ZebraLight Mods

likethevegetable

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gogdog

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Ok, here is my attachment system for camping. Just a very simple piece of thicker grosgrain sewed like a sleeve. My zebralight's h64Fw clip isn't super tight so rotating the beam is pretty easy.

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I did experiment with using the sleeve and a 1.5" elastic grosgrain loop, which is harder to slip the light into, but does make it nice and secure (beam is still fully adjustable) ->
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I ultimately just went with the sleeve because of the ease of use and...a AA headlamp "loop" was stuck out quite a bit when not in use that it seemed weird to wear around (unlike the aaa headlamp loop I also have on the beanie which is quite a bit smaller.
 

nollij

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Ok, here is my attachment system for camping. Just a very simple piece of thicker grosgrain sewed like a sleeve. My zebralight's h64Fw clip isn't super tight so rotating the beam is pretty easy.

5WNRTL2.jpg


Ph1IwVj.jpg


I did experiment with using the sleeve and a 1.5" elastic grosgrain loop, which is harder to slip the light into, but does make it nice and secure (beam is still fully adjustable) ->
rSubdGP.jpg

YZOU4OW.jpg


I ultimately just went with the sleeve because of the ease of use and...a AA headlamp "loop" was stuck out quite a bit when not in use that it seemed weird to wear around (unlike the aaa headlamp loop I also have on the beanie which is quite a bit smaller.

Just wondering if you could elaborate: what is grosgrain?
 

Nuppet

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The Fenix clip is stainless steel. It does make a bit of a scratching sound, but I have not seen any scratches due to it. It is not overly tight either as the Fenix's tube is wider.

Can be purchased here:
http://www.fenixtactical.com/fenix-tactical-parts.php

If you look at the photo, you'll see a big scratch in the middle of the light. That was from bozo me putting an AT Wizard Pro clip and rotating it. Wabi Sabi, it was bound to scratched up in use anyway...

I was pleasantly surprised that my H600Fc Mk IV came with a pocket clip, and the new pocket clip for H60x models is available on the Zebralight homepage.
 
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AEDe

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My moded H60.
I have found it using metal detector in very bad condition.
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Now

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It have constant current driver and nichia 219c 4000K 90cri.
 

leezg

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My first Zebralight is on the way, a H600fc IV
Has anyone fitted a magnet in the tailcap who can tell me the dimension, or even better a eBay link. So I can order it right away.
 

nollij

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No one knows the size magnet that fits on the tailcap of the H600fc IV under the spring?

I think the thread has been pretty inactive for a long time. I still refer back to it now and again to see if there are any new interesting mods.
 

dwong

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Thanks for the info, looking for those bar magnets now on eBay.
Just got a H502pr.

Oh, that metal clip looks good too, any place sell those alone?

4x 10x5x3 mm bar magnets. I believe they are N52 grade - very magnetic but also very brittle. The shrink wrap helps soften the contact.

The photograph shows that I used magnets all the way down to the tip of the clip, I've since removed some of those magnets (they weren't glued before) and now I only use "horizontal" magnets near the the tailcap.

Here is what it currently (with my Fenix HL50 mount) looks like:

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Mr. LED

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Has anybody found a solution to attach permanently a clip to the H600Fw Mk IV and similar models? The original pops out too easily, and it has already dented the aluminum in the clip groove :mad:
 

likethevegetable

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Here's my solution.

I use the ArmyTek Wizard Pro Pocket Clip and headband mount. The clip 'clamps' need to be grinded down with a bench grinder and bent wider with pliers. It's ridiculously tight, to the point where I can only take the clip off by using another pocket clip to pull it off.

As for the headband mount, it fits very snugly and works perfectly without the pocket clip on, but actually still holds, albeit not perfectly in the grooves, if the clip is still attached. I added the elastic band around for extra security, but I doubt it would actually pop out unless I hit my head on something..

Also note that I added five 10x5x2 N50 magnets on the pocket clip and put some shrink tube around it.

Makes for an excellent utility light.

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Mr. LED

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Thanks for the tips, I’ll look into this clip. Since it’s so tight, did you notice if it scratches the anodizing when inserting?
 

likethevegetable

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If you grind it down properly and bend it enough, it shouldn't leave a scratch. But if you want it in tightly, a scratch may be unavoidable. I've seen people put plastic straws or heat shrunk over the clamps to avoid scratching. I tried to place the clip on before grinding it down and it scratched up the ano pretty good... lol
 

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Where can I get a frosted lens for a [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]H600F? I want it to be the "120º FLOOD". Just parts in general.[/FONT]
 

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Where can I get a frosted lens for a [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]H600F? I want it to be the "120º FLOOD". Just parts in general.[/FONT]

I'm not sure there is such a part. Besides which, Zebralights don't really have any straightforward way to attach parts.

Most of us jimmyrig parts and experiment with attaching them. Someone 3-d printed a snap on filter holder for a Zebra light. So sometimes it can get pretty sophisticated. I use a simpler method, just using some parafilm to diffuse the beam. Diffusing the beam smoothes out any remnant of a hotspot left after the light goes through the Zebralight floody lens. The diffusing film also spreads out the beam.

You can buy a roll of parafilm that will last a lifetime on Amazon. Or PM me your address and I'll send you some. Others diffuse using a tape called DC Fix.
 
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noboneshotdog

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Nice magnet mod. I did something similar to one of my lights but used a rubber coated disc magnet from SuperMagnetMan. The magnet easily powers through the rubber and keeps the magnet protected nicely.:poke:
 

zarko550

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Nice magnet mod. I did something similar to one of my lights but used a rubber coated disc magnet from SuperMagnetMan. The magnet easily powers through the rubber and keeps the magnet protected nicely.:poke:

The N52 magnets are really strong so it easily holds the ZL even when encased in epoxy. And yes I had store-bought epoxy coated magnet but the epoxy film was too thin and it scratched away easily, so I had to make my own casing.
 
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