Welcome to Parametrek, the most user-friendly parametric search engine.
What is parametric search?
Parametric search is looking for something by listing required specifications. You start with an expansive catalog and provide parameters that you are looking for (or are avoiding). As more stringent requirements are added, the giant catalog is whittled down. Eventually you are left with a single item that is exactly what you want.
The experience can be extremely liberating. With everything on a single page, comparisons are easy. The product details are not hidden behind a tab. There are no inane reviews to filter. There is no irrelevant information on the screen, period.
Of the various product groups, the best supported is the LED Flashlight Search.
It is a very different way of searching. Here is a brief video showing off a few of the core features.
Hi, and welcome to Parametrek.
When there are hundreds of products to choose from, how do you find the right one? Just make a list of requirements and filter out everything that doesn't fit. Parametrek search is the fastest and easiest way to do this.
Here is the flashlight search engine. Across the very top are links to other product search engines. This panel configures the requirements. And down below are the matching lights.
I want a thrower. So I click the "throw" button. I'm presented with a slider that lets me adjust the low and high limits. Notice how it updates in real time. The buttons off to the side provide a bit of explanation, sorting, and reset the slider.
To get the best throwers I sort descending. Now the longest throwers are at the top. Okay, that is a bit more money than I want to pay! Clicking the "price" button lets me set an upper limit. I can hide the slider by clicking its name. A reminder of what I've entered is here. I'm liking the look of this Thrunite. With this button I can open the full specs. And here's a link to the flashlight's official page. If there was a CPF review, it would be here too.
How about a headlamp for on the job site? Under "type" I check headlamp. But I need one that is intrinsically safe. The "environment" section is mostly about waterproofness, but it has a checkbox for lights certified in hazardous environments. Hrm, looks like a lot of AAA headlamps. I'd rather use AAs or 18650s. So in the battery section I check those. Here we go, down to seven. The first few are single mode, that's no good. But this Apex looks alright and the EH1 seems worth looking into as well. To forward the list to my coworkers, I can simply copy and paste the URL.
Okay, now I'm looking for a first light to give my nephew. It should be simple, single mode. That's under "levels" and I check one. And under "blink" check none for no obnoxious strobe modes. It should be brightly colored, so under "color" I first tap "black" and then invert the selection. And let's go for something with common AAs. This 2AA Streamlight looks perfect.
Thanks for watching, I hope you can find what you're looking for.
I'll be trying to grow Parametrek's databases as fast as possible. For that to happen, please vote for where we should go next.
If you want to add a Parametrek search to your own website then check out the sources on Github. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like assistance.
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