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The very fact Lumintop is promoting it on their page means its getting close to the release time (;

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Please add me to the list for one BFL-GT. Any idea on when these will begin to ship ?

Thank you !

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JasonWW wrote:
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Will the GT have special modes like Strobe, SOS, and Beacon (one of my favorite special modes)? Thanks!
It should have all five of the special Blinky modes just like the Q8. It’s going to have the latest version of NarsilM which is V1.2. which has a few upgrades, but should not remove any features.

Sorry, at the moment there is no SOS in NarsilM:
Strobe, police strobe (two frequencies), bike strobe (continues light with a stutter), 2sec beacon and 10sec beacon

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sunfire wrote:
Please add me to the list for one BFL-GT. Any idea on when these will begin to ship ?

Thank you !

There is a new updated reflector to be tested before a build date can be nominated.

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MRsDNF wrote:
sunfire wrote:
Please add me to the list for one BFL-GT. Any idea on when these will begin to ship ?

Thank you !

There is a new updated reflector to be tested before a build date can be nominated.

Sounds like we’re going to get an even better GT Smile

Thank you 2x !

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joechina wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Precision777 wrote:
Will the GT have special modes like Strobe, SOS, and Beacon (one of my favorite special modes)? Thanks!
It should have all five of the special Blinky modes just like the Q8. It’s going to have the latest version of NarsilM which is V1.2. which has a few upgrades, but should not remove any features.

Sorry, at the moment there is no SOS in NarsilM:
Strobe, police strobe (two frequencies), bike strobe (continues light with a stutter), 2sec beacon and 10sec beacon


Whoops! Your right. Even the older versions did not have SOS. That slipped right past me. Thanks for the correction.

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.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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You need help Jason. Wink

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Not trying to rain on the parade but I want people to realize that a video can look a lot different than what your eyes actually see, it is all in the settings. Have watched hundreds of videos of lights I actually own and almost none of them look as bright to my eyes as they do in the video. You can mark this post #8050 and refer back to it once people start complaining that their light is not as bright as the one in VOB’s video. It is still going to be an awesome light.

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Not trying to rain on the parade but I want people to realize that a video can look a lot different than what your eyes actually see, it is all in the settings. Have watched hundreds of videos of lights I actually own and almost none of them look as bright to my eyes as they do in the video. You can mark this post #8050 and refer back to it once people start complaining that their light is not as bright as the one in VOB’s video. It is still going to be an awesome light.

I have noticed that too…but IMO it can go either way, brighter (or less bright) than the video.

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southland wrote:
Not trying to rain on the parade but I want people to realize that a video can look a lot different than what your eyes actually see, it is all in the settings. Have watched hundreds of videos of lights I actually own and almost none of them look as bright to my eyes as they do in the video. You can mark this post #8050 and refer back to it once people start complaining that their light is not as bright as the one in VOB’s video. It is still going to be an awesome light.

well, it depends on many things, camera setting, humidity, etc, for example, i have manker u21, in urban area, i cant see the ray, but when i move to more rural area, dang, it was awesome

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joechina wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Precision777 wrote:
Will the GT have special modes like Strobe, SOS, and Beacon (one of my favorite special modes)? Thanks!
It should have all five of the special Blinky modes just like the Q8. It’s going to have the latest version of NarsilM which is V1.2. which has a few upgrades, but should not remove any features.

Sorry, at the moment there is no SOS in NarsilM:
Strobe, police strobe (two frequencies), bike strobe (continues light with a stutter), 2sec beacon and 10sec beacon


Ιs it easy to get the police strobe please?Because,when I go out at night,I already have in my hand a strobe ready light.Something with two switches,so when I press the tail switch it goes directly to strobe.
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The police, or tactical, strobe is the 2nd blinky. It’s a bit tricky engaging strobes.

If your in ramping mode, you have to dbl click, pause, dbl click, pause then single fast click. If you practice a bit it’s easy. I would not recommend it for self defense because it’s so tricky. A dedicated light with strobe is a better choice.

If your in mode sets and the light is off, you can just press and hold for 1.5 seconds. The light will go to turbo then to the first strobe. As soon as the strobe comes on you can release the button and do one click and it will move to the 2nd strobe.

If your in mode sets and the light is on, then it’s pretty easy. Just press and hold about 1 second and the light will drop a level, then strobe comes on. Do a fast click to cycle up to the 2nd strobe. This is actually pretty easy and even works when your on the lowest brightness level. One more click will take you back to the brightness level you were on.

Keep in mind this above is all using the Q8 version of NarsilM v1.0. When the GT comes out it will use NarsilM v1.2. I think strobe/blinky mode access should be the same, but with a few changes to make it easier to cycle through all 5 blinky modes.

The bottom line is the GT is really a self defense designed light. It’s more for search and rescue or just having fun. A simple blast of turbo to a person’s face at close range should be just as effective as a strobe plus is easier to get to.

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.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Wow lots of new members, at least 13 since my past post.
Will update the list soon

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JasonWW wrote:
The police, or tactical, strobe is the 2nd blinky. It’s a bit tricky engaging strobes.

If your in ramping mode, you have to dbl click, pause, dbl click, pause then single fast click. If you practice a bit it’s easy. I would not recommend it for self defense because it’s so tricky. A dedicated light with strobe is a better choice.

