Zebralight H51F

Ace12

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I recently sent Zebralight an email asking them if there was going to be an all flood model using the new XP-G. This is the reply I got.


Hi Mike,

There will be an H51f which produce a soft floody beam similar to the H501. The
H51f uses XP-G and a ground glass instead of UCL in the H51.

BR,
Lillian Xu

Sincerely,
ZebraLight, Inc.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

Good to hear, and I hope they also put the XP-G emitter in the regular H51 because the big hot spot will provide some flood for up-close task. The all flood lights are already all flood so XP-G is not needed there.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

Interesting to see when it will be added to their website.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

:rock: This is what I have been waiting for! Great to see that they'll be using the XP-G, hopefully they will also offer a neutral version.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

Will it be a flashlight or a headlamp? :thinking:
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

oh God, neutral options pleaseeee

good thing i waited before buying a 501
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

What makes you think it would be a flashlight?

The "H" usually denotes headlamp, while "SC" means flashlight, right?

It seems to make more sense to be a headlamp...
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

good news!

and the h51 is in the works.

wished they used warm/neutral XP-Gs in the H31w for the wider and brighter beam.

but im still going to get the h31w.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

What makes you think it would be a flashlight?

The "H" usually denotes headlamp, while "SC" means flashlight, right?

It seems to make more sense to be a headlamp...

LOL my mistake, my eyes wanted to read SC51F for some reason:ohgeez:
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

yeah Id LOVE an XP-G R2 4000K HL

its such a nice outdoor tint and still plenty bright...
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

The "ground glass" implies that zebralight wont use the H501 type optics on the H51F. This probably means a super wide, Quark prism type beam with a less defined hotspot. I hope I'm wrong... I was hoping for a H501 XPG.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

Anyone know if there'll be a CR123 model? Presumably this would be the H31F??

:thinking:
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

any idea when???

I wonder if this means no more H501s? (or at least no new ones with upgraded UI)
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

it wouldnt ,make any sense to produce two flood models of the h51 which the h501 actually is...
But why bother? The H51F is gonna be more efficient with the glas optics...
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

it wouldnt ,make any sense to produce two flood models of the h51 which the h501 actually is...
But why bother? The H51F is gonna be more efficient with the glas optics...

That's exactly what I was thinking. I already have the H501. No need for another all flood light for me. What I need and want is the H51 with XP-G emitter. Why XP-G? The wide hot spot will provide some flood for close-up work, while the reflector will give more throw than the H501. And all this means is I only have to carry one light for both headlamp and flashlight duties.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

That's exactly what I was thinking. I already have the H501. No need for another all flood light for me. What I need and want is the H51 with XP-G emitter. Why XP-G? The wide hot spot will provide some flood for close-up work, while the reflector will give more throw than the H501. And all this means is I only have to carry one light for both headlamp and flashlight duties.

yes please, in xpg neutral too
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

That's exactly what I was thinking. I already have the H501. No need for another all flood light for me. What I need and want is the H51 with XP-G emitter. Why XP-G? The wide hot spot will provide some flood for close-up work, while the reflector will give more throw than the H501. And all this means is I only have to carry one light for both headlamp and flashlight duties.

The H51 will give you just that.

Personally, I'd like the H51F to be all flood with more runtime & more output. The H501 is not perfect, and an XPG version would be a good upgrade.

EDIT:

Just got this from Zebralight: "The H51f will not use an optics but rather a ground glass instead of the UCL lens in the H51. The beam patten is VERY smooth, far better than what we can get with optics. We tried XP-G optics but not happy with the results so far."

Hopefully they recognize the need for an upgrade to the H501.
 
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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

yes please, in xpg neutral too

The increased efficiency would make an XP-G neutral very nice indeed. Although I am ready for any flavor of XP-G in the H51, I might just hold out for the neutral to see what the fuss is about.
 

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Re: Comming Soon: Zebralight H51F

So what is the H51 you speak of. I see nothing about it on the ZL website.
 
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