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Reddit reviews: The best headlamps

We found 1,569 Reddit comments discussing the best headlamps. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 318 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Headlamps:

u/badon_ · 1 pointr/flashlight

> Price Range: UK, up to £50 - the only batteries I have and have experience with are disposables like AA and AAA but I am willing to learn about new types. I have charging cables like USB-C
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> Battery Type & Quantity: Recommend me whatever you like battery wise

I recommend you get these ones (make sure your battery specifications match the packaging in this photo):

  • New battery day! 24 AA Eneloop NiMH batteries in 16 and 8 cell packs. : r/AAMasterRace

    Get this package first to get the highest quality charger on the market:

  • AmazonSmile: Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries: PANASONIC: Electronics
  • HKJ Review of Charger Panasonic BQ-CC17 - lygte-info.dk

    > A nice -dv/dt termination with only a small temperature increase and no trickle charge, this looks very good. [...] The charger is very good at filling the batteries.

    You need that charger to get the full life out of Eneloops. If you take care of them, Eneloops will last at least a decade, maybe longer. They achieve maximum longevity when you charge any time before they reach 60% depth of discharge (40% remaining capacity). So, if you charge them when they're half discharged or sooner, that's easy to remember.

    > Purpose: Main purpose - used to find correct door numbers when I am delivering in evenings
    >
    > Other uses would be as an emergency lighting source in my flat in case of a powercut and to take along with me when I'm on a motorbike again for emergency usage. If I could use it randomly in countryside settings where there is not much light pollution that would be great as well
    >
    > Size: Something easily held in one hand, not to head heavy and not too heavy, needs to fit in a backpack easily
    >
    > Type: Handheld
    >
    > Main Use: Whilst in residential areas shining light to find the right door numbers - IMPORTANT must not disturb residents with too much excess light

    You said you want handheld, but if you're using it from a motorbike while delivering, then it really sounds like what you need is a hands-free headlamp, but one that can also be used handheld. I did a search for you:

  • http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html?type=headlamp&battery=1xAA+2xAA+3xAA+4xAA+5xAA+6%2BAA&runtime=_+_+dec&features=regulation&price=_+62

    I'm not sure how to use the search features to minimize the amount of spill light, but maybe u/parametrek can explain how to do that. I see beam angle, intensity, and throw that might be useful in filtering for that kind of feature, but I'm not sure if it's actually possible to filter that way.

    In any case, the Zebralight headlamps can be used handheld without the headlamp holder, and they include a pocket clip for that purpose too. I recommend the Zebralight H53c because it uses AA batteries:

  • AmazonSmile: Zebralight H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI: Sports & Outdoors
  • H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI - Zebralight

    The Armytek Tiara lights are similar, and imitate many of the features of Zebralights, so although I haven't used one myself, they get recommended often and they might be equally versatile as a handheld light - I just don't know if they come with a pocket clip. The quality of Armytek is good, but is praised less often than Zebralight. They might have some features that are different from Zebralight, in addition to a lower price, so they're worth considering.

    I almost always use my Zebralights without the headlamp strap, although I do use the silicone holder because it makes it easy to swivel and point the light. I put some zip ties on it for a lanyard so I can attach it to the exterior of my EDC bag, without risk of losing it. It's tiny, so it's convenient to always have it ready. I don't need to fish around in my bag or pocket to find it. I just tap the on-button, and go. I don't need to fumble with it or even bother to put it away when I'm done using it. I think in your job, that would be ideal for you too, because it will save you a ton of time, which adds up every time you use it.

    They do have some spill light, but you have fine control over the brightness, so you can dial it down to only the amount of light you need, and you can make the light on time very brief, even though the button isn't quite a momentary on switch, which would be ideal. The way you select brightness by clicking the button might be even more useful than a momentary on switch anyway, so you can minimize the amount of light you use to the point no one will notice you, even if they're nearby while you're shining your light.

    EDIT: Formatting.
u/ThisIsWhatICarry · 5 pointsr/caving

What is your budget?

<$20: a good book on caving, or some batteries. Lithium AA/AAA if they don't like rechargeables, AA/AAA NiMH if they do. I've had good luck with the brand Tenergy, which is sold in bulk by AllBattery.com. They're basically cheap Chinese imports but their QA is decent. (Source: I'm a professional photographer who's used them for years.) Go for the 2,500 mAh capacity. You might also consider a decent charger. More on that shortly.

<$50: One of the best chargers on the market is this bad boy, but it's somewhat expensive and only charges 4 cells at once. However, it charges them safely (not overcharging, not charging too fast, etc, which limits long-term life), can identify bad cells, and can charge almost any cylindrical battery out there, including the far superior 18650 cell, which is important for a good headlamp or flashlight. For a good headlamp, consider the ThruNite TH10 in neutral white for $40, or the same headlamp with a battery for $15 more. Note: this light doesn't use AA/AAA batteries; it uses the 18650 battery, which is slightly larger but 4 times the capacity of an AA battery and is able to discharge power fast enough to support amazingly bright lights. Every light I'm linking here supports multiple brightness modes, with a maximum brightness around 1,000 lumens, i.e. as bright as your car's headlights. They also drop to between 0.4 lumens and 1 lumen at their lowest setting, which will last for up to 70-ish days. Yes, really. That's a nice feature to have in a cave.

<$100: A good headlamp/flashlight. Most cavers I know are old-school when it comes to flashlights because they aren't aware of some of the incredible LED and battery innovations that have occured. Most of their headlamps are either small and underpowered or huge and bulky and... still underpowered sometimes. I'd recommend a ThruNite TC-12 v2 in neutral white. It also uses an 18650 battery. The light bundle I linked includes one battery and the light is USB chargable, though that charger I linked earlier will charge the battery faster.

You can add a helmet strap if you know they use a helmet. If you're looking for a headlamp instead of a flashlight, consider the ThruNite TH10 I linked earlier or the Nitecore HC30 in neutral white which is slightly more expensive. Nitecore and ThruNite are fairly similar, though in my opinion Nitecore looks more "tactical" while ThruNite's electronics are slightly better. Both are good companies, however.

<$150: If you decide to get a light and extra batteries, don't get any battery with a brand containing the word "fire". (Those brands are known for lying about the capacities and being fire risks.) I'd recommend a 4-pack of KeepPower 3,400 mAh 18650 batteries if you're going for that kind of batteries as they're a good brand and I own them myself.

Some other considerations: a nice base layer, i.e. thermal underwear. I'd strongly recommend merino wool as it's thin, light, and warm even when it's wet. Cost: $50-$100 per item for a top or bottom/long johns. And they'll always have a warm, fuzzy feeling when they think of you. ;-)

u/Wolczyk · 10 pointsr/CampingGear

Ya I could give some recommendations.

First, that 200 lumens claimed by Black Diamond is more than likely inflated. How long do they claim that lasts?

Second, a lot of people who enjoy the outdoors believe that a red light is best for keeping night vision. Over at r/flashlight it has been debated a lot and the general consensus is that a "sub-lumen mode" is better than a red light for keeping night vision. That would be a mode that is below 1 lumen, and I could not agree more.

