GB Clone Offically "SOLD OUT" 10/21/18 XPL HI 1300LM Focusing AKA Cometa 2016

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Thanks Lightbringer

Hmm, that’s a stumper. Try track.trackingmore.com, or track24.ru . Might be ChinaPost, but ain’t sure.

If you pop it into one of those, they’ll often have clues as to the actual carrier (the canaio, postnl, etc., website).

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Wellp, I finally got my first order, played with it, seems nice. No spacers/insulators at either the driver or tailswitch.

No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There’s always a boom tomorrow…

Still, it’s pretty bright, dunno if it’s 1300lm based on ceiling-bounce, but it could be the cell I used for testing (kinda old, ain’t sweating it).

I hate the Bat Signal, though. Always did, not a fault of the light itself, just the nature of the beast.

Wish I could put a stop for just a turn or two away from fully-zoomed to prevent that, leave a kind of ugly blurry rounded-square instead of a speckled image of a lit chip.

All in all, it’d makes a decent host, but even leaving it as-is (got the 3B, nice tint), it’s a nice light. For the price, it’s a steal.

Hmm, maybe I should get a dozen, sell them to unsuspecting widows and orphans. Evil

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Lightbringer wrote:
Wish I could put a stop for just a turn or two away from fully-zoomed to prevent that, leave a kind of ugly blurry rounded-square instead of a speckled image of a lit chip.})

I put an o ring (30mm ?) on the batt. tube right at/below the zooming threads. ...Just the results you want.

Recent/ongoing Mods:

https://imgur.com/a/8qUyZbL

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The best emitter to swap in to this light is available now
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1396896#comment-1396896

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The ten I purchased …

Good grief, are you trying to compete with the Blackpool Illuminations in Wakefield ? Wink

By the way, technically you have not purchased them yet. Under English law an offer has to be made, then accepted, before there is a binding contract. I think you will find that you have not passed the second step. Yet.

Edit: unless you met a BG person and shook hands on it (a handshake is still enough for a binding contract here, and my preferred method. Or a PM). It’s still a matter of honour, a bit like gambling debts, which are un-enforceable here, but word will get out if you renege. Old fashioned I know, but it keeps the world turning around, for now, despite a few idiots who have reached very senior office, but have shown that they are utterly clue-less and have no class.

Or do you have a cunning plan to get rich quick, maybe talk to Sir Alan Sugar and see what he thinks.

I suppose they might eventually turn up, via a circuitous route. Keep us posted (so to speak).

Cas Vegas.

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Took mine with me to rural France, where i am now.
Just reassembled it as is.
Al works well, and the black parts inside the head make for a clean beam without rings, unlike my Brinyte B158B..
More lumens and considerably more heat than the Brinyte which runs a neutral warmish old stock XP-G2 on 3 Amperes.
The Brinyte outthrows the Cometa of course (no surprise).
Despite the switch boot hugging the switch button, no problems whatsoever with the Cometa.

I ordered some brand spanking new Osram #####.TG LEDs from Led4power, i’ll try one in the Cometa with a FET CC driver at 4 – 4.5 Amperes.
Should be fun! Cool

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Cas Vegas.

Perfectly understood Wink

Good luck.

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SKV89 wrote:
The best emitter to swap in to this light is available now
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1396896#comment-1396896

That is quit interesting, thanks for posting this SKV89
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Just took a few shots during disassembly. I guess the driver is a little small for the pocket but with the driver ring, it stays in place well enough. I have some Utorch s2+ clones coming and I really like this driver.

This pill is great! The thin o ring is used as Lightbringers’ anti-batman signal bumper and the thicker o ring acts as a grip I put on the tailcap. The pringled insulator is back there but I put on some kapton tape for additional insulation.

Is that lens coating durable enought to handle my OCD polishing and removal of dust particles? Shocked

Recent/ongoing Mods:

https://imgur.com/a/8qUyZbL

https://imgur.com/a/EHq0i

 

                                

 

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T18 wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
The best emitter to swap in to this light is available now
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1396896#comment-1396896

That is quit interesting, thanks for posting this SKV89

Nice. Thanks for sharing.
I wonder 26650 cell will fry this led?

cool i'll see you when you get there

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The KLD-PC2 diffuser works exceptionally well with the Italia Cometa, if they are you’re thing.

It’s like it’s OEM.

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DENGOH wrote:
T18 wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
The best emitter to swap in to this light is available now
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1396896#comment-1396896

That is quit interesting, thanks for posting this SKV89

Nice. Thanks for sharing.
I wonder 26650 cell will fry this led?

