BLF Giga Thrower in Action! 1,290,000 cd LOADS of Beam Shots!!!

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BLF Giga Thrower in Action! 1,290,000 cd LOADS of Beam Shots!!!

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This light is truly amazing. It fires a wall of usable bright light allowing you to “SEE” over a mile!


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If you enjoy the video please hit the “like button” on youtube Smile Thanks everyone.
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EDIT: Here is the reddit post if you guys wanna bump it there to boost the group buy.
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/73f58b/1290000_cd_flashlight_bu...
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HERE IS HOW TO GET YOUR OWN BLF-GT:
1. Go to this thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50303 If you don’t already have a BLF account you will need to sign up for one.
2. In the above thread say “please add me to the list”. If you want more than one say “for 2, 3, 4, etc”
3. Watch your Private Message box at BLF. You will be sent a message requesting the down payment of $14 be sent by papal. Final price for people entering the group buy is $150. If you wait until after the group buy price will be around $259. As of right now YES the group buy is STILL OPEN.
4. Check back periodically. Right now we do not have an exact date for the finished product. This is made and designed totally from scratch so every measure that can be taken to ensure top quality must be taken. Only after the final tweaks have been approved by the team production will take place. Right now I do not have the information about when the balance of the price will need to be paid.

I realize that is not a perfect scenario with completion details in limbo, but I think it’s well offset by the generous price.

If you have further questions I will do my best to answer Smile

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Edited by: vestureofblood on 10/02/2017 - 20:34
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Very nice test! Love those beamshots, way better then I could find out here in flat land Texas for that kind of distance.

Just some FYI, I measured the LED bare in my setup and got around 2400 lumens IIRC. It is the same LED from my XHP35 test in my sig as the prototype LED died due to something falling on it and causing it to burn.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
Very nice test! Love those beamshots, way better then I could find out here in flat land Texas for that kind of distance.

Just some FYI, I measured the LED bare in my setup and got around 2400 lumens IIRC. It is the same LED from my XHP35 test in my sig as the prototype LED died due to something falling on it and causing it to burn.

Thanks TA. I sort of figured my number on that would be a bit short since the light was cascading over the rim of my lumen tube. Did you take any cd readings?

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For the imperial challenged 6230ft is 1.899km Shocked
Living close to the sea and in early spring the humidity here stops me from getting any where near that, if I had a nice big building like that hotel to aim at I would get maybe 1.4km Tired

Cheers David

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Yeah, I did some testing at one point and was surprised just how many lumens are lost if any part of the reflector surface is covered, particularly the outside rim.

I am sure there are some losses from the reflector and glass but still should be over 2000 lumens OTF pretty easily I would figure but impossible to know for sure unless someone has a 6” sphere.

I tried to take some throw readings at one point but it was just too humid to get good readings. The readings kept going down the further away I got instead of up like they should. Makes sense as the beam was almost blinding itself from being scattered. My best numbers were actually from less then 5m when the beam had clearly not collimated yet.

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Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

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My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320 - Nichia 229AT

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Holy Sh…..!!! Now I have to wipe a really big grin off my face before the missus returns from shopping.

I always think long and hard before I say something really stupid.

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pommie wrote:
For the imperial challenged 6230ft is 1.899km Shocked
Living close to the sea and in early spring the humidity here stops me from getting any where near that, if I had a nice big building like that hotel to aim at I would get maybe 1.4km Tired

Cheers David

I ran into the same issues with my beamshots. The humidity caused the light to scatter way too much and the camera freaked out.

The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

Texas Avenger Driver Series

My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320 - Nichia 229AT

How I made a True integrating PVC sphere with no math involved

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Nice video, Matt! Your reactions during the opening shot say it all. Party

I can’t wait for the launch, I’m giggling already! Big Smile

Way to go, GT-Team! Thumbs Up

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Been viewing your YouTube vids before I was on BLF. But this…WOW Butterflies

Did you find yourself making involuntary strange sounds while you were at it? Big Smile

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NICE!
hahahahaha just watching it made me giggle! Heck still giggling Big Smile

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goshdogit wrote:
Nice video, Matt! Your reactions during the opening shot say it all. Party

I can’t wait for the launch, I’m giggling already! Big Smile

Way to go, GT-Team! Thumbs Up

Tender wrote:
Been viewing your YouTube vids before I was on BLF. But this…WOW Butterflies

Did you find yourself making involuntary strange sounds while you were at it? Big Smile

I forced myself to wait on trying this light out till I was ready to start filming. Seriously it sat on my desk with no batteries for a week. It was worth it.

