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MAD777, that first pic makes me hungry! It’s early here, finishing up a cup of joe, and that looks like 4 over easy eggs…. my Q8 is hung up in Houston so I can’t even make toast! Silly

Nice shots, looking forward to seeing this light…

Number 1 is hung up in Houston, still, number 3 is now in ElPaso, TX and number two is still sitting in LA. I recently ordered a couple of things from Banggood that have caught up to number 3 light, in ElPaso, even though the shipping seemed much different. I guess they’re playing with my number 2 in LA… hope they leave the cells in it when they’re done. Silly

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MAD777 wrote:

I disabled the strobe and all functions of the indicator light. I do miss the double-click from turbo to get back to the previous setting, like the D4.

I'm adding this as a feature improvement: if strobes are disabled, 2X click from a 2X click invoked turbo will restore last level.

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You shouldn’t be carrying the Q8 around in a pocket, any fool can see that with the correct D ring installed it is meant to be a keyring light.

Sorry, I can’t agree with you about this. I try in my keyring, but don’t feel it is the right size as keyring light Blushing

It’s great on the bill of a baseball cap.

Oh, I never thought about it before, will try it but have little problem here, could you please inform me store that selling clip for it?

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BrianK wrote:
Calmaja wrote:
Zulumoose wrote:
You shouldn’t be carrying the Q8 around in a pocket, any fool can see that with the correct D ring installed it is meant to be a keyring light.

Sorry, I can’t agree with you about this. I try in my keyring, but don’t feel it is the right size as keyring light Blushing

It’s great on the bill of a baseball cap.

How about a triple Q8 threat with one of these:

You wouldn’t have to worry about trees in your way, on turbo, it’ll simply turn them to ashes.

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MAD777 wrote:

I disabled the strobe and all functions of the indicator light. I do miss the double-click from turbo to get back to the previous setting, like the D4.


Thanks again to Miller and the team for the best bang for the buck I’ll ever get in a flashlight!  

I guess you already know that after double click to turbo you can click to OFF and the next click brings up your old brightness level?

Right now I don’t know if Toykeeper has a RampinglOS version for the Q8.

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I wrote RampingIOS, so definitely will work on a Q8. Both support FET+1 fine.

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joechina wrote:

I guess you already know that after double click to turbo you can click to OFF and the next click brings up your old brightness level?

I figured that out eventually, but the sudden darkness of being off for a second is a bit annoying.
Tom E wrote:

I’m adding this as a feature improvement: if strobes are disabled, 2X click from a 2X click invoked turbo will restore last level.


That is great to hear. It will add a nice refinement to things. I don’t even use strobes, I just learned them for the videos. Wink

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My two Q8 arrived yesterday. It's all perfect and I'm happy. Wonderful lamps with great UI.
Once again, I would like to thank all the organizational and technical Employe.

Best regards, Hardware

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I got one on Friday and one on Saturday. Both are 2nd batch. Boxes were a bit bent up, having been mailed in a unpadded bag.

Lights were in good order.

As for imperfections, they were insignificant but identical between the two lights.

  • Faint machining marks on bezel, as reported earlier by others. Not noticeable or a problem. 
  • Slightly gritty thread action. Fully fixed by wiping down and re-lubing.
  • Dry O-rings. Fixed with Nyogel.
  • One super tiny nick inside of battery tube on head end. Result of construction process, no actual problem.
  • One super tiny dot of HA missing on tail. Nitpicking; no real problem.

Emitter centering on both was great.  I gave both lights a run on Turbo/Max down to almost dead batteries.  I let one of the two sit for 48 hours on standby.  No switch Green LED problems.

I did have a heart-dropping moment when I tested one on Maxinitially and got something like 3100 lumens.  Then I realized I grabbed the set of 30Qs at 3.4V instead of the fully-charged set of 30Qs I intended.  Using fully charged batteries, both tested north of 5100 lumens at 30s on both lights.

 

Very pleased. Great value.  Thanks to those who made it happen!  It seems being in 2nd batch was a stroke of luck for me as both lights are without any real flaws.

 

 

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I’m hoping to post a mini review with x-ray of internals tonight (Aussie time).

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I just realized my second one didn’t have a bag with the extra O-rings and switch cover. Hopefully my third one will have that.

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Wow just found out mine is in USPS in Stamford CT only 1 state away and it was not suppose to get here until the 22 so fingers crossed it does not go on a cross country trip to visit some watering holes. I still don’t even have my new batteries yet I have some I can try it with but not great ones.I will update when its in my hands. PS was just going to drive the 3hours and break in the Postal Facility tonight but I think I am still wanted in CT for a 145mph ticket I had years ago so I decided against it. LOL

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Just to be clear mode memory is disable right?

