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

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Joey Adams wrote:
Jason I have already received my light since i was in the first group and didn’t get batteries. I think the guys in the first group are a little bit annoyed because they (we) put in a down payment to prove to Lumintop that there would be enough interest in this huge and expensive light to make it in the first place. Without those payments Lumintop may well have not jumped on board with the project. This happened several months before there was
A timeline for completion, and we took it on faith to trust Neal, blf team, and Lumintop to deliver, and boy did they deliver!! It could have went the other way

Maybe we can add a disclaimer to all group buys stating that the seller will try their best to give early sign ups prefered shipping, but it can’t be guaranteed. Lol

This is still better than the Q8 GB in which everyone got to buy at the same time. First come first served.

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warmer version is in fact better, not worse

This is a subjective opinion, not a fact.

Correct. What I was referring to and forgot to be clear, was the ability to illuminate targets for human eyes at distance under real life conditions, as is the primary purpose of a so called thrower, in most people’s opinion.

With these defining details it becomes fact instead of opinion.

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“better” will depend on what someone prefers.
Just like 10k lumens and 100m throw isn’t better than 100 lumens and 10km throw, it completely depends on what the person wants.

I will also point out that a lot of people who tested/bought the GT mentioned how much everyone they showed it to was amazed by the beam, including themselves.


Correct. As a lightsaber, the higher color temperature version would most likely be “better”. Or “mo’ betta”.
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Correct. What I was referring to and forgot to be clear, was the ability to illuminate targets at distance under real life conditions, as is the purpose of a so called thrower.
With these defining details it becomes fact instead of opinion.

Correct. As a lightsaber, the higher color temperature version would most likely be “better”. Or “mo’ betta”.


Ah, I agree then. Thumbs Up
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On the user manual included with the GT, it mentions a Momentary mode. Is this a mistake or am I reading over it on how to get into in?

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Smells like troll in here tonight
Hmmmm… Make sure it is not your own upper lip you are smelling.
Just a friendly tip…… Thumbs Up

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xCentrino wrote:
On the user manual included with the GT, it mentions a Momentary mode. Is this a mistake or am I reading over it on how to get into in?

5 clicks from off if I remember, and to get out of momentary mode loosen tail cap
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I think you are being overly critical. I don’t see where anyone has asked for “another blue light for mindless consumers”.
Not at all overly critical, just exaggerating a bit. Keeping in mind what this was in response to, not exaggerating too much, I think.
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Neutral white is just that (as far as I know) Neutral. Not “Blue” & “Not Yellow/Orange”.
Sounds familiar to me. I guess many agree, including this user:
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Honestly? Oh, I saw this video earlier, and my reaction was positive. Color wise, this footage tells more about his camera and cameras in general than the lights. The warmer should not be that yellowish IRL and the cooler should not be very bluish. And comparable CT’s are not, when you have no reference point to another high power light. Both are somewhat neutral.
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Pulsar wrote:
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On the user manual included with the GT, it mentions a Momentary mode. Is this a mistake or am I reading over it on how to get into in?
5 clicks from off if I remember, and to get out of momentary mode loosen tail cap

Thank you. Thumbs Up LOL

you’re right Thumbs Up

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I never got the feeling that LuminousIgnis was trying to set up an attack on Spartan16 by asking what lights they have. If anything it could offer some insight into what tints and temperatures they have personally experienced.
I did..! Very much so..!
Oh yeah… it was obvious. Thumbs Up

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I know I read this quite a while ago but is everyone in the first 1500 getting one light before those that bought 2 get their second? And then everyone who bought two, gets their second before those that bought 3, get their third. And so on and so on?
No, only the first 555 got single lights due to the special low price. Then from 555 and up you can get your 2nd, 3rd, etc…

Just want to be sure I understand what you said above. Are you saying that those who ordered multiple lights at the same time and are above #555 would theoretically get all the lights they ordered at the same time/same shipment?

