Anyone for a Astrolux S42 BLF Edition?

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joechina
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Anyone for a Astrolux S42 BLF Edition?

That first Astrolux S42 is bad.
I have one on order and the first impressions on the IN are a bummer.

Can please someone organize a BLF S42
with
- Narsil Firmware or just another one. A double klick to switch from 7 to 4 modes is just bad.
- Nichia LEDs with CRI 90+
- a propper USB cover
- the ring around the button as high as the button. The guy in the first video turned his one on. The lamp is a hot rot, it should have a propper switch protection.
Better would be a spare ring with a different heights for your licking
- Instead a spike at the rear I would love a screw on magnet
- to fit button top and protected batteries
- the short tube longer to fit protected batteries
- a included long tube for 18650 protected

I think I will never buy a presale lamp from Banggood again.
Don’t they test samples? Don’t they have a few different batteries to test for tube length?
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I’m pretty sure I would still buy a presale light from Banggood as long as it’s not Astrolux or another “house” brand. Any of the other brands we’re all used to trusting should be fine.

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The specs you list sound great. I’d buy.

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If we can get something going like the specs proposed here I would love to join.

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Sounds interesting, but I would also like to have temperature controlled stepdown.

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Im interested

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I’m interested.

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i’m in

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I support this. I love the 5000K, 219C, QUAD LED parts, but the implementations of the Tube, the Switch firmware, and the USB cover are …. suboptimal. Shame, it is so close, but yet so far from being such a great little pocket rocket.

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Count me in

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I received my test sample yesterday

I am tempted to glue that USB cover permanently to the host, its getting open so easily
doing the review I noticed it opened unattended on a picture later, likely when twisting the light to get the battery in or out

just compare to the great Klarus ones

to lock out the light a fast quad press is better than long press, if the light is in a bag a long press can happen very easily and then you got 10A from a fresh cell melting stuff

the UI is suboptimal that long press for on and off is way too long and annoying
Narsil or UTorch firmware is far better

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Well, Banggood responded here
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1141462#comment-1141462

So two big issues are going to be fixed.
The Nichia are 90 CRI, the only thing are the firmware.

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I would definitely be in a BLF version.

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me too

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I would be interested. My only thing would be a fully programmable light. I like em simple but I realize not everyone does. At the very least I like them to have mode memory. I typically use high and I want them to come on at high. That is just me though.

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I would be interested if they did this. I agree about mode memory. I like it.

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It is possible to install a TA Narsil driver dropping the onbord charging
keeping it is a pain in the ass mod like in my review

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54941

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In for a blf model Narsil

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I think the BLF edition is called the Emisar D4 Quad

but maybe Im wrong

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Ronin42 wrote:
I think the BLF edition is called the Emisar D4 Quad

but maybe Im wrong

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Ronin42 wrote:
I think the BLF edition is called the Emisar D4 Quad

but maybe Im wrong

definately a better light

Its not gonna happen, either way you modify it or get another small quad

The S42 need another firmware, better FET, copper head, thicker leads, added 7135 and changed head design so the TIR rests on the LEDs not floating 1mm above em

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[Mods] Skilhunt H03 short / Klarus XT11GT, XT12GTS / Zebralight SC50+Imalent DM21TWcolorful anodisation

[Sale] TA drivers Narsil or Bistro / Remote switch tail DD board with FET

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Lexel wrote:
Ronin42 wrote:
I think the BLF edition is called the Emisar D4 Quad

but maybe Im wrong

definately a better light

Its not gonna happen, either way you modify it or get another small quad

The S42 need another firmware, better FET, copper head, thicker leads, added 7135 and changed head design so the TIR rests on the LEDs not floating 1mm above em

Well said! I have a S41 and if the S42 had a copper head with side switch i’d buy it and 18650 tube… still disappointed by the discounted price on the S41 offered 4 days after my purchase Angry

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Who needs S42 we have Emisar D4 now.

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tekwyzrd wrote:
Lexel wrote:
Ronin42 wrote:
I think the BLF edition is called the Emisar D4 Quad

but maybe Im wrong

definately a better light

Its not gonna happen, either way you modify it or get another small quad

The S42 need another firmware, better FET, copper head, thicker leads, added 7135 and changed head design so the TIR rests on the LEDs not floating 1mm above em

Well said! I have a S41 and if the S42 had a copper head with side switch i’d buy it and 18650 tube… still disappointed by the discounted price on the S41 offered 4 days after my purchase Angry

The S42 is availiable in SS with copper head,
can make a really nice light with 18650 tube and a Skilhunt or shortened tailcap if you put in there a TA Narsil driver

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[Mods] Skilhunt H03 short / Klarus XT11GT, XT12GTS / Zebralight SC50+Imalent DM21TWcolorful anodisation

[Sale] TA drivers Narsil or Bistro / Remote switch tail DD board with FET

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Lexel wrote:
tekwyzrd wrote:
Lexel wrote:
Ronin42 wrote:
I think the BLF edition is called the Emisar D4 Quad

but maybe Im wrong

definately a better light

Its not gonna happen, either way you modify it or get another small quad

The S42 need another firmware, better FET, copper head, thicker leads, added 7135 and changed head design so the TIR rests on the LEDs not floating 1mm above em

Well said! I have a S41 and if the S42 had a copper head with side switch i’d buy it and 18650 tube… still disappointed by the discounted price on the S41 offered 4 days after my purchase Angry

The S42 is availiable in SS with copper head,
can make a really nice light with 18650 tube and a Skilhunt or shortened tailcap if you put in there a TA Narsil driver

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Thanks. I missed that option for a copper head. Unfortunately I’d have to buy 1 stainless with copper plus one aluminum and long tube to bake plus driver and spend well over $100 for the equivalent of a S41 with a side switch in the color I want.

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rizky_p wrote:
Who needs S42 we have Emisar D4 now.

well, a charging option is nice and the lit button.

And the LEDs are high CRI

Another board with charging would be nice

But as a stock light it’s a I will never this crap again.

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I would buy a BLF S42 if:

USB was gone completely,
Copper head, aluminum tube and cap
Nichia high cri emitters
Narsil firmware

Otherwise, like other’s have said, what’s the point when the Emisar D4 is here and works the first time out?

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PBWilson wrote:
The specs you list sound great. I’d buy.
Me too. Sounds great.
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RobertB wrote:
….Otherwise, like other’s have said, what’s the point when the Emisar D4 is here and works the first time out?
D4 lacks onboard charging. A BLF S42 that was sorta like a slightly larger D4 onboard charging could be worth it.

I would NOT want a copper head on this light. In my opinion, copper heats up too fast around the switch button and is too heavy for comfortable pocket EDC.

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Firelight2 wrote:
RobertB wrote:
….Otherwise, like other’s have said, what’s the point when the Emisar D4 is here and works the first time out?
D4 lacks onboard charging. A BLF S42 that was sorta like a slightly larger D4 onboard charging could be worth it.

I would NOT want a copper head on this light. In my opinion, copper heats up too fast around the switch button and is too heavy for comfortable pocket EDC.

Personally IMO, onboard charging is one more thing to go wrong, especially on a light like this. I don’t even use the usb charging on the Acebeam EC50 G2 since it takes 6+ hrs to charge it. Easier to change the cell. I love the copper head on the S41, one of my favorite lights. albeit, there’s no switch on the head.

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