Now for the recommendations (Please note I did not have time to find the best deals out there, so please look around for better pricing. Also, I recommend for all the below recommendations that you go with the WARMEST tint.):

Wowtac A2S- Well regarded as one of the best starter headlamps out there at a great price. Comes with a rechargeable battery.

Skillhunt H03- Another highly praised light at a decent price. Does not come with a battery. This light would require a battery that could be charged or a battery with a charger.

Olight H1R Honestly, I don't know much about this one as I am not a fan of Olight. However, Olight is a well regarded brand and I gurantee many people out there enjoy that light.

Armytek Wizard Pro- My personal favorite of the group. Very well regarded light with an amazing beam pattern and vast range of setting. Although a little expensive, this is an amazing light I have no problem recommending. Also check out the Elf and the Tiara

Zebralight Again, I don't know much about Zebralight. However, most people over at r/flashlight debate whether Zebralight or Armytek makes the best headlamp. If you like Zebralight and want a specific model recommendation, check over in the sub reddit.

There are a lot more out there. u/parametrek has created a database where you can put in your requirements and it will show you basically every light under the sun that is a good fit. Check it out http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html

u/ENORMOUS_VEINY_DICK · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Pretty much any single cell 18650 light will do that with the utmost ease. The best way to describe the performance of a single 18650 1000 lumen light that hasn't used one is that it's brighter than you expect it will be multiple times over.

The wowtac a2s in neutral white is a great low cost high quality light. It's a headlamp, but it can be removed from the headband for handheld use. Being able to do both is very useful.

Someone else reccomended the wowtac a1s. It's great too. Its handheld with a better user interface. Better at handheld use. I just reccomend the headlamp since it does both and you might end up using it more than you expect.

Make sure to get the verson with the s at the end, the plain a2 is a 500 lumen cheaper model and the amazon page tries to merge them for some reason.

It comes with a usb rechargeable battery, but i consider it a freebie, not something to depend on permanently in my opinion. The charger built into the battery gets kinda hot and the cell is of unknown quality and true capacity. The ones i gifted to people at Christmas are still going strong though with heavy use. You could very well just buy the light and see how the included battery does.

If you decide on a higher quality battery get an NCR18650GA and an xtar ant mc1 plus. This light needs long protected cells so that one is perfect.

Links:
Wowtac A2S https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-BnQAbZY2WE4A

MAKE SURE A2S NEUTRAL WHITE IS SELECTED. Annoying shared page with the a2 and cool white version (tint of light emitted).

Recommended battery.
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_88&product_id=55&sort=rating&order=DESC

Inexpensive and good charger:
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=79&product_id=496

u/archover · 3 pointsr/flashlight

May I recommend my two lights (I walk 1-3hrs most nights) that I use in heavily wooded counrtyside:

  • Thorfire S70S - very good throw and decent flood, rugged and a serious heavy light, 3960lm, 2x18650 or 2x26650 (my use), fast shipping from Amazon at $56. You will need batteries and charger (VC2 for me). I run mine on High (1800lm). IMO the advertised Turbo setting at 3960lm is not worth the heat and reduced run times, and barely noticed output improvement. I use flat top unprotected batteries but most say to use protected ones.

  • Wowtac A2s right angle Neutral White My essential light, great for its size decent throw and flood, light and comfortable to wear, ~1000lm 1x18650 button top protected included, which charges via USB port. Same criticism running on Turbo; I run on High (~400lm) and still seriously bright which does 4-1/2 hrs it is said. Again, fast shipping from Amazon and an amazing $30 value. Note: For best results, use button top batteries. Flat tops cut off with vibration.

    How I use my lights: I walk a lot, and wear the headlamp and carry the S70S on the included sling. My hands are free. The headlamp is on all the time (High) and when I need huge reach, it's one button press away on the handy S70S. No fumbling around. The headlamp lights the way for my feet (especially important because of where I walk), and about 40 yards ahead. The S70S is great for seeing the wildlife (deer, coyotes, etc) across fields. My observation on distance: If you can't make out details you care about, at 500 yards in the day time, don't expect it at night with any light. Your eyes are a limiting factor.

    Finally, a headlamp is a no brainer if you need to work with your hands in the dark.
u/mcfarlie6996 · 6 pointsr/flashlight

So this is going to slightly exceed your budget but it'll be one of the best options in terms of raw power and great performance.

So first is the NW Thrunite TH10 but this light concerns me because its reflector is slightly large giving it a tighter hotspot which isn't quite ideal for hands on projects. The head does come off so I'm thinking this would work to convert it to a mule light by taking out the reflector. (Mule means a flashlight with no hotspot which is ideal for hands on work.)

It might seem redneck in a sense but it actually makes the light have dual purpose. As is the light is more ideal for walking/hiking where you need light further away from you and then you could take the reflector out to convert it for closer applications. Hopefully someone can confirm my theory on their TH10. ~wink wink, nudge nudge~

My 2nd recommendation would the Nitecore HC50 which seems cheaper but it doesn't come with a battery or charger(trust me on these). This light is going to be a bit more ideal close up because of the larger reflector. I'm not the biggest fan of the Cool White tint but to most people just getting into high powered flashlights it's not even a concern for them.

Both lights have really good modes and features. It'll be up to you if to decide what's best though for him. Feel free to ask any questions. There are cheaper lights but we'd lose the ability of the 18650 battery feature. These are higher energy batteries that are found in laptops. Although the 18650 isn't much bigger than a AA battery, it holds the energy of over 5 AA Alkaline batteries to give you an idea of how awesome they are.

u/Virisenox_ · 5 pointsr/flashlight

>Wondering what people think of AAA vs rechargeable headlamps? Any reason I should avoid the rechargeable ones?

No. You should avoid 3xAAA for all of the reasons you've mentioned. It's a stupid way of powering a device.

>I am most familiar with Black Diamond or Petzl that are easy to buy in store, but right or wrong am a little hesitant to go with a "no name"/discount brand due to reliability.

Black Diamond and Petzl are liked among climbers because they're lightweight. For literally any other purpose, a headlamp from another brand will be better, mainly because of better battery types. We won't recommend any no name headlamps, but I'm sure they'll be brands that you haven't heard of. These headlamps might also surprise you with their prices after seeing what BD and Petzl headlamps cost, but trust us, we know what's good.

All that being said, it seems like you're after some sort of rechargeable headlamp. Great choice! What's your budget? The Wowtac A2S is a fantastic value, and definitely worth looking at. Good headlamp for a great price.

u/wrathfulgrapes · 8 pointsr/running

You have a lot of recommendations to get a headlamp and a reflective vest, I wanted to weigh in on what kind of headlamp you should consider.

Ideally you'd get something lightweight, with enough power to see in front of you and make yourself somewhat visible (although that's more what the reflective vest is for). You should also get something with removable batteries so you could bring spares.

Most of the recommendations on here are for climbing lights by companies like Petzl which are colorful and fun and if you go with one of those you'll probably be fine.

