it will be posted without the name, I want all to eel free to use it for what they want.
So for now from confirmed reactions: 
$151.50 to Mrs Lumens
$124.50 to BLF special fund
 
PMs send to those with issues, please check.
If I have not missed anybody all with issues should have gotten a PM, if not, let me know. I am collecting the information so we can make haste with the solution(s).
PMs send to a few BLFers who helped a lot during the Q8 process. If the aff link results are in, I am going to ask SB to draw 14 numbers between 1 and 1730 for the little GAW as mentioned in the PM you all got with the code(s). Of course the winners and the end result of this will be published. 
 
Groupbuy is closed now, so no new codes are given out by me.
For codes to bring the price down, see M4D M4X: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37267 
For drivers that fit see Lexel: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54838 
 
 
First 500 of new Q8 ready.
Production in full swing again.
Confirmed shipping via Banggood warehouse to cope with the coming holiday.
 First real Q8 flashlights arriving.

FIRST

IMPORTANT: DO NO EMAIL BANGGOOD CUSTOMER SUPPORT ABOUT SHIPPING< YOU WILL GET A BASIC RESPONSE THAT DOES NOT HELP YOU AT ALL. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION IN THIS THREAD WRITING Question for Banggood above it (IN BOLD so I can easy spot it even when with a lot of new posts.  

Collected questions:

When are we going to see stock again?

What happens with expedited shipping, paid for but not arriving sooner? (WE NEED A PIC OF SHIPPING LABEL WHEN IT ARRIVES TO BE ABLE TO WORK ON THIS! NO PIC OF LABEL PMMED WE CANT DO ANYTHING!) Answer pending, awaiting arrival of these Q8 lights and pictures of shipping label

 

SECOND

Relax about shipping of your order, it will get there. the dates mentioned on Banggood do not say anything other then the absolute latest, when the pre orders started it was not clear that th first would be send out so fast yet shipping started the same day and while it was expected that now after a week the shipping would commence, some already have their Q8 in hand. read FIRST again and please "order and forget" is much better for ones stress levelsthat constantly checking shipping status. JUST DONT DO IT! 

Tracking is buggy at best, there is a long chain between you and your light, delays are possible at each link of that chain.

 

THIRD

Issues, please post your issues, or things you think that might be an issue. It will be added.

keep it at REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE ISSUES,what you THINK that COULD be an issue is very good to remember for yourself, no need to post about it.  

 

CHECKING YOUR NEWLY ARRIVED Q8

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1194859#comment-1194859

Thanks LRU for this very thorough list and things one can do when their Q8 arrives

 

 

REAL ISSUES FOUND

 

BEACON/INDICATOR LED IN SWITCH

 

amplificus started flickering after some time in use, confirmed issue video https://youtu.be/GSdDHodWk2U

saypat stopped working after an hour (please video?)

engber switch led issue, first run OK, then flickering started, now no more beacon at all (please video?)

tru3s1lv3r  intermittent switch light, after working OK first time.

nishayume switch led issue

shirnask switch led issue

jbailey94 switch light stopped working

MtnDon something wrong with switch assembly of one Q8

bella-headlight switch LEDs stopped working

Sam3gX switch LEDs stopped working

legan710 switch LEDs stopped working

weklund switch LEDs stopped working

fixed it switch LEDs stopped working

giorgoskok switch LEDs dimmed and stayed out

Mr.Poppy switch LEDs stopped working

NuggetMcNugget 2x switch LEDs stopped working

 

SCREWS:

 

Bc412 screw holding driver cross-threaded and stripped

Sledgestone screw holding reflector won't loosen

XXX-Man screw holding reflector won't loosen

 

MISC:

OrangePeel damages head around and in switch place 

lionheart_2281 sharp edge on bezel (tears clothes)

TheOnlyDocc very strange behavior, sometimes under reproducible situations the driver "thinks" it is in regulated mode and steps down, even if the actual setting is lower, making it actually bump up the brightness. It is easy to not have it behave like this but it seems a flaky MCU having trouble writing to memory. Tom and TOD are working on it.  

mlodyulek driver issue

 

 

"fixed"

feralcomprehension switch light stopped working , ut went on sometimes without any logic or patern. Decided Q8 swap with Tom for further investigation, thankt feralcomprehension!

 

p471

 

 

NOTE

Timing of click for off, hold the switch just a tad too long and the Q8 will not register it as shut down command but treat it as a very short ramp command. Your light is not broken Smile

 

TWEAK

On some Q8 lights there can be a sandblasting powder residue under the tailpcb and in the screwholes for the tail pcb mounting screws.

On some Q8 lights there can be some sort of glue residue in the screwholes for the tail pcb mounting screws.

