Which headlamp and why?

Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby rifraf » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:19 pm

Core battery arrived safely and is on charge as I type.
It would appear all is tickadeboo with the Tikka XP2.
Nothing wrong with using the three AAA batteries but if you have a dynamo hub, might as well utilise it as much as possible to get your moneys worth.
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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:29 pm

rifraf wrote:Perhaps of interest to other Tikka xp2 owners:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Petzl-Core-R ... 0834515988


Thanks for the heads-up. I might consider one.

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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby Aushiker » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:10 pm

If anyone is in the market, Catch of Day, have Black Diamond Spot headlamps going for $29.95 + postage. Sounds like a good price but I haven't researched it so buyer beware.

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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby il padrone » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:13 pm

I have one of these - excellent headlamp. Very bright spot-light, lower but stil bright dual-LED, red LED, all of them with a graduated switching, and a lock for storage in the bag.
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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby rifraf » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:42 pm

Aushiker wrote:
rifraf wrote:Perhaps of interest to other Tikka xp2 owners:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Petzl-Core-R ... 0834515988


Thanks for the heads-up. I might consider one.

Andrew

I have found it sees me through a few nights reading but quite unimpressed with the charge of the Core battery as I expected a lot longer. :?
Its nowhere near as long as decent aaa batteries. :shock:
No matter as it seems to charge quickly enough from my laptops usb. :roll:
I'm just hoping its not long to charge via my E-werks cach battery usb setup.
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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby rifraf » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:00 pm

Aushiker wrote:If anyone is in the market, Catch of Day, have Black Diamond Spot headlamps going for $29.95 + postage. Sounds like a good price but I haven't researched it so buyer beware.

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More Blackdiamond Headlight specials at Scoopon
http://shopping.scoopon.com.au/event/37 ... ngo-255033

http://shopping.scoopon.com.au/event/37 ... een-255037

Range of colours for the Spot at $29.99

Two it appears for the Storm at $39.99
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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:43 am

Now that my Petzel Tikka XP2 has mysteriously gone walkabout along with my old light ... I am sure we have a ghost in this 120 year old house :) it looks like I am back in the market for a new light.

I am tossing up between a Black Diamond Spot at $49.95 or the new Petzl Tikka XP at $69.88 delivered to Australia. I might consider the Revolt at $66.95 but not overly keen on the USB charging, more so given Rifraf's comments with his Petzl Core. Would rather use my own properly charged batteries.

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Particularly interested in any experiences with the new Tikka XP.

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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby Tim » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:14 am

I can't comment on either of the two lamps above but lots of people on the Bushwalking Forum are quite taken by the Zebra Lights.
I'm considering one of the many models myself. Possibly for night time riding as well as around camp.
Some of the quoted burn time and luminescence figures are for the models compatible with an Eneloop AA rechargeable battery or a Lithium Ion battery.

http://www.zebralight.com/

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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:10 pm

I think I will go with a Petzl Tikka RXP.... the reactive lighting looks pretty cool and I can pick up the light for in Australia for a reasonable price of $127.16 (comparable with Wiggle for example) from Wildearth.

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Re: Which headlamp and why?

Postby Warin » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:29 am

Going cheap ?

single 1 watt LED
variable focus lens
3 operation modes - hi, low, flash
powered by 3* AAA batteries

$5
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