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18650 battery is required for operation (not included). Also includes: deep carry pocket clip, gift box, extra o-rings & extra button. Refer to the forum thread for additional information. -johnny_miller

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Lowest I've seen for this awesome torch. Free shipping.

I use it as a bike light because it has a nice bike strobe mode. Rather than turning on/off the light intermittently, it increases the brightness intermittently, so the light always remains on.
Bike strobe video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFd43O0jGRA

Check out the video review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0cNfyuNjIE

Requires a single 18650 battery (NOT INCLUDED).

1A (cool white), 3D (neutral white), and 5A (warm neutral), 6500K, 4900K, and 4100K color temperature, respectively.

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Last Edited by MichaelM3467 February 3, 2017 at 02:22 PM
Info about this light at CandlePowerForums [urlhasbeenblocked]
(Using URL shortener because SD breaks CPF links)

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The above contribution was by frogsnacks.
(Last Edited by frogsnacks January 7, 2017 at 09:09 PM)
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Interesting solution by frogsnacks to use a URL shortener.
Whatever works. I don't mind. (See below.)

CPF links are commonly found on SD. Here's the solution if you run across them.
If you get a "broken" message, "No Thread specified....", just delete the equals sign ("=") at the end of the URL and refresh the browser tab.
I mention that step whenever I post a CPF link.

However, SD frowns on URL shorteners or URL obfuscators.
I understand why: people can hide referral links, try to go around urlhasbeenblocked, use clickbait or hide malicious links, et al.
The latter two reasons are why I (usually) like the link in plain text, even after the way SD complicates a URL with their own referral, et al. Then I can decide to click or not.
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For reference:
Firmware and UI (user interface) information
(I don't think the BLF A6 and Astrolux S1 flashlights come with instructions for the complex UI - user interface.)

Most people link to this TEXT explaining the firmware and the UI.
BLF EE A6 firmware
http://toykeeper.net/torches/blf-...blf-a6.txt

Not many people link to this GRAPHIC representation of the UI.
http://toykeeper.net/torches/blf-...-a6-ui.png

The above and more info in this directory, including BLF making the firmware source code public to all - to comment and improve on. If you don't like the UI or the firmware, you're welcome to improve it.
Index of /torches/blf-a6/final
http://toykeeper.net/torches/blf-a6/final/

(Note: I prefer the above links to mirrors or other sources - they are from the original source, from the site of BLF member Toykeeper, who was instrumental in designing the firmware and UI for the A6.)


Decent Youtube video (not mine) that explained all the modes and settings. Feel free to watch the begging its kinda useful and snarky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J....be&t=5m9s

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LMAO
That's like asking why you should buy a BMW when a Ford Fiesta is cheaper. If there were a hand-written sign in the window of the Fiesta that said it can go 0-60 in 3 seconds, would that make it a better car than the BMW?
(IOW - there's no chance the ebay light comes anywhere close to 8000 lumens. Probably not even 800. Simply not possible with a single LED and single battery.)
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I will add this to the Community Wiki:

For reference:
Firmware and UI (user interface) information
(I don't think the BLF A6 and Astrolux S1 flashlights come with instructions for the complex UI - user interface.)

Most people link to this TEXT explaining the firmware and the UI.
BLF EE A6 firmware
http://toykeeper.net/torches/blf-...blf-a6.txt

Not many people link to this GRAPHIC representation of the UI.
http://toykeeper.net/torches/blf-...-a6-ui.png

The above and more info in this directory, including BLF making the firmware source code public to all - to comment and improve on. If you don't like the UI or the firmware, you're welcome to improve it.
Index of /torches/blf-a6/final
http://toykeeper.net/torches/blf-a6/final/

(Note: I prefer the above links to mirrors or other sources - they are from the original source, from the site of BLF member Toykeeper, who was instrumental in designing the firmware and UI for the A6.)
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Really not close to that price. You can get 18650s for a lot cheaper than $10 each. Think I paid around $3 each for my first pair and they still do a good job (though only about 2/3 their claimed mah rating). You can get good quality 18650s too for only around $5 each, or less if you watch these forums and there's an occasional a deal on. Remember, like NiMH, these are rechargeable... but better. Denser charge and less self-discharge, so worth a little more (ie. $3-$5 each)

You're pretty much off on the charger price too. I started off with a cheap $4 dumb charger that fit ANY (almost) li-ion cell and got good use from it. Picked up a couple other cheapie chargers over time that were just part of the deal at other times (just pointing out they sometimes all but give them away, with battery or flashlight combos). Eventually I got a better Nitecore charger good for most any Li-ion (or NiHM or NiCd) rechargeable for around $15. It's not something you really need it if you want to stay as low budget as possible, but it's better to have a decent charger if you're going to be using it regularly IMO. I considered it a compromise to getting one of the fancy $35-$40-$50 chargers (Like Opus BT [amazon.com] series) with LCDs displays and a bunch of extra functions I'd probably never use.

