What features are you looking for in future lights? What would you like to see more of?

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What features are you looking for in future lights? What would you like to see more of?
Exotic Metals
6% (5 votes)
Aux leds / GITD features
23% (18 votes)
LCD / Oled Displays
10% (8 votes)
Touch Sensitive Gadgetry
0% (0 votes)
Wifi / Bluetooth /App enabled / smart / antilost
9% (7 votes)
All / some of the above
10% (8 votes)
None of the above - I prefer a 'regular' no frills light.
41% (32 votes)
Total votes: 78
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I just wondered, as time goes on and light get more ‘funked up’ what flicks your switch – what would you like to see more of in your future lights?

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I was about to not vote, not even for the last option because I hate M@g-lite. But then I remembered how much of a consumer’s dream the Nitecore TUP is with that display. Hope we get more of that from budget brands soon!

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Yeah, the maglite one is a bit tongue in cheek really Wink It was meant to mean ‘ just a regular no frills job’ ie, a plain bog standard C8 – I’ll reword it. Silly

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I went with no-frills.

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I’m the opposite Lightbringer, though I do appreciate a simple light too.
certainly an app enabled one would have numerous uses, and no doubt some clever clogs on here could write apps too – would be extremely useful for data, waking you up…. making the breakfast… Facepalm
There may even be arguments for a camera inside………. you never know when walking the dog etc

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Only if it has a self-destruct feature…

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The light I’d most like to see is something the size of a Convoy L6 (2 × 26650) format running anduril. Or a K1 scaled up to a 2 × 26650.

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Interchangeable emitters? Silly Oh no… then we will buy less lights Silly (but seriously, interchangeable emitters???)

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My favorite feature is Andúril-type ramping.

It's been around a little while, but I love it!  :LOVE:

 

UPDATE:

I voted for LCD / Oled Displays.

I've never had a flashlight with that feature, but it sounds good to me.

My charger has one of those displays, and it's very nice.

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Tint ramping of Sofirn IF25 in FW4* / Emisar D4.

Nichia Tunable led Imagine having every tint (2700k to 6500k, 90+ CRI) from just a single emitter

Biscotti/Bistro/Anduril boost drivers that will fit in AA and AAA lights.

Anduril support for RGB leds (like the old Dr. Jones RGB driver )

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USB-C charging

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1. digital battery charge gauge that can be turned off.
2. ASCOB (from Westminster Dog Show).
3. free shipping.

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ive just put aux leds GTID etc

for the form factory i will buyis the lumintop fw3-fw21 pro (max size)

ive seen a little nitecore light with lcd screen and it looks so interesting, but the light is square, not sure if i love the style,maybe it could grow on me and ill order one

but the form factor that i love wouldnt take wifi , touch screen or make my coffee either
so for me

aux leds and gaskets!

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Adjust / upload firmware wireless

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Ooooh this has turned up to be interesting – I did think about adding more options, but though t it would be too much. Keep the ideas coming in here though hopefully now and again a flashlight manufacturer will look in! Smile

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Integration in my hue home lighting. Aux lights signaling when the motion detectors in my garden detect something.

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The best flashlight is spoiled if one dislikes using it. So, I’d like to see more lights with a good UI.

Direct to moon, direct to turbo, moon and turbo not in regular mode set, low follows moon. Sounds like Olight. Even better is a MCR. And that’s my answer: I want to see all sorts of lights equipped with a MCR. The lesser the additional space used for it the better.

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More GITD options. I’d like to see “faux trits”, tiny tubular LED’s installed like trits. Of course, it would mean a path through the body for the wiring but as long as it’s potted that should be fine. Mini LCD display. So many variations are out now. I think they should be able to come up with a better symbolic lexicon to minimize letters. Remove language from the equation, just numbers & symbols. Battery voltage, estimated mAh, temperature, setting indicators, charging indicators, low batt…

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Unheard wrote:
Direct to moon, direct to turbo, moon and turbo not in regular mode set, low follows moon. Sounds like Olight. Even better is a MCR. And that’s my answer: I want to see all sorts of lights equipped with a MCR. The lesser the additional space used for it the better.

Magnetic card reader?

Might be a bit cumbersome, though. Swipe for turbo?

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I like to carry minimal tools when in the arcade,but one thing I could use (and pondered on making) is a light with a decent screwdriver in the tail.
I did find a cheapie one somewhere I was gonna ‘frankenstein’ into one (the driver bit) but it went by the by lol, The bits were too small really – but I think a regular bit would fit in the middle.
Somewhere I saw a photo showing the smaller driver bit holder, fitting into a larger regular sized one below it.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Magnetic card reader?

Might be a bit cumbersome, though. Swipe for turbo?


Yes, parental control. No?

Or maybe I’d like a magnetic control ring.

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Aha, okay.

Kinda big for an EDC, but Sofirn/Wurkkos have a few magring lights. Discrete steps, though, not continuously variable.

The DV-S9, also kinda big, has a magslider which is continuously variable.

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Lightbringer wrote:
The DV-S9, also kinda big, has a magslider which is continuously variable.

Discontinued, but price was not even $17 Shocked

Thanks for showing.

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Huh… whaddya know.

Good thing I grabbed 3 of ‘em when I had the chance. Silly

 

FT had ‘em for 17 and change, same with GB.

BG had a goggle entry then plays dumb and makes like it doesn’t exist when you click on it.

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I’ve been saying for a decade that I’d both personally enjoy and could use at work, a NC D11.2 using an 18650 and putting out 500 sustainable lumens of punchy” flood.

Not having that, I voted for Aux LEDs, mainly due to really enjoying them on the Emisar KR4 I’ve had for about a dozen days now. The Aux LEDs are not just pretty and enjoyable, I’m finding them practical as well.

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I would like to see Anduril support NiMH and an easier way to keep all my lights (firmware) up-to-date; maybe via USB-C?!

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