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PostSubject: headlamp question...   Fri 30 Apr - 22:05

Does someone have experience with de LED LENSER H7 head lamp?
Is this led headlight with 140 lumen good enough for fieldwork at night?

I'm also interested in experiences with other headlamps like Petzl Myo XP.

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PostSubject: Re: headlamp question...   Sat 1 May - 14:22

Dear Harold,
yes, I think 140 Lumen are enought for herping. Because, you donīt need so much light for long distances. Than all what you are looking for is not far from you! My opinion is, that you need a good light for the next 10 meters. But all Petzl Lamps bring more light you need. A special very good function is, that you can choose between LEd and Halogen Light. I use Petzl Lamps since more than 15 years. Now I have my 3nd one, a Petzl MYO 5 ( sold out now I think!). It has a Halogen Light, with a lot of Lumen (I donīt know hoch much yet) and 5 LEDīs.
I use the LEDīs only for the streets in the night, or for foodpaths where I donīt expected herps. When I think Iīm on the right position, I switch the Halogen on. With one Loading of Batteries (Batteries are always better than Accus!) I can use the Halogen Light for 4h. When I use only the LED I have more than 90hīs! I go for herping not with one Lamp! The reason is, sometimes shit happens and when you are standing in the night in a Forest without light, you will se what darkness is inh real...and you have to wait for the dawn! The 2nd Lamp I use is a Tourchlight - Streamlight ProPolymer, a very powerfull light with a special Bulb. It is allways better to look at the ground then to use only the headlight. I use this also at daytime, than in some Forests (in my case in Malaysia) you can find some groups of rocks with very deep holes, and you canīt se in the deep at daytime! Sometimes you can find the best thinks in this holes (Geckos, nocturnal Snakes and a lot of Insects!).


Hop it helps a little bit.

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PostSubject: Re: headlamp question...   Sat 1 May - 19:11

Many thanks for your reply Peter!
I can't find a Petzl with a halogen light at the local adventure stores, but maybe the new generation LED's are just as powerfull.

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PostSubject: Re: headlamp question...   Sat 1 May - 20:47

Hi Harold,

I've been using a Petzl Myo XP for the last 2yrs, in a variety of climatic conditions from heavy rain and high humidity to dry heat, and found it to be really good. It still looks new!

It's light weight and emitts very good light. I've found it useful for spotlighting crocs, caiman and other animals with eyeshine (Treeboas, frogs, Kinkajous, racoon etc.) at quite a distance.

Also, and very important i.m.o, they're not too bad on battery consumption. 3 AA batteries usually last me 7-10days with many hours of use during the day and the night.

Definitely worth the money esp. considering now you can get them fairly cheap on ebay for about 40-50euro

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PostSubject: Re: headlamp question...   Sat 1 May - 23:05

Hi Harold,
yes process is going on in this part of technology. My first have had only a ,,normalīī bulb. than my 2nd a Halogen and now the MYO 5 LEDīs and a Xenon Halogen. And two weeks ago Iīve seen the next new generation here in hometown. We have here a very big Outdoor Shop in Cologne. It is ,,Globetrotterīī. What Rob wrote is right, the prices are high, but Itīs an investment for a long long time! It like it is in other thinks: Buy it to cheep, you buy it twice.

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PostSubject: Re: headlamp question...   Sun 2 May - 1:09

Thanks for your comments Rob and Peter!
Today I went to the store and I have chosen the LED Lenser H7.
Both look very good to me, but the LED Lenser just gave some more light. It also looked more advanced in technology, although the Petzl is possibly more impact-resistant.


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