Broken Myobelt 5, Should I Repair It, Or...

Fiddler

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Just buy something more modern?
I bought this light about three years ago and quickly discovered two things.
One, I don't need a belt-mounted battery pack that holds 4 C-cells. Batteries on the headband are fine for me.
Two, I almost never use the halogen bulb light. 99% of the time I merely use the LED's.
You guys seem to know a lot about what's out there today. The problem is, I don't understand what you are talking about. I'm sort of a neanderthal when it comes to technical stuff.
Perhaps if I describe my headlamp needs, I can get good advice on my next purchase.
I do a lot of hunting, camping, and fishing. I need a light with a lot of battery capacity because I stay out in the boonies a lot. I think I'd be happy with a powerful LED light.
Any advice?
 
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TMorita

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I do a lot of hunting, camping, and fishing. I need a light with a lot of battery capacity because I stay out in the boonies a lot. I think I'd be happy with a powerful LED light.
Any advice?

That doesn't help us recommend a headlamp.

You need to specify whether you it tightly focused so it throws really far, or mostly diffuse for close-range light, or a combination of the two, and how many brightness levels you need, how many hours of runtime, etc.

Toshi
 

half-watt

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without knowing anything else about your requirements, my initial suggestion (subject to modification as your requirements become clearer) would be a 2008 version/model of the Petzl MyoXP or MyoBelt XP. this gives you great brightness, long burntime on low (which is still quite bright), and a flip-up diffuser for task/proximity flood lighting.
 

Fiddler

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Thanks for the responses. Some of the features you've already mentioned sound good.
I'd be mostly using closeup diffused light, but would sometimes like to have a brighter, more focused beam to see farther.
Long burn time on low power would be handy. I'd also like the unit to be simple and rugged.
Does that help?
 
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