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    Pre-order now available. I was told by ZL staff that the H600Fd/c variant would not be available for another few month, but apparently they've decided to hit us with a little Halloween surprise.. ZL or trick

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    Default Re: Zebralight H600/H604/H600F MKIV headlamp

    I saw that yesterday and was pretty hyped about having a Hi-CRI flooder,. Their specs are the same for both the H604c & H604d though (that can't be right) and they don't have the runtimes yet. I wonder how bright the H604c is, that'd be the one I'd want.

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    ZL labels the H604c to have a maximum brightness of 1616 lumens. Don't know about runtimes yet but based on ZL's track record I expect it to be more than solid.

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    H52/H53's pocket clip is compatible.
    MKIV housing does not have any visual updates. A few internal modifications, not our concern.
    "A hint of green is possible in a 3-step 5000K "Fd“ light, but very rare in a 3-step 4000K "Fc" light."

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    It's a little less likely for a 3-step 4000k light to have green, but still very likely. Take a look at Cree's easywhite binning chart for the 50.2.




    As you can see, the 3-step binning process for a 5000k light means that you are pretty much guaranteed to get a light with a slight green-tint bias. A 4000k 3-step binning process means you will have a rare chance of getting a light with a slight magenta bias.

    However, you can slap on a green-minus filter to shed some of that green off the light's spectral output and coincidentally raise the CRI and R9 reproduction of the light. It's the same trick CREE uses for their high CRI home LED bulbs. I'm pretty sure my old H600FD MK3 leans on the green side, but when I slap on a pink filter or pink highlighter, it becomes an incredible tinted light.

    I've pre-ordered three H600FC MK4s btw, and am only keeping one.

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    My first post here!

    I contacted Zebralight specifically about differences between H600w MkIII and Mk IV. This is what they said: The Mk IV version is slightly brighter at max output, and comes with the new User Interface that allows the user to program 6 modes to any brightness levels he/she wants. Runtimes and battery protection will be exactly the same.

    I have never used H600W MK III, (but was about to buy one), so I really do not know if the new user interface is a big deal.

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    Thanks, I'm aware how Cree binning works. For 4000K 3-step to be noticeably green or even disturbingly green, the tint has to land on the rear end of 5B4 and 5C1 which is very unlikely, hence ZL's claim of 4000K only having a very rare chance of being green. 5000K is basically a lost cause... however my SC600Fd Plus only has a very light hint of lemon and that's acceptable for me. ZL staff told me to leave a note with the order asking for a good tinted sample and they'll "try our best", I trust them on their tint picking ability so I only ordered one H600Fc. Tint lottery time

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    I consider anything above the BBL to be green-biased and anything below to be magenta biased. It is true that the lower you go in CCT, the more yellow to orange the green bias becomes, and spectral charts from emitters will confirm that as well. It still isn't a good look to me though, however.

    I'm going to pick the least greenish H600FC MK4 and then put a filter on it from there.

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    You might get one with no green at all, happened with my H53Fc. Just pleasant creamy yellow

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    Default Re: Zebralight H600/H604/H600F MKIV headlamp

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedraven View Post
    It's a little less likely for a 3-step 4000k light to have green, but still very likely. Take a look at Cree's easywhite binning chart for the 50.2.




    As you can see, the 3-step binning process for a 5000k light means that you are pretty much guaranteed to get a light with a slight green-tint bias. A 4000k 3-step binning process means you will have a rare chance of getting a light with a slight magenta bias.

    However, you can slap on a green-minus filter to shed some of that green off the light's spectral output and coincidentally raise the CRI and R9 reproduction of the light. It's the same trick CREE uses for their high CRI home LED bulbs. I'm pretty sure my old H600FD MK3 leans on the green side, but when I slap on a pink filter or pink highlighter, it becomes an incredible tinted light.

    I've pre-ordered three H600FC MK4s btw, and am only keeping one.
    That's the kind of thing that could likely make ZL drop their generous return policy one day.
    Last edited by Tachead; 11-04-2017 at 03:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizpark View Post
    My first post here!

    I contacted Zebralight specifically about differences between H600w MkIII and Mk IV. This is what they said: The Mk IV version is slightly brighter at max output, and comes with the new User Interface that allows the user to program 6 modes to any brightness levels he/she wants. Runtimes and battery protection will be exactly the same.

