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Simon, why don’t you use MCU Attiny 25, 45, 85 and Crescendo firmware on your 5 and 6 Ampere drivers? It’s almost perfect firmware! Talk to TK. Plz!
ToyKeeper already proposed to help but it seems that it has remained dead letter and zero progress was made with Convoy’s flashlights UI, maybe Simon prefer to do things in his own way or maybe it’s because of people continuing to buy his drivers that he doesn’t see the point to improve UI, while better UI would make them even more popular. Bistro UI at least for clicky, please !

This is such a pity!

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ToyKeeper already proposed to help but it seems that it has remained dead letter and zero progress was made with Convoy’s flashlights UI, maybe Simon prefer to do things in his own way or maybe it’s because of people continuing to buy his drivers that he doesn’t see the point to improve UI, while better UI would make them even more popular. Bistro UI at least for clicky, please !

Bistro looks too complicated to me. Also Biscotti has too many options, but I select one mode, store it, and that’s it. Actually I liked the old 3/5 mode driver, except that it generates a squaling tone, which nobody likes. Ideally I’d like to simply have 4 modes 3%-35%-70%-100% no blinking stuff etc.

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Bistro looks too complicated to me. Also Biscotti has too many options, but I select one mode, store it, and that’s it. Actually I liked the old 3/5 mode driver, except that it generates a squealing tone, which nobody likes. Ideally I’d like to simply have 4 modes 3%-35%-70%-100% no blinking stuff etc.

I like Biscotti too, but wish I could customise the modes that are available to add different levels – I’ll just have to recompile and flash it Smile
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Without a true moonlight mode, a flashlight is useless to me. Below 1 lumen.

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Convoylover wrote:
Ideally I’d like to simply have 4 modes 3%-35%-70%-100% no blinking stuff etc.

How are you doing with your car ?
When you are driving downtown at 50 km/h on the third gear position, if you need to slow down and go back to the second gear, would you like to have to go to the fourth gear then fifth then first before being able to drive on the second one ?
Bistro has ascending and descending cycling modes. You can descend back, for example, to the lowest mode when you are in the 2nd. Thumbs Up

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Tally-ho wrote:
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Ideally I’d like to simply have 4 modes 3%-35%-70%-100% no blinking stuff etc.

How are you doing with your car ?
When you are driving downtown at 50 km/h on the third gear position, if you need to slow down and go back to the second gear, would you like to have to go to the fourth gear then fifth then first before being able to drive on the second one ?
Bistro has ascending and descending cycling modes. You can descend back, for example, to the lowest mode when you are in the 2nd. Thumbs Up

Nice comparison Smile but a flashlight is not a car. How do you distinguish between descend and ascend with one single reverse clicky switch? Long and short press? That feels like a complicated gearbox to me, but thats my personal preference. The idea is nice though.

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Convoylover wrote:
How do you distinguish between descend and ascend with one single reverse clicky switch? Long and short press?

Yes :

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Bistro looks too complicated to me. Also Biscotti has too many options, but I select one mode, store it, and that’s it.

You can configure Bistro to have 4 modes or 3 with moonlight, in low to high or high to low order, enable or disable memory, etc, store it and that’s it.
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Bistro is my preferred UI for reverse switches.

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Simon, is there a way to select or modify the driver for 1 mode, high only?

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Mark Piezó wrote:
Simon, do you plan to sale drivers 20 mm 6 Ampere without memory last mode?

It seems that few people have such a demand.
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Caleb wrote:
Simon, is there a way to select or modify the driver for 1 mode, high only?

i will produce 6A driver with one mode in the future

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Mark Piezó wrote:
When can we expect on sale SST-40 4000K? Thx!

uh ,i hope luminus launches 4000K ,too

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Tally-ho wrote:
Convoylover wrote:
How do you distinguish between descend and ascend with one single reverse clicky switch? Long and short press?
Yes :

Short and long press? My personal best is single press – next mode, double press – previous mode, 3 press – strobe, e.g. 6 press config mode, and so on.

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@mocarny
Which UI is it ?

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@mocarny Which UI is it ?

This is the legendary UI, have it in my first flashlight, bought online, and it has this great UI with many more options. Never found it again anywhere as only driver, wondering why nobody is selling it

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Double press on a clicky for previous mode? Interesting, I’ve actually never heard of that before.

Personally I can’t see that as being superior to long press for previous mode, but long press has to work consistently and that has higher hardware requirements.

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What ever happened with the titanium AA light mentioned last week?

