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CalvinIS wrote:

 the market already seems saturated enough and China loves to undercut us Silly

 

Pardon me for my comments... I think that China is the number one issue here.  Either you try to specialize for a smaller market by trying to sell higher priced items and possibly offer repairs for them, or you try to compete in a global market, to have a larger market base, which I do not believe you can do. I personally would like to buy more from you and I seriously do feel guilty when I have to buy from China, but my pocket is my #1 guide on how and where I buy and it says low price or nothing, even when I don't agree with it.

I cannot think of anything I would look for other than a larger offering of 5,000k leds and drivers.

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I’d like to see the Sinkpad mounted Luxeon T as well (in a nice neutral tint with decent CRI)


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Recently we've begun looking to carry cheaper flashlights, would people be interested if we picked up Supbeam, Convoy, or DQG?

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I'm currently not in the market for any more flashlights, but I'd certainly jump on a stainless steel 18650 EDC.

Also, would be cool if you carried quad XPG/Nichia PCBs and optics, with or without emitters. Wink

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Hi Calvin,
I like your shop and you have some really good prices in my opinion,
but the only thing which stop me to buy from you is the really hi cost for shipping to my country Sad
If you had half price or free shipping I am sure that many people will buying from you

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Well it is not so expensive considering that you have premium post service + 5% blf coupon…

I recently ordered 25 pcs of XP-E2 to Europe(still waiting of course) and total cost appeared to be 3$ per piece…

You will not get a better offer for those anywhere in a world.

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markito wrote:
Hi Calvin, I like your shop and you have some really good prices in my opinion, but the only thing which stop me to buy from you is the really hi cost for shipping to my country Sad If you had half price or free shipping I am sure that many people will buying from you Regards Markos

Hi Markos,

We would love to have cheaper international shipping, however the cost you see is pretty much what we pay and what the USPS charges us. If we offered free international shipping, depending on the weight of the product, it could cost us anywhere between $15-40. That combined with our coupon codes would leave us little wiggle room. Not to mention there have been instances of packages lost that we can't do anything about since First Class International does not offer tracking to many countries yet. We have considered the idea of making all International shipments require Priority but that would turn away many customers. Until the USPS fixes their exorbitant international shipping rates, it will be difficult for us to compete in the international market for larger items.

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
Well it is not so expensive considering that you have premium post service + 5% blf coupon…

I recently ordered 25 pcs of XP-E2 to Europe(still waiting of course) and total cost appeared to be 3$ per piece…

You will not get a better offer for those anywhere in a world.

For 25 pcs (combined shipping), it’s ok, how if only 1 (flashlight) Blushing

CalvinIS wrote:

Hi Markos,

We would love to have cheaper international shipping, however the cost you see is pretty much what we pay and what the USPS charges us. If we offered free international shipping, depending on the weight of the product, it could cost us anywhere between $15-40. That combined with our coupon codes would leave us little wiggle room. Not to mention there have been instances of packages lost that we can’t do anything about since First Class International does not offer tracking to many countries yet. We have considered the idea of making all International shipments require Priority but that would turn away many customers. Until the USPS fixes their exorbitant international shipping rates, it will be difficult for us to compete in the international market for larger items.

Regards,
Calvin 

May be retailer’s union must arrange demonstration Big Smile
Like many others, I’ll really like to buy from you if not because of that shipping cost. Sad
Hmm… they must consider, how much damage for economic because of this shipping cost.

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
Well it is not so expensive considering that you have premium post service + 5% blf coupon...

 

How is it I have been here so long.  Buy piles and piles of great treasure from IS and never heard this LOL.    What is the blf discount code?

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luminarium iaculator wrote:
Well it is not so expensive considering that you have premium post service + 5% blf coupon…

 

How is it I have been here so long.  Buy piles and piles of great treasure from IS and never heard this LOL.    What is the blf discount code?

It’s:

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Getting some budget brands might work quite well for US buyers because of the cheap shipping. Could be worth a try, if I was in the US and the price was in the ballpark I would buy for the fast shipping and great service. Beer
Edit: It might work to Canada too, depending on the price plus shipping.

