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I would buy a Sofirn C01s with
HL mode sequence. High 100 lm First, Low 3 lm Second
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LH mode sequence. Low 3 lumens First, High 100 lm second
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Ideally more like 8 and 40 though, instead of 3 and 100.

Edit:

The actual lumen numbers really depend on the beam pattern… which, for a C01, is generally pretty floody since it’s a bare 5mm LED sticking out the front. So I’d suggest higher lumen numbers for this than I would for a throwy light.

OTOH, since it’s 1xAAA, big numbers won’t last long. I basically never use my BLF-348 because the battery life is way too short and it has no lower modes.

So, at a rough estimate, I’m thinking something around 5 to 10 lumens would be about right for most of my purposes. Maybe even slightly higher, depending on how floody it is. But I don’t really have much use for 3 or 100, since it’s too low and too high.

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I’ll buy one or two (1 or 2) as is….. HL.

BUT…. LH is GREATLY PREFERRED. Thumbs Up(always start in Low NO memory mode)
With the LH config I’ll get several. (more than 2)

Make it 3 mode, 8 & 40 (as TK suggested) … then around 120 or so.
Just a wish / opinion…. Wink

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Muto wrote:
AMAZON
? ? ? ? Whut?? I cannot located them on Amazon Muto. Question

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If it was up to me (it isn’t), the modes would be HL but lower values:
20 lm High first, and 0.20 lm Low second

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I wouldn’t buy either light. 3lm is useless to me, and I have no use for what would effectively be a single-mode 100lm light either.

It’s unfortunate, because I was looking forward to this light, but I need an LMH sequence along the lines of 15, 40, 100lm. I’d be fine with moonlight, 3, 15, 40, 100lm too, though – I don’t mind skipping to the mode I want.

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teacher wrote:
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AMAZON
? ? ? ? Whut?? I cannot located them on Amazon Muto. Question

The thread says;
“I would buy a Sofirn C01s with”

It means I would buy any of them if they were available on Amazon.
I hate waiting for Alibaba.
Why they can’t list even the old ones on Amazon vexes me.

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Muto wrote:
teacher wrote:
Muto wrote:
AMAZON
? ? ? ? Whut?? I cannot located them on Amazon Muto. Question
The thread says;
“I would buy a Sofirn C01s with”

It means I would buy any of them if they were available on Amazon.
I hate waiting for Alibaba.
Why they can’t list even the old ones on Amazon vexes me.

Oh… OK Muto, my bad; I understand now. Thumbs Up
Thanks for clearing that up for me. Wink

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Last mode memory would be essential.

If 3 modes, then: 2.5 lm, 20 lm, 100 lm
If 4 modes, then: 0.8 lm, 6 lm, 35 lm, 100 lm

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i have never seen what i want: even log-spaced levels

.3 1 3 10 30 100 300 1000 lumens
with a FAST way to switch them [like half taps go up]
and a way to go back {longer tap}
and no memory
and after 1000 lumens it starts back at .3

the BLF A6 ALMOST does it this way

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Very low then high for me. It needs to have firefly mode, I can live with a lower high mode for a longer battery life

Something like: 0.05, 8, 24, 72

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wle wrote:
i have never seen what i want: even log-spaced levels

.3 1 3 10 30 100 300 1000 lumens
with a FAST way to switch them [like half taps go up]
and a way to go back {longer tap}
and no memory
and after 1000 lumens it starts back at .3

the BLF A6 ALMOST does it this way

This is a 1xAAA twisty. It won’t get very bright, and it’s not very easy to “tap” for variable amounts of time like a reverse-clicky button, so it’s probably best to stick to only short and long intervals instead of short/med/long.

About log-spaced levels, that’s one of the options in the ramp calculator, but it’s not the default or recommended setting. Most research suggests a cube-root model instead of log. Here are a few “evenly spaced” ramps, using different curve types:

  • 0.30 / 24.9 / 88.9 / 192 / 335 / 517 / 739 / 1000 lm: Square
  • 0.30 / 8.03 / 37.1 / 102 / 216 / 394 / 651 / 1000 lm: Cube
  • 0.30 / 2.96 / 14.1 / 46.5 / 122 / 272 / 544 / 1000 lm: Fifth
  • 0.30 / 1.66 / 6.95 / 23.9 / 71.1 / 187 / 450 / 1000 lm: Ninth
  • 0.30 / 0.96 / 3.05 / 9.70 / 30.9 / 98.5 / 314 / 1000 lm: Log

IIRC, the blf-a6 used a cube-shaped ramp. On some newer lights with higher output, I’ve used a fifth or even a ninth, in order to put the lower modes closer together at the expense of high-end resolution. I don’t think I’ve ever actually used log in a production light though, because it tends to cluster the low end together a little too much.

