Baazalung wrote:why would you use a flashlight when you have headlights?
JoeyS wrote:Baazalung wrote:why would you use a flashlight when you have headlights?
Because alot of cavers seem to have a secondary addiction; flashlight collecting
CaveGimp wrote:I use a small flashlight (Fenix P3D) to point out formations in a cave, or to light up a lead to see what's down there. My headlamp is my main source of light, but its nice to have another light I can pull out to spot things. Plus a bright light for under $20 is nice since I'm not out money if it breaks, gets lost, or I loan it to a spelunker so they can get out of the cave.
Is there a 12 step program for flashlight addictions?
Realms wrote:lol thats pretty much the conclusion we came to. He burned the LED up. The 1 amp that the regulator provided was way over the limit as mentioned earlier in the thread. The reason it didn't fry right way on the 9 volt is the fact that they typically put out under 700ma of current. Even at this rate the life would have been cut considerbly as the Luxeon 1 watters are happy around the 350ma range.
tallgirl wrote:okay i want to mod my minimag and mount it to my helmet, should i go with one of the kits on IMO? and whats the best flashlight mount/led replacement?
CaveGimp wrote:The Stenlight has an overall output of 85 lux at 1 meter, and the throw is 39.62 lux. The P3D has an overall output of 90 lux, and a throw of 55.22. The L2D CE has an output of 88 lux, and a throw of 46.90 lux.
The strobe mode is the same bightness as the turbo mode which solid light. The Stenlight was tested against an L2D in SP a few weeks ago, and then tested against a P3D this past weekend in Peppersauce. The Sten wasn't as bright, nor did it throw as well.
That being said I still feel the Stenlight is an amazing light and the best cave light out there. If they decided to update the Sten with the Cree or Seoul LEDs the Sten would be much brighter and last longer. I can't wait until the passaround Sten makes it out to AZ so we can compare.
Realms wrote:That is correct. The SSC P4's. Heh heh I have 3 comming to retrofit my light now mmm 720 lumens of goodness
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