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    Default anyone know of any wrist lights?

    i asked this question in another thread on the incanscent side, but it was sort of buried and not the original question of the thread, so i thought i would ask again...

    i think a wrist light could be very cool, a nice combination between headlamp and flashlight...so far i've heard of two products that could fit this bill...


    Flashware Strap

    seems interesting although a bit larger than i would like...room for tools could come in handy...i like how it holds the light off of your arm a little...

    Petzl Zipka

    the zipka will, supposedly, strap around your wrist or arm or torso just fine...i think, for a wristlight, you would want something brighter that projects a little farther, but perhaps this would work well for reading driections or a map or something...

    i've been playing with my 2AA mag head strap and i think that would work pretty well with another loop sewn on to it (one perpendicular to the head band part)...then it could serve double duty as a headlamp...

    ideally i would like to see a wrist light that you could turn on and off with just the one hand it's attached to, perhaps like a weapon mountable surefire with the trigger put around your index finger so you can trigger it with your thumb or something...

    anyhow, i was wondering if anyone else knew of anything liek these or had any ideas...i'll probably go the way of the 2AA mag-light headband thing (because it's cheap as dirt =)) for now, just to see if i use it in this capacity...

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    Default Re: anyone know of any wrist lights?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by papasan:
    i think a wrist light could be very cool, a nice combination between headlamp and flashlight...so far i've heard of two products that could fit this bill...

    Flashware Strap
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I tried one of these, and I didn't really care for it. Seems cumbersome and a pain in the toilet muscle to put on and remove; but it DOES have its place, so don't discount Flashware based solely on my opinion of it. http://ledmuseum.home.att.net/flashw.htm

    Note that I was unable to test to the full extent of its capabilities, so don't take my results or opinions on this product as gospel.

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    Default Re: anyone know of any wrist lights?

    Versaband has a similar but smaller product.

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    Default Re: anyone know of any wrist lights?

    No input just didn't want this topic to disapear. Any other ideas? I like the versa band have you used it David?

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    Default Re: anyone know of any wrist lights?

    All of the people on Star Trek (TNG and Voyager) can have them. Why can I??

    PS. I want a phaser too. And a starship. Ditto for the holodeck. A replicator would be nice.

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    Default Re: anyone know of any wrist lights?

    Years ago I made an arm holder for a AA Maglite from an elastic arm brace, a small chunk of aluminium strap and a couple of tool clips. In using it I found that the idea was better in concept than reality. If you were reaching into tight spots, like servicing a car, the light was always hanging up on stuff or being blocked. And bending your wrist or holding tools sometimes blocked the light. If it was your only source of light, you sometimes had to let go of stuff you really should have kept holding so you could wave your arm around and look for where you put the pile of bolts. After I got a headlamp the armband ended up languishing in a drawer of the toolchest, where it remains today. If you still want to try the idea, the armband's yours if you pay shipping.

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