The BLF DIY Forum First Annual Scratch made light contest - CONTEST IS DONE - WINNERS are Announced! in the OP

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Pulsar wrote:

i would like to pass on my winnings to which ever contestant finished their light that Justin thinks deserves a little more for their contribution.

 

as i did not finish, i do not feel i deserve a prize. if i had actually put in a little more work i may feel different…

 

thanks for the offer though, really appreciate it Laughing

Beer Nice gesture mate.
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Got the cash today Smile

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Got my prize yesterday, spent it already Big Smile
Thanks to O-L, sponsors, judges, contestants, and spectators! This was really fun. Beer

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And I have also spent prize coupons at Illumination Supply , finally getting some Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive! Working on an order for LightsCastle, a whole assortment of Sipik lights and lasers. Smile

Thanks again for the support and for putting the icing on the cake!

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really good thread

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Those who received gift vouchers/$$ from the comp, tell us what you used it on….

I used my voucher from LightsCastle for a FF HD2010, which was actually priced almost $5 more than what I had won.
It came with the ‘East 92’ driver (DD on High).

Of course, it has been completely pulled apart, whilst I figure out what to do with it….. Smile

It would also be interesting to see what becomes of the lights entered into this years comp. …Mine is currently a ‘shelf queen’, due to me only owning 2*26650 cells, both of which are doing time in my Convoy L2.

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I got a beautiful Ultrafire UF-T20 from Lightscastle. They very generously extended their offer to that value.
I was already planing on writing a few lines about that light, but that will have to wait until the weekend. Smile

My light is partially disassembled, don’t like to leave the Lipo battery in there without any kind of protection.
Looking forward to rework it a litte when I have more time than I have at the moment. Smile

Nice, the FF HD2010 looks awesome btw!

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I got a couple of NW xm-l2 emitters on 16mm stars from IS:

https://illuminationsupply.com/pcb-mounted-cree-leds-c-52_36_89/cree-xml...

Fast shipping as always…


 

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And like y’all, they bumped me to $30 credit. I spent another $41 to capitalize on it. Smile

How was y’alls experience with LightsCastle? Smooth, fairly normal or not so good? It took me multiple multiple efforts to get through the checkout. I would come back and try again, come back in another browser, on and on til I finally managed to get through. Some 7 attempts in all. Someone else I know said their visit was the worst online shopping experience they’d ever had!

Do they have some bugs in the system or what?

Now I’ll wait and see how long it takes everything to get here and if everything I ordered actually makes it. 7 items 6 different ones. Including a Tank007 E06 and a bright Red Sipik 68 for Daniel, he loves red as much as he loves lights. (He’ll be 6 later this month) The rest of the order was basically different lasers for RBD to play with. Smile I REALLY want to see that raygun finished and aiming a laser before blasting light! Wink We all, I think, want to have our go with Barbarella saving the world with the Universe’s most powerful weapon at our disposal. lol

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Thanks OL, and you all for the wonderful builds and great write-ups.

I finally managed to start my own build, not for the competition anymore unfortunately, but then just for the fun of it:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/23776

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From IO I ordered:

4 XP-E2s

2 Nichia

1 Artic Silver 5

1 XP-G2 Q2 7C4 (90+ CRI)

Arrived really fast and nicely packed as usual. 

 

Lightscastle... Hmm, where to begin. Gift got bumped up to 30$.. Goodie! Party  Used a lot of time placing the order. Tested various browsers, cell phone, etc etc.. I managed to place an order eventually using the gift card. Maybe it was due to they fixing the site, or I just had luck eventually.

My order was officially this:

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/530016

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/110277

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/530030

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/530012

 

The content took forever to ship. I then contacted them why its not shopped. (At this point at had recieved the package from IO, and also a Roche F8 host from Fancyflashlights that I ordered at the same time) My package was not shipped due to the UF F8 light was out of stock (They fixed that info on their webpage). I then had to find another light. Due to potential taxes and stuff I had to split my order.

I kept this driver:

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/530016

And changed to this flashlight:

http://www.lightscastle.com/product/fandyfire-k2-cree-xm-l-u2-800lm-5-mode-flashlight-black1x-18650-26650-130059

I know, that light is cheaper from FT. Not sure if I should dare to ask for they to pricematch, but I did.  They did not pricematch...

I paid in some extra $ with paypal two days ago, but have not heard anything more... Ill probably contact them again and hear if my stuff is shipped, or shipped soon. My order is not marked as packed/shipped, and it still shows the items from when I first placed my order.

Customer service usually answered within 24h (until now) and was friendly. Hopefully things will go fast soon, and Ill get my stuff within few weeks.

Ill report back on the driver to you guys once I have tested it, and Ill mod the K2 even if it gives me a fight. Thanks to Relic38s review, I knew it was not that mod-friendly before ordering. But I really wanted one.. Smile

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From IS I added a few dollars for 1 ea. XP-E2, 90+ CRI flavors of XM-L2, and XP-G2. Also added a couple of reverse clicky switches, and a few misc. MCPCB’s. Now to figure out a way to use them in a build or mod Smile .

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nickelflipper wrote:
From IS I added a few dollars for 1 ea. XP-E2, 90+ CRI flavors of XM-L2, and XP-G2. Also added a couple of reverse clicky switches, and a few misc. MCPCB’s. Now to figure out a way to use them in a build or mod Smile .

looking forward to hearing about the 90+CRI LEDs..

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Only just seen this thread. Some very impressive workmanship :bigsmile:

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I received my LightsCastle order pretty quick, but can’t comment on the web-ordering experience, as I placed the order via PM here.

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Old lumens, how did you imbed that count down clock into the OP?

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Good thx for sharing

love flashlights so much

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