Frontal lamp: white colour, 60 metres

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Frontal lamp: white colour, 60 metres

Postby Ursus Spelaeus » Sep 7, 2007 5:08 am

In the summer of 2006, during a trip in Iceland, I've seen in a shop a very interesting frontal lamp, helmet lamp.

It was white coloured and the light reach the 60 metres...

I don't know the name of this lamp. I remember the price: about 60 euros.

I have very few infos, I know :)

I haven't bought it because the only 2 items in the shop didn't work...

Maybe you know this lamp and, if so, where I can find?

Thanks.
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Postby JoeyS » Sep 7, 2007 7:15 am

Ursus,
I don't recall ever seeing white colored caving headlamp, however, the Brunton L3 is white and shines for 207 (?) feet according to the specs.
http://www.karstsports.com/brl3ledhe.html

It could certainly be used for caving and I know a few (very few) cavers who use one. Something about the multiple battery packs makes this light look shoddy and not really suited for hard caving. I do know that it was a really bright light when it was first introduced a few years ago (I think it was the first mass-produced 3 watt headlamp other than the ST Nova) but much better designs have come along since this. A Princeton Tec Apex would be more versatile than this light for alot less money.
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Postby Ursus Spelaeus » Sep 7, 2007 8:15 am

JoeyS wrote:Ursus,
I don't recall ever seeing white colored caving headlamp, however, the Brunton L3 is white and shines for 207 (?) feet according to the specs.
http://www.karstsports.com/brl3ledhe.html

It could certainly be used for caving and I know a few (very few) cavers who use one. Something about the multiple battery packs makes this light look shoddy and not really suited for hard caving. I do know that it was a really bright light when it was first introduced a few years ago (I think it was the first mass-produced 3 watt headlamp other than the ST Nova) but much better designs have come along since this. A Princeton Tec Apex would be more versatile than this light for alot less money.


Thanks for the answer Joeys,

very nice lamp the Apec :)

I have the Tikka XP by Peztl... but I'm almost blind with this lamp in the caves...
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Postby Mike Cato » Sep 7, 2007 9:55 am

The Tikka XP is a great 2nd or emergency light. The slide lens for "tight" and "wide" beams is handy and easy to use.

It's also great to whip out for those surprise nighttime bushwhacking sessions.
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Postby fuzzy-hair-man » Sep 9, 2007 7:03 pm

Wasn't a Silva L1 was it?
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http://www.silva.se/
An efficient headlamp with a compact design. LED headlamp with 3-watt output power, which lights up to a distance of 63 metres and is suitable for running or skiing. The headlamp also has an external battery pack, which increases the illumination time by up to 300 % and makes it possible to keep the batteries inside your jacket when it’s cold. A running belt, which moves the batteries down from the headband to the belt, is also available as an accessory.
Art.no. 57081
Art.no. 57081-1, L1 Camo
Key features

* Weight: 226 grams including batteries
* Max beam length: 63 metres
* Max illumination time: 200 hours (using light mode Power Save)
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Postby Ursus Spelaeus » Sep 11, 2007 10:15 am

fuzzy-hair-man wrote:Wasn't a Silva L1 was it?
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http://www.silva.se/


You're a magician! :kewl: :woohoo:

Many thanks!
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