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That’s the plan. I couldn’t find much of anything about the TC8. I went into it thinking it’s a 40.00 host. Current quote from a pro moder is 100.00 to get it up to snuff. Vinh 45 seems like a decent sort.

If I am a total idiot, please let me know.

By the way, the DGQ/DQG AA is fantastic. I can’t remember what it’s called.

But I thank you. I like it a lot

I hear he does great work. Would probably be more than I would tackle myself.

Glad you are liking that DQG, it is a great little light. Really wish I would have used it more. Glad it’s getting a workout now.

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@ jimmy yang
How does it go? Has everything worked out?

I think the TC8 Is a beautiful light (and i like the material) . But low PWM and the simple Lo-mid-high-strobe is a no go for me. To bad many sweet lights still have this old drivers and Uis and require a driver change from the start.
I still was thinking about ordering one additional TC8 to the 14500 SS light i ordered but i have already to many lights i am working on / still on the way from china.
Hope my light arrives soon (~2 weeks in transfer now)

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I am really hoping that you aren't as disappointed in the TC8 as I was. I gave it away. Which was kind of cruel to the poor guy who got it. Hope you're modding it.

 

What specifically was wrong with the TC8 other than PWM? The blink after 5 seconds in Low?  According to the product page, the user has the option to avoid Strobe and SOS by selecting Group 1 (see description below). Just curious.

FWIW, I'm completely oblivious to the SS AA/14500 PWM during normal operations.

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toddcshoe wrote:
I am really hoping that you aren’t as disappointed in the TC8 as I was. I gave it away. Which was kind of cruel to the poor guy who got it. Hope you’re modding it.

 


What specifically was wrong with the TC8 other than PWM? The blink after 5 seconds in Low?  According to the product page, the user has the option to avoid Strobe and SOS by selecting Group 1 (see description below). Just curious.



FWIW, I’m completely oblivious to the SS AA/14500 PWM during normal operations.

I know the specs and I read them before I bought it. I was hoping for a beam that didn’t have a bunch of blue in it. I don’t have that on any of my other G3 lights. I don’t know what causes it and won’t pretend to know but I don’t like it. Possibly choosing the neutral tint option would have cured that but, it is what it is. The guy I gave it to, who has been into lights since the first battery was invented, couldn’t stand it either and politely asked if he could give it away to some kid that just had to have it. Of course I had no problem with that. Just like convoys junk 3/5 mode driver you are hard pressed to notice the difference between mid and high. I am not sensitive to PWM so that is never an issue for me. The flash on low is annoying though not a deal breaker. I paid for the Ti hoping for decent guts. Well I got the Ti part.

So, well, you asked what was wrong with it. That’s about it. It is a beautiful light and the Ti makes it nice and light to carry around. I never had it long enough to test out the charging circuit but am assuming it works just fine. If I order another one, which I doubt, It will be the neutral tint. That driver just keeps me away now that I actually got to see it at work. To each their own. I am sure there are lots of people who love it as is. I’m just not one of them.

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@ jimmy yang
How does it go? Has everything worked out?

I think the TC8 Is a beautiful light (and i like the material) . But low PWM and the simple Lo-mid-high-strobe is a no go for me. To bad many sweet lights still have this old drivers and Uis and require a driver change from the start.
I still was thinking about ordering one additional TC8 to the 14500 SS light i ordered but i have already to many lights i am working on / still on the way from china.
Hope my light arrives soon (~2 weeks in transfer now)

I received Enogear Stainless Steel AA/14500 Flashlight this morning.
Jackie was probably forgotten by another product.
I am very satisfied with the Enogear I received today. It is as good as the picture.
14500/AA can be used, the difference is that 14500 is shorter than AA.
I will consider buying another one and TC8.
I think it is worth having. Big Smile

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Good to hear that the light arrived and you are happy with the light!
I hope my package arrives soon. Would like to buy a TC8 (only as a host) but i ordered a BLF D80 ,F3X, the Enogear 14500 SS and the (still expensive) host of the LuckySun UV Light(https://postimg.cc/bDwfk85B) in the last 5 weeks + new les, driver, zwb2 filter . . . . .

