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Old 04-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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What kind of headlamp do you guys recommend for darks spaces/attic? I'm looking for a led/rechargable headlamp if possible. Thx

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Old 04-17-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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Petzl. If you want rechargeable, use AA's or AAA's. If you get one with a proprietary battery & charger, you'll be working in the dark if the battery is dead. Using rechargeable AA or AAAs, you can at least buy batteries just about any where if you need light.

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Right now, I'm in a 1000-man steel mill with loads of maintenance folks doing just fine with the ordinary, buy-at-Lowes Eveready headlamps that have LED's and use AAA's.
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http://www.fenixtactical.com/fenix-hp11.html

that thing is awsome!
i use it in the 55 lumen setting the most but 277 is very nice when you want really bright.
Features of Fenix HP11 Headlamp:
  • • Cree XP-G LED (R5) with lifespan of 50,000 hours
    • Uses four 1.5V AA (Alkaline, Ni-MH) batteries (not included)
    • Separated type structure to balance the weight for comfortable wearing
    • Output mode / Runtime:
    • Turbo 277 lumens 3h 51min
      High 133 lumens 9h 31min
      Mid 55 lumens 25h
      Low 4 lumens 206h
      Strobe 277 lumens
      Flash 55 lumens
      SOS 55 lumens
    • Dual switch system for easy operation - one for turning on and off, second for output adjustment
    • Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness
    • Light head made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the rest made of high quality plastic
    • Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
    • Waterproof to IPX-6 Standard
    • Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating


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The H7 from LED Lenser. Adjustable focus, adjustable light angle, and adjustable intensity from 2 up to 155 lumens.

It won't last but a couple hours at 155 lumens, but that's brighter than any other headlamp I've ever seen.

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http://www.amazon.com/Petzl-E78CHB-P.../dp/B004M3GDI4

this is what I use
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Princeton EOS is pretty decent and cheap on amazon.
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Petzl. If you want rechargeable, use AA's or AAA's. If you get one with a proprietary battery & charger, you'll be working in the dark if the battery is dead. Using rechargeable AA or AAAs, you can at least buy batteries just about any where if you need light.
Any suggestions on which one to grab? My 3 AAA minimag died today when I was using it as a lantern in a drop ceiling and accidentally knocked it out with some Cat-5 somebody lazily hung.

A bunch of the ones they have seem to be Lithium packs only, but I'm looking for something that will let me use the rechargeable Energizers I have.
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Petzl. If you want rechargeable, use AA's or AAA's. If you get one with a proprietary battery & charger, you'll be working in the dark if the battery is dead. Using rechargeable AA or AAAs, you can at least buy batteries just about any where if you need light.

Petzl has some good stuff.
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Petzl if you want really good quality. The cheap ones may be just as bright, but they don't hold up as well against bumps and scrapes.
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Try 3m light vision glasses. They an led on each side that swivels. Pretty easy if you wear safety glasses when working.
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Try 3m light vision glasses. They an led on each side that swivels. Pretty easy if you wear safety glasses when working.
Just got those, great for service upgrades in dark basements.
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I would recommend an LED head lamp that will only fit the head of your helper so he gets to do all the attic/crawl space work!
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Since this thread is here, and still kinda fresh, I'm going to throw in an add-on question. Does anyone know of a good-quality clip-on headlamp I can stick on my hard hat(like a miner's light)? My nice Fenix angle light walked off(turns out someone else liked it too), and I find myself increasingly in the dark and needing both hands, usually in tight spots. However, because I do quite a bit of work in a smelly, nasty cattle slaughterhouse, I don't really want to have a strap, since it'll just grab hold of the smell.

I'd definitely rock that headlight bra, but it doesn't look like it's fire-******ant...
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I would recommend an LED head lamp that will only fit the head of your helper so he gets to do all the attic/crawl space work!
The trick is to get fat enough that you can't fit through the hatch.
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The trick is to get fat enough that you can't fit through the hatch.
I think that might be a pretty standard practice for a few Alberta journeymen...

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