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gurdygurds

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sure, why not?

if you like it, go for it.

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How rare are these bad boys at this point? H600 and Sc62 models. You can shoot me straight kids. Tell me….TELL ME!!! You’re silly Gurdy! Just look at the current models. Don’t be an *** Gurdygurds! Why would spend time and effort tracking down old tech? Grow up Gurdy! Everyone knows the older ones are more robust and make you happier and more witty.
 
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Hey….I’ll talk to myself on this forum all night. Doesn’t bother me at all. Here’s a question….is it worth it to seek out some of the older Zebra models? My problem is that I really like the older body styles like the H600 and Sc62 better than the current bodies, but these are lights they have been disco’d a WHILE ago. Older tech…..yes…..lower cri……yes…..less efficient….I’m sure. But they just look so stinking nifty!

they do look cool, but i don't see the point. everything i could want is currently offered (except sc64w hi, but they will probably make a new one eventually)
 

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Look what the mailman brought :clap:

Current Zebra line-up. Had a SC5 and SC32w previously but sold those few years ago.
*H602w headlamp is somewhere. But where.. I don't know :au:

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Gurdy there’s no getting around the fact that the earlier “ribbed for her pleasure” Zebralight flashlight models are classic; light, strong, good traction in-hand. Seems like there is a fellow who can mod ZL (member Jon slider is savvy on this) Bob McBob or something. Spendy but such a temptingly desirous prospect. The emitter on the SC62d is pleasant to use, but I had basically three of them eventually fail with old age and considerable use.
 

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Gurdy there’s no getting around the fact that the earlier “ribbed for her pleasure” Zebralight flashlight models are classic; light, strong, good traction in-hand. Seems like there is a fellow who can mod ZL (member Jon slider is savvy on this) Bob McBob or something. Spendy but such a temptingly desirous prospect. The emitter on the SC62d is pleasant to use, but I had basically three of them eventually fail with old age and considerable use
Gurdy there’s no getting around the fact that the earlier “ribbed for her pleasure” Zebralight flashlight models are classic; light, strong, good traction in-hand. Seems like there is a fellow who can mod ZL (member Jon slider is savvy on this) Bob McBob or something. Spendy but such a temptingly desirous prospect. The emitter on the SC62d is pleasant to use, but I had basically three of them eventually fail with old age and considerable use.
Love the look but I’m a bit wary. I’ve purchased “classic” lights in the past due to the body styles only to be disappointed by the led. Don’t think I’d drop a ton on modding a Zebra. Doesn’t seem like the $20 led swap that’s possible with other lights. If something comes up, I’ll have to see how frisky I’m feeling.
 

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What’s your first impression of the bottom two KJ?
That I really the like form factor. Tint is always a bit difficult to explain, let alone capturing it correctly on a photo.
For me it's not to warm but also not white. It has some creamy-white, mixed with some yellow and green. Am very pleased that both of them have the same tint to my eyes. Color difference is something that I really hate when two lights use the same led.
Size-wise they're great. Since it is getting dark early here I start carrying more and more. The SC64 is indeed more classic like KITROBASKIN says. But I also like the grip of the SC5.
 

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Nice. I’ve got the AA headlamp version arriving today. I’m sure I’ll pick up some version of the Sc5 at some point and I’m keeping an eye out for an older body headlamp.
 

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I mean.... I went well out of my way to track down an NOS sc62d years after it was discontinued and I thought it to be unobtainium after quite a lot of searching. It ended up coming from some shop in Cardiff, Whales in the U.K. which miraculously actually had it and shipped it to U.S. no problem, and it was just its normal price. They had no idea they had what may well have been the last retail sc62d left in the world 😆 🤣 😂. After years of loving the sc52d I wanted it's bigger brother, never to carry or use as an edc, but to simply have and play with. So....... ya know...... 😆 🤣 That being said my sc64w hi is an objectively better product. But tis a hobby after all.
 

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I mean.... I went well out of my way to track down an NOS sc62d years after it was discontinued and I thought it to be unobtainium after quite a lot of searching. It ended up coming from some shop in Cardiff, Whales in the U.K. which miraculously actually had it and shipped it to U.S. no problem, and it was just its normal price. They had no idea they had what may well have been the last retail sc62d left in the world 😆 🤣 😂. After years of loving the sc52d I wanted it's bigger brother, never to carry or use as an edc, but to simply have and play with. So....... ya know...... 😆 🤣 That being said my sc64w hi is an objectively better product. But tis a hobby after all.
Very cool! I bet the 62 feels better in hand. Just enough extra length.
 
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It is nice in the hand. Even though I've just played with this one I extensively used my sc62w. Just a bit too big for me to edc regularly. It was a great series of lights and I'm glad I have them, even if I don't use them much any more. The older ones, can still fit the bill just as easily as they did back then. I'd be happy to drop any of the older series in my pocket knowing I've got my daily lighting needs perfectly covered. I just don't these days because I'm paranoid I'll loose one and not be able to replace it. These days I only carry stuff I can readily replace.
 

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Well got the Sc5c today. Had to try this body style. I like the light and the tint seems basically identical to the H53c. One thing that’s odd, is that the Sc5c gives off a green reflection from certain angles when it’s turned on, while the H53c just gives this beautiful golden glow no matter what angle or how you look at it. Different lens coating maybe? Tried to take a few pics to show what I mean. Middle pic without green is H53c. Any ideas? Your light the same? Orange peel plus anti-reflective coating?
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I decided to go straight to the source. Again this doesn't bother me, (luckily green is my favorite color and it doesn't affect the beam) but man it's a clearly noticeable almost emerald green cast on the lens. Here is the reply from Zebralight.

The lenses on most of our current lights are made of Corning Gorilla Glass, for its strength and durability. Over the years, we've been using different generations of Gorilla Glass, ranging from 2nd Gen all the way to 5th Gen in some of our most recent production batches. The lenses we use went through an extra 'chemical strenthening' process on top of the already very strong Gorrila Glass. This extra strenthening process varies slightly with each generations and occasionaly each batches. That greenish hue over and above certain degree of viewing is likely resulted from that process.

Sincerely,

ZebraLight, Inc.
PO BOX 92307
Southlake, TX 76092
 

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Yea glad they responded about it and so quickly. 👍🏼 Also I posted earlier that it’s noticeable when the light is on. Think that’s cause I was playing with it constantly but you can angle it while the light is off and it’s obviously still visible. Anyway, this is an absolute keeper. Never had a Zebra with knurling before and I really dig it. Once I decided I was keeping it, I promptly took the clip off, grabbed my Victorinox Classic, and used the file to knock down those super sharp corners where the clip attached. Now it’s super hand friendly without the clip and it doesn’t affect it when I want to put it back on.
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