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Which tripod mount do you guys recommend for the blf gt and astrolux mf04.. thanks.

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I just got a new flashlight. I noticed there was some little dust particles on the lens on the inside. So I took the bezel off and cleaned the glass on both sides with a microfiber towel. While I was doing that, dust particles fell into the reflector! How do I get it out of there?? I wish I would have never taken the lens out!

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“Canned air”.

Else a little squeezy-bulb thing like to clean camera lenses would work. Just never ever ever touch the reflector.

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Lightbringer wrote:
“Canned air”.

Else a little squeezy-bulb thing like to clean camera lenses would work. Just never ever ever touch the reflector.

Don’t touch it with what? Fingers, or the microfiber towel?

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Don’t touch it with anything.

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Where can I find a replace switch boot for my Eagletac D25A Ti? It’s currently torn and I want to try other channels before going to Eagletac.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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XXX-Man wrote:
Don’t touch it with anything.

Welp. I guess I made my first major newb mistake. I thought a soft microfiber towel would be OK for that but I guess not. It left some fine scratches. Light is still bright so I’m just gonna reassemble it and leave it alone. Lesson learned unfortunately.

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What flashlight you have?

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XXX-Man wrote:
What flashlight you have?

SF36.

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Where can I find a replace switch boot for my Eagletac D25A Ti? It’s currently torn and I want to try other channels before going to Eagletac.

There are some on KD.
Might not be able to get a white one to fit, think I used one of these on the D25C
http://kaidomain.com/p/S024944.12mm%28D

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Has anyone else contemplated when technology may evolve to the point that one can have a light permanently embedded in their forehead to allow immediate access to a headlamp by just thinking it on? 

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Or just buy a whole lotta trits from FT.

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CRX wrote:
LightUpTheDark wrote:
Where can I find a replace switch boot for my Eagletac D25A Ti? It’s currently torn and I want to try other channels before going to Eagletac.

There are some on KD.
Might not be able to get a white one to fit, think I used one of these on the D25C
http://kaidomain.com/p/S024944.12mm%28D
!{width:99%}https://i.imgur.com/xfGFRG8.jpg!

Thanks for the tip CRX… was just there and pondering about the height.. I’m assuming it would be the shallower 5.5mm…

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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Is there an alternative for the Courui D01?
https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_85126.html

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LightUpTheDark wrote:
CRX wrote:
LightUpTheDark wrote:
Where can I find a replace switch boot for my Eagletac D25A Ti? It’s currently torn and I want to try other channels before going to Eagletac.

There are some on KD.
Might not be able to get a white one to fit, think I used one of these on the D25C
http://kaidomain.com/p/S024944.12mm%28D
!{width:99%}https://i.imgur.com/xfGFRG8.jpg!

Thanks for the tip CRX… was just there and pondering about the height.. I’m assuming it would be the shallower 5.5mm…


Why not contacting eagletac?
I needed a replacement lens for my d15lc2 and after contacting them they have sent me a new lens for just the shipping
Costs.
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What am I missing?, my old D25A Ti has a switch of the exact same dimensions of the best and easiest to get modding switch, the Omten 1288.

Did they use another switch in newer models?

Facepalm never mind, it was about the cap, not the switch.

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Newlumen wrote:
Which tripod mount do you guys recommend for the blf gt and astrolux mf04.. thanks.
The GT has a 1/4”-20 threaded hole to accept a tripod.

I don’t have one, but it appears the MF04 has a larger hole that will need an insert to step it down to the standard 1/4”-20 thread.

Are you asking about something else?

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He only wants to know what tripod to use with his lights.

Here is a good one I use:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Aluminum-Portable-Tripod-Stand-Camera...

However, it is close to the limit of 3kgs with the BLF GT and Astrolux MF04.

Carries the Q8 and MT09R quite well though.

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TemporaryUser wrote:
XXX-Man wrote:
What flashlight you have?

SF36.

You should contact Tracy here, maybe they have spare reflectors.
http://budgetlightforum.com/user/23289

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Yup you are right. I sent them an email via their website and got a response to send them payment and they will send the switch boot cover. Thanks for the feedback. This is why I like this site and the members on here.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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I do have a stupid question. It’s been a while since I posted here, even if I visit frecuently.
How do I post a new thread?. Thanks in advance.

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elbakan1 wrote:
I do have a stupid question. It’s been a while since I posted here, even if I visit frecuently.
How do I post a new thread?. Thanks in advance.

Click on ‘Forum Categories’, find the right category for your thread, click on ‘new topic’.
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Commander 8AX.

It’s been a while since I posted last. Even if I visit frecuently.
I keep buying the BLF lights, and consider I have them all, but the Giggle, if it is a BLF light.

Now, here’s the thing. I dared to buy a Surefire Commander 8AX NIB sealed from the factory.
It brings only one battery and no charger. As probably many of you know, but I didn’t.

I’m known for destroying flashlights trying to modify them.
In this case, I have the battery connected to the prones of a Xtar Dragon, which is USB and then
to my iPhone charger with a USB reader in between.
The battery is pulling about 1.20A, which I think is fine. You tell me.
Finally to the question: how long should I keep this rig going. Thank you for your help.

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Here’s a stupid question: I have a TIR lens which was meant for a bigger led (i.e. xhp70, mtg2, etc.), but I’m planning on using a xp/xm sized led and the lens opening fits the led just right with a centering ring. Now, the question is, will the TIR lens be effective for a smaller led when it was designed for a bigger led?

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Probably a bit better, as the lens would only have to worry about focusing a subset of what it’d have to deal with a bigger chip.

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Newlumen wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
So, I have 3 stupid questions (or simple ignorance) about LEDs!

1) does a XPL-HI CW (6500K) have that annoying yellow core when reflected on a white wall? I am using both XPL-HI (+-5000K) and XPL-HI NW/CW (maybe between 4000-4500K) and both have that yellowish core either on SMO or OP reflector.

2) dedoming an XP-L2 (maybe 5500-6000K), that produces an annoying green shift, will improve the beam erasing the shift or will it make it worse?

3) I am planning to mod a 14500 flashlight with a MTN 17mm DD driver with guppy3drv. I would like to mod it with a NW Led (4500-5000K) that is powerfull (for small turbo boosts) but that, at the same time, does not produce significant tint shifts. What would be the best LED for that?

Thanks in advance !!!

1.. lowest mode.. i kind of see yellow spot.. after lowest mode, no yellow..
2. All my xpl dedome have hint of green..
3. I dont know.

Thanks for the answers Newlumen Wink
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I have a question that may be dump

-DD driver such as BLF A6 or Sofirn C8A/T drivers that use with 3V emitter ,can I use 2S battery to drive 6V emitter ?

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Looking to try to “spring bypass” the tail switch in my Thorfire TG06S with a copper braid solder wick as an experiment. Do I go to the center of the switch board (exposed contact) or the base of the spring? Thank you.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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LightUpTheDark wrote:
Looking to try to “spring bypass” the tail switch in my Thorfire TG06S with a copper braid solder wick as an experiment. Do I go to the center of the switch board (exposed contact) or the base of the spring? Thank you.

Either will work, but I recommend the base of the spring as that encourages it to bend evenly. Silicone wire is also better than braid in this regard. Braid tends to break down over time.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Probably a bit better, as the lens would only have to worry about focusing a subset of what it’d have to deal with a bigger chip.

So then would it always be better to use a TIR lens with a bigger fitment over a led, instead of finding a TIR lens that fits “just right” on a led?

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