Shadow SC600 vs UF-T50 -- Winners Announced -- The Lights Are Done!!!!!!!

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Shadow SC600 vs UF-T50 -- Winners Announced -- The Lights Are Done!!!!!!!

A Zebralight SC600 and its budget counterpart, an Ultrafire UF-T50, will be torture tested by The Shadow, then by scaru, then by mkett39, then restored by Old-Lumens and finally given away.

You, fellow flashlight fans, can enter the giveaway by guessing which light will hold up best: the SC600 or UF-T50. Lights will be tortured, but not so totally destroyed that Old-Lumens can’t resurrect them.

Torture tests and restoration will be performed as follows and documented in this thread:

  • The Shadow — freeze, submerge and boil.
  • scaru — extended runtime and drop tests.
  • mkett39 — drag behind vehicle, drop in bucket of motor oil, run over with tractor trailer.
  • Old-Lumens — restore lights in whatever creative way he sees fit; obviously these will become one-of-a-kind collectors items.

The Rules (PLEASE read carefully):

1) You must be a BLF member, registered on or before January 1, 2013, from any country.
2) To enter, simply guess which light will hold up best BEFORE the results of the first torture tests are posted.
3) You will have at least three days to enter, maybe more, and then the giveaway will be closed and this will become a “reality TV” thread where test results and restoration progress will be posted.
4) The Shadow will randomly select a winner for the restored winning light from those who guessed correctly and randomly select a winner for the restored losing light from everyone who entered, which gives those who guessed correctly an advantage and a chance to win both lights.
5) You may change your guess up until the time the giveaway closes. Doing so after that will result in disqualification.
6) The Shadow may adjust these rules if/as needed for unforeseen events and circumstances but no matter what happens, a SC600 and a UF-T50 will be given away here.

This entire process will clearly take some time so please be patient. Enter while you can and then sit back and relax and grab a coffee or a beer and enjoy the show!

Special thanks to scaru, mkett39, and Old-Lumens for graciously agreeing to play active roles and thanks to everyone else for their input.

Edited by: TheShadow on 01/27/2013 - 11:38
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Zebralight SC600 will top it! Tks, Shadow!

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Just sent a PM with my ideas of what to do to it. :Evil:

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ZL SC600 FTW!

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The Zebralight will prevail.

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Gotta go with the outsider – Ultrafire UF-T50 !

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ive never handled either… but i gotta go with the ZL

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TheShadow wrote:
scaru -- extended runtime and the drop tests.

For anyone wondering, I'm going to be hooking it up to a power supply and see if the heat will kill it. :Evil:

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I’m guessing uf-t50 for now, I’m sure I’ve read about some fragile sc600’s…

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I’m going with the zebralight.

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I’ll just flip a coin – Zebralight SC600

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Because I own one, I vote for SC600! and I love the thing, so I hope to see it win.

This is an awesome idea Big Smile

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i think the zebralight will hold better Smile getting excited!

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I think it will be the ZL, too. But for the price of one ZL you can get 3 UFs..^^

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I’ll go with the T50 just for fun.

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Suncoaster wrote:
Gotta go with the outsider – Ultrafire UF-T50 !

+1 (sorry Boaz)

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UF-T50 FTW, if surviving a torture test like that is considered a win Wink Thx TheShadow!

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I have to go with the Ultrafire. The tailcap with the magnet is adding enough beef to keep it from getting crushed. Just a guess.

let the torture begin…. J)

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i am picking the zebralight – thanks for doing this and very curious to see what you all have in store Smile

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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thanks, i believe the underdog T50 ultrafire wins.

weird i just get addicted to flashlight like in a blink of an eye.

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The ZL SC600, built Ford Tough!

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I’m rooting for the more budget-friendly T50.

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Hopefully they survive Scaru so i can actually torture or I mean TEST functioning lights. lol |(

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UF-T50 don’t ask me why.

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My psychic coin of prediction says… Ultrafire!

the fancy zebralight’s electronics will die, the ultrafire will just fall into direct-drive and keep going

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mkett39 wrote:
Hopefully they survive Scaru so i can actually torture or I mean TEST functioning lights. lol |(

One of them should survive. :Evil:

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From owning the T50 I will 100% say the SC600 will win, the T50 is not very tough.

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I have a SC600. I’d go with it.

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ultra fire

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My vote is for the T50, I haven’t been the kindest to mine and it hasn’t missed a beat or let me down yet. As nice and innovative as the Zebralights are, I have heard more than one report of reliability issues.

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I guess the winner to be Zebralight sc600 to win.This is a really different giveaway than usual,thanks to all for your work and participation!

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