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SkyLumen LEP Group Buy

Vinh over at SkyLumen is running a group buy on an unbranded LEP light. AFAIK, this is the same light on Neal’s site, unbranded. The price of the light is $155 as long as the discount code works. When the discount code expires, then that batch of purchases is closed. It’s a very economical LEP that comes with Vinh’s standard warranty with an option to purchase the extended one.

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Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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Thanks for posting this. I haven’t checked in at CPF for a year or more, but have purchased several lights from Vinh and have been very happy with them. I’ve been looking for my first LEP and this will be it.

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dmsoule wrote:
Thanks for posting this. I haven’t checked in at CPF for a year or more, but have purchased several lights from Vinh and have been very happy with them. I’ve been looking for my first LEP and this will be it.

You’re welcome! I believe he ships the group buys in batches of 10. He told me I’m #9 as of noon today. Maybe your purchase will start the next shipment!

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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I reviewed it a few days ago. You can find the full review here: https://1lumen.com/review/unbranded-lep/

 

It's pretty impressive

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ChibiM wrote:

I reviewed it a few days ago. You can find the full review here: https://1lumen.com/review/unbranded-lep/


 


It’s pretty impressive

Nice review! Thumbs Up

I really like that little display and its good to see more and more LEP lights coming so prices will go down.

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I think the discount code has already expired. Pretty fast.

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Damn it David Smile
I had no interest in this light until you posted this.
Heading to Mammoth in a couple weeks, thought it might be fun to play with up there.

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chooma wrote:
Damn it David Smile
I had no interest in this light until you posted this.
Heading to Mammoth in a couple weeks, thought it might be fun to play with up there.
You’re welcome! Big Smile
Did you happen to purchase one?

ubangi2000 wrote:
I think the discount code has already expired. Pretty fast.
The discount code seems to still work in cart, but I can’t proceed further to verify if the batch is sold through.

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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ChibiM wrote:

I reviewed it a few days ago. You can find the full review here: https://1lumen.com/review/unbranded-lep/


 


It’s pretty impressive

Nice review ! Hmm wonder if it would be possible to upgrade the driver to add current regulation without compromising its other features…..

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Souichirou wrote:
ChibiM wrote:

I reviewed it a few days ago. You can find the full review here: https://1lumen.com/review/unbranded-lep/

 

It's pretty impressive

Nice review ! Hmm wonder if it would be possible to upgrade the driver to add current regulation without compromising its other features.....

I'm not really into modding, but I took some pictures of the driver, so people could probably see if that is doable. 

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chooma wrote:
Damn it David Smile
I had no interest in this light until you posted this.
Heading to Mammoth in a couple weeks, thought it might be fun to play with up there.
You’re welcome! Big Smile
Did you happen to purchase one?
ubangi2000 wrote:
I think the discount code has already expired. Pretty fast.
The discount code seems to still work in cart, but I can’t proceed further to verify if the batch is sold through.

I sure did….and the code works.

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Wonder what I am doing wrong. I figured for $155 I would buy another LEP light however when I type in the discount code AFAIK it just says invalid code and the price stays at $200.

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ubangi2000 wrote:
Wonder what I am doing wrong. I figured for $155 I would buy another LEP light however when I type in the discount code AFAIK it just says invalid code and the price stays at $200.

That’s odd. The code seems to still work when I add it to cart. As I understand it, Vinh said on CPF he is selling his third batch on his website with a discount code. When the code becomes invalid, the batch is sold through. I placed my order on 9/10; and on 9/11 Vinh said 2 slots left. Since then, I know of at least two people who have successfully ordered with a discount code. It’s possible he left it open to start a 4th batch, but I would email him about it.

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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By the way, which code are you using?

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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ubangi2000 wrote:
Wonder what I am doing wrong. I figured for $155 I would buy another LEP light however when I type in the discount code AFAIK it just says invalid code and the price stays at $200.

If thats the case why not pick it up from Neal, with discount code on site it ends up being around $152~

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Souichirou wrote:
If thats the case why not pick it up from Neal, with discount code on site it ends up being around $152~

Yup, Neal is offering 10% off and stack with the 15% off new arrivals code will put it at a similar price.

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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scalpel_ninja wrote:
dmsoule wrote:
Thanks for posting this. I haven’t checked in at CPF for a year or more, but have purchased several lights from Vinh and have been very happy with them. I’ve been looking for my first LEP and this will be it.

