New Fireflies T1R Mini Thrower-- Release date 25th Jan

132 posts / 0 new
Last post
G0OSE
G0OSE's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 6 min ago
Joined: 09/03/2014 - 12:34
Posts: 2247
Location: UK SW

Awaiting more info..

JaredM
JaredM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 36 min ago
Joined: 10/31/2011 - 13:33
Posts: 1958
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Me too. Hoping for something to make me not want it. Don’t you dare offer it in that teal color or I will have to buy it and that’s not smart. Facepalm

I wonder if this light is using the Gaggione LLC05N. Seems close..

ArtieT59
ArtieT59's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 2473
Location: CT, USA

I thought. posted a comment here tonight already.. but,

Is there any update?

Where did the awesome dark teal-ish color go? not being made? Did i imagine a picture of that somehwere? Facepalm

no real life pics of the 21700 tube? thats more interesting then the obscure battery IMO. people and their stubby flashlight obsessions… Innocent

Will the 21700 tube be included in the box?

Is there a price? so i can figure out how many lights i need to sell to buy this one Crying

thanks!

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

id30209
id30209's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 28 min ago
Joined: 05/17/2018 - 12:20
Posts: 1881
Location: Croatia

I think T1, Nov-mu, E07X, T9R and E12R use the same tube and the same threads so you can use 22340 or 21700 tubes.

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

Sillen
Sillen's picture
Offline
Last seen: 24 min 11 sec ago
Joined: 08/01/2018 - 06:39
Posts: 585
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Emailed Jack about T1R and E07x availability.

T1R releasing date is delayed due to the pandemic, the main driver is short of supply now.

E07X can be ordered next week.

ArtieT59
ArtieT59's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 2473
Location: CT, USA
Nice thanks Sillen. I just ordered my first e07 from Neal. Will probably order e07x, is there a thread of its specs? I’ve seen it mentioned but can’t remember now what the upgrade is

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

clientequator
clientequator's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 1 week ago
Joined: 12/05/2018 - 15:42
Posts: 258

Sillen wrote:
Emailed Jack about T1R and E07x availability.

T1R releasing date is delayed due to the pandemic, the main driver is short of supply now.

E07X can be ordered next week.

Wow that sound like even flashlight manufacturer is hit by world wide chip and ic shortage. I remember reading that even some Attiny is running out of stock!

Rat
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 09/28/2011 - 06:13
Posts: 186
Location: Australia

FireFlies wrote:
Update: 2021/1/17

Fireflies T1R pocket thrower will be ready for sale on 25th.


Why can’t Fireflies put that ugly ass CE, RoHS logos on the box I hate it. Hank does not put that shit on his lights so I do not see the reason why FF does.

Fireflies don’t put ugly CE, RoHS logos on your lights.

later

ArtieT59
ArtieT59's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 2473
Location: CT, USA

^ i’ll second that.

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

AlexGT
AlexGT's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 2 min ago
Joined: 06/07/2012 - 17:39
Posts: 4557
Location: Texas

Rat wrote:
FireFlies wrote:
Update: 2021/1/17

Fireflies T1R pocket thrower will be ready for sale on 25th.


Why can’t Fireflies put that ugly ass CE, RoHS logos on the box I hate it. Hank does not put that shit on his lights so I do not see the reason why FF does.

Fireflies don’t put ugly CE, RoHS logos on your lights.

later

Or if they are required to have them, put them on the INSIDE of the body or tailcap.

Kona G
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 4 days ago
Joined: 11/02/2018 - 23:49
Posts: 131
Location: CA Beach

I know the CE RoHS lettering is a European requirement.. but can it be removed with lacquer thinner or acetone

.. or will the lettering once washed-off still be etched into the finish?

Agreed it sucks!

JaredM
JaredM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 36 min ago
Joined: 10/31/2011 - 13:33
Posts: 1958
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

They are laser etched into the anodizing. Not coming off unless you sand/ polish the tailcap down to bare Al

Tom E
Tom E's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2012 - 08:23
Posts: 14478
Location: LI NY

JaredM wrote:
They are laser etched into the anodizing. Not coming off unless you sand/ polish the tailcap down to bare Al

That's not a bad idea actually, but I think it's a bit more unprotected from scratches, but the scratches are less noticeable. Scratched black anodizing, on so-so quality anodizing shows the bare metal in the scratch.

Rat
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 09/28/2011 - 06:13
Posts: 186
Location: Australia

Kona G wrote:

Agreed it sucks!

Maybe if enough show their dislike they will find away around it.

Anassy
Anassy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 12/20/2020 - 10:53
Posts: 3

interested in having a T1R

Selalu berusaha yang terbaik

JaredM
JaredM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 36 min ago
Joined: 10/31/2011 - 13:33
Posts: 1958
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tom E wrote:

JaredM wrote:
They are laser etched into the anodizing. Not coming off unless you sand/ polish the tailcap down to bare Al

That’s not a bad idea actually, but I think it’s a bit more unprotected from scratches, but the scratches are less noticeable. Scratched black anodizing, on so-so quality anodizing shows the bare metal in the scratch.

Great thing about raw lights is when they get dull or scratched, you just polish them again. I just refreshed my raw FW1a this week.. Practically new again LOL Thumbs Up

Sunnysunsun
Sunnysunsun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 12:51
Posts: 707
Location: Toronto

I got in contact with Jacky. From what I was able to understand it seems like they had some delays with getting their parts on time for the T1R.

He’s said he’s selling the short tube and 22430 battery only as a set for $25.

atobe
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 35 min ago
Joined: 09/14/2019 - 23:27
Posts: 365
Location: California

How much is the flashlight? What good is the battery n short tube for sale if you don’t have the flashlight.

