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huey18 wrote:
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I do not see my name on the list. My “interest” post was #4379.

The list updates take a while to be done! pepinfaxera is doing that but it takes time, so sometimes it is not immediate!

The list is updated till the post #4335, which is Delta V!

pepinfaxera updates the lists here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1337438#comment-1337438

And he makes some “state of the art” here and there! Here’s the last information given about the updates:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1355552#comment-1355552

From then on he will update the list when possible. If after the updates till the most recent posts your name is still missing, please state inform him here on the thread! So far, the list will be updated when it will be updated!

In The Miller’s words, “It’s done when it’s done!!” Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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lew123 wrote:
I’ve posted I’d like to buy 1 of these with the LH351D

The emitter has not been determined yet. The cpl-hi is 1st and the LH351D is 2nd. I believe the poll is still open to choose which emitter you want. You can go here and rank the LH351D as 1st, then whatever would be your 2nd choice, etc…

You can also rank your favorite color temperature for this light here.

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Hello,
I am down for 1 as Tooreal #712 and #752 just wanted to make sure I will get 2 of these Awesome Lights.

Thanks in advance for a One of a kind Super EDC Light, waiting is an option to get a couple of these Perfect EDC Lights!

Tooreal

Interested in repairing my JetBeam TC-R1, (I’m lacking knowledge and a Novice) Wires broken between LED and Double Stacked Boards below. I soldered New wire to LED (Brass LED Base is loose, not glued or secured). 1 wire is Broken just above the top of the

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Tooreal wrote:
Hello,
I am down for 1 as Tooreal #712 and #752 just wanted to make sure I will get 2 of these Awesome Lights.

Tooreal


You are listed for 2 lights. That’s what the 2 numbers are for. Thumbs Up
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I would like to buy one ,when they are ready.

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Hexlord wrote:
I would like to buy one when they are ready.

Your name will be added to the list on the next update. Welcome to BLF.
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sbslider wrote:
I would also like to know how you create the auto generated interest list.

I’m using a little python script and a request log. It replays the request log to generate an interest list, and renders it in two formats.

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Interest list finally updated in post #4. The current two-forum total is 1888 lights.


- TK

FW3A thread – contact Neal on BLF or email for FW3A questions and support

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Hello!
Please, add me for 1 light, Thanks

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Hello!
Please, add me for 1 light, Thanks

Your name will be added to the list on the next update. Welcome to BLF.
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JasonWW wrote:
Tooreal wrote:
Hello,
I am down for 1 as Tooreal #712 and #752 just wanted to make sure I will get 2 of these Awesome Lights.

Tooreal


You are listed for 2 lights. That’s what the 2 numbers are for. Thumbs Up

Hello JasonWW,
Thanks for letting me know for sure that I am officially still on the list Thumbs Up
I prefer Natural Light as to Warm or Cool, if I have a Choice I would like 1- XML-hi and the Other in the LH351D, if I Understand correctly these are the last 2 Contenders, and I would be So Happy If I could Double my Order, if at all Possible?

Thanks for the Update these are Going to be Great!
Tooreal

Interested in repairing my JetBeam TC-R1, (I’m lacking knowledge and a Novice) Wires broken between LED and Double Stacked Boards below. I soldered New wire to LED (Brass LED Base is loose, not glued or secured). 1 wire is Broken just above the top of the

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I’m interested, put me down please.
Thanks

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ToyKeeper wrote:
sbslider wrote:
I would also like to know how you create the auto generated interest list.

I’m using a little python script and a request log. It replays the request log to generate an interest list, and renders it in two formats.


thanks for the feedback. I was wondering about copying for use with the lantern build, but my programming skills are not so great, so I will just continue to do it manually for now.

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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I am thinking about writing a BLF List Bot to help the community. I am playing around with the idea.

ideas like:
Updates 4x a day so it doesn’t constantly ping the server
generates a list on another thread and original poster can link it.
requiring users that are interested to post a string like “BLFListBot add 1 0 1” for something like 1 of option 1, 0 of option 2, 1 of option 3
linking the user and the their comment on the list.
etc.

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sbslider wrote:
thanks for the feedback. I was wondering about copying for use with the lantern build, but my programming skills are not so great, so I will just continue to do it manually for now.

Much of it is still manual — reading posts, adding requests to the log, comparing to pepinfaxera’s list, running the script, and posting updates. The script just takes a tab-separated list of requests and converts it to two views of the interest list as seen in comment #4.

Pepinfaxera’s efforts have been very helpful.

The input file is this thing: http://toykeeper.net/torches/fw3a/interest.list

huey18 wrote:
I am thinking about writing a BLF List Bot to help the community. I am playing around with the idea.

ideas like:
Updates 4x a day so it doesn’t constantly ping the server
generates a list on another thread and original poster can link it.
requiring users that are interested to post a string like “BLFListBot add 1 0 1” for something like 1 of option 1, 0 of option 2, 1 of option 3
linking the user and the their comment on the list.
etc.

