FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight - SST-20 available, coupon codes public

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The Miller wrote:
Will update list later of course

And well for me FW3A is the name but funny thing, my wife needed an update on what we are doing and her reaction was “FW3A, that is a working title yes?’ And then people started posting about the name lol

It is gonna be Clean anyways Wink

Hi

I am keen on one. Can you please add me to the list? Thanks Smile

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I’ll definitely need to get other materials.

How about Fritzfire?

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BrianK wrote:
That’s true PBW, but the lights we buy today will work just as nicely as they do today, until they go on the fritz, even if other lights have more output or throw, whatever. My problem is that I need to convince myself of that. There was a post over in the Q8 thread that mentioned about Narsil vs the clunky UIs. I think that’s going to be more of an issue for me than performance. After using the Narsil Lite UI in the D4, I’m going to love Narsil in these new BLF lights and I won’t want to go back to the old UIs.

This viewpoint seems to be getting more popular. For the most part, lights are already bright enough, already small enough, already have good enough tint and beam qualities and runtime… so one of the main things which appeals about new lights is the interface.

I could just use the 1xAA ZebraLight I got in 2013. It’ll probably last a hundred years. But the interface seems so clunky compared to the latest projects on BLF

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They could also get more efficient but I left that out because it’s a minor point unless that results in more light with significantly less heat. Think cold light like a firefly or a Cyalume stick.

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I’ll take one!

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In for one please Smile

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Yes will update the list later.

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Include me in the list too please, when you are updating it. Thanks.

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I also take one

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MARK
and list updated

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Can I be took off the list please? Number 181. Thanks.

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May I be put on the list please? Thank you!

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Yes will update the list later.

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Is there any way the springs used in the Emisar D4 can be sourced for this light? I’m really pleased with the quality of them. I’m also liking the dual springs (driver and tail) in the D4. It handles bumps and shocks very well without loosing power to the driver.

I have Narsil running in a Skilhunt H03. It has a weak tail spring. When it takes a good bump and looses power to the driver for a split second, the light shuts off. Good springs should help prevent this behavior.

Per the specs of the Emisar D4:
“ Beryllium-Copper springs with 45% IACS superior to stainless steel alloys used for springs
with only 2% IACS

These nice springs also seem to eliminate the need for spring bypassing

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Let’s see what springs LT used in the prototype but yeah good springs are essential for sure!

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Hey The Miller…. Please put me on the list for one.

Thanks!

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Could I be added to the list please.
Chris

Chris

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yes, will update the list later!

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Interested, put me down for 1. Thanks!

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Yes will do!

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Don’t know why I waited so long to do this but please add me to the list. Thanks!

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Sure, will do later.

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electricjelly wrote:
Is there any way the springs used in the Emisar D4 can be sourced for this light? I’m really pleased with the quality of them. I’m also liking the dual springs (driver and tail) in the D4. It handles bumps and shocks very well without loosing power to the driver.

I have Narsil running in a Skilhunt H03. It has a weak tail spring. When it takes a good bump and looses power to the driver for a split second, the light shuts off. Good springs should help prevent this behavior.

Per the specs of the Emisar D4:
“ Beryllium-Copper springs with 45% IACS superior to stainless steel alloys used for springs
with only 2% IACS

These nice springs also seem to eliminate the need for spring bypassing


The mechanical quality of these intl-outdoor springs is actually quite poor (test , see also post #3), but since they only need to do a very minor travel they do the mechanical part of the job still very well. The electrical conductance however is superior to any other spring out there.

As far as availability goes: this spring is an exclusive intl-outdoor project (Hank had them especially made) and can not be found anywhere else. So Hank is the person to contact if these springs are to be used. And I surely do recommend them for the FW3A !!!

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Put me on the interest list please The Miller. Having an EDC with Narsil seems like a requirement now that I’ve played with the Q8.

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Please put me on the list for 1 unit.
Any possibility making it for 26650 later (may be with more led like DQG 26650)?

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djozz wrote:
electricjelly wrote:
Is there any way the springs used in the Emisar D4 can be sourced for this light?

As far as availability goes: this spring is an exclusive intl-outdoor project (Hank had them especially made) and can not be found anywhere else.) So Hank is the person to contact if these springs are to be used. And I surely do recommend them for the FW3A !!!

I haven’t asked, but Hank might not want to let a competitor use his springs. They’re pretty impressive, and it gives him an edge compared to everyone else. I hope the FW3A will be able to use them, but I wouldn’t count on it.

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Can you put me on the list, while im in the grip of Q8 waiting fever, you wallet destroying monster you ! Smile

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Add me for one

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Hi can you add me to the list please?
Thanks!

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Please add me to list

 

Thx.

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