"☚ (<‿<)☚"

Sunnysunsun
Sunnysunsun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 12:51
Posts: 707
Location: Toronto
atobe wrote:
How much is the flashlight? What good is the battery n short tube for sale if you don’t have the flashlight.

Fireflies’ new tubes and lights are all compatible with one another so you can mix and match. It’s a shame that the threads are so bad though

TheAuditor
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 12/04/2017 - 06:33
Posts: 679
Location: United Kingdom

Sunnysunsun wrote:
I got in contact with Jacky. From what I was able to understand it seems like they had some delays with getting their parts on time for the T1R.

He’s said he’s selling the short tube and 22430 battery only as a set for $25.

I guess that’s why the new E07 has not materialised.

Bonum commune communitatis.

Yarp.

ArtieT59
ArtieT59's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 2473
Location: CT, USA
Sunnysunsun wrote:
atobe wrote:
How much is the flashlight? What good is the battery n short tube for sale if you don’t have the flashlight.

Fireflies’ new tubes and lights are all compatible with one another so you can mix and match. It’s a shame that the threads are so bad though


sunny, was there any word on the price of the Flashlight itself? i need to know if i’m considering this one or not.. with the kr1 being a nice $55, this one is going to depend on price for me.

unfortunately seems like $98 USD is the new magical number for FireFlies …

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Sunnysunsun
Sunnysunsun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 12:51
Posts: 707
Location: Toronto
Artiet59 wrote:
Sunnysunsun wrote:
atobe wrote:
How much is the flashlight? What good is the battery n short tube for sale if you don’t have the flashlight.

Fireflies’ new tubes and lights are all compatible with one another so you can mix and match. It’s a shame that the threads are so bad though


sunny, was there any word on the price of the Flashlight itself? i need to know if i’m considering this one or not.. with the kr1 being a nice $55, this one is going to depend on price for me.

unfortunately seems like $98 USD is the new magical number for FireFlies …

No idea. I didn’t ask since I wasn’t interested in it. Send him an email. It seems like some people already got their hands on the T1R

atobe
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 35 min ago
Joined: 09/14/2019 - 23:27
Posts: 365
Location: California

$98 is too high for me, I was interested but looks like the throw is about the same as kr1 which I already have. I do love the new colors though, onboard USB charging is also nice.

"☚ (<‿<)☚"

ArtieT59
ArtieT59's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 2473
Location: CT, USA

Yea I prefer no on board charging just bc I never end up using it and I feel it’s something to go wrong. I know Tom e is having a bad standby drain issue with a new Astrolux that seems to derive from faulty onboard charging circuitry. I’m sure FireFlies using upgraded parts, but still. Paying extra for it.. I’d rather save money on the light and charge my own batteries

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Sunnysunsun
Sunnysunsun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 12:51
Posts: 707
Location: Toronto

You kind of need on board charging with how bad these threads are. I worry about stripping the head threads every time I change a battery on my nov-mu and the tail threads are unannodized which makes them grind.

ArtieT59
ArtieT59's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 27 min ago
Joined: 02/25/2020 - 17:55
Posts: 2473
Location: CT, USA

Damn, that scares me. I really have my mind set on buying the e12r, but if that’s the case I don’t want to deal with it. I’ll just go with the rot66 like I had originally wanted. I know it’s pretty different but in some ways it’s the same too. And I like the 3× 18650 battery setup a lot, it’s a nice size for me. Not as nice as (1) 21700, but it is what it is. I’ll just have to buy a k9.3 too lol

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

Sunnysunsun
Sunnysunsun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 12:51
Posts: 707
Location: Toronto
Artiet59 wrote:
Damn, that scares me. I really have my mind set on buying the e12r, but if that’s the case I don’t want to deal with it. I’ll just go with the rot66 like I had originally wanted. I know it’s pretty different but in some ways it’s the same too. And I like the 3× 18650 battery setup a lot, it’s a nice size for me. Not as nice as (1) 21700, but it is what it is. I’ll just have to buy a k9.3 too lol

I’d say go for the E12R if you have a usb-c charger around. My Nov-mu maintains quite a high brightness relative to even my D18 with its efficient buck driver.

I just keep a 40T permanently in it and it’s really convenient not having to remove the battery to charge it. All you have to do is flip a flat and insert a cable.

zoulas
zoulas's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 23 sec ago
Joined: 06/01/2020 - 08:35
Posts: 1692

The threads on most of these lights are ACME or square cut. You would have to change batteries 1000x of times to wear out the threads.The LEDs or the batteries themselves would wear out before the threads would.

Also with USB charging, you are charging the same battery over and over. Is this something you should be doing?

Sunnysunsun
Sunnysunsun's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 08/09/2019 - 12:51
Posts: 707
Location: Toronto

zoulas wrote:
The threads on most of these lights are ACME or square cut. You would have to change batteries 1000x of times to wear out the threads.The LEDs or the batteries themselves would wear out before the threads would.

Also with USB charging, you are charging the same battery over and over. Is this something you should be doing?

The tail threads are square cut, thick and unannodized. The head threads are very thin and almost triangular in shape. The head threads are anodized but the annodization on my Nov-mu was wearing out the second time I replaced the battery since the light kept on flickering as I was putting the tube on. I’d rather buy a new battery in a year than break my light accidentally.

Lux-Perpetua
Lux-Perpetua's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 15 min ago
Joined: 03/01/2018 - 04:39
Posts: 3103
Location: Post Tenebras Lux

Fireflies wanted to send me a sample of their T1R with Osram LED for a review, probably KG CSLPM1.2 or KP CSLPM1.F1.

All communication has suddenly stopped by CNY. I was unsuccessful reaching Jack for the past 6 weeks, sending him several messages.

Following some threads here I see there's still communication with some members. I now gave up trying to reach him. Sad

Pages