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It’s absolutely beautiful.

I agree! Love

It almost looks like woodgrain!

WOW. That looks sweet. Did you do the patina yourself?

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Joshk wrote:
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It’s absolutely beautiful.

I agree! Love

It almost looks like woodgrain!

WOW. That looks sweet. Did you do the patina yourself?

Only insofar as handling the light. I did nothing to force the patina.

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ferthur wrote:
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It’s absolutely beautiful.

I agree! Love

It almost looks like woodgrain!

WOW. That looks sweet. Did you do the patina yourself?

Only insofar as handling the light. I did nothing to force the patina.

Can you perhaps post a picture of the light in natural light? Maybe a picture taken outdoors? I know artificial light makes the patina look more prominent.

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My FW3C SST-20 4000K 95CRI beauty just got in today:


Left: XP-L HI 3D —————————————————————————-SST-20 4000K 95CRI (both on medium mode)

That greenish XPL HI is definitely not a 3D tint. I have 3A and 3D tint and there is no green at all. My 5A and 5D tint Cree emitters are rosier than the SST20 FD2. Lumintop probably got duped by their supplier


SKV89, when you say you have a 3D tint, do you mean a FW3A in 3D or that emitter in a different light?

I got the FW3A 3D and it’s rosy as heck. No trace of green at all. Even folks that don’t know about leds say it’s noticably pinkish. I got one of the early FW3A’s. Maybe they switched to a different batch of “3D” emitters which are noticeably less pink and more green. Maybe instead of 3D, they are 3B or 3C? IDK, I’m just theorizing.

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I don’t have the FW3A 3D tint. I read several people say the 3D tint in the FW3A is greenish like in that screenshot you quoted, which is why I say Lumintop might have gotten duped. The 3A and 3D tints I seen in person are all rosy.

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
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Joshk wrote:
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It’s absolutely beautiful.

I agree! Love

It almost looks like woodgrain!

WOW. That looks sweet. Did you do the patina yourself?

Only insofar as handling the light. I did nothing to force the patina.

Can you perhaps post a picture of the light in natural light? Maybe a picture taken outdoors? I know artificial light makes the patina look more prominent.

If I remember, I’ll take on in the morning. FWIW, I took that using a Viltrox FA-D10 at 4000K.

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JasonWW wrote:
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My FW3C SST-20 4000K 95CRI beauty just got in today:


Left: XP-L HI 3D —————————————————————————-SST-20 4000K 95CRI (both on medium mode)

That greenish XPL HI is definitely not a 3D tint. I have 3A and 3D tint and there is no green at all. My 5A and 5D tint Cree emitters are rosier than the SST20 FD2. Lumintop probably got duped by their supplier

SKV89, when you say you have a 3D tint, do you mean a FW3A in 3D or that emitter in a different light?

I got the FW3A 3D and it’s rosy as heck. No trace of green at all. Even folks that don’t know about leds say it’s noticably pinkish. I got one of the early FW3A’s. Maybe they switched to a different batch of “3D” emitters which are noticeably less pink and more green. Maybe instead of 3D, they are 3B or 3C? IDK, I’m just theorizing.

I got 2 x FW3A 3D’s early on in the GB and sadly mine are not rosy at all. Sad
They look like the picture above with the ‘greenish’ tint. Facepalm
Oh well……

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Anyone else happy with the 7A tint? It’s rosy AF!

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KevinZA1988 wrote:

Anyone else happy with the 7A tint? It's rosy AF!

I love the tint of my 7A.

I guess I like rosy!  :THUMBS-UP:

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teacher wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
tatasal wrote:
My FW3C SST-20 4000K 95CRI beauty just got in today:


Left: XP-L HI 3D —————————————————————————-SST-20 4000K 95CRI (both on medium mode)

That greenish XPL HI is definitely not a 3D tint. I have 3A and 3D tint and there is no green at all. My 5A and 5D tint Cree emitters are rosier than the SST20 FD2. Lumintop probably got duped by their supplier

SKV89, when you say you have a 3D tint, do you mean a FW3A in 3D or that emitter in a different light?

I got the FW3A 3D and it’s rosy as heck. No trace of green at all. Even folks that don’t know about leds say it’s noticably pinkish. I got one of the early FW3A’s. Maybe they switched to a different batch of “3D” emitters which are noticeably less pink and more green. Maybe instead of 3D, they are 3B or 3C? IDK, I’m just theorizing.

I got 2 x FW3A 3D’s early on in the GB and sadly mine are not rosy at all. Sad
They look like the picture above with the ‘greenish’ tint. Facepalm
Oh well……

As indicated, the right, rosy tint is from my FW3C with SST-20 4000K 95CRI.

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
Anyone else happy with the 7A tint? It’s rosy AF!
I like it a lot for candle mode, which is what I got it for.

But besides that… I do not like it at all, it is much to warm for me.

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I didn’t think 3D was supposed to be “rosy”, but it shouldn’t be as green as the picture above either. Life is like a box of chocolates with tints sometimes. You never know what you’re gonna get. There is a range within each tint bin too.
I really wanted to get a 7A, but talked myself out of it, at least so far, because it is SO warm. I’m still tempted though . I really wish we could have had a 5A or 5D option.

