(closed,all sold out) Give me your money: 2nd BLF Light, TrustFire A8

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When can we know what the amp draw for high mode will be, and if we can have U2 or U3 as on option?

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taz wrote:

When can we know what the amp draw for high mode will be, and if we can have U2 or U3 as on option?

Yeah, I’d be interested in picking one up only if a U3 option was available and if the amp draw is fairly high.

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Does it come with a carrying pouch?

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Nice deal, count me in for option 2 shipped via China Mail and with a EU plug.

My suggestion for the name would be A8 BLF Edition.

+1 on the U3 option and the NANJG 105C driver.

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Name: BLF Aight! for New Jersey peeps!

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I’m in for one. Option 2.

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Any chance of an OP reflector?

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ChiggerPepi wrote:
A lot of this has already been requested, so I will add to the requests for:

1. Very high PWM, wayyyy more than 1KHz
2. U3 emitter option
3. name: BLF Edition
4. Nanjg105C driver would be a big plus!


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RedForest UK wrote:
Any chance of an OP reflector?

A good point!
If available, I would take with OP, too.

Over 1KHz PWM would also be highly valued.

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I’m in for option 2.

I like “A8 BLF Edition”

High(3A), med(1A), low(350mA), moonlight(100mA)

Short memory, starts on low(momentary off to change modes, longer off comes back on in low)

T6 3C NW

Higher pwm

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It’s a big light that’s primary reason for existence is to throw out a lot of light. It should start in high.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
It's a big light that's primary reason for existence is to throw out a lot of light. It should start in high.

^^^ This.

I have multiple pocket size AAA or AA lights for moonlight or firefly mode. Don't need this big bruiser doing it too...Cool

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I don’t know, moon light has its uses. I’m happy if it has no damm flashy modes though. Silly

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gords1001 wrote:
I don't know, moon light has its uses. I'm happy if it has no damm flashy modes though. :p

Sorry for the confusion. I don't mind the Low, just want it to start on High, which was ouchyfoot's point. I was agreeing with him that the primary use of a big light like this is high output, so modes should start on High.

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Fair comment, I’m seeing this as a house/camping light, the moonlight would be ideal for checking on the kids, in that instance, starting low and building up would be better – little point switching down to low if I’ve already blasted 800 lumens into the area….

As I’ve said earlier though, I don’t mind which way it goes, I can adapt myself or maybe build another edc that suits me.

I do have a plan for a trustfire t2, three nichea 219’s and a kd 3a nanjg driver, I may order 5 that start moonlight and build up to 3a in one mode group and start at 3a and work down to moonlight in the next group. Then I have either option on other mods. 8)

Edit, perhaps Rey’s having this kind of driver fitted, in which case, if they were ordered as I specified above, people could change the mode run to either way, you’d only need an iron and a solder sucker or some braid to remove the solder bridge.

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Check on the kids with a zebralight. It’s tiny and will run forever on lo/moonlight with one AA.

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Yep, but that means stretching to a zebralight, to give you an idea, my most pricey light is my ancient incan 3d Maglite, otherwise most of my lights are sub $30, I truly am budget minded.

Mods may run to more if I tot up the bits, but part of the value to me in those is the satisfaction of messing about building something myself. Big Smile

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light_guy wrote:
WWEFANS wrote:
Option: 1.only the light. China Mail: 23$. ePacket,SG,HK MAIL:25.5$. 2.with a TF Flame 26650 battery+TR-005 charger+gift box. (EU,US or UK plug) China Mail:38$ SG,SE MAIL:42$ 45$ for a DHL 3-5 days' shipping. (USA only)
Hi there! I just saw this in another thread about USPS shipping lithium batteries starting the November 15: http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/international-updates.htm#H11 ("when installed in the equipment they are intended to operate") Since epacket is partly USPS, do you think you might be able to ship this way when the flashlight is finished? The reason I ask is that, while the DHL shipping is only a little bit more and very fast to the US, DHL charges for taxes and customs duty AND a customs "brokerage" fee when we receive the package which makes the cost more expensive (in my case cheap ebay shoes sent DHL from China turned into not-so-cheap) Thanks in advance and have a GREAT day! :)

 

hi,

i did not hear that it will cause a duty and tax by DHL.

if i declare the value at only 10-20$.

 

Best Regards

Rey

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Hey WWEFANS

Have you decided on a name yet? There’s been a lot of different suggestions thus far. Perhaps we need to poll it.

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Just put BLF Edition on it.

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Tecmo wrote:
Just put BLF Edition on it.

I like that, A8 BLF Edition <—-simple, and leaves it open for a real “BFL Fatty” latter on. Wink
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this site doesn't like me.   VERY VERY SLOW to access in.

i will edit the #1 post,  make a little supplement and modification.

 

Best Regards

Rey

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WWEFANS wrote:

light_guy wrote:
WWEFANS wrote:
Option: 1.only the light. China Mail: 23$. ePacket,SG,HK MAIL:25.5$. 2.with a TF Flame 26650 battery+TR-005 charger+gift box. (EU,US or UK plug) China Mail:38$ SG,SE MAIL:42$ 45$ for a DHL 3-5 days’ shipping. (USA only)
Hi there! I just saw this in another thread about USPS shipping lithium batteries starting the November 15: http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/international-updates.htm#H11 (“when installed in the equipment they are intended to operate”) Since epacket is partly USPS, do you think you might be able to ship this way when the flashlight is finished? The reason I ask is that, while the DHL shipping is only a little bit more and very fast to the US, DHL charges for taxes and customs duty AND a customs “brokerage” fee when we receive the package which makes the cost more expensive (in my case cheap ebay shoes sent DHL from China turned into not-so-cheap) Thanks in advance and have a GREAT day! Smile

 

hi,

i did not hear that it will cause a duty and tax by DHL.

if i declare the value at only 10-20$.

 

Best Regards

Rey

Thank you for the info!

(I’m still wondering about DHL’s brokerage charge, so if anyone else has any information in this regard please update.)

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Hi Rey,

Could i purchase Option 1 please. Thanks.

How bright is bright enough...

Runtime VS Lumens...

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Sign me up for Option 2: 45 dollars DHL… Call it BLF Aight

Don wrote:
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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I’m in for option 1 NW tint (DHL if possible)

Things I would like to see in this torch:

1. Firefly to High mode (0.05~0.1/2/30/100)
2. Higher PWM, 2kHz would work
3. Driven at 2.8a or higher on high mode
4. No mode memory (always starts in Firefly mode)
5. low voltage warning

Name either BLF Fatty or BLF A8

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2 x option 1

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  Interesting question about what mode to start the light on ..if it has a firefly do you want it to start on low ,,on one hand that seems to make sense ....lights that start on high also seem to make sense . I kind of like lights that don't start on max since I'm almost always turning them down. Med/Low/moon/turbo..??

tough question ...

 Looks like you're doing a great job covering lots of bases here Rey I appreciate your efforts and look forward to this light too

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Sounds like everyone wants high PWM. So mode order seems to be the big sticking point.

I can see the merit to both arguments… For large lights, starting in high usually makes the most sense. BUT… Having superlow “firefly” mode makes starting low and progressing up make more sense.

Mode memory is a key consideration in this as well….

I think if there is NO mode memory Firefly>Low>Med>High order might be the way to go. Switching down to firefly from high could be totally useless in scenarios that require superlow light. You’ve already blinded yourself!

If there IS mode memory H>M>L>FF could work OK. If you want super low light just leave it in that mode. Easy. Only a quick on-off scenario would mess that up. Would definitely want a short amount of time until memory kicks in. I’d say no more than 1 sec.

What do you guys think?

I like copper

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