I assume it is expensive & risky for a small manufacturer like ZL to design, produce, test, stock, and sell another product, especially when it competes with their other products. It only makes sense if they will sell more of all products combined. :shrug:Why wouldn't they make it?
Interesting point, usually I have very little or no need to switch modes or turn off/on the light when I'm outdoors hiking etc.Actually, you can use overhand or underhand grip with any small cylindrical light. The nice thing about the new Zebralights is, you can use either grip AND turn it on/off, change modes, etc, without changing the grip. You can't do it with one of the generic cheap-to-manufacture tail-switch lights.
ymmv, of course. Everyone has to try the different grips themselves in the situations where they use their lights, and see for themselves.
Everyone's different.Interesting point, usually I have very little or no need to switch modes or turn off/on the light when I'm outdoors hiking etc.
Everyone's different. ...
Ain't that the truth?
The Quark123 does a pretty good job right now as that handheld light. My only complaints are that the mode switching is klunky (so I only use High) and the tail switch does not allow for quick bursts in a natural walking grip (underhand, waist level). That's why I bought an SC50w. I'm looking forward to giving it a workout in the mountains this spring!
Actually the Zebralight UI is the closest I have found to "ideal".I think the ideal light for your handheld use would be the SC50w form factor with an RA Tactical UI. It recognizes when you hold down the button as a momentary (on the highest setting) and turns it off when you release
Actually the Zebralight UI is the closest I have found to "ideal".
The switch only controls the microprocessor, not the current to the LED, so it is very light to press. It's nothing like the "hassle" of pressing a hard reverse-clicky tail switch once to turn on, and again to turn off. Plus it has the added benefit of jumping directly to the mode I want. Or holding it down to cycle modes at any time. Or double-clicking to access additional modes. :thumbsup:
BTW, I am NOT a Zebralight fanboy. I'm not the religious type. I just think that ZL has done a better job at this than any other light I've seen so far.
Thanks JB.Yeah, I have lights from both makers (RA and Zebra) and they're practically the same amount of pressure to activate with the same type of light click to activate.
Does the RA also jump directly to the mode you want (H or M or L) on demand, or cycle thru the modes when you hold the button, or provide additional modes/levels when you double-click?