Zebralight H502 XM-L

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Re: Zebralight H502 XM-L

Postby trogman » Jul 11, 2012 2:12 pm

I have been perusing the threads about this light as well as the Spark headlamps, and trying to figure out which one is best. I know there are a lot of factors that come into play, so it may not be a simple question to answer.The Zebralight and the Spark look to me to be very similar in many respects; is there any one or more advantages that one would have over the other?

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Re: Zebralight H502 XM-L

Postby GroundquestMSA » Jul 12, 2012 5:24 pm

trogman wrote:I have been perusing the threads about this light as well as the Spark headlamps, and trying to figure out which one is best. I know there are a lot of factors that come into play, so it may not be a simple question to answer.The Zebralight and the Spark look to me to be very similar in many respects; is there any one or more advantages that one would have over the other?


I bought a Zebralight a while back, and a Spark for my brother. They both had similar stated brightness and runtime numbers. We like them. I have no idea what the model numbers are for either light. They are both 18650 lights.

NZcaver wrote:Zebralight also makes 18650 headlamps, but you can't run those off anything else.


I ran mine off a couple sets of 123s while waiting for my 18650s to arrive. Nothing bad happened.
I like the Zebralight better because of its shape. The Spark protrudes more. There seem to be a good variety of beam shapes and colors among both lights but I don't really care much about that stuff so I didn't pay too much attention.

rlboyce wrote:80 degrees was actually narrow enough for me to be disappointed when I first got the light, but now it doesn't really bother me at all.


I think this is the case with most piddly variances we so often fret about when making decisions. Hopefully none of our happiness is lost due to a few degrees of undesirable beam width...
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