I don't own a carbide lamp of any kind, however at SERA this weekend, one of the vendors was selling a "newly manufactured Minex" carbide lamp. Actually, he had several models, two of which looked like the typical caplamp and one that was obviously too big for a helmet. The vendor says that a company in India has taken the tradename and design and are making the working replicas. I am curious if anyone has bought one and how it works compared to the originals still out there.
I almost bought one just for messing around the camp, maybe a cave trip if it is reliable, but then thought better of it, choosing instead to blow some money on rope and other what-knots (
). The all brass model was 55 dollars I believe, fyi..
So anyone know about these lights?