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    Yep. Gonna play, Beamy?
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    That is a pic of me
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    Beam, heres a closeup



    It actually brings your avitar to life

    So whats OTF lumens output with that hat?
    And whats your walking time with it? (I would hate to run with such an expensive hat).

    You've got my setup beat hands down, pun intended. I will be using tailstanding for around the house, a Fenix headband with two firstrun MiniXs for the higher moon mode and a Princeton Headband that has a nightvision red mode, and holding lights using my mouth.

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    Thats the bottom of a GITD cord end, the OTF lumens of that hat is........ooohhhhhhhhh.........a combined 350?
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    where is the giant forward tactical clicky switch at? :P
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    Challenge started yesterday. So far so good.
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    Same here...smooth sailing.


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    I have failed twice - I'm not sure I can honestly finish this challenge!

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    Well I seem to be coping well, used my H501w at work crawling under a bar fixing the POS system, and clipped to my belt while digging around in the server room (I work in IT support). Not too hard.
    I got a new cheapy monocular to add to my EDC (so I don't have to carry my nice binoculars around), and being me, I HAD to test it at night... So I came up with an ingenious way of balancing my M6 on the roof, pointing at a tree about 100 metres away, so I could spy on (and annoy) the bats there. The balancing act involved the peak of my roof, a block of wood and some foam... Still hands free!

    My amazon order should arrive this week which includes a rayovac AA mini lantern (impossible to get in Australia for reasonable prices), it should give me some extra options for the challenge!

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    So I came up with an ingenious way of balancing my M6 on the roof, pointing at a tree about 100 metres away, so I could spy on (and annoy) the bats there. The balancing act involved the peak of my roof, a block of wood and some foam... Still hands free!
    This man is dedicated to this challenge!

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    I am still managing, but only just. I've been propping my lights up on nearby objects or mouth holding my EX11.2 so far, but it's been difficult to not just grab the light and point it where I need it.

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    I'm bearly hanging on . . .
    To my lights thats is.
    I have found that armpit carrying is alot more comfortably and less fatigueing than mouth carrying.

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    I'm bearly hanging on . . .
    To my lights thats is.
    I have found that armpit carrying is alot more comfortably and less fatigueing than mouth carrying.
    Sure is. I am really starting to love my Sunwayman L10R, and clipping my Spark SL6-800CW to my pocket and just using high works pretty well even if it's not pointed in the best possible direction. Inefficiency through overkill for the win.

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    As much fun and as useful as the headlamps are, for the during-the-day use that I have, a few minutes here and there, I've been gravitating toward mouth-holding some of my smaller AAA lights. LF2XT and Mako have been great for this. Went back to headlamping the Titan in the dark for getting ready very early in the morning in the interest of the challenge, but the LF w/ 10440 is nice and bright during the day at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    As much fun and as useful as the headlamps are, for the during-the-day use that I have, a few minutes here and there, I've been gravitating toward mouth-holding some of my smaller AAA lights. LF2XT and Mako have been great for this. Went back to headlamping the Titan in the dark for getting ready very early in the morning in the interest of the challenge, but the LF w/ 10440 is nice and bright during the day at work.

    I actually havent been needing to use any of my lights lately. But I did just get my Tangodown helmet light mount. So I pimped out my user SF hat.

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    Bolt a Picatinny rail to your skull?
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    Durn. I failed spectacularly. I just got a Klarus XT10 in the mail and apparently there was no way I was going to bother finding hands free ways to operate it. I've been shining it everywhere I can think of ever since I opened the package and just remembered the challenge now. Oh well. Might try starting again.

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    Awesome. So unnecessary. But that answers the question of how to mount a weaponlight to a helmet.
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    I win, you can all go home now... hahaha
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    double post
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    Holy Cats jtice! - wouldn't want to meet you in a dark alley...oh, wait...


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    Dark? whats that?

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    Haha too funny. Can you reshoot this in the light? So we can get a better idea what lights you have on you?
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    Thats from years ago, but you are in luck, I have one taking in the light...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtice View Post
    Thats from years ago, but you are in luck, I have one taking in the light...
    you win for sure! I don't even have that many flashlights

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    Not sure what you're expecting, but you're ready for it!!! Hmmm... Molle vest at work...

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    I just picked up an Icon Irix II. Im pretty impressed.
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    Two more days, and I'll have successfully completed yet another challenge.
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    Well I lost track of what day it was, so I did 9 days of this challenge! Now I can get back to enjoying some of my other lights... These challenges really highlight how much you use your lights, and for what purposes. I found myself reaching for my M6, just to fiddle with it. The absent minded shining of lights outside at night is something I didn't realise I did all that much... Taking the garbage out is a mundane task without a 700 lumen pocket rocket to light up everything!

    Another of the challenges completed. I'll have to go back and do the 5mm challenge which I missed, it sounds like fun...

    Cheers,
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