STARTED: GBGB: Stainless steel AAA clicky with a clip (CQG S1 "clone")

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@Yourrid: I tried your tracking number on 17track, and here’s what it said:

Destination Country – Usa

2014-08-01 10:00, Arrived at USPS Facility, FLUSHING, NY 11351

2014-07-30 18:53, Processed Through Sort Facility, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

Thanks for the shipping update. I’ve never used 17track, but it seems to have more info on my package than what GearBest uses. Thanks!

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Yourrid wrote:
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@Yourrid: I tried your tracking number on 17track, and here’s what it said:

Destination Country – Usa

2014-08-01 10:00, Arrived at USPS Facility, FLUSHING, NY 11351

2014-07-30 18:53, Processed Through Sort Facility, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS)

Thanks for the shipping update. I’ve never used 17track, but it seems to have more info on my package than what GearBest uses. Thanks!


Don’t ever use the seller’s tracking. I put all my tracking numbers in 17track then save the page as favourite in the browser. When I want to check on the packages I quickly load the page with all the numbers already in it. As for Gearbest’s tracking, it has never worked for me.

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left CW, right NW version of this light

This is a comparison photo with CNQG BLF edition S1 NW light in the middle

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Received one yesterday. I’d ordered one of each and received the CW so far. About 3 weeks for the first one to arrive. Cute little guy.

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Been EDC'ing mine since I got it.  Really like it. The button isn't hard to press on mine.  I would like to figure out how to open up the switch for future maintenance purposes.  Looks like it may be threaded into the tail cap but don't want to take pliers to it yet.

Still waiting for my other 5 would show up.  2 were shipped at the same time as the one I received.

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Anyone resistormodded one?

Just opened it up(needed to center the led anyway) and did some investigations inside. There is a sensing resistor and it is despite it looked like a r50 a r500 0603, I replaced it with a R300 0805 and there is not much space. I tested the driver at 1.2V and it had 0.64A stock but it is hard to reduce the resistor because there is somewhere a fast jump or so to 2A, I now got around 1.3A@1.2V.
There is no thermal paste under the star and I guess the spring under the pill, the driver spring and switch spring aren’t made for high current so I wouldn’t recommend doing it…
I will play a bit with it when it gets dark.

The dome of the LEDs is also a bit abused, I guess because of the bad centering it had. Maybe I replace it with another led later.

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the wrote:

The $5.55 price was confirmed by Gearbest to be a pricing error => Back to $5.99 now. However, the price difference is so small that they will (most probably) ship also the ones ordered with wrong price.

About delivery time: Most of my lights arrived in good time, but one of my CW lights ordered at the beginning of the GB arrived only two days ago. Unfortunately the China post (and other alternatives too) is mysterious and there’s not much the merchant can do for it.


They indeed shipped the ones I ordered for 5.55.

So if gearbest is reading this, THANK YOU!

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Nice start on the beginning of your mod process on this light Werner.  I wouldn't mind upping the current on mine a wee bit.  Thanks for the great info.

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Just got mine, and I love it. The beam has a nice balance of flood and spot. When I read about the neutral white being too warm, I thought uh oh, but after I used it outside, it’s not bad at all IMO. Got some Efest 10440 arriving by Thursday, can’t wait to try those out, it’s already pretty good with alkies. Friends of mine are impressed enough that I ordered 8 more.

Ni-MH is the way to go with these, IMO. 10440 makes a lot of heat and the pill is floating.

I agree, I’m gonna be using them with my Eneloops. The 10440’s actually are going to be used for a Vinh light I plan to order. Just curious as hell how bright they’re going to make this light.

Well, I just got my Efest 10440’s yesterday and it looks like it makes the light about twice as bright. It makes the already nice beam even better because the extra brightness brings out more fullness in the beam as well as a smoother spot to spill transition. As Gj pointed out, the light does get hot fairly quickly. If I were to wish for a couple of things I would like the light to have it would be this. Multiple modes so you could still have the brightness of lithium on tap, but still have the lower modes for cooler extended runtimes. Thicker tailcap threads, it’s too thin, you could easily cross thread the cap if your not careful. A pill that is connected to the body to sink the heat better. A stronger clip would be nice too. I know you can’t ask for the world for a $6.00 light, but it would be nice.

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Does it get hot quick with Eneloop battery? My CQG AAA, its sibling, starts gets hot after around 3-5 mins of use but still tolerable to hold.

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 Ok mine finally got here ..it took a fairly long time though .like 30 days .

 

i like the lights  but the neutrals are definately not neutral they are warmer than anything I own .

 the tint has to be in the low 2000k range   lower than a 7A warm white .

 for the money you can't complain ,,,and at that price you can't be bothered to swap emitters either unless you seriously love the light .

 

shrug ...  probably should have bought at least one cw . 

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Dear all,

Really sorry for the shipping issue here disturbed everyone, we have progressed our shippment manner as you know and in this groupbuy, most of the shipping use HKPost, it is fast to ship to most of the countries but this is not absolute, to some countries it may be a little slow or sometimes it also comes slow in the fast countries. We will ensure to ship the orders (sometime we have no stocking we’ll email you to notice it) but after the ship it is the bussiness of logistics. And the tracking information on our website updated by couriers and it usually not update everytime for your tracking information, we recommend you to check your tracking information on other site (such as 17tracks) if you have your tracking number.
As our website has noticed it and I must notice here again, all estimated/typical delivery time are derived from real world data collected from past orders. They are approximate times for reference only. Shipping time will be affected during pulic hollidays, manufacturers and couriers will limit their operations at these times. This is outside our controll. Normal service resumes immediately after each hollidays.
For the issue of our refundment it was said ussually the pack will arrive in about 30 days but sometimes, unfortunately it may be late for longer time, so we estimate a limit as about 45 days to accept the refund if you still haven’t received the pack.
I’m really sorry for those who still have not recieved the light here, if you would like to PM me your order number, I can check it for you and do something for you maybe, and we’ll try our best to progress the shippment with your feedbacks here, thanks all the supporting here.

