Flashlight Reviews

Zebralight H50 Q5

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Zebralight H50 Q5 is unique second generation headlamp from Zebralight operated by single AA battery. First impression looking at Zebralight H50 Q5 is bright, light weight and very small sized LED flashlight. Zebralight H50 has 3 light output levels with wide flood type beam pattern. H50 is machined from aircraft grade aluminium. For environmental protection and ruggedness Zebralight H50 is treated with a coat of type III anodize dark natural finish. Zebralight H50 is very versatile and useful when it comes to the functionality. Zebralight offers 1 year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, provided that the product remains unmodified and is operated under normal operating conditions.

Light Features:
  • Multifunctional, H50 can work as an flash light or as a headlight
  • Premium Q5 binned Cree 7090 XR-E LED
  • Can run on multiple types of AA sized batteries ranging from Primary AA to Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
  • Three well selected light output levels
  • Ability to stand up securely on a flat surface serving as a 'candle'
Light Operation & Output:
Light Operation:
  • Twist the tail cap in clockwise direction to switch ON the light
  • Twist the tail cap in anti-clockwise direction to switch switch OFF the light
  • To change light levels switch OFF and ON in quick succession
The chart shows total output levels for Zebralight H50 Q5 with different types of AA batteries.
Zebralight H50 Q5
Level 1 AA Alkaline 1 AA Ni-MH
Low 20 18
Medium 130 130
High 780 700
Light Info:
General Info
    Light Model H50 Q5
    Manufacturer ZebraLight
    Review Page & Image
 H50 Q5
H50 Q5
    Country  China
    Review Date 2008-02-17
    Review Update 2008-03-15
Light Vitals
    Length 67 mm
    Width / Bezel Diameter 18 mm
    Width / Tube Diameter 16 mm
    Height (if applicable)  mm
    Weight (without battery) 16 gm
Light Source
    LED Format Power LED
    Number of LEDs 1
    LED Name Cree XR - E
    LED Power 3  Watts
Light Management
    Lens Material Polycarbonate
    Lens Coating (if any) None
    Lens Transperency (typical) 75
    Lumen Management Lens
    Material Acrilic
    Beam Type Pure Flood
Power Management
    Converter Type Step Up
    Properties Regulated, Advanced Micro Controller (uC)
    Features Advanced User Interface
Batteries Supported, Output & Runtime
    Battery Size
    Nominal Voltage
    # Used
    Total Output
    Runtime to 75%
    Runtime to 50%
    Runtime to 25%
NiMH  Alk  
Switch Options
    Switch Type
    Switch Properties
Simple, Reliable
Body Material Options
Light Rating
90 90
    Build Quality
80 80
70 70
70 70
40 40
80 80
    Bang for buck
60 60
    Overall Rating
In-Depth Review & Pictures:
Packaging: Zebralight H50 Q5 comes nicely packed in reopenable type blister packaging. The top portion of packaging houses ZebraLight H50 Q5 mounted on GID (Glow in the Dark) silicone bracket along with the head strap. Bonus pack is particularly interesting with two additional silicone brackets, one with neck lanyard and other as spare. Also what's inside is the pocket clip and anti glare shield.

The back side of packaging has marking for packaged light model, it's specifications and other information such as company website and manufacturing details.

Package Contents: Here is what to expect. Pocket clip attachment, additional GID silicone bracket with neck lanyard, anti glare shield and spare silicone bracket.

Size Comparison: From L to R: Fenix L1D, Civictor V1, Fenix P1, Zebralight H50 Q5 and AA Battery. Fenix P1 (the pocket rocket) which runs on smaller CR123 battery is slightly bigger than Zebralight H50 by a tiny margin. This is just to show how small the Zebralight is.

Another size comparison ZebraLight H50 Q5 is smaller than the smallest of single AA based lights reviewed.

Side by side with AA Battery, ZebraLight H50 Q5, AA battery seems big!

ZebraLight H50 Headlamp Setup: Pictures showing the headlamp setup. The light can be easily inserted and removed from the silicone bracket.

ZebraLight H50 Accessories: Anti glare shield is particularly useful when you want to prevent unwanted glare. Pocket clip helps carry around this versatile light.

Zebralight with Pocket Clip installed.

Zebralight with anti glare shield installed.

The GID Silicone bracket glows fairly bright in dark, it glows for about 8 - 12 Hours with decreasing brightness.

Bezel: Unique side mounted LED on Zebralight H50 Q5, aligned perfectly in center, the Premium Q5 binned Cree 7090 XR-E LED has a protective lens over the LED.

Body: Simple 2 part construction with superb machining and flawless finish.

Zebralight H50 Q5 Components: Showing from left to right, H50 Head with Battery tube, AA Battery and tail cap. The threads on body tube on tail cap side are anodized. Two O-Rings placed behind threads of battery tube ensuring excellent water resistance.

Closeup of threads and O-Rings

Tail cap has gold plated negative contact spring.

Beam Shots:
Three Beam shots ranging from minimum to max light levels. The light output levels are very wisely chosen. Low is low enough where as bright is really bright.

Extreme Closeup Pictures: Zebralight H50 Q5
Have a look at some of the extreme closeup shots. The anodized surface finish is almost flawless.

Battery tube

Battery tube

Tail cap

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Buy Zebralight H50 Q5 Flashlight at www.zebralight.com
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