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  1. Yes, i asked them to label it as limited it because of premium metal and limited quantity. 350pcs combined and there is no plan for second release for now.
  2. It would be The prettiest shelf queen in my collection for some time. I can’t keep my eyes off her right now. Light is so dense and it felt like holding a piece gold ingot in my palm. It is an amusing feeling that makes you giggle from time to time.

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I have a couple questions for everyone here who ordered a Brass or Copper FT03 – 1. Is this Limited edition FT03 your first FT03? 2. Are you planning on using this Limited Edition Normally? Like in your “rotation”. Or will this be more of a shelf/box queen? The reason i ask is because i am torn on what i will do. I already have a ft03 and a ft03s. I am contemplating just unboxing my Copper ft03s when it comes in, admiring it briefly and making sure it works, and then putting it back in the box to keep its pristine-ness. I have about 30 flashlights, and i use them all. obviously some more then others, but i don’t have any boxed up – meaning this would be the only one. It seems silly to me on one hand to box a cool light like this, but on the other hand it is a limited edition.. This will also be my first “limited edition” light as well. Any thoughts out there? What will you do?

 


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This will also be my first “limited edition” light as well. Any thoughts out there? What will you do?
Aint all lights limited editions? I have never understood shelf queens because I can spend all that money into something more useful than lights that I wont ever use.

Great to hear! Can’t wait!

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This will be my first SBT90.2 so mine is going to be used and knowing me will probably be abused somewhat. I always end up dropping them or at least knock them off the table onto the floor. Or have it wedged under a 4 ft. mower deck as I slide it across a rough cement floor. That totally beat up a FT03 but now it is the best looking light I have. It made me feel bad at the time but now I love the look.

 

I totally understand leaving it in the box. Many, if not most people, have all kinds of things they collect that never leave their boxes. Some people do it for investments especially on limited editions and others just enjoy having a classy item like your Copper FT03. I fall into the second category with the stuff I leave in boxes. Usually I have one that I use and a second one that stays new.

 

The main thing is to just enjoy it.

 

 

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I recevied mine yestarday and used it as well..love it.
Does it have Low Voltage Protection and overcharge protection?

Zee

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on usage.

Btw, my usps tracking has not changed status yet. Anyone in US have their usps tracking change since shipment? I miss the old tracking of BG where you could see it’s movement before it left county of origin.

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Artiet59 wrote:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on usage.

Btw, my usps tracking has not changed status yet. Anyone in US have their usps tracking change since shipment? I miss the old tracking of BG where you could see it’s movement before it left county of origin.

Nope
It seems for USA that BG ships to a location where items are repacked and then sent (which is where the huge wait can come from)
Do these shipments go direct to customer in other countries or is it the same way?

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In Germany BG does it the same war. There is one place where all the parcels go through customs and then reshipped to me.

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yea, its usually the customs department at both countries. things can get tied up badly there. That process has not changed, just BG changed how they share tracking with us. 3-4 months ago you used to be able to view tracking from BG’s CA warehouse to CA (or wherever it shipped form) customs @ airport. BG doesn’t share that Int’l tracking anymore. Maybe it costs extra for that tracking or maybe there shipping partners changed the way they share tracking. who knows, not a big deal, just makes for a nail biting wait. lol (not really).

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Artiet59 wrote:
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on usage. Btw, my usps tracking has not changed status yet. Anyone in US have their usps tracking change since shipment? I miss the old tracking of BG where you could see it’s movement before it left county of origin.

 

No change in tracking for me either. Waiting adds to the suspense.

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New tracking info (if correct) - Departed USPS Metro NY Distribution Center Dec. 3 for deliver MONDAY Dec. 7 in Pennsylvania.

 

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New tracking info (if correct) – Departed USPS Metro NY Distribution Center Dec. 3 for deliver MONDAY Dec. 7 in Pennsylvania.


 

LOL Party Big Smile
I just got so excited for you, thats great! lol.
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Mine too- accepted in NY, expected delivery 12/7! here we go, people!

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I have droped my ft03s few times on concrete after receving it 2 days ago ..loll now it got few dents on the bezel and its very hard to screw and unscrew the bezel.
Looking for SS bezel now for ft03s any help.
Thank you

Zee

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Zia wrote:
I have droped my ft03s few times on concrete after receving it 2 days ago ..loll now it got few dents on the bezel and its very hard to screw and unscrew the bezel. Looking for SS bezel now for ft03s any help. Thank you

Atleast BG sells FT03’s steel bezels.

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Ok i will have a look .thank yoy

Zee

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I found SS bezel for ft03 .wil it fit ft03s?

