[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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Of course I’m in!

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CST90 (Inner diameter 117mm, Outer 128mm).  Minimum order quantity, 100.

 

Just need to get them to not cut out the base like above.

 

Is it not too deep? It's just a question...I'm not into the whole measuring the angle of the beam thing...it just looks really deep to me. I guess that would product more of a spot?...than spill?

 

Its 120mm deep.  Meant to throw, throw, throw.  Tried to get a group buy going here, but it didn't lift off.

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Depending on price.
I will be this one..

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

djburkes wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

CST90 (Inner diameter 117mm, Outer 128mm).  Minimum order quantity, 100.


 


Just need to get them to not cut out the base like above.


 


Is it not too deep? It’s just a question…I’m not into the whole measuring the angle of the beam thing…it just looks really deep to me. I guess that would product more of a spot?…than spill?

 


Its 120mm deep.  Meant to throw, throw, throw.  Tried to get a group buy going here, but it didn’t lift off.

Did you get one or did they not sell one at all since the buy didn’t happen?

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Definitely interesting project

I definitely want one Smile

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djburkes wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

djburkes wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

CST90 (Inner diameter 117mm, Outer 128mm).  Minimum order quantity, 100.

 

Just need to get them to not cut out the base like above.

 

Is it not too deep? It's just a question...I'm not into the whole measuring the angle of the beam thing...it just looks really deep to me. I guess that would product more of a spot?...than spill?

 

Its 120mm deep.  Meant to throw, throw, throw.  Tried to get a group buy going here, but it didn't lift off.

Did you get one or did they not sell one at all since the buy didn't happen?

About a year later, I was finally able to convince Illumination Machines to let me have a demo.  It was scratched, dented, and appeared to have a couple defects, but is still a beauty to behold.  I lost a very special family member during the course of the host build here.  I just haven't had the heart to pick it back up since.   I do want to finish it eventually.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

djburkes wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

djburkes wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

CST90 (Inner diameter 117mm, Outer 128mm).  Minimum order quantity, 100.


 


Just need to get them to not cut out the base like above.


 


Is it not too deep? It’s just a question…I’m not into the whole measuring the angle of the beam thing…it just looks really deep to me. I guess that would product more of a spot?…than spill?

 


Its 120mm deep.  Meant to throw, throw, throw.  Tried to get a group buy going here, but it didn’t lift off.


Did you get one or did they not sell one at all since the buy didn’t happen?

About a year later, I was finally able to convince Illumination Machines to let me have a demo.  It was scratched, dented, and appeared to have a couple defects, but is still a beauty to behold.  I lost a very special family member during the course of the host build here.  I just haven’t had the heart to pick it back up since.   I do want to finish it eventually.

I sure am sorry to hear that. I can understand. Sad

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Wow, might be worth building a light around that reflector. The quality issues are compounded the bigger the reflector is, just like aspherics, so size I'm sure comes with a cost.

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Interested, want to see where this ends up going. Max throw over lumens I think.

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Is it going to have a top handle like the old 6v lanterns ?

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Hello!

By no means expert here, beard 'is in mind. LOL

Why the need for such a wide reflector? Wouldn't it work nice to have a loooong deeeep narrow one?

Imagine a flashlight made primordially of a couple stacked together tubes: one for the batteries, let's say 4 26650s in series, and the other for the lens/reflector/emitter/driver, so 9+" deep reflector without issues. Smile

LoL!

How about a full spectrum laser? I swear I've heard something like this somewhere… maybe in another forum. Wink

 

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Tom E wrote:

Wow, might be worth building a light around that reflector. The quality issues are compounded the bigger the reflector is, just like aspherics, so size I'm sure comes with a cost.

Oh yeah, I agree.  I had negotiated them down to a great price way back when, but they would not budge on quantity.  To give you an idea of its performance, here is a quote from what they told me about it:

"Yes, we have a special Luminus CST90 reflector which achieves >100cd/lm and is an ultra-specular reflector with no facets for military spot light applications."

