[PART 1] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Group buy officially closed! Lights shipping.

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Today I illuminated a water tower in 2,08km with the BLF GT Cool

Cool. At 2200 meters it’s supposed to be 0.25 lux and not very usable, but I can see that water tower just fine. Thumbs Up

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I not received the tracking code yet Crying

They don’t provide tracking codes, only in the beginning US buyer got their codes. After that, no codes. Not very professional.  


so you mean there is a chance my light is on the way Cash

From this last shipment so far, only 29 out of 138 people posted that they got tracking or that their light has arrived. All these folks are DHL and international. So where are the other 107? Maybe registered packages that are still enroute? We don’t really know. It’s possible I suppose. Registered mail packages have to ship sometime.

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From this last shipment so far, only 29 out of 138 people posted that they got tracking or that their light has arrived. All these folks are DHL and international. So where are the other 107? Maybe registered packages that are still enroute? We don’t really know. It’s possible I suppose. Registered mail packages have to ship sometime.

There may also be quite a few people that have received and not posted here

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I not received the tracking code yet Crying

They don’t provide tracking codes, only in the beginning US buyer got their codes. After that, no codes. Not very professional.  


That’s not accurate. Some people have got tracking codes in this third shipment.

As far as professional goes, I don’t know. This is a group buy, not a retail purchase from an online store. (Even then I sometimes get no tracking data Angry ) I’ve heard of other group buys where no one got any info at all. No shipping updates, no tracking codes, no paid lists, etc… and everyone got their light. So I guess it’s all relative.

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Many people need the Tracking Number because of a customs declaration. But unfortunately there is not much information. Wink

I’m sure Neal knows this, but I will pass it along to Texas_Ace who occasionally talks to Neal.

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JasonWW wrote:
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I not received the tracking code yet Crying

They don’t provide tracking codes, only in the beginning US buyer got their codes. After that, no codes. Not very professional.  


WHAT? I cant believe in this, ALL, I say ALL of my orders without tracking NEVER came, amazon uk, aliexpress and Tmart……

So, those packets have a tracking code or not? Or it not repassed for the members?


What Bozlight29 said is not true. Several people in this most recent shipment got shipping notifications/tracking numbers. Just go back and read and you will see.

Off the top of your head do you know if any tracking information was sent out by Neal or Lumintop, or are they relying on DHL to send messages to everyone? From memory I’ve only seen people mention they’ve had messages from DHL so far.

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the lack of moderators might contribute to the 15,xxx posts, over 525 pages… 2/3 of which is……….

How so?

If you were a moderator, how would you not have 15k posts?

I can think of a few times where people bicker that I would like to delete as it’s useless info. We would still have 14,800 posts, though.

Would it be fair to delete posts that are not directly related to the GT? I don’t think so. Then it starts feeling like we are being controlled.

The only moderator here is the forum owner sb56637. As far as I know he has only deleted one post which was a joke that was somewhat slanderous to the forum and it’s reputable members. That’s all I know of. It really is up to us to moderate ourselves.

Luckily this thread will get getting slower and slower as people get their lights. It will fade out like the Q8 thread did.

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Off the top of your head do you know if any tracking information was sent out by Neal or Lumintop, or are they relying on DHL to send messages to everyone? From memory I’ve only seen people mention they’ve had messages from DHL so far.

I have only heard DHL shipments. Even when the old paid list said registered, it was a case where the person changed it to DHL later on.

I really don’t know about the tracking numbers. I personally got a text message from DHL. I’d need to do a search in by his thread to go back and see what people said. I just don’t have time for that right now. Maybe some people that got tracking info can post specifically where it came from.

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JasonWW wrote:
I really don’t know about the tracking numbers. I personally got a text message from DHL. I’d need to do a search in by his thread to go back and see what people said. I just don’t have time for that right now. Maybe some people that got tracking info can post specifically where it came from.

And wouldn’t expect you to, it is a time consuming task hence why I’m not doing it myself. Just seems od if they’re not supplying the tracking (waybill) number as they get shipped out. Granted I’ve never had to deal with booking hundreds of packages though DHL so I’m not sure how much of a task that would turn out to be.

If the shipping information is being pulled from Paypal at purchase then I’d strongly recommend everyone to check their contact information before paying, namely mobile numbers but of course making sure everything else is correct too.

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JasonWW wrote:
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the lack of moderators might contribute to the 15,xxx posts, over 525 pages… 2/3 of which is……….

How so?

If you were a moderator, how would you not have 15k posts?

I can think of a few times where people bicker that I would like to delete as it’s useless info. We would still have 14,800 posts, though.

