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

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Past BLF lights have taught me patience, so I don’t mind waiting for the FW3A. I’d rather it be done right than rushed.

For some reason this is also the light I’m the most excited about, and it’s been fun watching the process.

TK thanks for all the work you’ve put in for the community. I hope you realize just how appreciated you are.

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I remember when I first stumbled upon the Q8 thread, read a lot and got on the list thinking, “Surely any day now, they’ll be announcing ordering details…”

I’d get notifications nearly every day for MONTHS and nearly always, I’d click on the thread thinking that ‘today will be the day’ with butterflies in my stomach!

Nope!

It was hard to put it out of my mind because it looked like an amazing light for an amazing price (and most definitely is) and those stinking thread notifications!

It was like living in a dream when there was actually information about ordering the thing! So much giddiness and excitement!

I’m certain that this one will be just the same and I can’t wait for the time when I get the coupon code and get clicking! We are in for some real pleasure when we finally get our mitts on it and rely on it daily as an edc light. We’re lucky to be in on the ground floor for such a potentially amazing light.

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Interested, first sign up after lurking for years.
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MascaratumB wrote:
I was going to ask about the emitters too. Any news about going for 1 or 2 options?

I think it’ll be two options… but I’m not 100% sure. There should be 4000K LH351D and ~4800K XP-L HI, if I understand correctly. And I plan on getting both, especially if the LH351D 4K is as nice as everyone says.

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TK thanks for all the work you’ve put in for the community. I hope you realize just how appreciated you are.

Thanks. I don’t often say anything about it, but I know. Y’all won’t let me forget. Silly

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Im in for one..

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I must apologise profusely, I asked for two of these in post number 1574, I completely forgot I’d already asked for one a few months earlier in post number 889.

Could I be a pain and just have two instead of three please? Again, I apologise. Got a bit overexcited possibly!

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Please add me to the list for one. Looks really amazing. Thanks!

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ToyKeeper wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
I was going to ask about the emitters too. Any news about going for 1 or 2 options?

I think it’ll be two options… but I’m not 100% sure. There should be 4000K LH351D and ~4800K XP-L HI, if I understand correctly. And I plan on getting both, especially if the LH351D 4K is as nice as everyone says.

Kindle wrote:
TK thanks for all the work you’ve put in for the community. I hope you realize just how appreciated you are.

Thanks. I don’t often say anything about it, but I know. Y’all won’t let me forget. Silly

Good to have some news finally and great to hear that we’ll probably have two good emitter options!

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Jambo wrote:
I must apologise profusely, I asked for two of these in post number 1574, I completely forgot I’d already asked for one a few months earlier in post number 889.

Speaking of, I appear not to have been added to the interest list for two. So net gain of one if I end up with one of your slots

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idleprocess wrote:
Jambo wrote:
I must apologise profusely, I asked for two of these in post number 1574, I completely forgot I’d already asked for one a few months earlier in post number 889.

Speaking of, I appear not to have been added to the interest list for two. So net gain of one if I end up with one of your slots


I don’t think the list has been updated since Aug 10th. You signed up Aug 16th.

So I wouldn’t worry about it right now. We are still a ways from the lights being ready for sale.

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JasonWW wrote:
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Jambo wrote:
I must apologise profusely, I asked for two of these in post number 1574, I completely forgot I’d already asked for one a few months earlier in post number 889.

Speaking of, I appear not to have been added to the interest list for two. So net gain of one if I end up with one of your slots


I don’t think the list has been updated since Aug 10th. You signed up Aug 16th.

So I wouldn’t worry about it right now. We are still a ways from the lights being ready for sale.


Fair enough. Keeping an eye on this thread so I suspect I’ll know when it’s close to go time.
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d_t_a wrote:

Can you show beamshots of that (2× 3A + 2× 5D tints)?

I can, and will, but likely will be a few days. I’ll let you know when I post it for sure.

I got back from vacation last night, and I was hoping to get to do this today, but so far no luck. I was planning on taking a couple of pictures comparing my D4 above and my D4 with nichia emitters. The computer I used to flash my one complete D4 had a hard drive die today, so I have bigger fish to fry in the near term. Between that and leaving on a business trip in the morning, it will be a bit longer before I get some pictures. Sorry for the delay.

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ToyKeeper, can you tell if the diameter on the head of the FW3A is similar to the Convoys S2+?

Why am I asking? Not that it matters much, but just because I was wondering if the Convoys diffusers will fit on it to help the “candle” mode to be like…a candle Big Smile

Thanks in advance for the information on this Thumbs Up

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MascaratumB wrote:
ToyKeeper, can you tell if the diameter on the head of the FW3A is similar to the Convoys S2+?

Why am I asking? Not that it matters much, but just because I was wondering if the Convoys diffusers will fit on it to help the “candle” mode to be like…a candle Big Smile

Thanks in advance for the information on this Thumbs Up


The specs show the S2+ as having a 24.1mm diameter head. The FW3A has a 25.5mm diameter head. If the diffuser can stretch a little it can fit.

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JasonWW wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
ToyKeeper, can you tell if the diameter on the head of the FW3A is similar to the Convoys S2+?