Based on that, I am 818, 819 and 886. Should I have maybe got two – the 818 and 819 today instead of 1? And maybe the third, 886 is waiting on the reflector backlog? Seems kind of strange if multiple orders over List #555 are supposed to ship at the same time. This coupled with the light arriving in only the inner box gets me to thinking that maybe something has happened to the rest of my shipment in transition from DHL to USPS?

Would each light have a separate tracking number?

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Spartan16 wrote:
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Smells like troll in here tonight

I expect that’s directed at me.. no this isn’t about trolling.. it’s about changes to the GT which me (and I presume others) were not aware of, and which potentially may well be a deal breaker based on expectations set prior to ordering.

Ask before accusing.


Guess you smell it too. Cause I didn’t post anywhere near you.

You know darn well that you directed that at me… the timing and way in which you ‘entered’ discussions tonight… quit playing games and at least be upfront about who your abuse is directed at.

fine. I think you’re trolling. Hold your “opinion “ till you get your light. If you hate it, send it to me.
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For the gym bros or gals here.

Is it wrong to do seated bicep curls with The GT in the squat rack? Facepalm Silly LOL Big Smile

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teacher wrote:
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Smells like troll in here tonight
Hmmmm… Make sure it is not your own upper lip you are smelling.
Just a friendly tip…… Thumbs Up

I still kinda of new to this forum teacher. Can you show me where the bird emoticon is?
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Enderman wrote:
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Just curious what hes going to compare his newly aquired BLF GT too, why is that so hard to answer?
Oh, it seemed like you were going to criticize him if he didn’t have many flashlights, or didn’t have any warm white flashlights, or something like that.

What do I have to gain from critizing an unknown individual on an online enthusiast flashlight forum that I will never meet IRL? Nothing, If he wants to be ignorant and accuse me of something that was never my intention then so be it. Sorry.

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Tejasandre wrote:
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Tejasandre wrote:
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Smells like troll in here tonight

I expect that’s directed at me.. no this isn’t about trolling.. it’s about changes to the GT which me (and I presume others) were not aware of, and which potentially may well be a deal breaker based on expectations set prior to ordering.

Ask before accusing.


Guess you smell it too. Cause I didn’t post anywhere near you.

You know darn well that you directed that at me… the timing and way in which you ‘entered’ discussions tonight… quit playing games and at least be upfront about who your abuse is directed at.

fine. I think you’re trolling. Hold your “opinion “ till you get your light. If you hate it, send it to me.

Well you’re wrong.. and I resent the accusation..! I’m not here to cause problems, though it’s comments such as yours which add credence to the idea that I am – thank you very much..!! Had you read my original post and following comments you would have seen that I was tabling a valid concern.

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Keisari wrote:
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I think you are being overly critical. I don’t see where anyone has asked for “another blue light for mindless consumers”.

Not at all overly critical, just exaggerating a bit. Keeping in mind what this was in response to, not exaggerating too much, I think.
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Neutral white is just that (as far as I know) Neutral.
Not “Blue” & “Not Yellow/Orange”.

Sounds familiar to me. I guess many agree, including this user:
Keisari wrote:

Honestly? Oh, I saw this video earlier, and my reaction was positive. Color wise, this footage tells more about his camera and cameras in general than the lights. The warmer should not be that yellowish IRL and the cooler should not be very bluish. And comparable CT’s are not, when you have no reference point to another high power light. Both are somewhat neutral.
Oh yeah I would surely say ““this user agrees”“ … Big Smile
I was not referring to a camera or video however. I was referring to what I can see in person. Smile

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Thank you very much. I like this place! Smile

I will not tell my wife. It will be a surprise. I know when she sees mine that she will want to confiscate it so I will tell her I love her so much that she can have it….then I will bring out the other one Shocked

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xCentrino wrote:
For the gym bros or gals here.

Is it wrong to do seated bicep curls with The GT in the squat rack? Facepalm Silly LOL Big Smile


Wrong. Seated shoulder press with The GT in squat rack is more appropriate. Big Smile

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LuminousIgnis wrote:
Enderman wrote:
LuminousIgnis wrote:
Just curious what hes going to compare his newly aquired BLF GT too, why is that so hard to answer?
Oh, it seemed like you were going to criticize him if he didn’t have many flashlights, or didn’t have any warm white flashlights, or something like that.

