[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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Yokiamy wrote:
It’s just an idea

What about a list like the paid list, that shows who has received their light(s)?

Yikes! Intriguing for sure, but, IMO, a very bad idea. I don’t have mine yet, but once the list gets say 60% filled, then what happens? Is it going to get even MORE people saying, “Hey, where’s mine…?”

Plus, it’s one more thing for the team to have to manage.

I think we’re taxing their sanity enough the way it is.

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:

Hey T/A get a hold of Lumintop and tell them don’t through any reflectors out that look like they have a Light OP finish on them, there is a small market for them, I’ll take 2! Wink

I would probably take a few too, if the price is right. Would make some cool fog lights for the vdub… If I could come up with some sort of housing
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My brother has received a dhl cart that the GT is delivered at his neighbors. He just found the cart and his neighbors are asleep now, 23.47 PM in The Netherlands.... Hope to get mine tomorrow. Neal has managed to get our GT’s quickly from registered to DHL, just before they went out... 

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jamio wrote:
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Hi
I’m not in a hurry.
I prefer exhaustive quality control VS the speed of the shipment.

quality +1
speed -1


Same for me Smile

+1, also prefer quality over speed.

After all the time & effort that has been put into the project, why to go wrong with last step?

I agree with this, I would prefer for Lumintop to provide the best quality reflectors they can for the money we pay. And i am happy to wait longer for a better quality reflector.

Well done to the team btw, great job keeping up with this thread and all the questions Thumbs Up

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I think that the people very concerned about getting theirs quickly have been a vocal minority in a large group buy. Even they would probably be happy to wait for the best possible product. Most participants have remained patiently silent, probably not posting to this thread much or at all.

Lumintop, best possible quality, please. Thank you.

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I am just amazed at the quality of these lights. As far as I can tell…. my GT’s are absolutely perfect, inside & out.

  • No blemishes
  • No tiny scratches
  • Everything perfectly anodized
  • Clean
  • Lubed properly

Just perfect…….

GREAT JOB LUMINTOP!!!

And of course THE TEAM did amazing in designing this light!!

AND also the behind the scenes work of all from keeping up with & making lists, answering questions, sending PM’s with ordering instructions, you name it….. GREAT JOB!!

And M4DM4X & Neal with their very important part.

Just a huge THANK YOU to all……. . Thumbs Up . Beer

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Mike9028 wrote:

Quality first!

I think a lot people were freaking out about shipping times because it seems many could not track their package and unknown to them if it even shipped yet. Many became upset that others were receiving theirs before them etc…especially those who had a better spot on the list. In the end we will all get our lights so just continue to be patient and lets not continue to make a big deal over this.

Let them do the proper QC checks without rushing them.

I think I speak for many when I say quality first.

Quality first!, Please don't sacrifice quality.

 

Thank you Very Much,

George

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Hugh Johnson wrote:
I think that the people very concerned about getting theirs quickly have been a vocal minority in a large group buy. Even they would probably be happy to wait for the best possible product. Most participants have remained patiently silent, probably not posting to this thread much or at all.

Lumintop, best possible quality, please. Thank you.


Most who were worried about shipping schedule were not because they had not yet received their light. It has been about people getting upset when someone else got shipped first, unfairly or not. Big Smile And it’s nothing to take seriously, really. Just keeps adding useless posts to the GT thread. This message included. Blushing

I believe almost everyone agrees after thinking for a while: Quality control is important. Rushing a project like this is dumb. Even those who don’t seem too patient will prefer quality to speed.

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I put Neals “paid/shipping lists” back on post one. I think they are only semi helpful due to not being complete and outdated, but if it helps anyone, it’s there.

It seems quite a few of the packages are being sent without tracking notices sent (from DHL). I’m not sure why. If you’ve paid for your light, but haven’t got a tracking notification from DHL, it’s quite easy to call them at 800-CALL-DHL or 800-225-5345. If your outside of the USA there might be a different phone number. Just go to their website and click the link for customer service. Call them up and ask for a representative. Then just give them your name and zip code (or whatever represents your country). I tried it just for giggles. It was quite easy and the operator was very nice.

I don’t know if registered mail can be checked. I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to check with your local mail service.

