[PART 2] Official BLF GT Group Buy thread. Closed, but Public sales open!

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Can’t seem to change my moon setting. I get into the configuration setting, but when it gets to the 2 blink (moon setting) no matter how many times I click it (I’ve tried 1, 2, 6) it always comes out the same. When I reverse ramp it to the bottom it seems to be at its lowest. What am I doing wrong?

Moonlight is not the bottom of the ramp. The bottom of the ramp is always going to be equivalent to Moonlight level 3.

To access moonlight, you start from off, then press and hold for just a second. As soon as the light comes on, your in moon. A second later and it will start ramping up.

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Received everything except the bag and cap set. Emailed Neal and hopefully I did everything right to get a hold of him. Man this light is awesome!

Why did you email Neal?
You do know that the bag is mailed separately, right? It does not go through DHL, it goes through regular post.

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JasonWW wrote:
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Can’t seem to change my moon setting. I get into the configuration setting, but when it gets to the 2 blink (moon setting) no matter how many times I click it (I’ve tried 1, 2, 6) it always comes out the same. When I reverse ramp it to the bottom it seems to be at its lowest. What am I doing wrong?

Moonlight is not the bottom of the ramp. The bottom of the ramp is always going to be equivalent to Moonlight level 3.

To access moonlight, you start from off, then press and hold for just a second. As soon as the light comes on, your in moon. A second later and it will start ramping up.


My mistake. I was doing it correctly. It just wasn’t dark enough to see it. But the bottom of the ramp seems to be brighter than level 3 moon.

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Got my Bag and straps and such Friday or Saturday….was really efficient delivery for us in the 4th batch! Great work guys!

When did you order your bag and cap?
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Received everything except the bag and cap set. Emailed Neal and hopefully I did everything right to get a hold of him. Man this light is awesome!
Why did you email Neal? You do know that the bag is mailed separately, right? It does not go through DHL, it goes through regular post.

That I did not know. Thanks for making me aware, I’ll just have to wait then.

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Just got GT today. LT resend using DHL as the first package was lost (using registered mail)

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Just got GT today. LT resend using DHL as the first package was lost (using registered mail)

Thanks


It’s good to see the first of the resent lights show up. Thumbs Up

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This one guy is selling 3 GT’s on ebay for $425 plus $12 shipping each.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lumintop-BLF-GT-Giga-Thrower-Flashlight-Brand-New-Factory-Sealed/222954897897?hash=item33e925c1e9:g:vsYAAOSwMTRa5Y4h

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lumintop-BLF-GT-Giga-Thrower-Flashlight-Brand-New-Sealed-in-Manufacturer-Box/222979271973?hash=item33ea99ad25:g:Z9QAAOSwdjha-nL6

Can’t wait till this light becomes available as regular stock.

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This one guy is selling 3 GT’s on ebay for $425 plus $12 shipping each.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lumintop-BLF-GT-Giga-Thrower-Flashlight-Brand-New-Factory-Sealed/222954897897?hash=item33e925c1e9:g:vsYAAOSwMTRa5Y4h

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lumintop-BLF-GT-Giga-Thrower-Flashlight-Brand-New-Sealed-in-Manufacturer-Box/222979271973?hash=item33ea99ad25:g:Z9QAAOSwdjha-nL6

Can’t wait till this light becomes available as regular stock.

He or she must be hoping to catch an uninformed sucker…….. Big Smile

Wonder what his/her BLF screen name is?? (If there is one)

Ebay name is scsimaster16 from Glendale, California.

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flashycali wrote:
This one guy is selling 3 GT’s on ebay for $425 plus $12 shipping each.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lumintop-BLF-GT-Giga-Thrower-Flashlight-Brand-New-Factory-Sealed/222954897897?hash=item33e925c1e9:g:vsYAAOSwMTRa5Y4h

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lumintop-BLF-GT-Giga-Thrower-Flashlight-Brand-New-Sealed-in-Manufacturer-Box/222979271973?hash=item33ea99ad25:g:Z9QAAOSwdjha-nL6

Can’t wait till this light becomes available as regular stock.

