As the title says….I can’t find it. I’m sure when I finally buy a replacement……it’ll show up. BUT….it was my favorite for a few reasons…and looking for a possible replacement without shelling out for an SC64.
Why was it my fave?
Super small form factor w/ 18650 (reeeeeallly like how narrow and short it is)
Relatively deep pocket clip that was secure but easy to get in/out
Really good heat management combined w/ good output
So…looking for suggestions for “current” replacements. I looked hard and long at the FW3A and was almost ready to get one…but noticed the FW3A thread where it’s basically stated that many “downgrades” have taken place since it’s release….so, gun shy on that one.
Would really be cool to have a magnetic tailcap for flexibility….but…not a have to.
For reference, I already have an Emisar D4 that hangs out in a drawer…might would carry it again if I could find a better clip.
Also have the Lumintop EDC-18…love the UI, brightness, and tail magnet….but too chunky for me…and less than desirable clip.
I really wasn’t wanting to hear that. Honestly…and I hate to admit this…I don’t EDC one like I used to….BUT…that very well may be because I lost the SC62 (missing since Christmas this past year…and hasn’t turned up yet).
Yes…I keep looking at the Emisar D4V2….almost bought one a year or two ago….but, as you and I seem to notice, there’s just something about having something so slim and compact, and well done, as the Zebralight SC’s…that I think that encourages me to carry more often.
And YES!!! That button has yet to be equaled IMHO in terms of effectiveness and being easy to find when you just yank the light out of your pocket.
Dang it, goshdogit! I’m trying NOT to shell out $80 for a light might lose again.
“I hope your Zebra turns up before you hafta decide on a replacement.”
Very kind words…I really appreciate it. Stinks when you try to be content…and the thing you’re content with disappears.
Well….I know from reading BLF over the years…those of us who seem to “prefer” Zebralights, sometimes can’t be pleased otherwise. I was just hoping there was something new (I haven’t really kept up with BLF for about a year or more) that had come available…that I should consider. Like I said, was almost ready to get an FW3A and give it a run, until I read about it’s “downgrades” over the past year or 2.
I’d like to think I’m not “stuck” on having a Zebra……but…I may just be to that point of NOT being enough of a light collector/hobbyist/enthusiast, that it might be the way to go. I’m still a light snob…I must admit. I cringe when I see some of these cheesy, over-hyped, false lumen-claim lights advertised….after I’ve been shown the “light” by so many cool people and lights on BLF.
What a bummer losing a holy grail light like the SC62w. IMO, it was the best handheld ZL ever produced. I must have close to 50 flashlights, and if I was forced to get rid of all of them except one, the SC62w is probably the one I’d keep.
I’ve made up a few batteries re-wrapping with a clear wrap with my name & number, just in case I lose it. If an honest person finds it
That’s got to be one of the most empathetic posts I’ve seen. You FEEL my pain! Makes me warm-fuzzy and laugh at the same time.
The battery idea…GENIUS! I don’t have the patience or skill….but if I did…I’d probably even include a note about a $15 or $20 reward for returning it. Since a replacement battery would be around $10 and then…of course…the light.
I have a Zebralight SC62w. Well technically, my wife has it now. It’s a great flashlight! Mine (I mean ours) has a very nice tint - not green at all.
Personally though, if you’re looking for compactness, I would choose my (this time I mean mine) Lumintop FW3A. Much better firmware and maximum brightness. Of course it’s a preference of a side vs tail switch. But as far as overall design, I would choose the FW3A.