Any decent 18650 infinitely variable headlamps made?

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Any decent 18650 infinitely variable headlamps made?

Looking for a quality brand.

Firefly low a must

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Does the Lumintop HL3A have a firefly low?

If so, that would be a great choice.  :BEER:

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Does the Lumintop HL3A have a firefly low?


If so, that would be a great choice.  alt=:" />

Looking for a dimmer dial or rotary twisty dial not a button to hold.

If you look at the late 1980s cars and trucks the wingnut car manufs put buttons on everything from the radio to the temp, the fans, etc. They soon learned that buttons were a HUGE mistake! They are SLOW, take your eye off the road, not liked by the masses. Slowly they went back to dials for temp, volume, tuning etc. Dials are quicker!

I want a dial not a button to hold or double, triple, quadruple click for some unknown function.

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Do you have any flashlights with Anduril?

They're really nice and most people absolutely love the ramping.

I have a headlight with a rotary dial, and I much prefer Anduril.

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idahofarmer wrote:
If you look at the late 1980s cars and trucks the wingnut car manufs put buttons on everything from the radio to the temp, the fans, etc. They soon learned that buttons were a HUGE mistake! They are SLOW, take your eye off the road, not liked by the masses. Slowly they went back to dials for temp, volume, tuning etc. Dials are quicker!

I want a dial not a button to hold or double, triple, quadruple click for some unknown function.


Have you noticed the touchscreen trend in cars now? It’s even worse than buttons, because you can’t even feel where the button is if it’s on a screen.
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idahofarmer wrote:
If you look at the late 1980s cars and trucks the wingnut car manufs put buttons on everything from the radio to the temp, the fans, etc. They soon learned that buttons were a HUGE mistake! They are SLOW, take your eye off the road, not liked by the masses. Slowly they went back to dials for temp, volume, tuning etc. Dials are quicker!

I want a dial not a button to hold or double, triple, quadruple click for some unknown function.


Have you noticed the touchscreen trend in cars now? It’s even worse than buttons, because you can’t even feel where the button is if it’s on a screen.

YES and I almost ran head-on into an old growth tree that was 8ft across at the base. I rented a car and it was like flying species 8472 spaceship. Insanely stupid to have that distraction in a car doing 70mph on a 2 lane road with logging trucks coming the other way.

AND

The lit touchscreens blind you on a dark mountain road. Good luck seeing that 1500lb black haired Moose running out of the bushes at full tilt.

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Yeah, my rotary headlight is the Imalent HR20.

It's okay, but the Lumintop HL3A is so much better.

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Yeah, my rotary headlight is the Imalent HR20.


It’s okay, but the Lumintop HL3A is so much better.

Yeah and the ij-itz took the dial off the hr70 for no reason.

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knobs are out

ramping is in

anduril

FW3A

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Wow, a rotary headlamp was something I didn’t know I wanted.

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if you find one, it will have some other problem

like
not waterproof
costs $250
runs on AA cells
too big
off brand manufacturer
uses cheap parts
some other UI that you cannot stand – like comes on in your pocket or needs a button to activate or something else stupid

super blue or purple light

10 years old and on verge of not working (someone did make them but they were expensive and i think also buggy)

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There's a bunch, just google: headlamp rotary dial

https://www.amazon.com/Princeton-Tec-Sync-LED-Headlamp/dp/B07L3MBQHQ

SureFire, Coleman, etc.

Rotary dials seem to be popular on headlamps. I have one, but it's cheesy, never used it, forgot the brand.

Ohh - mine is exactly like the Imalent HR20, but different brand. Dial is loose, feels cheap, adjusting output is messy - Anduril/Narsil is sooo much better being non-linear.

My headlamp of choice is a modded D10 running Anduril 2, TIR optic for flood - use it every day.

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oh – i actually didn;t notice the ‘‘headlamp’‘ part

knob might be better for that

or remote control on wrist or something

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This is something I would love to have if you find one that is decent. I wish a lot more things came with rheostat control as opposed to buttons. In a flashlight could be as easy as twisting base or top. Wish I was smart enough to design these things.

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This is something I would love to have if you find one that is decent. I wish a lot more things came with rheostat control as opposed to buttons. In a flashlight could be as easy as twisting base or top. Wish I was smart enough to design these things.

Thank You!

I have 2 SWM IV flashlights and they are the cats bark!

https://1lumen.com/review/sunwayman-v11r-revolution/

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Got This one, it has a rotary dial

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Thanks.

Its not an INF V light though. Its just pre-selected modes by factory.

5 LIGHT MODES | Turbo (1,500 lumens) – 30 second intervals* / 129 meters | High (750 lumens) – 4 hours / 91 meters | Medium (300 lumens): 5.5 hours / 58 meters | *+Low (30 lumens) +*- 28 hours / 18 meters | Strobe (750 lumens) – 4 hours / 91 meters

NO firefly

NO self charger

Also it weighs ——>150grams

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Got This one, it has a rotary dial !https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/fr/cp0/e15/q65/245556...!
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Fenix is releasing HO30r v2.0 this year. Well it’s 2×21700 light with separate battery box, but it has rotary switch for swapping modes.

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My favorite non-pushbutton variable headlamps are the Imalent HR20 and the Nitecore HC90.

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TexasToasted wrote:
My favorite non-pushbutton variable headlamps are the Imalent HR20 and the Nitecore HC90.

I like the hr20 (now discontinued for hr70 which is NOT an IV light) Not sure why they discontinued IV on the hr70. I wish they would have used usb-c charge cable.

Any issues with heating body when off?
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