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

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Lets move past the drama please.

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Hey goshdogit.

The stickers are perfect.

 

 

Thank you!!

 

 

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For me the whole GB process from design, production and payment went very well, with compliments to the team and Lumintop. It’s my first GB but I am impressed by the way things went. I should say, keep it that way. Things to improve are shipping and communication. I will not go in too deep, as TA says, no more drama. I’ll get to that later after the GB has ended. My advice, don’t judge people, they all love this GT, some are patient others are not. Some complain, others are silent. But at the end we have the same passion for this special thrower. If you were one of the lucky ones that got the GT the first week of 2018, be happy, but have some empathy for the ones who have to wait till mid February all though they were in the project from the early beginning. 

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ARsee wrote:

Hey goshdogit.
The stickers are perfect.



Thank you!!


Those really look good ARsee!!! Thanks for sharing…… Smile

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Bozlight29 wrote:

For me the whole GB process from design, production and payment went very well, with compliments to the team and Lumintop. It’s my first GB but I am impressed by the way things went. I should say, keep it that way. Things to improve are shipping and communication. I will not go in too deep, as TA says, no more drama. I’ll get to that later after the GB has ended. My advice, don’t judge people, they all love this GT, some are patient others are not. Some complain, others are silent. But at the end we have the same passion for this special thrower. If you were one of the lucky ones that got the GT the first week of 2018, be happy, but have some empathy for the ones who have to wait till mid February all though the were in the project from the early beginning. 

+1

Which country has only a few(1-3) orders, why are they waiting for delivery (DHL)? I wanted to get the lamp fast, so I ordered DHL delivery. I have to pay VAT shipping fees, this is not a problem for me either.
But Neal does not respond to an email, Lumintop tells him he’s sending this week. My question is which week?

I am very happy for those who have received their lamps! But you should understand the people who ordered DHL for fast delivery, but there is still no news of the lamp.

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Remember you are not alone. They are just finishing the DHL orders this week from what they told me. So there are at least another ~125 people in your shoes.

This is simply due to the slow reflector delivery process, they just can’t get enough for everyone.

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The question has been asked. So here it is.

 

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What I am curious about, I want to use the GT with 4 batteries, I guess near the tailcap. How does that feel? A bit in balance, or does it feels much better with 8 batteries? 

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What I am curious about, I want to use the GT with 4 batteries, I guess near the tailcap. How does that feel? A bit in balance, or does it feels much better with 8 batteries? 

With batteries in the rear carrier configuration only, balance is near a flat plane. For me the light feels good with my hand hold at/around the button area.

With 8 batteries the mass feels over weight. Something we have to accept for better run times.

 

PM Boz

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ARsee wrote:

Bozlight29 wrote:

What I am curious about, I want to use the GT with 4 batteries, I guess near the tailcap. How does that feel? A bit in balance, or does it feels much better with 8 batteries? 

With batteries in the rear carrier configuration only, balance is near a flat plane. For me the light feels good with my hand hold at/around the button area.

With 8 batteries the mass feels over weight. Something we have to accept for better run times.

 

PM Boz

thanks, just what I hoped for. 

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Edited the image above Wink

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Nice pictures on the balance point ARsee. Thanks. Thumbs Up

 

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Nice pictures on the balance point ARsee. Thanks. :THUMBS-UP:

I could have done better if I put the camera on the tripod undecided LOL!

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Bozlight29 wrote:

For me the whole GB process from design, production and payment went very well, with compliments to the team and Lumintop. It’s my first GB but I am impressed by the way things went. I should say, keep it that way. Things to improve are shipping and communication. I will not go in too deep, as TA says, no more drama. I’ll get to that later after the GB has ended. My advice, don’t judge people, they all love this GT, some are patient others are not. Some complain, others are silent. But at the end we have the same passion for this special thrower. If you were one of the lucky ones that got the GT the first week of 2018, be happy, but have some empathy for the ones who have to wait till mid February all though they were in the project from the early beginning. 

Yeah, I’m still waiting (patiently?) for mine, but so far no news Sad
A friend who lives 200 miles up the road got his almost 2 weeks ago so I was hoping I’d get mine soon.

Lights out! That's when things get interesting...

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Bozlight29 wrote:

For me the whole GB process from design, production and payment went very well, with compliments to the team and Lumintop. It’s my first GB but I am impressed by the way things went. I should say, keep it that way. Things to improve are shipping and communication. I will not go in too deep, as TA says, no more drama. I’ll get to that later after the GB has ended. My advice, don’t judge people, they all love this GT, some are patient others are not. Some complain, others are silent. But at the end we have the same passion for this special thrower. If you were one of the lucky ones that got the GT the first week of 2018, be happy, but have some empathy for the ones who have to wait till mid February all though they were in the project from the early beginning. 

Yeah, I'm still waiting (patiently?) for mine, but so far no news Sad A friend who lives 200 miles up the road got his almost 2 weeks ago so I was hoping I'd get mine soon.

200 miles up the road, haha great, in my country you’re already outside the Netherlands....  Smile

For all waiting, I heard that professor Lumintop made the reflectors nearly perfect now. (It’s a rumor in Guangdong, not know if it’s really true...)

