The BLF GT70 "Giggle Monster" is here! 7,500lumens, 1,500m throw! Group buy Closed!

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joechina wrote:
Stuff I noted for the GT
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Op/Tech Hood Head
Neoprene Objektiv-Abdeckung, Cover
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref%3Dnb_sb_ss_c_1_16?url=search-alias%3Daps&fi...

LensCoat Hoodies
(a better alternative to Op/Techs.)
Has a front disc in a pouch. It offers much better impact protection, fits better, and the rigid front keeps the hood from slipping around.
The XXL size fits better than the XL for the GT
https://www.amazon.com/LensCoat-LCH2XLBK-Hoodie-Large-Black/dp/B0087N28Y8/
Q:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1262819#comment-1262819 (around this post)

Lens Cap from the kitchen
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1248124#comment-1248124

GT accessories
Neal will have a lense cover and a bag.
Feeler thread
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58260

Cap from Amazon.com
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009R9BN/

THANK YOU very much for this info you and Texas Ace!! I really appreciate it. Apparently it was suppose to come with it from Neal and it was accidentally left out, no biggie.
I might pick up one of these from Amazon, since they fit so good and have protection.

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I cant even get my cap on mine..its so tight..

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It was a struggle for me as well, a couple of pull tabs would’ve been helpful. As much trouble it was to get the cover on, I’m not sure it’ll get used as much as it should. Does anyone make a hard cover or maybe we can fashion one out of a PVC endcap from home depot?

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I cant even get my cap on mine..its so tight..
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kuoh wrote:
It was a struggle for me as well, a couple of pull tabs would’ve been helpful. As much trouble it was to get the cover on, I’m not sure it’ll get used as much as it should. Does anyone make a hard cover or maybe we can fashion one out of a PVC endcap from home depot?

KuoH

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I cant even get my cap on mine..its so tight..
LUCKY i only bought 1…i wont use it.. maybe find another light to use it on..lol.

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kuoh wrote:

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Does anyone make a hard cover or maybe we can fashion one….. (snip)

For anyone who wants a perfect fitting ‘lens cap’, if you have a WalMart close by; purchase a Large size of the Great Value Oats.
The plastic top is a perfect fit to make a great ‘lens cap’ for the GT. Thumbs Up
It is a secure fit too, it stays on quite well.

Plus you get some good eating, healthy oats for breakfast…. Big Smile
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I’ve been using that same cap on my GT, and it also makes a great diffuser. Thumbs Up

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I’ve been using that same cap on my GT, and it also makes a great diffuser. Thumbs Up
Glad you mentioned that cccpull (I forgot to.. Facepalm ) , it really does. Thumbs Up

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I received my GT70 last night and when I pulled it out of the package there was definitely a giggle. This is my first time seeing the gt host and it’s amazing quality, thanks for all the hard work on this one fellas. I’ll be posting some beam shots of this bad boy this weekend.

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Rockjunkie15 wrote:
I received my GT70 last night and when I pulled it out of the package there was definitely a giggle. This is my first time seeing the gt host and it’s amazing quality, thanks for all the hard work on this one fellas. I’ll be posting some beam shots of this bad boy this weekend.
congrats, yeah she is a beast, you will love it.

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Ok, I just got confirmation that the GT70 and conversion kits have been shipped out as of today!

The tracking numbers will be next week at the earliest before they are ready but they are on the way.

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Picked up a CW, batteries, strap, and cover today.

Thanks for all the hard work, this looks amazing. I can’t wait to get it.

Larry

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I am impressed by the Lumintop BLF GT70. I had the opportunity to try out a couple of different CREE XHP70.2 LED flashlights. They were all too floody for my tastes. This is a floody LED. Even in a 70mm smooth reflector, the beam pattern was a triangular flood. Finally, with the beast-size of the BLF GT reflector, the beam pattern has been tamed to that of the Olight SR90. I love it! Thick straight beam out as far as the eye can see, and more. Just like the way the old Olight SR90 was. ❤️ Giggles.

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First post; first group buy

1x CW GT70
1× 8PC BATT
1x Lens Cover

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And huge thanks to Texas_Ace and JasonWW for their assistance. I couldn’t have done it without you guys.

