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    Got back from my cruise today and eagerly unboxed my FW3vn Ti-Cu, 4*W2 Clear Lens: 3750L, 44kcd, 419m.
    Pocket Rocket
    for sure and gets super hot quickly on turbo, i've calibrated it to 65c so get a little longer on turbo.
    Great work on this light Vinh, the rear switch is also firm enough to mitigate (but not eliminate) accidentally turning it on.
    Will see a lot of use in EDC rotation!!

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    That's great Daffy. I have the exact same version, polished. It's a lot more useful than my stock FW3A because it handles the heat so much better. Like you, I've calibrated mine to 65c or whatever the highest setting was. It's been my pimary, off-work hours, EDC.

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    How’s the throw compared to stock?

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    I’ll check tonight and do beam shots though my normal fw3 has 10507 optics.

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    Pic after a very quick polish and thread lube






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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    How’s the throw compared to stock?

    It's a substantial increase. My stock FW3A measures just over 14Kcd with XPL HI 1A's. The FW3Tvn W2 measures just over 42Kcd. (my measurements). Vinh measured it at 44Kcd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffy View Post
    Pic after a very quick polish and thread lube
    Great looking light, Daffy! I got to show off tonight because the lights were out in one of the buildings at work. I forgot my PreonVN today (because I left it in bed) and was carrying this light instead. I keep it and my K30GTvn in my work duffle, so I took it out and clipped it to my pocket when I realized I forgot the Preon. Our security guard's mind was blown when he saw the size of the light that was producing all that output. He started asking me all about flashlights and then I showed him the K30GTvn. He was utterly dumbfounded. Haha. I pointed him to the forums and offered to help when he was ready to replace his rechargeable Streamlight Stinger C4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    Great looking light, Daffy! I got to show off tonight because the lights were out in one of the buildings at work. I forgot my PreonVN today (because I left it in bed) and was carrying this light instead. I keep it and my K30GTvn in my work duffle, so I took it out and clipped it to my pocket when I realized I forgot the Preon. Our security guard's mind was blown when he saw the size of the light that was producing all that output. He started asking me all about flashlights and then I showed him the K30GTvn. He was utterly dumbfounded. Haha. I pointed him to the forums and offered to help when he was ready to replace his rechargeable Streamlight Stinger C4.
    Have we converted another I wonder
    Indoor/Outdoor beam comparison-bit crook tonight so didnt go out 'into the wilderness'
    VN light on the left indoor shot, VN light on right outside shot.Stock with carclo 10507-the lumens wont be exactly identical indoors but outdoors is turbo for both.The beam tint is fairly accurate to what i was seeing it was taken with IPhone X

    Last edited by daffy; 02-18-2020 at 05:47 AM.

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    Very nice shots, thank you for sharing.

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    Great comparison shots, daffy!

    Here are a couple of less scientific ones...haha




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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    Great comparison shots, daffy!

    Here are a couple of less scientific ones...haha



    The reptile one looks superb i think this creature has been featured before?
    The grip ring works for you i guess, your thoughts on it?
    Looks to me like W2 tenders to the neutral side, which i like as its not too yellow or white.
    The stock FW3 is used as a light on my 'leccy scooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffy View Post
    The reptile one looks superb i think this creature has been featured before?
    The grip ring works for you i guess, your thoughts on it?
    Looks to me like W2 tenders to the neutral side, which i like as its not too yellow or white.
    The stock FW3 is used as a light on my 'leccy scooter.
    Yes, she has! That's Lilly, my three and a half year old Bearded dragon, catching some sun after breakfast.

    I think the grip ring is okay, it helps to keep me from dropping it. I almost never hammer grip the light and instead, intuitively or unconsciously cigar grip it 90% of the time. I suppose that a fat oring would serve the purpose just as well but no issues with the wedge ring so far.

    Yeah, I'm good with 5400K. I prefer XPL HI 5000K for general lighting color and the samsung 351 for photography but 5400K isn't a hard pill to swallow considering what we gain in throw.

    That's cool about the scooter light. I've put the FW3A on cycling helmets a couple of times and it actually works pretty well.

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    Just to add since I've used it a bit now.
    Ill get to almost 1 minute on turbo b4 too hot to use BUT it cools down very quickly, i'm talking losing 60-70 farenheit in less than 30 sec means i can hit turbo again if i like.
    Not sure on max. lumens at top of ramp but it's still enough light to koala spot

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