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

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Tip of the day: Turn the clip to the opposite side of the switches. Greatly helps to find the switches.

This works especially well with the deep carry clip of TO50R.

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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.

That’s not too bad at all for the UI, pretty similar to most tail-switch lights really and the interface sounds pretty easy to figure out once a user gets used to having two side-switches.

Screwed bezel, not press fit I take it then? I never owned the 46R.

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I bought 5 TO46R, 1 TO10R, and 2 TO40R. I bought them to swap out the LEDs. They were all screwed bezel. If it’s press fit, I won’t buy a single one.

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SKV89 wrote:
If it’s press fit, I won’t buy a single one.

I’ll second that. I learned my lesson on the Fireflies PL47. Not buying another light with pressed in bezle or switch ring.

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SKV89 wrote:
I bought 5 TO46R, 1 TO10R, and 2 TO40R. I bought them to swap out the LEDs. They were all screwed bezel. If it’s press fit, I won’t buy a single one.

I thought I remembered at least the 46R being modded quite a bit, hope that trend continues with the 50.

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SKV89 wrote:
If it’s press fit, I won’t buy a single one.

I’ll second that. I learned my lesson on the Fireflies PL47. Not buying another light with pressed in bezle or switch ring.

This is actually the one huge complaint I have with Zebralights. I don’t even want to talk about what I had to do to get mine to stay in after the bezel ring failed – its embarrassing. Of course I like everything else on the damn light too much to bother sending it away for 5+ weeks to get repaired so nobody to blame but myself.

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The bezel is screw-in. I wouldn’t allow a press fit in any of my lights. 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.

+2; there are too many 21700s on the way to waste money going backwards to charge them.
I’ll also ask for battery fitment parameters/tolerances here whether I’m the only enthusiast left on the planet running protected cells or not.
‘Someday’ Oops …forum members will take back charge of their own marketplaces and demand only the latest technologies or well thought out/accommodating designs. In the meantime, I suppose that never-before-witnessed control elsewhere has saved my spending of late.
Sincere best of luck with the light nonetheless.

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Interested. If it has a TRUE Moonlight (1 lumen or less) and if it has a illuminated power button. The pocket clip alignment world to find the switches but in some cases it still moves. An illuminated power switch will solve this. Or an Olight S1R/S2R Baton II style unmovable clip. And what about Luminus SST-20 emitters for better optical performance?

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I wish it jaf illuminated switch ot at least a white power switch. I always remove the pocket clips on my flashlights because I dont use them and they add bulk to the flashlight.

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My 46R started having intermittent operating issues after a month of usage. Light would suddenly shutoff after a few minutes even on low mode (used it as night light for my toddler boys). Sometimes wouldn’t turn on when switched on, then all of a sudden, boom, a blast of light…. the 10R on the other hand has worked perfectly since receiving it. They were both purchased during the group buy with the NW emitters. It was odd that the 46R head was glued on to the tube and the tail cap was removable for battery changes, whereas the 10R had it’s tail cap glued and the head removable for battery removable/changes.

Maybe I got the one lemon 46R… I’ll have to figure out how to pull it apart to check the circuit as I don’t think its worth the cost to send it in for a replacement/repair. It’s currently used as a single cell charger. Hopefully the 50R don’t have issues (or any issues with the 46R will have been addressed).

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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No issues with any of mine fortunately. Have you tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol? Also try another battery.

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LightUpTheDark wrote:
They were both purchased during the group buy with the NW emitters. It was odd that the 46R head was glued on to the tube and the tail cap was removable for battery changes, whereas the 10R had it’s tail cap glued and the head removable for battery removable/changes.

Sorry to hear that you have problems with the 46R Oops So far mine are working fine (10R and 46R, this one bought in the NW groupbuy).
The “glued” parts are common, for what I’ve seen. Only some of the first 46R came with head unglued. With a rubber strap wrench and some force the head will eventually come out. I guess all the TO10R have the tail glued, though.

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Hopefully the 50R don’t have issues (or any issues with the 46R will have been addressed).

I believe – the – will address those eventual issues (if they exist) before they leave the factory Wink
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Very interested. I could care less whether it has Micro-USB, USB-C, or no USB charging at all…. I’m in regardless. . Wink

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Any rough idea of when this will become available? I’ve been holding out for a month and a half with a much-needed upgrade for my daily bike commute flashlight… Ha, and I’m not sure how much longer I can hold out!!

Thanks!

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Aux lights are the best extra feature imo.

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Definitely interested. I’d prefer USB-C, but USB chargeabiluty is only a secondary feature for me so it’s not a deal breaker. To be honest the size, shape, cell type and high reported efficacy of Maukka’s test sample are what hooked me.

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too long
weird ui

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SKV89 wrote:
No issues with any of mine fortunately. Have you tried cleaning the contacts with alcohol? Also try another battery.

Yes I’ve cleaned the contacts and tried with my other 18650’s I had on hand and it has same issues with all of them (AW Black 2200mAH, Eagletac 3400, Samsung 30Q). I think it’s just a failed driver. It’s joined my faulty Olight S30RII Baton as drawer dust collector (it fell from waist height onto kitchen tile floor and now only lights up in moon mode).

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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I just found this thread. Is it still open? Interested only if the slow full power beacon is still there.

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Interested in one or more.

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Finally, after the long CNY holidays, things start to be clear. UI finalized, materials purchased, production started, …

Lights will be ready to ship around mid-March. MAP $119.99, but we’ll arrange an introductory GB with a significantly lower price.

I’ll create a GB thread later today.

Ps. This version will be equipped with the good old Micro-USB interface and power bank feature. (Changing to USB-C at this late stage would pose a too high risk. I feel sorry for the USB-C lovers, but had to make this decision!)

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the wrote:
Finally, after the long CNY holidays, things start to be clear. UI finalized, materials purchased, production started, …

Lights will be ready to ship around mid-March. MAP $119.99, but we’ll arrange an introductory GB with a significantly lower price.

I’ll create a GB thread later today.

Ps. This version will be equipped with the good old Micro-USB interface and power bank feature. (Changing to USB-C at this late stage would pose a too high risk. I feel sorry for the USB-C lovers, but had to make this decision!)

With micro-usb I’m out, sorry.

It’s a terrible choice when all brands already working in this format. We’re in 2019, not in 2014

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the wrote:
Finally, after the long CNY holidays, things start to be clear. UI finalized, materials purchased, production started, …

Lights will be ready to ship around mid-March. MAP $119.99, but we’ll arrange an introductory GB with a significantly lower price.

I’ll create a GB thread later today.

Ps. This version will be equipped with the good old Micro-USB interface and power bank feature. (Changing to USB-C at this late stage would pose a too high risk. I feel sorry for the USB-C lovers, but had to make this decision!)

No glue/thread locker pleaseeeeeee Glasses Glasses

- Clemence

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a Micro USB flashlight can’t be “The Flashlight” in 2019

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