HIGHLY IMPRESSED....OSRAM P8....PEETPEN Flash....(Plus other NBBSD's)...

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Here’s another Notta BLF Bargain Special Discovery (NBBSD). I’m gonna use this thread for future NBBSD’s as needed. (Giving back to this community that has served me well over the years. If I recommend something it’s cause Notta Knows.)

This thing is built like a Brick Poop House with a line of diarrheariacs beating down the door after a bean & jalapeno burrito eating contest. The threaded pill alone is hollowed out CNC’d aluminum and has almost 1/4” thick walls. Reminds me slightly of that old school TrustFire X8. The whole flash is built like this including the tube. Shocked

The well-made 4 x AA battery carrier is worth the price ALONE. Fits a MagLite and such of course with no problems and because of the positive end protrusion contacts those surfaces without using magnets, etc. (See the short video of 10/23/2020 by reviewer Israel on the battery carrier. Hey here’s the video.)…….

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/B1Z-XRfUf9S.mp4

Super easy to disassemble, no glue BS, etc. Could also make a fine host project for the adventurous.

A little slick in the hands and the crenalations are just a tad sharp…..I mean not only will it disable an attacker I’m pretty sure it will GRAVEly get the job done. I filed mine down a touch for a smoother experience.

Blasts out lumens/lux too. Whatya expect for up to 6 volts input?. Handles 1.2v NiMh as well. Has a semi-square fuzzy die fully zoomed in. In other words has lotsa flood and lotsa throw. This is good. Grad

$7.99 and free Prime shipping? You’ve Gotta be sh*ttin me Notta. I doubt it’s gonna stay at this price much longer. LOL Thumbs Up Beer

Get one. Thank me later. Cool Stay tuned for more NBBSD’s.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088PGJQJW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...

PS. AGRO’s gonna hate this zoomer cuz it has rotating focus. LOL Silly
PSS. Doesn’t have last mode memory either. Returns to high mode after switching off. Thumbs Up
PSSS. And no, Enderman, it will not like taking 4 × 14500’s. Silly
PSSSS. I’ve been on a real zoomer kick lately. Don’t ask me Y. Butt go ahead and ask me Z. I’m OK with that.
PSSSSS. Surrounding area of the Osram P8 is already blackened. Somebody in Letmy’s optics engineering must’ve been reading BLF. Shocked
PSSSSSS. Read about the first 40 Amazon reviews. A few of them here and there actually know what they’re talking about. LOL Thumbs Up
PSSSSSSS. Has a mambo strong & thick positive LED spring too. Negative tail cap spring residing under a brass cap is plenty stiff. This will prolly not lose battery contact
unless dropped from a 12-story building on its head. LOL
PSSSSSSSS. 20mm LED board.

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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I don't know if anyone remembers Lumatic from late 2012 on BLF, but he was a little bit different, and he made 999 posts on BLF, then left the forum.

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/16575

I'm glad that nottawhackjob, who now has over 1000 posts, has decided to stick around.  :BEER:

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raccoon city wrote:

I don’t know if anyone remembers Lumatic from late 2012 on BLF, but he was a little bit different, and he made 999 posts on BLF, then left the forum.


https://budgetlightforum.com/node/16575


I’m glad that nottawhackjob, who now has over 1000 posts, has decided to stick around.  alt=:" />

Well thanks, raccoon city.

I’m glad you’re still here too. In fact and I say this sincerely I think you’re a great contributor to this forum. I would miss your presence. Thumbs Up Beer

PS. Before I forget to mention it that above $7.99 Letfly bargain has also a 20mm driver.
PSS. I’ve always been principally a BLF bargain hunter. I can well afford pricey lights. But they don’t give me quite the thrill when I latch onto a deal not just in price but also in relative quality/performance to other much more $$$‘ier flashes. To me, this is STILL the allure and GIST of BLF…..and ultimately why I stick around…….

“Look I admire that fancy dandy flash ya just handed me. Butt no offense meant, get a load of this inexpensive well-made flash here that already works dam good off the shelf. And with this little inexpensive mod I just made to another one just like it it’s right up there with your’s and actually quite then some. “ LOL

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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It looks like JACF.

(Just Another Cheap Flashlight)

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WRONG.

PS. Just becuz something sells cheap (ya know like on extra sale) doesn’t always mean it’s built cheap. Looks/Pics can be deceiving. Which begs to ask as you don’t obviously own one, and I do and have taken one well enough apart, how in h*ll would you really know what you’re talking about? Facepalm I’ve taken apart expensive lights. Some are worth the $$$, and some aren’t. Wouldn’t truly know this unless I examined one.
PSS. Both above flashes also perform, which means they don’t warrant an undeserved non-thinking blanket JACF. Now if you owned one then it could be a different story.

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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nottawhackjob wrote:
Don't know your history with zooms butt I have to figure ya don't like 'em for a good reason. In my many zoom buys over the years this one is in the top 5%.

 

great.. now im buying this zoomie, my first zoomie purchased since getting into the hobby 16 months ago, my actual first zoomie since my last 9xAA bought at ACE hardware 8 years ago (not bad, no square die, put a yellow osram cslnm1 in it lol).

