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Discussion: Headlamp

in: Izzy B; Izzy B > 2015-12-19

Dec 19, 2015 6:18 PM # 
Use a kerosene lantern.
Dec 20, 2015 7:04 PM # 
Izzy B:
Dec 20, 2015 11:07 PM # 
I'm with Robbie on that one, you can probably get one for a good price at an antique store.
Dec 21, 2015 12:39 PM # 
Jan Erik Naess:
I prefer torching the undergrowth, that way you can run in any weather or time and it will still feel like a mid-summer's day.
Dec 21, 2015 5:15 PM # 
Why torch the whole undergrowth when you could just torch yourself?
Dec 21, 2015 6:03 PM # 
Jan Erik Naess:
Wise words..
Dec 21, 2015 6:40 PM # 
Some years ago, I bought this guy. While I don't think it's actually 1200 lumens (and the Magicshine manufacturer lists it as 1000 lm "theoretical maximum"), I have found it more than adequate for all my Night-O needs. I'd be happy to let you try it out if you like. I also purchased a wide angle lens that turns it from a spot light into a horizontal bar. Certainly its low price was attractive, but I've used it for several years. When I ran with it at Tiomila, my light seemed comparable to the lights everyone else was using.

I'm not actually sure if that top link is indeed the light I use; the model is Magicshine MJ-808.
Dec 22, 2015 12:21 AM # 
Izzy B:
Thanks for being actually helpful Ian
Dec 22, 2015 6:28 AM # 
It has colors?! O.O
Dec 22, 2015 1:39 PM # 
I have been using the same kind of headlamp for a couple of years - both as a bike light recently and also mounted on an old headlamp. Works fine in both use cases but doesn´t quite match the real "Rabbit Roasters" you can get for lots of $$$.

I bought mine from HongKong, but they seem to be quite easily available also in US at a decent price. There are several different names to the same product as far as I can see, but the link from Ian shows the basic looks.

One thing to consider is if you actually get a head-band delivered with it or if it is strictly a bike light. This might take some fiddling to construct a decent headband but is definitely doable.
Dec 23, 2015 12:50 AM # 

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