What combination of dual LED for AA Flashlight do you prefer?

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What combination of dual LED for AA Flashlight do you prefer?
Cool white + Neutral white
12% (9 votes)
Cool white + UV (Comment the wave length)
3% (2 votes)
Cool white + Red
1% (1 vote)
Neutral white + UV
39% (30 votes)
Neutral white + Red
45% (35 votes)
UV + Red
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 77
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HCRI NW + 365nm UV

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charles lin wrote:
HCRI NW + 365nm UV

+1 (only if I have to choose from the list)

If we are talking dual LED then why not Cree XM-L Color RGBW (Neutral white ~4500K) + 365nm UV ? Smile
I wonder when somebody makes similar RGBW LED with high CRI white chip.

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NW + Red… Very useful for me. For years I used a $urefire A2… regulated incan and red LEDs.

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NW & Cree XML COLOR

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What use are you guys thinking of for red LED? Hunting?

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charles lin wrote:
HCRI NW + 365nm UV

Yes. High CRI 4500K neutral white + 365nm UV with ZWB2 filter. Big Smile

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skinny_tie wrote:
charles lin wrote:
HCRI NW + 365nm UV

Yes. High CRI 4500K neutral white + 365nm UV with ZWB2 filter. Big Smile


OOH! YEAH!

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Voted, Neutral White + UV!

charles lin wrote:
HCRI NW + 365nm UV
Thumbs Up

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MascaratumB wrote:
Voted, Neutral White + UV!
charles lin wrote:
HCRI NW + 365nm UV
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Come on neutral white + UV fans, get your votes in! We’re tied with the neutral white + red people at the moment.

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skinny_tie wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
Voted, Neutral White + UV!
charles lin wrote:
HCRI NW + 365nm UV
Thumbs Up

Come on neutral white + UV fans, get your votes in! We’re tied with the neutral white + red people at the moment.


Sorry, my vote was accidentally canceled earlier while I was editing my post above. I put it back now, and we’re in the lead!

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I choose NW+red.
One thing, because I don’t know much about UV and it’s usage.

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Seems people don’t like cool white Facepalm

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pandapanda wrote:
Seems people don’t like cool white Facepalm

If you look at the first choice, though, there are four votes currently. Someone might be thinking of a dual cool/warm led combo that has the two contributing to the same beam, and the ability to adjust the mix to get just the right level of “neutral” to match their preference.

Edit: I know the choice is “Cool plus Neutral” but I think “Cool plus Warm” is what would make my idea work, and probably what others are thinking as well when they see that as a choice for a “dual LED” setup.

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pandapanda wrote:
Seems people don’t like cool white Facepalm

If the light was supposed to function with both leds working at the same time, I would mark “Cold + Neutral” so that we could have a “balanced” beam (despite it would probably be more on the Cold white).
However, as it is supposed to have different leds not working together, I guess most people here will prefer Neutral instead of Cold white.

If, as DavidEF said, you offered CW + Warm White working together it was possible that more people choose the CW version as well.

I’ve been seing the project that you’re developing and it is quite nice.
But the decisions on the types of LEDs, their tints and the user interface will be crucial for this project to work and to be a real winner! My point…;)

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NW XPG2 and a COB on the side. It needs to start in the same mode you turned it off in. No flashing.

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bikenber73 wrote:
NW XPG2 and a COB on the side. It needs to start in the same mode you turned it off in. No flashing.

I guess this is more the design they have in mind:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1239186#comment-1239186

But correct me if I’m wrong, pandapanda Wink

EDIT: and instead of side switch it will have tail switch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV8iYRp2Zs0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRdOik96rOs&feature=youtu.be

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DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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pandapanda wrote:
Seems people don’t like cool white Facepalm

I think it would be helpful to have a bit more info about the light you’re designing. Emitter choice might depend on form factor and intended use of the light.

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MascaratumB wrote:
bikenber73 wrote:
NW XPG2 and a COB on the side. It needs to start in the same mode you turned it off in. No flashing.

I guess this is more the design they have in mind:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1239186#comment-1239186

But correct me if I’m wrong, pandapanda Wink

EDIT: and instead of side switch it will have tail switch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV8iYRp2Zs0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRdOik96rOs&feature=youtu.be

I never get what I want!!!

