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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Help me choose a headlamp  Reply with quote

Here are my requirements:

a) easy to turn on and off without cycling through modes

b) prefer it to have a red filter mode so I can leave it on while eating, making dinner etc. without blinding my companions

c) doesn't cost too much

d) not heavy or bulky

e) Won't turn on accidentally in my pack and waste the batteries.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

f) compatible with feather?  Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, all headlamps are compatible with my feather, you just have to be careful when putting them on.  The other option is to wear the feather on the same headband as the lamp.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at this power house headlamp
http://www.fenixlight.com/Product...amp;tid=13&cid=2#.UgUFidLqmcE

Too bad it isn't compatible with your other headgear  Wink

I personally never had much use for the red filter but hey ...



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Zebralight H502.  260 max lm and it can also double as a hand held light.  It does have modes, but one is a very low setting that is current regulated, not pulsed on and off like most LED lights.

Light Output

High: H1 260 Lm (0.9 hrs) or H2 160 Lm (1.9 hrs) / 100 Lm (3.3 hrs) / 4Hz Strobe

Medium: M1 50 Lm (7.5 hrs) or M2 25 Lm (12 hrs) / 12 Lm (27 hrs)

Low: L1 2.7 Lm (4 days) or L2 0.34 Lm (3 weeks) / 0.06 Lm (2 months) / 0.01 Lm (3 months)

Light output are ANSI out the front (OTF) values. Runtime tests are done using Sanyo 2000mAh Eneloop AA batteries.

https://illuminationsupply.com/he...adlamp-aa-p-181.html#.UgUPp7ytl0s
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sitting Bull wrote:
Yes, all headlamps are compatible with my feather, you just have to be careful when putting them on.  The other option is to wear the feather on the same headband as the lamp.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black Diamond Storm. It's 100 lumens, has two different led modes that dim, as well as red light, is light, no external battery pack, waterproof (for shallow submersion), and extremely efficient. Goes for 50 bucks. Great deal. Batteries included.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:09 pm    Post subject: Help me choose a headlamp Reply with quote

I've had the chance to use it once but it worked well.
The Princeton Tec Vizz.
Voted best headlamp by "Outside Buyer's Guide" - white and red LEDs  Runs on 3 AAA batteries for up to 110 hours in high
3 different output functions:
Single Maxbright white LED -165 lumens, runs up to 110 hours, shines up to 90 meters (295 ft)
2 dimmable white Ultrabright LEDs - runs up to 120 hours, shines up to 30 meters (98 ft)
2 red Ultrabright LEDs - runs up to 150 hours, shines up to 9 meters (29ft)
Has a Lockout mode and made in the USA


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