Group Buy for the GearBest Ultrafire F13 - Closed?

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wight wrote:
I just ordered 2. I don’t think anyone else has brought this up, but Gearbest seems to have updated both the pics and the description to reflect that these are Ultrafire branded rather than SkyEye branded.

I’m loving the emitter type.. apparently “R5” is semi-permanently embedded in the minds of Chinese salesmen. “Emitter Type: XM-L U2, Cree R5” Wink

yes, we have updated both the pics and the description for Ultrafire branded, hope you all like it.

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DayLighter wrote:
hmm.. they want to have a group buy unlimited per person, but they don’t have much in stock? Silly

Please don’t worry, we have enough UltraFire flashlights in stock for this group buy.

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Gearbest, I ordered two with tracking number.
PM sent.

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Does this flashlight have a sleeve or carrier for the 18650 battery?

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Can’t combine the coupon code with the $2 off coupon code from opus charger deal :~

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Does this flashlight have a sleeve or carrier for the 18650 battery?

Yes, it’s with a sleeve for the 18650 battery.

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DayLighter wrote:
Can’t combine the coupon code with the $2 off coupon code from opus charger deal :~

Hello DayLighter,

Two coupons can’t be used together in one order, but you can use the additional 100 points we sent which equal to $2 for it, thanks.

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gearbest wrote:
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Can’t combine the coupon code with the $2 off coupon code from opus charger deal :~

Hello DayLighter,

Two coupons can’t be used together in one order, but you can use the additional 100 points we sent which equal to $2 for it, thanks.


That sounds like some good customer service. I like that.

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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gearbest wrote:
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Can’t combine the coupon code with the $2 off coupon code from opus charger deal :~

Hello DayLighter,

Two coupons can’t be used together in one order, but you can use the additional 100 points we sent which equal to $2 for it, thanks.


well in that case I guess I’ll get another one then Smile
edit I don’t see any option to use my points for this light unless I add another item to this order Flat Stare

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DayLighter wrote:
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Can’t combine the coupon code with the $2 off coupon code from opus charger deal :~

Hello DayLighter,

Two coupons can’t be used together in one order, but you can use the additional 100 points we sent which equal to $2 for it, thanks.


well in that case I guess I’ll get another one then Smile

Did I miss something? What is this “additional 100 points” that was mentioned?

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ohaya wrote:
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DayLighter wrote:
Can’t combine the coupon code with the $2 off coupon code from opus charger deal :~

Hello DayLighter,

Two coupons can’t be used together in one order, but you can use the additional 100 points we sent which equal to $2 for it, thanks.


well in that case I guess I’ll get another one then Smile

Did I miss something? What is this “additional 100 points” that was mentioned?

Buyers of the Opus charger from the group buy have been sent a $2 coupon AND an extra 100 points, complements of Gearbest.

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Thank you OL for arranging the group buy!
Ordered mine 2 days ago still processing…

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Pok wrote:
Gearbest, I ordered two with tracking number. PM sent.

Thanks, PM replied.

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processengr wrote:
Thank you OL for arranging the group buy! Ordered mine 2 days ago still processing…

Hello processengr,

Your package will be shipped out in two days and update the shipping information in your account, please kindly wait for it, thanks.

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Still processing. Ordered 5/11. 

Hello Bucketthead, Can you PM me with your order number? I will keep track of your order.

I no longer need a wallet. Thanks BLF! 

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I purchased one of these lights and I got it today. It came DHL, 6 days.

Anyhow, I will use it for the modding video and review. What I found strange, was a letter that came with it from "sammydress.com" Now who the hell is sammydress.com? It's got to be another website of GearBest. No telling who the real companies are here. I don't know what the deal is, but anyhow, I just thought everyone should be aware.

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I purchased one of these lights and I got it today. It came DHL, 6 days.

Anyhow, I will use it for the modding video and review. What I found strange, was a letter that came with it from “sammydress.com” Now who the hell is sammydress.com? It’s got to be another website of GearBest. No telling who the real companies are here. I don’t know what the deal is, but anyhow, I just thought everyone should be aware.

I will do a review of it and the mod later on this week.

Does the one you got have “Ultrafire” labelling, or something else? Also, does it have a pill?

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Old-Lumens wrote:

I purchased one of these lights and I got it today. It came DHL, 6 days.


Anyhow, I will use it for the modding video and review. What I found strange, was a letter that came with it from “sammydress.com” Now who the hell is sammydress.com? It’s got to be another website of GearBest. No telling who the real companies are here. I don’t know what the deal is, but anyhow, I just thought everyone should be aware.


I will do a review of it and the mod later on this week.


Someone mentioned they received a dress advertisement from them before as well (I think in a PayPal dispute), lol. /shrug

Looking forward to your review and mod.

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ohaya wrote:
Old-Lumens wrote:

I purchased one of these lights and I got it today. It came DHL, 6 days.

