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    Quote Originally Posted by f22shift View Post
    • cooking. as a supplement lighting when preparing food. i just like to have even lighting when cooking. i totally forget it's weird because when i have guests over, the girls giggle.
    Yep. My excuse is that the one light in the middle of our kitchen causes me to cast a shadow on anything I am cooking/cutting/preparing, so its safer, I dont strain my eyse and it makes Sense! Im with ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanluu2 View Post
    Yep. My excuse is that the one light in the middle of our kitchen causes me to cast a shadow on anything I am cooking/cutting/preparing, so its safer, I dont strain my eyse and it makes Sense! Im with ya.
    I started doing the same thing, and I also use my headlamp to do the dishes. I do it mostly for fun though.

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    BBQing, leaves one hand free to flip the steaks, and the other hand to hold a frosty beverage!!

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    I use mine for working on tiny electronics at work, plus reading glasses. Ever since I turned 40, my eyes have been getting worse. My eye doc says it's because I turned 40...go figure.

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    I use a headlamp on a daily basis when I feed and water my spiders (+200). A cheap waterproof headlamp does the job when loading a speargun during night dives (my main dive torch is a WiseDive), treasure hunting in the basement, fishing trips (both shore + boat), camping etc.

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    Last night I loaned it to my neighbor who was moving out, she had all her stuff transferred to the new apartment and was cleaning the apartment up practically in the dark because all her lamps were gone and it was late. It worked well for her and she appreciated it, plus she thought it was cool.

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    I use mine at work as a lineman These days I'm mostly umderground in a manhole splicing distribution cable for the utility here. I also use it on storm calls when working out of a bucket at night.

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    I found this forum tonight and people were asking about attaching a 9v light led to visor. I do this use velcro with adhesive to the light itself and a strip of velcro stapled to the visor. You can easily remove light when not using put in your pocket. Works great for me. Found the pressure of a band around my head was bothersome. On the visor the light can easily be directed. Use the light at night when I often get up to write in my journals it is much more pleasant than turning on larger lamps. I think it helps me concentrate on what I am doing better.

    I have also used velcro on a coleman head lamp to the same visor. Leaving off the strap.

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    Mine is for all purpose Walking, tracking, and when things go bump at night!!!

    How could I forgot the most important ones - Boating and fishing
    Last edited by Sea Urchin; 04-06-2014 at 12:37 AM. Reason: Boating & Fishing added

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    I just used mine the other night to take a look inside my desktop PC case. It was so much easier to work without having to hold a light in my hand.

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    I use it when I need to work with both hands like taking rubbish to the Kerb on collection day!

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    I'm going to use it tonight for many different things while backpacking. Hanging up the bear bag, putting supplies away, eating, etc. My headlamp has really changed my life in camping situations and makes things so much easier.

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    Right now I use mine mostly for walking the dog. I had a coleman max from walmart ages ago, for reading, shoveling snow in the dark, that kind of thing.

    Just got a zebra light h600w mkii xm-l2. I love it! And yes, totally overkill. Now it's just a matter of time before I pick up the Armytek...

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    I just have a cheep energizer headlamp from a box store. I am looking at the forums to figure out what meets my needs and is higher quality.
    I use my lamp for:
    camping
    outdoor cooking
    a lot of snow removal this past winter
    taking the dog out
    emergency preparedness
    and any other activity where more light is needed.

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    just used mine to plant 2 blue berry bush. Getting dark early the Coast headlight worked great, l also used a Fenix TK 15 as a flood light!

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    neighbours must have thought we were nuts!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Urchin View Post
    neighbours must have thought we were nuts!!
    LOL that's OK! I love to see people not giving up on work just because its dark. After working all day, time is at a premium when you get home. I had a lot of yard cleanup and landscaping to do over the past weekend so I was working into the night removing landscaping stones, edging, and putting down mulch. Used my H600w II. The next day I was talking to my neighbor and he joked about me with my "coal miners lamp".
    GOOD TINT!

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    Yeah you areabsolutely right, time is a premium after work. Many many years ago when I bought one of the first early led headlights my wife referred to it as my miners lamp too lol

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    I had a 2CU light cap for several years which I still use. It is great for poking around in the shed or even for walking. I decided eventually, after using my brothers LED Lenser H5 that there were better methods of illumination.

    I first bought the Black Diamond Storm. I did NIL research and just took he recommendation at the shop. It is a good all round unit with side LEDs and red LEDs. I use it now for working on computers which is one of my money making activities. It is also a great walking headlamp but I really want something to give better distance for spotting wildlife.

    Enter the LED Lenser H14R.2 which is a very powerful lamp which I use for walking now but I prefer the BD Storm for computer work.

    When I go to NZ I will use H14 for hunting. I may also take up regaining and again the H14 would be great for that.

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    Working as an electrician and with aging eyesight my headlamp gets a lot of use lately.

