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Old 05-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Looking to get a new flashlight for archery. I have a little streamlight that works ok, just want some more power!

If somebody has one that is small, light, and very bright. I would sure like to know the name and model of it.

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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i dont know any exact models but anything by coast/led lenser are gonna be your best bet and very affordable
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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Looking to get a new flashlight for archery. I have a little streamlight that works ok, just want some more power!

If somebody has one that is small, light, and very bright. I would sure like to know the name and model of it.

Thanks in advance!!
How bright is that headlamp?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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Love my Fenix LD20...(2) AA batteries, different modes, up to 180 Lumens, good battery life, works with rechargeables, will clip to the bill of a sturdy cap, will stand upright...
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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I just picked up a 3 pack of 200 lumen lights tonight from Costco. The are 1" diameter and probably 4" long. Plenty bright enough for me. And only $15 for the set.
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LED Lenser H7 head lamp. Small, bright and hands free.
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X3 for the led lenser. Light and very bright. One of my requirements is that all my electronics use the same batteries. AA's. This is the brightest one I could find and still using AA's.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:25 AM   #8
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Maglite LED XL 200......nice powerfull small light.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:35 AM   #9
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I'd never go back to a hand held flashlight. Led Lenser for me. Adjustable beam and 300 lumens on my model.
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Love my Fenix LD20...(2) AA batteries, different modes, up to 180 Lumens, good battery life, works with rechargeables, will clip to the bill of a sturdy cap, will stand upright...
+1. My Fenix LD22 is 190 Lumens, and uses AA like everything else: Much better to have a flashlight in hand than a headlight when walking and scanning for a downed animal.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:03 AM   #11
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What ever light you decide on have an extra and spare bulbs
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #12
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Fenix lights are amazing. Great, consistent power. Batteries really do last a long time. I use the LD20 and their little headlamp so that along with my GPS, I just cary a couple spare AA's and have everything covered. Used to carry AA's and AAA's, but that was a pain. Can't speak highly enough about the Fenix LD20.

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+1. My Fenix LD22 is 190 Lumens, and uses AA like everything else: Much better to have a flashlight in hand than a headlight when walking and scanning for a downed animal.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:54 AM   #13
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Fenix lights are amazing. Great, consistent power. Batteries really do last a long time. I use the LD20 and their little headlamp so that along with my GPS, I just cary a couple spare AA's and have everything covered. Used to carry AA's and AAA's, but that was a pain. Can't speak highly enough about the Fenix LD20.
+1 for Fenix lights. I have a ton of flashlights, and I had a favorite one that was a Surefire, until I got the Fenix. It is lighter, brighter, has something like 15 different light brightness/flash settings and it was cheaper than the Surefire.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #14
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I also am now a fan of fenix lights. I bought this one ( Fenix LD01) last year before the fall hunts and I could not believe how bright and how small and light it is. I always have a Petzal head light ( or a Princton) with me in my pack- but I really like this little 1 AAA battery light for bright needs.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:34 AM   #15
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i have 2 of the cheap cabelas clip lights on my pack (one on each shoulder strap) and then i have a larger clip light on cap. so in all i have 3 i use 20 shine the direction my shoulders are facing and produce a good amount of light, the other shines where ever my head is facing. i love this system it is hands free and is plenty of light at night, and very light weight i bet i do not have more then 4oz of weight in the whole setup.
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splurge and get this. Getting mine next week



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Old 05-08-2012, 11:36 AM   #17
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Thanks guys!!
That's why I like ifish, I was leaning towards the surefire xl

But I have to check out these fenix lights, I don't know how I've
never heard of them?!?

I have a headlamp I really like, but when im tracking an animal at night I like
to use both.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:08 PM   #18
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Coast LED Lenser H7 headlamp gets my vote as well.
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I use LED headlamps as well. Some are high output and some aren't. I think a guy should have a mix. But I keep a modest Princeton model in my hunt pack at all times as backup to my regular one.

What I look for in a LED lamp is; output lumens, run time & minimum 3 modes....high, med, low. Compare differant models to find those that are efficent.
You can do a search on this forum as we've discussed headlamps before.
Lots to choose from.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #20
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my search and rescue pack has a AA mag light with the LED conversion . that way it takes same batts and my headlamp gps and two way radio . Not to mention the mag light with LED is very bright and Batt last alot longer with the conversion .
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my search and rescue pack has a AA mag light with the LED conversion . that way it takes same batts and my headlamp gps and two way radio . Not to mention the mag light with LED is very bright and Batt last alot longer with the conversion .
Yeah, I have one on my gun belt as well, even added the push button end cap with 3 settings so it could never twist it's self on anymore. I do however wish they'd offer a super bright LED model.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:20 AM   #22
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X3 for the led lenser. Light and very bright. One of my requirements is that all my electronics use the same batteries. AA's. This is the brightest one I could find and still using AA's.
The headlamps I saw all take AAA.
Which model takes AA?

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #23
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The headlamps I saw all take AAA.
Which model takes AA?

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Fenix has a headlamp that takes AA. I wish Black Diamond or Princeton Tec would make some good ones with AA.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #24
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Yeah, I have one on my gun belt as well, even added the push button end cap with 3 settings so it could never twist it's self on anymore. I do however wish they'd offer a super bright LED model.
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They Have two models now have you tried both ? one has one big LED and the other has 3 smaller LED . I think the one bulb one is the brighter but i could be wrong . I too added the end cap . I know these are not as good as the pelacan flashlights SAR uses but for the average hunter on average funds I would give it a 2nd look .
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They Have two models now have you tried both ? one has one big LED and the other has 3 smaller LED . I think the one bulb one is the brighter but i could be wrong . I too added the end cap . I know these are not as good as the pelacan flashlights SAR uses but for the average hunter on average funds I would give it a 2nd look .
The one with the 3 led has normal 5mm white LEDs. This get bright but not to bright. The newest one has a Cree led. This is a lot brighter but still pretty dim in my opinion. I think it is rated at like 50 lumens which isn't very bright. I have light smaller that are more powerful than that and light the same size that are 200 lumens. Although I still throw my mag light in the pack because I know it will work as long as the batteries are good. I also upgraded to the rear button.
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Concerning the Mini-Mag upgrade kits......
Yeah, mine's the 1w high output model from Nite-Ize w/ push button added.
It's certainly an upgrade in output & battery life, but still wish it were brighter.

Like others have mentioned I do like to have as many of my electronic gadges all using AA's so that each can be use in the others when needed.
I'll have to check out some of these AA LED headlamps you guys have mentioned. Right now my headlamps are all AAA, which violates my rule.
But I guess I rationalize it as ok, since my backup is the Mini-Mag w/ AA's.
I will say I am happy with the headlamps I do have, they all are very rain resistant and have served me well for a few years now.

I have one Coleman headlamp that is REALLY bright that I use while running the duckboat at night. It' like having a spot light on your head. It eats the batteries, but oh well...it's bright!
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I've used Fenix headlights for three years at work and on hunts. Zero failure except the elastic bands wore out. I use headlamps every day at work. On the brightest sunny days it's still dim lighting inside the engineer om and galley.

I buy them on eBay.

Coastal, Black Diamond, and others have all failed in less than a years use.

If I were to have a headlamp surgically implanted I'd opt for the Fenix brand.

A recent model keeps the on off button covered when the light is folded up.

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I use one everyday also. Its a clipon lite that stays clipped on your hat when you put it there. It uses 3 AAA and has 3 settings, Red,High and,Low has 3 LEDs .Its made by Ever Ready. You can get it at Home Depot The batteries last a long time. Like I said I use it everyday. With no strap its easy to use handheld and it costs 4 BUCKS!!!
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I have a couple different led headlamps. One is even an energizer from wallyworld and it is fantastic. Especially for the price. Was under $20 if I remember right.
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I use one everyday also. Its a clipon lite that stays clipped on your hat when you put it there. It uses 3 AAA and has 3 settings, Red,High and,Low has 3 LEDs .Its made by Ever Ready. You can get it at Home Depot The batteries last a long time. Like I said I use it everyday. WWith no strap its easy to use handheld and it costs 4 BUCKS!!!
Sounds great! I've only seen hat brim lamps that used disc batteries that tend to co$t more and have low light levels. It'll be a while till I can get to a Home Depot. Hope they don't discontinue them.


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I have a couple different led headlamps. One is even an energizer from wallyworld and it is fantastic. Especially for the price. Was under $20 if I remember right.
I've had lights under $20 last a long time compared to a lot of high end brands. Coastal has a local office where I take in my broken nonfunctioning Coastal lights to exchange at no cost. The down side is the headlamps have broken every time in less than a year.

I've bought a brand at Fred Meyers that's about 19.99 or less and had a lot of success.


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