BLF Edition ThruNite Saber 1A Group Buy - $19.99

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I know someone brought up whether this light supports 14500s and the answer was yes but there could be damage done because of the extra heat generated.

The question I have is for those who might already own the light: have you used 14500s and what has been your experience?

Thanks!

My name is indy, and I've been a flashaholic since 2004.

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indenial wrote:
I know someone brought up whether this light supports 14500s and the answer was yes but there could be damage done because of the extra heat generated.

The question I have is for those who might already own the light: have you used 14500s and what has been your experience?

Thanks!

Am I correct in assuming the only reason you would ever want to try this is that it would be a lot brighter than the 169 lumun?

The lighter the brighter the better.

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They alreaydy sold 50 pcs, I had to get one before they run out Big Smile

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Couldn’t resist ordering one. Needed a good AA light.

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Batt rattling when the light is off? How does the mem works?

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Great deal Same light with a 30-40 lm medium and I would have bought

Ditto. If this was a unique BLF edition with some kind of enhanced function I would buy. For now, my trusty T10 will do.

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Am I correct in assuming the only reason you would ever want to try this is that it would be a lot brighter than the 169 lumun?

Yep. And to be frank, I’ve done this with other AA or AAA lights and as long as I don’t keep the light on too long or use the lower modes I haven’t had a problem – but some do revert to direct drive when doing so…

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The T10/Saber is pretty small, light, and thin-walled. You would definitely want to use caution with li-ions. Not much different than any tiny pocket light really.

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Nice that there is a BLF-edition, pity (but I would have been surprised) that it does not have different (‘BLF-enhanced’) features from the stock light though. I’ll pass on this one, I have a nice AA twisty already.

(I did buy the archer from the group buy)

+1 Same situation here Smile

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I know I might be opening up a can of worms, but can you build a better AA light for 20 bucks? I currently only have a sipik clone and I like the modes on this light.

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indenial wrote:
I know someone brought up whether this light supports 14500s and the answer was yes but there could be damage done because of the extra heat generated.

The question I have is for those who might already own the light: have you used 14500s and what has been your experience?

Thanks!

I did some comparative lumen values in this thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19027

On Ni-mh I got: >1, 7, 125.

On 14500 I got: >1, 157, 378

Watch the heat though..

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I did some comparative lumen values in this thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/19027

On Ni-mh I got: >1, 7, 125.

On 14500 I got: >1, 157, 378

Watch the heat though

Just what I thought! That certainly answers my question. Thanks for the great info!

My name is indy, and I've been a flashaholic since 2004.

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I bit on this one as well.  Like djozz and bald1 remarked, I too wish they had done something more than just slapped a sticker on it to make it a special edition.  Perhaps a limited run of special anodization color, a high CRI or NW XP-G2, or even an extra mode or something.  $19.99 shipped to the states and a huge bump in output over my T10 was enough to make me bite though.  Heck 169 lumens is only 9 off from the Archer's 178 and since I don't require a clip and a holster (have too many in that size already) the extra $15 saved made it worth it.

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ANy hints for ordering?
Any additional bonus discount?
What about the 100points someone mentioned?

Is it really made for liion use?

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100 points for new members = 1$ discount
You have to use them on last step (before payment)

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New members of shop? or forum?

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Forum and shop seem to be the same thing, so I was able to use my 100 points for $1.

I just ordered one. I don’t know that I needed another twisty, but I like the modes, like the discount, like the LED, and like the BLF. Thanks, ThruNite and ezarc!

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Heck, after much review I broke down and got one.
First “BLF” ever. Smile

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Could you please say something more about the points…
I have registered on their site just right now and I got a confirmation but no points…? :_(

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It seems like as soon as I registered that it told me I had 100 points (on the site). Then when I went to check out there was a message saying you will earn 19 points with this purchase and an Apply Points button that let me apply the 100 points for $1.

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Thanks, I have just ordered one for 18.99$.

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I bought a T10 in the Christmas sale, and it has become my favorite EDC,
so I can’t resist this offer.

By the way, I just realized that after so much time reading this forum this is my first post here, so “hello everyone!”.

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anybody? I wonder how they stack up.

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Slim,

For bang for the buck I think the L10 is the best choice of the three. I also prefer the level spacing of the L10 to the Saber. As far as output the XP-G2 L10 gives more than the “generic” specs shown for the model per Jake25. ~0.1/5/35/130 Lumens is ballpark. I have an Archer due in and suspect it’ll out throw the L10 but size, run times, etc would seem to go to the L10.
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bald1 wrote:
Slim, For bang for the buck I think the L10 is the best choice of the three. I also prefer the level spacing of the L10 to the Saber. As far as output the XP-G2 L10 gives more than the “generic” specs shown for the model per Jake25. ~0.1/5/35/130 Lumens is ballpark. I have an Archer due in and suspect it’ll out throw the L10 but size, run times, etc would seem to go to the L10.

Thanks! I’ve been thinking about getting an L10 for a while, but since the Saber came out I’ve held off. Comparisons like yours usually seal a deal for me if I’m on the fence Beer

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I really like my L10 XP-G2 R5. Nice beam with no yellow or blue-green tinge. Got it in natural finish but boy that orange still looks real good Smile

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If the L10 had had the “mode memory” I would have been tempted to consider it.

All three are nice lites by the way… Smile

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I broke down and got in on this group buy for $18.99. I have been wanting a AA twisty. The memory is a plus.

As previously mentioned, when you register in the site you get an auto 100 bonus points which you can apply at check-out for $1 off.

This may be a really bad sign, but that means I now have 3 light’s “in the mail”. I have coming from FastTech a gold SRK, a Tank007, and now this ThruNite Saber.

Nice!

The lighter the brighter the better.

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My T10 is operated easily with one hand.
My L10 with XP-G2 need 2 hands, it is difficult to make twisty with one hand only.

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Use a little lithium or high quality gun grease such as Militec and the L10 is easily operated with one hand Smile

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