He or she must be hoping to catch an uninformed sucker…….. Big Smile

Wonder what his/her BLF screen name is?? (If there is one)

Ebay name is scsimaster16 from Glendale, California.

The photos he took of the box has a bunch of numbers on it so might be able to trace back with those numbers.

Oh well, he paid for them so they’re his or her to do with whatever that might be unless BLF Groupbuy rules stipulate it’s not ok to resell groupbuy flashlights for profit.

If that’s the case then someone should definitely look into finding out who scsimaster from Glendale, California is.

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we never have seen the necessity to limit the members what to do with their belongings Wink 

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M4D M4X wrote:

we never have seen the necessity to limit the members what to do with their belongings Wink 

Exactly…why the big fuss about it?

He’s no John Cena selling his Ford GT…but the BLF GT!

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tatasal wrote:
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we never have seen the necessity to limit the members what to do with their belongings Wink 

Exactly…why the big fuss about it?

He’s no John Cena selling his Ford GT…but the BLF GT!

What you referred to as “big fuss” is what I would call a discussion, why the big fuss?

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I ordered my GT together with some batteries Dec last year..i got my GT on May this year but not my batteries..i sent some private email to Neil asking for my batteries n all he said that he will ship it seprate..its been 6mnth n still waiting for some stupid batteries..no good business.

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Pasakulu wrote:
I ordered my GT together with some batteries Dec last year..i got my GT on May this year but not my batteries..i sent some private email to Neil asking for my batteries n all he said that he will ship it seprate..its been 6mnth n still waiting for some stupid batteries..no good business.

Did you fill out that form that was posted April 12th for anyone that still had issues? Neal is supposed to be going down the list getting things fixed.
Have you tried to contact Neal more recently, like in the last month?

TA will have to ask Neal about your particular situation.

BTW, what country are you in? Are there any restrictions for shipping batteries where you are at?

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flashycali wrote:
tatasal wrote:
M4D M4X wrote:

we never have seen the necessity to limit the members what to do with their belongings Wink 

Exactly…why the big fuss about it?

He’s no John Cena selling his Ford GT…but the BLF GT!

What you referred to as “big fuss” is I would call a discussion, why the big fuss?
Exactly……. Thumbs Up The term “big fuss” is an extreme exaggeration.

If the guy can get $425 for them, more power to him. Heck, for that price; I’ll gladly sell a couple of mine. Big Smile

Just be nice to know who it is in order to ask for an autograph….. if they get that asking price….. Beer Beer Beer

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teacher wrote:
flashycali wrote:
tatasal wrote:
M4D M4X wrote:

we never have seen the necessity to limit the members what to do with their belongings Wink 

Exactly…why the big fuss about it?

He’s no John Cena selling his Ford GT…but the BLF GT!

What you referred to as “big fuss” is I would call a discussion, why the big fuss?
Exactly……. Thumbs Up The term “big fuss” is an extreme exaggeration.

If the guy can get $425 for them, more power to him. Heck, for that price; I’ll gladly sell a couple of mine. Big Smile

Just be nice to know who it is in order to ask for an autograph….. if they get that asking price….. Beer Beer Beer

Forget the autograph, I just want a BLF GT at the GB price….dang it Evil

At $425 it’s crazypants!! Crazy

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Forget the autograph, I just want a BLF GT at the GB price….dang it Evil

At $425 it’s crazypants!! Crazy

Yep… Crazy for sure, no doubt about that!! Thumbs Up

Check out M4DM4X…… IIRC he has the best deal going at the moment.

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teacher wrote:
flashycali wrote:

Forget the autograph, I just want a BLF GT at the GB price….dang it Evil

At $425 it’s crazypants!! Crazy

Yep… Crazy for sure, no doubt about that!! Thumbs Up

Check out M4DM4X…… IIRC he has the best deal going at the moment.

