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Is there a way to calibrate the sensor/set the temp limit on narsil? I ran it at full ramp and it stepped down after about 5 minutes and it was only warm. Maybe like 40 degrees. I think the button top cell not making proper contact is what’s causing the problem. When the spring gets hot the driver also does and it starts to step down. That’s what it seems like anyway.

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Is there a way to calibrate the sensor/set the temp limit on narsil? I ran it at full ramp and it stepped down after about 5 minutes and it was only warm. Maybe like 40 degrees. I think the button top cell not making proper contact is what’s causing the problem. When the spring gets hot the driver also does and it starts to step down. That’s what it seems like anyway.

Sure, you go into the menu options and activate the temperature setting, it goes to Turbo, you hold the light until you think it’s hot enough and then click the button. It memorizes this heat level.

Use a fully charged cell, just like normal usage. Use high drain to speed up the process.

Consult the manual for the FT03 as it might have slightly different option numbers than in the video.

Tips, ramp downward while you hold the button for 16 seconds.

Start with room temp light, not already heated up.

If you start from ramping mode on FT03, wait for 2 fast and 3 slow blinks, tap twice (make sure you get confirmation blinks with each press). Then it goes to Turbo.

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Anyone know where I can find a diffuser which spreads more light to the side like the ROT66 one. The Astrolux ones is too thick as well. It blocks 30-40% light… Something kinda like this but bigger https://www.knivesandtools.co.uk/en/pt/-fenix-aod-s-diffuser-small-diame...

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Anyone know where I can find a diffuser which spreads more light to the side like the ROT66 one. The Astrolux ones is too thick as well. It blocks 30-40% light….

It even more better to had another light, for truewer flooder like light, like the Astrolux Ec01, PL47g2 or something that floodier. FT03 is dedicated for thrower, bcos it was design that way, the reflector was deeper and surface is smooth. If you take a look the character of flood light, it will be the opposite of thrower light. Something like these:

*Orange peal reflector
*Shallow reflector
*Add optics lens to even smooth the beam edge esp for multiple led
*Muliple led, more led more lumens
*Large led
*dome-on led, instead of flat surface.

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Anyone know where I can find a diffuser which spreads more light to the side like the ROT66 one. The Astrolux ones is too thick as well. It blocks 30-40% light….

It even more better to had another light, for truewer flooder like light, like the Astrolux Ec01, PL47g2 or something that floodier. FT03 is dedicated for thrower, bcos it was design that way, the reflector was deeper and surface is smooth. If you take a look the character of flood light, it will be the opposite of thrower light. Something like these:

*Orange peal reflector
*Shallow reflector
*Add optics lens to even smooth the beam edge esp for multiple led
*Muliple led, more led more lumens
*Large led
*dome-on led, instead of flat surface.


I’m thinking of getting the XHP50.2 one and hang it in a garage. That’s why I want a difusser. Might end up getting the LT1 instead. not sure yet.
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Th558 wrote:
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Anyone know where I can find a diffuser which spreads more light to the side like the ROT66 one. The Astrolux ones is too thick as well. It blocks 30-40% light….

It even more better to had another light, for truewer flooder like light, like the Astrolux Ec01, PL47g2 or something that floodier. FT03 is dedicated for thrower, bcos it was design that way, the reflector was deeper and surface is smooth. If you take a look the character of flood light, it will be the opposite of thrower light. Something like these:

*Orange peal reflector
*Shallow reflector
*Add optics lens to even smooth the beam edge esp for multiple led
*Muliple led, more led more lumens
*Large led
*dome-on led, instead of flat surface.


I’m thinking of getting the XHP50.2 one and hang it in a garage. That’s why I want a difusser. Might end up getting the LT1 instead. not sure yet.

Here is a knotty idea Facepalm ,why not get one of each ? after-all deep down you know you want both. Big Smile

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I’m thinking of getting the XHP50.2 one and hang it in a garage. That’s why I want a difusser. Might end up getting the LT1 instead. not sure yet.

Here is a knotty idea Facepalm ,why not get one of each ? after-all deep down you know you want both. Big Smile


Big Smile stop tempting me. I have already purchased an MF01S and NI40 in the last 3 months. Might not seem like a lot but it is for me. also have an MF01 and FT03 with a cracked glass. I have to make up my mind now cause the price will go up in one day. How am I gonna do this.. I mean I can’t even decide what to eat.
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Th558 wrote:
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I’m thinking of getting the XHP50.2 one and hang it in a garage. That’s why I want a difusser. Might end up getting the LT1 instead. not sure yet.

Here is a knotty idea Facepalm ,why not get one of each ? after-all deep down you know you want both. Big Smile


Big Smile stop tempting me. I have already purchased an MF01S and NI40 in the last 3 months. Might not seem like a lot but it is for me. also have an MF01 and FT03 with a cracked glass. I have to make up my mind now cause the price will go up in one day. How am I gonna do this.. I mean I can’t even decide what to eat.

I was on the edge for few days myself, should i get the blue one or the green one sst40 or xhp50.2 Facepalm and then decided to get one of each Facepalm since none of my 4 LT1 are ready yet for me to buy, this way i`ll have something to play with for the time being.
Hope the wife don`t find out…. Facepalm

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AguassissiM wrote:
Th558 wrote:
AguassissiM wrote:
Th558 wrote:
I’m thinking of getting the XHP50.2 one and hang it in a garage. That’s why I want a difusser. Might end up getting the LT1 instead. not sure yet.

