REVIEW: A8 BLF Edition - 1x26650 - XM-L T6 NW

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Isn’t your 2100 an e1320 edition? Damm! Makes me even more happy with my blf a8.

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Isn't your 2100 an e1320 edition? Damm! Makes me even more happy with my blf a8.

Yep, so mine is actually more powerful than the average one. Evil The A8 is actually a pretty awesome light. 

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Is that UF-2100 driven at 2.8A or 3.5A?

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Smo vs op reflector then I guess, plus >20mm vs 30mm

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garrybunk wrote:

Is that UF-2100 driven at 2.8A or 3.5A?

-Garry

When I measured it through the tailcap I got 3.1 amps. 

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I started to get in on this deal but didn’t. Boy do I regret that decision!

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manxbuggy1 wrote:
I started to get in on this deal but didn't. Boy do I regret that decision!

Rey announced in the sales thread that he still has some left. Jump in before its too late!

-Garry

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garrybunk wrote:

manxbuggy1 wrote:
I started to get in on this deal but didn't. Boy do I regret that decision!

Rey announced in the sales thread that he still has some left. Jump in before its too late!

-Garry

 

He has at least one less than when he made that announcement. Wink

The low mode should be lower.

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Well he had 30+ left a few days ago. I'm sure that's come down since.

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whokilledJR wrote:
I quite like my A8, although the one problem is it isn’t floody if you’re referring to spill, in fact the spill is very narrow. The hotspot is similar to to a P60 so this part of the beam profile could be considered floody. The problem is the Bezel as it cuts out a lot of the spill due to it’s recessed design. To get mine off I had to carefully apply some anti adhesive gunk as mine was glued. Once removed the spill size is average.

WKJR, I think we’ve discussed this before: I had issues with my first A8 spontaneously changing modes while bike riding. With a lot of finagling in the tailcap area, I got it to quit but then I sold the A8 ‘package’ to another cyclist that was just beginning night riding. I’m curious if you’ve used the BLF version yet on your bike and if you’ve had any issues with mode switch?

My light is in the Chicago area, I’ll be getting it delivered to work on Monday.

Gidday Betweenrides, yes I was counting the Z’s Wink . I haven’t ordered the BLF version, just the original but I too had some tailcap issues, took some messing around to get it too work, not sure what I did. I would assume the BLF version would have the same tailcap? I probably won’t get the BLF version anytime soon, been a bit of a hermit lately and haven’t ordered any new flashlights for 3 months now. Although that’s all going to change in a couple of weeks…… J)

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I have to add that I got mine yesterday and I totally love it! Build quality is phenomenal and output is great.

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garrybunk wrote:

Well he had 30+ left a few days ago. I’m sure that’s come down since.

-Garry

I ordered one the day of the great CPF review and it was shipped by the next day. I’d be surprised if he didn’t have at least a few left.

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leaftye wrote:

garrybunk wrote:

manxbuggy1 wrote:
I started to get in on this deal but didn’t. Boy do I regret that decision!

Rey announced in the sales thread that he still has some left. Jump in before its too late!

-Garry

 

He has at least one less than when he made that announcement. Wink


Can someone please give me a link or do I just pm him?
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manxbuggy1 wrote:
leaftye wrote:

garrybunk wrote:

manxbuggy1 wrote:
I started to get in on this deal but didn't. Boy do I regret that decision!

Rey announced in the sales thread that he still has some left. Jump in before its too late!

-Garry

Just PM him, his user name is WWEFans. 

 

He has at least one less than when he made that announcement. Wink

Can someone please give me a link or do I just pm him?
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scaru wrote:

manxbuggy1 wrote:
leaftye wrote:

garrybunk wrote:

manxbuggy1 wrote:
I started to get in on this deal but didn’t. Boy do I regret that decision!

Rey announced in the sales thread that he still has some left. Jump in before its too late!

-Garry

Just PM him, his user name is WWEFans. 

 

He has at least one less than when he made that announcement. Wink

Can someone please give me a link or do I just pm him?
Oops. Don’t know how I missed that. Thanks for opening my eyes scaru. Lol.
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stupid question.. how do you guys measure at the tail? ‘cos mine is only 1.6 A high Sad

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I just ordered 2. Thanks garrybunk for the tip.

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DayLighter wrote:
stupid question.. how do you guys measure at the tail? ‘cos mine is only 1.6 A high Sad

Might need to fiddle around with the tailcap. Mine at first only gave around 1.3A from it’s first driver the Nanj 6*7135 (around 2.1A). After fiddling it went up to 2.1A. No idea what I did.

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My A8 is NW. I can see it change color from a NW tint to something more CW after being on high for a few seconds. This does not happen for the other modes. Is the color change normal?

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hlsgbud wrote:
My A8 is NW. I can see it change color from a NW tint to something more CW after being on high for a few seconds. This does not happen for the other modes. Is the color change normal?

Lucky it’s going to CW and not green or yellow :bigsmile:

Anyhow, yes, CREE bins their light on lower current. Tints at higher currents are never defined, it’s a bit of a lottery, you just hope they don’t stray too far off the lower-current value.

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Thanks very much! Frontpage’d and Sticky’d.

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Anyone post what the run time was and with which battery?
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No lanyard hole though.

 

I've been trying to use mine more, and the lack of a lanyard is really starting to bother me. 

The low mode should be lower.

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Waiting for mine….30 days…I hope it arrives soon!

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Got it!!! Only problem was it was marked CW on the box and the tint looks cool…
Rey asked me if the light itself as CW or NW….How would I tell from looking at the light itself….?
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You will not find anything on it, which tells you CW or NW. Can you compare it with another flashligt of your own, which is CW or NW? If not, make a picture of a beamshot (white wall would be great) and post it.

 

Light up the darkness.

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I will say its a whole lot whiter than my SC600W…A whole lot.
I had a NW P32UE for a while and while it was a tad whiter than the SC600w, I would have called that neutral….
This one I would have a hard time accepting as neutral…that and the box had CW written on it….
No matter, I am not putting the guy through a return or whatever the solution is, I’ll end up selling it and the One 26650 cell I own.
Tony

Rey just emailed that he didnt have enough boxes and that I got an NW in a CW box..
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Merry_cherry wrote:
great reviews, where do you order this, the price?

Bad luck buddy, all ran out. 



Ric/Vivian said there was no more NW, and I said that CW was totally fine.
And then I got NW, lol. 

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hard for me to tell which I got…I just feels its more cool than neutral
It’ll be up for sale…

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for how much?

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