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

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I wonder if GIMP has a filter to normalize each pixel individually.

It doesn’t, but it didn’t take long to write a script to repeat what I did to the entire image, so we can see how that looks. To make these, what I did is:

  1. Gaussian blur, with the sample size set to about 1/3rd of the width of the FW3A in each image.
  2. Run the images through a quick per-pixel brightness normalizer script. This scales up the brightness of each pixel so at least one of the red, green, or blue channels will be exactly 255. Basically, it maxes out the brightness of each pixel as far as possible without changing the hue.

Mouse-over to compare before/after/after:

  • Initial pic: Original image.
  • Mouse-over to see it fully normalized.
  • Mouse-out to see it blurred and normalized. This is how I measured the “normalized average color” of each FW3A photo.

Bluzie: orig, norm, blur+norm

TK: orig, norm, blur+norm

Maukka: orig, norm, blur+norm

This visualization shows only the hue of each pixel, without regard for the original brightness. Using this, a perfectly grey surface would end up looking pure white. That’s why the older light grey FW3A prototype disappears almost completely… and why the FW3A in maukka’s image almost disappears. It’s virtually indistinguishable from the background color. Any deviation from pure grey shows up as an off-white color.

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Is it too late to still get one of these?

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Not too late at all. They haven’t started production so just express your interest in this thread and you’ll eventually be added to the list.

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In that case I want one.

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Requesting to be added to the purchase list. Thank you.

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Please add me to the list.

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I’m seeing a lot of folks with single digit post counts asking to have their names on the list.

I think that’s great – this light is actually boosting membership to the ‘club’, and adding to the resource base of available knowledge as well as encouraging even more innovative BLF projects.

BLF never ceases to impress me.

(On the other hand, maybe we’re promoting an addiction, so there’s that!)

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I’d actually prefer the SST-20 to the LH351D I’m on the list for, even without the wait.

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Tumbleweed48 wrote:
I’m seeing a lot of folks with single digit post counts asking to have their names on the list.

I think that’s great – this light is actually boosting membership to the ‘club’, and adding to the resource base of available knowledge as well as encouraging even more innovative BLF projects.

BLF never ceases to impress me.

(On the other hand, maybe we’re promoting an addiction, so there’s that!)


I think most of the new members are just here to get a deal on a light. After that they will dissappear until the next deal pops up. Maybe a small percentage will start to read and learn more about flashlights. But hey, at least they all know that BLF exists and is a cool place to hang out. Party

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No , that’s BS ,they really come on here to hangout with the cool kids like us Big Smile

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I’m in!

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2 please! Great looking light.

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Add me to the list please.

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I’m one of those single digit post counts you guys are talking about. I’ve been a lurker for a while, but use r/flashlights much more. I’d probably use BLF more, but my only internet access is my phone, and the site is rough for mobile browsing. I do already have a BLF Q8, and love the idea of lights that are actually produced based on what the community wants. If only we could get other industries to work with us like this. Seems like most industries insist on pushing features we don’t want, and not listening to what we actually do want. This thread specifically is amazing to me.

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Please put me on the list for one!

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Tumbleweed48 wrote:
(On the other hand, maybe we’re promoting an addiction, so there’s that!)

I recently made a meme that depicts my BLF experience. It relates to your assertion.

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Another lurker with only a couple posts here. I’ve had pretty much exactly the same experience as wheelgunwordslinger, actually.

Came from r/flashlight for the Q8, got a GT and some others too. Love that you guys work with manufacturers in these big group buys. I’ll be lurking around here for a while, I think.

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mattadores wrote:

I recently made a meme that depicts my BLF experience. It relates to your assertion.


You read it top to bottom? I started left to right. Maybe there is a way to make it clear?

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Thanks for the meme mattadores, it does show my BLF experience if played in a never-ending loop Facepalm

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Thanks for the meme mattadores, it does show my BLF experience if played in a never-ending loop Facepalm

Ditto

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P220C wrote:
djozz wrote:
Thanks for the meme mattadores, it does show my BLF experience if played in a never-ending loop Facepalm
Ditto
+1 . Great post mattadores!! Thumbs Up
And soooo true…. Facepalm .. Cash

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This might be the best meme I have ever seen… Big Smile
So true…

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Do let us know what you think when you get it, teacher. I think it is quite tempting, even at around fifteen bucks.
I certainly will my friend. Thumbs Up
Also, I just checked; the $10.99 Coupon Code for the Convoy S2+ SST20 4000K 95CRI is still active. Get the details HEREWink
I ordered 18 February & I am still waiting. My order still says “Processing”. But I figure what the heck, it’s only $10.99 & a good deal. It’ll come sooner or later. Wink
I’m thinking about ordering another to use as a host.
Concerning the Convoy S2+ SST20 4000K 95CRI we discussed several posts ago.
I got notification that it “Shipped” today. Hopefully it really did….. Wink .. Big Smile

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Good news.

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wheelgunwordslinger wrote:
love the idea of lights that are actually produced based on what the community wants. If only we could get other industries to work with us like this. Seems like most industries insist on pushing features we don’t want, and not listening to what we actually do want.

In the free software world, it’s pretty normal for things to be created based on what the community wants. Frequently, the community just makes its own stuff, scratching its own itches. BLF has a similar “make what you want” culture, but it involves physical goods instead of just data, and physical goods can’t yet be copied over the internet. So several of us have been trying to get manufacturers to participate in this process, in order to make cool things available to anyone who wants them.

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Please put me down for 1 as well.

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I’d like 2 please.

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several of us have been trying to get manufacturers to participate in this process, in order to make cool things available to anyone who wants them.

Someone at the New Yorker or Vanity Fair ought to write about how this is working.
It’s a new age ….

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Reminds me somewhat of the cooperative Alt culture described in Cory Doctorow’s “Walkaway”

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Ilumenati wrote:
Reminds me somewhat of the cooperative Alt culture described in Cory Doctorow’s “Walkaway”

Cory Doctorow based some of his main writing themes on free software culture. It’s a major plot element in his “Little Brother” book, and is applied to a hardware context in “Makers”, and is applied to artistic works in “Pirate Cinema”. He’s pretty into this stuff. Smile

He writes about it as sci-fi, usually, but… it’s not fiction. It has been an ongoing and growing movement since the mid-1900s, and is now the code foundation for the majority of the internet.

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