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

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Looks good! I’ll take one!

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Do we wait for a PM or is there a code we use to order?

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Can I get on the list for one with the SST-20?

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I thought I had upped mine to 2 units.
If not too late please increase to 2 (two).
If not, no biggie. Thanks either way!

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kevinm wrote:
I’d like 2. Any chance of copper, brass, titanium?
Unknown. No time soon. Nothing planned AFAWK.

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Do we wait for a PM or is there a code we use to order?
If your on the list AND want discount wait for PM with the Code.

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Sorry if I missed this earlier (nearly 300 pages to wade through now), but I noticed in the photos provided on Neal’s Gadgets site that there’s no branding or labeling on the light whatsoever. Is that just prototype images, or is this how the light will arrive? I do like the “clean” look, actually. If this is how it ships, will the SST-20 version have it too?

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In for one XP-L HI
Thank you

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Got it, thank you.

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xevious wrote:
Sorry if I missed this earlier (nearly 300 pages to wade through now), but I noticed in the photos provided on Neal’s Gadgets site that there’s no branding or labeling on the light whatsoever. Is that just prototype images, or is this how the light will arrive? I do like the “clean” look, actually. If this is how it ships, will the SST-20 version have it too?

The first ~1000 or so lights for the GB (all with XP-L HI from what we know) will not have the Lumintop rabbit or any other branding that we know of. Since the SST-20 and/or LH351D versions are coming later I’d bet they will have some sort of branding like the public sale versions.

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xevious wrote:
Sorry if I missed this earlier (nearly 300 pages to wade through now), but I noticed in the photos provided on Neal’s Gadgets site that there’s no branding or labeling on the light whatsoever. Is that just prototype images, or is this how the light will arrive? I do like the “clean” look, actually. If this is how it ships, will the SST-20 version have it too?

It is supposed to be clean, as a pretty insistent request of BLF.

For more information, click the “Search this thread” link at the top of the thread, and search for “bunny”. Big Smile

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Relampago wrote:


A picture is worth a thousand words!! Cash Cash Cash . Thumbs Up

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In for 2 please. Thanks!

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Is the inner tube (signal carrier) stainless steel, raw aluminum, or anodized aluminum?

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Apologies for yet another long multi-reply. A lot happened while I was sleeping.

cabfrank wrote:
Since there will be different led versions I assume we will not have to purchase all we signed up for at once. Any idea how long our codes will work, if that is how it is handled?

I don’t know how long the codes will work.

Noir wrote:
The FW3A is up at Neals store for 49,95 $.

I don’t think it was supposed to be visible yet; I thought he put the page up so we could check it for errors.

dts71 wrote:
Interested in SST-20 4000K version when available.

Me too. I hope it will be available soon for the $30 price we are expecting.

djozz wrote:
I will swapping the leds anyway, so it would be a waste of those expensive XP-L Hi leds to buy the FW3A now.

Exactly. I’ve got a board ready and waiting for a host to put it into. Smile

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I’m particularly interested in how it will work for those to want to wait for the SST-20’s. My concern is getting stuck not being able to get the group buy price, or having Lumintop run out of the bunny-less switches before the SST-20’s arrive.

I’m also concerned about this

It’s on the list to bother Neal about when he wakes up.

EnlightenMe wrote:
TK, instead of a timed script, wouldn’t it be easier to find out from Lumintop how many units are ready (X), and send notification to the first X/2 people on the waiting list? Then, repeat when more units are ready/leftover from the IPO.

No, there are some things which make that not work:

  • Implementing this requires cooperation from Neal, and I don’t think he’s willing to do things that way.
  • Anything which depends on “find out from Lumintop” has typically failed so far, since we don’t have a working line of communication.
  • The list does not track emitter type, so there is no way to match items built to notifications sent.
  • This all needs to be coordinated with TLF too, which makes everything more complicated.

So I think the plan is to allow everyone to order even if the items are not built yet. People who order sooner should receive items sooner, and people who are earlier on the list should get the notification first.

MascaratumB wrote:
maybe Neal, M4D M4X and Toykeeper could communicate to uniformize the process and to let us know clearly how things will be done, avoiding speculation on the process.

Yeah… that would be nice. Very often though, I don’t get information until everyone else does. Sad

For example:

M4D M4X wrote:
the Ordering will start today and shipping will start in a week or so

Interesting. That’s news to me. You are still working with Neal on this, yes?

MascaratumB wrote:
don’t forget those that helped before (pepinfaxera included!!!)

Yeah. I’m going to ask Neal again about sending one to pepinfaxera. And if he won’t do it for free, I’ll buy him one.

We also need to make sure a few other people are included:

  • Fritz, if we can contact him
  • Cawi, if we can contact him
  • The Miller, if we can contact him
  • DEL (I have contact info)
  • Tom E (is still active on BLF)
xevious wrote:
there’s no branding or labeling on the light whatsoever. Is that just prototype images, or is this how the light will arrive?

It should arrive with no branding or labels on the light itself. It is meant to be completely blank.