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    Okay we get it, lights of today are more like area lights, not like the pen lights of Great Grandpa. I am tired of people saying they use their headlamps for housecleaning, auto work, plumbing, electrical work, late night mowing, lawn care, painting, drywalling, changing diapers, working in garage/basement, dentistry, surgery, sewing, jogging, mountain climbing, night stand light replacement, hunting, camping, emergency tire changes at night, grave digging, ems, swat teams, disorienting victims at routine night traffic stops, hunting escaped convicts/hostages, duct taped car headlight replacement, computer repair, seeing that tiny, microscopic ssn on your cellphone when calling 'support', examining injuries on the kids, splinter removals, committing burglaries, or any precise or imprecise work.

    Has anyone mentioned the truly useful lamp uses, like shadow puppetry, flashlight tag, or using the Fenix strobe at Haloween?
    Last edited by degarb; 04-19-2014 at 12:57 PM.
    Some people are all lumens and no lux, while others are all lux and no lumens. Some just thank God they have neither.-- All of my lights have throw--some pretty darn far, into the garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by degarb View Post
    Okay we get it, lights of today are more like area lights, not like the pen lights of Great Grandpa. I am tired of people saying they use their headlamps for housecleaning, auto work, plumbing, electrical work, late night mowing, lawn care, painting, drywalling, changing diapers, working in garage/basement, precise lovemaking, dentistry, surgery, sewing, jogging, mountain climbing, night stand light replacement, hunting, camping, emergency tire changes at night, grave digging, ems, swat teams, disorienting victims at routine night traffic stops, hunting escaped convicts/hostages, duct taped car headlight replacement, computer repair, seeing that tiny, microscopic ssn on your cellphone when calling 'support', examining injuries on the kids, splinter removals, committing burglaries, or any precise or imprecise work.

    Has anyone mentioned the truly useful lamp uses, like shadow puppetry, flashlight tag, or using the Fenix strobe at Haloween?
    Misinterpretated the post above flashlight tag with your headlamp would be difficult, since most are pretty floody I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishango View Post
    Misinterpretated the post above flashlight tag with your headlamp would be difficult, since most are pretty floody I think.

    I stay away from floody headlamps and those makers of floods. I find 4k candela minimal for serious 3 to 6 foot distance work (1k candela is bare minimum for 3 foot (1m) and 4x that lux for 6 foot). But then, I use and rely heavily upon, my headlamps professionally, and seriously overtime too. Now, do I take a smaller tax light write-off for the time me and kids play flashlight tag?

    Look at something, you want throw; look for something or navigate, you want flood.
    Last edited by degarb; 04-19-2014 at 01:53 PM.
    Some people are all lumens and no lux, while others are all lux and no lumens. Some just thank God they have neither.-- All of my lights have throw--some pretty darn far, into the garbage.

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    Not something I did personally, but I just noticed that a Zebralight H5xx was being used to observe a leaf cutter ant colony in the BBC Documentary "Planet Ant, Life Inside the Colony" around 15 minutes into the film. Pretty cool.

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    Tonight I used my new Nitecore HC90 to enlighten spider porn. Mating Monocentropus balfouri - a beautiful tarantula species from Socotra Island, Yemen. Endemic for this small island - and like so many other invertebrates with a limited geographical distribution it will cease to exist in the orginal habitat in a not too distant future. Its the male on left side.

    Last edited by DanWulff; 05-04-2014 at 03:24 PM.

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    I used my Armytek Wizard Pro Warm to hike back down from a sunset overlook yesterday. That was a really fun hike, and I hope to do it again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanWulff View Post
    Tonight I used my new Nitecore HC90 to enlighten spider porn. Mating Monocentropus balfouri - a beautiful tarantula species from Socotra Island, Yemen. Endemic for this small island - and like so many other invertebrates with a limited geographical distribution it will cease to exist in the orginal habitat in a not too distant future. Its the male on left side.

    Yeah I don't get it, the Black Widow mating ritual always turns my wife on. But, does nothing for me.
    Some people are all lumens and no lux, while others are all lux and no lumens. Some just thank God they have neither.-- All of my lights have throw--some pretty darn far, into the garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by degarb View Post
    Yeah I don't get it, the Black Widow mating ritual always turns my wife on. But, does nothing for me.
    The M. balfouri male is rarely eaten by the female. It is one of the few tarantula species which often live in communities assisting each other in killing prey and raising spiderlings. A mature male will often leave the community and walk long distances in his search for females. A strong walker will track down several females.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanWulff View Post
    Tonight I used my new Nitecore HC90 to enlighten spider porn.



    I use a Surefire Minimus Vision to study in bed. It helps me concentrate on my work.

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    Hello,
    Been using headlamps for quite a few years, started out with use in camping and backpacking and the Petzl zoom. Have used various PT headlamps and until about a year ago found the PT hl with a led and 3 aa batteries a very good lamp. Now for elk hunting I have switched to the Black Diamond Icon and carry the Xtar H1 as backup. For work under the house or on a truck I have found the Nitecore HC50 to be about perfect as it is very bright and it helps see what I'm doing with it wide beam. The HC50 is also great for reading. Just received a Spark ST6 and gave it to my wife for her used mainly to read by with the frosted lens.
    Charles

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