No worries it is not conductive, but that does mean there can be bump in output achieved when removing and cleaning it. The screws are very tight, USE A MATCHING SCREWDRIVER AND RUBBER BAND BETWEEN SCREW AND SCREWDRIVER TO AVOID STRIPPING! 

Thorfire will clean better during the rest of the production.

 

CHECK

hank wrote:
Added note for QA/QC inspections -- check that the bare metal end of the battery tube is polished smooth, no rough spots on the face or edges, because that surface has to make contact with the trace around the edge of the driver board.

Question: is the lubricant being applied to the threads electrically conductive?

Answer. yes some lube is very likely required, please add your favorite flavor. Good point about tube, please use file and/or sandpaper to smoothen things out if too rough for your liking.

 

Perceived issues NOT CONFIRMED

 

Sharp edge 

leroycp found a sharp edge on the head 4th fin above both switch and opposite side adapter hole

 

Packaging

Flashy Mike packaging was damaged during shipping with a ding on the tailcap as result

 

Vague

teacher Claimed to have a DOA, the worse thing we could read.
Reading PM with clear question no to fix and make either clear pictures of swap with a good Q8 of Tom (shipping paid by me) but going silent for almost two days.
Then all of a sudden claims switch light not working when main LEDs off, rest functionality intact.
Very unclear story and not providing asked for information and doing opposite of that was asked for.

 

SCREWS:

Screws. really not an issue, they do their job, are lower then the brass ring of the driver. One might want to change them, please discuss in Q8 modding topic http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55026

Please stop talking about the screws in this topic unless there is a real issue in YOUR light with them.

Some tips on the screws, they are tight, use a properly fitting screwdriver and to be sure a rubber band to make the screwdriver fit even better while removing them.

 

 Use protected button top cells for a bit extra safety, below are cells that give max output but do not have protection!

Use matched "married" cells and check for equal wear regularly!

WHAT CELLS TO USE?

 Cell tests: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1180765#comment-1180765

 

Banggood listing

https://www.banggood.com/BLF-Q8-4x-XP-L-5000LM-Professional-Multiple-Ope...

 

 

OK the SRK is a light that comes up very often, and well when it comes up there always are people saying how poorly they are made nowadays.
Sky Ray King, a soda can flashlight. Once constructed solid, now cloned and made cheaper and cheaper. The good cooling properties are long gone and many have fake LatticeBright LEDs on a thin aluminium board driven by a poor quality thin wired driver.

So lets force out a good one like they used to be, but with modern features.

 

The Q-team
djozz LED tester, general info
Tom E Software and driver design NARSIL SOFTWARE INFORMATION
Pilotdog68 Driverdesign
MRsDNF General info, communiction during China office hours
Thijsco CAD analist
The Miller General info, communication

Thorfire wants to work with us!
Barry (Thorfire) is enthusiastic and willing to work with us.

 

Q8 BLF Special SRK inspired flashlight
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………….. specs ……………….. notes

BLF Q8
………….. Marking/logo “BLF Q8” for the groupbuy, manufacturer can choose own marking/logo afterwards
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Pricing
………….. $40 .. including shipping …. manufacturer can decide own pricing afterwards
.
.
Emitters
………….. 4 pieces …. 3535 footprint
.
………….. Cree XPL V6 3D ……. Yes for now it is decided the non HI XPL
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………….. LEDs mounted on DTP stars (NOW a sweet coper DTP ledboard in one piece!)
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Internals
………….. Integrated LED shelf …. for good thermal dissipation at least 4mm thick
.
………….. 20 AWG Wires …………
.
………….. Driver retainer ring (NOW proto 2 has screws holding the driver down covered with a protective ring)
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………….. Double springs on tail PCB
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………….. Threads square or trapeziod (not triangular) for battery tube
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………….. Anodised threads part battery tube that screws into the head for lock out
.
………….. Tailap can be unscrewed to access the pcb connecting the – side of the cells
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………….. Threads square or trapeziod (not triangular) for tail cap
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………….. Threads bezel can be anything manufacturer chooses
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………….. Electronic side switch (NOW proto 2 with illumination and rubber cover)
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………….. Mounting for tripod
………………….. mounting nut hole not drilled though the whole body to ensure waterproofing placed opposite of the button
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Optics
………….. Aluminium reflector ……. same top sizes as the older SRK reflectors
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………….. Glass lens ……………. 2mm thick
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Protective

NOW brass contact ring on driver against wear and tear like high end soda can lights have!

