FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight

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I was going to pull the plug on this light due to how long it is taking to develop, but that pic looks awesome, so I’ll continue to stick it out with everyone!

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Fritz made a new render showing the latest model with a tapered tube.

This is what Lumintop is working on right now, if I understand correctly.

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the new rendering looks good, please add me to the list for 1 if it’s not too late to join the party.

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Mr.Scott wrote:
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MascaratumB wrote:
@ FW3A Team, I sent “you” a PM

I don’t think anyone actually checks that… or even logs in at all, except on rare occasions to post progress updates or edit the top post. It may get used more later, but for now it’s mostly a placeholder.

FW3A Team:

You can disable PMs for this team account. People won’t even have the option of PMing the account and wondering why no one responds.

Mr.Scott

When I sent the PM was to check on the possibility to make a GAW with this light! After TK’s answer, I decided to go along with it and started the GAW. I will deal with the process when it’s on the move Wink Thanks for the info on this!!

BTW: the more I see this light, the more I love it Love
I’ll wait for the things yet to be deciced, but this is growing and growing on me Smile

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Please add me for a 2nd one. Hopefully there will be both neutral and cool white tint options so I can have one of each.

Beam me up!

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I have’t been buying many lights lately because I’m waiting for this which is better than all the other ones I keep considering for purchase which are currently available.

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Tom Tom wrote:
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It looks good to me, preferably tumbled in ceramic media rather than crude bead-blast.

Please keep the anodisation top-quality.

Smooth anodization only please. I hate the sandpapery anodization that feels like a piece of chalk and makes the hair on my skin stand on end.
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Been following this light for months now, but that new rendering has me hooked. Please add me to the list for one, please.

Just discovered this wonderful addiction.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
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It looks good to me, preferably tumbled in ceramic media rather than crude bead-blast.

Please keep the anodisation top-quality.

Smooth anodization only please. I hate the sandpapery anodization that feels like a piece of chalk and makes the hair on my skin stand on end.

Yes! Not the new D4 blue type.

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1 Please

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I like the machined bevels on the battery tube. They look “right” to my eye and it’s getting me even more excited for this to come to life.

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I like the sloped battery tube. please add me for a third one. #1003, 1056.

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put me down for 2 please

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add a second one for me please. Many thanks

 عُمَانْ

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List page 71 updated
I observe:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1294460#comment-1294460

Zero-K wrote:
Please add me to the interest list for 1! Thanks!

Not included in Post 4 TK list.
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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1302728#comment-1302728
kahvitahra wrote:
Interested +1

FW3A Team wrote:

Interest List


You are at #1100 page 71, ¿You must remove the strike?

Sorry for my bad English
(google translator) , (https://www.deepl.com/translator)

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pepinfaxera wrote:
List page 71 updated I observe: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1294460#comment-1294460
Zero-K wrote:
Please add me to the interest list for 1! Thanks!
Not included in Post 4 TK list.

Thanks! I didn’t see that one earlier. It helps a lot having more than one person looking for requests. Smile

pepinfaxera wrote:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1302728#comment-1302728
kahvitahra wrote:
Interested +1

FW3A Team wrote:

Interest List


You are at #1100 page 71, ¿You must remove the strike?

Oh, that one is not an error. The list has the correct number (1) for kahvitahra. To check this, look in the right column of the list, which shows requests per person).

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I just for the first time ever carried a side-switch EDC light in my pocket for a week (Utorch UT-01 with 4000K R9080 E21A) and although the size, output, beam, tint, and everything else is wonderful, the switch on the side is a royal pain in multiple everyday use, even though in the UT-01 it sticks out well enough to feel it. I swapped back to a tail clicky EDC (E2L shorty with BLF-A6 driver and 4000K R9050 SM407e, lighted tail) this morning and thankfully everything is back to normal: draw and click-on, instead of draw, fumble, click-on.

Morale: the design decision of the FW3A to move the e-switch to the tail is a very good one, and for me essential to make it EDC-worthy.

Morale II: please sign me up for a second FW3A, preferrably in desert tan ano Innocent

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Please put me down for two

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djozz wrote:
Morale: the design decision of the FW3A to move the e-switch to the tail is a very good one, and for me essential to make it EDC-worthy.

Couldn’t agree more. Side switches work OK in benign conditions, but when you’re hands are frozen, or gloved, useless.

That said, I really like my Olight S15 and On The Road M3 for EDC, but only because they have pocket clips that I have glued into place 180 degrees from the side-switches, so no difficulty finding them. Un-glued they can gradually rotate and lead to confusion. Without the clips I would be lost.

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Add me to the list for 1 please! Thx. Big Smile

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Put me down for one please.

Anything is amphibious if you can get it back out of the water.

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I interested for 1 piece with Nichia 219c NW

my blog: http://torchobzor.blogspot.ru
And sorry for my english.

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MaksVasilev wrote:
I interested for 1 piece with Nichia 219c NW

Emitters are not defined yet!

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Add me for one please!

WishIwereaSkibum

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MascaratumB wrote:
Emitters are not defined yet!

Ok, i need just 1 piece.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Emitters are not defined yet!

This is true.

BTW, what did people think about the muggle-mode UI poll? I was thinking of doing a similar one for emitter type, if people found the poll method acceptable. It’ll need more explanation though, since the emitter tradeoffs are more complex.

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I thought that poll was superb. Easy to use while also allowing for degrees of opinion.

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Are we talking 3000 lumens out of this lamp? Sorry if I missed the output(s), but what’s the turbo Lumens and time as well as a sustainable “high” lumems spec if there is one at this point? If not, a target brightness would be interesting.

Please and thanks!

DB Custom wrote:
Yes Cawi, fully aware… I built the first X5 Quad at over 3000 lumens. (How do I know it was the first? Because it was done on a prototype. Wink ) Also built the first Triple and Quad X6. Something about a small high powered light… Big Smile

My MecArmy PT16 is making 3400 lumens as a quad. Ramping. Just Gotta Love It! Big Smile lol

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The FW3A specs are vague because the emitter type hasn’t even been nailed down yet. However, it’ll probably do somewhere around 2000 to 4000 lumens on turbo. And the highest sustainable level at room temperature while tail-standing will probably be under 500 lumens, due to thermal concerns. The sustainable level during actual use depends on how the light is cooled… it’ll be capable of more in cold weather than in hot weather.

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Perfect
Thank you
Understood and clear

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