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Posted this some time ago still brilliant still going strong best lamp I've owned three settings High med low I mainly use the low and find it good for watching rod tips without floodlighting the beach.
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Anyone looking for a cheap but good light.
For Christmas I got a Wowtac A2 headlamp for 拢25.99 from Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075ZN5LJY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
So far I am very impressed only 拢25.99 with a very natural looking light from the Neutral White LED as I don't like the cool white which is also available it comes with a quality re-chargeable 3400mah 18650 it has the charging port built into the battery and a charging cable(micro usb) is supplied it's very light weight and seems to have a good battery life early days yet but so far so good.Great flood light and the turbo boost is stunning it isn't focusable but not worried about that.
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I use a Princeton tec Apex. Not the cheapest headlight but the best I've had.
Had mine for 4 or 5 years now and still going strong.
Run time not the best but easy enough to carry a spare set of AA batteries.
 

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I got a cheap rechargeable one off amazon prime for about 拢15 that comes with 2 x 18650 batteries.

Last ages, has a simple push/pull zoom and seems to work brilliantly. Why pay more?

LED Head Torch - OMERIL USB Rechargeable Headlamp with Super Bright 2000 Lumens, XM-L T6 LED, Zoomable 3 Modes, 2*18650 Rechargeable Batteries -4000mAh, Waterproof & Hands Free Front Headlight for Running Walking Cycling Fishing Camping Hiking Outdoor Lighting https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CYRVK5B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_aMAXBbQP1KCKK
 

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I use a Princeton tec Apex. Not the cheapest headlight but the best I've had.
Had mine for 4 or 5 years now and still going strong.
Run time not the best but easy enough to carry a spare set of AA batteries.
Hiya Rob,
I also have the same headlight, had mine 6/7 years.
I find the battery life is rather good.
Do you use the spotlight settings a lot ?
I mainly use the lowest setting an still find it a tad bright, though the spotlight settings are great for getting/climbing to a fishing mark.


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Hiya Rob,
I also have the same headlight, had mine 6/7 years.
I find the battery life is rather good.
Do you use the spotlight settings a lot ?
I mainly use the lowest setting an still find it a tad bright, though the spotlight settings are great for getting/climbing to a fishing mark.


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Hi Mark.
I usually have it set on the higher of the outside LED settings so in effect high power on the outer lights.
Its not too bad to be fair.
4 batteries usually last a session. I always carry a set of spares though as backup.

Its also in daily use and I use it when shooting also so maybe the batteries just wear quick with me as they get a lot of use.
Cracking lamp though and if this one ever dies it will be replaced by the same one.
 

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Hi Mark.
I usually have it set on the higher of the outside LED settings so in effect high power on the outer lights.
Its not too bad to be fair.
4 batteries usually last a session. I always carry a set of spares though as backup.

Its also in daily use and I use it when shooting also so maybe the batteries just wear quick with me as they get a lot of use.
Cracking lamp though and if this one ever dies it will be replaced by the same one.
Had a look at Princeton apex and looks very good but it's only 350 lumens...... compared to the others at 2000 or more ...... and lots more expensive........ like how highly you both regard it just wonder if 350 is enough?
 

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Had a look at Princeton apex and looks very good but it's only 350 lumens...... compared to the others at 2000 or more ...... and lots more expensive........ like how highly you both regard it just wonder if 350 is enough?
Bright enough for anything I could think of using it for.
Its also bombproof. Been out in the very worst our winter can throw at us and no issues.
Only the low setting needed really when fishing.
 

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Bright enough for anything I could think of using it for.
Its also bombproof. Been out in the very worst our winter can throw at us and no issues.
Only the low setting needed really when fishing.
Totally agree. Had mine for 15 years or probably more, longest time I鈥檝e owned a headlight.

It鈥檚 not as bright on low as the other lights on the beach but imo that鈥檚 good, because what it does give out is more than enough for seeing rods, baiting up etc.
Use the spot for landing fish and the wide flood for climbing back etc.

Imo the wide flood is far too bright for general fishing
 

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Had a look at Princeton apex and looks very good but it's only 350 lumens...... compared to the others at 2000 or more ...... and lots more expensive........ like how highly you both regard it just wonder if 350 is enough?
If you look around the net CH, they can be had for around 50pounds.
I think the lights outputs are more than enough for safety and our fishing, i cannot think of a situation where it lacks, like the other guys i use mine Winter through to Winter, freezing rain and ice cold nights,.
Also gets used working on the motorcar if i need to see:)

Another great selling point is the headband lol the only headlight that takes into account the size of our knogging/loaf/head, i have owned a brave few lights over the years and some headbands can be tools of torture and constraint.

Whatever you end up buying, good luck till ye.


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If you look around the net CH, they can be had for around 50pounds.
I think the lights outputs are more than enough for safety and our fishing, i cannot think of a situation where it lacks, like the other guys i use mine Winter through to Winter, freezing rain and ice cold nights,.
Also gets used working on the motorcar if i need to see:)

Another great selling point is the headband lol the only headlight that takes into account the size of our knogging/loaf/head, i have owned a brave few lights over the years and some headbands can be tools of torture and constraint.

Whatever you end up buying, good luck till ye.


Mark...
The only 鈥榝ault鈥 with mine is the headband is that old now that it鈥檚 too stretched to adjust much, so I had to tie a knot in the slack bit lol.

Otherwise it鈥檚 all working as it should.

Think I got my 拢80 worth from it about 10 years ago!
 

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Where did you See them for 50 quid fedstar ? And thanks for info guys I'm tempted to treat myself to one
Yep If I could find one for 50 notes I'd buy one as a spare
Seems like i was talking boolex chaps, you would have to order one from the USA to get it at the price i mentioned, but you may be hit up for import tax ?

Still:) even f you have to pay 80quid like me and Mr Fish and Rob, i cannot fault them.
Sorry again lads:whistling:



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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Princeto...498211&hash=item2cdb39a6e7:g:LtAAAOSwmSdaXkk3
 
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Seems like i was talking boolex chaps, you would have to order one from the USA to get it at the price i mentioned, but you may be hit up for import tax ?

Still:) even f you have to pay 80quid like me and Mr Fish and Rob, i cannot fault them.
Sorry again lads:whistling:



Fed...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Princeto...498211&hash=item2cdb39a6e7:g:LtAAAOSwmSdaXkk3
Yeah I was straight on evil bay and like you say fifty odd plus postage plus the possibility of import tax.

Luckily mine is still spot on, though as Mr Fish says, my strap has also lost a little elasticity but still plenty adjustable.
 
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