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

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Plus from Dales testing the XHP35 basically matches the XP-L HI in maximum throw with almost twice the lumens and a large hotspot.
And half the runtime …

That’s why four (or eight) cells are to be used. Wink

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DavidEF wrote:
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Plus from Dales testing the XHP35 basically matches the XP-L HI in maximum throw with almost twice the lumens and a large hotspot.
And half the runtime …
That’s why four (or eight) cells are to be used. Wink

Plus if you want runtime you should not be using turbo anyways.

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I’m in for at least 1 no matter the format. I think the standard flashlight shape is the way to go. It seems more natural way to hold a light when spotting distant objects. But really if the throw is there I wouldn’t care so much about the format. For the LED I would like to see highest cd/mm2 irregardless of total lumen output. But if it comes out to be very little difference between a 400L led and a 2400L led I might reconsider and go with a little less cd. The TN42 is the benchmark so it’s gotta beat that in cd.

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I am in, depending on price.

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Interested for one BLF BT! Thumbs Up

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Texas_Ace wrote:
DavidEF wrote:
Flashy Mike wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
Plus from Dales testing the XHP35 basically matches the XP-L HI in maximum throw with almost twice the lumens and a large hotspot.
And half the runtime …
That’s why four (or eight) cells are to be used. Wink

Plus if you want runtime you should not be using turbo anyways.


If I want maximum throw I have to use turbo.
I know there a different preferences.
Mine are:
- maximum throw, spot diameter doesn’t matter,
- no temperature ramping,
- much runtime with fewest possible cells,
- little weight, I want to be able to carry it for a while,
- low price.
Best to achieve with highest bin XP-L HI or HD dedomed.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to see a poll for the concept of the light.

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Add me to the list please

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Please add me to the interested list for one.

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The Miller wrote:
OK to keep up I started to update the initial interst list, initial,not final we understand, yet having all those people on it now (wauw 2 already and I was very strict only those who wrote “interested or I’m in) helps a great dal in finding a manufacturer.

You forgot me….
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Please put me in for two.

For a name how about “The Blf Cutter”. It will certainly cut the darkness.

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I am in for this light please!

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Might wanna make a note on this. Whatever lens we use/decide on, if you could please make it 2.25 mm thick, I can swap in a UCLp without messing around smile.

For me, UCLp is the clear choice. Might be difficult and/or pricey to get UCLp's for the entire run - from USA to China for example... I've just submitted a question to Chris at flashlightlens.com if UCLp's can be made in the 120-150 mm size. I know they have to be 2.25 mm thick though - all UCLp's are. He's made custom sizes for me (and others) before up to BOSS1 size, ~90 mm.

Also for the LED, I'd be happy with an XHP-35 HI that can beat a TN42, but I'd prefer an XPL HI so I can immediately swap it for a dedomed XPL W2 which will clearly beat the XHP35 HI in throw, and still have a somewhat decent beam width.

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Put me down for 1 for now depending on final specs, thanks again team.

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I’m in… Please put me on the list.

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I’m in, please.

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Just a quick observation,
there is talk of wanting it to be for 1s, 2s and 4s cell configuration, this would mean the battery tube would have to be made in two parts, one for 1s4p, 2s2p or 4s1p and an extension for 4s2p or 2s4p.
Not a problem design wise but how about cost Question

Personally I would like a good thrower that I can use, not a pencil beam for bragging Silly

Cheers David

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Hype! Definitely in for one.

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Oh there’s a list now. Put me on there as well.

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Voted for the traditional plunger!
How bout some simpler name like BLF Sniper? Rocket? Magic? Monster? Hunter? Big Smile

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Put me in, I will take one!

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I’m in.

I like simple names. The BLF Bolt. Like a bolt of lightning.

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I have so many lights but put me on the list by depending on price.

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put me 1 for now
and for name?
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I don’t know what y’all light up at 500m+ but with me, it’s usually wildlife or sometimes unwelcome people or a car. So 3-5m of beam width would be perfect in comparison to say a wide beam with more lumens from the xhp that would be wide enough to light up an area as big as a house or two. Silly

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maukka wrote:
Oh there’s a list now. Put me on there as well.

Yeah so many said interested, I feared it would be very hard to get it u to date if not started now.

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