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

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viktori wrote:
Right now, this moment, I wanted to checkout and it silently disappeared from my cart. Upon trying to add it again, it says "Not Available". What's going on?

That might have something to do with the fact that they are almost running out of stock..

If you (anyone) haven't ordered yet, now is the very last chance to do so. Currently there are only 27 plain and 63 BLF ones in stock. Smile

 

I asked GB/factory about the possibility of producing more of these: The factory answered that a new batch would require 800pcs MOQ (less than that, with this low price, would not be profitable for them).

What do you think? Do we want to buy another 1000pcs? Cool

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Right now, this moment, I wanted to checkout and it silently disappeared from my cart. Upon trying to add it again, it says “Not Available”. What’s going on?

That might have something to do with the fact that they are almost running out of stock..

If you (anyone) haven’t ordered yet, now is the very last chance to do so. Currently there are only 27 plain and 63 BLF ones in stock. Smile

How can you tell how many are in stock?

I managed to order one today for $7.13. Right after I clicked add to cart it explicitly went out of stock (the button actually changed) even before paying. Checkout this time went fine, so I’m hoping I’ll get it.

I’d probably order more, but not right now. Need to see it in my hand first. Wink I’m hoping for a new batch in several months.

This is my flashlight collection.

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5666 available on aliexpress, but nearly double the price. i think these will be around for a while.

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viktori wrote:
How can you tell how many are in stock?

Select too large amount, add to cart => quantity in cart is reduced to what is currently available. Wink

Seems to be 21 & 61 now.

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Yeah I did it again. Got priority shipping and INS so I paid close to retail after using the code overall, but maybe they’ll be here in time for :santa:

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I went in for another dozen when the buy opened up.
Arrived today and 12 of 12 worked where one has blems on the switch-cap and one of the clips was not quite right.
Great office stocking stuffers. …and one for me to dissect J)

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With one of cool whites.
!https://i.imgur.com/Zxt5nQH.jpg!

how did you manage to get a cool white ?! Wish mine is that…
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EricE. wrote:
With one of cool whites. !https://i.imgur.com/Zxt5nQH.jpg!
how did you manage to get a cool white ?! Wish mine is that...[/quote]

The original SingFire 348 may be just what you are looking for. It outputs around 40 lumens (rather than 50) running on NiMH. Here is the GearBest sales page (non-aff).

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Got mine a while ago but was waiting for my macro lens to arrive before I did any damage.



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Great pics pyro1son!

Ps. Plain ones are already out of stock and there are only 31 BLF ones left.

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Btw. Anyone try a driver swap on these to get multi modes?

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I received 2 today, they’re gorgeous, great for gifting.
I hope those will be back in stock soon.

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I hope those will be back in stock soon.

Still 18 left.

 

Maybe I should start a new thread about possible new batch.. Will do that during the weekend.

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Maybe I should start a new thread about possible new batch.. Will do that during the weekend.

I’ll watch for that. Ended up ordering 10 of these. If the fit/finish and $7 price point can be kept these make good gifts

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Only 10 left!

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Just ordered two more. Now there is six left.

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Approximately how long did it take for you guys to receive the light? I ordered on the 11/22 and they said it shipped 11/23. I’m in California

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Dennis wrote:
Approximately how long did it take for you guys to receive the light? I ordered on the 11/22 and they said it shipped 11/23. I’m in California

How did you have it shipped? It could take up to 6 weeks I guess. I think it took about two weeks to reach Wisconsin.
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If we have got this right there should be 3 left now- I have just ordered 3.

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Now it says out of stock when you try to order.

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Now it says out of stock when you try to order.

That's right. Both versions are now sold out.

I updated the OP and thread title to reflect this.

Thank you everyone for participating this GB!

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Thank you for making it happen!

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Just got mine, very nice, need another.

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I’d be interested if there’s ever another group buy for a driver which has both low and high modes. The battery doesn’t last long with this driver, and it’s often too bright. Would be cool to have, perhaps, 5 lm and 50 lm, low first, with no memory.

It’s otherwise very nice though, and I really dig the pure white floody beam and seemingly-seamless body.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I’d be interested if there’s ever another group buy for a driver which has both low and high modes. The battery doesn’t last long with this driver, and it’s often too bright. Would be cool to have, perhaps, 5 lm and 50 lm, low first, with no memory.

It’s otherwise very nice though, and I really dig the pure white floody beam and seemingly-seamless body.

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Dennis wrote:
Approximately how long did it take for you guys to receive the light? I ordered on the 11/22 and they said it shipped 11/23. I’m in California

I’ve already received two orders. Only about 2 weeks after I received the shipped notification.
I’m in Oregon. USPS mail (free no fuss delivery option; default), no signature required.

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Congratulations, _the_! Your group buy has been an unmitigated succcess.

This BLF-348 is a much better flashlight than I expected it would be. Tint and beam are excellent. The BLF-348 is a perfect around-the-house light. I have also experimented carrying it as an EDC light, but it may not have enough modes for that. Heretofore, my EDC has used AA or 18650. I find myself liking the diminutive size of AAA.

I agree with ToyKeeper that a 2-mode version might be nice. My only concern is PWM. One advantage of the single-mode light is the absence of PWM.

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I suppose we should be having this discussion in the new thread when it starts, but I agree on differentiating the new buy somehow, preferably with an extra mode. I’d be in on that for sure.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I’d be interested if there’s ever another group buy for a driver which has both low and high modes. The battery doesn’t last long with this driver, and it’s often too bright. Would be cool to have, perhaps, 5 lm and 50 lm, low first, with no memory.

It’s otherwise very nice though, and I really dig the pure white floody beam and seemingly-seamless body.

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Another batch would be nice, but don’t lower the high mode if the driver changes- that is one of the things that sets this light apart from the rest. Other multi-modes in a similar size can be bought for a reasonable price now though some are twistys. Let’s keep things simple and let’s keep BLF SE lights something very special.

And let’s go for something a little different if we do a ‘round 2’ GB, even though I think we’ve hit the bullseye with this one- adding a useable keychain hole would be enough to get me to buy even more.

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