Yes as always he’s got a good deal on the GT but at $250 it’s not something I can afford right now….need a couple of new fishing reels and some braid so yeah, anyone who’s got the GT and absolutely hates it, let me know! hahhahhaha, not likely Smile

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All right. I’m in a big pickle right now and need help from you guys. DHL showed at my door with nothing more than an envelope. Inside was instructions because my GT is stuck at customs. They gave me 10 days to present proof of purchase, a receipt or even my credit card statement because they are doubting the declared value of 30$. And because I live in a shi*hole of a country they will tax me 60% of the declared value plus some handling fees. I ordered the full deal… thats close to 270$. And if you are wondering that’s 162$ of TAXES. Now, I have already sent an email to neal about it asking if he could do something for me. Like perhaps making a receipt of 30$ or whatever. Another idea I gave him is to simply let DHL return my GT to him and maybe he could resend it using Registered Mail. In that case I would of course pay whatever extra extra fees to resend it. I’m just afraid that he won’t understand what I’m asking, since his english is not so good, or that he takes so long to answer me that I won’t have time to do anything. I don’t really know what to do. I had never used DHL before and really had no idea they were so nick picking about these stuff. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

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Let’s hope he can send you a $30 receipt for it.

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Hey everyone,

I got my GT on may 22nd, I was excited to get it and share my thoughts.

I want to start off by saying that I have been really invested in this groupbuy, keeping up with messages, tests and videos every day. It has been really inspiring to see the efforts of everyone involved.
As I got the light the size and quality did impress me. Sadly the performance did not, as I quickly tried it out. After this I did some exstensive testing at different locations. The throwiest light I own is my TK75VN Killer Throw, rated at 340 kcd. This should not be stiff competition to the BLF GT at 1-1,3 mcd. The reality with my light however, is that it barely outthrows my TK75. I can only tell the difference by using them side by side while aiming at targets. The reach on the GT looks to be about 50 meters more. I really hope there is something wrong with my light, because if this light is up to spec I might as well quit throwers altogether..
Maybe someone here has any idea? I’ve thought about getting a light meter but those take weeks to arrive from China.

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Let’s hope he can send you a $30 receipt for it.

Thank you. I’m really hoping for it to work out.

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All right. I’m in a big pickle right now and need help from you guys. DHL showed at my door with nothing more than an envelope. Inside was instructions because my GT is stuck at customs. They gave me 10 days to present proof of purchase, a receipt or even my credit card statement because they are doubting the declared value of 30$. And because I live in a shi*hole of a country they will tax me 60% of the declared value plus some handling fees. I ordered the full deal… thats close to 270$. And if you are wondering that’s 162$ of TAXES. Now, I have already sent an email to neal about it asking if he could do something for me. Like perhaps making a receipt of 30$ or whatever. Another idea I gave him is to simply let DHL return my GT to him and maybe he could resend it using Registered Mail. In that case I would of course pay whatever extra extra fees to resend it. I’m just afraid that he won’t understand what I’m asking, since his english is not so good, or that he takes so long to answer me that I won’t have time to do anything. I don’t really know what to do. I had never used DHL before and really had no idea they were so nick picking about these stuff. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

Please Do NOT have the GT shipped back without Neal specifically telling you to.

The last time that happened it costs lumintop over $300 in shipping alone, it would of been cheaper to throw it out.

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Pssymon wrote:
Hey everyone,

I got my GT on may 22nd, I was excited to get it and share my thoughts.

I want to start off by saying that I have been really invested in this groupbuy, keeping up with messages, tests and videos every day. It has been really inspiring to see the efforts of everyone involved.
As I got the light the size and quality did impress me. Sadly the performance did not, as I quickly tried it out. After this I did some exstensive testing at different locations. The throwiest light I own is my TK75VN Killer Throw, rated at 340 kcd. This should not be stiff competition to the BLF GT at 1-1,3 mcd. The reality with my light however, is that it barely outthrows my TK75. I can only tell the difference by using them side by side while aiming at targets. The reach on the GT looks to be about 50 meters more. I really hope there is something wrong with my light, because if this light is up to spec I might as well quit throwers altogether..
Maybe someone here has any idea? I’ve thought about getting a light meter but those take weeks to arrive from China.


