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Hello Hank

Is it possible to get the meteor with another UI ?

Better ramping.
One click .On.
Hold the clicky .Ramp from low to high.
Doubleclick and hold .Ramp down to low.
One click. out.
Lockout is ok.

Do not need any flashmodi or something.
Or hidden after 4 fast clicks.

The meteor is a dream for flashaholics.
But the UI is for me not really well.
The steps are to strong or to less for using in a “ normal” situation

Regards Xandre

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+1

I would love to see a much simpler UI. Simple as in click one = low, click two = medium, click three = high, and no strobe.

Also why not allow pre/back orders? I dont follow the forum regularly so checking back to see if I can order something isn’t a good option for me. I don’t mind going ahead and placing the order and if it shows up 3-5 weeks, that will be fine. I think most consumers would be in this boat.

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Ramping for a flashlight like this
would be the best possability.

The flashlight do what you want.
No more going in another step which you don’t want.
Than you are real free.

And my two penns about optik.
Stainless Steel bezel or in Noctigon red.

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I love this flashlight exactly the way it is. Please do not change it.

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thoughts:

many years ago a pastor in town was going to start a church. Before he did, he went door to door to door asking the people what their priorities would be for a church. Then they built the church and operated it according to the poll results…

Just wondering out loud what Hank had in mind for the M43. Was it a light he wanted? Was it a light he thought the masses wanted? Is 300 all he plans to produce? Sufficient profit?

by the way, I’m like that previous poster and like the light as it is Big Smile

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I think someone at fonarevka answered about the ramping thing already, saying it would be too hard since the light uses like three different power circuits or power algorithms or something and it wouldn’t change between them smoothly. Something like that anyway. I recall something about ramping not being feasible, but then I wonder how it manages to do the “soft start” thing and smooth changes between levels.

As for ramping though, a pretty simple UI can work well. Click once to turn the light on or off at the last-used level. Hold while on to ramp, release and hold again within a second to turn around and ramp the other way, or if it was released for more than a second it can keep ramping in the same direction next time. Add in a couple shortcuts like double-click from off to get to turbo, or hold from off to get directly to moon. A light with this much range would probably look pretty smooth during ramping using 128 to 256 brightness steps with a total ramp time of maybe 3 seconds from one end to the other. And with battery status on the switch LED, I think that’s all it would need.

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I nominate TK for President!

Thanks,
-Chuck

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Yeah Baby! Mine is marked shipped on Hank’s site as well! Big SmileBeer

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I think someone at fonarevka answered about the ramping thing already, saying it would be too hard since the light uses like three different power circuits or power algorithms or something and it wouldn't change between them smoothly. Something like that anyway. I recall something about ramping not being feasible, but then I wonder how it manages to do the "soft start" thing and smooth changes between levels. As for ramping though, a pretty simple UI can work well. Click once to turn the light on or off at the last-used level. Hold while on to ramp, release and hold again within a second to turn around and ramp the other way, or if it was released for more than a second it can keep ramping in the same direction next time. Add in a couple shortcuts like double-click from off to get to turbo, or hold from off to get directly to moon. A light with this much range would probably look pretty smooth during ramping using 128 to 256 brightness steps with a total ramp time of maybe 3 seconds from one end to the other. And with battery status on the switch LED, I think that's all it would need.

Remember, this is a boost converter.  It doesn't use PWM dimming like what you're used to seeing and it most likely changes modes by changing the feedback network, meaning that it has a finite number of modes.  This is how all of the big multi-mode boost drivers I've seem work, so it isn't as simple as just programming PWM values into the controller.  The soft start and smoothness between modes are just part of a big booster's nature.  You see the same effect on the TK75.

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maybe some are needed...

 

2 pcs LG ICR18650 HE2 (non-aff)

CODE:M4DLGHE2   PRICE:$9.99   

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RMM wrote:
The soft start and smoothness between modes are just part of a big booster’s nature.  You see the same effect on the TK75.

Ah, okay. Thanks! I’ve never used one of those before so I didn’t know about that. Smile
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M4D M4X wrote:

maybe some are needed…

 

2 pcs LG ICR18650 HE2 (non-aff)

CODE:M4DLGHE2   PRICE:$9.99   

Aren’t button top cells required?

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well – you are right…

are these better for the Meteor? http://www.banggood.com/AceBeam-MRC18650H-250A-LG-18650HE2-20A-2500mAh-R...

I sure can get a code for them also…

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Wait, is this a limited run?

