You’re right, Andúril is awesome. It has totally spoiled me.
I’ve been using Andúril since last September when ToyKeeper first released it. I now have it running on the Emisar D4, D1, and D1S, three Q8s, a GT, a swapped X6R, and a swapped Meteor.
Muggle mode is one of my favorite features because I love sharing my lights. It’s great to lend someone a high-powered light without worrying they will burn/blind themselves, enter setup or strobe, or otherwise get confused or frustrated. I click six times to enter muggle mode, hand them the light and say, “Click to turn it on and off. Hold to change the brightness.”
Momentary mode is great for hiking. I wear a headlamp on a low or medium mode and keep a D4 on a high-ish momentary mode. Perfect for a quick look around when reaching a clearing or looking for a landmark. Momentary is cancelled only by disconnecting power, which means no sequence of clicks will accidentally exit it.
Beacon mode has adjustable brightness AND adjustable interval. :+1:
I set the ramp ceiling at turbo-50 on my Nichia D4. This is plenty bright for most of my needs, and won’t heat up in just seconds. Turbo is still only a double click away.
Adjustable frequency party strobe mode is fun. I froze a fan’s motion the other day. Tactical strobe is adjustable too, in case you want to try to make yourself sick.
Lockout also acts as a momentary mode set at a low level. Very handy.
I’m excited for Andúril to be installed on a factory built light so that lots more people can enjoy it.
Teacher, it’s true! Who among us hasn’t bought a light that looked great, had our favorite emitter, but the UI was lame? I’ve always thought “I’ll adapt” but wind up giving them away.
I’ve adapted to the Skilhunt H03 UI because I use headlamps differently than pocket lights.
Wouldn’t want it on an EDC.
I’m so stoked about this UI I’m slowly trying to figure out flashing attiny chips so I can put it on some other lights.
The bonus with this light is that it most certainly does NOT look like a turd and won’t have lousy emitter/optic combo.
When I got a ZL SC62d it almost killed the hobby for me because it is such a great light.
I predict this light may slow down my purchases but the UI and the prospect of putting it on other lights and lanterns opens up a whole new branch of the hobby. I used to have a blast doing emitter swaps but that has died down since it’s become pretty simple to buy a light with a decent emitter.
Thanks again to all involved!
Edit: thanks for those details goshdogit! Those little things appeal to me. I hear from non-enthusiast “it’s just a flashlight” but these “little” things turn it into a Versatile Lighting Tool which really does let you do so much more than a flashlight and do it with a sophistication and accuracy that cannot be replicated by a light you’d get off a pegboard display at a hardware store.