[USA]Illumn Black Friday Announcement Thread Up to 50% off!

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[USA]Illumn Black Friday Announcement Thread Up to 50% off!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday is ending soon. If you missed out on the sale message me with the model you're interested in and I'll be happy to help you out Smile

 

I'll be using this thread to update discounts throughout the week.

 

Part 1 of our Black Friday Sales starts now! Take 30% off all non-discounted Nitecore Flashlights with coupon code "BlackNovember"
Part 2 30% off all non-discounted Armytek, Thrunite, and Mecarmy products. Olights directly discounted at 20% of more on site!


Find savings of up to 50% off all Xtar products with no coupon code required!

 

Check out our clearance section for other clearance goodies, no coupon codes apply in this section.

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Subscribed….

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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Cool thank you

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Awesome prices on those Xtar chargers. I think I might have to pick up a VC4. Thanks!

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Subbed,thanks Calvin.

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Thanks Calvin, it is always a pleasure dealing with your shop. Great customer service!

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Thanks Calvin – watching the deals…

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Calvin: Are you ever going to offer a Nitecore Tip that has been tested to assure of no lockout drain? I’ll be the first in line if you do.

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thank you for the announcement and the deals, will be on the lookout

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After speaking with Nitecore, there is literally no 100% method for me to confirm a Tip has no lockout drain without locking every one of them out and seeing if they die in 3-4 days. Apparently the red blink is not a guarantee that the unit you received will die early under lockout. If your unit doesn't blink it points to a high likelihood that there isn't a lockout problem. We've been able to sort out the blinking lockout indicators since Nitecore sent us a mixed shipment of them. The only units we have in our inventory with a blink on lockout press is the Red and Gold 5000K TIP CRI.

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CalvinIS wrote:

Apparently the red blink is not a guarantee that the unit you received will die early under lockout. If your unit doesn’t blink it points to a high likelihood that there isn’t a lockout problem.

Sort of a conflicting statement there. Are you saying that just because a supposedly upgraded unit still has red blinky in lockout mode doeesn’t necessarily mean it has a defective lockout problem?

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Sort of a conflicting statement there. Are you saying that just because a supposedly upgraded unit still has red blinky in lockout mode doeesn't necessarily mean it has a defective lockout problem?

From what Nitecore tells me, there's apparently more than two versions of the Tip floating around now. The original blink, updated blink, and no blink. It's just easier to assume blink has issues. In any case we've already finished identifying the ones with blink issues so barring a new issue of no blink with lockout we'll be fine now.

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And with that…I’m blinked out.. Tired Thanks

ETA: I locked mine out yesterday. So guess i’ll find out in 4-5 days. i ain’t touchin it til then.

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Picked up another charger I didn’t really need, just because the price was good. I had to really resits buying another VP2 as well. Are the good prices just a special, or is this related to the change in the relationship between XTAR and the former XTAR-Direct? Are you going to remain a dealer for XTAR?

Thanks!

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CalvinIS wrote:

Streamer wrote:
Sort of a conflicting statement there. Are you saying that just because a supposedly upgraded unit still has red blinky in lockout mode doeesn’t necessarily mean it has a defective lockout problem?

From what Nitecore tells me, there’s apparently more than two versions of the Tip floating around now. The original blink, updated blink, and no blink. It’s just easier to assume blink has issues. In any case we’ve already finished identifying the ones with blink issues so barring a new issue of no blink with lockout we’ll be fine now.

I just received several TIPs from Illumn this past Sunday. I charged them all Sunday night. All 7 had the hole cut in the plastic at the USB port. Of the 7, 5 have no blinking light when put in lock-out mode and 2 will blink with a short red flash when in lock-out mode if any button is pushed. As of tonight, Wednesday, all 5 with no blink while in lock-out mode still register 3 flashes (>50% remaining) when tested by battery check function. The 2 which that display a short red flash while locked out are now registering only 2 flashes (<50% remaining) when tested by battery check function. All lights have been tested nightly by removing lock-out, a brief (3-5 seconds) change to turbo, turned off, then battery check performed.

The 5 good lights are: blue, red, and black TIP and grey, green TIP CRI.
The 2 questionable lights are: silver, gold TIP CRI.

I plan to continue the daily checks for 7 days or until the lights register 1 flash (<10% remaining) when tested by battery check function.

Calvin, you can PM me if you have any questions regarding the lights and my ongoing observations.

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Thanks for the sale. Picked up 3 Nitecore headlamps and a couple LA10 CRI lights. I really didn’t need them but quickly found the holiday shopping spirit.

This will be my third order from Illumn.com in the past 3 months. Great deals, fast shipping/service and fortunately does not require a watercraft as part of the delivery chain.

