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

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Thanks maukka! That’s pretty amazing & beyond my understanding mostly…. but the color looks great!! Wink

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teacher wrote:
mortuus wrote:
if its going in production now we can only assume that the latest prototype is a good indication how the light and color will be for full production..
True…. which is why it would be kinda neat if the “latest prototype” were sent to “key people” for final evaluation before the FW3A goes into full blown production.

Then there would need be no assumption necessary and ‘it might’ save mucho pain & heartache down the road ‘if’ something was not right.

But, those are only my thoughts & unasked for opinions…. ymmv. Thumbs Up

We share exactly these thoughts and opinions.
It is appearing unlikely at the moment though. We shall see.

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maukka wrote:
If anyone’s interested in the actual color of the FW3A … It’s closest to Aircraft Gray on a couple of standards.

Aircraft Grey it is, then. The FW3A color is officially Aircraft Grey.

Well, officially in my headcanon anyway. I doubt Lumintop will put it on their product page.

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I’m interest in buying 1

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Looking forward to this!

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Aircraft Gray, FW3A

It even rhymes… Shocked …. It was meant to be!! Thumbs Up

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Maybe “FW3A Gray” can be a RAL standard color…

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Considering it's made of aluminum, Aircraft Grey fits nicely.  :BEER:

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I’m in for two more (in addition to #332 and #686) for a total of four.

Hopefully in time for Christmas:)
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That is great! Loved it!

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Please put me down for 2 more lights. (4 total)

Thanks.

We are getting closer… Smile

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Please put me down for 1 more, for a total of 4.

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i dreamed about this light lastnight with the samsung emitters.. then i woke up realized it was just a silly dream… Shocked

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mortuus wrote:
i dreamed about this light lastnight with the samsung emitters.. then i woke up realized it was just a silly dream… Shocked

Why was it silly?

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April 8th, 3:41pm FW3A update:

Barring any unforeseen circumstance, this week, 2 samples will be sent to 2 members here in BLF and one sample to a member in TLF.

The final approval from the three persons will pave the way for the light’s mass-production.

As usual, in the meantime, Beer

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A photo of the version of the sample light to be sent to the 3 members:

(Isn’t it a thing of beauty?) Cool

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@tatasal:  Thanks for the update.

Things are looking good!  :-)

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Good god that’s sexy. Bring on mass prod.

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tatasal wrote:

A photo of the version of the sample light to be sent to the 3 members:

(Isn’t it a thing of beauty?) Cool

!{width:70%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/p55dXJE.jpg[/img]!

Oh my…
It teases me to get two or three but my significant half wouldn’t be happy with it Facepalm

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lumenzilla wrote:
tatasal wrote:

A photo of the version of the sample light to be sent to the 3 members:

(Isn’t it a thing of beauty?) Cool

!{width:70%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/p55dXJE.jpg[/img]!

Oh my…
It teases me to get two or three but my significant half wouldn’t be happy with it Facepalm

…but the other, insignificant half will be! Beer

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tatasal wrote:
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Oh my…
It teases me to get two or three but my significant half wouldn’t be happy with it Facepalm

…but the other, insignificant half will be! Beer

Thumbs Up .. Exactly!! Go for it lumenzilla… Beer Beer
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Thanks for the update tatasal!! . It sure looks good…. Smile

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My term for the design of the FW3A is:

it’s elegantly-simple

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tatasal wrote:
My term for the design of the FW3A is:

it’s elegantly-simple

/\ I like that, & totally agree.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Shaved LH351Ds are quickly becoming my favorite emitter, for single emitter lights at least.

That’s something I still need to try. It sounds really promising. At least, it’s a good way to make use of those dog farts. Smile

Bob likes his dedomed LH351
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1483679#comment-1483679
I really hope for that LED.

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The FW3A team is doing a good job at keeping everyone informed. Thanks!

tatasal wrote:
April 8th, 3:41pm FW3A update:

Barring any unforeseen circumstance, this week, 2 samples will be sent to 2 members here in BLF and one sample to a member in TLF.

The final approval from the three persons will pave the way for the light’s mass-production.

As usual, in the meantime, Beer

——————————————————————————————————————————————-

A photo of the version of the sample light to be sent to the 3 members:

(Isn’t it a thing of beauty?) Cool

!{width:70%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/p55dXJE.jpg[/img]!

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It looks great!

I wonder if this thread will escape any drama over the pocket clip color being changed unannounced. Innocent

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A photo of the version of the sample light to be sent to the 3 members:

(Isn’t it a thing of beauty?) Cool

!{width:33%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/p55dXJE.jpg[/img]!

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iamlucky13 wrote:
It looks great!

I wonder if this thread will escape any drama over the pocket clip color being changed unannounced. Innocent

Apparently, not.

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I'm happy that it has a pocket clip, and that it's a very secure design for the pocket clip. I had to get rid of my clip-on S2+ clips because they tended to go flying. My D4 pocket clip is great, though. 

 

How is the D4S pocket clip? 

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please add my name to the list for two. tx

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Pocket clip color change??

  • 1. I don’t see a change, what is it?
  • 2. Who cares anyway, as long as it isn’t pink.

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The new pocket clip seems to be black. Wink

Compared to the previous prototypes :

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