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Lightbringer, what is the quality of the host and thread?


Aluminum reflector?

Hmm, spoke too soon. It’s kinda going mental on me, randomly “strobing” on me like some intermittent contact. Will have to ddx it later.

Solid Al reflector, decent triangular threads, cap + battery tube + driver section + front bezel + trim-ring.

The host seems solid, but again, need to ddx the switch, driver, etc., to see what’s going mental.

This might be a return, because of the 3 I bought, 2 seem “complete” with lanyard and that plastic on the front lens, but this was missing the lanyard and the plastic. That kinda sucks. Wasn’t gonna p&m about it, but if there’s something going on with the light itself, well…

The driver is held in there with a retaining ring. Will have to see what’s the culprit, rule out one thing after another, etc.

As a host, it’s pretty nice.

The star isn’t glued in, thank B’Harni, but there’s no compound in there at all, just dry contact.

Even with the spacer / centering ring, it’s a pretty tight beam… when it works. Silly

No microscope, so can’t tell if it’s a good knockoff or real Cree. Big Smile

Hey, advice?

Does it pay to bitch’n‘moan to GB about it? Not sure what they’d do. On Amazon, a seller would offer to just throw a few bux at me to make me go away, but not sure if I’d have to ship it back to GB or go jump through any other hoops.

Anyone ever grex to GB about a wonky light?

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MRsDNF wrote:
Fin17 wrote:

Lightbringer, what is the quality of the host and thread?


Aluminum reflector?

I’d also like to know. I haven’t bought these for awhile as the last ones I received had very poor threads.

Nothing’s greased, but they seem like pretty decent threads, and lots of them.

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Hmm, spoke too soon. It’s kinda going mental on me, randomly “strobing” on me like some intermittent contact. Will have to ddx it later.

Bugger, it’s definitely the switch.

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Thanks for the update. The random strobing sounds like a bad earth. Could be the battery tube threads, driver not earthed or somewhere in the tailcap.

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MRsDNF wrote:
Thanks for the update. The random strobing sounds like a bad earth. Could be the battery tube threads, driver not earthed or somewhere in the tailcap.

Def the switch.

Remove the tailcap, crowbar the (-) end of the cell to the tube, lights perfectly. Tailcap back on, flicker, etc.

Swap tailcaps from another F13 (bought 3), works perfectly.

Original tailcap back on, flicker, etc.

It’s the switch.

 

Ooh, could always test the bad tailcap with a good light. Should cinch it.

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enesrap, Lopan - check PM

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enesrap, Lopan – check PM

Thanks for the nice deal on the Convoy L2.

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Brinyte B158 on stock again!

Updated coupon code for XPL-HI version,

and new exclusive coupon code for XM-L2 version (by Fin17):

 
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Fin17 thank you very much for your attention, and make the purchase!

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Fin17 wrote:
Active flash sales updated (first page, post#2)

You’re killing me here!! I so want that Jaxman E2 w/ Nichia 4000k, but I got enough tubelights to last me through the Zombie Apocalypse.

And the C8 w/ XP-L HI in a 3A tint… I just got a generic one from GB that’s close to that, and I’d kick myself if I got another.

Temptation, thy name is Fin17…

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Lightbringer wrote:
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Active flash sales updated (first page, post#2)
You're killing me here!! I *so* want that Jaxman E2 w/ Nichia 4000k, but I got enough tubelights to last me through the Zombie Apocalypse. And the C8 w/ XP-L HI in a 3A tint... I just got a generic one from GB that's close to that, and I'd kick myself if I got another. Temptation, thy name is Fin17...

 

LOL!

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Remember ... coupon ... code ...    

DNUD

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I ordered a Jetbeam Jet-II MK .
Thanks.

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Fin17 wrote:

Remember …… coupon …… code ………    


DNUD

Noooo! Must… resist…

I lookit those codes and flash sales, and I’m like a fat kid in a candy store (apologies to Lt Col Cameron Mitchell).

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This is all yours? Smile

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No, I WILL NOT count them

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Fin17 wrote:


This is all yours? Smile

Maybe by the end of the month…

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No, I WILL NOT count them


“I’m not the one with a problem, you’re the one with the problem!”

I want a cool white light about as much as I want Cool Ranch Soda.

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New EXCLUSIVE coupon code for BLF by Fin17.

Only 3 pieces in stock:

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uhh first light to see such a heat path in a stock light, but is it effective?

its between reflector and star

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Skilhunt H03 coupon code LSFD says “This coupon has reached its usage number limit”.

Is it dead?

Can it be renewed?

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I have the Soonfire XML version of that Crelant V6CS, and I really like it. It’s not the brightest, but it’s a great light for around the house, and it doesn’t get too hot. It always starts off in high (rear clicky), and the side switch takes it to low mode. If you hold the side switch down it will ramp down. It’s a really nice budget light in my opinion.

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Order placed

Convoy C8 XPL HI V2-1A

Lumintop TD16 XM - L2 U2

 

 

Thank You!

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Great price on the DQG SPY 10180. A brass one would be even better.

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New EXCLUSIVE coupon code for BLF by Fin17.

Only 5, 4 and 2 pieces in stock:

 
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B158 for 20.5€ ordered in XML2 U4 going to dedome that LED

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