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FW3S (Stainless Steel) now available, use code: blffw3a , 20%OFF

FW3S SS version available to order.

Coupon: BLFFW3A 20% off

https://www.nealsgadgets.com/collections/blf/products/tlf-blf-fw3s-edc-
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Hi guys,

Just when I thought my spending has rested, now comes this beauty, coming soon at nealsgadgets: The new FW3S , as in Stainless Steel

Edit: available in about a week from now

Edited by: tatasal on 10/31/2019 - 05:31
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Oh no you mongrel, haha I am joking, i love stainless, is it 316L? Now i want one to use in my brewery.

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wow that thing will be super hot and heavy then!

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The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

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Agro wrote:
The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn't it?

 

Oh man, i hope so...

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Agro wrote:
The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

Be, as in beryllium?

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why no knurling? It won’t look like the FW3A/C/T Facepalm

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You won’t get to look at it long anyway. With that weight and knurling free design. Hard to imagine it won’t be seeing much of anything other than the floor. Big Smile

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Oh well, with all the different lights in my collection, the only light/s that gets used are my edc lights, so this new FW3 variant most probably be considered as another addition to my collection. In effect, it won’t matter much if it gets too hot, lacks knurling, etc.

Would you not want one just because…? Haha!

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-Too slippery to hold
-Heavy enough to rip straight through pocket
-Probably regulates at like 100lm due to poor heat transfer

PERFECT

Can I get one made out of tungsten next? Smile

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toddcshoe wrote:
You won’t get to look at it long anyway. With that weight and knurling free design. Hard to imagine it won’t be seeing much of anything other than the floor. Big Smile
LOL Big Smile LOL Facepalm Well said
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The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

Be, as in beryllium?


Yep. Big Smile
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You will need some gloves with this bad boy.

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Agro wrote:
tatasal wrote:
Agro wrote:
The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

Be, as in beryllium?


Yep. Big Smile

Why? What’s the benefit? Question

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Let’s be real here, this is the FW3ASS.

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BOO5TED wrote:
Agro wrote:
tatasal wrote:
Agro wrote:
The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

Be, as in beryllium?


Yep. Big Smile

Why? What’s the benefit? Question


Weight is better than any metal I’ve seen used for flashlights except magnesium.
Thermal conductivity is better than aluminium, worse than copper.
Thermal capacity is better than any material I’ve seen used for flashlights, even copper which weighs almost 5 times as much.
Strength is similar to aluminium. Should be better than 6061 but worse than 7075.

This is the dream material. Extremely expensive and from practical point of view definitely not worth it. But I’m sure the uniqness coupled with the fact that FW3* is simply a very good light would yield some sales even at extreme prices.

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Agro wrote:
tatasal wrote:
Agro wrote:
The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

Be, as in beryllium?


Yep. Big Smile

Why not also plutonium? Beryllium is as toxic as hell. It causes Berylliosis

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Agro wrote:
tatasal wrote:
Agro wrote:
The FW3Be is still scheduled to be the next variant, isn’t it?

Be, as in beryllium?


Yep. Big Smile

Why not also plutonium? Beryllium is as toxic as hell. It causes Berylliosis

Glasses [nerd mode] The finished product should be relatively ok, you will not inhale your flashlight. You can maybe get sensitised via skin. The main problem would be the manufacturing, where machining scraps and dust will make it into the air, I would not like to be responsable for an increase of ill chinese workers because we like our beryllium flashlight. [/nerd mode]

I kind of like a SS version of the FW3A, luckily Anduril allows setting a max-ramp level to stick to, repeatedly using turbo will eventually kill your flashlight (like it killed my Reylight Ti with FET-driver, still have to rebuild that one sometime)

I’d love a tungsten one, the FW3A is built so thin that you get away with the weight increase.

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djozz wrote:
the FW3A is built so thin that you get away with the weight increase.

As long as you’re not a weight weenie. Silly
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This one should be bead blasted

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FW3S SS version available to order.

Coupon: BLFFW3A 20% off

https://www.nealsgadgets.com/collections/blf/products/tlf-blf-fw3s-edc-l...

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Pretty. But yeah, at least some parts of it ought to be bead-blasted, methinks.

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What are the weight comparison for the various FW3A materials?

FW3A (alum) = ? grams
FW3C (copper) = ? grams
FW3T (titanium) = ? grams
FW3S (stainless) = ? grams

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d_t_a wrote:
What are the weight comparison for the various FW3A materials?

FW3A (alum) =  53 g without cells

FW3C (copper) =  53 g without cells

FW3T (titanium) = 53 g without cells

FW3S (stainless) = 120 g without cells

 

 

That's what is quoted on Neal's site but don't believe the FW3T or FW3C weight listed. 

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not even close

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Care to post the correct info then?

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d_t_a wrote:
What are the weight comparison for the various FW3A materials?

FW3A (alum) = ? grams
FW3C (copper) = ? grams
FW3T (titanium) = ? grams
FW3S (stainless) = ? grams

FW3A Aluminum CREE XPL HI 3D 52,41 gram

FW3T Ti / Cu CREE XPL HI 1A 84,39 gram

FW3C Cu Polished Nichia 219C 4000K 122,50 gram

FW3T Ti Polished CREE XPL HI 3D 74,46 gram

FW3C Cu Sandblasted Nichia 219C 4000K 123,41 gram

FW3T Stonewashed Luminus SST20 4000K 74,46 gram

FW3S (stainless) I have no idea..

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We know what the books on high-school say, but the specific mass of the actual metals used may vary.
Given the different properties of the metals it is not sure the lights have perfect identical dimensions.
But I am as curious as the next guy, so I dusted off my old abacus and got a (ball park) weight of 109 gram.

I love my abacus. It is the best abacus. A fine abacus. A hard working true abacus.
The other day it body slammed a calculator. That will teach them to say bleep.

BTW, when they start making a stainless steel FW3A, I sure am interested in buying an SS bezel.
Not for the looks of it, but for protecting the lens and optics of the light..

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hunter1 wrote:
d_t_a wrote:
What are the weight comparison for the various FW3A materials?

FW3A (alum) = ? grams
FW3C (copper) = ? grams
FW3T (titanium) = ? grams
FW3S (stainless) = ? grams

FW3A Aluminum CREE XPL HI 3D 52,41 gram

FW3T Ti / Cu CREE XPL HI 1A 84,39 gram

FW3C Cu Polished Nichia 219C 4000K 122,50 gram

FW3T Ti Polished CREE XPL HI 3D 74,46 gram

FW3C Cu Sandblasted Nichia 219C 4000K 123,41 gram

FW3T Stonewashed Luminus SST20 4000K 74,46 gram

FW3S (stainless) I have no idea..

Thanks for the information.

I will ask about the Ss’ weight.

Edit:. The FW3S is 120 grams.

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I’ll skip this one because of the no knurling design

I hope they stop modifying the light (knurling, trit holes, etc) and follow the original FW3A design

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I am hopelessly lost which FWXX variations there are out right now and which ones are planned. Is there like a table or anything to see what’s available and what is currently in the making? Also I think the FW3A is milked just a little too much.

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