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Does such a light exist?

Postby rlboyce » Oct 10, 2014 5:23 pm

I'm looking for a new caving headlamp. I'd like the light to meet the following criteria:

≤$200
Two XM-L2 LEDs
Holds one or more 18650 batteries
IPX-6 or IPX-8

Has anyone seen a light like this floating around on the internet? Thanks!
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby Steven Johnson » Oct 10, 2014 6:28 pm

Get two Zebralights (H600 for spot, H602 for flood). Each uses a single 18650 and runs just under $100. Several people in my grotto use this setup and are really happy with it.
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby rlboyce » Oct 11, 2014 8:56 am

What you suggest is basically my current setup. I usually use one light at a time, not simultaneously. I was hoping to find a light that had two LEDs integrated into one unit so that one switch controlled both. Kind of like Sten maybe. Perhaps my current setup is the best option available. Thanks.
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby Leclused » Oct 13, 2014 3:21 am

What do you think of the stoots evo max

http://www.stootsconcept.fr/index.php/l ... e-evo.html

Great little lamp just above your price range (175euro = 220 $)
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby rlboyce » Oct 13, 2014 6:46 pm

That's pretty close to what I was looking for. I am not a big fan of the LED type though. Thanks for the link!
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby BrianFrank » Oct 13, 2014 6:53 pm

:shrug: What bothers you about LED headlamps? Long battery life, incredible brightness, durability :grin:
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby rlboyce » Oct 13, 2014 7:18 pm

Brian, I think you may have mistaken my meaning. I love LED technology and I can barely remember what it is like to cave with anything other than an LED headlamp.

When I said I am not a big fan of the LED type, I was referring to the type of LEDs inside the Evo Max. The Evo Max uses Cree XT-E emitters, but I much prefer the Cree XM-L2 emitters.
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby BrianFrank » Oct 14, 2014 2:54 pm

OK, I figured you did not really mean to say all LED's :grin:
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby Vkrzalic » Oct 25, 2014 1:04 pm

Well.. the Fenix HL55 could be the thing that you're looking for, but it has only one LED.
On the other hand... that one LED is lighting with 450lm, which is a LOT, is waterproof to an IP68, runs on one 18650 battery and having it bumped on 3-4 caves i've already went in with it - it works like magic.
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby Leclused » Oct 28, 2014 6:44 am

See my post about the Phaeton lamp.

All your technical requirement are fullfilled only the price range :-)

http://www.phaethoncavinglight.com/
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby rlboyce » Oct 28, 2014 9:38 pm

Wow, I am very impressed by this light. It's almost exactly how I would design it. Out of my budget range, but definitely worth knowing about it. Thanks.
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Re: Does such a light exist?

Postby Mugger » Jul 17, 2015 7:12 am

I'm pretty happy with this one: El Speleo Gnoma 1200
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Not quite everything you wanted, but close. It has 3 Nichia 219 @4500k, runs on 3xAA or 1x18650 or 1x26650 (all with good run times), is rated IP67 and was pretty cheap at 180€ including the shipping (worked out to $204 when I bought mine).
http://www.elwork-speleo.hr/cd/108/l/EN ... gnoma-1200
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