BLF Kronos X6/X5 GB - Group Buy now closed.

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I’m not upset about the wait. It’s the response. Basically, no big deal, how about $3?

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Gunga wrote:
I'm not upset about the wait. It's the response. Basically, no big deal, how about $3?

That is standard CS. Wait until Neal helps come up with a solution.

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

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That was Neal.

The only solution to me is a replacement tailcap.

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We (I) will see what we can do after CNY. That may have been Neal or an assistant .... not sure. This much I do know... Even though your knurling is fowled up they have been buried with the BS stuff and that is going to play a part in anything from here on...if anything from here on. Just because things are not being posted do not believe for a minute that people are not making attempts to get refunds, discounts etc etc and that is going to make it harder for the few that have issues.

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

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I have programmed mine to have mode memory…. is there a way to keep this after the tail has been unscrewed or locked out?

Light reverts to moon mode first and no memory when the tailcap is locked out and then re-engaged

That’s weird, it shouldn’t. Locking out the tailcap doesn’t do anything different than simply pressing the switch.


I just tried it to be sure, and mine keeps its memory regardless of tailcap. It can’t even tell the difference between whether I use a tailcap or a paperclip to connect the power.
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nitro wrote:

For my X6 I got #400 Smile


Congrats, I had thought that would be a cool number to get!
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bugsy36 wrote:

We (I) will see what we can do after CNY. That may have been Neal or an assistant …. not sure. This much I do know… Even though your knurling is fowled up they have been buried with the BS stuff and that is going to play a part in anything from here on…if anything from here on. Just because things are not being posted do not believe for a minute that people are not making attempts to get refunds, discounts etc etc and that is going to make it harder for the few that have issues.

OK. I do apologize for airing my dirty laundry. Was just upset because a fairly legitimate issue was met with a $3 offer. I just want a tailcap. Not a token.

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They are beauties and they are HEAVY.

Box were not damage at all, but the X5 were out of its slot and riding on top of the X6 when I open the box.

Guess it was flinging inside the box during shipment and causes a scratch and ding on the X5.

Maybe in the next such GB it would be good to secure the lights in their slots.

Hey, really appreciate the time and effort that Team Kronos sacrificed for doing this. Thank you.

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does any know about maintenance with these lights? what can i use to oil the threads is it the same as a normal light? or will a petroleum based lube cause problems with tarnishing? seeing its not alloy oil can east away at the flashlight?

People have a variety of opinions on flashlight grease… I find that “Super Lube” (PTFE / Teflon grease) works well, and it has virtually no interaction with anything.

Note that the copper is coated to keep it shiny. I’m not sure what the coating is, but people will likely want to know how to preserve it and how to easily remove it. Dale stripped one of his, but it sounds like it was a lot of effort.

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Gunga wrote:
I’m actually shocked and insulted by the response to my knurling issue. I’ll keep following up to get a replacement. I normally wouldn’t mention anything but am pissed by the customer service so far.

I hope you’ll be able to get a replacement part. The pics you posted showed a clearly botched piece. Keeps us posted, okay?

I’d pull one out of my hat, but unfortunately the only thing I can summon forth from the ether is code. Sad

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Note that the copper is coated to keep it shiny. I’m not sure what the coating is, but people will likely want to know how to preserve it and how to easily remove it. Dale stripped one of his, but it sounds like it was a lot of effort.[/quote]

Thought I could buff and polish off the dings, now with the coating it’s not feasible. Your info came at the right time.

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I’m actually shocked and insulted by the response to my knurling issue. I’ll keep following up to get a replacement. I normally wouldn’t mention anything but am pissed by the customer service so far.

I hope you’ll be able to get a replacement part. The pics you posted showed a clearly botched piece. Keeps us posted, okay?

I’d pull one out of my hat, but unfortunately the only thing I can summon forth from the ether is code. Sad

Ah, but the code you summon is so sweet. Smile

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At full power, the X5 run time is only like 10 minutes. Dale’s quad would run out of power at like 4 minutes.

Do you have the runtime for the x6 with a 30Q battery also?

