The FW3A a TLF BLF special elegant triple powerful flashlight

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Please add me to the list. I will purchase one. Thanks!

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Dman7777 wrote:
ferongr wrote:
Another vote for a future FW3A batch or retail option with Nichias instead of the garbage XP-G3s. I had the chance to play with an Emisar D4 with the 90CRI 5000k 219Cs and the light quality completely blew me away. So much that I ordered it on the spot from my smartphone.

I agree with this. Is there any real reason not to use nichia in this light? The cost difference can’t be that great, and we as flashlight enthusiasts should all be voting with our wallets against shitty tinted LEDs.

I would also love to see nichias used. I’d even prefer xp-g2 over the xp-g3. In my experience xp-g3 does not not look good through a tir optic. The tintshift is too much and makes the spill look horrible no matter how good the hotspot looks.

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I love the new matte tapered finish, I’m now more excited for this light.
I’d prefer it, however, with Nichia or XP-L HI emitters, I’m not a fan of the XP-G3s.

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Neutral White – XP-L HI V2 5D, 4000K would add additional output, nice tint and not the additional heat of the Nichia. Light is too small to risk more heat issues.

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XP-L HI emitters cost a lot more though. I give that about zero chance of happening, based on how cheap this light is priced. In fact the originators of this group buy have spoken and having any different emitter choice has already been ruled out.

You want something besides XP-G3? Great, you can build it yourself. I will be doing the same. This light is cheap enough at its current price that it could be shipped to me as an empty host + driver and I’d still be very happy with it.

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I was really hoping the prototypes would ship with XP-G3 so we could settle the topic of whether they’re okay, but it came with XP-G2 instead.

Even with XP-G2, I’m not terribly happy with the beam. I’ve never much liked the 10507 optic, since it tends to add artifacts and a ring. Here’s how a beam slice looks in the first prototype:

This should improve quite a bit with a 10511 optic.

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Never been a fan of the clear narrow optics.

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Please add me to the list for 2 units. Thank you BLF!

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I was really hoping the prototypes would ship with XP-G3 so we could settle the topic of whether they’re okay, but it came with XP-G2 instead.

Even with XP-G2, I’m not terribly happy with the beam. I’ve never much liked the 10507 optic, since it tends to add artifacts and a ring. Here’s how a beam slice looks in the first prototype:

This should improve quite a bit with a 10511 optic.


The 10507 can make a Nichia 219c look ugly at that angle though…
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The 10507 can make a Nichia 219c look ugly at that angle though…

Exactly. There are reasons I don’t use the 10507 optic in any of my lights.

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See post: # ….

Ozythemandias wrote:
For what it’s worth, I love the new look and if anyone would like to give up their slots I’d gladly take it, I’d like a total of 3-4 of these,
¿…. ….?
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Interest list (The Miller)
. 17 – # 21 … Ozythemandias wrote: I’m assuming 18650, I didn’t see it specified.

I’ll take two!

411 – # 748 … Ozythemandias wrote: This is excellent news. I’m loving Lumintop these days!

I noticed I’m only on the list once, I asked for two but you may have missed it

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See Poost # 182

khas wrote:
Put me down for one please.

Any plans for a 18500 tube


khas: The Miller has not included him in the list
See Post #1309
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FWIW, I upgraded the thermal regulation behavior. I still need to do some extensive testing on it, but hopefully it will behave. Specifically, it adjusts the output in about 640 very small steps until it thinks it is no longer too hot or too cold… and the adjustment speed now changes depending on how far it needs to go. Additionally, the adjustments are based on the projected future temperature, which works like a car trying to “steer into” the curves.

Hopefully this will allow it to react quickly but also avoid oscillations after it has reached a maintainable level. I won’t know for sure until I test it though, and that takes a while.

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Short list, Last requests .
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any word on further prototyping/progress now that the GT is out?

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contactcr wrote:
any word on further prototyping/progress now that the GT is out?

I posted about progress five comments ago. Working on thermal regulation upgrades.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
contactcr wrote:
any word on further prototyping/progress now that the GT is out?

I posted about progress five comments ago. Working on thermal regulation upgrades.

I trust your work with the drivers sight unseen,lol. More interested in the hardware!

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Neal asked us to for feedback on the prototype. So we’ll compile a list of issues and things we’d like to be changed soon.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, I upgraded the thermal regulation behavior. I still need to do some extensive testing on it, but hopefully it will behave. Specifically, it adjusts the output in about 640 very small steps until it thinks it is no longer too hot or too cold… and the adjustment speed now changes depending on how far it needs to go. Additionally, the adjustments are based on the projected future temperature, which works like a car trying to “steer into” the curves.

Hopefully this will allow it to react quickly but also avoid oscillations after it has reached a maintainable level. I won’t know for sure until I test it though, and that takes a while.

I get the feeling that this could likely be solved even more elegantly. I do control engineering for a living, so when I get the time I might take a look at this.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, I upgraded the thermal regulation behavior. I still need to do some extensive testing on it, but hopefully it will behave. Specifically, it adjusts the output in about 640 very small steps until it thinks it is no longer too hot or too cold… and the adjustment speed now changes depending on how far it needs to go. Additionally, the adjustments are based on the projected future temperature, which works like a car trying to “steer into” the curves.

Hopefully this will allow it to react quickly but also avoid oscillations after it has reached a maintainable level. I won’t know for sure until I test it though, and that takes a while.

This thermal regulation is, in my opinion, the greatest advancement in flashlight tech since the XML was released way back when. When the temps are cold this time of year, the light is smart enough to know it doesn’t have to ramp down as much, if at all.

Thanks for your efforts in perfecting this.

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