Zee

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Mine too- accepted in NY, expected delivery 12/7! here we go, people!
Tired Crying

I’m even in NY, no update

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Zia wrote:
I found SS bezel for ft03 .wil it fit ft03s?

yes, on the Aluminum version it does. i have both and their interchangeable.
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Mine too- accepted in NY, expected delivery 12/7! here we go, people!
Tired Crying

I’m even in NY, no update


You will get it today! you have to. Yea, weird your in the state of reception and im next door and i get it first. its coming to ya!
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Artiet59 i got the copper ft03s i am pretty sure it will fit if it fits Alumium version.thank you

Zee

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Mon. Dec. 7 the FT03s SBT90.2 has arrived. It looks great and seems to work fine. You instantly notice the difference in weight. With a 5500mah Vapcell it weighs 30.65 oz. compared to 14.06 oz. for an aluminum FT03 SST40. It will need to get dark here before I can actually give it a good check out.  It does look extremely nice in the daylight.

Thanks again freeme.

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species8472 wrote:

Mon. Dec. 7 the FT03s SBT90.2 has arrived. It looks great and seems to work fine. You instantly notice the difference in weight. With a 5500mah Vapcell it weighs 30.65 oz. compared to 14.06 oz. for an aluminum FT03 SST40. It will need to get dark here before I can actually give it a good check out.  It does look extremely nice in the daylight.


Thanks again freeme.


Awesome! I’m at work, can’t wait to get home
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Soo.. mine hasn’t shown up. Said it was on track to and supposed to be received by 9pm, but doesn’t say “out for delivery” on the usps tracking site either. Hopefully tomorrow. Arrgghhhh! As long as it’s not lost in usps oblivion I’ll be OK .

On an unexpected note – my ec03 green body with sst40 came in today! So that’s awesome! Wierd though that I ordered that and cu sbt90 ft03 in same order, and the ec03 shipped the day after my ft03’cu sbt90 but ec03 came in first… confused and sad.. kindve.. lol.

UPDATE – 12/8 @ 10:40am – its still sitting in NY according to usps tracking. USPS has at least acknowledged it will be late, so i’m thinking if i am lucky i’ll see it by Friday. but i’m never lucky, so we will see.

Anyone else get theirs in? pictures? Wink i understand once you get it you’re probably not checking the thread anymore Party

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Artiet59 wrote:
Soo.. mine hasn’t shown up. Said it was on track to and supposed to be received by 9pm, but doesn’t say “out for delivery” on the usps tracking site either. Hopefully tomorrow. Arrgghhhh! As long as it’s not lost in usps oblivion I’ll be OK .

On an unexpected note – my ec03 green body with sst40 came in today! So that’s awesome! Wierd though that I ordered that and cu sbt90 ft03 in same order, and the ec03 shipped the day after my ft03’cu sbt90 but ec03 came in first… confused and sad.. kindve.. lol.

I ordered both as well, wonder which will show tracking first. Still neither have showed up
I’m like 1/6 for getting BG delivery ontime Tired

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jp9mm wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
Soo.. mine hasn’t shown up. Said it was on track to and supposed to be received by 9pm, but doesn’t say “out for delivery” on the usps tracking site either. Hopefully tomorrow. Arrgghhhh! As long as it’s not lost in usps oblivion I’ll be OK .

On an unexpected note – my ec03 green body with sst40 came in today! So that’s awesome! Wierd though that I ordered that and cu sbt90 ft03 in same order, and the ec03 shipped the day after my ft03’cu sbt90 but ec03 came in first… confused and sad.. kindve.. lol.

I ordered both as well, wonder which will show tracking first. Still neither have showed up
I’m like 1/6 for getting BG delivery ontime Tired

That is annoying, i feel that pain except the problems i have are mostly with AX, not BG. BG has been good to me, with this ft03s Cu being my first “late” delivery out of about 15 orders..

AX on the other hand.. my god. My last two orders are out in transit, one has been sitting in Georgia (allegedly) since 11/30, and the other (i ordered 10 days after the GA package) is in NY waiting shipment.. but has been there for going on 4 days.. My concern with those two orders is they are parts orders = small packages = easy to lose.

As a reference, i ordered (2) 21700 to 26650 converter tubes from AX (obviously a small package) and it took 3 months to come in. Im convinced it was because the package was 3 inches cubed and weighed less than a half a pound. an easy box to get lost in the front of a truck.. Of course i didn’t order them by themselves because i knew it’d be a shipping issue, but thats how AX shipped it..

jp9mm – this will be your week, sometimes we get those orders that just “show up” in the mailbox, its happened to me once or twice, maybe that’ll happen to you? Like tracking didn’t follow it correctly and it shows up unannounced LOL

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Artiet59 wrote:
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Artiet59 wrote:
Soo.. mine hasn’t shown up. Said it was on track to and supposed to be received by 9pm, but doesn’t say “out for delivery” on the usps tracking site either. Hopefully tomorrow. Arrgghhhh! As long as it’s not lost in usps oblivion I’ll be OK .

