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

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New to the forum, so my apologies if this isn’t the correct place to respond.

I would like to reserve 2 units.

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We can want whatever, it is the manufacturer who decides in the end. They must asses how they are going to sell enough units to make a good profit, and at least outside the group buy branding helps sales.

I kind of like the bunny logo too, although there are better ones ( Amutorch is the best of all, Thorfire, Spiderfire, and of course Smiling Shark Party )

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djozz wrote:
We can want whatever, it is the manufacturer who decides in the end. They must asses how they are going to sell enough units to make a good profit, and at least outside the group buy branding helps sales.

I kind of like the bunny logo too, although there are better ones ( Amutorch is the best of all, Thorfire, Spiderfire, and of course Smiling Shark Party )

Or uranusfire to on the tail Tired

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While the photo l posted much earlier may had the clip looking black, l made efforts to clarify if indeed it’s now black, but the definitive reply was “titanium grey” color.

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Perhaps it would not be hard to offer plain, rabbit, and some special branded tails for group buy only. Of course it cannot be BLF or TLF alone, but perhaps there could be an agreed upon shape or pattern. Or it may even be that the only ones without the rabbit are the group buy ones, and this solves the issue somewhat. Personally i do not look at the tail, but if it feels odd I might sand it.

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Plain, rabbit, or CRX tritium slot Smile

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I’m sure I’ll get asked if it’s a Playboy flashlight. It won’t change my order.

Is it fit?

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Yep, it is fit. Thumbs Up . Tell them it’s the ‘Easter Bunny’… Wink

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*sigh*

I’d prefer it with no logo, and with a bare-metal clip. Bare-metal rest of the light too, for that matter. But even more than that, I just want it to be done.

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I think that’s what we all want, and taking issue with very minor things (such as tiny rabbits) at this point seems quite counterproductive.

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We can talk about stuff though, it is a discussion forum.

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I think that’s what we all want, and taking issue with very minor things (such as tiny rabbits) at this point seems quite counterproductive.
Well said sir, well said. Thumbs Up

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It is almost Easter, ya know. Smile

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Rabbits have about as much to do with Easter as chocolate eggs Wink

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A few manufacturers are listening to our suggestions, Lumintop is doing the contrary. They are breaking our agreements, so at this point they are going “free-wheel” and doing whatever they want. It remains nothing of the external original design except the triple TIR and e-switch tail location.

Please remove me from the list (4 units) even if I was in since long.
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This is true.

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Do they, do you really think that people around you will recognize lumintop’s logo at first sight ?
Concerning people I know and people I’m meeting, except 2 of my relatives at best, I doubt they will recognize it !

People following this thread since day one are knowing how many concessions we made with all those changes. It’s time to say enough is enough for me with those revamping.
I was waiting to know the GT4’s price to make a decision between a GT70 and GT4, but when I’m saying that it is enough for me, it is enough with this brand.

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CRX wrote:
We can talk about stuff though, it is a discussion forum.

Yeah. My sigh was about the unexpected changes, not the discussion.

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I know.

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Wow, I don’t think I have ever seen so many needy people grouped in one place. It reminds me a lot of my great grand mothers weekly ladies book club meetings.

Add me for one more please. XPL HI is fine. Rabbit is fine too.

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Preferences not neediness.
Lets be fair, the light has completely transformed from the original concept.
Granted it is very nice, it is not what the first signed up for.
Sticking a rabbit on it right on that nicely machined button is just really silly now. On the clip would be better.

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What if they made the flashlight tube from plastic? Would anyone still want it?

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What color would the plastic be?? Shocked . Big Smile

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Carbon fibre black Wink

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CRX wrote:

Sticking a rabbit on it right on that nicely machined button is just really silly now. On the clip would be better.
Thumbs Up .. This, I can agree with. Wink

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Carbon fibre black Wink
I’m in!! Beer

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I’m not at all saying we shouldn’t discuss stuff, nor am I a fan at all of late in the game surprise tweaks. I just think since the light has already changed immensely from the beginning, we should just get on with it, and not worry about little, insignificant details. Otherwise, who knows how much longer this could drag out?

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I agree but I don’t think anyone is listening to us here about design?
It won’t affect me at all anyway, just something else to work on.
I just really liked that plain button cover Big Smile
It could have been worse like on the actual body. (No more ideas LT!) Silly

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the logo is to place a stamp with their logo on the light, since this light will sell outside blf on banggood, ali, ebay etc, they want protect so that nobody can claim its light by anyone else, u know in china they copy everything…

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There will always be people buying this flashlight whatever the changes but i’m not a compulsive buyer who will let them taking over the original concept that was already largely revamped.
Where are the machining marks on raw aluminium without logo ?
Very lately the only raw piece with machining marks without logo was the button : gone !

The TLF/BLF team has put a lot of free time and efforts to serve them a beautiful concept that they are not respecting since long, because of their own will or because of their inabilities to stick with it (inabilities to make a clear anodization (raw aluminum was changed to clear anodization at one time), etc.
How many changes were made and accepted so far ?

I can totally live with those changes and the long wait for LH351D version (4 pieces to start with), but I can also totally live without this flashlight when I’m considering they went too far by not respecting what I signed for !

For me there is a limit to what people can and can’t do. Will you let someone you invited in your home push you outside of your home ? Taking over a project by doing the exact opposite of what was initially voted/decided has a limit at some point for me. They pushed me out of the list !

Logo : no money. No logo : maybe.

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