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    Quote Originally Posted by likethevegetable View Post
    Just got my SC64w HI, tint is great.


    The switch feels different from my other Zebras. It feels more plump and feels like there's more space between the boot and the switch, where the other Zebra's I have I can't discern the spacing. The actually clicking mechanism is fine though, just feels like it's a mm or so lower. I think I've read of another user who's had this concern. I don't know, I kind of like that it's more difficult to activate, but I also don't feel as precise changing modes as it's not as firm and quick to click. Anyone care to chime in?
    My SC64C LE feels like the rubber button cover is slightly thicker and the stroke does seem a hair longer than on my SC52 L2 and SC53c. H604d and H600Fd Mk IV both feel like the SC64C LE. Both are just fine. If I had to pick one over the other, I like the longer stroke better.

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    https://ru.nkon.nl has a bunch of ZL's in stock - (eg. SC700d, SC64w HI, SC64c LE, SC600w HI and Plus) for a great price (especially for Canadians).
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    I bought a zebralight sc600w Hi. It arrived last week. It had a issue with shutting off when going from off to high. If I clicked back on. It would behave normally.
    No big deal customer service set up a RMA. Instead of waiting for the whole replacement process. I just ordered a new one. I got it just a few hours ago. It works fine. But has big solder blobs next to led on the mcpcb. One blob is almost touching the mcpcb set screw.

    Does this look normal to all of you?
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    ^ That looks shoddy. My SC64c LE has no blobs like that. In fact, the MCPCB screws aren't even visible in the reflector opening.
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    Damn that's disappointing. Should not have made it past QC.
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    While ugly, I don't think those solder blobs are defects. They aren't actually touching anything so shouldn't affect performance. Frankly even if the blob near the set screw did touch it, it shouldn't cause an issue. The blobs near the screws are from the edges of the DTP ground pad so should already have an electrical connection to the screws even without contact.

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    Thank you all for your input. I'm just going to do a refund. Zebralight has already sent me a RMA. They have been great to deal with. I really like the sc600w hi. So I will try again in a few weeks. First I need to get these 2 lights back to them in the mail. Get the ball rolling on my refunds. And let my bad luck streak pass.

    When Zebralight set up the first RMA. For the flashlight, the one that would shut off randomly. I did request to bypass the whole exchange process. And just buy a new one. And pay for overnight delivery. I really wanted it for this weekend. I'm wondering if they tried to help make me happy? By sending out one that was repaired. The website at the time of the second order did say on back order.

    It was a new light. Not like something someone used, and then sent in for repair. Might have been one that was DOA from the manufacturer?
    Other then the funky solder blobs. What really caught my attention was the brown burn or heat marks on the board. Not sure if you can see in my picture. But those are burn marks from the heat of the soldering iron. I should know because I'm no good with with my soldering skills. That's how most of my projects turn out

    Im not trying to give zebra a bad time. I have no ill will with them. They have been excellent to deal with. If I want a RMA, no problem. Refund, Exchange or repair my choice.
    I just wanted to hear some opinions on my issue. Thanks
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    Good luck with your next orders!
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    Any idea if ZL will release the 1xAA with the XHP70.2 led ?
    Asking as the spot looks to be in the 15% range. Like a wider spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinemaster View Post
    Any idea if ZL will release the 1xAA with the XHP70.2 led ?
    Asking as the spot looks to be in the 15% range. Like a wider spot.
    You are kidding right??!

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    Default Re: The Official Zebralight Thread .

    Nope.

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    The XHP70.2 doesn't make sense in a 1xAA light. It would require a huge voltage booster. Zebralight only boosts to 3v for the 1xAA lights, not 6v or 12v. Even if they could do it, it would take a hit in efficiency.

    And, there's no way to drive the XHP70.2 anywhere past about 500 lumens on AA cell. Why stick a 3000 lumen LED in a 500 lumen light?

    Doesn't make any sense. If you want a floody AA Zebra, there are already lots of frosted-lens options.

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    Those aren't burn marks in the photo, it's just shoddy soldering in general. Excessive solder on the pads and poor flux clean-up. It's probably not a problem because the blobs look stable (you don't want a blob breaking off and shorting something), but it is pretty ugly for a light at this price.

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    The brown marks look like paste from the solder. Good solder has soldering paste added to it, for better adherence and it’s completely normal. Yes, the blobs look bigger than normal, but if they’re solid, I wouldn’t worry.
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    Ok thanks
    Their flood offerings are just a frosted lens. They suck the beam pattern is horrible.

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    Bold statement. I find floody to be far more useful than throwy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by likethevegetable View Post
    Bold statement. I find floody to be far more useful than throwy.
    Same here for headlamps. Floody is nice, and flood is almost as good.

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    I think marine master’s profile has been hijacked -doesn’t sound like him at all!

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    My SC600 HI has two solder bobs to connect the LED. They're on left and right though, nowhere near the screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattz68 View Post
    I think marine master’s profile has been hijacked -doesn’t sound like him at all!
    Lol
    Ill ask ZL to secretly build me a 1xAA with the 70.2

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    Default Re: The Official Zebralight Thread .

    Correction meant to say 50.2 but that still wont make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likethevegetable View Post
    Bold statement. I find floody to be far more useful than throwy.
    Use one of the SF MaxVision lights. Awesome flood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinemaster View Post
    Correction meant to say 50.2 but that still wont make a difference.
    It might. Supposedly, there are some 3 volt XHP50.2 emitters available. Pretty limited selection, I imagine. But, it might be possible to use those with Zebralight's 1xAA drivers.

    You could always mod it, or pay someone to do it for you. Zebras can be taken apart and have their LED replaced, though it's not as simple as with some other lights.

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