To switch between the four factory default power settings (see following table), in a looping sequence, use the 'forward' switch on the mining lamp. Switch on-off-on-off to sequence between settings 1-2-3-4 ... 1-2 etc.
(est. using 2500mAh
To operate the low power warm LED (comfort /moon mode 10mA), 'backward' switch using the other side of the switch (the secondary switch position) on the Oldham / CEAG lamp.
3 second mode memory
The PL Omni v5 features 3 second 'last' mode memory. When lamp has been on for more than 3 seconds in any setting and is switched off, it will automatically restart in the last used setting when next switched on. This can be changed to 3 second 'first mode' memory, via the programming function.
Setting 1 is fixed. Settings 2, 3 and 4 can be user programmed. See following table for available power level combinations. Factory default settings shown as 1-4.
Spot Off (0mA)
73 lumens (1)
172 lumens (2)
245 lumens (3)
310 lumens (4)
Programming of PL Omni v5 is carried out using the 'set' button on the circuit board. Therefore the lamp window must be removed to carry out any programming operations.
Programming power levels for settings 2, 3 or 4 (as table above)
To program spot and flood LED powers of setting 2, 3 or 4, switch on the setting you wish to adjust (using the main lamp switch). Note, the red indicator LED comes on momentarily whenever setting 1 is selected, so identifying settings 2, 3 and 4 is straightforward. Do not turn off main switch while programming unless you wish to exit this function without alteration to existing set up.
When the setting you wish to program has been selected, press the programming 'set' switch. The indicator LED will light to show that you are now in programming mode.
Using the programming switch, you can now loop through the spot LED power levels; off, 50ma, 150ma, 350ma, 700ma. (Note, the spot LED will light up, but at lower indicative light levels to avoid blinding when programming).
At your chosen level of spot LED, press and hold the programming switch to set this level. The programming sequence will now move to the flood LED.
As for the spot LED, you can now loop through the flood LED power levels; off, 50ma, 150ma, 350ma, 700ma. Note, programming does not allow you to set both LEDs as off.
At your chosen level of flood LED, press and hold the programming switch to set this level.
The programming sequence for this power setting is now complete. The indicator LED will flash several times, and the lamp will then switch on at the new programmed level. Take care not to blind yourself at this point. The process can be similarly repeated for any of the settings, 2, 3 or 4.
3 second 'last' mode or 3 second 'first' mode
To switch between 3 second 'last' mode and 3 second 'first' mode, switch on lamp to setting 1. Press the programming button. Using the programming button you can now toggle between 3 second 'last' mode (the flood LED will light up) and 3 second 'first' mode (the spot LED will light up).
To set either of these press and hold the programming button. Once released, the indicator LED will blink several times to indicate that this choice has been set.
Restore factory settings
This sequence can be used to restore factory default settings, including power levels of setting 2, 3 and 4, battery type and 3 second 'last' mode function.
With main lamp switch in 'off' position, press and hold the v5 programming button. Switch on the lamp (switch direction for main settings, not moon mode), and subsequently release the v5 programming button. Indicator LED will blink several times to indicate that factory default set up has been restored.
The PL Omni v5 incorporates thermal management in order to protect the module from over temperature operation. This may be significant if using high output setting for extended time periods. If the module is too hot, it will blink and discreetly reduce the power level of the setting being used, typically to a maximum of 350mA on each LED. Otherwise, normal function is not affected, and all settings remain available.
Batteries, power and light output
It is important to note that the highest power settings of the Omni v5 module, i.e. 700mA flood and 700mA spot, 1400mA combined, may not be achievable dependant on battery type, battery quality / condition, and level of charge. If the batteries cannot deliver e.g. the 1400mA required, the lamp will operate as normal, but not at full brightness. The slight upside of this is that reduced power draw from batteries by default will result in extended operating durations.
The regulated power settings levels for modules are given in mA. To determine the approximate regulated duration of light on your battery arrangement at a given power setting, simply divide the mAh capacity of your cell pack by the mA power draw at a given setting. For example, using 2100mAh NiMh low self discharge AA batteries at a power setting of 350mA will give a regulated duration in the region of 5-6 hours.