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mattlward wrote:
I really like the looks of this one, but I wish it had a trit slot on the tailcap for a locator since it is going to be almost impossible to add a lighted tailcap. Is this possible?

+1 to this, or put an LED under the switch for narsil’s locator, but that would require another connection to the driver, yes? Either way, I’ve grown very very fond of lights that have some sort of secondary illumination. My night vision is terrible so its often difficult for me to find my light in the dark, unless its glowing at me.

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Please add me to the list for one. Thanks…

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I know I’m repeating myself and I don’t have a ramping UI based light, so I can’t really comment on it but it would be nice if at certain intervals the light would blink or pause while ramping up/down (not only on min and max) so the user can estimate runtime at a certain level. Maybe even with an option in the config menu to turn this feature on/off…

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Pretty sure TK has written code such that it blinks when it crosses the threshold between the 7135 chip and engaging the FET, so you know when you’re entering the full power zone… whether or not this can be implemented here remains to be seen.

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hmm the locator led in the Q8 has one blink for the 7135 and twe for the FET when letting go ramping
but no indicator led here and buzzes and blinks in the ramp would not look vry nice or smooth.
In this case I would suggest choosing the mode operation and a number of modes one likes.

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Maybe the tail switch cover will be thick enough to have someone mill in a trit slot, old and have bad eyes so it is nice to find the light at night!

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Zebralight SC62w
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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time for a new category, the ANH gear (All Night Handy) Smile

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Super tempted to say put me down for one .. but I can’t. I’d much prefer a higher CRI like the 219C.

Awesome looking light though!

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Please add me for one. Thanks!

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Tell em “No Glue” Big SmileThumbs Up

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If this is getting too much offtopic please let me know I, I could start an other topic about it or post it in TOM E’s NARSIL thread . And don’t get me wrong I like all these “high tech” UI’s that are happening around here (although I have never had the pleasure of really owing one such lights), this is just me thinking out loud and discussing what might be some nice future options for these UI’s.

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hmm the locator led in the Q8 has one blink for the 7135 and twe for the FET when letting go ramping but no indicator led here and buzzes and blinks in the ramp would not look vry nice or smooth. In this case I would suggest choosing the mode operation and a number of modes one likes.

Off course it wouldn’t look as nice as smooth ramping but if it was programmable in the config UI it wouldn’t matter all that much as the user could choose between smooth ramping and “indication” ramping (for lack of a better word).
I didn’t know that with the Q8 the indicator lets us know if the light is working on the chip or on the FET that is nice. So if I need to conserve battery I can ramp down when I notice I’m running on the FET. But I still think it might be nice if the indicator led would blink while ramping on 1-2.5-6-10-35-65% of the output.

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Pretty sure TK has written code such that it blinks when it crosses the threshold between the 7135 chip and engaging the FET, so you know when you’re entering the full power zone… whether or not this can be implemented here remains to be seen.

What does this mean in terms of current draw and output? I am still very confused when it comes to drivers and the way they work.
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Will it have a satin-finish appearance like the 1st photo in OP or more of a dull-finish like in the photo farther down?

Available in CW or just NW?

Thanks!

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It should look like the first one. The one in hand for size purposes was bead blasted from what I recall. Not what the finished light will look like.

I like the first one better.

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If price in OP is still on, I'm in for one, I would prefer CW if available  tongue-out 

 

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Lumintop !!

This is great news.

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Hi, Miller! I’m not sure how I missed this thread until now…

Could you please put me down for one? Thanks! Thumbs Up

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Interested.

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What are the chances of getting a button option with a trit slot?

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Please put me in the list for ONE.

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DB Custom wrote:
Pretty sure TK has written code such that it blinks when it crosses the threshold between the 7135 chip and engaging the FET, so you know when you’re entering the full power zone… whether or not this can be implemented here remains to be seen.

The emisar D4 has a noticeable “quick” ramp when I assume the fet kicks in, no blink though until max brightness.

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The Emisar D4 isn’t finished until TK is done. There may be some out in the wild, but they’re premies… Wink

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I actually picked one of them up Wink

https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/6nwnap/nld_the_hottest_litt...

It definitely has a thermal irregulation problem and no mode memory, but besides those small inconveniences I love the ramping, and it does it fast enough i’m not too bothered about mode memory. I may ask for advice how to upload TK’s new tweaks when she is done

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Hi T.M. I think you missed me to get on the list, back around number 733 I think, Crying

Anyhow could you put me down for 2 please, LOL

I know your a busy guy maybe you should have more help or you might keel over, and lights out.. working to hard I think, you’re everywhere…

Thank you

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I’m happy because the manufacturer will be Lumintop.
Their machining details are fascinating! Love

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I am in for one if room is still available.

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Nil wrote:
Super tempted to say put me down for one .. but I can’t. I’d much prefer a higher CRI like the 219C.

Awesome looking light though!


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CRX wrote:
Tell em “No Glue” Big SmileThumbs Up

this should be a doable mod swapping emitters

Pulsar wrote:
What are the chances of getting a button option with a trit slot?

slim to none, it is all tight in terms of looks but also space

T18 wrote:
Hi T.M. I think you missed me to get on the list, back around number 733 I think, Crying

Anyhow could you put me down for 2 please, LOL

I know your a busy guy maybe you should have more help or you might keel over, and lights out.. working to hard I think, you’re everywhere…

Thank you


hadn’t updated the list yet, it is done now

Well a way to cope with the waiting for news was several projects as one, increasing the chance of something happening in one. Yesterday however all three were buzing with nws and communications, pics, videos, emails, all rapidly on diverse subjects. Yeah that would not be good to have all day Smile normally it is all good thought Smile

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Please, if is possible, I’m in for one.

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