But there are much better options. Those climbing lights (at least the cheaper ones) aren't waterproof, they're splash/sneeze resistant. Might last a while in rain. But IPX8 waterproof would be better. Also they're mostly plastic. The expensive ones are insanely expensive. Here are some cheaper, more bombproof options (all single AA, there are other AAA and 18650 options too but 1xAA makes for a very lightweight package):

Zebralight H53c ($59)
Excellent light, I own it's bigger brother the H600, fantastic build quality all around. 79 grams with battery.

Manker E03H ($35) Another good option. Go for the Nichia LED, much better color accuracy. 103 grams with battery.

[Fenix HL23] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UHZXAYG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kglPBbREJNAKJ) ($35) Reputable brand, good light. Not as waterproof, only IPX6. Still solid. 75 grams with battery.


There are a few more options, especially if you want more (18650) or less (AAA) power and weight. Check out /r/flashlight for more info. Or hit me up. Good luck and stay safe out there.

u/mpak87 · 7 pointsr/flashlight

That's kind of a tough set of requirements. Most of the lights we generally recommend have done away with the red mode in favor of a very dim white. While there are some military requirements that dictate its use, generally speaking you need a lot more red brightness to see what you're able to with a lower level of white. For many years it was hard to make a white light dim enough to do this properly, but technology has caught up. We can probably recommend some, but they aren't going to be the best lights around.

Next issue is the rubber strap. There are probably some available, but none that I know of off the top of my head. Most lights use an elastic fabric strap. You could probably replace it with some rubber if necessary, but the industry standard is something else.

The Skilhunt H03 mentioned in another comment is a really excellent light, it uses an 18650 size battery, which is the best compromise of size versus runtime that you'll find, and an unbeatable light for the money. You can find one here. You'll also need a couple of Batteries and a charger. This is the best setup you'll get for the $50 budget.

If by single-strap you mean that you don't want one going over the top of the head, an AA form factor light would probably be your best bet. The Thrunite TH20 is a steal for $30. It runs on normal AA batteries (not recommended because they leak, but doable in a pinch) or 14500 lithium cells. With the 14500 cells, it has over 500 lumens of brightness at the top level, and a ramping interface that lets you choose exactly the amount of light you want. It's lightweight, tough, waterproof, and the controls are intuitive. It has a very low moonlight mode that I'd rather have than any of my previous red mode lights, and there's a direct shortcut to it so you don't have to scroll through higher modes in order to get to it. If you go this route, you'd need some of these batteries and the charger I linked to above. Note that the battery and charger links are not to Amazon, there is a risk of counterfeit batteries buying there, so most people here buy from illumn.com or liionwholesale.com.

I realize these suggestions are a bit of departure from what you are asking for, but based on what I understand of your use case I think they would be your best options.

u/zerostyle · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I've been researching this myself. I do think you need to specify a few things first though:

  • Do you ever need to use it as a headlamp?
  • Do you care about weight/size?
  • Prefer floody vs longer throw/spot?

    The ones I'm considering are mostly mentioned in this thread, but I'll list a few:

    Headlamps:

  • Wowtac A2 and A2S - cheap because it includes a rechargeable battery. No neutral white for a few more months, though. $20-$30.
  • Skilhunt H03 - seems to be my favorite option with a coupon. Considered more floody than the wowtac above, and can swap out the TIR for 45/60 degree if you want. $30 with coupon

    Regular lights / slightly cheaper:

  • Atactical A1S and A1 - similar to wowtac above. Dirt cheap good lights. $20-$30
  • Convoy S2+ - also a good cheap small light. People seem to think that the 7135x6 driver is the best option and choose one of the neutral white emitters (4.5-5k or so). The brighter temp is on sale for 9.99 right now, but you might want the 5A or 4C options. Considered a floody light. Custom firmware can be loaded onto it. $10-$16.
  • Astrolux S1 - was designed the budgetlightforum. Similar to the Convoy, but has a custom driver for more brightness but also runs a lot hotter. Has a custom firmware. $23.

    Battery options:

    From my research, the best values batteries are these, depending on category:

    Highest capacity, current good for maybe 6A (some say 10A):

    Panasonic 35E or Sanyo NCR18650GA

    Need high current: (10-20A)

    Sony VTC6 or Samsung 30Q
u/Woknblues · 3 pointsr/trailrunning

I'm cycling through a few headlamps right now. I'm not a super long distance runner, and the trails I run are not very technical, I like light in weight and durable and not bouncy, so my needs are different like anyone else. I'm a bit of a flashlight nerd.

I've got https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0120RIWUK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_VNH8ybY8TM0P7

It's small, and crazy cheap and feels pretty sturdy, at only an ounce and a bit. Takes button type batteries (a pair included nicely) and lasts 20hrs on the low light setting, half on medium and 6hrs on high. The high of 65 lumens is plenty bright, but I don't run very technical trails. It also has red light for night vision preservation for map reading, etc.

Nitecore T T360 45 lm Flashlight https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CXCZ2L0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_FPH8yb82WTSVG

This one is the weight weeny winner at 3/4 Ounce, you can hardly feel it. The Cree led is very bright and the device can be clipped into belts, packs and elsewhere and is very positionable. It's usb rechargeable, can run while being charged (virtually can run forever if paired with a small powerbank). It's also be positioned via ball and socket joint, so you can get it dialed in perfectly. If using at high, it only lasts about an hour. Low will give you 4hrs but it would be ideal for groomed trails, etc.

The bigger daddy to this one is
Nitecore NU20 360 Lumens Rechargeable Lightweight LED Headlamp with USB Cable and Lumen Tactical USB AC Power Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0DAKDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SOH8ybTQNEB5E

I can't get over how relatively light and useful this one is just under two ounces. Just like the one above, pass through USB chargeable (on the fly) for unlimited use. Dazzlingly bright. The medium setting will run for 8 hrs or so and it's enough for just about as technical as you can get I'd imagine. The high is crazy bright. The rendering is good in this light, it's much warmer than your typical cheapo led

There's a nu40 that scales up from here, but for my needs, I've got enough to go out and run.

I've also got a bad ass 1200lumen H3 warboy headlamp using an unprotected 18650, but that's for hiking, camping, hunting and walks. Too clunky for me to run with at about 3 ounces. Kind of a Chinese made zebralight.

u/day1patch · 2 pointsr/flashlight

The Thrunite TH-10 is a nice headlamp I personally own and can recommend,

the TN-12 is a nice handheld that I've only seen online but people recommend it.

Thrunite has a pretty nice charger that doubles as a powerbank which I find very clever and useful. One of these with battery and charger would cost you around 60 bucks so well within your budget. I hope that helps.

u/effortDee · 4 pointsr/trailrunning

After a headlamp for long miles but don't want to break the bank because it's a potential christmas gift?

Get the Wowtac A2S a 18650 L shaped headlamp and it's perfect for running (unless you're in fog or the clouds and its dark!)

https://www.amazon.com/Headlamp-Headlight-Rechargeable-Waterproof-Headlamps/dp/B071HW5XQH/&tag=crtrftrd-20

Been running with this for a few months now and it's incredible, has firefly 1 lumen mode which apparently lasts weeks, then 10, 60, 200 lumen modes, i run with the 60lumen mode around the mountains and it's perfect, occasionaly clicking in to the 200 lumens to see ahead. Also has turbo and strode modes which I don't use but might one day for some photography stuff.

