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Brightest headlamp available??

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Unread 01-02-2012, 10:17 AM
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Re: Brightest headlamp available??

Check out the Spark Technology ...

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    Unread 01-02-2012, 10:35 AM
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    Re: Brightest headlamp available??

    A quick story about Princeton Tech! I had a 4 "AA" battery head lamp which was over 15 years old. However some of the pieces were broken off and the internal connectors were shot. Remembering it had a lifetime warranty I gave them a call and explained what was wrong. No questions asked, the guy said send it in and he will see what he could do.. About two weeks later, a box was at the door with a totally refurbished light! Awesome product, awesome customer service!
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    Unread 03-14-2014, 12:04 AM
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    Re: Brightest headlamp available??

    5.11 Tactical makes a 470 Lumen Headlamp that runs on either 3/6 AA or a rechargeable Lithium battery.

    5.11 Tactical S+R

    CreeŽ XP-G2 Spot Beam
    Dual LED floodlights
    High and low light modes
    90° vertical rotation
    LED battery charge indicator

    Water resistant high impact polymer
    Runs on three (6) AA batteries
    Elasticized non-slip headband
    Lockout switch
    Aluminum heat sink
    High Mode Flood only: 229 lumens/18 hrs.
    High Mode Spot only: 360 lumens/15 hrs.
    High Mode All lights: 470 lumens/10.5 hrs.
    Low Mode, Flood only: 15 lumens/262 hrs.
    Low Mode, Spot only: 123 lumens/41 hrs.
    Low Mode, All lights: 134 lumens/37.5 hrs.
    - See more at: 5.11 Tactical S+R

    Found this 5000 Lumen one on Ebay

    3X CREE XM L XML T6 LED 5000LM Rechargeable Headlamp Headlight Charger Battery | eBay

    You can find some even brighter ones out there with Cree LEDs in them. The only thing is, you can never tell if they are blowing steam or not. Also they can be misleading when it comes to things like runtimes. Many lights say high lumens, X amount of life, but the life is usually rated for the lowest settings.

    The 5.11 light is the highest quality one I have found that actually lasts 10.5 hours on high like it says.
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