[Available again! - BLF special edition light] new Sofirn AAA twisty high CRI 5mm LED

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Why no trit slot? The majority says i do not care. Only 1/3 says no.

And less than 1/3 says yes. Or do I interpret it wrong?

I didn’t answer the poll due to some reasons:
I don’t actually mind if it will have tritium slot or magnet hole as I don’t know if I will have a trit to put in there, and I don’t know if I will want a magnet there or not.

Both things will be assessed when the flashlights arrive to my hands and then I will decide.

If, one the one hand, I’d prefer not to have a magnet installed as “stock” , one the other hand, I’d like the possibility to install a magnet later. So, the magnet hole can be handy (even to fill it with GITD powder and epoxy or resin).
And the sames goes for the trit slot.

This means that if I was going to answer the poll it would be a double “I don’t care”!
This is not a personal justification, only a way to interpret the answers (maybe other members felt the same too)!

The proposed design – in which magnet hole and trit slot have place – seems to be a very good option that combines the 4 “needed” things: lanyard/keyring hole, magnet hole, tritium vial slot, tailstading capability!

TheShadowGuy, djozz and iamlucky13, thank you for your work so far!

I know that whatever the final decision is it will be good, even knowing that it will not please all the interested people here!
I just want to have those “built like tanks and almost bullet proof” flashlights on my hands Wink

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No, let the slot in. You don’t win anything leaving it out, you need the lenght anyway because of the magnet.

I voted with I don’t care, but let it in it doesn’t harm.

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Trit slot is easy to fill in, same for magnet hole – does no harm

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Good morning! Here are the results from the survey:

The overall victor is the Noir/Djozz tail, including both the trit and magnet holes.

28 respondents voted for the N/D tail as their top choice. The next highest was the Olight tail at 10 respondents. The N/D tail also had the least 4th place finishes at 3, while the Olight tail had the most fourth place finishes at 17.

21 respondents liked the N/D tail as-is, including both holes. 10 would prefer no holes, 2 no trit, 1 no magnet hole, 1 wants another tail if holes are removed, and 11 don’t care.

As far as other comments go:

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The Noir/Djozz tailcap is the best design concept I’ve ever seen. It maintains as much of the circumference as possible, which is what you need for maximum tailstanding stability, but still allows the light to hang vertically. It even lets people install a magnet or a trit according to personal preference, instead of being forced to take whatever the manufacturer thought best. I won’t use the magnet hole myself, but I’m seriously considering trying a trit for the first time ever. I’m not worried about unused holes trapping dirt, because the light’s going to be waterproof for washing anyway. I can always fill an unused hole with glue if it turns out to be a problem.
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Both holes is the best compromise and it makes the light feel more unique having the tail designed by forum members.
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No magnets or trits that makes the light longer, side hole might be good. As short as possible and sturdy is my wish.

There were other comments as well expressing opinions on holes, as well as another person mentioning that magnets aren’t great for keychains.

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Sounds good to me. I’m please with the tail design. Thanks to all who have contributed to this project so far!

 

 

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Thanks TheShadowGuy for the poll, the results and the discussion.

LOL, it is not easy to integrate those two surveys, for correct interpretation it is even relevant how many people have filled in both surveys, this overlap is unknown. At least it is clear that the magnet hole is there to stay and there is no grand winner in wether to keep the trit-hole or not.

I’m tempted to (mis-?)use the confusion to my own advantage and ask Sofirn to keep both holes. Keeping the design as is is also the easiest story for them.

Anyone with great objections to this blatant mis-use of democracy? Wink

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Democracy (mob rule) is overrated…

djozz/noir design all the way!

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Go for it

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Democracy is overrated Wink , I hereby declare my brainchild to be the victor Crown cool.

 

Kidding aside the polls do seem to suggest that the majority support, or at least will be ok with the design (with both the magnet hole and the trit slot). This is of course also the most flexible option.

And since it is completely impossible to please everybody at the same time, I think it is best to just go ahead with this design.

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Noir wrote:

Democracy is overrated Wink , I hereby declare my brainchild to be the victor Crown cool.


 


Kidding aside the polls do seem to suggest that the majority support, or at least will be ok with the design (with both the magnet hole and the trit slot). This is of course also the most flexible option.


And since it is completely impossible to please everybody at the same time, I think it is best to just go ahead with this design.

I agree. May the Schwartz be with you.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Could you please add me to the list for Qty-2

Thanks!

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ElginAgain wrote:
Could you please add me to the list for Qty-2

Thanks!

Which flavor? 3200k or 5600k?

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Noir wrote:

Democracy is overrated Wink , I hereby declare my brainchild to be the victor Crown cool.


 


Kidding aside the polls do seem to suggest that the majority support, or at least will be ok with the design (with both the magnet hole and the trit slot). This is of course also the most flexible option.