    I have never used H600W MK III, (but was about to buy one), so I really do not know if the new user interface is a big deal.
    Welcome to CPF!

    Bottom line: You might not need it and find the stock UI perfect for you applications, but at least it's nice to have it on board. Lots of fellow CPFers love the new programmable UI, me included. It basically tailors the UI to exactly how you want it to be.

    About runtime and output: ZL is mostly just using more efficient drivers in their MKIV lights on the XHP35 variants. For the high CRI d/c flavours, output almost doubled and I expect there would be a slight increase in runtime as the old XM-L2 easywhite is not exactly energy efficient compared to the MKIV's XHP50.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tachead View Post
    That's the kind of thing that could likely make ZL drop their generous return policy one day.
    No I'll be selling the other two here at CPF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedraven View Post
    No I'll be selling the other two here at CPF.
    Oh ok, good idea. I really wish ZL would just offer a premium tint upgrade. I would gladly pay an added charge for a hand picked light with a tint right on the BBL. I bet some others including yourself would too. Hopefully they will consider it one day.

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    I would pay an extra $20 or even $30 for a ZL with 1-step LED. Tint variation of 1 step LED is so finite that it cannot be detected by naked eye. Too bad no one is doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    ZL labels the H604c to have a maximum brightness of 1616 lumens. Don't know about runtimes yet but based on ZL's track record I expect it to be more than solid.
    I'd believe it if both the H604c&d didn't have the same brightness specs. Since they also don't have the runtimes, i'd conservatively suspect they put the H604d specs in and duplicated them and the H604c would run a small percentage less than that due to the lower tint levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    I'd believe it if both the H604c&d didn't have the same brightness specs. Since they also don't have the runtimes, i'd conservatively suspect they put the H604d specs in and duplicated them and the H604c would run a small percentage less than that due to the lower tint levels.
    Yes, based on ZL's history the c version should have ~10% less output than its d equivalent, but given the Fd/c's 1568 lumens output the 604d/c 1616 lumens is also believable for me. Let's see how ZL adjusts that spread sheet in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    Yes, based on ZL's history the c version should have ~10% less output than its d equivalent, but given the Fd/c's 1568 lumens output the 604d/c 1616 lumens is also believable for me. Let's see how ZL adjusts that spread sheet in the near future.
    Yeah i noticed the same lumens count on the Fc/d series as well (and the run times again missing) and thought the same thing there (even though the lumen level is lower i presume through loss via the frosted lens). I personally am not interested in the frosted lens light after that post where someone had multiple frosted Zebra lens crack on him. Each their own though. Looking forward to the H604c and the H600w Mk IV (though the latter can wait for me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    Yeah i noticed the same lumens count on the Fc/d series as well (and the run times again missing) and thought the same thing there (even though the lumen level is lower i presume through loss via the frosted lens). I personally am not interested in the frosted lens light after that post where someone had multiple frosted Zebra lens crack on him. Each their own though. Looking forward to the H604c and the H600w Mk IV (though the latter can wait for me)
    IIRC the cracked lens problem was with a certain batch of lens supplied by Corning? After that thread no one's frosted lens cracked anyway. My H53Fc and SC600Fd III Plus are doing well without a single problem. I'm a flood guy so I got the H600Fc MKIV this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    Yeah i noticed the same lumens count on the Fc/d series as well (and the run times again missing) and thought the same thing there (even though the lumen level is lower i presume through loss via the frosted lens). I personally am not interested in the frosted lens light after that post where someone had multiple frosted Zebra lens crack on him. Each their own though. Looking forward to the H604c and the H600w Mk IV (though the latter can wait for me)
    Quote Originally Posted by TCY View Post
    IIRC the cracked lens problem was with a certain batch of lens supplied by Corning? After that thread no one's frosted lens cracked anyway. My H53Fc and SC600Fd III Plus are doing well without a single problem. I'm a flood guy so I got the H600Fc MKIV this time.
    No problems on my frosted lens lights either(H600Fd&c MKIII) and I have been using them for about 2 years doing everything from backcountry camping and rock climbing to mechanics and carpentry(I do take care of my stuff though and don't abuse it). As said, I believe they just had an issue with a batch of the old type of glass they used to use. The newest frosted lenses(late 2015+) are Corning Gorilla Glass 3(the same glass used for the screens on many cell phones) which is one of the strongest and most scratch resistant varieties available. Plus, ZL will replace any lens if you do happen to break one. In my opinion, the frosted lens ZL headlamp models offer the best beam type for general use by far. You will be missing out if you don't try one imo MX421.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tachead View Post
    No problems on my frosted lens lights either(H600Fd&c MKIII) and I have been using them for about 2 years doing everything from backcountry camping and rock climbing to mechanics and carpentry(I do take care of my stuff though and don't abuse it). As said, I believe they just had an issue with a batch of the old type of glass they used to use. The newest frosted lenses(late 2015+) are Corning Gorilla Glass 3(the same glass used for the screens on many cell phones) which is one of the strongest and most scratch resistant varieties available. Plus, ZL will replace any lens if you do happen to break one. In my opinion, the frosted lens ZL headlamp models offer the best beam type for general use by far. You will be missing out if you don't try one imo MX421.
    I have a H602w for floody stuff, but i do see the merits of the semi-floody 'F' lens, thats what my only working Armytek Wizard has essentially and its okay to have the concentration of light in the middle with the smooth transition to the spill. Still, cracked lens aside, if i want flood, my preference so far is the "mule" H602w (or now the H604c it appears), otherwise, I'd get a H600 and put a diffuser on the lens (the scotch tape thing works pretty well) for more focussed "flood" lighting. That way i have two different beam profiles with one light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    I have a H602w for floody stuff, but i do see the merits of the semi-floody 'F' lens, thats what my only working Armytek Wizard has essentially and its okay to have the concentration of light in the middle with the smooth transition to the spill. Still, cracked lens aside, if i want flood, my preference so far is the "mule" H602w (or now the H604c it appears), otherwise, I'd get a H600 and put a diffuser on the lens (the scotch tape thing works pretty well) for more focussed lighting. That way i have two different beam profiles with one light.
    Just to keep ZL's terminology straight: the ZL mule models(ie:H604) are called "Flood", the "F" models are called "Floody", and the normal H models are called "Spot/Spill".