Please feel free to contact GearBest Customer Service http://support.gearbest.com/

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Received mine today and about half an hour later my AAA eneloops arrived, perfect timing Smile . I’m surprised by how flawless the finish is on these, great quality for such a low price. The NW is VERY warm, lucky I got a CW as well.

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… Coupon expired

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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Aaaand mine isn’t arrived yet.

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Really odd, my NW arrived in 7 days.

My CW still hasn’t arrived after almost a month now.

Ordered mere seconds apart, and shipped same day iirc.

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Really odd, my NW arrived in 7 days.

My CW still hasn’t arrived after almost a month now.

Ordered mere seconds apart, and shipped same day iirc.

Same here. I placed my order for one of each. I decided about 30 minutes later to order another one. I received the second order a week or so ago but the first order still shows origin post preparing shipment.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Nice start on the beginning of your mod process on this light Werner.  I wouldn’t mind upping the current on mine a wee bit.  Thanks for the great info.

I will have PIC based linear (Li-ion only) direct replacement drivers available for them soon, flashable and current selectable (up to 4A) via resistor swapping.
OSHPark drivers with a 6-pin 10F322 (there is also the possibility of an attiny10 being a direct swap for AVR folks).

Because of the issues Werner mentions (tail spring and tiny pill) and the thin SS body I highly recommend not exceeding 1A, the drivers I build for them will be set to 225-500mA (but again can do up to 4A, current is based on a 1206 Sense resistor).

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Damn GB over.

GearBest I wish you would consider making the price less than $7 shipped. I would get a few more but at $7.27 I will just buy the original S1 from CNQG.

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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Cereal_killer wrote:
… I would get a few more but at $7.27 I will just buy the original S1 from CNQG.
Me too. If coupon expired…
I’ll wait until tomorrow.

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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Finally got mine. 11 business days.

I’m only running alkalines in it at the moment. I got the CW and I can say it is more of a pure white than “cool white.” I don’t know much about tints, but it is about as pure of a white light as I can imagine. (Like the color of a white sheet of paper)

I really like the little light. Looks pretty good in my work shirt’s pen holder pocket… and the finish is really nice as well.

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I have 2 so called CW , which are rather neutral, the NW seems to be WW.

They haven’t arrived yet though..

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Got mine today . Definitely warm with a fairly pronounced hotspot . Beautiful fit and finish and the clip is on there tight . ( Tight enough to trust .) Clicky is firm and easy to use .

I am happy with this purchase .Cool

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antiparanoico wrote:
freeme wrote:
… Coupon expired

Dear all,

Sorry for the mistake and our coupon is now available Wink You can just buy this cute light at $5.99 still!

Please feel free to contact GearBest Customer Service http://support.gearbest.com/

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How to open to insert battery?

Unlike picture in OP, no seams to be found on body until 1/16th inch “bezel.” I hope I have to crank the bezel to open; don’t want to be using pliers on the on/off button!

BTW, terrific finish and no logo of any kind on the body.

There will always be more darkness than I have lights.

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Tailcap and clip unscrew from body —a section about 3/8” long from switch unscrews

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CSgearbest wrote:
Dear all,

Really sorry for the shipping issue here disturbed everyone, we have progressed our shippment manner as you know and in this groupbuy, most of the shipping use HKPost, it is fast to ship to most of the countries but this is not absolute, to some countries it may be a little slow or sometimes it also comes slow in the fast countries. We will ensure to ship the orders (sometime we have no stocking we’ll email you to notice it) but after the ship it is the bussiness of logistics. And the tracking information on our website updated by couriers and it usually not update everytime for your tracking information, we recommend you to check your tracking information on other site (such as 17tracks) if you have your tracking number.
As our website has noticed it and I must notice here again, all estimated/typical delivery time are derived from real world data collected from past orders. They are approximate times for reference only. Shipping time will be affected during pulic hollidays, manufacturers and couriers will limit their operations at these times. This is outside our controll. Normal service resumes immediately after each hollidays.
For the issue of our refundment it was said ussually the pack will arrive in about 30 days but sometimes, unfortunately it may be late for longer time, so we estimate a limit as about 45 days to accept the refund if you still haven’t received the pack.
I’m really sorry for those who still have not recieved the light here, if you would like to PM me your order number, I can check it for you and do something for you maybe, and we’ll try our best to progress the shippment with your feedbacks here, thanks all the supporting here.

PM sent, haven’t received my order, email says it shipped a month ago.

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The Burgh wrote:
How to open to insert battery?

Unlike picture in OP, no seams to be found on body until 1/16th inch “bezel.” I hope I have to crank the bezel to open; don’t want to be using pliers on the on/off button!

BTW, terrific finish and no logo of any kind on the body.

If the finish is good it’s barely seen. Just hold as close to the tail as you can and try to open it.

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The first post refers to the code — was supposed to be usable for more than a single item per order.
That worked then broke then worked again. And now doesn’t.

Apparently that’s flipping back and forth — the website has gone back to saying:

“Coupon code can only be used with one piece price, it can not be used with vip price, special offer, group deal at the same time.”

I tried to order 2, or more, and it won’t apply the group buy price to any more than one item.-

EDIT and after logging out and back in, it lets me order 2 with the code and use points. Nevermind.

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