Group buy: Supbeam X40 L2 (Update: SOLD OUT!)

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Group buy: Supbeam X40 L2 (Update: SOLD OUT!)

Hi guys!

Autumn is coming with long dark evenings, so.. Let the group buy season begin!

As you might have heard, Supbeam is changing the brand name to Acebeam. I saw that as a good opportunity for us budget minded flashaholics, so I contacted Supbeam and asked if they are willing to give us a nice discount for Supbeam X40 L2...

...and they were, if we can get 50pcs sold. And that is the maximum number too, so this will be exactly 50pcs for both BLF & TFF members.

I'm still negotiating the price, but it will be quite nice - So nice that it can't be mentioned here.

 

So, is anyone interested, or am I just wasting my time negotiating with them? Smile

 
Replying to this thread doesn't mean that you are committed to buy, but gives you a secured position on the list in case we have over 50 buyers.
 
Edit1:

Negotiations progressing well. Seems we will be able to hit the target price. Smile

I'd also like to share a pic I got from them, describing what's in the box:

 

Edit2:
We are nearing a possible "sold out"-situation => People on the reservation list at post #1 will be served first.
 
1. Please check that your name is on the list at post #1. PM me if you want in (or out) from that list.
 
2. If you haven't heard the price yet and would like to hear it, please PM me.

PMs will be handled in the order of time stamps. "1st come, 1st served."

Edit3: SOLD OUT. Thanks for the participants. Smile
 
Ps. This GB is open for BLF and TFF members, so don't be surprised if I list some members who haven't posted here.

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Interest list:

  1. _the_ - PAID
  2. bgyen - PAID
  3. Pulsar - PAID
  4. doslyn - PAID
  5. Boro - PAID
  6. magnet - PAID
  7. Livinloud - PAID
  8. tkmckay - PAID
  9. optntdr13 - PAID
  10. InfinitusEquitas - PAID
  11. Ejected Filament - PAID
  12. southland - PAID
  13. my9221 - PAID
  14. Sirius9 - PAID
  15. pacbough - PAID
  16. keengeorge - PAID
  17. glowz - PAID
  18. BIGBLOCKMOPAR - PAID
  19. zelee - PAID
  20. syracuse - PAID
  21. sunnycoaster - PAID
  22. Richwouldnt - PAID
  23. Calmaja - PAID
  24. Ray-o-light - PAID
  25. Kurt_Norway - PAID
  26. qandeel - PAID
  27. mazda96hatch - PAID
  28. ohaya - PAID
  29. kst - PAID
  30. ilovejesuschrist - PAID
  31. RaceR86 - PAID
  32. InfinitusEquitas - PAID
  33. M78 - PAID
  34. DenBarrettSAR - PAID
  35. stanley-beamish - PAID
  36. lionheart_2281 - PAID
  37. Down_South - PAID
  38. dolbysys - PAID
  39. baldo21 - PAID
  40. tatasal - PAID
  41. jack83 - PAID
  42. izzie - PAID
  43. amham - PAID
  44. Goshwin - PAID
  45. snl35 - PAID
  46. AlexxX - PAID
  47. Dempsey - PAID
  48. tkmckay - PAID
  49. Ejected Filament - PAID
  50. strongest2004 - PAID

--- reserve ---

  1. lionheart_2281
  2. AEH
  3. light junkie
  4. dangerous
  5. sirpaul
  6. LANTUS
  7. _the_ Smile

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I’m interested depending on the price. PM me with the how much, please. Thanks.

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i would take 2 units at 50-60$ each

i won't pay more

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tempo wrote:

i would take 2 units at 50-60$ each

i won't pay more

I was taking more than 10 at that price. But then I woke up.. Wink

You may keep dreaming but that won't happen. Smile

Edit: Seriously: Please don't try to guess / discuss about the real price. Send me PM if you are interested.

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tempo wrote:

i would take 2 units at 50-60$ each

i won’t pay more


This is the normal price for this light. Not going to happen at $50-$60.
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Darkness is coming to the North. Smile Cant wait.

But GB season? I believe the season have been going for about 6 months already. Started real early this year.. Big Smile

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http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?365021-Supbeam-X40-Re...

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I really don’t think too many members are going to sign up without any idea of the price, or they’ll sign up and back out if the price isn’t to their liking.

