My hilite...I didn't think it supported 14500 originally either, but then I saw Mev's report on lightreviews.info, and confirmed it on the Zebralight site.
But there is one major difference between what Zebralight claims (and Mev confirmed) and my sample: they report the light is dimmer on Hi on 14500 than it is on Med/Lo (which are identical in intensity). Med/Lo are indeed the same on mine, but Hi on 14500 is insanely bright (so bright in fact that I don't believe it is safe to do runtimes at this level, even with a cooling fan).
Maybe anyone else out there with one of these could chime in with their experience? I wonder if mine is an unusual phenomenon. :thinking:
I just received my 2 H50 Q5 Zebralights from the Fenix-Store. These must be from the second batch fer sure. I tried them with an AW protected 14500 and here's what I found.
Both lights acted the same. Each had a Low, Med and High just like when using a AA, NiMh etc. But each mode appeared slightly dimmer (but very close) on the 14500 when compared to the other one running a AA. At least to my eye it did. So, these newer ones (2d batch) do have the Low mode on 3.7v. I think that's a good thing, and good to know.
So it's looking like you have a rare bird there with high being so bright on a 14500. I haven't seen any other posts with someone testing theirs from the early release. Interesting tho... I'm wondering. :thinking:
Oh, and great review as always. I can't express how much it's appreciated.