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Barry
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Jun 4, 2014
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My Beta-QR came today. I wish I'd had it last week when a thunderstorm knocked out the lights while I was in the supermarket, and the backup lights didn't work. The quality is excellent and the two light modes are reasonable, although I don't understand why all the finishes don't have three levels. It's a little on the long side for a pocket, but it's lightweight. I suggest putting some better knurling on the front barrel, since it's a twist-on light. The front barrel is slippery except for some very fine grooves.
Jun 4, 2014
andy
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Jun 6, 2014
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Thanks for sharing Barry!
Jun 6, 2014
B.man
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Jun 7, 2014
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Having 2 mode makes it easier to use. Not everyone needs moonlight mode. The 2mode driver looks like it uses Constant Current. The 3mode uses PWM. You might get a bit longer runtime with CC also it's flicker free. The PWM on the copper is done right. You won't notice any flickering on it.
Jun 7, 2014
Barry
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Jun 10, 2014
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Thanks for the info. I'll be adding the TM-26 to my key ring for its moonlight mode. ;)
Jun 10, 2014
Amafan
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Jun 12, 2014
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Same for me, right along side the Leatherman Surge multi tool. I might not be able to find my keys, but otherwise I'll be prepared. :)
Jun 12, 2014
MonsieurKirby
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Jun 21, 2014
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I would have thought that PWM would increase runtime, since the LED is essentially off for some of the time.
I lamented the fact that the Beta-QR simply didn't all come with the 3 modes, but after a couple weeks with it, I'm finding that 2 modes is good enough. Otherwise, I'd be flipping between all the modes just to get the mode I want.
So far, the quick release is awesomely useful. I just hope it'll last. I'd hate to find my flashlight fell off my keychain... since that's how I lost my first EDC flashlight. Fortunately, it was just a cheapy LED flashlight, with an almost useless level of light output, but it was still better to have it than no flashlight at all.
Jun 21, 2014
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