Kenneth Myhre

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Not at all Jack. I’ll make what I said simpler for you. The people who do all the work on these group buys would be entitled to profit from them. Even $5 a light would make them a little money, and all of us would be more than happy if they did. They don’t want to. They put in A LOT, so all of us can have great lights. When someone else, usually a new member who has not contributed, tries to re-sell these for a profit to other members, yes, I find that despicable. It goes against my sense of right and wrong. Get it?

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The individually-generated coupons were there to make sure each person could get the amount they reserved, to make sure nobody tried to scalp them in bulk then re-sell them. But after the reservations are filled, it’s really just up to people to do whatever they want.

Did you see the prices people listed for reselling the BLF A6 on Amazon? Kinda crazy, but predictable.

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Unfortunately it is predictable. That doesn’t make it right.

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i think i would sell my self before i sell my lights! lol

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Hank, here is a picture. Kind of hard to photo and hold everything in place but you can see what I’m trying to say.

Needle nose pliers or similar with narrow tips are best because of the small amount of clip movement. Try to get as high up towards the bend as you can. When striking with hammer, try to hit just above the pliers. Spring steel is pretty difficult to bend so it might take a pretty good wack. When finished the clip will now have two bends and the gap will be much larger.

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cabfrank wrote:
Not at all Jack. I’ll make what I said simpler for you. The people who do all the work on these group buys would be entitled to profit from them. Even $5 a light would make them a little money, and all of us would be more than happy if they did. They don’t want to. They put in A LOT, so all of us can have great lights. When someone else, usually a new member who has not contributed, tries to re-sell these for a profit to other members, yes, I find that despicable. It goes against my sense of right and wrong. Get it?

ok frank i agree i got ya

but there are only 400 lights most members not new and there is not much to make i think there are 100 ways to make faster and easier money. buy adidas sneakers for 200usd sell them online to a million strong crowd for 600. jsut for example NMD R1 they nearly killed the staff for this shoes and it was all over the news here thats why i know of this.

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…They put in A LOT, so all of us can have great lights. When someone else, usually a new member who has not contributed, tries to…

I really don’t know why I’m commenting. The little troll in me, I guess.

Without the organizers, this group buy would not be possible.

Without enough members’ interest, this group buy would not be possible.

It rubs me the wrong way as well when greed goes to town, such as a pill that costs 7¢ to produce and formerly sold for $7 being jacked to $700. Easy to see the ethical issue with fleecing sick people. Flashaholics aren’t that kind of sick. But OTOH I also have a real problem with the guy way down on the right that thinks his sense of morality can enter my veins or my lungs or my bedroom or my business, or has something to say about how I drive.

When my blood boils, I try to remember to meditate on Revelations 22:11, or Matthew 7:3. But suggesting this to anyone else always makes me sound crazier. But I’m way nuttier than that.

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TK WOW you outperformed yourself again amazing code really refined i hope you make more blinkies as you stated some posts ago.
dale thanks for your always open ear and neutral wise tips and voice
and thanks to the rest i dont know who all made it so good

i got my sets today complete

i must say what a piece the ss is made for eternity i think even driver and LED will improve this light is so easy to upgrade this host will last generations.
the copper is a cute little thingy too

how about this ss hosts with same knurling and shape made as A6 and A5 in ss cu Brass and Al

today i got the AL and yesterday the SS if the wood box wood be protected as the all carton box it would look like new i hope this person at manker who did this crime get a training.
but i wonder because manker always pack everything so well i never had an issue and they wrap they cheap cardboard box of the al so well and the wood box not at all its a pity because as if you give this someone as present it doent make you look good it looks liek you hand over some used staff.

but its is like it is.

thanks its a great set

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Drug companies (shoe companies, whatever) are businesses, for profit. They pay employees, stockholders, etc, and are in business for profit. If the drug company brain trust worked really hard to make a great new drug, just so everyone could have that great new drug, and decided they didn’t want to profit from it at all, when they were the only ones really entitled to profit from it, but didn’t want to, would it be right for someone with no intellectual or physical investment to buy that drug, resell it and profit from it? Isn’t there a difference? It is not a business. It is my feeling on the matter. I’m not telling anyone what to do, just stating my opinion, so I don’t think the bible quotes are all that appropriate. I definitely don’t care what anyone does in their bedroom. There are some bad drivers out there though.

