I got my first LED flashlight EVER, the Blackshadow Darth, delivered from goinggear.com yesterday. Tried it today. Very nice light. While I like its color and style, what I really like is how it feels when I hold it. The weight and girth are just right. Plenty of light too.
I do, however, have a problem. I can’t make it strobe. When I turn the dial to Strobe from any other position, the light stays at the same old setting (low, medium, or high) although the dial is now pointing to Strobe.
If I turn on the rear switch when the dial is in Strobe, the light doesn’t turn on at all.
Before I contact goinggear.com for replacement, does anyone have a suggestion for me to fix it myself?
Let me get this straight: you want the strobe to work?
I bet there are people here that would buy the one you got.
My thoughts exactly Wish some of my lights were “faulty” like this.
Unfortunately it should strobe. Contact GG for a replacement.
True. We jest, but if the strobe doesn’t work today, you can bet that something else won’t work down the road. Get a replacement.
I just got the Darth replacement unit from GG and checked it out. Works in all modes now. I’m reasonably sure that the defective one had a bad dial switch. The arrow was about 3/8th inch off center of the label in each setting, and it didn’t turn quite as smoothly as the replacement unit’s dial.
It is only 4pm in California and I can’t wait for it to get dark to go for a walk with the Darth