    I have an Armytek too but, its beam is a bit different then the ZL floody models. It has a tighter beam(likely due to the more recessed optic) that is more even with no hotspot. The ZL Floody models have a broader beam(wider) with more of a highly diffused hotspot that blends into the spill. They tend to throw a bit further then the AT's and offer a wider more useful spill imo.

    Personally, I find the ZL Flood models have the least useful beam profile overall of the four(3xZL/1xAT) and are only really suited to up close tasks like reading, dishes, in tent chores etc(although they excel at these tasks).

    The Spot/Spill models are ok but, I find they are not good for up close tasks due to the tight hotspot and narrower overall beam profile and give a bit of a bouncing ball effect when walking, running, hiking.

    I have tried the diffuser tape trick but, find it annoying and not very practical to switch back and forth out in the field. I prefer to just pick the right light for the task(most of the time this is Floody for me).

    What I find works great now for most uses is a combination of a ZL Floody and a throwy flashlight in case I need to see something real far away(fairly rare as the H600F's have a fair amount of throw on H1). Then for reading or general in the tent tasks, I like the Flood models best(although the Floody models still work pretty well for these tasks). I just ordered a H502c L2 as I find the 18650 models have more capacity/output then needed and are too bulky for these up close tasks.

    Everyone uses their lights for different things though and this is highly subjective of course. I just figured I would post my experience with these headlamps in case it is helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tachead View Post
    Just to keep ZL's terminology straight: the ZL mule models(ie:H604) are called "Flood", the "F" models are called "Floody", and the normal H models are called "Spot/Spill".

    I have an Armytek too but, its beam is a bit different then the ZL floody models. It has a tighter beam(likely due to the more recessed optic) that is more even with no hotspot. The ZL Floody models have a broader beam(wider) with more of a highly diffused hotspot that blends into the spill. They tend to throw a bit further then the AT's and offer a wider more useful spill imo.

    Personally, I find the ZL Flood models have the least useful beam profile overall of the four(3xZL/1xAT) and are only really suited to up close tasks like reading, dishes, in tent chores etc(although they excel at these tasks).

    The Spot/Spill models are ok but, I find they are not good for up close tasks due to the tight hotspot and narrower overall beam profile and give a bit of a bouncing ball effect when walking, running, hiking.

