The FW3A a TLF BLF special elegant triple powerful flashlight

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I would set the ceiling to the highest regulated level, and I doubt I’ll use it above that level much.

Quite. Which is also driving my strong interest in this, DEL’s driver with x1 and x7 (I think) AMC chips.

That is huge, having regulation (and efficiency) at all usable levels. Goodbye FET+1.

Plus Anduril of course.

I couldn’t care less about the FET, that’s just for headline figures for a few seconds on a torch of these dimensions, and over-powered-ness (if that’s a word).


If you like that, you might also appreciate Mike C’s approach. He has a 4-channel driver that uses banks of AMC7135’s additively to increase current up to the max level of the driver. Only a single AMC7135 chip is PWM’d so most mode levels are completely PWM free. The PWM channel is for modes below 350mA current.

Here’s one of his driver threads, if you want to check it out.

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Been catching up on this light. Can’t wait to get it in my hands, great work.

I see that two different emitters are listed in the results:

Poll (2018-06-08): Voting is open for emitter details: (results: the top choices were XP-L HI 3D and LH351D 4000K)

If you’re going to offer both emitters, I’d like to change my order to 4 lights total (already have two, 1148 and 1149) and get two of each emitter type. If you’re only offering one……Oh heck, I’ll still take 4 total. These will make great presents.

Thank you very much for all your efforts, build team.

Larry

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O.K. Next update I write 2 for total 4.
Let’s hope Lumintop offer 2 Led
but we still do not know.
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SKV89 wrote:
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I have a couple lights at 4000K with 92 CRI and 95 CRI. I also have several around 5000K with only 70 CRI. I find that the 4000K ones look yellow, while the 5000K ones look white and give better color rendition.
Hmm… I don’t find the 219C 4000K yellow at all, unless you compare it to cooler whites, but that’s a matter of colour temperature. Must say though, and this makes a lot of difference, i don’t have any 4000K 219C in a reflector light.

I have many 219c 90CRI 4000k lights (reflector and optics) and they are very yellow when compared to the 219B 9080 4000k, E21A 4000k, and Cree 5D tint.

the only 219C i found to be yellow are those on the KD triples. Looks more like 3500 K actually.

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I’ll be in for 2 please.

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I’ll be in for 2 please.

O.K. Next update I write 2.

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Can I stick my name down for one please Smile

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DavidEF wrote:
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I would set the ceiling to the highest regulated level, and I doubt I’ll use it above that level much.

Quite. Which is also driving my strong interest in this, DEL’s driver with x1 and x7 (I think) AMC chips.

That is huge, having regulation (and efficiency) at all usable levels. Goodbye FET+1.

Plus Anduril of course.

I couldn’t care less about the FET, that’s just for headline figures for a few seconds on a torch of these dimensions, and over-powered-ness (if that’s a word).


If you like that, you might also appreciate Mike C’s approach. He has a 4-channel driver that uses banks of AMC7135’s additively to increase current up to the max level of the driver. Only a single AMC7135 chip is PWM’d so most mode levels are completely PWM free. The PWM channel is for modes below 350mA current.

Here’s one of his driver threads, if you want to check it out.

I really like what Mike C has done, but I suspect he is also a private person, like me, who doesn’t particularly like to talk about things publicly.

Look up “reticence”, for example

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hcanning wrote:
Can I stick my name down for one please Smile

Oh! Yes,
All interested, be welcome.
At the moment, no limit has been set (as was the case with BLF-GT.
All requests, will be included in the list of interested parties.
Primary Interest List, (main): See Post # 4, Page 1

If we have forgotten any request, please: Say, say it again

Sorry for my bad English
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Price still around 30? I’m interested in 1please

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Sirawatka wrote:
Price still around 30? I’m interested in 1please

We don’t know yet.
Waiting for the Lumintop to tell us:
if there is only one Led,
or to be able to choose between two.
Pricing:
Samsung LH351D NW … Target $30US … including shipping?
Maybe $36US if Cree XP-L Hi, NW

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Another thing to remember with tint preferences is there is such a large population of color blind people. Those who can not very well differentiate between red/ green will have a very different opinion of choices compared to handing the light to a lady with tetrachromancy and asking her opinion… and there are plenty of us somewhere in between.
Myself I like the Samsung at around 4500K.

