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

Are we really thinking 3000 lumens from this little beast? That seems like a lot.

To be fair, I don’t believe the claims of most chinese sellers either. I’m sure you can find “5000” lumens for 5$ on ebay.

Put me down for one too please !

My thoughts exactly when I saw that post. How ironic that they don’t believe the claims found on many of their current listings. Just shows they know they’re false advertising.

Will update list later

I kind of like it a lot they are precise here, it shows them to be serious and knowing BLF cannot be messed around with :wink:

Yeah, quite ironic considering the Chinese sell lights with partly ridiculously wrong specs and then they don’t want to believe us when we say the light can actually reach 2500 Lumens… :smiley: (2500 is the more understated number we’re going for)

Just to make it clear, with 2500 lm to 3000 lm output the light will overheat in about 45 seconds or so, meaning that this will be only some sort of burst mode.

Yes of course, we spec 2500 lumens :wink:

When you say “burst mode”, I hope you don’t mean to include a timed stepdown. There’s a thermal sensor in the driver, isn’t there?

Of course, that may not change much in practice, but I much prefer lights that only reduce output in response to actual need rather than predicted need. I’m prone to doing stuff like this after all:

The beauty of Narsil, choose your own step down
either timed, with a choice on how long OR thermally, select it and choose the temp yourself :wink:

Put me down for 1

Where do I get drivers with Narsil in them?

I’m not really able to make my own drivers or flash firmware. I need to order some pre-built drivers.

Lexel has a run of TA drivers that can be fitted with AT85 MCU flashed with Narsil

Told you about Narsil, but kind of missed your pic, We don’t know if the FW3A will be abl to be submersed in water, it must be able to be used in rain that yes

And list updated

If the o-rings fit properly and the light is well-made then there’s no reason why it shouldn’t have an IPX-8 rating.

That’s great to hear about the stepdowns and throttling. I probably could have, and should have looked up the Narsil documentation myself.

As to immersion, I’m not counting on it, but if the FW3A is rated for it, I’ll do the same test. My main goal wasn’t actually to test the Prime’s waterproofing (though it did prove to be perfectly waterproof), but to cool it enough for a runtime graph without thermal stepdowns. My fan was insufficient.

Ok, put me down for one please.

Yes will do.

Do I hear an Echo echo? Get some sleep Miller. :stuck_out_tongue:

hahaha the page break made me miss th double posting, thanks, deleted one.

I thought it would be ready within 1-2 months :smiley:
Well, I can allocate my piggy bank account to another flashlight before this flashlight become available.