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Did I sign up already? I hope so because this could be my new favorite.

Just in case I forgot, 1 please!

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Im intrested in picking up 2 please. Thank you Big Smile

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folg wrote:
Did I sign up already? I hope so because this could be my new favorite.

Just in case I forgot, 1 please!


Yes, you already signed up on 9/23.

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folg wrote:
Did I sign up already? I hope so because this could be my new favorite.

Just in case I forgot, 1 please!


Yes, you already signed up on 9/23.

pfieuw, wouldn’t want to miss out on this one!

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Interested in Samsung LH351D NW 90+ CRI, is that emitter still a possibility?

My rules for flashlights:
1) Always have an option for Neutral, Warm, HiCRI
2) Just say "NO!" to proprietary cells and battery packs
3) Have a KISS interface: no scrolling through blinky modes

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Please sign me up for two (2).

Thanks

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About proto3, I’m not really sure what changed. If I understand correctly, Fritz sent an updated CAD model and it was built, but I’m not sure what the differences were.

Cawi did some testing and took pictures, but it doesn’t look like anything obvious changed between proto2 and proto3. From the pictures, at least, I don’t think I could tell proto2 and proto3 apart.

So for now I think it’s up to Fritz to check if the changes were made correctly, and otherwise get things moving.

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Exited, but patiently waiting. I would much rather it take another year and get done right.

Edit, does anyone else get updates from this thread that are several pages back?

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OrangePeel wrote:
. Post #456, page 16, Sat, 05/20/2017 Hello,
Too pretty to pass up. Please add me for 1.
Thanks

You are at number #288, Primary Interest List, (main): See Post # 4, Page 1 .
OrangePeel wrote:
. See # Post Wed, 09/10/2018 – 23:07 : Coordinated Universal Time . Please sign me up for two (2).

Thanks


Two more?
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You are at numbers #288, #1580 and #1581 .
Three in total,

Do you Want three flashlights FW3A a TLF BLF special?

See # Post

O. K., you’re in the numbers: #288, #1580 and #1581

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Add 3 more for a total of 6 please.

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I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL

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I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL

Do we know what leds will be used? I don’t remember this being determined.

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JasonWW wrote:
noetik wrote:
I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL

Do we know what leds will be used? I don’t remember this being determined.

Guess I misread that then, I haven’t been on the forum for a while till yesterday.
I thought I read two version were being produced, one with XP-L HI and one with LH351D.
Maybe I dreamed about it and thought it was real the next day…
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JasonWW wrote:
noetik wrote:
I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL
Do we know what leds will be used? I don’t remember this being determined.

Can’t expect too much, it’s only been 17 months

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JasonWW wrote:
noetik wrote:
I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL
Do we know what leds will be used? I don’t remember this being determined.

Can’t expect too much, it’s only been 17 months

Corek!

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Count me in for 1pc please

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noetik wrote:
. See Post #412, page 14, Mon, 05/15/2017 – 01:02 Coordinated Universal Time :

. Humm, hard to resist, if there’s a hiCRI option or TK’s screen configuration, I won’t be able to justify not buying it … Innocent


You are at number #270 : Primary Interest List, (main): See Post # 4, Page 1 . .
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noetik wrote:
. See Post: Wed, 10/10/2018 – 04:44 – Coordinated Universal Time :

. I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL


Two more?

You are at numbers #270 and #1585 .

Do you Want three flashlights FW3A a TLF BLF special?
See # Post
O.K. I put you two flashlights FW3A. #270 and #1585.

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Sorry, I did not remember my first post. I would like three (3) lights total.

Thanks

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Dang I’m a sucker for all these lights. Throw me in for one of them.

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PhantomPhoton wrote:
Interested in Samsung LH351D NW 90+ CRI, is that emitter still a possibility?

From what I saw in the thread it was the top vote followed by the nichia 219c and the XP-L HI.

I bit the bullet and bought a D4vh with quad LH351s and a narrow optic for “testing” should be interesting.

Still hoping for this triple though.

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JasonWW wrote:
noetik wrote:
I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL
Do we know what leds will be used? I don’t remember this being determined.

I just checked back through the thread, and know of no significant updates on emitters past this post:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1355187#comment-1355187

Recap for anyone who needs the background:

  • The FW3A team created an emitter choice poll
  • The 1st and 2nd place choices were XP-L HI 3D (~4875K) and LH351D 4000K 90CRI respectively
  • Toykeeper forwarded the results to Lumintop as a recommendation
  • Hopefully buyers will be given a choice of either, but Lumintop ultimately has the final decision

As an additional note, the plan is for this light to use a standard Carclo triple optic, and presumable a fairly standard MCPCB. It should be possible for picky users with the appropriate skills to mod their lights.

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nick779 wrote:
PhantomPhoton wrote:
Interested in Samsung LH351D NW 90+ CRI, is that emitter still a possibility?

