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

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My God, are you saying the glass melted?! Does this firmware not have a default value for the overheat protection?

I don’t think it’s glass. I read an FW3A update about switching to an all in one different vendor’s optics that didn’t use a glass window.
Perhaps this lens is one of those :shrug: I’m waiting for a response to my email to Neal. 


 


Edit: I just checked the Light Blond wood it was set down on, Triangular blackened burn marks etched into the wood. Yikes. I think I’ll mill


some crenulations into the bezel so I can see if it’s on.

I did this to my light, showing off its burning capabilities.. In my case the singe on the lens scared me at first.. But it cleaned right off – it wasn’t the lens material, rather a deposit from whatever I was vaporizing over and over…..

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I did this to my light, showing off its burning capabilities.. In my case the singe on the lens scared me at first.. But it cleaned right off - it wasn't the lens material, rather a deposit from whatever I was vaporizing over and over.....
Here's what it looked like this morning, there was no residue on the exterior, just the inside next to the optic

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 They got back to me an hour ago. I should be OK now.

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I did this to my light, showing off its burning capabilities.. In my case the singe on the lens scared me at first.. But it cleaned right off – it wasn’t the lens material, rather a deposit from whatever I was vaporizing over and over…..

I’ve found if you let the light get too hot, the grease in the bezel threads can flow between the optic and lens and start smoking.

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Any carclo UK suppliers we know of please ?

Fancy trying a few different optics in my Fw3a.

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Any carclo UK suppliers we know of please ? Fancy trying a few different optics in my Fw3a.
https://www.futureelectronics.com/

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Any carclo UK suppliers we know of please ? Fancy trying a few different optics in my Fw3a.
https://www.futureelectronics.com/

Thank you.

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Well I broke down and had to order my second FW3A,  Blue with the SST-20. How can I pass up High CRI.

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The SST-20s that Lumintop are using are divine. So are the 219Cs to be honest. Not a visible hint of green to me, and I’m quite sensitive about tint.

As for the futureelectronics site, unfortunately it seems that there are some quite high minimum order quantities. I’m also in the UK and wish to buy a selection of different optics to try out. I need to remember to check out Arrow and Mouser to see if they will allow me to purchase single units without prohibitively expensive shipping.

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Klayking wrote:
The SST-20s that Lumintop are using are divine. So are the 219Cs to be honest. Not a visible hint of green to me, and I’m quite sensitive about tint.

As for the futureelectronics site, unfortunately it seems that there are some quite high minimum order quantities. I’m also in the UK and wish to buy a selection of different optics to try out. I need to remember to check out Arrow and Mouser to see if they will allow me to purchase single units without prohibitively expensive shipping.

I’m still searching for a source of 10621 optics that isn’t hugely expensive for shipping. At least I can order 10507s from China for cheap… Would be interested if you find anything.

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the 219C that SKV and myself received was not good. Next to the SST-20 it’s visibly higher Duv.

It has lower CRI than both Samsung and SST-20 and worse tint than both with too high current draw to top it all off. I do have a good 219C specimen from years ago but this is not it. (at least in my sample of 1 FW3A)

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Klayking wrote:
The SST-20s that Lumintop are using are divine. So are the 219Cs to be honest. Not a visible hint of green to me, and I'm quite sensitive about tint. As for the futureelectronics site, unfortunately it seems that there are some quite high minimum order quantities. I'm also in the UK and wish to buy a selection of different optics to try out. I need to remember to check out Arrow and Mouser to see if they will allow me to purchase single units without prohibitively expensive shipping.
I'm still searching for a source of 10621 optics that isn't hugely expensive for shipping. At least I can order 10507s from China for cheap... Would be interested if you find anything.
Have anyone tried UK Amazon for Carclo optics?

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RS Components have 10508 & 10509 available in packs of two.

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thisnameisvalid wrote:
Klayking wrote:
The SST-20s that Lumintop are using are divine. So are the 219Cs to be honest. Not a visible hint of green to me, and I’m quite sensitive about tint. As for the futureelectronics site, unfortunately it seems that there are some quite high minimum order quantities. I’m also in the UK and wish to buy a selection of different optics to try out. I need to remember to check out Arrow and Mouser to see if they will allow me to purchase single units without prohibitively expensive shipping.
I’m still searching for a source of 10621 optics that isn’t hugely expensive for shipping. At least I can order 10507s from China for cheap… Would be interested if you find anything.
Have anyone tried UK Amazon for Carclo optics?

When ordering a new optic do we also need a new lens for the newer FW3a models does anyone know? I may just order from Neal’s gadgets to be sure. Might as well get another light when I’m at it Smile

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Yes. The New optics are solid one piece.
I ordered a lens with my recent order to be sure

 

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I made a candle diffuser for my TK special edition FW3A but you might have to squint to see it.

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Haha, nice. Glad you linked to that post or I wouldn’t have noticed the reference.

Unrelated note – nobody has received a raw aluminium FW3A yet have they? I ordered one yonks ago, but it still hasn’t shown up despite the other stuff I ordered at the same time (including a purple FW3A) arriving weeks ago. I just checked on my order and I can see that the raw aluminium one hasn’t even been shipped yet.

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They were delayed, the last date was 9/12

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Are there any plans for other colors? Red and black for example. Or how about a brass version? Can we make these happen?

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I'm still searching for a source of 10621 optics that isn't hugely expensive for shipping. At least I can order 10507s from China for cheap... Would be interested if you find anything.

https://www.neumueller.com

https://en.maritex.com.pl/

https://www.futureelectronics.com

https://www.digikey.co.uk

 

 

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Are there any plans for other colors? Red and black for example. Or how about a brass version? Can we make these happen?

I’d like a red head, clear-ish body and blue tail cap please

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the 219C that SKV and myself received was not good. Next to the SST-20 it's visibly higher Duv. It has lower CRI than both Samsung and SST-20 and worse tint than both with too high current draw to top it all off. I do have a good 219C specimen from years ago but this is not it. (at least in my sample of 1 FW3A)

Yesterday i got FW3TC with 219C and i can confirm the tint is awefull.

These are going to be swaped out for sure.

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

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scosgt wrote:
They (raw aluminium FW3A) were delayed, the last date was 9/12

And that was the week of the Mid-Autumn Festival, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the celebration caused a delay.

Enjoy the light show - LedTed

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so a 21700 version is coming now , interesting.

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so a 21700 version is coming now , interesting.
Do You have a link to t his news?

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69070 I believe this is the thread for the the groupbuy.

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Got Lumens wrote:

mortuus wrote:
so a 21700 version is coming now , interesting.
Do You have a link to t his news?

Saw it Flashlight Fanatics FB group and the post below from this thread.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68770?page=4

varbos wrote:

Lumintop leaked line-up for 2020:
FW3A in 14 new colors

FW3W (made of wood)

FW1C (copper)

FW1T (ti)

FW2A (2 emitters)

FW4A (quad)

FW3A 21700

FW1A 21700

FW7A 26550

FW3A mini (1xAA)

FW3A micro (button cell)

FW3A UV

more to be announced …

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This post was merely a joke about how Lumintop are really milking the FW series … it is not really their 2020 lineup

However the 21700 version is real

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Big Smile

i think they try to offer a version to any taste 

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varbos wrote:
This post was merely a joke about how Lumintop are really milking the FW series … it is not really their 2020 lineup

However the 21700 version is real

Well damn, you got me lol. Big Smile

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I got some protected 35E’s and they fit in my 219c and sst20 FW3As but not in my titanium and copper version. That has a different tail switch arrangement.

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