18650 headlight/vest light

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bluedog225

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Good afternoon,

I’m looking for a single 18650 based “right angle” light for use around the cabin. I’ve got a variety of flashlights but nothing that is easy just to clip on the shirt or put in a headband. I don’t know what we call those 90 degree lights here.

Floody for this application. Several brightness levels would be good. The Malkoff too low low and too high high doesn’t work in many instances.

Water resistant and Usb rechargeable would be nice.

Thanks!

edit-something along the lines of the nitecore MT21C
 
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Edit 2-and the Wurkkos HD15 [sponsor] with the ability to run off a cr123 and reverse charge a phone looks pretty sweet.
 
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Lightest, most efficient, brightest over time = Zebralight. "Floody" versions use the H600Fx designation, where "x" is a letter that determines temperature.
 
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bluedog225

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Good idea. I’d forgotten about them. My old red zebra is still awesome.

Sorry to be a noob. What are my x choices. I’ll see if I can hunt up the site and find out.
 
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“c” and “d” seem to be my choices for the x. Maybe that’s the 4000 and 5000 k?

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“c” and “d” seem to be my choices for the x. Maybe that’s the 4000 and 5000 k?

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That's right. Click on each and it will tell you everything about the light, temperature, beam angles, lumens, programming, etc. Personally I like high CRI lights, so for me I chose the Fc and Fd. I like them both. For outdoors I prefer the warmer Fc, but it's really a toss up.
 
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Have a look at the Streamlight PolyTac 90 X USB and the Protac 90 X USB lights.
 
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Good options. Thanks!
 
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Thanks. I’ll have a look.

Does anyone know whether zebralight has fixed the parasitic draw issue? My older model requires removal of battery between uses.
 
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Thanks. I’ll have a look.

Does anyone know whether zebralight has fixed the parasitic draw issue? My older model requires removal of battery between uses.

Literally unheard of for what must be a decade or more. You must have an antique or just a lemon. I own 26, dating back to 2012. 14 headlamps, one red AA, 9 flashlights 7 AA and the rest 18650s.
 
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Yeah. It’s over 10 years old. Early adopter. Decent light. Just can’t store it with battery in. a bit of a pain.

They were impossible to reach from a customer service standpoint at the time.

Maybe they have fixed it.
 
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