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

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2018-10-02 00:34 Banggood Pickup Success
Finally someone pick up mine from Banggood after 10+ days. If I don’t have plan to modify it, I would have already canceled this order.

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Yep 17mm driver you need to make space for the driver to fit. This is what actually caused the shorting issues originally it was meant to be a 20mm driver like the jaxman.

Also you will need to make the hole bigger in the LED retaining disc so it can fit a XHP50 in it. It only just fits the XPLHI as is.


Actually the JAX Z1 and JAX X6 Hunter took up to 22.5mm drivers. Well the 4-Z1’s and 5-X6’s I had did. I left some of the knobbly bits on 22mm drivers for a tighter fit.

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Been gone a week, I never expected all this when posting this light deal, just thought they had finally set the price where it should be with all the known issues.

I fully agree with djozz, this is a great host and if you happen to get a working driver and a good K9 lens those are all bonuses, it would be a waste of someones time to try and complain to BG about any defects.

I’m fairly certain they’ve already figured out that BLFers found BG’s low price on the Cometa and that’s how all these lights suddenly started selling.

I can hardly wait to see the newest round of modded Cometa’s.. the technology has changed a bit since 2016.

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I would bet that when new batch comes in stock it will be some shady copy with more problems than it’s worth paying for.

 

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Yep 17mm driver you need to make space for the driver to fit. This is what actually caused the shorting issues originally it was meant to be a 20mm driver like the jaxman.

Also you will need to make the hole bigger in the LED retaining disc so it can fit a XHP50 in it. It only just fits the XPLHI as is.


Actually the JAX Z1 and JAX X6 Hunter took up to 22.5mm drivers. Well the 4-Z1’s and 5-X6’s I had did. I left some of the knobbly bits on 22mm drivers for a tighter fit.

Meh close enough i never bought a Z1 or X6 so i assumed its at least a 20mm driver space.

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Sirius9 wrote:
I would bet that when new batch comes in stock it will be some shady copy with more problems than it’s worth paying for.

Ha Ha, your probably right, a clone of the clone, and knowing BG it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.
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T18 wrote:
Sirius9 wrote:
I would bet that when new batch comes in stock it will be some shady copy with more problems than it’s worth paying for.

Ha Ha, your probably right, a clone of the clone, and knowing BG it wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

Like this:
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10052722/9651066-x7-powerful-led-fla...

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Considering the context of the problems with the original offering – the brand name Assassin is rather disturbing Shocked

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That is amazing Jerommel, very close indeed to the design of the Cometa and I agree the name Assassin is a bit disturbing. ha ha wow..

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Check the pictures, some of them have another name — Albinaly, I think.

Is that a 3xAAA carrier? Because it might be a decent light for people I wouldn’t trust with li-ion recharging.
But AAAs are so wimpy, I was hoping for a 3xAA size.
And: Mode Memory No
Fooey.

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Like this: https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10052722/9651066-x7-powerful-led-fla...

That looks like the Warsun X50 or X65. They come with a 3xAA carrier, 26650 sleeve and 18650 sleeve. Their lens is bigger than the Cometa 2016.

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Bigger aspheric?
Interesting.

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Check the internal construction of the Warsun Zoomie. Not a good design regarding heat transfere!
If you want bigger go for the UF-1504 (67mm lens).
Or go for the UF-1508 (75mm lens). But i really would recomend to build a new pill for this one (if you have a lathe or know someone that has access to one). At least modify the original (not so much you can do) to improve heat transfere.

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Yeah, those UF aspherics are glass and not that good..
I bought a 75mm head some time ago. Unusable for small emitters.

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My cometa landed today with the 26650 inside it.
It has the plastic washer around the spring, quick look inside and mcpcb is dry and metal disc above it has marks where anodising looks compromised and could short LED.
I’ll have to take same steps as first cometa but other than that it’s a great torch for the money £12 inc a 26650 cell.

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anyone know if that 26650 cell is a quality cell? Waiting for the 1st arrival in the USA Smile

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Finally got my two cometa, they were nightmare until i disable the moon mode and other modes. Now they are pure 1300lm turbo mode. The buttons are very sensitive, a light tap can change level accidentally, now not so much such problem.

Very high quality light indeed. After checking don’t see any risks so i used them as stock at the moment.

Problem1: one of the oring is over sized, can’t tighten battery tailcap fully, it is 3B version having this problem.
Problem2: not sure why sometimes one of them can’t be switched on. I have to tighten the ring in the tailcap, more reliable now but still can happen.

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DENGOH wrote:
Finally got my two cometa, they were nightmare until i disable the moon mode and other modes. Now they are pure 1300lm turbo mode. The buttons are very sensitive, a light tap can change level accidentally, now not so much such problem.

Very high quality light indeed. After checking don’t see any risks so i used them as stock at the moment.

Problem1: one of the oring is over sized, can’t tighten battery tailcap fully, it is 3B version having this problem.
Problem2: not sure why sometimes one of them can’t be switched on. I have to tighten the ring in the tailcap, more reliable now but still can happen.

The reason of problem2 seems to be the button stick to tapped position, cause the light on switch still on and flashlight output off. Light tap would unstick it from tapped position and flashlight output on successfully.

I also disable Medium press now, no more blinking mode accidentally.