    I have tried the diffuser tape trick but, find it annoying and not very practical to switch back and forth out in the field. I prefer to just pick the right light for the task(most of the time this is Floody for me).

    What I find works great now for most uses is a combination of a ZL Floody and a throwy flashlight in case I need to see something real far away(fairly rare as the H600F's have a fair amount of throw on H1). Then for reading or general in the tent tasks, I like the Flood models best(although the Floody models still work pretty well for these tasks). I just ordered a H502c L2 as I find the 18650 models have more capacity/output then needed and are too bulky for these up close tasks.

    Everyone uses their lights for different things though and this is highly subjective of course. I just figured I would post my experience with these headlamps in case it is helpful.
    My AT has a bit more concentration in the center and its not even. At least not like the H602w. I think its less spill because its a TIR lens under it, but i'm not certain on that.

    As you say, to each their own. Like you, i use a combination when i am out in the dark yard working. I'll stick the H600w on my head for throw and keep my H602w around my neck for flood. The H602w flood helps to see where you are walking and anything nearby. The H600w helps you see where you need to go or if you need to check anything, all hands free. For getting firewood or anything else where the main hands free is required on the actual work and not the transit , the H602w is hung around my neck and used to do the task and a handheld if used for the "throw" requirement. At my cabin, usually an extreme throw light is required as none of the Zebras can reach those distances to the water.

    When i had to go into container to check equipment, the H602w excelled in lighting the whole container. It was like having a lightbulb in your pocket. I've been trying to see if the AA lights are sufficient for my EDC purposes based on the size. The AA versions are good for reading and close up stuff, but i prefer the 18650 lights for any serious tasks. I guess i'm now spoiled with the higher output (or longer runtimes).

    Good to know that the AT and the H600F have different profiles. May check out one if a sale comes up as you suggest. I'm always up for trying something new. Learn something new every day.

    Back to the cracking issue I thought i remember it not being final that it was just one batch of lights that had the cracking issue. I figure I'd wait. However, being that Zebralight is better on servicing their lights than other manufacturers, i guess its not that big of a gamble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    My AT has a bit more concentration in the center and its not even. At least not like the H602w. I think its less spill because its a TIR lens under it, but i'm not certain on that.

    As you say, to each their own. Like you, i use a combination when i am out in the dark yard working. I'll stick the H600w on my head for throw and keep my H602w around my neck for flood. The H602w flood helps to see where you are walking and anything nearby. The H600w helps you see where you need to go or if you need to check anything, all hands free. For getting firewood or anything else where the main hands free is required on the transit and not actual work, the H602w is hung around my neck and used to do the task and a handheld if used for the "throw" requirement. At my cabin, usually an extreme throw light is required as none of the Zebras can reach those distances to the water.

    When i had to go into container to check equipment, the H602w excelled in lighting the whole container. It was like having a lightbulb in your pocket. I've been trying to see if the AA lights are sufficient for my EDC purposes based on the size. The AA versions are good for reading and close up stuff, but i prefer the 18650 lights for any serious tasks. I guess i'm now spoiled with the higher output (or longer runtimes).

    Good to know that the AT and the H600F have different profiles. May check out one if a sale comes up as you suggest. I'm always up for trying something new. Learn something new every day.

    Back to the cracking issue I thought i remember it not being final that it was just one batch of lights that had the cracking issue. I figure I'd wait. However, being that Zebralight is better on servicing their lights than other manufacturers, i guess its not that big of a gamble.
    That sounds like a good setup.

    Yeah, the Flood models can be great for confined areas for sure.

    Just to let you know, there are two different beam profiles for ZL's floody models depending on when they were made. Sometime in 2015 the switched to a different brand of frosted glass and that changed the beam profile quite a bit as well as increased the durability. Here is a pic and some gifs(courtesy of Stephano) to help show you the difference.









    This is also the reason for the glass being stronger on new ZL's. All the new models(post 2015) use Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Frosted lenses will always be a bit less durable due to the frosting process but, I would guess that due to the glass ZL uses, their frosted lenses are likely stronger then most other companies normal glass. Gorilla Glass is one of the strongest and most scratch resistant glasses available. That is why it is used for cell phone screens like I said earlier.

    Just be careful with your lights and you shouldn't have a problem. If you do hit one hard enough to break the frosted lens, it likely would have broke the regular glass one too. And, like you said, if you do unfortunately break one, ZL will fix it and the biggest inconvenience will be going without it for a while while it is warrantied. I wouldn't sweat it.
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    Hmm,

    looking on the site i see allot of the older models on sale. I wonder if an H600Fw bought direct would be the new beam?

