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

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I’ve mentioned it before, but the two most common requests/complaints on these forums is always low is not low enough and high (2-3A) is not high enough. So for the hardcore connoisseur the best light has two modes: one so dim that you have to stare at it to make sure it’s on, another that burns up the LED after some time, and starts on low low low of course so you can stare down the barrel and check that it’s working.

Seriously, hopefully this light can be something suitable for mass consumption and not yet another fetish item. What am I saying, it’s a 26650 cell light that some seem interested in just to have some place to use the other 26650 cell from their two-pack, and not sure if it even includes a 18650 adapter without upcharge.

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I’ve mentioned it before, but the two most common requests/complaints on these forums is always low is not low enough and high (2-3A) is not high enough. So for the hardcore connoisseur the best light has two modes: one so dim that you have to stare at it to make sure it’s on, another that burns up the LED after some time, and starts on low low low of course so you can stare down the barrel and check that it’s working.

Seriously, hopefully this light can be something suitable for mass consumption and not yet another fetish item. What am I saying, it’s a 26650 cell light that some seem interested in just to have some place to use the other 26650 cell from their two-pack, and not sure if it even includes a 18650 adapter without upcharge.

I have to agree.

First, I was thinking the sequence should be FF-L-M-H but I now think, that it would get most use on the opposite sequence, H-M-L-FF.
I’m pretty sure i would use it as a nightlight or such SOMETIMES but mostly I think I would need H or M.

On AA or AAA EDC’s I find the FF -> sequence pretty fine.
Zebralight does it best, quick access to both Smile

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What am I saying, it’s a 26650 cell light that some seem interested in just to have some place to use the other 26650 cell from their two-pack,

Ahem, I partially resemble that remark :bigsmile: i’ve been interested in an a8 for a while anyway, i’d just prefer a blf eddition one, more so than a light I have no cells for (16340/14500 for example) or a p60 light (absolutely no intrest in ever owning one).

I still feel that memory, ff-l-m-h nw is the way to go. But I’m not so bothered that I would throw my toys out of the pram and not order one if it does not end up like that.

At the moment, reading this thread, I pity Rey more than anything else, he’s doing his best for us, making a rod for his own back, and just seems to be getting told that no matter what he does won’t be right. Just seems pretty ungrateful when most of the time we just take what ever turns up (crap tints, not always the best UI, strobe etc). :~

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Amen Brutha! Preach it!

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Firefly on these lights isn’t even all that for retaining night vision anyway.

A fauxton with red led (very easy mod) is much better, but never gets mentioned so I doubt the FF is much used anyway but for whatever reason gets voted to come first.

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cainn wrote:
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3RD, for the missing things.

1.TrustFire A8 on one side, BLF A8 on other side.

(A8 twice,does it sound good? we Chinese like to say some words twice)

No, putting A8 on it twice is redundant. It would be much better to have *TrustFire A8* on one side, and *BLF Edition* on the other side. Again, it's what the vast majority of people voted for. Everyone who agrees please +1 this one last time ;)

 

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seems High-Med-Low-Moon, with memory wins.


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3RD, for the missing things.

1.TrustFire A8 on one side, BLF A8 on other side.

(A8 twice,does it sound good? we Chinese like to say some words twice)

No, putting A8 on it twice is redundant. It would be much better to have TrustFire A8 on one side, and BLF Edition on the other side. Again, it’s what the vast majority of people voted for. Everyone who agrees please +1 this one last time Wink

 

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Please please please verify the memory works. By “works” meaning 1sec to set, like on premium lights. So few budget brands get this simple thing right, including the last mini which still took 10 sec to reset.

Nothing worse than having to cycle through all the mode to get back to the one that was on because you didn’t sit there and wait forever after temporarily turning it off, especially now there are 4 modes.

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seems High-Med-Low-Moon, with memory wins.


Thanks Rey!

I’m in for what you decide.

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WWEFANS wrote:

Last one,please, no argument any more. it’s in progressing.

High-Med-Low-Moon, with memory, (highest 17 votes)

TrustFire A8. BLF Edition on other side.

18650 tube and holster is free.

Hopefully i did not miss something,or displease someone.


Yeeha! THANK YOU REY!

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Hi Rey. That option is good. I’m in for a set. Thanks for the nice arrangement.

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WWEFANS wrote:

cainn wrote:
WWEFANS wrote:

3RD, for the missing things.

