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

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Lumintop has now officially listed the GT for sale on their website at a discounted price to move left over stock. I have no idea what will happen to the price or stock once the sell the quota they need.

I do know that they have said that once the get the space and funds they will consider the XHP70.2 mcpcb’s and drivers I have been trying to get them to make for over a year. Possibly even a whole light (although they said the price will be higher for an xhp70.2 version and they are worried about how many people will buy it, so it is not confirmed at this point).

There are some other interesting things in the works at lumintop I am helping with as well that might be coming out in the next few months.

I am not making the mistake we did with the GT and announcing them before they are ready this time though.

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The listed price is $3.00 each?

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I want to buy 5 at $3 a piece… Party

Can’t add them to my cart… Help…!!! Big Smile

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The listed price is $3.00 each?

AlexGT wrote:
I want to buy 5 at $3 a piece… Party

Can’t add them to my cart… Help…!!! Big Smile

Only 5? I would buy 100 of them in a second if they were $3 lol.

It looks like they copied the setup from Martins page and for some reason it defaults to the shoulder strap price. Simply click the GT or other option you want and you can see the other prices.

They have also started offering a Cool White LED option for those that want more of the light saber effect.

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It would be nice if they offered the CW emitter and mcpcb for sale. I’d like to be able to easily swap them back and forth for comparison. Big Smile

Did they mention the color temp? 6500K?

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JasonWW wrote:
It would be nice if they offered the CW emitter and mcpcb for sale. I’d like to be able to easily swap them back and forth for comparison. Big Smile

Did they mention the color temp? 6500K?

I mentioned that they should offer it by itself along with most of the other parts to the GT but nothing ever seems to come of it.

No word on exact tint, if I had to guess it is a normal 1A / 6500k though.

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JasonWW wrote:
It would be nice if they offered the CW emitter and mcpcb for sale. I’d like to be able to easily swap them back and forth for comparison. Big Smile

Did they mention the color temp? 6500K?

Yep… that would be real nice for sure. Thumbs Up

Heck… I don’t even care if it is 6500K, just something that is truly white would please me. Big Smile

I’d be happy with 5500K – 6000K…. I’m not picky. Even 5000K would ‘IMO’ be an improvement in my book.

BUT…. I SAYBUT…. That is nothing more than a ‘personal opinion & preference’…. just like anyone else has one.

IF they would sell it…. I will buy it!! Smile . Thumbs Up Regardless… if it is 5000K or above.
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EDIT: Good info above TA, maybe LT will somehow get inspired & act on your suggestions. We can only hope……. Smile

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Has there been any more developments with an XHP70.2 retrofit “kit” for the GT?

Astrolux FT03 XHP50.2
Astrolux EC01
Astrolux EC03
Convoy M3 3000k
Sofirn SP40 5700k
Sofirn SP40 3000k
Convoy L6 Mtn Elec D4 UI driver, XHP70.2
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BLF Q8
BLF A6 NW
BLF GT XHP35
BLF GT70 CW
Skilhunt H03 NW
Astrolux MF02 NW
Astrolux MF01 XP-G3
Sofirn SF14
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td1042k wrote:
Has there been any more developments with an XHP70.2 retrofit “kit” for the GT?

Not really at this point. Lumintop wants to empty (or mostly empty) the warehouse of the GT’s they have in stock before they do anything new for the GT. They are just now breaking even / turning a profit so they are understandably hesitant to start any new projects right now.

I am pretty sure it will happen but weather it is 2 months or 9 months I can’t say.

worst case we can make our own but it would suck for everyone to do that and then lumintop to release the same thing a month later.

In other news I talked lumintop into selling me another prototype xhp70.2 mcpcb and will be building another XHP70.2 GT (possibly 2 if they let me buy 2, due to the very low production run for these they are very expensive, why they didn’t just do a full batch I do not understand).

I plan to list it on ebay auction once it is ready but if anyone on BLF is interested, let me know. I would prefer it go to a fellow BLF’er.

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Let me know when you get I will buy it.

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I thought the 32mm diameter 6v mcpcb were easily available, you just have to cut some traces and add a jumper wire to make it 12v. It’s a fair bit smaller than the 45mm stock unit, though. Maybe some spacers can be used to raise the screws higher to prevent the black centering ring from rotating. Even though the actual mcpcb could still rotate, my guess is it will not.

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JasonWW wrote:
I thought the 32mm diameter 6v mcpcb were easily available, you just have to cut some traces and add a jumper wire to make it 12v. It’s a fair bit smaller than the 45mm stock unit, though. Maybe some spacers can be used to raise the screws higher to prevent the black centering ring from rotating. Even though the actual mcpcb could still rotate, my guess is it will not.

MAXTOCH Copper MCPCB Cree XHP70 MK-R2 MKR 32mm x 1.6mm Direct Thermal Path Copper Board
http://s.aliexpress.com/n22aYRJ3

Yes, that can be done but it pushes the mod into the advanced mod category. I have built a few like this and all of them was a royal pain to get the LED reflowed without it shorting out. Plus the smaller mcpcb is going to be hard to mount but not impossible.

It is indeed an option for the modders among us with the skills but it is one of those things that if someone has to ask how to do it, then they should not be doing it. Which is why I don’t bring it up much.

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I’d love to mod my GT to a 9k lumen 70.2 if it was easy.

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A BIG thanks to everyone who made this possible. Thank you Neal. I see you just commented. Thanks for sending both flashlights and batteries in a timely manner!

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Still didn’t get mine.
According to Lumintop, it was sent on February, looks like it’s missing in transit.
Asked again – twice – what’s going on , no reply for now.
Sigh… a little disappointed :/

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Sad …… Yeah, I bet you are. I would be to at this point. Thumbs Up

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FreeMagenta wrote:
Still didn’t get mine. According to Lumintop, it was sent on February, looks like it’s missing in transit. Asked again – twice – what’s going on , no reply for now. Sigh… a little disappointed :/

Have you contacted Neal?

