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id30209

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I have one with better emitter for 6months now. Unfortunately yellow ugly corona is still there, not so much visible but it’s there.
Not so impressed. I’ll be waiting for real update like MkV.
Atm i have 6xSC600 MkIV with different Cree emitters and they all are meh.
The best of them all is with XHP50.3 HI 5700K 90CRI where yellow corona is the least visible with almost perfect white hotspot
 

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I have one with better emitter for 6months now. Unfortunately yellow ugly corona is still there, not so much visible but it’s there.
Not so impressed. I’ll be waiting for real update like MkV.
Atm i have 6xSC600 MkIV with different Cree emitters and they all are meh.
The best of them all is with XHP50.3 HI 5700K 90CRI where yellow corona is the least visible with almost perfect white hotspot
It sounds like the XHP50.3 HI in 4500K is not as nice tint as the XHP35 HI found in the SC64w HI and SC600w HI. Is that correct?
 

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It sounds like the XHP50.3 HI in 4500K is not as nice tint as the XHP35 HI found in the SC64w HI and SC600w HI. Is that correct?
XHP35 is a different emitter than XHP50.3 and all my HI's with XHP35 are amazing. XHP50.2 is terrible but 50.3 is a bit of a lottery...
 

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Well, if this is in fact, a pre-order vs. ZL having a product ready to ship in the next day or two, I'm not sure I appreciate the CC getting charged right away, rather than waiting until it's available to ship.
Yea…I had the same reaction when I saw the charge hit my CC shortly after placing the order. Normally that means an order has shipped or is in stock and shipping. It’s Zebralight so I’m ok with it, but I wasn’t expecting to be charged until it shipped since that’s the general standard.

I’m like policescannerman. I don’t need it but why not. Its the latest model and I want to check out the beam profile of this new emitter in the SC600 reflector.
 

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I wanted to drop in to let my fellow CPF’ers know the good news as well, but you all beat me to it. I just pre-ordered the new HI light (hope it's great). I noticed the beam profile is a bit different from the previous SC600w HI. The new light is 80*9*; whereas, the older version was 80*8*. This is due to the larger LED, I'm sure. So, it might mean the new version won't be as throwy, but with the added lumens, it prolly won't matter much. We will see.

I've been visiting ZL's website once in a while over the past couple of years just to see if anymore lights get discontinued. I've been shocked by seeing light after light get the axe (some of their VERY best lights too.) I've also been worried for a while that they were quietly going out of business. Today is really good news for us fans - that they have finally listed a new light for sale. Hopefully we will see more of this, and HOPEFULLY we will see an SC700 HI version one day...one day!!!
 
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Order placed, don't need it, but why not.

Money?

I've been kind of wondering about the slowly going out of business thing, too. I did just get my repaired SC53 from them... after like 5 months on slow boats to China for repair.

I'll bite on the pre-order. My HI is a Mk III, so the upgrade is kinda worth it. I'll get a GA battery, too, even if it's $9 (on sale!) there vs the usual $7.
 

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$100 doesn't get you much these days, great value here IMO.
Depends on your income, of course. $100 isn't huge to me, but it's not pocket change.
Buys 3-4 weeks groceries for me, or a pretty good order for my fountain pen hobby.

ZL is a decent value. I consider them pricey but worth it. The upgrade is... not that significant, so a pretty poor "value" for the amount of upgrade. But, it is significant enough at $100 for me to order it without much deliberation, though, so there ya go. Supporting ZL is also something that matters to me as they are pretty much my favorite flashlight maker, tho Lumintop comes close.

I'll take it there is no word as to when the new model might ship, of course. Late Nov would be cool with me.
 
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