Choose your desired UI for Sofirn's AAA keychain lights

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Choose your desired UI for Sofirn's AAA keychain lights
Low - High
36% (56 votes)
High - Low
3% (4 votes)
Moonlight - Low - High / High - Low - Moonlight (2 mode groups)
61% (95 votes)
Total votes: 155
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Dear all,

While Sofirn is now prototyping the new C01R (see ► here ◄), I have discussed with Sofirn the option to enhance the UI. As many people appreciate a nice sublumen mode with 1lm or less, I was asking if they could offer a three-mode UI for their AAA keychain lights and the option to reverse the mode order by user configuration (e.g. twist the head 8x to change between mode group moon-low-high and high-low-moon). They said it was possible to do that but it will come with a higher sales price. The increase in costs are yet to be assessed.

Please vote for your desired UI. Voting is open for 2 months, so we should get a good feeling by the end of 2019 what people like most.

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I like option 3 the most. Something like .5 lumen / 15 lumens / 100 lumens is great and worth paying a bit more for. 2nd choice would be low-high (1 / 100 or so.)

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I still voted for a simple low-high because that will be best for me. But the prgrammable 3-mode UI is nice too.

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I have a Prometheus Beta QR V2 and it is moonlight/low (1 lm), medium (15 lm), high (90 lm). It is very useful but at $80, I’m not likely to gift one to friends or family.

I would just be happy with an inexpensive 3-mode (low to high) AAA twisty without memory. It is very quick to cycle a couple of modes on a nice twisty. That being said, more options are always better so I voted for number 3.

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I voted for low-high, but I have no problem with the high-low setup. If I have night adjusted eyes, I ususally hold over the light and turn it on twice before shining it anywhere.

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I voted for >Low-High<, >High-Low< would be O.K. too.
Such a small Flashlight don’t need much trumpery.

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For simplicity, I voted for Low-High (no mode memory).

If programmable and 2 group, then
Group A: 2 lm -> 16 lm -> 80 lm
Group B: 0.125 lm -> 1 lm -> 5 lm

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Voted for low-high, but won’t say no to option #3.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Love me some moonlight! Not on the red though I imagine.

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My current vote is for Low-High
… but…
A Low-Medium-High without mode change option would be even nicer.

If the cost premium is modest, I would go for option 3 – 3 level, mode selectable. I’m not going to take much of an upcharge though, as my preferred 3 mode option is available at good size, performance and price in the Thrunight Ti3.

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For RED, I would want high only.

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I have just voted for third opción, but……..
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¿What about to get a last mode memory, like Jetbeam Jet-u??? simpler and just as practical, right?

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moonlight mode is a must imo in small lights like this.

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3rd option voted Thumbs Up

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As you clearly work for Sofirn, please make these threads in the commercial section.

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Not quite the question you asked, but I would pay $0.50-$0.99 for 2 mode groups. That assumes the next-gen C01s comes in at MAP $9.99 – $10.99. If two mode groups are not available, I prefer LOW-HIGH on twisty lights.

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maukka wrote:
As you clearly work for Sofirn, please make these threads in the commercial section.

Who does? Did I miss something? Flat Stare

BTW, about the UI…well, I am a fan of moonlight modes so make it 3 modes, configurable for L>H and H>L and I’ll be glad Wink

A true nice ML mode is always nice Wink

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moon low med high ,, no memory

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moonlight mode is a must for me

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No LMH option? Like 3-20-100. I never use my Thrunite Ti3 as moon is almost always too low, but the next mode is too bright.

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maukka wrote:
As you clearly work for Sofirn, please make these threads in the "commercial":http://budgetlightforum.com/forum/misc/commercial section.

Sorry maukka. You must be clearly mistaken. I do not work for Sofirn. I never have. I do not get paid and I do not get benefits of any kind by supporting them. I do it just for the fun even if it may sound strange to some people. If you still insist on your opinion please feel free to escalate this subject to sb56637. I will have your complaint clarified with sb56637 to make sure I follow the BLF rules.

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I Love my Ti3 with the moonlight, low high! From what I have read here, that wonderful light may no longer be available. At least some of the new ones have a different UI. Hopefully they will choose Option 3 so that this excellent choice remains available!!!

The SC31B is my first Sofirn light. I am impressed. If it had a moonlight it would be near perfect.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

maukka wrote:
As you clearly work for Sofirn, please make these threads in the commercial section.

Sorry maukka. You must be clearly mistaken. I do not work for Sofirn. I never have. I do not get paid and I do not get benefits of any kind by supporting them. I do it just for the fun even if it may sound strange to some people. If you still insist on your opinion please feel free to escalate this subject to sb56637. I will have your complaint clarified with sb56637 to make sure I follow the BLF rules.

Sorry, seems I was mistaken.

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maukka wrote:
Sorry, seems I was mistaken.

That's alright, maukka. I have asked sb56637 for his opinion about it and he said that there is no need to move this thread to the commercial seller's subforum.

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Lux-Perpetua wrote:

maukka wrote:
Sorry, seems I was mistaken.

That’s alright, maukka. I have asked sb56637 for his opinion about it and he said that there is no need to move this thread to the commercial seller’s subforum.

Glad it worked this way! Volunteer work and questioning about UIs being moved to that subforum would be “not good”!

Thanks for your work Lux!!! Wink

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I am one of those (unusual?) people who prefers my AAA twisty (I EDC ‘em all the time) in high-low rather than low-high, 98% of the time. Most of the time I’m in need of more light than just a couple lumens. The exception is when I go camping; waking in the middle of the night to take a leak calls for a low or moonlight output. Usually I take a different AAA twisty with me when I go camping, but a configurable light could be the best of both worlds.

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I’m happy for a light to have moonlight, but my eyesight isn’t good enough to use it, so I need L-M-H modes.

My old-model Fenix LD02 had 8-25-100 lumens, and those levels were perfect for me (it actually had an M-L-H sequence, but I prefer L-M-H).

I’m currently using a Nitecore MT06MD – 2×AAA, High CRI, 4-45-180 lumens – and it’s my most-used light.

Another good thing about both of those lights is that they have no mode memory.

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I voted low-High

What I would really prefer is that the user can define groups.
For example:
- high – low – hidden moonlight
- high – hidden low

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