On an unexpected note – my ec03 green body with sst40 came in today! So that’s awesome! Wierd though that I ordered that and cu sbt90 ft03 in same order, and the ec03 shipped the day after my ft03’cu sbt90 but ec03 came in first… confused and sad.. kindve.. lol.

I ordered both as well, wonder which will show tracking first. Still neither have showed up
I’m like 1/6 for getting BG delivery ontime Tired

That is annoying, i feel that pain except the problems i have are mostly with AX, not BG. BG has been good to me, with this ft03s Cu being my first “late” delivery out of about 15 orders..

AX on the other hand.. my god. My last two orders are out in transit, one has been sitting in Georgia (allegedly) since 11/30, and the other (i ordered 10 days after the GA package) is in NY waiting shipment.. but has been there for going on 4 days.. My concern with those two orders is they are parts orders = small packages = easy to lose.

As a reference, i ordered (2) 21700 to 26650 converter tubes from AX (obviously a small package) and it took 3 months to come in. Im convinced it was because the package was 3 inches cubed and weighed less than a half a pound. an easy box to get lost in the front of a truck.. Of course i didn’t order them by themselves because i knew it’d be a shipping issue, but thats how AX shipped it..

jp9mm – this will be your week, sometimes we get those orders that just “show up” in the mailbox, its happened to me once or twice, maybe that’ll happen to you? Like tracking didn’t follow it correctly and it shows up unannounced LOL

EC03 Showed up today Party
No sign of FT03, has yours updated?

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Nice, glad to hear it.

Nope, I have had absolutely no update since 12/6.

It arrived in NY 12/3, was supposed to be delivered to me on 12/7. USPS tracking says it left NY 12/6 and there has been no update since then except to tell me it will be late…

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Last night I was finally able to take out the FT03s SBT90.2 Copper for a short time. I was pleased. The throw is a little more than the SST40 version but not really a big difference. The spill area is brighter with the 90.2 which I didn't know if I would like until I got into a more wooded area. There is where I was really impressed with it. You can see a wide area close to you but it isn't so bright as to blind you letting you still be able to see things at a distance.

 

The new knurling has a lot better grip than the old style, I am immediately a big fan of the new style.

 

The drawback, as already documented, is the greenish tint of the SBT90.2. Once you start actually using the light you won't hardly notice it but if you are used to a 5000 or 5700K emitter it will take a little getting used to.

 

I like the weight but WOW it is heavy when you have been using an aluminum FT03 every day. For those of you waiting on yours be sure to comment on the weight when yours finally arrives. Hopefully it will be very soon. I feel for you.

 

It is a beautiful light

 

 

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Artiet59 wrote:
Nice, glad to hear it.

Nope, I have had absolutely no update since 12/6.

It arrived in NY 12/3, was supposed to be delivered to me on 12/7. USPS tracking says it left NY 12/6 and there has been no update since then except to tell me it will be late…

Well mine just showed up, first time i’ve been surprised by usps. Only scan was at the local shop before delivery today.
Overall very nice looking but there are numerous small blemishes. Was hearing a lot of crackling from turbo and cooling down but loosening and tightening the lens ring seemed to fix that.
I’ll have to compare to some other lights at night but was expecting more of a wow factor from the output indoors. Maybe that’s just what months of sbt90 lust brings..
I like the knurling a lot more and will make for a nice display piece in the living room

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jp9mm wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
Nice, glad to hear it.

Nope, I have had absolutely no update since 12/6.

It arrived in NY 12/3, was supposed to be delivered to me on 12/7. USPS tracking says it left NY 12/6 and there has been no update since then except to tell me it will be late…

Well mine just showed up, first time i’ve been surprised by usps. Only scan was at the local shop before delivery today.
Overall very nice looking but there are numerous small blemishes. Was hearing a lot of crackling from turbo and cooling down but loosening and tightening the lens ring seemed to fix that.
I’ll have to compare to some other lights at night but was expecting more of a wow factor from the output indoors. Maybe that’s just what months of sbt90 lust brings..
I like the knurling a lot more and will make for a nice display piece in the living room

Damn, glad yours came in! I’m worried mine is lost, still no update. I was impressed with my aluminum ft03s, guess it depends what you already own. After getting and dedoming my mf02s xhp70 my sbt90 ft03 seems to standout less, but for the size it still impresses me with a wow factor, but I’m kind enough new to this, before I got my first ft03s my best thrower was the x9l, so big difference.

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Looks like mine is out for delivery from my local post office. A week late, not too bad in grand scheme of things. I don’t know if anyone else hasn’t received there’s yet, but If anyone wants pictures posted later today I’ll do that.

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