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

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I always like BLF as the place where questions were never answered with “RTFM”, but friendly explained, even for the nth time Smile (some irony at times allowed though)

Yeah, that’s a good thing about BLF.

As a general guideline, if one gets the urge to answer someone’s question with RTFM or similar, it may be best to cancel the reply and let someone else respond.

I got my first rude point for telling someone to read the fine manual instead of actually answering their question… and the point was deserved!

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something I found in the troubleshooting section of my operating manual for mammals.

You mean the part where it warns about precautions to observe when twisting the tail??


HUMANS HAVE TAILS???




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So you just got your FW3A & you don’t know much about it and/or it’s not working exactly right.

GO HERE , read the first few posts, do what it says, and you’ll probably learn a few things as well solve any issues in the process…. if there are any issues that is.

If the above does not correct things for youTRY HERE.

Oh yeah… a User Manual also comes in the box with the FW3A. Read it….

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ToyKeeper wrote:
hank wrote:
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something I found in the troubleshooting section of my operating manual for mammals.

You mean the part where it warns about precautions to observe when twisting the tail??


HUMANS HAVE TAILS???



About Half.

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Melez wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
hank wrote:
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something I found in the troubleshooting section of my operating manual for mammals.

You mean the part where it warns about precautions to observe when twisting the tail??


HUMANS HAVE TAILS???



About Half.

Let’s ignore that Wiener Wuerstchen for a second: at least all humans (ought to) have tailbones!

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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yea, I read the bit about tightening everything, I swear I did. I had a devil of a time loosening the tail when I finally decided to (after reading all the warnings about inserting the battery from the head, don’t open the tail unless you have to), but after I did and re-assembled it, as I said, it worked fine.

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Has anyone taken a look at this “switch” in person? its a domed piece of metal that is taped onto the switch pcb.

Yes. It’s a pretty common e-switch design. This general type of switch is used on a lot of brands. Usually it’s more of an integrated unit where the dome is glued or at least the tape is cut and applied more precisely, but the style is otherwise mostly the same as other compact e-switches. I actually kind of prefer this to the Emisar switch in some ways — it’s harder to break and easier to fix. Not as small though, or as quiet. Instead, it’s more tactile.

Okay, switch design aside, anyone have any ideas about why one of my lights works perfectly and the other doesn’t? And before anyone asks, yes I read the F’n Manual. Thanks.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Melez wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
hank wrote:
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something I found in the troubleshooting section of my operating manual for mammals.

You mean the part where it warns about precautions to observe when twisting the tail??


HUMANS HAVE TAILS???



About Half.

Let’s ignore that Wiener Wuerstchen for a second: at least all humans (ought to) have tailbones!

In addition to some having terrible senses of humor, all humans have a tail for I think 4 weeks.

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amplificus wrote:
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amplificus wrote:
Has anyone taken a look at this “switch” in person? its a domed piece of metal that is taped onto the switch pcb.

Yes. It’s a pretty common e-switch design. This general type of switch is used on a lot of brands. Usually it’s more of an integrated unit where the dome is glued or at least the tape is cut and applied more precisely, but the style is otherwise mostly the same as other compact e-switches. I actually kind of prefer this to the Emisar switch in some ways — it’s harder to break and easier to fix. Not as small though, or as quiet. Instead, it’s more tactile.

Okay, switch design aside, anyone have any ideas about why one of my lights works perfectly and the other doesn’t? And before anyone asks, yes I read the F’n Manual. Thanks.

It looks like a lot of problems can be solved with checking tightness of the various components (i think the driving retaining ring being loose is a culprit), as well as cleaning contacts and making sure there isn’t oil on them.

What’s the one not working right actually doing when you try to use it?

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amplificus wrote:

Okay, switch design aside, anyone have any ideas about why one of my lights works perfectly and the other doesn’t? And before anyone asks, yes I read the F’n Manual. Thanks.
Hi…. Go HERE . Read it, do what is says, and hopefully that will fix you up. Thumbs Up

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Nah FM is not old at all

Radio ?! One of the best thing on earth…it don’t make you captive on the couch like TV. In France, france culture is one of the more interesting with programs about history, cinema, science, music, etc. Depending on programm, the presenter can let the guest talk for 5 or 10 minutes and even more without interupting him. No ads within or between programms. Thumbs Up

Right now there is a sociologist talking about “makers (space)”, “hackers (space)” and acaton.

I would wish to be more fluent in english to being able to listen BBC 4 more often.

