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

Voting is open for emitter details:

- TK

Sounds like things are progressing very nicely. I’m getting exited. I’m glad to hear they got the message about gluing things together. That’s a concern I had.

Domeless led has obout 20% less LPW than led with dome.

True. This would be pretty relevant if it was XP-L HD vs XP-L HI, the same emitter with or without a dome. But it’s not.

Thanks for the insight TK, by no means I believe the D4 firmware is lacking, just that for me it is more of a show off light, very fun to use but not so practical for everyday tasks. The changes on the FW3A FW sounds great and that makes it a light that I would definitely EDC. :smiley:

Please put me down for one!

351D 5000K 70cri has almost the same lpw(even a bit higher) as xpl hd/xpl2 5000K

Thanks for the work on this TK!
May I ask only 2 questions (more)?
a)The last prototype arrived with 10511 optics. Does it mean that production will be done with those optics? I actualky like it more than the 10507 and it produces a better beam IMO

b) Was there a practical or technical reason to not consider Luxeon V as a possible type of emitter? No need to justify, I would only want to understand if these emitters will not be good for this light!

Again, thank you and Fritz and all the team involved on this!! And pepinfaxera for the updates:THUMBS-UP:

The plan is to use the 10511 optic, because it produces a much smoother beam and can be polished pretty easily to increase throw if desired. The polished version throws at least as well as 10507, IIRC, but still looks better. I don’t know why they don’t manufacture one like that.

The Luxeon V isn’t XP-sized, which makes it not compatible with the other emitter choices.

Invalid vote
To vote 1 is to put it in first place?
or do I prefer to vote 5 and give 5 votes?
My favorite is XP-L
I gave him one vote. Was I wrong?

Please sign me up for two lights, thank you!

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Short list, Last requests .

Put me down as interested in one.

Just when I’ve decided I have enough 18650 lights, and I’m going to wait for 21700 adoption, Nichia emitters become an option. You folks are EVIL. Thank you for all your glorious, evil talent and contributions.

Vote early and vote often :wink:

Edit: Seriously, no need for voters to see the result emerging AKA exit polls, and be aware that if you put you’re email address into the box instead of a pseudonym then it will be available for all to see.

Edit: It should be blind. Too easily gamed (I’ve decided to not participate except for one vote, because I have some scruples left).

I’d like to be put on the list for one.

One on the list for me please!

Put me down for one please

A Noctigon M43 Meteor with XP-L HI emitters is only $30 more than one with XP-G2 or Nichia 219c. That’s a delta of $2.5/LED, retail.

Perhaps you mean “inefficient” instead?

Sign me up for 1 please.