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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. The front and back half can’t screw together far enough to work when a protected cell is used.

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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? …
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Der Nitecore NFD25 ist für Lampen mit 25,4mm Kopf…

The NFD25 is flat, designed to spread out the beam. So, not the right category of product.

The NDF25 is a cone, and it technically fits, but it’s not a good fit and not very useful as a diffuser cone either. It’s basically transparent, doesn’t emit light very evenly, and does weird things to the tint.

There’s also a stretchy silicone one, but it’s difficult to put on, it isn’t opaque enough, and it looks awkwardly like a stubby condom.

So I’m still looking for a diffuser cone which fits well and is opaque.

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It would be the world’s best candle.

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cabfrank wrote:
It would be the world’s best candle.

Sorry Big Smile

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It would will be the world’s best candle.
Beer

(but not with those silicone-almost-condom-like diffusers :p)

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cabfrank wrote:
It would will be the world’s best candle.

We already have the world’s best candle, the D4, D4S, or any other tail standing light that can run Anduril.

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Do those have candle mode?

I guess they do. Still, with a diffuser, these will be equally great.

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Any update on when production will start. I’m really itching for this light.

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raccoon city wrote:

The FW3A will only take unprotected cells?


That’s a dealbreaker.

Why is it a deal breaker for you? As long as the driver has LVP is there any point having protected cells?

Or do you like the added protection of having it on the cell as well as the driver?

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

The FW3A will only take unprotected cells?


That’s a dealbreaker.

Why is it a deal breaker for you? As long as the driver has LVP is there any point having protected cells?

Or do you like the added protection of having it on the cell as well as the driver?

That’s what I thought to be honest. As long as the flashlight itself has LVP, surely it’s ok.

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sbslider wrote:
cabfrank wrote:
It would will be the world’s best candle.

We already have the world’s best candle, the D4, D4S, or any other tail standing light that can run Anduril.

Well, true, if you can flash it into those lights!…
The FW3A will be the first light I will have with that FW installed, and as far as I perceived, it will be the first light with Anduril as stock FW, so it makes it different!

Besides that, the elegance of this flasglight makes it look better as a candle Big Smile But that is just a preference Wink

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FWIW, a tail button is a bit of a drawback for candle use, because it means picking up the light to press the button. Otherwise though, the FW3A should work nicely as a candle.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, a tail button is a bit of a drawback for candle use, because it means picking up the light to press the button. Otherwise though, the FW3A should work nicely as a candle.

I thought about what you’re saying and as long as it tailstands,I guess it wont be a big issue Wink
Sometimes I use the Convoys to a similar function (bedside standing) and it works fine!

So, as long as the tail allows it to stand, it won’t bug me much! Thumbs Up

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


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cabfrank wrote:
Do those have candle mode?

I guess they do. Still, with a diffuser, these will be equally great.


Just to clarify, those lights use RampingIOS or D4 ramping, so no candle mode.

They can be reflashed to use Anduril though, which will give them candle mode.

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sbslider wrote:
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It would will be the world’s best candle.
We already have the world’s best candle, the D4, D4S, or any other tail standing light that can run Anduril.
If someone is able to reflash them. Wink

The FW3A will have it as ‘standard equipment’. Beer

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JasonWW wrote:
cabfrank wrote:
Do those have candle mode?

I guess they do. Still, with a diffuser, these will be equally great.


Just to clarify, those lights use RampingIOS or D4 ramping, so no candle mode.

They can be reflashed to use Anduril though, which will give them candle mode.


Accurate clarification, that is what I was trying to say. As far as the diffuser goes, same for the D4 and this light, you likely need to roll your own.

I have the D4 with Anduril, and it does make for a great candle, even without the diffuser.

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
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The FW3A will only take unprotected cells?

That's a dealbreaker.

Why is it a deal breaker for you? As long as the driver has LVP is there any point having protected cells? Or do you like the added protection of having it on the cell as well as the driver?

Just about all of my 18650 cells are protected, and the couple that are unprotected aren't all that great.

I guess I could invest in some quality unprotected cells, though I do not particularly want to.

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raccoon city wrote:

lionheart_2281 wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

The FW3A will only take unprotected cells?


That’s a dealbreaker.


Why is it a deal breaker for you? As long as the driver has LVP is there any point having protected cells? Or do you like the added protection of having it on the cell as well as the driver?

Just about all of my 18650 cells are protected, and the couple that are unprotected aren’t all that great.


I guess I could invest in some quality unprotected cells, though I do not particularly want to.

Member for 8+ years and almost 11,000 posts…and no decent high drain unprotected cells?

My mind is blown!

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Member for 8+ years and almost 11,000 posts…and no decent high drain unprotected cells?

My mind is blown!

Big Smile …. That makes two of us….. I was thinking the same thing…. Wink

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teacher wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:

Member for 8+ years and almost 11,000 posts…and no decent high drain unprotected cells?

My mind is blown!

Big Smile …. That makes two of us….. I was thinking the same thing…. Wink

Wow – I don’t have ANY protected cells, and don’t want them either.
I don’t want issues with who made the circuit, how it performs, whether it will fit, metal strip running down the side – yuk.
I have a few Panny B’s for capacity and the rest are nearly all 30Q’s button or flat top, aside from a few laptop pulls, and some 14500/10440 of mixed breed.

Beam me up!

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I have some protected cell from when I first started with LiIon & was afraid I’d blow myself up. Big Smile . But since then I have gone mostly to unprotected. Wink

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Hitherto I bought mostly protected cells, as I got more knowledge about Li-ion cells, I will buy mostly unprotected. Think about Tesla, thousands of unprotected cells under your ass, still no spontaneously fire incidents.

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RapidLux wrote:
Hitherto I bought mostly protected cells, as I got more knowledge about Li-ion cells, I will buy mostly unprotected. Think about Tesla, thousands of unprotected cells under your ass, still no spontaneously fire incidents.

Those are still protected, just through a BMS or battery management system. Still, there is the rare fire usually due to the battery pack being punctured. Way way more safer than gasoline, though. Even a protected 18650 can burn up if the protection circuit is in the negative end and the positive metal strap along the side gets scratched and causes a short in the battery tube.

I still use protected cells in headlamps and the lights that I give away, even if the light has lvp built in.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Well, true, if you can flash it into those lights!…
The FW3A will be the first light I will have with that FW installed, and as far as I perceived, it will be the first light with Anduril as stock FW, so it makes it different!

Besides that, the elegance of this flasglight makes it look better as a candle Big Smile But that is just a preference Wink

I’m hoping Fireflies updates future batches of the ROT66 to Anduril. If so, then FW3A would be the 2nd.

For the ultimate candle effect, instead of a slip-on diffuser, you’ll want to set it on a small fan, with orange and/or yellow tissue paper taped to the top to “flicker” in the breeze like this sort of gadget:

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, thousands of unprotected cells under your ass, still no spontaneously fire incidents.

You’ve heard of the Fisker Karma? Atleast tesla makes their packs water proof lol

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