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Where is my refund Barry?
Please crank the 1% to 2%. I want a refund too.
Happy to post the several messages I sent (without reply!) over the last few years to the public forum, as it's not like I'm chasing you every month. Seriously Barry, you should be ashamed of yourself. And as for me being the "1%" .. I believe it's more likely that you're treating 99% of us with the undeserved contempt I've observed numerous times. I've seen some shocking projects fail (ie Radiate) but never a project owner who's so been so arrogant, self-important and downright rude. And by the way - the word "refund" isn't defamation - it's a reasonable request and was given to you as an option since you're losing money on each light you fulfil (so you say). Suggest you look up "defamation" on the web before you try to use it to attack a backer next time.
Mr. Hunter omits that he has sent numerous prior messages. To provide great service and support to the 99 percent, sometimes its necessary to omit the 1% who do not accept what you tell them no matter how many times you answer the same questions.
Consequently as a sole operator, I prioritize to serve my supporters as best as I can as a whole, while recognizing that those who become overly burdensome will need to be left behind. I know that 99% of you appreciate that.
Well, I'll leave it to both the "pro-Barry" and "con-Barry" camps to consider his response to my email:
Hi Barry, following up from my post in the kickstarted comments - any update on this? Also, if you'd prefer to give a refund instead of fulfilling the order, happy with that too.
As you know, I am making best efforts and am delivering is a prudent order. Kickstarter makes it clear that they are not a store, and you backed a project, not placed an order. I consider you public posting stating the word refund to be defamation, insinuating that I am defrauding you. Accounting, tax, and legal details leave me needing to fulfill the money despite a net loss on each Kickstarter light I send out.
Your Kickstarter defamation got you put to the bottom of the shipping list.
No answer I give people like you is ever good enough, you only want me to ship to you right away so I ignore individual requests because there isn't enough time to answer everyone and their more time wasting followups when they don't like the honest answer I gave first time.
If you post anything publicly defaming again then you are cancelled.
Now wait your turn like everyone else, while I spend my time in more productive ways.
I will not correspond with you again except to accept your apology for harassing me when I've made it quite clear in the past that I do not answer individual requests for shipping dates. Nor will I answer you again.
Barry, my request was reasonable and well within the guidelines provided by Kickstarter. It is also reasonable to expect a refund if you are not able to complete your project and your commitments to your backers - and note that this is also called out specifically as an obligation on you by Kickstarter when you create a project. I was simply given you the option to consider and would have been fine either way.
Your response here is rude, unprofessional, discourteous and quite simply completely ridiculous and over the top.
For your information, I'll be posting both my initial email and your reply publicly in the forum as well as forwarding to Kickstarter and you will obviously be keeping my $179 without providing anything in return, which is fine.
Barry, I've sent a few enquiries about shipping over the last six weeks to the howmaywehelpyou address with no reply. Can you please advise when my light will ship, or offer a refund if you'd prefer not to fulfil my order. Thanks, Steve
I am still waiting for my lights also
All inquiries must be sent to HowMayWeHelpYou@BarryBeams.com
So what is the progress on getting the remaining backers the light? Far as I can tell only a few people have received it, but that is just the people willing to post up comments.
After reading Mr. Hazelwood's comment, I thought that he can't be taken seriously. After seeing that he posted it on April 1, April Fool's Day, I know that my assessment is correct.
I feel a brief statement about his accusation is appropriate to my backers.
A month ago I told him I needed to replace the main board.
Based on his troubleshooting checklist and public statements, and reinforced by the picture he posted showing a green charging status light while the light was on but not plugged into a charger,
The cause of his light's loss of ability to charge the battery, is installing the battery backwards, and then trying to charge the light, and trying to use the light with the charger plugged in.
I also gave him responses to that he is seeing battery voltages and charging voltages that are too low or too high. Yet he continued to use the same battery, and tried to charge and use that battery in his light after being advised that the charging chip was bad.
He bought and continues to use an underpowered charger that is not fully charging the battery, and may not be charging it at all, from a fully drained state.
He has failed to follow the service and repair instructions to obtain a no-fault repair or replacement.
Customer error is not a defect in materials or workmanship. Regardless, in almost all cases, and at my expense, I have been performing goodwill repairs at reduced or no cost, and expressed an added expression of my regret for the light not being fully satisfactory by giving an extra battery at no additional charge.
