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

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Just ordered some 48g’s since my 50e’s sound like they are not going to fit very well.

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How’s the xpl hi throw looking?

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Was this light even marketed as a headlamp?

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not until they offered a headset
and that was clamored by the ppl wanting it as such
prolly bite them in the A$$

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Well that didn’t take long…love the basics of the UI and already got tbe hang of the button feel enough that this PL47 with the JetBeam HC20 headband, it is now my new daily use headlamp. Have worn it on and off for about 4 hours today amd no real noticable weight difference from my Skilhunt H03. Very Comfortable. Winner winner chicken dinner! Just going to order some 48G’s that are slightly shorter that I hear are still good for this 219B containing light.Thanks to noboneshotdog for the insight above and other members that I can not remember (sorry)! Cheers!

BTW, shaved my head so no chance of hair catching fire! Big Smile Cool Wink

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JordanZHP wrote:

I can confirm the PL47 works with the Armytek Wizard Pro headband, although not as balanced and a bit heavier. Wizard Pro with cell = 106g | PL47 with cell = 142g.



I was actually thinking about the new headband from Armytek . Not the silicone one.
Good to hear that it’s fully usable with the standard silocone ones.
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For those who have access to 3d printers and have no knowledge of creating models there’s this from citruspers in thingiverse. I might try it when my Pl47 arrives and I have measured it and adjusted the size. I see one advantage over the standard armytek is that its easier to mount and adjust angle with clip on.

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BTW, shaved my head so no chance of hair catching fire! Big Smile Cool Wink
You know you’re a hardcore flashaholic when you shave your head just so your headlamp won’t light your hair on fire. Ughh
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You know you’re a hardcore flashaholic when…

Please, stop with the political correctness Crazy

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Anybody just… tried some tape yet?

rubber tubing works (eg:like and inner tube) but thats still not idea… For as cheap as £1.23 you may as well get a headband…

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aswang wrote:
For those who have access to 3d printers and have no knowledge of creating models there’s this from citruspers in thingiverse. I might try it when my Pl47 arrives and I have measured it and adjusted the size. I see one advantage over the standard armytek is that its easier to mount and adjust angle with clip on.

printed the mount you link to…

make sure you increase print by 15% as it will be too small for the pl47 general print settings 20% infil an ).2 res… but works a treat… I used the head bands strips from the epic failed ones that came with ou pl47s. Feels very secure… Should work nicely…

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P33 wrote:
JordanZHP wrote:

I can confirm the PL47 works with the Armytek Wizard Pro headband, although not as balanced and a bit heavier. Wizard Pro with cell = 106g | PL47 with cell = 142g.



I was actually thinking about the new headband from Armytek . Not the silicone one.
Good to hear that it’s fully usable with the standard silocone ones.

The silicone one is a tight fit, but it works. I don’t know if that hard plastic headband you linked would work, the diameter of the PL47 is larger than the Wizard.

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Has anyone tried to attach it to their head with duct tape?
A wise man said you can fix anything with duct tape. If you can’t, you’re not using enough duct tape.

I saw a young man walking with Some duct tape and I asked him where are you going with that duct tape. he says I’m gonna catch some ducks. I said you can’t catch no ducks with duct tape. he says, you don’t know what you’re talking about and walked off. I saw him a few hours later with a bunch of ducks caught in the duct tape. I said “wow, that’s amazing!!”

The Next day I saw the kid walking past my house with chicken wire. I asked him where you going with that chicken wire he says, I’m gonna catch some chickens. I said you can’t catch no chickens with chicken wire. He shook his head at me and says “yeah yeah yeah. you don’t know what you’re talking about.
couple hours later he comes back as a whole crap load of chickens caught up in the chicken wire. I said wow that’s amazing!

The 3rd day i saw him walking past my house with pussywillow in his back pocket. I shouted to him, “Hold up! Let me get my coat!!!”

never fear shadows…it means a light shines nearby

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Nite Shadow wrote:
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Tom Tom wrote:
Expecting to put an 18650 into a 21-70 torch is just asking for trouble. That’s a 5mm mis-match in length. Even on paper.

At least an 18650 to 26650 adapter is easily done, and respectable in an engineering sense.

Sooo… a 26650 > 18650 spacer is easy but this conversion isn’t for some reason?

The simple solution is to understand the actual dimensions of your batteries before putting them in lights. Since these li-ion cells weren’t ever even really designed to be used loose (and certainly not with varying sizes due to protection circuits, button tops, etc.) that would seem to be the bare minimum of preparedness to me.

I’ve used the included 21700>18650 spacers in two e-cig mods with no issues at all for months until I got some 20700 and 21700 cells.

Nite Shadow wrote:
I bought Samsung 50E’s and you have to tighten down hard before the light works.

If you have to tighten it down hard to make contact… why do you think it would be wearing on the springs? Sounds like the cells you have are slightly under spec and you have to get the springs closer by tightening before it makes good contact.

The alternative would be that the tailcap isn’t making good connection with the contact area on the battery tube itself but that would be easy to test by trying it with different cells/spacer + 18650 cell.

Are you sure the o-rings on both ends of the battery tube are still in the correct grooves? I had a similar issue with my Q8 when I got it because they had been pushed into the wrong one when first assembling the light with batteries.

