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Is it only coming with the frosted optics? I remember seeing a few posts about Carclo options for this so I may just order a different for it at some point.

I believe so. If I remember correctly, the normal un-polished version produces an ugly beam but is throwier. A frosted one looks nicer and can be polished to give a bit more throw while still maintaining a pretty beam.

I have so many triples without frosted optics. Is there something about this flashlight that distorts the beam that much more than a D4, Oveready Boss, my modded triple Eagletac D25C, or other random triple mods?

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^ Those dimensions are for the D4 (18650 powered). The picture shows the larger D4S (26650 powered).

For a comparison with the D4, see the photos of the 2nd prototype on page 1 of this discussion.

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^ Those dimensions are for the D4 (18650 powered). The picture shows the larger D4S (26650 powered).

For a comparison with the D4, see the photos of the 2nd prototype on page 1 of this discussion.

OK…. that explains the picture then. Thanks for the heads up on that… Thumbs Up

I do not have any of the D4’s, so nice to know the picture was not that much of an optical illusion after all.

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I know I’ll find a way to mess it up w/o visual instructions. LOL.. I am special.

Pro tip: Buy spare optics Smile

Commodity LED optics being relatively inexpensive, this is wise.
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That’s a very nice, elegant light! Crown Thumbs Up

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^ Those dimensions are for the D4 (18650 powered). The picture shows the larger D4S (26650 powered).

For a comparison with the D4, see the photos of the 2nd prototype on page 1 of this discussion.

Thanks again… this looks more like it. Wink Below is the picture iamlucky13 is referring to.
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I would assume some rubbing compound, like for automotive paint/plastics, and a rag would be sufficient to make the optics clear. Even tooth paste might work.

Is the frosting on the lens so deep that you actually need to sand it with sandpaper? That’s more extreme than what I was thinking.

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With 1000 to 7000 grit Wet-Dry paper… you are not removing much. Mainly polishing once you get to about 3000 – 4000.

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Please put me down for one more. This will be for a total of 3.

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If I recall correctly, it’s primarily a matter of polishing, not sanding. It may be sufficient to rub it against denim or newspaper or something along those lines.

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JasonWW wrote:
I would assume some rubbing compound, like for automotive paint/plastics, and a rag would be sufficient to make the optics clear. Even tooth paste might work.

Is the frosting on the lens so deep that you actually need to sand it with sandpaper? That’s more extreme than what I was thinking.

Toothpaste or a paste of baking soda and water are both common recommendations for removing the haze on automobile headlight lenses that develops over the course of multiple years of sunlight aging and/or driving through the gritty spray kicked up by other cars when it is raining out. I suspect they would also work for Carclo optics.

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Last time I polished one of these optics (which was several years ago), I mounted a triple star onto a bit and then put the bit in a hand drill. I then put the drill pointing upwards in a wood vise.

I then placed the optic into the star. To polish I used one hand to hold the drill button down and the other to place the cloth against the optic.

For the actual polishing I used jewelers rouge on terrycloth.

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Please put me in for one in XPL HI

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Add me too. Xpl hi cw

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Please put me on the list for one with LH351D. Thanks!

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Will this light be mod friendly?

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Ryzbor wrote:
Will this light be mod friendly?

Only in the sense of changing leds, optics and maybe reflashing a new UI. The driver will be unique and not easy to replace.

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Good, changing the leds will make the sub 4000K folks happy.

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I would like to make sure I’m down for 2 lights, one of each. I’m currently on the list at 737.

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Please add me to the list for one with the LH351D. Thank you!

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Cobra502 wrote:
I would like to make sure I’m down for 2 lights, one of each. I’m currently on the list at 737.

Thanks


How odd, you used to be at #497 and #732. Now I only see the single listing at #737.

The main thing is that you said in the thread that you want 2 units. The list is created based on this thread. So don’t worry about it. Once the list is updated you should see your name on there twice.

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Great thanks for the quick response.

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Same here. I’d love to get one of each options available so 2 lights in total.

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Hey Jason, sorry to bother, I submitted a comment a while back for one of each, but don’t see my name on the list, maybe I did not format the comment correctly for the script?

In either case, I would love two, one of each emitter!

Thank you!

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@ dotBLF …. You made your request HERE … you’ll be added next time the list is updated. Check back to see after the update is posted here. Wink

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teacher,

Thank you! I interpreted other comments to mean that the list was auto updated. I eagerly await any and all updates. Thank you FW3A team for all your work, excited to see this come to life!!! Thumbs Up

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Can you put me in the list? 1 x LH351D please.

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My name is not on the list, Can someone add me? Thanks!

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lotrbfme wrote:
My name is not on the list, Can someone add me? Thanks!

Now you’ve said you want a light two different times. You just want a single light, right?

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There have been no updates to the main list since Jan 6th. So everyone that has made a request since then will not see their name until the list is updated again.

Just say what you want one time in this thread and that’s all you have to do.

If your not sure when the list was last updated, just click the last name on the list. You will go to the request and see the date and time.

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