Sofirn Q8 group buy (gb closed, but try PM to Sofirn for discount)

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Interested “Amazon US”

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Thread started 25 hours ago, 69 lights are on the list now. I begin to wonder if Sofirn wants a limit on the number of lights sold for this price? I guess I will hear that after the weekend..

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I was the first to go in (second post), but I didn’t say that I want Amazon DE.

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I’m a sucker for a group buy. Please put me down for one. Amazon DE.

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Updated the list and added these 3 pics to the OP, Barry would try a beamshot and I will ask for an extra pic looking into the front.

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I’d also like to add some pics from my thread about the Sofirn Q8. Am I allowed or not?

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BlueSwordM wrote:
I’d also like to add some pics from my thread about the Sofirn Q8. Am I allowed or not?

Sure, go ahead, more pics are better!

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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Ok then. Thanks. These are some pics about the new battery tube and the info.

These have not been released obviously yet.

One thing I wonder about is if the regular Sofirn Q8 is going to use beryllium copper springs after they liked my idea, and asked me for some advice. Or maybe they are just going to use copper alloy springs in the Sofirn Q8 V1.5 battery carriers.

I have asked them about it, and am waiting for their response currently.

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I would expect the regular Sofirn Q8 to use the steel springs just like the BLF Q8 because Barry said the only changes were the ones he mentioned.

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Oh ok then. Will be waiting patiently for the Q8 V1.5 then.

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Darn it.  I was perfectly fine with what I had.  Til this thread showed up.  Interested in 1, Amazon, US.


Would prefer a host as I have enough drivers and emitters to last a lifetime.  How about it Sofirn?  Your C8F host is very popular around here.

A host would be perfect. If it came with a battery carrier it would be extra perfect.

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Put me in for one more please
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I hope Sofirn will develop a battery carrier that accepts both button tops and flat tops.

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huey18 wrote:
I hope Sofirn will develop a battery carrier that accepts both button tops and flat tops.

Last thing I heard is that one of their engineers by accident reversed one battery in an unprotected prototype of the Q8 carrier and that scared the h*ll out of him. That is when they decided on physical reverse polarity protection and thus it will not work with flat tops. But it may well be a very easy mod to remove that protection.

But, as I understood, the 2-carrier,8batteries,8P battery tube is not finished yet, they are not satisfied on details and are still working on it.

link to djozz tests 

“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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This group buy version is not using carriers, right? Post #1 says the only changes are the emitters and the battery tube flats are gone.

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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Interested, Amazon US.

Never owned a Q8, so I figure it’s time.

On further reflection, as much as the Q8 is a BLF classic. 4×18650 cells really are more battery than I want/need which is what has kept me from getting one up to now, it would just sit un-used.

Move towards the light.

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@JasonWW, yes. This is only the Sofirn Q8 V1.0 with XPL HI CW emitters.

The V1.5 will have the battery carriers with better springs.

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djozz wrote:
huey18 wrote:
I hope Sofirn will develop a battery carrier that accepts both button tops and flat tops.

Last thing I heard is that one of their engineers by accident reversed one battery in an unprotected prototype of the Q8 carrier and that scared the h*ll out of him. That is when they decided on physical reverse polarity protection and thus it will not work with flat tops. But it may well be a very easy mod to remove that protection.

But, as I understood, the 2-carrier,8batteries,8P battery tube is not finished yet, they are not satisfied on details and are still working on it.

I can’t seem to find the thread, but I remember someone else pointed out that another company used a white plastic ring around the contact point to allow button tops and flat tops.

Can you remove me from the list and allow someone else to purchase from Amazon US? Thanks.

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huey18 wrote:
djozz wrote:
huey18 wrote:
I hope Sofirn will develop a battery carrier that accepts both button tops and flat tops.

Last thing I heard is that one of their engineers by accident reversed one battery in an unprotected prototype of the Q8 carrier and that scared the h*ll out of him. That is when they decided on physical reverse polarity protection and thus it will not work with flat tops. But it may well be a very easy mod to remove that protection.

But, as I understood, the 2-carrier,8batteries,8P battery tube is not finished yet, they are not satisfied on details and are still working on it.

I can’t seem to find the thread, but I remember someone else pointed out that another company used a white plastic ring around the contact point to allow button tops and flat tops.


Astrolux uses a really nice white plastic ring that is just tall enough to prevent the negative end of a cell from touching, but still allow the flat positive end to touch. I just mentioned this on a ROT66 thread. Getting these tolerances are hard, though. Sofirn may just suggest button tops in the carrier like the current Q8. If you don’t have button tops, solder blob them.

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! 

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices 

Review Jaxmnve M1 Stainless 10180 Keychain light

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