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Wow, emarkd has 16 different models of BLF lights. That’s a lot.

I think I have … 10, which I guess is more than I expected. But I lack the variety in emarkd’s collection; most of mine are just minor variations of each other:

  • BLF X6
  • BLF A6 (2) (bare and anodized)
  • BLF X5/X6v2 (4) (aluminum and steel/copper)
  • BLF 348
  • BLF Astrolux A01 copper (updated Manker Boney)
  • BLF Rey Ti 18350 (I use this one the most)

I don’t think I have any special ones from other enthusiast sites, unless the Meteor counts as a Fonarevka special. Or I could almost count my SRK as a “BLF special” since it’s the one in the site logo.

Edit: Added the copper A01.

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I have ten ….

—Eastward YJ J609 10/2010 Out of Production
The “BLF light that never happened”..then it did. More info here and here
BLF AA-Y4E 10/2010 Out of Production
AA/14500 tube light with custom modes
BLF Tank007 9/2011 Out of Production
E07 with neutral emitter and 3 modes
BLF CQG S1 9/2011 Out of Production
Small ss penlight with tint selection & BLF logo
BLF Mini 9/2012 Out of Production
Trustfire Mini-01 with 1kHz pwm, nw, mode order l-m-h 2%-25%-100%
BLF CQG S1/2/3 mk2 8/2013 Out of Production
SS penlights with choice of tint, clips and individualized engraving
BLF X6-SE 11/2014 Out of Production
—Rey BLF Ti 6/2015 Available now, quantities limited. Also available finished.
Custom Titanium 1×18350/18650 tube light host with trit slots.
BLF A6 8/2015 Comes in and out of stock. Check the link for current status.
GBGB BLF-348 10/2015 Available now from the second group buy
1xAAA SS clicky with Nichia 219b

— feel the need for more Silly

Thanks emarkd for making up this list …great lights

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Wish u guys would get your head around a strap-on headlamp idea. Seems to be a missing link for the collection.

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+1
Would be nice if BLF would come up with an allround use headlamp!

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Headlamp? You can take almost any regular light, put it into a headlamp holder, and wear it on the side of your head. Or almost any small light with a backward clip can clip onto a hat.

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Headlamp? You can take almost any regular light, put it into a headlamp holder, and wear it on the side of your head. Or almost any small light with a backward clip can clip onto a hat.

I like to be able to change the light’s direction e.g. shine it closer to my feet when walking. Similar goes for fiddling in my PC tower etc.

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Ok, so you guys and gals forced me to look to see which ones I have found… So, here goes.

Trustfire A8 BLF
BLF X6-SE, stock NW
BLF A6 – NW & WW
BLF-348
LuckySun BLF D80 – 2xCW, 1xNW
Kronos X5/X6 NW in aluminum, could not afford the nice set when my number came up. Sad
Astrolux A01 BLF – 2×219b

I would like to get a hold of the following:
Starry Light SA-22 BLF
Lumintop BLF SD10
ReyLight Copper AAA, because of mode order… and logo

My favorite??? Either the X5 or the A8, tough call.

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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mattlward wrote:
I would like to get a hold of the following:

Starry Light SA-22

BLF Lumintop BLF SD10

ReyLight Copper AAA, because of mode order... and logo

My favorite??? Either the X5 or the A8, tough call.

 

I have a SD10 LNIB, send me a PM if you are interested.

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I got 12, not counting doubles:

BLF Mini
TrustFire A8 BLF
Lumintop BLF SD10
BLF X6-SE
BLF A6
GBGB BLF-348
M24 Sniper BLF-TE
ReyLight Copper AAA
Luckysun BLF D80-SE
Kronos X6 & X5 sets
Astrolux A01
ReyLight Titanium AAA

Out of all of them, for quality and minimum problems, maybe the M24 was the best, followed by the BLF-348, and think the A01 wasn't bad as well.

The M24 was a success because of the vendor, and not willing to cut corners and cost (not much savings on the GB).

The BLF-348 was a success mainly due to it's simplicity, not easy to scratch or damage - light weight, steel.

I think though the Kronos X6 & X5 was the best BLF accomplishment overall. Almost all of these lights above I modded to some extent.

 

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LuckySun BLF D80-SE — all gone (and note need for a longer tube than the stock D80)

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Thank you, thank you, Thank YOU!

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hank wrote:
LuckySun BLF D80-SE — all gone (and note need for a longer tube than the stock D80)

Thank you. I appreciate any help here to keep this list up to date. However, I followed the links in the D80 thread and the 3C and 5A tints seem to still be in stock. At least, Gearbest will let me add them to my cart. The 1A is out of stock already so the others aren’t far behind, but I think they’re still there at the moment.

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Great thread emarked. What a nice thing to do. We appreciate your time and effort.

I for one didn’t realize there were this many BLF Special Edition lights. I have a couple but somehow have managed to miss many.

