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JasonWW wrote:
 If you do nothing for the ceiling it does not change. You need to click once to get the max ceiling. Clicking once for the floor setting will give you the lowest floor. Clicking once for the highest ceiling level will give you maximum ceiling.

 

I tried that too, but still the same.

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I let it blink and then do nothing
If you don't press anything, it won't change the value. Pressing nothing is how you tell it to leave the values unchanged.
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Is there anyway to go past the ceiling that is set in Anduril?
Yes. While the light is on, double-click. This bypasses the ceiling and goes to full power. If you do that and it's still not as bright, there's probably a physical issue like dirty contacts or weak batteries or something, instead of a configuration issue.

 

Tried on click to set max but still quite a bit dimmer than my other rot66.  When I get back home this evening, will do a good cleaning of all the contacts and give it another try.

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You can also try swapping the heads on your lights too. Leaving the batteries and everything the same. See if the problem gets transferred

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Sooo… I think my ROT66 is possessed.

Came home last night to find it had turned itself on while sitting on a shelf. There’s no way it was on when I left as all other lights in the house were out making it really obvious. Just sitting on a shelf all by itself and turned on with no interaction from anything. The voltage was still 3.7 so it can’t have been on for too long and it was war but not uncomfortably hot so at least thermal management was doing its job.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anybody familiar with the firmware/hardware have an idea how it would be possible?

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Random Dan wrote:
Sooo… I think my ROT66 is possessed.

Came home last night to find it had turned itself on while sitting on a shelf. There’s no way it was on when I left as all other lights in the house were out making it really obvious. Just sitting on a shelf all by itself and turned on with no interaction from anything. The voltage was still 3.7 so it can’t have been on for too long and it was war but not uncomfortably hot so at least thermal management was doing its job.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anybody familiar with the firmware/hardware have an idea how it would be possible?


I’ve never heard of that with any light. Weird.
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like to buy a second one, but i think the threads are low quality ,the tube must be a litlle bit thicker ( also better for heat dissipation) to make the threads deeper. Also the ring to put the lanyard i think is very thin (metal on metal) better is a nylon lanyard. And final i like to see a better holster. Than for shure i buy a other one mmm maybe two Facepalm , for the rest i like so much this light.

Someone can inform me witch throw farther the sst 20 or the XPL hi?

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i have the one with aux leds, with NarsilM ( I think bought it in september) mine english is not so good to understand the manual.
I want to chance the moonlight (higher) someone can explane me in simple words to high up the moonlight?

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Also the ring to put the lanyard i think is very thin (metal on metal) better is a nylon lanyard.

Agreed, but at least that part could be replaced. I think this is the same. Can you confirm?

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-Connecting-Adapter-Fasten-Handle/dp/B01DC...

The low mode should be lower.

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i have the one with aux leds, with NarsilM ( I think bought it in september) mine english is not so good to understand the manual.
I want to chance the moonlight (higher) someone can explane me in simple words to high up the moonlight?

Do you mean the moonlight level that you turn on from the off position?

It should be set to 3 out of 7. This can be changed to a 4, 5, 6 or 7 to make it brighter.

Or do you mean the lowest part of the ramp? This can not be changed in NarsilM.

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brasilchris wrote:
i have the one with aux leds, with NarsilM ( I think bought it in september) mine english is not so good to understand the manual.
I want to chance the moonlight (higher) someone can explane me in simple words to high up the moonlight?

Try my video about changing the menu settings.

https://youtu.be/xrwP3gG0I_A

If your in ramping, you go into the menu (this might require 8 seconds or 16 seconds), wait for 2 fast and 2 slow blinks, then click maybe 5 or 6 times. Make sure they are fast clicks and you see the confirmation blink with each button press. Then let it exit the menu on its own.

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Random Dan wrote:
Sooo… I think my ROT66 is possessed.

Came home last night to find it had turned itself on while sitting on a shelf. There’s no way it was on when I left as all other lights in the house were out making it really obvious. Just sitting on a shelf all by itself and turned on with no interaction from anything. The voltage was still 3.7 so it can’t have been on for too long and it was war but not uncomfortably hot so at least thermal management was doing its job.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anybody familiar with the firmware/hardware have an idea how it would be possible?

Thats scary.. which state do you live?

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JasonWW wrote:
brasilchris wrote:
i have the one with aux leds, with NarsilM ( I think bought it in september) mine english is not so good to understand the manual.
I want to chance the moonlight (higher) someone can explane me in simple words to high up the moonlight?

Try my video about changing the menu settings.

https://youtu.be/xrwP3gG0I_A

If your in ramping, you go into the menu (this might require 8 seconds or 16 seconds), wait for 2 fast and 2 slow blinks, then click maybe 5 or 6 times. Make sure they are fast clicks and you see the confirmation blink with each button press. Then let it exit the menu on its own.

