Should we have yet another GB for BLF-348?

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RollerBoySE wrote:
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For everyone who wants it with moonlight, keyring hole, and different modes, its already been made. http://www.banggood.com/Astrolux-A01-Nichia-219B-102LM-AAA-Mini-Waterproof-Keychain-EDC-LED-Flashlight-p-1026854.html

It used to be in a different price range, but presently it’s only USD 8:- (60% off), so it certainly could be an option.

Just note that that price is only good for five more days.

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Lonelydad wrote:
RollerBoySE wrote:
Lick wrote:
For everyone who wants it with moonlight, keyring hole, and different modes, its already been made. http://www.banggood.com/Astrolux-A01-Nichia-219B-102LM-AAA-Mini-Waterproof-Keychain-EDC-LED-Flashlight-p-1026854.html

It used to be in a different price range, but presently it’s only USD 8:- (60% off), so it certainly could be an option.

Just note that that price is only good for five more days.

The price has increased to 9.50 :-/

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So is there a verdict on this? What’s the odds of production kicking into gear again?

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There won’t be any changes, sorry! The light will be exactly the same than in earlier GBs.

If enough people are interested in more complex light (more modes, maybe different tints), a separate GB can be arranged.

Would it be possible to get a hole drilled?

Last time I asked the answer was “no”, but I can try again..

Please do, it would make it the perfect key ring light.

Good news! There will be a lanyard hole.

..but we need to gather quite a lot of interest.. 1000pcs. I think that can be done. What do you think? I’ll put up a GB thread still today.. Smile

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There won’t be any changes, sorry! The light will be exactly the same than in earlier GBs.

If enough people are interested in more complex light (more modes, maybe different tints), a separate GB can be arranged.

Would it be possible to get a hole drilled?

Last time I asked the answer was “no”, but I can try again..

Please do, it would make it the perfect key ring light.

Good news! There will be a lanyard hole.

..but we need to gather quite a lot of interest.. 1000pcs. I think that can be done. What do you think? I’ll put up a GB thread still today.. Smile

I will buy at least 2 pcs.
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Good news! There will be a lanyard hole.

..but we need to gather quite a lot of interest.. 1000pcs. I think that can be done. What do you think? I’ll put up a GB thread still today.. Smile


I will buy at least 2 pcs.

Thanks. Added to the list on GB thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50034

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Good news! There will be a lanyard hole.

..but we need to gather quite a lot of interest.. 1000pcs. I think that can be done. What do you think? I’ll put up a GB thread still today.. Smile


I will buy at least 2 pcs.

Thanks. Added to the list on GB thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50034
Thanks, but i want no box and no engraving.
And i thought it was gonna be warm white like the previous batch (if i’m not mistaking).
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Jerommel wrote:
And i thought it was gonna be warm white like the previous batch (if i’m not mistaking).

Last one was marked as “5000K” and this will be exactly the same.

Exact tint is a bit below that, see lab results attached: (thank you maukka for testing these!)

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And i thought it was gonna be warm white like the previous batch (if i’m not mistaking).

Last one was marked as “5000K” and this will be exactly the same.

Sorry, my bad..
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Exact tint is a bit below that, see lab results attached: (thank you maukka for testing these!)
!http://the.pic.fi/kuvat/Misc/BLF/BLF-348/hc-348_cta_cri.png/_full.jpg!

Ah…And that’s supposed to make everything clear to me? Big Smile lol.

Thanks the

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jerm03 wrote:
Is it different from this?
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_131992.html
Jerry

Yes it is. Smile

Totally different emitter.

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Jerommel wrote:
Ah…And that’s supposed to make everything clear to me? Big Smile lol.

I don’t understand most of that either, but top right > CCT: 4739K

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Ah…And that’s supposed to make everything clear to me? Big Smile lol.

I don’t understand most of that either, but top right > CCT: 4739K

Aha, hadn’t spotted that yet, thanks. Smile
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I like this light for the simply stile
But I would prefer model with pillar screwed on body instead a P60 host
Led suffer Heat a bit

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Yeah, you mean the thermal path is just as lousy as a P60 light, because the 348 uses the same construction to hold the pill in place..
I guess they do it for easy production because it will always fit like this.

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Head of my 348 nichia begin hot fast with fresh alkaline AA (1,5 ampere at tailcap measured)
that is normal current?

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Head of my 348 nichia begin hot fast with fresh alkaline AA (1,5 ampere at tailcap measured)
that is normal current?

Sounds a little high to me, but probably it’s normal.
1.5 Volts x 1.5 Amperes = 2.25 Watts x 75% efficiency of driver (guesstimated) = 1.7 Watts to the LED = approximately 170 Lumen x 60% efficiency of the reflector and lens = 100 Lumen light output.
Hmm… that’s twice the measured output of 48 Lumen.
I don’t know..
Maybe that was 48 Lumens on 1.2 Volts from a NiMH.
(let’s say 1.2 Volts x 1.2 Amperes = 1.44 Watts x 75% eff. driver = 1.1 Watts to LED = appr. 110 Lumen x 60% eff. optics = 66 Lumen ..??)
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There won’t be any changes, sorry! The light will be exactly the same than in earlier GBs.

If enough people are interested in more complex light (more modes, maybe different tints), a separate GB can be arranged.

A moonlight, something lowish and a high… no memory, always start on ML

Other than that I still have a BLF-348 , New-In-Box. Don’t really need more.

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It’s a nice host that’s proven fairly reliable. My biggest long term concern has been the switch but they seem to hold up pretty well. Given that they have made a classy, reliable host that is mod friendly, I’d certainly order some more. It’s not perfect but for what it does already it ticks a lot of boxes. A must have for modding or off the shelf edc. The upgrades in quality needed to make it superb would take it out of the budget realm.

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Some data with the tiny10 dd*:

Low – 200 mA
Med – 600 mA
High – 2A

  • cell at 4.1V

Since this is for pops I think I’ll change it to a tiny10 – 7135 with two chips instead. Should be 86mA, 250mA, 860mA which is more reasonable. He tends to yelp a lot.

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Nice work RBD. 860mA sounds very reasonable. Thumbs Up

 

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Hi is a group buy still on ?..
I need a few.
Thanks!.

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The group buy was along time ago.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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MRsDNF wrote:
The group buy was along time ago.

Yes, but he’s thinking of firing it up, yet again!

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Thanks David. I hadn’t read that thread.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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the wrote:
I don’t promise anything.. Wink
The poll shows that 2/3 would love a 5th batch of BLF-348 Cool
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 Very interested ⒾⒻ

 

 single mode like the original  

 on/off only No mods 

 nichia219 B or other Very high CRI nichia led BUT NOT the nichia C

 AAA / Li-ion support  

 very very bright (as bright as possible)

 keyhole  

 very good clip

 very good switch  

 perfect fit and finish  

 water proof

 The exact same design but just a little bit smaller 

 cheep 

 

 

 If yes then in for 6-12 light 

Nichia 219B

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Please do this, with nichia and 1 other higher out put sst/ Cree option. And hi/ low mode, like olight i3t eos aaa

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I would be in for more!

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