So no more lights untill the Sofirn AAA twisty with Yuji led or the FW3A are ready.
And do not worry about your english. The people on BLF are from all arround the World. And we have managed to communicate even if we do not speak perfect english.
Keep writing Practice makes perfect!

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I don’t know when FW3A can go on the market. In the waiting space, I bought D4.X1R.GT mini.D4S.ROT66.Enogear 14500 …..and several CRIs that have not been sent. Cash

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I hope the FW3A will arrive before the end of this year. But because i am not using one of the lights in original configuration i have enough to to. Today i completed my H03 mod (everything is working but i have to wait 2-3 days for the new M1,6×4mm A2 torx screws). http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1381503#comment-1381503 / http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1381913#comment-1381913 /http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1382271#comment-1382271.
I hope i can find a new driver for the Enogear 14500 SS if the PWM is visible in low mode (visible PWM and/or a crappy/old UI are the two things i can not stand!)

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Received my Enogear AA Stainless Steel (AA/14500) today. Inserted 14500, light turned on once then light no more – AA no change. TC8 is pretty though – so light. The carabiner and shark hanging buckle are nice too.
Australian Customs were impressed as well.

Is it just me or is the tail cap on the 14500 glued/fixed?
Edit: Jackie is sending a replacement AA light.

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….. Is it just me or is the tail cap on the 14500 glued/fixed? ……….

There is no separate tailcap. The shell consists of two parts: body and head. The switch rest on a “ledge” so it does not fall in, and than the retainer ring with the five “lobes” is screwed in (also) from the outside.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Jackie points out my Keeppower 14500 840mAh is protected, a bit too long

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The TC8 is a beauty and with a different driver and a 351D 4000K 90cri led it could be a sweet light. Maybe later. (Host option would be great!)

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I am not happy with Enogear.
A friend of mine is waiting for 7 weeks now and my order was a month ago. We both contacted Enogear (7×15 hour customer service) and both got no answere at all.
Do not want to open a PP dispute, but if i do not get any life sign soon i have no other choise.

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I am not happy with Enogear. A friend of mine is waiting for 7 weeks now and my order was a month ago. We both contacted Enogear (7×15 hour customer service) and both got no answere at all. Do not want to open a PP dispute, but if i do not get any life sign soon i have no other choise.

Be patient a little longer: next week there is yet another Chinese holiday.
Enogear is a relatively small enterprise, something like a (very stressed) one-man-band.

BTW have you thought of the different time-zones? Beijing is GMT-8. We are GMT-1.
China has no daylight savings time (smart people!) so the actual difference is 6 hours.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Mine took 8 weeks to the day. He did answer my email when I became concerned though. As Henk4U2 said , they are small . Give it another week or so.

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My friend contacted them 8 days ago (so the few hours timezone difference does not apply i think) and i contacted them 4 days ago. We both did not get any answere at all.
If i get an answere i have no problem with waiting a bit longer. But no answere at all after waiting for more than a week is making me very uneasy!

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My friend contacted them 8 days ago (so the few hours timezone difference does not apply i think) and i contacted them 4 days ago. We both did not get any answere at all. If i get an answere i have no problem with waiting a bit longer. But no answere at all after waiting for more than a week is making me very uneasy!

I had the same experience, but the light did arrive after more than two months. Well worth the wait btw.

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A few minutes back i got an answere. Will wait and hope that everything goes well!

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The encouragement from members on this forum was the only thing that kept me from panicking about my order.  Like most, I got no answer to my queries. Since I had not opened an account, I didn't even know if my order was in the system. But after 51 days it did arrive.

