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

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Also keep in mind that a flawless perfect mirror reflector is not a specification that we have set.

The performance measured in both lumens and lux is. As long as the light performs the same as the specifications it’s good.

Obviously, if the reflector has damage on it it is flawed and you have the right to get a good one.

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@AmericanEDC My looks the same… I would give it 6/10 points compared to TN42 and MK35.

Keep in mind that it gets exponentially harder to make the reflector surface perfect as size increases. If you judge the surface finish as a percentage, it is not as bad as it looks.

A larger reflector can have larger imperfections and still be the same relative quality as a smaller reflector.

Which is why the V1 prototype got 1.29mcd, right is line with what a scaled up TN42 reflector would get by the calculations.

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san san wrote:

Hi
I’m not in a hurry.
I prefer exhaustive quality control VS the speed of the shipment.

quality +1

speed -1


Same for me Smile
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ARRIVED..with batteries..
It’s big. Smile
Thanks to all those involved who made this happen.
Have only checked that it was alive after it came, and so far so good.

Did not know that it was on its way.
Only coincidences that I via the BLF blog saw that there were others in Europe who had been notified.
Then I called my local DHL and checked if something was coming to me..and that was it.

Thanks again

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san san wrote:

Hi
I’m not in a hurry.
I prefer exhaustive quality control VS the speed of the shipment.

quality +1

speed -1

Same here. Thanks for allowing me in on this amazing groupbuy.

Because it's Good To Be the King

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The 2nd GT that I received has a very slight OP reflector also. But I don’t see it as a big deal… it’s really very slight; certainly not as pronounced as yclongthrows. Do I expect perfection in a budget light? No. As was previously written, it’s a balancing act between perfection (big Cash and production.

I was actually presently surprised that my first GT had such a high quality reflector surface.

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Are we sure the OP that people are seeing is actually that and not just milling marks.

I grabbed a couple of lights and had a look at their reflectors and realised that my “silky smooth” Niwalker light actually appears to have ring marks on the reflector when you look at it from the right angle.

Still waiting for mine to land in the UK – well, it might be in the UK but no tracking has made its way to me.

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Took this shot with my phone within minutes of taking the GT out of the box, my Dad held it next to his Q8…

This is the light that hit the water tower at 1.9 miles. Don’t see how any of the slightly noticeable non-mirrorlike finish affects the beam.

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DB Custom wrote:
Took this shot with my phone within minutes of taking the GT out of the box, my Dad held it next to his Q8…

This is the light that hit the water tower at 1.9 miles. Don’t see how any of the slightly noticeable non-mirrorlike finish affects the beam.

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How do I turn on the switch light? It was off from the beginning. I also did the factory reset. Still not lit.

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lol Dale. When the comment was made that your reflector must have been perfect to hit the water tower I chuckled knowing that our lights shipped at the same time and likely looked the same. My gt has the exact same surface as yours. I’m happy with mine. What is really great is it was suggested that the reason the warmer emitter version had less light on target was because it was probably a light with a slight op reflector. Looks to me like the light you swapped the cw emitter in has the same dreaded op ish reflector. Thanks for the pictures once again! It would seem the the throw of the gt is excellent with that reflector

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Bo4ka wrote:
How do I turn on the switch light? It was off from the beginning. I also did the factory reset. Still not lit.

Did you make sure that all of the batteries are fully charged?
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I’ve read the manual and it states that the flashlight will eventually turn off at low voltage. Can someone confirm at what voltage does that happen?

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Yes, all 8 30Q are fully charged.

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Another confirmed arrival in Norway here. The first I knew about it was from the DHL guy standing outside my door with nobody home.

Shipping: DHL
With Batteries
100-something on the original list

Many thanks to the BLF team!
Just waiting for the batteries to charge now.

The Lurker

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Are you sure that you did not get an opaque switch cover?

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koyotee wrote:
I’ve read the manual and it states that the flashlight will eventually turn off at low voltage. Can someone confirm at what voltage does that happen?

I have some info here.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1163105#comment-1163105

 

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It’s completely dark black. Must be opaque Sad

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MRsDNF wrote:
koyotee wrote:
I’ve read the manual and it states that the flashlight will eventually turn off at low voltage. Can someone confirm at what voltage does that happen?

I have some info here.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1163105#comment-1163105

Does this work also with unprotected cells? If it shuts off at ~3.5V then it is fine.

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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If you ramp down then click off, the switch lights will be disabled. Click it on, then click it back off… switch lights should be on.

If in lockout (4 quick clicks) the switch lights are also off.

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Tom knows about the switch light on off “feature”. I’ve done it many times on the Q8. When your ramping up from on or anywhere hold the switch from the ramping then quickly click it off. That should change the standby switch light from off to on or vice versa. The software on the GT is different and I played with that setting not my GT, just the Q8. Hope that helps.

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Mine arrived in Sydney Australia yesterday, 1 day before the DHL estimate, ~3 weeks after payment.

What an amazing flashlight, it is great to see we can still make such high quality items at decent prices.

I could now use a cradle to mount it in a vehicle, also perhaps a snap-on cover to spread the light as an option; simply some accessory ideas from a happy customer – thanks to all who made it happen.

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@DB Custom and lawallac
thanks, but no result. Switch cover is definitely not opaque, I unscrewed it.
It must be lighted, at least after successfull factory reset.

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koyotee wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
koyotee wrote:
I’ve read the manual and it states that the flashlight will eventually turn off at low voltage. Can someone confirm at what voltage does that happen?

I have some info here.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1163105#comment-1163105

Does this work also with unprotected cells? If it shuts off at ~3.5V then it is fine.


Yes low voltage warning works with unprotected cells.

 

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Curetia wrote:
san san wrote:

Hi
I’m not in a hurry.
I prefer exhaustive quality control VS the speed of the shipment.

quality +1

speed -1


Same for me Smile

+1, also prefer quality over speed.

After all the time & effort that has been put into the project, why to go wrong with last step?

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Any information when registered 2 boxes with cells will be shipped to EU? Mike

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Two GT’s already in Poland (DHL) (my and my colleague).
Impressive, beautiful, huge and almost unusable Wink

If someone is looking for nice case here it is:




Still some room for other lights (UT02 on way)

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Quality first!

I think a lot people were freaking out about shipping times because it seems many could not track their package and unknown to them if it even shipped yet. Many became upset that others were receiving theirs before them etc…especially those who had a better spot on the list. In the end we will all get our lights so just continue to be patient and lets not continue to make a big deal over this.

Let them do the proper QC checks without rushing them.

I think I speak for many when I say quality first.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Bo4ka wrote:
@AmericanEDC My looks the same… I would give it 6/10 points compared to TN42 and MK35.

Keep in mind that it gets exponentially harder to make the reflector surface perfect as size increases. If you judge the surface finish as a percentage, it is not as bad as it looks.

A larger reflector can have larger imperfections and still be the same relative quality as a smaller reflector.

Which is why the V1 prototype got 1.29mcd, right is line with what a scaled up TN42 reflector would get by the calculations.


Hey T/A get a hold of Lumintop and tell them don’t throw any reflectors out that look like they have a Light OP finish on them, there is a small market for them, I’ll take 2! Wink

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It’s just an idea

What about a list like the paid list, that shows who has received their light(s)?

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