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It’s been pretty common here on BLF for folks to modify a flashlight, whether it needed it or not. We are not merely budget minded at the onset of a purchase, but also when it comes to keeping one running or making sure it’s running optimally. Long story short, BLF takes it upon itself to do what needs to be done, from an emitter upgrade to a complete new driver design, we pick up the mantle for getting it done, simple as that.

How else do you account for so much of CPF’s membership joining here? Wink

Edit: It would be amiss of me to not say that I’m proud to have been a part of all this carrying of the torch, the last few years. (as it were…) Thank you sb56637 for making and keeping it possible. Thumbs Up

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^^^

I would say there is a small percentage of CPF members on here compared to BLF members and vice versa.

I have no idea what the numbers would be. Under 5% for both would be my guess.

The difference that has been brought up on here is that CPF gets bashed a helluva lot more on here than BLF gets bashed on CPF.In fact BLF is rarely mentioned or bashed on CPF.

I have been a member of both for closing in on 4 years[8.5.2013 CPF] [10.13.2013 BLF] Cool

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The simple fact of the matter wolfdog is that there have been several very successful group buys here that have attracted a plethora of new members, many coming from the other side. It is what it is.

As far as bashing goes, well, that’s been discussed to death already and we’d be much better off laying off that subject. Wink

We were once a smaller forum with a family feel, a lot of the regulars knew and respected each other and it gave us here a unique perspective. There used to be more humor, sometimes quotes ran 10 to 15 deep and more, and we almost always went off topic in virtually every thread. We now have a LOT more members, the close knit family feel is not so much the same, but we have managed to continue bringing it with new developments and ever increasing outputs. Which, of course, draws more new members and so it goes… ImissFoyapprovalandJustinchallengeswhileChicagoXgrooveson.

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I agree with a plethora of new members coming when there is a group buy. I am just basing it on the 30Q/GA GB.

I noticed probably 2 or 3 Dozen names/new members I never saw before. On the other hand, very few if any appeared to be CPF members unless they changed their identity! Wink

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Hi dears, I finally contacted HKequipment (seller) and asked about follow the Thrunite instructions on how to repair the issue. They answered as follow: “If you follow the instruction from Thrunite to repair yourself. It will not void the warranty” and asked about serial number for reference. I guess it is good news for me. Smile

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Hi dears, I finally contacted HKequipment (seller) and asked about follow the Thrunite instructions on how to repair the issue. They answered as follow: “If you follow the instruction from Thrunite to repair yourself. It will not void the warranty” and asked about serial number for reference. I guess it is good news for me. Smile
Excellent……. Thumbs Up

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Again, just a straight forward heads-up reply from Thrunite with excellent customer service and fully standing behind their product! Sweet!

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Is isopropyl alcohol an AR friendly lens cleaner by the way? All the description says is that it’s 70% isopropyl alcohol. When i wet some tissue paper and dab the lens with it it leaves behind liquid stains and i don’t know why. I hope it’s not actually dissolving the AR coating?

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I don’t really know the answer .

Some lens that are just AR coated , and don’t have any other coatings (like AF coating that some companies call it) , are really hard to clean .

More lenses will clean great with a soft microfiber cloth .

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Isopropyl alcohol has water in it which is left behind when the alcohol quickly evaporates.

A lens cleaner like Zeis pads from Walmart or any optical store, places that sell glasses or drug stores usually have them as well, these work best. They’re made for AR coated glasses so of course a lens is a lens. Wink

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^^^^^^^

+1 on the Zeiss lens cleaner from WalMart. Thumbs Up

Either the individual foil wrapped pads or the spray & microfiber cloth work great. Smile

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aha! Thanks a thousand! Had fun cloud bouncing… and spotting party balloons of all things with it!

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no probs with my tn42
here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile

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Nice pic! Really shows what this bad boy does, love it!

