Very late look at the Zanflare F4

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Wow this is a truly unique and innovative light. With mods (if moddable) as mentioned above, this would make for a super practical light that can be used in so many different scenarios.

Do we have an estimate of what the price will be?

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toddcshoe wrote:
Did they mention a MSRP?

Just looking online a see a price range of $145 – $155. That might be msrp. Or at least close.

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This sample has been tested extensively, as seen by the condition of the battery contact side of the driver…

I can’t budge the tail cap, I have large strap wrenches and gave it a pretty good go, got my neck hurting, but nothing doing. The springs on the tail pcb are large and long, would benefit substantially from bypasses I’m sure…

Will do more testing of all kinds before I try to break in… one of a kind and all that it is. Wink

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Remember, a little bit of heat might melt the glue without harming the light.

Those tail springs definitely need to be bypassed! What were they thinking? Shocked

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Like Jason says, that pricing is only visible in one or two places and probably MSRP, I certainly wasn’t given any idea, wasn’t even given a UI manual! The box it came in was fitted, but it was done by hand… a neat job but they seemed worried it was sub par and ensured me emphatically that the packaging would be much nicer on the production light. Never seen anyone so worried about the packaging on a prototype/sample/test light….

Edit: OR WAS I? There may be a manual with it here somewhere, now that I get to thinking on it, will see if I can find it….

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Right David, but I’m not real good at doing things in little bit increments. Wink hahahahahahahahaha

On 4 cell parallel lights like this, I tend to completely remove the pcb with springs and solder better springs with bypasses directly to a thick copper disc, screw that back in for maximum ground. Don’t see the need for traces on a pcb at that junction, but that’s just me probably.

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Eureka! Big Smile

Found the User Manual Big Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
Right David, but I’m not real good at doing things in little bit increments. Wink hahahahahahahahaha

On 4 cell parallel lights like this, I tend to completely remove the pcb with springs and solder better springs with bypasses directly to a thick copper disc, screw that back in for maximum ground. Don’t see the need for traces on a pcb at that junction, but that’s just me probably.


I never thought about that! Who needs PCB when you’ve got the option of solid copper sheet? I might have to mod my Q8 a little… just… a little… Evil

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DB Custom wrote:
when you turn it back on all 4 heads are back on by default.
Good, so for a flood/throw hybrid mod you can revert from TWO ON to ALL ON by turning off, then back on again.

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The individual reflectors appear to be approx 21mm in diameter and 21mm deep.
The BST reflectors are aprox. 26mm diameter, so the Zanflre’s smaller heads may be easier modding for 2 triple heads with available parts: spacers, mcpcbs, optics for Convoy S series or Jaxman E2L.

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DB Custom wrote:
I can’t budge the tail cap, I have large strap wrenches and gave it a pretty good go, got my neck hurting, but nothing doing. The springs on the tail pcb are large and long, would benefit substantially from bypasses I’m sure…
DB Custom wrote:
On 4 cell parallel lights like this, I tend to completely remove the pcb with springs and solder better springs with bypasses directly to a thick copper disc, screw that back in for maximum ground. Don’t see the need for traces on a pcb at that junction, but that’s just me probably.

Sorry for off topic but do you remember what it took to get the tail cap removed on a BST? I haven’t tried anything yet but I’m hoping a heat gun and strap wrenches will do it. I need to run bypasses and also look into doing your copper disc mod.

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beam0, I’ve had it off as the springs are bypassed but I can’t budge it now. Pre-surgery and post-surgery, guess I’m a wuss now. Silly

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David, I put a solid copper disc in my Q8 and soldered the springs on, then screwed it down with brass screws. Had it really singing! Sold it though, to fund something I really really wanted…. and so it goes.

Tested it with the cells that were sitting in it when I sold it, sent the cells with it, it was making 10,902 lumens out the front with SST-40’s.

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DB Custom wrote:
beam0, I’ve had it off as the springs are bypassed but I can’t budge it now. Pre-surgery and post-surgery, guess I’m a wuss now. Silly
Thanks, at least I know it’s threaded.

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