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mhanlen wrote:
No! I just bought mine! In all seriousness what’s the difference?
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No! I just bought mine! In all seriousness what’s the difference? The lumen output? If that’s it then I’m perfectly happy with my wizard pro. Also it looks like this isn’t the new pro version anyway so it doesn’t have a moon light mode. Is a new wizard pro coming too? What are the differences other than the max output levels?

This being BLF, you best shutdown your computer now before you start comparing minute differences and start feeling relative deprivation.

The practical differences are probably forgivable under normal usage!

I agree. I’ve not honestly seen anything that makes me want to upgrade. I don’t care much about a few lumens per mode. This is a floody headlamp anyway, so I’d doubt if I’d even notice it.

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This is supposed to be the "non-pro" version of the Wizard, cheaper and with less features than the Pro version.

There has been mixed feeling regarding Armytek's handling of bugs with the original Wizard Pro - largely around firmware updates promised about 12 months ago and as yet still not fulfilled.  Deadlines have been continually pushed back while we are being told that resources have been directed to other models (such as this one and the new Tiara range.)  In fairness, they did offer a firmware update that supposedly fixed the issues, but it was not the one they kept us believing would be released for over 8 months and then pulled for no apparent reason.  Full details are available in ongoing threads at CPF and CPFmarketplace for those who really want the background.

 

The specs for this light, as listed on the Armytek website, look to contain a few inconsistencies. 
For instance, if this is a 5-mode only light (whereas the Pro is 9 modes), why do we see 5 constant levels but also boxes ticked for Strobe, SOS, Beacon modes and Programmable Modes? http://www.armytek.com/products/flashlights/headlamps/armytek-wizard-xm-...

I'm pretty sure it is just a lack of attention to detail rather than an attempt to deliberately mislead but it's a bit sloppy nevertheless and makes it hard to decipher what is really offered.  (The downloadable PDF has no mention of strobes or programmable options.)

Note also that Armytek apparently always quote LED lumens, not OTF so you need to assess any output claims with that in mind.  Sure, some other companies do this too, but I know there are a percentage of users who frown on this practice.

I really hope that this new Wizard and the newly released Tiara range are up the Armytek quality of old as they have made some stellar lights in the past.  I just feel that in recent times they seem to have been stretched too thin and made too many unfulfilled promises.   It leaves me wondering where I'd be if it turns out there are problems with these or any of the newer models.

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This is supposed to be the “non-pro” version of the Wizard, cheaper and with less features than the Pro version.

There has been mixed feeling regarding Armytek’s handling of bugs with the original Wizard Pro – largely around firmware updates promised about 12 months ago and as yet still not fulfilled.  Deadlines have been continually pushed back while we are being told that resources have been directed to other models (such as this one and the new Tiara range.)  In fairness, they did offer a firmware update that supposedly fixed the issues, but it was not the one they kept us believing would be released for over 8 months and then pulled for no apparent reason.  Full details are available in ongoing threads at CPF and CPFmarketplace for those who really want the background.

 

The specs for this light, as listed on the Armytek website, look to contain a few inconsistencies. 
For instance, if this is a 5-mode only light (whereas the Pro is 9 modes), why do we see 5 constant levels but also boxes ticked for Strobe, SOS, Beacon modes and Programmable Modes? http://www.armytek.com/products/flashlights/headlamps/armytek-wizard-xm-...

I’m pretty sure it is just a lack of attention to detail rather than an attempt to deliberately mislead but it’s a bit sloppy nevertheless and makes it hard to decipher what is really offered.  (The downloadable PDF has no mention of strobes or programmable options.)

Note also that Armytek apparently always quote LED lumens, not OTF so you need to assess any output claims with that in mind.  Sure, some other companies do this too, but I know there are a percentage of users who frown on this practice.

I really hope that this new Wizard and the newly released Tiara range are up the Armytek quality of old as they have made some stellar lights in the past.  I just feel that in recent times they seem to have been stretched too thin and made too many unfulfilled promises.   It leaves me wondering where I’d be if it turns out there are problems with these or any of the newer models.

I had no idea they still had firmware issues. I just read a few threads over there. I knew they had some problems initially, but guess there were a few ongoing bugs. I’m on my second Armytek, because the first one began behaving strangely. Good thing is that IS (Illumination Supply) took care of me. Funny thing is it stopped acting up by the time it had reached IS, but they sent me a replacement anyway. I sort of feel bad and wish I had taken a video of it, but reading some of those threads makes me feel a little better. I really like the light, don’t get me wrong, but if you stuff that many things into one UI, there’s bound to be a few kinks to be worked out.

To be honest I don’t care so much about the lumen claims. Comparing it to other similar output lights showed me it was close, so that’s good enough. If I was modding something or was a lumen freak, it might be an issue. The Wizard Pro is plenty headlamp enough for me, although I wish Firefly 1 didn’t have visible PWM. Too bad they aren’t offering a fix for that.

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mhanlen wrote:
I had no idea they still had firmware issues. I just read a few threads over there. I knew they had some problems initially, but guess there were a few ongoing bugs. I'm on my second Armytek, because the first one began behaving strangely. Good thing is that IS (Illumination Supply) took care of me. Funny thing is it stopped acting up by the time it had reached IS, but they sent me a replacement anyway.

