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idleprocess wrote:
Hm, assuming ….
  • Script start time of ~12:00 CST 2019/04/26
  • 95 second per-row execution time
  • The “names” list in post #4 is the execution order
  • My hasty Exel-Fu isn’t terribly off

looks like at #1061 I should expect notification around 16:00 CST 2019/04/27.

You know the old saying about assuming…. Wink
  • Start time 14:00 CST 26 April 2019
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Please put me down for one more when the high CRI is available. Just ordered the XPL HI 3D .Thanks to all involved and especially TK.

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Will I get a tracking code after shipping?

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I see a few people have ordered 7A. I’m on the fence about this one. It is a very warm tint.

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I haven’t been around much (I get lost and confused by these mammoth threads on BLF) and I’d almost forgotten about this light. I almost just ignored the emails, but I’m happy I didn’t because this is an exciting light. Anyway I just ordered mine, thanks so much to those BLFers who have spent about two years working on this, and to Neal for everything he’s done.

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cabfrank wrote:
I see a few people have ordered 7A. I’m on the fence about this one. It is a very warm tint.
I noticed that too. To each their own, but 7A is MUCH to warm for me. I was never even tempted to order one.
3D all the way for me. Thumbs Up

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Who is this Neal person that everyone is talking about?

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cabfrank wrote:
I see a few people have ordered 7A. I’m on the fence about this one. It is a very warm tint.

I agree, it’s warmer than I like, but given the choices offered, I’ll take too warm for my liking over too cold any time, so 7A was an easy choice for me.
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teacher wrote:
idleprocess wrote:
Hm, assuming ….
  • Script start time of ~12:00 CST 2019/04/26
  • 95 second per-row execution time
  • The “names” list in post #4 is the execution order
  • My hasty Exel-Fu isn’t terribly off

looks like at #1061 I should expect notification around 16:00 CST 2019/04/27.

You know the old saying about assuming…. Wink
  • Start time 14:00 CST 26 April 2019
  • Use your number on This PM List

So does this mean that 1544 units were produced and anyone after that number won’t be able to participate in the group buy? Or will there be a round #2 soon to follow?
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teacher wrote:

idleprocess wrote:

Hm, assuming ....

  • Script start time of ~12:00 CST 2019/04/26
  • 95 second per-row execution time
  • The "names" list in post #4 is the execution order
  • My hasty Exel-Fu isn't terribly off ...

looks like at #1061 I should expect notification _around_ 16:00 CST 2019/04/27.

You know the old saying about assuming.... Wink

  • Start time 14:00 CST 26 April 2019
  • Use your number on This PM List

Problem is, TK said that the actual delay is 90 seconds plus approximately 5 seconds of message processing time.  With hundreds of messages (well over 1000), clock skew is likely to be significant.  TK's made later posts with something like "now at #nnn at time TTT", and using those will be slightly more accurate.

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xevious wrote:
teacher wrote:
idleprocess wrote:
Hm, assuming ….
  • Script start time of ~12:00 CST 2019/04/26
  • 95 second per-row execution time
  • The “names” list in post #4 is the execution order
  • My hasty Exel-Fu isn’t terribly off

looks like at #1061 I should expect notification around 16:00 CST 2019/04/27.

You know the old saying about assuming…. Wink
  • Start time 14:00 CST 26 April 2019
  • Use your number on This PM List

So does this mean that 1544 units were produced and anyone after that number won’t be able to participate in the group buy? Or will there be a round #2 soon to follow?
No… it does not mean that. The Group Buy List is still open at this point according to TK.
I imagine, by what she posted yesterday; it will close sometime today.

1544 was the number of people at time of that PM List posting. Many of those 1544 bought multiple lights.

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xevious wrote:
teacher wrote:
idleprocess wrote:
Hm, assuming ….
  • Script start time of ~12:00 CST 2019/04/26
  • 95 second per-row execution time
  • The “names” list in post #4 is the execution order
  • My hasty Exel-Fu isn’t terribly off

looks like at #1061 I should expect notification around 16:00 CST 2019/04/27.

