Call attention to yourself across large open public spaces. Ever been on the phone with someone, and one of you is saying "Can you see me waving my arm?", when there are no less than about 500 other people waving their arms in a stadium of 80000 people? (just an example). Stadiums, parking lots, arenas, shopping malls, etc. It's a useful feature for grabbing someone else's attention.
SOS on the other hand is useless IMO. Such a small chance of EVER using it.
Call attention to yourself across large open public spaces
+1 When jogging/walking in the city, I like to use the strobe mode to alert innattentive drivers especially when I am about to cross the street in the marked crosswalks. It's surprising how many drivers are either on their cell phones, not paying attention, etc. The strobe really gets their attention and makes them take notice to slow down and pay attention to pedestrians.I thought that someone would have mentioned this, but no one did. I walk my dog every night, and I use the strobe feature of my Fenix lights (P2D, L1D, L2D, P3D all Q5) along with the white diffuser tip to alert oncoming traffic of my position. Something to remember is a light that is doing something is much more noticeable than a light that is doing nothing. I use to shine my lights directly at oncoming traffic effectively blinding the drivers which could cause them to lose control of their vehicles. Now I use the strobe feature with the diffuser tip (white) and have had no problems what so ever. Try it, the oncoming traffic will drive around you every time. Just my 2 cents.
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