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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    What.. no one liked my post ?

    I worked a whole 2 minutes on that.

    Sheesh. :P
    I particularly like the orgy possibilities!
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    We occasionally go fossil hunting at night and have tried a few different headlamps. For cheap brightness, we like the rechargeable Cree 1600LM LED headlamps. Better are the headlamps used for mountain biking at night, but those come with handlebar hardware and have to be modified for a cap. I think those are a bit overkill - unless you need to illuminate something miles away, and cost about $600. The Cree are cheap - my last two bought on ebay were less than $23 total for both. Only issue with using headlamps is they attract lots of insects when there is no breeze!
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    In addition to attracting insects, headlamps used when wading in shallow water will attract fish. Last time we were out, I felt a fish bump my bare leg and was surprised to see a snakehead about 6 to 8 pounds attracted to the light. They are delicious, but we had guests (also using spare Cree headlamps) and killing the snakehead would have been a bloody mess, with a long beach hike back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    Now, I have to choose between these two:
    I (was) going to respond to your thread, but decided not to....(HEY, Wait...I'm 'sponding NOW...!)
    Oh well, you've made your decision, but Cost and Practicality should be decieding factors.
    1. You've chosen two multiple headlighting units, that are for high power floodlight - way enough
    to film a video,
    or headlight DEER hunting !
    but short use time, then have to change-out batteries. VERY Exspensive, too...!

    I use Princeton Tec HL-D with three AA-batteries; three-level dimming, and flashing Mode,
    for each - flood and spot beam Modes.
    It has three little LED bulbs,
    and One 3-Watt LED bulb.

    Very easy on batteries, when you dim-down, to a light level, that is perfect for the occasion,
    and never use the brighter bulb, unless I need to route-find, up a rock face - in the caves I explore....
    It has a deeply concave reflector that will give you a hot spot in the white flood light, and a warm,
    yellow BRIGHT Light, for the Spot.
    Yes, it is water-resistant
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

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    Lots of folks use those, but I never did cause in the back of my mind I'm always thinkin 'If they shoot, they will aim at the light'. The main reason is because where I grew up they attracted every bug in that part of the country, so they weren't practical.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    The 18650 are expensive - but can be recharged maybe 300 times. So that's 20 years if you use the headlight 2 hours a day. ;-)

    I have a Fenix PD30 that is maybe eight years old and I am still recharging that original 18650 Lithium cell. Use that light LOTS (it's on my nightstand right now).


    I don't like a light that is too bright because usually when I need a light it s to work on something with my hands. Too bright dazzles the eyes.

    For shooting, just enough to see the white or dot sights. I've held the PD30 in the same hand as the forearm of my pump .22 many, many times for chicken coop raiders when I wasn't using the headlamp.

    I guess if you were spotlighting something 200 yards away you'd need a gigalumen headlamp.
    Last edited by Charlie P. (NY); Jan 22, 2019 at 01:58 PM.
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    I particularly like the orgy possibilities!
    I think in that particular situation some things are better left unseen
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    Yeah Sadly, in my case . . .

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    I want a bright one because I spend a lot of time tramping through the deep woods at night. I am not detecting or anything, mainly just hiking. I love the critters you see in the woods at night, but I do want to see them. It also makes a great time to scout. There ain't nothing like a stroll through the woods at night!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    The 18650 are expensive.
    Two 18650 batteries with charger costs $15

    Six AA Alkaline batteries cost $8.

    Recharge them once and you have broke even on the cost.
    Not very expensive really. I’d say extremely inexpensive.

    Alkaline batteries need to just go away. They are such a waste compared to modern batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knut dirtfisk View Post
    Nightcore concept 1. If you wear a ball cap it clips to the bill 1800 lumens 18650 rechargeable battery. Best light I've ever owned.
    I have 3 Nitecore lights. 2 p12's and a mh24 all powered by the 18650 battery. My backyard is over 3 acres and they light it up like a ball field. Very dependable lights. They have as much power as my big hand help spot light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    Two 18650 batteries with charger costs $15

    Six AA Alkaline batteries cost $8.
    (I was being a little facetious if you look at the whole reply. I LIKE 18650 batteries!).
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    I’m a little slow like that.

    Couple pennys each cycle not counting electricity to charge them.
    I just learned about them not long ago. They look good on paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    I want a bright one because I spend a lot of time tramping through the deep woods at night. I am not detecting or anything, mainly just hiking. I love the critters you see in the woods at night, but I do want to see them. It also makes a great time to scout. There ain't nothing like a stroll through the woods at night!
    I have been considering night vision or thermal lately. Costly, but the benefits for night detecting in the woods would be great.
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    I'm a fan of my black diamond storm headlamp for everything !

 

 
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