Or you can just be surprised when it arrives. That’s pretty cool, too. Wink

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Even though Neal couldn’t ship by the exact order of those that paid or of those that signed up, he is still doing his best to use the order that was paid. These recent international shipments seem to be for people on the early side of the paid list as evidenced below. (These are paid list numbers)

Bruno28 #12
cypher1024 #57
FMC #78
Sirius9 #79
Yokiamy #128
Hunter1 #129
Bo4ka #144
Bozlight29 #148
Flasky #149
Hardware #174
Yoflash #178
Warzi1975 #181 and #483
DooMMasteR #193
Jaza #202
piotrek966 #266
Specialk #292
Bking #515
Bobtb #637

Bobtb’s light shipping is a bit surprising. So maybe this last shipment was pretty big? 637-362=275

Did 275 lights ship or just 200 or so DHL lights? We will have to wait for more info.

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I have been waiting patiently since the very beginning of this thread. I was the 34th or so on the first list. IIRC it was the end of October 2016, well over a year ago. I do not mind waiting a month or two longer as long as the flashlight is properly manufactured and no corners are cut.

If anyone from Lumintop ever reads this post, please do not rush it now at the most important stage, take your time and do your best, there is no need to hurry things up. Simply ignore everyone who wants it now at the cost of the quality!!!

Maybe I am wrong, but it seems to me that large GBs, such as this one and Q8 GB, create a bad mood on this awesome forum. Yes, we get mind-blowing, virtually perfect flashlights at incredible prices, but it is at the cost of what has made such achievements possible, our unique spirit, mutual respect and BLF family. We are losing the friendly, almost familiar atmosphere, with too many new users, who have not been included in the early phases of the projects, wanting their flashlight and demanding it as if they have already paid the full retail price and the full shipping. I love watching new guys getting addicted to flashlights, but the community behavior has switched from a friendly forum to a bunch of people who feel being entitled to something. What bothers me the most is a lack of respect and gratitude to those behind these large group buys. Instead of being supported and offered help, they are overburdened with the same repeating questions and complaints again and again all day long. I highly admire their passion and enthusiasm for the whole project, but if the general attitude does not change, they will end up burned out and put off, and we risk there will not be a GB of the GT or Q8 magnitude any time soon or ever again.

Just a thought. Maybe I am wrong though…

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These soft lens caps that for the gt , they may not protect the glass if dropped lens first or bashed lens first against something , so I was thinking maybe a round disc cut from 3mm or 6mm plywood put inside the soft cap might be a good idea ( cut to the same width as the outside of bezel ) wadya think?

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Bo4ka wrote:
@DB Custom and lawallac
thanks, but no result. Switch cover is definitely not opaque, I unscrewed it.
It must be lighted, at least after successfull factory reset.

Let me see if I can understand.

You never saw any green light from the switch, even though the main led works fine?

You were able to unscrew the switch cover, but it is or isn’t opaque?

Opaque meaning solid, so no light gets through.

It should look like this:

If light does NOT go through your switch cover then send a PM to Texas_Ace and he will see you get a new one.

Ps, do your green leds light up?

They are a lot weaker than on the Q8.


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Hi can anybody help me ?
Contacted Team Giggles on 8 Jan 2018 about my request for a 3.GT + batteries which did not show on the final list.
Got a fast reply same day asking for the links of all my requests. After I spend 4 hours last night searching for same,
I am totally new at this game, still learning and today writing a long letter trying to reply to their question,
a message came up that they don’t take any messages anymore.
Can anybody pass on my message to the Team Giggles that I requested a 3.GT + batteries
( ID 1229241 ammofox Search Within Thread Author ammofox ) and ask them to get back to me in a way that I can reply to.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Regards ammofox
PS: I don’t know how to contact how to contact JasonWW or Texas_Ace directly ( totall amateur as stated before ).

amf

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The group buy ended on January 5th

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shirnask wrote:
I got curious after seeing yclongthrow’s picture of his reflector and decided to try and duplicate it to see what mine would look like

Does this mean that mine has a problem or that if you take a similar picture that all or most of the reflectors will give a similar result? Could someone else try this and let me see what you get?


