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Old 02-19-2016, 10:14 AM   #21
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I discussed holes here:

LED Lantern / Momentous Event
Yes but it was such an enjoyable post, we're requesting an encore.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:04 PM   #22
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The only lantern I carry in the escape is a candle lantern (for those candlelight dinners), and a Petzl headlamp that has rechargeable batteries. I use the headlamp for walking Murphy-the-Dog, and doing after-dark outside chores. I got it some time ago, and don't think it is available any more. It has the option to use a small red LED instead of the white bulb, which is often nice when you want to look at stars.

Jim, I have the black diamond apollo lantern you referenced. I use it in my tent when bicycle camping. It makes a cozy light.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:08 AM   #23
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I have two head lamps, both exceptionally bright (100 and 200 lumens) that can be dimmed down for reading lights. Also have a 1050 lumen hand held light that fits in the palm of my hand that throws a solid beam for about 300 metres. All use AA batteries, chargeable or disposable. Quite often though, I just end up using the light off of my iPhone, which works fine in a pinch.
Having a really bright light in a dark place when you need it is like a gift from heaven....
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Speaking of I phone lights, the reality of the Information Age and all of its devices was brought into sharp focus for me last summer one evening at a local lake. Three young people were hunting crayfish to use for bait. They were shining their I phones in the shallow water. I had to shake my head on that one.
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:59 AM   #25
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Every seen a woman doing her makeup using the iPhone video camera ( selfie mode ) as a mirror?
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:50 PM   #26
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Also have a 1050 lumen hand held light that fits in the palm of my hand that throws a solid beam for about 300 metres.
Having a really bright light in a dark place when you need it is like a gift from heaven....
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Holy Cow - 1150 lumens (according to the Amazon ad)! I thought my new one at 600 was awfully bright!
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Holy Cow - 1150 lumens (according to the Amazon ad)! I thought my new one at 600 was awfully bright!
Like Jim B, (young Jim?) I tend to be a dark sky advocate. I am a long time year round bicycle commuter. The new generation of bicycle helmet lights are running any where from 1500 – 2500 lumens with bar lights double to triple that. With the recent popularity of snow biking there has been a huge jump in complaints from the other user groups, Nordic skiers, runners, walkers and my least favorite, the horse people. (I owe the horse people an apology; last time I went for a walk with my two-year-old grand daughter a very nice lady rode over and let her pet the horse). I have actually gone back to my old climbing, backpacking lights so as not to blind my fellow trail users. Scott

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You are now officially my new best friend on here, Scott.

But too be fair, I am still quite young.
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But too be fair, I am still quite young.
Must be the fortified morning coffees.
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:20 PM   #30
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Holy Cow - 1150 lumens (according to the Amazon ad)! I thought my new one at 600 was awfully bright!
Yes, it is terribly bright when on "Turbo" mode. Fortunately it has several settings, the lowest being firefly mode which in dark places still lets you see the trail without sacrificing the stars. You can turn it up really quick if there is a sound of something scary in the trees ahead though.
I got it originally for night wildfire operations when bush-wacking and guiding dozers when putting in fire guards at night. When I am working in front of heavy equipment that is knocking big trees over, I like to see and be seen
My neighbour was having some problems with local kids partying down the street and then hanging by her back fence. I lent her the flashlight, she used it once, and has not had a problem since.
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