Goin on a road trip to Yellowstone - choose an LED

LEDagent

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Hello everyone, i'm new to this board. THANK GOD I FOUND IT!!!

I'm goin on a road trip to Yellowstone with my parents this month, and then camping with my friends the next month for this summer. I currently have a LSI 1M CP spotlight for the long range show stopping stuff
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but i find it impractical 60 percent of the time due to its bulkiness and power consumption - about 30 mins.

So i need an LED flashlight because of its battery life - which will save LOTS of money down the road compared to incadecent light. I know that LED brightness cannot compare to a regular flashlight, but a regualar flashlight cant burn for 50+ hours. So here are the specs i need on a LED. PICTURES would be helpful.

1) i have a spotlight - believe me long range light is not needed.

2) a flood light is best to light trail - WHO has the longest casting flood type LED?

3) brightness is of the upmost priority in this decision. This will be my primary light for hiking, camping, and general use and my spotlight as secondary in my backpack.

4) Is there a light that is comparible or better than the light output of a Maglight 4D
My cousin brought one during camping and it served its purpose during hiking.

5) Must be small. can fit in pocket. doesn't have to be comfortable. Eternalight looks good. ANything in that size?

SO...please help. THANKS

I've heard EternaLight is good, I also saw a review for Turtle light I and it seemed pretty good too.
 

Elmie

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How about the Lightwave 4000 with the 10 leds?
Alot of people seem to be very happy with it. I bought the 18 led Double Barrel off ebay and I must say it served me very well when I went camping with it!
If you want a good pocket light, the eternalight is a good choice as well. I have the Ergo Xray and I had it for camping as well, it was great especially with the nightlight function on it.
 

Badbeams3

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Welcome, Lightwave 4000, at $60.00 can`t be beat...won`t fit in your pocket though...check dealers corner...see if Tim is running any deals
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Free

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I just got my Black Diamond Moonlight 4 LED headlamp yesterday and it is fabulous. It only weighs 90 grams and it is very bright.

I used it last night to go out and fix the gate to my yard which blew off its hinges in a storm. It was like working in very bright moonlight (hence the name) and it was totally hands free.

It is so light in fact that I am afraid that I will forget I am wearing it, after I turn it off and go to answer the door, and look very stupid
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At less than $30 it is a great deal and it is almost as bright as my Trek 7!!

Black Diamond Moonlight Headlamp
 

RonM

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Go on over to Craig Johnson's (Telephony's) Punishment Zone and read his many reviews. That will help you decide.

I'd have to agree with your assessment of the EternaLight being a good choice. Since you can set it to different brightness levels it offers a lot of flexibility in a small package.

The TurtleLite II is also a great light. Very bright and very long runtime. Has a great beam. Hottest in the center and then a nice even secondary beam, no rings. Waterproof. Not very comfortable in the pocket though.
 
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