This is a description of an unintentional mod.
I busted the frosted glass on a floody Zebralight. Accidentally.
In my experience, Zebralights are hardy headlamps. A car ran over over one and it continued to work perfectly for years till I negligently ruined it by getting water inside it. So, I was kind of shocked that I managed to crack the lens on one.
According to Tachead, commenting here and here, Zebralight lenses are high quality. So, I'm attributing the break to just the culmination of a series of drops and other rough behavior on my part over the course of two years or so of daily use. Tachead also mentions that Zebralight will fix the glass. And there's the possibility the light that broke was from a batch from several years ago he refers to that had a glass that was more perceptible to cracking..
The thread Tachead and I were referring on the "bad batch" is here:
Just FYI and hence my reluctance to get a frosted lens so far.
I created a thread about this elsewhere but came across this thread and feel it should be posted here
Took some scrap metal from an electrical panel, cut four rectangles out (2 different sizes, smaller for top, bigger for bottom)
Grinded down two pieces of steel to conform to the strap slots. The thickness of steel was the same thickness as silicone mount.
Got two rare-earth magnets and JB welded it all together.
Took some extreme double stick foam tape and placed two more rare-earth magnets and stuck them underneath the brim in the appropriate spot....
You have an easily removable and reinstalled Zebralight!
It holds well as you can see with the pic of it holding a full squirt bottle and doesn't shift. Also, you can remove it and stick it to metal equipment but is a PITA to remove from metal due to the strength of the magnets (I have a piece of herculite stored in my hard hat to put between the mount and metal equipment so when I remove it, I pull on the herculite instead of mount). This option also makes it easy to replace the silicone mount later down the road.
I made the mount two separate pieces so I can wear it on a variety of different contour hard hats as I switch from a hat style to full brim when I am working in the AZ sun. This also allows html"]
Do you happen to know which size magnets you used on the clip? 5mm x 1mm, or 2mm, 4, etc? And how many disks did you use?
Whoa... Good thing I asked. I was about to get either 3mmx1mm disc or 4mmx2mm discs from banggood and thinking I would only need 2 or so.
So in your cut down version there are still 4 of the bar Magnets or are you now only using 2?
I also need to verify if the cheap Magnets from China are also n52 grade or not..