Every reflector with look like that with just the right lighting. My reflectors look excellent but if you get the light angle just right they will look like that also. Your reflector is just fine.
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southland wrote:
shirnask wrote:
I got curious after seeing yclongthrow’s picture of his reflector and decided to try and duplicate it to see what mine would look like

Does this mean that mine has a problem or that if you take a similar picture that all or most of the reflectors will give a similar result? Could someone else try this and let me see what you get?


Every reflector with look like that with just the right lighting. My reflectors look excellent but if you get the light angle just right they will look like that also. Your reflector is just fine.

Your’e exactly right mine looks really smooth looking at it but i you get the light just right you can see some lines. I measured 1.2 mcd at 15 meters so it doesn’t really matter the thing is a monster thrower.
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DB Custom wrote:
Interesting emitter choice, $500 and 39V requirement. I bet folks are lining up for it even now!

Now do what? 500 just for the led? Where is this at?

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ammofox wrote:
Hi can anybody help me ?
Contacted Team Giggles on 8 Jan 2018 about my request for a 3.GT + batteries which did not show on the final list.
Got a fast reply same day asking for the links of all my requests. After I spend 4 hours last night searching for same,
I am totally new at this game, still learning and today writing a long letter trying to reply to their question,
a message came up that they don’t take any messages anymore.
Can anybody pass on my message to the Team Giggles that I requested a 3.GT + batteries
( ID 1229241 ammofox Search Within Thread Author ammofox ) and ask them to get back to me in a way that I can reply to.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Regards ammofox
PS: I don’t know how to contact how to contact JasonWW or Texas_Ace directly ( totall amateur as stated before ).

Pulsar wrote:
The group buy ended on January 5th

His requests for 2 and then 1 more were back in November.

Ammo click on your name and then “my posts”.

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unknown00101 wrote:
ammofox wrote:
Hi can anybody help me ?
Contacted Team Giggles on 8 Jan 2018 about my request for a 3.GT + batteries which did not show on the final list.
Got a fast reply same day asking for the links of all my requests. After I spend 4 hours last night searching for same,
I am totally new at this game, still learning and today writing a long letter trying to reply to their question,
a message came up that they don’t take any messages anymore.
Can anybody pass on my message to the Team Giggles that I requested a 3.GT + batteries
( ID 1229241 ammofox Search Within Thread Author ammofox ) and ask them to get back to me in a way that I can reply to.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Regards ammofox
PS: I don’t know how to contact how to contact JasonWW or Texas_Ace directly ( totall amateur as stated before ).

Pulsar wrote:
The group buy ended on January 5th

His requests for 2 and then 1 more were back in November.

Ammo click on your name and then “my posts”.

Yep

First request: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1219036#comment-1219036

And additional request for a 3rd GT: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1229241#comment-1229241

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Nev wrote:
These soft lens caps that for the gt , they may not protect the glass if dropped lens first or bashed lens first against something , so I was thinking maybe a round disc cut from 3mm or 6mm plywood put inside the soft cap might be a good idea ( cut to the same width as the outside of bezel ) wadya think?

 

It can't hurt. The biggest reason I wanted one was just to keep dirt and dust off it but I have been thinking about something similar to give added protection. If you use any kind of wood I would recommend painting or sealing it to get rid of the dust from it.

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IndyArcher wrote:
unknown00101 wrote:
ammofox wrote:
Hi can anybody help me ?
Contacted Team Giggles on 8 Jan 2018 about my request for a 3.GT + batteries which did not show on the final list.
Got a fast reply same day asking for the links of all my requests. After I spend 4 hours last night searching for same,
I am totally new at this game, still learning and today writing a long letter trying to reply to their question,
a message came up that they don’t take any messages anymore.
Can anybody pass on my message to the Team Giggles that I requested a 3.GT + batteries
( ID 1229241 ammofox Search Within Thread Author ammofox ) and ask them to get back to me in a way that I can reply to.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Regards ammofox
PS: I don’t know how to contact how to contact JasonWW or Texas_Ace directly ( totall amateur as stated before ).

Pulsar wrote:
The group buy ended on January 5th

His requests for 2 and then 1 more were back in November.

Ammo click on your name and then “my posts”.

