Armytek Wizard Measurements

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SKV89

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Took readings for a few Armytek Wizards and compared it with the Zebralight H600fc MKIV. Output taken at 2s after turn-on with the Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with Maukka lights. Spectrometer used is a Sekonic C-800-U.

Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020)H21,521 lumens3988K-0.0018 DUV82.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0020.1 R965.4 R1280 Rf100 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020)H1788 lumens3898K-0.0008 DUV83.8 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0023.0 R964.9 R1282 Rf100 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020)M2147 lumens3785K0.0008 DUV84.7 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0025.1 R963.4 R1283 Rf99 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020)M134 lumens3739K0.0010 DUV84.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9725.5 R963.1 R1284 Rf99 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020)L34 lumens3734K0.0012 DUV85.2 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9726.2 R963.0 R1284 Rf99 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRIH21,388 lumens4583K-0.0016 DUV92.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0065.2 R973.9 R1288 Rf97 Rgincluded battery or VTC6A
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRIH1684 lumens4458K0.0002 DUV93.4 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0068.1 R972.8 R1289 Rf97 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRIM2128 lumens4337K0.0009 DUV94.0 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0072.9 R971.4 R1288 Rf97 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRIM129 lumens4292K0.0009 DUV94.2 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0074.5 R971.3 R1288 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRIL33 lumens4295K0.0002 DUV94.4 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0076.7 R971.4 R1288 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI 2nd UnitH21,339 lumens4583K-0.0012 DUV92.5 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0063.5 R973.0 R1288 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWTurbo954 lumens3986K0.0010 DUV73.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-12.5 R946.4 R1271 Rf98 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWH3342 lumens3868K0.0041 DUV74.5 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.98-12.5 R944.2 R1273 Rf97 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWH2149 lumens3824K0.0052 DUV74.8 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.95-13.0 R943.6 R1274 Rf97 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWH150 lumens3816K0.0062 DUV75.1 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.92-12.9 R942.9 R1275 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWL35 lumens3807K0.0073 DUV75.1 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.87-14.3 R942.1 R1276 Rf95 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWL21 lumens3783K0.0073 DUV75.1 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.86-14.2 R941.9 R1276 Rf95 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WWL10 lumens3887K0.0066 DUV75.5 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.95-12.6 R942.6 R1276 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WWTurbo1,010 lumens4100K-0.0026 DUV72.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-17.0 R944.4 R1269 Rf98 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WWMode 5348 lumens4013K0.0001 DUV72.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-19.4 R942.2 R1270 Rf97 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WWMode 4155 lumens3973K0.0014 DUV73.0 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-20.3 R941.2 R1271 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WWMode 332 lumens3934K0.0028 DUV72.9 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-21.9 R939.7 R1272 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WWMode 22 lumens3962K0.0022 DUV73.3 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-20.9 R940.1 R1272 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WWMode 10 lumens3935K0.0025 DUV73.3 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.00-20.8 R939.8 R1272 Rf96 Rgincluded battery
Zebralight H600fc MKIVH11,398 lumens4038K-0.0003 DUV91.3 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 1.0060.0 R972.2 R1289 Rf100 RgNCR18650GA or VTC6A
Zebralight H600fc MKIVH2502 lumens3952K0.0011 DUV92.2 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9964.1 R970.5 R1289 Rf99 RgNCR18650GA
Zebralight H600fc MKIVM1112 lumens3851K0.0017 DUV93.0 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9666.6 R969.8 R1289 Rf98 RgNCR18650GA
Zebralight H600fc MKIVM222 lumens3802K0.0024 DUV93.2 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9266.9 R969.8 R1289 Rf98 RgNCR18650GA
Zebralight H600fc MKIVL13 lumens3770K0.0026 DUV93.1 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9166.4 R969.7 R1289 Rf97 RgNCR18650GA
Zebralight H600fc MKIVL20 lumens3773K0.0023 DUV93.2 CRIBlue light relative amplitude 0.9166.4 R969.7 R1289 Rf97 RgNCR18650GA

Armytek very sneakily upgraded the Wizard Pro WW to a 4000k 80CRI emitter, which of course is to my delightful surprise. In the past it is said to use a 3500K 70CRI emitter. Nowhere on Armytek's website did they mention anything about an 80CRI emitter. Now I'm wondering if it is still an XHP50 or is it now an XHP50.2. The Wizard Pro WW also happens to be my favorite headlamp from the above because the CCT and tint looks the best and I find that more important than a 10 CRI difference. This unit was bought from Armytekstore.com and shipped from Canada.

I also like the ZL H600fc very much mainly for its super small size and supposedly better thermal regulation than most flashlights. The tint is actually not overly green unlike past Zebralights that I had to return. The tint could have been rosier but with Zebralight, and even Armytek to a certain extent, its a tint lottery and I'm glad at least this unit is on the BBL and not above when on max output. It lacks usb recharge and doesn't have a tail magnet like the Wizard Pros but the small size makes it so easy to pocket. The Wizards do look a lot better aesthetically though IMO.

The Wizard Pro Nichia 144A is nice too but after side by side comparison with the Pro WW 80CRI, I find that I like the 4000k more. Both Nichia units I bought have similar tint but one is 50 lumens brighter than the other. I haven't tested whether these units have LVP or retain driver problems reported in reviews of the prototype. The units were bought from Armytek.com, which originally indicated shipping from China but they later changed it to shipping from Canada I guess because of either CNY or the novelcorona virus.

Here is a comparison of the measured output vs rated max output:
Armytek Wizard Pro WW - 1521 lm vs 1675 lm (91% of rating)
Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI - 1388 lm vs 1400 lm (99% of rating)
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW (white button) - 954 lm vs 930 lm (103% of rating)
Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW (yellow button) magnet usb - 1010 lm vs 930 lm (109% of rating)
Zebralight H600fc MKIV - 1398 lm vs 1568 lm (89% of rating)

I'm surprised Armytek's ratings are so honest with the Wizards. I think some of their other models didn't measure that close to rating but I'll check later. I'm also surprised the H600fc did not measure as far below spec as I expected because I remember past Zebralights I measured were more like 20% below spec. However keep in mind my lumens were measured 2s from turn-on instead of ANSI standard 30s.
 
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I found some interesting info to add. The claims of Zebralights being super efficient are unsubstantiated. From Maukka's testing, Zebralight's efficiency is average at best.
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Maukka tested the H600fc MKIV with an efficiency of 89lm/w whereas the 90CRI Wuben TO56R has an efficiency of 125lm/w. The Olight H2R 4000K 70CRI is 135lm/w and the new Olight Perun is even more efficient.
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In terms of driver efficiency Zebralight is a far ways from the level of Olight and Fenix. Though with the latter two, you are stuck with ugly (IMO) CW :sick2: emitter options and no HI CRI. To me what makes Zebralight special is the extremely compact unibody design and HI CRI options.
 

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