The BLF GT70 "Giggle Monster" is coming! 7,500lumens, 1,500m throw!

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I think the best charger is the Enova GyrFalcon. http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&pr...
This is the only 8 cell charger that I know of that charges up to 8 26650s, graphically shows cell status, can do 4.35V cells and Lipos as well as NiMH, and can charge all channels at 1A. This charger is given a very good rating by HJK. i8 will only charge 8 cells at 0.5A, has no graphic display, doesn’t do 4.35 or 3.6V lipos, will fit 4 26650s. HJK rating of acceptable.
I have the latest version of the GyrFalcon All-88. It’s by far my favorite out of the many I have.

That is actually a really nice looking charger. If I had it to do over again I think I would get that over 2× 4 bay chargers. Only advantage my 4 bay chargers have is the discharge testing.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 for testing my cells. It’s a great charger as well, especially for the price.

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Any mid-range beam shots?

Also, what are the lumens in the 80% mode? Full regulation there, right?

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atbglenn wrote:
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lawallac wrote:
I think the best charger is the Enova GyrFalcon. http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&pr...
This is the only 8 cell charger that I know of that charges up to 8 26650s, graphically shows cell status, can do 4.35V cells and Lipos as well as NiMH, and can charge all channels at 1A. This charger is given a very good rating by HJK. i8 will only charge 8 cells at 0.5A, has no graphic display, doesn’t do 4.35 or 3.6V lipos, will fit 4 26650s. HJK rating of acceptable.
I have the latest version of the GyrFalcon All-88. It’s by far my favorite out of the many I have.

That is actually a really nice looking charger. If I had it to do over again I think I would get that over 2× 4 bay chargers. Only advantage my 4 bay chargers have is the discharge testing.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 for testing my cells. It’s a great charger as well, especially for the price.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 too …but then i found this : SKYRC MC3000 , OK only 4bay but you can set nearly all parameters , charge – discharge and the values are displayed on the Charger – per Cable on your PC – or over Bluetooth on your Phone . For me one off the best …..

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lawallac wrote:
I think the best charger is the Enova GyrFalcon. http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&pr...
This is the only 8 cell charger that I know of that charges up to 8 26650s, graphically shows cell status, can do 4.35V cells and Lipos as well as NiMH, and can charge all channels at 1A. This charger is given a very good rating by HJK. i8 will only charge 8 cells at 0.5A, has no graphic display, doesn’t do 4.35 or 3.6V lipos, will fit 4 26650s. HJK rating of acceptable.
I have the latest version of the GyrFalcon All-88. It’s by far my favorite out of the many I have.

That is actually a really nice looking charger. If I had it to do over again I think I would get that over 2× 4 bay chargers. Only advantage my 4 bay chargers have is the discharge testing.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 for testing my cells. It’s a great charger as well, especially for the price.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 too …but then i found this : SKYRC MC3000 , OK only 4bay but you can set nearly all parameters , charge – discharge and the values are displayed on the Charger – per Cable on your PC – or over Bluetooth on your Phone . For me one off the best …..

I paid $15 for my Lii-500 without power supply vs close to $100 for the Skyrc MC3000. I’m sure the MC3000 is alot better. But for the price, you can’t beat the Lii-500.

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Any mid-range beam shots?

Also, what are the lumens in the 80% mode? Full regulation there, right?

I think there are a few floating around but more should be posted over the coming weeks as people get their lights.

The top of the ramp on this light is around 50-60%, after that you have to go to turbo mode which is 100%. There is no regulation on these modes since it uses an FET for the high modes.

The normal GT has the 80% high mode and a regulated buck driver. Although the voltage overhead is not enough to allow full regulation in the high modes except with fairly full batteries (which is why we ditched the buck driver for this light that pulls about 4x as much power, there would of been no regulation anyways).

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I have the 4-bay version of the Griffalcon charger from Mtn above, and I don’t really like it. Sure, it’s pretty, and when it works, it works, but the thing isn’t “set and forget” reliable. For example, when putting more fully-charged cells in, it will often read them as 4.2v and not charge them, and you have to disconnect and reconnect the cell multiple times to get them to read correctly. (verified actual voltage with my fluke) I really wish my nitecore i4 had a higher charging current.

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I have the 4-bay version of the Griffalcon charger from Mtn above, and I don’t really like it. Sure, it’s pretty, and when it works, it works, but the thing isn’t “set and forget” reliable. For example, when putting more fully-charged cells in, it will often read them as 4.2v and not charge them, and you have to disconnect and reconnect the cell multiple times to get them to read correctly. (verified actual voltage with my fluke) I really wish my nitecore i4 had a higher charging current.