You know the old saying about assuming…. Wink
  • Start time 14:00 CST 26 April 2019
  • Use your number on This PM List

So does this mean that 1544 units were produced and anyone after that number won’t be able to participate in the group buy? Or will there be a round #2 soon to follow?

No, the original list had every light requested with some users listed multiple times if they requested multiple lights. The list for the email script is the same list with all multiples removed. As of now we only know that 1000+ were produced in the first batch.
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teacher wrote:
No… it does not mean that. The Group Buy List is still open at this point according to TK.
I imagine, by what she posted yesterday; it will close sometime today.

Thanks, teacher.

My fault—I was looking at just the numbers assigned. I hadn’t yet looked at associated names. I now see that on the original interest list, the sequential order number is not the same as the notification list (I had mistakenly assumed it would be the same number set). Glad to see I’m on it (my interest list number is 1925, but I see that I’m on the notify list).

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I see a few people have ordered 7A. I’m on the fence about this one. It is a very warm tint.
I noticed that too. To each their own, but 7A is MUCH to warm for me. I was never even tempted to order one.
3D all the way for me. Thumbs Up

3D is far too cool for me, 7A all the way!

It’s all personal preference. I love 4000K best, 4500K is okay (great during the day) and below 4000K is good as well for night time. Some people prefer cooler tints. Just because they are wrong doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy them Big Smile

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Problem is, TK said that the actual delay is 90 seconds plus approximately 5 seconds of message processing time.  With hundreds of messages (well over 1000), clock skew is likely to be significant.  TK’s made later posts with something like “now at #nnn at time TTT”, and using those will be slightly more accurate.

You need to re-read what she wrote. A PM is sent every 95 seconds. End of story.
We’re not trying to calculate with moon landing accuracy on this….. Wink

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I think I’ll get the 7A, I’m a warm tint person but id lean 4000K. Anything over 5000k is too dang blue.

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teacher wrote:
You need to re-read what she wrote. A PM is sent every 95 seconds. End of story.

No, she said every 90 seconds is what the script is set to, but she didn’t think to account for the page load times which is about 5 seconds.
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Just because they are wrong doesn't mean they can't enjoy them :D


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Eraursls1984 wrote:
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You need to re-read what she wrote. A PM is sent every 95 seconds. End of story.

We’re not trying to calculate with moon landing accuracy on this….. Wink


No, she said every 90 seconds is what the script is set to, but she didn’t think to account for the page load times which is about 5 seconds.
Exactly… which means a PM is sent every 95 seconds.

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Please add another for a total of two. Thank you for your time and efforts.

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Just ordered my two lights, both 7A. I was thrilled to see the warm white option. It is so rare that I mostly assume I’ll need to swap emitters in any new flashlight. I know I’m in the minority here, but anything 4000K and above is too cool. 3000-3500K is the sweet spot; colors pop and look more alive, to my eyes at least. It’s always good to have options!

Thank you, TK and the whole FW3A team. I’m sure this light will be worth the long wait.

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Eraursls1984 wrote:
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I see a few people have ordered 7A. I’m on the fence about this one. It is a very warm tint.
I noticed that too. To each their own, but 7A is MUCH to warm for me. I was never even tempted to order one.
3D all the way for me. Thumbs Up

3D is far too cool for me, 7A all the way!

It’s all personal preference. I love 4000K best, 4500K is okay (great during the day) and below 4000K is good as well for night time. Some people prefer cooler tints. Just because they are wrong doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy them Big Smile

Hey.. to each their own. 7A looks like a Hot Death Ray… but if a few like that, no problem. Everyone is entitled to mistakes in life… 7A being one of them.

3D is the overwhelming clear choice of the two….. Wink
But your right…. it is all about personal preference. Beer

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Please put me down for a second one. Thanks!

