FW3A, a TLF/BLF EDC flashlight - SST-20 available, coupon codes public

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Could you please add me to the list, 1 x LH351D please.
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Saw this on TLF

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Is it a prototype or just an empty box? I like the logo design.

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Well Joechina did say ordering would start after the Chinese New Year and now we have a picture of the box.

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JasonWW wrote:
Is it a prototype or just an empty box? I like the logo design.

Google Translate tells me it’s a prototype – TLF post

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CMU_84 wrote:
Well Joechina did say ordering would start after the Chinese New Year and now we have a picture of the box.

We don’t even know what leds it will have. ToyKeeper has not seen the latest prototype.

Unless Lumintop has already chosen what LEDs to use and bought them and started a production run and maybe ToyKeeper has already handled the latest prototype and is just keeping quiet about it, then I would say we’re still quite a long ways from shipping a final product.

I know lumintop can get the production rolling pretty quick because we’ve seen it before, but we really need to get the above mentioned items sorted out first.

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So, should I get my wallet ready?

The second I see it come on sale/group buy, I will plunge down my money.

BTW, what kind of springs will the light use?

I’d love some dual BeCu springs for absolute highest performance.

I do know that they are going to be used in the GT4 as I requested/suggested Texas Ace to Lumintop, so perhaps the FW3A will use the same springs.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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BlueSwordM wrote:
BTW, what kind of springs will the light use?

I’d love some dual BeCu springs for absolute highest performance.

If I understand correctly, the springs are nothing special. The light isn’t designed for maximum lumens, it’s designed to be well-rounded. Super-low-resistance springs may not be desirable here.

Anyway, I think Neal may have sent production samples out this week, so I can probably give more information soon. And then if the schedule holds, purchasing can probably start shortly after CNY. Then there’s the usual month or so for slow shipping. So a rough ETA for people actually receiving lights is … maybe March?

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I’d be the 1st one to the door for the light.

How will we be buying it? Via Neal’s store, yes?

Will you be receiving a final production light just to do a review or not?

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Any word on the size of the production run? Rough demand for FW3A based on interest list and posts must be north of 2300.

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Damn it. I was going to try and skip this light, but the hype train has left the station. Please put me down for one with XPLs. Thanks everyone for the work and time put into this project!

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joechina wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
I know I’ll find a way to mess it up w/o visual instructions. LOL.. I am special.
Pro tip: Buy spare optics Smile

no kidding. The sand paper will cost more than a new optic for a buck fiddy five

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This is something I have been looking forward to Get since it’s inception. I want to Say Thank You to Everyone that’s been working on Making this Happen. From the FW3A Team to Everyone of You All keeping us Up to date on this Forum and Making this Happen for us All! Smile Beer
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You All are the Best for Giving Us the Best! Thumbs Up

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RobertB wrote:
joechina wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
I know I’ll find a way to mess it up w/o visual instructions. LOL.. I am special.
Pro tip: Buy spare optics Smile

no kidding. The sand paper will cost more than a new optic for a buck fiddy five


Were is a good place to get some for that cheap? Thanks in advance.
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Were is a good place to get some for that cheap? Thanks in advance.

MTN looks like a good source.
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=68_69

The 10511 is what the FW3A will come with.

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Thanks. I will probably play Lego with a few of these.

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hodor wrote:
Saw this on TLF

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beutiful box as always from lumintop, great then means one step closer to release after chinese holidays maybe.

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I want one please
Thanks

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Ordered one, thanks!

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contactcr wrote:

Ordered one, thanks!

I saw this post, and panicked...

The FW3A are ready to order?!

(But you ordered something else.)

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raccoon city wrote:

contactcr wrote:

Ordered one, thanks!

I saw this post, and panicked...

The FW3A are ready to order?!

(But you ordered something else.)

Yea, he ordered the box - those are ready... smile

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What’s the consensus here on emitter options: Do we think two options will be available at rollout, or will there be a large production run of one style first with the other emitter option TBA later?

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EnlightenMe wrote:
What's the consensus here on emitter options: Do we think two options will be available at rollout, or will there be a large production run of one style first with the other emitter option TBA later?

I would think the team's OP is correct for the current offerings - it's spelled out pretty clearly there.

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If I enter Muggle mode and I click and hold, will the turbo be max at the Muggle mode or regular mode?

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Muggle mode is super low max brightness, there is no “turbo”

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
If I enter Muggle mode and I click and hold, will the turbo be max at the Muggle mode or regular mode?

According to the manual muggle mode is ca. 10 lm to ca. 300 lm. No special blink modes and it survives a battery change.
It should jump to 300 lm
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I am interested in one with the samsung leds if it is not too late.

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Add me for one with LH351D, please.

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joechina wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
If I enter Muggle mode and I click and hold, will the turbo be max at the Muggle mode or regular mode?
According to the manual muggle mode is ca. 10 lm to ca. 300 lm. No special blink modes and it survives a battery change. It should jump to 300 lm

Muggle mode is simplified to only a few actions:

  • Click for on/off.
  • Hold to change brightness.
  • 6 clicks to exit.

… and that’s all. There is no turbo, no shortcut to max, no click-release-hold, nothing.

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Plainly put, no magic. Wink

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