+1 I have the same problem with my All-88 eight bay charger. Sometimes it takes several reconnects for it to get off of the 4.2v reading. Very irritating, but other than that, I really like the charger. Not the best charger for top offs. I also purchased mine from Richard. Wonder if it might be a batch thing or if they all act this way. I have so many chargers, I haven’t really looked into it. I mainly use it now to charge AA NiMH batts for my speedlites.

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atbglenn wrote:
Mops1 wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
lawallac wrote:
I think the best charger is the Enova GyrFalcon. http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&pr...
This is the only 8 cell charger that I know of that charges up to 8 26650s, graphically shows cell status, can do 4.35V cells and Lipos as well as NiMH, and can charge all channels at 1A. This charger is given a very good rating by HJK. i8 will only charge 8 cells at 0.5A, has no graphic display, doesn’t do 4.35 or 3.6V lipos, will fit 4 26650s. HJK rating of acceptable.
I have the latest version of the GyrFalcon All-88. It’s by far my favorite out of the many I have.

That is actually a really nice looking charger. If I had it to do over again I think I would get that over 2× 4 bay chargers. Only advantage my 4 bay chargers have is the discharge testing.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 for testing my cells. It’s a great charger as well, especially for the price.

I have a LiitoKala Lii-500 too …but then i found this : SKYRC MC3000 , OK only 4bay but you can set nearly all parameters , charge – discharge and the values are displayed on the Charger – per Cable on your PC – or over Bluetooth on your Phone . For me one off the best …..

I paid $15 for my Lii-500 without power supply vs close to $100 for the Skyrc MC3000. I’m sure the MC3000 is alot better. But for the price, you can’t beat the Lii-500.

OK this is an argument …. but i spend so much money for my lamps ( 2 GT`s , 3 Conversion Kits and a little bit more ) so i decided 70€ on BG is OK ….. YOLO Smile

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Sorry, if I missed in last posts.

Are any converson Kits are shipped yet?
I got no info from DHL.

Thanks.

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Sorry, if I missed in last posts.

Are any converson Kits are shipped yet?
I got no info from DHL.

Thanks.

No verification that any have shipped AFAK. Don’t know if they will ship DHL either. Taking a ‘wild guess’ I’d say no.

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Sorry, if I missed in last posts.

Are any converson Kits are shipped yet?
I got no info from DHL.

Thanks.

No verification that any have shipped AFAK. Don’t know if they will ship DHL either. Taking a ‘wild guess’ I’d say no.

Thanks a lot.
I´m waiting… Wink

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The only update I have gotten since the holiday is they are working hard to get caught up on all the group buy orders this week. Generally I hear more so they must really be working hard on it.

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One question.
Is it possible to use anduril firmware with BLF GT Driver?

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One question.
Is it possible to use anduril firmware with BLF GT Driver?

The GT that is the Buck design? This is the GT70 thread so I wanted to clarify.

Your best bet is to ask ToyKeeper. She is the one that has the repository and created it (iirc).

I know Anduril can usually be flashed to the FET style drivers running NarsilM, but I don’t know about a buck driver.

It seems likely it could be made to work with the GT70, but it being 12v would require some custom coding. Same for 6v versions. I don’t think she has a 6v or 12v version right now.

I would ask her directly.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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I just checked my notes, she does have a version of Anduril that will work with the original GT buck driver.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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Batteries for my beloved Lumintop BLF GT70 NW, charging:

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Do we have any info about modyfication KIT.
Still no shipping….

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I just got an update last night actually. Forgot to post it this morning.

They have most of the remaining GT70 and conversion kit orders packed but they need some time to sort out all the orders, they are worried about making mistakes on the shipping so they hope to get them shipped next week.

I would prefer this then them rush out the door and possibly have problems so I was not that upset about the delay.

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/\ .. Thanks for the update TA, no worries. . . Thumbs Up

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For those wanting a different NW emitter Kaidomain has these….XHP70.2 80CRI 4000k N2 bin

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I just got an update last night actually. Forgot to post it this morning.

They have most of the remaining GT70 and conversion kit orders packed but they need some time to sort out all the orders, they are worried about making mistakes on the shipping so they hope to get them shipped next week.

I would prefer this then them rush out the door and possibly have problems so I was not that upset about the delay.

I have something from China shipped on Friday, delivering Monday. Don’t know what it is as it weighs more than the carriers I ordered and less than the GT70. I assume the weight is an estimate. Description is “sample of flashlight” like the first light, but who knows? I have absolutely no problem waiting to make sure the orders are correct, but would not mind waiting even longer if it meant we could get proper shipping / tracking info prior to delivery.