 

OP, you said "coupon" brought it to $15, do you mean the 5% coupon they list on the sales page? just curious if i'm missing something. 

 

thanks! i guess, for this one LOL. i WAS going to buy the blf x5, but this will come in 2 weeks quicker and is half the price. and i have the blf gt micro, so what am i missing in the x5 anyway. 

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

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Artiet59 wrote:

nottawhackjob wrote:
Don’t know your history with zooms butt I have to figure ya don’t like ‘em for a good reason. In my many zoom buys over the years this one is in the top 5%.

 


great.. now im buying this zoomie, my first zoomie purchased since getting into the hobby 16 months ago, my actual first zoomie since my last 9xAA bought at ACE hardware 8 years ago (not bad, no square die, put a yellow osram cslnm1 in it lol).


 


OP, you said “coupon” brought it to $15, do you mean the 5% coupon they list on the sales page? just curious if i’m missing something. 


 


thanks! i guess, for this one LOL. i WAS going to buy the blf x5, but this will come in 2 weeks quicker and is half the price. and i have the blf gt micro, so what am i missing in the x5 anyway. 

Well I have a feeling a few folks here bought the L45 and now the seller is taking advantage of that unexpected volume by not discounting it so much. Good business thinking. Grad LOL

Sometimes when ya buy something like this on Amazon and then wanna buy another one later on, by hitting Buy it Again, they give ya the same original deal. Sometimes. If it’s a couple $ more now even with the coupon clipped, the L45 is still worth it.

The LETFLY flash is a great bargain – as I said previously just the 4 AA carrier alone is worth the price. That batt carrier doesn’t rip up your wrappers (just enough tension to retain but not over-engineered retention.) and it’s put together with 4 screws on each end – not pressed together. Plus overall becuz of dissassembly ease a suitably well-made enough inexpensive zoom host to mess around with.

PS. I’m always thinking, Is this worth it for the money? For the money is for some bizzare reason a real important BudgetLF concept to me. Shocked LOL

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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On amazon.ca the L80 has a coupon for the next 5 hours, it’s a 2D sized light with a rechargeable cell.
Couldn’t resist so I ordered it and the zoomie.
Reasonable price and free shipping, definitely worth a look.
Limited-time deal: LED Flashlight Rechargeable 2-Cell D Full Size Heavy-Duty Flashlight High Lumens Water-Resistant 4 Modes Battery Included https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08MLLKX9G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_EZ4CJAW0DBF...

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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PeetPen with Osram P8 dedoming recount.

Well I got around to attempting a dedome of the PeetPen L45 out of pure BLFesque curiousity. It wasn’t easy in the sense that whatever dome material they put on the Osram P8 sure doesn’t soften up like other brand LED dedomes I’ve done.

I use Goof Off! exclusively. (I know, coulda tried gasoline and other fluids butt I’m a stalwart Goof Off fan mainly due to interior usage (garage) and the fact that since there’s a water heater in there I don’t like the idear of gasoline fumes igniting thence burning down the house. The wife would probably frown especially with her nightgown and hair on fire. Goof Off is pretty generally docile stuff and has never messed up LEDs and the areas below them in my experience.)

It took almost 2 1/2 days of Goof Off soaking around to get the dome soft enough that a fine sewing needle could penetrate and breach the surface safely with the intent being to speed up the softening up process. As I got more impatient finally using just the needle I was able to ‘chip off’ more and more chunks to the point where I was only left with just a little peak of dome right above the LED. That too was carefully needled, soaked some more, and then electronic contact sprayed off in between, which left me with a nice thin dome layer evenly just above the P8 itself. Perfect.

The results were WELL worth it. The Osram P8 has a decently warm leaning cast to begin with. Now it’s significantly warmer and colors POP! Not to mention throw increased with that smaller hot spot.

Watt’s not to like?

Ya know I was surprised after BLF searching that apparently no one has dedomed an Osram P8 – well at least that I’m aware of. So I did a google and same results, nada. All I gotta say is Osram P8’s are tough!
Maybe that’s why P8’s don’t appear to get dedomed often. Grad

Now I gotta do the same to the above $7.99 LetFly flash and its Osram P8. That one is a quite decent lumen and throw beasty. Whatta bargain. So creating a smaller warmer hot spot for it will hopefully be worthwhile as well.

Man I really appreciate it when colors pop! as a side benefit. I’m not all just throwblowin ya know? LOL Thumbs Up Beer

So Peety fans if any are out there ya might wanna give it a try. I’d buy two Peety’s in case ya do a Number 2 on one of them. Otherwise known as an Enderman. LOL

PS. Sheeit. The LetFly sold out! “Currently unavailable” sez Amazon. Dam you guys! I was gonna buy some more too. Silly LOL Beer

“In many things in order to truly understand the small picture you have to understand the big picture first.”

True Color Rendition (TCR)/Simplified Definition: “On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest rating, a TCR will equate to what true colors you see in sunlight vs the same object’s colors you see when illuminated with a flashlight. The closer the two are, the higher the TCR rating will be.”

The TCR Reference Standard is the Walmart Ozark Trail OT 50L , Model No. 6103.
It has a TCR rating of ‘10’. $1.00 including batteries.

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