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Has the LED been selected yet? I trawled through all the posts a while back, but kind of forgotten what the result of the survey was. I not it’s not a popular choice, but personally I prefer the cool whites.

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Is it too late to get my name on that list?

Nah never too late mate, this is the never ending project with zero communication and even less progress Big Smile

hehe, thanks for that, I needed a chuckle…

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Jambo wrote:
Has the LED been selected yet? I trawled through all the posts a while back, but kind of forgotten what the result of the survey was. I not it’s not a popular choice, but personally I prefer the cool whites.
At the time the Poll results were sent to Lumintop, the XP-L HI was leading the Samsung as first choice.

“Popular choice” or not…. I too prefer the cooler side of NW. Thumbs Up

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Did you try Fenix AOD-S Diffuser for FW3A?

Yes, I have one now. There is good news and bad news.

The good news:

  • It fits, and is tight.
  • It is very sturdy.

The bad news:

  • It is too transparent, so the light comes out unevenly. More light out the front, not enough out the sides.
  • It diffracts light like a prism, so the forward-emitted light is yellow and the side-emitted light is blue… even with a good emitter inside, like a Nichia 219B.

So it’s not ideal. But it does at least work.

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I may have missed it, but are the optics user replaceable?

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Tech25 wrote:
I may have missed it, but are the optics user replaceable?
Hmmmmm, they should be.

A Carclo 10511 is being used. So unless things are glued together it should be replaceable.

BUT, if I happen to be wrong….
……I am positive this statement will be corrected. Big Smile .. Wink

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Can I get on the list please?

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Virisenox_ wrote:
Can I get on the list please?

You have asked some posts ago, but the list hasn’te been updated yet! pepinfaxera will do that and add your name! Please be patient Wink
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Tech25 wrote:
I may have missed it, but are the optics user replaceable?

Yes, it is meant to be easy to change the optic. It uses a standard cheap optic which is available in a few different varieties.

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Thank you teacher and ToyKeeper!

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^^^^ My pleasure…. Thumbs Up . ^^^^

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Please add me for 1.

Thanks

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I would like to be put down for 1 light. I’ve never used this forum before so if I’m posting in the wrong place or need to give additional info, please let me know.

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wyatt1209 wrote:
I would like to be put down for 1 light. I’ve never used this forum before so if I’m posting in the wrong place or need to give additional info, please let me know.

This is the right place. You’ll see your name on the list after the next update in a week or so. Welcome to BLF.

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I don’t see me name on the list yet so I figured I would repeat me request for one again here. I definitely want one of these lights

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I also checked the list and can’t see my name. Interested in 1 light. Thanks.

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SKY69 wrote:
I don’t see me name on the list yet so I figured I would repeat me request for one again here. I definitely want one of these lights

As mentioned here (http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1413843#comment-1413843) your name will be added to the list being updated by pepinfaxera Wink

Please be patient Wink

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I also checked the list and can’t see my name. Interested in 1 light. Thanks.

Your name is here, on the updated list of pepinfaxera:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1329701#comment-1329701 Smile

BTW folks, whenever you want to find if your names are on the lists use the “Search within thread function” and/or check the most recently updated list by pepinfaxera. He updates the list when he can, so sometimes it may take more than just a few days to do so Wink And we all need to thank him for the effort doing here so far Wink

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MascaratumB wrote:
SKY69 wrote:
I don’t see me name on the list yet so I figured I would repeat me request for one again here. I definitely want one of these lights

As mentioned here (http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1413843#comment-1413843) your name will be added to the list being updated by pepinfaxera Wink

Please be patient Wink

thisnameisvalid wrote:
I also checked the list and can’t see my name. Interested in 1 light. Thanks.

