NOT SOLD OUT Sat. Night, XPL HI 1300LM Focusing AKA Cometa 2016

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I got 2 of the Cometa Bombeta’s one of which was affectionately called Melt Down, only because it did melt down, the other Bombeta was fine.

I ordered 2 of the 2016 Focusing Lights (AKA Cometa’s) wonder if they will come with the plastic milk jug insulators?

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The new updated BG page I put up today still has a few of the nasty reviews from 2016, also I found a link to YouTube for those who were asking about how to fix the issues, I’ve heard there were quit a few vids, I haven’t watched this one below yet.
One funny thing I noticed on this link to YT, Cometa vid for fixes was that down at the bottom under the vid in the comments is a message by the man who took the worst beating on this cloning of the Jaxman Z1, the message is from the owner of Jaxman himself Paul as I’ve always called him.

Joson Bo
1 year ago
a low grade copy of our Jaxman Z1 flashlights.
Z1 is a oringinal product of Jaxman

Edit: Well crap, I’m just a messenger and this is a good deal if the lights are there with the known dangers and all, so please don’t anyone get mad at me if BG clowns you around, I’ve now put in two orders through PP and both have gone through and I haven’t heard anything yet about back orders or anything, YET… ?

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Sold Out

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Follow the new link at the bottom of my ramble, I should delete the old link, this is the light with no cell. New Link no cell

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Thanks

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Sucker for 1 3B

I like how BangGood tries to bully us into buying the shipping insurance with a Pop Up after you cancel out the insurance that says something to the effect of “We will not compensate you if item is lost and you did not buy insurance”

Yeah, OK, bring it.
Will have to brush up on the fire safety rig as I passed this thing up back in the day of the group by and was glad after all the drama, but at $15 “parts is parts”
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Keith

P.S. T18 congrats on 1000 posts!

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Muto wrote:
Sucker for 1 3B

I like how BangGood tries to bully us into buying the shipping insurance with a Pop Up after you cancel out the insurance that says something to the effect of “We will not compensate you if item is lost and you did not buy insurance”

Yeah, OK, bring it.
Will have to brush up on the fire safety rig as I passed this thing up back in the day of the group by and was glad after all the drama, but at $15 “parts is parts”
Later,

Keith

P.S. T18 congrats on 1000 posts!

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Your welcome shirnask,

What?? 1000 Posts?
Wow no kidding, well crude does that mean I’m supposed to give a drawing or something?

I don’t even know how to do a give away but I guess I’d better find out since you all have kindly put up with me yakking away 1000 times now, ha ha ha

Thanks for mentioning that Muto, now who knows how to do a drawing, or whatever it’s called..?

Edit: I know I’ll by a bunch more Cometa’s and give those away, sparks and all, fire is a bonus..

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T18 wrote:
Follow the new link at the bottom of my ramble, I should delete the old link, this is the light with no cell.

Oh, I hate you guys… I mean, kewl, tnx! Big Smile

Another 32bux outta my wallet… Yeah, got 2, as I don’t have any Cometas, believe it or not.

Wouldda been nice to get a free 26650, but who knows if they’d even ship it without trauma (35buk shipping, etc.).

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T18 wrote:
Edit: I know I’ll by a bunch more Cometa’s and give those away, sparks and all, fire is a bonus..

It’s kinda like an illuminated switch, in that it lets you find it in the dark.

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Surprisingly this new link with no cell has more reviews than old link with cell. That could mean it was cheaper without cell and sold more.

Anyway, i remember this lights were backordered in last promotion selling at 50% discounts or something. So i think this round of promotion is old new stock, hope that quality don’t fade too much from original cometa.

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So what is the Cometa Banger issue all about? Big Smile Some sort of careless manufacturing issue somewhere?

 

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DENGOH wrote:
Surprisingly this new link with no cell has more reviews than old link with cell. That could mean it was cheaper without cell and sold more.

Anyway, i remember this lights were backordered in last promotion selling at 50% discounts or something. So i think this round of promotion is old new stock, hope that quality don’t fade too much from original cometa.


Look at the dates of the reviews, most are from 2016 and believe me BG has dumped a lot of the original reviews,
I’m really surprised they didn’t dump all of them,
People were screaming mad, that GB was part con job, a stealing of another Chinese vendors flagship product design the Jaxman Z1 or cloning of it,
BLF was asked to support this GB that CPFItalia started but couldn’t finish so that’s when BLF got somewhat involved, there were big problems for sure.
I believe this is the same light that was sold in the GB of 2016 because Manker would have had to make these and BG and Manker are split from what I’ve heard.
So provided it is the same light it is a good machined light, all I’m worried about is getting it and seeing a junk plastic lens but at $16 I guess I could drop a bit more for a quality lens and just make sure you know about the issues with it before you mess up, it could be somewhat dangerous,
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It is complicated, could be design issue or battery with big positive contact not recommended as it will be shorted with ground. Also sharp solder blobs on mcpcb can short too if anodization nearby get scratched off.

