Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad

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Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact 18650


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Stock 3*XPL HI 5000K Frosted Lens: 2550L, 16Kcd, 253m
4*XPL HI 5000K V4 Clear Lens: 3300L, 20Kcd, 283m
3*W1 Clear Lens: 2000L, 45Kcd, 424m

FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS


Emitter: Three LEDs on a copper DTP MCPCB e.g.
Cree XP-L HI 3D(NW 5000K) and Cree XP-L HI 7A(WW 3300K) LED
Cree XP-L HI 1A(CW 6500K)
Optic: Standard TIR Carclo 10511 (matte)
Lens: Glass with anti-reflective coating
Flux: ~2800 lm (XP-L Hi)
Intensity: ~12 500 cd ANSI throw ~223 m (XP-L Hi)
Firmware: The FW3A uses free software called Andúril,
distributed under the terms of the GPL v3. Code is available from
http://tiny.cc/TKAnduril
User interfaces: [1] By default the FW3A is set to use SMOOTH RAMPING.
Instant access to TURBO mode is also provided.
[2] A more conventional STEPPED RAMPING UI is available if you
like discrete modes level. You can choose how many steps you want.
[3] MOMENTARY mode is useful for signaling purposes or rapidly/briefly
lighting up targets. To exit this mode, physically disconnect power
[4] MUGGLE mode uses a reduced output.
[5] It has an electronic LOCKOUT for safety, but acts also as momentary
low light.Other functions: Battery check, sunset, beacon,
tactical strobe, party strobe, bike flasher, candlelight, lightning storm
Battery: One flat-top or button-top 18650 cell. An unprotected cell is recommended.
Max. length 66 mm. Cell is not included.
Driver: FET+7+1 driver. Low parasitic drain while OFF
Body: Aluminum with hard-coat anodizing
Switch: Electronic tail switch
Ingress rating: Equivalent to IPX7
Weight: Approximately 53 g without cells
Size: 25.5 mm Ø head x 92.5 mm length.



User Manual:
FW3A Germany User manual
FW3A English User manual

















 
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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

Do you guys still want individual thread for lights? If not I will just post it all in the lounge.


 
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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

WOW! You stuffed quad in it...and W1....just WOW!
For me it's easier to scroll the threads by the name (each torch individually)
 
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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

In the throwiest spec, does this out-throw the Emisar D4 Or other 18650 quads using the same LED?

I am in the market for the throwiest 18650 triple or quad using w1/w2/Olson black under 200$.

Goal is 60kCD and 2k+ lumens. I am upgrading from the Emisar D4 XPG2 and Goliath V2 W1. Is this light the answer or is there a better option? That w1 pic looks impressive in the beamshot!

Thanks
 

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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

In the throwiest spec, does this out-throw the Emisar D4 Or other 18650 quads using the same LED?

I am in the market for the throwiest 18650 triple or quad using w1/w2/Olson black under 200$.

Goal is 60kCD and 2k+ lumens. I am upgrading from the Emisar D4 XPG2 and Goliath V2 W1. Is this light the answer or is there a better option? That w1 pic looks impressive in the beamshot!

Thanks

Triples throw a bit more than quads but still 60kcd is tough. I think we got 45kcd here. 2000L and 60Kcd sounds like a job for SST40 in a bigger host. May be the GTvn Mico..
 

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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

What is (estmate) runtime (mins or secs?) on turbo before Kick down running Osram?
Clear carclo optics with W1 or W2 set-up?
Thx..
 
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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

Triples throw a bit more than quads but still 60kcd is tough. I think we got 45kcd here. 2000L and 60Kcd sounds like a job for SST40 in a bigger host. May be the GTvn Mico..

Only looking for those specs in a triple or quad setup, not a single LED/reflector. I love the flat even tight hotspot these triples and quads give! Will take it to another thread though, just checking if this FW3Avn is capable of such specs. Thanks!
 

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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

Now you got me surprised. :)
 

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Awesome job Vinh!

I like the look of that quad. Also the beam pattern with Oslon white flat.
 

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I need to Try Quad W2, Triple W1, and a HI V4 Quad Mule but I am out samples to test on.
 
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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

For now I have to remove the R from the tittle as one of my FW3A is acting up. The switch is not working right. If I swap bodies the head is OK. But all the bad one does is flickers and low power strobed. Will update.
 

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Re: Lumintop/TLF/BLF FW3Avn - Most Compact Triple/Quad R

For now I have to remove the R from the tittle as one of my FW3A is acting up. The switch is not working right. If I swap bodies the head is OK. But all the bad one does is flickers and low power strobed. Will update.
I think that's a sign of the tailcap not being on tight enough. Gotta screw it on REAL tight for proper operation.

The FW3A uses an e-switch. Main current doesn't even pass through the switch. The e-switch just tells the driver what to do via the inner tube contact. If the switch were defective, the light simply wouldn't respond when you press the button. It wouldn't flicker or be dim... the driver simply wouldn't know that you had pressed the button.

But that's not what you're experiencing. Instead what you're getting is signs of a bad main-current connection. This is a sign the tailcap isn't screwed on tight enough. Just screw it on real tight and the light should work fine again.

There's a thread on BLF on FW3A issues. Covers pretty much everything.
 
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I think that's a sign of the tailcap not being on tight enough. Gotta screw it on REAL tight for proper operation.

The FW3A uses an e-switch. Main current doesn't even pass through the switch. The e-switch just tells the driver what to do via the inner tube contact. If the switch were defective, the light simply wouldn't respond when you press the button. It wouldn't flicker or be dim... the driver simply wouldn't know that you had pressed the button.

But that's not what you're experiencing. Instead what you're getting is signs of a bad main-current connection. This is a sign the tailcap isn't screwed on tight enough. Just screw it on real tight and the light should work fine again.

There's a thread on BLF on FW3A issues. Covers pretty much everything.

I have tighten it vise tight. Still does the same. I will tear it down and see whats wrong.
 
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