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Old 30-06-2009, 16:33   #1
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Hands-Free Flashlight

In reading Beth Leonard's Voyager's Guide I noticed she mentioned something about headlights (hands free flashlights) that had a red light option to preserve night vision.

This, to me, sounds like a brilliant idea, but I have not heard of anyone who sells such a thing.

Anyone have any ideas as to who manufactures a headlight that can be switched between white and soft red light??

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Old 30-06-2009, 16:39   #2
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check your local sporting goods store or google "head flashlight" the one i use is white and i have never found the need for red.

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Petzl has that model and I think they're good. I've used a different brand at work & am not completely happy with it. Google to find a dealer.
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In an anchorage, they're great for reading in the cockpit after dark. The LED models preserve battery life.
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We wanted new ones and priced around. We ended up buying two (one for the Commodore and one for me) from "Lowes". They were LED, had four settings (one was red) and were less than $20.00 each.

I just did a search and found

eveready headlight Flashlights - Save time and find great deals on eveready headlight Flashlights at DealTime

I think ours were this one - Energizer HD33AIEN LED Head Lamp - With 3 LEDs

I have no affiliation with the store nor the company.

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Stores and websites that sell hiking and climbing gear are a good place to start looking for headlamps. However, you may have to hunt around for the red lens versions, which in the past were mostly marketed to the military, but are becoming more popular with us civvy types.

Princeton Tec makes a couple of models that have a red lens option, and are also waterproof. Check out the "Eos Tactical" and "Quad Tactical". I have an older version of the Yukon with a red lens that I had to order the separately. I also have a couple of non red lens Princeton Tec lights and can vouch for their reliability. Check out the Princeton Tec website at

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