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  1. xcandrew

    Please Recommend a 4000K-4100K High-CRI *Throwy/Spot* Headlamp

    There are lots of headlamps with throw - headlamps designed for orienteering/skiing/cycling(before the trend towards one-piece designs). But they do flood at the same time as a single device solution, and typically are not 4000K and high CRI. They would be a good single device solution for the...
  2. xcandrew

    Acebeam H60

    I watched that youtube preview too. Double clicking doesn't work?
  3. xcandrew

    Help me choose a running headlamp

    This is more my opinion on what to look for, rather than a specific recommendation. The only reason I've been on this forum for the past 17 years is to find or modify headlamps for the purpose of trail running or similar activities. I live far enough north that I run in the dark for months every...
  4. xcandrew

    Headlamps that can keep 1000+ lumens for one hour or longer

    Yes, bike use is cooled, especially at 0-20 C. Even running use is cooled. Is it going on a helmet? Then about 900 lumens, but with the light distributed much better than any 1000+ lumen light so the light is more useful than much higher lumen lights: Outbound Lighting Hangover, designed and...
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    Headlamp recommendation for nighttime car repairs?

    All the brands you mentioned, and most of the best lights come from China. Look for a floody beam or a "mule" type without a reflector or optic. You don't need to spend anywhere near $200 for a good headlamp. I'd get something like the Ryobi Workbench Light or something similar, which is not a...
  6. xcandrew

    Headlamps that can keep 1000+ lumens for one hour or longer

    A lot of headlamps designed for night sports like orienteering (woods running), skiing, and mountain biking can do that, assuming you are moving, which you would be if you are doing those sports. Many of the larger ones could probably do that in still air. They are generally not talked about on...
  7. xcandrew

    [Review] Magicshine MOH 35 - Rechargeable 21700-size 4000mAh, 1000 lumens headlamp

    Not that I like this particular light, but I would. The weight distribution is very important for stability and how it feels. I use a bike setup for running: a Yinding (2*XM-L2) with a 2x18650 pack on the backside of my head. It doesn't move at all when running, even without a top strap and the...
  8. xcandrew

    Headlamp Trouble with Parka

    I didn't think this was a common problem, but then I saw this article on Iditarod musher and electrical engineer Lev Shvarts, who designed his own headlamp (and carbon fiber ladle): He’s designed a new arctic-duty headlamp unit that “crushes” the battery life of current options and, he says, is...
  9. xcandrew

    Olight H67 12000 lumen

    Orienteering competitors (runners), mushers, nordic skiers, cyclists, etc. Anyone using a headlamp for higher speed travel. Makes more sense than the 90 degree horizontal tube single 18650 lights. Those don't have enough energy to power a bright light for a 2 hour outing, which is what I would...
  10. xcandrew

    AA Zebralight vs 3xaaa headlamps for trail running

    I have long used headlamps that mountain bikers use for trail running since the Magicshine 808 was the hot thing, first popular, inexpensive, high lumen LED headlamp for night riding. The lighting needs are actually similar (often same trails, often similar speeds), so why not? If you think...
  11. xcandrew

    Which Headlamps Have a Remote Battery Pack

    If those are too pricy, here's a cheap setup: Yinding lighthead, currently $36.93 USD: https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_133573.html?wid=1433363#goodsDetail Thread on mtbr.com about Yinding: https://forums.mtbr.com/lights-night-riding/original-real-yinding-yd-2xu2-found-941540.html...
  12. xcandrew

    Which Headlamps Have a Remote Battery Pack

    Bike headlamps mounted on headstraps are good for this. Gemini Lights, Gloworm, Luciferlights.net, LEDX, M-Tiger Sports, Lupine, Magicshine and lots more make a range of headlamps in this category with 18650 battery packs. There are also inexpensive lights that are very similar to the...
  13. xcandrew

    Lucifer S headlamp

    If you haven't seen it before, the development of this headlamp was shown in a 3-year old thread here: https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?406802-Small-powerful-Headlamp-1xXML2-1x18650-li-ion&highlight=lucifer
  14. xcandrew

    Review: Nitecore NU25

    You pushed the strap through the slot from the wrong side.
  15. xcandrew

    Trail Runners, Fastpackers & Urban Runners, What Lamps Do You Use?

    In the winter, sunset can be 3-4 pm here, so most runs are night. Therefore, getting by with a low output solution doesn't make sense. I also don't want a different light for skiing vs. running vs. cycling, though I mostly ski and run in the winter. Bike and skiing headlamps, as well as...
  16. xcandrew

    What would be your ultimate headlamp

    I'd have different wants for an ultimate headlamp because I use my headlamp for fast moving activities at night - running on trails or in the forest or mountains including high speed downhills, orienteering, skiing, skijoring, cycling. So the main use would be to light the way so you can move...
  17. xcandrew

    Value of Interchangeability - AAA

    One reason for avoiding 3 AAAs would be for people who use NiMH batteries, but don't have a good charger that charges cells individually. A lot of cheap, but common chargers (such as one of the chargers that come in Eneloop packs) charge in pairs only, and there's no reasonable way to charge...
  18. xcandrew

    New Petzl 2017 Headlamp Models...

    I highly doubt Petzl is reacting to this thread. There's a good chance no one there reads this forum. There are still pages for the Actik and Actik Core on the Petzl website, with the tables with runtimes. The graphs in the video show what I expect. After the regulated runtime can no longer...
  19. xcandrew

    New Petzl 2017 Headlamp Models...

    Like I said, if you have experience with brighter lights and their specs and efficiency, you don't need to dig into Petzl's specs to know that you can't get 60 hours of 300 lumens with 3 AAAs. With 3 AAAs, you get 800 mAh capacity at 3.6V with Eneloops or similar low-discharge NiMH batteries...
  20. xcandrew

    New Petzl 2017 Headlamp Models...

    There's no LED so efficient that it will burn for 60h at 300 lumens with such a small Li-ion or Lipo battery The battery doesn't hold that much energy. That spec has to be an unregulated mode starting at a quoted 300 lumens and then fading. To really get a full 300 lumens for 60 hours with...
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