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

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Received mine today. Ordered with batteries but there was none with the package. What should I do?

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While the pipe wrench below will no doubt do the job…. be sure to use plenty of padding between the bezel & the chain if you use it.

Here is a strap wrench to consider.

And a link to images of more strap wrenches..

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YouFunnyGuys wrote:
Wennn wrote:

I have yet to manage to open the head to adjust the centering ring, as it is on too tight.
The hotspot seems to be very far from a perfect circle so it might actually affect throw in this case, still thinking of how to remove this oversized head with whatever I have at home.

For those that have done so, any tips?

Just a thought… Use a large rubber band with a large pipe wrench. The Rubber Band protects the surface and also provides extra grip. The Pipe Wrench I am talking about is the one with the chain…

Zip Ties may also fill in for a similar “tool”

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Off-centered LED. Wondering why the hole in the centering ring is so much larger than the LED, does that not defeat it’s purpose.

I’m thinking that loosening and retightening the head might solve this, but I cannot get into the head, it’s on to tight, any suggestions?
The tailcap ring is also really tight, and someone a few pages back suggested it might be due to a pinched o-ring, but I am unable to unscrew the piece under the lumintop logo too.

That definitely doesn’t look as close to the LED as the one DB Custom posted back in post 13277. I hope this is an isolated case and the quality control hasn’t started to drop off, that would be a real shame especially since there are a lot still to go.

Photo from DB Custom…



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Got mine this morning with batteries. Centering and reflector both look great. Now for darkness…

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Just unboxed mine.

It’s BIG.

Just a single spec of dust inside the reflector

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Just received the GT with batteries at long Island NY (978).

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DHL said mine was with the delivery courier (in another city about 3 hours away) about an hour ago. Scheduled to be delivered by the end of the day today. Originally it was scheduled for tomorrow.

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Pöbel wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

djozz wrote:
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My GT has arrived a few minutes ago. It’s still in the DHL box. Lumintop put $30 on the invoice. I asked in the google doc to put $22 on the invoice to avoid tax. Everything above $24 will be picked out by DHL. So that’s probably why Thijsco did not have to pay tax and I paid €50


That s*cks Bozlight! Let us registered shippers to EU pray that Lumintop, as requested many times, will put less than $22 on the boxes Facepalm

Yep. If the invoice is higher than €22 you have to pay. Why the google doc if it’s not being used?

I don’t think the google doc was meant to adjust everybodys invoice individually but to find a compromise on what to put on everybodys invoice, maybe separated by continents.


The default value for the DHL packages is $25 USD.

The default value of each registered mail package is $14.99 USD.

The Google document in post #1 (Customs Declaration Survey) is for people who would like to set their own values on their own packages.

I don’t know what happened in Bozlight29’s case. He asked that his be changed to $22, but it got changed to $30 instead. More investigation is needed to see what went wrong here.

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I sent email to Neal asking him if my flashlight was sent to me (no. 116 on the list).

If he will not reply in few days (most likely) I will probably open paypal dispute. I just want information if flashligh was sent or not.
If he can’t provide this info, paypal dispute will be open. I paid on 2.12.17, today we are 23.1. and still no info if and when GT will arrive.

The problem is also that many which are on the list much later 600, 700, 800+ already got FL.

My patient is running out – 150+ $ (cells included) is not small amount for me.

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That “Control F” thing to search for you name in the list is a neat trick… Vesture has 2 more lights with his name on them still!!!

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Click Hard to say how high it goes, but You cant see the column from 300 feet down the street due to the fog

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Can it be believed? Shocked

I would take it from you if you dont want it Smile
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gregor wrote:
I sent email to Neal asking him if my flashlight was sent to me (no. 116 on the list).

If he will not reply in few days (most likely) I will probably open paypal dispute. I just want information if flashligh was sent or not.
If he can’t provide this info, paypal dispute will be open. I paid on 2.12.17, today we are 23.1. and still no info if and when GT will arrive.

The problem is also that many which are on the list much later 600, 700, 800+ already got FL.

My patient is running out – 150+ $ (cells included) is not small amount for me.

There is no need to open a PayPal dispute. Just do what TA (Texas_Ace) posted earlier this morning…… Ask for a refund. He said they would be more than happy to give it to anyone who wanted one.

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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1265576#comment-1265576

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Don’t worry, they would send you a refund if you requested it, there would be no need to file a paypal dispute.

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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Thank you for info.
Will wait for few more days and then decide…

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gregor wrote:
Thank you for info.
Will wait for few more days and then decide…
My pleasure. Smile

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Received tracking info last week. GT should be arriving sometime today! I feel like a little kid!

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Although I have been here for a short time, I will allow myself some attention: are the BLF rules? Are. Why are there no group purchasing rules? Why are those who paid many months ago still waiting? If there is no control over the way Lumintop sends it, I understand. Each company has its own internal policy. I believe that certain rules can be agreed together, since we are voting on what shade the diode should have. It has no effect on many factors. That’s clear, but any general rules can be accepted. As for me, I can wait and half a year because I am 1514. Ok. I suggest setting and voting on group purchasing rules. Smile

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After receiving PM from TA, I feel little more confident that things will sort out for my order.. Thumbs Up

Thanks TA

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I have not even received my PM yet. I guess I will have BLF GT by Christmas. I am ok with the long wait. I rather have a perfect BLF GT instead of a BLF GT with problems.

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teacher wrote:
gregor wrote:
Thank you for info.
Will wait for few more days and then decide…
My pleasure. Smile

Pls can you inform me when I decide to ask for refund how to get this done?
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Manimok wrote:
teacher wrote:
gregor wrote:
Thank you for info.
Will wait for few more days and then decide…
My pleasure. Smile

Pls can you inform me when I decide to ask for refund how to get this done?
I am not going to speculate on that answer.
You will have to wait for TA to respond. He can tell you the proper procedure & any details.

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I ran across a 2 piece set of rubber strap wrenches for $5 at my local Northern Tool store.

I removed the battery tube and the side switch ring and clamped them lightly in my vice using some thick leather welding gloves to provide cushion.

I made sure to loosen the bezel before loosening the upper head as it’s easiest.

The head was actually tighter than the bezel in my case, but I got them both loose. I hope this helps someone.

Ps, The bezel has 2 o-rings. The one on the side, below the threads, is well lubed, but the one between the glass and bezel is dry. I think this is the one making it so hard to loosen. I added a bit of lube between the bezel and o-ring and this seems to help some. I tightened them back up hand tight.

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The main problem is lack of information.

I only need info when FL will be sent.

I guess this is not important for lumnitop, Neal

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Nice ‘tutorial’ Jason!!! .. Thumbs Up .. Good info.

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Often do these things barefoot do you Jason??

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It’s a thing we learn in the deep South G0OSE, the floor is hard and prone to damage the light if it falls. This way, we can jab a bare foot under it and keep the concrete from denting it if it falls. Wink

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G0OSE wrote:
Often do these things barefoot do you Jason??

Well when handling Giggles you need to be bare foot to keep you firmly connected to this world and not have you float away on ecstasy. Party
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Also I would imagine it is a bit warmer in Texas than it is here in the UK.
I don“t like to walk on my stone tiled kitchen floor barefoot this time of year yet alone outside.

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G0OSE wrote:
Often do these things barefoot do you Jason??

It’s a balmy 63°F here in Houston. Last week was 21°F.

Ps, I’m wearing shorts as well. Feels good outside.

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