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Please cancel my 4 units.
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Thank you in advance.

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I think this new clip design is probably final.

Note that even the picture of the FW3A on the box under the light clearly shows both holes in the clip.

That said, I don’t much care either way. If I keep a clip on a light, it’s usually to serve as an anti-roll device. I never actually clip my lights to anything.

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That clip really looks bad ………. hope theres an alternative that ‘resembles’ the original

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  • sand back clip
  • solder over hold (weld?)
  • sand back again
  • polish to mirror finish
  • profit?
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Maybe Lumintop will make an aftermarket clip with the older design, people can buy for a couple dollars and swap into their lights.

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I can’t imagine why they would do that. Why not just keep the clip as it was if they were going to do that?

Oh yeah, now I remember.
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I didn’t think the clip was removable….

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Heck… after thinking more about the clip, I’m at the point where if it is…

  • Stainless with some type ‘color’… I don’t care.
    ———- I don’t like it, I’ll recolor it.
  • Titanium that has been anodized….. I don’t care.
    ———- I don’t like it, I’ll redo it.
  • Plain Stainless… fine.
  • Raw Titanium…. no problem.
  • Painted Stainless…. I’ll strip it & give it a Scotch Brite finish.
  • Painted Titanium…. I’ll strip it & anodize it.

  • If it were to be some metal that will rust that has been painted…. I will be extremely sad. Wink

Might or might not do anything with that “bonus hole” in the clip they ‘apparently’ have blessed us with at no extra charge. Big Smile

Of course this is all speculation at this point, only time will tell.
But…… I do have a plan. Beer

Just hoping all other aspects of the FW3A “are a fit”. Smile

If they are…. just make it happen LT.

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Oh I’m still down for my two. I just might have to change it a little, depending on how it actually turns out in prod.

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Okay, just realized the clip is painted black. I just thought it was some weird reflection maybe. Why on earth would you do that? It looks nasty.
As for the hole in the tip of the clip: It’s also there in the original renderings in the first post. Maybe they thought they are doing something good?

But why a black clip? I don’t get it. Isn’t that an extra step for them to produce too?

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Ilumenati wrote:
Just curious if the interest list on post #4 is up to date or if there is another location.

Couldn’t find my name (post #8389) and this thread must be a beast to track so I thought I would check.


http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1488614#comment-1488614

You asked 5 days ago. The last update on the list was 5 weeks ago.

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If the clip isn’t stainless steel, it could be a conversion coating like black oxide or parkerizing.

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Hi TK! I haven’t received a reply to the PM I sent you a couple days ago.

I have a triple MCPCB loaded with 219B sw45k R9080 emitters waiting to be mailed to everyone’s favorite BLF member. Party

goshdogit wrote:
I’ll gladly send you a 219B sw45k R9080 triple board if you need/want one for your FW3A.
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I definitely can’t turn down a 219B triple board though; those are hard to get these days.
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the clip … can it be removed? Will the light function without it?

Yes, it should work fine. At least, mine does.

As you mentioned, it’d be a good idea to put an O-ring in its place, because it’ll have a gap otherwise and that feels weird to hold. It shouldn’t affect function though. It’ll just roll easily.

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Hi TK! I haven’t received a reply to the PM I sent …

Oops. I’m bad about PMs sometimes. I have 119 tabs open, all waiting for me to do something, and sometimes it takes me a while.

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JasonWW wrote:
Ilumenati wrote:
Just curious if the interest list on post #4 is up to date or if there is another location.

Couldn’t find my name (post #8389) and this thread must be a beast to track so I thought I would check.


http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1488614#comment-1488614

You asked 5 days ago. The last update on the list was 5 weeks ago.

And… just FYI Ilumenati; here is a “Pro Tip”. You can look at the date of post #4 and that will be the last time it was updated. Wink

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I can’t figure out why Lumintop would be making so many of these boneheaded changes so late in the development. The changes to the clip are honestly just terrible looking and nonsensical. I also can’t figure out why there’s so many apologists bootlicking Lumintop in the thread.

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goshdogit wrote:
Hi TK! I haven’t received a reply to the PM I sent …

Oops. I’m bad about PMs sometimes. I have 119 tabs open, all waiting for me to do something, and sometimes it takes me a while.


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goshdogit wrote:
Hi TK! I haven’t received a reply to the PM I sent …

Oops. I’m bad about PMs sometimes. I have 119 tabs open, all waiting for me to do something, and sometimes it takes me a while.

Off topic, but need to know info: which browser are you using? Firefox, Chrome, and Opera all seem to use several hundred MB of RAM per tab.

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iamlucky13 wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
goshdogit wrote:
Hi TK! I haven’t received a reply to the PM I sent …

Oops. I’m bad about PMs sometimes. I have 119 tabs open, all waiting for me to do something, and sometimes it takes me a while.

Off topic, but need to know info: which browser are you using? Firefox, Chrome, and Opera all seem to use several hundred MB of RAM per tab.


How many extensions do you have? They’ll each do work per tab. If on Chrome, look into The Great Suspender.
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The hole makes it more difficult to knock the light off your Levi pocket. It adds resistance. Personally, this light will be fantastic without regards to bunnies and black clips with holes. After all, we will be using it in the DARK! Should be fun.

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I must be missing something. Because, the hole is even in the clip on the original renders.

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I must be missing something. Because, the hole is even in the clip on the original renders.

Yep… but somewhere along the way the the hole disappeared. The link to this pic says “Proto 4” in it. IIRC it was the last one sent out b4 the pre-production ones just sent out.

And then on the picture posted today by M4D M4X the hole has “magically” reappeared. ('If' this is indeed a picture of the ones just sent out.)

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Not only that, but the clip in the original renders, and especially the next revision, look great. The latest version looks, well, garbage.

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oweban wrote:
iamlucky13 wrote:
ToyKeeper wrote:
goshdogit wrote:
Hi TK! I haven’t received a reply to the PM I sent …

Oops. I’m bad about PMs sometimes. I have 119 tabs open, all waiting for me to do something, and sometimes it takes me a while.

Off topic, but need to know info: which browser are you using? Firefox, Chrome, and Opera all seem to use several hundred MB of RAM per tab.


How many extensions do you have? They’ll each do work per tab. If on Chrome, look into The Great Suspender.

Vivaldi browser has a built in Hibernate Background Tabs-function.
OneTab Chrome extension is good for saving tabs and memory.

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Firefox uses hundreds of megabytes per tab? That’s a news to me. I have 213 open tabs at the moment, all in plain sight (3 rows). There are quite a few heavy web apps among them. I just explicitly reloaded them all and FF takes 5.5 GB now – or 25 MB per tab.

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Shadowcactus wrote:
I can’t figure out why Lumintop would be making so many of these boneheaded changes so late in the development. The changes to the clip are honestly just terrible looking and nonsensical. I also can’t figure out why there’s so many apologists bootlicking Lumintop in the thread.

100% agree, in fact the black clip is probably enough for me to not buy this light now, far out Lumintop, just stick to what we signed up for ffs

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Shadowcactus wrote:
I can’t figure out why Lumintop would be making so many of these boneheaded changes so late in the development. The changes to the clip are honestly just terrible looking and nonsensical. I also can’t figure out why there’s so many apologists bootlicking Lumintop in the thread.

Yes its weird they make such changes since the community havent asked for it really, but again they make the light so they feel the can do whatever they want really. Not much to do really, just accept it for what it is really.

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We don’t know what order the images are in though – I’m going to wait for the next confirmed images (from the three reviewers who have been sent lights) before casting aspersions.

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