Best Headlamps

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Best Headlamps

Postby F250 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:50 am

I think this topic was covered about a year ago, but there are new products coming out all the time. I have to replace my headlamp. What do you guys use ?
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby talltimber » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:06 am

I'm using a cheap Wally World led. Brinkman maybe, can't remember for sure. Plenty of light for walking and close work.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby aunt betty » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:30 am

Got in an accident in a carrot factory. Gave me super-vision so I dont need headlights.
Who in the heck is up at 4:50 am thinking about headlamp purchases.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:15 am

talltimber wrote:I'm using a cheap Wally World led. Brinkman maybe, can't remember for sure. Plenty of light for walking and close work.


I got a $12 Energizer one at the Wal-Mart. If I lose it I can afford a replacement. Plus it runs on AAA batteries not $10 watch batteries
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby hillbilly.. » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:59 am

I got an energizer from wally world it was around 20 that's my area. its got the strap for around the head. its got 3 beams and then a red one. I for one will be pickin up 2 more of these. life time of batterys is about 6 hours I think well if and when you see the main light youl know why. it takes 3 AAAs. as far as I see it drop the extra couple bucks and get a good one. im glad I did.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby Bloke » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:36 am

Surefire Minimus. They are expensive but unless you lose it, it will never need replacing. Just hope it is on if you drop it in the water. If it is shallow enough you will have no issues finding it because it will still be on.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby talltimber » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:37 am

Yep. That's what I've got as it turns out. Energizer. One in the work truck, one in personal truck, one in the boat-just like tp. They're everywhere.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby talltimber » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:39 am

aunt betty wrote:Got in an accident in a carrot factory. Gave me super-vision so I dont need headlights.
Who in the heck is up at 4:50 am thinking about headlamp purchases.
Did you lose your keys in the yard again?


The guy trying to work in the dark. Lol
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby triplecurl » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:45 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
talltimber wrote:I'm using a cheap Wally World led. Brinkman maybe, can't remember for sure. Plenty of light for walking and close work.


I got a $12 Energizer one at the Wal-Mart. If I lose it I can afford a replacement. Plus it runs on AAA batteries not $10 watch batteries


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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby FowledReality » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:47 pm

triplecurl wrote:
OHIODUCKA5 wrote:
talltimber wrote:I'm using a cheap Wally World led. Brinkman maybe, can't remember for sure. Plenty of light for walking and close work.


I got a $12 Energizer one at the Wal-Mart. If I lose it I can afford a replacement. Plus it runs on AAA batteries not $10 watch batteries


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X3! I have to replace them just about as often as I change clothes. Anyone know if you can buy them in bulk at Sams? That's what I need!
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby F250 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:39 am

OPPS ! I hadn't checked the Daylight Savings Time box in my profile. Fixed it now. Should have been 0550 hrs. - just headed out on my daily 3 mile hike with my Chessie. Anyway, thanks to all who offered up their choices for headlamps !
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby Mallard06 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:35 pm

Petzl MYO RXP 2 is the best lamp I've ever owned.

Lost mine on a hunt in Chesapeake Bay last season.

Just replaced it with another one for this upcoming season.

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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby mudpack » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:58 am

I got two seasons out of my little silver clip-on Brinkman before I dropped it in the water one too many times. They don't make that model anymore (I contacted Brinkman)....so sad; it was a honey.
During the 2011 season I started using the Energizer Trailfinder. Probably the same one triplecurl and OHIODUCKS use. I like it so much, I bought two more as spares.

I prefer the kind that clip on my cap's bill over the strap-type, for several reasons, and finding a clip-on that works well is not always easy.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby PowDuck » Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:02 am

Coast makes a really good one. Typically find them at Ace or Lowe's. It has a dimmer and a focus for wide or spot. Very bright and runs on AAAs.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby ohioboy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:09 pm

PowDuck wrote:Coast makes a really good one. Typically find them at Ace or Lowe's. It has a dimmer and a focus for wide or spot. Very bright and runs on AAAs.


this :lol: for sure. i am very happy with mine. i hunt out of a layout a lot and it is really a must have.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby TXducksanddeer » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:19 pm

all you need to do is go to wallmart and buy a headlamp. :fingerhead:
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby mobowhunter » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:44 pm

I use a Zebralight 600 with the wide focus beam. It has several different power levels, highest can easily light up the entire decoy layout.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby mudman692566 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:44 am

I recently got a Coast HL7, 196 lumens and it's awesome. Plenty of light and adjustable both brightness and area, great little light.
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Re: Best Headlamps

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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby MNjonboatguy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:51 am

I'm a big fan of the energizer brand headlights. They have several different models, I recommend getting one with a push button activation instead of a slider. The push button switch keeps it from turning on accidently when bouncing around a blind bag, boat, or truck. Cheap enough that they are replaceable and like the other guy said, they run on AAA batteries.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby m.teeter » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:06 pm

I use the energizer from Walmart. It's not the brightest by far but sure serves the purpose. They last forever and the battery life is unreal.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby BigGoonTuna » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:40 am

i've got a princeton with a conventional bulb that i wouldn't trade for anything. i can't stand LEDs, i can't see depth well with them and end up stumbling around in the dark.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby success » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:59 am

Look into fenix headlamps. Waterproof, a few different models, and fairly inexpensive.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby Hoosierace » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:23 am

The wally world Energizer LED are the best. I like the one with the slide switch (white/off/red) that way i do not have to cycle through all the modes in order to get to the one i want. Nothing like wanting a red light to get into your blind bag but having to blind yourself and your hunting partners with 3 blasts of white LED first. If you submerge one of these just take the batteries out and lay it on the dash of the truck with the defrost on, problem solved. For the price with batteries included i keep an extra one in a sealed package in the glove box.
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Re: Best Headlamps

Postby aclumpkin » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:57 am

This is the one I use and love it:
Princeton Tec Apex
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001LNK73K/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have the ones with the AA batteries... not the CR123 batteries.
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