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Joey Adams wrote:
Dude why don’t you relax when someone is giving his or her opinion. Which is what teacher said, when he said as far as he is concerned. After all, the firmware he is speaking about just happens to be the one running this blf project flashlight this whole thread is supposed to be about.
Yeah… ImA4Wheelr’s comments kinda took/take me by surprise?? Maybe he is having a bad day or something. Wink

All I was saying was that in the Q8 I found the ramping to be preferrable to preset levels. That is a personal opinion of course.

Maybe ImA4Wheelr has a problem with that?? From his response it would seem I had insulted his Grandmother or family linage. Big Smile
I honestly do not know what his comments were about or why. Facepalm

If I had thin skin I might have had to seek a safe space….. but that does not apply. Big Smile

BUT…. I am thankful saypat mentioned the MELD, I had never heard of it. But is sure looks neat.

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@ saypat

saypat…. ImA4Wheelr, (it seems??); has implied / accused me of replying to you in some type of insulting or disrespectful manner concerning the MELD Firmware. (I guess)

From your informative reply I do not think you took it that way at all.
BUT.. IF you did. My apologies, all I had was a question about what it was; which you graciously answered with much appreciated info. Thumbs Up

Thank you again!!! Smile

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Joey Adams wrote:
I hadn’t heard of it either and I must agree it is neat. This type of thing is what drew me here to blf to begin with. The free sharing of concepts, and ideas about everything in the flashlight world. The very first thing I saw here was a way to discern counterfeit CREE leds. I probably should have just let that comment go, but having known you a while I knew you obviously were not trying to denigrate anyone’s accomplishment or work here, you just had never been acquainted with it (as I hadn’t). It worked out ok though since we both got educated by saypat’s excellent post. Cheers gentlemen!
Thanks Joey… I appreciate that. Glad you didn’t “let it go” too. Wink

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One of my two Q8s is starting to act a bit odd.

I went to turn it on and the light ran through three or four modes, flashing the green switch light.
Pulled the batteries, problem went away.

Later I noticed the green switch light had gone off, with the light sitting on the table. Odd. It came back when I used the switch to go through several brightness levels.

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hank wrote:
One of my two Q8s is starting to act a bit odd.

I went to turn it on and the light ran through three or four modes, flashing the green switch light.
Pulled the batteries, problem went away.

Later I noticed the green switch light had gone off, with the light sitting on the table. Odd. It came back when I used the switch to go through several brightness levels.

One of mine from the first group does something similar but works normally after I use it a bit.

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hank wrote:
One of my two Q8s is starting to act a bit odd.

I went to turn it on and the light ran through three or four modes, flashing the green switch light.
Pulled the batteries, problem went away.

Later I noticed the green switch light had gone off, with the light sitting on the table. Odd. It came back when I used the switch to go through several brightness levels.


Are you using ramping or mode sets?

Mode sets were never fully fleshed out. They were a kind of an add on for those people who prefer it. So it can act a bit flaky sometimes.

Does it seem as if the switch got stuck? In mode sets pressing and holding the switch goes to turbo, strobe then the programming mode. Is that what it did?

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happy to present MELD to any unaware of it. Sorry for hijacking the thread.

Q8 + Narsil = amazing!

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saypat wrote:
happy to present MELD to any unaware of it. Sorry for hijacking the thread.

Q8 + Narsil = amazing!

It is impressive. Thumbs Up .. I don’t think you hijacked anything either…. Wink
Thanks again saypat….. Thumbs Up

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What’s the most recent/best coupon code out right now for the BLF Q8?!?!?

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Ilmatic wrote:
What's the most recent/best coupon code out right now for the BLF Q8?!?!? Thank you!

 

M4DQ8 is still valid, price drop to 46.5$ (33.45$ discount) @ Banggood. wink

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Dual switch is the best MELD light!

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1119990#comment-1119990

Thanks for the link steel_1024! Great pictures & read with good info to!!

That is some intricate work for sure. You guys who can do that have some impressive skills!!! Thumbs Up

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What can I say? Love my Q8. Big Smile

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What can I say? Love my Q8. Big Smile

+1. Love mine too. After a few months of ownership, I’d say it’s my favorite overall flashlight. It’s very bright, has the best UI, tint, and battery life. My hat’s off to all involved with its design.

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teacher wrote:
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Dude, please just a little research sometime when reacting to a seasoned member's post in such a way.  There are some folks here, tterev3 being one of the best, that have made huge contributions to this hobby and forum.  Just because they are not currently in the pop culture, does not make their contributions any less important.
Who are you talking to ImA4Wheelr ? Me?? What in the world are you talking about man???

I was responding to teach's post.  I misread his posts to be a slight at Meld.  Whether I misread or not, my post was not appropriate.  I apologize teacher.

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teacher wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:
Dude, please just a little research sometime when reacting to a seasoned member’s post in such a way.  There are some folks here, tterev3 being one of the best, that have made huge contributions to this hobby and forum.  Just because they are not currently in the pop culture, does not make their contributions any less important.
Who are you talking to ImA4Wheelr ? Me?? What in the world are you talking about man???

I was responding to teach’s post.  I misread his posts to be a slight at Meld.  Whether I misread or not, my post was not appropriate.  I apologize teacher.

No problem my friend, stuff happens. Thumbs Up
And of course apology accepted totally. Smile

I was trying to say that in the Q8 I liked ramping better than presets. (it was my first light with ramping)

I had never even heard of MELD but was interested & after readin what was suggested…. it is indeed impressive.

Anyway… I hope we are good ImA4Wheelr. I have always enjoyed your postings & look forward to enjoying more.

