Great job explaining and awesome pics!!
Floody lights are hard to capture-
My biking headlamp has 2 bare hiCRI XPG @2.8a & 4C XML in SMO 3.5a
I was trying to get a beamshot of the flood but the camera was just getting the hotspot.
Until these shots I thought it was impossible.
Although mine is like an H600w +2 H50w all on overdrive haha
Id bet with the 502 u can roll yer eyes down and still see without moving yet head
I just scored an h501w on the MP for EDC in my guitar case.
I might consider the 18650 & W or C of this when/if it comes out tho.
That's what I wanted to hear.
That seals the deal.
I'm gettin one!
Likely even two or more.
if you examine the central portion of the H502, the evenly lit portion appears just as large as the H501, then adds a falloff area around it.
On the H502 and falloff, I don't think the falloff as viewed by the eye in person is really as exaggerated as the photo seems to indicate. To the human eye (at least, to my eye), it's much more even and balanced (smooth overall) in appearance. I think still photo images tend to exaggerate falloff in most beam shots. When wearing the H502 as a headlamp, falloff is hardly noticeable at all...especially compared to the beam rendition offered by the still photos.
My H502 just arrived and I am very pleased with this latest offering from Zebralight! The tint does have a visible green hue on the outer rim of the beam, but this is only noticeable with white wall hunting. I normally prefer warm or neutral tints in all my lights, but the cool flood looks great with my kindle screen.
I like the size, fit and finish is excellent, the adjustable levels on Medium and Low is nice and I really appreciate the new four click battery level meter. Well done Zebralight!
One area where the H502 might present a problem would be if you were reading in bed with someone trying to sleep next to you. The broader beam could actually be a problem in that kind of situation. So...it might not be ideal for everyone in every situation as a reading light.
For this reason and the nasty green tint on my H502 is the reason it went back to Zebralight...I am going to stick with my H31w (with DC fix) for now.
Hmmm. I thought I had remembered you writing about how you liked it a few days ago, so I had to look again.
That's quite a reversal. I mean, I'm just sayin'...
I know some people have said that it's unlikely that the GITD thing can cause a green glow, but when I shine 3 lumens on the GITD boot on my E03, in a dark room I can clearly see a green glow at least 6 inches out.I think the excitement of the new light didn't allow me to evaluate my H502 accurately. With some use the very wide beam and green tint on the edges became more of an issue.
I think the excitement of the new light didn't allow me to evaluate my H502 accurately. With some use the very wide beam and green tint on the edges became more of an issue.
David can you explain how you attach the magnets? Looks like you might glue them but then the metal disk is permanent and I never like to modify lights without the way to bring them back to stock conditions. How is the magnet attached to the metal rail under your sink? I thought the magnet is just for the tail standing area and it looks like where the clip is you have a magnet attached to it or something?
For several times my H502 couldn't be turned-off. It skipped modes when I tried to turn it off. Removing the battery was the only way to turn it off. If this happens one more time, I will send it back.
Did I say I hate that glowing thing? I now believe it produces the green edges.
I like the 120 degree beam very much.