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    Default Zebralight SC600 & SC600W discussion part 2

    Part 1 here.

    This thread is discussion all things SC600 and SC600W












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    I'm thrilled with mine. The tint is annoyingly green and the mode selector a little confusing at times however the output on low and high is astonishing. An excellent light for my day bag.. Highly recommended :-)


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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    i see absolutely no green in either one of my SC600w's. i wonder if some people got a bad tint, or if some people are just seeing the tints differently.

    i really love the tint on mine. it's an ideal neutral white, in my opinion.
    i like flashlights.

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Where is a reputable place to buy one? I see most places are sold out/back ordered. Is ebay a safe place to buy one?

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Hey guys, don't mind being more specific? Those who complained seeing green in the tint, are you talking about SC600 or SC600w?
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    My sc600 is a little greenish on low too when i compare it with my SC80 (very pure white), but it's the same with my PA40. It seems to be XML CW related.
    Don't have tested SC600W.....yet

    Where is a reputable place to buy one? I see most places are sold out/back ordered. Is ebay a safe place to buy one?
    And http://www.zebralight.com/ ?
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    For me, I like this flashlight but the switch is the reason that will be the last zebralight I buy if they still continue this kind of swithch.
    It's not easy to use in real life.

    I know that many people feel happy with the new switch but not for me. It make my thumb pain.
    I plan to use it as EDC.
    But because of switch after I try for 2-3 days.
    I keep it in box and never use it again.

    (sorry for my English)
    Last edited by specimen; 01-04-2012 at 08:17 AM.

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by specimen View Post
    For me I like this flashlight but the switch is the reason that this will be the last zebralight I buy.
    It's not easy to use in real life.
    Is it the switch itself you don't like, or the programming (series of clicks) you don't like?

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by specimen View Post
    For me, I like this flashlight but the switch is the reason that will be the last zebralight I buy if they still continue this kind of swithch.
    It's not easy to use in real life.

    I know that many people feel happy with the new switch but not for me. It make my thumb pain.
    I plan to use it as EDC.
    But because of switch after I try for 2-3 days.
    I keep it in box and never use it again.

    (sorry for my English)
    I understand. Before the SC600 was out I did mention somewhere that the switch is ok but just need to be recessed deeper. There is no need to toughen the switch as it will make the switching and double clicking harder. Was a little disappointed when ZL decided to go with a switch that is harder to activate despite having it recessed deeper. Overall, I am still happy with it and they are (2x SC600 and 1x SC600w) my favorite mid-sized power lights to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanucq View Post
    My sc600 is a little greenish on low too when i compare it with my SC80 (very pure white), but it's the same with my PA40. It seems to be XML CW related.
    Don't have tested SC600W.....yet



    And http://www.zebralight.com/ ?
    If you would've checked your own link you'd see they're back ordered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane45_1911 View Post
    Is it the switch itself you don't like, or the programming (series of clicks) you don't like?
    Only the switch.
    The programming is nice, multi level and not make the user confuse

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by 00ChevyScott View Post
    If you would've checked your own link you'd see they're back ordered...
    According to this post, "it seems they are probably no[t]".

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by specimen View Post
    For me, I like this flashlight but the switch is the reason that will be the last zebralight I buy if they still continue this kind of swithch.
    It's not easy to use in real life.

    I know that many people feel happy with the new switch but not for me. It make my thumb pain.
    I plan to use it as EDC.
    But because of switch after I try for 2-3 days.
    I keep it in box and never use it again.

    (sorry for my English)
    I agree with you. I have posted elsewhere about my displeasure with the new switch on the SC600(w) also.

    Here was my remedy.

    I looked around in one of my junk drawers and found these. You could call them either hard rubber or soft plastic. I don't know, but they are flexible. As you can see, they're called bumpers but I believe their intended use is as pads/feet to keep items from scratching or sliding on a surface.

    The larger one, about 5/8in in diameter fit near perfectly. It adds just enough height to make the switching much easier to activate. But not enough that it would cause accidental activation, at least not in my opinion. The adhesive seems to be holding well enough. If it doesn't, I'll find another solution to keep it in place as I like it much better than stock. It takes away some of that "button" feel, but the switch works great just the same.

    I took some pics so you can get a better idea what I'm talking about. I did these on my laptop. Not the best thing for making sure they look ok, so hope they come out.






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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    has anyone tried modifying the reflector to a non-orange peel or adding an spherical lens so it can be a more focused beam?