I was so impressed with my SS AA/14500 flashlight that I made another (larger) order almost immediately. I use the SS 14500 every night as my bump-around-in-the dark to the bathroom flashlight. I love its soothing warm tint. But as fair warning, the SS AA/14500 does have PWM for those that are sensitive to it.

If you are thinking about ordering, I recommend that you (1) open an account first so that you have some level of order tracking, (2) make your order above US $20 so that you get air mail with (limited) tracking, (3) do email Jackie with your comments and concerns (I believe that he actually reads most of his email even if he doesn't respond to most), and (4) pass back kudos to him if you think they are warranted. I think this helps him keep going and may prompt quicker service. 

My second delivery made it  in an unbelievable 15 days. 

 

 

 

 

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My light arrived this week, ordered mid August, so it will come (eventually)

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I killed my SS AA/14500 so please stick to AA or use short unprotected 14500
Edit: It’s come back to life but only for the same long protected 14500. I have an unprotected but it’s flat top so doesn’t make contact, I think. AA doesn’t work

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Sillen wrote:
I killed my SS AA/14500 so please stick to AA or use short unprotected 14500

So exactly how did you kill it? I’m still waiting for mine to arrive, shipped on 9-1, so probably a few weeks to go.
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Sillen wrote:
I killed my SS AA/14500 so please stick to AA or use short unprotected 14500
So exactly how did you kill it? I’m still waiting for mine to arrive, shipped on 9-1, so probably a few weeks to go.

I translated it as: I put in a protected 14500 and cracked the driver when I screwed the head on the body.
In shorthand: do use short batteries.

@Sillen: since that driver is not a press-fit, but sits behind a minute retainer ring, try to get a new driver

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Update: 

Lumens: measured with home-built 50cm integrating sphere, "calibrated" with Convoy S2+ from Jozz.So they shouldn't been taken as the most precise ANSI numbers, but definitely a good guide.

With Eneloop AA

  • Low= 7 lumens
  • Medium= 39 lumens
  • High= 124 lumens

After testing it with a 14500 the light didnt turn on anymore using an Eneloop AA battery.. so I thought mine was a dud as well... But then I unscrewed the head slightly, and then the light turned on. So mine still works on both chemistries, but I have to unscrew the head slightly.. 

Anyone else wants to measure his, and share?

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7 weeks and still waiting for the light. My Friends light is also still on the way (almost 10 weeks now).
The lights they sell look awsome and it seems they are well made but the shipping time is something that would keep me from buying again.

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Sillen wrote:
I killed my SS AA/14500 so please stick to AA or use short unprotected 14500
It’s come back to life but only for the same long protected 14500. I have an unprotected but it’s flat top so doesn’t make contact, I think. AA doesn’t work
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How about loosening the head from the body, will the light turn on? Mine did. 
I thought I also had a dud.. because it wouldnt take AA's, but then I unscrewed the head and it started working again.. but as soon as I tighten it completely it will shut off

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Mine was supposedly shipped on 9-1 (no tracking info), so I’m at 46 days and still waiting for it to arrive. Jackie’s original shipping email said it would arrive in 15-35 days. Based on how long some of you have waited, I’ll wait another 2 weeks (60 days total) before I contact him to see what he says. If it doesn’t sound promising, then I guess I’ll go the PayPal dispute route as a last resort.

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9 Weeks and still waiting! I am holding still for a few more days but then i contact Enogear to see what we can do.
I hope they still have this light somewhere in the warehouse (the website shows Out of Stock) because i really want the light.
When i checked the shop i found another beauty (http://www.enogear.com/pd.jsp?id=256#_pp=0_455_9). Not my prefered led but a sweet light!
Like i said, the lights are beautys and reading about some of the others confirmed that they are really well build. But the shipping time is a real downside!

New LuckySun D80 looking good so far http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

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I do not now if its only me. But i can not reach the Enogear website anymore.

New LuckySun D80 looking good so far http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

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