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dippingatoe
22-12-2013, 13:46
Hi All - I am hoping to start my adventure soon, and for outside round the house I have often used a head torch. Though this was fine for short distances it always seemed a bit weak and also got through the batteries very quickly. Can anyone recommend a really good one. On the subject of batteries I am about to do another post

Alf
22-12-2013, 14:15
Have a look at this on Amazon I use rechargeable batteries in mine don't get one with built in batteries you just have to wait whilst they charge the if you use it a lot you can carry spare batteries and charge the others when convenient.

Alf


SuperLED CREE LED Head Torch 3w 160 Lumens Headlight
by SuperLED by Sourcing4U



Hi All - I am hoping to start my adventure soon, and for outside round the house I have often used a head torch. Though this was fine for short distances it always seemed a bit weak and also got through the batteries very quickly. Can anyone recommend a really good one. On the subject of batteries I am about to do another post

Brian the snail
22-12-2013, 14:15
Hi dippingatoe,

I use an Energiser 3 led headtorch it has two settings 1 Led or all on, very bright, bought at Wilko for around 5. Cannot comment on the battery usage as I have only had it for 15 months and not changed them ( 3 x AAA ), I use it most nights this time of year locking the Chickens in. :lol-049::lol-049::lol-061:

Clive

Deleted user 21925
22-12-2013, 14:17
Hi All - I am hoping to start my adventure soon, and for outside round the house I have often used a head torch. Though this was fine for short distances it always seemed a bit weak and also got through the batteries very quickly. Can anyone recommend a really good one. On the subject of batteries I am about to do another post

I have 3 of these, 2 are cheapies which are fine around a camp site, but for nights on the mountain I use a Petzl Tikka;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Petzl-Tikka-Head-Torch-Storm/dp/B0027GTFO2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387725370&sr=8-1&keywords=petzl+head+torches

It is very powerful and the battery life is excellent.

Seahorse
22-12-2013, 14:37
Alpkit do a really good one for 15 https://www.alpkit.com/products/gamma

Deleted user 21925
22-12-2013, 15:01
Alpkit do a really good one for 15 https://www.alpkit.com/products/gamma

Should be good from Alpkit. They are a great company to deal with.

Tezza33
22-12-2013, 17:10
I have two LED Lensers the same as this (http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_76 6245_langId_-1_categoryId_165497) which takes 3 AAA batteries but I also bought two of these (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CREE-XML-XM-L-T6-LED-1800-Lumens-Cycle-Bike-Bicycle-Rechargable-Head-Lights-Lamp-/400593083522?pt=UK_SportGoods_CyclAcces_RL&hash=item5d45355c82) for the bikes but they have a headband as well, these have a rechargeable battery pack so I just plug it into the mains charger once a week and it is like having a car headlamp on your head, it all depends what you want one for, Police torches are LED Lenser or at least were, I bought them because our local Policeman showed me his torch, I was under the van bonnet as he walked past so he shone his torch in to help and I was so impressed I bought a torch and two headlights from the same Manufacturer, expensive and better quality than the other ones but not as bright

Luckheart
22-12-2013, 17:40
LED lenser are brilliant but not cheap, after I trying Aldi and Halfords stuff, my Lenser really works well and you will get good support if you do have a problem. I recently bought a Leatherman online and the offer came with a "free" small Lenser so its worth looking around for a deal. That being said , if you need it to guide you to the loo, An inexpensive one will do the.


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