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

Thank you for the verification. :+1: . Yeah… that is the only chart I could find. And I certainly agree… the CREE Chart is much better to me too.

Are you tempted to get one of the SST models in a nicer tint? I think I am, but also maybe the XPL 7A. Of course we have both already ordered our 3D’s.

I think I will. And then if it turns out ’ugly bile green’ like that Convoy S2+ I got (to see what the SST 20 craze was all about), I will change them out to something I like. Giving the SST 20’s to someone who likes green. :beer:

I too, after TK & you brought up that 7A would make for a great candle mode; am thinking seriously about getting a 7A to be a designated candle. :wink:

I can reproduce this little bug on my ROT66 and D18, but if nobody had pointed it out, I would probably have never noticed it.

I would probably have never run into the bug, because in the scenario you are describing I would simply press and hold until the desired brightness level is reached. There is no need to do two press and holds with a short pause in between, because Andúril will start in the lowest mode, but then immediately start to ramp up if you continue to hold the button down.

That’s absolutely right! I think it’s mostly a reflex for me to let go off the button when the light turns on and blinks. I will try to use your method of holding the switch down from now on :slight_smile:

I wonder if the bug was reported to Neal/Lumintop and fixed in a timely enough manner to correct lights in the next batch. Or, were a ton of drivers already loaded and what’s done is done? Personally, I’ve never used a ramped light before, and would probably be a smooth ramp kinda guy anyway, so it may not affect me. I’m just happy to finally get a chance to hold an FW3A and impress my friends!

Have we somewhere pictures from a beamshot comparison of the to HI tints side by side?

( sorry I haven’t read the rest of the posts)



Comparing the location with the CREE ANSI chart, looks like FD2 falls very close to 5D2. Not sure which 5D Hank is using in the Emisars, but I love it. Looking forward to seeing the SST color.

Thanks FW3A team to design and build this amazing flashlight!
Thanks Neal for the super quick shipping arrangement and i made a new friend :slight_smile: .

PS: I live in China which just like Neal, that’s why i got the package that fast.

Tried my best to get some beamshot

stehk, thanks for posting! What tint did you go with? Looking forward to beamshots.

Looking forward to photos and initial impressions!

Edit: I see that photos were posted; just blocked on my work computer. Looks great!

Congrats to the first commercial recipient of this light! Proves that all of this actually exists :wink:

I got the 3D tint in this moment. Hopefully the high CRI SST20 can launch soon.

I think Neal could not ship mine because I didn’t enter a phone number :person_facepalming:

Not a good google images search, BTW. I only searched for the non-genital version "purulent furuncles" and it wasn't good. About what I expected, though, not knowing what either word actually meant ahead of time.

That is what I ordered! We'll see how this compares to my typical 12-15 day China ship times.

I heard a rumor (okay, I read something elsewhere on BLF) that AstroLux may have bought a bunch of "good bin" SST-20s. Wonder if that's making things difficult.

Flashlights are definitely a hobby for me. They give me something to do, to plan, to tinker with in my brain throughout the day. It is healthy to have one or more hobbies, in moderation of course. But I'm proud of that, because I have too many friends and acquaintances with no real hobbies besides watching TV or playing video games.

I hope the FW3A ends up being a strong player in my EDC rotation, and I don't think I'll notice the firmware bug (since it seems I'm getting a first batch light). If it really bothers me, maybe it will be the push I need to start flashing firmware!

I’m really liking the 3D tint stehk, thanks for updating! Glad I went ahead and got one of each instead of sticking with the warmer colors.

Usually the phone number (on Paypal) is only used for text updates regarding tracking.

I ordered on the first day and paid for expedited shipping.

I just checked the tracking number for the status for my shipment. ETA to California is this Thursday.

Agreed with all of this. It’s a really intriguing hobby for me, and I can’t put my finger on why bathing an area in light from such a small handheld device gives me such enjoyment, along with all the intricacies of different lights, but it does. I can’t wait to get my warm white FW3A. Anduril is the best thing since sliced bread, and the 7A will be an emitter I’ve had no experience with yet, and I’ll probably end up with another one once the SST20 version is released :slight_smile:

I don’t agree with the puerile genital funiculars or furry uncles or whatever they’re called, though. Nobody wants that.

My 2 will be delivered by the end of the day… this Thursday! :cowboy_hat_face: