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FISHING HEADLIGHT - HEADLAMPS - Head torch advice ?

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Jellyworm, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Steve

    Steve Rockling

  2. Ian Alexander

    Ian Alexander Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

  3. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tags;tagid=372
     
  4. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    A Golden Oldie
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Rockling

    have you seen these

    3x CREE XM-L T6+2R5 LED 5000 Lumen Headlamp Headlight Head Light LAMP Flashlight

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3x-CREE-XM-L-T6-2R5-LED-5000-Lumen-Headlamp-Headlight-Head-Light-LAMP-Flashlight-/201162663635?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item2ed63aa6d3
     
  6. Biker Jake

    Biker Jake Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    i cant imagine the battery lasting long on that thing. One of the best on the market atm imo is the fenix hp25. I also own the 30. Battery lasts ages on the 25. I also guarentee the fenix 30 is brighter than any cree!
     
  7. Fishy Rich

    Fishy Rich Guest

    myself and a good few of may mates have the fenix' hp30 great lamp, I seem to go through a couple of crees a year theyre good but not very robust
     
  8. cod hunter

    cod hunter Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    if your getting a princton tec apex send to America for them I got 2 including post and packing cheaper then buying 1 in the uk
     
  9. oldtrace

    oldtrace Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Hi guys. new to Forum, but been fishing for 50years.
    Not seen this one mentioned. I have been using a hope R4 for a couple of years and it is an awesome piece of kit. it is a cycle lamp but comes with a good head harness, has variable light settings up to 1000 lumens and two lithium batteries.
    Bit expensive but a great bit of kit.
     
  10. big cliff

    big cliff Rockling

    I have just bought a Petzl Pixa 2 off E bay brand spanking new for just over 30 Quid it has a 3 year warranty
    and it looks like a real quality product , no doubt its not the brightest light but its well suited to walking in the dark
    with 2 lighting settings , if the battery power starts dropping off it automatically goes into another mode giving around light for another 6 hrs or so, so you should never get caught out [ obviously a spare lamp is a good idea ]
    ---- It always puzzled me a bit why you would want a light that would dazzle pigeons at one mile !
     
  11. 3be2

    3be2 Blenny

    Just to clear something up that seems to be a common misconception... "Cree" do not make head torches. Cree make LED's. They are pretty much the RR of LED's. I would be surprised if 'Fenix' did not use Cree LED's in their products.

    If you see an e-bay 'Cree X lumen headtorch' advertised then what they are really suggesting is that they are selling a headtorch that utilises a Cree LED not that they are selling a headtorch made by Cree.

    As I say, Cree make LED's not anything that might utilise one of their vast range of LED's. They really are 'top of the Premiership' where LED's are concerned. They don't make head torches though.

    Here is their website ... http://www.cree.com/ ... as you can see they do not make Cree head torches for sale on e-bay!
     
  12. robq

    robq Rockling

    Im a bit fed up with the chinese cree lights failing with poor wiring and components :( You just cant trust them on a wet night with a long walk over rocks and a big climb back to safety.

    So I bought a fenix HP25 as a backup to my princeton tec apex, after a recommendation somewhere on this thread :)

    I like a light that takes 4 x AA batteries on the head cradle and it fitted the bill

    Well I have to say that I prefer it to the apex, mainly down to the flood which is a lovely wide spread of light. The spot is decent too, maybe not as mega bright as some of the 1000 + ( claimed ::) ) lumens of the chinese crees !! but more than bright enough :)

    Well worth £55 :)
     
  13. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    anyone got the fenix HP-30?
     
  14. mattylamb

    mattylamb Rockling

    i really should have read the whole thread :)
     
  15. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Some Fenix Headlights At Awesome Prices On Ebay. Id say they are better than the princeton tech. More robust and a nice strong beam with several lower settings too.

    Check Out Prices Here.
     
  16. Steve

    Steve Rockling

    Have you seen the fenix HL55 rob. Claims to be waterproof to 2m
     
  17. robq

    robq Rockling

    No not seen it steve ?

    Il have a look online :)

    To be honest the HP30 has a better spec than the 25 but I just dont like seperate battery waist packs :p They always seem to get in the way ;D

    I seem to end up getting them snagged round my rucksack and pulling the leads out whilst climbing :mad:

    I still have 2 x lenser H14 cree copies that still work fine, I just dont trust that they wont let me down when I really need them :(
     
  18. Steve

    Steve Rockling

    iv got to the stage in life rob were if im going anywhere like Ravenscar on my own, i have 2 lights even in daylight. a 2way radio with 26 mile radius and a couple of large chemical sticks. just in case... hopefully ill never have to use them
     
  19. robq

    robq Rockling

    Steve I know where you are coming from :) I take safety more seriously the older I get

    Dave and I are starting to use double ropes wherever we go now with an extra safety fall arrest device

    Yep some may laugh and say overkill ;D but you will only ever regret not taking those extra precautions once !! and by then it will be too late :(

    I always have 2 lights and spare batteries too :)
     
  20. Welsh wizard

    Welsh wizard if you don't know you don't need to know

    I have a hope vison 4 I've had it for years the best headlight I've had and seen
    36 hours on low setting
     

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