I have the Spark ST6 nw and
wish for more power too.
I looked into modding it with a 2.8a
shiningbeam driver but with the pressfit
switch I don't think I want to mess around.
If the Zebra steps down every 5 min from H1 to H2 I'll probably pass.
I can't really justify it over the Spark I already have ....
Yah I guess it's more of a luxury feature to not have to reach up n change it yourself when/if it gets warm.
It's the if part that gets me.. It's often cool/cold outside when I'm using my lights.
Its annoying when in a critical situation that requires max lumens and an electronic nanny steps it down.
My2 cents - I'm probably in the minority on this one.
Psychbeat, I am like you. I wish there wasn't a step down, as the environment I'd use the light in is much cooler than average. Like pjandyho says though, if it's really to keep it from overheating under normal conditions, it's certainly a valuable feature to possess so that those who would need it have it and won't be cooking their lights.
In a way, I suppose small things like this are always the bane of popular, non-custom lights. There will always be a thing or two you wish was different. In the end, I guess it's a good sign that the step down feature is really the only thing we would want to change.
I remember back in the day, in Marin, I had a Tam Torch for my bike... it was made out of a Hella aux driving lamp. It was the brightest light made in its day, and I'd guess it only put out about 300 lumens. I had no problem hitting 50 mph out on Velocity Peak in the Headlands using that light.
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No it's not enough light.
Even the super could be higher (on the st6.
) which mainly why I'm interested
in the new zebra.
By overheating I'm not clear on what
u guys mean? At the amperage it's
running I seriously doubt the emitter
or driver could be damaged. I run my
p60 2.8a on constant for 40min plus w
no I'll effects.
Heh, heh, heh... ten years of riding MMWD single track at night, I never got busted even once...
Daytime; now that's a different story... :P
But, I have grown up a lot since then, and I don't ride off-road nearly as much as I used to then... Sad but true, now, about 90% of all my cycling is to and from work, or to the grocery store and back, etc.
What little off-roading I do now is in EBRP land, as I no longer live in Marin, but in the east bay instead.
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got an email about pre-order for the H-600 and SC-80 and a heads up on the S-series (Side by side batteries)
YAH i got it too... no mention of neutrals yet...
If I were securing something like a single SC600 to the bike, all I'd use would be one TwoFish Lockblock attached straight to the handle bar and the light strapped into it (and not using the spacebar at all). But since I've got one long light (a 2x18650 light) mounted, I needed at least one spacebar (there are two of them in this photo, one for each light). The spacebars are really unnecessary unless (1) you are running out of space on your handlebar or (2) you need more than one mounting point like I needed with the longer light.
Oddly enough, I could also envision an option of mounting the H600 on one of the spacebars as an alternative way of using it (just thinking ahead to some of the possibilities).
If you want to read/see more shots of how that setup was rigged, see this thread: Klarus XT20 Dual Head Flashlight as a Bike Light. The tie-in here is that I also attach a ZebraLight as backup or for dual use.
That's fantastic, thanks.
The H600 is now available for preorder.
Out of curiosity, did ZebraLight send you an e-mail about this (as in being on their e-mail list) or did you notice it on their website? Just curious. I'm on their e-mail list but haven't seen an announcement yet other than the "available in a few days" announcement from Sept. 19. I do see it on the site as you say. Maybe the e-mail will lag a bit behind the site posting -- but obviously the grapevine works even faster.
I actually e-mailed them yesterday and asked when the H600 would be available for pre-order. They responded with "2-3 days". So when I was pleasantly suprised when I went to their website this morning and saw that they were for pre order. So as you can imagine I HAD to pre order one. I just had to. I am sure that you all understand.
Too cool fer school...waitin on the dub!
80 days of runtime on L2? And 750 lumens on boost? !!!
Talk about versatility!!! Simply amazing if you ask me. This is why ZL is one of the leading companies in the field right now...
How the hell am I supposed to be able to afford all this stuff???
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1) I would love to see the 750lm setting set up as a true boost or a temperature based step-down. Now it appears to be set up as just an initial level that steps down after 3 min. An example of why this is not ideal would be me skiing along and coming to a gnarly section. With a boost, I could just switch it to that setting. My understanding of the current mode setup is that I would need to switch the light off and on again.
2) Headband design. The description appears to me to be the usual ZL single band setup. I like this on my other smaller ZL headlamps, but I question if this light will be too unstable to use for more dynamic or ballistic movements. Do we know if there has been any consideration of a 3 strap band setup? Possibly as an option at time of order for those that need it, or even as an accessory?
Any word on when the neutral white will br available for preorder?
Does anyone have a solution to the "403 Access Forbidden" notification that comes up when trying to access the ZL website? I was able to get on it a few weeks ago but not any more............makes it hard to keep up on the latest info from ZL (until it makes it to CPF, of course
Just checked out the specs on this light. If the run times are what Zebra claims-then wow! very impressive. the price is right too!