The King is dead? Long live the Warrior!!

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Mine are orange…

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Wow my Solar Storm Warrior look yellow to me, asked my son to make sure I wasn’t color blind and he agreed on yellow too.

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Three reports, three separate colors... That's good consistency 

Still would like one 

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You know, I didn’t even pay attention to the LEDs while I had the cover plate off, but I believe they’re white. They appear green because of th blue silicone they are shining through.

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Why can't the silicone cover be cut and two normal round switch boots be used while re-using the strip containing the power indicator thingies?

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My yellow lights:

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Looks greenish yellow as I’m seeing it here Johnny, thanks for the pic! I’d still like one too!

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Mine are yellowy orange, and a hint of green…yeah I can see a bit of all three colors in them, but predominantly yellow to orange with a tinge of green. I’m guessing its probably dependent on how much of which of an uneven color mix got formed into the silicone, and which of the mixed colors is more strong you your eyes… for example Johnny’s look greenish yellow to me too and I might say green is strongest if that were my Warrior, but not to Johnny’s eyes.

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All of mine look dirty yellow, kind of muddy brown yellow, a hint of lime green but look more yellow than green.

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The indicator leds are not very accurate at letting you know battery capacity. All 3 of the ones I have act differently. On 1 of the 3, 1 indicator goes out are 10 minutes of use, others run more like 30 minutes before one goes out. The 2nd indicator goes out shortly after the first on all 3. The indicators are kind of neat but not very accurate.

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Has anyone pulled it open to take a look at the driver yet?!
It would be the first thing I’d do.

Thanks for the button pics.
Those indicator leds are just calling out to be customized! …. Ok, the whole thing is calling out to be customized!

Whats under the button pcb?


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southland wrote:
The indicator leds are not very accurate at letting you know battery capacity. All 3 of the ones I have act differently. On 1 of the 3, 1 indicator goes out are 10 minutes of use, others run more like 30 minutes before one goes out. The 2nd indicator goes out shortly after the first on all 3. The indicators are kind of neat but not very accurate.

Interesting, where did you get yours? And what kind of batteries are you using? And how are you using the light? Because the indicator lights are tied to voltage (afaik), one big issue is if you have used the light for a while and then let the cells “rest” it will take a while to get the “true” reading, and the lower you have it on the longer it takes.

Other that the above, mine seem relatively accurate, I’m using Panasonic 2900 mAh’s from a laptop pull and take a reasonably equal time between each indicator going out to one, on the two runs I kept it on high almost the whole time, but I turn it off shortly after one. With the voltage example though, if I then turn off the light at one light and let it rest before turning back on, it will be at 4, and if I keep it on low, it takes a little while to go down lights, one by one back to one. If I put it on high though, it goes down relatively quickly to the “true” reading. If it is on 3 lights when I turn it off to rest, it takes even more time to register at 3 lights.

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My second light (this one from the new batch) is just as awesome as the first one. I would say the beam is slightly warmer than the original though. Only enough to notice in a side by side beamshot.

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Got mine yesterday….awesome light. Noticed one of the emitters stays dimly lit for a few seconds after turning the light off. Is this anything to be concerned about?

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pod7381 wrote:
Got mine yesterday….awesome light. Noticed one of the emitters stays dimly lit for a few seconds after turning the light off. Is this anything to be concerned about?

it sounds like the driver is leaking

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Just chiming in here but my indicators are also amber through the blue silicone.

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Just a question, does your warrior sometimes do not turns off when you press on the power button ? Just like you clicked beside of the button under the rubber

I think mine works correctly but sometimes i have to try a second time to get the light to turn on….nothing to worry i think, the blue rubber button is probably getting in the way sometimes…just being picky.

Otherwise astonishing light, i just ordered another. Wink

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B42 wrote:
southland wrote:
The indicator leds are not very accurate at letting you know battery capacity. All 3 of the ones I have act differently. On 1 of the 3, 1 indicator goes out are 10 minutes of use, others run more like 30 minutes before one goes out. The 2nd indicator goes out shortly after the first on all 3. The indicators are kind of neat but not very accurate.

Interesting, where did you get yours? And what kind of batteries are you using? And how are you using the light? Because the indicator lights are tied to voltage (afaik), one big issue is if you have used the light for a while and then let the cells “rest” it will take a while to get the “true” reading, and the lower you have it on the longer it takes.

Other that the above, mine seem relatively accurate, I’m using Panasonic 2900 mAh’s from a laptop pull and take a reasonably equal time between each indicator going out to one, on the two runs I kept it on high almost the whole time, but I turn it off shortly after one. With the voltage example though, if I then turn off the light at one light and let it rest before turning back on, it will be at 4, and if I keep it on low, it takes a little while to go down lights, one by one back to one. If I put it on high though, it goes down relatively quickly to the “true” reading. If it is on 3 lights when I turn it off to rest, it takes even more time to register at 3 lights.

All lights are from Fastech. I probably spoke too soon without doing proper testing, using LG laptop pulls, didn’t want to use any of the Panasonic 3100 or 3400 batteries I have because they are being used in 4 cell lights and didn’t want to use 3 at a time. Just got 6 Panasonic 3100 and have 6 Panasonic 3400 on order just for these lights. Mostly using the lights for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Sure they will perform better with the new batteries.

