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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Headlamps

What's everyone using? I've been using small green caplights for years now but they are virtually worthless for following blood in the dark.

Looking for something that has adjustable intensity. I like the idea of toning it down for navigating in the morning and then increasing the brightness for bloodtrailing.

I don't hunt turkeys because I want to, I hunt turkeys because I have to.
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I have one made by Rayovac,it has an elastic band that fits comfortably around any kind of hat.It has a strong led main beam for seeing in the dark,also has 2 red LEDs and 2 blue LEDs which are supposedly good for blood trailing in the dark,although I never tried it for blood trailing.Its the best headlamp I've found so far.
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I have had a few different ones over the years and have settled on one specific model in the last few years. I like the Princeton Tec Fuel. It is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and is not heavy on your head. You can tilt the light. It has 4 LEDs, uses 3 AAA batteries which last for a very long time. It has a smart switch, which I think is one of the very best features. Has high, med, low and flash with a quick shutoff, so you do not need to cycle through the modes. I use one several times a week year round and have about 4 or 5 now. It is USA made (New Jersey) and they have a life time warranty. I have had to replace the battery door cover on a few of them. I call the manufacturer, they take my info and send me the parts, including a spare. Best part is the cost, which is maximum $20 - $25. I have bought most on sale at Dicks, Cabelas, ebay and other places for $15 - $20. I have used cheaper (Coleman, Energizer, off brands) and some more expensive ones, but I don't like to spend big $ on something we might break, lose or misplace. This is not a powerful spotlight type head lamp, but is good for walking in the woods, setting decoys, working under the sink, whatever. I have recommended this model to so many people and have never heard any gripes.

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http://www.princetontec.com/fuel
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I have had a few different ones over the years and have settled on one specific model in the last few years. I like the Princeton Tec Fuel. It is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and is not heavy on your head. You can tilt the light. It has 4 LEDs, uses 3 AAA batteries which last for a very long time. It has a smart switch, which I think is one of the very best features. Has high, med, low and flash with a quick shutoff, so you do not need to cycle through the modes. I use one several times a week year round and have about 4 or 5 now. It is USA made (New Jersey) and they have a life time warranty. I have had to replace the battery door cover on a few of them. I call the manufacturer, they take my info and send me the parts, including a spare. Best part is the cost, which is maximum $20 - $25. I have bought most on sale at Dicks, Cabelas, ebay and other places for $15 - $20. I have used cheaper (Coleman, Energizer, off brands) and some more expensive ones, but I don't like to spend big $ on something we might break, lose or misplace. This is not a powerful spotlight type head lamp, but is good for walking in the woods, setting decoys, working under the sink, whatever. I have recommended this model to so many people and have never heard any gripes.

Best of luck with whatever you choose

http://www.princetontec.com/fuel
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As luck would have it, the Fuel is on sale now at Dick's and Field & Stream for $9.99. Can't go wrong at that price!

Thanks for the replies.

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Streamlight, many versions and an awesome company.

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My Princeton Tec switch broke recently so I've been doing some research on a new headlamp. Zebralights look like real winners. That'll probably be my next headlamp. http://www.zebralight.com/Headlamp_c_7.html
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Petzl, $30 hae used it with no issues since 2008, get it online or REI
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Have used the higher end Princetons etc but my go to lite is the no frills under $10 Cyclops CYC-MHC-W Micro Mini LED Hat Clip Light.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-07-2015, 06:55 PM
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I have a $30 streamlight headlamp its green forget the model but it comes with a greenlight a medium light and a spot light mode.Also accidentally sent it through the wash and dryer and it didnt even phase it. Well worth the money
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