Some other general thoughts: Driver: I don’t know how possible it is at this stage, but a driver with a regulated, flat output would be fantastic and would really elevate this light into a must have. From my experience owning an FWAA, an efficient driver is preferable in a light of this size. The FWAA is inefficient with its FET+1 7315 driver and it has poor battery life at any level above the regulated 350mAh.
Clip: I think that a very important consideration for lights of this size. So many manufacturers get this wrong and it can really compromise with how well the light is carried day to day. The clip that is present on the prototype seems like the same clip present on the SP10V3 and SC21. It isn’t a very good design and I think a lot of people would pay more for a one way – deep carry clip. Ill post an image of one modified by reddit user grzybek337.
Finish: The finish of the light looks great; would it be possible to have colourful anodising like the recent releases of the HD15?
AUX Lights: This is a minor point, but would an RGB LED be possible to source? I find them extremely useful on my Anduril 2.0 lights as they can be used to quickly see battery voltage at a glance. I know I am asking a lot, but I do think that having the ability to change them would help to elevate the WK10 above its competitors.
Finally, I want to say thank you again for listening to community feedback. It is rare to be able to speak to manufacturers like this and I think it’s a fantastic thing!
Thank you, I hope to achieve the expected sale price within $20, so if the AUX lamp is used, it will be a single color. If there are multiple colors, it will increase the head space, and the cost will also increase.I found out that you have the same idea about the clip, I will try to make it better
colourful anodising—definately yes, that is what WURKKOS would like to do
My (highly unresearched, technically lacking) suggestions would be to offer two versions of this light for around the same cost - one with triple emitters and single-color AUX, and one with a single emitter and multicolor user-selectable AUX lights - like a WK10T and WK10S. I saved the "Pro" for later revisions lol. A good bin of SST20 on the triple would keep costs low, and a 519A in the single emitter would probably balance out the cost with the multicolor AUX (I'm guessing hard here btw) and solve the space issue. I'm not sure if a driver for three SST20s can be used for a single 519A, but costs could also be saved there if that was possible. So the only parts that are not shared are just the optics/LED/mcpcb, which would make assembly simpler and costs lower (discounting the fact that there are two versions now lol!). After all this daydreaming I'm ready to buy a couple of these!
And an efficient driver would really be a bonus!
If these fly off the shelf, then offer a basic version with no Anduril and AA compatibility. AUX would still be cool but since the driver's being redesigned for a basic UI then maybe just link it to battery voltage to keep in line with the WK10 design and make it a differentiating factor to other manufacturers. Oh I completely forgot about Ha....
Now that Sofirn realised the long awaited AA + 14500 anduril 2, Sofirn SP10 Pro I don't think that increasing the size, and sacrificing output by making it AA compatibile is the best way anymore. It's to late.
Sofirn SP10 Pro is already out, I would strongly pick a fight with lumintop FWAA
for me it's option 3 right now.
As for the charging port, USB C presumably (assuming only 14500 light) I think it will widen the flashlight target group so it's good choice. Look at the Sofirn SC31 PRO hype.
Will it increase the size of the light significantly ?
And Deep Carry Clip with captive ring (like the lumintop FWAA but Deep Carry) is very desirable.
I agree with the points others have made regarding the triple working better with 14500 only and possibly being underpowered and too floody for AA.
So I like option 1 (if a good ramping/stepped firmware is used) to compete with fwaa by being half the price but still having hi CRI and simple/intuitive ramping UI.
Or option 3 to compete with fwaa by offering more features like usb-c charging and aux LEDs
There are a lot of opinions and suggestions, and you can’t make everyone happy. …But I’ll throw my opinion onto the pile as well. I think it would be interesting to see a longer single emitter option compatible with AA as well as a larger 18650 version with 18350 tube for higher output and better capacity. An 18350 version would be a good low cost competitor to the Acebeam TK16 which uses 16340.
I’d vote for anduril 2 14500 only with RGB aux. usbc recharging is fine but not completely necessary. would love a single emitter and high efficiency driver as well. Maybe some knurling since it looks slippery as it is. Would def pay more for those options! Could be the light a lot of us are looking for!