Totally agree….Love BBC news….well except for their funny accent but I tolerate Smile

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Just in case no one’s noticed yet, a Nichia 219C emitter seems to be available in Neal’s website. No details as to what 219C was used though

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OK, why are there so many LED versions popping up except for the SST-20 4000k 95CRI?

This is getting slightly annoying.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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Just in case no one’s noticed yet, a Nichia 219C emitter seems to be available in Neal’s website. No details as to what 219C was used though

Oh that’s exciting! I wonder if they’re using TK’s 219C tuned firmware, the one that limits total output at like 50% to protect the emitters.
Also which emitter?? 4000k, 5000k, 80CRI, 90+CRI so many variables! I mean I’m totally ordering one but that’s besides the point.
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I wouldn’t actually order one IMO.

We need to show our disinterest in other variants of LEDs.

Lumintop is trying to get us to forget about the existence of the SST-20.

TLDR: Only get the SST-20/XP-L HI version to show our wants.

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I checked Neal’s site before leaving work today. That must have been added within the last few hours. Hopefully we can get a little more detail than just 219C.

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We need to show our disinterest in other variants of LEDs.

I don’t disagree with this.

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I’m definitely waiting for more info, but I am fond of the 219 series.
I’d also like to see them put out a Dogfarts version. Don’t get me wrong, I totally want to see a SST-20 version and a 5D version.
Can I just have everything?

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Neal said there are no plans for a 5D.

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Neal said there are no plans for a 5D.

Yeah, but I can dream can’t I?
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The tuned firmware is for the 219B, which is much less robust at high drive current than the 219C. Stock firmware is probably OK for the 219C.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
I wouldn’t actually order one IMO.

We need to show our disinterest in other variants of LEDs.

Lumintop is trying to get us to forget about the existence of the SST-20.

TLDR: Only get the SST-20/XP-L HI version to show our wants.


But what if I actually want a 219C version?

If it’s 4000K and high CRI. Otherwise I’m out.

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Neal said there are no plans for a 5D.
Yeah, but I can dream can’t I?

Yes, we all should, and never stop.

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I’m not sure what the deal is with 219C appearing in the store.

Neal mentioned it a few weeks ago, asking if it would be okay because Lumintop already had some available. I told him it would disappoint people and he should stick to what we promised everyone. That’s the last I heard about it.

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The thing is, I would actually be interested in a 219C version, but only if it’s 90 CRI and only if it’s not above the BBL. My frosted optic Emisar D4 has an awesome beam profile, but I hardly use it because it’s so greeeeen. Facepalm

My Lumintop Tool Ti on the other hand has the most gorgeous rosy 4000K 219C in it, so I’m hoping Lumintop’s current stock is just as good. I still feel like it’s a massive gamble though.

I’d like the SST-20, but so far I have only encountered lemongrass green ones. If Lumintop can secure some with a much better tint, then I’d have these over the 219C. I’m starting to not care so much about CRI now though, as it’s very hard to find a high CRI emitter that can match an XP-L HI’s excellent tint. XP-L HI is always a safe bet for me.

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because we still not found the SST20 and LH351D led
and a few people asked for the nichia version
so I add it to the list, lumintop will assembly some next week.

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djozz wrote:
I always like BLF as the place where questions were never answered with “RTFM”, but friendly explained, even for the nth time Smile (some irony at times allowed though)
I echo this sentiment-ment—meent—-(meeent)——(((meeeeeeent))).
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Melez wrote:
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Melez wrote:
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hank wrote:
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something I found in the troubleshooting section of my operating manual for mammals.

You mean the part where it warns about precautions to observe when twisting the tail??


HUMANS HAVE TAILS???



About Half.

Let’s ignore that Wiener Wuerstchen for a second: at least all humans (ought to) have tailbones!

In addition to some having terrible senses of humor, all humans have a tail for I think 4 weeks.

And if they RTFM they’d have em for longer.
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Neal wrote:
because we still not found the SST20 and LH351D led and a few people asked for the nichia version so I add it to the list, lumintop will assembly some next week.

Interested — so, what is the tint and CRI?

Thanks

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You said before -

Neal wrote:
gottawearshades wrote:
This is an exciting time.

I guess nobody can say when the SST-20 will be available?

we will try to find the best SST20 for the FW3A,
supplier said next month will have

But now you say –

Neal wrote:
because we still not found the SST20 and LH351D led and a few people asked for the nichia version so I add it to the list, lumintop will assembly some next week.

Which version is true?

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