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

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southland wrote:
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I tried a ceiling bounce.
Ramped all the way, 160 lumen.
Turbo, 175 lumen.
It’s pretty hard to see with your eyes, but the meter shows it.

Should not it be 20%?
Yours is like below 10% boost to Turbo.

20% boost in amps does not equal 20% boost in output.

Yeah, both Texas_Ace and Jason say the samething about led efficiency too.
I was thinking the 20% is lumens output or not. Current is boosted from 2A to 2.5A right? If yes, so it should be 25% boost in amps. But then what is this 20%.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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I haven’t heard anything I’m number # 957 paid 12-10-2017 light w/batteries

This is normal. Did you get some type of confirmation your payment went through? If so, then you ordered properly. Now its just a waiting game as lights are produced, checked over, then shipped out. Slowly, but surely, everyone will get their orders.

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Neal posted pictures of cap and bag he should be able to get at some point. This is sample version.


!{width:70%}https://s19.postimg.org/5z39366b7/26173947_812362718943692_5724329571595...!

It seems that the bag is not padded at least in the lens-cap side.
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XXX-Man wrote:
Neal posted pictures of cap and bag he should be able to get at some point. This is sample version. !{width:70%}https://s19.postimg.org/x8emi4a3n/26196364_812362728943691_1332367261048...! !{width:70%}https://s19.postimg.org/esu5kq3oz/26221175_812362668943697_4308143056032...! !{width:70%}https://s19.postimg.org/5z39366b7/26173947_812362718943692_5724329571595...

 

maybe it’s possible to print the BLF GT Lumintop logo on it

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DENGOH wrote:
southland wrote:
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I tried a ceiling bounce.
Ramped all the way, 160 lumen.
Turbo, 175 lumen.
It’s pretty hard to see with your eyes, but the meter shows it.

Should not it be 20%?
Yours is like below 10% boost to Turbo.

20% boost in amps does not equal 20% boost in output.

Yeah, both Texas_Ace and Jason say the samething about led efficiency too.
I was thinking the 20% is lumens output or not. Current is boosted from 2A to 2.5A right? If yes, so it should be 25% boost in amps. But then what is this 20%.

I thought the same, but the manual states the top of ramping is 80%. Idk, I just roll with it. Lol.

If you go backwards, what is 80% of 2.5? It’s 2.0. There you go! It’s a 20% reduction.

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You are looking at it from the wrong end Wink
2A is 80% of 2.5A, its not boosted for turbo its cut back for full power.

Cheers David

Edit:- arrrgh I need to read the full post first time JasonWW stated that Tired

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

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Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Now it makes perfect sense for me. If we look at 100% as 2.5amp, each % is 2.5/100=25milli amp. So 80% is 80*25milli= 2 amp.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Dydi92 wrote:
Please put me down for a second one if the gb is still open, if not ill just hope to be in if people drop out in the future Smile

2Grumpy wrote:
Could you put me down for a second one for my wife if someone backs out or does not pay etc?

Kent Lake wrote:
Please add me to the list for one BLF GT!

Thanks!


f1rstb81 wrote:
How or where to purchase please add me to the list to buy a BLF GT

I think the group buy has ended. Maybe your names can be added if we have less than 1500 purchases. They will be recorded here if needed.

You guys will be included. It should be about mid January when you’ll get your emails showing where and how to pay.

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Theodore41 wrote:
It seems that the bag is not padded at least in the lens-cap side.

Neal says it’s padded

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Hayseed wrote:
I haven’t heard anything I’m number # 957 paid 12-10-2017 light w/batteries

Yeah I’m #334 and still waiting
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I would like to make my second comment my second order if possible

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So do we have final numbers on the stock lights?
2500 lumen?
1.22 mcd?
1.3 miles throw?
Just curious because I have no way of measuring.

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Ok, I just got up. The GB officially closed at midnight last night but it looks like there were only a handful of people that requested to be added after that. So to keep things simple, everyone up to now will be added to the list but like I said earlier, if we run out of the 1500, then that is it. No guaranties after that.

Most likely it will be a first paid, first to claim a GT type of deal when the next set of PM’s go out. Anything else will add a lot of complications to an already overworked team.

I will update the OP in a minute to this effect.

Then have to get all the lists combined together and make one master list to replace all the lists on the first page and rebuild the first few posts with up to date info.