………….. O-ring bezel ………. quality thus thick and perfect fit
.
………….. O-ring battery tube … quality thus thick and perfect fit
.
………….. O-ring tail cap ……. quality thus thick and perfect fit
.
………….. Aliminum alloy …….. 6061-T6
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………….. Type II anodisation…not HA3 for the groupbuy
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………….. Waterproof side switch
.
………….. Stainless steel bezel
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………….. Light comes with spare o-rings in all the sizes used
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Software
………….. Tom E Narsil firmware
………….. Several modes and blink modes
………….. User configurable
………….. Fixed modes and ramping
………….. Voltage check
………….. Low voltage cut off
………….. lock out
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Driver design
………….. Tom E Electronic switch driver for Narsil firmware
………….. Very low parasitic drain
………….. Able to run 1,2,3 and/or 4 button top 18650 cell(s)
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……. MCU …. Atmel ATTINY85V-10SH or ATTINY85-20SU package is important: 8S2
.
……. FET …. NOW used PSMN3R0-30YLDX we aim for change to PSMN2R0-30YLDX

…………………… form factor: PPAK SO-8
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……. Resistor ….. 0805 SMD 47K OHM 1% 1/8W
.
……. Resistor ….. 0805 SMD 220K OHM 1% 1/8W
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……. Resistor ….. 0805 SMD 47K OHM 1% 1/8W
.
……. Diode …….. Schottky, 10v 570 kA SOD323 Manu PN: ZLLS410TA, Digi-Key PN: ZLLS410CT-ND
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……. Capacitor…. 0805 Ceramic, 12uF 16V X7R
……………………………….. If possible 12 uF or higher instead of 10 uF — may be required
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……. 7135 chip …. 7135 350 mA 7135 amp regulator used for low modes
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Quality
……………. Samples 100% as agreed and specified before continuation to actual sale.
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……………. Final production lights 100% as agreed, specified and samples
.
……………. Video of drop test shipment packaging made available before lights available for sale.
…………………. This video shows at least 10 drops of the light in packaging from at least 1 meter high
…………………. falling in different angles, the 8 corners, bottom and side hitting the ground first

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…………….All lights tested before shipping to spot and fix problems and avoid DOA.
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Driver Design Notes
…..The 47K and 220K resistors are the voltage divider, where the 220K is R1, the 47K is R2
…..The 12K resistor is a FET gate resistor (on the trace from the MCU I/O pin to the FTE Gate,
……connected to ground.)
…..Diode is for reverse polarity protection
…..The SIR800DP FET is expensive, but can easily handle the high amps we get in driving 4 parallel LED’s but too hard to get hence FET now in place and asked about.
…….from 4 parallel cells, without any degradation or heat. It’s an extraordinary performing FET for it’s size

Information on Narsil, post 2
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/922763#comment-922763
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UPDATED AFTER CLOSING POST 10767 page 359


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Change list from original OP design ideas:
Integrated LED shelf instead of screw in copper/brass
Lockout via side switch instead of adding a new to b designed tail switch
Added low voltage cut off
Added AR coated lens
Removed AR coated lens because of tint shift.
Added DTP to stars.
Removed Quality lanyard
Added Cree XPL HI as possible LEDs
Added Nut to attach tripod negotiable
Added charging system like BD0x negotiable
12 April Refreshed specs and features, easier to read, corrected some spelling errors
Changed bezel to black bezel
Added Reflector height, diameter and support rim as the current SRK reflectors
Added Head internals support rim of the reflector
This ensures compability with the SRK reflectors so owners can mod the Q8 to use from 3 up to 10 emitters with a SRK reflector that is widely avalable.
Added Parallel max 4 cell configuration (to use 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 cells)
Added Able to take the largest of protected button top 18650 cells
Changed spring configuration to Double springs with the smaller being a Phosphor Bronze spring
Added 18 AWG Wires
Changed wires to 20 AWG, thik enough and easier to adapt reflector base and installation
Added Wires to led not through center of integrated shelf but the sides of it
Changed specslist to look more like a spreadsheet, hopefully this reads easier
Changed 20 AWG wires instead of 18, this should be thick enough
Added Light comes with spare o-rings in all the sizes used.
Changed drops from 2 meter to 1 meter
Added about droptest falling in different angles, the 8 corners, bottom and side hitting the ground first
Changed LEDs chosen emitter XPL Neutral white
Added Pilotdog68 driver design to team.
Added Thijsco CAD analist to team
changed 12K resistor to 47K
Removed Wires to led not through center of integrated shelf but the sides of it after wire specs, how wires run depending on DTP stars design (1 big LED board for all LEDs or 4 small stars for each LED 1 star)

CLOSED POLLS SECTION

POLL about bezel now closed:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/46999
Again, thanks for participation, nr 1 and 2 will be presented to Thorfire.

Poll for logo/marking now closed
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/46220
Thanks for voting, style is decided by the community!

community feeler number of LEDs:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/46433
Thanks for voting!

Edited by: The Miller on 10/13/2017 - 12:10
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Tom E:
You can find the Atmel VS 7.0 source code, binaries, AVRDude batch files, some revision history notes, and the manual in docx and PDF format here on the “BLF Q8” shared google drive folder.


