Zebralight SC700d 21700 XHP70.2 90+CRI

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ZL has just updated their spreadsheet indicating they are introducing their first 21700 SC series flashlight.



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Awesome:)

But I don't like XHP 70.2 it's very bad for Hi CRI
 
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Clicky??? Mechanical Tail switch??!
 
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Re: Zebralight new 21700 flashlight

I guess it makes sense to also introduce the XHP70.2 into the new format, too. It will be a larger light compared to their other models, and a larger reflector is better with the 70.2.

However, I doubt I will be buying this one. I like Zebralight's small lights, and the SC600 series is already pushing the upper limit of pocketability.
 
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Re: Zebralight new 21700 flashlight

93-95 CRI. 5000k. YES!!
 
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Praise be to the Lord! Finally a 21700 offering from ZL! I almost thought they'd never do it.

21700 is really the perfect size for a single-cell light. The battery itself is thinner than SC600's bezel, yet it enables a ~50% increase in capacity (which is sick considering the size) and well enough power to melt your face off if need be. The new light does, however, have a larger bezel, but I believe this is to accommodate the new monstrous XHP70.2 LED rather than serve the needs of housing the battery.

With that said, I'm going to assume they will discontinue the SC600 series in foreseeable future because SC6x still exists and fulfills the need for a compact affordable Li-ion EDC, and when you need significantly more power than it can provide, choosing SC600 over SC700 doesn't seem particularly enticing.

Anyway, this is a must-buy. As somebody who has used the original SC600 and SC600 mk. II L2 extensively (this series has been my go-to light since 2012), I say this is quite the opportune time for an upgrade.

Now if only I could get my hands on a couple of those Tesla 2170 cans, ha... ZL will probably offer repackaged Samsung cells to go with it. At least that seems most likely, because Samsung's are the best option currently available on the open market.
 
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My poor wallet, I think it is about to suffer through some significant weight loss...
 
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Updated 5 minutes ago. Looks like they are really trying to push the pocket rocket limit.
 
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Both improvements entirely justified and long-yearned-for. I guess the company is aiming to catch up to and overtake the market for high-performance custom offerings.

I'm expecting at least some 3500 lm on H1. :p
 
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Will it be MADE IN USA this time??
 
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I have been away for a bit, what is the problem with HiCRI 70.2 emitters?
 
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Just got a 16650 light for EDC. Not sure if I want to EDC a 21700 light.
 
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ZEBRALIGHT, a 4000k “c” model please:wave: After being spoiled by my emisar D1 (xpl 4000) -anything cooler just doesn’t cut the mustard!
 
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Re: Zebralight new 21700 flashlight

With that said, I'm going to assume they will discontinue the SC600 series in foreseeable future because SC6x still exists and fulfills the need for a compact affordable Li-ion EDC, and when you need significantly more power than it can provide, choosing SC600 over SC700 doesn't seem particularly enticing.

It is if you want to pocket-carry. Look at the size difference.

The SC600 is 1.2" wide and 3.8" long.
The SC700 will be 1.5" wide and 4.2" long.

That's a 10% increase in length, and a 25% increase is diameter! I don't think that's a pocketable light anymore, except in a jacket with large pockets.

Yes, the SC64 is the more pocketable series of their 18650 lights, but it's not really appropriate for a XHP35 HI emitter or the XHP50.2 that is in the SC600. And, not everyone will be moving from 18650 to the 21700 cells.
 
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I'd be more intrigued by this showing up on the spreadsheet were it not for the fact that both the C3 and the Eco series have been on the spreadsheet for a year or so.

I have been away for a bit, what is the problem with HiCRI 70.2 emitters?

Output and efficacy on the 70.2 are great, but it has major tint shift in the beam (aka, the "Cree rainbow"), at least with some reflectors. It's discussed in this review, for example:
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Measurements on that light showed a variation from roughly 5700K to 4300K in different parts of the beam.
 
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Good move ZL... new format! Use my 1st gen SC600 all around the house and SC52 and SC62 for EDC. The larger 21700 will be great for both home and traveling.
 
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Will it be MADE IN USA this time??

BIG +1 i talked to an employee a couple of years ago and he mentioned they were going to be making more parts in texas, would be amazing if they could be a made in usa company
 
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Re: Zebralight new 21700 flashlight

xhpXX.2 emitters have very awful tint shift throughout the beam when domed. Too bad Zebralight won't dedome them. Would rather get a quad optics with Nichias or Samsung LH351Ds being driven from a 21700.
 
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Zebralight I highly suggest you give us a nice Quad with nichia 219b or C the instead of the XHP 70.2
 
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almost pulled the trigger yesterday on a Rofis 21700 light.... But a ZL?
Can't wait!
 
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