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raccoon city wrote:
Will there be enough time to order one flashlight, wait until I get it (to see if I love it), and then order the second flashlight (if I love it)?

I don’t know, but it sounds like it would take about a month to get the first item. I doubt the coupon will still be active in a month, but you would have to ask Neal.

Jambo wrote:
Any chance of one around 6000k ever being produced at all?

If only for Toykeeper and I, sometimes it seems like we’re the only ones who actually prefer cooler over warmer…

If Lumintop and Neal can be convinced to offer more flavors, it would be nice to have a cool white version. I suggested 7A, 5A, 3D, and 2A (~3200K, ~4100K, ~4900K, ~5900K). However, they are hesitant to make too many flavors.

I don’t want a cool white one for myself though. I generally prefer ~4100K to ~4900K. But I’m pretty sure JasonWW would like to have a cool white version.

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Please add me for 2 more for the next release of emitter(s). Thanks!

I don’t have emitter type data in the list, but I’ll definitely add everyone as soon as the current batch of messages finishes… and then send a second batch.

If you’re already on the list though, you won’t be in the second batch of messages. Simply use the URL and coupon from your first message to order whichever lights you want.

I don’t know yet when or how Neal is planning to do the SST-20. Maybe it’ll have a new coupon, maybe it’ll use the same one as before.

In any case, you’re #905 on the list, and it just sent out message #929. So maybe you’ve already ordered. Smile

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cabfrank wrote:
I see a few people have ordered 7A. I’m on the fence about this one. It is a very warm tint.

For me thrower = cool white, flooder = warm white.

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Could you please put me on the list for a second one, high CRI version even if there isn’t separated lists for emitters.
I wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity if there is a new code later for high CRI.

Thank you in advance.

Congratulations to the FW3A team…beau travail moussaillons !

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Just ordered one in 3D. Big thanks to everyone who made this project a reality!

ToyKeeper wrote:

I don’t have emitter type data in the list, but I’ll definitely add everyone as soon as the current batch of messages finishes… and then send a second batch.

If you’re already on the list though, you won’t be in the second batch of messages. Simply use the URL and coupon from your first message to order whichever lights you want.

I don’t know yet when or how Neal is planning to do the SST-20. Maybe it’ll have a new coupon, maybe it’ll use the same one as before.


So just to confirm, if I was on the list for one which I just ordered, but would also like to get a group buy light in high CRI, I don’t need to be added to the new list?
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Coscar wrote:
Please add me for another (total of 2) #1721 on original list Thanks!

You’re #1225 on the list, and it just sent out #949. So you should be able to order later today sometime. Maybe 7 hours away?

riorio88 wrote:
I’m having a hard time going through all the recent activity — do I understand correctly that everyone who signed up will receive a private message here on BLF with a link and a code?

Me too. There’s a lot happening.

But yes, everyone on the list should get a private message with ordering instructions. The PM list is here:

http://toykeeper.net/torches/fw3a/privmsg.lst

… and when the current batch of messages is done, the plan is to update the list with all the new requests and send a second batch of messages. But the list closes as soon as the first batch of messages is complete.

It’s on #949 of 1544, and it does one message every 95 seconds. So it looks like there’s about 15.7 hours left to get on the list. Or maybe a bit more because I’ll probably be asleep when the first batch finishes.

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I’m a bit on the fence on what to do. I really want to get one in my hands as fast as possible, but I would really prefer the LH351D (top option) or SST-20 over the XP-L. It would be helpful to know if there’s an approximate timeframe for the SST-20 and whether or not the coupon will still work for that option.

Not a huge deal either way—if we don’t know any more when my number comes up I’ll just buy the XP-L. But then I guess I should ask to be added for a 2nd light for the next round?? Decisions, decisions!

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Thanks to folks for posting when they’ve ordered, as it gives us a sense of how far away we are from notification. Looks like I’ll be getting my PM somewhere between 1am ~ 2am. Smile

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