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What LED headlamp should I get??

Old 11-30-2007, 07:56 AM
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Default What LED headlamp should I get??

I have one of those Streamlight WOWs that came out years ago. Lately, I have problems sometimes with the light dimming out with full batteries sometimes, though I JUST changed the bulb recently.

I see they have the LED bulbs that last MUCH longer and are bright.

Question: For finding bright eyes and going to treestands, as well as good light for trackingblood trails, using up close to work on stuff in my backpack in darkness, etc. what headlamp would you recommend? I cannot afford to get one that won't find bright eyes at a bit of a distance like my WOW was able to do.

One thing I have noticed is that the headlamps I see nowadays have the round strap like my WOW did, but ALSO a strap that goes up OVER the head. I wonder if this would keep me from being able to simply put the light around my neck instead of my head??

Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.






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Old 11-30-2007, 08:19 AM
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I use an Aurora by PrincetonTec...In fact I have 2, once I find my deer, I hang the other on a tree limb, so I can get the 4-wheeler to it and haul it out...

For tracking, I bought a LED tactical light from Lowe's Hardware that used 3 AAA batteries...I can't remember the name, I think it's made by Coastal....It was $47 bucks...The nicest thing is you can adjust the beam size (like a MagLight)....This helps when tracking, because I have seen some that are so bright they "wash out" the blood trail...Other than a Coleman, this is the best tracking light I have ever used...It's only about 4 inches long. so it's easy to keep on you...
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:00 AM
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I have the Brinkmann with the 1 watt single LED. I got it at WallyWorld a few years ago for around $40. They are prolly alot cheaper now. It is extremely bright. I use itfor fishing, work, hunting, etc. If you want one to see to get to your stand, etc. then you may want one with a seperate red light in it.... I like mine but it is just the one bulb and no adjustment. However, I use it alot and have only changed the batteries a few times. I think it burns like 80+ hours on 3 AAA's. There are also some nice Petzl's. I think Wallyworld even carries a few models of them.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:18 PM
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I've had great luck with the Alaskan GuideSeries from Cabelas, with the xenon/green led light. It sells for $39.99 and the 3 AA's will run it all season on the green light which is plenty bright to see to walk to stand.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:28 PM
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Thanks guys! It is truly amazing how far they've come in LEDs over the past two years or so!
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:46 PM
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I've had great luck with the Alaskan GuideSeries from Cabelas, with the xenon/green led light. It sells for $39.99 and the 3 AA's will run it all season on the green light which is plenty bright to see to walk to stand.
I have this light and it is awesome for finding bright eyes and walking to my stand. My friend has an old streamlight and both of us agree that mine appears better for walking and finding bright eyes. Now when it comes to finding blood both of ours are marginal at best. He carries a small flashlight similiar to the old mag-light that appears to throw out a blueish light that is really good in picking up blood. I wish i could find a head lamp that had my greenlight and this "blueish" type light. i will probably end up buying the small flashlight that he carries for blood trails. It appears that his small flashlight isa tactical flashlight as nchawkeye says so that is what i will purchase for next hunting season.
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Old 11-30-2007, 09:52 PM
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i use brinkmann and it rocks _\,,/
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:48 PM
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I use cats eyes for my cap light! Works great for getting in and out of the woods and up and down my tree! They cost like $12.00 bucks!
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