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#3135203 - 02/25/18 03:34 PM Best headlamp
Brittdog Offline
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Looking for a new headlamp. Not a scanning lite but a general duty headlamp for all my outdoors activities. I have destroyed two cheap ones this year, and want to get one I don't have to worry about screwing up. Needs to be waterproof, small, relatively bright, and have both white and red lights. what does everyone recommend?

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#3135207 - 02/25/18 03:51 PM Re: Best headlamp [Re: Brittdog]
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Look no further. Night Eyes. Order directly from Night Eyes, best price and free shipping.
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#3135582 - 02/27/18 12:20 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: DiRTY DOG]
Brittdog Offline
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The night eyes certainly checks all my boxes, but that is a lot of scratch for a gp headlamp. I'm thinking 50 bucks tops. Think I'm gonna go with the Black diamond Revolt or Petzl tacctikka. the Petzl isn't actually waterproof though.

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#3135596 - 02/27/18 05:01 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: Brittdog]
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Well, you said it had to be bright. thumbup I don't consider those toy sized red LEDs bright.
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#3135607 - 02/27/18 07:43 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: Brittdog]
pmack Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brittdog
Think I'm gonna go with the Black diamond Revolt or Petzl tacctikka.


First I've seen with a dual LED but I haven't really been looking or paying attention. That reflector design wouldn't lend itself for a scanning light but as a general purpose light at night would be pretty cool. I been thinking about putting a light on my thermal helmet, one of these might be the way to go.






Edited by pmack (02/27/18 08:04 AM)
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#3135629 - 02/27/18 09:30 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: Brittdog]
Undrcoverrednek Offline
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You can make yourself a good headlamp for your budget. Check the link in my signature.

High quality, fast, and inexpensive; pick any two.
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#3135662 - 02/27/18 12:54 PM Re: Best headlamp [Re: DiRTY DOG]
pmack Offline
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Originally Posted By: DiRTY DOG
I don't consider those toy sized red LEDs bright.


What LED is in it?

Is it different from what's in the other lights?

What makes it toy sized vs real sized, man sized or whatever sized?

Is there a difference with the size of the LED?



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#3135681 - 02/27/18 02:37 PM Re: Best headlamp [Re: pmack]
Undrcoverrednek Offline
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Originally Posted By: pmack
Originally Posted By: DiRTY DOG
I don't consider those toy sized red LEDs bright.


What LED is in it?

Is it different from what's in the other lights?

What makes it toy sized vs real sized, man sized or whatever sized?

Is there a difference with the size of the LED?

What makes an LED bright?



I think he's inferring that a camping headlamp with a bright white light and a very low powered red light designed for up close night work is not suitable for hunting. He's right unless the OP just wants to hunt with a white light.
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#3135830 - 02/28/18 07:40 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: pmack]
pmack Offline
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Originally Posted By: pmack
That reflector design wouldn't lend itself for a scanning light but as a general purpose light at night would be pretty cool.


I already acknowledged that.
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#3215251 - 10/17/19 11:08 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: Brittdog]
oloutt Offline
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Registered: 01/14/18
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I suggest The Black Diamond . It is rechargeable, but if the rechargeable batteries die you can use AAA. Best of both worlds. It charges with a micro usb as described here https://www.techprohomes.com/best-rechargeable-headlamps/ .

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#3215919 - 10/23/19 03:04 AM Re: Best headlamp [Re: oloutt]
TrappingGus Offline
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Registered: 11/29/17
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Originally Posted By: oloutt
I suggest The Black Diamond . It is rechargeable, but if the rechargeable batteries die you can use AAA. Best of both worlds. It charges with a micro usb as described here https://www.techprohomes.com/best-rechargeable-headlamps/ .


I agree with Oloutt. I have multiple headlamps and use them all the time. For a gp use the Black Diamond has all kinds of features like red,green & blue/purple light.The high beam will clearly reach out and provide plenty of light for most applications. The downfall is with AAA batteries the super bright high beam doesn't last as long (3 hours) due to battery size. That being said the light has 30+ hours of usable light/runtime.

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