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Just got a reply from Xtar stating that the red LED is from Cree.
 
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I look forward to seeing what the specs are, the Xtar Iv tested has been great, especially when you see the price tag. Here are a few Iv tested. Should give an idea of performance. WK26 is 14500 like the H1 , and the meteor is 16340 like the h2.



 
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Thanks beast1210! I hope Xtar have an upgraded driver for the H1. I, too, can't wait to see the spec. I hope it's around ~$30-$35.
 
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Interesting reading. Is there a review out there? I've not seen one, and would really appreciate one!
 
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No. It just released. I think one cpfer will review one shortly as he/she was told they will ship one out to him/her to review.
 
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Looks nice with the red LED but at 9.7cm, it is a bit long. Might be better to grip in your hand though. Looks to be a throwy light.

I think they missed the boat on the design but it does look balanced in the headband though.
 
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Looks like a promising headlamp, if sales are good maybe they will offer one in NW... but I don't know the chances of that happening.
 
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Look like Zebralights. What's the difference?
 
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I'll pass on this headlamp. It has a red led with is cool but don't think it's worth $53.
 
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My H1 arrived over the weekend, and I'm pretty impressed so far.

 
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Congrats to your headlamp,Bigmac_79!:) I am also going to buy either a H1 or a H2. How do you think it performs at turbomode with the XP-G2 R5 LED? How does the red steady on 3 lumens mode perform? Can one use it for reading in that mode?
 
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Congrats to your headlamp,Bigmac_79!:) I am also going to buy either a H1 or a H2. How do you think it performs at turbomode with the XP-G2 R5 LED? How does the red steady on 3 lumens mode perform? Can one use it for reading in that mode?

Thanks :) The turbo mode is significantly brighter than the high mode. I haven't done a runtime test yet, so I'm not certain, but I believe it steps down to high after a time. Also, I don't know if it mentions this in the manual, but it seems the H1 won't do turbo with a NiMH, only with a 14500 lion.

I do like the red mode very much, so far I've just used it for walking around the house without waking up my wife or kids, and it's worked very well. I think it would do just fine for reading if you don't mind reading with only red light.
 
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Let the testing begin, just got the H1 and H2 today, here it is compared to the Spark SD52, Zebralight H600, H1 H2.


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Runtime tests with both Nimh and Li-ion batteries for the High and Medium modes would be very much appreciated. :)
 
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Thanks :) The turbo mode is significantly brighter than the high mode. I haven't done a runtime test yet, so I'm not certain, but I believe it steps down to high after a time. Also, I don't know if it mentions this in the manual, but it seems the H1 won't do turbo with a NiMH, only with a 14500 lion.

I do like the red mode very much, so far I've just used it for walking around the house without waking up my wife or kids, and it's worked very well. I think it would do just fine for reading if you don't mind reading with only red light.

Thank´s for the info! To me it sounds like a great light.:)


Let the testing begin, just got the H1 and H2 today, here it is compared to the Spark SD52, Zebralight H600, H1 H2.

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beast1210,please feel free to post feedback and maybe pics on how the headlamps H1 and H2 performs! :)
 
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Xtar H1 with 14500

turbo
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ZebraH600
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Spark SD 52 with 14500 & dummy cell with add on reflector for narrow pattern
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