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Tilly lamps

Discussion in 'Tackle & Equipment Discussions' started by monsterconger, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. monsterconger

    monsterconger Member

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    I love night fishing but what type of lamp do you prefer, petrol , paraffin or battery. I have all 3 types ( not bragging) and I use them all for different reasons , the battery one lasts for days on a full charge where the other 2 last a good few hours and are brighter but which do you prefer ?
     
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    Hippolito or optimus both run on parafin and give shed loads of light plus warm
     
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    Tilly lamps bring back loads of memory's, but the optimus was the one to go for , believe the top of the lamp was red.
     
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    Just a decent headlamp, used Tilley years ago and Coleman more recently, extra weight and a lot of faffing about.
     
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    Exactly as above for me...
     
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    Same as aresoles:rolleyes::rolleyes: & Mr F, decent main headlamp & cheap back up headlamp for me.
    Rick;)
     
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    Same as arseholes:alien: mr fish and hustler for me mate to much to carry .
     
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  9. Steve Tr

    Steve Tr Global Moderator Deputy Administrator Global Moderator Species Hunt Co-Ordinator
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    Hiss of the Tilley does it for me, just need to get round to servicing it.
     
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    Got a Tilley a couple of years ago, lit it a couple of times with the usual fireball round the top, and felt too embarrassed to take it to the beach! Got a Coleman battery lamp, two headlights (at least) and a small torch. And still I sometimes get caught in the dark...
     
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    :) I've still got 2 Coleman dual fuel lamps and on a winter's night you can't beat them for warmth but for the last couple of years I've used Samalite headlamps as they give such a good light and last so long. Don't keep me warm though. :)
     
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    I used to use a petrol lamp which was great for warmth tucked in the front edge of the shelter, but after some reliability issues I've now got a battery one which is at least half the size and weight and throws out a good pool of light.
     
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    got a tilley and anchor in the shed great when they work nightmare when they dont samalite for me and a cheap back up.
     
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    I was a mad 4 night a week keen angler back in the 80s and 90 always with my paraffin then petrol lamps but I bought a samalite hd200 baselamp about 10 years ago and it's just so much better than any pressure lamp I charge it up and it will start at the flick of a button 1500 lumens of bright white light 750 medium 500 low it will run on medium for 29 hours.
    At the end of the night flick and it's off stright in the car no waiting the only problem is it takes forever to warm up a pie or pasty on it.
     
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    I mostly use an old speleo headlamp converted to LED. If I was on a shingle beach I have a Petromax 500cp lamp. I know headlamps are easier for most circumstances, but I would never sell the pressure lamp, I like a bit of nostalgia....
     
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