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The Redraw GAW (ENDED)

Congratulations DavidEF!

Hello hello

As most are probably aware I had a giveaway recently that went a bit pear shaped. Right when I needed to be on top of controlling the redraw I was super busy at home and work. To top things off my home internet was down for a day or two so in the evenings I really wasn’t in the mood for posting this on my phone.

Anyway freeme was the winner of the redraw on sunday evening (my time) congratulations to him Beer . I did it that way to keep the same odds for all the participants in the initial draw. Since then a few members have been wishing to enter the redraw. To make good for everyone I will hold another draw in this thread.

Rules
I think the lack of rules last time didn’t help. Anyone wishing to enter please post in this thread. In the post I would like you dream up your ultimate light if cost was no issue. It could be a currently available light or something completely custom. What led(s), driver, modes, outside design, cell type, additional features, colours, lasers, glowy thingys, coatings, handles etc.. anything that tickles your fancy. I will draw a winner on 11:59am Monday 10th April. I will pm the winner but if the winner does not respond within 48hrs they forfeit the prize and I will draw again with the same list of entrants (no late comers).

Prize
I’ve yet to finalize the prize but i’m thinking a bit of a modders package. I realize not everyone gets in to modding so there will be a working light in the package. The ‘What did you mod today’ thread seems to be going full steam constantly so figure a number of people will be interested. Even if you haven’t modded before, this might be your starting point.
EDIT – pic added for reference. I may add to it if I find other stuff I think could be useful.

Since the occasional post is not ‘in the gaw’ I’ll keep a list of entrants for the draw -

1 – giorgoskok
2 – DavidEF
3 – X3
4 – Illumenated
5 – zelee
6 – strango
7 – dealgrabber2002
8 – alphazeta
9 – keltex78
10 – JakeDjanitor
11 – XXX-Man
12 – AlexGT
13 – HorizontalHunter
14 – SawMaster
15 – caramba
16 – cdjaney
17 – raynman
18 – radiochaq
19 – Firelight2
20 – cmflippen
21 – SIGShooter
22 – everydaysurvivalgear
23 – electricjelly
24 – gisewhcs
25 – teacher
26 – tru3s1lv3r
27 – tatasal
28 – Ragsy
29 – Lightbringer
29 – Lexel
30 – Abqjohnny
31 – brad
32 – Sukoi
33 – Henk4U2
34 – lostheplot

END

Good luck everyone Beer

Edited by: pinkpanda3310 on 04/10/2017 - 08:17
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wut?!? you do raffles, actions, GAWs, follow up when winner don’t reply, choose new winner, make cool contest stuff AND STILL feel obliged to do yet another drawing. you sir must understand you are giving a lot, a huge lot, a giganticenormous lot to BLF!

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Thanks pp Smile

Something i want dream for quite some time is a lumen beast . Something like an Acebeam X65 with lots of quads and triples on it (8x quads (32 xpl hi’s) and 4x xhp70 or 3x triples) . The driver should be a fet driver with 2 or 3 fets to handle the current and it would probably run Narsil .

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The Miller wrote:
wut?!? you do raffles, actions, GAWs, follow up when winner don’t reply, choose new winner, make cool contest stuff AND STILL feel obliged to do yet another drawing. you sir must understand you are giving a lot, a huge lot, a giganticenormous lot to BLF!
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Okay, truth be known, I’m a flashaholic. I buy more than I should. Facepalm

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I’m in! I’d love to have a Courui D01 (or similar size) with XHP-35. I already have a Courui D01 that I could mod, but I don’t have the stuff to mod into it! I need the XHP-35, a good boost driver, and a copper pill to replace the thin stock shelf.

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I want an AAA sized flashlight for my EDC :

At least 100 kCd (what ?) and a 2000 lumens on Turbo. But I want autonomy so that Turbo should last at least 2 hours ! The moonlight should be as low as 0,01 lumen, and by the way brightness should be adsjustable with a rotating ring with clever logarythmic levels.
I think ot would be a zoomie, because they are practical and in a luxurious yet light material. Titanium maybe, or carbon fiber.
Heat management should not be a problem, because it would feature the new CREE+Nichia+Luminus cooperation LED that doesn’t produce any heat ! (when you hit 3000 lm/W, heat is not a problem anymore !)
Wireless charging on my bedside table would be a must.

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This has been one of my dream lights for a while. The thought of 1500 lumens coming out of a tiny 18350 light WITH Nichia tint. That’s my jam. Of course, almost anything Vinh produces is pretty sweet.

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i just want a EDC AA light but with modes like BLF A6

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I like Meteor_M43 but wish there is another a bit smaller flashlight:

B*atteries*: 3*18650 instead of 4*18650 in M43
LED: 3*XP-* triples (4 triples in M43). NW. Nichias are welcome as well. Or maybe even better 9 led under single TIR
Driver: The same efficient boost driver. Just not so powerful.
Modes: M43’s UI is OK for me but never tried Narsil with ramping so cant say for sure.
Button with RGB led is OK.
Wish it has a possibility to flash new FW without disassembling the whole flashlight.

