BLF GT Proto. Review. Work in progress. update 6.8.17. Post 69. Run time test added.

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BLF GT Proto. Review. Work in progress. update 6.8.17. Post 69. Run time test added.

My daughter picked a large shoe box size package up from the PO today for me. On opening the package I could not get this stupid grin of my face due to the incredulous size of the item in the box. My daughter with a look of shock on her face said, thats not a torch, thats a car light.
I thought I’d shock the wife when she got home from work by holding this massive torch in my hand when she walked through the front door. I should of predicted the response. You really do have small man syndrome dont you (no offence meant for small people).
Cant win them all I guess.
Onto the light. I will update this over the next few nights so if you have any questions feel free to ask.
Unless you have seen this torch you will have no idea in reality how big it really is. Pictures cannot do it justice.

The opening to the Bezel which is the same diameter as the usable reflector diameter is 120mm. The light sitting on top is the Luminitop Ant.

A picture alongside the LUM 5-90 95mm reflector in the Old Lumens tribute light. The depth and diameter of the GT dwarfs the LUM reflector.

And finally for tonight some hand shots. Maybe I just have small hand syndrome?

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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Wow, so that was not just a very little chinese girl Shocked
Looking forward to the rest of the review. Smile

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I see the tripod mount hole,
is there a lanyard hole ?

Could be the ultimate key ring light for people with small person syndrome.

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On opening the package I could not get this stupid grin of my face due to the incredulous size of the item in the box

Ha ha I can imagine that, I am making stupid faces even now while holding my phone and watching your pictures. Amazing !

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What is the weight with batteries?
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I never looked that closely. I asked Dale years ago to recommend a camera and his choice for me was a perfect match.
It probably was a little Chinese girl. I dont think it would make any difference how big the hand was. The size of the head would still make a big hand small. Smile

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Suncoaster wrote:
I see the tripod mount hole,
is there a lanyard hole ?

Could be the ultimate key ring light for people with small person syndrome.

Yes, if you could call them lanyard holes that, there is two shoulder strap holes. I’ll measure them up at a later date with some pictures to go along with them. The hole in the tailcap rotates so it doesn’t matter where the tailcap stops when tight the shoulder strap hole can be rotated to match the hole in the head.

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bwl123 wrote:
What is the weight with batteries?
Thanks

Weight with batteries and short tube is around 1.9Kg or just over 4lb

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I feel left out….lol

Looks great!

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Wow! I would expect to be a little giddy over that too.

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Reminds me of the Lumapower D-mini with the Turbo head, but BIGGER!

Thanks for the hand comparison pictures, it adds a better perspective on the size.

BTW, will the short tube be available as an option or accessory?

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Very nice!!

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Are there 8×18650 batteries there?

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No - that's a shorty tube - 4x18650. Dunno if any long tubes got shipped. TA did't get his yet.

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Whoa! 1.9kg with short tube.

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Thanks for the pics, I kind of like the short tube look, hope they do offer it as an option…

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AlexGT wrote:
Thanks for the pics, I kind of like the short tube look, hope they do offer it as an option…

There are rumors this might be an add-on option if things go well….just rumors mind you.

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They could offer this short tube as an additional option AND fill it with 4 extra batteries when taking the final orders!
This could work well for those who need shipped in 2 parts and have a hard time to get batteries shipped other ways.
So would it be 8 cells inside the long tube and 4 inside the short one?

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That is possible, I see no reason why that could not happen but all of that will have to be figured out much closer to when the GT is ready for shipment.

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Can you post a pic next to a K60 or K70? We need beamshots please!!!

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Nice! looking forward to the reviews.

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Sorry Alex, l dont have either mentioned lights. The biggest light I have that has been purchased would be the original Defiant Super Thrower which is not in this league.
On a personal note I’d prefer the longer tube not that I have seen the light with it. It should balance the weight out a little better.
As far as adding weight I dont think it would add a great deal to it.

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That is just amazing!
I can imagine that grin on your face and your wife’s reaction Cool
Almost 2 kg’s! This is one serious light
Cant wait to see more details and beamshots ofcourse!

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“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Looks Awesome! Can you take full outer measurements and post in OP? I can't find them in the GT thread OP either - no outer head diameter #.

Thanks!!

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Looking forward to seeing this tested with the long tube and two carriers, like the original design.

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Oooooh! So close, I can almost touch it! Party

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Hey Steve, can you measure the diameter of the battery tube at the threads? Wondering if the SD75 tube might fit?? Wink

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Any requests I’ll try and do after work today. Approximately 9 hours time. Tired
Edit. It would also be nice if anyone had suggestions on a carry bag for this light. Even for transport purposes to stop it getting damaged.

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How about this one? Not sure if it would fit though… Big Smile

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Tool bag or plastic ammo can.

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MRsDNF wrote:
Any requests I’ll try and do after work today. Approximately 9 hours time. Tired Edit. It would also be nice if anyone had suggestions on a carry bag for this light. Even for transport purposes to stop it getting damaged.

Would something like this be fitting?
https://www.banggood.com/LADE-Trumpet-Soft-Case-Thicken-Gig-Bag-p-978050...

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