Repackaged: Eagle Eye X6 host kit w/BLF box $15.99.

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Repackaged: Eagle Eye X6 host kit w/BLF box $15.99.

Available again re-packaged in BLF box to keep it from getting banged up, now $15.99.


$15.99

Edit: Neal has confirmed that this comes with the AR lens.

Edit: I also confirmed that host DOES come with tapped holes and screws. Smile

Edit again: It only comes with one tapped hole and screw.

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Does it have any of the extra goodies from the BLF Edition like AR lens? Or is it stock version?

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David - Based on prior posts it is the stock version

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bugsy36 wrote:

 

David – Based on prior posts it is the stock version


Yes, but at BG it is listed as BLF Special Edition version. It claims to have glass lens, but doesn’t claim AR. I’m curious whether it is worth buying this host kit, if the stock version light is a couple dollars more and comes with an LED and driver already.

Edit: for those who haven’t clicked through yet, but would like to know – it says that the host body has no logos.

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Good news! Smile

It does seem to have the improved tail-section, so that is great!

It is a pity that those 'Maxtoch' copper boards are not included because the commonly available 20mm Sinkpads and Noctigons are thicker than the Maxtoch one, the bezel may not screw in completely with them (guessing).

I wonder if there are screwholes present in the head for the ledboard.

Is that size AR-lens available?

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djozz wrote:

Good news! Smile

It does seem to have the improved tail-section, so that is great!

It is a pity that those ‘Maxtoch’ copper boards are not included because the commonly available 20mm Sinkpads and Noctigons are thicker than the Maxtoch one, the bezel may not screw in completely with them (guessing).

I wonder if there are screwholes present in the head for the ledboard.

Is that size AR-lens available?


I think you’ll be okay with a little thicker MCPCB. I just took the bezel off mine to look, and the shelf around the MCPCB is a little higher, suggesting it was bored out to accommodate the thicker ones. I don’t have a way of testing that theory, but some people have already modded their X6’s and may be able to confirm or deny the ability to fit a Noctigon or Sinkpad in there. What was improved about the tail-section? I don’t remember reading about that.

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3.24$ for a ARlens, driver and led on copperdtpstar…shows what a bargain the groupbuy was…

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Werner wrote:
3.24$ for a ARlens, driver and led on copperdtpstar…shows what a bargain the groupbuy was…

Or how expensive the host is Big Smile

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Beachlogger wrote:
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3.24$ for a ARlens, driver and led on copperdtpstar…shows what a bargain the groupbuy was…

Or how expensive the host is Big Smile


Possibly both, but remember we got those upgrades for only about a dollar more than the stock version price with the GB. Also, the GB light is listed on Banggood site with a ‘regular’ price of about 50% more than we paid for ours. So, yes, we got a good deal with this GB!

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I agree, the group buy light was a real bargain, the host, not so much

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What would make the host more interesting is if they made an extension for 2-18650’s

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Beachlogger wrote:
I agree, the group buy light was a real bargain, the host, not so much

still, compared to other hosts for sale, e.g. the Convoys, $15 is more than fine! 

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djozz wrote:

Beachlogger wrote:
I agree, the group buy light was a real bargain, the host, not so much

still, compared to other hosts for sale, e.g. the Convoys, $15 is more than fine! 


For $16 you get a fully functional and not too shabby C8. Just sayin’

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The stock x6 is only $3.14 more, seems the host could be a little less than 15.75, no emitter, driver and assembly

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DanielM wrote:

For $16 you get a fully functional and not too shabby C8. Just sayin'[/quote]

 

Irrelevant. With that line of thought one can purchase an UltraFire C8 copy for less than $8 complete and everybody is overpriced. Smile

As was said, Convoy S series hosts sell for $10. M series for more. It all has to do with the amount of metal needed for production and the machining required. The S2 requires a shorter machine time and less material than the X6. Therefore the X6 is more. $15.xx is more than fair AND includes shipping that everybody so conveniently forgets about. Smile

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The tiny switch in the EE X6 had me step back and settle for only one of these in my collection.
It may even get gifted as it is not anything that wow’s me or the missus.
True budget light and BLF branded for the GB… okay, that’s worth something, but as a $15.50 host? Nah!

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I would be wiling to bet that many people are still going to jump on this host. They are just not available but from only two vendors. After many seeing what Dale and company keeps accomplishing with X6 many are going to want a host just to modify the hell out of and play with.

Funny how at the beginning of the GB many were screaming host, host, host and willing to spend the $15 on it. Smile I am betting that many of them, and even more that purchased complete X6-SE's are going to buy them.

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Werner wrote:
3.24$ for a ARlens, driver and led on copperdtpstar…shows what a bargain the groupbuy was…

What he says…

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Neal has confirmed that this host kit comes with the AR lens….nice!

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Im looking into haveing some copper heatsinks made for this host around 5-50 if anyone is enterested once done ?

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Funny how at the beginning of the GB many were screaming host, host, host and willing to spend the $15 on it. Smile
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nitro wrote:

Im looking into haveing some copper heatsinks made for this host around 5-50 if anyone is enterested once done ?


I would be interested in a few. Price would be determining factor in quantity. Keep us posted.
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OH HELLS YEAH!

Host kit…and some of those triple or quad DTP boards…booyah!

Very very very nice and sub $20…I see many a special build with these in the near future…heck just the basics will make it one heck of a good daily driver!

and to the guy making the custom heatsinks…I’m in for at least 1, maybe 2!

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Great news!! It would be nice to have the BLF logo in the host as well..

I’ve been waiting so long for my X6 that I’m no longer interested in the finished light, so when it arrives I’ll use it as a host instead. :~

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kronological wrote:
Neal has confirmed that this host kit comes with the AR lens....nice!

That totally makes the deal for me! Thanks Krono and Neal for this addition! I ordered one ($14.49 with BLF coupon)

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Hey! no silicon switch cap??? Now I have to use up one of my 50 spare ones Wink

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nitro wrote:

Im looking into haveing some copper heatsinks made for this host around 5-50 if anyone is enterested once done ?

Seems like you would have a lot of interest in a copper or even AL heat sink

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What about the screws and tapped holes, included?

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OK ..Now  i want a 18350  version of it ...and a triple nichia .

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Stittville Ed wrote:
nitro wrote:

Im looking into haveing some copper heatsinks made for this host around 5-50 if anyone is enterested once done ?

Seems like you would have a lot of interest in a copper or even AL heat sink

 

i could may be do a run of each ? copper and aluminum, If im doing triples or quad builds i like copper better 

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I confirmed that host DOES come with tapped holes and screws. Smile

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