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Offline wt

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Mega head lamp
« on: August 15, 2017, 10:47:37 AM »
I'm looking for a powerful head lamp, any recommendations?

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 10:54:32 AM »
Google hog hunting lamps.

Here is general purpose one they use in industry. $47.
https://www.amazon.com/Railhead-Gear-Activated-Headlamp-KE-HLFC185/dp/B00THY2Y7M

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 11:18:06 AM »
I am a big fan of the Black Diamond Icon.

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 11:30:19 AM »
I like my zebra lights.
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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 09:09:00 PM »
ThruNite makes awesome lamps.  Available direct, or from Amazon...
http://www.thrunite.com/headlamps/

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 09:40:41 PM »
I really like this one, even bought two more to have in reserve. Crazy bright and batteries last quite a while. Comes with car and wall chargers.

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 09:58:34 PM »
Depends on tradeoff of brightness vs. weight.   I like LED Lenser.   I have their 300 lumens variable power headlamp I use for the woods, and the larger 1000 lumens headlamp I keep around the house for general use.  It's heavier at 12 ounces instead of 5, but very bright and has 300 meter range. 

Other manufacturers make 2000, 3000, and higher Lumens power.  But those get into the 1-2lb weight range for headlamp, which was heavier than I wanted.  So it depends on your power vs. weight requirements.   


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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 04:18:51 AM »
+1 on the black diamond icon
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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 02:52:10 PM »
https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-headlamp

Check this Link out, this site has some great information. Particularly on head lamps

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 03:05:36 PM »
I strap this to my head. Works like a charm
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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2017, 03:12:47 PM »
I promise you, this will be the best and last headlamp you will ever buy...

https://www.batteryjunction.com/streamlight-protac-hl-headlamp.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIicnzq6aP1wIVT2x-Ch0_uAtXEAQYASABEgK7tPD_BwE

Ive used em for Clam Diggin, spotting coyotes, setting up decoys, walking in and out of the woods, and boning out animals. They offer a new model with a rechargeable battery but i've seen plenty of negative reviews for the battery... get the replaceable and save the trouble.

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 06:25:35 PM »
I strap this to my head. Works like a charm

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 08:01:32 PM »
Another + for the Black Diamond Icon.  I use the heck out of mine, duck hunting, fishing, hiking, camping.  Great light!

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2017, 10:12:28 PM »
I promise you, this will be the best and last headlamp you will ever buy...

https://www.batteryjunction.com/streamlight-protac-hl-headlamp.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIicnzq6aP1wIVT2x-Ch0_uAtXEAQYASABEgK7tPD_BwE

Ive used em for Clam Diggin, spotting coyotes, setting up decoys, walking in and out of the woods, and boning out animals. They offer a new model with a rechargeable battery but i've seen plenty of negative reviews for the battery... get the replaceable and save the trouble.
. X2 the only down fall are the availability of the batteries you will not find them in your gas stations

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 11:30:36 AM »
If you want quality and durability than i would suggest Olight H2R.
If you want cheap bright lamp that works from AA batteries than go amazon there is a good lamp for 20$ someone posted it in here already.   

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2017, 11:42:45 AM »
I am a Petzl guy, my headlamps are abused like a rented mule and they simply last.  The last one ended up in the ocean submerged three times during various Goruck events and completely flooded, I rinsed dried and it still works two years later.  I've broken or been let down by most other major brands.  I'm sure they are fine for the average use, it depends on what you are using them for.  In my case, if it goes down my life sucks and I place a very high priority on durability and reliability.

I am also a big fan of AAA batts, they are cheap and easy to have spares.  I don't like to recharge, forget to recharge, spend a ton of money or have trouble buying them on the road because they are some strange size.

My newer model has three brightness settings and the brightest is more than I need, but it depends on your definition of "bright."  There are certainly brighter lamps out there.

For more horsepower, I have a rechargeable for my road bike that I use as a handheld to find duck blinds that I don't know where are or wounded animals.

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »
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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2017, 03:38:13 PM »
I strap this to my head. Works like a charm
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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2017, 09:38:19 AM »
https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/PERFORMANCE-headlamps/REACTIK-PLUS

Its not cheap but another vote for Petzl. I love mine, I have the Reactik. I have been hiking out with buddies who were raving about how great their headlamps were only to ask what mine was and where I got it part way into the dark hike because it is so much brighter. I love that Reactik feature too, it automatically dims when it hits another light. So you don't blind your buddies, or if you pull up your GPS or cell phone you can actually see the screen. Then you look into the darkness and it brightens back up and floods the light in front of you. I have abused mine for two years now and have had no issues.
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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 10:30:48 AM »
the best headlamps ive ever used are from zebralight. the h32w is the one i used most as its very small and light on my head, and batteries for it are cheap. the other one i use is the h600 mark ___(i dont know what version they are up to now) it uses rechargables and its stupid fricken bright. i mean brighter than your car headlights easily, waaaaay brighter than any streamlight or petzl ive ever used

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2017, 11:23:44 AM »
Another vote for Black Diamond here, currently using the Storm. Although I'm thinking of picking up one of the Petzl Reactik in the future.

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2017, 11:31:05 AM »
Princeton Tec's are made in USA and have some pretty bright models. 

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Re: Mega head lamp
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2017, 03:58:15 PM »
I love this light. Small, compact and SUPER bright. The red LEDs are more of a reading/map light than a walking light.

Self containing battery/charging port so you donít have any wires and a battery pack on the back part to worry about.

https://www.amazon.com/rechargeable-Headlamp-battery-EdisonBright-batteries/dp/B01BFK3KNM


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