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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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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.

True. I knew the poll results had been passed along, so I guess that’s a bit of a blind wish on my part.

I suppose I’ll wait and see what I think of the light in hand. If I’m not quite happy with whichever emitters are offered, the cost of buying an SST-20 triple board looks pretty reasonable.

On that topic, how does one order this combo on Kaidomain? It looks like I have to add 1 emitter and board, which appears to be priced a bit higher than buying those parts separately (reflow service included?), and then add 2 additional emitters to my cart.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
On that topic, how does one order this combo on Kaidomain? It looks like I have to add 1 emitter and board, which appears to be priced a bit higher than buying those parts separately (reflow service included?), and then add 2 additional emitters to my cart.

Do you mean like this?

http://kaidomain.com/Triple-SST-20-LED-Emitter-with-20mm-x-1mm-Copper-PC...

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Wow, thanks for the work!

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tocirahl wrote:
iamlucky13 wrote:
On that topic, how does one order this combo on Kaidomain? It looks like I have to add 1 emitter and board, which appears to be priced a bit higher than buying those parts separately (reflow service included?), and then add 2 additional emitters to my cart.

Do you mean like this?

http://kaidomain.com/Triple-SST-20-LED-Emitter-with-20mm-x-1mm-Copper-PC...

Hmm…I guess that must be it. When viewing the triple option on the page specific to the 4000K emitter, I didn’t think the price seemed right – $6.99 for a populated triple board, versus $11.72 buying the pieces separately.

Thanks.

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That triple board is a good deal even if you just want single emitters for other projects (assuming you want multiples of three).

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I am in for one.

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Please add me for 2 lights

thank you

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Jerommel wrote:
@pepinfaxera Wow, thanks for the work!

Oh! Thank you so much.
I do what I can, but I don't dedicate much time to it,
And language problem, thanks to ToyKeeper who corrects my mistakes.
Why do I do this?
I suppose, in the absence of The Miller, someone had to continue.
Greetings.

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Jerommel wrote:
@pepinfaxera Wow, thanks for the work!

Oh! Thank you so much.
I do what I can, but I don’t dedicate much time to it,
And language problem, thanks to ToyKeeper who corrects my mistakes.
Why do I do this?
I suppose, in the absence of The Miller, someone had to continue.
Greetings.

As Jerommel said pepinfaxera…. your doing a fantastic job!! .
Thank You!! .. Beer

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This seems to be getting so late, with such seeming lack of interest from Lumintop.

Last I heard was that two (yes just two) proto. v3s had been sent to TLF designers. So far with zero feedback AFAIK.

If I had to predict, I’d say it is as dead as a Dodo, Lumintop will have taken whatever knowledge they thought valuable.

Meanwhile the world has moved on, emitters and decent drivers are much more sophisticated. And triples and quads are rather old-fashioned and limited in so many ways.

If I was a Lumintop product designer with ambition, I’d probably make the same decision, move forwards, not back, and Can this one.

Perhaps they won’t, officially, because of “losing face”, but that’s what I think I see happening. The previous project (GT) probably burned them off, considering how badly they handled it regarding delivery. Perhaps more to do with un co-ordinated BLF people than them.

But they did eventually deliver and kept their promises. An honourable company. If and when they are prepared to accept my orders, I will be at the head of the queue. Unless the thing is just so out-dated that I don’t want it anymore.

Edgy Western design ideas, and freaky drivers, component and LED selections, put into a race-tuned body, may have just been too much for them, and I do think the moment has now passed.

Perhaps I am wrong though, nevertheless if it ever happens it will be well out of date (and frankly a mechanical monstrosity which I doubt will ever be reliable)

So sad for the BLF and TLF people who put such hard work into the mechanical, driver and firmware designs. I do sincerely hope that I have got this wrong, and it will all become perfect.

Lumintop, if you have any soul, refresh this thing, make it, ship it, even if you lose money on every one, you would be respected just for doing this. Otherwise, not so much.

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Last I heard was that two (yes just two) proto. v3s had been sent to TLF designers. So far with zero feedback AFAIK.

Proto 3, it’s supposed to be final proto.
Once approved, start production.
The project is alive and close to completion.
Greetings.
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Post #375, Page 10 in: taschenlampen-forum, FW3A – TLF

I received the new prototype a few days ago and Fritz too. At the moment, I’m still traveling abroad and have not got around to testing it thoroughly. As soon as that is feasible, there is again a more detailed report from me in the right thread.

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Tom Tom wrote:
This seems to be getting so late, with such seeming lack of interest from Lumintop.

Last I heard was that two (yes just two) proto. v3s had been sent to TLF designers. So far with zero feedback AFAIK.