My rules for flashlights:
1) Always have an option for Neutral, Warm, HiCRI
2) Just say "NO!" to proprietary cells and battery packs
3) Have a KISS interface: no scrolling through blinky modes

(I'm also PhantomPhoton on CPF; reddit.com/r/flashlights; LPF)

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PhantomPhoton wrote:
Another thing to remember with tint preferences is there is such a large population of color blind people. Those who can not very well differentiate between red/ green will have a very different opinion of choices compared to handing the light to a lady with tetrachromancy and asking her opinion… and there are plenty of us somewhere in between. Myself I like the Samsung at around 4500K.

Is the 351D available in 4500K?

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Not in this Group Buy as far as I know.

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I meant just in general, I’ve only ever seen 4000 and 5000K versions.

If there are 4500K for sale what’s their CRI?

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I honestly have no idea.

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No, Samsung doesn’t produce the LH351D in 4500K.

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pepinfaxera wrote:
hcanning wrote:
Can I stick my name down for one please Smile

Oh! Yes,
All interested, be welcome.
At the moment, no limit has been set (as was the case with BLF-GT.
All requests, will be included in the list of interested parties.
Primary Interest List, (main): See Post # 4, Page 1

If we have forgotten any request, please: Say, say it again

Thank you! I notice my name isn’t on the list yet Smile

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hcanning wrote:
Thank you! I notice my name isn’t on the list yet Smile

The list on the first page doesn’t get updated very often, but pepinfaxera’s updates are more frequent. So you probably have not been skipped.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
hcanning wrote:
Thank you! I notice my name isn’t on the list yet Smile

The list on the first page doesn’t get update very often, but pepinfaxera’s updates are more frequent. So you probably have not been skipped.

OK, great stuff. Thanks!

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I’d be in for two. Thanks.

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hcanning wrote:
pepinfaxera wrote:
hcanning wrote:
Can I stick my name down for one please Smile

Oh! Yes,
All interested, be welcome.
At the moment, no limit has been set (as was the case with BLF-GT.
All requests, will be included in the list of interested parties.
Primary Interest List, (main): See Post # 4, Page 1

If we have forgotten any request, please: Say, say it again

Thank you! I notice my name isn’t on the list yet Smile


You are #1604 on the list at the top of this page.

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Definitely in for at least two!

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I’m in for 1 please

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Definitely interested! Please sign me up for one.

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Interested in 1.

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I’m 35 now, I wonder if I’ll have this light in my collection before I die Question

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I’m 35 now, I wonder if I’ll have this light in my collection before I die Question

Lionheart? Do you have any of the Lionheart lights from Mr Bulk? I have a few of them. Totally awesome for their time. I EDC’d them for years.

As far as these? Yeah, there’s some design time. And build time. They’ll get here. I can’t wait either. Makes me twitch. But the lights are worth the wait, usually. Makes it better when you actually get to fire them up in your hand.

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I’m 35 now, I wonder if I’ll have this light in my collection before I die Question

I doubt it.

Over a month ago (20th September) the third prototypes were received for evaluation by two people at TLF directly responsible for the design/marketing, since then not one word.

I mean, how difficult would it be to post a few words about it and cheer us on ?

The main man does have a history of clamming up, going dark and not delivering when things get a tiny bit difficult.

Or perhaps they are just too busy with more important stuff ?

So pipinferaxa, I officially declare that I am out of this one, as I previously said that I would if a further month went by with no news.

I never needed it, but was interested in the driver and firmware. Sceptical about the mechanics. I’d just like to forget all about this and move on. Sympathies to Lumintop, Del and TK. I hope something comes out of this for you.

Please remove me from the interest list (2 torches).

Thank you.

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Tom Tom wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:

I’m 35 now, I wonder if I’ll have this light in my collection before I die Question

I doubt it.

Over a month ago (20th September) the third prototypes were received for evaluation by two people at TLF directly responsible for the design/marketing, since then not one word.

I mean, how difficult would it be to post a few words about it and cheer us on ?

The main man does have a history of clamming up, going dark and not delivering when things get a tiny bit difficult.

Or perhaps they are just too busy with more important stuff ?

So pipinferaxa, I officially declare that I am out of this one, as I previously said that I would if a further month went by with no news.

I never needed it, but was interested in the driver and firmware. Sceptical about the mechanics. I’d just like to forget all about this and move on. Sympathies to Lumintop, Del and TK. I hope something comes out of this for you.

Please remove me from the interest list (2 torches).

Thank you.

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