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

Thanks! My BLF Q8 can share the same diffuser with this guy, sweet!

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All dimensions and specs are in post #2.

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flashycali wrote:
Thanks! My BLF Q8 can share the same diffuser with this guy, sweet!
Really? The Q8’s bezel is 59mm, or about 2.3”.

What diffuser do you have? I’ve been looking for a nice one for the Q8.

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Mini GT still on track, (so far); for delivery tomorrow!
It most likely sitting a couple of miles away now at the PO, waiting for the mail lady to get it in the morning & deliver it.
Fingers are crossed…… Big Smile
hope all the bs I’ve written has not ‘jinxed’ it . Facepalm . Big Smile Big Smile Big SmileWink
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August 26, 2018, 3:02 pm
Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility
BIRMINGHAM AL DISTRIBUTION CENTER ANNEX
The item is currently in transit to the destination.

August 26, 2018, 10:46 am
Arrived at USPS Regional Facility
BIRMINGHAM AL DISTRIBUTION CENTER ANNEX

August 26, 2018, 8:47 am
Departed USPS Facility
ATLANTA, GA 30354

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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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teacher wrote:
Mini GT still on track, (so far); for delivery tomorrow! It most likely sitting a couple of miles away now at the PO, waiting for the mail lady to get it in the morning & deliver it. Fingers are crossed…… Big Smile hope all the bs I’ve written has not ‘jinxed’ it . Facepalm . Big Smile Big Smile Big SmileWink . August 26, 2018, 3:02 pm Departed USPS Regional Destination Facility BIRMINGHAM AL DISTRIBUTION CENTER ANNEX The item is currently in transit to the destination. August 26, 2018, 10:46 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility BIRMINGHAM AL DISTRIBUTION CENTER ANNEX August 26, 2018, 8:47 am Departed USPS Facility ATLANTA, GA 30354
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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
Hecks yeah man…mine could be here Tomm also..maybe Tuesday.

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Hecks yeah man…mine could be here Tomm also..maybe Tuesday.
Good… maybe yours will!! Thumbs Up
Mine was scheduled to be here Tuesday the 28th. But when coming by USPS I usually get it a day early at least. Wink
Once it leaves Birmingham. AL it only has to go 60 miles NE up the Interstate…. so I know I’ll have a package the next day once it leaves B’ham. If all goes as scheduled that is….. Wink

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Hecks yeah man…mine could be here Tomm also..maybe Tuesday.
Good… maybe yours will!! Thumbs Up
Mine was scheduled to be here Tuesday the 28th. But when coming by USPS I usually get it a day early at least. Wink
Once it leaves Birmingham. AL it only has to go 60 miles NE up the Interstate…. so I know I’ll have a package the next day once it leaves B’ham. If all goes as scheduled that is….. Wink

Thats great..mine 15 prob 20 miles away..so super close..i will let you guys know.

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Holy moly.. schedule delivery changed from wed to Tuesday.

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Holy moly.. schedule delivery changed from wed to Tuesday.

SWEEEEEEEEEET

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goshdogit wrote:
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Thanks! My BLF Q8 can share the same diffuser with this guy, sweet!
Really? The Q8’s bezel is 59mm, or about 2.3”.

What diffuser do you have? I’ve been looking for a nice one for the Q8.

Oh never mind, I again mis-read.

I’m right now traveling and only has my tablet with me which I rarely use normally, still getting used to the small text even with reading glasses.

I don’t remember the model number of the diffuser I got for the Q8 and I can look it up when I get home. What I do remember is that it was a Fenix one if that helps.

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Now it says mine will be here Today..best Monday ever.

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Now it says mine will be here Today..best Monday ever.

Just another manic monday.

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Now it says mine will be here Today..best Monday ever.

Just another manic monday.


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Brainsick67 wrote:
Now it says mine will be here Today..best Monday ever.
+1…. Same here. Thumbs Up . Beer

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Mine claims it’s going to be here today, but I’m in the Midwest, and there hasn’t been an update since it got processed in NY on the 22nd. So I don’t think I believe that.