After the group buy, later versions will probably have Lumintop’s bunny logo on the tail button.

gregfortune wrote:
A few people (myself included) liked the bunny button. If it’s easy to remove, I can imagine a few will be interested/willing to swap buttons.

As long as the tail isn’t glued, the button is easy to remove.

kevinm wrote:
Is the inner tube (signal carrier) stainless steel, raw aluminum, or anodized aluminum?

Anodized aluminum with bare ends. This insulates it from electrical contact with the outer tube and the battery, but allows a signal from the tail PCB to the head PCB.

candor wrote:
I’d like to request a fourth, please. Thanks!

I plan to update the list immediately before starting the notification script… and the script uses the list directly. I’ll probably also update it again before that.

JasonWW wrote:
Everyone needs to say how many they want.

I’ve been tracking that data, but in the end it looks like it probably won’t matter. I don’t think Neal has the store set up to track or limit quantity per person.

FindThisHumerus wrote:
Do we wait for a PM or is there a code we use to order?

Wait for a PM from “FW3A Team” which contains the order URL and coupon code.

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Some info about the ordering process… Sorry for the short notice! I thought we would have more warning before ordering was ready to start.

The plan is:

At around the following time when Bluzie and I are both available…

  • 19:00 UTC
    • 12:00 west coast US
    • 15:00 east coast US
    • 16:00 Sao Paulo
    • 20:00 London
    • 21:00 TLF/Berlin
    • 03:00 Beijing
    • 05:00 Australia
    • 07:00 NZ

… people should start receiving private messages on BLF and TLF with the order URL and coupon codes. On BLF, the message should come from “FW3A Team”.

Messages will be spread out over time, so it will probably take 24 to 48 hours to get through the entire interest list. This is to make it easier for people early on the list to order before people later on the list.

After you receive the message, follow the link to Neal’s shop and order the items you want. Please do not post any coupon codes in public though, for at least a week afterward.

If you want to make your ordering process go faster, it may help to create an account on Neal’s site first.

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I’m new here…. I am interested in this light. Can you put me down for 2 of these. I’d like one of each version.

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djozz wrote:
I will swapping the leds anyway, so it would be a waste of those expensive XP-L Hi leds to buy the FW3A now.

I'll find a use for XPL-HI, and I'm not super hopeful about ever seeing the light cheaper than the group buy XPL-HI price.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
swiftblade13 wrote:
trakcon wrote:
I’m particularly interested in how it will work for those to want to wait for the SST-20’s. My concern is getting stuck not being able to get the group buy price, or having Lumintop run out of the bunny-less switches before the SST-20’s arrive.

I’m also concerned about this

It’s on the list to bother Neal about when he wakes up.

TK, did Neal provide any guidance on this?
And, thank you so much for all you do!!

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Put me down for 2 please for the CHEAPER version (30 dollars) whenever they may come out. If possible with no bunnies on the switch.

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Firstly, thank you for being awesome and for all the long hours and skill you have applied to making this thing happen. I’ve only been on the forums for a short time, but I have seen your name everywhere, and I think any light with your name attached is going to be on my “buy” list.

If Neal hasn’t worked out any way to limit quantities, would it be detrimental to the community/Neal/etc if someone were to order more than they asked for on the list? It seems there is no way to prevent this, but perhaps a request from the FW3A Team to “stick to your quantities” would be enough for the kind people here…

On the off chance that it doesn’t hurt anyone, I probably would order an additional one if this is possible. I’m sure Lumintop wouldn’t mind selling more lights. I’m WAY down on the list, so I figure I’m probably going to have to wait anyway. I haven’t had to wait like many on the list, so I see it as just taking my turn.

Being realistic here, it is a decent buy at $50 (by my calculations) so with general availability for purchase at that price we will probably have people buying out of turn anyway.

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trakcon wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
It’s on the list to bother Neal about when he wakes up.

TK, did Neal provide any guidance on this?

Not yet. He is still asleep. Smile

f0xx wrote:
would it be detrimental … if someone were to order more than they asked for on the list?

Probably, yes. If the amount is small, it is probably okay. But please stay close to the number on the list and don’t try to order a large amount. That would make problems for other people on the interest list.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
trakcon wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
It’s on the list to bother Neal about when he wakes up.

TK, did Neal provide any guidance on this?

Not yet. He is still asleep. Smile

Sorry. It looked like he posted something on TLF in the last hour, so I figured he was active.

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Just saw this on Reddit and came to write my name in the interest list Smile

In for XPL HI, the neutral/cool white version.

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List updated in post #4. 1559 people, 2268 lights… plus ~450 on TLF.


- TK

FW3A thread – contact Neal on BLF or email for FW3A questions and support

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The day is here! I don’t know if I’ve ever been this excited for a new light. Thanks for all your great work TK.

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It is done, who would have thought that.

Thank you for your use ToyKeeper.

Without your know-how and commitment, the FW3A would not have come to production. Beer

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If it’s not too late – Sign me up for 1

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Can’t wait. I’ll be travelling but should be able to order.

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