Here ya go...
Here ya go...
So, not to put too fine a point on it, there are no plans here for another 18650 headlamp. Maybe the H60w was the end of the line.
Frankly I don't blame ZL if so; who wants the potential of a lithium accident a few millimeters away from a person's brain?
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My post is more a question about the business risk-management calculations that ZL may or may not be making, rather than the inherent safety of the 18650. I'm not intending to go Off Topic on 18650s. For my part, I hope ZL DOES make an H601 or H602; I'd buy it! But I'm curious whether they're making a liability calculation at the same time, and if so, it wouldn't surprise me. Remember, it's an American company, with most of its product made in China, one of which is designed around a powerful energy cell that's not completely idiot-proof. Could you find a higher-profile target for litigation...I can hear the lawyers drooling. We Americans are not big on personal responsibility when something goes wrong; it's S.O.P. to sue anyone remotely involved in an accident that I myself may have caused...more's the pity.
roadmap only goes out to Q1 2012. If there were no plans for an XM-L H61, ZebraLight would have responded negatively to HIDblue's question. Instead, he answered affirmatively, but with either a release date in mind that exceeds the timeline in the provided roadmap, or with thoughts of adding it to the roadmap later. The roadmap is, most likely, a fluid document.
(edit: However, any chatter regarding tort law may reduce the likelihood of said light - so )
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This is such good news. I recently got a H501w, and love it....just wished it was brighter. I almost bought two (one for my wife to read with.) Glad I didn't cuz I will hold out for the new one.
Cant wait to see.
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What do you mean they blew up the death star.......... Wait....What the hell is an Aluminium Falcon?
Hope the 502 reverts back to 501's small form factor and light weight. 501 is an ideal light for running, not so much for the H51. Really the 501 is as big as I would want to go for use running. Improvement could be made to the head band as well to minimise bounce. The straps should connect to a stiffer material that is then backed by a soft foam to conform to the head. This would distribute the force from the head band over a larger contact area.
Would rather see a push towards longer runtimes in a smaller package then more lumen output with large heatsinks.
Marking this page. Will be ordering the 502 when it's ready. Finally, they are making the light I've been waiting for from Zebralight.
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My preference would be for the same size H501 with better driver efficiency and more mid levels of illumination (and yes, I'm quite happy to have any disco modes shoved of somewhere in the UI where I won't come across them unless I want to)
You wouldn't have to run the XM-L at full power all the time. Increased run-time with the lower modes will be nice. Higher efficiency rulz!
I found when working on something like an engine which is dark, while kind of huge for s headlamp, the H60 had the output I wanted. I think this will be lighter weight than that.
I have a feeling this is going to be a GREAT headlamp because it brings back the near field flood beam, with enough output that it will be really useful in all sorts of situations. It's about balance and ZebraLight seems to have a design sense that I appreciate and respect. I think they'll get it right.
The H502 dimensions:
- Bezel diameter: .9" (same as the H51)
- Length: 2.9" (right between the H31 at 2.6" and H51 at 3.2")
The beam type will be all flood, very much like the H501.
Sounds great. Another great Zebralight.
ZebraLight is currently waiting for the correct neutral tint XM-L for the SC600. By the time the H502 is released, ZebraLight should have access to this preferred neutral tint. Most likely the H502 will be released in both white and neutral simultaneously.
Will you be releasing a H502R version with a red LED? (as you did with the much loved H501R)
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My only full flood is the Ultrafire UF-H3 (and H2, but the parasitic drain is terrible in the H2), but having just bought the H51 and SC51 I can see how good the zebralight torches are.
I will have to buy the H502 when this comes out as I want a good quality full flood headlamp (so therefore a zebralight) and the added output from one AA and efficiency the XM-L should give will make this a winner with me. Can't wait, and I suspect there will be a wait for these with them being snapped up as soon as they are available.
Gonna have to get on of these lights when it is released. Really digging the flood style lamps for work. I am becoming a flood hound i think. Currently using a Spark st5 with Scotch tape over the lens, but I want more flood!!!