Mine acts up occassionally and I have to loosen/tighten the tailcap to get it going again. Annoying when out in a dark paddock! I got mine direct from Armytek so it would need to go back there at an exhorbitant Australia Post rate.  I believe the updated V1 firmware was supposed to fix the immediate issues but it was the being dicked about waiting for the elusive promised V1.5 that upset people.  Last time I checked it was still unclear exactly WHAT would be my repair options if I went through the long and expensive process of returning it now.  As I recall, some users sent back their Wizards and waited for many, many months before finally giving up and getting a V1 update instead.

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I sort of feel bad and wish I had taken a video of it, but reading some of those threads makes me feel a little better. I really like the light, don't get me wrong, but if you stuff that many things into one UI, there's bound to be a few kinks to be worked out. To be honest I don't care so much about the lumen claims. Comparing it to other similar output lights showed me it was close, so that's good enough. If I was modding something or was a lumen freak, it might be an issue. The Wizard Pro is plenty headlamp enough for me, although I wish Firefly 1 didn't have visible PWM. Too bad they aren't offering a fix for that.

I still like my Wizard Pro, and when it is working properly (which is most of the time), it's great.  But the temperature issues reported are definately more of a problem in the hot weather and the indicator not functioning as specified is a drag.  The version released for sale was definitely inferior to the tested sample in this regard. 

It's weird; they were so responsive and prompt with their feedback during the early development and testing but then it's like they dropped off the face of the earth and didn't want to know us.  Armytek have a successful history of producing "fully stuffed" UIs - you only need to look at what the Predator offers.  It just seems as if they took a "coudn't really be bothered now" stance this time, instead, stringing us along for almost a year and then finally deciding that near enough was good enough before dropping the project altogether in favour of more lucrative endevours.

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Mine acts up occassionally and I have to loosen/tighten the tailcap to get it going again. Annoying when out in a dark paddock! I got mine direct from Armytek so it would need to go back there at an exhorbitant Australia Post rate.  I believe the updated V1 firmware was supposed to fix the immediate issues but it was the being dicked about waiting for the elusive promised V1.5 that upset people.  Last time I checked it was still unclear exactly WHAT would be my repair options if I went through the long and expensive process of returning it now.  As I recall, some users sent back their Wizards and waited for many, many months before finally giving up and getting a V1 update instead.

I still like my Wizard Pro, and when it is working properly (which is most of the time), it’s great.  But the temperature issues reported are definately more of a problem in the hot weather and the indicator not functioning as specified is a drag.  The version released for sale was definitely inferior to the tested sample in this regard. 

It’s weird; they were so responsive and prompt with their feedback during the early development and testing but then it’s like they dropped off the face of the earth and didn’t want to know us.  Armytek have a successful history of producing “fully stuffed” UIs – you only need to look at what the Predator offers.  It just seems as if they took a “coudn’t really be bothered now” stance this time, instead, stringing us along for almost a year and then finally deciding that near enough was good enough before dropping the project altogether in favour of more lucrative endevours.

Well I don’t know what the procedure is for sending the light out later on down the road if I have an issue, but I hope I don’t have to send it to China. I’m finding out with another light, that sending things to china is like sending something into a black hole. Mine does a weird mode changing every now and again, but turning it off and then on again seems to work it out. I think maybe one day I’d like a predator, but I’ve more than blown my light budget for the near future. Plus I have a few other lights that kind of fit in the Predators style of light, although not with quite the UI. Thanks for all the info.

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It’s weird; they were so responsive and prompt with their feedback during the early development and testing but then it’s like they dropped off the face of the earth and didn’t want to know us.  Armytek have a successful history of producing “fully stuffed” UIs – you only need to look at what the Predator offers.  It just seems as if they took a “coudn’t really be bothered now” stance this time, instead, stringing us along for almost a year and then finally deciding that near enough was good enough before dropping the project altogether in favour of more lucrative endevours.

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well said. I always thought Armytek was name that was trustworthy. Ha. So many disgruntled users out there and well they should be. The delay of the updated version. And these last (2) offerings, the Tiara and now this one. I have a Tiara and it is a wonderful light in my opinion but what is up with whomever brings the specs to market?????? Absolutely mind boggling to me. It’s been wrong, wrong, and wrong. Don’t they care? Appears they don’t.

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 I have a Tiara and it is a wonderful light in my opinion but what is up with whomever brings the specs to market?????? Absolutely mind boggling to me. It's been wrong, wrong, and wrong. Don't they care? Appears they don't.


I'm still very keen to get a Tiara Pro, possibly several, but without a viable local distributor I just won't risk another round of potential issues until I'm convinced that the company has sorted themselves out.  I'll be waiting for the online reviews to come in and taking note of how any problems are handled.

In the meantime, I'll probably have to look elsewhere for a AA headlamp for my nephew. Probably a Spark SD52.

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Found this late, almost got a Tiara Pro but got a Crelant CH10 first. Nice light, works very well. Gave it to my wife and now use a Nitecore HC90. The Nitecore is easier to adjust with a slide control, the Crelant has dimming via an extended press of the e-switch. Both work, but the slider is much more to my liking. The Crelant was much much cheaper though!

Still watching ArmyTek’s Tiara Pro and some of the little companion lights. Like their style…

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When or is that 10K plus 26650 Lumen light coming to fruition? I think its called the Volcano or something. Looks bad to the bone.

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I see that the Tiara has a new style of tailcap that has a lanyard loop.  Please sell something like that separately for the Wizard Pro so all your old customers can have a chance at getting this feature.  Don't force us to buy a new light to get that.  I can't speak for others, but that kind of tactic pisses me off.  Selling accessories like a tailcap with a lanyard loop would make me very happy, and I'd be recommending the Wizard that much more.

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