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Veebyes

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i have a collection of head lights stored in places where I might need a light. Can't beat a light that shines in the direction that you turn your head & don't have to hold it.


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Veebyes wrote:

i have a collection of head lights stored in places where I might need a light. Can't beat a light that shines in the direction that you turn your head & don't have to hold it.


Sometimes you can. For instance, walking thru a CG, handheld light can point at ground. Headlights can shine on others even when the wearer is not trying to see into sites.

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We bought a Lux-Pro flashlight at Lowes a few years ago.
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Now we have 7 of them. One in each camper, two in the barn, one in the garage, one in the kitchen, and one in the basement.

I guess you can tell - we love 'em.

We also have a couple of headlights for project work around the house. Don't take them camping as when you look at someone it shines in their eyes - better to shine a flashlight at the ground.


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pasusan wrote:

We bought a Lux-Pro flashlight at Lowes a few years ago.
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Now we have 7 of them. One in each camper, two in the barn, one in the garage, one in the kitchen, and one in the basement.

I guess you can tell - we love 'em.

We also have a couple of headlights for project work around the house. Don't take them camping as when you look at someone it shines in their eyes - better to shine a flashlight at the ground.


I take headlight camping. But they live in toolbox. If I need to make a repair I want the best, most practical tool for job.

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I have a handheld spotlight with 1,000,000,000 candlepower not sure how many lumens it is but it will light up a football field...only problem...is it plugs into a cigarette lighter.
I wonder if they make a 12w volt batter pack that would handle it. The Sear Diehard is just too heavy.

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I bought this LED one at Princess Auto, a chain discount store in Canada, on sale for $12, complete with AC and 12 volt DC chargers. Very bright.
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afidel wrote:

I recently bought this pair of COB flashlights. They are stupid bright on full, have both a magnet and a hook, and are USB rechargeable. $20 for the pair. They're so bright that one of them is now permanently attached to the hutch on my toolbox in the garage and plugged into the USB socket in the power strip. It allows a great view into the drawers including the cavernous bottom drawer. I have 2 big LED tube lights, 200W of led bulbs in the garage door opener, and this little $10 flashlight easily outshines them all. I couldn't be happier.


Thanks for the pointer. I bought a pair and they arrived today, great task lights and very versatile in positioning the light. Rechargeable lithium battery is great. My wife is already trying to claim one for her sewing room.

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down home wrote:

I have a handheld spotlight with 1,000,000,000 candlepower not sure how many lumens it is but it will light up a football field...only problem...is it plugs into a cigarette lighter.
I wonder if they make a 12w volt batter pack that would handle it. The Sear Diehard is just too heavy.


How often do you need that much light? Light up that much area?
IMHO, most use for this kind of light is for illegal hunting.

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" My wife is already trying to claim one for her sewing room."
Back when I got my first cell phone, a friend warned me, "Sooner or later, your wife will witch about the bill. Once that starts, the only way to stop is get her her own"
Sounds like best solution with lights.

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I'm a hunter so have a plethora of flashlights and headlamps.....anything from 30 lumens up to 7000 lumens.

Much prefer headlamps, have several in the trailer and once the sun goes down, keep one on my head.

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