I decided to add some Talon Grip rubberized tape to my Wizard Pro XP-L for better grip. This is one of my go to work lights and takes a lot of abuse. Adds a very nice feel to the light. Doesn't look too bad either, in my opinion.
Edit: In real life it's almost the exact matte finish and almost seamless. Like factory built.
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I keep hearing intermittent reports just like the one above. My wizard is my primary headlamp and I do use it quite frequently especially for camping as well as car repair and just general tasks… Hearing this makes me wonder if I should look into replacing it with a zebra light at some point.
My Wizard Pro has been my primary camping light with the Tiara Pro or a very lightweight Petzl, etc. as a back-up. This morning, as I was headed into the woods well before sunrise, in the dark, my Wizard Pro failed. Luckily, I was still at the car so I grabbed a Zebralight I keep in the console.
I bought the ArmyTek headlamps specifically for their advertised ruggedness. I don't want my headlamp to let me down when I'm in the woods in the dark or a two day's canoe paddle away from the road. The weird thing is that neither the Wizard or Tiara failed in use or due to an impact, extreme conditions, etc. They were put away on a shelf working fine and were found to be malfunctioning when later put to use again. It's not a battery issue as I use top-quality cells and am sure to keep them at a reasonable storage charge (~3.7V -- 3.9V) if they won't be used for a while.
I'll be hunting again in the morning and I'll use my Tiara Pro. But I'll have a back-up headlamp in my pocket.
We are very sorry to hear that, desmobob! Wizard series is not positioned as robust just for nothing - the flashlights indeed withstand much harder damage than it's competitors which is proved by many people. So I believe the problem was in the very model you had. Have you contacted the service center? If yes, what reply did you receive?