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

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Well dang… Mine is on back order now…

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Got my refund according to Paypal.
Those who got order changed from backorder to shipped, do your order page had refund option when this item was backorder?
I straight away applied for refund when refund option showed up, thinking to avoid hassle discussing with CS who would just tell me nice story.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Jerommel wrote:
Well dang… Mine is on back order now…

SHIPPED ! Beer

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DENGOH wrote:
Got my refund according to Paypal.
Those who got order changed from backorder to shipped, do your order page had refund option when this item was backorder?
Yep.

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Jerommel wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Got my refund according to Paypal.
Those who got order changed from backorder to shipped, do your order page had refund option when this item was backorder?
Yep.

Thanks Beer , good to know! My previous backorder experience was wasting time waiting.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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mine shows shipped too. let’s hope it will not get unshipped again Party

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Shipped and now i got also tracking information! It really left the building Party
And the new LED (huge thanks to DB Custom) a SBT-70 is also on its way. Driven by a LD-A4 @12Amps.
My dream zoomie for a long time!

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Shipped and now i got also tracking information! It really left the building Party And the new LED (huge thanks to DB Custom) a SBT-70 is also on its way. Driven by a LD-A4 @12Amps. My dream zoomie for a long time!

How does SBT-70 perform relative to XPL-HI in terms of lumens and intensity?

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I do not think it will outperform the new leds in any kind. But what this beauty can, is giving you a nice perfectly round beam. No square hotspots, no donut holes, no x in the middle. Simple a beautifull round beam.
We are not 100% sure what bin. . . the led is but DB Custom thinks it could be a Daylight White Standard CRI (typ. 90). But aslong it is a white led i am happy that he send me his last one.

The light emitting area is 7mm².

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Woohoo Party my 2 show shipped too as of today; I was beginning to lose hope on these.

Just a bit gutted that I couldn’t get the free 18650’s – they won’t ship batteries to UK any longer, I suppose the 26650’s shipped in the torches are fine though.

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I emailed banggood and I asked why my order with the 26650 when into back order instantly. They told me they will no longer be available. So if yours is still on back order I would recommend emailing them and canceling that specific order and order the one with no 26650.

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Mine showed up today, thanks to BROODMASTER for the code! Ordered Sunday. Sofirn did come through with a code. Anybody wants to try it is welcome to icode, shoot me a pm, Amazon US

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ecotack wrote:
Reply just now from Linda:

“Sorry for the wrong stock information
We are sorry to inform you that our supplier has not delivered to us the following item(s) on time.
Item1: [SKU406084]XPL HI 1300LM Foucsing LED Flashlight Suit Vappower 26650 Battery[ Design;3B]———— Out of stock now.
Predicted restock date: 2 to 3 weeks.”

I said I’ll wait. Its not like I urgently need another flashlight, but the withdrawal symptoms may be a problem.

And 5 hours after that email I get an email saying its shipped. Now to wait and see if I get the gift or not.

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Why everyone like this light?.. i don’t understand 1300 lumens for $16? You can have a smaller light like the sofirn SF36 @ 1000 lumens for this price Question

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I don’t know, thats why I bought one.

Probably because its a big zoomie and the original offer came with a 26650 and two 18650.

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Why everyone like this light?.. i don't understand 1300 lumens for $16? You can have a smaller light like the sofirn SF36 @ 1000 lumens for this price Question

A reflector beam will never look as good or pleasing as the one coming out of an aspheric/convex lens. If you want maximum out the front lumens, choose a reflector flashlight. If you like perfectly even and pleasing beams, choose aspheric/convex lens flashlights. Stealthy throwers too, hunters like this.

 

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Originally posted on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 07:50. Little fix.

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Why everyone like this light?.. i don’t understand 1300 lumens for $16? You can have a smaller light like the sofirn SF36 @ 1000 lumens for this price Question

For me the Cometa can light up my entire backyard and with a quick twist it has a <900m range, it absolutely destroys the D1S and BLF GT mini for throw.

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Someone knows:

Is there an extension tube that can work for the cometa

Is there a comfortable place for O-ring between the focusing head and body

to fix the rattle  (size of that O-ring) ?

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Okay i got my two today a saturday weird lol. They are fixed or at least better than my original.
The centering disc that holds the led down is milled out where the led wire sit making scratching of the anodized surface harder you have a few mm of clearance now. The battery tube ground has a disc over it for the shorting issue there.

I got the 26650 with my two cometas.

Still has the AR coated lens.

Seems better then my original but the XPLHI needs to go the die looks almost twice the size of my modded Cometa using the XPG2.

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My unit tracking info:
China Post Group Dongguan International Mail Interchange Bureau and Exchange station, has been exported to open and dismantle .

Looks like I may not get it in one piece.

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Why would they do that because of the battery?

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Why would they do that because of the battery?
Think somethings got lost in translation.
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good news, thanks!

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Okay i got my two today a saturday weird lol. They are fixed or at least better than my original.
The centering disc that holds the led down is milled out where the led wire sit making scratching of the anodized surface harder you have a few mm of clearance now. The battery tube ground has a disc over it for the shorting issue there.

I got the 26650 with my two cometas.

Still has the AR coated lens.

Seems better then my original but the XPLHI needs to go the die looks almost twice the size of my modded Cometa using the XPG2.

Not that it effected anything, but is the head still loose. Rattle when you shake the light back and forth?

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Mine Marked as shipped,paid for get a tracking number but never.
They reply “your order has been shipped tracking number need up 2 week to be ready”
That’s no true

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RobertB wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Okay i got my two today a saturday weird lol. They are fixed or at least better than my original.
The centering disc that holds the led down is milled out where the led wire sit making scratching of the anodized surface harder you have a few mm of clearance now. The battery tube ground has a disc over it for the shorting issue there.

I got the 26650 with my two cometas.

Still has the AR coated lens.

Seems better then my original but the XPLHI needs to go the die looks almost twice the size of my modded Cometa using the XPG2.

Not that it effected anything, but is the head still loose. Rattle when you shake the light back and forth?

Yea the head still rattles but that’s fairly standard for this style zoomie. Could probably place an O-ring in there.

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Ordered two without batteries and they are back ordered…
So now the waiting begins…

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The order I made for one without battery on Sep 26 2018, that Banggood wanted a extra $17,23 in shipping fees for is now out of stock.

[Rant on]

I have been trying to get an explanation why I had to pay so much in shipping fees for a flashlight, much more that the most expensive option on the product page. I have been getting no answers to the questions in my e-mails, they just sent the same e-mail again and again. I did send a PM to CS Banggood on Sep 26 2018 but I there has been no reply.

Today they then informed me that is was out of stock.

I stopped buying from Banggood some time ago, because of their CS, but this offer made me try again.

[Rant off]

So it looks like I won’t be getting a Cometa.

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I got refund for both ordered…

I really wanted one.

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khas wrote:
The order I made for one without battery on Sep 26 2018, that Banggood wanted a extra $17,23 in shipping fees for is now out of stock.

[Rant on]

I have been trying to get an explanation why I had to pay so much in shipping fees for a flashlight, much more that the most expensive option on the product page. …

How come? I do not mean to criticize, just curious because I always make sure how much I am charged for anything at all times. That is more money in S&H fees than the product itself LoL! 

 

Cheers Party 

 

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