FINAL GO IS GIVEN The Q8, a BLF premium edition SRK type monster flashlight

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The Miller wrote:

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?

easier:
*click for on (on memorised brightness)
*click for off
*when on: hold for ramp up, release when brightness is there
*when on: click-hold for ramp down, release when brightness is there

(this is the simple white part of the further very extended DrJones RGBW UI, works easy and intuitively, this is also how my Photon micro works)

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If this came into being, I would do the large one but would do the baby one in a heartbeat!

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Well start with the 18650 and hopefully make a baby after that.
We can’t put an little orphan onto this world now can we Wink

How about choosing a ramping driver? Simple to operate, infinite brightness levels so ideal setting for all occasions and users.

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Would it be possible to operate this on 3 rather than 4 18650 cells to reduce the weight a bit?

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I’m in.

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Interested in one depending on price.

2 requests:

  • An option for Host only. Would be attractive to those of use loaded with drivers and emitters.
  • Battery tube extensions. So many folks would love to make their SRK’s 2S4P, 3S4P, even 4S4P! The mod options would become endless. Especially, if the tubes could also fit the TK61 and TK75 (The TK tubes fit the M6, but not the other way around).

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I’m in for 1 at least.

Prefer no lighted tailcap, have enough of them now.

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Kusie wrote:
Would it be possible to operate this on 3 rather than 4 18650 cells to reduce the weight a bit?

Well, it would technically be possible to run it off just one 18650, since they run in parallel. You can put any number you want 1 – 4 into yours. Wink

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The Miller wrote:
How about choosing a ramping driver? Simple to operate, infinite brightness levels so ideal setting for all occasions and users.
Ramping function sounds neat for fine-tuning, but sometimes I’m in a hurry. Silly

Can we still have direct access to a few well-spaced modes from both on and off states?

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Highly interested!

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interested but there is klarus g30 and thorfire s70 on the way so i kinda tight budget this month Facepalm

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DavidEF wrote:
Kusie wrote:
Would it be possible to operate this on 3 rather than 4 18650 cells to reduce the weight a bit?

Well, it would technically be possible to run it off just one 18650, since they run in parallel. You can put any number you want 1 – 4 into yours. Wink

how about 3x emitter 3x c3ll (1-3) form factor?
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Very much interested !

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Interested.

Always wanted a srk sized light.

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djozz wrote:

easier:
*click for on (on memorised brightness)
*click for off
*when on: hold for ramp up, release when brightness is there
*when on: click-hold for ramp down, release when brightness is there

(this is the simple white part of the further very extended DrJones RGBW UI, works easy and intuitively, this is also how my Photon micro works)


Interested, in both this version and the baby one. I really like the above described UI. While I like TK’s UI on the A6 and X6/X5, it can be a challenge to quickly describe it to someone when they are using the light momentarily. “Click on, click off, click and hold to ramp it up or down.” is pretty obvious. Without actually showing a noob, “short half press” and “long half press” don’t really mean anything to them.

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I am in for several of those depends of stats/price ofc, i would like to see some high binned HML/XPL emitters plus a ramping driver inside, or at least programmable

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I love my SupFire M6 with XM-L2 U3 2A’s, Narsil firmware with UI configurable modes from 1 to 8, and UI configurable moon mode level, plus a locator LED next to the switch that can blink out the voltage level as well, nice lockout feature, and latest updates: easy ON/OFF of the locator LED to reduce parasitic drain down to 0.016 mA (10+ years to drain one cell). Goes from 0.1 lumens to 5000 lumens.

Biggest gripe I have on the M6 is the weight, but it helps in cooling, but it’s not the most efficient design for cooling – doesn’t use the mass effectively. Having four 219C’s, it may have potential high amp issues on a FET driver, but depends on some overall component choices.

