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Old 03-27-2006, 03:47 PM
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I am looking to by a headlamp for night fishing. Any suggestion???
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Old 03-27-2006, 03:50 PM
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just make sure its comfortable on your head and uses the LED bulbs not a standard bulb. These things are great, I picked mine up relatively cheap if I remember correctly. Its a Garrity with two LEDs and has always worked for me. I have had it for a couple years and just recently had to replace the battery.
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i agree with fish aholic, led's all the way. bright as heck and longer battery life.
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:43 PM
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I'm on my second Eveready $12 from WalMart headlamp, I killed the first somehow, smashed it, and the second one is still going, it's LED 1 red 2 white, and works well for what I need.

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I use the same light as Ed, they are reasonably comfortable and I've had mine for two years..
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I've tried a variety of headlamps over the years, but I have to agree, that one from Walmart with the one red and two white led's is about the best for the buck.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:21 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys!!!
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:51 PM
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I've tried a variety of headlamps over the years, but I have to agree, that one from Walmart with the one red and two white led's is about the best for the buck.
Yup, what Jimmy said.

I had some higher end Princeton Tek lights and LED lights, I've given them all away. All I use now are the Rayovac 3-in-1 Head-Lite - $14 at Home Depot.



I rarely use anything other then the red part of the light. Better peripheral vision, doesn't mess up your night vision and the red part of the light spectrum only penetrates 5 feet into the water so by using the red beam there's less chance of spooking the bass that may be swimming close by. Plus the things are indestructible and waterproof - mine have all been submerged while trying to get out to rocks at Montauk and it had no effect on them at all.

Great light for a cheap price.
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:53 PM
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Oops, Now that I read it again, Jimmy's talking about a different light
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Old 03-28-2006, 02:52 PM
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Thanks for the response Suddsy.

I never would have thought of Home Depot!
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I like this one from wallmart..13$
High tech LED headlight for hands-free performance. Equipped with 3 bright LED bulbs?2 whites for super bright light and 1 red for night vision?and shatterproof lens. Headlight includes swivels, adjustable headband and holds 3 AAA batteries (included). Lifetime guarantee. Runs 50 hours between battery charges. Pivoting directional light lets you point the light right where you need it. ABS plastic housing for extra durability. 3-position slide switch.
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Thanks for the response Suddsy.

I never would have thought of Home Depot!
Thinking about it, I might have bought em at Loews.

Bubba, that's an interesting light, never saw that one before - how far and well can you see with just the red LED on ??

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Old 03-30-2006, 07:32 AM
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Thanks again guys. I ordered one from home depot. It was 25$ with shipping. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:20 AM
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The headlamp is light and comfortable enough that you may forget you have it on.Single red LED is excellent for close detail work, especially where preserving your night vision is important and pivot feature is wonderful..Amount of red light is more than enough for ours need,s.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:18 AM
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Bubba Thanks for the response.
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