Would it be fair to delete posts that are not directly related to the GT? I don’t think so. Then it starts feeling like we are being controlled.

The only moderator here is the forum owner sb56637. As far as I know he has only deleted one post which was a joke that was somewhat slanderous to the forum and it’s reputable members. That’s all I know of. It really is up to us to moderate ourselves.

Luckily this thread will get getting slower and slower as people get their lights. It will fade out like the Q8 thread did.

Controlled… sounds a bit.. anarchist… It’d be half that amount… with a a few side threads in the off topic forum.
Self moderation = (apparently) a S*** ton of irrelevant posts that make it harder to find nuggets of info. Which in turn leads to people posting and asking about stuff covered pages before.
Hey, most of you like it, but it doesn’t mean it makes this thread any easier to sift through…
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i want that 2000$ toy so bad Sad
Me too!!! . Thumbs Up .. Facepalm

Reckon they would do a ‘Group Buy’ at a great price??? Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile


even if they do the group buy, it will be somewhere 1500$, which is…too much for toy

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Hi, Just saw the video of version 2 in the youtube recommended list.

I dont have time to read all 300+ messages here so hopefully the initial message/post has the info I need.

I would love to be put on the group buy.

I AM IN

Thank you.


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Coyotehawk will add you to the list on his next update. It will be early January when you will get a PM (personal message) and e-mail giving you all the details of where to go and how to pay.

Welcome to BLF.

Thank you for the update! Look forward to getting this torch.


Keep in mind that it will probably be late January/early February before we will send out the PM with the purchasing information. Light production is pretty slow at 150 to 200 per week so we are giving the factory some more time to catch up with the first 850 orders. 500 of those have been sent, so far.

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Why cant they just fulfil the 1st and 2nd batch bfore shipping 3rd? February will be coming and chinese new year as we all know will halt production of all things in china for almsot 1month. This should have been US batch and OTHER batch.

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Hi Neal/Lumintop.. as TA says, you just monitoring this thread like us…

Please, any word about member with registered shipping?

Is its have been ship now?
Why not shipped?
When its will ship?

thanks

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justanotherguy wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
justanotherguy wrote:
the lack of moderators might contribute to the 15,xxx posts, over 525 pages… 2/3 of which is……….

How so?

If you were a moderator, how would you not have 15k posts?

I can think of a few times where people bicker that I would like to delete as it’s useless info. We would still have 14,800 posts, though.

Would it be fair to delete posts that are not directly related to the GT? I don’t think so. Then it starts feeling like we are being controlled.

The only moderator here is the forum owner sb56637. As far as I know he has only deleted one post which was a joke that was somewhat slanderous to the forum and it’s reputable members. That’s all I know of. It really is up to us to moderate ourselves.

Luckily this thread will get getting slower and slower as people get their lights. It will fade out like the Q8 thread did.

Controlled… sounds a bit.. anarchist… It’d be half that amount… with a a few side threads in the off topic forum.
Self moderation = (apparently) a S*** ton of irrelevant posts that make it harder to find nuggets of info. Which in turn leads to people posting and asking about stuff covered pages before.
Hey, most of you like it, but it doesn’t mean it makes this thread any easier to sift through…
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Unfortunatelly your post is adding more dificult to the thread……. Its have nothing about GT Tired

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xxx wrote:
Hi Neal/Lumintop.. as TA says, you just monitoring this thread like us…

Please, any word about member with registered shipping?

Is its have been ship now?
Why not shipped?
When its will ship?

thanks

Good!

JasonWW, thanks for helping Wink

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akoposilester wrote:
Why cant they just fulfil the 1st and 2nd batch bfore shipping 3rd? February will be coming and chinese new year as we all know will halt production of all things in china for almsot 1month. This should have been US batch and OTHER batch.

I think what you are describing is exactly what is happening. First 555 paid, then #555 to #1049 paid. That is 850 actual orders. Neal and Lumintop are fulfilling these orders before the next group of #1050 to #17xx are to pay.

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mrheosuper wrote:
teacher wrote:
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i want that 2000$ toy so bad Sad
Me too!!! . Thumbs Up .. Facepalm

Reckon they would do a ‘Group Buy’ at a great price??? Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

even if they do the group buy, it will be somewhere 1500$, which is…too much for toy
Wink …. Yeah, I know…. the price would still be steep. .. Thumbs Up

Just wishful thinking for me ATM anyway……. But… IF I could figure out how to make a little money with it, that would be a different story.