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HighCaliber wrote:
Thanks for the sale. Picked up 3 Nitecore headlamps and a couple LA10 CRI lights. I really didn’t need them but quickly found the holiday shopping spirit.

This will be my third order from Illumn.com in the past 3 months. Great deals, fast shipping/service and fortunately does not require a watercraft as part of the delivery chain.

Illumn.com is my go to store for most of my flashlight needs or rather “wants”…Lol

As always they have great prices and the BEST pre and post sales service I have experienced.

Keep up the good work Illumn.com
cheers !
-DK

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HighCaliber wrote:
CalvinIS wrote:

From what Nitecore tells me, there’s apparently more than two versions of the Tip floating around now. The original blink, updated blink, and no blink. It’s just easier to assume blink has issues. In any case we’ve already finished identifying the ones with blink issues so barring a new issue of no blink with lockout we’ll be fine now.

I just received several TIPs from Illumn this past Sunday. I charged them all Sunday night. All 7 had the hole cut in the plastic at the USB port. Of the 7, 5 have no blinking light when put in lock-out mode and 2 will blink with a short red flash when in lock-out mode if any button is pushed. As of tonight, Wednesday, all 5 with no blink while in lock-out mode still register 3 flashes (>50% remaining) when tested by battery check function. The 2 which that display a short red flash while locked out are now registering only 2 flashes (<50% remaining) when tested by battery check function. All lights have been tested nightly by removing lock-out, a brief (3-5 seconds) change to turbo, turned off, then battery check performed.

The 5 good lights are: blue, red, and black TIP and grey, green TIP CRI.
The 2 questionable lights are: silver, gold TIP CRI.

I plan to continue the daily checks for 7 days or until the lights register 1 flash (<10% remaining) when tested by battery check function.

Calvin, you can PM me if you have any questions regarding the lights and my ongoing observations.

Update:

After approximately 80 hours since fully charging, the 2 which had the short red flash while in lock-out mode when a button was pressed now has a continuous red flash. They are no longer in lock-out mode with no user input to remove the lock-out. A press of the mode button for a battery check results in the single red flash (<10% remaining).

Conclusion:
- 7 TIPs received, all had the cut-out window for the assumed update to fix lock-out battery drain;
- 2 of the 7 had the behavior of a short red flash if a button was pressed while in lock-out mode (which is the behavior originally reported as a possible indicator of the problem);
- after a full charge and checking at approximate 24hr intervals, the 2 questionable lights showed reduced battery levels at the 72hr point (batt check reduced from 3 flashes to 2 flashes;
- at approx 80hr post fully charging, the 2 questionable lights now indicate 1 flash for batt check (<10% remaining).

I love the little lights, both the normal and CRI versions: looks, output and levels, re-chargability, and did I mention the looks. It is just unfortunate that the possibility to receive a flawed item will exist for a while. I will just need to inconspicuously marked the 2 flawed lights to indicate “no lock-out” without cheesing up the looks. With the possibility of a 3rd variant which is updated yet still demonstrates the blink when locked-out (as reported by Nitecore to Illumn.com) makes it extremely difficult to fully weed-out the faulty lights, especially if merchant inventories are high quantities.

As a consumer, we expect a working product when purchased. Similarly, a merchant expects a working product when procured from a manufacturer for resell. Nitecore did try and fix the issue, but will suffer a second blow to their reputation for flawed attempt in the fix. Best protection for the consumer is to consume from a merchant with a good reputation in handling issues created my manufacturers. In my experience and research, Illumn.com is a safe choice.

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thank you Calvin for sharing these deals

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HighCaliber wrote:
CalvinIS wrote:

From what Nitecore tells me, there's apparently more than two versions of the Tip floating around now. The original blink, updated blink, and no blink. It's just easier to assume blink has issues. In any case we've already finished identifying the ones with blink issues so barring a new issue of no blink with lockout we'll be fine now.

