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

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Add me to the list for 2
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adnj wrote:
Is this project still alive? I haven’t seen anything in a couple of months.
Yep… alive & well. Just growing until the proper time to bloom.

In time, all will be revealed….. Wink

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FWIW, I’m in the dark too… just waiting for updates. Wondering how the latest prototypes are.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
FWIW, I’m in the dark too… […]

How can you? Shocked Shocked Shocked
Don’t you have any flashlight to play with? Big Smile

Well, maybe someone of TLF can say something about it if the “tests” were already made… Thumbs Up

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I would like add to the list

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MascaratumB wrote:
How can you? Shocked Shocked Shocked Don’t you have any flashlight to play with? Big Smile

I’m swimming in flashlights. Big Smile

But I don’t have one of the most recent prototypes, so I don’t know if they’re ready for production or if there are still things to fix. From what I’ve heard, there were two, and Neal sent them to Fritz and Cawi. Hopefully they’ll have time to test the prototypes soon, and post the results.

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adnj wrote:
Is this project still alive? I haven’t seen anything in a couple of months.

There’s been about 350 posts in the last 2 months.

These projects always have lulls where we are waiting on the manufacturer to finish a prototype, etc…

We are basically in hibernation mode until there is new info to post.

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count me in for one.

It all started when my wallet wore out. Trying to find the best wallet I discovered EDC. Ive always carried a knife but realized I needed a flashlight then another then another then another then another………

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Yes, alive, and seemingly close to fruition.

 

Oh good ..i live near Fruition ...

shipping should be fast 

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Big Smile .. /\ .. Thumbs Up

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Does anyone know if there is an estimated price?

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$30

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Does anyone know if there is an estimated price?
$30 – $36, depending on emitter. (info from Post #1)

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I will, of course, take 1..... LOL 

Samsung LH351D

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I’m in for one.

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Rxich wrote:
XP-G3 fo the win, better runtime

Emitter voting already happened and the the team requested that Lumintop produce the two top options: Cree XP-L HI and Samsung LH351D.

I wouldn’t expect large differences in runtime between either of those an the XP-G3. At higher outputs, thermal throttling is going to be the major factor: the sooner and more it throttles, the longer the battery will last. That may not be how you want to get your runtime. Efficiency between the three is quite close when the LH351D is 90 CRI, which is what has been requested. Efficiency of a lower-CRI LH351D is higher than the XP-G3 or XP-L HI, but nobody has seriously advocated that option for this light.

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zak.wilson wrote:
Rxich wrote:
XP-G3 fo the win, better runtime

Emitter voting already happened and the the team requested that Lumintop produce the two top options: Cree XP-L HI and Samsung LH351D.

I wouldn’t expect large differences in runtime between either of those an the XP-G3. At higher outputs, thermal throttling is going to be the major factor: the sooner and more it throttles, the longer the battery will last. That may not be how you want to get your runtime. Efficiency between the three is quite close when the LH351D is 90 CRI, which is what has been requested. Efficiency of a lower-CRI LH351D is higher than the XP-G3 or XP-L HI, but nobody has seriously advocated that option for this light.

With the shift that XP-G3 leds produce (even 5000K 90CRI), they would make this light a lot less interesting!!!
So, I hope that the leds that won the voting can be put in place! I’ll still try to swap some Luxeon V into it (if I don’t like the Samsung) !

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Ah Thank You, forgive me, I didn’t have the time to read all the posts.
I’ll trust wahetever the community selected…

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The Luminus SST-20-W in 4000K, 95 CRI seems like a good candidate for a swap too.

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zak.wilson wrote:
The Luminus SST-20-W in 4000K, 95 CRI seems like a good candidate for a swap too.

That would be great, if they’re open to the suggestion. I haven’t bothered digging up the tests various users have done to get an idea which should have the higher output between that and the LH351D, but a tiny bit nicer tint and throw compared to the LH351D should make a hoped for high CRI version even better.

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Interested in 1. Maybe 2 depending on final specs..

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iamlucky13][quote=zak.wilson wrote:
That would be great, if they’re open to the suggestion.

TK said earlier in the thread that it’s probably too late to request a different emitter. This would be a DIY swap – either reflow yourself, or hope someone who offers that as a service picks up the SST-20. Mountain Electronics already carries the SST-40, so it seems likely enough.

The LH351D has higher output and efficiency than the SST-20, but a considerably larger emitter area, giving it less throw.

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You can also just buy the mcpcb with the emitters pre soldered. I swapped a bunch of Kaidomain mcpcbs with SST-20 95CRI into my flashlights and it is very easy to do. I don’t have to reflow the emitters myself. The FW3A uses Carclo triple optics so the MCPCB should be interchangeable with the Kaidomain and Noctigon boards.

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I forgot about KD offering that. I definitely plan to put those in one of my FW3As when they come out.

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wishiwereaskibum wrote:
See Post # Sat, 09/22/2018 – 16:37
I’m in for one if not too late!

You are at numbers #665, #675 and #1165

How many flashlights do you want in total? … x … units?
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1 please

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I’m 1038, could you put me down for another two please?
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Please sign me up for 2 ea. FW3A flashlights.


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Post #710 Please add me to the list for 1 light. Thanks!
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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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So pipinferaxa, I officially declare that I am out of this one, as I previously said that I would if a further month went by with no news.
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Please remove me from the interest list (2 torches).

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I am currently on the list for 1 light and would like to add 1 more, for a total of 2 lights. Thank you!!

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