Yep

First request: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1219036#comment-1219036

And additional request for a 3rd GT: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1229241#comment-1229241


Ah ok, sorry. I was just going by him saying he contacted them on the 8th…
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Nev wrote:
These soft lens caps that for the gt , they may not protect the glass if dropped lens first or bashed lens first against something , so I was thinking maybe a round disc cut from 3mm or 6mm plywood put inside the soft cap might be a good idea ( cut to the same width as the outside of bezel ) wadya think?

I plan to do the same thing but use a piece of plexiglass instead of wood

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ammofox wrote:
Hi can anybody help me ? Contacted Team Giggles on 8 Jan 2018 about my request for a 3.GT + batteries which did not show on the final list. Got a fast reply same day asking for the links of all my requests. After I spend 4 hours last night searching for same, I am totally new at this game, still learning and today writing a long letter trying to reply to their question, a message came up that they don’t take any messages anymore. Can anybody pass on my message to the Team Giggles that I requested a 3.GT + batteries ( ID 1229241 ammofox Search Within Thread Author ammofox ) and ask them to get back to me in a way that I can reply to. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Regards ammofox PS: I don’t know how to contact how to contact JasonWW or Texas_Ace directly ( totall amateur as stated before ).

you are on the list for 3 lights

ammofox [1215 1216 1762]

you will receive a pm in late january about payment and shipping

do not worry you ARE on the list.

if you go to the first post then press ctrl+f and enter your username you will find yourself on the list.

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ammofox wrote:
Hi can anybody help me ?
Contacted Team Giggles on 8 Jan 2018 about my request for a 3.GT + batteries which did not show on the final list.
Got a fast reply same day asking for the links of all my requests. After I spend 4 hours last night searching for same,
I am totally new at this game, still learning and today writing a long letter trying to reply to their question,
a message came up that they don’t take any messages anymore.
Can anybody pass on my message to the Team Giggles that I requested a 3.GT + batteries
( ID 1229241 ammofox Search Within Thread Author ammofox ) and ask them to get back to me in a way that I can reply to.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Regards ammofox
PS: I don’t know how to contact how to contact JasonWW or Texas_Ace directly ( totall amateur as stated before ).

Just look at page one of this thread.

Post #5 has a new completed list of all the sign up requests.

You are shown as requests #1215, #1216 and #1762.

This list is not showing whether or not you want batteries, though. Anyone wanting a set of 8 batteries can easily add them to their shopping cart at the same time as they order their GT.

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For those curious about the best way to remove the switch cover, a pair of snap ring pliers is your best friend. I have a set with multiple tips that can apply force in both directions. This style of plier (the blue one) can both squeeze together or squeeze apart.

They are only $4.99 at Harbor Freight Tools.

These are not super high quality, but I doubt you will use them very often. Every flashlight modder should have a set.

Etex wrote:

I use snap ring pliers to loosen bezel, then a toothpick to unthread. Some of these type of pliers have interchangable tips of different sizes.


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I’ll have a handle proto tomorrow. Had some water freezing issues and a 44,000psi leak to deal with Monday – Tuesday. Played catch up today.

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peabody wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
Interesting emitter choice, $500 and 39V requirement. I bet folks are lining up for it even now!

Now do what? 500 just for the led? Where is this at?


It a 19mm diameter cob style led. $379 without the heatsink. It has a 35 to 39 volt input and does about 450 watts.

It would not be suitable for any type of thrower as the hotspot would be huge. You would probably get 500 to 600 meters from it in the GT (my rough guess).

https://store.yujiintl.com/collections/frontpage/products/bc-series-high...

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JasonWW wrote:
peabody wrote:
DB Custom wrote:
Interesting emitter choice, $500 and 39V requirement. I bet folks are lining up for it even now!

Now do what? 500 just for the led? Where is this at?


It a 19mm diameter cob style led. $379 without the heatsink. It has a 35 to 39 volt input and does about 450 watts.

It would not be suitable for any type of thrower as the hotspot would be huge. You would probably get 500 to 600 meters from it in the GT (my rough guess).

https://store.yujiintl.com/collections/frontpage/products/bc-series-high...


Good lord! Makes the cft90 look like a spot of mustard on a white shirt. Thanks for the link. Teats on a boar hog.
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Im dying in anticipation,
So many great reports from those who have there gt’s
Im in the next 500 i hope,
Even though i havent recieved mine yet

I would like to ask for a second if its possible

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