I've had several Zebras throughout the years and they are good lights and the reason I still use my H52 cool white at work is exactly because of what you said. My problem is that the H52 is getting really long in the tooth. In order to get the most amount of advertised light out of it is to use Nimh(Eneloops). I used it that way for about a year but got tired having to keep up with having to use a specialized battery. I now run it using alkalines but that doesnt allow full power output which I am finding that I need more often than not.Whats wrong with the zebra? One advantage of the zebra UI is the instant access to all 3 mode groups. No mode memory required.
I looked at the HM23 and Its pretty much in the same league as my current work EDC - Zebralight H52.Fenix HM23 (AA)
Starts on Low, with High stated as 240L but hold for On/Off
I have the Thrunite TH20 AA/14500 (reflowed with Nichia 219b) that uses last mode memory but also has direct access to Moonlight with ramp up ability (infinite-level-like), double-click to Turbo. My favorite AA headlight.
Yes. High output. Not talking about "turbo mode" but the normal high setting that most non flashaholics would expect when turning on a flashlight of any given size.Not sure why you don't want mode memory, is there some particular mode or output level you want the light to always start at but then change the mode and not run at that mode most of the time?
Yes. High output. Not talking about "turbo mode" but the normal high setting that most non flashaholics would expect when turning on a flashlight of any given size.
I do have a Ultratac A1 that I love and its starts at low-med-high, but its my work edc and I know that it will always come on at the low setting
At the end of the day I am a firm believer in KISS when it comes to flashlights.
If I hand a flashlight to someone whether its a co-worker, wife, young child, senior citizen parents etc. I should not have to explain how the "UI" works.
For me its really annoying not knowing what I'm going to get when I turn on a flashlight. Especially in todays age of high powered, multi level flashlights