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GT70, batteries, lens cover and CW conversion kit recieved today. Batteries are charging. Gonna piss off the neighbors tonight.

Is there a video that exists on how to install the conversion kit? I thought I had seen one that someone made with step by step instructions but I may be wrong.

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Is there a video that exists on how to install the conversion kit? I thought I had seen one that someone made with step by step instructions but I may be wrong.

I don’t know if there is, I haven’t checked, but it should be straightforward, I can try making a video or at the very least an imgur guide when my kit finally arrives.

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Hearing how many people have difficulties opening their GT’s, I’m glad I cracked mine open already and didn’t tightly reassemble it. Can’t wait to get my conversion kit!

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Coyotehawk wrote:
GT70, batteries, lens cover and CW conversion kit recieved today. Batteries are charging. Gonna piss off the neighbors tonight.

Is there a video that exists on how to install the conversion kit? I thought I had seen one that someone made with step by step instructions but I may be wrong.

VOB made a video a few months ago of the prototype kit install. You don’t have the reflow the LED like that video but it should show the rest of the steps.

Did the driver include a switch attached to it? I asked for them to include it but it was never clear if they were able to or not.

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Coyotehawk wrote:
GT70, batteries, lens cover and CW conversion kit recieved today. Batteries are charging. Gonna piss off the neighbors tonight.

Is there a video that exists on how to install the conversion kit? I thought I had seen one that someone made with step by step instructions but I may be wrong.

VOB made a video a few months ago of the prototype kit install. You don’t have the reflow the LED like that video but it should show the rest of the steps.

Did the driver include a switch attached to it? I asked for them to include it but it was never clear if they were able to or not.


Yes sir. It does have its own switch.
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Did the driver include a switch attached to it? I asked for them to include it but it was never clear if they were able to or not.


Yes sir. It does have its own switch.

Why do we need a new switch? Is it different than the stock?

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Did the driver include a switch attached to it? I asked for them to include it but it was never clear if they were able to or not.


Yes sir. It does have its own switch.

Why do we need a new switch? Is it different than the stock?

You don’t need it but it makes the process much easier to not have to mess with those little wires for most people.

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Coyotehawk wrote:
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Coyotehawk wrote:
GT70, batteries, lens cover and CW conversion kit recieved today. Batteries are charging. Gonna piss off the neighbors tonight.

Is there a video that exists on how to install the conversion kit? I thought I had seen one that someone made with step by step instructions but I may be wrong.

VOB made a video a few months ago of the prototype kit install. You don’t have the reflow the LED like that video but it should show the rest of the steps.

Did the driver include a switch attached to it? I asked for them to include it but it was never clear if they were able to or not.


Yes sir. It does have its own switch.

Great, that should make it easier for some people as there is a lot less soldering involved.

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So I placed an order for a cold white GT with the strap and lens cover, how long does it typically take to receive them? I’m pretty excited to get it.

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Once shipped it generally arrives in about a week or so.

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So I placed an order for a cold white GT with the strap and lens cover, how long does it typically take to receive them? I’m pretty excited to get it.

TA posted on October 18th that he recieved notification that they had shipped. I’m US based and recieved mine yesterday, October 22nd. If you’re in the US, you should be getting it any day now.
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I ordered mine on 10/20, so it will probably be at least a week, but I didn’t know if they were coming from the US or overseas. I ordered from lumintoponline.

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If you just placed your order then it may not ship until the end of the week (they generally don’t actually give the packages to the forwarder until the weekend for some reason).

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jmkarstetter wrote:
I ordered mine on 10/20, so it will probably be at least a week, but I didn’t know if they were coming from the US or overseas. I ordered from lumintoponline.

They all come from Shenzhen China.
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are there any updates on the NW conversion kits? I ordered mine on September 12th but it has not shipped yet.

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All of the orders were shipped late last week, including the GT70’s and conversion kits.

The status on the website will not be updated until they have the tracking numbers which could be another week from now if the past is any indication.

The GT70’s were shipped DHL and are already being delivered, the conversion kits went airmail and will take a bit longer.

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