I realize these are very specific requirement, which is why I came here to ask about it.
I do professional fireworks throughout the year. When firing electronic shows, I often have to read off of a cue sheet while hitting button on the firing panel. Obviously with fireworks, preserving my night vision is rather important. Also, I'll be wearing a hardhat with a face shield. I've spoken at length with my crew, and nobody seems to be able to find a light t fit our needs.
I've tried using theatrical gel on my D10 with the nitecore head mount, but even on high power it filters out 95% of the light to the point of being unusable.
So, my requirements are as follows:
1) Absolutely must be a strong red. Has to be strong enough to be able read a sheet of paper and make out black lettering on a remote/firing panel. Don't care if it has white, we have separate hand held lights for cleanup work where night vision isn't critical.
2) Absolutely must be able to mount on a hardhat. I've tried headlamp harnesses, but they quickly ride up the slippery slopped sides of the helmet. I am willing to screw/glue the light for permanent mounting.
I'd prefer it take AA batteries for convenience, but am willing to sacrifice if I can fit the above 2 requirements. Led/Incan, don't care. Target cost is under $100 per unit.
Can CPF point me in the right direction?