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    Ultra King Matt C's Avatar
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    At last!!

    This sounds like Petzl have finally shaken themselves out of their historical market leader's complacency and begun to include some of the technology that competitors have been using for years. Regulated output and lithium battery compatibility are hardly ground-breaking, but they are welcome. I hope they feed these features into their other models soon too....

    I'm not sure if programmable is anything more than a gimmick though.

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    Their name was enough to sell for years. Folk have cottoned on that there is better out there, and it looks like they are taking note.

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    i'm assuming that programmable is the techonological breakthrough of pressing a button to change light levels.

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    Not quite parky. It's not all that new from what i remember but it means that from the 3 lighting levels and flashing you can choose how bright each one is from a load of smaller settings before you go. Flashing for instance can be slow fast or SOS mode and you can spread the other 3 as level 1, level 6 and level 7 for example. Hope that makes some sense to you. I should point out though that the highest light outputs are UNREGULATED! despite it being a regulated torch. Look at the petzl website for more info is my suggestion =-)

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    thanks andy (and brothers)

    how did we ever manage with just an on off switch

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    Mini Goon Andy Andy Andy's Avatar
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    perfectly well I seem to recall. Straying in to the territory of that guy who doesn't wear shoes because we didn't a few thousand years ago though if we don't keep up to date. Or at least that's my excuse and i'm sticking to it

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    The original head torch

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    How bright was that original one Benco?

    My guess is one candella.

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    What has not been discussed above is the light efficiency of torches and how long batteries will last. If an AA battery stores 2500mAh at 1.5 volts then it stores 3.75 Wh. A Myo has 3 AA batteries, so at 3 watt the batteries will run out in 4 hours. If the efficiecy rises so that the same light output is achieved with 1 W the batteries will last 12 hours.

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