SF charges so much for there lights not because they know people will pay it They simply know that people will pay that much for a great light that you can trust to work for you every time.
I agree...I find a light much more useful when it comes on low first.Nice. :thumbsup:
Wish it was programmed Low->High (could be the perfect around-the-house light) instead of High->Low, but it's pretty obvious who the target market is, and the setting make sense for them.
Not really bashing SF, it's a nice light and I give them credit, I like the light a lot.
But I just think this light, and even other lights from other Manufacturers, have been over priced. It just seems that people here are willing to pay lots of $$$ for lights. The average cost of a Cree or similar LED light has sky rocketed over the past year, there's no denying that. Manufacturers raise their prices a little, we pay, they raise them again, we pay, and it just keeps getting higher and higher. Just a bummer:sigh: for those that don't have money to throw at every new light (though it is hard not to: damn you CPF!!!)
Since they mention a time limit for switching to low, I assume the 2-stage mechanism is part of the converter, and the tailcap is a standard, forward, momentary clicky. Might even be the same mechanism as the Z57/Z61. That's fine with me.What I don't care for, however, is the tail switch. I do generally prefer clickies over twisties, all other things equal. And I guess it's cool that SureFire is now offering a 2-stage clicky. But what I've always liked about SureFire is that they have some of the best, no-nonsense, simple-as-can-be switching mechanisms. Other lights have been cool with all their modes and levels and such, but the beauty of a SureFire (to me) is that you just press it, and it goes on, exactly as you would expect it to, without having to put any thought into it. When using a flashlight, I don't want to have to explicitly call from memory every time exactly what I need to do to get another mode, or how long I need to wait before I can get back to the first mode again. I suppose I may be exaggerating this point a bit, but the Backup nevertheless seems to approach the realm of over-complicated multimode UI's.
R...it is not a two stage clicky switch
...it is not a two stage clicky switch it is just like changing modes on a Fenix...