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    Broke I want a Headlamp like the Rofis R1 - but cheaper and available easily in the UK

    I have tried a Rofis R1 (borrowed one from a friend) and instantly loved it.

    The form factor (head mounted swivel lens) and the beam pattern is ideal for my needs: close-up, intricate work with small tools in places with poor ambient lighting.

    I like the fact that the light itself can be detached from the headband and used like a normal light and can magnetically stick to things (again the swivel head is super useful).

    But the Rofis is a bit too expensive for me right now. Amazon does have them in the UK warehouses but it's £55, overseas sellers (Shenzhen mainly) are £34 but the delivery date is waaaay off.

    I'd like to get a somewhat comparable light from a UK seller for less than about £35 inc shipping.

    Don't care about tint (blasphemy I know!) because this is mainly for my day job.
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    Default Re: I want a Headlamp like the Rofis R1 - but cheaper and available easily in the UK

    Did you find what you were looking for?

    I just received an R1 that I bought discounted for $34.

    I like it, so far. I really like the UI.

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    Default Re: I want a Headlamp like the Rofis R1 - but cheaper and available easily in the UK

    Not sure if you can get a Wowtac A2S there and it takes a single 18650 battery they include a micro USB rechargeable 3400 with it.
    It also doesn't have a magnet either.
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    I don't know that there is another higher quality swivel head small light like the Rofis?
    I have Streamlights that will swivel but these are not pocketable by any means at all.

    I have the R2 and really like it and am surprised that no copies or alternatives to them exist anywhere?

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    Default Re: I want a Headlamp like the Rofis R1 - but cheaper and available easily in the UK

    There is also the Fenix HL50 that can use AA or 123s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    There is also the Fenix HL50 that can use AA or 123s
    I also have an HL50 and do love it but it is not like the Rofis at all really.

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    Default Re: I want a Headlamp like the Rofis R1 - but cheaper and available easily in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by AVService View Post
    I also have an HL50 and do love it but it is not like the Rofis at all really.
    I was looking at the HL50 but opted for the Wowtac as I needed the power of 18650s for output/runtime. I needed a mid level output for 8+ hours and a single 123 or AA just doesn't have enough power to it plus the HL50 cost $50. I did pick up a Fenix HL60R for half price ($37+Tax) awhile back and like it also but not a right angle headlamp at all.
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