The reason I got it is that the 63lumen mode can run for 19+ hours, and it's 18650. Everyone needs to start migrating to 18650 running headlamps/torches. It's also a third of the price of any petzl or other "named" headlamp runners use and imo better. If you head over to /r/flashlight they will all say the same.

I am comparing this to a Nextorch Eco star (2xAAA) headlamp which is fantastic but comes in at 40lumens which just wasn't bright enough for some runs. Many different torches (I have a big collection) and i've tested friends petzls and other overpriced head torches, the wowtac beats it hands down!

u/bmengineer · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Here are 113 lights that run on an 18650, have a sub-lumen mode, cost below $90, and have a max output of at least 900 lumens.

Right angle lights double as headlamps and are super versatile. The Armytek Wizard Pro is an amazing option that comes with a battery and integrated charging for $55, and the Wowtac A2S is a budget option with a rechargeable battery for $30

The Zebralight SC64c is special because it has high CRI, which means it renders colors better than typical LEDs - this could be extremely useful for an EMT. Zebralights are very well built and most people that have them love them. They also have similar headlamps, such as the H604c. These lights don't come with a battery or a charger.

If you need more help then help us by narrowing down exactly what you're looking for.

u/blurmageddon · 2 pointsr/Collodion

I made my own Bastard box that works for 4x5 and 5x7. Here's a list of materials:

  • 32-gallon fold-a-tote: The actual box part

  • Sacrificial film changing bag: For the armholes

  • Rosco #19 Fire gel: For darkbox window(s)* Light safe indoors but outside you'll need to cover your head and box with a shroud of some sort to be safe. For the side windows I cut I used Rubylith sheets. You can't see through them so they only work on the sides but they are completely daylight safe.

  • Tray stand: For setting the box on to work

  • LED Headlamp: Has a darkroom safe red LED to illuminate inside

  • Kitchen timer: for timing plate sensitivity. Fits handily into the transparent side pocket on the box.

  • Portfolio: For toting the flattened darkbox around in.

    The box is made of thick cardboard so it's easy to cut through with a knife or razorblade. After cutting I taped the edges with black gaffer's tape to make it look cleaner and to prevent any particles from falling into the working area. I cut one big window in the top (for the Rosco gel) and one on each panel in the back (for the Rubylith).

    For the armholes I left the cuts rough so I could use a high strength glue to adhere the arms I cut off of the film changing bag. I glued them to the cardboard under the nylon fabric of the box. After that had dried I taped around the edges so it looked cleaner and provided a little better seal.

    For the illumination inside, I took the strap off the LED headlamp and stuck some velcro squares to the back of it and to the inside of the box. This holds the light perfectly and still allows the headlamp to tilt up and down for the perfect angle.

    The only other thing I do is tear up thick magazine pages and lay them down on the inside along with something like a puppy pad or some paper towels to catch any drips.

    Here is an imgur album with some sample images.

u/Magneticitist · 2 pointsr/flashlight

That reminds me to go dumpster diving myself. I've got a coworker who goes all the time with his wife and I don't know how but they are always scoring a lot of goodies.

Anyway it seems like there are some lights out there many would skip over because of better a little more expensive alternatives, but those lights also seem to fit your needs pretty well so there may not be any need to spend the extra money. One such light is the Wowtac A2S I saw reviewed not too long ago. There's also the A2 for ten bucks cheaper but it's half as bright. It's your basic angled 18650 XP-L headlamp that comes with a battery with the built in microUSB recharging port. Again, not the best light for the price range, not the best included battery, but it sounds like you would get good use from it in an all inclusive package.

u/parametrek · 4 pointsr/flashlight

There are plenty of astronomers who disagree with red light. Here is one. He even recommends green however that essay was written before white LEDs were commonly available. This one isn't from an astronomer but has good info.

For you I think the Zebralight H53Fc would be a good choice. Also on amazon. It can use AAs. It can be used as either a hands free headlamp or a pocketable flashlight. It is neutral white for less eye fatigue. It is high CRI for more accurate colors. It has extremely good low modes: 0.01 lumens, 0.06 lumens, 0.26 lumens, 1 lumen. 0.01 lumens is so absurdly low and good at preserving night vision. You can directly look into it from an inch away and not be adversely effected.

u/-SexyGrandpa- · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Depends on what you need it for. [Wowtac A1S] (https://www.amazon.com/A1S-Flashlight-Pocket-Sized-WOWTAC-NW/dp/B07M5BV8P7/ref=sxin_3_ac_d_rm?ac_md=0-0-d293dGFjIGExcw%3D%3D-ac_d_rm&keywords=wowtac+a1s&pd_rd_i=B07M5BV8P7&pd_rd_r=87edd49d-3423-4285-b39a-a400c6f26d02&pd_rd_w=3a87c&pd_rd_wg=aj6I2&pf_rd_p=983984df-2ad2-4c97-ba7f-4c5a90291c2b&pf_rd_r=SQZ7VJBHA7P696C8KF1D&psc=1&qid=1570875957) or [Sofirn SP31 v2.0] (https://www.amazon.com/Tactical-Flashlight-Features-Rechargeable-Battery/dp/B07FKJDH93/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sofirn+sp31+v2&qid=1570875985&sr=8-1) for good budget edc lights, $26 and $36 respectively and both come with batteries. Looks like there's a 10% off coupon for the Sofirn on the listing so that's closer to $33. [Skilhunt H03] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QNPHB43/?coliid=IO5EZ9P7F0TH8&colid=LVIYOC1TPTP9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) for a good right angle headlamp that you can use as an edc, about $50 for the bundle that comes with a battery. [Sofirn SP40] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XKST56M/?coliid=I28PCTS2ZHHV8I&colid=LVIYOC1TPTP9&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) for a more wallet friendly headlamp/edc thing, $31 and comes with a battery. [Sofirn C8T] (https://www.amazon.com/Flashlight-Lumens-Powered-Battery-Included/dp/B07PGNVTY9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sofirn+c8t&qid=1570877317&sr=8-1) for a super budget friendly throwy light, $23 and comes with a battery. Others mentioned are good, the [SP36] (https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Brightest-Excluded/dp/B07KFF5BGZ/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=sofirn+sp36&qid=1570878581&sr=8-3) would be right around your max if you have batteries laying around. $70 for the bundle that comes with batteries.

u/vistillia · 1 pointr/preppers

This is an awesome giveaway. Thank you!

