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Great! Some news after 2 months of, “just waiting relaxed for improved reflector”.

Should I order the batteries, yet? It take 3 days for them to arrive.

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cccpull wrote:
Great! Some news after 2 months of, “just waiting relaxed for improved reflector”.

Should I order the batteries, yet? It take 3 days for them to arrive.

It is still at least a few weeks until it is ready to ship. So up to you when you want to order the batteries.

I think the lumintop is going to try to get some Samsung 35E or another good cells to ship with the light but they have not confirmed one way or the other yet and no clue on pricing. So might be worthwhile to wait and see what lumintop comes up with to ship with the light.

The 35E is a great cell for Giggles.

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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!

I’d have to agree, a 1/2 push momentary (to whatever was last used setting) would be ideal. would def make it a far more useful light all around.

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cccpull wrote:
Great! Some news after 2 months of, “just waiting relaxed for improved reflector”.

Should I order the batteries, yet? It take 3 days for them to arrive.

It is still at least a few weeks until it is ready to ship. So up to you when you want to order the batteries.

I think the lumintop is going to try to get some Samsung 35E or another good cells to ship with the light but they have not confirmed one way or the other yet and no clue on pricing. So might be worthwhile to wait and see what lumintop comes up with to ship with the light.

The 35E is a great cell for Giggles.

I should’ve put a smiley after the battery remark. I was just kidding. BTW, are the 35E’s button top?

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cccpull wrote:
Great! Some news after 2 months of, “just waiting relaxed for improved reflector”.

Should I order the batteries, yet? It take 3 days for them to arrive.


I’ve got the 8 GAs about one month ago. Smile
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cccpull wrote:
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cccpull wrote:
Great! Some news after 2 months of, “just waiting relaxed for improved reflector”.

Should I order the batteries, yet? It take 3 days for them to arrive.

It is still at least a few weeks until it is ready to ship. So up to you when you want to order the batteries.

I think the lumintop is going to try to get some Samsung 35E or another good cells to ship with the light but they have not confirmed one way or the other yet and no clue on pricing. So might be worthwhile to wait and see what lumintop comes up with to ship with the light.

The 35E is a great cell for Giggles.

I should’ve put a smiley after the battery remark. I was just kidding. BTW, are the 35E’s button top?

lol, I figured you were, the post was aimed more for general reference.

I am sure any cells that lumintop ordered would be button top since they would be sold and used with Giggles Wink

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TA have you checked tint in second prototype? Is it nw or same as first..

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TA have you checked tint in second prototype? Is it nw or same as first..

The one that is currently installed is a CW LED.

They sent along what we hope will be the final XHP35 separately as they got them last minute. I will reflow it and install it later to see what it looks like. They sent 2 of the NW LED’s as well, so the other one I can put on the sphere to see exactly what we are dealing with.

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Patiently awaiting your updates TA.

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It also has an indicator LED in the switch now!

Really ??? Intrested in a bit more info on this. Is it something like they are talking about w/the K70 build……
(OP, below the last pic, and just above mid of the specs list http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54422 )

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Low-Voltage LED Switch Indicator (6.8-8.4v is Green, 6-6.8v is Orange, below 6V is flashing Red).

Voltage would be different obviously …… but I kinda like the idea, as long as it’s not a large parasitic draw.

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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.

Thanks for the info! An LED indicator light is a nice plus

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It is using the same basic firmware setup as the Q8, so it should work like the Q8 lighted switch but I neither have a Q8 nor did I mess with this one yet, so I can’t say for sure.

The switch cover is smoked which gives it a good look and the brightness is ok as well. Still have to test the current draw on the LED though.

It also has 2 LED’s vs the K70 picture you posted, so it looks much more balanced.

It is on the list of things to test.

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Woot woot, new information to drool over.

Thanks for the quick recap of initial thoughts.

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I guess the gt is so small that we need an indicator led to find it in the closet. I almost always deactivate indicator leds if possible from my flashlights. Not a huge fan of something I personally don’t use, especially when it introduces more places where potential problems or failures can occur. I have a feeling that at least some q8 team members would have preferred thorfire’s “gift” of double led indicators been left off since most initial problems centered around those leds. Then again Lumintop is a horse of a different color as we say on the farm here.

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The indicator on this light did not appear to stay on when the light was off but didn’t look too close.

Also it can be disabled in the firmware IIRC.

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cccpull wrote:
Great! Some news after 2 months of, “just waiting relaxed for improved reflector”.

Should I order the batteries, yet? It take 3 days for them to arrive.

I’ve got the 8 GAs about one month ago. Smile
Same here… 8 GA,s about a month ago.
Gotta have them so I just got them while the getting was good…… (in stock) …. Wink

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Green light is coming…. Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile
Oh yeah…….. it’s coming. Thumbs Up .. Have that $$$$ ready. Wink . Cash
Pre-Stage pretty much done (sounds like)…. easing into staging. Wink .
We just don’t want to jump the gun and have a RED Light……. Facepalm . Big Smile

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Some progress at last! I hope this prototype will be good enough for mass production, I can not wait any longer.

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It is not looking like I will be home early enough to mess with Giggles tonight. Hopefully I can find a little time before heading out in the morning to put it through it paces.

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Precision777 wrote:
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!

The new version of NarsilM to be used in the GT has a “tactical” mode. I forget if it takes 5 or 6 fast clicks to enter and exit the mode. Anyway, when your in that mode the side switch acts like an instant on switch. You can blink out Morse code, etc…

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

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It also has an indicator LED in the switch now!

Really ??? Intrested in a bit more info on this. Is it something like they are talking about w/the K70 build……
(OP, below the last pic, and just above mid of the specs list http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54422 )

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Low-Voltage LED Switch Indicator (6.8-8.4v is Green, 6-6.8v is Orange, below 6V is flashing Red).

Voltage would be different obviously …… but I kinda like the idea, as long as it’s not a large parasitic draw.


The K70 is a Thorfire based light using their own driver design and software. It uses one green and one red led for voltage indication.

The GT is being made by Lumintop and using NarsilM. It is not able to use a seperate color led for voltage. It will have the batt check feature, plus the main led blink when low voltage protection gives a warning.

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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It is not looking like I will be home early enough to mess with Giggles tonight. Hopefully I can find a little time before heading out in the morning to put it through it paces.

Can you find out if this latest prototype is using the new NarsilM v1.2?
I think Tom E just recently finished it so I don’t know if there has been enough time to send it to Lumintop and for them to install it.
Maybe Tom can give an update on that?

Thanks everyone.

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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Please add me to the list, totally down to buy 1.

Please PM me the price at the time of my posting… (tried to read through the posts but not really sure where I place in the group buy. I was going to 100% purchase a TN42VN but I found this right before I clicked purchase… I will definitely buy one, thanks.

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Please add me to the list, totally down to buy 1.

Please PM me the price at the time of my posting… (tried to read through the posts but not really sure where I place in the group buy. I was going to 100% purchase a TN42VN but I found this right before I clicked purchase… I will definitely buy one, thanks.

Xenovora


Currently the group buy price is $150 shipped.

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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