Been gone a week, I never expected all this when posting this light deal, just thought they had finally set the price where it should be with all the known issues.
I fully agree with djozz, this is a great host and if you happen to get a working driver and a good K9 lens those are all bonuses, it would be a waste of someones time to try and complain to BG about any defects.
I’m fairly certain they’ve already figured out that BLFers found BG’s low price on the Cometa and that’s how all these lights suddenly started selling.
I can hardly wait to see the newest round of modded Cometa’s… the technology has changed a bit since 2016.
Check the internal construction of the Warsun Zoomie. Not a good design regarding heat transfere!
If you want bigger go for the UF-1504 (67mm lens).
Or go for the UF-1508 (75mm lens). But i really would recomend to build a new pill for this one (if you have a lathe or know someone that has access to one). At least modify the original (not so much you can do) to improve heat transfere.
My cometa landed today with the 26650 inside it.
It has the plastic washer around the spring, quick look inside and mcpcb is dry and metal disc above it has marks where anodising looks compromised and could short LED.
I’ll have to take same steps as first cometa but other than that it’s a great torch for the money £12 inc a 26650 cell.
Finally got my two cometa, they were nightmare until i disable the moon mode and other modes. Now they are pure 1300lm turbo mode. The buttons are very sensitive, a light tap can change level accidentally, now not so much such problem.
Very high quality light indeed. After checking don’t see any risks so i used them as stock at the moment.
Problem1: one of the oring is over sized, can’t tighten battery tailcap fully, it is 3B version having this problem.
Problem2: not sure why sometimes one of them can’t be switched on. I have to tighten the ring in the tailcap, more reliable now but still can happen.
The reason of problem2 seems to be the button stick to tapped position, cause the light on switch still on and flashlight output off. Light tap would unstick it from tapped position and flashlight output on successfully.
I also disable Medium press now, no more blinking mode accidentally.