Used zebralight S6330 for sale

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Used zebralight S6330 for sale

Hey guys I think I’m ready to pass on my beloved ultra rare S6330. I’m asking 300.00 or best offer and for those of you who think that’s too high haven’t obviously owned one of these units or you really dont know what a special torch this is. These dont come up for sale very often and are definitely for more of the enthusiast collector, this isn’t just some budget torch to just throw in your glovebox.plese PM me for more info serious inquiries only please

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Picture of the light with a scrap of paper with your username and todays date by it’s side would be good.

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Wow, that’s kind of an aggressive for-sale post by the OP, especially for a first-time poster. Also, while I can’t say it’s over-priced, it’s certainly not under-priced.

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My uncle is a prince in Nigeria. He’s sending me some money next week. I will send you a check for $500 and arrange for my personal valet to pick it up…

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While the S6330 is an interesting Zebralight design, it’s also getting rather dated. Today’s Zebralight SC600w MkIV Plus is just as bright, and uses just one 18650 cell and one LED, instead of three. Improved UI and tint as well.

There’s a reason Zebralight stopped making large lights. It isn’t their forte.

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Not true they discontinued the S6330 because they were losing money on that model and go ahead and compare the features the SC600w is nowhere near the torch the S6330 is

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Its certainly not under priced but it’s also not just some mass produced POS

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Post a few pictures of the said light, let potential buyers see what they are getting.

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S6330 is an absolute classic. Period.

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I’m trying to figure out how

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Well since this has turned into a discuss-n-debate thread, not surpisingly, I guess I’ll throw in my opinions of this light, hopefully along with a bit more education than HueD has provided:

Pros:

  • Very cool and unique parallel/redundant design. Unlike most multi-emitter lights, these Zebras were actually multi-driver. This is basically 3 SC600s in one body — 3 emitters, 3 drivers (on one board mind you), 3 cells. Each cell powers one driver, which powers one emitter. You can leave a cell out of this light and only 2 emitters will fire. That’s cool, and leads to a very reliable, redundant design that you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Great construction, very well made. I wouldn’t call other lights POSs, cause there’s plenty of lights out there that aren’t that, but this isn’t either. But it is mass-produced. Zebralight is a factory-made product.
  • Nice beam shape, broad and bright with a good balance of flood/throw. Revolutionary for its time for sure.
  • Rare. Very rare. Great piece for a collector.

Cons:

  • Cool white XM-L. That’s a very dated emitter, not very efficient and definitely not very pretty, compared to current emitter options. And this light isn’t an easy swap either, since its a one-board design. And even if you do manage to swap it, you’re limited to XM-sized emitters so none of the great new emitters will fit. This is a big “con” to me…
  • Older Zebra firmware, no strobes if that matters but it does have battcheck.
  • 2400 lumens is still a lot of light, no doubt, but as others have mentioned you can now make that sorta output with much less flashlight.

So bottom line, for the collector or big Zebralight fan, these are really rare and important to the history of the company. The chance to pick one up doesn’t come along very often. Its a collector’s light for sure. As a user…eh, honestly I’d rather have my modded Q8 along.

And yes, before HueD jumps on me too, I do have one. Here are some photos of it, for those who don’t even know what we’re talking about. But HueD should still post some pics of his own light, the exact one folks may want to buy.


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Lovely little light, regret selling mine.

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HueD wrote:
Not true they discontinued the S6330 because they were losing money on that model and go ahead and compare the features the SC600w is nowhere near the torch the S6330 is

The SC600w MkIV Plus is just as bright, has a better neutral-white tint, is much more efficient, has the new (and better) user-interface, is much smaller, lighter, and pocketable. Oh, and a third the price you’re charging. Wink

I’m not saying the S6330 is a bad light. But it’s only a collector’s light if you really want to collect all the old Zebralight models, and not really up to today’s standards for LEDs.

HueD wrote:
Its certainly not under priced but it’s also not just some mass produced POS

Well, actually it is mass-produced. Not a POS, though, at least not by the standards of the time it was produced. But I’m not a fan of cool-white XM-L LEDs, and I have a Zebralight with that (my least favourite Zebra).

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It has multiple strobe settings

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HueD wrote:
I’m trying to figure out how

Here you go:

https://postimages.org

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HueD wrote:
It has multiple strobe settings

Ah, if that’s true then I stand corrected. I haven’t used mine in a while and was going from memory. I’m almost certain its got the older UI with triple-click-to-low instead of triple-click-to-strobes, like the more recent lights, and its definitely not programmable like the latest generation stuff. I’ll have to get mine out and look for that strobe group.

