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Anyone like the strobe on their lights? 308

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Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« on: January 05, 2017, 08:23:11 PM »
It's a hidden mode on most if not all lights so what gives for those that HATE them?  I like the hidden strobe mode and wish my Thrunite T10 had one.  I find it a feature I'd want IF my vehicle would become disabled.  I can add a diffuser and warn vehicles.  I've actually used the feature when walking down a very dark road with a narrow shoulder.  I used the mode pointed downward with a diffuser ( lip balm cap ) as I walked. 

It would seem that mode would be good for a hike light or in case of natural disaster.  Wouldn't a strobe act much like a beacon, i.e. easier to see it?   



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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 01:57:23 AM »
Can't say that I like or dislike it. I've never had to use it and it's hidden with three clicks on my light. I guess if there ever came a time that I needed it, I'd be happy to have it. Otherwise, I don't really think about it.
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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 03:31:41 AM »
The light I carry when walking in the early morning or late night has instant strobe access through a dedicated button. The likelihood of having to use it to distract or blind someone is slim to none (thankfully) but it still makes me feel better. Although, I have used it on loose dogs and aggressive geese before. Seemed to throw them off, but maybe it was just my imagination. You never can tell with animals.

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 03:34:51 AM »
No, can't stand them, if I end up seeing them for too long I'll have a brain reboot.
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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 06:33:33 AM »
They are really only good for annoying my wife. And that never ends well for me. I once had a car accident at around midnight in a desolate stretch of road (went off the road and rolled a few times) and I had a reverse-clicky Fenix light with me that I was able to flash on and off easily to alert the emergency crews. I don't think the strobe mode is any more helpful than just having a regular flashlight in an emergency situation.

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 08:28:39 AM »
... Disco mode...  I do not mind it.
Many of my lights have an SOS signaling mode, in addition to strobe.
I see it as the pin hole in victorinox scales. It does not take up any more space and it may come usefull.

The hidden strobes are usually better/less intrusive, but you may forget how to access them in an emergency.

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 08:34:00 AM »
... Disco mode...  I do not mind it.
Many of my lights have an SOS signaling mode, in addition to strobe.
I see it as the pin hole in victorinox scales. It does not take up any more space and it may come usefull.

The hidden strobes are usually better/less intrusive, but you may forget how to access them in an emergency.

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 10:02:34 AM »
My EDC lights all have strobe, but are hidden, so I don't mind that.

I don't have any use for strobe other than possibly emergency signalling. Given that the mode is hidden, but still easy to access, I'd rather have than not have.

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 03:23:52 PM »
I like them. Mainly because they are fun. Bust out some techno and and kick the light on. Instant rave. LOL!

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2017, 05:59:36 PM »
I've never had a need for the disco lights, but providing they're unobtrusive modes (I don't stumble upon them by accident) I don't mind them being there.
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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2017, 06:09:25 PM »
I've never bothered with them in the past but I do like the idea of using them as a warning beacon with a diffuser. Diffuser is now in the car  :salute:

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Re: Anyone like the strobe on their lights?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2017, 06:41:53 PM »
Most if not ALL "disco" modes are hidden.  I have lip balm caps as diffusers which IMO adds a level of function to said modes.  Burts bees for example is orangish/yellow cap and add a neat color rendering to the disco mode. 

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