What do I have to gain from critizing an unknown individual on an online enthusiast flashlight forum that I will never meet IRL? Nothing, If he wants to be ignorant and accuse me of something that was never my intention then so be it. Sorry.

..I think what gave your intention away and alerted that fact to me (and clearly others) was your choice of words which put across a sense of something other than a genuinely helpful intent to assist someone by finding out what flashlights they would be comparing the GT to…

…and I think you already know all that.. I just think you’re not upfront and open enough to own it.
Sorry – but that’s what ‘I’ think.

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All it took to disrupt this thread enough that it remained locked for a whole day was just one case of tr… I mean, individual with a very challenging behavior model. Bringing very little and producing a two-digit amount of posts, acting stone deaf to elaborate well explained answers and seeking argument no matter what, is not very nice.

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Tejasandre wrote:
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Smells like troll in here tonight
Hmmmm… Make sure it is not your own upper lip you are smelling.
Just a friendly tip…… Thumbs Up

I still kinda of new to this forum teacher. Can you show me where the bird emoticon is?
Big Smile …….. That would be a good one to have. Thumbs Up .. Big Smile
But alas… it seems there is not one. Smile

Your message is received very clearly however…. Big Smile Big Smile

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teacher wrote:
Tejasandre wrote:
teacher wrote:
Tejasandre wrote:
Smells like troll in here tonight
Hmmmm… Make sure it is not your own upper lip you are smelling.
Just a friendly tip…… Thumbs Up

I still kinda of new to this forum teacher. Can you show me where the bird emoticon is?
Big Smile …….. That would be a good one to have. Thumbs Up .. Big Smile
But alas… it seems there is not one. Smile

Your message is received very clearly however…. Big Smile Big Smile


Well played. Smile

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Thank you. Thumbs Up LOL

you’re right Thumbs Up

Glad to have helped

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DENGOH wrote:
xCentrino wrote:
For the gym bros or gals here.

Is it wrong to do seated bicep curls with The GT in the squat rack? Facepalm Silly LOL Big Smile


Wrong. Seated shoulder press with The GT in squat rack is more appropriate. Big Smile

or hip thrusts……. in yoga pants…… with the tail pointed erectly at the roof

EDIT: sorry I meant directly

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I wonder what’s the warranty period of The GT since it has driven the led that hard. I hope it is put shorter than 3 months so that newbies won’t buy it and complain later. Sure that there are flashlights drive led very hard too, but they are with much higher price.

Is the warranty claim considered in price equation for The GT?

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DoNkEyConN wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
xCentrino wrote:
For the gym bros or gals here.

Is it wrong to do seated bicep curls with The GT in the squat rack? Facepalm Silly LOL Big Smile


Wrong. Seated shoulder press with The GT in squat rack is more appropriate. Big Smile

or hip thrusts……. in yoga pants…… with the tail pointed erectly at the roof

EDIT: sorry I meant directly


And switch on Turbo. Evil

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Spartan, I have much experience in building throwers, as much as anyone here. I like a cooler white in my throwers, and I didn’t keep the 4000K emitter in my GT for more than a few hours. As soon as I managed to break into the GT the emitter was swapped.

I have another GT in hand now, I wasn’t planning on opening it up as I intend to gift it, but I will open it and put one carrier in each light, using the same cells of which I have 8 matched. I will then attempt the same 1.9 mile beam shot at the water tower that I did last night and see if the warm 4000K hits the tower as well, better, or less than the cool white I swapped into my first GT. I will then report back soon after the test, tomorrow evening. With beam shots.

If the warm orange spot I saw in my first one doesn’t illuminate the tower to my satisfaction I will be swapping it out in the second GT before gifting occurs next month. Regardless of how the test comes out, I will not be using the 4000K in my personal light. I detest the color. Pure and simple.

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ARSee, press the end of the bezel against a car tire (remove stones first in the treads) and use the tire to grip the bezel so you can twist it off. Worked for me. Wink

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