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Old 12-09-2019, 10:52 AM   #1
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What is the best head lamps that are non rechargeable? I'm looking for something for the mountains that uses batteries that is bright and has good battery life. If you know what model you use that would help.

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Old 12-09-2019, 10:53 AM   #2
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Fenix

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great lamp...$59
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:53 AM   #3
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I like my Coast headlamps.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:55 AM   #4
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love love love my black diamonds.... but those Coasts are cheap and work awesome. I own 4 black diamond and 6 Coasts. I gravitate to Coasts most times.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:56 AM   #5
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Fenix

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great lamp...$59
Looks like they make a couple dozen models, which one do you prefer?
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:57 AM   #6
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btw i use black diamond storms
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:57 AM   #7
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Looks like they make a couple dozen models, which one do you prefer?
not really sure....I would have to look at mine..
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:58 AM   #8
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:00 AM   #9
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:01 AM   #10
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:01 AM   #11
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I've been using the BlackOvis. They are on camofire right now for $15.99. I really like them
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:02 AM   #12
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Black Diamond here as well. Great headlamps. Petzel is my backup.

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Old 12-09-2019, 11:05 AM   #13
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Black Diamond vote. I have two, never had an issue with them that wasn't my own fault.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:11 AM   #14
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:19 AM   #15
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The one I can find is the best one!
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:46 AM   #16
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The people at Black Diamond over complicated the controls on their headlamps. Its ridiculous all the steps they built in to control a dang light.

I have a Fenix HL60R that is really nice. I like it leaps and bounds above the Black Diamond.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:03 PM   #17
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I have been using Princeton Tec for years with ZERO issues.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:19 PM   #18
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I have a Fenix that I've had for probably 10 years now. It was in a drawer full of water for 4 days after Harvey. I took the strap off, washed if a few times, and am still using it. Used 2 weekends ago as a matter of fact. Harvey was 2 years ago, so I've got to say I'm a big Fenix fan.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:19 PM   #19
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HL60R Fenix is what I have as well...
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:22 PM   #20
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The people at Black Diamond over complicated the controls on their headlamps. Its ridiculous all the steps they built in to control a dang light.

I have a Fenix HL60R that is really nice. I like it leaps and bounds above the Black Diamond.
I tend to agree. I think mine is a Spot. It has a function change where you just touch the side of the light. It's super annoying because it constantly changes when I touch it unintentionally.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:23 PM   #21
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Sniper hawg lights is the best ive ever seen


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Old 12-09-2019, 12:24 PM   #22
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If you can find one, they used to be more readily available, get a small light that clips to the brim like this: https://www.amazon.com/Cyclops-CYC-M.../dp/B001QCXTBI

We use Cabelas ones that are really small and light weight but put out good light. We have some green led ones as well. Use them walking in the dark to hunting area and general things after sunset up in the mountains.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:25 PM   #23
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Stingray Industries. 1,800 lumens, rechargeable and $60.

https://stingray-industries.com/product/led-headlamp/
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:22 PM   #24
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I like the NiteCore lights from Amazon. Can use CR123 batteries or the rechargeable NL189 batteries. You can even recharge them in the unit.

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Old 12-09-2019, 01:22 PM   #25
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Sniper hawg lights is the best ive ever seen


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x2!
Their new one is a BAD boy
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:25 PM   #26
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I've been through a dozen "good ones" over the years. Fenix HL60R is the best. Extremely bright, no need to carry any sort of flashlight with that. When camping I also recharge it with my cell phone battery block, easy.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:43 PM   #27
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I bought double pack Coast lights off of Amazon a few years ago and put them in stockings

they work great, bright and were fairly inexpensive

No experience with any of the others mentioned but have heard good things about them.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:50 PM   #28
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I use pelican and streamlights that I get for free.

Cant imagine needing a headlamp that bright.
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:02 PM   #29
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Stingray Industries. 1,800 lumens, rechargeable and $60.

https://stingray-industries.com/product/led-headlamp/
Save yourself $40 and buy them off Amazon. I have 5 of these and have been using them for 5 years. They use to be $12, before stingray started to re branding them now they are $20. Plus they are rechargeable, that puts them out for the OP. They are good lights, just doubt they are close to 1800 lumens.

https://www.amazon.com/WindFire-Head...5921521&sr=8-5

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Old 12-09-2019, 02:09 PM   #30
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I tend to agree. I think mine is a Spot. It has a function change where you just touch the side of the light. It's super annoying because it constantly changes when I touch it unintentionally.
Lol, hence the reason Black Diamond probably programmed all the functions into one button.

I add another vote for Black Diamond. Once you learn the controls its a piece of cake but I can understand how it could be frustrating trying to change between the modes if you don't take the time to read the instruction and learn how.
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:19 PM   #31
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stay away from streamlight. Both mine rip through batteries. Super bright though.
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:25 PM   #32
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I like my black diamond storm. Like others have said, lots of functions with one button, but once ya learn them itís not bad. Battery is lasting a good while so far. Light weight so that ya barely know itís there.


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Old 12-09-2019, 03:37 PM   #33
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i use two different ones.

Petzel Tactikka - old style. I use it exclusive with the red lens. Love this little dude, and it is a beast, will last a long time.

Black Diamond - Storm Headlamp. 3 different lighting modes. Spot light, flood, red light. All of these have a low and high. The nice feature of this is that a single touch on the side changes from low to high. This is the light I use on my ATV. Set it to high flood and I have a movable light for driving in the dark.

Both are FANTASTIC pieces of gear. I've used them for everything from walking to the stand, to cleaning a deer at night.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:13 PM   #34
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I bought double pack Coast lights off of Amazon a few years ago and put them in stockings

they work great, bright and were fairly inexpensive

No experience with any of the others mentioned but have heard good things about them.


The FL75 is on special in the stocking stuffer section at Home Depot right now for $20. Was $60 just a couple years ago.

Donít know how it compares to the others, but itís a good headlamp.


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Old 12-09-2019, 09:16 PM   #35
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i use two different ones.

Petzel Tactikka - old style. I use it exclusive with the red lens. Love this little dude, and it is a beast, will last a long time.

Black Diamond - Storm Headlamp. 3 different lighting modes. Spot light, flood, red light. All of these have a low and high. The nice feature of this is that a single touch on the side changes from low to high. This is the light I use on my ATV. Set it to high flood and I have a movable light for driving in the dark.

Both are FANTASTIC pieces of gear. I've used them for everything from walking to the stand, to cleaning a deer at night.
These are my go to, two. Both solid and work great.

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Old 12-09-2019, 09:35 PM   #36
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Petzl Tactikka. Three different brightness settings along with a red light.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:39 PM   #37
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Coast love the brightness and battery life is unreal for being so bright also love the rechargeable capaablity
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:52 PM   #38
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I have a pile of the coasts and seen to last a while. I like that they have a focus on the light so you can widen or narrow the beam. Bought at Costco for $20 for a few of them. Amazon not as cheap but something like these.

Coast FL72 405 Lumen Focusing LED Headlamp 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M5LGEM3..._fzX7DbVV7DZDE


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Old 12-09-2019, 10:01 PM   #39
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Petzl Tactikka. Three different brightness settings along with a red light.


This. Has been going for years.


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Old 12-09-2019, 10:20 PM   #40
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I use these for work, hunting, and around the house. Theyíre cheap reliable and work great. Canít even feel it.
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