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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone recommend a tough headlamp that would be suitable for use in the construction trades? I don't want to spend a lot of money on it (say sub $30 - $40). It should be reasonably bright, highly impact resistant, and able to be put on a hardhat. I'm not coming up with a lot of good options so far in my search, so I figured I would ask the folks who wear them a lot. It's either that, or I head on over to the coal mining forum.
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Headlamps have improved amazingly. Anything sold in a reputable outdoors store will be fine. (Even Crappy tire has a so-so one.)
There is nice jewelry out there, $200 more for a 5 gram weight savings type of thing, and of course there is junk for $9.99, but anything in the $30-$100 range should be fine.
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I just bought a three pack at cosco for ten bucks plus change and they are as bright as my $70.00 ones and lighter.
They also have three straps instead of two so they stay on your head or hardhat better.

Three head lamps for $10.00 how great is that.
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I just bought a three pack at cosco for ten bucks plus change and they are as bright as my $70.00 ones and lighter.
They also have three straps instead of two so they stay on your head or hardhat better.

Three head lamps for $10.00 how great is that.
Someone at work has one of those, and likes it. Only problem is that I'd need to buy a membership for 50.00.

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http://www.homedepot.ca/product/rayo...adlight/992614

tough, cheap, they work ...
I just searched their website for headlamps and headlights, and it totally failed to display that model. Hmmmmm. Looks like a winner to me.
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I just bought a three pack at cosco for ten bucks plus change and they are as bright as my $70.00 ones and lighter.
They also have three straps instead of two so they stay on your head or hardhat better.

Three head lamps for $10.00 how great is that.
Someone at work has one of those, and likes it. Only problem is that I'd need to buy a membership for 50.00.
Get the guy at work to buy them for you.
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Petzl also has their Pixa line of Work Headlamps which are certified for some hazardous environments if that is a requirement.

http://www.petzl.com/us/pro/pixa/the-pixa-line

http://www.petzl.com/en/pro/pixa/durable-construction
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LED miners lamp?
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i work on the water, through the night usually and they give us these headlamps made by energizer(hardcase professional), best headlamp ive had, waterproof(salt), drop proof(easily withstands being dropped on steel decks) and brighter than any high priced black diamond, fits on hardhat, commercial quality. unfortunately i have no clue where you would buy them since the company issues these to us.
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i work on the water, through the night usually and they give us these headlamps made by energizer(hardcase professional), best headlamp ive had, waterproof(salt), drop proof(easily withstands being dropped on steel decks) and brighter than any high priced black diamond, fits on hardhat, commercial quality. unfortunately i have no clue where you would buy them since the company issues these to us.
Is this what you are referring to?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5oFzLRGyM
If so, I wouldn't suggest buying from Amazon.ca for $80.99 when you can get it from Canadian Tire for $29.99

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LED miners lamp?
Cheapest I know of is ~$85 through northwest mine supply. I can get you one through work for $110. Lasts at least 20ish hrs, and will be plenty bright enough and tough enough for anything. The battery is built in, so no need for a mine belt to hold a battery.

So no where near your budget, but very nice.

You would also need a hard hat w/ a cap lamp clip.

[image]http://www.explosion-proof-light.com/led-mining-lamps/KL45LM-Led-Miner-Cap-Lamp-with-Timer.jpg[/image]
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i work on the water, through the night usually and they give us these headlamps made by energizer(hardcase professional), best headlamp ive had, waterproof(salt), drop proof(easily withstands being dropped on steel decks) and brighter than any high priced black diamond, fits on hardhat, commercial quality. unfortunately i have no clue where you would buy them since the company issues these to us.
Is this what you are referring to?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut5oFzLRGyM
If so, I wouldn't suggest buying from Amazon.ca for $80.99 when you can get it from Canadian Tire for $29.99

thats the one, only i modify mine a bit by cutting the top strap off to fit more comfortably and take off the light cover to give it more of a beam of light
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I just bought a three pack at cosco for ten bucks plus change and they are as bright as my $70.00 ones and lighter.
They also have three straps instead of two so they stay on your head or hardhat better.

Three head lamps for $10.00 how great is that.
Wildman, I am tempted to go buy the triple pack at Costco after recently misplacing my trusty Petzl.
Are the headlamps decent at all, or are they the best bang for your lowest buck?
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