NO:
- built-in chargers
- CW tint

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I want a zoomie that has great mode spacing and w/o the LED die when it’s fully focused.

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Hmm, ultimate light is quite a thought provoker… Perhaps too hard to answer in my morning hours.

How about an much easier one to answer such as most desired qualities in an EDC? (it would be my most useful light & not most desired)

For me carrying a cr2 or cr123 sized is good size for it disappear in my pocket kind of EDC BUT w/ the current tech they currently offer me terrible runtime b/c I also use them in high output frequently (say 300+ lumens.) & thus whenever I can get away carrying more size I gravitate towards a 18500 celled light. Also for EDC lights I’m finding ones w/ internal charging via a mini-USB port quite handy (yes, even when they add a bit more length.) I’m also finding myself trying to drop as much weight as possible for my edcs & thus it would have to be made out of ALU. Pretty modest reqs, no?

But yes, your original question is tuff to answer & I’ll ponder (drool) all day over which light would fit my bill. Ughh

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Anything I recommend would likely be a mod. Although I would like to have one of the newer larger reflector XHP 70 throwers, I’ve always had a light in mind I wish I could build, but it would be much too expensive. I’m also not sure if the dimensions would even be right to be possible. Sort of an amped-up Meteor.

1. Start with a Quad-light like the Ultrafire UF-T90 (starting with a $60 host):

2. Strip it out, and replace the existing reflectors/pill/etc with properly fitted spacers to equip light with 4x XP-L HI triples with Carclo optics.
3. Driver would be some sort of high-current capable FET-based unit.
4. Light would be equivalent to 4x of my current triple, in one package, and would be incredibly bright until the fires really got going:

My next (and more realistic choice) would be a simple 1x AA version of the Convoy S6 with an appropriate deep carry pocket clip. (I know, I’ve mentioned this repeatedly… Blushing ) I’d probably build it with an XP-L or XM-L2 depending on the reflector availability, and use a simple low-current no-blinkies driver. I’m happy with the Nanjg 101 AK-A1 driver in my current TrustFire F20 EDC light, so I would actually probably use that. No need for maximum FET output in an EDC; I’d rather compromise and get some actual runtime…


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

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I would love a 6 d cell maglite made of titanium. But it takes 26650s and has three heads, each head has 4 xhp 70. 3800k color. Some how twist the 3 heads to adjust focus.
Water proof shock proof , with a leather holster.
I’ll keep dreaming.

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First, thank you for gaw.

Let me think about it…
It would be cool to have RGBW light with some kind of advanced control. Maybe LCD screen and keys or even a bluetooth option and app for control, or both Smile
It can be quad with 4 reflectors, each for one color led so leds would be centered.
4×18650 powered.

Actually, it looks like for me it would be Nitecore TM26GT with different led in each reflector and advanced control options Big Smile

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You said dream light…

A laser powered flashlight with the technology used on the new BMW laser headlights with a focusable iris type of lens that can collimate to almost 1 degree and open up to around 60 degrees, infinitely brightness is a must, using titanium and graphene and a design inspired by Photonfanatic or Jeff Hanko…

Example of Jeff Hanko designs…

Example of Photonfanatic designs…

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XXX-Man wrote:
First, thank you for gaw.

Let me think about it…
It would be cool to have RGBW light with some kind of advanced control. Maybe LCD screen and keys or even a bluetooth option and app for control, or both Smile


Recently I was pondering almost exactly the same thing. Using one of those ebay colour changer lights and shoe horn it into a torch host. I also have an idea for an oled display using something like this –

AlexGT wrote:

Example of Jeff Hanko designs…
!https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/1b/6a/e6/1b6ae6119cb0d3fa8caee...!

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
I want a zoomie that has great mode spacing and w/o the LED die when it’s fully focused.

I will second that. It’s got to have a good tint too though.

Thanks for the GAW 2.0

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X3 wrote:
I want an AAA sized flashlight for my EDC :

At least 100 kCd (what ?) and a 2000 lumens on Turbo. But I want autonomy so that Turbo should last at least 2 hours ! The moonlight should be as low as 0,01 lumen, and by the way brightness should be adsjustable with a rotating ring with clever logarythmic levels.
I think ot would be a zoomie, because they are practical and in a luxurious yet light material. Titanium maybe, or carbon fiber.
Heat management should not be a problem, because it would feature the new CREE+Nichia+Luminus cooperation LED that doesn’t produce any heat ! (when you hit 3000 lm/W, heat is not a problem anymore !)
Wireless charging on my bedside table would be a must.

Thank you for your giveaway !

