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    Headlight.

    Scored myself a new headlight to have as a spare and back up my petzl if needed.
    Have to say I am impressed with the wee Spark SD6-500CW.
    Runs on an 18650. All up it feels no heavier than the battery.
    Got a couple lenses. Spot and flood. Construction is pretty sound. Even a mutton like me will struggle to break it.
    Has a wee magnet that screws in so you can fix it to something metal if needed. Pen clip and simple method of mounting to the head harness.
    Very bright xml2.
    I reckon it is a practical and grunty headlight that will handle anything you need it to.

    It was a bit dear for a headlight at around $100 but I reckon it should out last a lot of others and being made of alloy I doubt you would break it in a hurry.


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    Nice, how stable is it in the head mount setup? Doesn't try to spin itself down when walking?

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    Not at all. It is snug in the rubbers and on the head. I thought it may be too front heavy but so far so good. Haven't really tested it on a big mish yet, but I am sure it will be sweet.


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    How would it compare with say a ledlenser H7?
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    Been crawling round under a house half the day with my Lenser on excellent piece of gear!
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    Headlight.

    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    How would it compare with say a ledlenser H7?
    Don't know Cam. I have never used one. I have just had a petzl for ages.
    Had a wire get wrecked on one of them. No wires on this thing. Runs for ages with multiple settings on reliable, rechargeable batteries.

    The H7 is a tiny but powerful unit by all accounts. I would guess it would wear on your mellon better as well.



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    I should have shares in the company at the rate I lose them or leave them behind somewhere.
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    I have an H7 and although it is adequate, it is now at the lower level of light output when compared to newer headlights.
    Just ordered a 5000 lumen triple cree job from Ali express for the princely sum of $35 shipped. Same light is being sold on TM for anything from $95 up.
    I will let you know if it turns out to be a piece of crap or otherwise.

    Same as this;
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hunt...-696198552.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Don't know Cam. I have never used one. I have just had a petzl for ages.
    Had a wire get wrecked on one of them. No wires on this thing. Runs for ages with multiple settings on reliable, rechargeable batteries.

    The H7 is a tiny but powerful unit by all accounts. I would guess it would wear on your mellon better as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I have an H7 and although it is adequate, it is now at the lower level of light output when compared to newer headlights.
    Just ordered a 5000 lumen triple cree job from Ali express for the princely sum of $35 shipped. Same light is being sold on TM for anything from $95 up.
    I will let you know if it turns out to be a piece of crap or otherwise.

    Same as this;
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hunt...-696198552.htm
    5000lumen ! jeebus!

    I already have a spotlight

    be interested to see what sort of run time you get.
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    Never believe Chinese lumen!
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    5000 lumen wtf ! , you just shine on your cold plate of food 30 secs and she's cooked
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    Yeah I know all that Maca. But even if it only pumps out half of its claimed power I will be happy. I dont want it for hunting , as I already have an H7.

    I got a laser for cooking with Munsey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    No wires, yes wireless electricity, next chance to be a billionaire
    No wires running to a battery pack that perish over time.


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    I just brought a H14.2 cause I might need a better one. Bloody bright but I have never been a fan of those lights with a battery back fitted Aft, still not sure about that but for $ I think was ok.
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