FW3A optics issues Announcement Carclo optics Arrive

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I think the extra on the newer style optic is on the side where the lens goes. I believe that end is thicker and has a larger circumference so that it can replace both the lens and the optic.

Some days my FW3A looks grey, some days blue. They are working on a titanium version that might fit the bill.. a bit more expensive though.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67912

There will also be a polished titanium and copper one coming at some point (better thermals than titanium alone) as well.

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f0xx wrote:
There will also be a polished titanium and copper one coming at some point (better thermals than titanium alone) as well.

The Copper ones are HERE!

Copper FW3C

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Glennac wrote:
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There will also be a polished titanium and copper one coming at some point (better thermals than titanium alone) as well.

The Copper ones are HERE!

Copper FW3C

Thank you Glennac! They sure do look nice, I’m excited for mine to arrive.

Above I was referring to a version made of titanium and copper. I think there is a picture around here somewhere.

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Here is a picture –
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1514003#comment-1514003

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The stock Lumintop optic is really not that bad. I took some measurements for comparison. The stock Lumintop optic produces rosier tint than carclo + stock glass lens. It loses some lumens compared to clear Carclo optic because it is not a clear throw optic. The diffusion reduces output slightly but not as much as a Carclo 10509. If I weren’t able to get my hands on UCL lens, I would actually prefer the Lumintop optic over Carclo + stock lens.

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On Neal’s site, for the FW3A optic trits, he has a few images showing the color choices.

For instance: TRITIUM COLORS.

In the list, there’s only one “BLUE”. Yet, you can see 2 blues here. 1 – light blue, 2 – dark blue. Which one is it?

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The light blue is probably “aqua” or “ice blue”.

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BOO5TED wrote:
The light blue is probably “aqua” or “ice blue”.
That’s what I thought, but the selector just reads “blue”… rather ambiguous. He should probably edit the image to take out those colors he’s not selling… or better yet, expand the selector to be more specific and then indicate which ones aren’t available at the moment.
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I ordered the tritium optic but never received a shipping notice.
Might be out of stock.

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I ordered the tritium optic but never received a shipping notice. Might be out of stock.

I ordered one and a glow gasket exactly two weeks ago, and no shipping info yet either. While I have always received what I ordered from Neal, it’s rarely been speedy. So I often order only what I can’t get elsewhere, and then just wait. It passes out of mind, and is a pleasant surprise the day it arrives.

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Thank you for the update Neal…. Actually he was also responsive with queries on FB msgr….

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Neal wrote:
3.for future optics. the optics company are start to make another prototype to make it same as carclo 10511 optics.
if the result is good,will use that optics in the future.before it in production,will send them to TK,Kay and other reviews to compare.

Are there any news about this optic ? Will it be the same as the 10511 or will it be a bit more frosted like the all in one lumintop optic ?
I like the more diffuse beam of the lumintop optic and it would be nice to have an equivalent but without the extra thickness to use it with a glass lens.

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