15 minute dunk. No effect so far, other than a slightly cleaner ZL. Will report if anything turns up...
DavidT, how long was your dunk test?
Var, that is an excellent shot of the glowing "reflector." Whilst I totally respect DavidT's opinion, innovations, and very clever carry style (if you've not tried it you should, it's just the ticket for certain situations, like travel and EDC), I must say I'm looking forward to the magic green glow. Always wanted a light with the glow near the emitter.
Prediction: DavidT will eventually tire of his ZL redundancy and carry a single H502, with some ingenious beam modification device that will convert it to a directional flood or spot/spill. Because so far the man's been relentlessly spartan in his carry.
Its a great light. The green edges aren't really an issue, unless your white wall hunting
Even with all of these great impressions and the form factor of the zebralight that I love, I cannot for the life of me commit to buy. I have had it in my cart literally 7 times I cannot pull the trigger. Its bothering me that I'm having such a hard time with a light I both need and know. Anyone have any more good things to say to ready Mr in the right direction for just long enough? This its making me sad, I'm just at a mental brick wall.
If you are not sure which light you want and don't need one right away, wait a while longer. Zebralight is known for making continuous refinements to their products. By the times you buy, say, in a few weeks, they might have improved on the waterproofing their new lights and gotten rid of that atrocious GITD thing.
This might be a possibility, but I just don't know. I did the dunk test almost right away after turning it on and off a few times to make sure I have a working light.
Anyway it's going back and I will be waiting for the H502w. I am back to using the H51w as my neck light/headlamp. My preference for neutral tint is once again reaffirmed by looking at the H502 and H51w side by side.
Using them side by side, I have noticed that, while the wide beam of the H502 is great for many things, it is not great for everything. If you don't need to use the super wide beam, much of it is just wasted. I find that my eyes are distracted with the wide beam when I try to focus on something small at arm's length.
I can't wait for the H502w though.
I don't believe that the green edges will disappear, they might just change to yellow. There is some variation in my NW Spark beams too, it just seems to be a feature in XM-L. That said, It doesn't really matter much in practical use, and yellow would be more pleasant than green anyway.
I got my 502d a few days ago. Very nice light and very nice beam color. They have also added a place for a top strap to the holder (a rather thin place but a place anyway). 502c would probably be more pleasant to use on lower levels though, I might consider buing that later, too.