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Mine claims it’s going to be here today, but I’m in the Midwest, and there hasn’t been an update since it got processed in NY on the 22nd. So I don’t think I believe that.
Hmmmm… That’s interesting. My tracking has updated every day since USPS got it from “The Slo Boat from China”. Wink . Big Smile

Are you using ( https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction_input ) to track it??

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Yep

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Now it says mine will be here Today..best Monday ever.

Nice.

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I just check my tracking too.. it suppose to deliver on wed.. fedex already handed the package to USPS. It will be delivered today. Great Monday.

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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1370799#comment-1370799
Sat, 08/25/2018 – 03:15……… #878

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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I just check my tracking too.. it suppose to deliver on wed.. fedex already handed the package to USPS. It will be delivered today. Great Monday.
Yeah, you lucked out Newlumen that yours was shipped by FedEx SmartPost. Yours was shipped two weeks after many of ours & your getting it the same day as many of us. Thumbs Up

Of course ours were shipped two weeks (or better) earlier by ‘Slo Boat from China International Marine Express’. Facepalm
Their ‘Flagship Vessel’ is shown below. Big Smile

‘Slo Boat from China International Marine Shipping’…. Flagship Vessel

Might as well laugh about it…. Big Smile Big Smile Big SmileWink

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I think it’s impressive! They 3D printed that SloBoat for $16.93… amazing!

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I think it’s impressive! They 3D printed that SloBoat for $16.93… amazing!
Yep… that sounds about right. Wink
Cut down on overhead anyway possible….. Big Smile

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goshdogit wrote:
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.

After seeing that pic, I just compared my D1S and GT mini reflector and the D1S reflector is definitely smoother. Also the D1S hotspot is noticeably smaller, so should throw farther. I got 1,330 lumens with the D1S and 1,140 lumens with the GT Mini. Seems Emisar’s quality is better than Lumintop overall.

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Just received my mini GT. At first I kept measuring about 500 lumens with every battery I had and freaked out. Then I wiped down the springs with alcohol and got 1,140 turn on lumens using the TA lumen sphere. In comparison, my D1S measures 862 turn on lumens. I don’t know why it measured so low even after I wiped the springs with alcohol. The hotspot on the D1S is smaller than the Mini GT though. The Mini GT NW tint is actually as warm and rosier than the 5D D1S so it is definitely a 5D tint. Looks great.

I just took a piece of paper soaked in alcohol and wiped down the springs on my D1S. There were alot of yellowish corrosive residue on the beryllium springs and battery contacts. The turn on lumen finally came back up from 862 lumens to 1,330 lumens! Now my D1S is brighter than the GT Mini and the hotspot is also noticeably smaller so should throw further than the GT Mini.

Is it bad to leave the battery in contact with beryllium springs? Does that somehow accelerate corrosion?

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Now it says mine will be here Today..best Monday ever.
+1…. Same here. Thumbs Up . Beer

Sweet bro…FINALLY.

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SKV89 wrote:

Is it bad to leave the battery in contact with beryllium springs? Does that somehow accelerate corrosion?

Cool question. Someone care to refresh their redox reactions from chemistry class? Party
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SKV89 wrote:
goshdogit wrote:
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.

After seeing that pic, I just compared my D1S and GT mini reflector and the D1S reflector is definitely smoother. Also the D1S hotspot is noticeably smaller, so should throw farther. I got 1,330 lumens with the D1S and 1,140 lumens with the GT Mini. Seems Emisar’s quality is better than Lumintop overall.

Thats what i thought.. emisar d1s is intense and small.. perfect led centered.. i dont see anything wrong.. hopefully i get my mini gt today.. tracking didnt show it is out for delivery but it is schedule to delivered today. . Sad

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So, perhaps I should solder the spring to the battery top and remove any spring from the driver, just to be sure there is no corrosion build up between the cell and the spring…. Big Smile (I’ve done that before, by the way)

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My GTmini showed up today. So far quite impressed with it.

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After three weeks I finally got my Mini GT NW today. Light looks great however there is an issue with it. When in turbo or top of ramp and double click to turbo the beam changes from NW to CW with a purple corona and then smoke starts swirling inside the reflector. Obviously this isnt’t right. I bought from the Group buy here on BLF. Not sure who to contact.

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