I started on a bot for this purpose, but I haven’t gotten it to a point where I can just let it run yet.

Here’s what it does so far:

  • Parses pre-downloaded BLF pages to extract individual posts.
  • Identifies the post author, URL, number, and some other details.
  • Removes quoted text.
  • Runs the remaining text through a Bayesian classifier to guess whether it’s an interest list request or just general discussion.
  • Displays all this info in a terminal and asks the user to confirm or correct the guess.
  • Adds the post info to a request log, similar to what I’m using to generate the interest list.
  • Remembers which posts it has seen before, and ignores those when run again later.
  • Detects and parses other requests, which can be used to more directly interact with the bot. It responds to things like “tkbot, sign me up for one” and “minion, cancel 2”.

But there are some pretty important things it doesn’t do:

  • Interact with the site directly, like logging in and checking for new posts on its own.
  • Make good guesses. Last time I was messing with it, I was trying to improve its guess accuracy.
  • Understand quantity; each request is still assumed to be only 1.
  • Post a daily (or maybe weekly) response to confirm each request and welcome new people to the forum.
  • Keep an updated list on another site.
  • Have its own web interface on another site, for more direct interaction.
  • Support multiple projects, or multiple products within a single project.

I was thinking of making a third-party site which provides kickstarter-like features for BLF projects, with the bot being part of that. But I haven’t even started on the site, and it’s not very feasible yet anyway since it’d require BLF itself to become an identity provider. I probably also just don’t have the time to create and maintain it.

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scalyman. wrote:
Hello! Please, add me for 1 light, Thanks
Your name will be added to the list on the next update. Welcome to BLF.

Thanks!

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Tooreal wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Tooreal wrote:
Hello,
I am down for 1 as Tooreal #712 and #752 just wanted to make sure I will get 2 of these Awesome Lights.

Tooreal


You are listed for 2 lights. That’s what the 2 numbers are for. Thumbs Up

Hello JasonWW,
Thanks for letting me know for sure that I am officially still on the list Thumbs Up
I prefer Natural Light as to Warm or Cool, if I have a Choice I would like 1- XML-hi and the Other in the LH351D, if I Understand correctly these are the last 2 Contenders, and I would be So Happy If I could Double my Order, if at all Possible?

Thanks for the Update these are Going to be Great!
Tooreal


The poll is still open to choose which emitter you want. You can go here and rank what you want as 1st, then whatever would be your 2nd choice, etc…

You can also rank your favorite color temperature for this light here.

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I put some LH351D 5000K 80CRI emitters in my FW3A today. Note, the 80CRI ones were not even really considered as an option for the FW3A; they were just easy to get so I gave them a try.

Here’s what I’ve found:

  • It’s greenish, like the 219c 5000K 80CRI, but a little warmer.
  • With no optic at all, the emitters just look milky and opaque with no interesting visual features. This is probably a large part of why they produce such a consistent-looking beam. Cree emitters are generally more interesting-looking… but then, so are the beams they produce.
  • With a 10507 optic the beam is basically just a circle, almost like a narrower version of how a zoomie looks in wide mode. At the edge of the circle it has an off-colored corona, and then outside of that is a barely perceptible spill area in the shape of a triangle. So for practical purposes it’s a hotspot-only beam with no significant spill, and the hotspot has a thin warm corona around the edge. It looks a lot like a blurry projection of the sun.
  • With a 10511 optic the beam is totally smooth and has no sudden changes in tint, temperature, or brightness. So I’m keeping the 10511 in mine.

Otherwise, it seems to perform nicely. I haven’t done a lot of testing with it yet, but everything works well and it’s a big upgade from the XP-G3 CW emitters the prototype shipped with.

I don’t know how the 90CRI versions would look, but they should look better than the 80CRI ones I have now.

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I guess I will have to buy at least one please.
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Hello! Please, add me for 1 flashlight. Thanks

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Hello! Please, add me for 1 flashlight. Thanks

Your name will be added to the list on the next update. Welcome to BLF.
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Thank you

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[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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MascaratumB wrote:
So FW3A Team, after these last updates, is there anything on the horizon about this light?

I sure hope so. I pinged people for updates, at least.

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I hope we get an update soon, the 2nd prototype looks really good and I’m pretty keen

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ToyKeeper wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
So FW3A Team, after these last updates, is there anything on the horizon about this light?

I sure hope so. I pinged people for updates, at least.

Thanks TK! I hope we can have some updates from LT as soon as possible!

Almost (or maybe more than) 2000 “lights” is a very good number (IMO), so maybe LT can boost this a little so that we can have them before the end of the year Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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1 please

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Getting excited now! My D4 rocks, but this is going to be better for me personally.

Just out of curiosity, does anyone prefer the matte finish on the prototype to the more polished look?

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Count me in. I don’t know why I can’t see my name in the list. I subscribed to this project months ago.

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