[♛ FreemeGB] Fireflies PL47 Gen II 4*XP-L/ Nichia/ SST20 Hi CRI 21700 Right Angle Flashlight - Interest Check

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Interested if it has a magnet in the tail.

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so..its headlamp,not flashlight..angle type

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INTERESTED! have kind of been waiting for the Acebeam H30 to come out but this one I might prefer.

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vresto wrote:
so..its headlamp,not flashlight..angle type

Angle type is nothing, pattern of use is everything.
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Overkill is just about enough!

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With the compact small size, I wonder how it handles heat, considering it has 4 LEDs and uses a 21700, it seems to be designed to put out a respectable amount of lumens (maybe comparable to headlamps that use a single XHP50.2 or XHP70.2?)

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I think BLF- standard 10-15s for thermal step down at turbo)

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Very interested.

More chance of getting this anytime soon than an FW3A I think.

x3 AMCs seems about right for a useful torch. With good firmware, maybe not Narsil, no disrespect, too much going on with that which I don’t use, I’d prefer Anduril.

The right-angle form factor looks good to me. Not as a head torch, just a very practical arrangement, and small.

Could do with a better clip that fits top shirt pocket or belt. Not that skimpy little thing that would barely clip into a jeans pocket, it needs a lot more gape and to extend to the top of the head.

Some way of attaching a lanyard/wrist strap would be good. Even just a little hole in the tailcap. Olight manage to do this.

The subsidiary LEDs look like fun, just because they can be done, though I’d rather it was just 2 banks of AMCs + FET for efficiency. Better use of the limited MCU pins I think.

A bit like the craze for gimmicky tail light LEDs that I have resisted.

Not so keen on the 21-70 cell. Better just 18650, smaller, slimmer. I think 21-70 will turn out to be a gimmick with little traction. Still, an 18650 should fit provided springs can cope and a sleeve is provided.

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AEDe wrote:
I think BLF- standard 10-15s for thermal step down at turbo)

Probably. Too much heat in a small space, so it won’t be able to sustain high output for long unless it’s water-cooled.

If it’s easy to reflash the driver in an assembled host, like if it has Lexel’s flashing connector in a convenient place, I’ll probably use it for testing new thermal algorithms. It seems overpowered enough to count as “hard mode” for the thermal regulation game.

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The low mode should be lower.

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Agree with comment about the clip. A light like this it needs a good strong wide clip for use on jacket pocket, backpack strap etc or it’s usefulness will be limited.

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This picket-clip looks like the generic one coming with every mateminco/astrolux/BLF 18650 tube flashlights.

They should go with a more dedicated-to-this-model pocket-clip or with this generic pocket-clip but with a little rework.
I’m fed up with this pocket-clip-catching-in-its-wrong-spot the pocket because the bent part is too short.
When you pull the flashlight down in your pocket, the edge of the pocket is going right here :

Instead of here, if it has a longer bent part (in red) :

Please, please FireFlies, make it right.

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Tally-ho wrote:
I’m fed up with this pocket-clip-catching-in-its-wrong-spot the pocket because the bent part is too short.
When you pull the flashlight down in your pocket, the edge of the pocket is going right here :

Instead of here, if it has a longer bent part (in red) :

Or, even better, use an Olight-style clip which doesn’t have that problem:

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++ “even better, use an Olight-style clip which doesn’t have that problem”

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Yes, please.

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usb or not??)

EDC- Jetbeam E40R

Headlamp-Thrunite th30

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++ “even better, use an Olight-style clip which doesn’t have that problem”

Ditto. Olight clips are very well designed, I wish I could buy them separately.

Olight S15 and On The Road M3 have spoiled me for well designed clips on my EDCs. And well designed efficient drivers with straightforward UIs.

Next best is the Convoy deep carry clip, which I have put on all my other torches that it fits.

It might fit this one, at a push, but the fat 21-70 battery tube might rule that out.

Why 21-70 ? Fashion ? Why not 2 banks of 7135s for efficiency, better still three. OK keep the FET for headline figures and ability to set trousers on fire, but seriously, this has the makings of a very unbalanced torch. No I don’t want a miniature Q8 in my pocket, my Astrolux S41 still serves that purpose, and at least has a big heavy chunk of copper to mop up the heat from short blasts.

If it was just 18650 but could also take x2 CR123 primaries, using an efficient buck driver, that would be perfect.

It may be time to suck it up, save my pennies, and just buy a Zebralight. Unless this one is going to be very affordable, in BLF tradition.

I do like the idea, and the compactness achieved by moving the gubbins across into the right-angled head so keeping the length down to a minimum. And right angle torches are very practical for my use. if you don’t want to constantly clutch them in one hand.

I have a couple of old military ones that I’ve put LED conversion bulbs into, they are very useful if you want to keep both hands free, and don’t want to use a head-torch. Clipped onto a pocket, rucksack strap or belt, away from direct eye-line, you get a much better perspective in low light due to the shadows that are created.

Similar to using a handheld torch at hip level, but that uses up one hand. Which is not an option as far as I am concerned.

Maybe if the subsidiary LEDs were a useful colour and output, far-red, or green, for night vision preservation, they would interest me more.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
With the emitters to the side of the cell, I wonder why they were placed along an edge instead of in the middle. The chunky look would be a lot easier to pull off in the middle, like the Nitecore HC50. Would probably be easier to wear that way too, and to keep it balanced in a headband holder.

Slightly simpler machining and electrical path, I think.

Possibly also better suited for handheld use, as somebody above suggested.

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ToyKeeper wrote:

I’m also a little confused about the concept of a quad-emitter 21700 headlamp. It seems too big and too hot to wear on one’s head.

Maybe reuse the muggle mode as headlamp mode? Less heat, easier UI while strapped on?

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Tom Tom wrote:

Why 21-70 ? Fashion ? Why not 2 banks of 7135s for efficiency, better still three. OK keep the FET for headline figures and ability to set trousers on fire, but seriously, this has the makings of a very unbalanced torch. No I don’t want a miniature Q8 in my pocket, my Astrolux S41 still serves that purpose, and at least has a big heavy chunk of copper to mop up the heat from short blasts.

If it was just 18650 but could also take x2 CR123 primaries, using an efficient buck driver, that would be perfect.

It may be time to suck it up, save my pennies, and just buy a Zebralight. Unless this one is going to be very affordable, in BLF tradition.

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Most people think “the more lumens , the better” Thay do not care about runtime, heat, stabilisation, efficiency, practical use. So there is no chance to buck or boost, drivers because thay has output lower than DD )
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Interested based on price and specs.

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