Little cheat, power on the Q8 and immediately power it off to disable indicator/beacon untill next power on.

Joechina made a cheat sheet: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55296
CRX added Narsil (M and Q8) here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54621

Thanks for getting the BLF Q8 flashlight!

This light is a cooperation between flashlight lovers gathered on the website budgetlightforum.com and quality manufacturer Thorfire.
For more information see: bit.ly/blfq8
For a manual for how to use and configure the software on the flashlight see: bit.ly/narsilinfo
Before using this flashlight please take the time to read about how to safely treat the batteries/cells for the flashlight here: bit.ly/lionsafety (Information in several languages)

The BLF Q8 is a very powerful flashlight that requires some knowledge before and during use.
The Q8 is intended to be used with button top cells.
The use of protected cells is highly recommended.
Please make sure to install the cells correct, the button in the direction of the head/LEDs.
The Q8 is a very bright flashlight, do not point the beam at others.
Never leave the flashlight ON unattended.
The Q8 is not a toy, do not let children play with it.
Hold it when in use to monitor the temperatures and turn the light off or switch to a lower mode when it starts to become really warm.
Turn the Q8 off and let it cool if it gets hot.
Use the lock-out sequence to deactivate the switch before putting the Q8 in a pocket or bag.
When you want to store the light for a longer period of time, make sure it is clean and dry and in case you want to keep cells in it, lock the current by unscrewing the battery tube a bit (turn the light on, unscrew until it goes off).
It is advised to clean the outer parts of the light periodically.
Every couple of months check the threads, adding a bit of grease to the threads if needed.

When you encounter a problem please share it in the above linked BLF Q8 thread.

The Q8 is developed with flashlight modders in mind.
If you want to modify the flashlight, make sure you know what you are doing and/or start a thread on budgetlightforum.com on your planned mod, the friendly and experienced community will surely help you with solid advice.

And above all, enjoy this beast of a light!


Initializer of the project declares that,
the BLF Q8 flashlight,
manufactured by Thorfire,
2nd Floor West, Building A, Yi Li Technology Park, DaHe Industrial Zone, Guanlan Town, Longhua New District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. 518000,
conforms to EU legislation,
and so do the manufacturing and quality control practices for it

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Thanks for getting the BLF Q8 flashlight!

This light is a cooperation between flashlight lovers gathered on the website budgetlightforum.com and quality manufacturer Thorfire.
For more information see: bit.ly/blfq8
For a manual for how to use and configure the software on the flashlight see: bit.ly/narsilinfo
Before using this flashlight please take the time to read about how to safely treat the batteries/cells for the flashlight here: bit.ly/lionsafety (Information in several languages)

The BLF Q8 is a very powerful flashlight that requires some knowledge before and during use.
The Q8 is intended to be used with button top cells.
The use of protected cells is highly recommended.
Please make sure to install the cells correct, the button in the direction of the head/LEDs.
The Q8 is a very bright flashlight, do not point the beam at others.
Never leave the flashlight ON unattended.
The Q8 is not a toy, do not let children play with it.
Hold it when in use to monitor the temperatures and turn the light off or switch to a lower mode when it starts to become really warm.
Turn the Q8 off and let it cool if it gets hot.
Use the lock-out sequence to deactivate the switch before putting the Q8 in a pocket or bag.
When you want to store the light for a longer period of time, make sure it is clean and dry and in case you want to keep cells in it, lock the current by unscrewing the battery tube a bit (turn the light on, unscrew until it goes off).
It is advised to clean the outer parts of the light periodically.
Every couple of months check the threads, adding a bit of grease to the threads if needed.

When you encounter a problem please share it in the above linked BLF Q8 thread.

The Q8 is developed with flashlight modders in mind.
If you want to modify the flashlight, make sure you know what you are doing and/or start a thread on budgetlightforum.com on your planned mod, the friendly and experienced community will surely help you with solid advice.

And above all, enjoy this beast of a light!


Initializer of the project declares that,
the BLF Q8 flashlight,
manufactured by Thorfire,
2nd Floor West, Building A, Yi Li Technology Park, DaHe Industrial Zone, Guanlan Town, Longhua New District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. 518000,
conforms to EU legislation,
and so do the manufacturing and quality control practices for it

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Thanks very much jack-bkk for translations!

