- Apr 24, 2006
- not far enough away
so would a e1L/e2L or a e2e be better? man i really need help chooseing so please help
Get the E1E and a KL1, then you would have two lights.benchmade_boy said:i too am looking for a good night hiking light is the e1l a good light fot geochaching and night hikeing or would a e1e be better man im in a pickle.
Ditto everything he said. I've done night hiking with my HDS U60, Fire-FlyIII, Surefire U2 and A2. They are all good for that. Each has slight pros/cons over the other. IMO it's vital you have multiple output levels.fleegs said:...For the best all around light I would recommend the HDS U60. You can program the 4 brightness levels (choose from 21). The higher settings could be used for hiking and the lower settings for extending life around camp. Plus this light has step down regulation which is a nice way to tell you how your battery is doing. It can use both regular and rechargable 123 batteries. It is waterproof. (The light is designed with caving in mind.) It can be held in the mouth fairly easy. Very low maintenance...Now why would I recommend the HDS U60? Because I tend to let my eyes adapt to the dark and use the least amount of light I can.
Bror Jace said:TonkinToy: "If your night walks bring you face-to-face with (a) serious personal safety scenarios ... don't dink around with cute/subtle/charming/techie-toy under-performing lights."
Hmmm ... during my night hikes I frequently happen upon squirrels, chipmunks, the occasional wild turkey and lots of fuzzy bunny wabbits. Do they apply? :thinking:
bfg9000 said:Agree with EV_007, holding the light low helps with noticing uneven terrain. I also don't care for how headlamps attract bugs and reflect off fog right in front of your face, but then a headlamp can be attached to your belt! The low mounting means more contrast and the beam doesn't annoyingly move around with your head, arms or legs.
If I don't need much light I use an SMJLED Versabrite (20hr runtime on 2AA) with just the head peeking out of a pocket, and when I need a lot I'll use a MagHID (2hr runtime on 8AA rechargeables, 90 min on alkalines) in a Nite-Ize Lite-Lok on the belt.