FW1A & FW1T from Lumintop

Fireclaw18

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My only beef is I can't carry without locking out due to the too the soft press electronic switch.

You should do the very simple o-ring mod to the switch.

I did that mod to most of my FW3 lights. On the one with the stiffest switch it now requires nearly 5 pounds of pressure to activate. I could stand a BLF GT on the switch and it wouldn't trigger. Definitely no risk of accidental activation.
 

J_C_S

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You should do the very simple o-ring mod to the switch.

I did that mod to most of my FW3 lights. On the one with the stiffest switch it now requires nearly 5 pounds of pressure to activate. I could stand a BLF GT on the switch and it wouldn't trigger. Definitely no risk of accidental activation.

Would you mind sharing the details on how to do this?
 

boo5ted

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Would you mind sharing the details on how to do this?


Disassemble the tail cap, if it has a retaining ring you can remove it with snap ring plyers or the end of a binder clip. I used the binder clip because that's what I had.

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It should look something like this when done.

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Remove the little "nub" (as some people call it) from the center of the rubber part of the button and replace it with the o-ring. It should look like this.

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Reassemble everything without the "nub".

I forget what size the o-ring is but I've heard the o-ring from inside of the valve caps on your tires works also.
 
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recDNA

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Re: FW1A from Lumintop

I don't have any extra o-rings around (I do but too much work to find them)
 

amtaham

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Re: FW1A from Lumintop

Finally received my copy last month. This one is with XP-L Hi 5000K neutral white. I guess this is a new batch with different reflector and Lumintop also had confirmed it. Overall, I am happy about it, although it was not the same copy with the reviews I saw.



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I think I just save it here as a rememberance
 
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