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    I know I've seen pictures of the SC600W with the body engraving actually having the "W" after the 600, my "W" arrived from a dealer yesterday but it looks identical to the cool white, just has "SC600" engraved on it. Definitely a warm emitter, just no distinguishing markings. I'll have to put a label on the tailcap or something to tell them apart. I wonder if they ran out of correctly marked bodies or something...
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
    I know I've seen pictures of the SC600W with the body engraving actually having the "W" after the 600, my "W" arrived from a dealer yesterday but it looks identical to the cool white, just has "SC600" engraved on it. Definitely a warm emitter, just no distinguishing markings. I'll have to put a label on the tailcap or something to tell them apart. I wonder if they ran out of correctly marked bodies or something...
    It's most likely one of the earlier released models of the w then. It probably doesn't have the 5min step-down either. Mine is like that.
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Lite_me View Post
    It's most likely one of the earlier released models of the w then. It probably doesn't have the 5min step-down either. Mine is like that.
    Could be, although I just ordered it last week and It wasn't in stock until then. Not worried about the lack of stepdown at all if that's the case.
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    I have a "regular" early SC600, and would like opinions on the dropping down modes as the battery drains feature. I'd probably carry mine more, but with the 18650, I'm not going to carry a spare cell, and don't want to be left with a dead light. Does it work well? How long does it give you in the lower levels as it's dropping? Not to compare apples and oranges, but I'm guessing it works like the HDS/Ra lights? I'm considering a new one, and would like your thoughts...

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    SC600w shipped today. I really like my cool 600 but I'm a neutral, warm guy at heart.
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    Just got my SC600 today. New stock at Illumination Gear. Fantastic light as far as I can tell.

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    My SC600W was an early order from November, and it does not have the "w" engraved on the body either. But, it does have the 5-min step down. love this light! first zebra, and first neutral flashlight. (I have a neutral spark headlamp that I love also)
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Mine has the W, and I find the switch and UI to be a big plus. No problems with the switch at all.

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    Default Re: Zebralight SC600 & SC600W discussion part 2

    The switch felt on the firm side when I received the light. With use it has definitely become more relaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lite_me View Post
    I agree with you. I have posted elsewhere about my displeasure with the new switch on the SC600(w) also.

    Here was my remedy.

    I looked around in one of my junk drawers and found these. You could call them either hard rubber or soft plastic. I don't know, but they are flexible. As you can see, they're called bumpers but I believe their intended use is as pads/feet to keep items from scratching or sliding on a surface.

    The larger one, about 5/8in in diameter fit near perfectly. It adds just enough height to make the switching much easier to activate. But not enough that it would cause accidental activation, at least not in my opinion. The adhesive seems to be holding well enough. If it doesn't, I'll find another solution to keep it in place as I like it much better than stock. It takes away some of that "button" feel, but the switch works great just the same.

    I took some pics so you can get a better idea what I'm talking about. I did these on my laptop. Not the best thing for making sure they look ok, so hope they come out.





    Thanks for your information. I will try.

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    I just typed up a nice long post but once again..CPF fails.

    The Ti clip is from Jason at Dark Sucks aka archer6817j. The foil is necessary to make contact between the body and tailcap. A more permanent solution could be a washer or ring of sorts that is the same diameter and width of the unanodized portion at the rear of the light when the tailcap is removed. It could be droped in the tailcap and should still allow tailcap lockout but seeing as that is of no concern to me, I'll be sticking with the aluminum foil for now at least. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking.



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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Wow that is a gorgeous clip, I use the stock clip for inside pocket carry in my Carhartt side pocket. For while not at work I have a Thor's hammer custom leather holster. Mine is cool white and I carry two spare batteries in my coat.
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by burntoshine View Post
    i see absolutely no green in either one of my SC600w's. i wonder if some people got a bad tint, or if some people are just seeing the tints differently.

    i really love the tint on mine. it's an ideal neutral white, in my opinion.
    Tint is practically the most subjective thing there is.

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Ordered Thursday morning, delivered Saturday afternoon.

    Barely had time to charge up my leftover AW200 batteries that I kept from the Fenix TK11R2 I gave away for Christmas. The 2200s fit and work fine.

    Initial reaction: indoors, on a white wall, tint seems very similar to my SC60W, which is to say, wonderful.

    Love the new switch!

    As to that Ti clip above, yikes that's beautiful!
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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    I'm still a newbie to the flashlight world. I got a christmas bonus($100 AMEX gift card) and decided to purchase one of these with it. Ordered the neutral. Now I just need to decide which battery to order and which charger. Thinking cotton pickers, but I still haven't gotten a response if you can use it with a AC wall adapter that has a USB port on it.

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    Default Re: Zebra light SC600 (W) discussion part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by glendayle View Post
    I'm still a newbie to the flashlight world. I got a christmas bonus($100 AMEX gift card) and decided to purchase one of these with it. Ordered the neutral. Now I just need to decide which battery to order and which charger. Thinking cotton pickers, but I still haven't gotten a response if you can use it with a AC wall adapter that has a USB port on it.
    I have a cottonpickers USB charger and use it regularly with an AC wall adapter. I would even recommend it as some laptop USB ports are limited to around 500mA where this is less likely an issue with wall adapters.

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