New link info:
Package included:
1 X XPL HI 1300LM 26650 Foucsing LED Flashlight
1 X Insulating ring
1 X O-ring
1 X Lanyard
1 X 26650 Tube
2 X Taicap

Old link info:
Package included:
1 X XPL HI LED Flashlight
1 X Vapower 26650 Battery
1 X O-ring
1 X Lanyard
1 X 26650 Tube
2 X Taicap

So be careful if it doesn’t come with insulation ring.

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T18 wrote:
Look at the dates of the reviews, most are from 2016 and believe me BG has dumped a lot of the original reviews, I’m really surprised they didn’t dump all of them, People were screaming mad, that GB was part con job, a stealing of another Chinese vendors flagship product design the Jaxman Z1 or cloning of it, BLF was asked to support this GB that CPFItalia started but couldn’t finish so that’s when BLF got somewhat involved, there were big problems for sure. I believe this is the same light that was sold in the GB of 2016 because Manker would have had to make these and BG and Manker are split from what I’ve heard. So provided it is the same light it is a good machined light, all I’m worried about is getting it and seeing a junk plastic lens but at $16 I guess I could drop a bit more for a quality lens and just make sure you know about the issues with it before you mess up, it could be somewhat dangerous,

Ya, hope that it is good quality old stock. We can easily fix the issue with klapton tape.

Actually the old link stock count went up to 20+ and 50+ for CW and NW for short while in last few days, but it get corrected, not sure how many people noticed this. Looks like BG found out it doesn’t include the 26650 battery.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:

Apparently these issues have been fixed.

I modded my Cometa with a dedomed XPG2 and it does over 300kcd.

Are you saying these issues are now fixed in the current Cometas being sold? How did you know that?

300kcd is amazing! How hard is it to dedome an XPG2?

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Ha Ha, I’ll bet you that BG knows exactly who is buying all these lights as well, a sudden surge in sales after years of trying to sell these, they finally got the magic number but free would have been better.
The fixes are not hard at all, I posted a link back a bit to YouTube and they will show you exactly what to look for,
Funny how BG is playing with the stock and really stupid frankly they are selling that light for that price and give you a free cell that costs almost as much as the light, weird..?

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I am speculating, mainly because the company, as I wrote about two posts up is not doing business with BG any longer and they would have had to make new ones and these are a clones of the Jaxman’s Z1 and there was Holly Hell that broke loose in China when these came out, and this is the same old page from the GB and with some of the original reviews from 2016 all with the same warnings,

And BG’s only warning is as follows:
Note:Please attention the battery head,don’t use too big of the battery positive head.

That will help somebody out for sure, makes a lot of sense to me anyhow.. ha ha, too big battery head don’t do this or what happens..?? Idiots..

And on this page they are including the insulator ring, but that was to fix only one of a few potential issues.

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How much did these go for in the initial group buy?

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I bought two at this crazy low price. Will be good for future project light host.

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I forget and I just went to look at my past orders and they are all deleted, they don’t want that stuff laying round I guess.
Also just noticed my order from yesterday say “back ordered” well that’s BS because they are now selling them on the other page, I guess it dawned on them just how stupid it was to throw in a $13 cell with a $15 light so now they’ll claim it’s back ordered.
I’m going to cancel the one and order from the other page without the cell, they claimed there was nearly a 100 of them in stock, but they are notorious liars as well.

Edit: Went to cancel and the pop up said I can’t, oh well BS on that and I’ve had hundreds of fights with BG and haven’t lost yet, I will contact PP in a second and let them know of the fraud they are pulling.

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Is it you bought it earlier than yesterday but didn’t pay until yesterday?
BG does not handle customization on orders to put one 26650 in those without cell, I think they just follow SKU numbers and ship out from warehouses.

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I was looking at that light for a long time. In EU warehouse the light was 27$ and with cell 32$ but it was not the killer price. But now Party could not resist (i have to stop buying flashlights that i do not need!!!!!!!). To bad that i missed the one with the battery!
But this light was really missing in my Aspheric collection. UF1504, Cometa/Z1, 1508-50/75 . . . . some smaller builds with max 20mm fixed lens.

Thanks for letting us know about the promotion T18 !!!!!!

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Currently Lens are glass or plastic?

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Mine says shipped with the batteries.

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SKV89 wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:

Apparently these issues have been fixed.

I modded my Cometa with a dedomed XPG2 and it does over 300kcd.

Are you saying these issues are now fixed in the current Cometas being sold? How did you know that?

300kcd is amazing! How hard is it to dedome an XPG2?

Hey mate I’m not sure but apparently they where fixed when the group buy was on as we where told by banggood. I have one of the original cometas not fixed and mine was okay. But either way its an easy diy fix.
Dedoming a XPG2 is super easy just leave it in petrol for a few hours and the dome will fall off. My cometa out throws my B158.

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Hmmm… My order says “processing”…
They did ship the free 2× 18650.

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Still NOT sold out. 2x ordered. Big Smile

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It said in stock when I ordered then went straight to backorder.

I cancelled mine, best check your orders status.

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Jerommel wrote:
Hmmm… My order says “processing”… They did ship the free 2× 18650.

Same here I guess they don’t want to send with 26650 cell so they hold the light and wait for us to cancel it by the refund menu in the order detail , then create a new page to sell light without 26650 cell.

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