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Zebra light SC5 - 535 lumens on an AA

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Blerv, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. quickster47
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    Throwing my hat in the ring and got one on order. So far I'm impressed with my three Zebralights - SC62w, SC52w, and a SC32w.

    Carl
     
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  2. Minibear453
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    It actually sustains it pretty consistently for four minutes. Check selfbuilt's review of it on cpf
     
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  3. david57strat

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    Oh, excellent. That's great news. Thanks :D.

    Selfbuilt's reviews are amazing. The guy definitely knows his stuff. 'll be sure to read it. Thanks again!
     
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    What put me off that Neutron was the battery rattle, couple of youtube reviews show it and it's not cool.
     
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    Got a link? I couldn't see a review for the SC5, only the older models. I even checked his own website and didn't see it.
     
  6. Minibear453
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    Sorry! I was replying to David about the Thrunite Neutron, not the SC5. I don't think that one is out. :nah_disagree:
     
  7. Highbinder

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    No worries my mistake. Probably a good thing tho' as I'm already seriously tempted - I feel a little too monogamous towards ZL - I only own 3 torches and 2 are ZL, I feel like I should explore the other manufacturers but when they keep releasing better and better lights...
     
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    The best way to to see if you really like the ZL's would be to get the SC5, then some lights from some other manufacturers to compare properly ;)

    I'll probably pick up an SC5 once the initial batch come out - see if it's really worth the upgrade from the SC52 and what the switch is like. Who am I kidding I'll be buying it anyway.
     
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  9. Highbinder

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    It's the allure of more lumens, basically, isn't it! If UI remains unchanged the other main change is the lights esthetics, which IMO have taken a turn for the worse. I liked the 'ribbed' bodies such as on my H600W, more than checkered knurling.. Silver lining is the screw on clip, much better than previous clip on style.

    I noticed operating voltage range is only 0.9-2V, so I suppose it won't support Li-Ion chemistry. The older SC52s etc support up to 4.2V. I'm guessing they've optimised the hell out of the design for NiMH and that's how they're managing to get such meaty output.