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    RustyGold I have a similar light and was wondering if you sharpened the focus that it showed the led like mine does? That was unexpected when I saw that projected out onto my wall. This light may work, but be cautious about moisture as the O rings and seals are cheap. So far the led has not blinked off on that light.
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    I use Olight rechargeable. Durable, clips on hat. Multiple levels of brightness.
    There is something truly exhilarating about digging an item of remarkable value out of the ground.

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    I've heard of Olight. Must be pretty small and light to go on your hat.

    BTW, I love that squirrel in Ice Age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaveab View Post
    RustyGold I have a similar light and was wondering if you sharpened the focus that it showed the led like mine does? That was unexpected when I saw that projected out onto my wall. This light may work, but be cautious about moisture as the O rings and seals are cheap. So far the led has not blinked off on that light.
    Yes it does and that surprised me as well but still an awesome little flashlight.
    Rusty

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighVDI View Post
    You've probably been doing your night digs in a t-shirt lately Rusty Gold. You west coast diggers make me sick!
    Nah, when it gets down to 65 degrees we gotta put on gloves too.
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    A headlamp IS the handiest light to have! However having a super bright light is NOT the best one to have as:
    It eats up batteries quickly
    It is SUPER bright so you can be readily seen from a long distance away
    It takes a long time to be able to function again without the light, your eyes must re-adapt to the natural night light you were working in
    Super bright lights are expensive and yes they have levels of brightness but hitting the right button does not always happen thus exposing you
    I would suggest you purchase a much lower brightness light (50 lumens) as:
    It costs way less
    Batteries last a lot longer
    It will usually have a dim setting as well as its brightest setting and is usually a lot simpler to use than the brighter lights
    DO purchase one with a red or green LED as this is really handy

    Regardless of which lumen rating light you purchase check how long the batteries last as all LED lights are NOT the same. Petzel or Black Diamond brand lights and other high quality head lamps have circuits that prolong battery life. This may not mean much in the city but when you are out there at night and you need to depend on your light it needs to work. The simple high quality lights do not cost that much more than the Harbor Freight items but they are higher quality and can be depended upon in all types of weather. Check them out at any good outdoor store like REI or online. Seeing at night is GOOD!............63bkpkr
    Last edited by 63bkpkr; Feb 08, 2018 at 12:46 PM.
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    Headlamps work best WITHOUT a cap. Clip-ons REQUIRE a cap. If I feel the need to detect at night, I use the light(s) sold at Rite-aid. They drape around your neck and have white or red modes. ╦╦
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    I ended with a simple headlamp. Switch left for red light and right for white.

    I was amazed how well the red light worked. Never thought it would help as much as it does. It was actually a two pack at wally world for under 10 bucks. Both had batteries right out of the pack. I'll stick one in my car and one in the truck.
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    There are pocket size LED flashlights powered by 2 AAs. They are durable . Most discount stores have them for $2 or so. They will make radio frequency interference out to about 3 feet, even when turned off, at least the ones I tried. Pocket to coil distance should be more than that. As they're not as long or as heavy as big flashlights, they can be in a shirt pocket if being in pants pocket still creates interference. Weight of flashlight & batteries is just a few ounces.
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    Good info George.

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    I've got a few cheap flashlights from harbor freight coupons and it's just a P.I.T.A. I'm always fumbling around in a pocket or in my finds pouch for it. I find the headlamp easy because it's out of the way, quick and easy. Thats JMO.
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    The Olight H2R Nova is awesome. I love mine , light and powerful. Also leaves your hands free to dig treasure


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    I decided to see about getting a filter adapter for my Fenix FD-30 and after much difficulty I located them on the Fenix website. They were $7.50 each and a reviewer called them cheap and very breakable so I decided maybe to look around for another light when I came across a filter adapter from Nitecore that has the same head diameter and was available from another vendor at $3.95 each. I bit and got a red and blue one on order. If it doesn't work I'm only out $7.90+sh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaveab View Post
    I decided to see about getting a filter adapter for my Fenix FD-30 and after much difficulty I located them on the Fenix website. They were $7.50 each and a reviewer called them cheap and very breakable so I decided maybe to look around for another light when I came across a filter adapter from Nitecore that has the same head diameter and was available from another vendor at $3.95 each. I bit and got a red and blue one on order. If it doesn't work I'm only out $7.90+sh.
    Didn't realize you were in my neck of the woods in SW PA
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    Yes, I am. You are one county below me though.
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