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    Default Armytek Wizard Measurements

    Took readings for a few Armytek Wizards and compared it with the Zebralight H600fc MKIV. Output taken at 2s after turn-on with the Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with Maukka lights. Spectrometer used is a Sekonic C-800-U.

    Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020) H2 1,521 lumens 3988K -0.0018 DUV 82.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 20.1 R9 65.4 R12 80 Rf 100 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020) H1 788 lumens 3898K -0.0008 DUV 83.8 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 23.0 R9 64.9 R12 82 Rf 100 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020) M2 147 lumens 3785K 0.0008 DUV 84.7 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 25.1 R9 63.4 R12 83 Rf 99 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020) M1 34 lumens 3739K 0.0010 DUV 84.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.97 25.5 R9 63.1 R12 84 Rf 99 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50 WW (2020) L3 4 lumens 3734K 0.0012 DUV 85.2 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.97 26.2 R9 63.0 R12 84 Rf 99 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI H2 1,388 lumens 4583K -0.0016 DUV 92.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 65.2 R9 73.9 R12 88 Rf 97 Rg included battery or VTC6A
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI H1 684 lumens 4458K 0.0002 DUV 93.4 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 68.1 R9 72.8 R12 89 Rf 97 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI M2 128 lumens 4337K 0.0009 DUV 94.0 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 72.9 R9 71.4 R12 88 Rf 97 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI M1 29 lumens 4292K 0.0009 DUV 94.2 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 74.5 R9 71.3 R12 88 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI L3 3 lumens 4295K 0.0002 DUV 94.4 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 76.7 R9 71.4 R12 88 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI 2nd Unit H2 1,339 lumens 4583K -0.0012 DUV 92.5 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 63.5 R9 73.0 R12 88 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW Turbo 954 lumens 3986K 0.0010 DUV 73.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -12.5 R9 46.4 R12 71 Rf 98 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW H3 342 lumens 3868K 0.0041 DUV 74.5 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.98 -12.5 R9 44.2 R12 73 Rf 97 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW H2 149 lumens 3824K 0.0052 DUV 74.8 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.95 -13.0 R9 43.6 R12 74 Rf 97 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW H1 50 lumens 3816K 0.0062 DUV 75.1 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.92 -12.9 R9 42.9 R12 75 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW L3 5 lumens 3807K 0.0073 DUV 75.1 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.87 -14.3 R9 42.1 R12 76 Rf 95 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW L2 1 lumens 3783K 0.0073 DUV 75.1 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.86 -14.2 R9 41.9 R12 76 Rf 95 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW L1 0 lumens 3887K 0.0066 DUV 75.5 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.95 -12.6 R9 42.6 R12 76 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WW Turbo 1,010 lumens 4100K -0.0026 DUV 72.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -17.0 R9 44.4 R12 69 Rf 98 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WW Mode 5 348 lumens 4013K 0.0001 DUV 72.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -19.4 R9 42.2 R12 70 Rf 97 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WW Mode 4 155 lumens 3973K 0.0014 DUV 73.0 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -20.3 R9 41.2 R12 71 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WW Mode 3 32 lumens 3934K 0.0028 DUV 72.9 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -21.9 R9 39.7 R12 72 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WW Mode 2 2 lumens 3962K 0.0022 DUV 73.3 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -20.9 R9 40.1 R12 72 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Armytek Wizard Magent USB XP-L WW Mode 1 0 lumens 3935K 0.0025 DUV 73.3 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 -20.8 R9 39.8 R12 72 Rf 96 Rg included battery
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV H1 1,398 lumens 4038K -0.0003 DUV 91.3 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 1.00 60.0 R9 72.2 R12 89 Rf 100 Rg NCR18650GA or VTC6A
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV H2 502 lumens 3952K 0.0011 DUV 92.2 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.99 64.1 R9 70.5 R12 89 Rf 99 Rg NCR18650GA
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV M1 112 lumens 3851K 0.0017 DUV 93.0 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.96 66.6 R9 69.8 R12 89 Rf 98 Rg NCR18650GA
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV M2 22 lumens 3802K 0.0024 DUV 93.2 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.92 66.9 R9 69.8 R12 89 Rf 98 Rg NCR18650GA
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV L1 3 lumens 3770K 0.0026 DUV 93.1 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.91 66.4 R9 69.7 R12 89 Rf 97 Rg NCR18650GA
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV L2 0 lumens 3773K 0.0023 DUV 93.2 CRI Blue light relative amplitude 0.91 66.4 R9 69.7 R12 89 Rf 97 Rg NCR18650GA