Led4Power suggested a 5amp cell, so I suppose as long as it’s not over that you should be alright,
I don’t really understand his bench testing and the heat management reasoning, but with intelligent guys like him I just follow the advise.
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“Nice. Thanks for sharing.
I wonder 26650 cell will fry this led?”

Runs fine on a full charge 26650. Starts to warm up after a couple of minutes on high but nothing startling.

Bargain of the year at minimum. Cool

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Dream on.

Latest e-mail:

“ Dear XYZ Thank you for shopping with us.Your order number is 1234567.

We will now begin processing your order. We’ll send you a confirmation email when your item ships.(If your order status shows as “Pending” on our web page, it means you have not completed payment yet)”

These people know exactly what they are doing, and are skating a very fine line under contract law. Not completed payment yet ? I don’t think so (nor do PayPal, or my credit card provider).

If it ever turns up, if it even exists, I’ll probably try to flip it, as it seems several highly respected members are offering already. But first I’ll need to have it in my hands. I’m not so immoral as to try to sell things that I don’t actually have. Oh, but that would be the futures market (AKA house of cards).

My $14.95 experiment is going exactly the way I thought it would.

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Tom Tom wrote:
Dream on.

Latest e-mail:

“ Dear XYZ Thank you for shopping with us.Your order number is 1234567.

We will now begin processing your order. We’ll send you a confirmation email when your item ships.(If your order status shows as “Pending” on our web page, it means you have not completed payment yet)”

These people know exactly what they are doing, and are skating a very fine line under contract law. Not completed payment yet ? I don’t think so (nor do PayPal, or my credit card provider).

If it ever turns up, if it even exists, I’ll probably try to flip it, as it seems several highly respected members are offering already. But first I’ll need to have it in my hands. I’m not so immoral as to try to sell things that I don’t actually have. Oh, but that would be the futures market (AKA house of cards).

My $14.95 experiment is going exactly the way I thought it would.


Boy oh boy, that is one Sharp experiment, you intellectual grump.. isn’t there some really smart things you can do for us all..??
You’re one of the smartest members we have had and you’re wasting your time like this, how about pickup where MEM left off, pal .. ??
I guess I’m glad to see your abrasive seemingly toxic a**, you’ve got a lot to offer, if only you could find better dumb downed words to explain it all..
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Sorry MEM was not a good example, forgot

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Sorry MEM was not a good example, forgot

He was a “Tosser” and burned off a few here with shabby dealings. More than a few.

So to speak.

Also I suspect not quite as clever as he liked to make out. And did very little of interest.

But, hells bells, I might be judged the same way in future.

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T18 wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
T18 wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
The best emitter to swap in to this light is available now
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1396896#comment-1396896

That is quit interesting, thanks for posting this SKV89

Nice. Thanks for sharing.
I wonder 26650 cell will fry this led?

Led4Power suggested a 5amp cell, so I suppose as long as it’s not over that you should be alright,
I don’t really understand his bench testing and the heat management reasoning, but with intelligent guys like him I just follow the advise.
But that was not his advise.
The new little Osram is not to be driven with more than 5 Amperes.
Efficiency is already quite low at that high current. More current will not produce more light.
A fully charged cell rated 5 Amperes max. cont. current will still push more than 5 Amperes through the poor little LED, because it only needs 3.40 Volts for 5 Ampere current.
LEDs need current regulation, unless their Vf (forward voltage) is high enough to survive direct drive. Cree XP-L (HI) for example have high Vf.
Besides that, a 18650 which is rated only 5 Amperes max. cont. current must be pretty crappy…

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I have the light and the osram led on the way. Probably better to add some resistance when using the osram led. At least remove the double springs.

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Tom Tom wrote:
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Sorry MEM was not a good example, forgot

He was a “Tosser” and burned off a few here with shabby dealings. More than a few.

So to speak.

Also I suspect not quite as clever as he liked to make out. And did very little of interest.

But, hells bells, I might be judged the same way in future.

Hey Tom Tom, Google maps on an android phone is better.
But i think it’s time to stop trolling and pushing other members over the edge.
You’re making people angry.
I’m sure you noticed this.
People will have to start bothering SB and report your sorry backside to try put an end to this crap.
I know i will.

@ T18 :
Let it slide. Don’t feed the troll.

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I have the light and the osram led on the way. Probably better to add some resistance when using the osram led. At least remove the double springs.

