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Jon Holcombe

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What kind/type headlamps your wearing, they look impressive.
They are both discontinued on Amazon, but here is a comparable headlamp: NEWEST Headlamp 12000 Lumen Ultra Bright CREE LED Work Headlight with 18650 Rechargeable Batteries, 4 Modes IPX4 Waterproof Head Lamp Best Head Lights for Camping Cycling Hiking Hunting.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07H4GPCSS/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B07H4GPCSS&pd_rd_w=9PVWm&pf_rd_p=21517efd-b385-405b-a405-9a37af61b5b4&pd_rd_wg=0JK5R&pf_rd_r=PF1Q0KBXMZDTP94ZY342&pd_rd_r=b2c7381d-2891-11e9-be65-17f4f8daa818
 

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Thanks, I was expecting a lot more $$. Are these lights really as good as the advertising? I know the lumen output is a controversial subject in that how the light is measured. I know this depends on the light mode option, how long do the batteries really last for useable light?

As always enjoy your photo's!!
 
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Jon Holcombe

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I know this depends on the light mode option, how long do the batteries really last for useable light?
Thanks Devil. I usually only have it on for 20 minutes, occasionally longer, and the level has sustained at full power. It is the most powerful headlamp I've found, a lot brighter than the smaller ones. For some reason it has a strobe function, and I'm not sure what purpose that serves. I do not expect it to last more than a year or two.
 

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I just got done installing a fan with light in my bathroom. They've been able to do amazing things with LED's. I remember buying an LED nightlight 10 years ago and they gave off a bluish light. I hated it. The ones in this light use a ridiculously small 6.5 watts to replace a 60 watt bulb, and they work just fine.
 

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For some reason it has a strobe function, and I'm not sure what purpose that serves.
Suppose you fall and slip a disc in your back out there. Here you are, 5 hours later at night, flat on your back, and you see a helicopter looking for you. I'd turn on that strobe pronto.
 

Jon Holcombe

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Suppose you fall and slip a disc in your back out there. Here you are, 5 hours later at night, flat on your back, and you see a helicopter looking for you. I'd turn on that strobe pronto.
An electrician told me that some new LED's allow you to choose five different color temperatures, and install almost flat instead of a can in the ceiling. It did not occur to me that the strobe was an emergency signal light. I thought perhaps it was a "charging black bear mesmerization strobe", and would cause the bear to stop, sit down, and consider whether or not he really wants to eat you. Either way, a useful addition to the gear.
 
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