Mr Hazelwood has not returned his light as I instructed, and continues to use what is now a weakened battery, that gets weaker with each incomplete charge and complete draining that he gives it. He continues to use a substandard charger that outputs less than half my specified charging current, and very likely is not capable of charging the battery fully.
I sent him a detailed private reply to his message.
Based on my three decades of performing customer technical support in the computer industry, I view his claims as a disgruntled customer who wants me to jump him ahead of other backers and customers who call and write for support, damaged his product through possible careless misuse, then willfully failed to follow customer support instruction given him, and now wants a free replacement anyway.
To remove doubt, I will repair his light the same as I treat everyone else, giving him my best workmanship as I put into all my lights, if he returns it and pays the $95 no-fault repair or replacement fee.
I will correspond with him privately if he chooses to do so, however I will continue to act on customer service inquiries in the order I receive them.
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After about two months of light usage and abysmal technical support, I’ve come to the conclusion that your light is an epic fail and you don’t care about your customers at all. Sure, you can blame the customer, me, and indicate I didn’t know how to operate a bicycle light (sure it’s possible though not feasible), but at the end of the day each time I use your light it is super nice and bright and I absolutely love it….for the ten minutes it works before flashing the red light of death. I had one ask, please resolve my battery longevity issues, but coming on two months I believe you might have diagnosed the issue but haven’t offered to resolve. I couldn’t possibly advocate your light to others, as having what I assume is hopefully a one off problem light is understandable, but your complete lack of customer support, your attacking responses, and my favorite line from your most recent email: “I've now responded to all inquiries ahead of your's and can take a few minutes to answer a customer who is not listening to what I say.” Which is rudely saying, you Mr. Customer mean absolutely nothing to me and while I’ll gladly take your money I will not stand behind my work.
I’m very lucky I have a NiteRider light that I use as backup, which can be charged and last weeks without use and remain charged (unlike your light which must be constantly plugged in or it will go dead quite quickly), and that it lasts for hours of use without a single problem. I do hope you step up and back up your warranty and that you improve your communications with your customers, but hey it’s your business and I’m sure you’re doing what you can to proudly stamp your name on your light.
Someone had asked for photos of the light on a bike.
@Josh, I'm pleased that you love the light. Please contact me directly with any comments, criticisms, and suggestions.
got mine and everything works great, THANK YOU
For the DIY kits, I should have sent this out sooner.
please note that DIY assembly instructions are published at:
There is no reflective insert now, instead the heatsink has a reflective coating that tests better in a spectrometer, aligns the beam better than the separate reflector, and eliminates the step of needing to install and align the reflector.
Any with a kit, please call me ASAP with an questions, or suggestions to improve the assembly, parts, or instructions.
I haven't read through the comments below yet since late last year as I'd rather just give the creators some space and not waste any of my own energy over miscommunication and online angst, bu anyways, as an update for other backers - I received my "put it together yourself" light yesterday in the mail. I had no idea it was on it's way, so that was a bit of a nice surprise.
I've looked through all the parts and everything seems to be present and accounted for. I won't have time to assemble it for another two weeks or so, so no other reviews and comments until that time.
Barry's rant of March 2 below is consistent with a continuing lack of proper manners.
Any critique is immediately dismissed, unprofessionally, as if a personal attack.
Let's accept this project for what it is - a failure.
The lights seemingly don't work well.
I'm still awaiting mine but, oh yeah, Barry said I don't get one because I was critical of the long delays.
So, it seems, one can't critique the light which has been received by some, without a rant.
This is hardly polite Barry.
But, consistent with your past.
First of all I’d like to start my civil reply with, I am a big fan of your light and desperately want to get it working properly. And, yes I’m a big fan and very optimistic even after this mornings ride where I had used an external charger the night before, the battery showed 4.6v and 40 minutes into my morning commute (in pitch black) the light died. I really do like the light. I haven't once attacked or insulted you (that would be you).
So let’s go back a month ago when I emailed your HowMayWeHelp email address (April 10). On April 13th I posted to the group to see if anyone had seen a similar problem as mine, plus some other questions. You responded, not to my email but to the comment section of KickStarter and asked me to run the troubleshooting sheet. You emailed me back asking about the sticker being applied, which I responded to the same day letting you know the sticker had been applied so that couldn’t have been the source of the problem. I provided updates on the 19th and 26th with some more info in an effort to help troubleshoot and didn’t hear back from you. I posted in the comment section which spurred you to start the troubleshooting over again, you never responded to my initial email thread which provided more information. That was a time period going from the 16-28 (almost 2 weeks later, not 2 days).