I just received several TIPs from Illumn this past Sunday. I charged them all Sunday night. All 7 had the hole cut in the plastic at the USB port. Of the 7, 5 have no blinking light when put in lock-out mode and 2 will blink with a short red flash when in lock-out mode if any button is pushed. As of tonight, Wednesday, all 5 with no blink while in lock-out mode still register 3 flashes (>50% remaining) when tested by battery check function. The 2 which that display a short red flash while locked out are now registering only 2 flashes (<50% remaining) when tested by battery check function. All lights have been tested nightly by removing lock-out, a brief (3-5 seconds) change to turbo, turned off, then battery check performed. The 5 good lights are: blue, red, and black TIP and grey, green TIP CRI. The 2 questionable lights are: silver, gold TIP CRI. I plan to continue the daily checks for 7 days or until the lights register 1 flash (<10% remaining) when tested by battery check function. Calvin, you can PM me if you have any questions regarding the lights and my ongoing observations.
Update: After approximately 80 hours since fully charging, the 2 which had the short red flash while in lock-out mode when a button was pressed now has a continuous red flash. They are no longer in lock-out mode with no user input to remove the lock-out. A press of the mode button for a battery check results in the single red flash (<10% remaining). Conclusion: - 7 TIPs received, all had the cut-out window for the assumed update to fix lock-out battery drain; - 2 of the 7 had the behavior of a short red flash if a button was pressed while in lock-out mode (which is the behavior originally reported as a possible indicator of the problem); - after a full charge and checking at approximate 24hr intervals, the 2 questionable lights showed reduced battery levels at the 72hr point (batt check reduced from 3 flashes to 2 flashes; - at approx 80hr post fully charging, the 2 questionable lights now indicate 1 flash for batt check (<10% remaining). I love the little lights, both the normal and CRI versions: looks, output and levels, re-chargability, and did I mention the looks. It is just unfortunate that the possibility to receive a flawed item will exist for a while. I will just need to inconspicuously marked the 2 flawed lights to indicate "no lock-out" without cheesing up the looks. With the possibility of a 3rd variant which is updated yet still demonstrates the blink when locked-out (as reported by Nitecore to Illumn.com) makes it extremely difficult to fully weed-out the faulty lights, especially if merchant inventories are high quantities. As a consumer, we expect a working product when purchased. Similarly, a merchant expects a working product when procured from a manufacturer for resell. Nitecore did try and fix the issue, but will suffer a second blow to their reputation for flawed attempt in the fix. Best protection for the consumer is to consume from a merchant with a good reputation in handling issues created my manufacturers. In my experience and research, Illumn.com is a safe choice.

We'll take care of any TIP problems, do you have an open support ticket already? We recently spent a bit of time in the dark locking out every tip we have and testing for the blink problem. We've identified and removed all problematic tips from our inventory.

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Part 2 30% off all non-discounted Armytek, Thrunite, and Mecarmy products. Olights directly discounted at 20% of more on site!

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Ok. I have so many windows open monitoring Black Friday sales. I could swear I put 2 nitecore tip in my cart for $17 and some change but they are no longer there. Maybe this was another site that I can’t seem to get back to? Maybe the deal is off? Maybe I’m a bit crazy from too much screen time? I hope the answer isn’t too obvious Facepalm

Found it. It wasn’t here;)

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Too bad nitecore didn’t provide a way for people to re-flash the TIPs themselves by downloading a file and hooking up the light to a computer. If that is indeed the way Nitecore updated them.

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We’ll take care of any TIP problems, do you have an open support ticket already? We recently spent a bit of time in the dark locking out every tip we have and testing for the blink problem. We’ve identified and removed all problematic tips from our inventory.

Thanks for the reply. Been busy but will open one tonight. An example of the customer service I mentioned earlier.

Also, I see your Part 2 of Black Friday deals. You already got me on the Part 1. My fingers are itching with the cursor resting on the Checkout button for Part 2. How many Parts are left with your BF deals? My bank account is beginning to throw up red flags.

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Opened a ticket with Illumn.com online Saturday and I have a return label on Monday. No hassle, no video requests, easy-peasy.

Since Nitecore seems to have failed in fixing the issue on the TIPs, it looks as if buying this product from Illumn.com is the best choice. As commented above, they took the time to personally test each light to weed out the failed updated lights.

From the ones I received, the cut out in the plastic does not guarantee the update was applied or was successful.

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And with that…I’m blinked out.. Tired Thanks

ETA: I locked mine out yesterday. So guess i’ll find out in 4-5 days. i ain’t touchin it til then.

update: it lasted 3.5 days and is a FAIL. When and or if I get my money back from BANgoods I’ll be dealing with Calvin.

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday is ending soon. If you missed out on the sale message me with the model you're interested in and I'll be happy to help you out Smile

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Dude! Great sale prices!

I try to avoid the forums any more, every time I visit it seems to cost money or really make me want to spend it. I misplaced my charger a few months ago and have been getting by with either my old XTAR MP1s charger or borrowing dad’s VP2 when at the hunting camp. (not that I’ve needed to charge much)

Wanted to get a replacement charger, but was unsure what to get. Didn’t want to get another VP2 cause I’m sure I’ll find where mine got packed away to eventually, since I was happy with the XTAR chargers I’ve had I was looking at a couple of their other chargers. Was on here checking them out when I stumbled onto your sale. Problem solved. Get both for the price of one. If I’ve got several chargers I’m bound to be able to find at least one when I need it right? (not likely)

Also picked up several of the little ANT-MC1 chargers, perfect to throw in the glove box, toolbox or pack. Got a charger anywhere I might find a need for one and make fast friends with all the vape users at work. All that and still got them for about the price of one charger with shipping from elsewhere.

Thanks!