Commercial text:

BLF Q8 是一款由来自世界各地的手电筒爱好者设计开发的手电筒,进入网站BudgetLightForum.com查看更多多功能手电筒。

这款手电筒可通过 1-4个18650 锂离子电池供电,通过易使用的电子侧键开关控制电源。
4盏高性能Cree XPL LED灯安装在铜板上,以保证最大亮度和安全性。

Q8定制的电路版能让电灯以低于1流明的荧火虫模式到4000以上流明的高亮度运行。

极高的频率保证了脉冲宽度调制的无声或可视操作。

这款手电筒的设计特点满足了许多不同场合的需求。
摄影师,露营者,渔夫,自行车运动员,急救工作者,可将Q8手电筒固定在三脚架上使用,无需手持电筒。

BLF Q8 一款经典的罐头设计手电筒,重新制定了更多功能,更强大,更有效率的设计。
高质量的设计制作注入4000流明的大电量 ,操作简单。
这款手电筒的亮度射程范围,可达到至少150米远的大范围区域。

Cree的XPL V6 3D中性白光LED以其质量及耐用性而闻名。
这些特点带来了吸引人的色彩。
其定制的DTP铜板为其提供了最佳的散热性能。

BLF Q8可使用多达4个18650电池。
使用一个电池时可使用低输出功率的高率频式来调节,
每增加一个电池,可使用的时间会更长;增加两个或以上电池,使用最大亮度模式时,这时可充分使用其功能。

可通过侧键开关来操作。

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这个软件非常容易操作,每位用户可以选择设定如何操作 BLF Q8.

从几乎看不见的亮度到弱光,月光/荧火虫光到明亮

手电筒有多少个可控模式(从高到低或从低到高)

推滑式控制开关(在150种亮度的范围内通过按住按扭自由滑动调节),而非模式选择按键。
松开按扭之后,亮度会保持在所需位置。

5种频闪和灯塔闪烁模式去读取电池的工作电压

手电筒的设计特点防止不使用时电池的自动耗电。

锁住开关,可防止意外开灯。

低电池电压下降防止电池烧坏。

用户可设置涡轮延时器(延时熄灯)降低电压来防止过热问题。

长按开关按键20秒开关会自动锁住并关闭电灯,以确保放在包里或口袋时不会长期亮着。

开关对面的1/4通用镙丝可用于把Q8手电筒安装在三脚架上固定起来,无需手持电筒操作。

BLF Q8 易操作,小体积便携带,可用三脚架安装固定,是一款理想的手电筒。
在大空间以及小空间的地方工作时,
如,用在剧院,摄影以及电影灯光
露营时
钓鱼或进行户外活动时
停电时足够点亮最大的房间

一款高质量的BLF Q8,值得拥有!

颜色:黑色
手电筒型号:推滑式或12种模式组合供选择

镜片 玻璃:镜片
反射器:SMO
开关形式:电子侧键开关
尾架:有
光源品牌:Cree
光源型号:XPL V6 3D
流明(最小)<1流明
流明(最大)4000 流明
是否含电池:否
电池规格:18650
电池数量:1-4个

Specs:

这是规格
要转换的中国:
…………规格………………注意事项
BLF Q8
…………标记/标志“BLF Q8”的团购,制造商可以选择事后自己打标/标志


价钱
………… $ 40 ..包括运费…。制造商可以事后决定自行定价


发射器
………… 4个…。 3535足迹

…………克里XPL NW ……。是的,现在它决定非HI XPL

…………安装在DTP星LED灯


内幕
…………集成LED架…。良好的散热至少4mm厚

………… 20 AWG电线…………

…………驱动挡圈

…………双重弹簧具有较小磷青铜弹簧

…………线程电池筒方形或梯形板(未三角形)

…………阳极氧化线程部分电池筒的螺丝拧入头锁出

…………尾盖 / 尾罩 可以拧访问连接的PCB – 细胞侧

…………线程尾盖方形或梯形板(未三角形)

…………线程挡板可以是任何制造商选择

…………电子侧开关

…………安装三脚架
………………… ..安装螺母孔未钻孔虽然整个身体,以确保防水放置按钮的对面


光学
…………铝反射器……。相同尺寸的顶部作为旧SRK反射

…………玻璃镜片……………。 2mm厚


保护的
………… O形圈表圈………。因此,质量和厚厚的完美契合

………… O型圈电池筒…质量从而厚,完美契合

………… O型环尾盖……。因此,质量和厚厚的完美契合

………… 铝 合金…… .. 6061-T6

………… II型阳极氧化…不是HA3的团购

…………防水侧开关

…………不锈钢表圈

…………轻型带有用于所有大小备用O型圈


软件
………… tom电子纳西尔圣剑固件
…………几种模式和闪烁模式
…………用户可配置
…………固定模式和斜坡
…………电压检查
…………低压切断
…………锁定


驱动程序设计
…………汤姆E代表纳西尔圣剑固件的电子开关驱动器
…………非常低寄生漏
…………能跑1,2,3和/或4键顶部18650电池(S)

……。 MCU …。爱特梅尔ATTINY85V-10SH或ATTINY85-20SU包是很重要的:8S2

……。 FET …。马努:日前,Vishay Siliconix公司,马努PN:SIR800DP-T1-GE3,Digikey PN:SIR800DP-T1-GE3CT-ND
……………………外形:PPAK SO-8

