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

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Yeah, I might not even need this light if I make any more with electronic tail switches by myself Big Smile

I’ll end up proposing you enough money so you build me one…
I’m not even sure if I want it anymore Tired

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CRX wrote:
Yeah, I might not even need this light if I make any more with electronic tail switches by myself Big Smile

And our partner constructing the next 5000 BLF specials is…………. CRX! Well done you!
You better get 2000 metal files on order mate, along with a tonne of copper bar, 3 miles of carbon fibre tube , 10,000 Dremel cut off disks…………… 100 pairs of new hands and a 30 pairs of new eyeballs! Silly
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Well, if we could find a manufacturer…
You guys could have them cool lights too Wink

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I was asked about a production light and designed a little titanium & copper zoomie, never heard back though LOL 

I know it's a zoomie but it would be nice in my opinion, maybe could be made in a standard single/ triple format too.

Though thinking more about it now, I would probably make it an electronic switch Smile

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If it’s easy enough to convert to a triple, put me on the list CRX Innocent

 

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Very nice CRX. I always love a good zoomie!

And yes please on the electronic switch for it. Love

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DO IT! I’M IN!

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Hey team FW3A, I would like to please be put down for a 4th light. Thanks

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CRX wrote:

I was asked about a production light and designed a little titanium & copper zoomie, never heard back though LOL 


I’d love to see a light manufactured that you were involved with designing, even a zoomie Big Smile Somebody not getting back to you sounds like a huge missed opportunity.
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Firelight2 wrote:
Very nice CRX. I always love a good zoomie!

And yes please on the electronic switch for it. Love


+1. Smile

Though I can’t help but wonder why it needs so much driver space.

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That’s supposed to be solid copper heatsink Wink

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FW3A optics expected to finally arrive next week as previously announced.

In the meantime, could anyone remind me what was that new great looking light some people are taking about? Beer

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An update from Neal: Optics are expected next week, and assembly should start very quickly. He’s planning to send some items for smoke testing to make sure nothing is broken, and then it sounds like actual production can happen. Emitters are XP-L HI 3D and SST-20 4000K.

An optimistic timeline puts launch at about 3 weeks, if everything goes as well as possible.

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okay so its confirmed that samsung emitters are scrapped and sst20 instead correct ?

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P33 wrote:
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mortuus wrote:
okay so its confirmed that samsung emitters are scrapped and sst20 instead correct ?

I’m not sure if it’s scrapped or just delayed.

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okay TK, guess i and all others that wanted the samsung will have to wait then..

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Thanks TK. Any indication of SST tint bin?

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ToyKeeper wrote:
An optimistic timeline puts launch at about 3 weeks, if everything goes as well as possible.

Can’t way to try the firmware!

My D4 with SST and SC64LE with Samsung emitters are similar in actual use. Trade-off: Samsung is prettier, SST has better throw.

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Thanks TK. Any indication of SST tint bin?

No indication yet. “SST20 4000K 95CRI” is the extent of the details I’ve heard.

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I’m glad to hear about the SST-20, both because it should avoid further delays with a high-CRI option, and because I think it’s a better beam shape for most use cases than the LH351D in a triple (though I’m quite fond of the latter in a reflector).

Now… how many of these do I need?

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mortuus wrote:
okay TK, guess i and all others that wanted the samsung will have to wait then..

Well, it is BLF, not all will wait. My emitter of choice isn't even offered (Luxeon V tongue-out) but I'm sure going to make it.

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My emitter choices are long since ordered and arrived and ready to install as soon as the lights get here

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SST-20 is perfectly fine with me. I’m glad they’re moving forward. I’ve got some 4000K LH351D’s on hand to try if I don’t like the SST-20.

Relevant info for those who like to mod:

AED still has 5000K LH351D, 90 CRI emitters available. Djozz and Bob McBob have both verified that when dedomed, the Samsungs get warmer , throwier, and the Duv decreases (goes from slightly green to neutral or even slightly rosy).

Output does decrease, but the LH351D should still have an advantage, especially at high currents. If Djozz’s measured 19% lumen loss is typical, then adjusting the figures in the datasheets for common bins yields (emitter lumens, not OTF):

CCT 700mA 3000mA
LH351D S2 5000K sliced ~4300K 215 lumens 692 lumens
SST-20 J4 4000K 4000K 193 lumens 556 lumens

The SST-20 should still have a bit better CRI and R9, and perhaps also slightly better throw.

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Yesterday I installed SST20 4000K 95 CRI in my modded Sipik 58 zoomie with LED Lenser style optic and electronic switch, and also in my Jetbeam TCR-01 triple.

This emitter is growing on me. I quite like it actually.

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shirnask wrote:
My emitter choices are long since ordered and arrived and ready to install as soon as the lights get here

I’m saving nichia SW 45K since already too long especially and only for a couple of FW3A

And will order E21A triple MCPCB from virence when it will be ready.
CRI70 is something from the past for me, even with the “best” tint.

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mortuus wrote:
okay TK, guess i and all others that wanted the samsung will have to wait then..

Well, it is BLF, not all will wait. My emitter of choice isn’t even offered (Luxeon V tongue-out) but I’m sure going to make it.

yea i guess, if i had skills i would swap emitters myself but i cant do that so im stuck for now..

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219C 4070E. Consider me jealous.

I do plan to put some 219B sw45k in one of these.

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