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

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Shadow Update: *+Tests performed so far:+* bury in snowbank overnight, leave lit underwater in basement sump for one hour, wash with laundry in washing machine twice, on heavy cycle both times, dry in dryer for 40 minutes, bake in oven at 200 degrees F for one hour. Both lights survived but one clearly did better than the other -- so far, that is! But which one? *+Remaining tests:+* freeze overnight (lit) in blocks of ice, defrost and boil with eggs for breakfast. Then off to scaru! Stay tuned -- details and pictures will be posted just after the giveaway closes, probably on Friday.
You know you really are a nut case, don't you.

I think you should have done all of these tests while holding the two lights.Tongue Out

The tests so far would kill the average human being, so if the flashlight owner is dead, who cares about the light itself? LOL.

I just got to play wid ya a little bit. Time to go clean up the O-L workshop and prepare for for the incoming patients. Let's see, I will need two hospital beds, plenty of bandages, some more pills (for me).Laughing

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I’ll vote for the zebralight.

I own an SC600W. Seems to be a very sturdy light except I think the switch may be a weak point.

Edit: sorry, looks like I didn’t join the forum soon enough. Still interested in the outcome of this though.

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85coke wrote:
I'll vote for the zebralight. I own an SC600W. Seems to be a very sturdy light except I think the switch may be a weak point. Edit: sorry, looks like I didn't join the forum soon enough. Still interested in the outcome of this though.
Welcome to the family, 85coke!  Aside from your SC600W, what other torches are you into? Smile
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85coke wrote:
I’ll vote for the zebralight. I own an SC600W. Seems to be a very sturdy light except I think the switch may be a weak point. Edit: sorry, looks like I didn’t join the forum soon enough. Still interested in the outcome of this though.
Welcome to the family, 85coke!  Aside from your SC600W, what other torches are you into? Smile

Here’s what I have or have had that I can think of at the moment.

Thrunite TN30 NW
Peak AAA eiger with Nichia 119
4sevens preon revo (Lost)
Peak vesuvius
Eagletac T20C2 mkII with 4 or 5 modules
Eagletac P20A2 Neutral(Lost while riding 4wheelers)
Xeno E03 V3 XML Neutral (Lost)
Xeno E03 V3 XML Warm
Eagletac M2SC4 Neutral (Sold)
Jetbeam PA40 Neutral
Fenix TK70 (Sold)
Small Sun zy-c10-s
P rocket XML (broken)
Romisen 2AA (can’t remember the model, but it was stolen)
Magicshine bike light (800 lumen version, but can’t remember the model number)
Magicshine bike light (1400 lumen version, but can’t remember the model number)
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3D LED maglite

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Shadow Update: Tests performed so far: bury in snowbank overnight, leave lit underwater in basement sump for one hour, wash with laundry in washing machine twice, on heavy cycle both times, dry in dryer for 40 minutes, bake in oven at 200 degrees F for one hour. Both lights survived but one clearly did better than the other — so far, that is! But which one? Remaining tests: freeze overnight (lit) in blocks of ice, defrost and boil with eggs for breakfast. Then off to scaru! Stay tuned — details and pictures will be posted just after the giveaway closes, probably on Friday.
You know you really are a nut case, don’t you.

I think you should have done all of these tests while holding the two lights.Tongue Out


The tests so far would kill the average human being, so if the flashlight owner is dead, who cares about the light itself? LOL.


I just got to play wid ya a little bit. Time to go clean up the O-L workshop and prepare for for the incoming patients. Let’s see, I will need two hospital beds, plenty of bandages, some more pills (for me).Laughing


If only you knew Smile
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well the snowbank one i can vouch for. when your shoveling a driveway and something pops out of your pocket… theres a good chance you wont find it again until spring, unless you know when and where you dropped it…
the rest… yeah, kind of crazy lol

eagerly awaiting results

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85coke wrote:
I’ll vote for the zebralight.

I own an SC600W. Seems to be a very sturdy light except I think the switch may be a weak point.

Edit: sorry, looks like I didn’t join the forum soon enough. Still interested in the outcome of this though.


Welcome to BLF! You’re not too late at all. In fact you’re the last entrant because it looks like everyone who wants to enter has, so am closing this now to post results.

Giveaway closed.

Now for the results of the tests.

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The SC600 prevails.

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TheShadow wrote:
85coke wrote:
I’ll vote for the zebralight.

I own an SC600W. Seems to be a very sturdy light except I think the switch may be a weak point.

Edit: sorry, looks like I didn’t join the forum soon enough. Still interested in the outcome of this though.