……。电阻… .. 0805 SMD 47K OHM 1%1 / 8W

……。电阻… .. 0805 SMD 220K OHM 1%1 / 8W

……。电阻… .. 0805 SMD 47K OHM 1%1 / 8W

……。二极管…… ..肖特基,10V 570千安SOD323马努PN:ZLLS410TA,Digi-Key询问PN:ZLLS410CT-ND

……。电容…。 0805陶瓷,12uF 16V X7R
……………………………… ..如果可能的12 uF的或更高,而不是10 uF的 – 可能需要

……。 7135芯片…。 7135用于低模式350毫安7135安培稳压器


质量
……………。样品100%同意并出售之前延续指定

……………。最终生产灯100%同意,规定和样品

……………。跌落试验装运包装的视频可供出售前灯提供。
…………………。该视频显示在包装的光的至少10滴从至少1米多高
…………………。落在不同的角度,在8个顶点,底部和侧第一击中地面

……………装运前进行测试,以发现并解决问题,避免 产品无法正常工作(无法启动电源)。所有灯。


驱动程序设计说明
… ..The 47K和220K电阻分压器,其中所述220K为R1,所述47K为R2
… ..The 12K电阻是FET栅极电阻(从单片机的I / O引脚跟踪到FTE门,
……连接到地。)
… ..Diode是反极性保护
… ..The SIR800DP FET是昂贵的,但可以轻松处理高安培我们得到驱动4个并联LED的
……。从4并联电池,没有任何退化或热量。它是它的大小不平凡的表演FET

The commercial text in English, yeah it was way out of our comfort zone to write it, but we needed something to explain our ideas to China manufacturer Wink )

BLF Q8
This flashlight is completely designed and developed by flashlight enthusiasts from around the world, gathered on the website BudgetLightForum.com
The result is a highly versatile flashlight.

It can be powered by one to four 18650 Lithium Ion batteries and is controlled by an easy to use electronic side switch.
The four high performance neutral white Cree XPL LEDs are mounted on a copper plate for maximum light output and reliability.

The custom built circuit board for the Q8 allows the light to operate from below 1 lumen firefly mode to a massive 4000+ lumens.

Very high frequency insures no audible or visible PWM.

The features in this one flashlight makes it suitable for a lot of situations a flashlight is needed for.
Photographers, campers, fisherman, cyclist and emergency workers can fit the Q8 to a tripod for hands free use.

BLF Q8
A classic soda/soup can flashlight design, re-engineered with more functionality, power and efficiency.
4000 lumen of flood and decent throw in a high quality, easy to use flashlight.
This flashlight lights up a large area to at least 150 meters away.

Cree XPL V6 3D Neutral White LEDs are known for their quality and durability. These offer a pleasant tint.
The custom DTP copper plate provides the best possible heat dissipation.

The BLF Q8 uses up to four 18650 batteries.
It works with just one battery with reduced output on the higher modes and with every battery added it can work longer and with two or more batteries used the brightest modes are fully functional.

It is operated with a side switch.

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The software makes it very easy to use.
Every user can choose to configure how the BLF Q8 works:

moon/firefly, brightness from barely visible to very low

how many modes the light has
the order of the modes (from hi to low or low to high)

ramping instead of modes (smooth gliding between 150 brightness levels with a click and hold. The light stays in the desired brightness level when the switch is released.)

5 strobe and beacon blinking modes yes or no
to read out voltage of the batteries

The light is safe with features to prevent parasitic drain to avoid depleting the battery when not in use.

lock out of the switch, this prevents accidental turning the light on.

low battery voltage step down and cut off to prevent battery damage.

User configured Turbo timer step down to avoid heat issues.

When the switch is not locked out by user and is pressed for 20 seconds it will automatically lock out and turn the light off, to make sure it will not go on when put in a bag or pocket.

Opposite of the switch a 1/4” UNC thread can be used for mounting the Q8 to a tripod and hands free operation.

With its ease of operation, relative compact size and tripod mount the BLF Q8 is an ideal light to use:
During work in large and small spaces
As theater, photo and movie lighting
On the camping
When fishing or during other outdoor activities
To light up even the biggest rooms during power outage

BLF Q8, a high quality must have!
Color Black
Flashlight Modes Ramping or 12 mode groups to choose from

Lens Glass Lens
Reflector SMO
Switch Type electronic side switch
Tail Stand Yes
Light Source Brand Cree
Light Source Model XPL V6 3D
Lumens (Min) <1 lumen
Lumens (Max) 4000 Lumens
Batteries Included No
Battery Form Factor 18650
Required Battery Count 1 up to 4

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Nice initiative! But if the idea is going to be a new design by a manufacturer, I see a thousand good reasons to have a good conversation with kronological about it, to avoid the many pitfalls.