Maybe I could advertise as a ‘Lighting Expert’ (Self-proclaimed of course… Facepalm . Big Smile ) , and charge a cash fee to do a lighting analysis of homes & businesses. LOL ……. Wink

Wishful thinking…… Smile

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JasonWW wrote:

(snip)
Maybe some people that got tracking info can post specifically where it came from.
My DHL Tracking info came straight from DHL by way of TEXT Message.
  • 1st when picked up in HongKong by DHL
  • 2nd when it arrived in USA
  • 3rd the morning it was loaded on local DHL route truck for final delivery to me. This one asked if it was OK to leave package without signature. I responded YES…IF the driver would call or TEXT when it was delivered. He left it AND sent me a TEXT when it was left at my door.

My experence was perfect & went smoothly.

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If the shipping information is being pulled from Paypal at purchase then I’d strongly recommend everyone to check their contact information before paying, namely mobile numbers but of course making sure everything else is correct too.
This is a very good point Umcookies & was stressed in the Payment PM that was sent to each of us.

I am wondering if lack of attention to this detail has anything to do with missing or absent tracking info for some. No way to know of course.

But it appears to me all Tracking Info is coming straight from DHL…. Which makes sense that it would.

  • Neal is not sending it, he does NOT have time to; nor should he be expected to.
  • LUMINTOP is not sending it…. they are not a retail outlet.

It appears, to me anyway; what Tracking Info that has been sent has been sent by TEXT from DHL.
NO emails or PM’s thus far (from what I have read & remember anyway)….. only TEXT Message from DHL.

So if cell number is wrong or not avaiable one will probably receive no Tracking Info.

IF Tracking Info was NOT received by some AND cell number WAS avaiable to DHL….. I have no reason or speculation as to why it was not received.
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Pulsar got email notification that his package had shipped. See post below.

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I had got an email telling me my blf gt had shipped. Did not get any text updates from DHL until I signed up for them, and got a crap ton of useless text updates.

zhanghuaih is who emailed me notifying me that it was shipped

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4 billion g tees gave been delivered now
me and only a few more doing beamshots.
whats the hold up ? lets get busy folks.
id like to come on here daily and see a few dozen new shots Wink

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You want me to set the camera to where the GT beam looks like a Maglite or Maxabeam?

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You want me to set the camera to where the GT beam looks like a Maglite or Maxabeam?

your call.

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I say make it look like a AAA Maglite…….that will scare some of the trolls. Wink

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You want me to set the camera to where the GT beam looks like a Maglite or Maxabeam?
I say make it look like a AAA Maglite…….that will scare some of the trolls. Wink
Or start a 7 day, 1500 + post scare, panic, & ‘discussion’….. Big Smile . Big Smile . Facepalm . Shocked . Wink

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I sent an email to Neal requesting for DHL tracking code as soon as shipped to make the correct customs declaration before the Giggles arrives in my country

I await an answer as soon as possible

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So I bought an eight pack of 12 inch x 12 inch .060 Kydex sheets to make a lens cover for the GT. First tried making a cover without using a form and it came out real bad, loose fitting. Next I spent a couple of hours making a form, placed kydex in the oven to heat up and it shrunk to about half it’s original size. The light being round makes things extra difficult when using Kydex.

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While i continue to wait for my GT, can anyone find out the effective beam angle? Measure the hotspot size at 10, 20 and/or as many meters away as reasonable

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I was also thinking about this. And maybe line the inside with something to avoid scratches. But I have never worked with Kydex before so I really don’t know if it would work or not. Also kydex is pretty expensive here I would say. 18$ for a 12×12 sheet. 2,4mm thick, which is around 0.9 thickness.

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So I bought an eight pack of 12 inch x 12 inch .060 Kydex sheets to make a lens cover for the GT. First tried making a cover without using a form and it came out real bad, loose fitting. Next I spent a couple of hours making a form, placed kydex in the oven to heat up and it shrunk to about half it’s original size. The light being round makes things extra difficult when using Kydex.
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g_sintornillos wrote:
I sent an email to Neal requesting for DHL tracking code as soon as shipped to make the correct customs declaration before the Giggles arrives in my country

I await an answer as soon as possible

As far as I know you dont need to make any customs declarations before it arrives to Uruguay. I have sent a crap load of packages to Uruguay when I was working for my last employer and none of those recipients needed AWB numbers before shipping. If you need that AWB just for the tax avoiding purposes, it’s a diffrent story and imho thats not something they need to do for you.

People need to calm down. I have seen more patient 5 year old children. Just like somebody said, Lumintop might have took a little too big bite here. I’m surprised that they haven’t already halted the production of the group buy GT’s, stole the design and started to sell them out 250USD a piece… Well, just joking but there are some really dishonest chinese companies out there, so big thumbs up to Lumintop Smile

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