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

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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.

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?

I just laid it on the ground like I do with all my runtime tests. No fan, and no extra heatsinking. Yes exactly, it gets brighter and dimmer, brighter and dimmer like thermal regulation often behaves. Yes, I used the eFest 10440. I tried measuring the light’s temperature, but since the surface is polished, my laser thermometer will not get a reading off the light.

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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 Germany.

Update: Received the light. It’s a beauty.

Tracking still says it is in Germany. I’m sure it will stay there forever, now that the package is with me and there’s nothing to scan. For what it’s worth it seems that the shipper is the problem, not Gearbest.

Anyhow I love the light. Really good, smooth and beautiful tint. I must say thanks to the and Gearbest for making this deal. Smile

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If the output is a 7135, then it has built-in thermal protection.
_Somewhere I remember seeing a 7135 on a tiny board… _

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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.

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?

I just laid it on the ground like I do with all my runtime tests. No fan, and no extra heatsinking. Yes exactly, it gets brighter and dimmer, brighter and dimmer like thermal regulation often behaves. Yes, I used the eFest 10440. I tried measuring the light’s temperature, but since the surface is polished, my laser thermometer will not get a reading off the light.

Interesting, thanks for the added detail.

If you stick a little bit of black electrical tape on the light you can get a decent reading from an IR thermometer Wink And remember it is hottest right where the pill are.

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I have received my second order of this GB light from gearbest, first one is still missing.

Here is the photo with my previous 348’s, middle one is nichia.

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Great pic!

Let me guess. On the left is the original SingFire 348. In the middle is the current BLF 348 Nichia 219B, and on the right is the BLF 348 Warm White that was part of the first group buy.

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All of the lights are from group buys.
I do not know if the left one differs from the stock version.

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thank you the for the explaination

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

The true test of the visual quality of the Nichia emitters is how they render colors, not how “white” they appear on a wall.

Like you, I wasn’t particularly happy with the tint when I first tried it and looked at it on a white wall. But when using it for practical applications, I have to admit that it does do a better job of bringing out the natural colors of areas lit by it. Smile

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The true test of the visual quality of the Nichia emitters is how they render colors, not how "white" they appear on a wall. Like you, I wasn't particularly happy with the tint when I first tried it and looked at it on a white wall. But when using it for practical applications, I have to admit that it does do a better job of bringing out the natural colors of areas lit by it. :)

As a signmaker that has to match colors...that is more important

I only regret that I did not get more of these. I got them just to toss as gifts and after I tried one changed my mind but I still ended up only one that sits in shirt pocket all the time or it would probably be gone too.

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

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As a signmaker that has to match colors…that is more important I only regret that I did not get more of these. I got them just to toss as gifts and after I tried one changed my mind but I still ended up only one that sits in shirt pocket all the time or it would probably be gone too.

Ditto.

I ordered four more in the 2nd Group Buy: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43488#comment-870370

But that has got a long way to go to meet the 800 order minimum.

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That is ok. This buy took a while to get to where it needed to be. Sometimes it just needs a bit to soak in and I think that because we have had what seems to many buys that people do not notice them as they used to.

The Nichia and the AAA/10440 makes this a very useful light.

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

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I made a custom driver pcb for my 348. If anyone else is interested, you can check it out here.

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Anyone care to test a protected 10440 for me? I don’t own a battery and someone wanted to know if they fit. I would think so, but I don’t want to give someone the wrong info.

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mhanlen wrote:
Anyone care to test a protected 10440 for me? I don’t own a battery and someone wanted to know if they fit. I would think so, but I don’t want to give someone the wrong info.

The difference would be 2-3mm max for the protection circuit. I’d bet my left nut that between 2 springs it could accommodate for that few mm extra.

But we appreciate your attention to detail.

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Anyone care to test a protected 10440 for me? I don’t own a battery and someone wanted to know if they fit. I would think so, but I don’t want to give someone the wrong info.

The difference would be 2-3mm max for the protection circuit. I’d bet my left nut that between 2 springs it could accommodate for that few mm extra.

But we appreciate your attention to detail.

ReManG confirmed a protected cell doesn’t fit in another thread. It isn’t a length thing though, it’s a diameter thing. So the extra mm in diameter do matter. I’m glad I asked.

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mhanlen wrote:
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mhanlen wrote:
Anyone care to test a protected 10440 for me? I don’t own a battery and someone wanted to know if they fit. I would think so, but I don’t want to give someone the wrong info.

The difference would be 2-3mm max for the protection circuit. I’d bet my left nut that between 2 springs it could accommodate for that few mm extra.

But we appreciate your attention to detail.

ReManG confirmed a protected cell doesn’t fit in another thread. It isn’t a length thing though, it’s a diameter thing. So the extra mm in diameter do matter. I’m glad I asked.

I would like to add also , that AAA tronic eco 950mah (rechargeable) doesn’t fit ! But i have some eneloop :bigsmile:

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Just received mine today, ordered Nov 13 2015.
Seriously.

But that’s not a problem at all :bigsmile:

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

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I am still waiting for EB/GB to address the issue that I ordered 10 and only received 5!
They do NOT want to address this matter and are ignoring my inquiries as to when they will send the other 5, which now are far too late to be the planned Xmas gifts they were purchased for.
Further to this, they have requested pictures to prove this, yet fail to explain how I am to take a picture showing nothing.
I feel for the OP as it appears the OP has placed immense effort into this and I fear will be unduly tarnished due to the action of a bunch of crooks.

GearBest, you’re a bunch of crooks and you damned well know it!

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brno602 wrote:
I would like 2 BLF engraved – no box.
Thanks.

This GB is sold out, so you are posting in the wrong thread. There is another group buy currently going on for these lights, and that is where you need to post if you want to get on the list.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/43488

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Thanks duvallite.

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I hope there is a flashlight that uses same emitter as BLF-348 but with higher output (may be triple leds), using 18650, that would be an unique flashlight

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I hope there is a flashlight that uses same emitter as BLF-348 but with higher output (may be triple leds), using 18650, that would be an unique flashlight

Sign up for THIS awesome light mate!

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I hope there is a flashlight that uses same emitter as BLF-348 but with higher output (may be triple leds), using 18650, that would be an unique flashlight

Sign up for THIS awesome light mate!


Cool light but it doesn’t use same emitter as BLF348 mate
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AnhTran wrote:
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AnhTran wrote:
I hope there is a flashlight that uses same emitter as BLF-348 but with higher output (may be triple leds), using 18650, that would be an unique flashlight

Sign up for THIS awesome light mate!


Cool light but it doesn’t use same emitter as BLF348 mate

It uses a better and brighter one, alas less CRI if that’s what you’re after

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
AnhTran wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
AnhTran wrote:
I hope there is a flashlight that uses same emitter as BLF-348 but with higher output (may be triple leds), using 18650, that would be an unique flashlight

Sign up for THIS awesome light mate!


Cool light but it doesn’t use same emitter as BLF348 mate

It uses a better and brighter one, alas less CRI if that’s what you’re after

Less CRI is NOT “better”.

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RollerBoySE wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
AnhTran wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
AnhTran wrote:
I hope there is a flashlight that uses same emitter as BLF-348 but with higher output (may be triple leds), using 18650, that would be an unique flashlight

Sign up for THIS awesome light mate!


Cool light but it doesn’t use same emitter as BLF348 mate

It uses a better and brighter one, alas less CRI if that’s what you’re after

Less CRI is NOT “better”.

That’s why I said “alas less CRI

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Hey guys, look over here. let_there_be_light is trying to gin up interest enough to ask – the – to do another round of the GBGB!

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