group buy interest thread for modded C8 XM-L2 with BLF logo Going with Fast Tech and starting a new thread.

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group buy interest thread for modded C8 XM-L2 with BLF logo Going with Fast Tech and starting a new thread.

Well this is the final update for this thread. The ali-express dealer ended up flaking out. The Alibaba dealers are taking their sweet time and when pressed for specific details don’t seem to answer them or one issue or the other comes up.

This is what I’m planning on going with and if we get 50 people aboard then it’s a go.

Ultrafire C10 kit with BLF logo. XP-G2, 8*nanjg driver. $12.80 This can be delivered directly to you so you can put it together or shipped to me. If you want it shipped to me modding and postage will be $12 for US. Outside of the US it’s $7 plus actual shipping to you. If I mod it then it will be de-domed and on a sinkpad, your choice of modes.

The goal is to have a BLF small thrower. I went with the C-10 because most everyone seems to have a C8 already.

If you want to mod it but are not sure what to do, I will be happy to talk you through and troubleshoot via PM. This is a very good mod to start out with.

These are the three items you get. The host is $8.56 the emitter is $1.89 and the driver is $2.35. You can get extras of anything on the list or simply get any of the things on the list separately. If we don’t get enough people for the light, we might get enough people for the emitters and drivers anyway.

http://www.fasttech.com/p/1122302

http://www.fasttech.com/search?1311501%20

http://www.fasttech.com/search?1562702

Link to ordering thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/29153

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Still waiting on response from seller.

So far we have about 30 or so interested but contingent on price and what we decide to order.

I’ll keep updating the thread and let everyone know the response from sellers on prices for different hosts, emitters and drivers, etc.

I’m torn on this one because I would rather go with an XP-G2 and drive it really hard with a sinkpad and maybe a convoy host, but then we are talking about more money. But then it would be a real pocket thrower.

Please let me know your thoughts on what you would prefer.

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Interesting idea

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Wait...$7.55 for a C8? (nothing a little Nanjg 105c w/ 8*7135 can't cure Big Smile

I'm there!  For at least 3x!

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I am interested! But I think the reshipping cost to the EU will put a spanner in the works…

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What about diy hosts, shipped directly to me? To which c8 would this one compare?

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A C8 host with BLF on it would be nice, especially if any 'Utrafire' or 'Cree' logo's are absent as well Smile

It would be nice if it can be directly shipped to anyone (like me, and koyotee) who do not need the mods. Reshipping costs from the US to abroad will kill the deal for us.

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For 7.55$ that has to be crappiest C8 light in history! Good quality host itself must be at least 10$ + about 2.5-3$ for led and 1.5-2$ driver … pill will probably have big hole in it!!!

 

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That is probably true, but i’ll wait for a test sample to be reviewed.

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I’ll ask about shipping directly to each of you but I doubt that he would for the same price.

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Sounds like it would be fun. Can never have enough C8 hosts, and can use the guts for other projects. A BLF host would be really cool.

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Just took a look at his site. He claims 1800lm, 1600lm, 5 modes, 3 modes,… All for the same light. I’m out Smile

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koyotee wrote:
Just took a look at his site. He claims 1800lm, 1600lm, 5 modes, 3 modes,… All for the same light. I’m out Smile

As long as it’s actually an XM-L2 and an aluminum reflector I don’t really care what they claim. It’s basically a host with a good emitter to me. I’ll let him know that if it’s not aluminum and an XM-L2 then he is not getting paid. That is how ali-express works. The money goes into an escrow and the seller doesn’t get it until I get the shipment and inspect it.

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Ricflair wrote:
Sounds like it would be fun. Can never have enough C8 hosts, and can use the guts for other projects. A BLF host would be really cool.

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:

Wait…$7.55 for a C8? (nothing a little Nanjg 105c w/ 8*7135 can’t cure Big Smile

I’m there!  For at least 3x!

You will still have shipping cost from me to you, but it would still make it a cheap host even with the extra five bucks or so for shipping.

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Thanks for trying this !

An C8 XML2 seems a little redundant to most people on the forum me thinks. I have about 5 myself.I would rather pay a little more for a properly driven C12 with an XML2 NW. Or something we cannot otherwise buy with assurance of quality, C8 XPG2?

Thanks again!

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bikenber73 wrote:

Thanks for trying this !

An C8 XML2 seems a little redundant to most people on the forum me thinks. I have about 5 myself.I would rather pay a little more for a properly driven C12 with an XML2 NW. Or something we cannot otherwise buy with assurance of quality, C8 XPG2?

Thanks again!

You’re welcome. I’ll keep that in mind if this one doesn’t make it to enough people. I like the C-12 a lot myself but I was trying to keep this cheap.

Of course I could mod it with any emitter that is asked for it would just be extra. For an XP-G2 it would only be an extra couple bucks.

