PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS IN OP Spark SF3/SF5 Flashlights + SG3/SG5 Headlamps —— CW or NW —— $44 shipped w/tracking – minimum met!

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jmpaul320 wrote:
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Hey jmpaul320 I know you already have the SF3. Could you please help to check if SF3 can accept battery longer than 16mm like 16.6 or 16.7? What battery do you use? I do have a Nitecore NL166 in the shelf and a Keeppower in the mail. Thanks.

i use aw rcr123

i think longer cells should fit :bigsmile:


Thanks. If I’m not mistaken AW cells about the same size as Nitecore. Glad to hear that.
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Thanks for the codes but I'm not able to get any discount from the original price when I apply the codes. Is there any secret method to get the codes to work. Sealed

 

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Thanks for the codes but I’m not able to get any discount from the original price when I apply the codes. Is there any secret method to get the codes to work. Sealed

 

Thanks again

I wonder if the codes have expired – I think your best bet is to PM hkequipment. I will do the same to see if they expired

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Hke says codes should be working.

If you are still having an issue just send them a direct payment on PayPal with your order. Their pp is pay@hkequipment.net

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still not accepting the coupon code for me. I went ahead and ordered 2 x NW SG5s and 2 x spot reflectors by sending direct payememnt to their paypal account.


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My SF5 arrived today. Neutral White XM-L2, as ordered. And what a great little flashlight it is. It’s going to become my new favourite for a while, and reminds me that I rarely need much more than 200 lumens.

Mine is a tiny bit brighter on turbo when using Li-Ion too (compared to a freshly charged Eneloop), but the difference only registers with a light meter and not with my eyes.

Kudos to HKE for the super-fast dispatch, and thanks again jmpaul320 for all your efforts Smile

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Mine just arrived too – that e-Express service is amazingly fast. Nice little light (SG5), although some marks on the edges of the carbon fibre sleeve, like it hasn’t been machined properly.

Still, amazing service – thanks to Stanley for excellent service, and jmpaul320 for your efforts. Beer

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thats great you guys are getting your lights already

i havent even checked my tracking number yet haha. i dont usually with hke because their shipments usually get here fast (8-14 days)

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Is it too late to get in on this GB ? I have just got paid Smile

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I just received mine today. It’s a very beautiful light but I have a problem. When I tried to get to turbo mode by double clicking it just flashed for a second and then went off. The cell is Nitecore NL166. I also tried with a Panasonic CR123 and the turbo mode worked fine. I will try again when the cell is fully charged. Also the spring circuit on the tailcap just snapped off. They just glued the circuit.

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Sorry about that. About the suddenly off, it may be high current tripped the battery protection circuitry. Please test with non-protected battery. About the end cap, please contact us for spare parts if not acceptable. Sorry for inconvenience that may cause

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Hi harry – yes it sounds like perhaps the battery needs to be charged if turbo shuts off like that

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The cell has not enough juice if the Turbo cannot be sustained.

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Thanks guys and HKE. I tried with the fully charged cell and yes it went to the turbo mode.

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Thanks guys and HKE. I tried with the fully charged cell and yes it went to the turbo mode.

Great

it looks like mine is coming either today or tomorrow Smile

this is my cheaper and hopefully more reliable option to the zebra sc52w

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jmpaul320 wrote:
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Thanks guys and HKE. I tried with the fully charged cell and yes it went to the turbo mode.

Great

it looks like mine is coming either today or tomorrow Smile

this is my cheaper and hopefully more reliable option to the zebra sc52w

It pains me to hear about all the issues people seem to be having with various Zebralights these days. Hopefully the fact that both the SC52 and SC600 have been on backorder for so long is an indication that they’re trying to iron out the bugs before doing a new manufacturing run. I’m really looking forward to getting an SC600W L2 MkII one day.

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Thanks guys and HKE. I tried with the fully charged cell and yes it went to the turbo mode.

Great

it looks like mine is coming either today or tomorrow Smile

this is my cheaper and hopefully more reliable option to the zebra sc52w

It pains me to hear about all the issues people seem to be having with various Zebralights these days. Hopefully the fact that both the SC52 and SC600 have been on backorder for so long is an indication that they’re trying to iron out the bugs before doing a new manufacturing run. I’m really looking forward to getting an SC600W L2 MkII one day.

yeah i want one of those too – on illumination supply they said the new shipment has different coloring in the annodization between the tail cap and body Sad

I have had 3 zebras in the last 2 years and all of them have had QC problems… flickering on low, switch failure, horrible tint, off center emitters… i still enjoyed them to some extent though… i wish i could get a good one lol i think i have bad luck

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I got mine today. It arrived in great condition. Had a quick play with it and all seems okay.

