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BLF Special Edition Lights - Master List

Hello BLFers and curious lurkers,

This post intends to serve as a comprehensive index of the BLF Special Edition lights this forums has produced as well as upcoming Special Edition projects that seem promising. It lists those rare lights that only exist due to the efforts of this community – lights that are designed or modified by BLF members and produced through their efforts, either by working with a manufacturer or even by their own hand in quantities > 1ish, not one-off custom lights. To that goal, it is incomplete! If you see errors or missing information, please let me know. This chart will only be made complete by the efforts of the community.



































LightDateStatus
Eastward YJ J60910/2010Out of Production
The “BLF light that never happened”..then it did. More info here and here
BLF AA-Y4E10/2010Out of Production
AA/14500 tube light with custom modes
BLF Tank0079/2011Out of Production
E07 with neutral emitter and 3 modes
BLF CQG S19/2011Out of Production
Small ss penlight with tint selection & BLF logo
E1320 BLF UF-21006/2012Out of Production
UF-2100 with custom 5-mode driver. Review and more info here.
BLF Mini9/2012Out of Production
Trustfire Mini-01 with 1kHz pwm, nw, mode order l-m-h 2%-25%-100%
Trustfire A8 BLF11/2012Out of Production
A8 with current bump, faster pwm
ThruNite Saber 1A BLF3/2013Out of Production
Cheaper? Not really sure if this light had any upgrades except the logo
BLF Mini v23/2013Out of Production
Trustfire Mini-02 with 1kHz pwm, 2 tints, l-m-h 2%-30%-100%
BLF CQG S1/2/3 mk28/2013Out of Production
SS penlights with choice of tint, clips and individualized engraving
Starry Light SA-22 BLF Ed2/2014Out of Production
NW emitter, better modes, faster PWM
Lumintop BLF SD1010/2014Out of Production
Current bump, better moonlight, several tint choices
BLF X6-SE11/2014Out of Production
EagleEye X6, XM-L2 on copper, increased current with custom modes
18sixfifty BLF 502B3/2015Probably still available. PM 18sixfifty for details.
UF 502B host with BLF label and various guts. I’ve linked the first thread of many.
Rey BLF Ti6/2015Out of Production.
Custom Titanium 1×18350/18650 tube light host with trit slots.
Rey BLF X6 Ti7/2015Out of Production
Very limited production full titanium X6 host
BLF A68/2015Comes in and out of stock. Check the link for current status.
Manker A6, XP-L on copper, custom FET+1 driver with custom firmware
RoMiSen BLF UV Special10/2015Out of Production
365/400nm 2xUV in RoMiSen SS host
GBGB BLF-34810/2015Available now in the 4th Production Run.
1xAAA SS clicky penlight with Nichia 219b
M24 Sniper BLF-TE11/2015Out of Production
Maxtoch M24 with XP-L HI, current bump, better modes
ReyLight Copper AAA11/2015Out of Production
Lumintop Cu AAA tail clicky, Nichia 219b, custom 3-mode driver
LuckySun BLF D80-SE12/2015Out of Production.
LuckySun D80 with current bump, better modes, XM-L2 on DTP copper
Kronos X6 & X5 Sets – Cu/SS or Al1/2016Sold out, but you may find the Astrolux version on Banggood.
Upgraded X6-SE in Cu/SS (or Al) + Brand New X5 in Cu (or Al)
Astrolux A013/2016Available now.
Custom colors, including copper with a blf logo and modified tail
ReyLight Titanium AAA3/2016Available now.
Lumintop Ti AAA clicky, Nichia 219b, custom 3-mode driver, custom engraving
Old-Lumen Lights Triple 505/2016Out of Production
Short run custom 3x XHP50 on FET in a 2D Maglite host.
ReyLight Pineapple & Ti Lan10/2016Available now.
A solid brass or ti AA/14500 light with high-CRI 219c and moonlight.
VOB Ultimate EDC7/2017Preorder now.
USA-made solid brass, 14500 triple edc light.
BLF Q89/2017Production started, group buy is closed!
A BLF worthy SRK-style monster flooder
BLF GTSOONDesign finished. First run closed but space is available for next run.
Monster XHP35 HI thrower with 120mm reflector, 8×18650. 1+MCD throw!
BLF SRK-based LanternWIPIn the design phase. Interested parties should comment.
Lantern with long runtime, good tint and reduced glare.
Kronos K70WIPIn the design phase. Sign-up list open.
A monster XHP-70, 2×26650 beast based on the Thorfire K70.
BLF/TLF FW3AWIPIn the design phase. Sign-up list open.
A small, elegant, edc-style triple light with tail e-switch.
Always check each light’s thread for the latest status or info!


A few explanations:


  • The name of the light links to the build thread or other discussion thread about the light. Full details about the build can be found there, including ordering information.

  • The date field lists the actual release date of the light. This is the time when the light actually became available to purchase. In most cases there were many months of work leading up to that time. All those details can be found in the build threads, if you’re curious. There are two “special” dates used:

    • SOON: These are projects that have a finished design, have met their minimum purchase commitments, and have moved into production. Barring some unforeseen complication, these lights are going to be made. Your chance to get your hands on one of these lights may be rapidly slipping away.

    • WIP: These are projects that are still in the design phase and/or are still trying to fill their minimum purchase commitments, but they’re active projects that look promising. Drop by these threads and see if you can help out. They need you!