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Quite a long  GIF animation, from here, originally saw the link on CPF.

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I wish that some indication of distance had been given.

Almost looks like a mural on a wall, for all that I can tell.

-Chuck

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mhanlen wrote:
Wait, is this a limited run?
 I don't think so.  I think that they're just trying to get caught up with the first run of orders before selling more (demand exceeded supply!)

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Ok good… It will probably be a while before I can set aside the dough for this one.

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Your’s, should be ‘On The House’.

No telling how many your video helped sell…

Thanks,
-Chuck

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Talk about fast shipping! I got the XP-G2 S2 D-D version. What a great light. UI 1 is simple to learn. About the same effort as a learning the Zebralight UI. Looks like my S6330’s stocky brother. Turns out that stocky brother has a lot more muscle! Now I just got to save up for the Nichia version.

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Your's, should be 'On The House'. No telling how many your video helped sell... Thanks, -Chuck

I agree here. The hours that go into reviews do deserve some sort of credit along with the fact that he picked up the postage charge on sending the light to the next reviewer.

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Hikelite wrote:

Quite a long  GIF animation, from here, originally saw the link on CPF.

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Now I regret not ordering mine when it was available… S4 2B looks awesome…

I hope Vinh doesn’t release a M43vn, this light deserves to be left stock. I don’t see the point of modding a light designed by modders in the first place.

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will34 wrote:
Now I regret not ordering mine when it was available… S4 2B looks awesome…

I hope Vinh doesn’t release a M43vn, this light deserves to be left stock. I don’t see the point of modding a light designed by modders in the first place.

You know he will and all of his minions will buy them like mad. His followers buy anything he touchea and for any price, its insane. I used to own a few of his lights a few years ago but lately its just gone way to far IMO

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will34 wrote:
Now I regret not ordering mine when it was available... S4 2B looks awesome... I hope Vinh doesn't release a M43vn, this light deserves to be left stock. I don't see the point of modding a light designed by modders in the first place.
You know he will and all of his minions will buy them like mad. His followers buy anything he touchea and for any price, its insane. I used to own a few of his lights a few years ago but lately its just gone way to far IMO

I am really curious what is he supposed to do? De-dome the LEDs? Change the MCPCB? More amps for such a tiny host so the thermal regulation kicks in after literally 10 seconds?

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chuckhov wrote:
I wish that some indication of distance had been given.

Almost looks like a mural on a wall, for all that I can tell.

-Chuck

Hi,
this are my beamshots.
I try to get some informations about the distances.
The tree (1) around 50m
The rose arch (2) around 40m
The vertical beam (3) is 11m

One comment for the TK75vn70: The voltage of the batterys were 3,55V (measured half an hour after the beamshots were done). I couldn’t believe that the TK75vn70 has lost against the Meteor.
Yesterday evening I was in the garden again, without camera but with full loaded batteries in both lamps.
The TK75vn70 is much (visible) brighter than the Meteor.

Greetings
Uwe

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chuckhov wrote:
I wish that some indication of distance had been given. Almost looks like a mural on a wall, for all that I can tell. -Chuck
Hi, this are my beamshots. I try to get some informations about the distances. The tree (1) around 50m The rose arch (2) around 40m The vertical beam (3) is 11m !http://abload.de/img/meteorm43_cw_turbo_t_pcu5r.jpg! One comment for the TK75vn70: The voltage of the batterys were 3,55V (measured half an hour after the beamshots were done). I couldn't believe that the TK75vn70 has lost against the Meteor. Yesterday evening I was in the garden again, without camera but with full loaded batteries in both lamps. The TK75vn70 is much (visible) brighter than the Meteor. Greetings Uwe

How much did the TK75vn70 mod cost you? I own a stock one

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atbglenn wrote:

How much did the TK75vn70 mod cost you? I own a stock one

I bought it from a user in the german flashlight forum.
At the moment the Euro/Dollar exchange rate is very bad for us.
Another problem are the german custom fees, which are around 25%.
My price was much less than in vinhs selling thread in the CPF.
Look here:
The way to Vinh’s TK75vn…

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urausb wrote:
this are my beamshots.

Thanks, that animation showed the beam differences very well!

Even with low batteries in the TK75, it still threw farther than the Meteor. The comparison showed me that a couple lights have more flood and one light had more throw but none had more lumens. It also showed me that I would probably want to change the optics on mine if I got one, to make it more floody.

Which exact model of the Meteor do you have? XP-G2 S4 2B with domes, I’m guessing?

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