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Acebeam W30

Has anyone found out exactly why they quit making the W30?
I have one and almost sold it to a friend not knowing these things are hot.

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My guess is because it’s an expensive specialty item with limited utility.

It’s great at what it does, but probably isn’t much good for anything else.

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This was selling well, so I will guess either: Parts supply exhausted, or legal issue, or technical difficulty, or latest awesome flashlight alien abduction or?

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Apparently it was a part issue, maybe that means one of their suppliers had trouble with yield and couldn’t produce enough.
FWIW Illumn is showing them as “backordered” still, so maybe there’s hope.

They said:

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ACEBEAM W30 is discontinued due to part problems, and all W30 production has been stopped already. Sorry in advance for any inconvenience.

There will be many new products recently and in the future, which can also bring you a wonderful using experience.

Thanks for your support all the time!

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Anyone has good guesses when price of those are coming more into “budget” category? Like under 100$ for start? Convoy, Lumintop etc. when is their first LEP light coming?

This is kinda funny:
“6: W30 is purchased by only for professional users of the military and police. (It is not a civilian industry product.)”

Don’t worry Ma’am, I’m a professional flashaholic. I know what I’m doing. LOL

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I’d like to see some of the components become available. It would be fun to play around with different optical designs, and see what’s possible.

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Yes! BLF LEP Limited edition flashlight and Im already interested.

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Just ordered my 3rd one

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MoreLumens wrote:
Yes! BLF LEP Limited edition flashlight and Im already interested.

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grin wrote:
Just ordered my 3rd one
I have been sitting on this fence with this one,  I see that this light has brought excitement to many people. My excuse is that I have the very exciting K75. I searched your posts to see what you have to say about this epic thrower, but I no find. Please tell us how much you love this light and why.

BTW, K40 3 Km and K40 6 Km are in the buzz mill.

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I think it’s kind of a Catch-22. I think LEP lights have to get more popular for the price to come down, and I think the price has to come down for them to get more popular. I am hopeful that it will happen eventually though.

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1st one I pulled apart to see how it worked and modified the driver. 2nd i got because Ithe first didnt go back together properly. 3rd one I want the the light engine out of it. I like big lights although the w30 is small it throws like the big ligjts.
Beam shot comparison W30 beam is the lower left. The 2 fat beams are a GT, K75 and the other 2 are scratch build aspherics. The middle light throws the furthest it is just pointing away from the others.

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I just got the W10 gen II and I like it way better anyways. Actually can use the light for shining deer and such, plus it fits right in my pocket. Now the W30 just sits, maybe will use it in upcoming vids I guess. Or sell on ebay.

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Thinking I should get a w10 just to play with

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w40 w50 Crazy