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I have problems with my 7A, distinguishing reds, pinks and violets with low power modes.

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Igor wrote:
I have problems with my 7A, distinguishing reds, pinks and violets with low power modes.
I can certainly believe that. Thumbs Up

It is just far to warm for my use as a light.

For a candle it is great however. . Beer

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Any update on the other body colours yet?

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
Anyone else happy with the 7A tint? It’s rosy AF!

I think it’s a very pleasing tint. Cold tints make me sick. Anything over 5000K is seriously nauseating after some time.

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I have problems with my 7A, distinguishing reds, pinks and violets with low power modes.

After holding back, it is time to chime in about the 7A. I like warm tints, but this thing is totally ORANGE. Every time I use the 7A it is like being transported to an Arizona desert and no, I do not use drugs. The first time I turned it on I immediately thought the kids will love this thing on Halloween! I almost fell down some stairs outside the house from being mesmerized by the desert look of everything around me. Of course, others may have rose tints or a liking for orange…. and this is just one opinion.

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I wanted a FW3A, but had no 4000 or 4500k options, and 5000k is too cold for me. So I had to choose 3300k, for a lack of option.

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Igor wrote:
I wanted a FW3A, but had no 4000 or 4500k options, and 5000k is too cold for me. So I had to choose 3300k, for a lack of option.

I can always reflow some 4000k emitters for you. PM me.

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@Igor, there are 4000k options in the SST-20 range.

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I guess I like rosy!

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I have problems with my 7A, distinguishing reds, pinks and violets with low power modes.

7A have terrible colour rendering. I get rid of them for LH351D 4k 90CRI, much better.
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Probably has been asked. How does the new lens configuration effect OTF lumens?

I posted measurements for both here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/c6vfe5/review_lumintop_fw3a...

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@Igor, there are 4000k options in the SST-20 range.

When I bought, there were only 3300, 5000 or cool white available.

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
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It’s absolutely beautiful.

I agree! Love

It almost looks like woodgrain!

WOW. That looks sweet. Did you do the patina yourself?

Only insofar as handling the light. I did nothing to force the patina.

Can you perhaps post a picture of the light in natural light? Maybe a picture taken outdoors? I know artificial light makes the patina look more prominent.

Per your request, I took one outside, clear sky.

Also, here’s the RAW for anyone curious.

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ferthur wrote:
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ferthur wrote:
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It’s absolutely beautiful.

I agree! Love

It almost looks like woodgrain!

WOW. That looks sweet. Did you do the patina yourself?

Only insofar as handling the light. I did nothing to force the patina.

Can you perhaps post a picture of the light in natural light? Maybe a picture taken outdoors? I know artificial light makes the patina look more prominent.

Per your request, I took one outside, clear sky.

Also, here’s the RAW for anyone curious.

Yup, looks gorgeous. Clear coat that thing and lock in that look! I usually don’t like copper patina, but this went great.

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That looks amazing… Don’t know what oils your hands are giving off but mine hasn’t developed patina that fast.

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Helios azimuth wrote:
After holding back, it is time to chime in about the 7A. I like warm tints, but this thing is totally ORANGE. Every time I use the 7A it is like being transported to an Arizona desert and no, I do not use drugs. The first time I turned it on I immediately thought the kids will love this thing on Halloween! I almost fell down some stairs outside the house from being mesmerized by the desert look of everything around me. Of course, others may have rose tints or a liking for orange…. and this is just one opinion.

I like it. Yes, it’s very warm, and it does make things look a bit unnatural. It’s not a light for outdoors. It’s a light for a incandescent-like mood light for indoors. Watching TV, etc.

It might be better if it was high-CRI. I think the Emissar D4v2 offers 3000K in a high-CRI SST-20 LED.

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
Helios azimuth wrote:
After holding back, it is time to chime in about the 7A. I like warm tints, but this thing is totally ORANGE. Every time I use the 7A it is like being transported to an Arizona desert and no, I do not use drugs. The first time I turned it on I immediately thought the kids will love this thing on Halloween! I almost fell down some stairs outside the house from being mesmerized by the desert look of everything around me. Of course, others may have rose tints or a liking for orange…. and this is just one opinion.

I like it. Yes, it’s very warm, and it does make things look a bit unnatural. It’s not a light for outdoors. It’s a light for a incandescent-like mood light for indoors. Watching TV, etc.

It might be better if it was high-CRI. I think the Emissar D4v2 offers 3000K in a high-CRI SST-20 LED.

My FW3A has 3000K 90 CRI SST-20’s in it. And my FW3C is 7A XP-L HI. Personally, I find both the warm tints very good indoors, or around the house. Obviously out in the field or bush a more neutral tint will perform better. It’s like mad things wants a warm tint, and natural things wants a neutral tint.

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Is your 7A significantly brighter than your SST-20?

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Is your 7A significantly brighter than your SST-20?

To my eyes, about 20% brighter. But the the SST-20’s has a narrower beam and a bit more throw as expected.

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