GBGB: 4th batch of BLF-348 (Classy and Small 1xAAA Stainless Steel light, with Nichia NVSW219B-V1 R9050) - Coupon published!

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Can I determine if a flashlight has B or C by looking its led? I would guess those look somehow physically different?

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cannesahs wrote:
Can I determine if a flashlight has B or C by looking its led? I would guess those look somehow physically different?

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By opening the bezel. (yes, there is one)

When the bezel is opened, a lot of stuff drops out. See this pic borrowed from JM:
!https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5757/23061371072_011511c101_c.jpg!

Mine arrived today. There is 219c. I think all lights now have newer version – C

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Did I miss a group buy, or did Gearbest find some more stock or returns?

You don't really need a parachute to skydive. But you DO need one if you want to skydive twice!

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It was over like 2yrs ago, people came in still trying to order, etc., then it turned into, “Well, if there’s ever another GB, I’ll take 2 more…” and such.

And so it continues.

So yah, put in another order in case there’s ever another GB. Can’t hurt. Big Smile

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Chatika vas Paus wrote:
cannesahs wrote:
Can I determine if a flashlight has B or C by looking its led? I would guess those look somehow physically different?

the wrote:
By opening the bezel. (yes, there is one)

When the bezel is opened, a lot of stuff drops out. See this pic borrowed from JM:
!https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5757/23061371072_011511c101_c.jpg!

Mine arrived today. There is 219c. I think all lights now have newer version – C

bad news :s other people who will receive the flashlight, please let us know Smile

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Lightbringer wrote:
It was over like 2yrs ago, people came in still trying to order, etc., then it turned into, “Well, if there’s ever another GB, I’ll take 2 more…” and such.

Most successful group buy(s) ever, I think!

Winning combo of cheap price, classy look, and nice LED (if you got a good one, which most were). Quality was kind of meh, but still decent for the price.

I’ve stashed a bunch in convenient places around the house. They probably get used more than any other light. Just the right amount of light and flood for in-house use.

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Lightbringer wrote:
So yah, put in another order in case there’s ever another GB. Can’t hurt. Big Smile

Nobody will read 300 posts on 10 pages, check for orders and transfer them to a new GB thread. And after two years most orders aren’t stable anymore or users aren’t active any longer.
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1048242#comment-1048242
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Always with the negative waves…

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I don't hope so! I know there have been produced at leat 5000 copies of the BLF-348 with Nichia chip yet. If user _the_ is still active here, maybe he'd like to run a 5th batch?

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Aren’t Gearbest still making them anyway?

People have bought the currently available version, and they’re saying it has a Nichia 219C in it:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1332952#comment-1332952

If that’s the case, then Gearbest must have commissioned a new batch on their own, because all of the BLF group buy versions used the Nichia 219B.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Always with the negative waves…

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I was on the Gearbest side yesterday, and they were selling BLF348s with the 219C emitter, so they must have just decided to keep a good thing going.

I’d still be interested, except the 219Cs they are using are 80+ CRI. I know I’m being picky, but I want that last 10. To paraphrase from Men of Honor, ‘G&#@J*Ht Gearbest, I want my 10!’ [Probably best scene in the whole movie!]

You don't really need a parachute to skydive. But you DO need one if you want to skydive twice!

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The last batch I got from GB less than a month ago was 219C & CRI90.

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Is there any difference between the plain and BLF edition that GB is selling now? Is the BLF a slightly better version of the LED, or is it just the engraving on it? LOL
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No difference other than engraving.

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so is there any place where you can still buy the 219b version? I read that killzoneflashlights had some made, but they already sold out.

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They up again ! engraved / not engraved

Quantity is a quality

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Interesting. The engraved version, with keyhole no box is a CT, but the keyhole version with gift box claims to be a BT. All the unengraved keyhole versions claim to be BT. And both the engraved and unengraved versions now claim that they will run on 10440s as well as AAA, but the battery voltage is still 1.5v.

I thought about ordering a few more, but I have several still packed away, and I think I would prefer the Sofirn C01S. I really like that 4000K tint.

You don't really need a parachute to skydive. But you DO need one if you want to skydive twice!

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They’re all 219C.

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