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LH…
thanks.

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“Ideally more like 8 and 40 though, instead of 3 and 100.”

+1 what TK said.

It’s a small back-up light. The 8 would hopefully be like the C01, with a bump to 40 as reserve without draining the battery.

(I completely missed the “PRO” development.)

Move towards the light.

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pc_light wrote:

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(I completely missed the “PRO” development.)

We all did for the most part, the “development” was not ‘public’.

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The “pro” was already planned before the C01. When I asked Barry/Sofirn if they would make our Yuji 5mm twisty, they were directly interested because a small AAA twisty was already planned by Sofirn, just not one with a low output 5mm led. Still it was pretty awesome that they went for it Smile . So the C01S is the type that they originally wanted to make. I did advice on how they could set it apart from other AAA twisties (especially the cheap and very high quality Olight i3s and i3e), so that is why it has modes and a high CRI SST-20 led. And the Noir-tail of course Cool

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I’m a Moonlight guy. 0.2-25-some high number here within reason.

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“Ideally more like 8 and 40 though, instead of 3 and 100.”

+1 what TK said.

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I am in for LH. Buy Low sell high Ughh

I think I agree with the fellows, I would prefer 5-10 Low and 50-60 for High. Just my 2 cents.

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I was not involved in which modes Sofirn has chosen but the stock 3lm-100lm is perfect for me.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
wle wrote:
i have never seen what i want: even log-spaced levels

.3 1 3 10 30 100 300 1000 lumens
with a FAST way to switch them [like half taps go up]
and a way to go back {longer tap}
and no memory
and after 1000 lumens it starts back at .3

the BLF A6 ALMOST does it this way

This is a 1xAAA twisty. It won’t get very bright, and it’s not very easy to “tap” for variable amounts of time like a reverse-clicky button, so it’s probably best to stick to only short and long intervals instead of short/med/long.

About log-spaced levels, that’s one of the options in the ramp calculator, but it’s not the default or recommended setting. Most research suggests a cube-root model instead of log. Here are a few “evenly spaced” ramps, using different curve types:

  • 0.30 / 24.9 / 88.9 / 192 / 335 / 517 / 739 / 1000 lm: Square
  • 0.30 / 8.03 / 37.1 / 102 / 216 / 394 / 651 / 1000 lm: Cube
  • 0.30 / 2.96 / 14.1 / 46.5 / 122 / 272 / 544 / 1000 lm: Fifth
  • 0.30 / 1.66 / 6.95 / 23.9 / 71.1 / 187 / 450 / 1000 lm: Ninth .

what ramp calculator are you talking about?

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djozz wrote:
the stock 3lm-100lm is perfect for me.

but that is not what they are offering.. it is 100-3… or maybe that is what you mean, you want the modes as is, just LH

maybe you could ask Sofirn to go LH?

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djozz wrote:
the stock 3lm-100lm is perfect for me.

but that is not what they are offering.. it is 100-3… or maybe that is what you mean, you want the mode brightness levels as is, just LH

maybe you could ask Sofirn to go LH?

or, did you mean youre fine with HL, and are one of the 9% of the votes in favor of HL?

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H-L is only usable for keychain light for me.
For EDC-light I prefer L-(M)-H with a sublumen mode.

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wle wrote:
what ramp calculator are you talking about?

This one.

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Why did Sofirn go with H-L instead of L-H with these survey results? ([url=https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sofirn-C01S-BLF-Mini-LED-Flashlight-AAA-... BLF on ali[/url])

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Why did Sofirn go with H-L instead of L-H with these survey results? ([url=https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sofirn-C01S-BLF-Mini-LED-Flashlight-AAA-... BLF on ali[/url])
AFAIK there were no “surveys” prior to release.

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> why …?

My guess is, the nghts in urban China are never dark enough to appreciate why some of us want low modes.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-10/25/content_27162141.htm

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