As for the rant about no sleep, cheap hotels, etc. that’s called starting a business. I don’t need a friend and didn’t request you answer my email early in the morning, I just want a functional light. I’d be happy if I didn’t have to email you at all. I, along with 248 backers got excited about your light concept and believed in you enough to give you our money to help you achieve your dream of building a great bicycling light. I, and the other backers, didn’t give you money to hire lawyers, file patents, and start a company, that was your idea…and yes starting a business is HARD.
You sound pretty confident I put the battery in backwards and fried the charging chip. While that could have happened, as the only guide that came with the light is the quick start guide which contains nothing about battery orientation, I assure you I didn’t put it in backwards. Also, the battery fully charges to 4.6v by either plugging in the charger to the light, or using an external charger. On a side note: The battery that left my blind this morning shows it’s still mostly charged when charging via external charger.
I have never expected “priority” response, and have been extremely patient (issue reported a month ago and still not close to being resolved). I really just want the light to work properly.
As for the warranty, it’s totally your call. You can choose to disregard the Warranty Contract you created. I can tell you I wouldn’t pay another $95 to be back in the same spot. As for the “you’re on your own” I’ve felt that way for a month now, that’s not new. Remember you created a light in a marketplace of many many other lights. I need a light to allow me the flexibility to ride early mornings and nights (I don’t really care what brand of light). I backed you because I liked the idea of a bright light and someone building something they were passionate about.
Now for my last piece of feedback. Hire a Marketing person! You started a project on Kickstarter, that’s a start but technology doesn’t often sell itself. You had a very excited early adopter audience who could be your advocate, tell others about their great experience with the light, be your marketing vehicle in a very tight niche group (cycling). I ride with the same people you ride with. I’d highly suggest you stop being so combative and abrasive and work on rebuilding your image with this group, assuming you want your product to be successful without laying out a ton of marketing cash. I really want to be an advocate.
Feel free to contact me via email (I emailed you yesterday and included my phone number).
Due to these unwarranted sideways insults and attacks, any further negativity lobbed at me here will be filed in /dev/nul, and not replied to.
All inquiries must be sent to HowMayWeHelpYou@BarryBeams.com, or call me at (323) 487-2002.
I didn't go DARK. I WORK on everything there is to work for, answer inquiries pretty much in order received, and have more work to pick and choose from than there is time in a day, even sometimes without sleep. Sometimes I may take part of a weekend day to actually not be making lights or working on the computer. I haven't even had a fun recreational bike ride since New Year's. Last week I took a few days to drive to the Strategies in Light/ The LED Show trade shows in Las Vegas. No gambling or entertainment, low budget hotel room, work all night in between the show days prepping for the companies and meetings I have the next day. I even still made time very late at night to write to you (from my private address that you should have seen to reply to privately) and try to work your problem while I was away. A few days lag, not a week, is perfectly damn fast to reply to someone who is playing dumb after putting the battery in backwards and tried turn the light on or charge it despite instructions and labels and stickers and instruction cards, and I stay polite and professional about it, but then do I still bend over backwards if I get attacked again?
Seriously, why do I have no problems with lights that I seal or hardwire the batteries into? Before the stickers and labels and firmware updates and instruction cards, a few boards did go bad or pop charging chips if people put batteries in backwards.
I replaced those customers' lights or main boards, no questions asked.
Yes, my design can be improved to be more resilient against reverse current. But at this point, it already needs two errors combined, a reversed battery plus, either triple clicking the switch or plugging in the charger, to risk harming the charging chip. Not to overlook the 1/2 watt diode inline with the charging jack that needs to fry itself with the charging jack connected before even a backwards battery will pop the charging chip.
Mr Hazelwood, now I'll get to you in order like I get to everyone else. No more undeserved niceness or increased priority. From you troubleshooting sheet, you put the battery in backwards and tried to charge your light.
Some other people have done that too, but they kept their professionalism and manners about it and dealt with me privately, and receive discounted or free repair or replacement depending on how or what failed. I show appreciation for my supporters like few businesses of any size are willing to incur the cost of.
However this last dig of your's lost you any customer goodwill repair I might have considered for you.
