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Which mode sequence you prefer
Low> Med> Hi >Turbo > Hi > Med > Low
13% (15 votes)
Low> Med> Hi >Turbo >Low> Med> Hi >Turbo
64% (75 votes)
Double click L1<=> L2 , M1<=> M2, H1<=>H2, T1<=> T2, one click L>M>H>T , (with sub modes)
9% (11 votes)
Double click T>H>M>L, one click L>M>H>T (No sub modes)
14% (16 votes)
Total votes: 117
Edited by: SKILHUNT on 07/29/2019 - 22:11
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Next mode memory Wink Big Smile

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Voted!

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There was once Convoy’s driver with setup: 1-click, 2-click, 3-click, you could program two firsts light power and third one allowed for some blinkies or moon.

I don’t know why this soution did not spread wider. IMHO: a great solution, you can easily access any of modes you desire without going the “clicky-path”. And I realized that very rarely I need more than 3 modes.
Don’t you think that n-click based driver would be nice? Even going to 5-clicks you can access any of modes right away.

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In a stepped light I prefer L-M-H-T-L-M-H-T

The reason for this is simple: I know what will happen when I click the button. It is always the same.

“Wave pattern” in a 3-level light is slightly annoying (L-M-H-M-L).
“Wave pattern” in a 4-level light is very annoying (L-M-H-T-H-M-L).

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Definitely L-M-H-T-L-M-H-T.

BUT:

  • I highly value lights that always start low, my memory is consistently shorter than that of my flashlights and with mode memory I never know what level will the light have once I turn it on
    • I actually also like lights that consistently start at a medium / medium low level as well, as long as they have a shortcut that enables me to turn them on at low / moonlight
  • I highly value lights when I can always go from M to L without passing H or T and blinding everyone around (myself included).

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Triangle instead of sawtooth.

Problem is: You never know what the next mode would be if current mode and direction are memorized (by f/l, not by human brain).

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Agro wrote:
Definitely L-M-H-T-L-M-H-T.

BUT:

  • I highly value lights that always start low, my memory is consistently shorter than that of my flashlights and with mode memory I never know what level will the light have once I turn it on
    • I actually also like lights that consistently start at a medium / medium low level as well, as long as they have a shortcut that enables me to turn them on at low / moonlight
  • I highly value lights when I can always go from M to L without passing H or T and blinding everyone around (myself included).

Shortcuts to moon and turbo FTW Thumbs Up

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L-M-H-T with memory mode.

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Voted “Low> Med> Hi >Turbo >Low> Med> Hi >Turbo”!

Ideally, the possibility to go UP and DOWN on modes (ramping style) would be nice. But normally I prefer the above mentioned sequence. Actually, I did not buy some lights from a certain brand [despite I like their designs a lot!] because of the L-M-H-T-H-M-L sequence Oops

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Programmable UI like Bistro that let you choose modes order, low to high or high to low, let you choose numbers of modes, enable or disable memory, etc.

L M H T H M L is terrible for me.

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Mode memory is fine, as long as there is a shortcut from off to low. (I like a shortcut to turbo too, but it’s not as important.)

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Really irritating to not know whether the next click will be brighter or dimmer . You're wrong 50%  of the time  So half the time the light is a disappointment .

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Also, very important that location beacon (flashing red light on button) has much lower drain in future Skilhunt flashlights.

On H03 the drain is like 2mA

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BTW, Andúril ist very good at that. Click and hold for up, Doubleclick and hold for down. Best method when being limited to a single button UI imo.

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Sawtooth for me!

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Out of those two, I prefer LMHTLMHT. It’s easier and quicker to get back to a low setting and as it was said before, you don’t know if the light is going to get brighter or dimmer when you pick it up.

With a stepped mode light, I would prefer Hold from off to get Moon, hold to scroll through LMHLMH, double click to Turbo whether on or off and a single press to turn it off. That would suit me just fine.

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T-S-H-M-L

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I know the poll is pretty much decided for at least the few of us that voted, but I’d like to see more votes here, so…

BUMP!

BTW, I voted L>M>H>T>L>M>H>T and I prefer also the following:

  • Last mode memory
  • Direct from off to lowest mode (Moonlight if it is available, or low)
  • Direct from off to Turbo

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I voted L>M>H>T>L>M>H>T Direct from off to lowest mode Don’t care about memory
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I have grown to LOVE the ZL UI and the newest version lets you set it up almost any way that I prefer…….twice!

Of the 2 options in the top of this thread I would choose the 2nd one.

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Bistro or blf A6 UI; short press forward, medium press backward/reverse, so you can toggle to high and press some longer to go back to medium for instance.

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Thank you very much for your votes and comments!! Thumbs Up

Now I just added two more choices,

1. with sub-levels, so one click is L>M>H>T>L>M>H>T, double click is L1<=> L2 , M1<=> M2, H1<=>H2, T1<=> T2

2.Don’t need sub-levels, so one click is L>M>H>T>L>M>H>T, double click is T>H>M>L>T>H>M>L

Which one you prefer? After votes, then we will change our mode setting in future design. Thank you very much for all your comments and votes again~~!!

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2 cycles.
L.M.H.
With long click to bring in Quick Flash then Intermittent,
for annoying people..

ALWAYS start on the low.
I reckon As soon as you bring in Turbo, you overloading .
Both the battery and system.

Better off pulling that stronger torch out of other pocket hey.
It only lasts for a short while anyway.
Then most drop down automatically.

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Uh… the poll will now be skewed since you added new options after votes have already came in Facepalm

I really like the UI of the H03, the hidden sub-levels is absolutely preferable over the second option.

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flightless22 wrote:
I really like the UI of the H03, the hidden sub-levels is absolutely preferable over the second option.

And it is muggle friendly.

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anduril ramping is the best

followed by astrolux s1 :
8 steps, fast clicks go up, slow clicks go down, from turbo it goes back to moon
also with selectable mode memory, you can have it on or off

after that would be anything that goes up to max, then to minimum
NOT L-M-H-M-L
terrible

i can think of worse – BLECH – than that but i just ate

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Low> Med> Hi >Turbo >Low> Med> Hi >Turbo

I’d like like the option for no memory (always start low) – the flashlight may remember the last mode but I almost never do!

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SKILHUNT in opening post wrote:

Double click L1<=> L2 , M1<=> M2, H1<=>H2, T1<=> T2, one click L>M>H>T , (with sub modes)

WTFITS?

Hi - Low - Strobe for the win! Big Smile

 

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I haven’t voted ,
My choice would be to leave it as it is ,it works fine why change it ? People who already have a skilhunt light know how it works , it works well , why have another skilhunt torch in your armoury with a different ui?
It gets confusing.

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Short click to ON(Low)/OFF;
Hold from off to Moon,
Hold from Moon to Low, then cycle L>M>H>L>M>… (and maybe long click to cycle backwards)
Double click (both from off and on) to Turbo, only access Turbo through double click.
No memory.

This way it’s predictable, can be turned on by anyone, with only three modes in the main sequence and the other two still easily accessible, but without getting in the way. And even if you hands are too frozen to properly click, you can at least press and hold to get some random level of light.

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