If your in mode sets and the light is off, you can just press and hold for 1.5 seconds. The light will go to turbo then to the first strobe. As soon as the strobe comes on you can release the button and do one click and it will move to the 2nd strobe.

If your in mode sets and the light is on, then it’s pretty easy. Just press and hold about 1 second and the light will drop a level, then strobe comes on. Do a fast click to cycle up to the 2nd strobe. This is actually pretty easy and even works when your on the lowest brightness level. One more click will take you back to the brightness level you were on.

Keep in mind this above is all using the Q8 version of NarsilM v1.0. When the GT comes out it will use NarsilM v1.2. I think strobe/blinky mode access should be the same, but with a few changes to make it easier to cycle through all 5 blinky modes.

The bottom line is the GT is really a self defense designed light. It’s more for search and rescue or just having fun. A simple blast of turbo to a person’s face at close range should be just as effective as a strobe plus is easier to get to.


Thank you very much.
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Add me to the list, please!

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Sorry if it’s dumb question but why would anyone want strobe or police mode on 2+kg flashlight?

I mean what would be the purpose?

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Reflector should have reached the US now, so tantalising close on some actual news!

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NikolaS wrote:
Sorry if it’s dumb question but why would anyone want strobe or police mode on 2+kg flashlight?

I mean what would be the purpose?


Let’s say just a question. Smile
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NikolaS wrote:
Sorry if it’s dumb question but why would anyone want strobe or police mode on 2+kg flashlight?

I mean what would be the purpose?


Say you finally managed to hoist the GT up the mountain, and while almost up there you break your back carrying it (plausible scenario), you can use the strobe/SOS/beacon pointing down into the valley right into someone’s bedroom who then wakes up and yells out of the window to switch the fr**kin searchlight off. He may even warn the police for you. Cool
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NikolaS wrote:
Sorry if it’s dumb question but why would anyone want strobe or police mode on 2+kg flashlight?

I mean what would be the purpose?


Is anyone planning to strap it to their bike and use bike strobe? Probably not.

I have zero use for any of the blinkies.

Since NarsilM, as a UI, can be used across many different sized lights, it’s just easier to keep them in the software, than remove them. I guess it’s better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.

Ps, why was SOS not included? Does it take up too much space?

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.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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djozz wrote:
NikolaS wrote:
Sorry if it’s dumb question but why would anyone want strobe or police mode on 2+kg flashlight?

I mean what would be the purpose?


Say you finally managed to hoist the GT up the mountain, and while almost up there you break your back carrying it (plausible scenario), you can use the strobe/SOS/beacon pointing down into the valley right into someone’s bedroom who then wakes up and yells out of the window to switch the fr**kin searchlight off. He may even warn the police for you. Cool

Ha ha that’s right answer, very justified situation Big Smile

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NikolaS wrote:
djozz wrote:
NikolaS wrote:
Sorry if it’s dumb question but why would anyone want strobe or police mode on 2+kg flashlight?

I mean what would be the purpose?


Say you finally managed to hoist the GT up the mountain, and while almost up there you break your back carrying it (plausible scenario), you can use the strobe/SOS/beacon pointing down into the valley right into someone’s bedroom who then wakes up and yells out of the window to switch the fr**kin searchlight off. He may even warn the police for you. Cool

Ha ha that’s right answer, very justified situation Big Smile

A plausible scenario is while you are doing a search and rescue operation on a mountain you get injured or lost and need to signal that you need help!! With the beam and throw it will make a great light for signaling searching aircraft (and people in the valley) as to your location and that you need assistance in case your radio is dead or out of range!

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A momentary on button might have also been considered for the GT for search and rescue and signaling purposes….just a thought for a light designed for search and rescue! I like that my Acebeam K70 has a momentary on it is very useful so you can quickly look in a direction without having to go through the UI just to take a quick look in a direction…. plus signaling is now a viable option especially with the distance you could signal over in Morse Code….. just some thoughts; still thus far the GT looks like an awesome light for search and rescue!

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joechina wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Precision777 wrote:
Will the GT have special modes like Strobe, SOS, and Beacon (one of my favorite special modes)? Thanks!
It should have all five of the special Blinky modes just like the Q8. It’s going to have the latest version of NarsilM which is V1.2. which has a few upgrades, but should not remove any features.

Sorry, at the moment there is no SOS in NarsilM:
Strobe, police strobe (two frequencies), bike strobe (continues light with a stutter), 2sec beacon and 10sec beacon

Thank You for the clarification!

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TA already got the prototype 2
just waiting for his review.

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Thanks for the info Neal

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Yep, Prototype 2 showed up while I was at work yesterday (turned out it was a whole light and not just the reflector which is great!). I only had a few minutes to look at it this morning before heading back out to work but first impressions are it is a significant improvement.

The reflector is MUCH better.
The kurling is fantastic as well, perfect combo of style, grip and subtlety. A+ on that.
The polarity protection of the cells is also great. I like how they ended up doing it, makes it easier to insert the cells, A+ once again.
The new carriers are nice as well, all metal construction this time, double springs and should have lower resistance but obviously didn’t have time to dig further in a few minutes.
It also has an indicator LED in the switch now!

I will try to make time tonight if I don’t get home too late to look at it closer and get some pictures.

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