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Old 12-21-2017, 04:30 PM   #1
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Are there any good quality rechargeable LED headlamps available?
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https://www.atmosphere.ca/product/33...1512=332231513
(wasnt blue tooth when I got it) Bright as the sun but dims when you get near something reflective so you don't blind yourself when you look at a set of prints in the dark. battery still lasts several hours after 4 years of use. bought an extra battery pack last year, cant remember how much it cost.
harness works well with helmet or hard hat.
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Are there any good quality rechargeable LED headlamps available?
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in china ?

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Old 12-21-2017, 07:29 PM   #4
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Petzl Tikka2 with power core. Had mine going on 6 years and still will go 6 hours on hi.
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Just bought one from Amazon at the recommendation of a fellow electrician. It will work on my MSA Comfo-Cap but you have to hold in the light mount on the Comfo-Cap with a small TyRap. Other than that it seems to work OK.
It is 120 volt or USB rechargeable .

Amazon LED rechargeable head lamps sold by ACMENOVO.
It pops up the very first one cost $27.99 .

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I switched to 18650s not to long ago. I got this headlamp

https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-Head...Bheadlamp&th=1

and this flashlight

https://www.amazon.com/Crelant-Flash...=crelant+7g3cs

Went with the panasonic protected 18650 cells and a xstar charger. Love the whole setup. I was running a luxpro double AA flashlight and a cr123 headlamp. The 18650s are way better last quite a while on a charge and dont have to keep buying batteries. You do have to be careful though. If you don't get protected cells they can catch on fire when they drop to too low of a voltage. I know I don't want that especially on my head. You have to watch out for fake 18650s too. I believe the cheap xstar charger I bought isn't protected and you have to be careful and take the batteries off the charger right away. They can potentially blow up if left on the charger too long. All in all I'm very happy with the setup and haven't had any issues over many charges and deep discharges. I even accidentally left a battery charging all night one time and it didn't set the house on fire so my charger might be protected too.
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Milwaukee. Done.
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Do you have any part number for the Milwaukee? Is it rechargeable?
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Dude, just google it.
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Look at this thread, I wouldn't be putting those on my head LOL

http://www.electriciantalk.com/f17/a...e-cigs-234370/

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I switched to 18650s not to long ago. I got this headlamp

http://www.electriciantalk.com/f17/a...e-cigs-234370/

https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-Head...Bheadlamp&th=1

and this flashlight

https://www.amazon.com/Crelant-Flash...=crelant+7g3cs

Went with the panasonic protected 18650 cells and a xstar charger. Love the whole setup. I was running a luxpro double AA flashlight and a cr123 headlamp. The 18650s are way better last quite a while on a charge and dont have to keep buying batteries. You do have to be careful though. If you don't get protected cells they can catch on fire when they drop to too low of a voltage. I know I don't want that especially on my head. You have to watch out for fake 18650s too. I believe the cheap xstar charger I bought isn't protected and you have to be careful and take the batteries off the charger right away. They can potentially blow up if left on the charger too long. All in all I'm very happy with the setup and haven't had any issues over many charges and deep discharges. I even accidentally left a battery charging all night one time and it didn't set the house on fire so my charger might be protected too.
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Milwaukee has this one

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...1-21/302204633

but it says only for use with hardhats I don't know if it works well on your bare head.

For me the Petzl with far less lumens has been great, very good run time off AAA batteries, I have done a ton of work in the dark with it without ever slowing down for the light. If this one really floods the room with light - maybe. The Petzl is bright enough on what's in front of you but not much peripheral illumination.
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Looking at the reviews, it seems that many of the people who bought it, just use it one their head. I rarely wear a hardhat so that would be a deal breaker. I bet it works fine.
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Look at this thread, I wouldn't be putting those on my head LOL

http://www.electriciantalk.com/f17/a...e-cigs-234370/

BTW, hope the leg is healing fast for you @five.five-six
You aren't kidding I don't know if I even want the flashlight in my pocket anymore. I knew they were potentially dangerous but I thought it was only the cheap batteries and while you were using them. I know amazon is known for counterfeits too and I got my panosonic 18650Bs from there about a year ago, so thats a little scary.
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Looking at the reviews, it seems that many of the people who bought it, just use it one their head. I rarely wear a hardhat so that would be a deal breaker. I bet it works fine.
This kind of thing I don't worry too much if I buy it at Home Depot, returns are
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I did a little bit more digging into 18650 safety. By law they have to have two safeties which isn't the button protection in 18650Bs. Apparently vaporizers don't run protected batteries because they use too much current at once, the over current draw protection would trip. The PCB protected batteries, also protect them from being over charged in addition to over discharging which I wasn't aware. They also disconnect the battery in case of an internal short.

https://batterybro.com/blogs/18650-w...-vs-pcb-vs-cid

The other two safeties required by law disconnect the battery internally on temperature and pressure. They should also have a vent so they can't build up pressure and explode. Mine has the vent holes on the positive terminal. Some knock offs seem to not have any safeties or a vent.
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I dunno, there are some things like headlamps, stud finders and laser levels that work better with normal batteries. I don't want to be bothered recharging too many things.
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