Why am I asking? Not that it matters much, but just because I was wondering if the Convoys diffusers will fit on it to help the “candle” mode to be like…a candle Big Smile

Thanks in advance for the information on this Thumbs Up


The specs show the S2+ as having a 24.1mm diameter head. The FW3A has a 25.5mm diameter head. If the diffuser can stretch a little it can fit.

Thanks for the indication JasonWW! I wasn’t able to find the measurements of this Facepalm
Hum, I guess the one from the Convoys will be a tight fit. I have one of the BliztWolf BW-ET1 which is some mm larger so I may end up using that! Or filling one if the other, so it can fit!
Thanks again for the information 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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Post #3893 Thought I’d signed up already, but just in case I’m signing up now!

Also voted in both polls. This looks like it’s going to be a great light.


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I think I’m out on this one, please remove me from the interest list.

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# Post I must apologise profusely, I asked for two of these in post number 1574, I completely forgot I’d already asked for one a few months earlier in post number 889.

Could I be a pain and just have two instead of three please? Again, I apologise. Got a bit overexcited possibly!


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Please remove me from the interest list (2 torches).

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MascaratumB wrote:
wondering if the Convoys diffusers will fit on it to help the “candle” mode to be like…a candle Big Smile

No, but I’ve asked if a matching diffuser can be made as an extra item to add on when purchasing the light. Specifically, a diffuser wand modeled after the Olight TW1 or TW10.

I haven’t heard any confirmation about it yet, but I’m hoping it’ll happen. Because I want to use the FW3A as a candle too.

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sergey—neo wrote:
# Post : Hello! Please, add me for 1 flashlight. Thanks
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# Post: I’d be interested in 1 please.
You’re numbers #1507 and #1513,
How many flashlights do you want in total
one flashlight? … two flashlights? … four flashlights?

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# Post : Speaking of, I appear not to have been added to the interest list for two. So net gain of one if I end up with one of your slots
You are numbers 1511 and 1512 of the List pepinfaxera

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Thanks pepinfaxera.

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Will it fit protected 18650 batteries (69.5 mm), or will we need to use the shorter ones?

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ToyKeeper wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
wondering if the Convoys diffusers will fit on it to help the “candle” mode to be like…a candle Big Smile

No, but I’ve asked if a matching diffuser can be made as an extra item to add on when purchasing the light. Specifically, a diffuser wand modeled after the Olight TW1 or TW10.

I haven’t heard any confirmation about it yet, but I’m hoping it’ll happen. Because I want to use the FW3A as a candle too.

Always one step ahead Wink Well, let’s see if Lumintop says something about that! It would be a nice extra giving the features of the flashlight!
They have it done for the Tool AA, a small “luminescent” diffuser, so maybe they embrace a similar idea for this new one as well!! Wink

Thanks for the information about this! I hope more will follow Party

[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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RapidLux wrote:
Will it fit protected 18650 batteries (69.5 mm), or will we need to use the shorter ones?

Unprotected only.

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The FW3A will only take unprotected cells?

That's a dealbreaker.

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raccoon city wrote:

The FW3A will only take unprotected cells?


That’s a dealbreaker.


I thought this was known. Due to the unique battery tube length and design, you have a smaller than normal range of batteries that fit. Maybe we will need to see if the latest prototype can fit them to give confirmation.
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will an unprotected Samsung 30Q or a Sony US18650VTC6 be good to provide the “max” power? How about the Sanyo NCR18650GA, will they be good enough?

Any decent cell should work, though higher-amp cells like the 30Q and VTC6/VTC5 should make turbo a little brighter. On regulated modes, the highest output is only 3 amps, so most cells should be fine most of the time.

This light isn’t optimized for maximum turbo performance. The heat sink isn’t massive, the springs aren’t fancy low-resistance alloys, the wires aren’t extra-thick, etc… It’s not particularly hot-rodded.

The main thing is to make sure the cell is small enough, so probably an unprotected battery.

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JasonWW wrote:

I thought this was known.

I usually just skim new posts on the forum, so I miss stuff now and then.  :BLUSH:

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raccoon city wrote:

JasonWW wrote:

I thought this was known.


I usually just skim new posts on the forum, so I miss stuff now and then.  alt=:" />


Like I said. It may not be confirmed. Maybe a particular short protected cell will fit? ToyKeeper will have to say for sure. I’ve just always thought it was unprotected only.

Edit, Confirmed. Unprotected cells only.

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@Toykeeper
You asked for a diffuser a time ago.
And there was a recommendation from the german Taschenlampen-Forum.
Did you get that one and does it fit?

MascaratumB wrote:
ToyKeeper, can you tell if the diameter on the head of the FW3A is similar to the Convoys S2+?

Why am I asking? Not that it matters much, but just because I was wondering if the Convoys diffusers will fit on it to help the “candle” mode to be like…a candle Big Smile

Thanks in advance for the information on this Thumbs Up

Edit: Found it

joechina wrote:
@toykeeper
With greatings from TLF
Quote:
Der Nitecore NFD25 ist für Lampen mit 25,4mm Kopf…
Den gibt es u.a. bei Banggood und Fasttech.
Gruß
Carsten
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pepinfaxera wrote:
idleprocess wrote:
# Post : Speaking of, I appear not to have been added to the interest list for two. So net gain of one if I end up with one of your slots
You are numbers 1511 and 1512 of the List pepinfaxera

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