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Interesting light.

Safest multi-cell light ever made, since it’s basically 3 separate lights connected to one switch. You can use different types of 18650s with different charge levels in them with no risk. Don’t try that with any other multi-18650 light.

Incidentally, with an XML footprint you could replace them with SST40s (though it would be quite hard to do). However, I doubt the S6330 provides enough current to drive them to their max.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Incidentally, with an XML footprint you could replace them with SST40s (though it would be quite hard to do). However, I doubt the S6330 provides enough current to drive them to their max.

For modders, that’s a problem with all Zebralights. They’re almost impossible to get apart, without destroying the switch and lens. Plus, all models (except perhaps the older discontinued models) all have potted electronics, so you’d have to replace everything. The good part is that this makes them robust and have great heat-transfer properties, but that’s only a plus if you never intend to mod or upgrade them.

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Very nice ZL collection emarkd, I didn’t even know the S6330 went into production, as far as I can remember they only produced a handful of “prototype” units. People waited for a loong time for its release back at CPF. I bet the driver is still very advanced even for today’s standards, and if they were to produce it again in the exact same form factor, higher drive current and XHP50.2 HCRI I would gladly pay $350 for it.

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HueD wrote:
Not true they discontinued the S6330 because they were losing money on that model and go ahead and compare the features the SC600w is nowhere near the torch the S6330 is

 

Capitalists would not mass produce a product they lose money on. Utterly ridiculous. That is just shady salesmanship. If you would rather have the S6330, sell it on why someone would prefer a flashlight that is larger, requires more energy, and produces the same amount of lumens for much more money. "Collector's item" just means 'outdated' in fancier terms.

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will34 wrote:
Very nice ZL collection emarkd, I didn’t even know the S6330 went into production, as far as I can remember they only produced a handful of “prototype” units. People waited for a loong time for its release back at CPF. I bet the driver is still very advanced even for today’s standards, and if they were to produce it again in the exact same form factor, higher drive current and XHP50.2 HCRI I would gladly pay $350 for it.

Thanks, that photo is actually about a year old, I haven’t made a new “Zebra family” photo in a while. It hasn’t changed much really, not been my focus lately, but there’s a couple of new ones around here Smile

I really don’t know how widespread production was on the S6330, it may have been made in small quantities all along, but it was a production offering for a bit. The closest thing to that new design you’re referring to is the C3, a triple XHP70 beast that’s currently listed as a WIP on the product spreadsheet. Its been there a while though and nothing seems to be coming of it, so it may be vaporware. Sad

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Lick wrote:

HueD wrote:
Not true they discontinued the S6330 because they were losing money on that model and go ahead and compare the features the SC600w is nowhere near the torch the S6330 is

 


Capitalists would not mass produce a product they lose money on. Utterly ridiculous. That is just shady salesmanship. If you would rather have the S6330, sell it on why someone would prefer a flashlight that is larger, requires more energy, and produces the same amount of lumens for much more money. “Collector’s item” just means ‘outdated’ in fancier terms.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thetakeout.com/costco-loses-money-every-tim...

This is just one of many examples selling products for less than production costs. In fact it is a common business practice, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_leader
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I know about loss leaders, but it does not make sense for ZL to make a loss leader if other products are not going to sell with it. Selling a broom to convince others to buy other stuff at walmart is different. I kinda had a feeling that someone would talk about loss leader, but this is not one of them, since its a closed environment.

 

Without evidence I do not take his claims seriously and just that of a sleazy salesman. Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence.

 

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
Firelight2 wrote:
Incidentally, with an XML footprint you could replace them with SST40s (though it would be quite hard to do). However, I doubt the S6330 provides enough current to drive them to their max.
For modders, that's a problem with all Zebralights. They're almost impossible to get apart, without destroying the switch and lens. Plus, all models (except perhaps the older discontinued models) all have potted electronics, so you'd have to replace everything. The good part is that this makes them robust and have great heat-transfer properties, but that's only a plus if you never intend to mod or upgrade them.

 

SC62w had anodized shelf https://imgur.com/a/luMiX

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HueD, what condition is your S6330 in? I may be interested if it’s in like new condition. Not sure why, but I’ve always wanted 1 of these.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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i had sst40’s put in mine, except for the parasitic drain in one battery slot, it’s outstanding

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