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BLF Thorfire interest group

Edit: February 17: Official Groupbuy for VG-10 – “details are still TBA

(my first GB Smile so I will appreciate any suggestions)

Disclaimer: Any affiliation with vendors should be properly disclosed
In order to prevent any fraud, this is not a contract, no payment should be collected in advance, by signing up you are just agreeing that you are interested in the product as advertised and discussed so the vendor can get you the best deal. The product can be purchased directly from a reputable vendor at the time with their usual payment and other terms. etc…

This is an advertisement:

Product description: ThorFire VG10 Tactical LED Flashlight 4 Modes 0.5 – 847 Lumen
Price: …….TBA
Date available for the price above: ….TBA
Specifications:
Body Color Black with silver bezel ring
-Body Material: Aluminum
-Emitter: Cree XM-L2 LED with a lifespan of 20+ years of run time.
-Recommended Battery: 18650 (optional)
- Length: 5.28 inches
- Body Diameter: 1 inch
- Head: 1.28 inches
- 4 brightness modes: Moonlight/Low/Mid/High from 0.5 – 847LM
- Waterproof : IPX-8

Forward Clicky
Half press while off – momentary ON will change modes
Full Click – turn ON/OFF/Change modes
Mode Memory: after 2 seconds of OFF

What’s included:
- flashlight
- nylon holster
- a spare tail switch,
- a spare rubber boot – tail cap
- a spare lense
- O-ring
- box
- lanyard
- pocket clip
- ring for “cigar grip” Facepalm
- instruction manual

What’s NOT included:
-battery
-charger
-a table Smile

Images: Credit Old4570

Credit: Amazon

Alternative holster:
If you want a better budget holster, this light fits nicely into the unbranded holster for a C8 flashlight,
“Simon’s store had it for around $2 before the holiday.
link TBA
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Edit: This is what started the groupbuy:
This thread is to facilitate interest in Thorfire products that are highly sought after but requests have not been addressed yet.

There was also an issue raised of TF not shipping to certain countries or regions for some reason. Let’s address that as well.

Edit: You can use this neat form, pls let me know if there are any issues with it. Thanks to Otanacious

I also added Thorfire’s survey about Moonlight, however, it is not a “required” field. Hope I didn’t encroach on kwong’s survey
If you would like more than 1 piece, I guess just fill out the form again with your BLF name (required field), open to suggestions how to improve this Smile

Edited by: caramba on 02/17/2017 - 15:16
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Edit: Got it to work so you can use the form on top of this. Smile

I don’t know if there is a way for everyone to be able to edit this post sort of like a Wiki page or Poll but here is some basic template what I had in mind:

TG05 (specifically) host
1.keltex78

TG-06 improved with less PWM
1.mattlward
2.k-wong

TG06 with Nichia 4000K-5000K 90CRI
g_sintornillos
Dirt

TG06 hosts only
MILSPEC

VG-10 hosts only:

1. caramba
2.Caleb
3.MILSPEC

VG-10 complete flashlight
1.Caleb
2.Lightbringer

C8s new model
1.caramba
2.djburkes

C8S XP-L HI
1.lueb8llz
Ragsy

XHP70/50

1.

flashlights with 4000K-5000K tint
1.Caleb

VG-15
1.

VG15s
1.

XHP35 HI with 4*18650s
1.

*CRI LED’s. 80CRI, 90CRI *

1.Caleb

BD-04 flashlight only
1.caramba

International Shipping requested:

1. Australia
2. Netherlands
3. Uruguay

Moonlight is important
1.ImA4Wheelr
2.k-wong
3.caramba

Here is a report from the survey:

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caramba wrote:
I don’t know if there is a way for everyone to be able to edit this post sort of like a Wiki page but here is some basic template what I had in mind:

VG-10 hosts only:

1. caramba
2. Caleb

VG-10 complete flashlight

1. Caleb

C8S XP-L HI

1.

XHP70/50

1.

flashlights with 4000K-5000K tint
1. Caleb

VG-15

1.

VG15s

XHP35 HI with 4*18650s

1.

CRI LED’s. 80CRI, 90CRI

1. Caleb

BD-04 flashlight only
1.caramba

International Shipping requested:

1. Australia
2. Netherlands

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Thorfire TG06 (specifically) host? I’m not a big fan of the TG05 style…

I had that backwards…. My preferred model would actually be the TG05… Ughh


Keepin’ the “B” in BLF

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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Caleb and Keltex, thanks for your input, I put you down.
Maybe I can automate it somehow, I don’t want to hijack the Poll function,

Maybe some kind of Form, or Survey, not sure if it’s allowed.
I see MaDM4x is using a spreadsheet.

