Fireflies E07 received today and it has a defect :(

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Fireflies E07 received today and it has a defect :(

I’m guessing there’s supposed to be 12 AUX LEDs in the head!

It’s bright as hell, but I won’t be able to live with this!

Currently owned lights:

Jetbeam Jet-IIIM | Jetbeam Jet-Ti M R2 | Solarforce L2M/L2P/L2T/T1 | 4Sevens Quark 123 | 4Sevens Quark Mini CR2 Ti | Solarstorm X2 Neutral | Convoy S2+ Neutral | Skilhunt H03 Neutral | Manker E14 Nichia 219b | Jetbeam Mini-1 | Amutorch AT40 Nichia 219c & XP-L HI Neutral | Emisar D4S XP-L HI 4K | Fireflies E07 XP-L HI 5K

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I got mine today also from Neal, here is mine, looks ok to me ?

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His lacks an LED, but yours is perfect.

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Yup, the beside the green wire. embarassed

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BlueSwordM wrote:
His lacks an LED, but yours is perfect.

oh so unfair Sad

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I opened RMA on FF website and also sent Jacky an email. It’s been a few days and no reply. About to open a PayPal dispute to light a fire under his ass.

Currently owned lights:

Jetbeam Jet-IIIM | Jetbeam Jet-Ti M R2 | Solarforce L2M/L2P/L2T/T1 | 4Sevens Quark 123 | 4Sevens Quark Mini CR2 Ti | Solarstorm X2 Neutral | Convoy S2+ Neutral | Skilhunt H03 Neutral | Manker E14 Nichia 219b | Jetbeam Mini-1 | Amutorch AT40 Nichia 219c & XP-L HI Neutral | Emisar D4S XP-L HI 4K | Fireflies E07 XP-L HI 5K

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adept1 wrote:
About to open a PayPal dispute to light a fire under his ass.

Don’t expect too much. My dispute took 3 weeks start to finish without any reply.

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adept1 wrote:
I opened RMA on FF website and also sent Jacky an email. It’s been a few days and no reply. About to open a PayPal dispute to light a fire under his ass.

yeah, shame they missed this, i hope they resolve it for u goodluck! such nice looking light this small details missed shouldnt go out to customers.

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I’m curious if it is from the “New Second batch from 4th March” i.e. is there more room for the battery?

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I made many lighted tails and had also many of those little leds work fine at first then fail over time. I learned to not just tack the leds quickly in place but really let a good amount of solder flow under them on both sides (too much solder is not an issue with these). Maybe firefly is a bit careless with the reflow of these little leds. The flashlights should at least be checked before they are sent out, this way they have far more work on them, and money spent, than if they did their checks well.

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djozz wrote:
I made many lighted tails and had also many of those little leds work fine at first then fail over time. I learned to not just tack the leds quickly in place but really let a good amount of solder flow under them on both sides (too much solder is not an issue with these). Maybe firefly is a bit careless with the reflow of these little leds. The flashlights should at least be checked before they are sent out, this way they have far more work on them, and money spent, than if they did their checks well.

funny there is a label on the side of the box, Qualified Certificate with date etc so its weird yeah. they shouldnt rush this light, its very unique and deserves a big audience with no issues etc.

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You’re surprised it has a defect? surely that was a given Facepalm

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G0OSE wrote:
You’re surprised it has a defect defects? surely that was a given Facepalm

Fixed that for you. LOL

Someone in some fora posted something along the lines of “This is the best finished light I’ve ever seen…”.
I nearly spit my tea out with a laugh – I’ve seen better finished streetlights.

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Hopefully will get these issues fixed. They have a lot of things going for them:

  • Excellent features in their flashlight
  • Good UI
  • Good attention to detail with things like 1 cm thick shelf.
  • Excellent production quality on parts. The anodizing and build quality of individual parts is very good.
  • Clearly designed by flashlight enthusiasts.

The problems seem to be the following:

  • Inexperience – this is what got them with the thermal paste on the back of the star. They used thermal paste on every star, but the layer was so thin it wasn’t big enough to bridge the gap to the shelf. And there was a gap to the shelf because the star was manufactured with insufficient extra tolerance to clear the slightly inward-slanted angle at the edge of the shelf.
  • Assembly quality – Fireflies seems to have had numerous issues at the assembly house. Having great parts quality is nice, but it is also important to have them properly assembled into a fully functioning light.
  • QA – clearly more and better QA needs to be implemented at the assembly house.

Hopefully these issues will be corrected. I look forward to future products from Fireflies. I’m quite pleased with both my E07s. They are my brightest lights.

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From the pictures it looks like the LED on the aux board is present, it’s just not lighting up. Probably it just wasn’t soldered correctly, but it could also be a broken LED.

Those little colored 0603 LEDs are a pain to try to solder. Swapped out the LEDs on a Lexel D4 board for a different color and it was a pretty painstaking process to do it all by hand.