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Damn, fantastic light...but MLH, why? It just makes no sense.
Absolutely agree! LMH makes the most sense. In fact, I used to EDC a Lumintop IYP365 but switched to a Nitecore MT06MD just for this reason.
I'd go back to the IYP365 if Lumintop and Massdrop could make these LMH.
For most people M-L-H makes sense since they typically use the medium mode the most for general EDC tasks. For in and around the house I prefer my IYP365 with this configuration most of the time, and if not I'll simply grab another flashlight. Just using the right light for the job ;-)
Although I really like this M-L-H configuration I also love my Lumintop Tool Brass MD version which is using the L-M-H. I think it's all about your personal preference what will fit your needs.
I think anyone complaining about MLH has to spend an afternoon with such a light (in a situation where you use the light) and re-evaluate that opinion.
Low is seldom bright enough with an emitter of this type. This means that medium is the most often desired mode. High goes last always because it is the most wasteful of energy.
To me, the triviality of blocking output on my body or other hand while tapping to Low is well worth having the Medium on tap.
I completely disagree and think that using two quick clicks to get to Medium makes a lot more sense than using your hand or body to block the light to get to Low mode. In the dark, Low is often enough light, and I carry and use lights on a daily basis and have for many many years.
In fact I would go so far as to say that L-H-M i s a better set-up as Low and High are most often used modes.