Now, like any other paying customer, you can pay the $95 no fault repair or replacement charge by check or money order in the box, shipped in a standard flat rate USPS Priority Mail large envelope.
Write privately to arrange.
If you don't like it, then buy an external charger meeting the requirements listed in the battery charging documentation, such as
and you are on your own.
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Uh..I did. We emailed about it and then you went dark for a week?
As previously stated, follow this troubleshooting procedure:
first, before making any inquiry regarding possible defects or performance issues.
Barry, I'm not sure if it's just my light, or a problem with all lights, but I can't get the light to work for longer than a few minutes at level 3 and level 4 and 5 just don't work (immediately goes red and does the death flash thing). I've tried both batteries and same results, so doesn't appear to be the battery.
I'll likely use my Niterider light until resolved, as I'm constantly afraid your light is going to completely die on me each time I go out. I love the light when it works.
Have there been any updates as to when we original backers might expect to receive their lights? I can't get any responses to queries sent to HowMayWeHelpYou, so I thought I'd check here.
Sorry, John, I thought you work for Barry. Did you get your?
@James - I can't tell you, I'm a backer like you are.
Hello! Barry or John, call you tell me when my light will e ship?
John, would it be possible to get an update as to when additional shipment will be forthcoming? Thank you.
John can you please please get back to em about my light please. I have heard no news and am still waiting for my order?
Also got a 2001 Honda Insight recently. When weather warms up, might ride my bike into work again but until then loving the 50+mpg vehicle.
Jam, you will want it on top of your bars for the proper light spread. If memory serves it has a D shape rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise (still not had time to mount mine, I use it every chance I get as a flashlight).
Sounds positive. Hopefully i'll get my light soon as well. Until then does anyone have a photo of their handlebars with the light attached to get a sense of size perspective. Also whether they mounted it on top or upside down.
@John, Please run this troubleshooting sheet and email the results to me directly.
A new Version 2 battery cover will be ready in ~6 weeks, that will have a soft rubber in-molded front lip to form a water-tight seal. The shrink rate of the plastic after it is taken out of the mold on version 1 was more than calculated, leading to that slight gap that some of you have encountered.
The Velcro does release quickly. I won't warranty the light if some other mount is used.
Sometimes its not obvious, so I suggest that you turn the light sideways on the mount, for quicker access to the velcro slot in the front end of the mount.
A note about my response times:
Some days I don't get to look at email til after midnight, and cluster up customer service messages in multiple hour binges to get to answer everyone. Still, and I apologize, that sometimes I don't get to everyone.
I think that giving my customers a 2-3 day turnaround time from a basically one person operation is doing really well. I can't wait for when the sales increase sufficiently that I can have an assistant take care of basic business operations so that I have the time to consistently answer the HowMayWeHelpYou inquiries within the same day.
If anyone has a good solution for a quick release mount, I'd love to hear it. Also, as mentioned by Roger (Thank you so much for sharing!) their is a gap that could let water in if you don't seal it. I'm glad I knew that before I took it out in the rain, and have currently used electrical tape to temporarily solve (again if anyone has a non hack way of fixing I'll take it). Lastly I noticed I charged my battery throughout a day (light was green when unplugged), didn't use for a week and then on my next morning ride the light was dead already. Thankfully my Nightrider light held a charge after being unused since I got the new light (2-3 weeks). I know just leave the light plugged in permanently until next use. Anyone else seeing non-use battery drain?
I emailed howcanwehelp a few days ago and no response, so throwing out to the community.
Light arrived yesterday. Construction seems solid. Weighs less as a package than an older light that pushed 900 lumen that was 100 grams more weight. Light pattern is interesting, and compared to a focused pattern from the current one think I will like Barry's far better.
Will direct a question to Barry's help link after I tried it out and am unsure how to fully operate.
Hi, may I know when I'll get my light please? I'man original backer from over 2 years ago.I thought lights were being shipped out as of December?
Thanks Barry. I wasn't calling the larger unit a bad thing, just saying it was bigger than many of the other units (likely brighter too). I did use one rubber strip, but next time I'll tighten the bejebers out of the Velcro. Unfortunately I had to adjust the light no fewer than 50 times in the hour I needed it, and was grateful when 7 hit and I didn't need it to see (just be seen). I have no doubt it's brighter than all other lights out with a much better spread.
I'm also worried about the durability of the Velcro as I remove the light often to charge or when not needed.