Your name is here, on the updated list of pepinfaxera:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1329701#comment-1329701 Smile

BTW folks, whenever you want to find if your names are on the lists use the “Search within thread function” and/or check the most recently updated list by pepinfaxera. He updates the list when he can, so sometimes it may take more than just a few days to do so Wink And we all need to thank him for the effort doing here so far Wink

Facepalm Thanks…. didn’t realise there was an updated list!
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thisnameisvalid wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
SKY69 wrote:
I don’t see me name on the list yet so I figured I would repeat me request for one again here. I definitely want one of these lights

As mentioned here (http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1413843#comment-1413843) your name will be added to the list being updated by pepinfaxera Wink

Please be patient Wink

thisnameisvalid wrote:
I also checked the list and can’t see my name. Interested in 1 light. Thanks.

Your name is here, on the updated list of pepinfaxera:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1329701#comment-1329701 Smile

BTW folks, whenever you want to find if your names are on the lists use the “Search within thread function” and/or check the most recently updated list by pepinfaxera. He updates the list when he can, so sometimes it may take more than just a few days to do so Wink And we all need to thank him for the effort doing here so far Wink

Facepalm Thanks…. didn’t realise there was an updated list!

Actually there are 2 lists, one in the 1st page (that is updated basing on pepinfaxera list) and the one I linked above, by pepinfaxera!
No problem at all Wink For the people not following the thread, it is hard to keep up sometimes, so we help each other Wink

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I would like to be put on the list for one, thank you to everyone who has put so much into it.

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The interest list is finally updated in post #4.


- TK

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I’m updating the list
Sorry I’m late,
I’ve been too late.
Excuse me. Excuse me.
.
SKY69: You have applied at Post #5360, #5376 and #5393.
How many flashlights do you want in total? … x … units?
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Sorry for my bad English
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I must love you guys or something, because I went through the entire thread history and categorized every post as a [+] request, a [-] cancellation, or a [c]omment with no effect on the list. All 5400 posts. With repeated + and – entries when people wanted more than one.

Here’s the complete list.

Pepinfaxera’s list was extremely helpful, but even with that, and even with the tool I wrote to help automate a lot of this, it still took a while. It’s pretty streamlined now though, so future updates should go faster.

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Hi.
As soon as I finish updating my list,
I’ll report pending corrections.
I see
Post 4,
2 Bob_McBob: 1043 , 1125
Bob_McBob: has requested 3.

Bob_McBob wrote:
See # Post #2856
I’m 1038, could you put me down for another two please?

Sorry for my bad English
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pepinfaxera wrote:
Bob_McBob: has requested 3.

Good catch! I’m not surprised I missed something in 5400 comments. Smile

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We do feel loved, TK.

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cabfrank wrote:
We do feel loved, TK.
+1…. Well said!! Thumbs Up
It’s good to feel the ‘luv’…… or the “something”, whatever the case may be. Wink

ToyKeeper wrote:
I must love you guys or something, because I went through the entire thread history and categorized every post as a [+] request, a [-] cancellation, or a [c]omment with no effect on the list. All 5400 posts. With repeated + and – entries when people wanted more than one.

Here’s the complete list.

All 5400 posts Shocked …… Wow… that is dedication for sure TK!! Beer Thumbs Up

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Thanks for your efforts Pepinfaxera and ToyKeeper

G'day mate, ow ya garn?
Yeah, nah good mate

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A question for everyone…

There has been some difficulty obtaining LH351D 4000K 90CRI emitters, because only one supplier has them in stock. Otherwise, there is a 5 or 6 week wait time to get the LEDs.

Digikey has some in stock, but Bob_McBob tested them and found them a little on the green side. It’s picture #2 in that album, on the left.

So which do you think would be better:

  1. Make the lights now, using parts from Digikey. Based on Bob’s small sample, the tint might be above the BBL.
  2. Wait ~6 weeks until a more specific tint bin can be obtained from the manufacturer.
  3. Make the XP-L HI model now, and do the LH351D lights later.

Here’s the beam shot again, cropped to remove the other light in the original picture:

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