Poll: would you consider getting a Noctigon Meteor M43 with a simple UI?

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
With a ZL UI and XPL HI's I'd buy one for sure.

Weird thing is that is has something like that.

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I followed this thread and took notes, specially from blueb8llz and TK. I implemented a ramping UI in Narsil, still needs some tweaks and testing, but almost there. See this post in the 25/45/85 thread:

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/945093#comment-945093

 

It is a smooth ramping implementation, but not all finalized yet. Might still add a dbl or triple click to get direct to hi/turbo. Not sure I'm content with a 3 sec ramp - 2 secs might be too quick to stop where you'd like, thinking of about 2.5 secs.

 

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Tom E wrote:

I followed this thread and took notes, specially from blueb8llz and TK. I implemented a ramping UI in Narsil, still needs some tweaks and testing, but almost there. See this post in the 25/45/85 thread:


 


http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/945093#comment-945093


 


It is a smooth ramping implementation, but not all finalized yet. Might still add a dbl or triple click to get direct to hi/turbo. Not sure I’m content with a 3 sec ramp – 2 secs might be too quick to stop where you’d like, thinking of about 2.5 secs.


 

Hay Tom,
Did you ever get a chance to complete this awesome ui your developing?
What do you have so far?

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Lots of posts and a video on it in the big BLF Q8 thread. The video will give you the best idea of how it works.

I am still working on it - did a mini poll in the thread on how to handle moon mode in ramping, and working on the overwhelming choice - my choice too.

The new method is:

  • From OFF, press&hold, the light comes on in moon and pauses there about 1/3 sec, then ramps up. This will allow you to engage moon mode by releasing the switch during the pause. A press&hold from ON always ramps up, unless you are already a the max, and if so, it ramps down.
  • Double-click , from OFF or ON, goes to MAX
  • I'll probably implement a triple-click, to what you configure: strobe or batt check - not sure yet on this

Either way, the smooth ramping mode will be kept simple, and probably be the most popular mode, and should be the default.

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Man, sounds already like my dream ui! When I have time today, I will read up on that other thread.

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You are most probably right. But why don’t we invite inferion to answer our questions? Maybe he can share if he is working on something new or if not we could give him a couple of hints Wink

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Easyrr wrote:
You are most probably right. But why don’t we invite inferion to answer our questions? Maybe he can share if he is working on something new or if not we could give him a couple of hints Wink

Some people from Fonarevka have made accounts on BLF, and I’m pretty sure INFERION is aware of BLF. I get the impression he may not want BLF’s opinion, but you’re welcome to try. It’d be cool if the Meteor was available with a different interface. Smile

You could also create an account on Fonarevka and talk to people directly. It’s a large and active forum, and earlier development of the Meteor happened very much in the open. Look for “Indigo” there.

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Who is INFERION? Curious minds want to know... Also, what's their connection to the Meteor?

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I voted no. But only because I already own three and I like the factory UI. UI 2 all the way for me. I would have preferred to have a UI exactly like ZebraLight’s because that is what I EDC but UI 2 is fine with me.

On a side note, the last Meteor that I purchased was the 4000k XP-G2 iteration. It is my favorite. The tint is as nice as any flashlight I own. IMO.

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A mastermind who developed the Meteor. Starting from a bad old SRK BTW

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fnsooner wrote:
I voted no. But only because I already own three and I like the factory UI. UI 2 all the way for me. I would have preferred to have a UI exactly like ZebraLight’s because that is what I EDC but UI 2 is fine with me.

On a side note, the last Meteor that I purchased was the 4000k XP-G2 iteration. It is my favorite. The tint is as nice as any flashlight I own. IMO.

Have you tried UI3?

Once you get the individual modes set as you like, it is a very nice UI… I have no Zebralights, so no comparison from me available….

I have a 3000K XPL HI version, and the warmer tints rock in the more powerful lights like the Meteor.

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ReManG wrote:

Have you tried UI3?

Once you get the individual modes set as you like, it is a very nice UI… I have no Zebralights, so no comparison from me available….

I tried all three Uis when I got my first two. I think I gravitated towards UI 2 because it is similar to the Zebralight’s. I have read that UI 3 is pretty popular. I may mess around with it again.

ReManG][quote=fnsooner wrote:

I have a 3000K XPL HI version, and the warmer tints rock in the more powerful lights like the Meteor.

Wow, 3000K. My wallet is glad that I missed that one.
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bugsy wrote:
Group buy for $99? I’m in.

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If I recall correctly, UI 3 was the original interface, the one it was intended to have, and the other two were added to make the light more friendly for customers.

Out of the three, I like UI 3 the best… but still not as much as STAR or the three Ferrero Rochers, and Narsil sounds even better. Smile

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