For many, the combination of such words as “interface” and “flashlight” will come as a surprise. It would seem that it can be complicated here — press the button and turn it on. In the case of something simple like Convoy (although there are options here too) or Fenix, it is. And for its circle of users it is definitely convenient.
But there are those who want something more flexible. Much more flexible. And as a result of such requests, Anduril saw the light. In addition to him, there is also Narsil, by the way.
If you are looking for a really bright flashlight (that way 5-7 thousand lumens), then the chances are high that you will come across Anduril. And a flashlight with such an exhaust and such an interface will cost you cardinally cheaper than you would pay for something with the usual simple operation and production of one of the famous brands. Here, by and large, we are talking about what Mateminco offers.
Since the manuals for flashlights with this type of control contain only the English version. A fairly long footcloth with a whole comic book with assorted arrows and options for wandering through the settings. Therefore, it is not surprising that in the comments to the reviews on the channel I was asked to help. And I decided to reduce all this to one post dedicated exclusively to such a specific, but extremely useful topic for my audience as a guide to controlling a flashlight with an Anduril interface.
The default setting is stepless brightness control.
Inclusion at the last memorized level. — on click, shutdown is similar.
Retention — start on minimum brightness and increase to the ceiling (namely the ceiling, not a turbo). Smooth or stepped, depending on what type of brightness selection you are in.
2 clicks — brightness ceiling.
Click-hold — ceiling (if from OFF)and decrease brightness
3 clicks — special modes (check voltage, beacon, temperature)
Click-click-hold — modes gates (candle, bike signal, party-strobe, tactical strobe, “pull out your eye”). Transition between them on 2 clicks. The last used mode starts
4 clicks — lock/unlock. Here, when held, the minimum brightness will be launched. Comfortable.
5 clicks — momentary mode (works only from stepless adjustment!) — starts the last brightness level used in stepless adjustment. To get out of it, you need to open the contact with the tail cap. Convenient for situations when you need to run only one mode at the same brightness all the time.
6 clicks — muggle mode. Those. adjust the brightness, give someone a flashlight, it will turn on only at this brightness. Well, to give the same children and not worry that they will blind each other. Here it is at the level of 5-240 lumens. It is quite suitable as a running light or indoor light.
On click OFF
Retention — brightness up
Click and hold — brightness down
2 clicks — turbo
3 switching between smooth and stepped brightness change.
4 clicks — stepless adjustment.
Falls into the minimum brightness selection, N clicks sets the minimum brightness. Those. 10 clicks will make the minimum brightness 10 out of 150 possible.
2 clicks to get into the max brightness setting according to the formula 1+turbo-N. Those. at 1 cheek, the maximum brightness will be equal to turbo. At 20 clicks it would be a turbo 19.
2 more clicks — the number of steps in the min-max spread. By default, there seem to be 7 of them, which is already quite enough.
From what is worth mentioning — here necessary calibrate the temperature sensor. for me it showed 42 degrees instead of 25 real ones, that is, it heated up Very fast.
Those. go to the temperature settings (3 clicks) then 3 times 2 times — we get into temp chec. you need to compare the readings of the flashlight with an external thermometer. if you see 4 and 2 blinks, that is 42 degrees, while the thermometer shows 26 — you need to intervene. You need to make 4 clicks, you will see a couple of flashes and bzzzz. during the first bezz you need to get the actual temperature. You snap it off, there will be a pause and a second pair of blinks, after which there will be another bzzzz — here we go to the setting of the thermal cutoff. It works on the principle of 30C + the number of clicks. those. if you click 40 times, the thermal cut-off temperature will be set to 70 degrees. By default it is set to 45 degrees, I set it to 50.
Somehow like this. Basic, of course. Also, for example, you can set the ceiling level (I remind you — it scrolls to the ceiling, not to the turbo), play with frequent strobes.
You can set the lower and upper levels (floorceiling). from ON do 4 clicks, the flashlight answers bzzzz. During the first, the desired brightness threshold (N 150) is set by the number of clicks. During the second — the top according to the principle (151-N). That is, by making one click, the ceiling is not set to the default 130150 (for this you need to press 21 times), but the maximum available brightness is 150150x.
What I liked about Anduril:
here switching between these two types of modes is very simple, in three clicks.
muggle mode. very comfortably. Very.
blocking and being able to get some light even in it.
did not like: strobe I never use it, but here it is somehow unusually implemented.
It is worth noting that in the latest settings there is the ability to roll back to the default settings + the ability to control the backlight with small LEDs — I will talk about this soon in the Fireflies ROT66 GEN II review. Cool option, it looks like this. As a night light, it is extremely convenient and attractive.
And what’s more, a fresh comic even has an option to control colored LEDs. But I have not yet come across flashlights in which this color music would be implemented.
Hope this text helps someone.
In the upcoming sale on 11.11 on Aliexpress, the flashlight with Anduril will be available in Lumintop Official store ( EDC18, FW1A, FW3A, FW21) or Mateminco Official Store (most full-sized ones). By the way, Astrolux is made at the capacities of the latter, the very brand of flashlights that brought all these flexible interfaces to the masses. If you see the same models with different names Mateminko and Astrolux, do not think about a fake. They are the same flashlight, just under the Astrolux brand they are sold on Banggood.
For clarity, there is also a video.
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