Fingers crossed, looking for a regulated 5mm light with modes! With or without LEDs (will swap out)
Any other non headlamp options, that aren’t nitecore tube or klarus?
Does anyone know of a AAA (or aa) light for 5mm (yuji or rngwn compatible) regulated with modes? I don’t know what I’m talking about always (ok, often) but I’m going to say also not just dimmed with resistors… want longer runtime
I own a couple of those lights (Gerber, Manker, Sofirn, SWM).
The output is just about enough to get a key into a keyhole without scratching the door.
Don’t know 5mm lights with multiple modes but Sunwayman says the 10 lumen R01A has (quote):
21-hour working time (11-hour sun mode plus 10-hour moon mode).
I think but am not sure that is a step down, not user selectable. That is it works full power for 11hrs then at reduced output for the next 10.
If it’s a steady high for 11 maybe im in. I just don’t want a steadily decreasing output. And would like modes!
Ive learned to be picky here at blf! Can’t those flashlight companies invest in quality low output high cri lights? Seems so reasonable!!?? haha
User preference may not be the same as quality, someone else may have the feeling that quality is another user interface/driver behaviour than yours, and for yet someone else the C01 is perfect as it is now.
And those flashlight companies can invest in quality flashlights but customers (at least over here) demand cheap as well, reasonable is that it will not be both at the same time, although I find the C01 a lot of quality for the price.
I’m often using twisties. The way they close contact is far from being as reliable as e-switch or clicky mechanics, resulting in bouncing. I’m happy the C01 hasn’t modes. I’m also happy the light fades over time, indicating power level all the time. I’m so used to the C01, I know exactly when to recharge the cell .
There are so many small “smart” lights, no need to change one of the remaining simple quality lights.