You’re welcome! I believe he ships the group buys in batches of 10. He told me I’m #9 as of noon today. Maybe your purchase will start the next shipment!

Hey I’ve only looked for raw power on lights up until now and just in the last few days, I’ve thought of the 4000K, high CRI, etc

Any recommendations on a first one to get? Something like a soft warm yellow for the house at night perhaps? Not price sensitive, want something nice

Thanks!

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Photon Master wrote:
Hey I’ve only looked for raw power on lights up until now and just in the last few days, I’ve thought of the 4000K, high CRI, etc

Any recommendations on a first one to get? Something like a soft warm yellow for the house at night perhaps? Not price sensitive, want something nice

Thanks!

I’m a fan if the KR4 from Noctigon. I have the E21A 4500K and it’s a nice neutral white. Hank just released the options for 2700K and 2000K emitters on his site. That might be a good tint if you’re looking for warm yellow.

And look at how cute it is with the 18350 tube!

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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 I own 9 LEP flashilghts, and here are the comparisons. All of them are reviewed at 1lumen.com if you need more details. Mine are measured with a professional Hagner Lux Meter (Laboratory quality). 

These runtime are calculated with a different lux meter (Extech SDL400), but using the original throw measurements of the Hagner

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Scalpel, has your light shipped?

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chooma wrote:
Scalpel, has your light shipped?

Not yet, how about yours? Vinh gave an ETA on the shipment going out the 24th when I first ordered and asked him about it. On CPF, I asked him last week and he posted two tracking numbers from DHL. The second was delivered today. I’m guessing the turnaround should be quick because he does no internal mods to it. Just a SkyLumen lanyard, warranty card, and I believe laser marking the logo on the tail to identify the ones he sold. Hopefully it ships soon!

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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No shipment for me either.
Your info sounds like it will be real soon tho. I guess we will get notified when he ships. I’ve never bought off his site before.
Thanks

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He’s reputable, but is also a small operation. From what I’ve heard, customs and mods will need a lot of lead time. Otherwise he’s a well-known figure in the flashlight world.

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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Just a heads up chooma, it looks like Vinh is shipping the lights in batch 3. I have a tracking number as of midnight last night.

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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Nice, I must be in that batch .

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scalpel_ninja wrote:
Photon Master wrote:
Hey I’ve only looked for raw power on lights up until now and just in the last few days, I’ve thought of the 4000K, high CRI, etc

Any recommendations on a first one to get? Something like a soft warm yellow for the house at night perhaps? Not price sensitive, want something nice

Thanks!

I’m a fan if the KR4 from Noctigon. I have the E21A 4500K and it’s a nice neutral white. Hank just released the options for 2700K and 2000K emitters on his site. That might be a good tint if you’re looking for warm yellow.

And look at how cute it is with the 18350 tube!
!https://i.imgur.com/6TDF3YJ.jpg!

You convinced me Wink My 2000K is on the way. I ended up going with the titanium copper. https://intl-outdoor.com/led-flashlights/noctigon-kr4-ti-copper-tail-e-s...

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It has arrived! Now I know how everyone else feels: anxiously awaiting for nightfall!


Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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Davie I’m waiting for him to recover…I think.

Got your cell all charged up?

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Still charging, seems to be taking much longer than I’m used to. Though it’s my first 26650 battery and light. I did power it on briefly when I opened it. The light was… blinding. Big Smile

Current Collection:

Inova X5 | Maratac Titanium Inspection AAAx2 XPL-G2 swapped to Nichia 219B sw45K | Wowtac A2S NW | Noctigon KR4 Ti/Cu E21A 4500K + 18350 tube | Thrunite Ti3 NW | Wurkkos FC11 x2 swapped to Nichia 219B 3500K | FW3 CuTi XPL-HI 5000K + 18350 tube | Olight I1R EOS (de-anodized) | Convoy S2+ 7135x8 T6-3B | SkyLumen LEPvn | Nitecore D10 Custom with Anduril | Jetbeam RRT01vn 3000K | HDS Rotary Nichia 219B 4000K | Nitecore Cu TINI | Prometheus Alpha

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ChibiM wrote:

I reviewed it a few days ago. You can find the full review here: https://1lumen.com/review/unbranded-lep/

 

It's pretty impressive

 

Are you 1lumen.com?   Found the site awhile ago and thought it had the best layout and reviews on the web.  Have read numerous reviews already from there.

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