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

13647 posts / 0 new
Last post
Tally-ho
Tally-ho's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 14 hours ago
Joined: 07/23/2011 - 04:15
Posts: 1393
Location: France

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.

mortuus
mortuus's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 30 min ago
Joined: 12/16/2014 - 09:33
Posts: 2839
Location: Sweden
Scallywag wrote:

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..

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

              つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

zak.wilson
Offline
Last seen: 15 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 09/29/2014 - 14:27
Posts: 1002

219C 4070E. Consider me jealous.

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

Ceilingbounce – flashlight testing and runtime graphs for Android

iamlucky13
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 31 min ago
Joined: 06/22/2018 - 09:18
Posts: 874
Location: USA
zak.wilson wrote:
219C 4070E. Consider me jealous.

I had to look back at the datasheet to understand why anybody would be jealous of a 7-step binned emitter…

It made sense once I saw what slice of the pie that is.

I thought such binning in a 219C was a unicorn that existed only as a theoretical position on the datasheet.

BurningPlayd0h
BurningPlayd0h's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 06/22/2018 - 02:16
Posts: 1533
Location: MN

Honestly all I care about is having a cheaper option than X-PL HI, since that will offset the cost of buying something to replace the emitters with if I don’t like them. Have no real interest in the X-PL HI so not looking forward to paying anything additional for them (unless they decide to offer a 4000 or 4500K bin… Wink ).

I’m okay with waiting for additional options.

Tally-ho
Tally-ho's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 days 14 hours ago
Joined: 07/23/2011 - 04:15
Posts: 1393
Location: France

zak.wilson wrote:
219C 4070E. Consider me jealous.

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


This 219C is nice but 219B SW45 and SW40 are clear winners for me, but I don’t like the idea to have my eyes and brain “shaped” by and “shaped” to the 219B. Before the E21A series, this 219C was (and still is) a good option. R9050 type shows its limit compared to R9080 though.

clemence wrote:
electricjelly wrote:
I have some of the 9080 sw45k’s and love them. How do they compare to the sw40’s? What’s the difference?

It’s very similar (to my eyes) in both CRI and tint to E21A sm403 in a popular easy to solder 3535 footprint.

- Clemence


(Source)
Karl M Atwood
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 03/28/2019 - 15:23
Posts: 10
Location: Earth

Please put me on the list for 1 of these. XPL HI sounds right up my alley. Thank you.

“Give me liberty, or give me death!” / Patrick Henry

JaredM
JaredM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 57 min ago
Joined: 10/31/2011 - 13:33
Posts: 1228
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Tally-ho wrote:
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.

Is this a real thing? I would love for this to be true..

iamlucky13
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 31 min ago
Joined: 06/22/2018 - 09:18
Posts: 874
Location: USA

JaredM wrote:
Tally-ho wrote:
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.

Is this a real thing? I would love for this to be true..

Clemence has indicated he has plans to maken a E21A triple board:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1467018#comment-1467018

I don’t think the E21A is well suited for a FET driver, but it could be an option to remove the FET from the driver, and you’d still have a nice 2.8A, floody, pocketable light with excellent tint and Anduril UI. The ramp would top out after about 2.2 seconds instead of 2.5 seconds.

spaceminions
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 07/20/2015 - 14:18
Posts: 149
Location: Texas, USA

Ah, sounds good. I’ve a Q8 with the sst20’s I quite like, and to me and to most people I’ve talked to, they are a bit yellow at lower currents, and very nice at higher. Not green in the opinion of most people, (though TK says lemongrass). For 4000k being above the BBL means being yellow. I’m pretty okay with them, although I might like the extra output of the lh351d, so I’ll probably just get these instead of waiting and let the D4 be the one to be super high output. They should be comparable throw, while being high cri – a perfect option for those who were on the fence, and who won’t mind the tint. I’d still like 219b in one though.

Card Carrying CRI baby https://b.thumbs.redditmedia.com/laMC7BGhREfYTRQjYe2I5FMjTF1IjrmM6bPLK9SKEXU.png

 

cabfrank
Offline
Last seen: 22 hours 51 min ago
Joined: 11/19/2010 - 17:25
Posts: 3102
Location: healdsburg, california usa earth

I’m glad the optics are on the way. It seems we are one step closer. Will there be final prototypes sent out for review before production? Beating the dead horse, I will say again, it could save a lot of problems in the long run.

zak.wilson
Offline
Last seen: 15 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 09/29/2014 - 14:27
Posts: 1002

The FET can be disabled in firmware without having to modify the driver.