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See over a mile? 

I've just rawly estimated the Kcd output of my modified ThorFire TA13 with C2 XHP35 30G and stock output Kaidomain's H2-C driver (1.5A max). My phone measured nearly 75Klx at 0.8m, which is almost 48Kcd. To me this is good for ≈50m, maybe 100 if I'm in  a good mood.

With this same reasoning in mind, your gigathrower is maybe good for 260 meters, 525 if I'm in a really nice mood. Big Smile

 

Cheers Smile

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Barkuti wrote:

See over a mile? 

 

With this same reasoning in mind, your gigathrower is maybe good for 260 meters, 525 if I'm in a really nice mood. Big Smile

 

 

Big Smile

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After seeing those beam shots I am aroused. Can’t wait to get this in my hands!

Best regards,

Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

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vestureofblood wrote:
goshdogit wrote:
Nice video, Matt! Your reactions during the opening shot say it all. Party

I can’t wait for the launch, I’m giggling already! Big Smile

Way to go, GT-Team! Thumbs Up

Tender wrote:
Been viewing your YouTube vids before I was on BLF. But this…WOW Butterflies

Did you find yourself making involuntary strange sounds while you were at it? Big Smile

I forced myself to wait on trying this light out till I was ready to start filming. Seriously it sat on my desk with no batteries for a week. It was worth it.

Did you spasm ever time you wanted to touch it… Or was it more of a nuh uh.. Crazy

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Absolutely Amazing!
Great Video and beam shots.

Mouth open wide even from here Smile
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excellent… my 8x pack of button top 30qs just showed up today from BG for this light Smile

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Real oversize model beauty.

Very nice video to. Thumbs Up

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The most enjoyable flashlight video I watched to date. Loved it!
Can not wait for the unleashing of the beast. Not sure if i understood the ui completely.
Can the turbo mode be memorized? Or is it only high mode, then you have to double click?

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That video was expertly done as usual! I laughed out loud when I first saw the performance! Now, I’m just dang excited to get mine!Thanks to the creators, the programmers, and the reviewers, for their respective efforts. BLF is a great place to be, no doubt!

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giggles FTW !

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find a short description about my idea here

 

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Nice vid! Thats a lot of throw

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Looks like me and The_Driver’s lux estimates were pretty on point Smile

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O wow I got mentioned in your video.

Nice review, very nice beamshots.

I hope you don’t mind me posting your video on a different forum?

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Tally-ho wrote:
!{width:30%}http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/dude.gif!

Yup, that was also my face (And VB’s) while looking at the video…

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Excellent job on the video VOB

I giggled the entire video but laughed out loud when I saw you danced near the fence! LOL
This is going to be the next thrower benchmark for quite sometime.

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Fantastic video vob. It still makes me smile after all this time. SmileThumbs Up

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blueb8llz wrote:
The most enjoyable flashlight video I watched to date. Loved it! Can not wait for the unleashing of the beast. Not sure if i understood the ui completely. Can the turbo mode be memorized? Or is it only high mode, then you have to double click?

Turbo was not memorized. High is what you get after it’s turned off and back on.

thijsco19 wrote:
O wow I got mentioned in your video.

Nice review, very nice beamshots.

I hope you don’t mind me posting your video on a different forum?

You guys have all earned that shout out and much much more. AMAZING work on this project. I just hope I didn’t miss anyone…

Of course you can post anywhere you like. The more the merrier!
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G'Day vestureofblood, smile

 

Superb review!!  wink

GT sales will now increase exponentially

 

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George

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Awesome video mate, really enjoyed it, thanks for doing it.

G’day!

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