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why buy a Q8 when you can buy this

https://shopee.com.my/Waterproof-3500LM-Pocket-LED-Flashlight-3-Modes-Zoomable-LED-Torch-i.28077995.776164331

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Boaz wrote:
why buy a Q8 when you can buy this

https://shopee.com.my/Waterproof-3500LM-Pocket-LED-Flashlight-3-Modes-Zoomable-LED-Torch-i.28077995.776164331

More run time obviously! Lol

I’m sure the single xml on a tiny boost driver with a AAA battery can do at least what, 150 lumen?

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g_sintornillos wrote:
Boaz wrote:
why buy a Q8 when you can buy this

https://shopee.com.my/Waterproof-3500LM-Pocket-LED-Flashlight-3-Modes-Zoomable-LED-Torch-i.28077995.776164331

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+ at least 1…… …. Facepalm . Big Smile . Big Smile . Big Smile ..
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  • 3500 lumens
  • 3 modes
  • Zoomie
  • 1 x AAA

Priceless……… Wink

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Boaz wrote:
why buy a Q8 when you can buy this

https://shopee.com.my/Waterproof-3500LM-Pocket-LED-Flashlight-3-Modes-Zoomable-LED-Torch-i.28077995.776164331

“Super bright lamp beads” Yeah, brightest beads I’ve ever seen! Hahaha

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ok, my q8’s indicator light (switch) doesn’t stay on anymore. I didn’t understand the manual posted. (have to be in a certain mode to fix the issue) (eye roll). anyone want to give me the “for dummies” solution? . I cant read 550 pages of q8. I just read 500 pages of GT, I can barely see now Silly

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Tejasandre wrote:
ok, my q8’s indicator light (switch) doesn’t stay on anymore. I didn’t understand the manual posted. (have to be in a certain mode to fix the issue) (eye roll). anyone want to give me the “for dummies” solution? . I cant read 550 pages of q8. I just read 500 pages of GT, I can barely see now Silly

Does it come on under any circumstances?

Did you program it to not come on?

It my be broken. A lot of the early Q8’s had defective switches. It was something about the leds or resistors not being fully soldered.

See AlexGT’s post #16711 to see how he fixed his.

If you think the problem is in the programming, you can do a factory reset and put the light back to stock. Is that what you want to do?

The instructions to reset the factory settings are in post #2. Let me know if you need help with them.

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This is just a guess Jason… but I bet if it just happened all at once, after previously working fine; it has been deactivated (by mistake)…. as you mentioned. And a factory reset, as you also mentioned; will solve it. Smile

I have done this a few times myself by accident….. Facepalm Facepalm
Factory reset was my friend….. Big Smile
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Below is a link to the simplest Factory Reset directions I have found.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1228105#comment-1228105

Hope this solves it……. Smile
Let us know.
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Edit for spelling….

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yeh, when you check the battery voltage by doing three clicks…sometimes sticky fingers or whatever can make strange things happen…little green light goes byebye Wink

ask me how i know.. Ughh

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Jason. It does flash , but doesn’t stay on in a standby line it did originally.

Teacher. I think you’re on the right path for me. I saw those instructions, but they begin with “while displaying the firmware number “. I don’t know how to get to that display mode :/

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Ok. So click followed by press & hold only ramps me up to max. Not landing in battery mode. Which is before firmware mode, which is before reset series.

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Tejasandre wrote:
Ok. So click followed by press & hold only ramps me up to max. Not landing in battery mode. Which is before firmware mode, which is before reset series.

Battery check is a triple click. Do that and it will blink out the battery voltage over and over.

Give it a few seconds at least, then do a dbl click. Now it will blink out the temperature “in Celsius”.

Give it a few seconds at least, then do a dbl click. Now it will blink out the firmware number “1”.

Now to reset it, you press and hold for 1.2 seconds and you should see it do 4 blinks.

So its: 3x, 2x, 2x, press and hold for 1.2 secs.