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I have absolutely no problem waiting to make sure the orders are correct, but would not mind waiting even longer if it meant we could get proper shipping / tracking info prior to delivery.

How would that be possible if shipping takes 3 days and getting tge tracking info takes 6 days? You see the problem, right?

About all you can do is make sure Paypal has your current phone number and email so that maybe DHL will send you a text or email before delivery.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I just got an update last night actually. Forgot to post it this morning.

They have most of the remaining GT70 and conversion kit orders packed but they need some time to sort out all the orders, they are worried about making mistakes on the shipping so they hope to get them shipped next week.

I would prefer this then them rush out the door and possibly have problems so I was not that upset about the delay.

I have something from China shipped on Friday, delivering Monday. Don’t know what it is as it weighs more than the carriers I ordered and less than the GT70. I assume the weight is an estimate. Description is “sample of flashlight” like the first light, but who knows? I have absolutely no problem waiting to make sure the orders are correct, but would not mind waiting even longer if it meant we could get proper shipping / tracking info prior to delivery.

It is possible. Neal ship my light on thursday ( china time ), and i received it on friday. Neal couldnt believe it..

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OrangePeel wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
I just got an update last night actually. Forgot to post it this morning.

They have most of the remaining GT70 and conversion kit orders packed but they need some time to sort out all the orders, they are worried about making mistakes on the shipping so they hope to get them shipped next week.

I would prefer this then them rush out the door and possibly have problems so I was not that upset about the delay.

I have something from China shipped on Friday, delivering Monday. Don’t know what it is as it weighs more than the carriers I ordered and less than the GT70. I assume the weight is an estimate. Description is “sample of flashlight” like the first light, but who knows? I have absolutely no problem waiting to make sure the orders are correct, but would not mind waiting even longer if it meant we could get proper shipping / tracking info prior to delivery.

It is possible. Neal ship my light on thursday ( china time ), and i received it on friday. Neal couldnt believe it..

Did you purchase through Neal’s site or Lumintopinline? By the way, Neal is tops and really helped me out. Shipping from him was perfect in speed and tracking info.

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Newlumen wrote:
OrangePeel wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
I just got an update last night actually. Forgot to post it this morning.

They have most of the remaining GT70 and conversion kit orders packed but they need some time to sort out all the orders, they are worried about making mistakes on the shipping so they hope to get them shipped next week.

I would prefer this then them rush out the door and possibly have problems so I was not that upset about the delay.

I have something from China shipped on Friday, delivering Monday. Don’t know what it is as it weighs more than the carriers I ordered and less than the GT70. I assume the weight is an estimate. Description is “sample of flashlight” like the first light, but who knows? I have absolutely no problem waiting to make sure the orders are correct, but would not mind waiting even longer if it meant we could get proper shipping / tracking info prior to delivery.

It is possible. Neal ship my light on thursday ( china time ), and i received it on friday. Neal couldnt believe it..

Did you purchase through Neal’s site or Lumintopinline? By the way, Neal is tops and really helped me out. Shipping from him was perfect in speed and tracking info.

Nealsgadgets. Dhl is super quick.. smaller package with the china post take 15 days.. yea i am happy with it.
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I think banggood start using DHL when shipping big lights to USA..

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shirnask wrote:
For those wanting a different NW emitter Kaidomain has these….” XHP70.2 80CRI 4000k N2 bin”:http://kaidomain.com/Cree-XHP70_2-N2-5A-Neutral-White-4000K-CRI80-LED-Em...

I actually ordered a few of these and they came in the other day. I plan to use them in an MT09R so I can compare them to the 80CRI LED’s I have been using.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
shirnask wrote:
For those wanting a different NW emitter Kaidomain has these….” XHP70.2 80CRI 4000k N2 bin”:http://kaidomain.com/Cree-XHP70_2-N2-5A-Neutral-White-4000K-CRI80-LED-Em...

I actually ordered a few of these and they came in the other day. I plan to use them in an MT09R so I can compare them to the 80CRI LED’s I have been using.

Let us know how they work out!

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You guys got some super fast shipping ordered mine thru Neal’s it shipped Thrusday. Hoping it is here tomorrow

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They have most of the remaining GT70 and conversion kit orders packed but they need some time to sort out all the orders, they are worried about making mistakes on the shipping so they hope to get them shipped next week.

I would prefer this then them rush out the door and possibly have problems so I was not that upset about the delay.

That sounds great.

Hope both packages (conversion kit and batterie carriers) will be shipped.

My light is still waiting for upgrade…

I´m very late, but would it be possible to design a battery tube and carriers for 20700 / 21700 batteries.
Original tube is very thick-walled. So a thinner wall would maybe enable a bigger inner diameter of tube…

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