New light on Kickstarter called "DARKFADE"

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New light on Kickstarter called "DARKFADE"

Hi peeps,

Don’t know if anyone has mentioned this light, but I thought I would – I’m going to have a crack at one as they look like they nailed it!
I like headlamps but hate having to wear one for work as they are uncomfortable, sweaty and give you bed hair Ughh (I work in a more corporate environment)

Tell me what you think – I know lots will say nice light but can I have it with Nichia/ABC,K U P X tint etc Big Smile Facepalm Innocent (us tint snobs can change them out) Though I would have liked it to have 21700 battery DARKFADE

Edited by: Glenn7 on 08/01/2022 - 09:27
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I don't see the point of requiring you to tilt the light to change brightness. Hold to ramp isn't hard, LOL.

 

This just seems silly.

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I see what you are saying but, what I like in is you can turn the light to the perceived brightness you want then turn the light on knowing at what brightness-ish it will come on at.
I can never remember at what brightness I left my ramping at or output selected level on stepped IU’s. And with say Ramping, you have to stop to reverse back down or up, which is a pain. The next closest easy on to your required output would be a magnetic control ring light.

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Sorry for being so negative but I don’t see anything on that light that would make me pay $129, or even 20% more. Forget about the 21700, it probably has a fixed custom battery of (guessing) 600 mAh. The only feature I like is that I don’t have to mess with a pencil or stone to get the light a bit tilted upward. And the slick presentation, of course!

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

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Reminds me of the Nitecore Sens series…

This method only works if you’re standing upright. If you’re in an unusual position and don’t hold the flashlight horizontal, it’s all messed up. And it works only with gravity, of course.

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SemiNormal wrote:

This just seems silly.



Hate to say it but this is stupid and definitely not worth 120 Euro...
Same functionality can be achieved for a lot less

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Beyond the ridiculous price and silly gimmicks, they seem to have spent far more money and effort creating their marketing video than the light itself.

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I wonder what they want to patent on this, as all mentioned features already exist elsewhere, although not together in one flashlight.
There is no way to file a patent on state-of-the-art, at least not in a legal way.
This statement of “patent pending” and the threatening tone with “zero tolerance” alone makes the whole project questionable, especially as any pending patent may be declined in the process, so threatening before having a patent is quite unwise.
Let’s see when they are forced to throw all the money they have into court trials.
Maybe that’s why the price is so ridiculously high.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Sorry for being so negative but I don’t see anything on that light that would make me pay $129, or even 20% more. Forget about the 21700, it probably has a fixed custom battery of (guessing) 600 mAh. The only feature I like is that I don’t have to mess with a pencil or stone to get the light a bit tilted upward. And the slick presentation, of course!

They state 18650 battery.
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Wow didn’t realise no one seems to have vision for something of a new concept, change is hard I know. Yes it’s not cheap but USA made small batch lights are not cheap either.

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Glenn7 wrote:
Wow didn’t realise no one seems to have vision for something of a new concept, change is hard I know. Yes it’s not cheap but USA made small batch lights are not cheap either.


There is a difference between not cheep and overpriced and this light is overpriced for what you get....
Zebralight is also USA based and sell for about half price.
about the concept It is not really different from magnetic switch, ring switch or even regular ramping  

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Looking good for 29 Dollar Thumbs Up

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Lol, that vid is “so dramatic and so profound” that it seems to have backfired.

I’m not against the light. The more choice the better but that commercial was rubbish Sick

  

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... did this ever end ?

 Now I understand  this whole kickstarter thing ..

 I'd like to support this one and participate in some small way ... by offering to kick someone or something  .

 

 

                 υμεις εστε το φως του κοσμου ου δυναται πολις κρυβηναι επανω ορους κειμενη

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@Glenn7
The Wurkkos WK40 will have a ring for brightness setting.

Can you put the lamps name in the thread title, please?

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joechina wrote:
@Glenn7
The Wurkkos WK40 will have a ring for brightness setting.