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DENGOH wrote:
Finally got my two cometa, they were nightmare until i disable the moon mode and other modes. Now they are pure 1300lm turbo mode. The buttons are very sensitive, a light tap can change level accidentally, now not so much such problem.
How do you disable “other” modes? Is Turbo the only mode now?
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BLightSam wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Finally got my two cometa, they were nightmare until i disable the moon mode and other modes. Now they are pure 1300lm turbo mode. The buttons are very sensitive, a light tap can change level accidentally, now not so much such problem.
How do you disable “other” modes? Is Turbo the only mode now?

While flashlight is on, tap until no more light from front led, and it will enter configuration mode. Yes Turbo is the only mode now, nice! Details is in link below:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/x6v2/manker/bistro.txt

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DENGOH wrote:
BLightSam wrote:
How do you disable “other” modes? Is Turbo the only mode now?
While flashlight is on, tap until no more light from front led, and it will enter configuration mode. Yes Turbo is the only mode now, nice! Details is in link below:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/x6v2/manker/bistro.txt

Thanks for the link. Didn’t know ToyKeeper has her own site now.
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BLightSam wrote:
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BLightSam wrote:
How do you disable “other” modes? Is Turbo the only mode now?
While flashlight is on, tap until no more light from front led, and it will enter configuration mode. Yes Turbo is the only mode now, nice! Details is in link below:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/x6v2/manker/bistro.txt

Thanks for the link. Didn’t know ToyKeeper has her own site now.

No problem. I also discuss thermal protection now because not knowing how factory calibrate it and lazy to recalibrate it. Just play it carefully.

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what a crap my order from weeks ago got cancelled today

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DENGOH wrote:
While flashlight is on, tap until no more light from front led, and it will enter configuration mode. Yes Turbo is the only mode now, nice! Details is in link below:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/x6v2/manker/bistro.txt

Unable to enter Configuration no matter with many short clicks. Is there a trick? What’s the indicator that you are in Configuration?
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BLightSam wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
While flashlight is on, tap until no more light from front led, and it will enter configuration mode. Yes Turbo is the only mode now, nice! Details is in link below:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/x6v2/manker/bistro.txt

Unable to enter Configuration no matter with many short clicks. Is there a trick? What’s the indicator that you are in Configuration?

With mine I just half press the button when turned on just enough for led to go off (not click the switch ) around 17 part presses , then it flashes once followed by a rapid flash, this is option 1 (muggle mode on/off) if click off now it will swap the option 1 setting.

If you don’t do anything else you then get 2 flashes followed by rapid which is option 2 (mode memory on/off) click after fast flash to swap state.

The mode group is 4 flashes then fast flashes then half press again not click it will flash once again if you click off now it will change state to a single output of maximum with no lower modes.

I have mine set to turn on at full power every time with 3 extra lower modes.

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Ok, driver in my first one is seriously compromised; now only operates in 3 modes L/L/M – compared to the fully operating one.

Not sure I can be bothered with challenging BG over the issue, but wondered if anybody could point me to a good replacement driver that would work with this setup?

Don’t quite remember, but wasn’t it the A6 driver they were putting in these?

Sorry, I missed your suggestion, but I believe you’re right; as the XHP35 drivers suggested were too big, I have ordered 2 of these, similar but with different firmware same as the cometa https://www.banggood.com/BLF-X6X5-Driver-ATTiny25V-Based-and-FET7135-Pow...

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Lexel wrote:
what a crap my order from weeks ago got cancelled today

Lexel, you’re welcome to my spare (once the driver arrives to fix it) if you wish; assuming postage doesn’t exceed the value of the torch, if you send me your address i’ll send it over.

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Arrival in the USA! Received my Cometa this afternoon. Everything is looking great. Popped a cell in and everything checks out. I believe I read that the mcpcb moves around? Is it supposed to? Mine does. Any harm in that? Battery was inside the light and charging as I type.

A picture of my Cometa from the GB and my recent order. Dueling Cometas! No difference of course. An unbelievable purchase at this price point, all would agree. Wish I had a reason to have purchased MORE!

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BLightSam wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
While flashlight is on, tap until no more light from front led, and it will enter configuration mode. Yes Turbo is the only mode now, nice! Details is in link below:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/x6v2/manker/bistro.txt

Unable to enter Configuration no matter with many short clicks. Is there a trick? What’s the indicator that you are in Configuration?

The trick is look at the output from front led, there will be no light from it when it is ready to enter configuration mode. Because of moon mode, it might make it harder to detect this correctly, so you can try to do it in a darker room.

1.Switch on the light by clicking all the way in, make sure front led has light
2.Short tap on switch, the front led light will blink and change to whatever levels because of the short tap, keep short tap for 10+ times, front led will stop having any light, when that happen, stop tapping. (I think it’s about 3 seconds to complete 10+ short taps. Don’t do this too fast nor too slow.)
3.Front led will start blink+buzz to indicate it is in configuration mode. Blink 1 time + Buzz means it is in config 1, Blink 2 times + Buzz means iti s in config2, etc.
4.Short tap when it Buzz to enter the specific config.

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I tested the included cell with my opus charger , it gave a capacity of 5206mAh which is bang on what it claims on the cell (5200mAh).

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