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Unfortunately for us guys who can’t do reflows, there still doesn’t seem to be an affordable way to have a CW Q8.

Led4power does have reflow service but it requires him to have the correct emitters in stock, but atm he only has 4000K Luxeon V’s and an IR Oslon. No cool white leds.

That’s what I meant.

I’d need to buy all the parts and ship it off to get refowed and it might end up doubling the cost of the light.

I wish Thorfire would just offer some tint choices.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

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Yeah. Just offering the Q8 MCPCB would be a huge boon.

I asked Miranda for a spare MCPCB, and they said they don’t offer it separately.

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Just a heads up

You now can purchase the lighted switch assembly here:

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/BLF-Q8-lighted-switch-assembly/...

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Good info……. Thumbs Up

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Good job Alex, well arranged! Thumbs Up

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JasonWW wrote:
Unfortunately for us guys who can’t do reflows, there still doesn’t seem to be an affordable way to have a CW Q8.

Express your interest here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1324660#comment-1324660

Suggestion: led4-power could open up a dedicated thread for his Q8 parts, it’s all spread out on various threads at the moment, so difficult to follow. Well worth the effort though.

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Tom Tom wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Unfortunately for us guys who can’t do reflows, there still doesn’t seem to be an affordable way to have a CW Q8.

Express your interest here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1324660#comment-1324660

Suggestion: led4-power could open up a dedicated thread for his Q8 parts, it’s all spread out on various threads at the moment, so difficult to follow. Well worth the effort though.


I’m the one responsible for that post so he is already counting me. In the end I decided it doesn’t make financial sense to try and change the color myself. I don’t really need the Q8, but if they do produce it in a cool white color I’ll probably get it then.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos including GT 

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

 

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New member and Q8 owner here, just wanted to take a minute and thank Lazy-R-us for posting his checklist for new Q8 owners. Thank you!

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New member and Q8 owner here, just wanted to take a minute and thank Lazy-R-us for posting his checklist for new Q8 owners. Thank you!

Quick question, did you find any of the faults listed on the list?

Hope they’re mostly fixed.

I’m waiting for my Q8 to get here so just trying to find out what to expect.

Thanks!

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flashycali wrote:
Quick question, did you find any of the faults listed on the list?

Hope they’re mostly fixed.

I’m waiting for my Q8 to get here so just trying to find out what to expect.

Thanks!

None, everything I checked was perfect! However, I’m still waiting on batteries and have only been able to power up with two Thorfire 18650s so far. So there’s still room for something to go wrong haha, but anyway my Q8 didn’t have so much as a burr anywhere.

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Tig wrote:
flashycali wrote:
Quick question, did you find any of the faults listed on the list?

Hope they’re mostly fixed.

I’m waiting for my Q8 to get here so just trying to find out what to expect.

Thanks!

None, everything I checked was perfect! However, I’m still waiting on batteries and have only been able to power up with two Thorfire 18650s so far. So there’s still room for something to go wrong haha, but anyway my Q8 didn’t have so much as a burr anywhere.

Thanks for the reply, can’t wait till I get mine. Thumbs Up

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Is there a way to order a new lense for my Q8? It is broken from 1.5 meter fall.

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Is there a way to order a new lense for my Q8? It is broken from 1.5 meter fall.

It is not listed but you can ask for it on the Sofirn aliexpress website, they will probably sell it.

And kaidomain has one that fits too, supposedly the AR coating is better than the stock Q8: http://kaidomain.com/p/S027343.55mm-x-3mm-Multi-Layer-AR-Coated-Lens

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Thanks djozz for the link.

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+1 thanks for the link, ordered! Big SmileBeer

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Yep. The Kaidomain AR lens is better, giving up to 7-8% more brightness and making less tint shift for some reason, and when looking at the sides, there is such a cool blue effect on the lens.

Downside? The tint goes from 4790k to about 4930k, making it slightly cooler to the eyes.

