Zebralight SC64c LE w/High CRI Nichia 219B R9080 $150

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I guessed right about the XP-L2. LOL That was the greenest tint I’ve ever seen.

Where did you get the sw35?

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Quick update: I’m a little bit behind where I intended to be at this point, but everything is going smoothly and I think shipping notices should be going out in the next few days. I appreciate everyone bearing with me since it’s my first time doing a large batch of modded lights and it’s taking a little bit longer than expected to get everything organized (I was shocked to discover cutting dozens of dc-fix rounds takes a while Facepalm ).

Here is a nice family photo and a quick shot of an sw35 light.

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I’m interested in a 219B sw35 if/when that will be an option.

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I cut d-c-fix with a hobby-grade vinyl cutting machine.

Perhaps you have a friend or a nearby ‘maker space’ with one?

Another possibility is a ‘circle cutter,’ which works like a compass. Here’s a rotary one by OLFA.

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goshdogit wrote:
I cut d-c-fix with a hobby-grade vinyl cutting machine.

Perhaps you have a friend or a nearby ‘maker space’ with one?

Another possibility is a ‘circle cutter,’ which works like a compass. Here’s a rotary one by OLFA.

Unfortunately, that particular OLFA only goes down to 1-1/2”. If I remember correctly, Bob’s using the smaller OLFA.

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Can’t wait! Thumbs Up Love

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Thank you Sir Bob.
Great Service!.

Sw40 is mine.

Malkoff !

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Is $150 inclusive of international shipping?

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Kalpn wrote:
Is $150 inclusive of international shipping?

No, but it’s not particularly expensive because the light is very small. I don’t have the exact number handy, but for example it was something like $8-9 for air mail to EU, or somewhat more if you want tracking.

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Interested, if you have one for me in this batch. Thanks.

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Begone, foul Crees! Big Smile

The first 219B SC64c will be shipped Monday, followed closely by the rest.

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Nice! I’m so glad you are having success with modding and selling these.

I find myself reaching for my SC64c with a 219B R9080 sw45k just to see what things will look like in its rosy light. It’s like turning up the saturation of real life. Party

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Good to hear that things are moving along on the project.

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First came Selfbuilt to foster our addiction, open my eyes to Nichias, and catch certain manufacturers with their pants down.
To think my major heroes on the other side of Lake Erie used to all be Hockey Stars!
My first three ‘real’ flashlights were all Zebralights.
Never bought another, or any lottery tickets since then.
Talented businessman-SuperEngineer George Yo (ZL ‘s tint-shift oblivious head honcho) has a professed preference for Green and CREEns…now there is no great need for him to be bothered by those with other predilections. He can rely on the confidence of CREEn and Samsung binning while McBob protects him from a good portion of Enthusiasts, and FF soaks up huge slices of the market available for those who build flashlights primarily for what others are looking for.

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Started doing shipping today and realized PayPal doesn’t include the phone number that is required for international shipments Facepalm

PMs incoming!

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PM’d you My Phone Number.
Cheers Canada.

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Phone number PM’d, thanks alot Bob_McBob.

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Well after that little delay I’m happy to say I shipped the first light today!

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Two more lights ready to ship today Cool

I had a slight issue with the circle cutter I bought for dc-fix (the Olfa). The little part that comes with it to protect the middle of the material from the compass needle is just a thin piece of plastic with anti-slip material, and it doesn’t hold up well to a steel needle being pressed into it, so I’ll need to jury-rig an alternative. Precision cutting is very important because if the dc-fix is undersized even a tiny bit it’s visible in the beam. I’m not sure how many people are actually going to use it, but I definitely want the option available for everyone.

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Thanks for the update! If we weren’t interested in DC Fix that shouldn’t hold our light up, right?

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Everyone in the first batch should have received a shipping notice from PayPal by now unless you were contacted separately. Please let me know if you didn’t receive anything. I will be dropping off the rest of the lights at the post office today. The first one I shipped looks like it will be arriving by the end of the week, so I’m excited to hear user feedback.

I was able to solve the d-c fix cutting issue by making my own part to hold the compass needle from acrylic along with some high friction adhesive discs I bought from Lee Valley. Much better than the piece of crap Olfa gives you!

I want to say again how much I appreciate everyone’s patience since the first batch took longer than expected. Most of the extra time was making sure I had all the orders straight, had all the parts I needed, and just developing more consistent processes for modding a bunch of lights rather than working my way through a single one for my personal use. I’m about to order a second batch of SC64cs and I should be able to ship them within a few days of accepting an order.

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Mine was delivered Tuesday, but it is wrapped sitting under the Christmas tree. I’m counting the days… I know its gonna be great.

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richnpc wrote:
Mine was delivered Tuesday, but it is wrapped sitting under the Christmas tree. I’m counting the days… I know its gonna be great.

could you be a true flashaholic then???

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richnpc wrote:
Mine was delivered Tuesday, but it is wrapped sitting under the Christmas tree. I’m counting the days… I know its gonna be great.

Wow, that was quick! Merry Christmas Party

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Thanks Sir Bob.

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I want one, please — one of the 45s.

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saypat wrote:
richnpc wrote:
Mine was delivered Tuesday, but it is wrapped sitting under the Christmas tree. I’m counting the days… I know its gonna be great.

could you be a true flashaholic then???

I think at this point all doubt has been removed.

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I just tidied up the OP a lot but left a shadow copy in case anyone wants to see the previous version. I’ve been having issues getting more lights to mod from Zebralight in a timely fashion so I just ordered 5 x SC64c from Amazon that should be here within a few days. I’m in the process of contacting people who have expressed interest in getting one, but please let me know if I miss you.

Edit: Wow, all five lights taken already! I’ll look into getting some more tomorrow so please continue to let me know if you’re interested.

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.yes sir . Interested in a 45. Thanks

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Invoices for the second batch are all sent. Please let me know if I made any mistakes with your LED/shipping selections.

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