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I'm using Fenix HL60R  and its working good. Its come with all free accessories, lifetime warranty and highly durable construction.

Mostly I'm using it and I also have some smallest flashlight to keep backup.

 

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5 hours ago, Frenkelin said:

I'm using Fenix HL60R  and its working good. Its come with all free accessories, lifetime warranty and highly durable construction.

Been using one that looks just like that. Several years of being stored in a vehicle and only seeing spotty use it has never not got the job done. I have had times it got used 4-6 hours a day for the week and never showed a decrease in light. Works whether coming from a 120 degree car or a -15 trunk.

It is a bit heavy compared to others but I haven't had that be an issue, the head strap is well designed.

2 hours ago, DNP said:

I don’t think he clicked the link. 

I did, those are nice head lamps as well but doubt I can afford the cocaine to keep that quality around and working anymore. :thumbup:

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16 minutes ago, Sisco said:

So a 2016 thread. What new technology in headlamps in the last five years?

Run time and weight, that's what I see as the big advance in lights overall.

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On 6/10/2021 at 11:15 AM, Sisco said:

So a 2016 thread. What new technology in headlamps in the last five years?

I've converted to the OLight Perun Mini.  Badass headlamp.  :thumbup:

Edited by 98Z5V

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Not much has changed in the technology of the original head lamps discussed in this thread. I’ve never really been a fan of that style, but I’ve fondled a few I could tolerate. 

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Best pound-per-buck, is just get one of the Energizer headlamps.  I keep those things in go-bags, in cars/trucks - just so they're there.  White light'/red light, 3 triple A batts.  Can't go wrong with those thing, and get the highest Lumen one out there.  They're cheap, and damn near foolproof.

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I got tired of buying stupid preppy Petzal headlamps that sucked, only because when I needed one, that was the cheapest at Cabelas or wherever.... Worthless pieces of crap!  I came across these and I would recommend ALL of you switch to these.  With my first one, I dropped it down an elevator shaft 4 stories on a hotel I was working st and if survived just fine.  Nifty Tube cycinder for three triple As.  Pretty damn bright.  They say 80 lumens.  Buy these you won’t be sorry.  Keep this company in business for the next time I need to buy one.

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I just looked at the Olight Mini 1000 lumen,

I would advise to not let that beam hit ones eyeball, it will burn through the retina and sizzle the brain I’d imagine.  My stream light practically hurts if looked straight on

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14 minutes ago, DustBuster said:

I just looked at the Olight Mini 1000 lumen,

I would advise to not let that beam hit ones eyeball, it will burn through the retina and sizzle the brain I’d imagine.  My stream light practically hurts if looked straight on

You accidently hit a set of plans with 1,000 lumen and you are effectively blind for a bit. Gotten into a habit of looking up and away when I turn on headlamps now that they have become so powerful.

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19 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

Best pound-per-buck, is just get one of the Energizer headlamps.  I keep those things in go-bags, in cars/trucks - just so they're there.  White light'/red light, 3 triple A batts.  Can't go wrong with those thing, and get the highest Lumen one out there.  They're cheap, and damn near foolproof.

Yup 🍻

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38 minutes ago, Cunuckgaucho said:

One of the newer technologies is the use of USB charging ,  MAGNETIC charging... 

Had to fix that for you, brother...    That's the newest thing, and it's pretty badass.  Charges faster than other technologies, as far as I've measured. 

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21 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

Had to fix that for you, brother...    That's the newest thing, and it's pretty badass.  Charges faster than other technologies, as far as I've measured. 

My magnetic charger uses a USB :cool:  ... but yeah the magnetic is superior to the basic hard plug in in several ways.

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I stock up on headlamps at the Home Depot seasonal displays at Christmas time. They offer about 6 different styles up to 700 lumens. Cost about $15 each. I buy 3 or 4 of the brightest ones, because a switch will break, a battery will leak, or a case will crack. When I get down to one that is working I stock up the next Holiday Season.

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47 minutes ago, Cunuckgaucho said:

My magnetic charger uses a USB :cool:  ... but yeah the magnetic is superior to the basic hard plug in in several ways.

 

Biggest thing is that through magnetic, and the right (rated) cables, you up the amp charge - so they charge faster. 

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