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    Default Zebralight SC64c

    MSRP $79, XP-L2 4000K, 93-95 CRI, tint variation within a 2-step MacAdam ellipse, complete with the all new user programmable UI groups.
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    Finally

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    Could it be Made in USA now?!

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    Any word on:

    -Why it is $10 cheaper than the sc63?
    -Total lumen number?
    -Any body changes, knurling, etc? When we might be able to see it?
    -What is the tint variation within a 2-step MacAdam ellipse about?

    Thanks for the update, been holding out.

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    How long is this light ?

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    I think it will still suffer from the green tint of the mk3 version. At 4000k, 2-step easy-white selection is still mostly over the bbl, instead of being dead on it, like 3500k and 3000k leds.


    Let the tint lotto begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedraven View Post
    I think it will still suffer from the green tint of the mk3 version. At 4000k, 2-step easy-white selection is still mostly over the bbl, instead of being dead on it, like 3500k and 3000k leds.
    Let the tint lotto begin.
    Technically the tint lottery never ended and so it cannot begin. ;-)

    Personally I would prefer a SC64d @ 5000k but .. it's a 18650 high CRI Zebralight so I'll just have to buy it anyway.
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    Nice. I've been waiting for this. Maybe hey an sc53c too.

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    I do like the idea of 18650 fed hi cri, certainly around 95 cri!! However, even though my eyes can cope when used alone. Colours do look nice, the xp-l2 4000k to me is very yellow. Now while colours look great, whites,creams etc start to look smoke stained.............me not likey.

    So for now jury out, would like to try 4500k or even 5000k as mentioned for a cleaner beam if makes sense. I know subjective....................I kind of get a little frustrated, take the EDC+ and D4 4000k g2's, real nice warmth to it but lower CRI. Given the choice, the g2 4000k wins hands down regardless of lower CRI as my eyes are just so much happier.

    I would like to see George consider the 219c 4000k which is a little towards yellow, but for me a lot easier on the eye than the xp-l2 4000k

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    Looking forward to this!

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    O, 1st Zebra "CRI 90+" 4000K flashlight in 18650 class !
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    Very strange marketing solution, 5000K "CRI 90+" flashlights with 18650,
    and 4000K "CRI 90+" flashlights with 1xAA or 18650 with middle-power drivers.

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    Any pictures of this light yet?

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    Give me some thermal regulation and I'll be in for a couple.
    I only know what I read on the internet.

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    Oh man, super excited for this light! I was just considering buying an SC63 and shipping it off to have it modded with 4000K Nichia. Small 18650 lights have made aa lights obsolete for me (I still understand their value) ~so close in size with so much more power. I just hope Z.L. isn't using the exact same bin that they used in the SC5c and perhaps these new 64's will not have the "yellowish" tint. Of course, I'll be first in line to find out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by csice View Post
    Any word on:

    -Why it is $10 cheaper than the sc63?
    -Total lumen number?
    -Any body changes, knurling, etc? When we might be able to see it?
    -What is the tint variation within a 2-step MacAdam ellipse about?

    Thanks for the update, been holding out.
    They dropped the SC53 price a little bit compared to its predecessor, too. Most likely it's just a competitive action to maintain or grow their market position.

    Lumens will probably be about the same as the SC63w. That's about the limit of the XP-L2 for high-CRI bins.

    If the SC53 is any indication, the SC64 body will be basically the same as the SC63.

    Being within a 2-step MacAdam ellipse means the sample-to-sample tint differences should be small. Most people should not

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    I just can't do 4000K
    Way too yellow for me.
    4500K is as low I can go.

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    The price of the H53/SC53 line dropped because ZL dropped 14500 support to give room for the programmable UI groups, plus they couldn't fit the SC5's driver into the H53/SC53 housing. This has been discussed in length in the H53 thread but I'll post ZL's reply here for reader's convenience:

    "The SC5 Mk I driver has only one version, for both regular SC5 and SC5Fd/Fc. The SC5 Mk II driver is a slightly improved version of the Mk I -- more powerful and more efficient. If we were to put XM-L2s in the Mk II driver, we'd see the measurable improvements.
    Yes, this driver is too big for the H53/SC53 body, and we don't plan to shrink it in the near future.

    The H53/SC53/H503 driver is a slightly improved version of the H52/SC52/H502 driver. Again, if we were to put the same (bin) XM-L2 LED in the H53, we'd see some improvements there (in output and efficiency). On top of that, the new UI requires more memory space. Dropping off the 14500 support is among the very few options we had."

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    Any idea when we might hear more/see the full reveal?

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    To me it seems a lot like an "SC63c" (which I have been hoping for--thanks for reading my dream journal, Zebralight!), but they most likely updated the driver with the new programmability. Bye-bye, $79 plus rush shipping...An H504c would lighten my wallet by an additional $90...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    MSRP $79, XP-L2 4000K, 93-95 CRI, tint variation within a 2-step MacAdam ellipse, complete with the all new user programmable UI groups.
    Waiting for the 5000K SC64d.

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    4500K here.

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    I only now noticed the hiCRI SC5/SC53 was only released in 4000K form. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come with the 18650 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinemaster View Post
    I just can't do 4000K
    Way too yellow for me.
    4500K is as low I can go.
    I will probably hold off for the same reason.
    GOOD TINT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinemaster View Post
    I just can't do 4000K
    Way too yellow for me.
    4500K is as low I can go.
    Depends. Tint lottery. I have XP-L hi 4000k that look like Nichia 219b. Those are not known for yellow at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18650 View Post
    Waiting for the 5000K SC64d.

    I checked with Zebralight on this and they had this to say.

    Ticket status: Completed



    Department: Sales



    Subject: ZebraLight, Inc.: Update Tracking #31795



    Currently no plans for an SC64d variant. The only 5000K light that I can think of is the updated (brighter, new UI) version of the SC600Fd Plus, but I don't know when we'll announce that.



    Sincerely,



    ZebraLight, Inc.

    2908 Story Rd. W

    Irving, TX 75038

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    Quote Originally Posted by low View Post
    I checked with Zebralight on this and they had this to say. Ticket status: Completed Department: Sales Subject: ZebraLight, Inc.: Update Tracking #31795 Currently no plans for an SC64d variant. The only 5000K light that I can think of is the updated (brighter, new UI) version of the SC600Fd Plus, but I don't know when we'll announce that. Sincerely, ZebraLight, Inc. 2908 Story Rd. W Irving, TX 75038
    As I feared. I'm not sure what they have against more 'd' lights. I have the SC62d which is a great all-arounder... just not enough output sometimes. 4000K is just too warm for all around EDC use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 18650 View Post
    Waiting for the 5000K SC64d.
    Not waiting, but will purchase if they make it.

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    I like 4000K. The tint variation is not the greatest on the sc5c II but I don't notice it in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunga View Post
    I like 4000K. The tint variation is not the greatest on the sc5c II but I don't notice it in use.
    Not good in daylight outdoors or in an office which is why I personally want nothing to do with it for EDC. Upon closer inspection I now note all 10 of their 2017 releases are/will be 4000K or 4500K--everything on the warm side of neutral.

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    Agree 18650 that 4000k for me also can not be too easy on eyes in the day or artificially lit areas(work). I have found though, 4500k i can get away with(especially in 219b and xhp 35 variants). My preferences for work tend to be 4500-5500k, ideally 4500-5000k given the choice. So out of the 4000 and 4500k choices, the 4500k will win out for me. Throw in a potential 5000k and then a decision would have to be made............get 2! Day around 5000k, evening night i can still use 5000k but prefer 4000k again given the choice. To think not that long back............we did not have the choice!

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