Lawman VII XIV
- Sep 25, 2020
When a Zlight illuminates in my pocket, I'll buy a lottery ticket.
No idea what the answer is about the electronics, but I love the illustration!
all flashlights and all lights and electrical devices have this behavior, i.e. interrupting the circuit will cause it to turn off.
that makes sense.. im suprised the battery can bounce off the positive post so easily...a larger spring with more travel
The ZebraLight is only two pieces, head/body (single piece) and the tail cap.Maybe the zebra that failed the Paper Tower Roll test, just needed the head screwed down tighter?
This was the first picture that came up))¨No actions with the button revived it¨
The micro circuitry, possibly involving the capacitor(s) possibly caused a shutdown, requiring a reset. No big deal.
That is my guess, but strange anomalies happen with some of my electronic stuff on occasion.
Regarding the graphic;
Fun and appreciated. Thinking the sound of impact was more like a THWAP! or possibly PLUNK! depending on what type of table surface.
This is a good trick to change modes, usually happens with flashlights with a mechanical switchThe drop causing a non-functional power button is kinda odd for a flashlight. Glad that removing the tailcap worked. I've had plenty of lights where the positive end of the battery (yeah, technically the cathode though I've never heard it called that in terms of the device it's being used in, vs internal discussions of battery construction) bounces. Fun on the lights where that steps through the levels, esp if the spring is so loose you can just lightly bang it on your thigh and change brightness.
Thanks for the charts, chillinn! That's very interesting.
I guess my answer is that, for my use, that first minute or so of 1300 lumens often really is important. I don't often keep my lights on high for 20 minutes. For extended use, I'm more likely to use a medium level or even low (in the house, at night, I mostly want the sublumen levels.)
But I pretty often *do* want 30-90 seconds or so of turbo. That's my initial look around the yard, or my initial glimpse down the dark hole. That's when I want as many lumens as I can get. Of course I also love other things about the ZL's -- the size, the UI, the quality of manufacture, etc.. So, I'm not going to go for a cheap and ugly pocket-rocket just to get a few more lumens.
But if I have a choice between two SC64 models with everything else the same, then that extra output in the initial period genuinely matters to me.
Well said. Everything that made it a ZL was taken away, so at this point, it's just another flashlight.It’s cool and all, but might as well just get an emisar at that point. To me, it’s now no longer a Zebralight, what made Zebralight great is its own driver, UI, and added potting material. I’m good on rainbow colors and a not needed confusing anduril UI with 50 different modes I’ll never use. Lights like this have become toys, I prefer my flashlights to be tools. I’ll take a stock Zebralight any day over this modification