This is the end of the GB, no one after this can be added to the list. Sorry

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I want one. Thank you. I actually posted I want one 6 days ago, I just wanted to make sure it was clear so I posted again here. I just saw this is after the deadline, but six days ago I thought I was good.

I found my name on the list, #1554. Since it’s my first, I am hoping to get on by the cutoff if 1500.i wish I had k own of this to sign up sooner. Just adding excitement I guess.

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peabody wrote:
So do we have final numbers on the stock lights? 2500 lumen? 1.22 mcd? 1.3 miles throw? Just curious because I have no way of measuring.

Official specs are listed as 2000+ lumens, 1mcd+ and 2000m of throw IIRC.

Real world tests have shown higher throw numbers and that with the NW LED. The meter reads NW lower then CW.

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After seeing some people posted pictures of 3-4 GT`s on the table I have impression that purchase link might be shared between members, and all they have to do is to register BLF account like VoB show in video and get one or more without even getting a PM …

Is this even possible? Is the password chained to account name or is it universal for all?

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NikolaS wrote:
After seeing some people posted pictures of 3-4 GT`s on the table I have impression that purchase link might be shared between members, and all they have to do is to register BLF account like VoB show in video and get one or more without even getting a PM …

Is this even possible? Is the password chained to account name or is it universal for all?

It is technically possible but we have not noticed any blatant cases of this so far. It is hard to keep track of 850 orders but there have not been any big spikes or big orders for people that were not on the list so far.

We have been watching for any signs of someone sharing the link, in which case all the orders after that would be canceled and the link would be removed and we would have to start over, what fun that would be.

Which is why we asked so strongly that people not share the link.

There were several people that requested 3-5 GT’s IIRC, which doesn’t surprise me at all. It is a heck of a deal for someone that could afford it.

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NikolaS wrote:
After seeing some people posted pictures of 3-4 GT`s on the table I have impression that purchase link might be shared between members, and all they have to do is to register BLF account like VoB show in video and get one or more without even getting a PM ... Is this even possible? Is the password chained to account name or is it universal for all?

could be one family/community with 2 or more blf members at the same address.

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2 of 8 18650’s charged….

now to shop for a bigger, better charger. And the onion peels
now to shop for a lens protector. And the onion peels
now to shop for a “carrying case” GT is 12 5/8” long by my calculation or roughly 321 millimeters. The JBL Extreme speaker is only 283 mm so that won’t work for cases.
now to shop for a “wrist” strap. And the onion peels

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Thanks TA that explains a lot..
Hopefully EU DHL shipping will start soon, being #5 on the paid list I’m starting to feel jealous on people who registered here 2 months ago and received their lights already Tired

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NikolaS wrote:
Thanks TA that explains a lot.. Hopefully EU DHL shipping will start soon, being #5 on the paid list I’m starting to feel jealous on people who registered here 2 months ago and received their lights already Tired

There can’t be many more US orders to ship out at all, so lights must go somewhere else soon just due to that lol.

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I honestly considered ordering two from the initial order to save some cash then realized it was a jerk move and ordered just one

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chrisc wrote:
I honestly considered ordering two from the initial order to save some cash then realized it was a jerk move and ordered just one

Thank you for that.

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Does anyone known if the new “Group Buy” list will be posted to this thread, or will PMs be sent out?

Please excuse me if this answer was already posted.

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Flashem wrote:
Does anyone known if the new “Group Buy” list will be posted to this thread, or will PMs be sent out?

Please excuse me if this answer was already posted.

We are working on getting a final list put together and posting it in one of the OP posts of this thread.

Trying to get it done before I go back to work on Monday.

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still no notification for mine with batteries at 511.

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joel95ex wrote:
still no notification for mine with batteries at 511.

It is not looking like Tracking numbers were sent out to many this time around for some reason, they are just showing up out of the blue.

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I think I’m on the list but it says FmC. Hopefully that’s me? #1556?

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Nope he is a other member here: http://budgetlightforum.com/user/7135

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Heh, I’ve run group buys on here and on other forums for other sorts of products. I knew i’d get away with it as it’s such a ball ache to check through but my grumpy comments about people buying to sell etc show my oppinion on it. At the time when I put my name down for one I forced a friend to sign up to grab his. I guessed I would want another to pass onto another friend but it’s a case of “you snooze you lose”. They didnt so its a case of pay up Smile

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