Of the 100’s of lights that I have, this one is the only one I have to really crank down on to complete the circuit. Like I said, at least it works. I do love it but also want it to last. Tried with a short flat top 30Q. With the adapter, too long could complete circuit. Same battery without adapter still needed to crank it hard all the way on to get a circuit. Seems to have something to do with battery tube section making contact with the bottom inside of the tail cap. 50E already showing circular scrap marks from the spring on the negative end. Both O-rings are and have been in correct slots.

Next might try something like a copper O-ring with outer diameter equal to inside diameter of end cap. Not even sure that has a chance of helping. Fine, thin aluminum V-shaped threads won’t last long doing what I have to do to get the light to work. Might ask FF to send another tail. They just shipped my second PL47, with magnet separate this time and second ROT66 a few days ago. Preordered a E07 today so may ask Jack to send another tailcap with that order. ‘Nuf complaining…love the light and has a great 3 year wanrranty. Just going to enjoy it and try to stay in the moment!

From some photos I saw earlier, it looks as if FF haven’t used retaining rings for the driver or the tail PCB, but are just relying on contact between the ends of the tube and the PCB surfaces. Perhaps there is no other current path, hence the sensitivity to cell dimensions ?

Since I don’t have one, this is just supposition by me.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Nite Shadow wrote:
BTW, shaved my head so no chance of hair catching fire! Big Smile Cool Wink
You know you’re a hardcore flashaholic when you shave your head just so your headlamp won’t light your hair on fire. Ughh

LMAO!!!

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Tom Tom wrote:

From some photos I saw earlier, it looks as if FF haven’t used retaining rings for the driver or the tail PCB, but are just relying on contact between the ends of the tube and the PCB surfaces. Perhaps there is no other current path, hence the sensitivity to cell dimensions ?

Since I don’t have one, this is just supposition by me.

Seems to make sense to me, but then shouldn’t everyone with a glued-in magnet under the tail cap PCB have the same over-tightening issue? If not, perhaps there is a flaw in my tail-cap. It will be interesting to hear feedback as others receive their PL47’s.

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How is the beam on the pl47?

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So funny that there is a “Muggle Mode” spelled out in the instruction manual LOL. First time I heard what Muggle meant, I laughed pretty good.

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me too … LOL

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I like those glowing dice. Tritium ? But they have got to be loaded. Where can I get some ?

The “think of the children” warning is apt.

Are we not all muggles, except for the few wizards ?

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nope Wink not glowing, just reflection from ceiling Grad they are made of Ti and available here … https://www.hkequipment.net/product-p/edcdcex2.htm

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Neat! I like my Whisky and may need a few of these.

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I hate to waste things so I found a use for the rather Sh*te headband mount…

works a treat… I just removed the loop where headband that goes over top of head is…. I found it seemed to get caught on things when it was still present.

bigger pics https://postimg.cc/gallery/19iekboiw/

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TexasToasted wrote:
Neat! I like my Whisky and may need a few of these.

What is the correlation between titanium cubes ablnd whisky?
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lohtse wrote:
I hate to waste things so I found a use for the rather Sh*te headband mount…

works a treat… I just removed the loop where headband that goes over top of head is…. I found it seemed to get caught on things when it was still present.

bigger pics https://postimg.cc/gallery/19iekboiw/

Cool idea! It holds well enough that it’s not aging to accidentally pop out?

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PBWilson wrote:
lohtse wrote:
I hate to waste things so I found a use for the rather Sh*te headband mount…

works a treat… I just removed the loop where headband that goes over top of head is…. I found it seemed to get caught on things when it was still present.

bigger pics https://postimg.cc/gallery/19iekboiw/

Cool idea! It holds well enough that it’s not aging to accidentally pop out?

pretty solid to be honest and due it’s orientation will be fairly hard to knock it too….

Caving, Climbing, Mountaineering, Kayaking, Diving etc any time anywhere!!! If you in the UK let me know and lets Play!
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lohtse wrote:
PBWilson wrote:
lohtse wrote:
I hate to waste things so I found a use for the rather Sh*te headband mount…

works a treat… I just removed the loop where headband that goes over top of head is…. I found it seemed to get caught on things when it was still present.

bigger pics https://postimg.cc/gallery/19iekboiw/

Cool idea! It holds well enough that it’s not aging to accidentally pop out?

pretty solid to be honest and due it’s orientation will be fairly hard to knock it too….

Well done!

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P33 wrote:
TexasToasted wrote:
Neat! I like my Whisky and may need a few of these.
What is the correlation between titanium cubes ablnd whisky?

Put them in the freezer and use them as ice cubes that dont melt and dilute your drink.

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So, guys and gals, I have not received the light yet.

Do you think I should go for a refund, or not? I’ll be getting my PL47 from Neal if I have to with Express shipping.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
P33 wrote:
TexasToasted wrote:
Neat! I like my Whisky and may need a few of these.
What is the correlation between titanium cubes ablnd whisky?

Put them in the freezer and use them as ice cubes that dont melt and dilute your drink.


I thought so but it doesn’t make sense as I’d be challange to find metal with less heat capacity, right? Sure it looks cool but doesn’t really work, does it? Smile

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