The ZeroHour Relic XR is an everyday carry-sized flashlight with some excellent features. Lumens can be set from anywhere between 10 and 1000, there are strobe, beacon (for locating the light), and strobe features. The quality of construction is top-notch and it is weapons mountable. This light (and ZeroHour) are looking to compete with the likes of Surefire and other similar companies. Check it out. -Tim
ZeroHour Relic XR has arrived and is now shipping from our warehouse!
We have sent over 500 units so far, and we’ll be shipping continuously until we are done.
You can begin tracking your shipment over the next few days, and we expect packages to arrive through all of next week. All U.S. Domestic packages will be sent by USPS Priority Mail.
International shipping will begin after domestic shipping completes, so hang tight, global backers! We are awaiting more XRs to arrive from overseas, and we still have to complete lengthy customs paperwork, so we are looking at at least a few weeks before we can proceed.
Some backers will get their packages before others depending on the when they go out, transit time from Southern California, etc. If you are a U.S. backer and have no tracking number or no movement by July 26th, message us on Kickstarter or contact us at email@example.com
We’ve worked tirelessly to get Relic XR to you as soon as possible but know we had to revise dates from our original projections, so we’ll better incorporate these learnings into future timing. Thank you for your patience!
THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR OUR BACKERS
Each product went through rigorous testing prior to shipment. This includes Relic XR and all the stretch goal products included for our Kickstarter backers. We really appreciate our earliest adopters, who over the course of two campaigns have brought national attention to our start-up:
The final production version of Relic XR is exactly as we expected it to be, and we are happy to deliver on our promise to create an exceptional product for our backers. We hope your enthusiastic response will help spread the word and keep ZeroHour moving into homes everywhere!
Now it’s your turn to show us what Team ZeroHour can do. We want to see you in action! Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and tag your photos #ZEROHOUR #RELICXR. We’ve taken photos of our prototype everywhere, but we're really looking forward to seeing Relic XR in your hands.
We’ll follow up soon with final updates and plans for the future.
Most importantly, Relic XR flashlight and ZH1 charger production will be nearly complete at the end of this week!
We are still on schedule to receive the first batch of flashlights and chargers during the last week of June. We plan to begin sending pre-shipment notification emails starting the week of June 22nd, continuing through the end of the month. As soon as the goods arrive to our warehouse, we will send a backer update to let you know we have started the fullfillment process.
For those who added the Relic BB and/or BB head attachment to your order, we will need an additional week or two to complete those shipments since they will arrive to our warehouse separately.
Our factory express shipped us the very first production version Relic XR flashlight and Relic BB to come off the assembly line!
And here’s a production sample of the ZH1 Lithium-ion Battery Charger:
And finally, here is short clip of the laser etching of the ZEROHOUR logo and unique serial number onto a flashlight.
We were very excited to see the production version of the Relic XR, and we know you will be extremely pleased with its quality and design. We’ll continue to keep you posted!
In our last update we shared photos of the completed raw aluminum parts, and while it took longer than we expected for full anodizing, here is what they look like now:
We have experienced several small delays these past few weeks - no major setbacks, but enough to push our timeline into June. Working with different manufacturers (for Relic XR, XR accessories, and stretch goal rewards), all with different production schedules and delivery timelines, made this project more of a juggle for us, but we can report that Relic XR flashlight production should be complete the first week of June, while the ZH1 charger and accessories will be completed by the 2nd week of June.
We then need to factor in shipping time from overseas to our warehouse, where we will begin fullfillment. This ultimately pushes our deliveries to the end of June, but we are pushing as hard as we can to accelerate this timeframe. We will be sure to have our packaging fullfillment assembly line ready for the big day when the Relic XR pallets arrive.
Here is a sample of the Relic XR, ZH1 charger packaging, and accessories header card designs, which have been finalized and are printing now:
Thanks for understanding as we take just a few more weeks to complete your rewards, and we'll continue to keep you posted!
Since our last update, our manufacturing partners have been milling and drilling out all the raw aluminum parts for Relic XR:
Once all the parts are ready, the next step is Type-III hard-anodizing in black which will take several more days to complete and dry.
After anodization, the Relic XRs will be hand assembled and tested one by one to ensure that your ZeroHour meets our high quality standards.
Finally, each Relic XR will be retail-packaged and prepared for one big shipment to our warehouse in Orange County, where our team will send all shipments on to our Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers.
Our factory is scheduled to airship the first batch of Relic XRs to our warehouse at the end of May. We look forward to receiving Relic XR soon, and we’ll continue to keep you updated!