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I would like decent C12 host also Smile

 

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ill be in for 1, like above it would be nice if they could make a special listing for them and have them ship as we place the order and those who wants them modded u can order there's ? Smile

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I’m in for at least 1, probably 2 or 3.

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ill be in for 1, like above it would be nice if they could make a special listing for them and have them ship as we place the order and those who wants them modded u can order there’s ? Smile

Thanks, I’ll find out if they will ship individual orders. And the special listing is a good idea.

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Thanks for doing this 18sixfifty. I hope this takes off, but I can see difficulties making everyone happy with all the variables. I would be interested in the BLF logo host for sure, specially if it's a true "standard" C8 pill, but those seem hard to come by lately.

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Tom E wrote:

Thanks for doing this 18sixfifty. I hope this takes off, but I can see difficulties making everyone happy with all the variables. I would be interested in the BLF logo host for sure, specially if it’s a true “standard” C8 pill, but those seem hard to come by lately.

He is supposed to be sending me pictures with it broken down soon.

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He got back to me with the driver question.

There are three modes available.

single mode
high low strobe
high medium low strobe sos.

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This driver could be the way to go: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25844 - nice modes, direct drive turbo, 7135 controlled lower modes. I got the parts in, just waiting for the PCB boards to arrive, then got a bit of work to do to test a couple of them. tivo532 looks like he did a great job with them. Boy, if we could get a production run done at a reasonable cost, might be interesting for this light. Someone would still have to do a thorough test/review of them first though and cost would be a big factor for sure.

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Tom E wrote:

This driver could be the way to go: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25844 - nice modes, direct drive turbo, 7135 controlled lower modes. I got the parts in, just waiting for the PCB boards to arrive, then got a bit of work to do to test a couple of them. tivo532 looks like he did a great job with them. Boy, if we could get a production run done at a reasonable cost, might be interesting for this light. Someone would still have to do a thorough test/review of them first though.

That would be sweet. A true direct drive with low resistance and good low would be perfect. If this guy doesn’t have the best host around then I’ll shop it until I find someone who does. It would be nice to have a BLF C8 with this driver and a really good host too. If I have to I’ll go on Alibaba and deal with someone direct.

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I like this host: fasttech-ultrafire-c8-cree-q5, true big SS bezel, but comes with junk emitter and driver, and the ones I got were not a true standard C8 pill. The reflector is the better throwy XR-E one for C8's though, out-performing any other C8 SMO I've seen/had, but of course not the best for total lumens.

Not sure if the majority would be into SS bezels though.

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Tom E wrote:

This driver could be the way to go: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/25844 - nice modes, direct drive turbo, 7135 controlled lower modes. I got the parts in, just waiting for the PCB boards to arrive, then got a bit of work to do to test a couple of them. tivo532 looks like he did a great job with them. Boy, if we could get a production run done at a reasonable cost, might be interesting for this light. Someone would still have to do a thorough test/review of them first though and cost would be a big factor for sure.

 

i got my tivo boards/parts in and those small parts are a B to solder

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Tom E wrote:

I like this host: fasttech-ultrafire-c8-cree-q5, true big SS bezel, but comes with junk emitter and driver, and the ones I got were not a true standard C8 pill. The reflector is the better throwy XR-E one for C8’s though, out-performing any other C8 SMO I’ve seen/had, but of course not the best for total lumens.

Not sure if the majority would be into SS bezels though.

Nice host we will have to see what people think. I’m a big fan of throw but I live where there are tons of open places.

I really like the idea of using that driver, a production run on that would be very nice. If we can do these up nice with that driver and get a deal on sinkpads too it would be perfect. That host would actually be great for XP-G2’s and they are cheap, the sinkpads are usually cheaper as well. De-domed XP-G2’s would make it into one heck of a pocket thrower. That is actually my idea of a perfect C8 although I’m sure other’s wouldn’t agree and would want their’s different.

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Wait what? Some mods? From experienced modders? BLF markings to boot.

Im probably in for 1. Decent driver, pulling some good amps would make it worth it. I would have thought with BLF on it, there would be an expectation it would do at least one thing extremely well, brightness, throw for size, spill, run time even. I would be more interested in something that had a reason beyond simply ‘BLF’. In other words dont want it delivered from aliexpress/baba, Im happy to pay postage from the US. Its not squillions is it?,

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Ejected Filament wrote:
Wait what? Some mods? From experienced modders? BLF markings to boot.

Im probably in for 1. Decent driver, pulling some good amps would make it worth it. I would have thought with BLF on it, there would be an expectation it would do at least one thing extremely well, brightness, throw for size, spill, run time even. I would be more interested in something that had a reason beyond simply ‘BLF’. In other words dont want it delivered from aliexpress/baba, Im happy to pay postage from the US. Its not squillions is it?,

It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg and I’m happy to mod it. I think if we can nail down a really good driver then it should be worth it for everyone.

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