He is the one that has the information you desire.

So are you saying that the package was lost twice?

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FreeMagenta wrote:
Still didn’t get mine. According to Lumintop, it was sent on February, looks like it’s missing in transit. Asked again – twice – what’s going on , no reply for now. Sigh… a little disappointed :/

Have you contacted Neal?

He is the one that has the information you desire.

So are you saying that the package was lost twice?

I have contacted Leo, as I was told in the PM.
On April, 23rd I got reply that the package appears missing/stuck in transit and they are contacing the forwarder for explaining.
I sent another mail (for Leo) asking about it on May, 16th and June, 9th. Didn’t get a reply for those mails.

The tracking number shows:

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2018-02-11 10:48 KUCHING, Item dispatched out
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It was my understanding that missing packages were declared lost in early/mid May and replacements were sent the week of May 23rd.

If Leo is not responding, then please try Neal. He should be able to confirm if your replacement was shipped and give you a tracking number. Hopefully it is on the way.

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FreeMagenta wrote:
Still didn’t get mine. According to Lumintop, it was sent on February, looks like it’s missing in transit. Asked again – twice – what’s going on , no reply for now. Sigh… a little disappointed :/

Have you contacted Neal?

He is the one that has the information you desire.

So are you saying that the package was lost twice?

I have contacted Leo, as I was told in the PM.
On April, 23rd I got reply that the package appears missing/stuck in transit and they are contacing the forwarder for explaining.
I sent another mail (for Leo) asking about it on May, 16th and June, 9th. Didn’t get a reply for those mails.

The tracking number shows:

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2018-02-11 10:48 KUCHING, Item dispatched out

Ok, in that case as Jason said you should have a replacement on the way as of a few weeks ago. Neal should have the tracking number for it by now, so you can contact him and he should be able to update you now.

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FreeMagenta wrote:
Texas_Ace wrote:
FreeMagenta wrote:
Still didn’t get mine. According to Lumintop, it was sent on February, looks like it’s missing in transit. Asked again – twice – what’s going on , no reply for now. Sigh… a little disappointed :/

Have you contacted Neal?

He is the one that has the information you desire.

So are you saying that the package was lost twice?

I have contacted Leo, as I was told in the PM.
On April, 23rd I got reply that the package appears missing/stuck in transit and they are contacing the forwarder for explaining.
I sent another mail (for Leo) asking about it on May, 16th and June, 9th. Didn’t get a reply for those mails.

The tracking number shows:

Quote:
2018-02-11 10:48 KUCHING, Item dispatched out

My missing Package came 2 weeks ago.
I suppose that they don’t shipped yours…

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ARRGH…this is what I get for being away for so long…

Any more of these left?

Such an INCREDIBLE flashlight…and I missed it…fooey!

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WarHawk-AVG wrote:
ARRGH…this is what I get for being away for so long…

Any more of these left?

Such an INCREDIBLE flashlight…and I missed it…fooey!


Sorry, the group buy price is gone, but they are selling to the public for $240.

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I placed an order for 1 flashlight, 8 batteries,short tube, carrying bag and two lens cover! The flashlight were deliver first and I contact Neal told him about it, the second package deliver around two weeks after that but only contains the bag and two lens covers! Still didn’t receive the 8 batteries and the short tube! So what should I do, just wait and see? I did contact Neal and still didn’t get any confirmation for him!

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p_dedy wrote:
I placed an order for 1 flashlight, 8 batteries,short tube, carrying bag and two lens cover! The flashlight were deliver first and I contact Neal told him about it, the second package deliver around two weeks after that but only contains the bag and two lens covers! Still didn’t receive the 8 batteries and the short tube! So what should I do, just wait and see? I did contact Neal and still didn’t get any confirmation for him!

It’s likely he’s not able to ship the batteries due to new shipping laws. I think a couple other US buyers got refunds for the batteries and bought some from US stores instead.

I don’t know why the short tube was missing. Could be they are low on stock and have to ship a bit later. Or maybe they got your order wrong.

Neal is the person that can find out what’s going on with your order. If you already contacted him you might need to wait a few days for a response.

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p_dedy, I just checked what Texas_Ace said about the shipping of batteries and that only applies to batteries bought seperately. If you bought your batteries at the same time as the light, then they are capable of being shipped as long as it’s inside the light.

If you bought them together then they may have made a mistake and forgot to install them in the light. Whatever the reason, Neal can’t send them seperately, so I’m sure he’ll need to refund you on those.

If you find that you do need to order batteries locally, here is a helpful link. 8 of the 30Q with shipping is about $49.

rob799 wrote:
Got my refund last night and today ordered some 30Q’s from Liion Wholesale. They put the button on them like our 35E’s.

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Yes I bought the light and all the accessories together at the same time! I’ve contact him on FB messenger when I receive the second package without the batteries and the short tube! Thank for the info JasonWW

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Yes I bought the light and all the accessories together at the same time! I’ve contact him on FB messenger when I receive the second package without the batteries and the short tube! Thank for the info JasonWW

Try contacting here via PM too (unless he is not part of this forum)

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p_dedy wrote:
Yes I bought the light and all the accessories together at the same time! I’ve contact him on FB messenger when I receive the second package without the batteries and the short tube! Thank for the info JasonWW

Try contacting here via PM too (unless he is not part of this forum)


Yes, send him a PM.
Neal.

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Yes I bought the light and all the accessories together at the same time! I’ve contact him on FB messenger when I receive the second package without the batteries and the short tube! Thank for the info JasonWW

Yes, send him a PM.
Neal.

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