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Easy enough to say, another story to source actual emitters that fill the bill. And then there are the High CRI demands of a fine EDC light. Pretty tricky, yes?

The thing is, even if/when you find the perfect emitter by your own standard… finding it again might prove to be a futile effort. Re-ordering the exact same binning from the exact same supplier more often than not ends in a very frustrating chase to duplicate that original find. It’s because they are made in a wide array and slotted into bins with quite a wide variance. Luck of the draw then, as it were. Unless you want to buy a huge overage and cherry pick the exact ones that suit your need. But of course, this is not usually something that is feasible. Pay Vinh to do it, one way, about the only way really. . .

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Dale, I’m predicting 20,000 posts by Easter.

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Yeah yeah yeah…

I’ll retire and walk away at 19999

Oh, wait, I’m already retired. I was tired yesterday and I’m tired again today… Silly

I have excellent code writers working on a reversing algorithm to start taking posts off instead of adding…

Are we starting a pot to see if I break 20,000 before the FW3A goes into production? Big Smile

Maybe I can start a new thread and just post everything I want to say from forum wide into the opening post, in that way I would never gain a single click and still be able to talk infinitely…

Y’all are lucky to just have me here, my son talks so much our house is on oxygen…

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We could. I’d always bet on you.

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The thing is, even if/when you find the perfect emitter by your own standard… finding it again might prove to be a futile effort. Re-ordering the exact same binning from the exact same supplier more often than not ends in a very frustrating chase to duplicate that original find. It’s because they are made in a wide array and slotted into bins with quite a wide variance. Luck of the draw then, as it were. Unless you want to buy a huge overage and cherry pick the exact ones that suit your need. But of course, this is not usually something that is feasible. Pay Vinh to do it, one way, about the only way really. . .

This is why I love the XP-L HI so much. Amazing tint, hi output, very little deviation in tint from one to the next in my experience.

My two favorite emitters are 219B and XP-L HI.

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I think I don’t see myself in the list yet please add me in for 1 Nichia version Smile

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DB Custom wrote:

Maybe I can start a new thread and just post everything I want to say from forum wide into the opening post, in that way I would never gain a single click and still be able to talk infinitely…


Not again! Facepalm

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I think I don’t see myself in the list yet please add me in for 1 Nichia version Smile
You asked HERE on 20 January. No need to ask twice. As has been posted several times… the list has not been updated. You will be added when it is. It will be posted when it is updated also…. Thumbs Up

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LOL David, wasn’t it Lumatic that killed his post count climbing? Messed with the forum as I understand it.

Naaaa, not gonna do anything like that, I talk, accepted standard for me for some 54 years… I’m told that when I was 2 we were heading to VA to Dad’s home place for summer vacation, stopped along the way for breakfast at a Denny’s. Came time to order, no Dale! They found me in the kitchen, talking to the chef…

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LOL David, wasn’t it Lumatic that killed his post count climbing? Messed with the forum as I understand it.

Naaaa, not gonna do anything like that, I talk, accepted standard for me for some 54 years… I’m told that when I was 2 we were heading to VA to Dad’s home place for summer vacation, stopped along the way for breakfast at a Denny’s. Came time to order, no Dale! They found me in the kitchen, talking to the chef…


I can’t remember who it was, because it happened before my time here. Somebody mentioned it at some point and I looked it up and read through it.

IIRC, the perpetrator was running a giveaway of sorts. Whoever was able to get him to post that next post (outside the OP of his thread) would win the prize. But it never happened. He eventually just disappeared. (maybe he came back under a different nick?) That’s how I remember it. Like I said, it was before my time, so I could be “remembering” it wrong.

That’s a funny story, about the running off and talking to the chef. I know a kid that would totally do that. She’s the most extroverted extrovert that ever did extrovert – and she’s got boundless energy – definitely a Tigger.

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I have a tracking number which says a FW3A production sample should be delivered tomorrow. I plan on testing it and posting results and pictures, and then hopefully production can start.

There were a few made and sent to various people, and all units should be arriving near the same time. I hope they will also do testing and reviews, to help make sure we catch any issues before production. Also, I bet everyone is probably sick of only getting info from me, so it’ll be good to get more people involved.

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Yay!

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I have a tracking number which says a FW3A production sample should be delivered tomorrow. I plan on testing it and posting results and pictures, and then hopefully production can start.

There were a few made and sent to various people, and all units should be arriving near the same time. I hope they will also do testing and reviews, to help make sure we catch any issues before production. Also, I bet everyone is probably sick of only getting info from me, so it’ll be good to get more people involved.

That sounds good…. Thumbs Up
A definate “NO” to getting info from you TK… we are not “sick of that”. If not for you we would have had basically no info at all.

So we more than appreciate your effort in trying to secure info (as difficult as that turned out to be...) Facepalm & then passing it to us!! Thumbs Up

Thank you!! Smile

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That’s great news TK! Smile Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this last prototype… Wink

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Plus ONE to what teacher said. I look forward to your every word.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I have a tracking number which says a FW3A production sample should be delivered tomorrow. I plan on testing it and posting results and pictures, and then hopefully production can start.

There were a few made and sent to various people, and all units should be arriving near the same time. I hope they will also do testing and reviews, to help make sure we catch any issues before production.(Wonderful) Also, I bet everyone is probably sick of only getting info from me, (NEVER!) so it’ll be good to get more people involved.(Nope not really, because your the only one that matter’s to US!)

+1 to what Dale said too…. +2 to Teacher…

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/\ +3 to KawiBoy1428’s rendition!! . Thumbs Up

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weklund wrote:
Two please.

You’re already on the list for 7. Should this be a total of 2 instead?

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Two please.

You’re already on the list for 7. Should this be a total of 2 instead?


He’s done 5 different posts saying he wants 2. Facepalm

I would just do a total of two for him.

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please let is know if there is going to be a “donate” option for the development team

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JasonWW wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
weklund wrote:
Two please.

You’re already on the list for 7. Should this be a total of 2 instead?

He’s done 5 different posts saying he wants 2. Facepalm

I would just do a total of two for him.

And I thought you were kidding about 5 posts… Big Smile . Big Smile . Big Smile
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1448524 weklund Two please.
1196882 weklund I need one of these beauties … sign me up.
1173618 weklund Please put me down for 2 … Many Thanks.
1162984 weklund Please put me down for 2 of these beauties .. Many Thanks.
1156973 weklund Two for me please.

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Sign me up for 1 with the LH351D emitters please.

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Thank you guys for all the work you put on creating such good lights for us!Every single BLF light I own is superb so far

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seems Mauri’s will delivered today
it is in deliver courier now
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seems Mauri’s will delivered today it is in deliver courier now HELSINKIFINLAND, With delivery courier

That’s great news!

It simply means the FW3A team has the whole Chinese New Year lull to test the lights, hopefully its final version already. Thumbs Up

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Neal wrote:
seems Mauri’s will delivered today
it is in deliver courier now
HELSINKIFINLAND, With delivery courier

I don’t know who Mauri is.

Do you mean Maukka?

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Yes

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Oh nice. He can do spectrum analysis and give exact colors at different brightness levels, etc… I hope he gets an xpl-hi version because that’s the one I’m curious about.

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I hope he gets an LH351D version because that’s the one i will buy Big Smile

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