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Head lamps

Postby Utter chaos » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:11 pm

Im looking at getting a headlamp i like bright durable lights with a long run time. So far i checked out the black diamond icon $70 it has 3 settings an on high is 200 lumens with a run time of 70 hours off a rechargeable battery pack so the down side ittle be a lil bulky the i looked at there storm modle. $49 3 setttings on highan 100 lumens for 50 hours runs off aaa's an canthe work underon 3ft of water for 30 min what have you guys had good luck an bad luck with when it comes to head lamps?
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Re: Head lamps

Postby snapshotmd » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:17 pm

I use the ones you could get at Wally World for $20 to $25. They're pretty bright, at about the lumens you're looking for and durable, until I lost mine. But for the price you could get a spare. :yes:
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Re: Head lamps

Postby Utter chaos » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:19 pm

Battery last pretty long
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Re: Head lamps

Postby snapshotmd » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:32 pm

Long enough for me. On it's first set of batteries hunting everyday late season last year and a little bit this season, until I lost it. Most of the time I used it was on low, which was all I needed. That was the $20 one. I upgraded to the $25 light with the blue and red light. We will see how this model does, or how long I get to keep it. :smile:
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Re: Head lamps

Postby vincentpa » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:44 pm

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Re: Head lamps

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:58 pm

got an Energizer one at Wally world with 3 leds and a red setting runs on AAA batteries 17 bucks. plenty bright for me
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Re: Head lamps

Postby apg36820 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:02 pm

I jsut recently bought a headlamp after doing alot of looking. i ended up setteling on the Petzel TacTikka XP. But i also bought a cheaper Cabelas Alaskan Guide Series XR head lamp. it never hurts to have more than one . I also looked at the Steamlight Sidewinder and the Petzel MYO RXP 2. all good options
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Re: Head lamps

Postby mudpack » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:04 pm

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:got an Energizer one at Wally world with 3 leds and a red setting runs on AAA batteries 17 bucks. plenty bright for me

I got three of the same light last year (I like having spares) and have been using one ever since. Excellent buy.
I like the one's that clip to the cap brim, they are small and light; you don't even know they are there. Easy to carry two spare AAA batteries. Just be sure to put a 3" piece of duct tape over the clip to keep it on your cap when you are active. (I lost a great little Brinkman three years ago because I didn't tape it.) The Energizers are red/black, called the Trailfinder. Highly recommend.
I've tried the headlights that have their own strap; I don't care for them for several reasons. But two of my buds like them.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby quacksmacker2500 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:36 pm

I have used a streamlight head lamp for the past few years.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby duckin-A » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:20 pm

eveready at wally martworld.......works great and affordable
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Re: Head lamps

Postby aaronoto » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:46 pm

Love my Black Diamond Storm. Adjustable brightness settings, spot, flood and red lights, and waterproof to top it off.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby NHDuckHunter » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:32 am

apg36820 wrote: But i also bought a cheaper Cabelas Alaskan Guide Series XR head lamp. it never hurts to have more than one .

I bought a different Cabelas headlamp at the beginning of the season, and so far I am very impressed. Its actually on sale right now and I think I am going to pick up another one.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Hunting/ ... t104379480
I really like the fact it has a low battery warning. Very bright and waterproof.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby bighop » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:50 am

I've been very happy with the Zebralight H51 XP-G AA I got this year. Bright, adjustable, lightweight, and runs on AA's.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby ajmorell » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:20 pm

I have the older model of the Black Diamond Icon. It is by far the best headlamp I've ever had. Brighter than the Cabela's Alaskan Guide I had and the battery life is a lot better too. I use it year round for camping and deer and elk hunting also.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby Skeet123 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:22 pm

Depends on how much you want to spend. The best one at Wally world is pretty nice I think it is around 30.00.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby fireman1293 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:04 pm

I've had the expensive headlamps and the cheap ones. By far the cheap Energizer's are the best for the money. I keep at least two in my bag, you'll always lose or misplace one. I recommend the biggest one that Energizer makes it has 3 led settings and a red light setting. Make sure it has the rubber push button on/off switch. The slide switch will accidentally come on at times and run the batteries down. For the money and since they are small and easy to lose, go cheap.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby tenfingergrip » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:24 am

If you might want to make you an inexpensive head lamp with a quality streamlight or other led light, you may want to get you a couple of pieces of velcro and a spare hat. I wrapped some sticky soft industrial velcro around a led light, stapled a couple of pieces of sticky soft velcro on the hat brim and a piece of hook in the middle, and cut a piece of double-sided velcro to hold it in place and you've got a quality head lamp that doesn't squeeze your brains out.

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Re: Head lamps

Postby Bill Herian » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:49 am

Nice thing about Tenfinger's setup, you can click it on and off no problem with heavy gloves on. I own a Petzl and cheap Eddie Bauer headlight, and I like them, but turning them on and off usually requires a bear hand or a lot of mashing around with a gloved hand.

They sell those little LED flashlgihts for like 4 dollars at convience stores. Not as bright as my headlights but I'm not trying to light the world.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby brent_o77 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:56 pm

Check out the fenix hl30! Awesome bright light, runs on AA batteries which is a plus for me, especially if you get sanyo eneloop rechargeables. Priced good too.

http://www.amazon.com/Fenix-Flashlights ... fenix+hl30
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Re: Head lamps

Postby aunt betty » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:58 pm

duckin-A wrote:eveready at wally martworld.......works great and affordable
X2. I can afford to lose it and it never disappears. The instant I get something pricey it does a Houdini on me. Go figure.
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Re: Head lamps

Postby gomersnerd » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:28 pm

got the older icon. like my princeton tec apex more. brighter and just more light
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Re: Head lamps

Postby btw574 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:39 pm

This is what I use. Has multiple settings and with the battery back it last a long time
http://www.princetontec.com/?q=corona
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Re: Head lamps

Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:17 pm

tenfingergrip wrote:If you might want to make you an inexpensive head lamp with a quality streamlight or other led light, you may want to get you a couple of pieces of velcro and a spare hat. I wrapped some sticky soft industrial velcro around a led light, stapled a couple of pieces of sticky soft velcro on the hat brim and a piece of hook in the middle, and cut a piece of double-sided velcro to hold it in place and you've got a quality head lamp that doesn't squeeze your brains out.

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Re: Head lamps

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Re: Head lamps

Postby tlrmike99 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:48 am

They had a 3 pack of head lamps at CostCo for $10. Buddy picked um us and I paid him for 1 out of the pack. They are a nice LED headlamp, came with batteries, and work really well. 4 LED's on low setting, 10 LED's on high setting (more than enough to set deeks) and it has the stupid Flash setting. (I call it stupid, but if I get lost and it saves my *** then I will be a lil red in the face)

It's really light, and heck for $3.33 each, with batteries, I say its a heck of a deal.

I have a really nice Pezel that you can switch from a regular bulb to an LED insert, but its old school so you have to open it up to switch, but this one is every bit as bright and works awesome!! I am thinking I will pick up a three pack next time I am there.
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