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Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:15:16 PM »
Looking to invest in a good flashlight and headlamp. Looking for good quality, tired of just buying cheap junk. Whats everyone use and like?

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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 06:16:40 PM »
I have a black diamond head lamp that I love. I've used it for everything from plowing to hiking. Never fails me when I need it


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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 06:50:50 PM »
As Alan has linked to the SOG brand is a great option for handheld, I use the DE-03, which is a 128 lumens pocket flashlight
uses a single AA battery. about $35. The DE-06 is about $100 but its 750 plus lumens and its rechargable, if you go that route
get the combo with the SOG Survival Hawk...its awesome and about $150 on Amazon.

As far as headlamps, Petzl  Actik 300 lumens about $45
                               Petzl  Tikka+ 150 lumens about $30
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 07:34:59 PM »
I use this one for a headlight or pocket carry, you can unclip it from the head band and use the pocket clip if you need to just carry the flashlight.

Has a rechargeable battery with it's own charger that plugs into any usb port.

https://www.amazon.com/Bundle-rechargeable-headlamp-flashlight-customized/dp/B07121R3CX
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 07:45:41 PM »
I use this one for a headlight or pocket carry, you can unclip it from the head band and use the pocket clip if you need to just carry the flashlight.

Has a rechargeable battery with it's own charger that plugs into any usb port.

https://www.amazon.com/Bundle-rechargeable-headlamp-flashlight-customized/dp/B07121R3CX
Hows the quality? Looking for something that can take a beating.

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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2017, 10:30:37 PM »
I'm a luman addict  :wink:  I have two sources of illumination on me at all times not including my phone or gun mounted... Two is one and one is none...

My every day carry is a Streamlight MicroStream Personal EDC Flashlight with a pocket clip...



For a head lamp I'm happy with my VITCHELO V800 Headlamp with White and Red LED Lights. Waterproof IPX6 and 168 Lumens



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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 04:45:55 AM »
I have a streamlight TLR-3 on my HK. The light output is amazing!
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2017, 07:37:23 PM »
I use this one for a headlight or pocket carry, you can unclip it from the head band and use the pocket clip if you need to just carry the flashlight.

Has a rechargeable battery with it's own charger that plugs into any usb port.

https://www.amazon.com/Bundle-rechargeable-headlamp-flashlight-customized/dp/B07121R3CX
Hows the quality? Looking for something that can take a beating.

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Olight is a good manufacturer, I have several of their lights for a few years now and they work well and are bright.

I like their rechargeable models, you can check out their web sight here https://www.olightstore.com/

I have a R50 pro seeker LE mounted in my truck, it stays charged up all the time in it's holder. Has 4 brightness levels and strobe function and it's waterproof IPX8 rated.

The headlight model I mentioned before has 5 brightness levels and instead of a strobe it has a SOS mode.

Like anything else if you find one you like shop around because prices are all over the place.



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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 09:41:03 PM »
I carry a streamlight for Work, if you got $$ to burn surefire makes some nice lights
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 06:15:44 AM »
Have you considered getting a Zippo and carrying around a torch? I’ve been told they are inexpensive and “rechargeable”
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2017, 07:33:31 AM »
Stinger if you have the money. Many home inspectors use them.
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2017, 09:18:11 AM »
I picked up a new light right before RF. 

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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2017, 09:25:27 AM »
You want something that is always on you...   
Check out this phone case from Nebo.

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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 07:01:53 PM »
So for head lamp I went with the Black Diamond Revolt. Very happy with the quality and brightness settings. Hoping to see a good lasting battery life out of it. Happy to have something that is rechargeable and displays battery levels.
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2017, 11:16:14 AM »
I have a Shadowhawk Tatical X800 flashlight.  By far the brightest one I have ever owned.  Not cheap, but well worth the money!
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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2017, 11:53:27 AM »
I just bought one of these. So far it's the best all around light I have ever used. Perfect for around the group site at Savoy, getting to my truck and light inside the camper. Super techie on the inside too.

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Re: Lights, the kind you put in your hand and strap to your head
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 01:11:13 PM »
surefire here
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