Anyhow, I will use it for the modding video and review. What I found strange, was a letter that came with it from "sammydress.com" Now who the hell is sammydress.com? It's got to be another website of GearBest. No telling who the real companies are here. I don't know what the deal is, but anyhow, I just thought everyone should be aware.

I will do a review of it and the mod later on this week.

Does the one you got have "Ultrafire" labelling, or something else? Also, does it have a pill?
I haven't taken it apart, but I will post all of that tonight, when I get home from work and I have a few minutes to tear it down. It looks like a glass lens, XM-L, Aluminum reflector and it has "Ultrafire" on one side of the body, but the other side just says XM-L U2, no designation that it's an F13.

Looks like the led shelf is solid, made as part of the head, not removable and it looks like probably about 500 lumens at most on high, maybe a little less, so it's severely underpowered, which I would expect for a light with a thin wall. Can't tell much more till I tear it down.

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Thanks for the update OL. Without trying to hassle you this light I think I read somewhere is supposed to have next mode memory. Does it and if so will the pencil line fix it? No hurry in the answer. Cheers.

 

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I ordered one as well. Not sure why i would need this one though…

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OscarM wrote:
I ordered one as well. Not sure why i would need this one though...

Oh, you don't want to go down that path. That way lies madness. 

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OK, so it is definitely an XM-L, an Aluminum reflector, glass lens (possibly coated), driver is just as RaceR86 shows in his photo, so you know how to mod it from that.

RaceR86 wrote:

In case people want to improve or change how the driver works, and its the typical F13 driver in the lights from GearBest.

-Short connection in red circle if you want 5 modes (adds medium and strobe). Or remove resistor there if you want 3 modes high -"mediumlow" and strobe.

-Add resistor on top of capacitator if you want to fix remove next mode memory. I used an 153 back when I played with this driver..

-If you want to increase current, move positive emitter wire from OUT+ to OUT+1.

-Cooper braid springs

-Replace stock locating ring with butterfly ring from FT.

Or just just replace or piggyback a better driver to it. Which Is my way of doing it. And use a decent XM-L2 on Noctigon.

Also, instead of using the 153 resistor circled in green, supposedly you can just use pencil lead and pencil across the capacitator there.

 

So, the driver has 5 modes, H/M/L/fast strobe/SOS and Next mode memory. The led shelf is part of the head, no removable pill, but that doesn't bother me very much.

What would I do with it? An XM-L2 on a copper star, a NANJG driver, probably one from Kaidomain, (the V2 ones they have). I am getting to where I don't much care for the Qlites, with their flickering in moonlight, but that's just me...   That's about all I would do. I think a copper star on the stock led shelf, would take 4 amps no problem. Then I would do the copper braid mod for the two springs and use a 26650 and be happy...

I will post a "review and mod" thread later on, but the mod is a one off, using the guts from a reflex mirror light I had.

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I have seven on order and plan to do the pencil mod on five and on forward them. I hope it works. Surprised

Thanks for the info.

 

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Old-Lumens wrote:

I purchased one of these lights and I got it today. It came DHL, 6 days.

Anyhow, I will use it for the modding video and review. What I found strange, was a letter that came with it from “sammydress.com” Now who the hell is sammydress.com? It’s got to be another website of GearBest. No telling who the real companies are here. I don’t know what the deal is, but anyhow, I just thought everyone should be aware.

I will do a review of it and the mod later on this week.

Hello Old-Lumens,

It’s a good news that you’ve got your light, thanks for organize this group buy, it’s over 100 units now.
it’s also wonderful that you will do a modding video and review, thanks very much.
About the letter, we confirmed from the supplier, it was placed in wrong package in ours, they also supply something fashion for other sites, sorry for this inconvenience, we will be more careful to our product packages.

Thanks,
Karen

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So how much lumen is this thing on 18650? is it a flooder? semi thrower? sorry i’m to lazy to read whole thread Tired

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My three F13's arrived, one lanyard between them, one came with two 18650 sleeves and no AAA carrier, and one light is DOA. Tongue Out

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dazed1 wrote:
So how much lumen is this thing on 18650? is it a flooder? semi thrower? sorry i'm to lazy to read whole thread :tired:

Pretty throwy for it's size. 

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Anyone having issues, just contact GearBest via PM using their forum membership here. It's their ball game this time. I'm not running the middle man thing again, too much stressFrown

Hopefully they will make things right for you.

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I just got the F13 I ordered on 5/9, acceptance 5/15, so about 14 days elapsed days.

I like the light, but a couple of issues I had:

- On the F13, the bezel ring was loose… like almost coming off. I guess that most here would consider a loose bezel ring as a good thing though :)…

- I also ordered an S55, which came in the same package…. Guess what? The bezel ring was completely off, and the lens and O-ring had fallen out also. Luckily, I found them on the counter where I had opened the package.

So, overall, the lights were ok, but I don’t understand why they were kind of falling apart.

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