1.TrustFire A8 on one side, BLF A8 on other side.

(A8 twice,does it sound good? we Chinese like to say some words twice)

No, putting A8 on it twice is redundant. It would be much better to have TrustFire A8 on one side, and BLF Edition on the other side. Again, it’s what the vast majority of people voted for. Everyone who agrees please +1 this one last time Wink

 

+10

+1

Everything else is good as long as the memory works as AHex pointed out.

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H-m-L-moonlight and what emitter ?
I’d love a U3 run at 3.5amps or an xpg2 would end up being a thrower with that reflector Wink

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likeaboss wrote:
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Last one,please, no argument any more. it's in progressing.

High-Med-Low-Moon, with memory, (highest 17 votes)

TrustFire A8. BLF Edition on other side.

18650 tube and holster is free.

Hopefully i did not miss something,or displease someone.

Yeeha! THANK YOU REY!

+1

Thanks for putting up with all the 'discussion', Rey! Sounds great and can't wait.

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DrJones wrote:
I guess it’s a matter of taste and personal needs, there’s probably no point in discussing what is the “right” mode config here.

It seems these are preferred:
F-L-M-H no-memory
F-L-M-H memory
H-M-L-F no-memory
H-M-L-F memory

Its actually interesting in general, I think I start a poll (loosely related to this thread)

I’d love to see the results of said poll… but I do think people have different preferences based on the size/type of light sometimes.

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WWEFANS wrote:

High-Med-Low-Moon, with memory, (highest 17 votes)

TrustFire A8. BLF Edition on other side.

18650 tube and holster is free.

Hopefully i did not miss something,or displease someone.

Great! Sounds very good indeed.

Please make sure that the memory works reliably: Max 1s time to change mode before the memory is engaged.

And especially: Thank you very much for being so patient and listening our suggestions & concerns. Smile

=the=

 

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This sounds mighty good. I think I’ll take two whole sets.

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WWEFANS wrote:

Last one,please, no argument any more. it's in progressing.

High-Med-Low-Moon, with memory, (highest 17 votes)

TrustFire A8. BLF Edition on other side.

18650 tube and holster is free.

Hopefully i did not miss something,or displease someone.

+1!  Thanks! 

Is there anyway we could boost the 2.8A "high" to "3.5" or thereabouts?  I think in this form factor with a 26650 a lot of us would like to see "high" really driven hard for max output so "high" is more of a "turbo" level.  Even if you can't do this I am still ordering.  I'd also be in for a few extra drivers.

Thanks Rey!
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Question about shipping:

Can several items be shipped each in its own package?
It would then avoid the VAT at customs, but if several lights are packed in one parcel, risks get higher.

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I remain, in for one. Can’t wait, thanks for your patience Rey.

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I’m in for one! Thanks Rey!

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CheapThrills wrote:
Question about shipping: Can several items be shipped each in its own package? It would then avoid the VAT at customs, but if several lights are packed in one parcel, risks get higher.

2-3 pcs or even more is ok.  total declaration will be 10$.

If you need, can be sent one by one.

 

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When you have them can you post some outdoor beam shoots of the NW and CW lights not to sure whether to get 2 NW or one of each.

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What am I saying, it’s a 26650 cell light that some seem interested in just to have some place to use the other 26650 cell from their two-pack,

Ahem, I partially resemble that remark :bigsmile: i’ve been interested in an a8 for a while anyway, i’d just prefer a blf eddition one, more so than a light I have no cells for (16340/14500 for example) or a p60 light (absolutely no intrest in ever owning one).

I still feel that memory, ff-l-m-h nw is the way to go. But I’m not so bothered that I would throw my toys out of the pram and not order one if it does not end up like that.

At the moment, reading this thread, I pity Rey more than anything else, he’s doing his best for us, making a rod for his own back, and just seems to be getting told that no matter what he does won’t be right. Just seems pretty ungrateful when most of the time we just take what ever turns up (crap tints, not always the best UI, strobe etc). :~


You my hero! Very well said. I can’t even buy a light that can satisfy me all of the time

Thanks Rey and still in for option 2. When do we fork over the cash?

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after getting the sample, will send to "_the_" to test.

then i will shut up and take your money.

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after getting the sample, will send to “the” to test.

then i will shut up and take your money.

Haha well said Rey! lol Big Smile

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So it’s settled, who is doing the money collection?

Don wrote:
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