Edit: One of very few reflectors I’ve seen that puts out a column of light that doesn’t cross over, most make an “X” pattern where the optimal focus point crosses over and flares back out, reducing effective distance. This one makes over a mile because of the great collimation of this awesome reflector, ya just gotta love it! Smile

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Nice!! Smile

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casting shadows on the clouds and fog

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Fun light, isn’t it? Big Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
Fun light, isn’t it? Big Smile

sure is Silly
glad im not alone with this light problem ! lol !

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no probs with my tn42 here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4174/33833282883_66b06b9b34_b.jpg!

lol!!! Somebody is borrowing[stealing!!] pictures.

A guy on CPF[hahoo] posted the same picture and claims he took it!

It might be him, it might be you or maybe BOTH of you are claiming this is your light! Big Smile

See link below with his post! Post #510 and post #531 where he claims to have taken it!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?424378-TN42vn-Reflect...

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Or maybe…. ‘nodoubt’ (BLF) = ‘hahoo’ (CPF) .. Question
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nodoubt wrote:
no probs with my tn42 here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4174/33833282883_66b06b9b34_b.jpg!

lol!!! Somebody is borrowing[stealing!!] pictures.

A guy on CPF[hahoo] posted the same picture and claims he took it!

It might be him, it might be you or maybe BOTH of you are claiming this is your light! Big Smile

See link below with his post! Post #510 and post #531 where he claims to have taken it!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?424378-TN42vn-Reflect...

man, dont you have better things to do ?
i bet you were a tattletail back in grade school.

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Hi Dear, I have used 99,9 isoprophyl alcohol and window cleaner (blue liquid) none of those were harmful to the AR coating (purplish or greenish) I guess the traces you see when you use 70% isoprophyl is due to the residue left of almost 30% water content. Hope this help you.

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I have to smile when I see you post nodoubt… we had a good friend named Winston that worked in an Automotive parts store who used to say No Doubt! all the time! lol [ie: “These parts are EXPENSIVE!” “No Doubt!”] As such, your tattletale response above elicited an immediate “No doubt!” in my mind, making me laugh at the double entendre. (all this instead of simply saying …)

no doubt… No Doubt! Wink

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
nodoubt wrote:
no probs with my tn42 here it is doing what it likes to do Big Smile !https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4174/33833282883_66b06b9b34_b.jpg!

lol!!! Somebody is borrowing[stealing!!] pictures.

A guy on CPF[hahoo] posted the same picture and claims he took it!

It might be him, it might be you or maybe BOTH of you are claiming this is your light! Big Smile

See link below with his post! Post #510 and post #531 where he claims to have taken it!

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?424378-TN42vn-Reflect...

man, dont you have better things to do ?
i bet you were a tattletail back in grade school.

Where is your sense of humor “hahoo”? Not only disrespectful to me on CPF,,,,,,,no sense of humor either! Wink

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I’m thinking of getting a 2nd TN42, would the CW be better at cloud-lighting than the NW? After all it is a cooler temperature beam that works wonders at illuminating fog than a warm one.

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Cooler tints tend to have more backscatter in general, and so probably would illuminate the surface of a cloud more. When trying to illuminate solid objects to view them, this is a disadvantage, but it might well work better for that.

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CW has the most throw and lumens, NW loses some ground on it in sheer power and downrange punch. It was the CW that I tested at a mile.

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Thanks for the advice. Was torn between the personally better tint of the NW and the cloud-lighting and power of the CW. Guess i’ll be having a CW this time!

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FlashMax wrote:
Hi Dear, I have used 99,9 isoprophyl alcohol and window cleaner (blue liquid) none of those were harmful to the AR coating (purplish or greenish) I guess the traces you see when you use 70% isoprophyl is due to the residue left of almost 30% water content. Hope this help you.

Thanks for the advice. How about 95% denatured ethyl alcohol? What’s denatured even mean anyway?

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If memory serves, 70% alcohol, often labeled “Rubbing Alcohol”, has a small amount of oil in it to not be as drying to the skin. The easily found 91% isopropyl should leave less of a residue.

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