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don’t worry about making your watermarks nicer
make them harder to circumvent or crop out
we appreciate your stuff and don’t mind reading between the lines

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TK thanks for the pics. So it seems like the blue/purple can be in differentA orientations

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Thanks TK. I agree make it a larger watermark on the product so it can’t simply be cut out, unless you plan to actually sue them.

Those pics show off the color difference between the champagne and desert yellow, first I’ve seen together. I wonder why they didn’t stick with champagne this time.

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Is the driver glued? How hard would it be is to reflash it?

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nokoff wrote:
Thanks TK. I agree make it a larger watermark on the product so it can’t simply be cut out, unless you plan to actually sue them.

Those pics show off the color difference between the champagne and desert yellow, first I’ve seen together. I wonder why they didn’t stick with champagne this time.

There’s already a large watermark on the pics, it’s just very subtle.

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TK darker watermarks is my vote. I noticed, but only really notice after I read about it. Just put TK right over there branding?

Interested in throw and beam pattern.

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The driver has reflashing pads on the spring side, which should be compatible with Lexel’s flashing key. So it can be reflashed without removing the driver.

But I don’t know if it can be reflashed without removing the aux LEDs. Lexel’s previous designs were all incompatible with the flashing process, so it was necessary to unsolder one of the aux LED board wires before reflashing. That might still be the case, but I won’t find out until I get a suitable flashing key.

My guess is that you’d need to unsolder one of the aux LED wires at the front of the light, then flash the driver, then solder the wire back on. Because the current regulation used on the aux LED board may interfere with the flashing protocol. Same reason why the aux LED board doesn’t have a low mode.

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Maybe a lawyer letter pointing out that by using your image (which is automatically copyrighted), they have agreed to send you a baker’s dozen of the flashlight pictured.

Surely there’s a shrinkwrap agreement to be asserted here.

https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#mywork

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About the watermark thing, I’ll fix it eventually. This was just a quick test to make sure it could be done automatically as a batch using a short script. I don’t actually care enough to do a manual process, like manually adjusting the placement and opacity for each image. So I’ll adjust the input files and parameters to make it just barely visible on a wide variety of images, and probably get some sort of logo to put in the corner.

This quick test was just “use the simplest boldest font on my computer so I can get the script working”.

I was also kind of having fun experimenting with global illumination in order to reduce and soften shadows.

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Color turns out well for desert yellow. FF should consider making ROT66 in desert yellow now. wink 

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ToyKeeper wrote:
The driver has reflashing pads on the spring side, which should be compatible with Lexel’s flashing key. So it can be reflashed without removing the driver.

But I don’t know if it can be reflashed without removing the aux LEDs. Lexel’s previous designs were all incompatible with the flashing process, so it was necessary to unsolder one of the aux LED board wires before reflashing. That might still be the case, but I won’t find out until I get a suitable flashing key.

My guess is that you’d need to unsolder one of the aux LED wires at the front of the light, then flash the driver, then solder the wire back on. Because the current regulation used on the aux LED board may interfere with the flashing protocol. Same reason why the aux LED board doesn’t have a low mode.

I just got the Fireflies PL47, and I notice the Aux-LEDs can be in 3 states: Off, On(High?), Blinking.
Whereas in the Emisar D4S, it has 4 possible states, Off, Low, High, Blinking.
(on the BLF Q8/Sofirn Q8 with Anduril, the side button can also be in 4 possible states: Off, Low, High, Blinking)

I notice the PL47 does have similar programming pins as the D4S, but you mentioned that with the Lexel board (PL47), I wouldn’t be able to just flash it (assuming I’m able to align my ordinary-type ATTiny programmer device with some pins to flash it)?

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Color turns out well for desert yellow. FF should consider making ROT66 in desert yellow now. wink 

Maybe they initially planned it to be champagne gold like the ROT66, but anodizing turned it too yellow, so they now call it desert yellow. ;-p

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Quote from d_t_a ……
“Maybe they initially planned it to be champagne gold like the ROT66, but anodizing turned it too yellow, so they now call it desert yellow.”
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…or maybe they plan to offer Dijon com Champagne

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Did anyone getting a shipment notice yet?

Yes. Just got shipped email. Ordered 11/29 #618 i think. Gray nichia.

Paid full price—didnt want to wait on coupon. I was part of the group that argued pretty strongly to get that extra fin!

If we could just “get to the coppah” option now, that would be outstanding.

Will probably order a clear one once i decide how i like pl47s which are still enroute.

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yep got my notice today too

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Grey

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All black flashlights shipping to California are under a quarantine, will probably be February before they lift it… beats me why that would be.

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A flashlight that holds 7 LEDs to California? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Better be 5 LEDs or less and only one can be turned on per switch press. Plus it includes something called a “clip”? Will be caught up in bureaucratic red tape forever thanks to that.

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And this one in particular has auto step down for thermal control, a 7 round clip automatic, yeah, good luck with that!

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Could someone please explain the different types of LEDs?

I am looking to get the most floody and also one that is a good combination of flood and throw.

Thanks in advance!

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Guys please someone tell me what's the color temp of the nichia 219b they are using here? Is it the 4500k  R9080 ????

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Yes, 4500k R9080.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yes, 4500k R9080.

 

How do you know that??

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Snippet from an email conversation with Fireflies:

“Yes, E07 R9080 219B option is SW45K R9080 D220.”

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Jay wrote:
Snippet from an email conversation with Fireflies: "Yes, E07 R9080 219B option is SW45K R9080 D220."

 

then why they don't list it on their website??

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Could be you’re asking that question to the wrong people…

Are you an official representative of the Japanese based Nichia company? If not, sure hope that massive firm doesn’t take offense at your use of their name and prosecute….

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Nichia wrote:

Jay wrote:
Snippet from an email conversation with Fireflies: “Yes, E07 R9080 219B option is SW45K R9080 D220.”

 


then why they don’t list it on their website??

It’s well known that Fireflies sourced a large batch of 219B sw45k 9080. Many people here bought the 219B version and can confirm it is the 4500k 9080. Maukka also tested them in the ROT66. Look it up.

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They also bought the 4000k version I want make sure 100% am buying the 4500k and tried to contact them but with no luck 

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Nichia wrote:

They also bought the 4000k version I want make sure 100% am buying the 4500k and tried to contact them but with no luck 

Where did you read that they bought the 4000k version of the 219B? You’re probably thinking of the SST-20-W 95CRI 4000k version.

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SKV89 wrote:
Nichia wrote:

They also bought the 4000k version I want make sure 100% am buying the 4500k and tried to contact them but with no luck 

Where did you read that they bought the 4000k version of the 219B? You're probably thinking of the SST-20-W 95CRI 4000k version.

 

I have read that info here somewhere but can't remember where?

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Has anyone ordered a yellow aux-led? I want to order this color, but there is not a single photo, how it shines.

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