Some quick observations:

-well built
-good and simple UI
-push button slightly raised, and tailcap has a small flat area, making only tail standing possible (though not the best stability)
-tint warmer than expected, but still quite nice

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I really like this light after playing with it a few times today. Nice build quality and I love a lot the brushed finish on the surface. The NW tint is simply gorgeous! The mode is simple enough but my only gripe with this light is it can’t continue to cycle between the mode after you release the button. It has to start on the first (lowest mode) again.

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yeah i want one of those too – on illumination supply they said the new shipment has different coloring in the annodization between the tail cap and body Sad

A cosmetic issue like that probably wouldn’t have stopped me from buying one. But that backorder status is difficult to circumvent :/

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harry218 wrote:
my only gripe with this light is it can’t continue to cycle between the mode after you release the button. It has to start on the first (lowest mode) again.

I agree with you about that. But even my SC600 behaves the same way, and I would assume that the SC52 does as well. Maybe it isn’t easy to make a driver that with mode memory and cycle-point memory (or whatever you want to call it). Or maybe the bias toward the activation of the lowest mode is intentional.

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Mine arrived today too. It came in perfect condition. For me, I love that the cycle always start on the lowest mode. Anyway, I prefer the warmer NW tint of my wizard pro to this spark NW.

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syracuse wrote:
Mine arrived today too. It came in perfect condition. For me, I love that the cycle always start on the lowest mode. Anyway, I prefer the warmer NW tint of my wizard pro to this spark NW.

I also ordered the wizard pro wide nw Smile

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jmpaul320 wrote:
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Mine arrived today too. It came in perfect condition. For me, I love that the cycle always start on the lowest mode. Anyway, I prefer the warmer NW tint of my wizard pro to this spark NW.

I also ordered the wizard pro wide nw Smile


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harry218 wrote:
jmpaul320 wrote:
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Mine arrived today too. It came in perfect condition. For me, I love that the cycle always start on the lowest mode. Anyway, I prefer the warmer NW tint of my wizard pro to this spark NW.

I also ordered the wizard pro wide nw Smile


Buying spree? Cash

yeah, ive been on one for like the last month and a half lol.

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Got my SF3 NW today and I couldn’t be more pleased. Super fast delivery, great price and it arrived in perfect condition. Everything is right on: good tint, fit and finish, centered emitter—everything. A few small glitches in the carbon fiber band is my only real gripe. The light itself appears to be superb. If only I wouldn’t have jumped ship on the SF5 to save a buck, I would have it now too. My WallBuys SF5 shipped a couple days previous to my hkequipment order and the SF3 still beat it here.

Great job jmpaul320 and hkequipment, and thanks again! This is also my first order with hkequiment and I’m really impressed.

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I have a question for those of you who ordered SF3 can you guys running the light on turbo for more than a minute without any flickering? I don’t know how to describe because it is not a step down, more like a PWM. It could be the cell but I’m not sure.

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jmpaul320 wrote:
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Mine arrived today too. It came in perfect condition. For me, I love that the cycle always start on the lowest mode. Anyway, I prefer the warmer NW tint of my wizard pro to this spark NW.

I also ordered the wizard pro wide nw Smile

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harry218 wrote:
I have a question for those of you who ordered SF3 can you guys running the light on turbo for more than a minute without any flickering? I don’t know how to describe because it is not a step down, more like a PWM. It could be the cell but I’m not sure.

I spent some time testing with a few various 16340 cells and couldn’t get mine to do what you described. I didn’t test it with a meter, but I can tell it’s pushing the battery pretty hard, and I could get it to trip the protection circuit on a couple cells and shut the light off. It does seem to step down after about a minute. Once I thought I saw what you were describing but I put it on my phone’s camera and it could see it. In fact, my camera shows that my SF3 is quiet as a mouse with respect to PWM or circuit noise.

The SF5 NW just came in from WallBuys today. It shipped a couple days earlier and arrived a day later, so hkequipement is the shipping winner here. Both are fantastic lights and I’m so glad I put off buying an SC52. The SF5 NW has a slightly warmer tint than my SF3 NW and I like it!

So far the photos are coming out nice. Here’s a teaser shot:

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I tried again draining the battery but this time only on high. The protection tripped after 55 minutes without any flicker or noticeable step-down. Comparing to this graph taken from a review, the result seems spot on. I may need to try again to see if there any in turbo mode.

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