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

That’s it, turn in your nerd card on the way out! :smiley:

You did read about this in the development threads didn’t you?

I don’t know if I have a nerd card.

If I did read the development threads, I’ve definitely forgot that bit of information. I forget a lot of stuff. My brain is weird like that.

Toykeeper about the differences of the two swords / firmwares:

They are correct in that there needs to be a change to the tailcap end. Bevel it for grip

Could you put me on the interest list?

That covers differences in basic usage, but there are changes beyond that too. Here’s a more complete summary of its modes (from an “off” state):

  • Basics:
    • 1 click: On (at memorized level).
    • Hold: On (at moon), then ramp up.
    • 2 clicks: On (at ceiling level).
    • 2 clicks, but hold the last click: On (at ceiling level), then ramp down.
  • Extras:
    • 3 clicks: First blinky group (battcheck, sunset, adjustable beacon at last-ramped level, tempcheck).
    • 3 clicks, but hold the last click: Second blinky group (adjustable bike flasher, adjustable party strobe, adjustable tactical strobe, lightning storm, adjustable candle flicker). Remembers which was used last.
    • 4 clicks: Soft lockout mode. Doubles as a momentary moon mode. 4 clicks to exit.
    • 5 clicks: Momentary / signalling mode at last-ramped brightness. Disconnect power to exit.
    • 6 clicks: Muggle mode. Disconnect power to exit.

People may notice other little differences too… like when turning on the response is faster, but when shutting off the response is slower (it waits to see if you’re doing one click or more than one).

More information is in the FSM thread: E-switch UI Development / FSM

If it seems complicated, just remember that basic usage can be described in only eight words: Click for on/off, hold to change brightness.

do you (themiller) have any new hard or soft data on what the price will be?

initially, was it $30?


also how long will it be?
just wondering if that will be changing

It certainly will not be more expensive than 30 USD. It will also be unlikely that it’ll be cheaper though. So I think the 30 USD are pretty much set.

30,00 $ + PayPal

And, paraphrasing The Miller, it will be done when it’s done.

I am spoilt by the sideswitch. I can’t abide twisties anymore.
The only tailies in my goto’s are the cuTools and only ’cause of their fantastic patinas.
Don’t think I’ll be in for one after all, sorry.

i meant length- which i think is 94mm, right?


I’m in

Interested please. :slight_smile:

It’s not a twisty but has a tail switch

Oh, was he thinking this light was a twisty? I didn’t really understand what was said.

Anyway, this light has a rear mounted e-switch with Narsil ramping firmware. It’s quite unique.

Please add me for 1.

Please add me to the list. Thank you.

At the end of the day, this light will be in our hands. And it’s best to accommodate what our hands desire. So I’m a fan of the prototype.