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Finally mine is in the US..says delivery Thursday the 30th..Yaay..


Brainsick67, the above is dedicated to you & all the rest of us who’s Mini GT’s seem to have been shipped to the USA from China by the mode of transportation shown below……. Wink


This may well be the original…. ‘Slo Boat from China’. Big Smile


LOL..thanks allot bro..

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Finally mine is in the US..says delivery Thursday the 30th..Yaay..


Brainsick67, the above is dedicated to you & all the rest of us who’s Mini GT’s seem to have been shipped to the USA from China by the mode of transportation shown below……. Wink


This may well be the original…. ‘Slo Boat from China’. Big Smile

LOL..thanks allot bro..
Sure thing my friend… we’re all in this together!! Big Smile

Mine is supposed to be here Tuesday the 28th.

ALL our GT’s that sat around together somewhere in China, Timbuktu, or the hold of that boat above for 3 weeks may have ‘seperation anxiety’ now that they have finally hit the USA & gone their seperate ways. Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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Mine says NY to CT now in NJ.

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Mine says NY to CT now in NJ.
Excellent leroycp!! Beer

Just out of curiosity I wish we knew what the 3 week delay was. There seems to be several of us that experienced that. It’s almost like a tote or palet going to NYC just got set aside at the China shipping carrier & just forgot about for around three weeks before continuing the journey.

But….. we will never know. Big Smile .
We will all just be happy & satisified to finally get them. Wink . Thumbs Up
I will anyway…… Wink

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Hallelujah… my Mini GT is still on the move!!! Shocked . Glasses . Big Smile
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August 24, 2018, 9:14 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
STAMFORD CT DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The item is currently in transit to the destination.

August 23, 2018, 4:52 pm
Processed Through Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

August 2, 2018, 4:51 pm
Acceptance
CHINA

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The GT mini first impression in hand feels like im holding a zebra light, soo small but very comfortable. Took it outside in the backyard to compare it to the Thrunite Catapult V6 and its pretty impressive with the throw and heat management. I need to go to a more open area to really appreciate the light. 

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They shipped my mini gt august 16th, and the light is in fedex smartpost los angeles, CA. Scheduled delivery date is august 29th..

Not bad..

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They shipped my mini gt august 16th, and the light is in fedex smartpost los angeles, CA. Scheduled delivery date is august 29th..

Not bad..

Not bad at all. Mine shipped 2 August and sat around somewhere till it showed up in NYC yesterday. Oh well, such is life. Wink

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Teacher, check your tracking number! Mine said it was going to arrive Tuesday and now it’s arriving today!

I’m going to be exhausted for work tomorrow night but I know I’m going to be running around like a moron with this light. My coworkers are going to be so jealous.

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Teacher—— How was your night waiting on the Mailman —— Just a couple more to go—— Facepalm

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Hallelujah… my Mini GT is still on the move!!! Shocked . Glasses . Big Smile

finally man! glad to hear it didn’t go overboard lol

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Teacher, check your tracking number! Mine said it was going to arrive Tuesday and now it’s arriving today!

I’m going to be exhausted for work tomorrow night but I know I’m going to be running around like a moron with this light. My coworkers are going to be so jealous.

Congrats my friend, enjoy!! Beer
Already checked… no such luck for mine. Big Smile … I’m thinking mine might well arrive Monday though… a day early. Wink

Mine left CT early this morning…..

August 25, 2018, 4:21 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
STAMFORD CT DISTRIBUTION CENTER
The item is currently in transit to the destination.

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Teacher—— How was your night waiting on the Mailman —— Just a couple more to go—— Facepalm


It went pretty good my ‘Bayou Brother’, the ‘skeeters’ were not to bad. Big Smile Big Smile …… Wink
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Hallelujah… my Mini GT is still on the move!!! Shocked . Glasses . Big Smile

finally man! glad to hear it didn’t go overboard lol

Amen to that!! Thumbs Up
I guess the ‘Slo Boat from China’ ain’t so bad after all….. just slow. Big Smile Big Smile

‘Slo Boat from China’…. the original.

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I know a couple people have reported QC issues, and my boxes were extremely banged up but I am happy to report both lights not only work perfectly, when you line them both up on turbo the beam profiles are identical! (Edit: not identical to the BLF GT, I ordered two minis) The BLF GT mini with the short tube is the same height as the noctigon meteor but the head and battery tube is obviously much smaller.

It’s such a concentrated throwy beam in such a tiny package that it gives me the same joy as turning on the BLF GT. It’s really crazy how you can fit D1S throw in something smaller than a noctigon meteor.

