I know everyone hates the "what light should I buy " threads , I have searched and read things until my eyes started to cross ....LOL
My job takes me to some of the worst places on earth , I have been looking for a headlamp that has good throw but also has a low red LED .
I would prefer to have the red be another LED rather than a pull down lens /filter , it would be great if it had an IR setting as well but I think that is a pipe dream . battery wise it needs to run on standard batteries like AA,AAA,or 123's (I can normally get all of those )
my last requirement is that it must be dependable , getting replacements can sometimes take weeks or longer and equipment failures can be ,well lets just say bad .The Energized hardcase sounds like it might be an option but what is the build quality like ? I (like most people ) currently have a Petzl , they have a good track record for reliability from what I have seen.
Sorry for the long post and thank you for any input .