As Barry said, you need the rubber strip. Even better is something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Grippy-pad-mobile-phone-holder/dp/B00AGLTF6I/ref=sr_1_2…
It's what I've used on number of lights to prevent them slipping. I just cut a strip of it the width of the mount. It also eliminates the 'buzz' from the light on the handlebar on rough roads better.
The size and weight is small compared to the size of anything with similar power, which also would need separate batteries and cables. Its larger than single LED pothole spotter types.
That's to be expected because those have much smaller batteries and no optics.
Other 3+ high powered LED lights are at least as large and heavier.
To mount, the buckle should be to the rear, velcro closes in front of the bars.
Use the rubber strips for better grip between the mount and handlebar. That's the same as any other light.
You can pull the Velcro as tight as you're able. It has a 500 pound tensile strength, making it virtually unbreakable in human hands.
I received my light yesterday. First observation, it seems big but not a big deal. I charged it last night and mounted it this morning to use on my 2 hour commute into work. I couldn't get it to stay level, even after really tightening the velcro. I found the light pointing at my front tire rather than the road ahead. I'm assuming others have solved this....How? I can't comment on the light brightness much yet, as I couldn't keep it pointed ahead of me.
I just got my light today as well. Haven't gone on a ride with them yet but the beam pattern and brightness looks really good while testing indoors.
Well, after much consternation I now have my light. I actually met Barry at Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, since I'm out here on business. The design was really quite impressive, and while I haven't had a chance to put the light on my bike, the number of light patterns gives you lots of lighting options.
I have to admit I had some serious misconceptions about Barry, due to his utter lack of communication with us. However, in person he's not a bad guy. I just wish that, during the project, his real personality would have come out. And, had there been more timely updates, all of the ill will directed toward him would have been reduced. After supporting over 40 projects, the lesson I've learned is that, as long as the project creators keep milestones transparent (even if technology needs to stay hidden for obvious reasons), things could have gone better.
One product point which Barry pointed out needs to be addressed. He showed me a very small gap between the polycarbonate battery cover and the main chassis. He said if you take the light out into the rain, make sure you cover the gap (less than 1mm) with tape. An o-ring type gasket would fix that nicely. I know you're working on one, but you might want to make that available to the backers at some point.
I'm glad I met Barry. I'm not real happy that it took over 2 years, but he really did make a fine product. The proof will be in the performance over time, but so far I'm satisfied with what he generated.
I've managed a couple of rides now with my new Barry Beams light, here are my thoughts:
The overall construction seems solid. I don't doubt that unless hits the road hard, it should last a long time. The mount is well thought out and even over rough roads seems to hold it position (I've had issues with this with other lights). I may have to engineer a set up to get it on and off the bike with a quick release of some sort as this takes time every day. My bike does not live near an outlet so I have to remove it to charge it.
The flash settings and various levels of steady light obviously have been thoroughly test and are exemplary. The steady flash setting means you never lose light completely and on a my first test ride - with the light set up too high - had drivers slowing in the opposite direction. I won't be missed in low light riding with the steady/flash on.
The steps between the solid light are staggered logically and I had enough light for my needs. Cruising up a well lit street at night, middle setting; dropping down the next hill at 40 mph, second highest setting; pitch black MUT in the fog, highest setting. I found the tactile button on the back makes it easy to change the levels as needed. The only awkward part is to go from low light flash, to no light solid, but I'm not sure there would be a logical way around this and its something that my other lights have had issues with.
Tonight I ran the light, after its third charge, on the middle solid setting for about 20 minutes, the second highest setting for an hour and the highest setting for 20 minutes. I got a solid red light (1/3 charge left) for the last five of that.
The beam is, well amazing. I'm still not used to it coming from my standard round light set up, there is a lot of ambient light. It's not bad, just takes getting used to. The beam pattern is wide and allows for a lot of confidence when I make lateral movements around holes and everything else. The top of the beam lights stuff up very well at a distance. I don't feel like I'm riding in a tunnel. I don't think the ambient light is going to waste, it seems to be a by product of the well focused beams put to good use.
The light color is just about perfect as well. Not so cool that it creates a lot of false shadows, but not so warm that debris disappears; I've had both and they are equally frustrating.
I like that the battery is replaceable and plan on picking up a spare plus charger soon as I have some 24 hour rides planned. Two batteries on open roads (not my urban commute) will probably be plenty to get me through the night.