Thanks, it works the moonlight is 2 steps higher…. only i dont get the strobe mode anymore….i did something wronge

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Also the ring to put the lanyard i think is very thin (metal on metal) better is a nylon lanyard.

Agreed, but at least that part could be replaced. I think this is the same. Can you confirm?

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-Connecting-Adapter-Fasten-Handle/dp/B01DC...

Thanks, i think so on the FF its way to thin ..

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Thanks for the Daytime shot Newlumen, I just saw the edit where you added it. Thumbs Up

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leaftye wrote:
brasilchris wrote:
Also the ring to put the lanyard i think is very thin (metal on metal) better is a nylon lanyard.
Agreed, but at least that part could be replaced. I think this is the same. Can you confirm?

https://www.amazon.com/CAMVATE-Connecting-Adapter-Fasten-Handle/dp/B01DC...

No, that one is not the same it appears; the threads are different. See below……..
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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1361531#comment-1361531

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Does anyone know the thread size of the hole the lanyard ring screws into?

Is it tripod compatible? I don’t know about other countries, but in the US that would be a 1/4-20 UNC thread. Thanks.

It’s a M4, 4mm size, not tripod compatible

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Random Dan wrote:
Sooo… I think my ROT66 is possessed.

Came home last night to find it had turned itself on while sitting on a shelf.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anybody familiar with the firmware/hardware have an idea how it would be possible?

That is very odd. Which firmware is on it?

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It’s a Nichia model from Freeme’s group buy.

I just checked the manual and it says “NarsilM Version 1.2 code designed by Toykeeper & Tom-E”

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Random Dan wrote:
It’s a Nichia model from Freeme’s group buy.

I just checked the manual and it says “NarsilM Version 1.2 code designed by Toykeeper & Tom-E”

It’s weird that it mentions me, since Tom wrote about 99% of it.

Anyway, I am not aware of any bugs which would cause NarsilM to turn itself on, but I don’t really know enough about it to say a bug doesn’t exist. The closest thing I saw was a thermal management bug in a fork of Narsil, where if it was hot and then was turned off, with just the wrong timing, it could try to “step down” from off to whatever level would have been next in the step-down sequence. But usually it wouldn’t happen while off; it would happen next time the light was turned on, which could be an unpleasant surprise if it was at moon level the next time.

But I don’t know if that’s even possible in NarsilM 1.2. It could just be that something made it think the button was pressed.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Random Dan wrote:
It’s a Nichia model from Freeme’s group buy.

I just checked the manual and it says “NarsilM Version 1.2 code designed by Toykeeper & Tom-E”

It’s weird that it mentions me, since Tom wrote about 99% of it.

Anyway, I am not aware of any bugs which would cause NarsilM to turn itself on, but I don’t really know enough about it to say a bug doesn’t exist. The closest thing I saw was a thermal management bug in a fork of Narsil, where if it was hot and then was turned off, with just the wrong timing, it could try to “step down” from off to whatever level would have been next in the step-down sequence. But usually it wouldn’t happen while off; it would happen next time the light was turned on, which could be an unpleasant surprise if it was at moon level the next time.

But I don’t know if that’s even possible in NarsilM 1.2. It could just be that something made it think the button was pressed.


Yeah the weirder thing is prior to this it had been sitting on the same shelf without being used for about a week.

Do you think it could a hardware problem with the switch? I don’t know if that’s even possible with an e-switch.

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If something made the switch close for a moment, then yes, it would turn on… it’s just odd for that to happen while it’s sitting unused on a shelf.

The time window for weird firmware behavior is only a few seconds. Certainly less than a minute. If it acted up more than a minute after being touched, it’s most likely a hardware issue, not firmware.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
If something made the switch close for a moment, then yes, it would turn on... it's just odd for that to happen while it's sitting unused on a shelf.
I had a similar experience a while ago with my first firmware for momentary switches. The light sometimes turned on when my hand came close. I suspected spikes caused by static electricity which triggered the interrupt on the port where the switch is connected to. So I added debouncing code after wakeup which actually cured this problem:

    delay_250_micro_sec(80);

    if ( ! T_MOMENTARY_PRESSED )
         goto OFF;    
 

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Random Dan wrote:

Sooo… I think my ROT66 is possessed.

Came home last night to find it had turned itself on while sitting on a shelf. There’s no way it was on when I left as all other lights in the house were out making it really obvious. Just sitting on a shelf all by itself and turned on with no interaction from anything.