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Also, here is the link for the lens without an AR coating if you don’t like it:

https://fasttech.com/products/1606/10001022/3944404-55mm-glass-lens-for-...

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yep. The Kaidomain AR lens is better, giving up to 7-8% more brightness and making less tint shift for some reason, and when looking at the sides, there is such a cool blue effect on the lens.

Downside? The tint goes from 4790k to about 4930k, making it slightly cooler to the eyes.

Good info, thank you. Thumbs Up

No “downside” in my book… only a positive.

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Is anyone else having issues with the anodizing on the threads? My most used Q8 can’t reliably lock out now. Like all my other lights, Super Lube is used on the threads, and a few of those lights have been used many times more. Fortunately Narsil has an electronic lockout.

The low mode should be lower.

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No problem on any of mine. I used SuperLube too btw.

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leaftye wrote:
Is anyone else having issues with the anodizing on the threads? My most used Q8 can’t reliably lock out now. Like all my other lights, Super Lube is used on the threads, and a few of those lights have been used many times more. Fortunately Narsil has an electronic lockout.

Of course this was coming at some point. A solution can be to electrically insulate the driver board from the body, it is quite easy: the driver rests on a all-anodised shelf, the only electrical contact is via the 2 screws. If you cut away the brass circuitry plating around the screws (both sides of the driver board), the driver is fully insulated and mechanical lock-out should work again (and now forever).

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Nice idea. Plastic washers should work too and only require minor countersinking around the holes. At least that’s temporary in case an unacceptable output drops happens.

The low mode should be lower.

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Are there still plans for a Q16?

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Are there still plans for a Q16?

Probably not. That was mostly an idea of the Miller, but he’s not very active anymore on the formum so I don’t think anybody is trying to pursue that.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

9 NarsilM user videos including GT 

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

 

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Technically, the idea of a Q16 already exists, although only for the LEDs and modders, if we replace the stock XPLs with Luxeon MZs or XHP50.2s, since these are 4 die single package LEDs, meaning 4×4=16=Q16.

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djozz wrote:
qandeel wrote:
Is there a way to order a new lense for my Q8? It is broken from 1.5 meter fall.

It is not listed but you can ask for it on the Sofirn aliexpress website, they will probably sell it.

And kaidomain has one that fits too, supposedly the AR coating is better than the stock Q8: http://kaidomain.com/p/S027343.55mm-x-3mm-Multi-Layer-AR-Coated-Lens

Thanks for the link, ordered 2!

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niktak11 wrote:
Are there still plans for a Q16?

No, the Q8 team does not really exists anymore. That said, what is left of us still have some mail contact with the Q8 maker and they are planning (with permission of the Q8 team but without our initiative in the design anymore) to make new versions of the Q8.

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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Can you say what kind of changes they’re planning? I’d love a tripod mount in the center of the tailcap so I could use an AOD-L diffuser and hang it light a lightbulb. I’d also appreciate more legit Cree emitters if the current can keep up, even to the extreme of going with an optic like the M43 and reducing the length of the head. Unfortunately that raises their cost when I suspect they’re trying to reduce it.

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:
Can you say what kind of changes they’re planning? I’d love a tripod mount in the center of the tailcap so I could use an AOD-L diffuser and hang it light a lightbulb. I’d also appreciate more legit Cree emitters if the current can keep up, even to the extreme of going with an optic like the M43 and reducing the length of the head. Unfortunately that raises their cost when I suspect they’re trying to reduce it.

I know of just one plan and I’m not sure if they will be happy if I post that here at this early stage. It is nowhere as extreme though as changing the length of the head and optics.

As for forum-originating design wishes, any design alteration needs some ‘BLF-consensus’ to back it up before getting them to the manufacturer , in other words discussion time on the forum and a team that manages the discussion. And it needs the manufacturer to be willing to do as we please. With the manufacturer having their own ideas and Q8 team in retirement atm I do not see that happening.

The only involvement we have now is that the manufacturer actually informs us of new plans and asks the opinion of (what is leftover of) the Q8 team.

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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