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  • RichTes
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    There's a Fenix on sale now:

    http://slickdeals.net/f/7674020-feni...92506#comments

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  • Rosco-P
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    Originally posted by Black_Moons View Post
    That said, you can likely get more peak current out of a CR123, but then I bet a D cell would still kick its ass given D cells are *16* AH for $1~ each.
    Button cells?? I'll pass on that.

    Agreed!. A D cell headlamp would be kick ^ss for burn time, but a little heavy for a headlamp unless you revert to the old miners style that used 4 D cell in a belt battery pack.

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  • Black_Moons
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    Originally posted by flametamer View Post
    http://www.brightguy.com/find/what%5...ype%5B0%5D=AA/

    I would recommend looking at headlamps that use CR123 batteries instead. Yes, they cost a little more(they are cheaper online) but they run brighter and last longer.

    Dt
    CR123 Typical capacity: 1500mAH (lithium non rechargable), 700mAH (Li–ion rechargeable)
    Note thats at 3v and 3.5v respectively, so a CR123 gives 4.5WH while a AA gives 3WH, Not exactly a huge improvement
    Checking on ebay I see lithium CR123's for $2.50 each while AA's iv bought locally for $0.30 each on a good deal, but 0.50 each is pretty common if you find a bargin store.

    That said, you can likely get more peak current out of a CR123, but then I bet a D cell would still kick its ass given D cells are *16* AH for $1~ each.

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  • flametamer
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    http://www.brightguy.com/find/what%5...ype%5B0%5D=AA/

    I would recommend looking at headlamps that use CR123 batteries instead. Yes, they cost a little more(they are cheaper online) but they run brighter and last longer.

    Dt

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  • Kiwi
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    Led lenser light on the head very good light long battery life

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  • AD5MB
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    What is the digital readout for on this unit? Do you have a link to info on this model?
    state of charge, time, date; ~$45 - $135; search for Cree miners lamp on eBay

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  • MichaelP
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    Originally posted by alanganes View Post
    Interesting. What is the digital readout for on this unit? Do you have a link to info on this model?
    Here is what I found: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=A67FFQ1POP4BF

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  • danlb
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    Originally posted by Black_Moons View Post
    Id love to see an LED flashlight that used a single D cell. Or maybe two if it had too.
    D cell = 16AH. Yes *16*
    AA cell = 2AH. 1 D cell = 8 AA's!
    AAA cell = 1AH.

    Keep in mind that is at 1.5v, so if comparing against a lipo powered light, the lipo runs around 3.7v, or 2.4X more power per mAH.
    I have a 3 D cell LED flashlight, circa 2001. It uses 20 (5mm) leds at around 20ma. I left it in the attic once, and it was still shining a week later when I figured out where I'd left it.

    Of course, that 2 pound flashlight would be a bit much for a headlamp.

    Dan

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  • Black_Moons
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    Id love to see an LED flashlight that used a single D cell. Or maybe two if it had too.
    D cell = 16AH. Yes *16*
    AA cell = 2AH. 1 D cell = 8 AA's!
    AAA cell = 1AH.

    Keep in mind that is at 1.5v, so if comparing against a lipo powered light, the lipo runs around 3.7v, or 2.4X more power per mAH.

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  • Rosco-P
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    Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
    This one is $27:
    Special "Gyno" model. Comes with 12v car adapter for emergency deliveries.


    Originally posted by AD5MB View Post
    I'm not a miner, but I work in mines. the whole industry uses Cree LEDs:

    This thing illuminates the face of a 1250 foot long tunnel from the portal. I use it as a driving light on my motorcycle, it works better than the bike headlight. It spends most of its time clipped to my T shirt, because I do electronics things in the tunnel. it is much more useful than a headlamp.

    Works for a whole ten hour shift. internal rechargeable batteries.

    What's the cost?
    Last edited by Rosco-P; 02-16-2015, 11:38 AM.

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  • alanganes
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    Originally posted by AD5MB View Post
    I'm not a miner, but I work in mines. the whole industry uses Cree LEDs:



    this thing illuminates the face of a 1250 foot long tunnel from the portal. I use it as a driving light on my motorcycle, it works better than the bike headlight. It spends most of its time clipped to my T shirt, because I do electronics things in the tunnel. it is much more useful than a headlamp.

    works for a whole ten hour shift. internal rechargeable batteries.
    Interesting. What is the digital readout for on this unit? Do you have a link to info on this model?

    I have a Black Diamond "Gizmo" unit ( LINK ) that my son got me as a gift. Uses 2 AAA's which are not my favorite for batteries, but is very lightweight and compact and seems to last forever on the lowest setting, while giving decent light on the high setting. Not a long throw light, but a good close-in flood light that is fine for navigating the woods or working on stuff in tight spaces. Inexpensive enough to have a few around as well.

    And JR is correct, no avoiding the dork factor. Looking like a dork is just part of getting the job done sometimes...
    Last edited by alanganes; 02-16-2015, 10:29 AM.

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  • AD5MB
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    I'm not a miner, but I work in mines. the whole industry uses Cree LEDs:



    this thing illuminates the face of a 1250 foot long tunnel from the portal. I use it as a driving light on my motorcycle, it works better than the bike headlight. It spends most of its time clipped to my T shirt, because I do electronics things in the tunnel. it is much more useful than a headlamp.

    works for a whole ten hour shift. internal rechargeable batteries.

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  • PStechPaul
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    I bought a Coleman headlamp a while ago, and it works well enough, but it has a couple hundred microamps current drain when turned off, so the batteries are always dead when I want to use it after it's been sitting for a few weeks. I've had good luck buying from this Chinese company, but have no experience with their headlamps.

    http://www.banggood.com/buy/Led-headlamp.html

    This one looks like the Coleman, but it's only $4:



    This one is $27:

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  • JRouche
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    Originally posted by Doozer View Post
    How about one that doesn't look DORKY!
    Is there one that is good that clips on the brim of a baseball cap????
    I bought one, an Energizer brand, was a total piece of crop.

    --Doozer
    Are you kidding me Doozer. Anytime you strap a light to yer "Melon", (Baseball caps especially) is if you are a miner or a dork. We arent miners

    Just so happens I bought an inexpensive one (Petzl) from amazon. Its ok, not as bright as I would like, but I also didn't buy the one with the extended battery pack. Three AAA batts, one big LED. Two levels of brightness. We shall see, its new, no word yet on likability.. JR

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  • flylo
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    LingsFire® Cree XM-L T6 1200LM 3 Mode Zoomable LED Headlamp for Hiking Camping Hunting Night Riding Caving Expedition Powered by 3 x AA Battery (battery not included) (Black)
    by LingsFire
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    Try this one from Amazon, 3 A batteries & lots of light for not much $$

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    Cree XM-L T6 1200LM 3 Mode Zoomable LED Headlamp.
    3 Switch Mode: (High > Low > Strobe).
    Powered by 3 x AA Battery (Battery not included).
    Adjustable base is provided for this head lamp.
    Suitable for hiking, camping, hunting, night riding, caving expedition etc.
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    I carry a $4 cree AA light that works great & foung a headband made for one that works fine. They light isn't centered as it sits abpve your ear.
    Last edited by flylo; 02-15-2015, 06:04 PM.

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