✌ LUMINTOP CL2 4*SST20 NW 630lm Type-C Camping Lantern Group Buy - ALIVE!!!

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freeme wrote:

CL2 sample has arrived! Love it tongue-out


Great! It’d be nice to (1) see some size comps and (2) hear more about the UI. Thansk freeme!
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What battery model you guys prefer?

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Probably won't buy but I'm interested.
I am on the fence here ... for at least one How about a bundle deal with 4 14500 cells?

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All the specs and UI are 90%+ confirmed. Not ramping, with is preferred. Regulated circuit for all levels.

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Ill be in for two.

 

I would really prefer the UI be simple (one click on, one click off, and 3 modes or a simple ramp). I like the idea and design. really like the rechargeable aspect! and also the option for Nimhd (i hope). oh, and Hi Cri is awesome too!

 

4 of my epoch 14500's is 4000mah (in parallel of course, im sure these will be parallel) so essentially a lantern with a 40t, thats good for me. 

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freeme wrote:

What battery model you guys prefer?


Paul321 wrote:
Agro wrote:
Probably won’t buy but I’m interested.
I am on the fence here … for at least one How about a bundle deal with 4 14500 cells?

I have these and like them alot Shockli .
These are not protected however, IDK about onboard charging of un-protected cells.
Would that be an issue?

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As far as 14500’s go, I am also a fan of those black Shockli 1000 mAh cells (the same ones that Paul321 linked to). In my opinion, some of the best 14500 there are, and they’re not terribly expensive. There are some cells that are higher drain (Shockli orange, Vapcell H10), but I never really need a 12 amp 14500.

Interested. I’ve been on the fence, but I’m at least interested enough to know pricing. If they end up being really nice and affordable, I could see buying multiple. Do you want a PM freeme?

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I’m interested.

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Listed price is cheap for 4pcs but shipping is almost the price of the battery? What is the estimated price for 4pcs shipped?

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freeme wrote:

What battery model you guys prefer?

Paul321 wrote:
Agro wrote:
Probably won't buy but I'm interested.
I am on the fence here ... for at least one How about a bundle deal with 4 14500 cells?

I have these and like them alot "Shockli"

 

Charger seems to be too powerful. Haha. I forwarded some of my initial findings to them.

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These are not protected however, IDK about onboard charging of un-protected cells. Would that be an issue? 

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freeme wrote:

What battery model you guys prefer?

  • Fenix 800mA (ARB-L14-800)
  • Nitecore 850mA (NL1485)
  • Keeppower 800mAh
  • Keeppower 1000mAh
  • Keeppower 1100mAh
  • Xtar 800mA
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freeme wrote:

Listed price is cheap for 4pcs but shipping is almost the price of the battery? What is the estimated price for 4pcs shipped?


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I have these and like them alot “Shockli”

Yeah, a 4 pack is currently like $11 plus $8 shipping (to the US). They’ve been less in the past. Seems like bulk pricing is better, as a an 8 pack is $17 (~$2 per cell) plus shipping. So if a bundle happens, it should be an opportunity for Neal to make some margin on the batteries and save the end customer money… win win.
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I experience with protected 14500/16340 from Nitecore and Fenix were unsatisfactory. All went unresponsive after above two years with minimum usage. Especially those with built-in USB port, avoid at all cost. 

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What battery model you guys prefer?

* Fenix 800mA (ARB-L14-800) * Nitecore 850mA (NL1485) * Keeppower 800mAh * Keeppower 1000mAh * Keeppower 1100mAh * Xtar 800mA

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Keeppower has protected, unprotected, and button tops in 14500, my choice is whatever would work best with the onboard charging

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I am hoping the group deal is a really sweet price. In order to not directly compete with the BLF LT1 you have to be cheaper than the LT1.

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Interested.

I think for a lantern, LVP for both 14500 and AA would be important. Hopefully the lantern has proper LVP.

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Waiting to see specs.

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hopefully it’s not as pricey as freeme’s website leads me to believe Sad

I’m taking that info with a grain of salt as:

  • the package supposedly includes a LEP and a short tube
  • the webpage title says it’s a “Lumintop GT Nano Copper Brass”

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gchart wrote:
hopefully it’s not as pricey as freeme’s website leads me to believe Sad

I’m taking that info with a grain of salt as:

  • the package supposedly includes a LEP and a short tube
  • the webpage title says it’s a “Lumintop GT Nano Copper Brass”

I don’t really understand the 4×14500 battery choice…that is 28 mm battery width. Why not 1 × 26650….narrower, could use 18650 with tube. Am I missing something?
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AA compatibility is the only thing I would say. Which certainly has it’s uses.

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gchart wrote:
AA compatibility is the only thing I would say. Which certainly has it’s uses.

Maybe that is it, but they have used 3 x aa adapters in flashlights forever, and the adapter could be in series for 4.5 volts, so not have diminished brightness.
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sarge12 wrote:
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AA compatibility is the only thing I would say. Which certainly has it’s uses.

Maybe that is it, but they have used 3 x aa adapters in flashlights forever, and the adapter could be in series for 4.5 volts, so not have diminished brightness.

Come to think of it, with a wide center positive you could use 3 parallel 14500, 3 series AA in adapter, 1 26650, an 18650 in a tube, and with a little longer spring perhaps even a 21700. All would be 4.5 volts maximum.
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Not to try and blow up the thread, but the only reason I use 14500 batteries is to get more power from a tiny light, but 4×14500 batteries delivers less current than a single 26650, so I am struggling to figure a good reason to have to deal with 4 batteries.

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sarge12 wrote:
4×14500 … I am struggling to figure a good reason

Yeah. That’s why there was no 4×14500 version of the LT1. It just didn’t make sense. Pretty much the only practical reason to do that form factor is for AA cells.

If AA isn’t necessary, it usually makes more sense to go with a single 18650, 26650, or 21700 cell. More power in less space, cheaper, and easier to charge. Add a diffuser cap to a 26650 light, and it makes a nice compact lantern.

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Listing up at Neal’s: https://www.nealsgadgets.com/collections/new-arrival/products/lumintop-c...

$59.95 retail price, 84.95 with 4 H10 batteries. No charging for nimh.

Press and hold for off. Boo.

Moonlight is 2 lumens. Boo.

High with AAs is 50 lumens? That seems low.

-edit Couldn’t see it on mobile, but there is a turbo of 90 lumens for AA. Still seems low and weird spacing, but better.

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WOW! Such a unique design Big Smile

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