CLOSED! Group Buy: Starry Light SA-22 BLF Edition (NW emitter, better modes, faster PWM, BLF logo)

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Bort wrote:
unfortunately this means i can’t give the light to non flashaholics, changing modes is too complicated never mind this missed mode problem, that and the leaving the light on high will overheat it and almost no non flashaholic will understand or remember not to run on high for long periods

+1. Even so, I kind of like mine (NW tint) even if it is a little annoying Silly

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BanglaBob wrote:
Bort wrote:
unfortunately this means i can’t give the light to non flashaholics, changing modes is too complicated never mind this missed mode problem, that and the leaving the light on high will overheat it and almost no non flashaholic will understand or remember not to run on high for long periods

+1. Even so, I kind of like mine (NW tint) even if it is a little annoying Silly


i like it too, it has become my most used light since i got it, the modes are good, the batteries are bulletproof, its bright enough for most tasks, i even gave one to a friend who can’t be trusted with a li ion light, but i can’t give it to just anyone because of those two issues

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Anyone have dust issues inside the reflector? Mine will have black dust residing in the glass and reflector after cleaning it for some time. Usually about a month.

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Mine works fine and I’m very happy with it. I have even thought of buying one for my parents.

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I bought one in NW as a bike light. Too bad they’re out of stock now, even with the dust and waterproofness issues it’s a decent light for the price, considering the relative scarcity of AA lights. Modes can be changed via forward clicky, maybe that causes the blank modes issue for some (didn’t notice it myself). The standard version seems to have too many flaws on top of that to be recommendable, I wonder why they left it like that.
I use it on med or high depending on how much fog there is on the road (usually plenty, especially near rivers). So far it’s not showing issues being run at high for ~2h, although I haven’t been using it all that often lately due to frequent rain and… laziness.

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2.5 sec exposure F2.8 ISO100
moonlight

1/2 sec
low

mid

high

I bought the wrong handlebar mount, so I wrapped the light in camo tape for grip and insulation, then made a simple adapter from PVC pipe. The lanyard is long enough to fit around the handle as well, in case the pipe somehow gets loose.

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Thats a nice home made effort. Looks like a real good holder you have made.

 

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Dropped in to BLF looking for another light and thought I’d stop by here for an update. The BLF Starry Night is still working just fine. It gets used once every week or two for a few minutes by wifey or me. Perhaps my expectations are to low, but can’t imagine a better light for $28 delivered. Then again, I’ve only just started looking around Wink I see Gearbest has a special on the LUMINTOP EDC25 Rechargeable LED Flashlight for $32 delivered, which looks pretty sweet. I bought the Lumintop tool aaa mini edc early last year for $18 and am very pleased with it.

Anyway, really enjoying the BLF SN and the effort that went in to making it such a great value light. And it allows me to make the following critter spotting update from the top of the hill: Wild Turkeys, a Bobcat, two Coyotes (ate a fawn in our backyard!), and a few Bats.

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