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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank6046 View Post
    I appreciate your honesty. I don't understand the people who want all the lumens of a F350 light bar strapped to their head (this is not a weapon light and should not be judged by the same criteria), I get the reliability part for sure, but a headlamp to me is so I can see things in my work space and have my hands free. I use them all the time when hunting and camping and I like something fairly reliable and handy. If your talking tactical the name of the game is signature reduction, so I just like a Red lens model preferably, with anything I think the KISS method is sometimes ignored with accessories, and the new "Instagram Hotness" is what people want
    Ha!

    If folks want to strap a bang-zoom light to their head they might consider something like Malkoff's headlamp holder. They'll have far more choices among compact handhelds to suit their lumen and candela wants/needs, such as the OP wanting high candela (long throw).

    https://malkoffdevices.com/products/...eadlamp-holder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank6046 View Post
    I don't understand the people who want all the lumens of a F350 light bar strapped to their head (this is not a weapon light and should not be judged by the same criteria)
    Do you mean lumens or lux, given the weapon light comment? "Horses for courses" as the saying goes. High power helps to see into hard shadows missed by streetlights etc. and it lets you see where you're going instead of just lighting your immediate surroundings. Do you ever hike off-trail at night?

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    Help picking a headlamp

    I’ve had really good luck with these headlamps. I have the 1250 lumen one, batteries, has red and green. What I like is that I can adjust the throw through three different settings, narrow to wide with just a twist. It’s not tacticool but I use them 4 nights a week and they last. https://coastportland.com/collections/headlamps

    I have some “fancy” black diamond rechargeable thing that I use when I fly, and it’s “ok” for that. It can’t touch the coast for power though. The bd is lighter and smaller but the interface isn’t as easy and it doesn’t have the power. I’ve used the coast 4 nights a week from -45f to 110f and they’ve just worked, rain snow, jet fuel, deice fluid, dropped, thrown into lockers, not cared about one bit, they’ve just worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple View Post
    Do you mean lumens or lux, given the weapon light comment? "Horses for courses" as the saying goes. High power helps to see into hard shadows missed by streetlights etc. and it lets you see where you're going instead of just lighting your immediate surroundings. Do you ever hike off-trail at night?
    I mean both, I remember this being discussed with the level perspective such as weapons or clothing or gear, there are layers or tiers to it. As you said, "Horses for the Courses" but the headlamp was likened (and I say this loosely) to your side arm, when your flashlight was your carbine. To your questions above I do not hike with a headlamp in the "on" position, I will in have a flashlight often with a lot of lumen, lux and decent candela, but that would be my main light source when hiking this has more versatility then a headlamp as I can sweep it in front of me while moving and take in more information while and utilize it at different levels hold it up high, down low which gives me different perspectives especially in the woods while dark. The head lamp would be my backup, it can be used in conjunction, but for the most part it isn't needed and furthermore you'll probably want to maintain some level of vision acclimated to the dark.

    So I guess I should start with were I'm coming from with this discussion as I seem to have already irritated people with my comment. I have trained for night time tracking with LEO and Rescue Resources with my former dog "Lula" a Bloodhound, and went through a 5 week training course by a NACSW (Scent dog) certified instructor. During said course we went over lighting employment.
    Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning.”

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