Feeler thread / sneak preview: Wuben TO50R HC ("The Flashlight")

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Large gap between 250-1250Lm. There is not enough mode ~700Lm, especially if in this mode the flashlight is thermostable.

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Yes , interested

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I now have 3 Wuben TO46R lights with different emitters in all 3. I replaced all the emitters because the factory Wuben LEDs are horrible, cold blue- definitely not the 90 CRI LEDs claimed on the box.
But I really like the design of these lights and I’m looking forward to the TO50R. I just hope Wuben doesn’t pull a bait and switch with the LEDs on the TO50R like they do with the TO46R.

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Hope we get a group buy for this one

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Very interested! Any chance this may be available for sale (whether group buy or otherwise) before 2019?

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Yea I really hope this will be available before 2019. I will buy a few of them because the 4x Carclo optic compatibility makes this easy for modding. I really hope Wuben don’t glue any threads or I might not buy it.

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Yes please!

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In!

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What’s the latest on the charging port? Since Wuben already uses USB-C in the A21, will the TO50R also have it?

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I hope we soon hear how it stands with the TO50R

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yes
i’d be more interested if it was under 100mm long, but no one else seems to care about that
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maukka wrote:
What’s the latest on the charging port? Since Wuben already uses USB-C in the A21, will the TO50R also have it?

+1 for USB-C
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lumiere wrote:
maukka wrote:
What’s the latest on the charging port? Since Wuben already uses USB-C in the A21, will the TO50R also have it?
+1 for USB-C

It’s 99% sure that it will be Micro-USB. We decided so because of better availability -> being able to charge the light “everywhere”.

USB-C is the future, but unfortunately, the Micro-USB availability is still way higher.

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also has usb c on the t70 1×26650 light

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If has micro-usb, I’m out Crying

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Yep. Seems I’m also not meant to buy this one.
Only failure availibility seems to be better with micro USB, I’d say Big Smile

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Kit Latura wrote:
If has micro-usb, I’m out Crying

+1, I don’t see reason to buy new items with microUSB.
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Interested.

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I’d like the UI printed on the underside of the bill/visor on a gimme cap.

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maukka wrote:
What’s the latest on the charging port? Since Wuben already uses USB-C in the A21, will the TO50R also have it?
+1 for USB-C

It’s 99% sure that it will be Micro-USB. We decided so because of better availability -> being able to charge the light “everywhere”.

USB-C is the future, but unfortunately, the Micro-USB availability is still way higher.

USB-C please! All of the new Acebeam lights have USB-C too. I was planning to buy a bunch of these but if no USB-C then maybe not.

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Any update on this?

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Aviationtech wrote:
Any update on this?

Putting the final touches to the FW at the moment.

Soon..

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the wrote:
Aviationtech wrote:
Any update on this?

Putting the final touches to the FW at the moment.

Soon..

Can hardly wait

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the wrote:
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Any update on this?

Putting the final touches to the FW at the moment.

Soon..

It will use a different firmware than the usual low-med-high-turbo-SOS common in most Wuben flashlights?

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d_t_a wrote:
It will use a different firmware than the usual low-med-high-turbo-SOS common in most Wuben flashlights?

Right. I have designed a new UI for this light, trying to make it as easy and pleasant to use as possible:

  • Click on, click off
    • #1 requirement for any flashlight is to get it on or off quickly and effortlessly
    • Click on/off works instantly, no matter how fast you turn the light on or off  - no risk for accidental strobe or other "double-click features"
    • Suitable also for signaling!
  • Click W to change mode
    • 4 modes in the main cycle -> find the correct mode quickly
    • Need 2 modes up? Just click twice - no risk for accidental strobe or other annoyances!

 

  • The whole UI is based on click and press actions (and nothing else!) => no difficult double/triple/quad clicks!
    • Empirical studies show that especially older people have problems with double clicks
    • No risk for accidental double clicks that may turn the light on strobe or simply blind you!
  • Shortcuts to lowest mode and turbo mode
    • A typical situation is that you quickly need one of these modes without knowing which mode was last used
  • Momentary turbo (from off or any mode)
    • Imagine walking with the light on 250lm mode, you hear something, press W-button for a momentary turbo to see what's there, and finally release button to get back to 250lm mode and continue your walk.. Smile
  • Hidden Strobe, Beacons & SOS
    • In case you happen to need them..

 

UI diagram: (Modes are not final. Anything can still change. No promises, no lies!)

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Thanks for the update!

Here’s a link to the bigger version of the UI diagram.

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I know it’s early still, but any idea how much current is pulled on each mode?

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Say I’m on Med1 and want to cycle back to Low, would I be able to do that without flashing the higher modes at all if button presses are fast enough? Or would it require full power cycle?

Being able to drop to a lower output so quickly is one of my favorite things about my Zebralights and the new Anduril FW.

Also any word of the emitters and any choices there? LH351D was exciting before we found out most of the bins available are very green-ish. Tired

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Med1 to Low is either:
- three quick clicks (light flashes on each level, so you may need to cover the business end while doing so)
or
- click off, long press on, click mode change (doesn’t go through all modes, but is a bit more complex)

Emitters will be LH351D, but judging by the samples they are not too green. They are typical 3535, so emitter swap is easy if needed.

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the UI looks great. I love two button UI. However, was anything done to make the buttons easier to locate in the dark. The TO46R buttons were extremely difficult to find in the dark.

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