I like the idea of Thorfire making it more than a deal with Fasttech. I think I remember that attempts of group buys with discount never worked with Fasttech.

If it is designed from scratch, a version can be made with a 4mm shelf that is continuous with the body, and separate ledboards screwed on top of it, that would be very versatile, and good for the heat path! The driver could simply be the Kronos X5/X6 driver expanded to the SRK-size board. A (elegant) handle would be a great extra!

Depending on how it turns out, I’m in

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Nice idea.

Wouldn’t it better with a copper shelf instead of brass?

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PM send to Toykeeper
PM send to Thorfire

And yes agree let’s make the shelf an integral part of the housing and 4mm thick

How about the famous PD68 tailcap?

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The Supfire M6 and Roche M170 both have an integrated shelf, the former being around the same price as you propose.

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Yeah I’m in

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Great idea, always wanted a good SRK. However I would go with an electronic switch version and forget the lighted tailcap.

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I’m interested. I’m short on funds, so can’t commit to anything yet, but I like it. One thing I’d like to suggest, though. I know a lot of people like tail clicky for lockout, but I’d rather see lockout through the UI with the side e-switch. It works well on the Olight S20-L2, IMHO. And it will cut down on the major design changes that need to be done to the light.

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agnelucio wrote:
The Supfire M6 and Roche M170 both have an integrated shelf, the former being around the same price as you propose.

yes, hence the reason for aiming at that pricepoint. if they can do it so can we Wink
An integrated shelf is also a nice cost reductor compared to copper or brass screwins.

And as far as group buys, yes it is my first, however I do have some experience with dealing with Azian companies.
This is my idea and basic design,
Asus was not keen om making it, but I was sure this would be a great idea.

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Hi The Miller,

If you keep the interest list in the second post, every single update of the list will generate update-mails to thread-subsribers and the updated-button in the recent posts page will direct to that 2nd post every time, instead of the really new posts.

Updates to the OP will not do that, so it is better to keep the list there.

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cool, thanks!

Zou je in het team voor dit project willen? (MAW wat meer PMs ontvangen dan normaal)

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Well the Supfire M6 for 40 USD is just the basic version, if you want the “pimped version” with higher output (4000 lumens) and better FW you must add another 50 USD!

I would not recommend to go for a lighted tailcap, but It would be great to have a choice of LED type (Nichia for the photographers and those who want the natural colors or Cree´s for maximum output)

Anyway i´m interested! I was tempted many times to get me such a can but resisted because I din´t want the cheap latticebright LEDs….

K.

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I’m interested Wink

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Yes the tail switch is ditched for lock out via the side switch, cheaper to make, less parts so no brainer.

Will update OP now

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Interesting…but with all the extras you have in mind I guess it will never become reality.

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the only two main differences wth the original SRK are the integrated shelf and cell status via side witch.

We are basically asing Thorfire to make a new light, based on proven design, proven pularity, known sale of first batch. They can up the price for their own branded ones and have the best SRK available, we would recommend that instead of the Supfire.
I think whoever i going to build this light is offered a great deal but I would love to see a Happy box SRK arrive Wink

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The Miller wrote:
cool, thanks!

Zou je in het team voor dit project willen? (MAW wat meer PMs ontvangen dan normaal)


=prima, ik denk dat ik qua design wel wat kan bijdragen Smile
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chance of low voltage cut off?

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One more idea from the peanut gallery. Probably not for this group buy, but maybe in the future. A “mini” SRK with 4P 14500 and 4x XPL HI V3 emitters! Integrated shelf should dissipate heat well enough. Smaller reflector size would ensure less throw, but who ever bought SRK for throw anyway? Sizing it down to 4× 14500 would make it pocketable, and with the 4x XPL HI V3 emitters, it would still be awesomely bright! A lot of the longer standing members already have SRK-size SRK’s (LOL), but the smaller size would make it unique, and possibly more would be on board for one. Then again, maybe I’m the only one. Silly

One note about the size: the ratio of diameter/length of a 14500 is almost exactly the same as 18650, so the entire body design of the SRK could just be scaled down a bit and still look and function the same. Nothing new to design, really. Upgrade the driver and LEDs of course, just like we’re talking about here.

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Hahaha oh yeah a cute little baby SRK
I hope we are getting a nice thing going here and can indeed follow that up with a smaller version.

How a about a name for this current BLF Premium Soupcan?

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DavidEF wrote:
One more idea from the peanut gallery. Probably not for this group buy, but maybe in the future. A “mini” SRK with 4P 14500 and 4x XPL HI V3 emitters! Integrated shelf should dissipate heat well enough. Smaller reflector size would ensure less throw, but who ever bought SRK for throw anyway? Sizing it down to 4× 14500 would make it pocketable, and with the 4x XPL HI V3 emitters, it would still be awesomely bright! A lot of the longer standing members already have SRK-size SRK’s (LOL), but the smaller size would make it unique, and possibly more would be on board for one. Then again, maybe I’m the only one. Silly

One note about the size: the ratio of diameter/length of a 14500 is almost exactly the same as 18650, so the entire body design of the SRK could just be scaled down a bit and still look and function the same. Nothing new to design, really. Upgrade the driver and LEDs of course, just like we’re talking about here.

