"Another one lights the dust"

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"Another one lights the dust"

I did post a thread in the 18650 section already but figured I’d say hi.

My wallet is already empty and I’ve barely started!

Here what I’ve “had to have” already.

OLight S2Baton
Nitecore EC4S
Convoy S2+ Blue 7135 8* <bought to be my first mod.
Fake SRK. Kinda modded (my first thread)
Cheap 16340 Amazon twisty light.
Thorfire C8S upgraded version.

And my favorite so far and my current EDC. The Astrolux S41. Nichia.

That’s all I have for now. Thanks for all the help I’ve had so far.

Living that BST life.

Edited by: BeardedRaleigh on 10/01/2016 - 14:27
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I might qualify as an S41 Fan.

I have a couple S41. The Green Nichia one is getting XP-L HI V2 3A that just arrived today. Other has the good Nichias and a nice tint and will remain that way with bypassed springs. Guess I shouldn’t mention they are on sale again for $32-34… so yeah, I have a 3rd on the way. Oh and the S41S plain XP-G3 will hopefully ship soon. 18650 tubes for all.

S2+ and S2 empties keep showing up… I Gotta fill them… That collection is difficult to admit too, even on here.
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Yeah my s41 must have the good tint. I love it.

Weird thing though. It came with a bistro UI sheet but it has the “two mode group UI” did I get ripped?

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To OP how is the tint? Some more pictures would be superb.

vwpieces wrote:
I might qualify as an S41 Fan.

I have a couple S41. The Green Nichia one is getting XP-L HI V2 3A that just arrived today. Other has the good Nichias and a nice tint and will remain that way with bypassed springs. Guess I shouldn’t mention they are on sale again for $32-34… so yeah, I have a 3rd on the way. Oh and the S41S plain XP-G3 will hopefully ship soon. 18650 tubes for all.

S2+ and S2 empties keep showing up… I Gotta fill them… That collection is difficult to admit too, even on here.
Why didn’t you refund the green tint one? Was it a gift? How are the others holding? Are they okay in the tint department? Changing color? Can you post some pictures of the green side by side to spot the problem better.

I want S41, but I am scared of this green problem.

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Welcome to BLF, you’re well underway in the addiction!

The BLF-A6 driver (two mode-group UI) and the X5/X6 driver (Bistro) look almost identical (difference: the Bistro driver has an extra resistor and the MCU is labeled tiny25 instead of tiny13) and wherever these flashlights were made (Manker) they mixed them up: the X5 OL group buy had this mix-up of drivers also.

I like both drivers, the Bistro driver for the extended options, the BLF-A6 driver is more stable upon modding (low voltage leds seem to mess-up the Bistro UI, and getting a lighted tailcap working is tricky too).

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Just add {width:100%} after the ! at the beginning of your picture link or use the link picture button(sunset) above the comment box and enter 100 in the percent size box.

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mdeni wrote:
To OP how is the tint? Some more pictures would be superb.

vwpieces wrote:
I might qualify as an S41 Fan.

I have a couple S41. The Green Nichia one is getting XP-L HI V2 3A that just arrived today. Other has the good Nichias and a nice tint and will remain that way with bypassed springs. Guess I shouldn’t mention they are on sale again for $32-34… so yeah, I have a 3rd on the way. Oh and the S41S plain XP-G3 will hopefully ship soon. 18650 tubes for all.

S2+ and S2 empties keep showing up… I Gotta fill them… That collection is difficult to admit too, even on here.
Why didn’t you refund the green tint one? Was it a gift? How are the others holding? Are they okay in the tint department? Changing color? Can you post some pictures of the green side by side to spot the problem better.

I want S41, but I am scared of this green problem.

My first was a green tint and had 2 emitters dedome themselves in 2 weeks. I was issued a full refund for it. So, I bought a second one. First now has (2) 219C’s mixed in and it was my first reflow. Next plan is to turn all the emitters 180* and swap the wires, Black to + and red to – to fix the possibility of the retaining screws shorting on the MCPCB. In the end one was free and a good learning experience fixing the problems I had with it.
May be hard to see in this pic but only 2 green remain. You pick, L or R.

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I have that same light too. They don’t get the Bistro as far as I know. It’s too bad for that but a fabulous light for the money. Aren’t modded lights like this usually at least $100.? $32. is amazing.

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vwpieces wrote:
May be hard to see in this pic but only 2 green remain.

Thank You!
Ive also seen a post about a recent Astrolux A01 that had a cooler Nichia than the 1st run

sounds like Astrolux has a batch of Nichias that are from a tint bin above the BBL, instead of the beautiful Rosy tint, below the BBL that we have come to expect

I have not yet heard of any way to know beforehand which ones are in the current shipping stream, and when the bad batch of Nichias will be replaced with new and better stock.

I hope you guys buying now win the tint lottery.. share your results

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Looks like I got the good tint.

iPhone picture.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Just add {width:100%} after the ! at the beginning of your picture link or use the link picture button(sunset) above the comment box and enter 100 in the percent size box.

Got it all figured out, thanks!

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Snapped a quick pic of the collection, dont mind the “charging mess” in the backround.

The bomb proof charging area.

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