What Brand of Caplamp Do You Use?

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Which is your favorite "in-cave" carbide lamp?

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What Brand of Caplamp Do You Use?

Postby Adam Craig » May 22, 2007 12:20 pm

For those who are enlightened enough to use carbide caplamps, which brand do you use for caving? Don't count the $500+ model on the shelf, unless you actually take it caving :shock:
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Postby cheshire » Jun 10, 2007 10:24 pm

Okay, what are the "others" that have been so popular?

Personally, I'm quite fond of my Mike Lite.
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Postby Grandpa Caver » Jun 10, 2007 10:54 pm

Ok...I'll chime in here. When I started caving we would borrow old Just Rites from the Ball State U's geology department cache. Once we had refurbished a few of them (they were in terrible need of a little TLC) they were great. Later on I bought a Premier and it served me quite well untill I went electric and sold it.

At about the same time I bought a Butterfly and it never worked right. Always spitting, sputtering and leaking somewhere no mater what I tried. After some twenty years, I still own it thinking I'll use it for a hood ornament on my vehicle sometime.

My limited experience puts the old Just Rite first with the Premier comming in at a close second. I sure wish I coulda kept one of those Just Rites!
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