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If it boils down to the entire process teaching some new techniques that improve the product over the course of this group buy, would it be possible in the end to purchase a new reflector or other parts? I don’t have an issue with my reflector, but am sort of on the OCD side and if there’s a “near perfect” one being made at the end of all this I’d sure like to procure one.

I know Lumintop will want to sit down and take a breather at the end of this, and of course I’ll be in no particular hurry, just saying that it’d be nice if some parts would be individually available. Wink

Seems to me it would have been beneficial to stick to a pre-determined final quantity for the group buy. Be that 555 or 250 or whatever, it did seem to go on a long time and at the back end of it all the numbers of people signing in went a bit crazy. I’d like to see Lumintop make money on these so they will be happy to work with us in the future, hope this “ordeal” hasn’t soured anything.

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 +1 Dale

Plus one.

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I have not been contacted on how to pay yet….. should I still be waiting or did I miss something?

Doh!……
The next group (3rd batch) to purchase lights (#1050 and up on the list or who signed up after 10/23/17) will get their emails late January to early Feb in order to let Neal get caught up with current orders.

Sorry….I am retarded……watching LEDs turn on, probably isn’t good for my brain…

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Aslan wrote:
Eraursls1984 wrote:

I wonder how Neal chooses whom to answer, and who does not, he never answered me.

When you have hundreds of messages a day, you simply don’t have time to answer them all. Been there, done that.

You have to scan them and find the ones that you can actually do something about or provide new information to and prioritize those.

Basic status checks and the like make up a large portion of the messages both he and I are getting and there is simply nothing else we can tell you in most cases besides lights are shipping each week.


This reminds me one senior manager once told me he has to spend 4hours everyday just to read and answer emails. Besides quantity is very discouraging, it is also finding correct information part that’s time consuming and might need to confirm with third or fourth persons. Imagine you have to reply all these.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Yes. Less talk, more beamshots.

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DB Custom wrote:
So, I’ve been looking at the GT and wondering…. I have a couple of friends that like to camp out, one of them loves doing it in ridiculously cold weather. If the GT were modified to the XHP-70.2, could it not be used as an emergency rations heater? I mean, remove the bezel and lens, set the reflector aside, put a SS bowl in the head and fill it with soup or whatever, turn the light on for about 10 minutes, voila! Steaming Chef Boyardee Lasagna! Big Smile (or Ravioli or whatever)

I think this might actually work with a high powered LED light with enough battery capacity and good thermal endurance. The bowl should preferably be matte black to better transfer heat to the bowl and to cause less overheat to the actual light engine. An insulating layer between the edge of bowl and head would have some effect, but I don’t know if this would be beneficial or not.

Let’s not make this too straight forward. Big Smile This could even work without dismantling the head. Just have a suitable light absorbing thing you want to heat. Not necessarily a bowl, even canned food or a bag that can take the heat(there’s liquid inside when heating, so even a plastic package might survive). Aim the light and insulate package from other directions. Apply until ready to serve.

The latter method would of course only make use of the radiated energy and not the bulk that’s generated in the light itself, but it might be enough.

On second thought, maybe not. Thinking in terms of wattage required to effectively heat food on a hot plate, what’s enough? I think a coffee machine hot plate is in the range of one hundred watts or slightly less, so one would preferably need all the heat from a high powered flashlight, not just the power of the beam… but I don’t know. My intuition is it’s just on the threshold of being usable or not, and I can not decide without experimenting or at least making actual calculations. Even compact lights are pretty good pocket hand warmers but heating up soup – essentially water in sense of thermodynamics – is a way harder task.

I know, the GT is not something most people would take on actual camping trips, but an interesting idea. Just like the idea mentioned earlier in this discussion: it kinda almost floats, but doesn’t. Might not be that close to a density of 1, but closer than pretty much any other flashlight with durable aluminium construction. If it had been upscaled even further, it might float. Party

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Bozlight29 wrote:

For all waiting, I heard that professor Lumintop made the reflectors nearly perfect now. (It’s a rumor in Guangdong, not know if it’s really true…)

Hoping that is true after being jealous looking at the tons of GT pictures here

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Keisari, Kawiboy is pulling 22 amps through his 6V XHP-70, figure the wattage on that little oven why don’t you? Smile

Tomorrow a couple of friends from here are coming up from the coast and we’ll be doing an emitter swap in their GT’s. I have mine and one I bought for a gift so we’ll have 4 GT’s to play with. Plan on getting some photo’s. Wink

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How do I see this. Big Smile


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Including that tripod adapter for the strap was a really good idea. Earlier I posted about making sure there’s enough depth so it wouldn’t have the problem I have with my Q8. By including the adapter, they bypass the issue. I doubt they caught my comment, so kudos to them for thinking ahead.

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Okay, the my is coming by FedEx (Yes, not DHL) on the 23rd. No email from Neal, but a message straight from FedEx instead.

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Including that tripod adapter for the strap was a really good idea. Earlier I posted about making sure there’s enough depth so it wouldn’t have the problem I have with my Q8. By including the adapter, they bypass the issue. I doubt they caught my comment, so kudos to them for thinking ahead.

Normally 11/2 times the diameter for the depth of thread, 1/4-20 × 1.5= .375” (3/8”) is pretty much a standard minimum of thread engagement unless other wise noted by engineering. At least where I work.

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Is there any statistics about buyers by country?
It would be interesting to see where in the world now there is an BLF GT cannons. Hat

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