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RaceR86 wrote:

Darkness is coming to the North. Smile Cant wait.

But GB season? I believe the season have been going for about 6 months already. Started real early this year.. Big Smile

Reviews for those who are interested:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?365186

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?365021-Supbeam-X40-Re...

Does anyone know how mod friendly this light is?

 

It is very mod friendly.

Laughing

 

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I would be in for 1 at the right price.

 

PM sent.

 

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I am interested, but it is going to have to be a really good deal.

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max wrote:

I would be in for 1 at the right price.

 

PM sent.

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interested Smile

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Yup, mod friendly if the head is not glued.

Just as easy as the Supbeam/ThruNite lights we all love.

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Just checked specs on X40VN. Only modded from 2,5A to 3,1A to each emitter. Is that max output?

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I would be in at the right price. PM incoming! 

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RaceR86 wrote:

Just checked specs on X40VN. Only modded from 2,5A to 3,1A to each emitter. Is that max output?

IIRC he had a v2 at around 4.2a

i believe the batteries are in parallel

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jmpaul320 wrote:
i believe the batteries are in parallel

I don't think so. Someone please correct if I'm wrong, but it must use the "charge parallel, run in series"-approach, which is used also in the K50 and X60. Quite lot of magic in battery holder.. Smile

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Count me in I guess. Why stop now.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
i believe the batteries are in parallel

I don’t think so. Someone please correct if I’m wrong, but it must use the “charge parallel, run in series”-approach, which is used also in the K50 and X60. Quite lot of magic in battery holder.. Smile

Yup, I think you’re right, charge parallel, run in series.

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V2. 4A to each emitter and batteries in parallel. Source (Thanks JMPaul320)

Stock, the batteries are in series. Charges in parallel like mentioned above.

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As far as a good deal goes, does everyone feel they got a good deal on the K50? If so, then this one will probably be a good deal as well. Price is not disclosed for obvious reasons. Anyone that knows what the price on the K50 was, then you should be able to figure out why the price is not disclosed.

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Count me in.  Obviously depends on price, but I'm interested.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
i believe the batteries are in parallel

I don’t think so. Someone please correct if I’m wrong, but it must use the “charge parallel, run in series”-approach, which is used also in the K50 and X60. Quite lot of magic in battery holder.. Smile

ah yes! thats right… batteries in series for a triple xml2 is a + for this light Smile

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vinh is getting better bout tracking the mods, with V2, etc. Way back when, vinh and us all were modding TN31's by adding resistors, and tweaking up amps little bit, being careful, etc. That is until someone, maybe vinh, tried bridging them, then the modded TN31 really hit the pinnacle of it's performance - reigning LED throw leader, until dethroned of course... Smile

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jmpaul320 wrote:

 ah yes! thats right... batteries in series for a triple xml2 is a + for this light Smile

Why? Its not regulated. Seems like linear performance to me.  Might as well have been in parallel, which is safer.

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True on parallel being safer.  The only advantage I can think of is that less stress may be placed on some components due to flowing 4 amps verses 12 amps.  Maybe slightly more efficient, but I don't know about that.

Whether that's enough benefit to justify the risk is up each user.

EDIT: Clarified first sentence.

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jmpaul320 wrote:

 ah yes! thats right… batteries in series for a triple xml2 is a + for this light Smile

Why? Its not regulated. Seems like linear performance to me.  Might as well have been in parallel, which is safer.

personally I would rather have high voltage and a boost/buck driver than a 4.2v setup for multiple leds (due to higher voltage of xml2 that is)

but thats just my opinion, like you said some might want parallel since its safer

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In for one.

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This is a 3 cell light, right?

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

This is a 3 cell light, right?

Right.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
 personally I would rather have high voltage and a boost/buck driver than a 4.2v setup for multiple leds (due to higher voltage of xml2 that is) but thats just my opinion, like you said some might want parallel since its safer

Me too, but judging by the unregulated performance (seen in the reviews) this light does not use a boost or buck driver. If it uses one, it certainly does not seem to act like one. So it does not utilize the typical advantage of cells in series. Which is why it might as well have had the cells in parallel and suitable driver.

The obvious reason for them to be using the series battery carrier is due to all their other lights that are using it. In those lights, it seems quite genius.

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