Please take my AA flashlight survey!

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rw47
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Please take my AA flashlight survey!

I’m working on having a light manufactured for promotional purposes for my company and figured I’d spent some time really trying to get the UI right so that I could possibly sell any leftovers when the promotion is done. I would love to hear the community’s input on mode spacing and a couple of other things.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNr-0jlHWO8j8UjWeR5oKqRlg_jkfz...

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Done. I hope it goes well with your promotion.

Aside: You joined in February, but this is your first post? Should I say Welcome to BLF? Big Smile

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Thanks.

Been researching quietly for quite a while now!

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Done as well. Answered how I’d like my ideal sub-1K lumen light to be.

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Done!

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Done. And Welcome

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Getting lots of responses here with some great info. Thanks to all who are participating. Keep them coming!

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Done

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Done, remember to share your results.

Seeking the light.

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Done and good luck

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Submitted!

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pc_light wrote:
Done, remember to share your results.

^^
Definitely good info to post!
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Survey done. Would be nice to see the results when completed

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Survey submitted.

I’d be interested to see what you come up with Smile

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I haven’t had too many lights, but I find that lots of modes is just kind of annoying because it’s hard to gauge “where you are”.

My sofirn SF14 has only 3 which works pretty well.
My H03 has 8 modes (in 2 ranges) which is just way too many.

For me, it depends on the light. For hiking/camping, I’d want a lot of focus on preserving battery life, so something like, firefly, 1-3 lumen, a camp range of maybe 20-40 lumen?, and one high mode of 100-200.

I hate seeing AA lights where the “medium” mode is over 100 lumens and only lasts 4-5 hours. That’s just impractical IMO.

For a light that will stay at home, I don’t have to worry about battery life as much.

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Submitted. I definitely like a light that starts on moonlight and has no disco modes.

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Answered Wink I’ll be looking forward to see the results Wink
And let us know when you start selling!

Best regards and welcome!! Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

GIVEAWAY: 1

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Survey answered. Both the questions and selectable answers are on point, so lurking paid off, eh Big Smile

Also, welcome to BLF! Party

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survey completed

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I did your survey. My only additional comment is that users of flashlights received from promotional gifts, are likely very different from the flashaholics taking your survey. For general users, you want to keep the UI very simple and basic. For flashaholics, the UI should require a 10-page spreadsheet to operate.

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A new thought: are you considering a neutral white LED for your flashlight design? Neutral white is often popular among people in the know for the EDC-style flashlight your questions seem to imply.

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Done Thumbs Up

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Done,

But feeling like some questions were kinda steering towards a final light I MIGHT like for say camp, while a small carry around the house/farm would be a different light (for me)… so depends on the application. Still I’d like to see final results (especially for high setting timing… .4 Vs .5 seconds Vs… ?).

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Taken and submitted.

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Did the survey. There was a few questions that gave options that conflicted with my desired modes for a flashlight like this, but answered the best possible

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
I did your survey. My only additional comment is that users of flashlights received from promotional gifts, are likely very different from the flashaholics taking your survey. For general users, you want to keep the UI very simple and basic. For flashaholics, the UI should require a 10-page spreadsheet to operate.

+1

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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You do mean e-switch to High Mode…

If the shortcut to high mode is to hold down the tail switch for a period of time, how long should it be?
1/4 Second (.25s)
1/3 Second (.33s)
2/5 Second (.4s)
1/2 Second (.5s)
1 Second
Other:

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sbarrow0, I forgot to ask before, but let us know / see the flashlight when it’s done Wink If possible, of course Beer

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

GIVEAWAY: 1

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MascaratumB wrote:
sbarrow0, I forgot to ask before, but let us know / see the flashlight when it’s done Wink If possible, of course Beer

This, also I would like to know who is the flashlight manufacturer as I entertain having a light made to order in the future Smile