Today I got my FW3Avn triple W2.1 2,800 lumens, 45Kcd, 425 meters throw. I selected triple instead of quad, because the triples are optimized for full fit in the head. This light is the extreme opposite of Nitecore in the body print department: None.
I think this is the most compact high power single 18650 light.
30 second specs of 2800L and 45Kcd... haha!!! Same throw as my quad and still doing great in the lumen department, with the added character of the green gasket. That's too cool Rich! ..and yes, the size and shape of this light are just awesome. I want get one exactly like yours to replace my stock FW3A.
Thanks again, Rich. I missed it because it was a sticky. I saw Daffy's FW3 thread and then went to older thread pages. 45kcd is more than impressive for a multi-emitter of that head size.
I been looking for a 18650 thrower, tail switch, smaller than 28mm head size, 45+ Kcd. Additional benefits if possibly; longish run-time, lighter weight and short.
I was considering 4 different lights, including your FW3Avn triple W2, the FW4AvnW2, or D25LC2vnW2.1 or the FW1AvnW2.1.
In the end, I decided that the single emitter choice best fit my purposes because throw & run-time were more important than lumens. The D25LC2vnW2.1 does 50Kcd and is only 22.5mm head size! I'm still fascinated by the V54 version of this Eagletac and it's only 1.7oz. It's a little longer at 115mm and a little more expensive due to VN4. There's no specs for the FW1AvnW2.1 yet, but even with the OP reflector I think it will pass 55Kcd. It's also 15mm shorter and less expensive than the D25LC2vn. In any case, I ordered the FW1Avn W2.1 with specs so we'll know pretty soon!