If I had to predict, I’d say it is as dead as a Dodo, Lumintop will have taken whatever knowledge they thought valuable.

Well, aren’t you a bowl full of sunshine!

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If I understand correctly, Lumintop is waiting on us, not the other way around. They made the prototypes and are just waiting for feedback.

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I nominate Tom Tom for Motivational Speaker of The Year!

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Has anybody seen any updates in the last week or so on TLF?

Using Google Translate, I see that Cawi said he and Fritz had received a v3 prototype 2 weeks ago, but Cawi was traveling internationally, and I’m not sure how active Fritz has been in the discussion, or if there is more than the two threads I’ve found there about the light.

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nevertheless if it ever happens it will be well out of date (and frankly a mechanical monstrosity which I doubt will ever be reliable)

It won’t be out of date until Zebralight or some other company with a more sophisticated driver design decides to match the UI features. Even then, the price difference leaves a pretty compelling appeal to making the efficiency sacrifice that linear drivers accept.

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nvanlaar wrote:
Tom Tom wrote:
This seems to be getting so late, with such seeming lack of interest from Lumintop.

Last I heard was that two (yes just two) proto. v3s had been sent to TLF designers. So far with zero feedback AFAIK.

If I had to predict, I’d say it is as dead as a Dodo, Lumintop will have taken whatever knowledge they thought valuable.

Well, aren’t you a bowl full of sunshine!

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Tom Tom, triples and quads are old fashioned and limited? How so? I must be WAY behind the times.

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Tom Tom wrote:
….The previous project (GT) probably burned them off…

Lumintop, if you have any soul, refresh this thing, make it, ship it, even if you lose money on every one, you would be respected just for doing this. Otherwise, not so much.

What a genius you are! Acknowledge a potential reason for them not being on board, suggest they burn themselves again, regardless, just so you can get a light.

That’s what this is really about isn’t it? You want a light, thought it would be ready by now so instead of showing patience you get all butt hurt and come on here sulking about it.

Grow a pair.

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Tom Tom might be in a downer mood. We should just let him be. We all get this way sometimes.

We’ve probably noticed that lots of folks just like to vent on the forum. It’s not helpful or constructive to any of us, but it helps them to get things off their chest. You just have to roll with it and pay no attention.

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If this is still active I’m interested in one if we are still using the +90 CRI Samsung LH351D emitters.

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Tom Tom wrote:
Meanwhile the world has moved on, emitters and decent drivers are much more sophisticated. And triples and quads are rather old-fashioned and limited in so many ways.

What new emitters and drivers? Why are triples and quads outdated?

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Perhaps I am wrong though, nevertheless if it ever happens it will be well out of date (and frankly a mechanical monstrosity which I doubt will ever be reliable)

Why would it be a “mechanical monstrosity”? What is different – and inherently less reliable – about the FW3A as we’ve seen it so far?

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@Toykeeper
Cawi posted at 20 September that a lamp arrived.
But no pic, no first impression.
Did you got your 3th prototype?

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@Toykeeper Cawi posted at 20 September that a lamp arrived. But no pic, no first impression. Did you got your 3th prototype?

No, it seems only two were made and Neal sent them to Fritz and Cawi. I don’t know why they haven’t posted anything yet.

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No, it seems only two were made and Neal sent them to Fritz and Cawi.

Because that makes so much sense, Neal Facepalm

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I have Faith that this Flashlight will be Built to the Best Specs posted by everyone involved before the Holidays! I’m still in for 2 and will probably wish that I had put down 4 after I get One in my hands. Thumbs Up
I’d be willing to Bet it will happen soon and when it does it’ll be Quick!

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joechina wrote:
@Toykeeper Cawi posted at 20 September that a lamp arrived. But no pic, no first impression. Did you got your 3th prototype?

No, it seems only two were made and Neal sent them to Fritz and Cawi. I don’t know why they haven’t posted anything yet.

Perhaps it’s because “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it”

Which is not my way, as you know.

I hope that I am wrong, but it’s been a couple of weeks now.

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Tom Tom wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
joechina wrote:
@Toykeeper Cawi posted at 20 September that a lamp arrived. But no pic, no first impression. Did you got your 3th prototype?

No, it seems only two were made and Neal sent them to Fritz and Cawi. I don’t know why they haven’t posted anything yet.

Perhaps it’s because “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it”

Which is not my way, as you know.

I hope that I am wrong, but it’s been a couple of weeks now.


Yeh, we all hope you are wrong but I have to admit the silence does seem odd Question

From memory tk mentioned issues with durability/longevity of the sleeve and shorting issues. Maybe that explains the delay in feedback Question

Sux being left in the dark but it’s so close SadFlat Stare

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