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Joined BLF because I saw this linked on Reddit and it fits everything I’ve been wanting in an EDC light. In for one!

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Put me down for two please!

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noobi3st wrote:
Joined BLF because I saw this linked on Reddit

Doh! Reddit swoops in again at the last minute. Silly

I knew it was just a matter of time.

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In for 2

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I wish I only discovered this thread today. It would be much more exciting!

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contactcr wrote:
I wish I only discovered this thread today. It would be much more exciting!

And fill your weekend nicely.
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TK, that button effect is simply from the circular machining marks, it’s present on virtually every flat surface machined true on a lathe. Depends a lot on the feed rate but yeah, see it all the time cutting ends of bar stock on the lathe. Wink

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I’m in for one! XP-L HI please

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DB Custom wrote:
TK, that button effect is simply from the circular machining marks, it’s present on virtually every flat surface machined true on a lathe. Depends a lot on the feed rate but yeah, see it all the time cutting ends of bar stock on the lathe. Wink

Sure know how to explain the magic out of her discovery! Humbug!

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FYI-

Per post #6622, I’d like to up my requested number of lights, but don’t see that the list has my updated info on it. If it’s simply not been updated yet, please excuse my paranoia.

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I did an oopsie doopsie and psoted in the wrong thread Oops

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IndyArcher wrote:
Per post #6622, I’d like to up my requested number of lights, but don’t see that the list has my updated info on it. If it’s simply not been updated yet, please excuse my paranoia.

I try not to update the list more than once per week, and the last update was only two days ago. The timestamp at the top of post #4 shows when it was last updated.

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TK, that button effect is simply from the circular machining marks, it’s present on virtually every flat surface machined true on a lathe. Depends a lot on the feed rate but yeah, see it all the time cutting ends of bar stock on the lathe. Wink

A flower is simply the effect of rearranging some of the chemicals in dirt into a different form, and people see them all the time… but I still like to stop and smell them. Wink

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ToyKeeper wrote:
IndyArcher wrote:
Per post #6622, I’d like to up my requested number of lights, but don’t see that the list has my updated info on it. If it’s simply not been updated yet, please excuse my paranoia.

I try not to update the list more than once per week, and the last update was only two days ago. The timestamp at the top of post #4 shows when it was last updated.

Thanks, TK.

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A flower is simply the effect of rearranging some of the chemicals in dirt into a different form, and people see them all the time… but I still like to stop and smell them. Wink
So very well said & true. If we don’t take time to smell the flowers in lifes journey…. we truly miss a lot. . Wink . Thumbs Up

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BTW, Bluzie received a FW3A sample too, and posted about it on TLF.

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TK, thanks for the link to TLF, this will give me a nice excuse to try Google Translate from my laptop.

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From TLF review “The VTC5A does not work in my lamp”

does this concern anyone?

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From TLF review “The VTC5A does not work in my lamp”

does this concern anyone?

Guessing it does not fit???
No concern here, there are plenty that will work/fit. Thumbs Up

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chadvone wrote:
From TLF review “The VTC5A does not work in my lamp”

does this concern anyone?


It’s odd because he used a unprotected flat top which should be 65mm long. The 30Q should be 64.9mm long. The FW3A has springs on both ends. In theory it should work.

False alarm. It seems the driver is not positioned corectly.

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^^ I could not see much difference in the photos. Looks like it should work. Photos look like the VTC5 has longer nipple.

IDK> Would like to know more about it. Maybe it was just his sample??

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chadvone wrote:
From TLF review “The VTC5A does not work in my lamp”

does this concern anyone?

Yes, but the issue isn’t really about the battery… Bluzie seems to have gotten one with the same driver fit issues I had, and I’m pretty sure that’s the source of the problem(s).

I sent quite a bit of detail to Neal, and mostly just need to wait for him to work things out with Lumintop.

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Sign me up for one

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I would like to purchase 2 lights.

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I can not pass this up, sign me up.

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noobi3st wrote:
Joined BLF because I saw this linked on Reddit and it fits everything I’ve been wanting in an EDC light. In for one!

Same. Light looks awesome — count me in for one!

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Just want to make sure I’m still on the list. I originally signed up for 3 then later canceled 2 but I’m only able to find the two cancelations listed.
I do still want one light, am I still down for one?

Edit: 1406 is still there. Thanks!

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JasonWW wrote:
chadvone wrote:
From TLF review “The VTC5A does not work in my lamp”

does this concern anyone?


It’s odd because he used a unprotected flat top which should be 65mm long. The 30Q should be 64.9mm long. The FW3A has springs on both ends. In theory it should work.

False alarm. It seems the driver is not positioned corectly.

This makes me a bit worried about their QC

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
chadvone wrote:
From TLF review "The VTC5A does not work in my lamp" does this concern anyone?
-It's odd because he used a unprotected flat top which should be 65mm long. The 30Q should be 64.9mm long. The FW3A has springs on both ends. In theory it should work.- False alarm. It seems the driver is not positioned corectly.
This makes me a bit worried about their QC

These are prototypes, not production, or even pre-production. Lots of short cuts are made in the proto phase, plus things are not finalized yet.

In the Q8 project, we went through a lot of similar trials/tribulations. Believe me, this is wayyy better they are going slowly rather than rushing this out. You should never see or hear about this problem in something shipped that's paid for. Early reviewers also see some bad stuff that gets fixed before shipped.

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