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Jerommel wrote:
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Technology has “changed”:http://sldlaser.com/products/.

That’s a little out there a ways before we see something like it that is sensibly affordable


Very cool idea though, but not suited for reflector lights.|
Would make an awesome aspheric though.

This technology will be good for reflector as well, the angle of radiated white light wont be much different from LEDs

The thing with high power Laser diodes is that they need most likely active cooling for best performance, so next step is a diode with build in TEC, but this wont be energy efficient for passive cooled enough for flashlights

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I think this will cost about $150-175 Just a guess, but as I know Astrolux, they want to be on top of it, and the retail price of the GT is $265 I am curious about the specs, if this light is comparable with the GT, I predict that a lot of members will switch to this Astrolux. A lot of my friends ordered the GT, but are mad as hell because of the slow production and refusal of sending with registered mail, witch is totally normal for Banggood. The fact they closed the thread made them even more angry. There money is in the hands of Lumintop for 2 months and a week and no communication whatsoever from Lumintop, Neal or the team. I had to explain why the thread is closed, but they want refunds, no trust anymore. Sad story, but I think I never had to invite them to this group buy. 

UPDATE new info from TA, hope is back, friends have calmed down. GT is still the way to go, I am impressed by the quality and performance, so let’s hope shipping is starting again before the Chinese New year lockdown. 

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Hi Martin, can you tell them to make the head more aesthetically pleasing? I don’t like the way they made this transition from the body to the head, and there is some miss alignment on the… what is that anyway? Anti-roll bumps?

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I like the anodizing and the C8 like bezel part… but would never carry a light this big for just 2,500 lumens, the same reason I don’t have a GT. Triple XHP35 HI or XHP70.2 is the way to go.

Interested depending on LED choices.

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will34 wrote:
I like the anodizing and the C8 like bezel part… but would never carry a light this big for just 2,500 lumens, the same reason I don’t have a GT. Triple XHP35 HI or XHP70.2 is the way to go.

Interested depending on LED choices.

If it uses the same driver size than the MF02 which is very likely I have already a 6 or 12V output 8A driver
So up to 96W for a 12V wired XHP70.2

Same UI like the GT

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Bozlight29 wrote:

I think this will cost about $150-175 Just a guess, but as I know Astrolux, they want to be on top of it, and the retail price of the GT is $265 I am curious about the specs, if this light is comparable with the GT, I predict that a lot of members will switch to this Astrolux. A lot of my friends ordered the GT, but are mad as hell because of the slow production and refusal of sending with registered mail, witch is totally normal for Banggood. The fact they closed the thread made them even more angry. There money is in the hands of Lumintop for 2 months and a week and no communication whatsoever from Lumintop, Neal or the team. I had to explain why the thread is closed, but they want refunds, no trust anymore. Sad story, but I think I never had to invite them to this group buy. 

Die you read the first post of the GT thread today?
TA made some explanation.

To me, it looks like a Chinese GT clone/ripoff, without the effort of all blf members (that the GT has)

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a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“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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Yokiamy wrote:
Bozlight29 wrote:

I think this will cost about $150-175 Just a guess, but as I know Astrolux, they want to be on top of it, and the retail price of the GT is $265 I am curious about the specs, if this light is comparable with the GT, I predict that a lot of members will switch to this Astrolux. A lot of my friends ordered the GT, but are mad as hell because of the slow production and refusal of sending with registered mail, witch is totally normal for Banggood. The fact they closed the thread made them even more angry. There money is in the hands of Lumintop for 2 months and a week and no communication whatsoever from Lumintop, Neal or the team. I had to explain why the thread is closed, but they want refunds, no trust anymore. Sad story, but I think I never had to invite them to this group buy. 

Die you read the first post of the GT thread today? TA made some explanation. To me, it looks like a Chinese GT clone/ripoff, without the effort of all blf members (that the GT has)

Maybe I missed this explanation if TA, where can I find it?

