Ah...good point: the button. But there are so many more possibilities.
That's typical for most high-end lights. If you're all über tactical, you don't want a fancy interface. A long press is on/off, and momentary presses switch modes. Some lights also use a rotating bezel for extra options. I don't really go nuts for flashlights, but I wouldn't mind having something like the NightOps Gladius
. Surefire certainly kicked off a revolution in the flashlight world.
I found a thread at candlepower forums about the HexBright
I like the idea because of its simplicity and robustness. Can it be programmed with Arduino IDE?
Well, (from the CPF thread):
3) The tools used to program will be completely open source. Most likely the Atmel Atmega/Attiny tools such as WinAVR for windows and AVR-GCC for linux/mac.
I like the idea, but for now, I'm just going to stick with my Fenix lights.