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pod7381 wrote:
Got mine yesterday….awesome light. Noticed one of the emitters stays dimly lit for a few seconds after turning the light off. Is this anything to be concerned about?

Mine does this also, I assumed it was because the driver was warm and was leaking. Only stays lit (very very dim) for a few seconds
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southland wrote:
All lights are from Fastech. I probably spoke too soon without doing proper testing, using LG laptop pulls, didn’t want to use any of the Panasonic 3100 or 3400 batteries I have because they are being used in 4 cell lights and didn’t want to use 3 at a time. Just got 6 Panasonic 3100 and have 6 Panasonic 3400 on order just for these lights. Mostly using the lights for 5 or 10 minutes at a time. Sure they will perform better with the new batteries.

Well, make sure you put full batteries in and check your voltages since I think this is what the power indicator measures (supposed to). If you put in batteries that were not fully charged, it could easily and accurately go down to 3 lights after 10 minutes. Likewise if your LG laptop pulls dont stay at high voltage long…again same thing could happen.

It really sounds like a battery issue. If its true they measure voltage, the indicator lights will behave like your batteries: some batteries hold higher voltage for longer than others through their power curve as they discharge. And when you turn on a “rested” battery set in a light, it will always be higher voltage for a while, and your “power indicator lights” will say fuller than it is until voltage drops back down.

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what are the lumens on this thing ?

Did you read the original post?

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Did some more testing on brand new Panasonic 3100 protected, fully charged.

light 1, all 4 indicator leds burning.
light 2, all 4 light up then goes to 3 quickly.
light 3, all 4 burning.
light 1, 2nd round, all 4 burning.
light 2, 2nd round, all 4 burning, doesn’t go to three.
light 3, didn’t test.
So who knows, on the second round for light 2, all lit up. The same set of batteries was used in all 3 lights in the order listed.

As for the leds lightly burning after turning off.
light 1, glow.
light 2, no glow.
light 3, glow.
light 1, 2nd round, glow.
light 2, 2nd round, glow.
light 3, didn’t test.
So light 2 is again the oddball, didn’t glow first go around, did on second.

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Does any of your “Warriors” get warm pretty fast?
Or if you point it at your hand, how quickly do you feel the heat of light beam?

 

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Maybe I’m being too picky, but after having this light for a couple of days, I have noticed some issues with it. 1-one of the emitters stays lit for 10 seconds after light is turned off. 2- Row of lights indicating remaining battery power never changes (all stay lit). Power button (press&hold)works the first time only 50% of the time. Half the time I have to hold the button down again.
Am I being too picky or should I return the light to Fasttech?

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pod7381 wrote:
Maybe I’m being too picky, but after having this light for a couple of days, I have noticed some issues with it. 1-one of the emitters stays lit for 10 seconds after light is turned off. 2- Row of lights indicating remaining battery power never changes (all stay lit). Power button (press&hold)works the first time only 50% of the time. Half the time I have to hold the button down again.
Am I being too picky or should I return the light to Fasttech?

Just tear the guts out of it and rebuild it in your own image.
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Sirius9 wrote:
Does any of your “Warriors” get warm pretty fast? Or if you point it at your hand, how quickly do you feel the heat of light beam?

Well at about 6 min the head on mine is getting pretty warm, the body hardly any change. I do not have an infrared thermometer so I can’t give any specific temps.

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pod7381 wrote:
Maybe I’m being too picky, but after having this light for a couple of days, I have noticed some issues with it. 1-one of the emitters stays lit for 10 seconds after light is turned off. 2- Row of lights indicating remaining battery power never changes (all stay lit). Power button (press&hold)works the first time only 50% of the time. Half the time I have to hold the button down again. Am I being too picky or should I return the light to Fasttech?
Just tear the guts out of it and rebuild it in your own image.

Huh??????????

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pod7381 wrote:
Maybe I’m being too picky, but after having this light for a couple of days, I have noticed some issues with it. 1-one of the emitters stays lit for 10 seconds after light is turned off. 2- Row of lights indicating remaining battery power never changes (all stay lit). Power button (press&hold)works the first time only 50% of the time. Half the time I have to hold the button down again. Am I being too picky or should I return the light to Fasttech?

Same thing here about the power button not always working the first time, don’t know if it’s really a problem or more a consequence of the way it’s designed…….come on warrior’s owners, tell us how the power button works for you !

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Well I dont have any of those problems: power indicator lights work smoothly and relatively accurately (I use 2900 mAh Panasonics), buttons work well, and I havent noticed any LEDs still on after turning it off. I got mine from Ric though not Fasttech.

My Warrior does get uncomfortably hot, but its not as difficult to hold hot as SRK or Kung. I think this is due to the XML2s vs XML I have in the SRK/Kung and because of better total hand contact and heat transfer. I have used it on continuous high several times now for about an hour, only having to turn it down to low for a few minutes a couple times (at night and I was jogging/walking fast, hands acting as thermal heat sinks and got sweaty). I wouldnt just leave it on for 1hr though with no airflow/constant hand contact.

But, I cant even do that kind of jogging/walking with SRK and especially not Kung: when I tried with SRK it gets intolerably hot and Kung heats the fastest of all, after 10-12 min it really feels like it will burn me and you have to enjoy pain to hold it by the head. Your hand doesnt wrap around SRK type bodies with lots of contact either like you do with Warrior, and I think this has a lot to do with it.

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