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

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JasonWW wrote:
Give it at least a week for your name to be added to the list.

Now that I have most of the process automated, I’m updating the list a lot more often than before. I try not to modify the list on the first page more than weekly or so though, because IIRC there was some sort of issue a while back with frequent updates to long posts.

Anyway, as far as I’m aware, the copy on my computer is completely up to date, and I sync it to comment #4 periodically.

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Mikesch54 wrote:
I have already posted this in the German TLF, but the tread does not seem to live anymore.

That’s worrisome. Cawi, are you still maintaining the TLF interest list?

TLF needs someone to manage the list there, and to send out messages when the item is ready to buy.

Based on how quickly Neal is getting things done lately, it seems there’s a good chance that purchases could start sometime this month.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Mikesch54 wrote:
I have already posted this in the German TLF, but the tread does not seem to live anymore.

That’s worrisome. Cawi, are you still maintaining the TLF interest list?

TLF needs someone to manage the list there, and to send out messages when the item is ready to buy.


The TLF thread is still there, but there’s been no new posts in about 10 days.

- For those unclear about the above posts.

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ToyKeeper][quote=Mikesch54 wrote:

Based on how quickly Neal is getting things done lately, it seems there’s a good chance that purchases could start sometime this month.

Exciting!

Will it be shipped from China?

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hcanning wrote:

Will it be shipped from China?

Yes, assuming it’s coming from Shenzhen where Lumintop is located. I don’t see them shipping all the lights to a different location first, then shipping out to the world.
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Well, this is nice…

I received a response from Digikey’s quote department, and a special one at that Smile

Guess this is why it took about 1 week for a responses.

We have gotten quite lucky. They were able to confirm the availability for the T2/T4/T5 chromacity bin with a custom bulk order, although with only a reference bin for the brightness bin(Q6), which is probably going to be lower than what we have now.

Here’s an Excel document with more detail on the quote. Go on full right to see the confirmation of tint chromacity bin:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Qi9lKSZ6rm7c5JECrVfJLv0Qx1fXVBF/view?u...

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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Thanks BlueSwordM, I’ll pass that along to Neal in case he hasn’t already made an order. Smile

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Well, this is nice…

I received a response from Digikey’s quote department, and a special one at that Smile

Guess this is why it took about 1 week for a responses.

We have gotten quite lucky. They were able to confirm the availability for the T2/T4/T5 chromacity bin with a custom bulk order, although with only a reference bin for the brightness bin(Q6), which is probably going to be lower than what we have now.

Here’s an Excel document with more detail on the quote. Go on full right to see the confirmation of tint chromacity bin:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Qi9lKSZ6rm7c5JECrVfJLv0Qx1fXVBF/view?u...

Are you planning to order any or is this just for reference? Are they able to guarantee a specific tint bin selection from the ones you asked about?

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I am interested, count me in!

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@BobmcBob, that’s the problem.

They were able to guarantee a specific chromacity bin range if we do a large custom order

That means we can get the T2/T4/T5 tint bin, but not a specific one if we order them individually.

That means only a company like Lumintop can get below BBL bins, not us little guys Sad

Still, it would be awesome if I could get my hands on at least one of these.

I will send another email to Digi-Key if we can get a specific chromacity BIN ORDER CODE confirmed and order it, or at least a sample.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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Please add two to my previous order.

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Mikesch54 wrote:
Interested in two.

if there are 2 variants of LEDs, please one each.

I have already posted this in the German TLF, but the tread does not seem to live anymore.

Same for me I already mentioned in the German TLF to buy one (or two), if there will be two variants, than I want both otherwise one is enough for me.

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Interested in one (LH351D)

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Put me down for 2 please!

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Interested in 1 please

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i’m in for 1 light
btw, i’ve heard that you can customize the driver, with your phone, is it true?

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mrheosuper wrote:

btw, i’ve heard that you can customize the driver, with your phone, is it true?

Nope.

You can change menu settings using the rear button or reflash the driver by removing it and putting a reprogramming clip on it. Usual stuff.

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mrheosuper wrote:
i’m in for 1 light btw, i’ve heard that you can customize the driver, with your phone, is it true?

Well, in theory, after making firmware with that feature, yes. The driver has an “optic nerve” to allow it to sense light. But it’s not actually used in the stock firmware.

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Curetia wrote:
Mikesch54 wrote:
Interested in two.

if there are 2 variants of LEDs, please one each.

I have already posted this in the German TLF, but the tread does not seem to live anymore.

Same for me I already mentioned in the German TLF to buy one (or two), if there will be two variants, than I want both otherwise one is enough for me.

Also on the TLF list but to be on the safe side please put me on the list with one XPL HI 3D and one LH351D.
Thanks!

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interested in one LH351D

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Put me down for one!

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looks interesting, what about 21700 batteries, any idea to support those?

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mortuus wrote:
looks interesting, what about 21700 batteries, any idea to support those?
For the FW3A?? Question . I am gonna go out on a limb & say no.

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teacher wrote:
mortuus wrote:
looks interesting, what about 21700 batteries, any idea to support those?
For the FW3A?? Question . I am gonna go out on a limb & say no.

Well Put. I couldn’t come up with anything that kind.

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Yeah no. The FW3A will be staying as an 18650 light. I want it to stay small Smile

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yeah no. The FW3A will be staying as an 18650 light. I want it to stay small Smile

…well, you could take out the inner tube and replace it with a thin strip of Nickel or copper…??

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chadvone wrote:
teacher wrote:
mortuus wrote:
looks interesting, what about 21700 batteries, any idea to support those?
For the FW3A?? Question . I am gonna go out on a limb & say no.
Well Put. I couldn’t come up with anything that kind.
Big Smile .. Thank you, I know what you mean. Thumbs Up
I had to work at it to keep it “kind”. Wink

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Interest list updated again in post #4.


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FW3A thread – contact Neal on BLF or email for FW3A questions and support

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Interested in one LH351D 4000K 90CRI Hat

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In the TLF I have registered (Leo) for 4 pieces LH351D. To be on the safe side I would like to do it here, too.

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