$40 and 500 pieces is an optimistic goal for what you have listed, though I think there would be a big demand for a quality SRK 4-5 LED light. Having worked on SRKs with 3’s and 5’s, I think I would prefer 5 to 4, with one being centered. If you go with copper MCPCB, much, much better to have one single custom made copper DTP MCPCB to mount all 4-5 LED’s on, but again, probably very costly to do. 4 or 5 individual MCPCB’s is doable, probably costly though for parts and assembly.

For 3 LED SupFire M6’s, you can fit 20 mm MCPCB’s. For 5 LED’s, I’ve fit 16 mm’s but had to trim them down. Not sure of 20’s would fit for 4, but 16’s should with no trimming.

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I have too many SRKs now. Let’s do a 3× 14500 with single XHP50
Or do an M6 with 3 XHP50s
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Also don’t forget about the Darth and Padme. I would buy something with that styling.

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tarver wrote:
I have too many SRKs now. Let’s do a 3× 14500 with single XHP50

Okay, great idea! Go ahead and start the Group Buy thread for us! Wink

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tarver wrote:
I have too many SRKs now. Let’s do a 3× 14500 with single XHP50

Its never enough m8, just before several months i had 5 modded ones plus 2 M6s – M6 weight could be an issue though, its even heavier than TN36( 445gr vs 388) …yet it still fits in most of my pockets Smile

Anyway it would be a great to have a BLF multiemitter torch
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Forgot – please put me down for 2 pieces!

I’m very much interested to see how this comes out. Just fyi… The M6 is a great price at $40, but if you can get that plus an AR lens, 219C’s, copper MCPCB’s, and an advanced driver with the quality of an M6 host (SS bezel, shelf, etc.), it would be a great deal for sure.

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Interested.

Preferable the normal SRK size with 4 LED , choice of tints , 1 to 4 18650 batteries capable and moonlight mode.

As for the UI , parts used and heatsinking , will leave it to experts here with confident.

End of the day, price the deciding factor.

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I’m interested as well. This would be my first SRK.

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I am interested.

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Sounds amazing, I’m in for sure.

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I would be in for this one…

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Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
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Please put me on the list for 1 unit.

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Do Want.

Put me down for one

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It will be a light like the old SRK
1, 4 cells, only way to make it lighter is using 1 2 or 3 cells.
2, The same easy to remove plate on the bottom so modding it to run 2p2s can be done as with the current versions.
3, 1 button (ideally with a cell status lighting – green orange red- but maybe the budget won’t allow it and it will become 3 blinks on low battery and shutoff idk, we are early in the proces)
4, 4 LEDs

We have to choose for 1 system to operate it, either a driver with regular modes (the Bistro comes up) or ramping.
I prefer ramping the way djozz describes since it has infinite brightness levels so it should fit everybody’s needs.

Yes when we are further down the road it is a good idea to see if the host version can be made available, for now I focus on a old fashioned good quality SRK.

We could check for a Cree in warmer tint if that is what a lot of people want. I thought writing this the 219C is about the nicest LED because its high CRI and still being very bright.
We could go for a few choices if that is possible, again, idk now and I do not know how more choices will change te cost of making and distribution, 1 led seems easier and well ordering 400 × 4 (1600) LEDs should push the price for individual LEDs down more then 400 x led A, 800 x led B and 400 x led C.

So there you have my point of view, please discuss and add any 2 or more lumen yourself!

The baby 14500/AA variation is a nice follow-up IMHO to become a nice set later.
So let’s forget about that little cutey now shall we Wink

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So much for my idea. I am going to build an improved srk with a deeper larger head for larger reflectors (76mm head with a compound reflector made from 4x C8 reflectors), deeper cooling fins, removable handle, and tailcap battery replacement to reduce wear to batteries and contact ring among other improvements and when complete I was going to post to determine if there was enough interest to have it produced. One thing I would definitely like to see is better threads. That alone would make me want one as a base for my big head mod but I also understand that if the same threads were used extension tubes made for it could be used on other lights. The availability of a reasonably priced extension tube would facilitate bulding a quad xhp powered by 2s4p 18650.

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