Just get a proper CC driver.
You’ll have full output for at least half the battery charge.

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Sorry if I missed this in the >500 messages in this thread, but what’s the dirt on the (17mm) driver?

FET? Any regulation?

Dunno if anyone got ‘em with 20mm or 22mm drivers, but mine’s (eyeballing it down the hole) only 17mm. Haven’t taken it apart yet, so haven’t gotten the chance to do any exploratory surgery on it.

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Jerommel wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
I have the light and the osram led on the way. Probably better to add some resistance when using the osram led. At least remove the double springs.
Just get a proper CC driver. You’ll have full output for at least half the battery charge.

You are probably right. I will wait for the light and led first, if I like them I might order a nice led4power driver.

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Tom Tom wrote:
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Sorry MEM was not a good example, forgot

He was a “Tosser” and burned off a few here with shabby dealings. More than a few.

So to speak.

Also I suspect not quite as clever as he liked to make out. And did very little of interest.

But, hells bells, I might be judged the same way in future.


Yes, it did occur to me after the fact that my MEM suggestion was not a good one at all, so please except my apology, that was a terrible suggestion honestly.
There is absolutely no comparison between you two, and his burning some folks I only learned about after I think it was the D80 modded with a printed centering piece for a aspheric lens if I recall correctly. Probably wrong but I know there was some very hard feelings about that guy.
Well hells bells, lets hope that judgement doesn’t go that way for you in the future, I know for a fact you’ve contributed much to this group.
I to have followed in your foot steps sometime ago so understand how that goes and I do apologize for my overly amp’d commentaries aimed at you, and obviously I’m still bent a little out of shape over that entire cloning situation but it looks to be finally coming to some closure, thankfully.
Anyhow, glad to see you Tom Tom, I think..??

Edit: Perhaps room for some improvements but then again it’s hard to teach an old mule a new trick.. I know I’m an old mule.
My aim is to be a peaceful member as I love this place and if I wrong someone in my mind I will apologize, peaceable to a fault at times.

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Okay, no time like the present, so…

Opened it up, looks like FET+1.

Still, all the higher-current modes… any regulation, or just PWMed “DD”? Anyone test ‘em? Don’t quite see any sense-resistor, but I don’t have my microscope handy. Flat Stare

Just curious…

Looks like a pretty beefy little critter. Lots of heft in the pill, nice’n‘shiny(!), aside from head-rattle when partially-zoomed, it seems pretty solid.

 

Oh yeah, the black doodad that centers the LED… plastic, not Al. No need to tape it or anything. At least on mine.

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Yep, pwm-ed DD.
Actually, it could well alternate between 7135 and DD FET.
Not sure, read it long time ago..

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Kewl, tnx!

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If you have the BLF X6 then you have this ATTiny25V-based driver with off-time capacitor and FET+7135 power channel configuration for the lighted tail switch. (17mm)
Edit: Not the best pic but I tried in a hurry,

Edit to correct: Clone lens size: 43.45mm diam. 13.20 thick,

Real Z1 lens size: 44.90mm diam. x 14.20mm thick

Edit: The lens from the Z1 fits in this clone just as perfectly as a Z1

Honestly for as long as I’ve had authentic Z1’s and then these clones from the GB I’ve never really did a serious side by side comparison.

Well last night I did and I was really pretty stunned, if these aren’t made by the very same company and off the same spec sheet and I am proven wrong then I will eat a dump truck load of cow manure with Tabasco sauce and a plastic fork on YouTube, that would be a long vid for sure.
There’s a couple missing pieces from this clone and that is what makes all the difference, head rattle is so identical to me but those missing pieces make it seem worse in this clone.
And well blah blah blah, what do you think about that..? I was pretty stunned and would call this about as close to a 1:1 as you can get and had you put in those missing pieces it would be an exact 1:1.. wow.. worse than I ever knew.

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So it’s not the Jaxman lens afterall ?!
(i think you made a mistake in your sizes there though)
Confusing stuff…
Who screwed who?
Never mind, i’ve heard enough about that…

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T18 wrote:

(snip)

Clone lens size: 43.45mm diam. 13.20 thick,

Real Z1 lens size: 44.90mm diam. x 43.45mm thick

Edit: The lens from the Z1 fits in this clone just as perfectly as a Z1

T18…. is the “13.20 thick” for the ‘clone lens’ a typo??

Edit: Good eye & well said Jerommel, you caught the apparent ‘typo’ first. Wink

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