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InspectHerGadget

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What is the reason that Zebralight accept only U.S. Customers?

It seems an odd thing to do in this global age.

Obviously they are doing well and don't want the complexity?
 

InspectHerGadget

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At this point it doesn't much matter. Even if they did still ship internationally, it would be sitting on a container ship in the middle of the ocean somewhere.
I think mostly small items like this are shipped by air using USPS. I get a lot of things from the USA and the best is DHL. I can get things very quickly.

It is true though that supply chains are gummed up. I bought a Merida E160 eMTB recently but since then they have become special order items and the shop has got only one eMTB in stock...
 

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Maybe they're having trouble sourcing ICs just like everyone else and limiting sales to the US is a way of temporarily keeping demand down?
 

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Thanks for the info re the SC700d. It has quickly become one of my favorite lights. But I don't get anywhere near two hours to a battery.
I have been using the ZL-recommended Samsung 40T as well as the Sony VTC6A.
Terrific light. Terrific tint. Terrific beam. Nowhere near two hours anywhere near on high.

Update -- terrific review, too. And I see that the full two hours claimed is at no more than 729 lumens. I was going higher, so I get that.
Thanks again!
 
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SC700d about 180ft to bat house 🦇
 

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My primary use will be as a handheld running light.
Out of curiosity, why not just use it as a headlamp?

That would avoid needing to "muffle" the beam, since you could tilt/rotate it to point at the ground in front of you, not at oncoming pedestrians, and you wouldn't have to carry it or fiddle with finger loops.
 
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dydx

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During snake season, lowering the beam increases the shadow definition of shapes on the trail, as opposed to a beam from near the eyes.
 

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4. Booties to absorb shock when dropped. Mostly, I want to avoid the noise and floor-denting that'll come when I drop the flashlight, but extra durability won't be unwelcome. Something over the tail should be easy, but I'm not sure how to get started around the head, unless in combination with a beam-shaping hood, but that might be heavier than I want to run with... this is 4th because I don't think I'll pursue it, but I'd embrace any ready solutions.

Try Sugru. Sugru is a moldable rubber that comes in a little foil packet. After you open the packet, you can kneed it like putty and put it into position on your light. Fashion it into a ring covering the front edge and bezel. Maybe a few lines going to another ring behind the switch. And a bumper on the tailcap. Be creative.

Once the Sugru is in position just let it sit for 24 hours. The stuff will cure into a flexible rubber.
 

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Quite a few models have been discontinued recently. It seems like Zebralight is paring things down to the more popular models as they start to run out of current LEDs. The H53Fc is now the only remaining high CRI XP-L2 model, and of course they have already used up all remaining inventory of their discontinued CRI 80 4500K XHP35 HI on SC64w HI drivers. It would be nice if this forced their hand to consider newer enthusiast LEDs like Nichia B35 and 519A, but I'm not hopeful, especially as XHP35.2 and XHP50.3 become more widely available. I noticed the price of the SC64w HI has now been increased to $84 from $79, and I'm also a little worried that many of the major components on their drivers like MCUs and voltage converters have enormous lead times now due to the global supply issues.
 

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The SC64w HI is showing In Stock on their website.
Yes, it's in stock on their website. What Bob_McBob was saying is that ZL has soldered all the XHP35 HI LEDs onto drivers for SC64w HI. So, they can still continue making SC64w HIs until they run out of the drivers (with the LEDs).
 

Duster1671

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Yes, it's in stock on their website. What Bob_McBob was saying is that ZL has soldered all the XHP35 HI LEDs onto drivers for SC64w HI. So, they can still continue making SC64w HIs until they run out of the drivers (with the LEDs).
Oh I see. So they won't be making any more lights with the XHP35 HI other than whatever is left of the SC64w HI. I noticed a few weeks ago that the SC600w HI is discontinued. I'm glad I got one when they were available!
 

Duster1671

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In case anyone is wondering, here is the source for the info that all the XHP35 HI emitters have been soldered onto SC64w HI drivers:
 

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I asked Zebralight a month ago when they were going to release new models. They told me they were waiting for a more dependable supply of parts.

Sounds like the worldwide supply issues due to COVID are affecting them.
 

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I asked Zebralight a month ago when they were going to release new models. They told me they were waiting for a more dependable supply of parts.

Sounds like the worldwide supply issues due to COVID are affecting them.

Unfortunately, Covid has been and will be an excuse for many things and people for years to come.

Not saying you were being bullshitted by ZL, but they were lacking new models long before Covid.

For the next 3-5 years, Covid will be everyone's excuse for mistakes, lack of accountability, reason for sub-par workmanship, etc.
 
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