And since it is completely impossible to please everybody at the same time, I think it is best to just go ahead with this design.

Yes! Let the fabrication begin! Or as the King once said, “A little less conversation, a little more action!”
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In for two of each.

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I really like the Noir/Djozz design as it is.

On principle, I think it should have both holes, even if the majority who care won’t use the trit hole.

The reason I say that is because the people who want a trit and/or a magnet need the corresponding holes, or they can’t do it at all. On the other hand, the people who don’t want a trit or a magnet don’t lose any function if the holes are present; they can just ignore them or even fill them in.

Forget democracy, it’s time for an Imperial Decree Smile

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I put Elmer’s Glow in the Dark glue in my trit holes.

Elmer’s on the left, green trit vial on the right…
Of course I charged up the glue “trit” for the photo…and it will fade of course…but not bad…

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Wouldn’t adding a vial of trit to a $6 light be the same as putting $1200 worth of wheels and tires on a ‘74 Pacer?

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Hoosh wrote:
Wouldn’t adding a vial of trit to a $6 light be the same as putting $1200 worth of wheels and tires on a ‘74 Pacer? Big Smile

Maybe so, but I have some spare trits left over from other projects so no new cost – hopefully this light will be tough enough to out last the trit. Big Smile

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Man Without Shadow, how well does the GITD glue stay in place?

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On a flat surface, it will peel off. But in a trit hole it seems to stay ok. It could easily be plucked out with a fingernail or toothpick. Haven’t had it in my pocket banging around with keys or anything.

Just something I tried…and the price is right!

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djozz wrote:
Thanks TheShadowGuy for the poll, the results and the discussion.

LOL, it is not easy to integrate those two surveys, for correct interpretation it is even relevant how many people have filled in both surveys, this overlap is unknown. At least it is clear that the magnet hole is there to stay and there is no grand winner in wether to keep the trit-hole or not.

I’m tempted to (mis-?)use the confusion to my own advantage and ask Sofirn to keep both holes. Keeping the design as is is also the easiest story for them.

Anyone with great objections to this blatant mis-use of democracy? Wink


I would tell them that we really prefer the magnet hole, and are split on the trot hole, so use their discretion.
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This is true of course. All I can do is go off of my first hand experience and other tests that back them up.

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Let’s not forget that the Klarus Mi02, which is a blatant E01 clone that survived many torture tests on CPF, was ceremoniously tossed off of a 3 story parking garage along with my E01 and DIED upon impact while the E01 giggled and continued to function like ain’t nuttin happened. It might be tougher than one thinks to equal the toughness of The Toughest.

As much as I enjoyed reading your torture test adventures, it should be noted that using a single light of each type isn’t statistically significant. Smile

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The E01 has had a long time to prove its reputation. I think it will take the Sofirn a while as well, but I’m optimistic from what I’ve seen thus far.

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2 × 3200k please.

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I told Barry to go ahead with the design. I also asked if a split ring will be included and yes it will be included (costs almost nothing but it is very convenient that it is already there).

All that is left for us in the design stage is decide on ano colours and we may as well start a poll now. Perhaps it is nice to use the poll function from the BLF-editor because this poll will probably run a bit longer and everyone will easily follow the results. I have never tried that but will have a go in a few minutes.

Sofirn will be making 3 colours, and the options that Barry gave me (I hope that they will not change that after the poll) is black, “light gold”, red, silver and purple.
I hope everyone agrees that black is obligatory, so the poll will be about the other two colours. The poll can run I guess until Sofirn is ready to start production.

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Hmm, I tried for a bit but could not find it. Anyone who knows how to set up a poll inside BLF?

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djozz wrote:
Hmm, I tried for a bit but could not find it. Anyone who knows how to set up a poll inside BLF?

The only way I can think of is go to

http://budgetlightforum.com/forum/marketplace/blf-se

Under new topic you’ll see new poll. I’m guessing start it there and then post a link to it?

I’m new to this forum though, I may be wrong.

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interested x 2.

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djozz wrote:
Hmm, I tried for a bit but could not find it. Anyone who knows how to set up a poll inside BLF?

Go to the appropriate subforum. Click new poll next to the new topic button.

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maukka wrote:
djozz wrote:
Hmm, I tried for a bit but could not find it. Anyone who knows how to set up a poll inside BLF?

Go to the appropriate subforum. Click new poll next to the new topic button.


Yes, I found it, but it seems that there is only one poll option: choose one from a list. What we want here is choose two (and not more), or an option to sort the 4 colours in preference.

I could list all possible combinations of 2 colours, that would be 6 options, but that does not record any strong preference for one of the colours. Maybe surveymonkey is the way to go after all.

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