Received the fandyfire Warrior from Wallbuys, really like it but I have a couple of questions:
Does it have a removable tail cap? …and so how to remove it, looks like they welded that damn thing.
I want to hack the springs.
Do the light automatically step down from high? I left mine on to test some batteries and it looks that it stepped down after some minutes, not sure if there is a timer or something doing that. Can anyone confirm.
Got mine to replace a SRK, but I think I will keep the SRK that can get pretty hot, but do not have the step down thing.
I am pretty sure the SL3 have a step down from high. The thing is… either I have not paid enough attention, but I have not seen this mentioned from the previous reviews of SL3 and Warrior. Perhaps everyone knows this but I didn’t so blehhh.
The BTU Shocker does the step from turbo too. turbo to high but this I saw it mentioned before.
There are two buttons the right smaller one is a quick on/off , press and hold for instant on
The left larger you press and hold to turn on (approx 1 sec) it goes into low mode first every time, the smaller right button is then a variable dimmer ranging from I’m guessing 10% to 80% output
The first low mode is memory it comes on at the same level you set it to with the dimmer
To go to full just press the left button a second time a third press puts it into SOS mode after that it just cycles between modes, to turn off press and hold left button for 1 second again.
The light does seem to have quite a good throw only thing to compare I have is the Costco 500 lumen zoomeys which have a good throw as a tight square the Warrior will throw the same distance but light up a much bigger area.
I dedomed the one i recieved 20 munites after i got home from picking it up at the post office.
Now it has a more neutral tint and better throw. Great light and user interface, and very well built. ( especially with the momentary-on mode.
Also it won’t take flat top batteries well. I had to add blob of solder on the batteries. Actually I don’t know why I want to mod the spring coz it gets hot already just like that, hacking the spring will only give it more current, thereby it will get hot even faster.
Also the variable mode get only to like 75% of the high.
I have always assumed that it steps down because of thermal protection in the driver. This after it warms up for about 10 minutes.
And my Warrior is also my favorite light, and I have almost all the popular lights. I am not saying that it is the best light for any particular use, just my favorite.
Remember the SRK, you order one now and you never know what you will get. If you buy early before all the clones come out you know what you are getting. The warrior has excellent output and machining now, so why wait til later when it will be a lottery. Have given away and sold some and will probably keep about four.
Tsetse, it should get to 100% in the variable mode.
Warrior is really the best light out there I think for the price range. SO much better than SRK in hand feel, throw, weight, output, wide variety of light levels/modes, ability to “flash” (instant on/off/Morse code), lanyard, heat distribution and looks. SRK wins at more wide flood, slightly longer run time, and used to win on stainless steel bezel, but most aren’t stainless steel anymore.
I have not noticed any stepdown, but I have an XML2 version. Its also the only light I have that I seem to constantly have people come up to me and ask where did I get that light in addition to saying something like “thats bright”, which they tend to do without asking where to get it with my others, great gift light.
True. That's what makes the Supfire M6 a great choice. It's still too early for clones, it manages heat better than the SRK, and the single e-button format lends itself to easier modding with the drivers being developed by some of our members.