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Yeah the weirder thing is prior to this it had been sitting on the same shelf without being used for about a week.
Darn…. maybe it is “possessed!! Shocked
Or your house is haunted. Shocked . Shocked
Or someone is playing a trick on you & messing with your mind. Sad . . Big Smile

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Flashy Mike wrote:
I had a similar experience a while ago with my first firmware for momentary switches. The light sometimes turned on when my hand came close. I suspected spikes caused by static electricity which triggered the interrupt on the port where the switch is connected to. So I added debouncing code after wakeup which actually cured this problem

NarsilM has some de-bouncing. Instead of using the pin change interrupt, it polls the switch on each WDT tick. This avoids most of the noise. Then it requires a steady state for at least N ticks before considering the button state changed. However, it looks like the duration is only 1 tick for button press (activates on first cycle), and 4 ticks for button release, using only one measurement per tick… so it could possibly trigger if the timing lined up exactly wrong.

Anduril has a different style of de-bouncing, because two of its hardware targets have very noisy switches — FW3A and lightsabers. The lightsaber switches in particular bounce for a really long time. At first it used the pin change interrupt, but that proved too noisy even with pretty strong debouncing, so now it polls via WDT. But when it polls, it waits for 32 consecutive identical values measured about 0.063 ms apart (stable for 2 ms). This seems to work pretty well even on the noisiest switches I’ve tried.

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My dad was a mechanic and our neighbor bought an early VW, which he bragged about its good mileage incessantly.
My dad snuck out every other night for a few weeks and would pour some gas into the lil uberbug. (gas was way cheaper then)

Well, the guy was gushing ‘n raving at his phenomenal mileage.

Until dad stopped doing it. Evil

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Actually, i’m pretty happy with the thermals of my 219b version. Depending on the ambient temperature, I can get a bit above or below the max 7135 level without being uncomfortable to hold. That’s a pretty usable level; i think i’ll be using it a lot at that level.

TK gave me a good idea that actually hadn’t occured to me. I set the stepped ramp to have two modes, one at 65 and one at 115, so that I can quickly set it to exactly 1×7135 or max 7135, and then turn it back to regular ramping mode after. (It does go to 1×7135 when you unscrew and rescrew the batteries, but this is faster.)

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chinooker wrote:
My dad was a mechanic and our neighbor bought an early VW, which he bragged about its good mileage incessantly.
My dad snuck out every other night for a few weeks and would pour some gas into the lil uberbug. (gas was way cheaper then)

Well, the guy was gushing ‘n raving at his phenomenal mileage.

Until dad stopped doing it. Evil

Big Smile . Big Smile I LOVE IT!! . Thumbs Up

We did that to a guy with a new Chevy truck years ago. His “bragging” was annoying to say the least.

When it really gets good is after a few weeks of getting him up to unheard of phenomenal mileage….. start siphoning gasoline out for a few weeks.

After getting the guy down to unheard of pitifully low mileage he was almost on the verge of a mental breakdown. He was besides himself…… Big Smile Big Smile

It cured his overbearing bragging forever though…. at work anyway. Wink

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Hey, to be fair… my truck gets pretty decent mileage, for a pickup. 20 miles per us gallon when i drive around 75mph, and a lot more if I went about 50-55mph. But I can’t see bragging about that. What I like is that even a pickup will get you up to speed fast if it’s got an 8 speed transmission and a generous engine. Means I don’t have to worry about being able to turn right at the stop sign and accelerate to 80mph uphill, which i need to get onto the highway. The truck doesn’t get very good lumens per watt though.

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brasilchris wrote:
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i have the one with aux leds, with NarsilM ( I think bought it in september) mine english is not so good to understand the manual.
I want to chance the moonlight (higher) someone can explane me in simple words to high up the moonlight?

Try my video about changing the menu settings.

https://youtu.be/xrwP3gG0I_A

If your in ramping, you go into the menu (this might require 8 seconds or 16 seconds), wait for 2 fast and 2 slow blinks, then click maybe 5 or 6 times. Make sure they are fast clicks and you see the confirmation blink with each button press. Then let it exit the menu on its own.

Thanks, it works the moonlight is 2 steps higher…. only i dont get the strobe mode anymore….i did something wronge


Video for turning strobes on and off.
https://youtu.be/blNW_3VAcTE
Just do 3 clicks to turn all strobes on.
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Yeah spaceminions, I hear ya’. Big Smile

This was around 40 years ago though when mileage in a truck was nothing near 20 mpg in the first place. Plus… the guy I’m speaking of was basically just an obnoxious braggart…. about pretty much anything he owned. His was always better than yours kind of guy. Facepalm
He was not the sharpest pencil in the box either, somewhat gullible too.

Oddly… he was a bit more ‘humble’ after this though. Big Smile

He was never told about it either. Big Smile Big Smile

IIRC we got him up to about 41 mpg and down to about 3 mpg over the course of many weeks. The dealership thought he was a nut case…. cause he told the story to them. Wink

Oh yeah… he even got a locking gas cap during this time. It didn’t bother us at all. One of our close friends was locksmith…. we just had him come over one night & make us a key to the gas cap.

Good times & good memories….. Smile

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After couple weeks old rot66 lumen measurement. I borrowed xpl hi from skylumen.

Rot66 xpl hi 6500k. 7200 lumen
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