Listed at $29.99, Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ILP1Ab2PV9A36
And
Listed at $7.99, Flashlight, DLTND Super Bright 500lumens Water-resistant 3.7" Mini Tactical Flashlight for Camping Hiking Fishing Hunting Outdoor Emergency Hurricanes Stormes Outages https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0721FFT8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0IP1AbFSMFWG7


I have to say I like the format of setting a dollar amount and letting the recipient pick their prize.

u/bombadil1564 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I highly recommend the Thrunite TH20 headlamp. Durable, fairly lightweight, simple usage, waterproof; perfect for camping. It can get pretty bright if you need it or has very low levels, too. More floody but with a defined hot spot. I recommend the neutral white version. Uses a single regular AA battery or you can use rechargeables if you like. A single battery gives decent run time unless you run it on high all the time. For camp use, I generally don't use it past 15-25% brightness. $29 on Amazon.

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FCV32SI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ayOYAb2GT9JK5

Edit: the TH20 isn't bulky on your head like an 18650 based headlamp, but if you need lots of brightness for longer run time, you might consider one of those instead. I use it in pitch black backpacking situations and don't need anything brighter, in fact I've mostly used comparatively very dim headlamps for over 20 years, until getting the TH20.

u/EdinDevon · 0 pointsr/flashlight

Seems to be lots of multi comments this time!

Here's my option though, https://www.amazon.com/Zebralight-H53c-Headlamp-Neutral-White/dp/B071ZTPLPD/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=h53c+zebralight&qid=1568655530&s=gateway&sr=8-1

As for less frequent or lower prize value. My thought would be less frequent. When I first joined they were every few months which was amazing. Frequent enough they new people would happen across them, not so frequent as to (hopefully) bankrupt you. I can imagine the big sub 10k ones wont keep going as big as some of the previous ones. I'd rather see great giveaways at every 25k than mediocre ones at 10k.

Of course having said all of that, any giveaway is amazing and the community should be incredibly thankful. (and they seem to be). It's a great place here and you shouldn't feel like you have to do it to keep it what it is.

u/JerkJenkins · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

I've been been very happy with this $10.00 headlamp. It's quite bright (160 lumens), lightweight, can be angled downward, includes a bright mode, soft mode, strobe, and red light mode. It's also stayed bright over time, and has survived some abuse and storage.

It's a great option if you want to save some money and don't need a headlamp quite as bright as a tactical flashlight. The biggest downside is that, while somewhat water resistant, it probably won't survive a heavy rainstorm or submersion. So, I store it in my pack in a small plastic baggie which also doubles as a rain shield if necessary.

u/JoeIsHereBSU · 2 pointsr/preppers

In your area keep an eye out for an event called "Stop the Bleed". It is a free event that teachings how to teat medical trauma. Other than that you can go to 2nd hand book shops and look for books related to prepping topics. Other cheap suggestions.

  • LED Headlamp
    • you can find these as cheap as $7 but this is what I suggest
  • LED Flashlight
    • you can find these cheaper but that is what I suggest
  • Edible plant books for your area on amazon.
    • Usually around $10 to $20
  • Medical herbs book
    • you can find more like this on amazon
  • Ask your parents to start gardening with you or at least let you do it. Seeds are cheap.
  • Make yourself a hobo stove. There are videos on youtube on how to do it.
  • Candles.
    • Cheap stuff you can get at thrift stores and on clearance. You'll slowly learn what are good prices on them over time. Right after the holidays are the best time for these.

      I've run out of time. Let me know if you have any questions.
u/Skizzik0 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wow, thanks for doing the giveaway!
My home country's Amazon only carries books but I'm pretty sure either the German or British Amazon would also ship here.
The Wowtac A2S I see a few people mentioning here looks like an interesting right-angle light. I think that'd be my first choice.

u/NLtbal · 1 pointr/flashlight

I am SAR in Central NL (Canada) and 3 lights come to mind:

$130 CAD - only if you already have 18650 batteries, and judging by this post, I don't think that you do.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00REF6HK6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

AA's - recommend NiMH batts

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00QAHI4RS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bonus headlamp with lots of flood, also single AA (fits nicely on Petzl hemlets):

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01FCUTTCW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Al 3 of these are the same brand, but I have no material connection to them. They have just been good lights for me.

For the price, convenience, and availability in Canada through Amazon, the last 2 give you a pretty awesome combination.

Where in Canada are you a SAR volunteer? Here is a link to my team in NL:
www.exploitssar.ca

u/Zak · 12 pointsr/flashlight

As you might have guessed, the claimed brightness of your headlamps is a lie. With three XM-Ls and two 18650s, there's a good chance you're getting around 1500 lumens. It's definitely going to have more output than any of the 3xAAA headlamps just because it has several large LEDs and about 8 times the battery capacity (assuming good, new 18650s).

New 18650s would improve performance, but you'd still have a very heavy, low-quality headlamp. Note that I recommend against using the onboard charging in a low-quality headlamp like this because improper charging of Li-ion batteries can cause a fire or explosion. The risk increases as the batteries age, so the fact that it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean you're safe.

Something like a Wowtac A2S might be good for you. I'd suggest neutral white for better color, but it doesn't seem to be offered on UK Amazon. Very low white is preferred over red for preserving night vision in the flashlight community, and the A2S has a 0.3 lumen mode.

u/Handsome_Zack · 5 pointsr/flashlight

If its really going to take that much of a beating, I'm a fan of Streamlight for dependability. Their ProTac 2L-X was on my shortlist of lights for a good while, so long as you don't mind a blue-as-heck LED. It also comes out to 500 lumens with a good usable beam. Its not compact, but its within your budget and slips quite comfortably into a jeans pocket and clips to most anything with its two-way pocket clip. Other lights you might want to check out are the Thrunite TN-12 or Neutron, or if you just want a cheap light that is a good starter to 18650's I am a huge fan of the WOWTAC A1S (their A2S is also a well-reputed starter headlamp).

EDIT: Added links

u/PalpablePenguin · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Awesome! I love the giveaways. I'm glad the sub is growing, too.

The Black Diamond Storm is my choice, should I be the lucky one.

u/unsane_imagination · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks as always for all the work you do for this hobby and for these great giveaways. Honestly, given the rate of subscriptions, a rarer 5k or 10k subscriber giveaway would be more significant and let people try out fancier flashlights if they win.

This time around, I’d like to try for the Zebralight H53c headlamp

u/afternoonjoke · 1 pointr/flashlight

Woop woop this is a weekly thing now lol

WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_cbrLDbQBCH6TF

Hope I can win!

u/NerfEveryoneElse · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I believe an angled light is better for camping in general(you need two hands when cooking or setup tent), it can be used as both headlamp or hand held, also can be clipped on belt or backpack. If you dont have any experience with 18650, a wowtac A2S is the best starter package I believe. Or if you are more interested in the straight option, a Nite Ize headband can mount any straight light less than 1" on your head.

u/srs2000 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Astrolux S1 / BLF A6

H03 is about $20 more on Amazon but prime shipping

ThruNite TN12

ATACTICAL A1 550 lm Pocket-Sized LED Torch Super Bright LED Flashlight, Black

I'd order a battery from mtnelectronics.com or illumn.com


The H03 is really small compared to most 18650 lights. Way easier to carry.

u/Beastlykings · 3 pointsr/flashlight

You're the best man, I love the h03, would be great to have a second one to keep in the car at all times. Neutral white, in case the link isn't right.


