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

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You can bet if I receive my next one and it ain't the nichia, I would for sure get another one delivered.  That's the ONLY reason I purchsed the BLF 348.  First one received was perfect...waiting on the second.

A picture side by side of two differing tints is all it would take.  Flat Stare

Yellow is not acceptable.. :Sp

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Just got my 5, all are fine. The return address is Staten Is, NY so mine probably came from the US warehouse as part of the first batch made; it would be unlikely they had a second batch shipped here that quickly. I did pay for the fast shipping or mine would have probably come from China and been from a different batch.

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quote:Easyrr Just received my 2nd batch of these lights. First one was impressive, but now something went wrong. Tint is much warmer than my former ones with some green hint and the emitter itself is too yellow to be a nichia. I will try to post some beamshots and pictures of this, but I can only think it’s a regular cree in a BLF engraved tube.
Update: pics linked below. Experts please, should I start a claim on this?

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Comp1
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- – - – Mine just came in yesterday & the emitter it came with is like yours. Sad It’s still a decent light but I bought mine specifically for the Nichia. Guess I’ll open up a trouble ticket.

AZ

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My msg quotes&formatting do not work correctly. Can anyone point out to me how to fix it? I’m using a Chrome browser on a Linux Mint box. thx!

Hi alphazeta, I’m really sorry for this issue, could you please PM me your order number and the picture about the lights ( logo, emitter, sku that on the lights or it’s package ), we need to gain the evidence to communicate with the supplier about this, thanks for you kindly help

I got one of the yellow ones as well, Do you want my info as well?

I will PM you what information I need

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I love the three I picked up.Problem is I gifted them all and now I’m left wanting more… I’ll buy if you do a round 2 again.
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For the kids Big Smile

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Don’t get me wrong, but making a video to justify I am right when there are all the pictures and all the order information in my private message is a no go for a 7 dollar light, sorry. I will let paypal do the job.

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I’m really wondering if my last order of ONE engraved will ship some day…
I ordered before they were out of stock but still processing.
For FSM sake, I hate dealing with GB but no choice on this light so…

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Wow, good thing I ordered 2 (engraved) before it sold out. Fortunately due to my closer proximity to China purchases from GB usually arrive in 2 weeks tops, and that's including the 2-3 days at customs Laughing

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If anybody is interested, I just checked Gearbest and it appears they have 2 engraved lights left in stock.

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wedlpine wrote:
If anybody is interested, I just checked Gearbest and it appears they have 2 engraved lights left in stock.

I think I just bought those.. Just started my collection of AAA led flashlights and I was wondering why I didn’t see these before. Probably because they were sold out.
Anyways, just ordered them so I’m happy

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Well, I hope they do a second run next year — with a moonlight/very low level added.

This is a do-almost-everything flashlight, the best I’ve found to give as a gift along with a couple of AAA Eneloops and a simple NiMH charger.
Ideal to give people who are still using 2D incandescent flashlights and alkaline cells.

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There might be another batch. Smile But no option for 2 mode - I think that would ruin the original idea of easy to use light that is more than well suited for gifting. 

[And.. Despite of my preference stated above, I asked for 2 mode and manufacturer said "no".. They don't have a suitable driver.]

If interested, sign up here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43488

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Has anyone nodded the driver for lower output? I want to give my little girl one but she has a tendency to shine lights in people’s faces.

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Has anyone nodded the driver for lower output? I want to give my little girl one but she has a tendency to shine lights in people’s faces.

I’m good with a lower output, maybe half of the original.

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Just buy an MXDL AAA and don’t bother every time she drops it on tile floor.

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Mine finally arrived. Ordered two on November 22, arrived today December 14 in California, a day before my birthday.

I’m stoked on these things. I wish I bought a dozen of them to give away to coworkers and friends for Christmas. I only bought two, and I would feel bad giving only one away, so I keep the engraved version, and my 3 year old daughter gets the plain one for Christmas.

It’s perfect because its bright enough to be useful, but not too bright if she accidentally shines herself (or someone else) in the eyes.

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I did do the gifting of a dozen to co-workers.

People love this light!

