posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 01:43 PM
Originally posted by unsteadystate
I disagree with a poster stating that strobe and code setting are a pain in the butt. I have used the strobe function for signaling on more than one
edited for spelling.
edit on 12/3/2012 by unsteadystate because: (no reason given)
Then let me clarify....usually the advertised intent of a strobe function in a tactical flashlight is to blind/disorient an assailant. Each
flashlight has it's own way of accessing different "modes", so in order for "my" strobe type flashlight to do that, I have to half-press the on
button a couple times after remembering to screw the bezel all-the-way tight.
This simply isn't going to happen in a surprise scenario, too much fiddling, plus, in extreme darkness, strobe lights disorient ME as well.
But if I was simply signalling, I would have plenty of time to scroll thru the button presses, tighten the bezel, etc...
So in conclusion, MY preference is a simple light that comes on to the brightness I want with a single click, since 99.99999% of the time I don't
want a strobe light. The other .000001% of the time, if I felt I needed to deal with an attacker, a flashlight would not be my tool of choice.
So when I said "pain in the butt", I was speaking regarding my typical usage of a flashlight. YMMV