I made such a light for you but you will have to pick it up in person as there are no delivery services where it’s at. I left it on top of the highest peak of the ex-planet Pluto in an appropriate gift box engraved with your name so those pesky UFO-driving aliens would not steal it before you arrive.

Phil

PS: No requests for duplicates please. I used the last bit of unobtanium in the universe to make this light so there will be no more ever.
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Thank you for the giveaway. My ultimate flashlight would be a AAA powered zoomie with ultrasonic coyote deterrent and hidden UV and IR modes.

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I don’t really want to be in the GAW unless you just feel obliged (plus I’m in the US of A…..don’t even know that you’d send that far) and my post will probably make many of you experienced modders cringe…..but I will dare to dream for a moment. My crazy idea, and no, it would not be an EDC obviously….
SRK style light – 1 or 3 (depending on space requirements) XHP 35 HI’s in the middle with deep-ish reflector for throw – 4 XHP70’s around the 35’s with shallow reflector for flood – powered by 4 18650’s wired so as to allow 1 to 4 cells in operation – mode selection allowing mixture of selecting 35’s only, 70’s only or both – GITD tape around bezel area somewhere for fun – LED under side switch for locator/battery status output

Gonna stop there because I’m sure I ventured into fantasy land with the different reflector idea…..but would be kinda neat to have all that power, battery capacity and flexibility in a solid light.

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I’d love something the size of the K18 or Tool (easily pocketable), shiny metal (Ti, Cu, brass – does’t matter!) that puts out 1000 lumens or so without overheating, and has a 2-3 hour runtime on high (plutonium battery power?) with infinite mode adjust and CRI adjust, and a beam adjustment from throw to flood, and a way to mount it for hands free use without a headband or appearing like a total geek (I must look like a dork in my H03 headlight, but I love the way it works) – also wireless recharging…

oh, and some trits! just for fun.

thanks for the additional giveaway!

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This is my ultimate light:

form factor – nitecore tube type
ui – i like nitecore tube ui
emitter – 1000 lumens 93 < cri
battery life – 1 hr on high. 10hrs at 300 lumens
magnet – allows hands free work
lantern mode – some kind of add-on that turns it into a lantern
continuous battery life indicator – i always fret about how much juice remains
headlamp mode – attaches to a headband

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Thanks for the giveaway!

My dream light:

  • compact enough for pocket EDC (powered by 1×18650 or 18500).
  • Infinitely variable brightness magnetic ring.
  • Infinitely variable tint magnetic ring.
  • 3 different choices of emitter
  • Under the Carclo 10507: Two of the emitters would be XPL HI, one at 3000K, the other 6500K. In variable tint mode, those 2 emitters would simultaneously be lit at varying brightness resulting in different tint.
  • The third emitter under the triple optic would be a high CRI Nichia 219B or C.
  • If there is room, perhaps at the other end of the light have a 20mm aspheric lens and XPL HI or dedomed old-version XPG2 for throw.
  • Material: Grey anodized aluminum with as small form factor as possible.
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I’m into throwers, so I’m thinking dedomed Cree XP-E2 in a 200mm reflector. Single 26650 would give sufficient run times. Matte black anodized finish with simple 5 mode regulated driver and a side switch.

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I’d want something the size of a Utorch UT01 but with a long long run-time for my earthquake supplies. Since it doesn’t have to be a real light it should have a 1 month run-time on a single charge at 1500 lumens with 3 additional modes, one of which is a 1 lumen moonlight (6 month run-time). It also needs to be indestructible and 100% waterproof. Being able to mount it on my shotgun and rifles with a pressure switch would be a plus.

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I want a custom milled light. I do not care about specs and performance i can build any output light i want but i do not know/have the equipment to produce my own base light.

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Im really into headlights. So my ultimate light would be a single 18650 headlight with 5 leds running down the length of the tube. Like a traditional angle headlight, but instead of one led off to the side, they would be evenly spaced all the way across​. The middle led would have a reflector for throw. The rest would be full flood and hi cri. It would have fins for cooling, and be very lightweight. Maybe one red led also.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this GAW

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electricjelly wrote:
Im really into headlights. So my ultimate light would be a single 18650 headlight with 5 leds running down the length of the tube. Like a traditional angle headlight, but instead of one led off to the side, they would be evenly spaced all the way across​. The middle led would have a reflector for throw. The rest would be full flood and hi cri. It would have fins for cooling, and be very lightweight. Maybe one red led also.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this GAW


Not interested in modifying one of these cheap and nasty’s…?
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/POPPAS-6616-Mini-SMD-LED-18650_60...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016-Gold-Head-Light-Lamp-AAA-18650-Head...
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A really good and “compact” thrower would be great, something like the Courui D01 but with a stainless body and an BLF X6 style head.
Lots of copper and cooling fins sandwiched in between stainless steel.

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