Skilhunt 1000Lumens 18650 Headlamp EDC Flashlight Waterproof Cree LED Headlight for Outdoor Sports Hands-free Camping Light Brightness Flood Light https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LEOL3LU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_-cFhAbJEGFJB0

u/AttemptedWit · 3 pointsr/flashlight

More flood or throw?

If flood: Skilhunt H03 Neutral White!

Awesome little light. I just got mine a few days ago and it has replaced my olight S20r already. It's tiny, and puts out a ton of light with 8 brightness modes from 0.3 to 900 lumens. It's a right angle light with a pocket clip, magnetic tail cap and head strap. It's basically a perfect car light.

Edit: if you want more throw, the H03R is only $34. It's not as floody and has more throw.

Edit2: oops H03R is out of stock

Edit 3: Apparently Amazon carries the Skilhunts as well. Both the H03 NW and the H03R both cheaper than GearBest's full prices.

u/SvenWalker · 1 pointr/flashlight

A ThruNite TH20 would be a perfect way to introduce my dad to good headlamps.

Thanks a lot and good luck to everyone!

u/techguy24 · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Might be worth considering a headlamp as well. The Wowtac A2S is probably your best headlamp option under $50.

If you want a regular light, I tend to like the Convoy S2+ as a work light. It's cheap, fairly indestructible, and parts are easy to get. Otherwise if you want to stick with ThruNite, the Neutron 2C V3 would probably be a good option for you.

-Edit-

If you get the convoy with biscotti firmware you can configure it for a variety of different modes, so you can exclude strobes. Also on the Neutron the strobe isn't in the regular mode group, you have to double tap the button to access it (If I'm reading this right) Don't know if that still counts for you.

u/riddifd · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks as ever for the giveaway.
My preference would be for fewer draws but maybe more winners per draw. E.g. every 5k but 2/3 winners.

Wowtac A2S NW for my entry.

https://www.amazon.com/Wowtac-A2S-Neutral-White/dp/B075ZN5LJY/?tag=parametrek-20&utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

Thanks.

u/_dus · 1 pointr/flashlight

Sweet! Thanks for the opportunity.

Acebeam H40

Good luck everyone!

u/jquagga · 7 pointsr/flashlight

I’d scale back the frequency now and potentially the prize amount later (cap it). While we greatly appreciate it, I don’t want you to suffer for our prizes.

That said, if the random number generate favors me, I’d like a Zebralight H53c. I’ve determined I have hard preferences for 4000-4500K, high CRI and regulated lights. I have a wowtac and a sofirn which are 5000K and they need to go. My existing SC53c is a favorite. :-).

u/MrSDI · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I'd go with this one (and I'm happy to pay shipping to Canada):
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XLY9FP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_hM7oDb6J8HENM

Thanks again!

u/IgnoranceIsAVirus · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HW5XQH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_wu.TAbCC4SCAZ

I have the A1s and am very happy with it, going to start getting into bicycling to lose some weight.

This will help after dark.

(Keeping fingers crossed)

Thanks either way, made me poke around where I didn't look before.

u/followupquestion · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S, hopefully FTW!
Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HL6eAbE9DS869

u/DriftMonkey · 3 pointsr/flashlight

The ThruNite TH20 (neutral white) is right in your range, but I think something with an optic/frosted lens would be better suited for working on cars. So...

It's a bit over your stated $30, but I think the Skillhunt H15 (neutral white) fits the bill. The TIR optic should spread the beam nicely and work very well for working on cars. There is a group buy thread over on BLF that might knock down the price some as well.

Both of these are AA/14500. If you'd be willing to go with a 18650, you could get something with more output/runtime, but that'd be up to you.

u/RQ0 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Chuckle fucks.

You, ma'am, are a baddddd influence!

Lighting EVER Super Bright LED Headlamp, 18 White LED and 2 Red LED, 4 Brigthtness Level Choice - I wanted this for this weekend, since I'll be outdoors with not lights in the evening. And it's cheaper...

but what I really would like... is...

Hohner Golden Melody Harmonica, Key of C - to learn da musacz and feel da feels and say 'ello to da womenz . But more expensivo.

Anyway, hope your interview goes well! I have one myself next week!

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks!

ThruniteTH30 NW


Edit:

Thank you r/flashlight u/parametrek
and u/mcfarlie6996 for the amazing giveaway! I will enjoy the new th30 very much!

u/MadameBattleMonkey · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

100 lumens and IPX-4 waterproof rating leave a lot to be desired. Visit /r/flashlight for a proper recommendation (refer to the sidebar for recommendation form if on desktop). Great community over there. They love to help.

For a budget option Wowtac A2 or Skilhunt H03 are mainstay recommendations. If AA form factor is more your style the ThruNite TH20 is another option.

u/TrueKingOfTheNerds · 1 pointr/flashlight

I think smaller, more frequent prices vs bigger less frequent prizes kind of depends on the intention of the giveaway.

For people who spend a lot of time on this sub, I would guess that if there was something that they want that is less expensive they would have already picked it up or just generally be less excited to win. If you’ve already got a zebralight it’s a little less exciting to win a wowtac a1. They would prefer bigger prizes.

However, if the goal is to grow the subreddit and bring people in, more frequent giveaways is a better way to accomplish that goal.

I am in the former group where I have 2 convoys, the ylp penlight and an h03 that I got on sale and modded to be pretty decent, but I haven’t taken the plunge to buy anything more than 25.00 or so.

Zebralight H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071ZTPLPD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fQ.FDbK65X1MZ

u/FuckleNut · 13 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Definitely the most recommended budget friendly headlamp around here. Bright, tough, waterproof, good UI with shortcuts to firefly and turbo, can be used handheld or on a headband, comes with a battery that has a micro USB port for charging, so it’s perfect if you don’t have 18650s and a charger yet.

u/rens24 · 1 pointr/flying

I've had this headlamp for a few years and I love it. Has a nice dedicated red light button as long as you can remember which side is which when it's on your head. There's a reason it's the top seller on Amazon

u/elegiacally · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HW5XQH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_wu.TAbCC4SCAZ


New to flashlights and would love to try this. (: thank you for doing this!

u/BuckyCornbread · 1 pointr/flashlight

Acebeam H40

I love your site. i wish there was a way to add companies like convoy, sofirn, and emisar. i dont think most people know about companies like these. i understand why you havent added them. No formal website stating specs.

u/StrahdVonChairovich · 5 pointsr/functionalprint

This is a great idea.

Have you considered a wrist mount, or a mount design for somewhere else on your body that would allow for both your hands to be free? You could design a baseplate that could go on a headband light... like remove this lamp that is attached to add your design?

u/stephnelbow · 3 pointsr/running

I got this on amazon. Cheap, light, great.

Ultra Bright CREE LED Headlamp - 160 Lumens, 5 Lighting Modes, White & Red LEDs, Adjustable Strap, IPX6 Water Resistant. Great For Running, Camping, Hiking & More. Batteries Included https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019MK6DX6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_uVPRBb15BPZEA

u/camit34 · 1 pointr/flashlight

http://www.amazon.com/Wowtac-A2S/dp/B071HW5XQH/?tag=parametrek-20

A nice headlamp would be a great addition. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

u/Misanthropus · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks a ton for the giveaway, and I appreciate everything you do for the community.