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PS was just going to drive the 3hours and break in the Postal Facility tonight but I think I am still wanted in CT for a 145mph ticket I had years ago so I decided against it. LOL

surprisedsurprisedsurprised  wOwwwww....!!!

 

 

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Just to be clear mode memory is disable right?

No. It does remember your last used level. But it does not memorize turbo; if you double click to turbo, then off and then back on it remembers whatever non-turbo level was used. I’m not sure if memory can be disabled as I have not explored the user programmable options. Just played with it as it comes in the box.

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MtnDon wrote:
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Just to be clear mode memory is disable right?

No. It does remember your last used level. But it does not memorize turbo; if you double click to turbo, then off and then back on it remembers whatever non-turbo level was used. I’m not sure if memory can be disabled as I have not explored the user programmable options. Just played with it as it comes in the box.


That’s not quite right. It will memorize turbo if you ramp up to it. It won’t remember turbo if you double click to it.

You can’t disable memory in ramping, because you don’t need to. You have direct access to moonlight or turbo and can ramp from those.

In mode sets, memory can be turned on or off. Default is off.

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JasonWW wrote:
MtnDon wrote:
ohbreeeezy wrote:
Just to be clear mode memory is disable right?
No. It does remember your last used level. But it does not memorize turbo; if you double click to turbo, then off and then back on it remembers whatever non-turbo level was used. I'm not sure if memory can be disabled as I have not explored the user programmable options. Just played with it as it comes in the box.
That's not quite right. It will memorize turbo if you ramp up to it. It won't remember turbo if you double click to it. You can't disable memory in ramping, because you don't need to. You have direct access to moonlight or turbo and can ramp from those. In mode sets, memory can be turned on or off. Default is off.

+1 - true, all good.

Digging a little more, the last remembered level is not save permanently, so if you cycle power by doing a mechanical lockout for example, you lose your last saved level.

Also if you are referring to MODES operation (not ramping), the factory default is no mode memory.

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Assorted choices for assorted likes of assorted people. Smile I do absolutely love the UI as it comes. For me the Q8 has the best out of the box UI of any light I have tried or read about.

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laughing cool!

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Received my Q8 .
O. K.
Thank you very much (to the whole team).
Tested, All right.

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PS was just going to drive the 3hours and break in the Postal Facility tonight but I think I am still wanted in CT for a 145mph ticket I had years ago so I decided against it. LOL

2 Questions: 1st = is there a reward for tips that can lead investigators to your location?

2nd = where exactly are you (gps coordinates is preferred). Wink Cash
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Oh no pushed back another day!!!! Tomorrow it should arrive.

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Nice to hear good reports!

JakeDjanitor well it ia close Smile

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Price Drop: Listed now at $79.95. 42 reviews, all 5 stars.

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42 reviews, all 5 stars
All five stars! Certainly well-deserved, but still very impressive!

I scrolled through the reviews and was impressed by the number of photos shared by buyers.

Awesome to see reviews in many different languages, and fun to see some familiar usernames! Party

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Mine arrived today in Manchester UK.

All good, no apparent issues. Build quality seems excellent and it’s bright as hell. Hot as hell too!

Tried it outside in the dark and it hit buildings about 150 metres away in a built up area with lots of ambient light.

Thanks to all involved.

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I’m having a lot of fun shinning the Q8 around. Can’t help on the double click! Big Smile

However, since the switch leds are much brighter then expected – you can move around the house at night just with the green glow, did anybody estimate or measure the parasitic drain involved?

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patmurris wrote:
…did anybody estimate or measure the parasitic drain involved?

from post # 7351, http://budgetlightforum.com/node/45915?page=280 Tom E wrote:
I just confirmed the parasitic drain on the round #3 Q8:

with switch LED on: 135 µA

with switch LED off: 22 µA

not sure if he or anyone has measured a production light.

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With one 3 Ah cell that is
3Ah/(135e-6A*24h*365d) = 2.5a runtime.

So the Q8 with 4 cells can light for 10 years the switch!

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patmurris wrote:
I’m having a lot of fun shinning the Q8 around. Can’t help on the double click! Big Smile

However, since the switch leds are much brighter then expected – you can move around the house at night just with the green glow, did anybody estimate or measure the parasitic drain involved?


Assuming the production version has the same drain as the prototypes your talking years, so no worry.

As always, if your not using the light and it’s going to sit a long time, just twist the battery tube to break the connection.

Maybe someone can measure the drain on a production light that has the overly bright switch leds?

Just take a DMM and set it to measure DC current and use one battery then use just the head facing down. Touch the positive tip of the cell to the big ring then run the DMM wires from the cell negative to the outer ground ring on the driver. Should be pretty easy. You may have to wait 6 (?) seconds for the mcu to go to sleep.

Does this sound correct?

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