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cabfrank wrote:
Drug companies (shoe companies, whatever) are businesses, for profit. They pay employees, stockholders, etc, and are in business for profit. If the drug company brain trust worked really hard to make a great new drug, just so everyone could have that great new drug, and decided they didn’t want to profit from it at all, when they were the only ones really entitled to profit from it, but didn’t want to, would it be right for someone with no intellectual or physical investment to buy that drug, resell it and profit from it? Isn’t there a difference? It is not a business. It is my feeling on the matter. I’m not telling anyone what to do, just stating my opinion, so I don’t think the bible quotes are all that appropriate. I definitely don’t care what anyone does in their bedroom. There are some bad drivers out there though.

frank there are also some bad divers on some bedrooms hahahaha

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I suppose you’re right about that. :bigsmile:

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My SS/CU Combo is stated as "The item is pre-advised" since 2016-01-27 (!!) 05:52;
hopefully they repacked the box for safer shipping without dancing flashlights inside!! Undecided

' Lumen est omen '

Hope is no option!

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I have programmed mine to have mode memory…. is there a way to keep this after the tail has been unscrewed or locked out?

Light reverts to moon mode first and no memory when the tailcap is locked out and then re-engaged

That’s weird, it shouldn’t. Locking out the tailcap doesn’t do anything different than simply pressing the switch.


I just tried it to be sure, and mine keeps its memory regardless of tailcap. It can’t even tell the difference between whether I use a tailcap or a paperclip to connect the power.

Hmm. That’s odd. I’ll have to play with it some more when I get home tonight.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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cabfrank wrote:
I’m not telling anyone what to do, just stating my opinion, so I don’t think the bible quotes are all that appropriate.

Not for nothing, if I post: “‘Yabba dabba do,’ Fred Flintstone said that,” I’m quoting Fred Flintstone. OTOH if I post: “Consider Shakespeare’s quip in The Merchant of Venice, 1.3.96,” I’m citing a line from a work of William Shakespeare. Either way, I am still trolling a troll who littered the thread with my own litter as an obvious demonstration, but that’s just my opinion. Drive safe, folks!

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If the drug company brain trust worked really hard to make a great new drug, just so everyone could have that great new drug, and decided they didn’t want to profit from it at all, when they were the only ones really entitled to profit from it,

But it’s not a company. It’s a community. People on BLF have been gradually developing hosts and drivers and firmware and tribal knowledge for years, figuring out better and better ways to move photons, and it’d be rude for one small group to take credit for all that. There are so many contributors that I can’t even remember who they all are.

So the prices are set to have as little margin as possible. Suggestions are solicited and often implemented. The code and circuit designs are open. Participation is encouraged. Nothing is glued shut.

This isn’t about companies and customers. It’s a community. So don’t be just a customer, be a maker — do your own thing and share it.

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nitro wrote:

For my X6 I got #400 Smile

Hey, that´s is my SN Wink

My wife just sent me some photos of #153. Box damaged, lights damaged. I could cry ….

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I really don’t know why I’m commenting. The little troll in me, I guess.

Without the organizers, this group buy would not be possible.

Without enough members’ interest, this group buy would not be possible.

It rubs me the wrong way as well when greed goes to town, such as a pill that costs 7¢ to produce and formerly sold for $7 being jacked to $700. Easy to see the ethical issue with fleecing sick people. Flashaholics aren’t that kind of sick. But OTOH I also have a real problem with the guy way down on the right that thinks his sense of morality can enter my veins or my lungs or my bedroom or my business, or has something to say about how I drive.

Several people is talking about how bad there is if somebody sells their light with profit. But just take a look at the list. Some on the list has up to 9 sets, and do you really think they are keeping 9 sets for them self? What would one person need 9 sets for?
So of course, they are buying them to sell them after the GB, maybe in a store, maybe online, but they are going to sell them.

That’s life, somebody will always try to make a buck or two out of limit sets etc.

Kenneth Myhre

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