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Another option is if you are like many of us and almost always wear a ball cap you can use a flashlight you already probably own by using the pocket clip to clip it on the bill.
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Streamlight makes a good one. I have this one and can attest to its quality.
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I have really liked all of the black diamond headlamps I've had (more than one due to loss). The dedicated spot light is nice for out and about work and the flood light mode is good for up close work. The output is also 'infinitely' variable (within the range). I also prefer lights that take replaceable batteries vs rechargeable lights since I'm often in the woods our out on the lake and being able to pop in a fresh set when it starts to dim is a great option since I often don't have access to grid power in those locations.
Black Diamond Storm is the latest one I have. It has a '1 touch max' mode which is good/bad. Good when you want maximum light, but I find that if I'm working on something in a close space that it's easy to bump it on something or with your hand and it changes the output.
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Bought one last night, forgot to apply my darn discount code, oops.
They just emailed me back they are honoring the discount and I don't cancel and reorder or anything. Yea.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Skins2881,
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How bright do you need it? If not for a spotlight or searchlight, more something to just light up the immediate area without glare, I like the Streamlight Double Clutch. It has a rechargeable battery that charges off a USB port and concentrated and diffused settings. I use mine every day, hard and with grease-covered fingers and have managed to break it twice, but Streamlight repaired or replaced it, I just paid for shipping it to them. Your usage won't be as brutal as mine. It was around $50 on Amazon.
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I’d vote for anything Petzl or BD Spot (or storm). I’ve used those models for climbing/hiking/running/caving from desert to sub-zero temps, from being dropped on pavement or 60ft off a ledge, they’ve never failed.
BD Spots (last year model) are currently on sale for $25: http://www.blackdiamondequipme...l#q=Headlamp&start=2
"deserves" ain't got nothin to do with it.
Want something cheap and effective. I've had this for years, mainly for around the house jobs where I need light and free hands. Not fancy, don't know how it would hold it in harsh conditions/use. But it does the job, and it's not a ridiculous price.
Petzl and Black Diamond are the market standards for quality headlamps. They offer the broadest variety and have been in the game the longest.
Petzl = Tikka (US Mil uses)
BD = Spot
There's plenty of others that have gotten in on the game, every hardware store has several gondolas filled with them. Big difference is the quality of the bulbs, the contacts, circuitry and overall design. Get what works for you and your budget.
A few years ago picked up at Lowes and love the hands free light output but would like to mention a couple issues that you might consider when looking for one.
Mine has multiple modes. It's really stupid but I didn't realize it at the time as it was an impulse buy. All functions cycle through on one button. I turn it off and on as needed to conserve battery without taking it off and I have to remember to count clicks. I can't see the beam in some modes unless it is very dark without looking at it. Two clicks to my preferred on position and 4 to turn it off. Don't like that. A simple on / off or... high / low / off... or spot / wide / off would be much better.
It also has a buckle on the strap in the rear that interferes with wearing a cap with it.
I know better what to look for next time.
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I have and am very happy with the H2R (it only takes one 18650 battery). Adjustable brightness levels, solid build. I used it exploring lava tubes in Hawaii and it did much better than the variety of lights the others were using.
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This is what I use for work, lasts forever on low. Micro Usb rechargeable. Low/med/hi/red. Hi is 450 lumens.
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I need a nice broad beam, not a spot light, that is comfortable to wear. My use is snowblowing, wearing it over a knit cap or similar.
Sucks getting home to snowblow in the dark. Machine mounted lights work poorly.
The OLight H1R weighs 1.82 oz.
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Have you received it? IF so, what are your impressions?
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