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bikenber73 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
bikenber73 wrote:
NW XPG2 and a COB on the side. It needs to start in the same mode you turned it off in. No flashing.

I guess this is more the design they have in mind:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1239186#comment-1239186

But correct me if I’m wrong, pandapanda Wink

EDIT: and instead of side switch it will have tail switch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV8iYRp2Zs0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRdOik96rOs&feature=youtu.be

I never get what I want!!!

+ 1 here Big Smile The initial design of this light (with side switch) was more appealing for me, but it was changed! Now, this led choices…let’s see where it ends!
I guess that they have all the opportunity to make a classy, appealing, well designed and powerfull flashlight (the first numbers were about 1000lumens), with a nice (programmable Blushing ?) user interface!

I’m not sure where this will end, but I’m still interested to know! There is room to innovation, and for a nice build on this light Wink

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DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

 

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DavidEF wrote:
What use are you guys thinking of for red LED? Hunting?

Night vision preservation… any application really where I need to see and I do not want to dilate my eyes. Hunting would be included in that as well as night hiking, backpacking, camping.

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MascaratumB wrote:
pandapanda wrote:
Seems people don’t like cool white Facepalm

If the light was supposed to function with both leds working at the same time, I would mark “Cold + Neutral” so that we could have a “balanced” beam (despite it would probably be more on the Cold white).
However, as it is supposed to have different leds not working together, I guess most people here will prefer Neutral instead of Cold white.

If, as DavidEF said, you offered CW + Warm White working together it was possible that more people choose the CW version as well.

I’ve been seing the project that you’re developing and it is quite nice.
But the decisions on the types of LEDs, their tints and the user interface will be crucial for this project to work and to be a real winner! My point…;)

Indeed, the two LEDs can work together.

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skinny_tie wrote:
pandapanda wrote:
Seems people don’t like cool white Facepalm

I think it would be helpful to have a bit more info about the light you’re designing. Emitter choice might depend on form factor and intended use of the light.

Both LEDs can work independently as well as together (Two LEDs are illuminating). And max lumens (2 LEDs working) with 14500 powered is about 1400 lumens.

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MascaratumB wrote:
bikenber73 wrote:
NW XPG2 and a COB on the side. It needs to start in the same mode you turned it off in. No flashing.

I guess this is more the design they have in mind:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1239186#comment-1239186

But correct me if I’m wrong, pandapanda Wink

EDIT: and instead of side switch it will have tail switch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV8iYRp2Zs0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRdOik96rOs&feature=youtu.be


Yes, it will have a tail switch and a head twist for switching between LEDs (single and both working).
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I like a light for each purpose but since you narrow me down to 2 I pick neutral and red. If i had a choice I would pick neutral and green.

And yes I picked both for hunting. Again I carry 2. A floody neutral and a spot green. I do have a spot red but it seems everybody and their mom has one for hogs around here and while the pigs are not supposed to be able to see it they do. The rednecks are swapping to green now so it’s just a matter of time they have the hogs trained to run from every color.

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So, if everyone knew that this light wasn’t going to be good for hunting, those who voted for a red emitter would change their vote, right? Innocent

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DavidEF wrote:
So, if everyone knew that this light wasn’t going to be good for hunting, those who voted for a red emitter would change their vote, right? Innocent
Evil Evil U Big SmileCool

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DavidEF wrote:
So, if everyone knew that this light wasn’t going to be good for hunting, those who voted for a red emitter would change their vote, right? Innocent

No, I wouldn’t. Green has the opposite effect as red. Green dialtes eyesight more readily than red.

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DavidEF wrote:
So, if everyone knew that this light wasn’t going to be good for hunting, those who voted for a red emitter would change their vote, right? Innocent

No, I wouldn’t. Green has the opposite effect as red. Green dialtes eyesight more readily than red.


I was going with the hypothesis that everyone who voted for red was voting for it to be a hunting light. Since the design of the light itself will make it not good for hunting, I supposed that those people might choose another LED combo that they’d like that would be useful with this light design.

Too much to expect from this crowd? Maybe. Silly

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I voted Neutral/Red. That said, the dream dual emitter for me would be a high CRI 4500K / Amber.

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O26Rcr wrote:
I voted Neutral/Red. That said, the dream dual emitter for me would be a high CRI 4500K / Amber.

It will come available later this month. Wink

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