BLF Sabre......

Who you calling Some People ? :slight_smile:

Depends if the manufacturer want to make a “style piece” statement. The rendering is very hard to make.

My original intent was to make a practical, cost effective and cool looking flashlight. So there is a redesign and it will probably be redesigned again, depending on the manufacturers ability. But no matter how many redesigns, the fins and separate head body is not going to change.

A bit to early to make those decisions. I lean towards, but not set in stone, one emitter, 21700 battery, USB recharge, 3000+ lumens and all the usual electronics BUT with a bit more thought about how to change settings. Within a few minutes, my muggle wife managed to change the settings on the Q8. She kept pushing the button thinking that there should be low-medium-high. Not thrilled about that from a design perspective.

Who gets screwed on the deal, the guy who wants the high output but can’t possibly have it, or the guy who doesn’t want it and just had to go through a slight bit of effort not to use it.

This is a custom light, firmware like the d4 is viable and that firmware take zero effort to NOT use the turbo mode. All the button pushing the the world however will never let you have more then the artificial cap the manufacture put on however.

looks amazing!

I like it! I like it a lot!! :+1:

A single emitter or triple/quad with optic & what you mentioned above, single 21700 format five or so inches long; might well be a great place to start.

Keep it pretty much as is. Love the smooth look too. Add a bit of very subtle lines, fullers, grooves, or whatever for grip if you wish. But keep it very subtle & very minimal.

No knurling at all.

I’m in…… :wink:

I guess the most difficult part is the polish surface.

I am not a shiny finish expert but I have had some scoot parts and firearms nickel plated. It sure looks great but I’m not sure about how it will hold up on a flashlight or if it’s economical.

Thanks teacher!

(thanking a teacher…that sounds mildly disturbing… lol)

I got the trick of how to make the pics fit from your post.

We’ll see where it goes and what the potential manufacturer thinks is saleable. My intent is to make it affordable, useable and stylish. Closer to an EDC that everybody can afford. AND muggle friendly.

Maybe there is room for straight out style and light rocket. An enthusiast’s special.

Right now, I got to push it into production. I contacted a well known manufacturer to us and possibly two other manufacturers.

We’ll see……

I (personally) don’t like shiny flashlights, but the overall concept/shape is cool. My Solarforce L2T SS is very shiny, heavy and luxurious, but I have also never used it.

Your welcome Spartans. Good luck on turning the concept into reality. I’m looking forward to it. :+1:

I like the design, but not the switch. Seems too small, and it won’t easily and automatically/instinctively align to the thumb while holding the light.

such a cool project, I would be interested in one.

Please put me on the list for one :D :)) :D

No but seriously, put me on the list :|

Well, I’m not trying to “speak for the masses” just letting you know I’ve been around this particular forum for a few years, and I’ve seen lots of topics and opinions about those topics over the years. It is not my opinion, but my observation that there are only a minority on this site that want or need firefly mode. As I said, it is technically possible already with BLF designed hardware and firmware. So why don’t any of the BLF designed lights implement it? Because it isn’t a priority here. That’s all I’m saying. You have every right to like it, want it, need it, whatever. But that doesn’t change the facts.

Here’s an idea. Use the search function. Find how others have modded their lights to have a lower low, and do the same for yourself. Actually, start by poking around the Firmware Repository thread. ToyKeeper loves low-low (firefly) modes and has implemented them for her own use in many firmware revisions, and she owns and maintains that thread as well as the repository itself.

Most modern firmware have multiple mode groups to choose from, including a “muggle” mode that is capped at a lower-than-max level. You have nothing to complain about here. If you have 17 modes to click through, and you don’t like it that way, it is literally your own fault at this point.

If you are not speaking for the masses as you claim and this is just a group throwing ideas around, then you still shouldn’t have opened your mouth. You seem to do a lot of that. Giving unsolicited advice and thinking it’s right. It’s an idea phase and it’s not your job to spew your drivel. I have used the search function many times to find what I need instead of asking questions that have already been answered. I actually pay attention.

I never asked why BLF designed lights don’t implement it. I noticed most multi emitter lights don’t implement it well. I really don’t care what you think the priority is here. HERE isn’t where most of their lights are sold. I know you think yourself and BLF are responsible for all flashlight sales on the planet but, we just aren’t.

Your right I do have the right to want it or need it, and I have the privilege of voicing that here. But your pure attack on something you don’t need and thinking you are something special that can speak for the majority here, is getting old. Quickly. It was much nicer when you were making threads begging for free lights.

I’m done with ruining this thread because of your elitist nonsense. Go pull this crap on CPF or something. Any response by you will not be responded to and after this point I won’t see any of your ridiculous post anymore anyway.

I apologize to the other folks on here who have had to read this crap. This is a great looking light and I will keep up with it’s progress.

Wow…I’m concerned. This flashlight has the power to make people argue. Imagine if it’s mass produced and it starts a nuclear war? That’s horrible. What am I going to do with all my Big Mac coupons? :person_facepalming:

Peace guys.


Electronics have come a long way, to the point that the button interface could be all things to almost all people. The only thing I don’t like is that it’s changed by the same button. I like to see some kind of limit through a physical act to access change.

Example….you want to go from ramping to 5 click mode? Unscrew the head then re-screw it on, you have one minute to access and change settings. This should eliminate any muggle “I pressed it 27 times by accident and I think it’s in bomb mode”. Of course, it’s in normal mode on start up and one has to go through some sequence to access other modes. The only difference is the setting of a time limit.

Just a thought.

Yeah, some people get upset pretty easily it seems. Sorry about your Big Mac coupons. :open_mouth:

This is one cool looking light. When can I buy it :wink:

Guess I am the only one who doesn’t really dig the design here. Maybe with more fins or something, dunno. As it is, it remindes me of a cheap toy for children (that’s not meant in an offensive way - it’s just what I feel). I guess it’s just not my style, the vast majority here seems to really like it though! :slight_smile: