How long do you have to keep the button down to activate/deactivate? How bad is PWM?
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 guess my only gripe would be not being able to get it to come on in high every time.
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.
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.
I have the Supfire M6 also, I personally prefer the Warrior. The Warrior is small and light and feels good in the hand compared to the M6 and I prefer the user interface on the Warrior.
I'd prefer the Warrior if I knew that texaspyro's or DrJones's drivers would work with the dual button interface.
You can set the “low” mode on its variable to it’s brightest output and it will remember that everytime you switch on, it’s not full high on mine but I’d guess its around 80-90% of high.
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.
Where did you get a XML2 version of the FandyFire?
Mine is a XML U2 version might get another if I can get XML2, is it noticeably brighter?
No step down and I never could get the tail cap off.
I did a de-doming and a resistor mod. It increased the lumens by a ton and more than doubled the throw, close to triple the throw actually.
I sold it a while back but I did really like it. I would have liked it better if the ramping went a lot lower. It should have gone to moonlight.
Was it easy to mod the Warrior? Did you take any piccys along the way of the mods?
Sorry I didn’t take any pics. I wouldn’t call it an easy mod. You have to locate the correct resistors to either bypass or stack new ones on top of. I can’t remember how hard it was getting the driver out but I don’t think it just popped out. I seem to remember keeping my fingers crossed a bit while I did the mod.
So not a good idea for a first mod then? I’m great at getting things apart they just don’t always work (or stay in one piece) after I re-assemble them, brute force and ignorance aren’t always good for fine work hehe
Not a good one for a first mod for sure. Although brute force works well with some lights.