We are back with our 11th Kickstarter project!
Our bestselling flashlight and customer favorite is the feature-packed ZEROHOUR RELIC XR. Now it’s time for a sequel! Introducing ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2: Compact USB rechargeable tactical flashlight with 2,000 lumen LED, variable control ring, and waterproof USB-C portable charger all-in-one.
Tactical-Grade Compact Flashlight
Constructed with aircraft aluminum and achieving an incredible 2,000 lumen output with the Cree XHP35 High Intensity LED, XR2 doubles the luminosity of the original and continues ZeroHour's dedication to best-in-class design materials.
Featuring an variable control ring that allows maximum flexibility in choosing brightness from 0 to 2000 lumens, plus the option to click into XR2's preset modes (10 lumens, 2000 lumens, Blink, and Strobe).
USB Type-C Rechargeable Portable Charger
Keep ZEROHOUR XR2 with you wherever you go for that extra boost of backup power: its Sony 3,100mAh 20A high-drain IMR battery provides at least a full charge for your smartphones and cameras. We chose USB-C for XR2 because we wanted to improve our recharge and powerbank output speed. The original XR1 featured a Micro-USB with a maximum 1A input and 1.5A output. XR2 has a 2A maximum input and output.
Simply untwist the waterproof center ring for easy access to the upgraded 2 Amp USB-C port to charge your USB devices and to recharge the flashlight all from a single port. XR2 works with all USB-C devices but if you haven't switched to USB-C yet, no worries! We are throwing in a USB-C to USB-A adapter cable for backward compatibility with all your standard USB chargers, cables, and devices.
Why USB Type-C?
USB-C (USB Type-C) features a new, smaller connector shape that’s reversible so it’s easier to plug in. USB-C cables can carry significantly more power, so they can be used to charge larger devices. USB-C provides plenty to like. It’s reversible, so you’ll no longer have to flip the connector around a minimum of three times looking for the correct orientation.
It’s a single USB connector shape that all devices will adopt in the future, so you won’t have to keep loads of different USB cables with different connector shapes for your various devices in the future. And you’ll have no more massive ports taking up an unnecessary amount of room on ever-thinner devices.
It has been no small endeavor to integrate an LED this powerful with a top quality high-drain battery, and then route that power to your portable charger. Packing all this energy into the original XR’s patented design, ZEROHOUR XR2 incorporates a tail-cap switch with momentary-on click setting, anti-roll ring, removable clip, and replaceable stainless steel head bezel.
Our XR2 is highly adaptable to your needs, fits standard 1” bike mounts, weapon mounts, or belt holsters, and is easy to tuck away in your backpack, purse, or pocket.
We’ve returned to Kickstarter because we are still a start-up, we love the community, and we’re hoping you’ll want to help make our new flashlight as successful as our first. We come to you with experience developing many successful campaigns from start to finished product.
Our amazing backer support fuels our mission to offer a full line of ZEROHOUR flashlights for your modern needs. With key feature enhancements and a beautiful, upgraded matte black finish, we believe RELIC XR2 is ready for liftoff.
Whether you're indoors or outdoors, on the go or on the job, ready for adventure or just keeping safe, XR2 is the perfect choice to power and light your way.
Built with the latest game-changing Cree® XLamp XHP35, a high-intensity LED that radically reduces the optical source size and power required to achieve its 2,000 lumen output. XR2 shines dangerously bright, providing plenty of confidence and security for its size and weight.
Cycle through four different mode positions on ZEROHOUR XR2's innovative variable brightness control ring:
*We apologize that the camera's auto-focus made it a bit hard to see the variable brightness mode; 0 to 2000 lumens
- Triple Output: Press the tail-cap half way for momentary-on at 10 lumens. Fully click for constant-on at 10 lumens. Click twice more within two seconds to jump to high (2000 lumens), click twice again for strobe.
- Stand-by/USB-C: From position one, turn one-click clockwise to set to stand-by. This activates the USB-C ports, which can be used to recharge XR2 or send power from the powerbank to your devices.
- Variable Brightness: This next setting allows you to select any desired brightness from 0 to 2000 lumens. Click the control ring clockwise from stand-by, and slowly turn to adjust brightness.
- *NEW MODE* Blink/Beacon: Great for hiking, biking, jogging, or to signal your location. This setting helps you be seen at night by blinking at 2000 lumens.
- Self-defense Strobe: The final click clockwise activates strobe, a non-lethal self-defense feature. This 2000 lumen strobe can temporarily blind an assailant, which can be followed up with a strike from the stainless steel bezel (either head or tail side) to neutralize your threat.
Simply plug your device into ZEROHOUR's USB Type-C port to charge most electronic devices including mobile smartphones, MP3 players, digital cameras, portable speakers and many Bluetooth-enabled devices.
USB-C Powerbank Feature
You can charge practically any USB device using our supplied USB-C to USB-A adapter cable and any USB charging cable (e.g. Apple Lightning, Micro-USB, Mini-USB, etc.)