Thanks Again for the good work. TL

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I have a DQG Tiny AAA Ti that is engraved “BLF”. I bought it off a member here. I don’t see any mention in this thread of it?
There are a few earlier ones on that list that I don’t have that I would love to get my hands on, lol…. collectors disease.

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Great thread emarked. What a nice thing to do. We appreciate your time and effort.

You’re welcome. Thanks for the thanks. Its been a fun project and I’ve learned a lot about blf while working through it.

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I have a DQG Tiny AAA Ti that is engraved “BLF”. I bought it off a member here. I don’t see any mention in this thread of it?

Great, thanks for the lead. If you’ve got any more info I’d appreciate it. Approximate date? Link to thread would be awesome. Also, wanna sell it? My collector’s disease infection might be stronger than yours… Smile

A lot of stuff happened here before I joined, too, so I’m definitely at a disadvantage trying to piece all the history together. I’ll see what I can find on your mystery blf light.

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emarkd wrote:

Great, thanks for the lead. If you’ve got any more info I’d appreciate it. Approximate date? Link to thread would be awesome. Also, wanna sell it? My collector’s disease infection might be stronger than yours… Smile

A lot of stuff happened here before I joined, too, so I’m definitely at a disadvantage trying to piece all the history together. I’ll see what I can find on your mystery blf light.

I cant find any info on it. I can PM you who I bought it from, he may have more info. As far as selling it, prob not. It is one of my favorite lights (it is TINY, not much bigger than a AAA).

I also have a Starry Light BLF in cool as well as neutral. lol, has only been the last couple that I chose a tint and didn’t just buy one of each.

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I can PM you who I bought it from, he may have more info.

I may take you up on that if I have to but I’d rather try and find it myself before I start bothering folks about it. Thanks though, I may be back in touch.

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I got the:

BLF X6-SE CW & WW
BLF A6 CW
Kronos X6 & X5 SS/Cu-set in the wooden box
Astrolux A01 Cu

The BLF-348 I did not buy. Previous to the GB I had a Singfire 348 that I gave away. I did not like it: Slippery When Wet.

At the moment I am re-assembling the X6-SE CW after dedoming the led. I have bought quite a few lights after that one but I am still pretty impressed by its build quality.

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emarkd wrote:
jealous57 wrote:
I have a DQG Tiny AAA Ti that is engraved “BLF”.

If you’ve got any more info I’d appreciate it. … Also, wanna sell it? My collector’s disease infection might be stronger than yours… Smile

It might not be a BLF special edition. CNQG (who first carried this light) offers engraving for like $2 extra, and someone may have just decided to get BLF engraved on it.

I think CNQG did a group buy on the Tiny AAA II (steel) once, and (IIRC) a serial-numbered group buy on the DQG Spy, but I don’t recall any for a titanium version. You can check Ric’s threads for more details.

Edit: I couldn’t find the “Starry Light” group buy in Ric’s threads, and eventually found it here instead. So, it looks like there are CNQG group buys posted by people other than Ric. A search for the Tiny AAA Ti is likely to need a wider scope than I was thinking.

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Ok, so when are are going to implement those here with the individual required skills to build a light from start to finish?

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I think you need to start from Budget Lathe Forum, to build the tools to build the tools.

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hank wrote:
I think you need to start from Budget Lathe Forum, to build the tools to build the tools.

There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza, There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, There’s a hole. Then fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry, Then fix …

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Ok, so when are are going to implement those here with the individual required skills to build a light from start to finish?

That’s outside the scope of this list and I don’t think I’ll be tackling that project. Are you volunteering? Smile

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    borked wrote:
    Ok, so when are are going to implement those here with the individual required skills to build a light from start to finish?

That’s outside the scope of this list and I don’t think I’ll be tackling that project. Are you volunteering? Smile

you can do it …

- one partially used laptop pull .

- one xre q5 emitter on alum. star

- one small piece of wire

- one gently used band-aid

-one sharpie to do the logo with

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There were BLF lanyards at one point too, sold by Manafont (now gone)..

Braided leather with BLF stamped or etched on the ferrule IIRC.

Now very rare collectors items, they rarely change hands on the black market for exorbitant sums…

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Nice work!

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the did the CNCQ AAA lights, either in double cell or single cell, with BLF and/or your name as desired. I do believe he negotiated for a better emitter than was available for sale so it does constitute a BLF Special Edition. I got one in single AAA for my son with his name on it and I got a double cell for me with DB Custom on it. Wink

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Only 2 but very happy with those ….

- RoMiSen BLF UV Special
- GBGB BLF-348

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borked wrote:
Ok, so when are are going to implement those here with the individual required skills to build a light from start to finish?

Well the cool thing about BLF is of course the community spirit. Just look at the Q8 project, no way I have the skills to develop something like it but the Q-team grew and now we have a group of highly skilled people besides BLF as a whole to help out.
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 thanks for putting this together. Its nice to see a list & all the custom lights.

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