What's going on with Zebralight?

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What's going on with Zebralight?

I emailed Zebralight last Sunday regarding a few headlamps and still haven’t heard anything back from them. Many of the models I’m looking at are on backorder.

Anyone have any contact with or ordered from them recently?

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I’ve been wanting to buy the SC5c for quite sometime and it’s on back order as well. I will keep checking this thread to see if someone has some info on ZL.

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I’m looking at the H604d, H604Fd, and H600d. All 3 are on backorder.

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I reached out to customer service about some replacement o-rings 2 weeks ago and also haven’t heard back…

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I sent them a message 2-3 weeks ago on their “contact us” form regarding a broken SC600, but no reply so far.

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I find their communication has always been mediocre. I wonder if the whole Covid-19 situation has made it worse.

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Was reading one of my old threads last night and my own comment cracked me up .

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/4339

 

Flashlight Nightmares

                                                The other day I started thinking about...        

                                                                           " Things that might terrify a flashaholic."

* Looking under your bed and finding a Monster .

* Living in a country where the sun never sets .

* Zebras show up at your door demanding the return of their lights .

* Harbor Freight starts carrying lights nicer than yours  .

         There must be a million things that could wake a flashaholic in a cold sweat.

                                 What are you afraid of ???

What's your greatest flashlight nightmare ?

                 υμεις εστε το φως του κοσμου ου δυναται πολις κρυβηναι επανω ορους κειμενη

                            Dc-fix diffuser film  >…  http://budgetlightforum.com/node/42208

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Boaz wrote:
Whats your greatest flashlight nightmare ?

Having to ask my wife/grandson to explain the UI on my new EDC! Facepalm
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I received a message on the 14th from them about my order placed on 4/4. They are behind on order so the 2 week delay is at least a month. Here it is
4/14/2020 6:44:32 PM We are shipping, but with a (~2 weeks extra) long lead time because both UPS and Fedex in China are having a hard time in shipping due to the limited air flights between the two countries. Your H600c will probably be shipped in 4 weeks.so shipped in 4 weeks from after a ten day wait already

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I thought of the 600d but wanted the warmer temp, the h600d is in stock , I will pm you

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I had read that their popular models are always backordered.

I ordered my backordered SC700d, and got it a few weeks later. It was well worth the wait.

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I backordered a SC700d on 3/13. Made an inquiry via account messaging on 4/17 and had a reply in under an hour:

We expect to receive some SC700d flashlights from China in 3 weeks. Sorry about the wait.

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My ordered shipped today as a heads up. .

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My backorder was shipped today, SC700d.

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A few weeks ago I ordered a SC64w HI which was listed as backordered on the website but it shipped that same day.

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Yes , that was the normal, everything now is a month wait. I asked if any sc64 le were available when my order shipped and they said it would take a month to get. They are having issues getting supplies from China.

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Received mine today , looks good. The color is a lighter chalkier grey than my sc64, don’t recall if I have old photos to compare when it was new. Wonder if it got polished in my pocket over the year lol. I didn’t realize the headlamps aren’t marked in anyway telling you what they are, that’s annoying.

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Geronimo wrote:
Yes , that was the normal, everything now is a month wait. I asked if any sc64 le were available when my order shipped and they said it would take a month to get. They are having issues getting supplies from China.
It should be worth the wait. I have the SC64c LE with Samsung LH351D emitter & it’s an excellent flashlight. I find the tint warmth fairly similar to the Nichia 219C 4000k (on an FW3A). The SC64 form factor is excellent. It’s pretty much the same length as an FW3A while having a slightly more narrow diameter.
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Well ZL has answered my questions lately the same day, that’s improved. I found the euro site had a new shipment in and showed the 64 le in stock. So I ordered it today lol. If I like it as a second ZL edc I’ll keep it. If not I will put it up for sale.

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The discussion at CPF is that Zebralight is showing signs of terminating its business.

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?395603-The-Official-...

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SubLGT wrote:
The discussion at CPF is that Zebralight is showing signs of terminating its business.

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?395603-The-Official-...

Like Sunwayman, ShiningBeam and even EagleTac, it is the way with the world. As all things thrive, so shall they die.

That’s some zen shit, for you all.

Chris

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Hopefully just false speculation. With Covid, many offices aren’t needed anymore, people work from home. Zebralight stays well below the radar and their 10 year old lights are still relevant today. They don’t need to release a new light every few months. Its totally possible the speculation may be true, but I have faith it’s not the case. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking!

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Official site: “Starting Jan 1, 2021, we will accept orders from U.S. customers only.”

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Quadrupel wrote:
Official site: “Starting Jan 1, 2021, we will accept orders from U.S. customers only.”

That’s very disappointing, I hope Nkon will still carry them.

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Wow I had not seen that. I thought the flashlight market was doing decently. Communication has never been their strong suit.

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thefreeman wrote:
Quadrupel wrote:
Official site: “Starting Jan 1, 2021, we will accept orders from U.S. customers only.”

That’s very disappointing, I hope Nkon will still carry them.

I’ve just looked, and I think you should take action now, if you wanna be sure.
There are more models labelled orange, than models labelled green (in stock).

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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They’ve also permanently closed their locations in Texas. Support has told people that no new models are coming. Looks like they’re not even still manufacturing existing models, since some of their most popular models have been moved into the “discontinued” area. They’re just staying in business long enough to sell off their existing stock, it appears.

I suspect they’ll be officially closed down early in the new year.

Pity. I was a fan-boy. Best thermal designs and efficiency on the market.

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I could only find one item in stock. Everything else is backorder or out of stock. That does look like game over.

Bonum commune communitatis.

Yarp.

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Henk4U2 wrote:

I’ve just looked, and I think you should take action now, if you wanna be sure.
There are more models labelled orange, than models labelled green (in stock).

I emailed Nkon and they replied this :

We’re a distributor of the Zebralights in Europe. As far as I know it shouldn’t have effect. They haven’t told us anything bad these past weeks

TheAuditor wrote:
I could only find one item in stock. Everything else is backorder or out of stock. That does look like game over.

One discontinued model on sale is out of stock

7/15 flashlights are in stock, the rest are back ordered

11/19 headlamps are in stock, the rest are back ordered

It has pretty much always been like this.

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Are there any other brands that do the thing with regards to thermals? I casually came across the way they did so well was by not having a detachable battery tube, it was just all one piece.

Without waiting to go off topic, Weltool make quite a few lights with all in one body (reason why I recently bought the T5 to use as a host), but in terms of design finesse, they are far apart.

Glad I bought 2 ZL headlamp and 3 SC64 models in the last year. But now wondering if I should try to snap up other models that I’ve had my eye on before it may be too late Crying

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
Support has told people that no new models are coming.

(...)

I suspect they'll be officially closed down early in the new year.

I wouldn't be that pessimistic, since when I asked them two months ago about the availability of optional tailcaps with magnets, they answered:

"The upcoming A6 will come with magnets. The H600 Mk V, to be released (maybe mid) next year, will have magnets as well as charging ports."

On the other hand, I wrote them today about a defective H501R, and they replied only six hours later laughing, so thumbs up for they support although the reply was "we no longer have the parts/components for repairing the H501 series lights", which I can forgive since my H501R is 11 years old.

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