…and then I tell them it is Li-Ion compatible too :bigsmile:

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A standard cell won’t last long but it won’t be overly bright after some use so that might make this light more ‘child friendly’.

Gifting all but two of mine too, one for a stash with Li Primary and the other to play with on LiIon. Sadly, only one or two giftees can be trusted with LiIon and I’m going to ask them about that once they get theirs in their hands and see what they can do. I got Xtar MC1 for that but I understand it’s charge rate is really too high. Would be nice to know of an equally cheap factory-made charger good for the 10440, don’t want to gift a chip-with-magnets but I’m going to do that build for myself.

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You are in luck but you better hurry… 3 left!

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&pr...

I trust XTAR and this is a reliable unit.

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Sigh. I’ve stopped buying from Gearbest a long time ago. They just can’t keep things together, at least on my orders.

But since this was a BLF light, I decided to give it in.

Now over two months later, no BLF light, and they give me tracking that shows it shipped one month after order, and is now in France.

Geez Gearbest… never fail Sad

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i have a “normal” singfire 348 cold white and just received my 2with nichia
with the same batteries the nichia appears less bright and rose tint
is it my flashlights that are defective ?

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Pulsar13 wrote:
Sigh. I’ve stopped buying from Gearbest a long time ago. They just can’t keep things together, at least on my orders.

But since this was a BLF light, I decided to give it in.

Now over two months later, no BLF light, and they give me tracking that shows it shipped one month after order, and is now in France.

Geez Gearbest… never fail Sad

PMed you to check this

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erik wrote:
i have a "normal" singfire 348 cold white and just received my 2with nichia with the same batteries the nichia appears less bright and rose tint is it my flashlights that are defective ?

Not defective. It will appear less bright because of the wider beam. Slight rose tint is the trade mark of Nichia emitters, even though this particular emitter is not so rosy than for example the original 219B. Slight variations in tint are normal, so your's can be more on the rosy side.

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thank you the for the explaination

i don’t like it much. I will try with a 10440

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24 days from order to delivery.

Very happy with this robust little torch – it really is classy.

Only slight disappointment is that the engraving is a bit lopsided but meh, who cares.

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Lanyard on the BLF-348

This one came from the free Harbor Freight flashlight.
Plenty of room in the clip for the lanyard ring.

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My second BLF-348 finally arrived after almost a month. This one has a different beam color. My first example has more of a nice white or cooler beam. Being that I prefer CW in my lights, I really like it. This second example has a warmer almost yellowish tint. Seems to me that it has a different emitter. Oh well, it was cheap and it’s still bright using a 10440.

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Lanyard on the BLF-348

This one came from the free Harbor Freight flashlight.
Plenty of room in the clip for the lanyard ring.

That’s exactly what I’ve been doing with these types of lights for awhile now. You can buy tiny stainless split rings at Walmart that fit into that loop in the clip and then just add a larger split ring of your choice to the small one. Thanks for showing that.

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Hopefully it's an honest mistake...

Gebe, it may be ok with you...but not me...I'll squeal shrilly should they send me one of those.

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I’m working on a review for this light. I just finished a video runtime test with both my lights, with a 10440 and eneloop. The 10440 lasts about 25 minutes or so. It seems to have thermal regulation because it gets brighter and dimmer- something that doesn’t happen with an eneloop. The eneloop lasts about an hour and 10 minutes before becoming unusable. No low voltage protection from the 10440 either. At least it seems there is none.

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mhanlen wrote:
I’m working on a review for this light. I just finished a video runtime test with both my lights, with a 10440 and eneloop. The 10440 lasts about 25 minutes or so. It seems to have thermal regulation because it gets brighter and dimmer- something that doesn’t happen with an eneloop. The eneloop lasts about an hour and 10 minutes before becoming unusable. No low voltage protection from the 10440 either. At least it seems there is none.

Very interesting that it survived 25min on a 10440, but the big question is did you use an IMR10440 like Efest? Or a lesser ICR 10440 like the ultrafire or soshine for example?
Do you mean by “gets brighter and dimmer” that it slowly moves up and down in output that seems to be regulated by the heat? And did you test in the hand or tailstanding with no extra heatsinking than itself?

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