Welcome to BLF! You’re not too late at all. In fact you’re the last entrant because it looks like everyone who wants to enter has, so am closing this now to post results.

Giveaway closed.

Now for the results of the tests.

Yikes, I missed by 3 minutes, I should have wrote faster.

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brad wrote:
Yikes, I missed by 3 minutes, I should have wrote faster.

Will let you in because haven’t posted results yet. But you’re absolutely the last.
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Thanks, I appreciate it.

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Overnight in a snowbank at an undisclosed location:

 


What next? How about an hour in the basement sump?:

 


Filthy in that sump so time for wash cycle #1:

 


And wash cycle #2, also on Super Wash setting:

 


Now into the dryer:

 


Not completely dry so maybe an hour in the oven will help:

 


The snowbank did nothing last night so let’s put them in the freezer tonight. Set both lights as low as I could:

 


Defrosting:

 


After defrosting (both lights are still set as low as I could get them last night):

 


Now that they’re defrosted, let’s boil them with eggs for breakfast:

 


Both are still working although the UF-T50’s a little dim:

 


Let’s bake them again! At least that will dry out the UF-T50:

 


They seem to be doing better. Let’s see what scaru has in store for them!
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I’m sure you enjoyed doing that. Admit it!

My name is indy, and I've been a flashaholic since 2004.

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that ice test might be a different story if you did the boil test first and just threw the pot in the freezer J)

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Wow!  Is it a trick of light or is a bit of the chrome missing from the reflector of the T50 in this pic?  Obviously the T50 is not as waterproof as the SC600.  Not a big shocker there.  Nice work, BTW!  >)

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Thats some nice testing you done there! Cant even believe either still work! Thanks for the info cant wait for the next stage!

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Wow!  Is it a trick of light or is a bit of the chrome missing from the reflector of the T50 in this pic?  


No trick of light; it came off during the boiling.
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no surprise the zlt for the win! lol..

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Cool results,I am surprised the Ultrafire is still alive!I think use of quality materials will definitely show in the next set of tests,the UF reflector already peeled so I think that's a sign that I picked right.You would think water ingress would have finished it off but it didn't,round 2!!!

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I will not say I'm surprised that the ZL held up better so far.  I expected it would.  The real test will be during the impact and shock trials.  I think the heavier and probably softer alloy of the T50 body will give it the edge in the next series of trials.

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excellent. my victims are one step closer >)

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thats great haha… two frozen blocks with lights still going. im surprised either passed the frozen block test.

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if the other testing participants didn’t delineate tests for scaru, i’m predicting certain death for at least one, and maybe both in round two!

that guy’s twisted Davie

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Looks like I "bet" on the dark horse ...... but the contest isn't over yet ...

Both are bruised, but functional.  I can't believe it. 

The Executioners are having TOO much fun.  

Thanks for the "update" photo's ..... suspense is killing me.

This is a very unique idea and loads of FUN

Better make a call to the Doctor, (Doctor of Illumination = O-L), make sure the ER is prepped and ready to go.

 

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JohnnyMac wrote:

I will not say I'm surprised that the ZL held up better so far.  I expected it would.  The real test will be during the impact and shock trials.  I think the heavier and probably softer alloy of the T50 body will give it the edge in the next series of trials.

Do we know what the weight (Pre-Torture, less battery) of each light ?

Thickness of O-Rings ?  The T50 has a sprung a leak.  

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Pulsar wrote:
thats great haha… two frozen blocks with lights still going. im surprised either passed the frozen block test.

I also like this one. Full of water except for a small air bubble and the LED’s still putting out.

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TheShadow wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
thats great haha… two frozen blocks with lights still going. im surprised either passed the frozen block test.

I also like this one. Full of water except for a small air bubble and the LED’s still putting out.

!{width:30%}http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj532/theblfshadow/Torture%20Tests/L...!


yeah, thats another epic pic. but a quick 1 hour baking at 200 degrees takes care of the moisture left in it Silly
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I thought the oven heat tests might actually affect any of the silicon/rubber gaskets and even melt some. But apparently not. Am I missing something here?

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200f is just over 93c. ive noticed that a lot of electronics spec are 90c, but usually can handle more. the gaskets i would think would handle atleast what water boils at, 212f/100c, and probably quite a bit more than that

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Wow, 200F but still 93C! I can rem my son having a 104F fever and he was like burning up or was that my paternal instinct? 200F might even dry up some of the lube that was on those threads and gaskets. Those extreme tests on the 2 lights are really pushing them beyond normal usage patterns. This is amazingly like NASA experiments!

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