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Fireflies PL47G2 Discussion Thread

There is no success without failure.

Due to instability of quality, PL47 Gen1 has been discontinued for almost one year.

After careful rebuilding and redesign , we bring back Fireflies PL47G2 , which is still one of the brightest right angle flashlight.

PL47G2 is now available in stock, and we will start shipping on 15th Sep.

Fireflies PL47G2

We welcome fireflies users to discuss about this new light in this thread.





PL47G2 uses free software distributed under the terms of the GNU Public License version 3
PL47G2 Anduril code from toykeeper/flashlight-firmware

Any opinions and questions are welcomed !

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Jack

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Is the bezel removable?

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Can’t wait to get mine Love

What version/revision of Anduril is used in the GEN2 version ?

And will it also have flashing vias as GEN1 had? Smile

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I would want one in champagne or golden color, just like the first version. I won’t buy a black headlamp when I know it could come out in other colors.

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Ordered 1 a while ago, I can’t wait for it to be shipped.

Can we buy headband separately? or will it work with other headlamp’s bands?

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It’s a nice light but the things holding me back from buying is press fit bezel and switch retaining ring.

I prefer screw on bezel and switch ring to mod later on.

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Cereal_killer wrote:
Is the bezel removable?

SS Bezel is press-fit. It’s not easy to remove.

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Tubercle wrote:
Ordered 1 a while ago, I can’t wait for it to be shipped.

Can we buy headband separately? or will it work with other headlamp’s bands?

Headband is optional in additional accessories list. You can see it in product page.

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i42dk wrote:
Can’t wait to get mine Love

What version/revision of Anduril is used in the GEN2 version ?

And will it also have flashing vias as GEN1 had? Smile

Firmware can be flashed using a right key-pin , just like GEN1.

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I purchased a Fireflies PL47 Gen 2 and can’t wait. Would’ve been nice to know that you were shipping them on September 15th after I spent 15$ on 4-7 day shipping last Wednesday though…

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I bought the Fireflies PL47 G2 in Nealsgadgets on September 9, it is cheaper and includes clip and magnet. I’m impatient for it to arrive … and he not even sent it yet xddd

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Still using my Gen 1 PL47 with Nichia 219B’s on a daily basis with the aid of a copper washer and alternating 2 LG M50 INR 21700 5000mAh/7.3A Flat Top Batteries that I have to charge in my older Xtar VP1 because of recessed Button Tops are not detected in my Xtar Dragon charger.

I use it so much that I change batteries at least once a week and many times, once a day. I use this more than any light in my collection which includes 6 headlamps and I will jsut say 100++ other lights Facepalm . It does use up the 21700’s faster than I expected but it has 4 emitters and I like things bright…developing cataracts doesn’t help either.
I have worn out one Jetbeam headband and currently using an Imalent one. Have 10 more new JetBeam headband (my preferred) and Skilhunt headbands (Skilhunt H03 is second “go to” headlamp). With the minor mods, it has been a GREAT light for anything from taking dog out at night to doing home projects to washing dishes, cleaning, finding stuff I drop, and raiding the Frig at night. BTW, do not use a headlamp if you do not want to see how dirty your house really is! Sick

I have a second Gen 1 PL47 that I haven’t taken out of the box. I tend to buy 2 or more of the lights that I really like so I have a backup, especially if it is a choice 219B sw45(k) 9080 emitter. It is a all part of the sickness. Wink

I am sure the Gen 2 will be great with the improvements Jack has implemented and I wish I had the funds to order one…or two… Big Smile but I will have to sell more lights before I buy new ones…Too many great light coming out so quickly!

Point is Jack and Fireflies push the envelope and stubble a bit but he and his company have always come though for me. You just have to be patient sometimes!

Cheers to All!

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The armytek plastic headbands are the best headbands I’ve seen. It is extremely easy to use. Just pop in and pop out. No need to fit it through the rubber rings. It fits the PL47.
https://www.armytek.com/accessories/spare-parts/headbands/

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Some people are concerned about the stiff and uncomfortable switch on PL47 Gen1.

We improved this on PL47G2. One-hand operation is very comfortable.

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Is it me, or is the optic in the top photo a bit weird – the bottom two seem fine, but the top 2 are kinda overlapped? (by each other and by the bottom 2?) maybe it’s a trick of the light or something?