That form factor would be very very cool, I’m all for it, but I would not like to miss out the chance to make it 4S on Eneloops (+alkalines for backup): the energy density will be a little less, but the batteries are safe and available everywhere. And you have 4.8V nominal and great current capability (at 10A you still have over 4V to play with) to make it a real hotrod.

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JakeDjanitor wrote:
chance of low voltage cut off?

Yes, good point, added!
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Two please! I was just showing a friend some SRK videos—one will be a gift for him.

Some thoughts:

  • Nichia 219C — Yes!
  • Bistro UI — Yes!
  • lockout via side switch — Yes!
  • tripod mount?
  • anti-reflective lens?

Thank you for your efforts Miller, I hope this GB takes off quickly! Smile

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I can’t commit to buying one right now, but I love the idea! Way to go Miller, and I’m excited to see how this comes out!
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djozz wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
One more idea from the peanut gallery. Probably not for this group buy, but maybe in the future. A “mini” SRK with 4P 14500 and 4x XPL HI V3 emitters! Integrated shelf should dissipate heat well enough. Smaller reflector size would ensure less throw, but who ever bought SRK for throw anyway? Sizing it down to 4× 14500 would make it pocketable, and with the 4x XPL HI V3 emitters, it would still be awesomely bright! A lot of the longer standing members already have SRK-size SRK’s (LOL), but the smaller size would make it unique, and possibly more would be on board for one. Then again, maybe I’m the only one. Silly

One note about the size: the ratio of diameter/length of a 14500 is almost exactly the same as 18650, so the entire body design of the SRK could just be scaled down a bit and still look and function the same. Nothing new to design, really. Upgrade the driver and LEDs of course, just like we’re talking about here.

That form factor would be very very cool, I’m all for it, but I would not like to miss out the chance to make it 4S on Eneloops (+alkalines for backup): the energy density will be a little less, but the batteries are safe and available everywhere. And you have 4.8V nominal and great current capability (at 10A you still have over 4V to play with) to make it a real hotrod.

I really like this idea too – in fact, I’d probably be more likely to buy a 4xAA (4S/Eneloop) version than I would a 4×18650 version. Cool

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I’ll take one as long as it stays close to the original design and not get super complicated with several switches and a UI that requires a book or flow chart. I want to be able to turn it on (and it be bright) and off easily.
Thanks !!

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OP updated.

And I like the idea to follow this up with a smaller baby (AA and 14500 cell) version when all goes well very much!
We should have a good relationship with the manufacterer/seller by then. But lets start here Wink

And seeing how other groupbuys go, this may take some time, do not expect it in your hand anytime soon.

Could there be a ramping driver with this UI:
O 1 click on (on memorized brightness)
O double click hold second click ramping up from moon to turbo, release when brightness of choice is reached.
O triple click hold third click ramping down from turbo to moon, release when brightness of choice is reached.
This sounds like an awesome UI don’t you think?

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I’m in for one at least!! Sounds great

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Andyman wrote:
djozz wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
One more idea from the peanut gallery. Probably not for this group buy, but maybe in the future. A “mini” SRK with 4P 14500 and 4x XPL HI V3 emitters! Integrated shelf should dissipate heat well enough. Smaller reflector size would ensure less throw, but who ever bought SRK for throw anyway? Sizing it down to 4× 14500 would make it pocketable, and with the 4x XPL HI V3 emitters, it would still be awesomely bright! A lot of the longer standing members already have SRK-size SRK’s (LOL), but the smaller size would make it unique, and possibly more would be on board for one. Then again, maybe I’m the only one. Silly

One note about the size: the ratio of diameter/length of a 14500 is almost exactly the same as 18650, so the entire body design of the SRK could just be scaled down a bit and still look and function the same. Nothing new to design, really. Upgrade the driver and LEDs of course, just like we’re talking about here.

That form factor would be very very cool, I’m all for it, but I would not like to miss out the chance to make it 4S on Eneloops (+alkalines for backup): the energy density will be a little less, but the batteries are safe and available everywhere. And you have 4.8V nominal and great current capability (at 10A you still have over 4V to play with) to make it a real hotrod.

I really like this idea too – in fact, I’d probably be more likely to buy a 4xAA (4S/Eneloop) version than I would a 4×18650 version. Cool


You guys are right! What was I thinking? Make it 4S AA for Eneloops! In fact, a buck driver that could handle up to 4S Li-Ion would cover us, wouldn’t it?

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