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Got mine two days ago...QK16L and a QK2A...This is my first experience with any 4 7 so I can’t really comment on how it’s improved over previous versions but I’ll give my humble impressions. The 5k 319A is beautiful...with a nice large hot spot and generous spill. I’m kind of obsessed when in comes to tint and CRI and this one is a definite standout for me.
I had a bit of a struggle with the 10-half-presses (not clicks) to enter programming mode until I realized I needed to hold the 10th half press for it to enter programming mode.
The mode spacing (1-100-400 w/burst 700 for the 16 and 1.5-80-300 w/500 burst for the 2A) is a bit odd but after more use this might make more sense.

The clip is very strong and holds very well...(being new to 47, I didn’t realized it was removable until I fiddled around...) Personally I would prefer more of a deep carry.

The fit and finish is on these two samples is flawless, with grippy knurling and anodizing is perfect as far as I can see.

Very nice lights and I’m duly impressed with the 319A, it will be interesting to hear from others who’ve experienced previous versions!
 

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I received my QK16L yesterday & it was great at first, but it has stopped working already :( Now it only very briefly switches on in low mode before switching off (I've posted more details on the kickstarter comments). It's a big shame because the build quality feels at least as good as my original Quarks and while it worked it was very impressive... hopefully this is just an isolated case & can be quickly resolved.
 

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I received my QK16L yesterday & it was great at first, but it has stopped working already :( Now it only very briefly switches on in low mode before switching off (I've posted more details on the kickstarter comments). It's a big shame because the build quality feels at least as good as my original Quarks and while it worked it was very impressive... hopefully this is just an isolated case & can be quickly resolved.

Did you try recharging the battery? :)
 

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As I posted over on kickstarter, I checked the battery with my multimeter and tested with the AW 17670 I use in my original Quark 123² - it's not a battery issue unfortunately :(

I've been investigating it a bit more since my original post and was briefly able to get it operating normally after I tried to unscrew the head to clean the threads & contacts (in case there was any debris/grime left over from manufacturing causing issues) and the two parts of the head started to unscrew - it started working normally when I re-tightened them so I suspect there's a loose connection inside the head somewhere. It didn't last though, and now it's stuck on medium output with no way to change the setting or access burst mode or the configuration menu, and subsequent attempts to repeat it have failed to make any difference.
 

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As I posted over on kickstarter, I checked the battery with my multimeter and tested with the AW 17670 I use in my original Quark 123² - it's not a battery issue unfortunately
:(

I've been investigating it a bit more since my original post and was briefly able to get it operating normally after I tried to unscrew the head to clean the threads & contacts (in case there was any debris/grime left over from manufacturing causing issues) and the two parts of the head started to unscrew - it started working normally when I re-tightened them so I suspect there's a loose connection inside the head somewhere. It didn't last though, and now it's stuck on medium output with no way to change the setting or access burst mode or the configuration menu, and subsequent attempts to repeat it have failed to make any difference.
Make sure the twist ring that holds the clip is tight. If it loosen's it can prevent a positive connection with the tailcap.
 

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I have contacted support about it, but haven't been able to resolve these issues (I've checked that everything is tightened, the threads & contacts are clean, battery is fine, I know I'm not doing anything incorrectly because it did initially work as it should and I didn't have any trouble changing modes/configuration/accessing burst mode then). So it looks like it will have to be returned :(
 

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My package arrived today (two days prior to the initial estimate from the USPS), and I have the batteries in the charger (QK2A and Preon P2). Later tonight, I will get the MKIII experience. I'm looking forward to it.
Cyclops942 ,

Congrats! How do you like it..., and what Config did it arrive in?

  • Config. 1: High - (Burst 100%)
  • Config. 2: Max (100%) - Strobe
  • Config. 3: Medium - High - (Burst)
  • Config. 4: Low - Medium - High - (Burst)
  • Config. 5: High - Medium - Low - (Burst)
  • Config. 6: Low - Med - High - Strobe - SOS - Beacon - (Burst)
 

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You might already have found out, but it arrives in Config 3. I'm surprised how warm High will get.

Based on the fact that mode memory is widely used, I assume it's liked by most people, right, and that I'm the odd-ball who isn't a fan?
 
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You might already have found out, but it arrives in Config 3. I'm surprised how warm High will get.
Thanks!

New EDC: 47 Quark QK16L MKIII (top in pic), takes a 16650 battery. Bottom 47 QTA (with QT2L-X burst mode lego head & 14500) has a 1 minute 780 lumen burst mode, then 390, and is the bedstand light. Eneloop AA on bottom is for scale.

Quark QK2A MKIII arrives Tuesday after the holiday.

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Is there any chance for a new Mini AA batch?
This baby nickel plated would be just awesome...
 

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Cyclops942 ,

Congrats! How do you like it..., and what Config did it arrive in?

  • Config. 1: High - (Burst 100%)
  • Config. 2: Max (100%) - Strobe
  • Config. 3: Medium - High - (Burst)
  • Config. 4: Low - Medium - High - (Burst)
  • Config. 5: High - Medium - Low - (Burst)
  • Config. 6: Low - Med - High - Strobe - SOS - Beacon - (Burst)

Like Archangel said, it arrived in Config 3. I switched it around a few times, just to prove that I could enter and use the RECONFIG interface.


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