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I can’t get the smooth ramping to work on my 2nd PL47. Just flickers alot. Stepped ramping works fine. Kinda stumped.

Never mind, got it. Something so simple was difficult for a moment.

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Mine arrives tomorrow. Any tips?

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nokoff wrote:
Mine arrives tomorrow. Any tips?

Turn mogle off per the instructions. It’s 3 clicks for smooth ramping and double click for turbo. That’s all I use.

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Neither of mine arrived in muggle mode

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Weird. Both of mine did just like the instructions said. Never know I guess. Guess everyone will find out when they turn it on.

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Well one of mine also had a beat up 18650 still inside ( looks like a battery pack pull VTC 6) so they may have been testing for some reason and not set back to muggle mode.

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Both of mine came in muggle mode. Nice lights no battery issues, definitely have to tighten battery down tho.

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I wonder is it possible to verify type of LED used in PL47. I ordered one with nichia 219b, but light from it looks warmer than my ROT66 with same LEDs and it has tight hotspot, something I would expect from SST-20’s.

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nokoff wrote:
Mine arrives tomorrow. Any tips?

How do you know? Nothing has been updated for me on any tracking site.

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Mine is arriving today… Wooohoo!!! Fingers crossed that I won’t encounter any problems/defects with it!

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Mine arrives tomorrow. Any tips?
How do you know? Nothing has been updated for me on any tracking site.

My PL47 just hit the USA last week…I think I ordered on Black Friday weekend…from 11/28 until 12/20 there was crickets; 17TRACK showed it as waiting on the seller on the China EMS end all that time. This is how bad overseas tracking is. You have to be patient. Then there’s the slow cargo ship that got caught in a big storm, my flashlight went overboard, got swallowed by a kracken, he shat it out, a dolphin found it and used it to light his way to Nova Scotia, he passed it to some Canadian geese who used it to light their way flying to Florida for the Winter, they dropped it (butterfingers) over the harbor in NYC, it landed on a pimp who traded it for some rock candy with a lady who also works at a mail sorting center, it then fell out of her pocket and got scanned into the USPS shipping system and now I have some tracking finally from both 17TRACK and USPS. Whew. I’m looking at the positives, at least it has been working!

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nokoff wrote:
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Mine arrives tomorrow. Any tips?
How do you know? Nothing has been updated for me on any tracking site.

My PL47 just hit the USA last week…I think I ordered on Black Friday weekend…from 11/28 until 12/20 there was crickets; 17TRACK showed it as waiting on the seller on the China EMS end all that time. This is how bad overseas tracking is. You have to be patient. Then there’s the slow cargo ship that got caught in a big storm, my flashlight went overboard, got swallowed by a kracken, he shat it out, a dolphin found it and used it to light his way to Nova Scotia, he passed it to some Canadian geese who used it to light their way flying to Florida for the Winter, they dropped it (butterfingers) over the harbor in NYC, it landed on a pimp who traded it for some rock candy with a lady who also works at a mail sorting center, it then fell out of her pocket and got scanned into the USPS shipping system and now I have some tracking finally from both 17TRACK and USPS. Whew. I’m looking at the positives, at least it has been working!

My kracken must have constipation…

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gkushev wrote:
I wonder is it possible to verify type of LED used in PL47. I ordered one with nichia 219b, but light from it looks warmer than my ROT66 with same LEDs and it has tight hotspot, something I would expect from SST-20’s.

try comparing these (camera setting was set to “daylight” white balance”)

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Aren’t the SST-20 more powerful than the 219B ? They are both marked 2500lm Question

Edit: aren’t they supposed to be more powerful ?

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nokoff wrote:
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nokoff wrote:
Mine arrives tomorrow. Any tips?
How do you know? Nothing has been updated for me on any tracking site.

My PL47 just hit the USA last week…I think I ordered on Black Friday weekend…from 11/28 until 12/20 there was crickets; 17TRACK showed it as waiting on the seller on the China EMS end all that time. This is how bad overseas tracking is. You have to be patient. Then there’s the slow cargo ship that got caught in a big storm, my flashlight went overboard, got swallowed by a kracken, he shat it out, a dolphin found it and used it to light his way to Nova Scotia, he passed it to some Canadian geese who used it to light their way flying to Florida for the Winter, they dropped it (butterfingers) over the harbor in NYC, it landed on a pimp who traded it for some rock candy with a lady who also works at a mail sorting center, it then fell out of her pocket and got scanned into the USPS shipping system and now I have some tracking finally from both 17TRACK and USPS. Whew. I’m looking at the positives, at least it has been working!