Hmmm, what batteries? Fully charged?

The GT should have a smaller, more focused hotspot to allow it to go further.

The TK75vn’s 7200 lumen may also be messing up your perspective. It’s 4x brighter, but it’s bigger hotspot should not go as far.

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It’s the old TK75. Dedomed xml’s, about 3400 LED lumen if I recall correctly. So roughly 1000 lumen more than the GT. Of course the hotspot on the TK75 is much larger. The cells I use are the Samsung 35E’s, ordered with the light. I have a Gyrfalcon All-88 charger so the cells are definitely fully charged. I removed the stickers and residue on the cells so that can’t be it either.

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It’s the old TK75. Dedomed xml’s, about 3400 LED lumen if I recall correctly. So roughly 1000 lumen more than the GT. Of course the hotspot on the TK75 is much larger. The cells I use are the Samsung 35E’s, ordered with the light. I have a Gyrfalcon All-88 charger so the cells are definitely fully charged. I removed the stickers and residue on the cells so that can’t be it either.

Can you take some pictures to give us a comparison? Do you have enough empty space around you to really let the lights reach way out?

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Maverick1947 wrote:
All right. I’m in a big pickle right now and need help from you guys. DHL showed at my door with nothing more than an envelope. Inside was instructions because my GT is stuck at customs. They gave me 10 days to present proof of purchase, a receipt or even my credit card statement because they are doubting the declared value of 30$. And because I live in a shi*hole of a country they will tax me 60% of the declared value plus some handling fees. I ordered the full deal… thats close to 270$. And if you are wondering that’s 162$ of TAXES. Now, I have already sent an email to neal about it asking if he could do something for me. Like perhaps making a receipt of 30$ or whatever. Another idea I gave him is to simply let DHL return my GT to him and maybe he could resend it using Registered Mail. In that case I would of course pay whatever extra extra fees to resend it. I’m just afraid that he won’t understand what I’m asking, since his english is not so good, or that he takes so long to answer me that I won’t have time to do anything. I don’t really know what to do. I had never used DHL before and really had no idea they were so nick picking about these stuff. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

Please Do NOT have the GT shipped back without Neal specifically telling you to.

The last time that happened it costs lumintop over $300 in shipping alone, it would of been cheaper to throw it out.

Don’t worry. I am not doing anything without Neal’s approval. In fact he already answered me and gave me an invoice with Lumintop’s logo on it of 30$. Let’s just see if those guys at customs are satisfied now. Thanks!

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It’s the old TK75. Dedomed xml’s, about 3400 LED lumen if I recall correctly. So roughly 1000 lumen more than the GT. Of course the hotspot on the TK75 is much larger. The cells I use are the Samsung 35E’s, ordered with the light. I have a Gyrfalcon All-88 charger so the cells are definitely fully charged. I removed the stickers and residue on the cells so that can’t be it either.

Can you take some pictures to give us a comparison? Do you have enough empty space around you to really let the lights reach way out?

I only have my phone to take pictures which definitely won’t work for long range beamshots. Short range won’t show anything meaningful probably. I can perhaps borrow a camera that has optical zoom. I do have a lot of places to test all over. There is a large white tower in town that I have used as a target. From 1500 meters my TK75 shouldn’t reach it (1150m of throw) but it does.. The BLF GT also reaches it but it’s a hair brighter. And I do mean a hair. I also tested in a nature reserve nearby where I stood on a hill trying to see trees in the distance. The trees here are spread out on large fields at different distances which makes it easy to compare lights. When I used the BLF GT it would very faintly show the silloute of a treeline directly behind a treeline I was able to see with the TK75. To me that seems off.
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The only way to know for sure is to actually measure both lights with a lux meter (from maybe 20 meters) and then you can calculate what each lights actual ANSI-FL1 rated distance is.

If your into this kind of stuff, you can get a lux meter as little as $15 to $30.

Also remember that the rated distances are measured down to a quarter of a lux, which is very faint and not very practical.

I think 2 people had defective leds which only had 3 of the 4 dies working. Make sure to verify you emitter is okay.

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