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...or click-hold from off to advance through low to medium. If this method is used, it's very unlikely you'll accidentally activate strobe.
 
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Using the standard UI (G5), from off, a double click will turn on medium, then a click will turn it off. I don’t see the point?

And then a fast single click will on strobe instead of off. Is that so hard to understand?
 
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Dang, I had no idea you could do this! Thank you. Just changed my SC64c LE to never bug me with strobe again. :)

With absolutely no disrespect directed at you, that's seems to be a huge issue with casual ZL users. They criticize the UI, without ever learning its full capabilities.

Regardless, I'm glad this was worked out and you can enjoy your ZL. It's really the best UI I've ever used in a flashlight.
 
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And then a fast single click will on strobe instead of off. Is that so hard to understand?
Yes it’s hard. Why would you turn it on medium quickly using a double click, just to turn it off half a second later (and activate strobe)? :poof:

Did you know you can change the strobe to a low beacon, instead?
 
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Why would you turn it on medium quickly using a double click, just to turn it off half a second later (and activate strobe)?
For me accidental strobe happens most often when I turn the light on with a single click (which I have set as medium brightness) and then double-click "too soon" to switch to my medium sub-mode.

In the years between carrying my first ZL regularly and carrying my new one, I got used to UIs that didn't feature strobe, or which buried it outside of the realm of casual activation. The timing just takes a bit of getting used to, and I'll get used to it again. But in the meantime, switching strobe to low beacon is lovely.
 
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For me accidental strobe happens most often when I turn the light on with a single click (which I have set as medium brightness) and then double-click "too soon" to switch to my medium sub-mode.
Yeah, this is totally a thing. Not something that happens often, but can cause quite a bit of annoyance when it eventually does.
 
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With absolutely no disrespect directed at you, that's seems to be a huge issue with casual ZL users. They criticize the UI, without ever learning its full capabilities.

Regardless, I'm glad this was worked out and you can enjoy your ZL. It's really the best UI I've ever used in a flashlight.
This sounds quite like the "you don't like it because you just don't understand it" fallacy.

I, for one, know the ZL interface inside and out and find it significantly flawed in a couple of ways. I've seen plenty of valid criticism from others too with no indication that the critics don't understand the UI.
 
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Does anyone have a new h600c mk4 with the 4000k xhp50.2? If so how do you like it and how is the tint compared to other high cri 4000k emitters?

I’m thinking of that model to give zebras a try, but still not 100% sure yet.
 
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Does anyone have a new h600c mk4 with the 4000k xhp50.2? If so how do you like it and how is the tint compared to other high cri 4000k emitters?

I’m thinking of that model to give zebras a try, but still not 100% sure yet.
I have two of the H600c. The beam really isn't the best. It is hard to capture, but the center of the beam is slightly blue, and there is some tint shift from the corona to the spill (which are both rather yellowish). Both of my H600c lights exhibit these beam defects. I used to have the H600Fc variant, and the tint was much more uniform with the frosted lens, though still rather yellowish.

Some comparisons:

Armytek Wizard C2 Pro Nichia (4500k) on the left vs. H600c on the right. I should note that by itself, the Armytek has a very slightly yellowish tint, but the H600c really overpowers it.

IMG 1589


Next, Emisar DW4 with dedomed 5700k Nichia 519a (should be close to 4000k after the dedome - nice and rosy, very comparable to the Nichia 219b sw40 that I have in several Peaks).

IMG 1591


If only I could get a slightly rosy XHP50.3 HI in the Zebralights...

As for form factor, there is an obvious winner:

IMG 1592
 
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All three lights from above in one shot (left to right: Armytek Wizard Nichia, DW4 Dedomed Nichia 519a, H600c). Quite close to how I see things in real life, and not so favorable for the H600c!

IMG 1593
 
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Very interesting images. Using a wood type horizontal surface with the white wall is really nice for comparisons! But can't help thinking that the xhp50.2 would most likely be "ok" for woods walking and such.
 
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The H600c is ok outdoors. I have two mainly for mountain biking - I run one on the handlebars and one on my helmet. As long as the tints match between paired lights things are acceptable. I like the wider hotspots so that I don't get tunnel vision (which was an issue with an older H600w mk II that I had). I will say, the XHP50.2 doesn't bring out the reds we have in rocks and soil in Utah nearly as well as the Nichia lights I have.
 
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I wish Zebralight would come out with some new flashlight models.

It's been literally years since they came out with anything new.
 
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I wish Zebralight would come out with some new flashlight models.

It's been literally years since they came out with anything new.

There's something to be said to the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy. That being said, I can see why many want the latest and greatest emitters.

Based on how I use my ZL, the only thing I'd want new or different is an optional magnetic tailcap. Sure, it will at a few mm to the overall length, but it would be worth it, to me. That would totally be an optional accessory and wouldn't change the light offering in any way.
 

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