Best Headlamp under $100 please?

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jhc37013

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Hey guys can you help me decide on a good headlamp,I have some energizer HL's but don't really trust them.My general requirements are waterproof to a meter and the battery's are stored in the front.I'm really looking for a good runtime and brightness output balance.I'm looking for good balance between throw and flood also.Priced online at $100 or less.

I have read alot of good things on the PT EOS Rebel,would this light be what I'm looking for you think.Other options maybe? Thanks
 

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The PT EOS has always gotten really good reviews. Some people prefer the older version over the new and vice versa. It depends on your preferences.

The problem with headlamps is that most of them seem to be behind the times in terms of technology. Most of the big name companies like PT, BD, and Petzl are just switching over to the new brighter LEDs.

Something similar to the EOS is the BD spot. I got that a few months ago and like it. I got it because it has the smaller LEDs along with the main brighter one. This gives me the ability to have a more throwy beam or a floodier beam. But it is not regulated and I am not sure about the waterproof rating. I would trust it in rain and such, but not sure about the 1 meter thing.

If you want something bigger and brighter, the PT apex is very good. But the battery case is in the back because it has AAs instead of AAAs.
 

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I received my PT EOS (frosted lens) in the mail today and just took it outside to test it. So far I am very impressed. When compared to my EX10, the beam has no hot spot but rather a large bright center that evenly transitions to the edges. The slightly warm tint of the emitter makes it even better. I always thought that the tint of my EX10 (Q5) was pretty good, but as I look at it next to the EOS it appears to have a very light greenish/blue hue to it. Funny how I didn't notice it until now.

I've read a lot of very positive things about the EOS and they seem to be accurate and considering the price ($27 delivered), it's one heck of a deal.
 

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I received my PT EOS (frosted lens) in the mail today and just took it outside to test it. So far I am very impressed. When compared to my EX10, the beam has no hot spot but rather a large bright center that evenly transitions to the edges. The slightly warm tint of the emitter makes it even better. I always thought that the tint of my EX10 (Q5) was pretty good, but as I look at it next to the EOS it appears to have a very light greenish/blue hue to it. Funny how I didn't notice it until now.

I've read a lot of very positive things about the EOS and they seem to be accurate and considering the price ($27 delivered), it's one heck of a deal.

Yeh i went ahead and got a EOS rebel from ****s sports today and my first impressions mirrors your its great,seems very nice build quality.I like the rebel tint.
 

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suggestions for headlamp please

Im looking for a headlamp thats regulated and is either smaller or lighter than my PT EOS II and Quad and that has a low setting that can be activated before the mid-hi modes. It does not have to be super tough nor bright, but I do want it to be either AAA or AA cell. At or below US$60 Any suggestions please. Oh yeh one more thing I dont want to have to cycle through the mid-hi modes to turn it off.
 
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