[PART 2] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Closed, but Public sales open!

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Silent_Star wrote:
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I’m guessing there are still a few countries that doesn’t allow it even if it’s inside a flashlight.

This Wednesday I received by DHL a DT70 with batteries inside
They were declared in the attached documentation


I edited my post to remove Uruguay. Thumbs Up

In Israel I had never a problems with batteries.
All parcels comes it time without problems.

Strange, I would figure Israel to be the exact opposite. Although I have shipped several things to Israel over the years and come to think of it none of them ever had problems.

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I have ordered, I think, all common types of batteries. Most of them lithium.
All type of lithium – 18650, 18350, 26650, batteries for my quadcopters,
for cell phones and other multimedia gadgets.
Even for electronic cigarettes – 700 batteries per one order – taxes and nothing more.

Never any problems.

 Genesis 1:3 "And God said, "Let there be light,"  and there was light."

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If all the documents are correct from sender, and the sender location isn’t on a watch list there shouldn’t be any trouble shipping to Israel. I had a friend working an archeological dig in the Negev desert (my spelling is likely wrong) for 18 months a few years ago. We had no problem sending parcels to him, including a pair of C8s batteries installed. Cheers!

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Well, I got my tracking number. It’s in Chicago right now, so it’s on its way.

Thanks T_A, Team Giggles, and Neal.

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I am #965 on the list n i paid for my GT last Dec i still dont know when i will get my flashlight

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Pasakulu wrote:
I am #965 on the list n i paid for my GT last Dec i still dont know when i will get my flashlight

Please contact Neal to find out what is going on. There were some orders that feel through the cracks in that super, ultra, hectic time.

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To keep this thread from dieing Wink here a question that may also also interest others…

TA, did you do some beamshots with your BLF GT having the XHP70 installed?

I would really like to see this in comparison to the stock setup…

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TA, did you do some beamshots with your BLF GT having the XHP70 installed?

I would really like to see this in comparison to the stock setup…

+1

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TA, did you do some beamshots with your BLF GT having the XHP70 installed?

I would really like to see this in comparison to the stock setup…

+1

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That reminds me. It is important that everybody have their Paypal account info up to date. Shipping address, your name, email and phone number is all pulled from there.
*YES! This is SUPER important. Many of the issues from the last batch were caused be incorrect info and having to update order info after the order was placed.* *This time around there will be a $5 fee for any changes to the information after the order is placed.* Also if there are any issues with the shipping or otherwise due to the information not being correct, all associated fees and charges will be the buyers responsibility (there were a few cases of the wrong address being used and the order was returned to lumintop, costing them more then the light just in the combined shipping costs). If the issue is lumintops fault they eat the cost themselves without an issue. I Should add this to the OP when I get some time.

 

all that was written on the ordering page and therefore accepted by the people who bought a GT

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disclaimer:

  • Neither Lumintop nor the GB team is in any way responsible for customs duty, taxes, brokerage fees, or any other additional fees. These are the buyer’s responsibility to calculate and pay.
  • If the package is delivered with taxes, duties or other fees payable and/or the buyer refuses the package for any reason, a refund will not be given until the complete light has been returned to Lumintop. Note that shipping costs are non-refundable.
  • You are responsible that the shipping address forwarded to us via the PayPal invoice is correct. If the light cannot be delivered we can try to resend, but additional costs that may result are on you.

 

a lot of the cases could have been handled very different by lumintop and the team

saving them a lot money and time

 

.. just saying Wink

 

but we should add “we have the right to refund your money and cancel your order at any time if problems occur during the shipping process caused by unforseen circumstances“

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE
i do not work in "reviews, deals and codes" for the time being
maybe M4D M4X will return one day, but until then:

THANK YOU FOR YEARS OF YOUR SUPPORT AND FRIENDLY CONTACTS!

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Kingjohn wrote:
To keep this thread from dieing Wink here a question that may also also interest others…

TA, did you do some beamshots with your BLF GT having the XHP70 installed?

I would really like to see this in comparison to the stock setup…

I had actually posted some a few months ago. Although I never got a beamshot with the dedomed emitter come to think of it.

