It has been a few years since I purchased any lights, I figured that technology marches on and there are improvements in lights on all fronts.
One thing I have noticed is that simple (really simple) interfaces have gone out the window.
Most of my lights were basic single mode (on/off) lights. Then along comes the Gladius, a light that I think set a new standard. One hand operation, multiple modes.
After that I purchased an Insite HX150 that also has multiple modes but one handed operation.
Now I started to look at a few lights and I'm finding most of them require two hand (twist the bezel) operation. In my mind this is a step in the wrong direction, especially for an LEO who may have handcuffs or a gun in one hand and a light in the other. The ability to go to strobe or ramp the power with one hand was great.
I am awaiting a Thrunite Scorpion since it is very much like a Gladius. Hopefully it will fit my needs.
Now I am looking for a weapon mountable light that is simple to use, has high power and maybe a lower setting, runs on 2 CR123's and can handle 5.56 recoil. IWhile not enamored of the twisting (sometimes multiple times) bezel I could accept that for just a high/ low setting. The closest I have found to this is the O-light i6 paladin. But I don't care for the bezel size, something smaller and sleeker would fit my needs better.
Any high quality suggestions?