The only other part of the light that is not my favorite is the grommet that holds the cover on. The design seems solid, but trying to fumble with that with tired hands in the dark may prove to be a challenge. However I think that is an extreme and probably not typical of the average user.
I was not thrilled with the additional time everything took, but in the end the light seems to be very well planned and engineered and something I would go through again to get this quality of product. Already in two commute rides I have had several comments about the light from strangers about how effective the light is. I may have to learn to ride faster to avoid getting bogged down in conversation and make it home in time. :)
Barry - it is now well into January, 2015 - well more than 2 years since I sent you my money. No light. No refund. I ask again that you refund my money.
Unboxing video: http://youtu.be/e9vM2wszDHY
Made an unboxing video, will upload it to YouTube once I make it home tonight (made on iMovie with my iPad Retina mini).
3 presses turn the light on to light level 2.
1 press brightens it one level to light level 3.
1 press brightens it one level to light level 4.
1 press brightens it one level (maximum brightness) to light level 5.
Pressing it again will cause the light to blink because it is at maximum brightness, light level 5.
At maximum, holding it down will slowly decrease the brightness.4 times the 5th decrease shuts it off).
If you press it again 3 times to turn it back on it comes up at light level 2. Holding the button down decreases it to light level 1, then release.
At light level 1 if you hold it down briefly it will flash (signifying it is at the lowest level possible).
If you continue to hold it down it will shut the light off.
That's all the instruction you really need on the light. Oh and the big fat contact is the negative end of the battery and it is what goes against the sticker side (as there is no real clear instruction posted on battery orientation). You have to have it in the correct orientation or it will not power up.
Never done a YouTube review before, will try to get something this weekend up.
Just finished charging the first set of batteries and wanted to test the blinking mode again and finally figured it out.
*IMPORTANT NOTE*: To get it into the blink mode, start with it OFF.
Press the button two times and on the third time HOLD it down - turns the light on in the flasher mode - I think this is what Barry intended in his instructions, but it was not clear.
Any combination of holding the button when the light is already on will eventually shut the light off (as it progressively gets dimmer) and pressing it increments its brightness levels.
To turn it on in the steady light mode, you just press it three times when in the off position and release.
6 Blinking Modes (manual does not say how many there are, just says you change them with the press of a button, here they are in order):
(Medium 2 flash with steady low beam, 1 long continuous low beam, repeat)
(Bright 2 flash with steady low beam, 1 long continuous low beam, repeat)
(Medium 3 flash with steady low beam, 1 long continuous low beam, repeat)
(Bright 3 flashes with steady low beam, 1 long continuous low beam, repeat)
(Medium On, Entire Light Off, repeat)
(High On, Entire Light Off, repeat)
Thanks for the update Bheleu. Great timing, at least for me, as a crash took out my current light. Post a link to your YouTube review once it's available.
Thank you Barry for working through the holidays to get these out. Much appreciated!
Huge thanks Barry, I got my two lights in today along with the accessories minus the two extra mounts I had originally requested, but happy to report no need for the extra mounts.
Everyone that has multiple bikes in their garage, Barry's design allows for quick removal and assembly of the light to the handlebars. The light velcros onto the frame along with a rubber inner tube to hold it securely into place. Easy removal and a bag for the light lets you remove it from your bars to secure and charge in your own area or swap from your road bike to your mountain bike and vice versa with no additional tools required. The mount is screwed into the light with a rubber gasket between the mount and the light to act as a shock absorber.
Will try to post a YouTube review if Barry does not mind later on and give a few anxious people an idea of what to expect when they get their Oculus in hand. I find it easy to increase and decrease brightness levels. Getting the light into the flash mode is difficult for me though. Charging my first set of batteries, then going to charge the second set.
Also for those of you who want to carry an extra battery with you on long road trips, the battery perfectly fits into the Walgreens Wal-born (their brand of Airborne) containers. Recommend stocking up on some for the winter weather and save your containers for your spare battery if you got them.
Thanks again, Larry Thomas aka Bheleu.
P.S. To ease anyone's mind on the no reward level upon whether your light is in the que, I was one of the early backers on the "no rewards" level as I had a special set of extra lights batteries, chargers, etc. in my early request. Barry is assembling these himself, so it is likely going to take him a while. I recommended a newer soldering iron to him that I think could speed the process along. Merry Christmas and Helmet side up!