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Hi,

I just received my second q8 Wink this one is from the 2nd batch and I must say it is better finished/cleaner inside
The screws are different and not stripped this time

The led in the switch is a bit dimmer though but uniformly lit (but my first one was also)

The original is better aligned and is easier to screw thatn the second one.

Once the 3rd one comes ill try and make comparison shots

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nodoubt wrote:
mine says shipped 9/29 with fedex, label created, tracks on fedex website fine, but its been a week with no movement after label has been created ?

Drop your tracking number here..https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/

In transit…
Departed FedEx location
FEDEX SMARTPOST LOS ANGELES, CA
Ship date:
Wed 10/04/2017
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA US
Scheduled delivery:
Tue 10/10/2017 by end of day
OXNARD, CA US

I was notified on 9-28-17 from BG.

I am about an 11/2 from Rowland Heights so it should probably get here sooner than the 10th.

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> some simple nickname for the second batch of lights (Q8* maybe?)

Q8.1?

There should be some quick-look way to tell them apart — maybe the screw heads differ?

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hank wrote:
> some simple nickname for the second batch of lights (Q8* maybe?)

Q8.1?

There should be some quick-look way to tell them apart — maybe the screw heads differ?

If you read my post they are different Wink Perhaps I wasnt clear enough. The heads are less flat

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First report above
seems like TF did dim the switch led a bit, like on the proto
So side by side one could see it then.
If only one comes, it’ll be harder

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rayman007 wrote:
Hi,

I just received my second q8 Wink this one is from the 2nd batch and I must say it is better finished/cleaner inside
The screws are different and not stripped this time

The led in the switch is a bit dimmer though but uniformly lit (but my first one was also)

The original is better aligned and is easier to screw thatn the second one.

Once the 3rd one comes ill try and make comparison shots


First report from the second batch! Thanks. Thumbs Up
Some picts?
What’s with the tube screwing?
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Sounds like they went back to a round panhead, which is good.

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Mine has landed in the USA, so tracking now works on the FedEx site. It says the shipment should arrive Thu 10/12/2017 by end of day! That actually seems like a long time, even for FedEx Smartpost. I’m hoping it comes near the beginning of the week instead. Wink

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And some glamour shots of the OG and Nitecore lanyard Wink

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Thanks for the picts! Thumbs Up
It looks much better indeed.
The driver screws seem smaller… M2.5 vs M3? Do they move freely though the holes in the PCB?

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patmurris wrote:
Thanks for the picts! Thumbs Up It looks much better indeed. The driver screws seem smaller… M2.5 vs M3? Do they move freely though the holes in the PCB?

No problem.

Yeah looks way cleaner

Havent unscrewed them (yet) so don’t know mate

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Thanks for the pics!
Can you show the LEDs of the switches next to each other?

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The Miller wrote:
Thanks for the pics! Can you show the LEDs of the switches next to each other?

I tried
but it is dark and they either both look like a torch or you can only see the leds

It is very minimal the difference but the 2nd one is a very tiny bit more dim but does have the T centered Wink

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Tom E wrote:
Flashy Mike wrote:
What is not reproducable – the power loss or the fix?

Hard taps on a table on the tail and unable to reproduce the power loss/flicker. Just did this with two Q8’s the other night – pretty sure I had 30Q BT’s in them.

It was fairly easy to reproduce the power loss with the stock springs though — this has been a concern of ours for quite a while. We hoped the new springs ThorFire went with in production would eliminate or reduce the likelihood of it. The new double springs were supposed to address this, but, things happen…

Aggravating but not a major issue – on bike usage perhaps, but again, I’d like to see far more informative posts on this, not just showing the failure scenario, but steps that can be taken to eliminate or reduce the effect – for example, how does 70 mm protected cells compare? Or even stating what the sizes of the cells used in the video? Etc…. Would adding magnets on the Batt- end of the cells help?

Bump sensitivity is an inherent issue in any light without springs on both ends. However, longer cells or BAT- magnets would probably help. I’ve used this approach before and it was effective.

