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I just thought we should revisit this.

Eneloop AA is rated for 2Ah and 1.2V and 2.4Wh for 2100 recharges ultimately producing upwards of 5040Wh of energy.
Highest capacity 14500 with roughly the same amp rating at roughly the same cost per unit is...

Vapcell H10 which is rated for 1Ah and 3.6V and 3.6Wh for 500 recharges ultimately producing upwards of 1800Wh of enegy.

The original SC5w top brightness maxed out on H1 at 500Lm on Eneloop, the SC5w Mk II at 550Lm, the SC5c Mk II at 475Lm.

The SC52w L2 top brightness maxed out on H1 at 500Lm on 14500, at 220Lm on NiMH.

No one has yet been able to produce, accurately or otherwise, exactly what the top brightness lumen output of a SC53w on H1 is on an unsupported and warranty-voiding 14500, though its H1 top lumen output on Eneloop is 330Lm.

Since 220Lm is 44% of 500Lm, can we extrapolate that 330Lm is at least 44% of its unknown top lumen output on 14500? If so, that figure is 750Lm! For SC53w owners running 14500, does that seem remotely correct?!

Or should we extrapolate that since there is 110Lm of extra lumens between generations of SC52 and SC53 on Eneloop, the SC53w on 14500 has an H1 maximum amount of lumens 110Lm greater than the SC52w's 500Lm, which is 610Lm?

Which sounds more reasonable, that the SC53w on 14500 produces 750Lm or 610Lm on H1? In the former, the SC5w Mk II will produce 73% of the lumens, and in the latter case will produce 90% of the lumens, but either way the SC53w on 14500 should not remotely appear twice as bright as the SC5w Mk II, nor should it appear twice as bright as SC53w on Eneloop, though it certainly should appear brighter.
 

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The SC700d, SC5c II LE, and H53c LE were all officially discontinued in the product spreadsheet earlier today.
I sat on the fence too long with the SC700d. I hope we'll see a SC700c. I would jump at it in 4000K because I don't think ZL will ever go warmer, though I would prefer all my ZL in 3500K, perhaps taking the initial "g" for golden hour, though 3500K is on the cool side of that miracle. 5000K is still neutral, but just too far on the cool side for my tastes.
 

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They reduced their lineup to the bare minimum and we haven't seen anything really new for years.
I wish I could be more optimistic, I really do, but at this point I expect nothing from ZL anymore except perhaps a few LED updates in a year or two. Really do hope I'm wrong but it just doesn't look good IMHO.
 

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I cannot believe I am posting this. But I am, because if you want something, asking for it is a great start, but I'm not asking, neither am I demanding. This certainly is childish, but I really hope Zebralight makes a Zebralight SC5g Mk III with a 3500K LED, just because I wished for it, embarrassingly, is what I did. It's not too hard to wish for things, but it is a wish that Zebralight started using warm emitters in all their new lights. 1800K, 2000K. 2200K. 2500K. 2700K. 3K. 3.2K. That is my wish. And I have a really good feeling about it. If Zebralight did that, it would be just like Star Wars.
 
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I cannot believe I am posting this. But I am, because if you want something, asking for it is a great start, but I'm not asking, neither am I demanding. This certainly is childish, but I really hope Zebralight makes a Zebralight SC5g Mk III with a 3500K LED, just because I wished for it, embarrassingly, is what I did. It's not too hard to wish for things, but it is a wish that Zebralight started using warm emitters in all their new lights. 1800K, 2000K. 2200K. 2500K. 2700K. 3K. 3.2K. That is my wish. And I have a really good feeling about it. If Zebralight did that, it would be just like Star Wars.

Nah, I'll pass. I hope they don't waste their limited and valuable resources on emitters that warm, unless they offer it as a "build as you order" thing.
 

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Nah, I'll pass. I hope they don't waste their limited and valuable resources on emitters that warm, unless they offer it as a "build as you order" thing.

Not so fast, this_is_nascar. Here's how it works, brother, I make a wish, and you grant it. It's no more complicated than that. There's no passing.
 

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That would be cool, although a departure from what they've been doing for a decade. But maybe they know that the old models won't sell once 519a models are introduced and are getting all the stock sold.

In my case, I panicked and picked up a 64 LE from Vinh's site (backup for the one I have) and a 600 Plus HI since I still regret not getting the 600 XHP35 HI.
 

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I really hope Zebralight makes a Zebralight SC5g Mk III with a 3500K LED, just because I wished for it, embarrassingly, is what I did. It's not too hard to wish for things

...and it's only slightly harder to mod things!
do you have a modded ZL with an emitter you like yet? crack one open! :D

maybe grab a sc64c le and...

SC64c LE discontinued.

🤯
 

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