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

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Most excellent getting rid of the battery flats, Love full round battery tubes, but is it possible to get rid of the vertical grooves going thru those beautiful knurled rings for the win! Thumbs Up

Maybe next time around…. Smile

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djozz wrote:
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If Sofirn is going with the XP-L HI V3-1A ….I’m in! Thumbs Up
I have asked Barry, but no information yet (weekend). I put you on the list anyway, there’s of course no obligation to buy.

1A is by far my favorite tint for high powered lights… so fingers crossed for XP-L HI V3-1A.

Can you please ask if the emitter MCPCB’s are DTP and if the lens is A/R?

Thanks for heading up this one for us.

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The MCPCB is of course DTP. It would not make sense to not use a DTP MCPCB since the BLF Q8 features it already, and most lights already do. Therefore, the Sofirn Q8 will feature one of course.

AR lens? Depends on where they source it. Some AR lens are just bad in terms of tint, like in the prototype AR lens for the Q8, and the Kaidomain AR lens.

If they can get a similar one to the Kaidomain AR lens, that would be great.

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In for 1 please…Amazon US.

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JasonWW wrote:
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is there anyone who wants to buy a Q8 MCPCB with four CW XP-L HI to retrofit an old BLF Q8?

Are you saying you have one that you’d like to sale?

Or am I misunderstanding you?

I can be a little obtuse sometimes.

I’m saying that if I order one of these Sofirn Q8s lights, I’m going to mod it to replace the CW emitters with something else, and since I don’t have anything else to do with them, I’d sell them and the MCPCB as a unit so someone who already has a Q8 and likes CW, so they can have an easy mod and I can cover some of the cost of a new MCPCB and whatever emitters I go with.

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eas wrote:
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is there anyone who wants to buy a Q8 MCPCB with four CW XP-L HI to retrofit an old BLF Q8?

Are you saying you have one that you’d like to sale?

Or am I misunderstanding you?

I can be a little obtuse sometimes.

I’m saying that if I order one of these Sofirn Q8s lights, I’m going to mod it to replace the CW emitters with something else, and since I don’t have anything else to do with them, I’d sell them and the MCPCB as a unit so someone who already has a Q8 and likes CW, so they can have an easy mod and I can cover some of the cost of a new MCPCB and whatever emitters I go with.


Okay, now I understand.

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+1 for amazon US please.

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huey18 wrote:
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.

Are you referring to this contraption?

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Djozz could you please put my two requested as Amazon please, shipping would be very fast.
Thank You

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JasonWW wrote:
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.

This setup is super common in the Vape industry, and works extremely well. Nobody uses button tops. Barry just needs to get with some Vape companies in Shenzhen.

Excuse the dirt in this 3yr old mod. Ready to replace it, but it won’t die. This one is made by Wismec

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Unloco wrote:
huey18 wrote:
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.

Are you referring to this contraption?

Roche M170 http://budgetlightforum.com/node/18885


I think he’s refering to this:

.

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

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@FlashPilot, well, I was the one who spoke about the new Sofirn Q8 first since I had talked about it a few months ago:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61004

I actually found out by accident that they would be making an updated version of the light by asking for a battery tube to be made available:

And no problem! I understand your concern for wanting a response from djozz. He is more knowledgeable than I am.

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Reuleaux?

Yes, with DNA 200 chipset

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FlashPilot wrote:
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The MCPCB is of course DTP. It would not make sense to not use a DTP MCPCB since the BLF Q8 features it already, and most lights already do. Therefore, the Sofirn Q8 will feature one of course.

AR lens? Depends on where they source it. Some AR lens are just bad in terms of tint, like in the prototype AR lens for the Q8, and the Kaidomain AR lens.

If they can get a similar one to the Kaidomain AR lens, that would be great.

NOT TRUE! Im not at all interested in your guesses and false assumptions. If you dont have definitive facts about the actual build specs for this light, then dont guess at the answers for someone extremely knowledgeable on the subject who will get them directly from the manufacturer.

The questions are for djozz and for the record, so I will kindly await his replies.


Geez. You can wait for a different person to answer without attacking those who are only trying to help. Facepalm

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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Thought it looked familiar

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Evolv Have a brand new DNA 200 in it’s box if anyone is interested in buying it, ha ha..

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Hello, i’m interested for one by aliexpress.

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pc_light wrote:
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.

Totally understandable. I don’t use my soda can lights much. They come in really handy sometimes as extra lighting for photography and video, and they’re nice as lanterns or candles due to the wide stable base and long runtime, but I don’t use them much for regular flashlight purposes.

However, that said, I use my Q8 quite a lot as a candle.

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I’m in.

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Hello, I’m interested for one by aliexpress.

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I’m interested. I’ll buy one only if they don’t remove the tripod mount. 1/4” or 1/2” thread it doesn’t matter.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
pc_light wrote:
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.

Totally understandable. I don’t use my soda can lights much. They come in really handy sometimes as extra lighting for photography and video, and they’re nice as lanterns or candles due to the wide stable base and long runtime, but I don’t use them much for regular flashlight purposes.

However, that said, I use my Q8 quite a lot as a candle.


Same here, they even only leave the house twice per year, for showing off and candle use, too big and an unneccessary amount of light. On holidays and weekends away atm I take my LuxeonV-D4 and SP33 for runtimes, so that is 10 times a year, my E2L shorty is carried and used every day.

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Three new pics for the OP, I asked for one extra beamshot together with the BLF Q8, pending…



New info:
*The leds are XP-L Hi output bin V3, colour bin 1C or 1D, their order was too small to ask for one specific colour bin. (1D is right on the BBL, 1C above it)
*there is no current limit on the group buy, if it exceeds the produced numbers, they make more.
*no sales via Amazon Italia or Australia atm, Barry says sorry.
*it should be on Amazon within 10 days from now

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I also got a message from Sofirn:

Firmware should be updated to NarsilM 1.2, and other parameters will stay the same as the BLF Q8.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
I also got a message from Sofirn:

Firmware should be updated to NarsilM 1.2, and other parameters will stay the same as the BLF Q8.

Thumbs Up

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I would be interested in knowing how much lower the power level is going to be. Are we talkin about 400 to 500 less lumen?

It would be really nice if they could have one tested before they go on sale.

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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