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Post #1 of the GT thread. (Posted under the members account, Team Giggles)

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a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“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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Yokiamy wrote:
Post #1 of the GT thread. (Posted under the members account, Team Giggles)
found it. Seems ok so far, but we’ll have to see how things are working out while Chinese new year is coming up. And yes, looks like a GT clone, the BLF GT is the original. I am a bit afraid this clone will overtake the real GT if things are moving too slow with production and shipping.
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Call me old fashioned, but i like the original Wink

And yes, i’m afraid i don’t have it until March or even later.
You know, good stuff takes a while Wink

Thijsco19 wrote:

a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“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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Yokiamy wrote:
Call me old fashioned, but i like the original Wink And yes, i'm afraid i don't have it until March or even later. You know, good stuff takes a while ;)
yep, I hope you get it sooner, it’s a beast, top notch super thrower!
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Interested ,

"Let your lite shine "

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This was just a matter of time. IMHO it was unavoidable, and it is about time some rip-off clones showed up, the GT progress has been quite slow recently. One can not expect other manufacturers to simply ignore our “propaganda” around the BLF GT with almost all the ideas and design solutions readily available online. This MF 04 looks like early models of BLF GT. Too bad they just copied a short prototype. It would be nice if a flashlight of this size had 5x dedomed XHP 35s or 5x dedomed XP-ls, now that would be interesting! The only real competition of such a design would be Acebeam X65, but at 3 times the price.

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A Multi emitter light has nothing to do with these gigathrowers. That’s a different class of lights.

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Yes, multiemitter lights are a completely different class than dedicated throwers with a single led, but I still think 4 overdriven dedomed XP-Ls in a huge 120mm reflector would throw over 1 MCD and deliver 6000-7000 lumens. But this is just my pure speculation and I do not want to hijack the thread, so sorry for this OT.

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Looks like there will be dueling lights from either side of the truck. I’m in for one to start.
Is this pretty well laid out as a product or is there going to be the hashing about about drivers and leds, run times and weight? I learned a boatload of new things to consider with the GT, but would be happy with a cold white kickass long distance thrower that I can use as an emergency truck wheel chock.

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Yokiamy wrote:
Call me old fashioned, but i like the original Wink

And yes, i’m afraid i don’t have it until March or even later.
You know, good stuff takes a while Wink


It is worth the wait. I know that isn’t much consolation, when you get it, you will see the reality of owning one of the most powerful throwers in existance. It is as clear and crisp at lower settings at far distance as it is on turbo, it just doesn’t blind the deer in the next county!
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johny723 wrote:
Yes, multiemitter lights are a completely different class than dedicated throwers with a single led, but I still think 4 overdriven dedomed XP-Ls in a huge 120mm reflector would throw over 1 MCD and deliver 6000-7000 lumens. But this is just my pure speculation and I do not want to hijack the thread, so sorry for this OT.

One XHP 70.2 can do this too, without artifacts.

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Dont know what to say. Flat Stare

Obviously it was just a matter of time before a ‘clone’ of the GT was made. Really surprised to see it this quick.*
It’s not bad, looks decent but they still need to fine tune the look.
Dont think that this light will have a huge impact on the GT, they might be similar but still both are different lights. It will depend on the availability of both lights.

I didn’t see any dimensions mentioned?
We sure this is a 120mm reflector like the GT?

It would be smart if they will use a XHP70.2 from the beginning. They need to stand out besides the GT in order to get it sold. (besides the price..)

*one of the reasons to make the GT, a unique huge long throw and high performance flashlight for decent price, was to ‘shake up’ the market. To see this made means we succeeded.

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*******Mateminco/Astrolux needs to make sure the emitter is properly focused, do some experimenting to determine the right height. That’s my only compalint with the MF02, still a great light.***

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especially with a reflector of that size exact emitter positioning is absolutey paramount

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Interested

I wonder how things are with the quality of the reflector

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Interested

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Please let me in the interested list..

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Candil wrote:
Please let me in the interested list..

any problems filling in the form?

find all available items in this list

i launched my new blog - all deals for members without MAP B$ Wink

find a short description about my idea here

 

if you want to buy a flashlight or battery for a better price: just send a mail - i will try to save you money!

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HERE HERE….!! Add me to the list….! Beer

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please read the op and follow the link if you are “interested“ this is the discussion thread Wink

 

i think after cny we get more info 

find all available items in this list

i launched my new blog - all deals for members without MAP B$ Wink

find a short description about my idea here

 

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Interesting.
I do hope its not just a MF02 with a larger head, they should do more than that with this one.

But i am looking forward to learn more.
Not sure if the added bulk Vs performance ( MF02 ) / prize are worth it, but as i said look forward to learn more.

And i have signed up in the other thread just to be sure.

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