- Oct 27, 2004
- Czech Republic
Sorry for the OT but could you be more specific, please?
I posted about this effect on L1's modified with higher resistance tailcaps. I have modified all but one of mine with 30-100 ohm resistors. The effect is far more pronounced with very high resistance. My 100 ohm modified L1 has an ultra low second low. Much lower than the original gen1 low and even lower than the HDS lowest setting.Recently I noticed that if I hit the low momentary, release and press again in less than 1 second I will have a second low mode at less than half the regular low mode. When it is in this lower low, I can twist the tailcap to leave it on in this mode. I find the regular low to be quite bright for navigating around the house at night, but the lower low seems perfect. Has anyone else experienced this with their L1s?
If you can name another light with that amount of output, with the intuitive convulsive interface able to get to high mode under stress without looking at the light, the option of a lower-output setting, with the solid Surefire build quality and product support, handy enough to keep with you 24/7, I'd love to hear about it.
Thank you, manoloco, I will give it a try (since I have a spare QTC).
This obvious answer to this is an HDS clicky LE/Tactical.
Instantly get to high from off or low, momentary or latched, with 0 thought or under any stress. I'd put the build quality above surefire, there is a VERY low option, or a normal low option, and the product support is supposedly second to none. Not to mention the output BLOWS the surefire away on one 123 cell.
I'm sure there would be other options too but maybe not so many that can combine it all so well in one package. There is a reason the HDS threads have 100's of pages of posts and is now at least on its 16th iteration of such.
Yeah true but whichever you program, a double click press gets you either. Hold for momentary or just click to stay on. Amazingly easy. I have mine click and hold for momentary use on medium, and a double click for max output.
And yes being fully potted, amazing service and warranty, etc I think personally it fulfills that guy's request about a comparable light. You may like one thing on one a bit more than another etc but I would def put it in same league (or IMO, much much better due to the other criteria you list )
Sorry for the OT but could you be more specific
I think we're mostly in agreement Just sayin if you bought the light AS a tactical type light, program it to come on bright, and use double click as your dimmer mode. Then there is nothing to know. Click it comes on bright, or use it as momentary. Couldnt possibly be simpler.
You have to look carefully. You won't notice a drastic difference actually. Sometimes it's only a tad less bright but occasionally it's about half the brightness. That's why I said it is too troublesome to even bother trying.