Here is the xhp70.2 with dome on:

XHP35 prototype CW in the same location (I can’t seem to find my production beamshots right now):

XHP70.2 GT vs a 1000m thrower, the G36 IIRC:

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119 patient days later my light is here. DHL delivered today. Based on everyone’s feedback I was expecting a monster light and it was even larger than expected. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

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Ya, it is huge. My family is surprised that I can get flashlight that is bigger than my other big flashlights.

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You should hear what my family says about mine…
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Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

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DENGOH wrote:
Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Not brightest but longest throwing LED reflector light I am aware of.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
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Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Not brightest but longest throwing LED reflector light I am aware of.


Ya. Is that why NASA ordering more?
I wonder NASA try to custom GT, can they share some pictures? Cool

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DENGOH wrote:
Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Yeah, maybe more appropriately called a searchlight.

There are HID spotlights larger than the GT and my light though, idk if you would call those a flashlight.
For example the lemax LX70 or those big HID searchlights sold in stores which don’t get anywhere near the millions of candlepower they advertise.

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DENGOH wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Not brightest but longest throwing LED reflector light I am aware of.


Ya. Is that why NASA ordering more?
I wonder NASA try to custom GT, can they share some pictures? Cool

Yes, they wanted to try the best commercial product out to see what it can do. This is pretty common as it costs a whole lot less to research with an existing product even if it is not exactly what you need then it does to start from scratch.

Not sure they will send pictures but I can ask.

I do know that they really want the warmest tint they can get. 3000k is the coolest they want and keep asking if I can get anything warmer. For real world throw warmer tints are simply better.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Not brightest but longest throwing LED reflector light I am aware of.


Ya. Is that why NASA ordering more?
I wonder NASA try to custom GT, can they share some pictures? Cool

Yes, they wanted to try the best commercial product out to see what it can do. This is pretty common as it costs a whole lot less to research with an existing product even if it is not exactly what you need then it does to start from scratch.

Not sure they will send pictures but I can ask.

I do know that they really want the warmest tint they can get. 3000k is the coolest they want and keep asking if I can get anything warmer. For real world throw warmer tints are simply better.


so i guess they simply wait public develops a new light and buy it instead of spending thousands buck in developing new light Silly

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mrheosuper wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Not brightest but longest throwing LED reflector light I am aware of.


Ya. Is that why NASA ordering more?
I wonder NASA try to custom GT, can they share some pictures? Cool

Yes, they wanted to try the best commercial product out to see what it can do. This is pretty common as it costs a whole lot less to research with an existing product even if it is not exactly what you need then it does to start from scratch.

Not sure they will send pictures but I can ask.

I do know that they really want the warmest tint they can get. 3000k is the coolest they want and keep asking if I can get anything warmer. For real world throw warmer tints are simply better.


so i guess they simply wait public develops a new light and buy it instead of spending thousands buck in developing new light Silly

Yep, something like that. This is pretty common in all sorts of research to use the best you can find and then test it before building your own.

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I got my first one with batteries inside shipped to the Philippines.

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After using my GT for two weeks, I think I would say its neutral 4000k tint is kind of “boring” in a good way.
It doesn’t have much light saber effect and very comfortable to use in dusty night. It makes my SST40 SR95S UT beam look harsh when use them side by side.

And when it shines on very distant object that is not completely dark, due to its tint is so neutral that blend well and not harsh, it is quite difficult to judge via eyesight whether its light actually reaches the distant object. I think that is why people think CW is better because CW will make the distant object looks illuminated easily due to its harshness.

Why I say it is “boring”, because it is a bit too comfortable or natural and less intimidating than CW light. I am thinking if I ever mod it with XHP70.2, I will put a 3000k led in it, hope that it will be more intimidating in comfortable way. I can’t see clearly beyond 500m anyway.