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The one they sent out during august 16th batch are good.. i personally ask them about quality and they said led is well centered, and nice reflector.

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AgentWhiteBread wrote:
I know a couple people have reported QC issues, and my boxes were extremely banged up but I am happy to report both lights not only work perfectly, when you line them both up on turbo the beam profiles are identical! (Edit: not identical to the BLF GT, I ordered two minis) The BLF GT mini with the short tube is the same height as the noctigon meteor but the head and battery tube is obviously much smaller.

It’s such a concentrated throwy beam in such a tiny package that it gives me the same joy as turning on the BLF GT. It’s really crazy how you can fit D1S throw in something smaller than a noctigon meteor.

strange i found the way the packed the light very good sounless a car ran over yours idk how it happend.

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The one they sent out during august 16th batch are good.. i personally ask them about quality and they said led is well centered, and nice reflector.
I’m hoping the one’s they sent out on 2 August (that had a 3 week layover somewhere in route… Wink ) are “good” too. Big Smile

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It looked like a car ran over it! One of the boxes was so mangled I couldn’t slide the box out of the sleeve, I had to cut the sleeve off and cut the box open.

Just goes to show how great their padding is that one box could be so mangled and yet both lights are consistent.

Comparison, BLF GT on the left, mini and micro on the right: https://m.imgur.com/a/6XQnfVf/

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Here are a few photos comparing the GT Mini to the Emisar D1S. Click to embiggen.

Bezels are the same diameter. The GT mini is 132mm long. The D1S is 128mm long.

I prefer the D1S’s non-crenulated bezel, and its larger and firmer switch.

The D1S’s reflector appears very slightly smoother that the GT Mini’s, but it’s probably not noticeable during use.

If I had to pick one, I’d still pick both. Party

I hope to post some beamshot comparisons when the weather permits.

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Here are a few photos comparing the GT Mini to the Emisar D1S. Click to embiggen.

embiggen? Crashlands perhaps? Smile

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embiggen? Crashlands perhaps? Smile
Oh, pshaw! I’ve been saying embiggen for nigh on 22 years!

It’s a perfectly cromulent word. Big Smile

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Anyone got 1400 lumen on their emisar d1s ? I got 1400 lumen on my d1s cool white, sony vtc6..

I will update more when i get my calibrated lights for my lumen tube.

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embiggen? Crashlands perhaps? Smile
Oh, pshaw! I’ve been saying embiggen for nigh on 22 years!

It’s a perfectly cromulent word. Big Smile

LOL! I had totally forgotten about that.

Mmmmm….nostalgia.

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Hi can you guys give me the head diameter?

I’m trying to see if I already have a difuser that will work on the GT Mini.

Thanks!

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My Mini GT is getting closer & closer to it’s new home…. . Wink

Booyaa!!

August 26, 2018, 3:20 am
Departed USPS Facility
ATLANTA, GA 30354
Your item departed our USPS facility in ATLANTA, GA 30354 on August 26, 2018 at 3:20 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination.

August 25, 2018, 10:32 pm
Arrived at USPS Facility
ATLANTA, GA 30354

August 25, 2018, 4:21 am
Departed USPS Regional Facility
STAMFORD CT DISTRIBUTION CENTER

August 24, 2018, 9:14 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
STAMFORD CT DISTRIBUTION CENTER

August 23, 2018, 4:52 pm
Processed Through Facility
ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

August 3, 2018, 5:34 am
Processed Through Facility
GUANGZHOU EMS, CHINA

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damn u have waited almost a month for arrival ? crazy Sad

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Hopefully this means you get yours Monday! Unless they deliver on Sundays.

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flashycali wrote:
Hi can you guys give me the head diameter?
The GT Mini’s bezel is 50mm in diameter. That’s just under 2 inches.
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flashycali wrote:
Hi can you guys give me the head diameter?

I’m trying to see if I already have a difuser that will work on the GT Mini.

Thanks!


All dimensions and specs are in post #2.

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damn u have waited almost a month for arrival ? crazy Sad
Yep, pretty crazy for sure. And it’s not just me, their are several of us that have waited this long. There was a 3 week period of no activity somewhere. Facepalm . Big Smile

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Hopefully this means you get yours Monday! Unless they deliver on Sundays.
No Sunday delivery….. Sad But it should get here tomorrow!! Wink . Thumbs Up
If things continue to go correctly that is….. Big Smile

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teacher, I hope you got the short tube along with the light… it’s really Really a cool option! Makes it “mini” indeed and the output hot spot from such a small light is virtually giggle worthy in it’s own right. Wink

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