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    Red LED torch recommendation?

    I'm looking for a reasonably powerful red LED (not red filter) torch that can be purchased in NZ. Any suggestions?

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    Isn’t there a four colour LED-Lenser model?

    If you’re not in a rush look on AliExpress. There’s bound to be a Chinese cheapo version out.

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    Max torch has a red led now don't they @burtonator
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    There's a few red LED torches on the market (I know, just spent most of my day at work looking at them!), but when it comes down to specifications, they are piss weak.
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    Well, thanks to 223nut, I am $122 poorer and have a red LED Maxtoch on it's way

    That was quick work, this is a bloody good forum.
    Last edited by MightyBoosh; 05-04-2018 at 10:42 PM.
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    Let us know how it performs
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    Well, thanks to 22nut, I am $122 poorer and have a red LED Maxtoch on it's way

    That was quick work, this is a bloody good forum.
    Now if you were sharing the love, it could have been cheaper - ie I want a decent red light, and could have double ordered, ..... however, you must have a link .... and all will be forgotten
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Now if you were sharing the love, it could have been cheaper - ie I want a decent red light, and could have double ordered, ..... however, you must have a link .... and all will be forgotten
    no need for a double order, free postage

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/MAXT...311.0.0.oeta2H
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    It arrived. Looks bloody good! I'll report back after I've actually used it rather than trying to get the cat to pretend to be a rabbit in the garden
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    What's the point in a red light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    What's the point in a red light?
    To score a hooker have you never herd of redlight district? Geez. Its because the redlight is hard to see for animals it also does not stand out to people from a distance in case your poaching in comparison to standard torch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    What's the point in a red light?
    Use of red light at night helps keep your night vision intact. Eyes have rods and cones, and their ratio varies from species to species. Rods work in low light, but cannot distinguish colour. Cones distinguish colour, but need decent light levels.

    If someone shines a white light in your face at night, then turns it off, you are temporarily “blinded” until your eyes adjust to the darkness again. Using a red light uses the colour- detecting cones and protects your rods. Turn the red light off and the blindness effect is less.
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    Red light won’t spook animals either, including light shy deer


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Red light won’t spook animals either, including light shy deer


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    Iv spent a bit of time with red and green lights. Over a good sample I couldnt definatly say animals held any better. Sometimes they did sometimes they didnt and the percentages seemed much the same with the white lights. I havnt kept any.
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