I’m with you on this one! Curious to see what you got for us Simon Wink Blushing

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Simon, will the new flashlights have 1%, 10%, 40%, 100%, or 0,1%, 3%, 30%, 100%? I think second option is better, moonlight is sometimes needed.

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Mike C wrote:
Double press on a clicky for previous mode? Interesting, I’ve actually never heard of that before.

Personally I can’t see that as being superior to long press for previous mode

With double press you can’t go wrong, double press is always previous mode, single is always next. With this long/short press you can press a bit too long, or too short and have wrong mode. You would love it Wink

I wish Simon had that in his flashlights

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Mocarny wrote:
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Double press on a clicky for previous mode? Interesting, I’ve actually never heard of that before.

Personally I can’t see that as being superior to long press for previous mode

With double press you can’t go wrong, double press is always previous mode, single is always next. With this long/short press you can press a bit too long, or too short and have wrong mode. You would love it Wink

I wish Simon had that in his flashlights

It’s like Crescendo, except it has levels and not ramping. It would be amazing to use! I would love that with the ability to turn mode memory on/off. With mode memory off, click on to get moon and double half tap, boom! Turbo.

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Thank you Oweban, you are kind and a real flashlights guru!! Regards

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KevinZA1988 wrote:
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Mike C wrote:
Double press on a clicky for previous mode? Interesting, I’ve actually never heard of that before.

Personally I can’t see that as being superior to long press for previous mode

With double press you can’t go wrong, double press is always previous mode, single is always next. With this long/short press you can press a bit too long, or too short and have wrong mode. You would love it Wink

I wish Simon had that in his flashlights

It’s like Crescendo, except it has levels and not ramping. It would be amazing to use! I would love that with the ability to turn mode memory on/off. With mode memory off, click on to get moon and double half tap, boom! Turbo.

Yes, this driver has ability to turn mode memory on/off, check the battery voltage, you can change the amount of modes from 1 to 5, change brightness of each mode (choosen from 15 brightness steps, 7 noPWM), increase or decrease temperature of thermal protection, and my favourite, you can have 2 mode groups, up to 5 modes in each group, e.g. one with memory mode on, and another with off, you can switch between those groups by 9-half presses. So you can have memory off 0,05%, 1%, 10%, 40% and in another group memory on 5%, 40%, 100%.Perfect, love it.
And if it seems too hard for average users, they can just use 1press – next, 2presses – previous and 3presses – strobe, maybe 9presses for group changing, easy to remember.

If only Simon was interested in making it, I would send him full list of functions

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Thanks rooirissi Smile

Mocarny, what light was this UI in? Curious to learn a bit more.

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Short and long press? My personal best is single press – next mode, double press – previous mode, 3 press – strobe, e.g. 6 press config mode, and so on.
Interesting UI, but i like to skip quickly through the modes to get to the one i want which i’m assuming would not be possible with this UI? For example, trying to skip 2 modes forward would give me the previous mode instead.
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Sorry, but don’t understand, you are asking about flashlight type?

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Yeah, as in where did you come across this driver?

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Interesting UI, but i like to skip quickly through the modes to get to the one i want which i’m assuming would not be possible with this UI? For example, trying to skip 2 modes forward would give me the previous mode instead.

Hmm yes, but it is not that much longer, and have some pros. E.g. with 4 modes, being on 1-st you have instant access to 4-th (let’s say 100%) and 2-nd, only mode you have to press – wait while it changes (about 0,5s) – press is 3-rd.

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oweban wrote:
Yeah, as in where did you come across this driver?

About 3 years ago I bought Solarforce L2P from a guy that modifies flahlights as a hobby, but I asked him to buy that driver lately, and no answer

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Mocarny wrote:
If only Simon was interested in making it, I would send him full list of functions

It tooks years to Simon to changes the Convoy 3/5 modes UI to Biscotti that was already existing and ready to be flashed, just like Bistro with ascending/descending UI which is a bit “better” in my opinion than Biscotti, but still not used.
Toykeeper also proposed to help to improve Convoy driver and UI, but remained dead letter.
Then how much chance for your list of fonctions to be implemented from scratch ?

I don’t want to discourage you, years ago it took me quite some time to convince solarforce to make a SS bezel protecting the front (L2-B6 bezel) of the L2 series instead of the default SS recessed bezel and Xenoled to use neutral and warm white LEDs and change the default “tactical” UI with High to Low modes order for L to H.
But at least I had conversations with them, Simon is on another level (no offense intended).

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That said, we have had movement in discussing most enthusiasts prefer reverse clicky from a UI standpoint Smile

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