Thats the price we pay for all the unnecessary bashing of PWM. I'd prefer high frequency PWM and consistent color through the different modes.
I am personally sensitive to PWM, so agree it needs to be in a non-visible range to be practically useful to me. But as dts71 points out, it does allow for consistent color tint.PWM makes me nauseous, literally :thumbsdow
I am personally sensitive to PWM, so agree it needs to be in a non-visible range to be practically useful to me. But as dts71 points out, it does allow for consistent color tint.
There is a slight efficiency hit as you go up to really high frequencies, but in practical terms I have never been able to visually detect >3kHz PWM. How I miss the excellent feature set and consistent tints of the Liteflux lights (and their undetectable 7.8kHz PWM).
Yeah, a bit off topic, but I think the original v1.0 of the C-LE was a record low for my oscilloscope, at 73 Hz. :laughing: To be fair, later versions were at the less cringe-inducing 317Hz (although that was still pretty bad by modern standards).Well I agree that the early Jetbeam C-LE at 73Hz was a bit annoying :shakehead, but >1kHz and I really don't mind it in practical use.
It sounds like a battery issue. Is the cell old? Was it fully charged to ~4.2V before the start of the run? I would recommend trying another battery.I tried the runtimes on my S10 on max brightness with a RCR123 650 mh and measured it with stopwatch to only 25 mins, isnt that abit weird?
What could be wrong? Its rated for 1.5 hours.
I know. My S10 already has a XM-L2 and the tint is still bad. As long as they only changed the LED there is not much hope that the tint will get any better.
I will be reviewing the S15, but don't have an exact timeframe yet.
Not to worry, the S10 is not driven that hard on max. Regular AW cells are fine. I believe HKJ was referring to the typical max current draw on larger 1x18650 lights in that link.From what I gather from posts on this thread, the 18350 cells won't fit, but the "RCR123A" or 16340 ones will. When I look at AW's threads, the RCR123As have a 2C limit on discharge current, or 1.5 A for AW's "black" RCR123As. Is the current draw for the S10-L2 low enough that this isn't an issue? I was concerned as http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common18650BatterySelection UK.html suggests "a XM-L led will need 3A."
No, the S20 XM-L2 still has the low voltage indicator. But the S10 XM-L2 does not. I'm working on that review right now, should be up by the end of the week.From what I can gather from those sheets, apparently neither of the models has a low-battery indicator in the -L2 incarnation.