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Maybe there is an undercover rep in here from taobao and you hurt their feelings lol

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> how …?
Left sidebar, below “My account” and above the Log Out link
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hank wrote:
> how …? Left sidebar, below “My account” and above the Log Out link

Huh… that’s like gray-on-gray microprint, never even noticed it before! Big Smile

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surprisedsurprisedsurprised 

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freeme wrote:

surprisedsurprisedsurprised 



Is this up for grabs yet?

we buy light for a brighter tomorrow

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MAD TM26 wrote:
freeme wrote:

surprisedsurprisedsurprised 



Is this up for grabs yet?

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Group buy worthy? cool

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WTF? Copper sipik with reflector?

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NiteCore Extreme 2008

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WTF? Copper sipik with reflector?

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Woah, nuts! And is it just me, or does that image say “BLF” in the lower, middle description? Looks like it was meant to be.

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Whoa, I didn't even notice it until you have mentioned. sealed It means BLF player class 11 mode driver. Tailcap has dual coil spring.

gchart wrote:
Woah, nuts! And is it just me, or does that image say "BLF" in the lower, middle description? Looks like it was meant to be.

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Yes group buy please!

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Sort of interested, I have always liked the Nitecore Extreme, but I’m not sure I want it in heavy copper: the copper X5 is also a shelf queen atm.

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Do you have a link where to buy the lights in the OP? Couldn’t find anything…

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Also interested in link and groupbuy of the last light

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I want it

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Sipik on steroides Big Smile

 

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I’m IN!!! Love

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I did ask BG for this copper light. They replied me that they do not have any plans of re-branding it for now. sealed 

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freeme wrote:

I did ask BG for this copper light. They replied me that they do not have any plans of re-branding it for now. sealed 


RE-branding? As gchart pointed out, it already has our name on it! Wink Either way, a group buy would still be nice!

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Anything more on the Tanloo DM40?
also being sold by FT under a different name
https://www.fasttech.com/products/6093000

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I can see zero reasons to safe $10 and choose it in comparation with original EC4 (that have cells in series, buck driver that works well with 6v leds, more modes, two buttons, indicator blinking led in lock mode).

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yeh, I was hoping for a well made light with good hardware not a cheap copy. Too bad.

I don’t like the big passive drain problem of the EC4. I have one but have to keep a cutdown tailcap plastic button cover over the plus end of one cell, since there aren’t enough threads on the tailcap for a physical lockout.

Hoped for a decent long life from 2x parallel, figuring I’d replace the driver (don’t like hi-lo-strobe) (if there’s a replacement driver that will work with the switch)
Too bad.

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I can see zero reasons to safe $10 and choose it in comparation with original EC4 (that have cells in series, buck driver that works well with 6v leds, more modes, two buttons, indicator blinking led in lock mode).

Wow wow wow, does the standard XM-L2 EC4 work with 6V LEDs ?!

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Here is a thread somewhere on forum which shows EC4 internals. Driver is same shape as 2-cell contact board, swich board is the separate part.
Anyway youll never find buck driver with electronic switch support and real thermal regulation with external thermistor for less than $10.
Passive drain? Host better fits long cells, just use protected ones and dont worry.

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hank wrote:
Anything more on the Tanloo DM40?
also being sold by FT under a different name
https://www.fasttech.com/products/6093000

I responded in the fasttech thread. I can’t recommend the light because of build quality. I will get a complete review done sometime.

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X3 wrote:
kiriba-ru wrote:
I can see zero reasons to safe $10 and choose it in comparation with original EC4 (that have cells in series, buck driver that works well with 6v leds, more modes, two buttons, indicator blinking led in lock mode).

Wow wow wow, does the standard XM-L2 EC4 work with 6V LEDs ?!

Yes, as most buck drivers can work with leds when Vf is slightly (0.2-0.4v) lower that Vin.
Mine one gives 2Amp to XHP-70.
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kiriba-ru wrote:
Here is a thread somewhere on forum which shows EC4 internals. Driver is same shape as 2-cell contact board, swich board is the separate part.
Anyway youll never find buck driver with electronic switch support and real thermal regulation with external thermistor for less than $10.
Passive drain? Host better fits long cells, just use protected ones and dont worry.

I have an EC4 on the way and if I can swap the stock emitter for, say, a Nichia 144A… THAT would be cool !

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use protected ones and dont worry.

My experience differs. The light I got drew down the voltage of good quality new protected cells significantly within a few days.
That means I have to block the circuit or remove the cells until I need the light.

I realize this doesn’t worry everyone.
But when I want to grab a flashlight in a hurry after the earthquake stops, it won’t be this one.

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