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Which led head lamp

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Dav, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Dav

    Dav Rockling

    Been thinking about a new led type headlamp for the winter , i use at the minute a tiga , which to be honest is a great light and have a petzel led as a backup ,the tiga tho is abit to heavy round the waist , ive spoken to gjw who has a speleo nova and a silva lx , and he reccomends the silva , can anyone else reccomend one , ive looked up the silva and the cheapest ive seen is £ 69.99
    cheers
     
  2. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Dav, have a look at these mate, I'm an agent for them, I was going to ask Glenn if i can do an article on them for the forum. They start at about £25 and go up to about £35.

    http://ledco.co.uk/products_headtorches.asp

    Ken
     
  3. Dav

    Dav Rockling

    Cheers for that ken . i think they sell them in maplins ..
     
  4. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    Princton tec apex. Used one right through last winter, waterproof,impact resistant.The spot beam is excellant for the size of the torch,the low power setting is enough to bait up with and also see the rod tip.
    None of the led lights I ve seen come anywhere close to the Tiga for outright power but the light from the Princeton was good enough for me to see no problem going up and down Blea wyke in horrible wet dark conditions.
    A few people didn t think them good enough for night time bait collecting but I use mine only for fishing so it does me well.
    Very light to carry.
    From a set of 2600mha re chargeables I was getting three average 6-8 hours fishing sessions using a mix of both high and low settings so very good on the battery front as well.
    You can get them online for about £45.00 now .

    I will be sticking with the Princeton for this coming winter.
     
  5. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Ive got the Princeton and cant fault it :happy: :happy:

    Some more info here:

    http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/north-east-coast-fishing/head-torch-advice/0/

    and

    http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/forum/?action=tags;id=564

    and

    http://www.whitbyseaanglers.co.uk/fishing-tackle-reviews/princeton-tec-apex/

    :happy:
     
  6. fire1160

    fire1160 New Member

    i use the mfa brand carnt foult them realy they are a little heavey with regards to the battery but the battery life is amazeing around 24 hours with 3 diffrent brightness settings i whouldnt be on the beach without mine i got mine from harrys of brid for about £55 mfa mk 4 :canadian:
     
  7. Jellyworm

    Jellyworm Rockling

    The plastic doesn t look very serviceable fire on the MFA.I wouldn t like to drop one on the rocks.The princeton is very sturdy and fullywaterproof.
    Big plus for me is knowing that even if drop it onto the rocks or into the water it will keep working and the princeton tec does .
     
  8. CBass

    CBass New Member

    Dav,

    Depends on how much money you want to spend! I have tried all plethora of head torches for work, not that you ever get used fishing you understand :secret:. In terms of sheer amount of light and battery setup you can't beat the Hope Vision ones. They are astoundingly bright (more than a tiga) and have a better beam pattern. I have the two LED version and that is incredible, they now do a 4 led one which claims 900 lumens, I have a modified maglite that runs at about that and you could blind pilots with the thing. The only downdside is you are looking at 175 notes for one and the 4 led is probably more like £300. They are handmade in this country though and you can really tell.

    http://www.vision-adventure.co.uk/

    Next up I would go for the Silva or the Princeton Tec. The Silva will be brighter but the Princeton Tec are imho a bit tougher built and they have the advantage of it not being the end of the world if you drop them. If you just want something to rig up and bait with then I don't think you will beat one of these for a tenner.

    https://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/productdetail/id_product/18650

    cBass
     

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