FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight

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ToyKeeper wrote:
rondohatten wrote:
because i am a dum dum, could you please briefly explain, like im a twelve year old,
the difference in everyday use between these two optuons?

thanks.

Between the two proposed emitter options, you mean?

  • XP-L HI 3D: Throwier/narrower beam, “daylight” color
  • LH351D 4000K: Floodier/wider beam, halfway between “daylight” and “warm white” color

yes, this is what i meant.
thanks again.

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The 3000K, 95+ CRI, variant of the Luminus SST-20 is an interesting emitter.

I’m just sayin’

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eas wrote:
The 3000K, 95+ CRI, variant of the Luminus SST-20 is an interesting emitter.

I’m just sayin’

Hum, despite it seems pretty awesome (beam and “colour”) I guess it would be too much on the “yellow/orange side”! Personal preference statement, note!

I do hope, though, that the discussed LEDs can be offered, for I’d like to have one of each Wink

EDIT: BTW, are there any more news on the FW3A ??

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MascaratumB wrote:
eas wrote:
The 3000K, 95+ CRI, variant of the Luminus SST-20 is an interesting emitter.

I’m just sayin’

Hum, despite it seems pretty awesome (beam and “colour”) I guess it would be too much on the “yellow/orange side”! Personal preference statement, note!

Personal but popular preference. Smile

Last time I graphed raw poll results, this is how things turned out. The only tint less popular than 3000K was 6500K.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
eas wrote:
The 3000K, 95+ CRI, variant of the Luminus SST-20 is an interesting emitter.

I’m just sayin’

Hum, despite it seems pretty awesome (beam and “colour”) I guess it would be too much on the “yellow/orange side”! Personal preference statement, note!

Personal but popular preference. Smile

Last time I graphed raw poll results, this is how things turned out. The only tint less popular than 3000K was 6500K.

Due to the 2 types of leds in discussion, I also thought the “extreme” values (3000K and 6500K) would be the less favourite, and this table confirms it! Too warm or too cold in a flashlight like this would be not a wise move. Hence the general preferences for the 4000K-5500K!

However, seeing djozz’s test, that LED is a nice thing to use in other lights! Thumbs Up

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However, seeing djozz’s test, that LED is a nice thing to use in other lights! Thumbs Up

There is two sides on this led:
1) it measures extreme high CRI with both high R9 and R12, right on top of the BBL in a reflector light. Awesome! Big Smile
2) it looks kind of boring, the tint and colours it shows are virtually identical to an oldschool halogen bulb that we were all used to. No news today. Tired
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djozz wrote:
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However, seeing djozz’s test, that LED is a nice thing to use in other lights! Thumbs Up
There is two sides on this led: 1) it measures extreme high CRI with both high R9 and R12, right on top of the BBL in a reflector light. Awesome! Big Smile 2) it looks kind of boring, the tint and colours it shows are virtually identical to an oldschool halogen bulb that we were all used to. No news today. Tired

Even so, it could be used in small lanterns or with diffusers Wink But, still, it is too much “yellow/orange” for me!
And it would be that great in this “to be” great FW3A Cool

(BTW, I don’t miss those bulbs that much, so I’d pass this Silly )

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Of course it’s all personal preference, but I’m with you MascaratumB; the warm “yellow/orange” tints I hate. And the ‘harsh blue’ tints of cold are just as bad in an EDC light…. to me.

I’m good with about 4500K – 5750K… but my overwhelming preference being 5000K – 5750K. To me that is much more of a ‘True Neutral White’. Not a lot of tint either warm or cold.

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I’m one of those weird people that likes the warmer tints. They look really nice outside in my opinion.

I like the Yuji 3200k and the XPL HI 7A, for example.

I’d have liked the 3500k Samsung emitter for this, but 4000k is a nice compromise and from what I’ve seen online should have a really nice tint.

That said, I used to carry an original Olight S1 and liked it despite the cool tint. I think for EDC size, durability, and UI are a bit more important than tint.

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TheShadowGuy wrote:
I’m one of those weird people that likes the warmer tints. They look really nice outside in my opinion.

I have to agree. All of my house lights are 2700K – 3000K LEDs. I love a good warm light. The only thing I don’t like is when they have a green tint.

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lexvegas wrote:
TheShadowGuy wrote:
I’m one of those weird people that likes the warmer tints. They look really nice outside in my opinion.

I have to agree. All of my house lights are 2700K – 3000K LEDs. I love a good warm light. The only thing I don’t like is when they have a green tint.

I remember seeing some remarkably green neutral XPG2s… Sick

@eas: Thanks for the heads up- I noticed KaiDomain has a P60 dropin with that emitter. I might grab one for fun.

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I like cool and I like warm. Different tints are nice, to change up now and then, but no green. That said, if I had to choose, the closest to daylight neutral white seems to be the nicest go to.

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If I got to choose the LEDs for the BLF lantern, it would be as close to a kerosene lamp as I could get it Smile

That being said, daylight color temp is nice for finding things; it’s just not for general lighting!

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Hi. In for 2 or 3. Might go up to 4 if there’s a volume discount! Big Smile

Discovered this project from Eric Pare’s Light Painting FB page. Someone posted a link and if you’re reading this, I want to thank you! Smile

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I’m at #1432 and would like to add one more.

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ansb29 wrote:
Hi. In for 2 or 3. Might go up to 4 if there’s a volume discount! Big Smile

Discovered this project from Eric Pare’s Light Painting FB page. Someone posted a link and if you’re reading this, I want to thank you! Smile


That was me who posted the link from Eric Pare’s FB group.

No need to publish your email. Communication will most likely be via private message within BLF when it is time to purchase.

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I have one like that

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hanoilighting208 wrote:
I have one like that

Sorry, you say you have one like that? Flat Stare
Are you referring to the FW3A or other flashlight or thing?

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lohtse wrote:
still not seen my name on the list…we would require two

You name is already in the list pepinfaxera:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1329701#comment-1329701

See #1312 and #1313!

Post #1 is not updated!

TK, any possibility to do that so that it keeps being updated ?
Thanks Wink

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