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  1. joshk

    Any modern lights with interfaces that aren't crazy?

    best thermals ;)
  2. joshk

    LED Flashlight makes weird buzzing noise when pointed at black surfaces

    A hoodie and a cast iron door shouldn't vibrate. I would say either it's directly emitting sound, or there's some interference being emitted that reflects back into the flashlight and does that LED-as-a-solar-panel trick to feed back into the circuit. Kinda like how a microphone and a speaker...
  3. joshk

    why dont anduril firmware lights set temoarure at the factory? i

    I was looking forward to my FW3A's Anduril after reading how great it was. It's my least favorite. Every time someone borrows it, I need to Google the user manual to fix it. And fixing it is hard, as how many presses do what totally depends on if you start with it on, or start with it off...
  4. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    My review of the E21A is here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/69149
  5. joshk

    BLF/TLF FW3A - now available

    Do you have a 3D printer? I could send you a ring to make the button appear recessed.
  6. joshk

    BLF/TLF FW3A - now available

    I got mine from Illumn. I hear it's the only place to get the good bin of SST-20. https://www.illumn.com/lumintop-fw3a-tlf-blf-edc-aluminum-flashlight-2047.html Another option is Neal's gadgets, but I've heard he can take over a month to put your order in the mail, and another month after that...
  7. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    You can with this. It's a liquid paint. You can air brush it on just the center or outside ring of the lens. Whatever you need.
  8. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    I haven't seen that in my flashlight. There's probably not much you can do about rosy, but you apply some Green Delete to fix the green tint.
  9. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    Does anyone know the bin name for the emitter in the OP? It was from illumn.com
  10. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    Yea as for the FW3A interface, I guess they were trying to please everyone, which needed to be done I guess. Myself, I really only need two brightnesses - the brightest-sustainable, and the brightest-possible. All other UI tricks are just clutter to me.
  11. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    What bin was that SST? What optics? What distance and angle was the measurement from?
  12. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    Yea Duv changes with power, so without knowing what power level was used for the Duv you posted I can't make heads or tails of it. I can say that I trust my meter's calibration. I have used it a lot, and I have zero reason to doubt anything it says.
  13. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    Yea the Duv of 0.0010 is technically above the BBL, but by less than 1 macAdams ellipse, so it's impossible to see the deviation. A macAdams ellipse is of course the area where all the tints are indistinguishable to the human eye.
  14. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    Duv in the Nichia pic is -0.0012 and Duv in the SST pic is 0.0010. I do have a pic of the Nichia going into Turbo and going horribly rosy... Duv has become -0.0171. I don't have a Turbo-ed SST pic because it would be so very over-exposed, but the Duv of the SST in turbo is a pleasant -0.0020.
  15. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    Side-by-side comparison in this thread: https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?461608-Review-219b-R9080-in-A6&p=5336023#post5336023
  16. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    The pictures were taken with a DSLR in full manual mode, so you can stitch them together in your mind. There is no weirdness. If you compare the fidelity and CRI numbers you will see the difference. As well as the brightness.
  17. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    Alright. But I'm using 4000K white balance since that's more appropriate here. Nichia SST Obviously the Nichia is under-exposed and the SST is over-exposed, but for this true comparison I had to use matching camera settings.
  18. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    Also, I found that 219b R9080 and did some testing on it. The thread is here: https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?461608-Review-219b-R9080-in-A6 Spoiler alert: the SST makes it look bad.
  19. joshk

    [Review] SST-20 in FW3A is divine!

    Glad to hear! I'm not sure what bin mine is.
  20. joshk

    [Review] 219b R9080 in A6

    I'm using a Samsung 30Q (see report). And yea, it's totally overdriven.
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