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Can the button LED be turned off when the flashlight is off?

The low mode should be lower.

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I noticed a picture on the website of the magnetic tailcap. Looks good.

Also, is there a new update as to when these will ship?

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G0OSE wrote:
Is it me, or is the optic in the top photo a bit weird – the bottom two seem fine, but the top 2 are kinda overlapped? (by each other and by the bottom 2?) maybe it’s a trick of the light or something? !{width:40%}http://www.ff-light.com/image/data/PL47G2/DSC_0453.JPG!

That’s just how the optic is designed, its the same one used in the Wuben TO50R:

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Any news of shipments? They haven’t sent any yet?

I ordered mine on September 9 at Nealsgadgets and I am still waiting…

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Ordered September 5th @ FF own site

No news here

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Miguel_79 wrote:
Any news of shipments? They haven’t sent any yet?

I ordered mine on September 9 at Nealsgadgets and I am still waiting…

Shipped today Big Smile

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Which 21700 battery will suit best in the PL4G2 tube? Can you specify what specification that can drive this quad led smoothly? 20A? 30A? Higher the better? I wondering what battery was used to give the above lumens value…Tq I will appreciated it.

Just want to express my opinion, 4500lumen using xpl hi, if that true, that going to be the brightest,quad led headlamp I have known.

Anduril is a plus…

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Hmmm….I’m really tempted Love

The other pl47g2 thread, I thought it was a group buy. Its not and it was just interest check list..wonder when GB start…

Btw, guy that got PL47 G2…what you got so far?

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Samsung 50E/LG M50: SST-20 4000k/Nichia 219B

SST-20 5000k/6500k: Lishen 4000mAh

XP-L HI: Samsung 40T

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I say the Lishen LR2170SF is the best 21700 cell for the PL47 regardless of emitter option. It is a 15A cell and anything higher current will not make much difference in a quad. The capacity is not too far from LG M50 and Samsung 50E but it is much higher current and the superior discharge curve ensures better performance as the battery drains.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1472854#comment-1472854

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1472850#comment-1472850

Edit, come to think about it for the 219b version, don’t think you should use the LR2170SF. Might be pushing the 219B too hard. SST-20 version should be fine though. For 219B, either the LG M50 or 50E is safer.

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So if I were to use an 18650 with a PL47G2 with 219B, I can’t use a 30q in it at the risk of burning the LEDs?

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I think, what they meant is tint shift as the led goes through from lower current to higher current. Basically, min amp will give x tint whereas max amp draw will give y tint.

So, tint shift count as you don’t want it overly out from the range tint level itself. Esp 95cri tint, it need to have smaller increment change/shift above or below 95cri level.

Look at xpl, you can use higher current cell bcos you don’t have to worry about tint shift as it. You aim for lumen, hiher current higher lumen then.

When it come to cri 95, here current draw matter most as tint shift happen more severely. Think about the change can be seen.

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SKV89 wrote:
I say the Lishen LR2170SF is the best 21700 cell for the PL47 regardless of emitter option. It is a 15A cell and anything higher current will not make much difference in a quad. The capacity is not too far from LG M50 and Samsung 50E but it is much higher current and the superior discharge curve ensures better performance as the battery drains.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1472854#comment-1472854

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1472850#comment-1472850

Edit, come to think about it for the 219b version, don’t think you should use the LR2170SF. Might be pushing the 219B too hard. SST-20 version should be fine though. For 219B, either the LG M50 or 50E is safer.

I am waiting for a Fireflies PL47 Gen2 from Nealsgadgets, and also a pair of 21700 purple Shockli 4550mah from Aliexpress. These Shockli batteries if I’m not mistaken are Lishen LR2170SF remarked, according to the review of this Shockli in Lygte-Info, they are very good. My only concern is that they enter on the tube of the PL47, because its width is 21.7mm, which is quite large, I hope to be lucky and that I can use them.

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@Fireflies:
Are the aux leds multicolored or only blue? Do they have different modes(off,low,high, heartbeat)?

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Just blue, can’t recall modes. Really want one of these but still waiting on a ylp I ordered to try out. Different colors would be a cool upgrade

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