There's a reason why it's one of the best, and has grown so quickly, you're contribution is substantial to that reason.

I'm sure I won't win, I don't think I've ever one a contest or a raffle-type thing in my life haha..

But, never know, I suppose... Zebralight - H53c

u/7YP160214 · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Do you have any more info on what you'll be doing with it exactly? Is this a "take the dog out" kind of light?

The Wowtac A1S or A2S are both good, bright lights. The A2S is a headlamp, but you can take it out of the headband and use it normally, and a headlamp can come in handy sometimes. They both come with a removable battery that has built-in microUSB charging. The "neutral white" version of either light is recommended for more pleasant light.

u/Nonchalants8 · 1 pointr/flashlight

For the small giveaways we could have a set prize like a Convoy S2 and then for the milestones like 25K etc there could be a bigger choose your own prize.


Zebralight Please!

u/silverecco · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thirded. Wowtac A2S is at the upper budget, but it's a spectacular deal and pretty much perfect for what you want. Can't charge it while you're using it, but you can get more batteries, and it'll run 14hrs on the ~100lm medium mode, which is plenty of light for hiking.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/bugout

I have placed an order with everyone's suggestions in mind for a starter BOB. Thank you everyone for your input.

Here is what it is looking like so far:

Bag: I'm just going to use a northface bag I have that still appears new after 4+ years of use. Was my college bag originally so was used everyday. Very well built.
Here it is for reference

Knife: Since I freed up some money, I went ahead and picked up the Kabar also grabbed a leather sheath. Hopefully I don't get flack for it having a USMC logo on it. It is their knife anyway after-all.

Multitool Decided I probably would need a multitool of some sort.

Nalgene bottle and cup Thanks for alerting me to the cup, I didn't know these exist and should come in handy.

First aid kit based on suggestions.

Sawyer mini water filter

Saw chain was questioned but after watching the user video of him sawing through a tree in like 5 seconds I'm sold. I've tried cutting wood with machetes and hatchets and it is a PITA.

Emergency Blankets can't be too warm I feel.

Rations I will be taking at least 6 days worth.

Emergency Tent Will need to see how big this is. I might just get a tarp for my eno.

Compass

Cordage

Water treatment tablets

Headlamp

Emergency Bivvy

I also have a Ruger LCP with ~100 rounds I will toss in. I need to make copies of all of my documents to include. I already have a tactical flashlight to put in but will need some extra batteries. I have extra glasses to include. Have some flint and steel and bic lighters to include. Considering some sort of magnifying lense. The eno hammock, some jeans, a sweatshirt, rain jacket, and cap will be included. Also some sunglasses. I need to grab some duct tape, charger/radio, some sort of ereader or survival book, and probably a dozen other things I can't think of right now.

I will also need to make one for my 100lb black lab since I realized I wouldn't be able to leave him behind. Going to start training him to hike and carry a pack etc to have him ready. Ultimately he could become a major asset.




u/penny-acre · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm a recent flashlight addict and need a high CRI headlamp for my burgeoning collection! An Ace beam H40 would fit the bill perfectly! Thanks for doing this!

u/snakeproof · 1 pointr/flashlight

Grateful for the chance of entering a giveaway,
I love high CRI lights like this! https://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-GP3-CRI/dp/B0722KSBQR/?tag=parametrek-20

But I don't have any angle lights and I'm torn between the nitecore and this. https://www.amazon.com/Wowtac-A2S/dp/B071HW5XQH/?tag=parametrek-20

u/07aeroblue · 1 pointr/flashlight

Another headlamp would be super useful! Thanks a million!

u/sikamikaniko · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

A headlamp is the best option for seeing exactly what you're looking at. This headlamp is a beast and can easily be used as a regular flashlight too. The battery is rechargable with just a cable, no hub. Additionally, it has 3 regular modes, turbo mode and SOS mode just in case:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B075ZN5LJY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I see you (foolishly) don't wear a helmet, but for others that are interested; the headlamp fits under my helmet no problem

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I put this red light on the back of the board just so I look more like an actual vehicle. It also has a white mode so I'm thinking about getting a second one as a "headlight" I use the quotes because I'm not certain if it's actually bright enough to light my path:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07253G165/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I also grabbed these rechargable lights with a blink or solid color mode. They have a clip built in, but they also come with 2 different length canvas straps so you can attach them to an arm or backpack or just about anything:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B071X6V4S3/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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u/edman79 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White

This is awesome. Good luck everyone.

u/ch2435 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I honestly don't know what to pick, so if for some reason I do win and you have a good suggestion, let me know! http://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-TH10-Neutral-White/dp/B00WWNI85W/?tag=0x5054-20

u/masterflinter · 1 pointr/flashlight

thanks for the giveaway!

ThruNite TH30 Super Bright 3350 lumens Rechargeable LED Headlamp for Outdoor and Indoor Using, hiking,camping, cycling (TH30 NW) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FVK57CZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_5VJUDbGB13XKR

u/Delta_V09 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'll go with the Wowtac A2S in neutral white. Don't need anything for myself at the moment, but this would make a good gift for somebody I know.

u/nibbble · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd love to own a Zebralight H53Fc, but I'm not sure if with international shipping it would go over limit. In that case a DQG Slim would also be welcome!

Thank you very much!

u/zoysiamo · 1 pointr/flashlight

Amazing, thank you for continuing these giveaways! I'd enjoy a Zebralight H53Fc.

u/N0RTHERNXP0SURE · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for doing a giveaway! 🤞

WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IaD1DbSMM7MPR

u/atetuna · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Long battery life with high output and mostly trail walking, a Zebralight H602. Long battery life with high output and mostly task work, an Armytek Wizard Pro. Light weight, good output, and mostly trail walking, a Zebralight H52.

I think some of those may exceed your range unless they're on sale or clearance, so I'll also mention that the Skilhunt headlamp gets lots of recommendations, but I haven't bought it because I really don't need more headlamps unless there's a new one that checks all my boxes in a big way. Wowtac also gets a lot of recommendations, falls at or below your price range, and is on Amazon, but I don't personally have this one either.

If you want a headlamp with continuously variable output, then Imalent has the HR20 that dips as low as $25, and I have this light, so I'll add that the only thing preventing me from totally loving this light is that the ergonomics for the control ring can occasionally block access. Nitecore has at least one headlamp with continuously variable output, but the one I know of uses a slider and was around $90.

For more recommendations, and probably better recommendations, /r/parametrek has a light database that you can use to filter by features and get a list of lights that suits your needs, and then go on /r/flashlight or budgetlightforum.com to see what people actually think about those lights.