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Hi,

You already carry a triple XP-G mcpcb:

https://illuminationsupply.com/led-mcpcbs-c-52_43/20mm-triple-xpg-mcpcb-...

Do you have any plans (or can you) for selling that mcpcb populated with XP-G emitters, or better yet, with XP-G2 emitters?

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My question is about the new chat box that blocks stuff and won't go away ..I acted just like a regular internet  surfer ...I tried to get rid of it a few ways ....got frustrated ...and left your site .

 make the stupid chat box go away

 

 

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ohaya wrote:
Hi,

You already carry a triple XP-G mcpcb:

https://illuminationsupply.com/led-mcpcbs-c-52_43/20mm-triple-xpg-mcpcb-...

Do you have any plans (or can you) for selling that mcpcb populated with XP-G emitters, or better yet, with XP-G2 emitters?

Actually, I just found this thread:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?365231-XP-G2-Triple-C...

that mentions/discusses that the Carclo narrow is apparently not totally right with the XP-G2 triples (vs. the XP-G triples).

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vestureofblood wrote:

luminarium iaculator wrote:
Well it is not so expensive considering that you have premium post service + 5% blf coupon...

 

How is it I have been here so long.  Buy piles and piles of great treasure from IS and never heard this LOL.    What is the blf discount code?

The BLFUser discount code has always been in the bottom of the first post of our main promotions thread Smile

Boaz wrote:

My question is about the new chat box that blocks stuff and won't go away ..I acted just like a regular internet  surfer ...I tried to get rid of it a few ways ....got frustrated ...and left your site .

 make the stupid chat box go away

 

You should be able to minimize the chat box.

ohaya wrote:
Actually, I just found this thread: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?365231-XP-G2-Triple-C... that mentions/discusses that the Carclo narrow is apparently not totally right with the XP-G2 triples (vs. the XP-G triples).

Due to various issues, we will not be offering a XP-G2 triple board.

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CalvinIS wrote:

vestureofblood wrote:

luminarium iaculator wrote:
Well it is not so expensive considering that you have premium post service + 5% blf coupon…

 

How is it I have been here so long.  Buy piles and piles of great treasure from IS and never heard this LOL.    What is the blf discount code?

The BLFUser discount code has always been in the bottom of the first post of our main promotions thread Smile

Boaz wrote:

My question is about the new chat box that blocks stuff and won’t go away ..I acted just like a regular internet  surfer …I tried to get rid of it a few ways ….got frustrated …and left your site .

 make the stupid chat box go away

 

You should be able to minimize the chat box.

ohaya wrote:
Actually, I just found this thread: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?365231-XP-G2-Triple-C... that mentions/discusses that the Carclo narrow is apparently not totally right with the XP-G2 triples (vs. the XP-G triples).

Due to various issues, we will not be offering a XP-G2 triple board.

If not XP-G2, could you have XP-G triples populated?

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Empire wrote:
We love Calvin, he's a Cutey :love:

Say what?

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How about 20mm Triple XP-G MCPCBs in copper? On second thought don’t do it, I’d have to start rebuilding all my triples.

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Itinifni wrote:
How about 20mm Triple XP-G MCPCBs in copper? On second thought don’t do it, I’d have to start rebuilding all my triples.

The thing is, they’d have to source a copper triple XP-G MCPCBs, whereas they already sell the bare triple MCPCBs, so all they have to do is get the XP-Gs reflowed onto the MCPCBs that they already are selling.

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CalvinIS wrote:
Recently we've begun looking to carry cheaper flashlights, would people be interested if we picked up Supbeam, Convoy, or DQG?

Convoy would be nice, especially if you can encourage what kind of lights Convoy comes out with.  I've been clamoring for a nice right angle host for a long time.  I'm trying to get reacquainted with CAD software so I can come up with a design proposal...I figure it's more likely to happen if it's easy.  The last Convoy light to come out is nice, but I'd really prefer it as a host so I get the driver I want.