Ceilingbounce – flashlight testing and runtime graphs for Android

ooeei
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 month ago
Joined: 06/20/2018 - 09:15
Posts: 6
Location: USA

No longer need my reservation, #1972. Picked up a used SC64W recently so been using that.

BurningPlayd0h
BurningPlayd0h's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 06/22/2018 - 02:16
Posts: 1533
Location: MN

Is E21A board going to 3 x single E21A or 3 x quads ?

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 3481
Location: US
zak.wilson wrote:
The FET can be disabled in firmware without having to modify the driver.

So you don’t consider flashing new firmware modifying a driver?

zak.wilson
Offline
Last seen: 15 hours 49 min ago
Joined: 09/29/2014 - 14:27
Posts: 1002
contactcr wrote:
So you don’t consider flashing new firmware modifying a driver?

No more than I consider installing a new operating system modifying a computer.

Ceilingbounce – flashlight testing and runtime graphs for Android

JaredM
JaredM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 57 min ago
Joined: 10/31/2011 - 13:33
Posts: 1228
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Is E21A board going to 3 x single E21A or 3 x quads ?

Based on his naming convention, VR20SP3 will be Virence 20mm Serial/Parallel 3 emitter. SO 3 single LEDs is my understanding.

FKJ
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 03/29/2019 - 01:39
Posts: 2

I would appreciate being added to the list! Thank you!

ToyKeeper
ToyKeeper's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 51 min ago
Joined: 01/12/2013 - 14:40
Posts: 10623
Location: (469219) 2016 HO3
iamlucky13 wrote:
I don’t think the E21A is well suited for a FET driver, but it could be an option to remove the FET from the driver…

If people want to do this, I’d recommend flashing new firmware instead of physically modifying the driver. It won’t be difficult to make a 2-channel version for this purpose.

djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 50 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 17299
Location: Amsterdam


jealous too, I’m out of them Sad

TrueRMS
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 08/09/2013 - 13:24
Posts: 306
Location: Middle of nowhere OH

I’m in for 1, whatever emitter option is first available is fine by me as I’ll just swap to my preference anyway.

mattadores
mattadores's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 01/21/2019 - 18:45
Posts: 612
Location: Alberta

lol my only gripe comes with the exciting news of potential production within the next month or two..

OFCOURSE this project HAD to finally come to completion just as the D18, MF01S, MF01 mini and MS18 all drop….

I’m over the moon… my wallet is looking for new ownership

Melez
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 10/03/2016 - 17:58
Posts: 32
Location: Colorado

Put me down for 2 If it isn’t too late.

gottawearshades
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 09/29/2015 - 15:18
Posts: 65

Oh, pourquoi pas?

Put my down for one more, a total of three?

Mrdrewbear
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 25 min ago
Joined: 10/30/2016 - 01:11
Posts: 20

can you put me down for another one, going to get the wifey one. Total of 2 for me please.

He’sdeadJim
He’sdeadJim's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 6 months ago
Joined: 03/02/2019 - 16:37
Posts: 6

Not sure if this thread will be used to order by emitter choice or by number requested, but I would definitely like 1 more to be added to my name for a total of 2 with SST-20 as the emitters.

“You need the dark in order to show the light.” Bob Ross

lionheart_2281
lionheart_2281's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 10/25/2012 - 18:32
Posts: 3078
Location: Brisbane, Australia

mattadores wrote:
lol my only gripe comes with the exciting news of potential production within the next month or two..

OFCOURSE this project HAD to finally come to completion just as the D18, MF01S, MF01 mini and MS18 all drop….

I’m over the moon… my wallet is looking for new ownership

LOL, you haven’t been around here long huh?

Henk4U2
Henk4U2's picture
Online
Last seen: 7 min 50 sec ago
Joined: 02/13/2014 - 17:52
Posts: 3687
Location: The heart of the Netherlands (GMT+1)

You want it good, fast and budget? Go ahead, pick any two (out of three).

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

Whezzel
Whezzel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 13 hours ago
Joined: 03/29/2019 - 22:15
Posts: 19
Location: Texas

Please put me down for one of these.

kazibole
Offline
Last seen: 18 hours 35 sec ago
Joined: 09/01/2012 - 20:24
Posts: 19

Can’t wait!

Pages