    Thinking like that will blow my budget...
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    I'm on the fence about the H600Fc Mk IV...

    I have the H53c as an EDC and sole backcountry camping light. At 171lm I find it has sufficient throw for what I need, and I appreciate the beam pattern for anything just a few meters ahead. Whenever I need flood I roll a latex finger cot (linked below) over the light and it works as an awesome diffuser that is very comparable to scotch tape and re-usable. I find that the finger cot diffuses the hotspot well AND widens the beam to almost my entire field of view. I suspect the latex over an F model would essentially turn it into a mule.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Almedic-Latex-...X72DF6H3XWGV67



    Some questions:


    -Can anyone comment on how much less throw I should expect with an F-model? For example, to achieve similar throw to the regular model, how many more lumens would I need to output? (I suppose this could be calculated with candela measurements at the center, right?). Stefano's comparison photos are excellent but real life commentary would be helpful.


    -How is the gradient of intensity from the center of the beam to the edges on the F model? Is the beam very uniform throughout the entire 90°, or is there a noticeable transition (more throw)? I'm slightly concerned about a black hole in the middle of view when looking at distant objects.


    -I like my tint with my H53c that uses an XP-L2. Should I expect a similar one for the XHP50.2?


    I'm very, very close to trying out my first floody ZL. Part of me wishes a spot/spill combo was available so i could use my diffuser trick, but on the other hand it seems like the floody pattern is good all around without the need to mess around with sub-optimal DIY filters.

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    The F model throw with its sheer power, my 1500lm SC600Fd III Plus can go up to maybe 50 meters but that's it. ZL never publishes lux/candela so there's no official data to fiddle with.

    The transition is very smooth, you need to actively search for it to see but there is still a nice, brighter hotspot. No donut hole whatsoever.

    Tint wise they should be very close if not identical, but Cree does allow some variation so there is a bit of lottery involved. Generally the 4000K CCT within 3/2 step MacAdam ellipse (which ZL uses in their c model) should have the smallest chance of getting a "bad" tint so I wouldn't worry about it.

    Try it out, there's a good chance you'll fall in love with it. I got my SC600Fd Plus as my first floody light, I liked it so much I got the H53Fc as soon as it became available and now I'm getting the H600Fc.

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    There’s another thing to consider as well. If you go floody, you’d probably want a few more lumens as well, especially outdoors. Using an 18650 instead of AA would almost certainly give you increased runtime, rather than decreased like a floody with AA might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MX421 View Post
    Hmm,

    looking on the site i see allot of the older models on sale. I wonder if an H600Fw bought direct would be the new beam?

    Thinking like that will blow my budget...
    The H600Fw MKIII would for sure be the new lens, the H600Fw MKII might be but, I am not sure. If you email ZL they will let you know though, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terjee View Post
    There’s another thing to consider as well. If you go floody, you’d probably want a few more lumens as well, especially outdoors. Using an 18650 instead of AA would almost certainly give you increased runtime, rather than decreased like a floody with AA might be.
    Floody with an 18650 battery is really nice, the Clear optic throws a bit further, or alternately as far with less battery discharge, but if you're only getting one, especially if it's a headlamp - seriously consider the H600F models, or get the regular H600 and invest in a little of the diffusing tape.
    If I could only have one I'd have to go with the clear lens for more versatility, but the floody is a real pleasure to use, as a headlamp kinda like flood but with a very significant punch in the middle, right where you need the extra lumens... pure flood always seems to have plenty of peripheral illumination, but a dim zone where you're looking.

    If the flood is a half sphere of light, then the floody is an elongated egg shape of light, the regular clear reflector being something more typical, a small and blobby thrower on your head, a dancing basketball of light in front of you, with generous spill.

    -AA floody is a great close range light, much like having a hand held oven range light, but its limited power makes it a more useful indoor and work light, imo.
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    Default Re: Zebralight H600/H604/H600F MKIV headlamp

    Well, I just pulled the trigger on the H600Fc Mk IV! Super excited - this will be my first 18650 ZL - really looking forward to checking out the PID control.

    I also snagged some NCR18650GAs from Illumn - hopefully they make it to Canada!

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