River Rock 0.5W headlamp still available?

LightBen

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Hello all,

I have looked in four local Target stores in the past two days, and none has had the River Rock 0.5W headlamp in the flashlight section. Of those four stores, only one had (empty) pegs marked for the headlamp. Does anybody know if Target has stopped carrying the RR headlamp?
 

GCBStokes

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I had called the Target Customer Service Department time in December a few weeks before Christmas. I had bought a River Rock 0.5 watt LED Headlight about more then a year ago from them and liked it a lot, the beam had a strong blue tint, but I like it and found the little light to be great for around the house and to use when cooking on the gas grill at night in the back yard. But Target Customer Service told me the light was not longer available. The guy then told me that the light was made by Streamlight, and that I should check their Web Site or with anyone selling Streamlight Headlights for the light under a different name.

Well the guy I talked with was right, it was made by Streamlight. The River Rock 0.5 watt headlight was really a Streamlight Enduro. I found the Streamlight Enduro at Brightguy.com for $14.95 http://www.brightguy.com/results.php?Search=keyword&Keyword=G

wwglen is right, it less blue. That because the 0.5 watt LED is improved now. When Streamlight was providing Target with the Enduro Headlight, with the Target Name River Rock, the LED was an old version and sense then it's been improved.

The Streamlight Enduro is a nice little light, it very well made and use only 2 AAA Alkaline Batteries and will give you just about 6 hours of surprisingly good light on high, and more then 24 on low. Although with mine I find it to be just bright enough to see walk through the house at night and to read buy on low after about 16 hours. Also, if you run the light on high for more then two hours, it still put out good light on the high setting, but not to low. But like I said above, it's still good enough to use walk through you house at night and to read buy. Also, after learning how well the Ni-MH batteries do in my Princeton Tec Apex Headlight, I decided to try them in my other lights. I have a set of four Titanium 1000 mAh Ni-MH AAA Batteries from Amondotech.com that I use in my MP3 Player. So, I charged up a pair and put them in my Streamlight Enduro Headlight and turned it on at 2:00 PM left it on in my work shop bench. When I got in last night after working in the field, it was about 12:30 AM and I check the headlight. And after 10 hours of runtime on high, it was still putting out good light! Now I don't have any technical data on output or curve, but I can say that it runs longer on the Ni-MH Batteries then Alkaline Batteries. This is great news, because I got each of my kids and sister's kid a Streamlight Enduro. Now I'm going to get them each a set of 4 Titanium 1000 mAh Ni-MH AAA Batteries and a charger from Amondotech! And I'll be using them myself as well.
 

LightBen

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Thank you both for your replies. I'm glad that the light is still being made and that it is even improved, tint-wise. I'll have to get one next time I order from Brightguy!

UPDATE: I just got my SL Enduro. I was very pleasantly surprised by the almost pure white tint of the LED. I expected at least some blue, but it looks just as white as my SF L1. I found the low level fine for walking on unlit, paved roads at night, and the high level seems like it will be perfect for working in the garage (my main reason for buying the light). It seems very well-made, with one exception: my only complaint is that the O-ring in the head of the light shredded itself when I unscrewed the head from the body. I replaced the O-ring with a similar (but not exact) one from my O-ring assortment, and I have sent an e-mail to SL reqesting a replacement O-ring. If anyone happens to know the correct size, I could also pick one up at the hardware store.
 
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Lefselight

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I was in in a local Target store (Minneapolis area) last night and they had one River Rock headlamp hanging on the peg, so, because of the above posts, I thought I'd better snap it up. Probably still available in some Target stores until stock sold out. Too bad, because it's a great little headlamp for the price. They were out of the 2 AA River Rock lights (hopefully only temporary) but had lots of the various other River Rock lights, especially the River Rock lantern.
 

ratbert42

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I'd never seen one in stock, but one magically appeared at my Target in the past week and a half until I bought it. Maybe they found a truckload of them somewhere and scattered them.
 

Ikonomi

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I saw one in a Target I guess a couple weeks ago, but when I looked in the flashlight section of my local Target tonight, there were no headlamps...
 

garageguy

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All of the Targets in my area now have the RR headlamps on clearance. Better snatch them up while you can. I just checked one store today and they had them for 50% off, $7.48. I may go back to pick them up after I stop at the bank. Great little headlamps to have around the house or car.
 

LightBen

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I took the day off (roads bad here due to snow), and decided to finally fix the rattle inside my car's door. The SL Enduro worked beautifully in my dim garage--it is not overly bright for this sort of task, but it puts out plenty of light to see small screws in deep recesses. The rattle turned out to be two loose nuts on the back side of the interior lock/handle assembly.

-Ben
 
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