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/\/\/\….. Tejasandre…… What Jason said. Perfect instructions. . Thumbs Up

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My Q8 still works great. My favorite SRK-type light in my collection. Cool I have not had the time to do any mods yet to it yet though, but plan on adding a blue “glow” light to the switch, & replacing the green with warm white leds for night light use with the current circuitry. Also to add a lanyard.

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Thanks Jason & teacher. I’ll tryagain tonight.

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My Q8 has been perfect. That being said, I’d like to purchase the plastic switch spanner just in case. Is that possible?

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JasonWW wrote:
Tejasandre wrote:
Ok. So click followed by press & hold only ramps me up to max. Not landing in battery mode. Which is before firmware mode, which is before reset series.

Battery check is a triple click. Do that and it will blink out the battery voltage over and over.

Give it a few seconds at least, then do a dbl click. Now it will blink out the temperature “in Celsius”.

Give it a few seconds at least, then do a dbl click. Now it will blink out the firmware number “1”.

Now to reset it, you press and hold for 1.2 seconds and you should see it do 4 blinks.

So its: 3x, 2x, 2x, press and hold for 1.2 secs.

thanks this reset my q8 perfectly. Taking a screenshot for future reference;)
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Glad that fixed you up Tejasandre…… Smile

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Hello

Do you maybe know any holster that will fit Q8?
If such holster exist, can you please provide a link.

Thank you.

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Just covered this topic post #16709 on the previous page:

The Q8 pouch that was mentioned the most comes from an ebay seller here

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gregor wrote:
Hello

Do you maybe know any holster that will fit Q8?
If such holster exist, can you please provide a link.

Thank you.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/182838817033

Seller accepted an offer of $9

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Thank you.

What is your opinion regarding this holster:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Genuine-FLYYE-Smoke-Grenade-Pouch-In-stock-Military-camping-modular-combat-CORDURA-G003/1083515_32777569533.html


Is it good buy or do you recommned something else?

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atbglenn wrote:
My Q8 has been perfect. That being said, I’d like to purchase the plastic switch spanner just in case. Is that possible?

Interested also. Thumbs Up

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> holster
Also search for “tripod” in the thread. There’s a variety of ways to attach to the tripod socket, some of which include belt clip/quick release attachments.

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Just wanted to note that I as well had issues with the indicator light under the switch in my Q8. I think I was one of the first to receive it too, taking delivery in October sometime if I’m not mistaken. Anyway, I wanted to share with the thread that I followed the prompt of http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1257994#comment-1257994 to remove the switch cover and fiddle around with the LEDs and resistor with a soldering iron (while batteries were installed and the light was off) and I was able to revive the LEDs to full brightness. Before this fix, I had not seen the LEDs illuminate in weeks.

Anyway, let me know if anyone has questions!

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Excellent info kubed_zero!! Glad it worked out for you….. Thumbs Up

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I remember previous message around December last year that the nth batch of BLF Q8 has been released and it now has Narsil firmware v1.2.

Are the ones shipping from Banggood already with v1.2 firmware?
(My BLF Q8 ordered near end of November, which shipped in December still had firmware v1.0)

Also, are there any other new tiny improvements/adjustments to the Q8 quality issues?

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d_t_a wrote:
I remember previous message around December last year that the nth batch of BLF Q8 has been released and it now has Narsil firmware v1.2.

Are the ones shipping from Banggood already with v1.2 firmware?
(My BLF Q8 ordered near end of November, which shipped in December still had firmware v1.0)

Also, are there any other new tiny improvements/adjustments to the Q8 quality issues?

Not sure about the v1.2 firmware.
But the tiny issues were resolved after the first 500 lights…. long ago.

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d_t_a wrote:
I remember previous message around December last year that the nth batch of BLF Q8 has been released and it now has Narsil firmware v1.2.

Are the ones shipping from Banggood already with v1.2 firmware?
(My BLF Q8 ordered near end of November, which shipped in December still had firmware v1.0)

Also, are there any other new tiny improvements/adjustments to the Q8 quality issues?


I have not heard any confirmation that they switch firmware to the newer M v1.2. I think they wanted to or planned to, but I don’t think it has happened.

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