So in essence, you can be up and running with just around $10 invested total for a charger and TWO batteries. If you really want to go cheap, start looking for cheap or free battery packs from laptops that have died. They mostly all use 18650 cells and can be harvested if you're willing and don't care about the risk of using unprotected cells.

A few samples. I haven't purchases or used any of these...

EBL (smart??*) charger and 2 batteries for $8.80 from Ebay (...though you never can tell what you're really getting from Ebay sellers IMO...)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EBL-2x-30...0967542514
EBL (smart??*) charger and 2 batteries for $13.40 from Amazon (same thing? Just $4.60 more?)
https://www.amazon.com/EBL-lithiu...B0129F9BXK
*They say it is, but don't know for sure.

Another EBL charger only for $9.99... but looks to be a rebadge/clone of the Nitecore i2 charger and does any Li-ion / NiMH /NiCd. Good price if it is. The original Nitecore i2 (and EBL clone) are hard to find for less than $12-13. (18650 batteries also available @ 4 for $11.99 ($3 each))
https://www.amazon.com/EBL-Batter...B01D9TUL8Y

And this - Thorfire charger and 2x 18650 from Amazon as an example. It's $16.99 now, but was $9 with coupon when I bought it 2 months ago (ie. $4.50 each 18650, with free charger.)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T2FQIH8
cheap charger, but the batteries are better than most as they are known to use good quality cells and rebrand them (you can SEE the original 'made in Japan' wrapper underneath the Throfire re-wrap on mine. Think they're Sanyos.)

Note, none of these are 'high drain' 18650s, but I think they'll work fine with an un-modded flashlight (1000-1200 lumen). Here's a quote from that CPF thread in wiki...


Funny. Did check the link right after I posted it and it worked... but doesn't now. No wonder the other guy was having a problem.
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Don't know why it's marked as expired.
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The BLF A6 18650 flashlight is $18.95 on Banggood,
This light is amazing, one of the best lights out there for its size and price. Its 1200lm but with a bridge its capable of 1600lm.
Its normally priced around $27 but its on sale for the next 36hrs,in comparison its curently $32 on amazon.

http://m.banggood.com/BLF-A6-XPL-...91823.html

Specification:

Product name:BLF A6 XP-L EDC LED FlashlightBrand:BLFModel:A6Emitter Type:XPLCircuit Driver:

A17DD-L FET+1 Driver

Light Tint:3D (5000K), 1A (6500K), 5A(4000K)
3D Neutral white,1A Cool light,5A Very yellow lightMaterial:Constructed from aero grade aluminum alloyMode:Group 1:Moon-Low-Med1-Med2-High1-High2-Turbo(Short press<0.5s)
Group 2: Low,Med,High,Turbo (Short press<0.5s)
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Moon-Turbo-Tactical Strobe-Battcheck-Bike Flasher (Medium press 0.5s-1.5s)
Battery Configurations:1 x 18650 battery (not included) (INR18650-30Q 3000mah suggested)Switch Type:clickySwitch Location:tail of the flashlightImpact Resistant1 meterMax Output:1600lumens (max)Working Voltage:2.8-4.35vLens:Toughened ultra-clear mineral glass
with anti-reflective coatingReflectorEmbarrassmentrange Peel ReflectorCarrying ClipincludedWaterproof:IPX-8 waterproof 2 metersColor:blackWeight:80g without batterySize:120mm x 24mm(length x body diameter)
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Linky please...
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Fyi, there is also an extension tube that is allows the flashlight to take an 18350 battery . It makes the light about half the size and still keeps the 1600lm. Makes it a much better edc light and is how i have all mine setup.
http://m.banggood.com/BLF-A6-Astr...12718.html

Link for the light
http://m.banggood.com/BLF-A6-XPL-...91823.html
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In for two, A1 and 3D. Thanks! Repped!
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Not 1600 lumens but very bright..
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how does compare to convoy s2+?
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i think this is the same as astrolux which is on sale for $13 on amazon
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i think this is the same as astrolux which is on sale for $13 on amazon
Looks the same but no 18650 tube included with the $13 version.
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i think this is the same as astrolux which is on sale for $13 on amazon
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For anyone who says it's not 1600 lumens you are correct it is 1200 Lumen but with a bypass of the spring it will become 1600 Lumen read the reviews millions of flashlights and nerds have ripped this one apart and agree
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