One 18650 High-drain 20A IMR battery provides 3,100 mAh of power (1-2 full charges) for most smart devices. Our quality, trusted brand-name battery cells are manufactured by Sony. ZEROHOUR XR2 can be used to charge any rechargeable mobile USB device. Here is a list of popular mobile devices and their battery capacities:
- Samsung S8+: 3500mAh
- iPhone X: 2716mAh
- HUAWEI P20: 3400mAh
- GoPro HERO7: 1220mAh
- Google Pixel: 3520mAh
- Sony: 3000mAh
- LG: 3000mAh
Use trusted, brand-name, high-drain batteries only. Your flashlight will include a high-drain 18650 battery tested exclusively to maximize XR2’s flashlight functions. There are many batteries on the market that are not trustworthy and promise higher outputs for lower prices, especially on reseller marketplaces (eBay, Amazon). You have the option to use other 18650 high-drain batteries with XR2, but we highly recommend you use only the included battery or brand-name batteries purchased from ZeroHourXD.com or a trusted seller.
Recharging Your XR2
Recharge your ZEROHOUR using the supplied USB-C to USB-A cable, and plug it into any standard USB AC wall charger or USB computer/laptop port.
While recharging your flashlight, if the power goes out while XR2 is plugged in, relax! The flashlight will go into BREATHE mode, glowing off and on until you locate it.
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- CREE XHP35 High Intensity LED Emitter
- Maximum 2000 lumens output
- Self-defense Strobe
- Breathe beacon mode
- 18650 20A High-drain rechargeable battery
- Removable stainless steel head
- Large tail-cap holes for paracord support
- LED battery indicator
- Deep grooves for enhanced gripping
- MIL-A-8625, Type III, Hard-anodized
- USB Type-C rechargeable
- Serial Number for Product Registration & Warranty
- RoHS CE Certifiable
Each ZeroHour XR2 Set includes the flashlight, 18650 20A High-drain battery by Sony, USB Type-C adapter cable, user guide, and a 3 year limited lifetime warranty.
- Low (25 lumens) ~ 100 hours
- High (2000 lumens) ~ 1.2 hours (with overheat protection circuit)
- Variable brightness ~ Variable
*XR2 will feature an overheat protection circuit which will step down to 1,000 lumens. Prototype run-times above are estimates.
- Head Diameter: 1.45" (37mm)
- Tail Diameter: 1" (26mm)
- Length: 6.25" (158mm)
- Weight: 7.5 ounces (212g) w/battery
Your pledge shows us that you believe in our vision for innovative tactical products, and in return, we pledge to deliver a high-quality reward to you. We are absolutely confident that XR2 will be the best flashlight you have ever owned or your money back.
Absolutely! Please see the top of page for updates and announcements.
Want to order additional flashlights and/or accessories?
After the campaign, we'll be using a reward fulfillment website called BackerKit. You will be able to add additional flashlights, accessories (extra batteries, cables, etc.), and ZeroHour products at special Kickstarter rates. We'll then ship everything together with your flashlight reward! We'll update with next steps for using the service when our campaign ends.
ZEROHOUR XR2's sleek yet rugged enclosure withstands extreme conditions, delivers emergency power to your devices with its integrated portable charger, and can be easily taken apart to change and replace components.
To produce one of the most durable powerbank ﬂashlights on the market, we enlisted a trusted overseas ﬂashlight manufacturer who we have worked with for over eight years. They connected us with a team of engineers, and together with our designs and their experience and resources, we will produce XR2 to exact specifications.
It has taken us well over 3 years since our patent application but we are excited to announce that as of March 2019 we have been granted a design patent from United States Patent & Trademarks Office.
We designed and developed the first functional XR prototype 4.5 years ago.
We made several design upgrades to the XR1 before delivering and they were received very well with our backers. We are confident that the XR2's design will be even better! Here are our latest vector models/drawings:
- Early 2018: Research and development.
- Summer 2018: Finalize new working prototype.
- March 2019: Begin Kickstarter campaign development.
- May 2019: KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN GOES LIVE!
- July 2019: Begin ZEROHOUR XR2 production.
- October 2019: XR2 arrives and delivery begins!
Our company launched on Kickstarter to set a new standard in flashlights. As a safety device, we wanted to build one of the best flashlights on the market. For today’s emergencies, we know the struggle is real when our smart devices run out of power. ZeroHour flashlights offer the ultimate integration of light and power by letting you plug-in your phone for that crucial boost when you need it.
With the support of our backers, we've raised over $1,000,000 on Kickstarter to create ZEROHOUR products, which have been featured on The Today Show, CNet, Yahoo! Tech, and Discovery Science Channel. Backers, media, and consumers support us because we know how to reinvent products, and we stand by our work with limited lifetime warranties.
Due to the weight and value of XR2, we are shipping USA orders via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 Business Days). For international backers we are going to be using USPS ePacket which varies between 10 - 21 Business Days. ePacket is ONLY available in these countries:
- Great Britain
- Hong Kong
- Korea, Republic of (South)
- New Zealand
If your country is not listed above,you can still pledge but we HIGHLY recommend that you consider upgrading to FedEx Priority Mail (3 to 5 Business Days; Guaranteed Service) which will be made available as an ADD-ON on BackerKit at the end of the campaign.
Thank you for your support as we welcome XR2 to the ZEROHOUR family!
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Risks and challenges
Our team has managed eleven prior Kickstarter campaigns from start to finished product. The original ZEROHOUR RELIC XR demonstrated our ability to produce a portable charger flashlight that was received well by our backers. We have gone through all the necessary steps in developing our next generation XR2, which can go into production quickly after our campaign ends. Your pledge shows us that you believe in our vision for innovative tactical products, and in return, we pledge to deliver a high-quality reward to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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