    Armytek very sneakily upgraded the Wizard Pro WW to a 4000k 80CRI emitter, which of course is to my delightful surprise. In the past it is said to use a 3500K 70CRI emitter. Nowhere on Armytek's website did they mention anything about an 80CRI emitter. Now I'm wondering if it is still an XHP50 or is it now an XHP50.2. The Wizard Pro WW also happens to be my favorite headlamp from the above because the CCT and tint looks the best and I find that more important than a 10 CRI difference. This unit was bought from Armytekstore.com and shipped from Canada.

    I also like the ZL H600fc very much mainly for its super small size and supposedly better thermal regulation than most flashlights. The tint is actually not overly green unlike past Zebralights that I had to return. The tint could have been rosier but with Zebralight, and even Armytek to a certain extent, its a tint lottery and I'm glad at least this unit is on the BBL and not above when on max output. It lacks usb recharge and doesn't have a tail magnet like the Wizard Pros but the small size makes it so easy to pocket. The Wizards do look a lot better aesthetically though IMO.

    The Wizard Pro Nichia 144A is nice too but after side by side comparison with the Pro WW 80CRI, I find that I like the 4000k more. Both Nichia units I bought have similar tint but one is 50 lumens brighter than the other. I haven't tested whether these units have LVP or retain driver problems reported in reviews of the prototype. The units were bought from Armytek.com, which originally indicated shipping from China but they later changed it to shipping from Canada I guess because of either CNY or the novelcorona virus.

    Here is a comparison of the measured output vs rated max output:
    Armytek Wizard Pro WW - 1521 lm vs 1675 lm (91% of rating)
    Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A 90CRI - 1388 lm vs 1400 lm (99% of rating)
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW (white button) - 954 lm vs 930 lm (103% of rating)
    Armytek Wizard Pro v3 XP-L WW (yellow button) magnet usb - 1010 lm vs 930 lm (109% of rating)
    Zebralight H600fc MKIV - 1398 lm vs 1568 lm (89% of rating)

    I'm surprised Armytek's ratings are so honest with the Wizards. I think some of their other models didn't measure that close to rating but I'll check later. I'm also surprised the H600fc did not measure as far below spec as I expected because I remember past Zebralights I measured were more like 20% below spec. However keep in mind my lumens were measured 2s from turn-on instead of ANSI standard 30s.
    Last edited by SKV89; 02-10-2020 at 02:49 PM.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Armytek Wizard Measurements

    I found some interesting info to add. The claims of Zebralights being super efficient are unsubstantiated. From Maukka's testing, Zebralight's efficiency is average at best.



    Maukka tested the H600fc MKIV with an efficiency of 89lm/w whereas the 90CRI Wuben TO56R has an efficiency of 125lm/w. The Olight H2R 4000K 70CRI is 135lm/w and the new Olight Perun is even more efficient.



    In terms of driver efficiency Zebralight is a far ways from the level of Olight and Fenix. Though with the latter two, you are stuck with ugly (IMO) CW emitter options and no HI CRI. To me what makes Zebralight special is the extremely compact unibody design and HI CRI options.

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    Default Re: Armytek Wizard Measurements

    I tested almost every single Armytek Flashlight in this thread incase you missed it.
    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...nts&highlight=

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