Zebralight H51 review by Sticksblog.com

As always, Chad over at Stick’s blog does a fine review. In his latest blog post he talks about the Zebralight H51.

Below are some specs for the H51 model & a video done by Chad.

Chad’s blog post goes into great details – he talks about his experiences, the basic operation and likes or dislikes. Read the complete review on sticksblog.com


Manufacturer: ZebraLight
Model: H51 (Headlamp AA 200Lm)
Date of Purchase: February, 2012
MSRP: (US) $64.00
Manufacturer’s Website: ZebraLight.com

Measured Weights:
>>Headlamp (w/o Battery): 1.3 oz (37 gm)
>>Headband w/ Holder: 0.8 oz (23 gm)
>>Clip: 0.1 oz (2 gm)

LED: Cree XP-G Cool White (color temperature 6100-6500 K)

Listed Light Output:
>>High: H1 200 Lm (0.9 hrs) or H2 100 Lm (2.4 hrs) / 140 Lm (1.7 hrs) / 4Hz Strobe
>>Medium: M1 30 Lm (10.5 hrs) or M2 8 Lm (26 hrs)
>>Low: L1 2.5 Lm (3 days) or L2 0.2 Lm (16 days)
>>Parasitic Drain: Negligible (equivalent to 16 years)
(Light output are out the front (OTF) values. Runtime tests are done using Sanyo 2000mAh Eneloop AA batteries.)

Beam Type:
>>80 degree spill beam spread
>>11 degree (3.8 feet at 20 feet) hot spot

If you’re curious what the difference is between the H51 model & a H51w – check out this video.


Like most gear – it’s all about personal preference, or perhaps location/terrain or weather.

One thing I did notice for the H51 models – they do not have a red light or lens diffuser attachment. The headlamp I use now has a red light mode — however, not sure if that is something I would personally need with this model being it has so many light levels. Again, it’s all a matter of preference ;)

Thanks to Chad for going over all the functions & features for the Zebraligth H51.

Sticks Blog Chad Poindexter: My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options.

For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.

Stick’s Blog Web site

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