The FW3A a TLF BLF special elegant triple powerfull flashlight

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Hmm tail b¥tt has the switch.
No clean way of adding it on a surface
Maybe print on the box so even if customs opens they’ll see it and be happy?
Though flashlights do not need it

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My Solarforce lights have text on the tail cap around the rubber switch boot. It’s small and non-obtrusive, but it’s there.

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I don’t know. In the end the Q8 got a marking.
Can we ask Lumintop? They should know

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My Klarus G35 has the CE and ROHS below the triangle HOT warning on the bezel. Very small, but it’s there if needed.

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How much is this text really needed?

My Emisar D4 doesn’t CE and ROHS text on it. Neither do my Zebralights. Don’t think my Fenix has it either.

My guess is 90% of my flashlights lack that text. Even from name-brand manufacturers.

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Firelight2 wrote:
How much is this text really needed?

My Emisar D4 doesn’t CE and ROHS text on it. Neither do my Zebralights. Don’t think my Fenix has it either.

My guess is 90% of my flashlights lack that text. Even from name-brand manufacturers.


Not for the US, but other countries have pretty weird requirements.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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There were requirements for everything, e.g. bendy bananas
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commission_Regulation_(EC)_No._2257/94

But they finally dropped the cucumber and banana regulations.

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Joe, it might help every now and then if you put what country your from in your profile. Is it Germany? I’ve heard they are very strict there about these markings.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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Yes I am from Germany. It depends on the person you are dealing with. Some live for red tape, some are more relaxed.

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can you put the the CE ROHS on the box?

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Joey Adams wrote:
I am … not a flashaholic. Flashaholic’s go to meetings.


Sure, if that helps you sleep at night.

We’re not addicts, and what we’re doing here is definitely not a meeting.

… and I am never silly.


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Nope, the more I think about it, the more clear it is. BLF is not a flashaholic meeting.

For example, those “holic” programs are anonymous. It’s right there in the name, Whatever-a-holics Anonymous. But everyone here uses their real names.

People here don’t spend fortunes on things they don’t need, to satisfy an irrational inner craving.

We don’t make abstinence vows or congratulate each other on resisting the urge.

Outsiders never poke fun at us or compare us to cults.

We don’t even have a 12-step ramp program where people place their faith in a goddess higher power to deliver them from the darkness.

There’s really no resemblance at all.

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lollollol

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I have to laugh though… I googled “flashlight cult” and the first hit was an article about something I made. Why am I not surprised?

Here’s an excerpt:

A random BLF-A6 review wrote:

Holy crap, I don’t even deserve this flashlight! Almost timorously, I clicked the end cap again. Positively alarming things happened. I looked at the enclosed instructions…

[photo of one of my UI diagrams]
[Caption: Documentation Guy went off his meds today…]

… I will strive to be worthy.

So, that made my evening a little brighter. Smile

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Flashlight Cult hahaha sound funny. Google-ed that too and read the article kinda of proud really for some people we are unusual.

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Hahaha good read TK!

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Interesting read. I wonder what he’d write regarding the latest BLF lights?

What struck me most about that is that there is someone who just uses a flashlight and doesn’t have over a dozen. I mean I use flashlights also, but I have one for each different intended use and they are found everywhere throughout the house and shop. How strange is that, that there are people who don’t have the same proliferation of handheld lights!!?

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The Miller wrote:
LT is going over a slightly revised design, we hope for some news next week!

Looking forward to the revised design (black ano? Innocent )
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Those people are quite strange. How could you own just a single flashlight? How could you own a single underperforming flashlight even?? I’m relatively new to lights and people already think I’m manic when it comes to the topic of flashlights. At least some of my engineering friends appreciate the time put into these lights.

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djozz wrote:
The Miller wrote:
LT is going over a slightly revised design, we hope for some news next week!
Looking forward to the revised design (black ano? Innocent )

LT proposed a clip and it was a good moment for Fritz to adapt the design a bit so it is easier to hang it on the clip, even with delicate fabrics, first design was a bit harsh on that.

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Hope there not too many revision’s, Facepalm I love the simplistic industrial beauty of the original! Thumbs Up

But then again this is BLF, nothing can be left simple now can it! Big Smile

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Hope there not too many revision’s, Facepalm I love the simplistic industrial beauty of the original! Thumbs Up

But then again this is BLF, nothing can be left simple now can it! Big Smile

Thanks, we are trying to keep it close to the original and not to change too many things. After all, I am also no fan of too busy designs and lots of machined details Big Smile

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fritz15 wrote:
KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Hope there not too many revision’s, Facepalm I love the simplistic industrial beauty of the original! Thumbs Up

But then again this is BLF, nothing can be left simple now can it! Big Smile

Thanks, we are trying to keep it close to the original and not to change too many things. After all, I am also no fan of too busy designs and lots of machined details Big Smile


I find myself really appreciating the rugged, dependable, simplistic designs of things in life, this is one of them. I find myself staying far away from the over complicated/designed Body styles,UI’s and drivers that are prone to failure, too many bells and whistles! Keep It Simple has a attractiveness in and of itself!

I really love your designs, machining and builds fritz, keep them coming! Please!!

KB1428 “Live Life WOT”

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I'm back in for this torch-

Thanks Fritz15, The Miller, and everyone else involved in the collaboration of this light!

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fritz15 wrote:
Thanks, we are trying to keep it close to the original and not to change too many things. After all, I am also no fan of too busy designs and lots of machined details Big Smile

If I/we may ask, will it be removable or integrated** (screwed in) pocket clip?

EDIT: ** meaning, non-removable, sorry Facepalm

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The Miller, would you count me in for one?

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MascaratumB wrote:
fritz15 wrote:
Thanks, we are trying to keep it close to the original and not to change too many things. After all, I am also no fan of too busy designs and lots of machined details Big Smile

If I/we may ask, will it be removable or integrated** (screwed in) pocket clip?

EDIT: ** meaning, non-removable, sorry Facepalm

Either way, the clip will be removable. Thumbs Up

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ToyKeeper wrote:
…For example, those “holic” programs are anonymous. It’s right there in the name, Whatever-a-holics Anonymous. But everyone here uses their real names….
Your real name is “Toykeeper”? Silly
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Firelight2 wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
…For example, those “holic” programs are anonymous. It’s right there in the name, Whatever-a-holics Anonymous. But everyone here uses their real names….
Your real name is “Toykeeper”? Silly

Yes and my real name is Yokiamy Wink

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fritz15 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
fritz15 wrote:
Thanks, we are trying to keep it close to the original and not to change too many things. After all, I am also no fan of too busy designs and lots of machined details Big Smile

If I/we may ask, will it be removable or integrated** (screwed in) pocket clip?

EDIT: ** meaning, non-removable, sorry Facepalm

Either way, the clip will be removable. Thumbs Up

Maybe make it a slightly deeper carry?

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