The GT, Proto V2 arrived!, the BLF special giga thrower

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By far the biggest driver of throw will be the reflector size

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Djozz wrote: “The debate is lumen vs throw. It will be a big light so will we be happy with a 1400 lumen XP-L HI and try to hit 1Mcd?, or will we settle for 700kcd with a 2000+ lumen XHP35?, or go 4000 lumen / 300kcd with a XHP70? (numbers are a very fast guess)”

Throw please, and lots of it!!

700Kcd with a 2000+ lumen XHP35? – no thanks, I already got the TN42 (680Kcd & 2500 lumen)
300Kcd with a 4000+ lumen XHP70? – no thanks, there’s already lights that to exactly that

1000Kcd + 1400 lumen XP-L HI? YES YES YES

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XPG3 sliced should be a bit smaller die, and a bit larger surface brightness. Or a XPG2 sliced. If not then everybody will mod it with something to gain the most throw. XHP35hi might hit it too. When you make a Giga Thrower throw is the most important characteristic. There are PLENTY of lights available that can throw a bit, for impressively low price. But almost none that can hit 1mcd. Asking for a Giga thrower to have spill is not getting the point of the thrower. You have L6 if you need spill, or any other light. But us throw people do not have throwers. This will be the first of its kind. And perhaps the best if designed correctly. Please save the spill, lumen and other clarifications for other topics “giga flooder” or “giga EDC”. Here mcd should be the one and only point.
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The “BLF mcd” sounds good as a name for it Wink

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ZozzV6 wrote:
The “BLF mcd” sounds good as a name for it Wink

milli-candela? I think that is for another BLF project, which is interesting as well: a sub-lumen light with the right tint and runtime.

But of course the idea is ‘BLF Mcd’, which I find a great name, and also a name to stay focussed on the goal here.

I am in the process of being convinced by the last few mails that throw is the single most important goal of this project. I would like to refine that with maximising throw/volume and throw/weight. I add the last one for myself because there is a tendency on BLF that weight=good, while I totally disagree with that: IMO weight is a necessary evil. (Olight understands that btw)

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I mean MCD Facepalm

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Yeah MCD!

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Subscribed, interested if it's all about throw. I think there is already plenty of lights that has lot of spill or large hotspot. 

 

Just to toss it in the air for a name how about: "BLF FLB", as in Fearsome Long Beam Smile

 

Anyway I think BLF MCD is quite good name too. If it really hit that MCD marker, otherwise I think it's more like exaggerated advertisement. We already have chinese lumens. I do not want to throw advertised in the same way.

 

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I was thinking that the BLF GT was a good name. I agree that Mcd is far better than mcd.

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BLF Manning?

It throws a long way and has a huge head Big Smile

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GT? Come on! Everybody names it GT…its not a WV Golf for crying out loud…GT….

How does it sounds BLF X ?

5.5 amps…DDed XPL( or XPL2)…1 mill cds…so sweet….

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Mitko wrote:
GT? Come on! Everybody names it GT…its not a WV Golf for crying out loud…GT….

How does it sounds BLF X ?

5.5 amps…DDed XPL( or XPL2)…1 mill cds…so sweet….

I would love a 100mm+ head sized host for dedomed xpl

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I would call it BLF Razor, it will cut through the night and darkness like a scalpel Crazy

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Interested!!! Might jump in depending on final price… CoolThumbs Up

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I think I found a name for it, Give me a discount if you do use it, ok?

B.L.F. O.M.F.G. Light!!!

Budget Light Forum’s Official Mega Flashlight Geek Light

Or

Budget Light Forum’s Official MegaThrower Flashlight Geek Light

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Yes Please . Depends on price to be honest . For names ill call mine the BLF BFL after the BFG weapon from the game Doom just appeals to my humour.

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It is mighty.
It will throw lightnings.
It will be the god of flashlights.
It’s name… B.L.F. ZEUS

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If its a plunger kind style, why not just call it Super Plunger? Silly

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I am in …..

4 or 8 batteries are fine with me…. Just push it.

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I’m in for at least one BLF Mcd

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That is indeed a very nice design thijsco19

O yeah, I`m in.

Name, BLF Raptor

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JamesB wrote:
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.

Maybe some of us want a laser like beam!
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Yes Please . Depends on price to be honest . For names ill call mine the BLF BFL after the BFG weapon from the game Doom just appeals to my humour.

+ on BLF BFL Smile

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BT (BLF Thrower)

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BLF Penetrator

It is going to penetrate the darkness after all.

I’m not fussed on the handled box style, seen too many cheap plastic efforts like that which have scarred me for life…

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Mstevens113 wrote:
BLF Penetrator

It is going to penetrate the darkness after all.

I’m not fussed on the handled box style, seen too many cheap plastic efforts like that which have scarred me for life…


It will not look like the plastic lights and will not feel like it (because it is aluminium). But perhaps this design, however good I think it is in form and function, (undeserved!) evokes too much association with cheap stuff to be viable Sad
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Djozz idea would make a nice change to the traditional design, anyway count me in for 1 for sure

Name: BLF .50

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Mstevens113 wrote:
BLF Penetrator

It is going to penetrate the darkness after all.

I’m not fussed on the handled box style, seen too many cheap plastic efforts like that which have scarred me for life…


Man, we don’t want the flashlight to start screwing us after we buy it SadSilly

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