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VG10 complete light. Gimme gimme gimme.

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Newer model C8s

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I would like to see an improved TG06, less pwm.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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I would be interested in TG06 with Nichia 4000K-5000K 90CRI

Uruguay

Sorry for my bad English (gogole transtorla)

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TG06 with less pwm, L-m-h with no memory/memory and moonlight option (.5 lumens or less). Also as host.

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C8s xpl hi

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C8s xpl hi

G'day mate, ow ya garn?
Yeah, nah good mate

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Thanks to caramba for creating this ThorFire interest group, We can hear more voice from you guys here now.
BTW, Could you please do me a favor to let me know what’s the necessity of moonlight mode to U? How important you think of its existence?

ThorFire is looking for dealers/retailers/distributors from Europe countries and other countries around the world. If you are interested, PM me!

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Moonlight is one of my most often used modes as we have a child that sleeps in our bedroom so I always use a sublumen mode flashlight when entering the room while he’s sleeping. Often times he’ll cry in the middle of the night or we need to change diapers or there’s a fever and we need to administer medicine (you don’t want to know where…), there’s been endless times where moonlight has been useful.

And if you don’t have a child, moonlight also helps when going to the bathroom or camping in the dark with night adjusted vision. I find that anything over 1 lumen is actually too bright if I’m just waking up. Obviously, high cri is also nice to have at night since more detaisl can be seen at lower levels of light.

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TG06 with Nichia 4000K-5000K 90CRI and less PWMI WOULD LOVE IT!

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2 each of the Thorfire TG06 and VG10 for me.

Low mode and long runtime lover…

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Interested in 2-VG10 host

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Thorfire wrote:
Thanks to caramba for creating this ThorFire interest group, We can hear more voice from you guys here now. BTW, Could you please do me a favor to let me know what's the necessity of moonlight mode to U? How important you think of its existence?

Very important.  Probably my most used mode.

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I am interested in Thorfire hosts, depending on availability and price. Might be cheaper/easier to wait for a sale and then buy the whole light though?

subscribed to thread.

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Id be in for a TG06 high CRI nichia. And 4000-5000k lights in general.

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Just a test.

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Thorfire wrote:
Thanks to caramba for creating this ThorFire interest group, We can hear more voice from you guys here now. BTW, Could you please do me a favor to let me know what’s the necessity of moonlight mode to U? How important you think of its existence?

moonlight BLF poll: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/52632

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Thorfire wrote:
Thanks to caramba for creating this ThorFire interest group, We can hear more voice from you guys here now. BTW, Could you please do me a favor to let me know what’s the necessity of moonlight mode to U? How important you think of its existence?

For a true EDC light, moonlight is a must. Thing is, people have different definitions of “moonlight”, and seem to conflate all of them. I prefer to distinguish them as “low-low”, “moonlight”, and “firefly”.

“low-low” is the brightest of the bunch, similar to low but actually lower. It’s probably a few lumens, good for grubbling around in a bag to find your keys.

“moonlight” is next down, maybe 1lm or so, enough for lighting up a clock from across the room at night without ruining your night-vision.

“firefly” is lowest, able to look right at the LED without squinting, a fractional-lumen, just enough to read something close-up without ruining your night-vision.

Again, some people find “moonlight” on their lights to be too bright, others not bright enough. Good luck trying to make everyone happy.

The brightness levels I see on my VG10 are about perfect for me. I’d recommend keeping those. Big Smile

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:
Very important.  Probably my most used mode.

Ditto. Whatever light I have at night, I make sure is set on its lowest setting. I’m even using my S2+ less and less (read, hardly at all anymore) because generic “low” is just way too bright in the middle of the night.

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I LOVE CRI

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so can bones.

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TG05

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Lights went out here a few days ago. So time to put my new (Jan. 2017) VG10 to use as a nightlight in moonlight mode. Barely able to tail stand, with a good amount of lean. It would be nice if the switch cap was recessed a little in relation to the tailcap. Really like this light a lot.

Kent

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I would love a VG-15 XPL-Hi!

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Hosts would be excellent to sell in any of your lights. I’ve modded the new version and old version C8s, the TG06, the VG15, and a few VG10s. They are all very easy to mod and it would give us a chance to put what we want in them. I’m sure you’ll sell quite a few more going just the host route because your flashlight bodies are very good quality.

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i would love to see a thorfire c8 HOST, also an option to buy spare c8 tail assemblies, plus eventualy a 50mm head c8 version

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Update on International shipping:

Asia
Australia
australia
Bulgaria
Denmark
Hungary
N/A
no
no
Singapore
United States
Uruguay
US
USA
USA
USA

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