From what I saw in the thread it was the top vote followed by the nichia 219c and the XP-L HI.

(snip)

Actually the XP-L HI was first in the poll, followed by the Samsung in 2nd place. The Nichia was a distant 3rd.

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Poll results

As the poll wasn’t closed on the site when recommendations were sent to Lumintop, people have voted since. At the time the recommendations were sent, XP-L HI led LH351D. Now LH351D leads by 6 votes. They were within a few votes of each other most of the time.

Currently, LH351D beats 219C by 390:171, and XP-L HI beats 219C by 392:223. Both XP-G series options did poorly the whole time. Those patterns were also consistent for most of the time the poll site has been up. It would have been fun if the SST-20-WxH (95 CRI, throwy) could have been an option, but I think BLF became aware of it too late for inclusion. KD sells them on a compatible triple board for $7, and that’s an easy swap for this light.

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zak.wilson wrote:
KD sells them on a compatible triple board for $7, and that’s an easy swap for this light.

I think when time to actually order the FW3A finally comes, I’m probably going to order the SST-20 triple at the same time, so when they arrive, I can try both stock and modded and decide which I like better. That price is too good not to satisfy my curiosity.

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Instead of relying on a poll from folks never had the light in the hands I trust Toykeepers preference for the HI LEDs.

It would be nice to see / hear sth. from the 3th prototype.

It would be nice to to know the leds Lumintop will offer. Is there a decision for the optic?

It would be nice to know how we order and how long we can order.
I am on the list for several lights and it would be nice to order only one first and if I like it the rest.

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The optics have been decided.

Triple TIR optics http://www.carclo-optics.com/optic-10511

IIRC, if you decided you want more throw, you can simply polish the optic and make it clear.

I see a few different ways that it can be purchased through. One would be directly from Lumintops website like they’re doing with the current GT70 or possibly through Neal’s deals website or maybe even through Banggood. This has yet to be announced yet, because something could happen and force a change. You just have to be prepared for anything.

Or you can wait until after the Group Buy and purchase from a regular store.

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joechina wrote:
Instead of relying on a poll from folks never had the light in the hands I trust Toykeepers preference for the HI LEDs.

The emitter type isn’t something which has a “right” answer. It’s about personal preference.

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joechina wrote:
Instead of relying on a poll from folks never had the light in the hands I trust Toykeepers preference for the HI LEDs.

I’ve got to point out that not only is there pages and pages worth of information and debate supporting each LED choice, plenty of information exists elsewhere as to how each performs in other lights, and I even filmed a simple video illustrating how a light very similar to one of the options would look in real world use cases. TK does not have the same wants as everyone else, being as not everyone’s vision, use case, and even personal preference is the same, and so you have to make up your own mind. Finally. the poll results have already been sent, and it’s out of our hands. If we were going to reopen the issue, it’d involve different candidate leds by now anyway, and it may well be that a completely different led would win. However, it’s a closed issue until the next group buy, as far as I can see, and (I suppose, being as I have no private knowledge of this) unless lumintop says there is some problem with producing both co-winners and specifically asks us again.

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joechina wrote:
Instead of relying on a poll from folks never had the light in the hands I trust Toykeepers preference for the HI LEDs.

I’ve got to point out that not only is there pages and pages worth of information and debate supporting each LED choice, plenty of information exists elsewhere as to how each performs in other lights, and I even filmed a simple video illustrating how a light very similar to one of the options would look in real world use cases. TK does not have the same wants as everyone else, being as not everyone’s vision, use case, and even personal preference is the same, and so you have to make up your own mind. Finally. the poll results have already been sent, and it’s out of our hands. If we were going to reopen the issue, it’d involve different candidate leds by now anyway, and it may well be that a completely different led would win. However, it’s a closed issue until the next group buy, as far as I can see, and (I suppose, being as I have no private knowledge of this) unless lumintop says there is some problem with producing both co-winners and specifically asks us again.


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pepinfaxera wrote:
noetik wrote:
. See Post #412, page 14, Mon, 05/15/2017 – 01:02 Coordinated Universal Time :

. Humm, hard to resist, if there’s a hiCRI option or TK’s screen configuration, I won’t be able to justify not buying it … Innocent


You are at number #270 : Primary Interest List, (main): See Post # 4, Page 1 . .
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noetik wrote:
. See Post: Wed, 10/10/2018 – 04:44 – Coordinated Universal Time :

. I’ll take 2 lights, LH351D version LOL


Two more?

You are at numbers #270, #1585 and #1586 .

Do you Want three flashlights FW3A a TLF BLF special?

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

Sorry Pepinfaxera I didn’t know my first post was registered.
I’ll take 2 total.
Thanks for all the work, rest of the team too, awesome job Smile

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