My kracken must have constipation…

LOL.

I do hope you have better luck once you receive yours. Mine has a flickering AUX LED board, among other quality issues.

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Mine too.. video was sent to jack for the warranty.

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Cut it out, thread the head at .5mm thread pitch, make a copper bezel to screw in… or maybe marine bronze…

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I got mine today, so far everything is working fine as far as I can tell… I am happy with it!!! Thank you FireFlies.

My only complaint is that I asked to have the magnet not installed and it came with it installed, no big deal…

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Lithium wrote:
Aren’t the SST-20 more powerful than the 219B ? They are both marked 2500lm Question

Edit: aren’t they supposed to be more powerful ?

Not the 90CRI 4000K ones, the ~70CRI 5000K and 6500K have higher max output.

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d_t_a wrote:
try comparing these (camera setting was set to “daylight” white balance”)

Thanks for the pictures. If I can recall correctly(rot66 is not with me right now), the difference in tint between my PL 47 and rot66 is similar to what I can see on your pictures. Anyway my pl47 can’t be turned off, so I’m waiting for replacement.

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I have a question, the center of each optic right in front of the led looks like is frosted compared to my D4S which I can see clearly the led underneath, I am wondering what specific optic is it using, anyone knows?

Here is the frosting I see…

The first post says “15 degree angle TRI lens” is it a Carclo lens? I wonder if the Carclo 10621 would fit and would make an improvement over the stock one since it is not frosted…

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Diffusion directly over the emitter creates a smoother hot spot, allowing the collimation factor from the sides of the TIR to do the job of focusing light without the disturbing direct output off the die interfering so much. This works great for the multi-die emitters in my experience, but don’t know why it would be necessary here unless to diffuse the odd hot spot of an XP-L HI

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Lithium wrote:
Aren’t the SST-20 more powerful than the 219B ? They are both marked 2500lm Question

Edit: aren’t they supposed to be more powerful ?

The SST20 4000K does look a bit brighter than the Nichia 219B SW45K (for the PL47 I checked)

I think from some other sources, it mentions some lumens rating of just about 1800-2000 lumens for the PL47 Nichia 219B whereas the SST20 4000K could be nearer to the rated 2500 lumens.

Perhaps someone who can do lumens test can verify.

Also, has anyone did runtime graphs for the PL47 (any LED)?

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I just opened mine this morning. There is no lens on it at all. The reflector fell out as soon as I picked it up. Very disappointing. Hopefully Fireflies will make replacing my light easy.

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MXDan wrote:
I just opened mine this morning. There is no lens on it at all. The reflector fell out as soon as I picked it up. Very disappointing. Hopefully Fireflies will make replacing my light easy.

That is weird since there is no reflector in the light… could you post a picture?

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MXDan wrote:
I just opened mine this morning. There is no lens on it at all. The reflector fell out as soon as I picked it up. Very disappointing. Hopefully Fireflies will make replacing my light easy.

Sorry to hear. I’m sure you mean optics. That’s odd that it made it all the way there with no lens. Did you look closely in the box? Was the stainless bezel also missing? Does that bezel easily come off for you? If so you may just need a lens.

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AlexGT wrote:
MXDan wrote:
I just opened mine this morning. There is no lens on it at all. The reflector fell out as soon as I picked it up. Very disappointing. Hopefully Fireflies will make replacing my light easy.

That is weird since there is no reflector in the light… could you post a picture?

Wrong terminology perhaps. There is no glass lens or bezel with my light. Just the o-ring and tir reflector.

I can post a picture when I get home from work this evening.

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I dug through the packaging and there is definitely no glass lens or bezel. It does have all the other accessories. The packaging did not look damaged or tampered with either. In fact, the light seems to work just fine. But obviously missing the lens is a major problem.
I have pictures but don’t have a way to post them.
I messaged Fireflies, hopefully they make this right….

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You can use postimage.org

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