Again, please let me know if see something that needs correcting or adding. Thanks in advance!



Updated through comment #62

Edited by: emarkd on 09/07/2017 - 13:16
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Hey emarkd :bigsmile:
Good idea putting this list together, Will be a useful tool i imagine. Just one thing, the Romisen link you’ve got up goes to the A6 thread. Here’s the correct url for the Romisen. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40521

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I’ve got a couple from years ago. Mr.lite made us a BLF edition found here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/825

and tank007 made an e07 BLF special edition found here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5247

As far as I know, these were the ‘original’ special editions. As you can see from the years of the threads, they are classics, but they hold a spot in my heart. Times were simpler back then it seems.

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Reference: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/41772

GB Maxtoch M24 Sniper. Still undecided on whether this will be “Special Edition” or “Thrower Edition”.

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KiwiKane wrote:
the Romisen link you’ve got up goes to the A6 thread.

Hey Kane, thanks for the catch! Copy/paste fail.

mizjif wrote:
I’ve got a couple from years ago. Mr.lite made us a BLF edition found here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/825

and tank007 made an e07 BLF special edition found here:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5247

As far as I know, these were the ‘original’ special editions. As you can see from the years of the threads, they are classics, but they hold a spot in my heart. Times were simpler back then it seems.

Awesome, thanks! Great BLF history from way before my time.

1dash1 wrote:
GB Maxtoch M24 Sniper. Still undecided on whether this will be “Special Edition” or “Thrower Edition”.

Yeah, I can’t believe I forgot that one last night. Thanks!

Rufusbduck wrote:
BLF Trustfire A8 BLF Thrunite Saber 1A

Nice, thanks!

I’ve got my original updated with all these new lights. Thanks everyone for helping me with this. Even if it doesn’t go anywhere else, its helping me learn some of the history around here, and I really appreciate it.

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Excellent thread, thanks for this!

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Rey BLF-Ti
Rey X6 Ti
BLF lumintop SD10

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will34 wrote:
Rey BLF-Ti Rey X6 Ti BLF lumintop SD10

I think that there was the original/earlier SD10 and now Rey is working on the “new” SD10 GB:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40159

I missed the 1st one but am waiting for the new one..

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Great thread! Watching with interest.

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Great shopping list you have there Big Smile

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Impressive list of lights! :exmark:

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help and the support. I’ll get my original post edited with the extra lights this afternoon.

DanielM wrote:
Great shopping list you have there Big Smile

Yeah, I’d love to have a full set. I’m sure there are old-timers around here who do. I’ve only got one BLF light at the moment, the original X6-SE, but I’m on the list for all of the ongoing group buys and I’m in an ongoing negotiation with someone for another BLF light. So yeah, if anyone has any of these older BLF lights and wants to part with them, I may be interested. Smile

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Was there a Starry Light or somesuch?

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sandanbob wrote:
Was there a Starry Light or somesuch?

ah yes, good memory!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/28859

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There as also the trustfire mini 1, mini 2, and possibly mini 3.  Here were put together by Rey before and after the TF A8

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There was also a CNQG 2*AAA stainless steel penlight and single AAA stainless penlights. 

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I have some mini 01’s and forgot about them.

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Custom info on the BLF Trustfire mini-01: 1000Hz pwm, mode order l-m-h 2%-25%-100%

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Good idea! Smile

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maybe we can indicate if the BLF SE already ended or out of production.

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Separate SE lights from Group Buys on stock items.

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Where is our BLF pocket thrower? 

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Thanks everyone for your help and support! I’m too new around here to know much about these lights, so I really appreciate the help.

akoposilester wrote:
maybe we can indicate if the BLF SE already ended or out of production.

My chart is definitely a WIP. Including this info is a great idea. If possible I’d like to kinda estimate how many of each out-of-production lights were made. It could be neat to see how limited some of these were, but that data may be hard to come by.

Rufusbduck wrote:
Separate SE lights from Group Buys on stock items.

At this point I have no intention of including group buys on stock items. What I’m trying to compile is a list of the custom stuff that this community has worked to design and produce themselves.

freeme wrote:

Where is our BLF pocket thrower? 

My chart is definitely a WIP and is very incomplete. Got a link to the thread for the thrower?

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Okay everyone, I’ve updated my chart with the new information, at least as much as I could, but I have a few questions.

  1. There are a few lights mentioned that I was unable to find by searching the forum or Google. Could someone help me locate build threads or more information for these lights:
  • Rey X6 Ti
  • CNQG 2*AAA stainless steel
  • BLF pocket thrower
  1. I was able to locate a thread about a BLF Mini-03, but it looks like this one never got done. Does anybody know differently? Did this light actually get built?
  1. Lastly, a “single AAA stainless penlight” was mentioned, but I couldn’t find anything on that except this thread for an ongoing WIP light, which is on my chart. Is there an older AAA SS light that I’m still missing?

Thanks everyone!

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Thanks, great list and idea!

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Nice work emarkd, thanks for putting this together! Sticky’d.

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sb56637 wrote:
Nice work emarkd, thanks for putting this together! Sticky’d.

Wow, I’m honored! Thanks!

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Chart updated. I’m still searching around for a few lights that were mentioned. If anybody has any additions or corrections please let me know. Thanks everybody!

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