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Old 11-14-2006, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LED head lamps

I need a new one, my old one was just a 2 LED one from Homedepot, its since lost.
So whats the most bestest head lamp, or what ever they are called out there?
Bright and light (weight) is what I want.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the Petzel's (sp?)
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I like the Petzel's (sp?)
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't waste your money on that high dollar crap...I have converted a dozen high dollar users to this little beauty....inc/white LED/Red LED....

http://www.backpackgeartest.org/revi...20B.%20Atkins/

You can get these things for about 10-15$ at wal mart and they rock.
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Petzels are good as are the Princeton Tec, I have used and own both.

I had a plastic part break on my Princeton Tec light. I contacted the Customer Service to see if replacement parts were available (I am cheap), they sent me a brand new headlamp. That's pretty good customer service to replace a $30 product that was 4-5 years old.

I prefer headlamps that have multiple light options, i.e. low, medium, high. They accomplish this by turning on different numbers of the led lamps. They usually have the emergency flashing/blinking also.

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mine is sweet, can't remeber tha name it is in the truck, but got it at gander mountain for 30 bones, 4 modes plus flashing blinker, bright as shit too, everyone makes fun of them till they try to gather wood at night checked it, Princeton Tec...
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I recently bought one of those battery powered LED lights off of the cornhole guy and i love it with a low and a high setting you can set on the ground or hang off of the hook it has like 30 LED's in it bright as hell
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hmmm.... may have to contact Princeton then. I put some cheap batteries in mine, they leaked and killed it.
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I've got 3 of the little 5-LED headlamps from harbor freight. Were like $7 each. They pull off the strap and have magnetic attachment behind them. Have a solid and a flash mode.

They put out plenty of light, are light enough for my 4 year old to wear comfortably, and rugged enough to put up with all my kids rough-housings.
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I have a 1 watt Princeton Tec EOS headlight. Best headlight for the money, and brighter than most all of them out there to boot.
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I try not to spend my money with companies that support the fawking sierra club.

If you like the sierra club, buy petzl.
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Get one of these hats from Sears with built in LEDs in the bill of the hat.
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Old 11-14-2006, 02:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Note: I like the ones that have a hinge on the lamp. Makes it real easy to point exactly where you want it. Whatever brand.
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I try not to spend my money with companies that support the fawking sierra club.

If you like the sierra club, buy petzl.
Link or STFU.
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Get a Wenzel-lite from your local sporting goods store. It cost about 5 bux but they'll ask 6.50 and it'll keep going, and going, and going...
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Link or STFU.
http://www.xmission.com/~suwa/page.p...name=links_bus

SUWA is Utah's Sierra Club lap-dog. The fact that these fuckers want to close every 4X4 trail in Utah including Moab in general is enough for me to boycott their petzl shit.

Go shine your petzl up your ass scott.
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I need a new one, my old one was just a 2 LED one from Homedepot, its since lost.
So whats the most bestest head lamp, or what ever they are called out there?
Bright and light (weight) is what I want.


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I have a 1 watt Princeton Tec EOS headlight. Best headlight for the money, and brighter than most all of them out there to boot.
I have the exact same one. Money well spent.
http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...berId=12500226


It is lite enough that the single strap holds it up just fine. The ones with the strap over the top (besides looking like a jock strap) can be hard to put on in the dark. I've had it for a year and used it for maybe 6 weekends and it still has the batteries it came with in it. The switch is not too hard to hit with gloves on (my old petzel was impossible to turn on/off without removing your glove). Some of the other small headlamps don't have the angle adjustment and you always end up blinding people when you talk to them. This one does. It has just about the perfect balance of spot/flood beam so you can find things far or close, but it is non-adjustable (like most others LED headlamps).

The only thing I wish it had was a memory for what light setting you had it on. It always goes bright/med./low (just like most other LED headlamps out there).

When you do replace the batteries put Lithium batteries in it. Beside lasting longer they are also lighter then regular alkaline batteries.
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How about some tech in Shit Shat...

DIY Headlamp
http://www.backpacking.net/makegear/led-headlamp/
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Hmmm.... may have to contact Princeton then. I put some cheap batteries in mine, they leaked and killed it.
The battery maker will pay for it if you send it to them
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How about some tech in Shit Shat...

DIY Headlamp
http://www.backpacking.net/makegear/led-headlamp/
lame!

just go buy one and save time...

i used to have one of these:

http://www.rei.com/online/store/Prod...cat=REI_SEARCH

and it was great. the next one i get will either be another black diamond or a petzl. no need for one right now, no rig and no camping trips til my son is older

for those times i need light i have a mini mag light head strap
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I got an energizer one from walmart for 15 bucks, it has the swivel head thing on it, it has 4 modes, far range, close range, both (all 4 leds) and then the red night leds (2 of them). Works great.
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I have a couple of Pelican dual mode (LED/Halogen) ones that have taken some beatings being mounted to my hardhat while in confined spaces.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/pelican-...lashlight.html
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