Best regards…….. Smile

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kubed_zero wrote:
Just wanted to note that I as well had issues with the indicator light under the switch in my Q8. I think I was one of the first to receive it too, taking delivery in October sometime if I’m not mistaken. Anyway, I wanted to share with the thread that I followed the prompt of http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1257994#comment-1257994 to remove the switch cover and fiddle around with the LEDs and resistor with a soldering iron (while batteries were installed and the light was off) and I was able to revive the LEDs to full brightness. Before this fix, I had not seen the LEDs illuminate in weeks.

Anyway, let me know if anyone has questions!

Unfortunately this fix only lasted about 48 hours before the LEDs both went back out. I fiddled around with the soldering iron again and they lit up, but then again died after a couple days.

Any recourse here for repair? I don’t think it’s the LEDs that are bad, as probing the contacts with a multimeter set to continuity mode lights them up bright as day.

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Any recourse here for repair?

Just replacing the switch for a new one as mentioned earlier.

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JasonWW wrote:
kubed_zero wrote:
Any recourse here for repair?
Just replacing the switch for a new one as mentioned earlier.

Yeah, after posting I started looking back through the pages and saw that people contacted The Miller, who helped them get replacement assemblies. The Miller seems to have been offline for over a month though, so I see joechina stepped up to offer help. I sent them a PM and will follow up with an email to chendongling@banggood.com if I don’t hear a response. Will keep BLF updated!

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Ilmatic wrote:
What’s the most recent/best coupon code out right now for the BLF Q8?!?!? Thank you!

 


M4DQ8 is still valid, price drop to 46.5$ (33.45$ discount) @ Banggood. wink

I just ordered it from ThorFire via Amazon for $58.24 with free 2-day delivery. I hate waiting for the slow boat to arrive when ordering from China.

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Glad to see this thread isn’t going away. The video about meld software was amazing. Not that I understand it. I don’t understand what Narsil is either. That mini Q8 that Everett had is really cool. Who makes that? I can’t follow the GT thread. Too long. I had to be away a few days because of the superbowl and I couldn’t follow any BLF threads.

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Thanks SayPat for mentioning the MELD I had completely forgotten, I had read a brief comment some time ago, 2014/15 I think, so went and found his blog following your UTube link, so just wanted to say thank you,

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Anyone have the thread on how to update the firmware i think i need a usb stick and some other hardware. I want ToyKeepers lightning mode. Smile

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I don’t understand what Narsil is either. That mini Q8 that Everett had is really cool. Who makes that?

Narsil is basically a ramping software for lights with e-switches. It also has a second user interface built in for discrete individual brightness levels.

That light in the video is the old Blackshadow Rook. It uses 3 AA or 3 14500 cells. I don’t think it’s sold anymore.

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Anyone have the thread on how to update the firmware i think i need a usb stick and some other hardware. I want ToyKeepers lightning mode. Smile

It’s pretty complicated, to me at least.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36216

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JasonWW wrote:
lightlight22 wrote:
Anyone have the thread on how to update the firmware i think i need a usb stick and some other hardware. I want ToyKeepers lightning mode. Smile

It’s pretty complicated, to me at least.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36216

I’d really like to try it but I am afraid that I’d brick my light.
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JasonWW wrote:
lightlight22 wrote:
Anyone have the thread on how to update the firmware i think i need a usb stick and some other hardware. I want ToyKeepers lightning mode. Smile

It’s pretty complicated, to me at least.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36216

I’d really like to try it but I am afraid that I’d brick my light.

Same here. I’d rather mail my driver off to someone and get it reflashed.

Also, ToyKeeper has links to reflashing in her signature. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1268784#comment-1268784

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Most likely this question has been asked somewhere in this thread, but as there are 560+ pages, it’s a bit difficult to find the answer.

My question is: Got another BLF Q8, and putting it thru the usual tests to check if it has any issues. I quickly did the voltage check, temperature check and found a problem: the temperature is grossly incorrect (it reports about 15-25 degrees higher than my first BLF Q8).

For instance, a digital thermometer reads 30 deg Celsius right now (room temperature). Both BLF Q8s are rested for at least 10 minutes and cooled down from last turn on. Checked my first BLF Q8, the temperature check blinkout reads 25 deg Celsius (still OK). The second BLF Q8’s temperature check blinkout reads 50 deg Celsius (and the flashlight is not even warm to the touch).

I’m afraid with the grossly incorrect high temperature readout, it may step down much more quickly since it thinks it has a high temperature when being used — is that how it works? Or is the wrong temperature readout mean something else?

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If I am not mistaken the flashlight doesn’t use the sensor in default settings.
Default is using a timed stepdown after 120s.

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Spiderlight wrote:
If I am not mistaken the flashlight doesn’t use the sensor in default settings. Default is using a timed stepdown after 120s.

Ok thanks for the explanation. So, the BLF Q8 uses a timer-based stepdown instead of actual thermal sensor (eg. Bistro firmware in BLF X6v2)?

But is there some way of recalibrating or at least resetting the temperature readout to closer to actual temperature (when it’s been OFF for quite some time already). The first one was only about 5 degrees (or say 10 degrees) off. But 20-25 degrees off is alarming if I go by the Q8’s internal temperature blinkout..

~~~

Just tested the auto step down from Turbo (battery voltage around 4.05v), did a temperature check which blinks out 74 degrees.
Did the same test with those same batteries on my 1st BLF Q8, until Turbo did an auto step-down and immediately did the built-in temperature check, which blinked out 45 degrees.
(I’m presuming the temperatures of both BLF Q8s should have been pretty close when doing the step down from Turbo..)

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