Can you put the lamps name in the thread title, please?


Title updated. Yes that Wurkkos is interesting light with that selection ring but IMO totally different light.
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Things I like, the (extra Alu clip) that’s adjustable that looks like you can make it up or down carry and slide it to you preferred depth. You can get a magnet necklace to attach light to your front for instant hold. Removable 18650 battery. Programable via USB-C to change output (eg moonlight mode) accelerometer settings etc

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I am not impressed. If it was priced around $40 it would be worth getting one just to check it out. At the full price of ~$160, it is just not worth it. Simply not compelling enough!
I wish them luck, but they won’t be getting my money.

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Ah I get it now! I should have posted this on CPF I think they will get it. Will do now.

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Uhhh, do these guys realize right angle headlamp exist? lmao
Also, they just picked a Samsung LH351D with a micro TIR lens that has a wide beam…

It’s just a normal flashlight with some right angle headlamp DNA.

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Does it look like it is plastic to anyone else? So we have a relatively cheap LED, cheap optic.. cheap plastic body (bad heat management?) … but huge price ??
The only thing unique is the accelerometer for changing brightness. If it is anything like my phone, it probably gets confused too easily.
Anyway, hard pass.

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Maglite tried this a while back with the XL100, except the light was rotated along its central axis (by twisting your wrist). It also depended on which way the light was facing as to whether you got strobe, SOS, etc. Not a very good idea when you can’t see the writing on the tail in the dark…

They’re selling that light now for $20. Granted, it’s a 3xAAA with much lower output…

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Mag did the accelerometer for changing brightness thing over 10 years ago and it was really horrible to use or get an accurate output setting. For this light, the ergos are the only draw for me. A front clip light that directed down at 45 degrees would also be great. But this light isn’t it.

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Glenn7 wrote:
Ah I get it now! I should have posted this on CPF I think they will get it. Will do now.

Sure, do what you want. You seem to be assuming that people here aren’t all over this thing because of the cost. My assumption is that people here aren’t all over it because it’s slick marketing laid over an underwhelming light that doesn’t bring any useful new features to the table.

I’ve got a lot of lights that cost a whole lot more than this one, so that isn’t really a consideration. My consideration for a light purchase is simply “does it perform a task I need done better than the tool I already have?” I scroll through that ad and the answer is simply no.

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Glenn7 wrote:
Ah I get it now! I should have posted this on CPF I think they will get it. Will do now.

 

Why are you being so sour that people here don't find this light as amazing as you do?

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SemiNormal wrote:

Glenn7 wrote:
Ah I get it now! I should have posted this on CPF I think they will get it. Will do now.

 

Why are you being so sour that people here don’t find this light as amazing as you do?

I smelled a shill form the get-go, and not a very good one.

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They advertise you wearing this on your vest while fishing, How do you change modes? You have to take the light of just to change modes defeats the purpose? Imagine being a on rocky boat trying to change brightness lol. I do some times wear lights on my hat while fishing i guess you could maybe hold the button and tilt your head but its a fairly awkward movement to change modes.

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Would be interested if it were going for around $70. Keep the screw driver and the other freebies. 

The OP lens is interesting..."We designed a lens that’s actually 200 microlenses together." They could have just picked some random OP lens and save some development time and expense. 

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Looks a lot like a Fitorch ER26. But the ER26 has a swivel head and magnetic charging, and I think a better clip. About $70, wait for a sale.

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LumenMax wrote:

Would be interested if it were going for around $70. Keep the screw driver and the other freebies. 

The OP lens is interesting…“We designed a lens that’s actually 200 microlenses together.” They could have just picked some random OP lens and save some development time and expense. 

Beaded optics are nothing new and I doubt they themselves designed it from scratch. This company seems to like to credit themselves for doing things that have been done before.

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I do like the adjustable clip and the ergonomics but the way my dog walks me I’d be messing with the output every couple of seconds.
They got Batman for the voiceover though…that’s something.

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