How about a compact thrower for the next BLF Special Edition?

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How about a compact thrower for the next BLF Special Edition?

Just add a copper MCPCB and good driver. Already has a large reflector, stainless bezel, side switch with tail switch, very compact body. Shadow TC350 body and tailcap on a TC500 head, fits perfectly.

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Great idea. Open the ring-pull, drink the orange, throw the can. Then grab the flashlight and search in the dark for the can before you are prosecuted for littering. Silly Wink :bigsmile:

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Needs a pocket clip!

Totally in for a GB if we can get a deep carry pocket clip.

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Im’ in for one…. LOL

needs to set the standard for a 400+ Kcd btw!

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Always wanted a pocket thrower but there are simply too many "BLF version" lights lately. Unless it is as interesting as X6-SE, then it is worth the effort for GB. 

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Oh yes! I love Shadow flaslights, and with the big reflector and single 18650 it is the right set-up IMO. Just the side-switch I do not care much for, but there's enough people who do appreciate it, and it gives plenty UI options. Smile

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^ what’s the lumen and candela output of something like that… what diam is the reflector on this TC500 head?

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JasonJ wrote:
^ what's the lumen and candela output of something like that... what diam is the reflector on this TC500 head?

The reflector seems to be roughly ~55mm diameter, the lumens would be whatever led+driver you put into it (on a XP-L Hi it could be 1100lm if you drive it well), the throw on this XP-L Hi could be up to 170kcd, on a XP-G2 well over 200 kcd (correct me if I'm wrong please)

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I will prolly buy a few of the price is right

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Maybe with 26650?
I don’t like those thin bat-tubes, especially when the light has a big head.

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I raised the idea in the Blf A6 thread a while ago also to plant the seed for the next design

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The D80 BLF group buy is kind of a pocket thrower already. This is nice, but not quite so pocket-friendly Smile

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L4M4 wrote:
Maybe with 26650? I don’t like those thin bat-tubes, especially when the light has a big head.

I think it would look much better with the larger diameter of a 26650 battery tube.
Or it could come with 2 tubes, one for 18650 and one for 26650…………

This has to stop……….5 differnt tints, 12 UI’s, 9 different colored lights, belt clip, pocket clip, money clip, eco-frendily ………….

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I’ve been pushing for an 18650 HD2010 for a while now, maybe even an 14500 HD2010. Oh well… Maybe Old-Lumens will do a run while he’s practicing…

For the record, a de-domed XP-G2 in an EE X6 does 103Kcd when pushed hard. Wink

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DB Custom wrote:
I’ve been pushing for an 18650 HD2010 for a while now, maybe even an 14500 HD2010. Oh well… Maybe Old-Lumens will do a run while he’s practicing…

For the record, a de-domed XP-G2 in an EE X6 does 103Kcd when pushed hard. Wink

Does this count? I don’t have a HD2010 to compare. I don’t like the tailcap threads and would prefer square cut. A bigger pill for 20mm MCPCB. They are a manufacturer and should be able to make the changes we require. If they don’t want to do what we require, we’ll just go to a manufacturer who will. COUGH Manker COUGH.
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I would like a pocket thrower, but only if it does 250+kcd (I already own a Olight MX3S-UT Javelot).

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I would love a BLF high performance pocket thrower. Despite what they way, size does matter. I know a thrower is not really that pocket friendly, but a single cell, reasonable size light is something I would jump into another group buy for. I like Dale’s idea of a 18650 HD 2010, driven hard, maybe even with an aspheric lens, if that would help the throw. I just don’t know if anyone wants to get another project like this going right now. As we can tell from the A6 group buy, these things take a lot of time and effort on the part of those organizing them.

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I like the one in the OP too. The size looks great. I wonder what kind of throw numbers we could all agree on for something like this, because smaller size is going to (probably) reduce the maximum throw somewhat.

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I have been intrigued with this thread->$10.34 pocket thrower.
It is truly a pocket light.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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I have no idea how I missed that light Jubeldum, that’s perfect for a thrower seems to me like.

Now, if we could get it scaled down to a 14500 cell….

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DB Custom wrote:
I have no idea how I missed that light Jubeldum, that's perfect for a thrower seems to me like. Now, if we could get it scaled down to a 14500 cell....

One like this?Smile

 

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I don’t quite get the desire for 14500 in a big headed flashlight. Super low capacity, lower output, and worse performance. Kinda neat as a unique shelf light, but I don’t see it as being really useful.

flashination wrote:
I have been intrigued with this thread->$10.34 pocket thrower.
It is truly a pocket light.

It’s pocket sure, but not really what I would consider a ‘thrower’. Basically just a tube light with okay build quality/output/performance.
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I’m over 14500 lights too, for the most part.

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Maybe Manker can help us out again with a thrower. Make it 18650 though.

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CrashOne wrote:

I would like a pocket thrower, but only if it does 250+kcd (I already own a Olight MX3S-UT Javelot).

I doubt that you would find a "pocket thrower", that would do what that light does. General rule of thumb is the larger the reflector OD, the better the lux numbers will be. Sort of why most all reflector throwers have big reflectors?

I also don't see how a large reflector light would ever fit into a pocket. Sort of like stuffing a grapefruit in there, Makes people notice, but not very much fun walking around with it.Laughing

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More pictures with popular lights. Don’t think you will find another light this small with such a large reflector.
Left to right, Convoy C8, Eagle Eye X6, Shadow, HD2010


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+1 for at least the southland version or even better a 26650 version…or a 3p/4p one.. I need a BLF thrower I do not need the “pocket” version. As I do not need to go from the 300 m throw of a c8 to another 350 m throw of another customized little light… It should go further… A lot further

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