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

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maukka wrote:
-Max throw 7800cd or 177m

Maukka, thanks for the analysis, and the good hard work you have contributed to this project!

I plan to purchase this version of the FW3A, but would like increase the throw. I get about 12000 cd from my current EDC Thorfire TG06S and would like to at least duplicate it with my new FW3A.

Approximately how much throw would be gained by going to a clear lens? Are there any other easy mods that would further increase the throw? Thanks!

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Shouldn’t turbo be closer to 3000lm though?
The lowest mode is approximately how low?
I hope the muggle mode goes up to the 7*7135 level.
Is the build quality of the D4 better?

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I’m down for one.

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Please count me in for one of each:

  • 1 XP-L HI
  • 1 LH351D
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I haven’t tested different optics with the XP-L HI yet, but will post numbers later with the 10507. You’ll probably gain about 20-40% more candela.

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ActiveAl wrote:

maukka wrote:
-Max throw 7800cd or 177m

Maukka, thanks for the analysis, and the good hard work you have contributed to this project!


I plan to purchase this version of the FW3A, but would like increase the throw. I get about 12000 cd from my current EDC Thorfire TG06S and would like to at least duplicate it with my new FW3A.


Approximately how much throw would be gained by going to a clear lens? Are there any other easy mods that would further increase the throw? Thanks!

With the narrow clear optic and the xpl-hi you should be able to hit 12,000 lux. Using SkyLumen specs his lights achieve 15,000 lux.

https://skylumen.com/collections/v54-lights/products/sl2

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DB Custom wrote:
I prefer an “A” or “D” as far as the black body Locus is concerned. Below or ideally, at, the line. But we seldom get our choice in these matters.

So I agree with Tom in the choice of a D, not in the choice of a 5. 2A or 3A would be my preference most of the time. I prefer white, no tint. No green or blue or purple or pink or orange or rose or brown, just white.

My Avatar is in color, by the way. 17 emitters, in moon mode. White. Or very close to it.

Same here, A and D. Didn’t realize that was a color pic. Very nice!

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Please add me for another

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It looks as though there might be enough shelf space up front to fit a 4x mtnmcpcb, is this true?

Would love a beamshot of the xpl-hi-3D :3

Though I may end up trying to mod the sst-20 dogf4rts into it for even more throw…cant wait!

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Can i add 2 more lights to my order?

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cdjaney wrote:

DB….thanks very much for the time and input! And for making my decision all the more difficult. I originally had an Emisar D4 with the XP-G2 and sold it to buy the XP-L HI for better output with a little less heat. Thought that’d be the way I went here too as I’ve liked the 3D version on it, and the slightly better throw just for those “just because” moments. BUT….reading your comments on the LH351D’s…..not so sure now. Do I just buy one of those? Do I go one of each? TWO of the LH351D’s because of the price.. Gahhhh! If only unlimited funds were at my disposal….

Yeah, the Emisar D4 XP-G2 are actually quite a nice tint of rose. I was really surprised and I have 2 of those and 2 of the XP-L Hi 4000k as well.

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Can you show us how the final implementation of the tail e-switch was achieved? Is it still a separate inner tube?

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Yes, there’s an inner tube.

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maukka wrote:
Output levels on the stepped ramp mode: 3.6 lumens 28 lm 78 lm 155 lm 315 lm 533 lm 825 lm (7×7135 8×7135) 2800 lm

Thank you for all that info! Does this mean the lowest it will go is 3.6 lumens? Thank you!

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I’d like to sign up for 1 XPL-Hi version.

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Tixx wrote:
Thank you for all that info! Does this mean the lowest it will go is 3.6 lumens? Thank you!

No, that’s just the lowest mode on the default stepped ramp mode. It will go much lower.

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maukka wrote:
I haven't tested different optics with the XP-L HI yet, but will post numbers later with the 10507. You'll probably gain about 20-40% more candela.

Thank you sir for the information!

To get more throw then, I may order the 10507 Carclo Lens - 3-UP Narrow Spot Optic from Mt Electronics at the same time I order the FW3A. This seems like a simple-enough mod. Thanks again! 

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Any standard Carclo triple optic of the right size should work, such as the ones sold at MtnElectronics. This includes 10507, 10511, 10508, 10509, and 10510. The 10507 optic makes the most throw, but also makes virtually every emitter look ugly. So the default is 10511 because it provides the most throw available without causing strong beam artifacts. It can also be polished to increase throw, while still producing a nicer-looking beam than 10507.

It appears that the 10511 optic may be a good choice also. 

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I just can’t believe the amount of work that goes into these projects. I’m assuming that we’ll have opportunity to donate to those who have worked so diligently once the light is available?

Speaking of which, I believe I am currently in for 2 lights (#934 & 935). I would actually like to up this to 6 total, 3 of each emitter option.

Thanks again, everyone!

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Please put me down for an additional light, one with each emitter please

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I may have to get 2 instead of one. Add one more for me. (one of each emitter)

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Please mark me down for two, one of each emitter. Thank you!

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I guess to clarify for me, being down for 2 lights, I would get one in each emitter

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maukka wrote:
1. All of that is configurable. It’s just that the default stepped ramp mode goes up to the 800 lumens and to turbo from there with a double click.

2. Easy to swap MCPCB and LEDs or optics (Carclo), no glue.

THANK YOU for the concise and speedy reply! And for your very detailed info so far!

John 1:5 "The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."

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I would like to update mine to one of each emitter as well.

A big thanks to everyone involved with putting this together!

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AFAIK, the initial post doesn’t differentiate between reserving different emitter options. You’ll be put on the list for as many lights as you want, and you can pick which emitter when you order.

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I’ll be honest. I know this was kind of put on the back burner so to say and I have not received any updates and this may have something to do with the system logging me out after a period of time. That’s on me and I blame no one else. I did get sidetracked with an another GB that went wrong resulting in everybody having to pursue PayPal claims. My last post was almost a year ago. Having noticed activity, I’m trying to catch back up and it will take some time.

Thanks to everyone who is making this come to light.

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Current status (2019-01-28): Production samples arrive tomorrow for testing/review. Production should start within days, if things go well.

Getting excited for this all over again!

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Hi, after all this time watching, I can’t resist anymore
Please write me down for one.

And thanks to all the people involved

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Please count me in for one XP-L HI

Thanks

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I’d like some confirmation the bezel and driver will both be easy to remove in the production version. Lumintop has been known to add surprise glue and that would be a travesty for the FW3A.

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