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It is a thrower.

I really prever the XHP 35

I am in,too.

It is possible to get just the host,than I will buy the host.

I made advertisment in TLF,hope it is welcome ?

http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/superthrower-blf.51805/

Thanks.

Regards Xandre

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Yes please! I’m in!
Please also make it better looking than TN42 Big SmileBig Smile

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Wow, I`m interested too !
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Interested! Oh, yeah Big Smile

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4 cells will be fine for a single emitter, extension would be a good extra for a few extra bucks for those that want it, like the TK75.

Oh yeah, and of course I’m in

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We are kicking around two completely diferent ideas for this light.

One is the traditional flashlight plunger and the other more like a box with the reflector as central part and integrated handle.

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Interested! Like an idea for top handle with about 16 cm reflector.

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I’m definitely interested. Hi CRI thrower sounds awesome. I’d be nice to beat 1 million candella. Reminds me of a spotlight I used to carry in the car that plugged into the cigarette lighter.

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Like the box idea.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Tom E wrote:

Wow, might be worth building a light around that reflector. The quality issues are compounded the bigger the reflector is, just like aspherics, so size I'm sure comes with a cost.

Oh yeah, I agree.  I had negotiated them down to a great price way back when, but they would not budge on quantity.  To give you an idea of its performance, here is a quote from what they told me about it:

"Yes, we have a special Luminus CST90 reflector which achieves >100cd/lm and is an ultra-specular reflector with no facets for military spot light applications."

I think it's worthwhile to re-investigate.

For other comments - the intent of the project is max throw, so depth in almost insignificant compared to width. Depth limits the width of spill. It should be a thrower LED - XHP35 HI, XPL HI, possible XP-G2 but  don't think that would be an option unless we can do a true factory dedome, or if an XP-G3 HI comes available. Going with an XHP-70 on SMO would have the hole, less throw, but can be considered. To me, the best stock emitter choice would be the XHP35 HI, but would love to see 1 mcd broken with a dedomed XP-G2, or possibly dedomed XPL W2/W3. A couple of manufacturers are doing or did factory dedoming, but the XHP35 HI and XPL HI are kind of killing that direction.

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Texas Ace traditional “plunger” light:

Djozz surprised with a real out of the box design

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I like where southland is going with it. Reminescient of the maxabeam throwers Big Smile

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(sigh) count me in…

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I would get several of those no matter what they are yet i would like to see the host form of it, it seems that XHP35 will prevail at the end so at least let us the host option and W3/XLP2 ftw Smile

Whats the idea behind the high CRI option in a thrower?

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If you’re really trying to make a large diameter light, I recommend designing the large diameter parts in segments that are an inch or two thick. Go much thicker than that and prices for stock go through the roof, and that’s if you can even find what you want. For example, to fit a 120mm reflector, you may be looking at a 6 inch cube, so you’re starting costs off at $118 per light plus shipping if you buy that from McMaster. Take it down to smaller segments like I suggest, and you might be able to find suitable hunks of aluminum that local shops are scrapping, which in my city would cost roughly $10 per light for enough stock to build an assembly that large.

The low mode should be lower.

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I’m not an addict. I can stop whenever I want…

Ok, sign me up…

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I’m in, lantern style (top handle) would be my choice, with a reflector this size a pluger type will be unpleasantly unwieldy, while you great minds are at it, why not make it vailable in a number of LED choice XHP35, XHP50, XHP70, anything under XHP35 die size with a reflector this big will throw a somewhat useless laser like beam.

Would like a very strongly driven neutral XHP70 personaly, it should give a relatively broad beam with around 200Kcd throw, a more practical K60 on steroids.

I love Djozz’s design btw, looks like the center of gravity could be aligned with the middle of the handle, perfect balance.

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Have been waiting for this one… I am in depending on price

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