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So good looking.

Can you please put me down for one more unit (2 in total), thanks.

ToyKeeper, you Rock..!!!

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Please add me for another unit in addition to my previous unit (Total = 2 units).

Thanks.

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Huge Thank You to tatasal and ToyKeeper for giving us an update and keeping this project alive!

I think proto4 looks fantastic!!! Love

On a side note, has there been any talk of a short 18350 tube for it?

Please put me down for 2 more (4 total)

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I agree, loving what I see and grateful to the people keeping it moving.

I believe it was said very early on that 18350 was out of the question. I might be wrong because I can’t find any mention of it now. It is late though… Time for bed…

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hodor wrote:
I believe it was said very early on that 18350 was out of the question. I might be wrong because I can’t find any mention of it now. It is late though… Time for bed…

Yes, you remember correctly and it was pretty early on. It’s in the first post in the “FAQ” section. Smile

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Thanks for the updates ToyKeeper. I’m still super stoked for this. Still have money set aside for my three.

The latest proto still looks great to me. I like bare finish look but this is very nice too!

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any photos of the light actually ON

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chadvone wrote:
any photos of the light actually ON

That would be nice.

… but not critical. It’s a triple using a standard Carclo optic. Beam should look like any other triple with the same emitters using the same optic.

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I was thinking more of proof of life Wink

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chadvone wrote:
I was thinking more of proof of life Wink
Well we know at least one of the prototypes works. Didn’t TK mention she’s been EDCing hers for the last year?
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Show me the insides Innocent

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I asked for a photo of the driver on the battery side, I got a written description.

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Firelight2 wrote:
chadvone wrote:
I was thinking more of proof of life Wink
Well we know at least one of the prototypes works. Didn’t TK mention she’s been EDCing hers for the last year?

Call me crazy, but sometimes I just like to see a flashlight turned on.

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Please put me down for one more unit (2 in total), thanks!

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I’d also get one more – 2 in total and each with different emiter.

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chadvone wrote:
I asked for a photo of the driver on the battery side, I got a written description.

There’s also this:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1162623#comment-1162623

… and this:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1236354#comment-1236354

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chadvone wrote:
I was thinking more of proof of life Wink

Proof of life just came in about an hour ago, taken at Lumintop’s office.

This is XPLHI 3D, ~4875K. (Driver issues reportedly already addressed and fixed.)

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Thanks, TK and Tatasal

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I’m in for one LH351D, please and thank you!

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I’m in for TWO with LH351D. THX!

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Please put me on the list for a second light (so 2 in total).

The grey anodised version looks awesome and reminds me so much of Peter Gransee’s ARC4 flashlight circa 2004 (actually designed by HDS Systems)… I remember waiting with baited breath for that one as well!

Actually, if you look at the specs, there was much in the ARC4 that we see today – microprocessor control, fully regulated, user selectable brightness levels – all that and a vast 30 lumens for just a couple of hundred bucks – well, it was 15 years ago!

Huge thanks to the FW3A team and especially to TK for making this all possible, otherwise we’d still be stuck back in 2004….

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tatasal wrote:

Proof of life just came in about an hour ago, taken at Lumintop’s office.

This is XPLHI 3D, ~4875K. (Driver issues reportedly already addressed and fixed.)

its_alive

Fixed that for ya!

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Thanks for the recent updates!

By the way, separate from all the insistent noise in this thread, quite a few of us are just quietly but regularly checking in on the thread, keeping patient. We appreciate all who have put in efforts to bring this project to fruition.

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Looks awesome, thanks for all the hard work you put in to make this possible. All people that made it possible. Love

Also, instead of 1 of each emitter, i would like to change to 2 of LH351D 4000K 90CRI.
Thanks

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Im in for 2

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iamlucky13 wrote:
Thanks for the recent updates! By the way, separate from all the insistent noise in this thread, quite a few of us are just quietly but regularly checking in on the thread, keeping patient. We appreciate all who have put in efforts to bring this project to fruition.

 

+1

 

slmjim

Great... Carnac the Magnificent tells me I just signed up for yet another expensive hobby.

Smile! It makes others wonder what you've been up to.

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Thanks tatasal and TK. RC exactly how I feel

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Dman7777 wrote:
djozz wrote:
teacher wrote:

When people are depending on you & your input about something, so that it may come to completion… there is absolutely no excuse on earth to just ‘disappear & go totally silent’ unless you are dead, totally incapacited (physically or mentally), or lost in a remote wilderness area. No excuse at all.

It makes no difference if life happens, you lose interest, you get mad, whatever.

It takes about a minute or two to make a short post (in the case of BLF) or send an email saying you quit & pass the torch on to someone else.


My opinion:

2) For Fritz and most others this project is part of his hobby. Essential to hobby is that there are no obligations. If he feels like it he may disappear and go silent just like that, for any or no reason. It is a pity for Lumintop, Toykeeper and all other people who have hope for his continuing input, and a message explaining why is welcome (you’d be surprised how much effort it takes to write a simple message in a situation where people are so demanding as in this thread), but actually demanding anything is totally out of place.

I have to agree with teacher on this one. If you are just participating as an individual in a hobby, then sure you can just go dark with no explanation or obligation, but when you are the founder and organizer of a movement involving 200 pages, over 6000 posts and 2000 commitments to order a product, then you DO have an obligation as a regular decent human being to at least keep people informed of your intentions. especially considering you are still logging into the site. It’s complete crap to claim that you have no obligation to even post “I quit” at that point. Sure everyone is busy with life, but how many of us would use that as excuse to leave over 1200 people waiting on even a few words for over 6 months? That’s majorly uncool.

LOL! Just saw you had my Mentos Tower as your pic.

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I would like to be on the list for 1.

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tatasal wrote:
Driver issues reportedly already addressed and fixed.

I heard a little bit more about that. It seems the driver wasn’t flashed correctly. After reflashing it, apparently it worked fine.

Also, I sent a new version which I hope will be used. I think that might be what proto4 has now, but I’m not sure. Not much changed, but there is at least one user-visible improvement — double-click from off no longer turns off before going to the ceiling level.

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