Cool lights; great review. I love the idea of two LED's (one for throw & one for flood.) I wish the flood beam was white & had the same output modes as the throwy beam....that would be perfect. The UI seems decent, but not great. I agree that it should turn off sooner than one second; a half second seems plenty. I disagree with the need for mode memory, at least when turning the light on. I always want my lights to turn on in low or have the option to turn it on in low. I'd also like to see a sub 1 lumen setting on this light as that is a must for me, and is a level that I use daily. I wake up at 4:00 a.m. and use moonlight mode to navigate my bedroom without waking my wife.
I'm a Zebralight fan, and to me the XTAR is not a big enough improvement to win my business. If they could come up with a better UI, a white flood LED with multiple settings, and a sub 1 lumen mode then they'd get me. Zebralight should take note here, and add a floody LED to each of their headlights. That could keep companies like XTAR in their dust. Cuddos to XTAR though for coming up with a new & unique design. With this design, I believe they will have a solid start, and could have a bright future (pun intended.)