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Group Buy for the GearBest Ultrafire F13 - Closed?

Anyone having issues, just contact GearBest via PM using their forum membership here. It's their ball game this time. I'm not running the middle man thing again, too much stressFrown

Hopefully they will make things right for you.

 

 

Ok,

This is the Group Buy thread. I am placing the code here and you can use it to purchase one or more of the Ultrafire F13 lights.

Here is the link  (yes it says skyeye, but it will say ultrafire on the light).

and here is the Coupon Code:  LL0101701  the expiration date is JULY 9th.

and GearBest says: "each light is the same and will be tested before shipped out."
 
 
 
This thread is for you to post problems or even good things. It's a place for GearBest to read up on what is going on with the GB.
 
 
 
Good Luck, I'm leaving town...Wink
 
 
 
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nice! A month, I should be able to get 2 no problem then!

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Just ordered qty 2 - thanx O-L! Separately ordered an Opus BT-C3100 "Dream" charger this morn as well from GearBest via the group buy.

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Many thanks OL. Just ordered one. Will probably order another before it finishes. Smile

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O-L,

Ordered one of the F13, plus a couple of other lights :(!

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_23494.html

and:

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_2328.html

FYI, the free shipping said 7-25 days for me, and tracking was $1.99 additional (which I took since this was kind of a trial order). According to the website, if purchase were > $40, tracking would’ve been included.

P.S. If you have contact with them, can you check if that 2nd/AAA light can take 10440s?

EDIT:

P.P.S. I think I found the same light at FT, with reviews. Seems like it can take 10440s:

http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1343701/2791

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I just ordered two myself, couldn't resist.

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Quote:
P.P.S. I think I found the same light at FT, with reviews. Seems like it can take 10440s:

http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1343701/2791


I wouldn’t put a 14500 in that.
It’s like all cheapies inside.
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Ordered 2 but skipped the tracking as it asked after I had already filled out the paypal deal, besides, when I have tracking all I keep doing is checking on it, this way it will be a pleasant surprise when it shows up.

My strategy on these special buys is to order ASAP because that is when the company wants to do their best and get orders out quickly.
Has worked well in the past.

Did anyone else notice that they offer insurance?
Would never get it, good luck claiming on an overseas shipment.

Anyway, the wait begins!
Thanks OL for putting this together !!

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Parts and compensation for your time of course at my expense.

I’ve wanted a light with the OL “provenance “ for a while!

No rush on the time frame. I can wait till you have time.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Parts and compensation for your time of course at my expense. I've wanted a light with the OL "provenance " for a while! No rush on the time frame. I can wait till you have time.

Over the past few years, I have refrained from doing this... but, since I really am not modding for myself any more, then I will say yes, with restrictions.

Meaning, yes, but PM me and we will work out what I am willing to do and not willing to do.

 

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Jerommel wrote:
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P.P.S. I think I found the same light at FT, with reviews. Seems like it can take 10440s:

http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1343701/2791


I wouldn’t put a 14500 in that.
It’s like all cheapies inside.

It’d be a 10440 rather than a 14500 :), but we’ll see…

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Got mine. I like this form factor. If I hadn’t run my wallet so thin the last two months, I might have gotten two.

Seems Gearbest took down the automatic $1.20 shipping insurance – it’s off by default now. Looks like they’re listening to the forum. Way to go.

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placed my order for 2. Thanks to O-L

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Placed my order already for 1 unit.

Thanks O-L.

Low mode and long runtime lover…

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Hi,

Thanks for the groupbuy.

Got 1 for now, but if I can get confirmation that this will work with aaa batteries, and which holder fits, I would order a couple more…

Cheers

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Flitsmal wrote:
Hi, Thanks for the groupbuy. Got 1 for now, but if I can get confirmation that this will work with aaa batteries, and which holder fits, I would order a couple more... Cheers Anton
Does not come with an AAA holder. I would suspect it might fit, but I wouldn't want to use AAA, unless you wanted a reduced capacity light. AAA won't hold 2.4 amps and will sag very quickly.

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just ordered 1

thanks old lumen

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Flitsmal wrote:
Hi,

Thanks for the groupbuy.

Got 1 for now, but if I can get confirmation that this will work with aaa batteries, and which holder fits, I would order a couple more…

Cheers

Anton

You’d want a holder for 3xAAA or more probably 3xAA, 3S1P , to get ~4.5 V, but then dimensions of the holder would need to be approximately 18mm x 65mm or 26mm x 65mm.

For example, FT, has this:

https://www.fasttech.com/products/1630/10003869/1276001-3aa-plastic-batt...

but that looks like it’s 30mm x 60mm, so it’s a bit too large diameter, and a bit too short, so that one probably wouldn’t work.

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Thanks for the consideration.

BTW: Would this lend itself as a tripple host? [anyone]

 

 

 

 

 
 
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I don't recall seeing a ~35mm triple board or reflector or TIR.

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Gj wrote:

I don’t recall seeing a ~35mm triple board or reflector or TIR.

I think that Ledil has them:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cree-35MM-Triple-Optic-Spot/dp/B008AHH4EU

I seem to vaguely recall that someone sold a combo of a 20mm star for a triple together a 35mm triple lens, but I can’t find it now. Seems like it was either IOS or CNQ?

Anyone?

Even with that, for a triple, it seems like the surface where the star was on would need to be moved forward somehow, like a pill extender?

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Thanks OL!

I know description and GearBest says XM-L, but I still wonder if it comes with XM-L2 like the lights from WB. Time will show.

In case people want to improve or change how the driver works, and its the typical F13 driver in the lights from GearBest.

-Short connection in red circle if you want 5 modes (adds medium and strobe). Or remove resistor there if you want 3 modes high -"mediumlow" and strobe.

-Add resistor on top of capacitator if you want to fix remove next mode memory. I used an 153 back when I played with this driver..

-If you want to increase current, move positive emitter wire from OUT+ to OUT+1.

-Cooper braid springs

-Replace stock locating ring with butterfly ring from FT.

Or just just replace or piggyback a better driver to it. Which Is my way of doing it. And use a decent XM-L2 on Noctigon.

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Thanks for the heads up RaceR86.

 

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Sorry but new to this

This flashlight can take 18650 or 26650 batteries right?

and do you want protected or unprotected?

I assume from my research you want to get panasonic or sanyo batteries and of course I need a charger, suggestions on where to buy batteries and chargers I am in the US.

Thanks

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Protected Keeppower 26650 4500mAh

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ohaya wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
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P.P.S. I think I found the same light at FT, with reviews. Seems like it can take 10440s:

http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1343701/2791


I wouldn’t put a 14500 in that.
It’s like all cheapies inside.

It’d be a 10440 rather than a 14500 :), but we’ll see…


Of course, 10440.
3.6 Volts average anyway.
But it’s that big dye strawhat they all use, with that tiny step up driver without current limiting, just like they all do in that price range.
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Bought 2 units, Thanks O-L

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Bought one.

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2 and a bump.

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Hi,

I’m just curious: On my order, placed 5/9, it still says “Processing” and the progress bar is still stuck “Pending”. I’ve already received email from both Gearbest saying they received the order and PP that payment was made. Is this the same for everyone else’s order?

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