Some of these you'd have to order from China on sites like Banggood or Gearbest. Here's a few tips if you haven't bought from a Chinese vendor before. Be warned that two week delivery is very quick. 4 weeks is typical. 2 months occasionally happens. If you get a defective light, you'll have to haggle with them once a day for several days if you wish for them to send you a full refund, and you'll probably still have to go to Paypal to force their hand. Don't bother with shipping insurance because you can't claim it directly, and you're covered with Paypal anyway. The tracking number, if you get one at all, doesn't really work on usps.com until it's in the country, and while there are a couple sites that show tracking overseas, updates are slow and relatively meaningless compared to the info we're used to from USPS/Fedex/UPS.

u/CaptRon25 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

> B-52s, I pretty much need to look at every panel/radome/pod per my inspection criteria.

So, a thrower/big spill light for exterior. During your inspections, do you have to crawl around inside, or does someone else do that? Reason I'm asking, you may be better off with two lights. Maybe a good flood type headlamp for interior inspections. There is also the Thorfire S70S, Beamshot, the Convoy L6, and the Eagle Eye X9, which are similar to the On the road, except with XHP70 emitters. Discount coupon codes available for all except maybe the eagle eye x9

u/General_Specialist · 23 pointsr/flashlight

I think you would be happier and more comfortable with something like a Wowtac A2s in that price range.

u/DE-173 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Zebralight H53c - although it says there's only one left in stock, so if it sells out and doesn't come back in stock my second choice would be a Zebralight SC53c. Thanks, and good luck everyone!

u/valkojam · 1 pointr/flashlight

New here as well. Seems I have a lot to learn from you folks. This one looks like a good place to start with my re-education.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LEOL3LU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lE3CCbXZECM8C

Thanks

u/IcariumI · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for the fun and generous giveaways!

Skilhunt H03 NW

u/fiveguyswhore · 1 pointr/flashlight

I guess I will jump on the wow train. Thank you for your efforts and kindness.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lLdUAbB9QYA2F

u/Zberry1978 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Love the giveaways, and great website. I'm in for a wowtac

u/3d71 · 1 pointr/flashlight

As always thank you for the giveaway.


WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075ZN5LJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4bl1DbBYDK28T

u/dotMJEG · 3 pointsr/flashlight

You would probably be better off buying something new from Wowtac or Skillhunt on amazon. Wowtac A2s f=or like $30 would be great. Not a tail switch, but as a right angle/ headlamp it is much more optimal for camping.

u/darkgreensweater · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm new here,
I'd love a https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FVK57CZ

But I'm really just happy to be here.

u/mitsuki08 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the GAW! Acebeam H40 HCRI. I also think that less frequent GAWs are better so that it would feel more special since it will become more unanticipated.

u/s2xtreme4u · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A head lamp! will be your best friend come night time!

u/PhaseStryfe · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Would love to try out a headlamp. A2S Neutral white, Thanks for the giveaway parametrek!!!

u/UncleHayai · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Honestly, you're going to be a lot happier with a headlamp than a flashlight when dealing with multi-day power outages. With headlamps, many people prefer lighter weight and more frequent battery changes to heavier lights with longer runtimes. The Thrunite TH20 for $30 plus a 72-pack of AA alkalines from Costco for $20 is a good start for an extended emergency kit. https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-TH20-White-Lumen-Headlamp/dp/B01FCUTTCW/

And if you're going to use alkalines for emergencies, Thrunite's T10 has a 10-day runtime on moonlight and well over a day of runtime on low. Plus, the moonlight and low modes are great for use as a nightstand light. https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-flashlight-single-hand-operation-Flashlight/dp/B01B498P2U/

If you figure using a flashlight for a max of 6 hours per night (7pm-midnight, non-stop, plus an hour of usage during the day), that T10 on low plus 72 alkalines has you covered for over a year of continuous illumination!

u/TomServoHere · 4 pointsr/Tools

More than $25, but take a look at ZebraLight headlamps.

I've been using one for about ten years now without an issue. Great lens angle (covers your entire field of view) and uses a single AA battery which is super easy to replace while it's still mounted on your head.

Edit: fixed linkage

u/CaptainBears · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ah yes, the most desirable of giveaways. Time to roll the dice, GOOOOOOOO!

Wowtac A2S

Thanks for all your contributions to this sub!

u/knuckle-sandwich · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I say you guys plan a midnight hike and picnic. You will need this free sky map for stargazing and some headlamps, like this one.

Pack a little basket of sandwiches and drinks and set out to star gaze! It'll be romantic just the two of you and you can maybe see some really cool stuff!

I have a few camping-related items on my WLs and I have the same headlamp on my $5-$10 WL.

u/Short_poster · 1 pointr/flashlight

Such a fast jump, and another awesome giveaway!

My hopeful choice the wowtac a2s

u/BpooSoc · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2s because I need a right angle headlamp:
https://www.amazon.com/Wowtac-A2S/dp/B071HW5XQH/?tag=parametrek-20

Thanks! You the best!

u/GutsMcPrime · 1 pointr/flashlight

Skilhunt H03-NL I’ve only ever had cheap headlamps and would love the upgrade! Thanks for doing this!

u/osmenl · 73 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway. zebralight headlamp HELP please upvote. I’m so close to 100 comment karma.

u/robjub · 1 pointr/flashlight

This is an awesome thing to do! Thanks !
My choice would be: Wowtac A2S

u/snekasaur · 1 pointr/flashlight

Sofirn SP40 18650 Set Magnetic Tailcap

Thanks for running this giveaway, bookmarked your site!! I'm relatively new here and this community is awesome.

u/milkybread · 1 pointr/flashlight

Skilhunt H03 would be awesome! Still need a headlamp. Thanks for the giveaway!

u/spaceminions · 1 pointr/flashlight

Could go for the H53c I saw someone posted. Might be neat. If it's changed price or gone by the time giveaway ends, unless I'm around on IRC best be the sc53fc or the vl300t.

Gracias!

u/Aescheron · 1 pointr/flashlight

Recently found this sub and have been lurking after ordering a D18 (for myself) and a D4V2 (for my wife)!


Given our interest in the outdoors, I think a Zebralight H53c would be a natural choice.


Thanks for making this sub what it is!

u/Zberry1985 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

thanks for the giveaway. i'll try for the wowtac- https://www.amazon.com/Wowtac-A2S-Neutral-White/dp/B075ZN5LJY

I like the 50% price limit idea. glad you found a way to keep the giveaways going.

u/StoneAthleticClub · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the opportunity

Armytek Elf C1 XP-L Micro-USB + 18350 Li-Ion- WARM - TURBO 980 LED Lm 102 M 10 YEARS WARRANTY Headlamp Multifunctional EDC Flashlight Waterproof IP68 (SHIPPING FROM THE OFFICIAL STORE IN CANADA) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07437XF35/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xnnWCbY0HVY63

u/ofdbc · 2 pointsr/flying

I got this one and have been happy with it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019MK6DX6

Cheap. And I like that you can select the red light with a separate button so it doesn't blow your night vision.

u/Spinnster · 1 pointr/flashlight

I love that you do this.

https://www.amazon.com/Wowtac-A2S/dp/B071HW5XQH/?tag=parametrek-20

I've been wanting an 18650 headlamp for a while :)