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Favorite type of headlamp beam?

PostPosted: Nov 29, 2006 1:04 pm
by TMorita
Just wondering what type of beam people prefer.

By sidespill I mean the less intense "halo" or "corona" around the brighter hotspot of the headlamp.

Also, if you could post which headlamp has this type of beam, it'd be helpful.


PostPosted: Nov 29, 2006 2:46 pm
by Scott McCrea
I would choose all of the above. A perfect headlamp would do those things and more. A perfect headlamp has not yet and probaby will never be made. Currently the StenLite is closest, IMO.

PostPosted: Nov 29, 2006 3:41 pm
by mabercrombie
My Favorite type of light is when somebody else is using carbide

PostPosted: Nov 29, 2006 8:11 pm
by cob
ceiling burner whenever possible, otherwise a caplamp.

PostPosted: Nov 30, 2006 2:28 pm
by Adam Byrd
mabercrombie wrote:My Favorite type of light is when somebody else is using carbide
:yeah that:

PostPosted: Nov 30, 2006 3:28 pm
by MUD
I like the warm area light of a carbide...and the intense spot and brightness of the LED. When someone combines these two...I'll have it!

Carbide is so warm!

PostPosted: Jan 3, 2007 10:42 pm
by ireedz
I love my carbide. The light is so warm and natural. LEDs are too blue to be easy on the eyes.

PostPosted: Jan 4, 2007 6:11 am
by potholer
I like carbide, but it is such a hassle that I've basically stopped using it.
For electrics, I like a tight beam for distance work (vertical caving, spotting leads, etc), a mix of spot and flood beams for general caving, and a pure flood beam for extended crawls, narrow canyon passage, etc, where a bright spot can be annoying.
What I really *don't* like is a spot beam of any size with dark/light banding outside the spot area, like a badly positioned halogen bulb would produce.

PostPosted: Jan 4, 2007 1:03 pm
by bigalpha
I haven't caved w/ my Apex yet - but it puts out awesome light, and a great color too. I haven't used my carbide yet, but I can't wait to see what kind of light it puts off.