Another option is possibly adding some short/long press detection to the firmware and resuming at the previous level after a short press. This could probably make the Q8 tolerate pretty long interruptions of power, depending on how fast the MCU’s SRAM decays. I suspect that a couple “noinit” vars checked on boot could probably make bumps a non-issue.

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> Bump sensitivity

Remember when joggers ran with portable CD players?
Those had to be developed to tolerate all sorts of bumping and jarring, I recall.
I guess they cached a few seconds of the recording. Like the “5-second obscenity delay” on live television …

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b1i1l1l1y1 wrote:
Posting as a heads up that the Q8 will lose connection if dropped/bumped from the tailcap (seems obvious) but just wanted to make people aware of this now so they don’t freak out later. Note: I am using button top 30Q batteries

To clarify, I am using 30Q button tops from MTN Electronics that appear to be about 66.5mm. Also to clarify this is not something I am hugely concerned about. I have a M43 which had a similar issue and I have never run into an issue with that yet and am not worried either.

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Are those screws from the new batch?

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Latest picts a few post back are from the second batch.

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I tried my Q8 in the Haikelite SC01 box. And it fits nice next to the SC01. Or only Q8 with a spare set of batteries.

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Published by the Hungarian BLF Q8 review.

I prepared the cheat sheet in the Hungarian language. This is not a small but quite understandable thing I think. Anyone who needs this can download it on THIS LINK.

Beamshot photos:

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Bought this camera lens case from a charity shop for the equivalent of $1

Seems perfect for my Q8, added a few familiar objects for scale.

Beam me up!

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Zulumoose wrote:
Bought this camera lens case from a charity shop for the equivalent of $1

Seems perfect for my Q8, added a few familiar objects for scale.


That should work nicely Zulumoose…. good score!!
I like the fact that it is a hard case too, as it will offer more protection.

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WestBam wrote:
Published by the Hungarian BLF Q8 review.

I prepared the cheat sheet in the Hungarian language. This is not a small but quite understandable thing I think. Anyone who needs this can download it on THIS LINK.

Beamshot photos:

!{width:70%}https://elemlampablog.hu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BLFQ8_023.gif!


Very nice!
Thanks
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My Q8 is finally in transit! For anyone that wants a simple way to track their Q8 (or any other shipment), I recommend using an app called ‘Delivered!’ I don’t think it’s on Google Play but it’s an iPhone app that I got for free a while back. It was on sale so I’m not sure how much it costs now, but man that app has been so nice. You just put in any tracking number and it figures out the rest for you, then sends you updates every time it leaves a trackable destination. I usually get about 6-7 notifications before the package arrives at the house, and on the day of delivery I get a notice saying “out for delivery”. That way I know it’s gonna be there when I get home.

It’s worked so far for the Q8 using just the initial number Banggood gave me. Now it’s somewhere in Arizona headed my way. Just wanted to let ya’ll know about it so you could track all your lights and batteries etc with ease. You can track as many packages at the same time as you want. Just label them and sit back and wait for notifications; or click on it repeatedly because you have OCD. Your call Big Smile

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@rayman007

I think that they are far enough to the side to clear any battery + contact, but are the new screws lower sitting than the brass ring?

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My first one or two should get delivered on Saturday, and the rest as few days later.

hank wrote:
> Bump sensitivity

Remember when joggers ran with portable CD players?
Those had to be developed to tolerate all sorts of bumping and jarring, I recall.
I guess they cached a few seconds of the recording. Like the “5-second obscenity delay” on live television …

I remember it being a lot longer, maybe even more than a minute. I still have a couple of them, although not sure why since the only one I’d use does mp3 cd’s, and the only cd burner I have is a portable that’s who knows where.

The low mode should be lower.

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WestBam, that pic looks like it could be right around the corner from my house! The plants, trees, we have very similar here… even the gravel road. lol

Nice work, thanks for sharing! Wink

Zulumoose, that is indeed a nice score! Hope it fits as perfectly as you expect, great way to protect an epic light. Smile

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I was having some fun with her. Evil
But it is worth it, so the Hungarian customers will have a clear operation.

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Can someone point me to a post number or link for a D-ring that will fit my Q8. 489 pages are too many to look through.

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