Sold out! - GBGB: BLF-348 - Classy and Small 1xAAA Stainless Steel light, with Nichia NVSW219B-V1 R9050

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Been trying to resist this groupbuy for ages as I already have a stock sf-348 but it is my favourite aaa light and i couldn’t resist any longer….
Thanks for organizing it.

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Apparently, I see that today the non-engraving version is currently sold at 6.99 price without coupon code.
This way I can purchase it for under $5 using my available point on GB. Beer

I'm switching my BLF account into LumenZilla. Thanks!

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i guess the answer to people sending pm’s to everyone on the list is for everyone to reply “separately’ to his question .A few thousand PM’s might be an appropriate way to help someone learn how to read ..

or

we could give him a Cherry Belly

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Boaz wrote:
i guess the answer to people sending pm’s to everyone on the list is for everyone to reply “separately’ to his question .A few thousand PM’s might be an appropriate way to help someone learn how to read ..

or

we could give him a Cherry Belly

I also have though of suggesting this but it felt too evil Big Smile

But if we all can agree to it i am up for absolutely anything for this to stop, we have at least gotten rid of one of our trolls recently, if you click on the user names of those who replied to the GB PM you will find the user who is not there anymore Wink Party

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I think this is worth considering.
I wish you all wishes come true.

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Mine are circling the event horizon near Detroit. I may get them tommorow or Saturday. If they don’t show up, some USPS employees family will be having a merry Christmas this year.

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i guess the answer to people sending pm’s to everyone on the list is for everyone to reply “separately’ to his question .A few thousand PM’s might be an appropriate way to help someone learn how to read ..
.I also thought of that.I think I’ll go first Evil
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when I login I do not see the order

I create and use a throwaway email ID to log into each online vendor (so I can cancel it if it starts being spammed)

I noticed my order for these lights didn’t show up — and when I checked I found I also have an account login there using my PayPal email address as the login name.
Who knew?

So I had to try logging in to that (without knowing a password, of course)
Request a password reset, changed whatever password they had on it.
Then log in
and lo, there’s my order, plus two other orders I made for special price items, with tracking.

Very peculiar. I have no idea if it’s a security problem that they have multiple accounts for me.

So I changed my PayPal to a different email.
Tried another order.

Now they’re spamming that new email urging me to create a new buyer account so I can use more “points”

Weird.

Maybe this is part of the push to get people to order with their smartphones?

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Is there any info on the bin of the 219BT?

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hank wrote:
I create and use a throwaway email ID to log into each online vendor …

I noticed my order for these lights didn’t show up — and when I checked I found I also have an account login there using my PayPal email address as the login name.


Many web systems hard-code the bad assumption that there is a strict one-to-one mapping between email addresses and actual people. This gets weird when paying by Paypal with a different email address for the Paypal account (among many other corner cases). It’s probably just a bug in the site caused by a bad assumption.

I see this type of bug all the time… but I also have about a thousand email addresses.

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My lights came in today, I’ve already given one to SWMBO.

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My order arrived today. Some pics:

Tailstanding:

P.S. A question: Does this work (safely) with 10440? I didn’t search the whole thread, but didn’t see a definitive answer.

Thanks,
Jim

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For a few secs it's safe, then the heat starts. Is the heat safe? well, depends how long you can take the heat. After that it's not safe. Ok - I really don't know... Smile

They heat up pretty quick on a good or bad 10440, is the bottom line...

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I received my two BLF-348s today.   Party

The engraving is really crooked on one of them, but they both work, and that's what matters.   Wink

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These look great, feel great and work well. I really like the positive engagement of the tail switch. Very good quality.

Thanks Matt

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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While I thought about replying to the PM, I’ll just tell everyone here- got mine today and they look great.

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mhanlen wrote:
While I thought about replying to the PM, I’ll just tell everyone here- got mine today and they look great.

Thank goodness for your restraint. :bigsmile:

Oh, and got mine today too. I am about to try them out but they look good at first glance.

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mhanlen wrote:
While I thought about replying to the PM, I’ll just tell everyone here- got mine today and they look great.

You may have the driest humor here on BLF, whenever I watch one of your youtube videos I need to have a drink (beer) nearby.

Don’t change!!

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2 more landed in Oregon. Sweet little light!

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mhanlen wrote:
While I thought about replying to the PM, I’ll just tell everyone here- got mine today and they look great.

You may have the driest humor here on BLF, whenever I watch one of your youtube videos I need to have a drink (beer) nearby.

Don’t change!!

I’ll try!

Seriously folks, scoop these last lights up. This is a shame these are limited, they’re so idiot proof and well made. The tint and output are both awesome too. It’s a perfect and cheap no frills light made for those single ply people in your life.

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Got mine in today.

Simple, beautiful light. One mode, takes alkaline, you can give them to a responsible kid with no worries…

Thanks the for organizing this Group Buy.

Like Mhanlen says above, get at least one while still available, the Nichia 219B alone is worth it.

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All mine arrived yesterday and all I can say is they are incredible little lights.  Thanks, the, for organizing this awesome deal!!

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So .

People are getting their lights and not a single word about tint , beam profile and CRI ?

C'mon .

Really ?

What I do

 

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I'm so happy you got your new light

Is it all that you want ? Is it bright ?

I just need to know more

Tell me what is in store

Will I see all the colors alright ?

What I do

 

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jacktheclipper wrote:

So .

People are getting their lights and not a single word about tint , beam profile and CRI ?

C’mon .

Really ?

First time for a Nichia 219B ~4500K. Looks great, lousy at beamshots, plus all the tint issues between camera settings and monitors.

The colors look good to me, but I am not an aficionado of the “pop” in colors….

Beam profile is about a 4 foot hot spot at 10 feet away, plenty of spill. Ran it on a LiFePo4 10440, got warm, not hot. The protected trustfires do not fit. Output increased about half again on LiFePo4’s.

It is a great little light, the thing is a benchmark for single mode penlights. Good balance on everything, the tint is wonderful, at least to me….

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I got mine yesterday. Very nice lights overall.

Has anyone confirmed the emitter bin? It looks different than my other Nichia 219Bs – a bit cooler, and possibly a bit lower CRI. But it’s really hard to tell, and could be just a matter of having a different beam shape. It’s amazing how much the optics affect how the tint looks.

In any case, they’ll make nice gifts. Smile

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Glad to hear people are getting their lights and generally happy with them. Smile

 

ToyKeeper wrote:
It looks different than my other Nichia 219Bs - a bit cooler

That's right. Earlier 219B was 4500K, this "NVSW219BT-V1, sw50, R9050" is 4750-5250K. I have been noticing some variation in the tint between different samples, but they are roughly the same => I'd say 4750 to 5250K is quite accurate. (Don't have means to measure the temperature accurately, sorry!)

Emitters to this GB came from IOS, so I'm pretty sure they are as advertised.

=the=

 

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I tried to resist this gb and it was a success for a long time, but I finally caved in and ordered one Smile
Thanks/kiitos =the=

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That’s right. Earlier 219B was 4500K, this “NVSW219BT-V1, sw50, R9050” is 4750-5250K. I have been noticing some variation in the tint between different samples, but they are roughly the same => I’d say 4750 to 5250K is quite accurate.

Ah, okay. That makes sense. Smile

It’s quite a bit cooler than my 219A lights, and only a little bit cooler than my other 219Bs.

The unfortunate part is that it’s not as easy to gift eneloops and chargers along with these nice lights. Smile

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