Supbeam might be nice.  They have the K40, and eventually I'd like one to build up.  It pushes my budget though, and it's no higher than 4th on my list of lights to buy next.


What about Warsun?  The ET26 looks very promising.  I'll order one soon to review and mod.  If it goes well, I think it'll be a good candidate to add to your line up.  Even if it's not a host, it looks like the price will be about the same as side clickie host...at least the Convoy side clickie host.

The low mode should be lower.

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Any chance of getting XPG2s on 16mm…preferably copper?

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I really would like to see the a 4000K 80CRI XP-G2 emitter. There is a wealth of different tint and high CRI XM-L2's today, which is great, but i have a few mods waiting for a high CRI XP-G2.

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I see some Convoy's coming up...but I'm not familiar with the F8.

The low mode should be lower.

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A few mode group options like moon -low-med-high, low-high, beacon slow-beacon fast.

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leaftye wrote:

I see some Convoy's coming up...but I'm not familiar with the F8.

We'll be taking photos and expanding info soon.

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We've recently added some Kinoko IMR batteries to our lineup! Click on each battery for additional details and the results of our own in house testing.

IMR cells, also known as LiMnO2 (Lithium Manganese Dioxide), are cells built for a wide range of purposes, but mainly for high discharge rates. Compared to "normal" 2C discharge rate of lithium-ion - LiCoO2 cells, these cells are capable of up to 5-10C. Not all IMR cells are the same, but these cells are generally regarded as safer than their cobalt containing cousins. As such, (and combined with their high discharge rates) these are unprotected batteries. Batteries should always be charged when they are at or under 3.6V resting voltage. Batteries prefer shallow discharges, and do not suffer from a "memory" effect.

Lowest Discharge Voltage: 2.5V
Nominal Voltage: 3.7V
Peak Voltage: 4.2V


Kinoko IMR 14500

Kinoko IMR 16340

Kinoko IMR 17650

Kinoko IMR 18350

Kinoko IMR 18500

Kinoko IMR 18650

Warnings:
-Do not overdischarge/overcharge
-Recharge drained batteries ASAP
-Do not short circuit
-Do not dispose of in fire
-Do not expose to extreme heat or water
-Please be familiar with handling lithium-ion batteries before purchase.

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MTG2’s would be nice, along with drivers to properly power it.
Some 50mm reflectors for the mtg2,xp-g2, xm-l that will fit maglites.
Also waiting on carclo quad optics

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CalvinIS wrote:

We've recently added some Kinoko IMR batteries to our lineup! Click on each battery for additional details and the results of our own in house testing.

IMR cells, also known as LiMnO2 (Lithium Manganese Dioxide), are cells built for a wide range of purposes, but mainly for high discharge rates. Compared to "normal" 2C discharge rate of lithium-ion - LiCoO2 cells, these cells are capable of up to 5-10C. Not all IMR cells are the same, but these cells are generally regarded as safer than their cobalt containing cousins. As such, (and combined with their high discharge rates) these are unprotected batteries. Batteries should always be charged when they are at or under 3.6V resting voltage. Batteries prefer shallow discharges, and do not suffer from a "memory" effect.

Lowest Discharge Voltage: 2.5V
Nominal Voltage: 3.7V
Peak Voltage: 4.2V


Kinoko IMR 14500

Kinoko IMR 16340

Kinoko IMR 17650

Kinoko IMR 18350

Kinoko IMR 18500

Kinoko IMR 18650

Warnings:
-Do not overdischarge/overcharge
-Recharge drained batteries ASAP
-Do not short circuit
-Do not dispose of in fire
-Do not expose to extreme heat or water
-Please be familiar with handling lithium-ion batteries before purchase.

 

Was the discharge tests done down to 3V?

Will HKJ get a few of these for review, maybe 16340 and 18650?

Any chance of seeing 10440 and 26650 too?

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Yay, a 17650 alternative to the crappy Trustfires I have Smile

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