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DENGOH wrote:
After using my GT for two weeks, I think I would say its neutral 4000k tint is kind of "boring" in a good way. It doesn't have much light saber effect and very comfortable to use in dusty night. It makes my SST40 SR95S UT beam look harsh when use them side by side. And when it shines on very distant object that is not completely dark, due to its tint is so neutral that blend well and not harsh, it is quite difficult to judge via eyesight whether its light actually reaches the distant object. I think that is why people think CW is better because CW will make the distant object looks illuminated easily due to its harshness. Why I say it is "boring", because it is a bit too comfortable or natural and less intimidating than CW light. I am thinking if I ever mod it with XHP70.2, I will put a 3000k led in it, hope that it will be more intimidating in comfortable way. I can't see clearly beyond 500m anyway.

 

Is that a straight LED swap?

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3000k XHP70.2 GT looks really good, a lot like a halogen searchlight but with a much nicer beam. It is not a whitewall queen but looks really nice outside and it really does seem to be visible further away.

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DENGOH wrote:
After using my GT for two weeks, I think I would say its neutral 4000k tint is kind of “boring” in a good way. It doesn’t have much light saber effect and very comfortable to use in dusty night. It makes my SST40 SR95S UT beam look harsh when use them side by side. And when it shines on very distant object that is not completely dark, due to its tint is so neutral that blend well and not harsh, it is quite difficult to judge via eyesight whether its light actually reaches the distant object. I think that is why people think CW is better because CW will make the distant object looks illuminated easily due to its harshness. Why I say it is “boring”, because it is a bit too comfortable or natural and less intimidating than CW light. I am thinking if I ever mod it with XHP70.2, I will put a 3000k led in it, hope that it will be more intimidating in comfortable way. I can’t see clearly beyond 500m anyway.

 


Is that a straight LED swap?

The xhp70.2 requires a new MCPCB. Right now the only way to get them is to mod an existing mcpcb but I am trying to get lumintop to make them to sell. They made some prototypes but are still dodging my questions when I ask if they will sell them. I think they are worried about demand.

The stock driver can also be used with a resistor mod or I have a new driver I am prototyping that will allow max power with the xhp70.2.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
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DENGOH wrote:
After using my GT for two weeks, I think I would say its neutral 4000k tint is kind of "boring" in a good way. It doesn't have much light saber effect and very comfortable to use in dusty night. It makes my SST40 SR95S UT beam look harsh when use them side by side. And when it shines on very distant object that is not completely dark, due to its tint is so neutral that blend well and not harsh, it is quite difficult to judge via eyesight whether its light actually reaches the distant object. I think that is why people think CW is better because CW will make the distant object looks illuminated easily due to its harshness. Why I say it is "boring", because it is a bit too comfortable or natural and less intimidating than CW light. I am thinking if I ever mod it with XHP70.2, I will put a 3000k led in it, hope that it will be more intimidating in comfortable way. I can't see clearly beyond 500m anyway.

 

Is that a straight LED swap?

The xhp70.2 requires a new MCPCB. Right now the only way to get them is to mod an existing mcpcb but I am trying to get lumintop to make them to sell. They made some prototypes but are still dodging my questions when I ask if they will sell them. I think they are worried about demand. The stock driver can also be used with a resistor mod or I have a new driver I am prototyping that will allow max power with the xhp70.2.

 

If its a straight mcpcb swap I might do it myself. But if I have to add anything to the existing one I might pass on that

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It is possible they might offer the mcpcb with LED already installed. Although I first have to convince them to sell them at all lol

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Hope that Lumintop decide soon and i can order the mcpcb together in next batch of GT.

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Enderman wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
Yours are custom right? GT is stock. GT might be among the world’s biggest stock flashlight at this moment. Big Smile

Yeah, maybe more appropriately called a searchlight.

There are HID spotlights larger than the GT and my light though, idk if you would call those a flashlight.
For example the lemax LX70 or those big HID searchlights sold in stores which don’t get anywhere near the millions of candlepower they advertise.


That Lemax LX70 sure looks like a monster light. It has proper handle. Thumbs Up I wonder who has measured its candela number?

Actually I surprised my family by bringing out my Olight SR95S UT and ask them whether they think my flashlight is huge. They all say that is a uncommon big size flashlight. And I walked into my bedroom and bring out BLF GT and asked “Then what about this one?” They all laughed except my father frowned. He always asked me to be careful with flashlight not to shine into people’s houses. Cool

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