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Just wanted to post some of my ideas on headlamps/coon lights. I have noticed that there are companies that specifically make lights for coon hunting and most coon hunters are drawn to and purchase these lights for a large amount of money. Here are my favorite lights that are not from "coon hunting" light manufacturers. I have taken into consideration price, quality, battery life and lumens (most of want to know how bright the light is first thing next to price).

http://www.fenixlight.com/viewnproduct.asp?id=96 (this is by far my favorite and i think best choice taking price, durability, battery life and lumens into consideration)[/B]

http://www.gundogsupply.com/tritronics-nightrazor-head-lamp.html (this one I would like to try out)

http://www.rei.com/product/829549/petzl-myo-rxp-2-headlamp (50 hrs batt life on high @ 180 lumens!! Good choice!!)

http://www.rei.com/product/786019/petzl-ultra-headlamp (had to throw this prcier one in there)

http://www.rei.com/product/808147/princeton-tec-apex-led-headlamp-2010

http://www.rei.com/product/830717/black-diamond-icon-headlamp (200 lumens @ 75 hr run time plus red LED walking lights)

http://www.mackspw.com/Item--i-FENIXHP20

http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=215497892&sellerid=31494253 (had to throw the surefire in there, great quality light!)

Notice all my choices are cordless. We dont live in a extreme cold weather environment here in Arkansas so I don't think we need to keep out battery packs in a warm place on our persons. I hate messing with cords!!

I also dont like not being able to change my batteries out. Yes I carry a back up hand held but I want to keep my primary light going as much as possible. Lithium AA or alkaline rechargeable batteries work in all the above choices. They are easy to plug in the wall/vehicle charger and carry a extra set.


Please post some of your choices!! and tell me what you think about mine.

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http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale-kl2...y-cap/p-ff808081331f378b01334932664f35b8.html
This is what I am trying out. I really like it so far plenty bright to shine tall trees. I built a bracket just a flat piece of metal riveted to a baseball hat on the bill. I hate all the cords too. You cant change the batteries on this though which is the only downfall. I haven't had any problems with it going dead though. I do carry a good flashlight with me just in case though.
 

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I have a ton of LED lights, use them all the time. However, I have had bad experiences coon hunting with them. I think it is something about the bright white light, coons just won't look at it. A halogen has kind of a yellow tint, and a lot of coon lights have a flicker switch. They will look at the yellow light better, and if they won't look at a yellow light, turn the flicker setting on and they will look. Doesn't matter how bright a light is, sometimes the only chance of seeing the coon is seeing the eyes. Also, be sure to read the instructions, some LED light specifically state not to use lithium batteries.
 

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Geo you are right about the LEDs. I like the reliability of the LED though. I dont have different color lenses for my light now but I have made them in the past. Seem to work good along with strobe mode. I remember when I first started coon hunting when I was 13. I used a mini mag and all I could see is the eyes. Worked great!
 

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Thanks for sharing! Seems like a great light especially for the money. I will be checking this out and also some other lights made for "mining." I just cant see spending $300-$400 for what is called a "coon light" however I am sure they are great.
 

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Just wanted to post some of my ideas on headlamps/coon lights. I have noticed that there are companies that specifically make lights for coon hunting and most coon hunters are drawn to and purchase these lights for a large amount of money. Here are my favorite lights that are not from "coon hunting" light manufacturers. I have taken into consideration price, quality, battery life and lumens (most of want to know how bright the light is first thing next to price).

http://www.fenixlight.com/viewnproduct.asp?id=96 (this is by far my favorite and i think best choice taking price, durability, battery life and lumens into consideration)[/B]

http://www.gundogsupply.com/tritronics-nightrazor-head-lamp.html (this one I would like to try out)

http://www.rei.com/product/829549/petzl-myo-rxp-2-headlamp (50 hrs batt life on high @ 180 lumens!! Good choice!!)

http://www.rei.com/product/786019/petzl-ultra-headlamp (had to throw this prcier one in there)

http://www.rei.com/product/808147/princeton-tec-apex-led-headlamp-2010

http://www.rei.com/product/830717/black-diamond-icon-headlamp (200 lumens @ 75 hr run time plus red LED walking lights)

http://www.mackspw.com/Item--i-FENIXHP20

http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=215497892&sellerid=31494253 (had to throw the surefire in there, great quality light!)

Notice all my choices are cordless. We dont live in a extreme cold weather environment here in Arkansas so I don't think we need to keep out battery packs in a warm place on our persons. I hate messing with cords!!

I also dont like not being able to change my batteries out. Yes I carry a back up hand held but I want to keep my primary light going as much as possible. Lithium AA or alkaline rechargeable batteries work in all the above choices. They are easy to plug in the wall/vehicle charger and carry a extra set.


Please post some of your choices!! and tell me what you think about mine.

Josh-
Found this one the other day... http://www.sbflashlights.com/Spark-Headlamps/Spark-SD6-500CW-p138.html
 

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It seems you guys know your lights so here goes. Does someone make a headlight that has about 1 to 2 million candlepower? I could sure use one for my night beaver hunting instead of my magcharger......
Not sure if you are wanting a rifle mounted light, hand held, spot light or headlamp but here are some of my top choices. Hope this helps!!
http://www.lasertorch.net/products.html throws a good beam. I was impressed with my friends.

http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=136 for the price you cant beat it. Mount it on your rifle.

http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=251 If you put a rail mount on your rifle you can mount this one.

http://www.sbflashlights.com/Spark-Headlamps/Spark-SD6-500CW-p138.html This would be a good choice. It is rechargeable also.

http://www.brighteyeslights.com/ Great light but a little more expensive.

http://www.fenixlight.com/newping.asp These are always good lights for the money!!

http://www.surefire.com/Flashlights Very expensive but top notch lights that will last a lifetime.

http://www.streamlight.com/product/default.aspx?hid=2

Candlepower is how much light is produced by the bulb. Basically how much light is going from the flashlight to the target. Candlepower is the measure of light at the source not the object you light up. When I look at a light I like to see how many lumens it produces and what kind of angle of the dish it has throwing the light.
 

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I have a ton of LED lights, use them all the time. However, I have had bad experiences coon hunting with them. I think it is something about the bright white light, coons just won't look at it. A halogen has kind of a yellow tint, and a lot of coon lights have a flicker switch. They will look at the yellow light better, and if they won't look at a yellow light, turn the flicker setting on and they will look. Doesn't matter how bright a light is, sometimes the only chance of seeing the coon is seeing the eyes. Also, be sure to read the instructions, some LED light specifically state not to use lithium batteries.
Im not sure what it is about led lights but, my daughter looks at me and blinds me when we are hunting. She wears a cap light I bought her, Im still wearing my old belt light. I cant look at that little cap light it blinds me, I have never had a coon look at the led.

I saw a site yesterday with the night razor for $150 somethin bucks.

Do ya'll know anybody with the predator light.
 
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