OK, school me I am not very light savvy and I don't know the difference between these and regular heads and what legal shenanigans They look nice what are the benefits of these Sorry of you posted this somewhere else and I missed it
I don't think that any of my lights have anything resembling a 'bright flash' when going into low mode.
Essentially what happened was that SureFire sued 4/7 claiming a breach of their Intellectual Property regarding the User Interface designed into the operation of the Quark lights.SF won a Judgement and 4/7 was forced to redesign and rethink the way the User Interface of the Quark line worked.This is what led eventually to David Chow the founder of 4/7 to sell the company which is now owned by the owner of Prometheus Lights.That is the short version.I have a few Streamlights with terrible Pre Flash as well.Ironic to me is that the worst is the so called EMS light which is supposed to be useful for EMS responders to administer Eye Exams as needed? I guess it is not a problem as long as your Low Level Eye Exam isn't started with a Blinding Flash somehow?
That's pretty much what happened. My own opinion is that the patent should have never been granted for a number of reasons, but we won't go down that particular rabbit hole today.Suffice it to say that this is the reason why rotating the head as a means of changing a flashlight's mode suddenly disappeared and everyone went to side buttons.It's interesting to hear that Streamlight was having some of the same pre-flash issues. I had never heard of it in another light. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
-snip-I'm curious, does anyone else have any lights that they love which for one reason or another are no longer available?
First, I'm probably mistaken here, mixing together different things. That said....Isn't the above bolded text basically a "twisty" light, like you see on many AAA lights? Or is it a different thing entirely?
By the end 4/7 also had some QC issues. I remember some of their models exploding or bursting into flames
The fenix LD01 is a favorite of mine that is no longer made. I've been carrying this one for 6-7 years I think now. I also have two NIB ones in reserve
Thanks for the explanations guys I have never really heard of these lights and didn't really know anything about them
I've heard of issues with their Quark Smart lights. They got too cute with that one anyway and I didn't understand why until a couple of years later when I found out about the patent issues. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
Great video, Dan I've not noticed any pre-flash on mine, but then again, I don't have it programmed at the lower levels. I might see how low I can set it without getting that.Could you confirm if mine (shown in reply #2) is the original version, please? I have both the single and double AA tubes for it, but gave the CR123 tube away. Would I be right in assuming from your video that I can run one of those 14500s on the single AA tube?
Thank you for the kind words. I made another video for you to answer your question, but the short answer is yes.https://youtu.be/dItAp2kQfBI
Could you confirm if mine (shown in reply #2) is the original version, please?
Excellent! Many thanks, Dan. I've owned that light for so long, and any paperwork that came with it is long since discarded, that it was safer me to ask someone with the facts, than risk causing damage
It's definitely an older one. The ones towards the end were called "Quark X Tactical." However they had several generations along the way which were mostly LED changes. At some point they changed to a larger LED and had to make the hole in the reflector larger. If you look on the older ones you will see a small flange on the back of the reflector whereas the later ones suddenly end. I think that this happened before the switch in nomenclature, but right now my daughter is reading herself to sleep with the one light that I have from that period so I'll have to check later.If you want to know more about what LED's they were using and when, I'd look at their website through archive.org's "Wayback Machine."