Here is a knotty idea Facepalm ,why not get one of each ? after-all deep down you know you want both. Big Smile


Big Smile stop tempting me. I have already purchased an MF01S and NI40 in the last 3 months. Might not seem like a lot but it is for me. also have an MF01 and FT03 with a cracked glass. I have to make up my mind now cause the price will go up in one day. How am I gonna do this.. I mean I can’t even decide what to eat.

I was on the edge for few days myself, should i get the blue one or the green one sst40 or xhp50.2 Facepalm and then decided to get one of each Facepalm since none of my 4 LT1 are ready yet for me to buy, this way i`ll have something to play with for the time being.
Hope the wife don`t find out…. Facepalm


Luckily I don’t have a wife Big Smile

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Now you just run out of excuses just have to get both of them Big Smile

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Now you just run out of excuses just have to get both of them Big Smile

Now I can just blame you Big Smile
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I was bullied into doing this

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Thumbs Up LOL Facepalm at a boy, congrats, now your garage will have no dark corners for the buggy man to hide in.

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I just ordered the same thing 5 mins ago, just saw your post. Great minds think alike smile

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Dont make it in red, DONT make it in REDSilly

 

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I would like a coupon code.

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Sorry, I’ve only just seen this. Am I too late to get in on the original deal?

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Jambo wrote:
Sorry, I’ve only just seen this. Am I too late to get in on the original deal?

It’s still going

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Great, thank you.

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What is the best 26650 cell for this light? I’m currently using Keeppower 5200 mah high drain cells. Would the Golisi 4200 mah make a big difference in output?

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What is the best 26650 cell for this light? I’m currently using Keeppower 5200 mah high drain cells. Would the Golisi 4200 mah make a big difference in output?

A Golisi 4300 gold?

Normally that would make a big difference with a FET driver. The cell you have now is one of the weakest 26650 batteries (certainly not high drain) and that Golisi is one of the most powerful 26650’s.

Still, this light seems to have a limiter that keeps high drain cells from burning up the SST-40. I would still not recommend such a powerful battery. You won’t see much difference in output, only measure it. I’d stick with the PLB 5700 (shockli 5500, Keeppower 5500/6000, vapcell 5500) that has been discussed earlier.

Too high a drain battery will work, but might shorten led life.

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JasonWW wrote:
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What is the best 26650 cell for this light? I’m currently using Keeppower 5200 mah high drain cells. Would the Golisi 4200 mah make a big difference in output?

A Golisi 4300 gold?

Normally that would make a big difference with a FET driver. The cell you have now is one of the weakest 26650 batteries (certainly not high drain) and that Golisi is one of the most powerful 26650’s.

Still, this light seems to have a limiter that keeps high drain cells from burning up the SST-40. I would still not recommend such a powerful battery. You won’t see much difference in output, only measure it. I’d stick with the PLB 5700 (shockli 5500, Keeppower 5500/6000, vapcell 5500) that has been discussed earlier.

Too high a drain battery will work, but might shorten led life.

Does that also apply to the xhp50.2 version of the ft03 as well? Or can that led handle the power of the Golisi better?

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JasonWW wrote:
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What is the best 26650 cell for this light? I’m currently using Keeppower 5200 mah high drain cells. Would the Golisi 4200 mah make a big difference in output?

A Golisi 4300 gold?

Normally that would make a big difference with a FET driver. The cell you have now is one of the weakest 26650 batteries (certainly not high drain) and that Golisi is one of the most powerful 26650’s.

Still, this light seems to have a limiter that keeps high drain cells from burning up the SST-40. I would still not recommend such a powerful battery. You won’t see much difference in output, only measure it. I’d stick with the PLB 5700 (shockli 5500, Keeppower 5500/6000, vapcell 5500) that has been discussed earlier.

Too high a drain battery will work, but might shorten led life.

Does that also apply to the xhp50.2 version of the ft03 as well? Or can that led handle the power of the Golisi better?


I’m not sure. People have tested the SST-40 version with 30T and GA cells and the output difference was not a lot. I think it is basically maxing out and the more current just goes into heat which reduces output (output goes down as heat goes up). If you look at the output curve of any led it looks like a roller coaster hill (assuming it survives).

So the SST-40 tends to max out around 9A-10A. We can get this without a high drain cell. Even 8A is pretty close to max output.

The 3v 50.2 on the other hand maxes out around 20A-22A. Someone measured about 15A with a VTC5A. I think someone else got 16A. That means there is room for higher output.

The thing limiting the output of the SST-40 might be the forward voltage of the led and how it controls output. I don’t fully understand it. I believe the 50.2 can go higher than 16A. I’m not sure what the highest drain someone has tried on the 50.2 FT03. You might ask on that thread. Maybe someone tried a Golisi or a 30T. I just don’t remember.

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JasonWW nailed it. The SST-40 needs only ~9A to reach peak output, while the XHP50.2 can almost double that figure. With a single-cell light like the FT03, the 3V 50.2 will basically take the best cell that you can throw at it.

The SST-40 FT03 gets warm fairly quickly, but the XHP50.2 version is best kept away from children ;). These are very nice value lights, though, and I’ll eventually buy more of them.

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can the button light be on continuously on ?? sory my english not good Smile

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can the button light be on continuously on ?? sory my english not good Smile

You mean for it be on while the flashlight is turned on?

That is a bit tricky, you would not be able to do it in software settings, you would have to go in and rewire the switch lights to stay on constantly.

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Reason for such function? FT03 button does lid up when main light is in OFF state.

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can the button light be on continuously on ?? sory my english not good :)

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Some people would like the switch light to stay on to help locate the switch in the dark even when the light is on.

I don’t find this necessary with the FT03 as I have no trouble finding the switch even with gloves on, but I think I understand why piperasgr might want an always-on switch.

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