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Old 11-25-19, 12:02 PM
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Never get ignored on the road again!!!



Super Bright 950,000LMS T6 Headlight

Anybody think there may be some inflation of specs? How long will those 2 batteries last?

At least one's forehead would never get cold.
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Old 11-25-19, 12:54 PM
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Old 11-25-19, 01:46 PM
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Does it come with a handlebar mount?

(And all that on just two 18650s? What's the runtime, like 5 minutes?)
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Old 11-25-19, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Does it come with a handlebar mount?

(And all that on just two 18650s? What's the runtime, like 5 minutes?)
It didn't list a handlebar mount, but one could probably devise one. I was wondering about the two batteries, so perhaps a few mods. Cutting the cable from the front to the back and patching in at least a dozen cell battery pack.
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Old 11-25-19, 02:09 PM
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If only I could fit a carbon arc lamp to my bicycle, but those seem to have been replaced by LEDs.

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Old 11-25-19, 04:03 PM
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Take their rating and cut it in half and it might be close.

Spend the coin and buy a good light.
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Getting shot by an irate driver counts as not being ignored, right?
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Bright lights are great for night hiking, especially when you have to navigate by cairn.
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Old 11-25-19, 05:04 PM
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On those batteries, do you think they were trying to spell "Gabriel"?
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
Take their rating and cut it in half and it might be close.

Spend the coin and buy a good light.
I think the seller may have gotten a bit over-exuberant with the zeros.

So, it is probably closer to divide by 100.

Or, divide by 100, then half it again.
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Old 11-25-19, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Bright lights are great for night hiking, especially when you have to navigate by cairn.
Unless your batteries only last for 5 minutes, then you navigate by feel.
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Old 11-25-19, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Unless your batteries only last for 5 minutes, then you navigate by feel.
A little blind spider took the wheel
Navigatin' grass blades completely by feel...

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I had a camping trip years ago. Got to the trailhead after dark.

It would have been OK to follow the trail by starlight, except it plunged deep under the forest canopy, so it was pitch black. Nothing to show the trail. So I decided to head out by feel.

I was able to get a mile or so up the trail before I couldn't feel the direction the trail was heading.

So, I got back onto the trail, and pitched my tent dead center in the trail. Finished my hike the next morning.

I guess in my younger years, I did a few things that ordinarily would have been considered plain stupid, but I also knew my skills and my limits.

On another trip, I decided to make a day-trip loop. So up the hill on one trail, cut over, and down the hill on another trail. I knew the trail was ambiguous on some maps. So, shortly before dark, the trail just vanished in a meadow.

Simple enough, all I needed to do was to go down to get back to the car.

But, as it was rapidly getting dark, I may have even had a flashlight, but not bright enough to really see where I was. So... an unplanned night under the stars, and under a few leaves. The next morning, I was able to see well enough to make a safe descent.

If only I had a flashlight, and plenty of batteries to light up the whole hillside.
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Old 11-25-19, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
If only I could fit a carbon arc lamp to my bicycle, but those seem to have been replaced by LEDs.

LED's are not even close to having enough output. Last time I used a search light it was Xenon. A HUGE Xenon.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I guess in my younger years, I did a few things that ordinarily would have been considered plain stupid, but I also knew my skills and my limits.
Both cases you were prepared to spend an unplanned night, and smart enough to not strike out into the darkness and get lost or injured.
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Both cases you were prepared to spend an unplanned night, and smart enough to not strike out into the darkness and get lost or injured.
The first case, I had camping gear, but no lights. I suppose that is how someone could get lost, but I also stopped as soon as I could no longer ascertain where the trail was. It did seem isolated, but I'm sure I could have found the highway if I got really lost.

In the second case, I think I had a light, but insufficiently bright to be safe. But, no camping gear. I realized that I was safer doing a cold night than risking falling over a cliff.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I had a camping trip years ago. Got to the trailhead after dark.

It would have been OK to follow the trail by starlight, except it plunged deep under the forest canopy, so it was pitch black. Nothing to show the trail. So I decided to head out by feel.

I was able to get a mile or so up the trail before I couldn't feel the direction the trail was heading.

So, I got back onto the trail, and pitched my tent dead center in the trail. Finished my hike the next morning.

I guess in my younger years, I did a few things that ordinarily would have been considered plain stupid, but I also knew my skills and my limits.

On another trip, I decided to make a day-trip loop. So up the hill on one trail, cut over, and down the hill on another trail. I knew the trail was ambiguous on some maps. So, shortly before dark, the trail just vanished in a meadow.

Simple enough, all I needed to do was to go down to get back to the car.

But, as it was rapidly getting dark, I may have even had a flashlight, but not bright enough to really see where I was. So... an unplanned night under the stars, and under a few leaves. The next morning, I was able to see well enough to make a safe descent.

If only I had a flashlight, and plenty of batteries to light up the whole hillside.
I did the Enchantments with some friends, and did some peak bagging in the upper basin. We planned on getting benighted on the trail. Each of us had a head lamp and extra set of batteries, I also brought an 800 lumen bike light, and a battery pack to keep it going through the night. We started up one end of the trail around 3:30 am and got to the other end at 5:15 am the following day. Just in time to watch the sun rise. No camping gear - that would have been illegal.

The trail crosses a small creek in the dark woods, at a backcountry camp. We got turned around for a moment there, all the side trails to the camp sites were very confusing. Glad to have GPS.

Believe it or not, we did this twice.

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We started up one end of the trail around 3:30 am and got to the other end at 5:15 am the following day.
Oh, there was that full moon midnight boating trip down the McKenzie River. That was done with a group from the UofO.

I think we all had glow sticks with us, but...

It was an interesting experience. One doesn't really see a wave or rock until one is right on top of it.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
We planned on getting benighted on the trail.
Do you get a medal with that, or does the queen just show up and tap you on the shoulders with a sword?
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Do you get a medal with that, or does the queen just show up and tap you on the shoulders with a sword?
Hopefully there is enough light to see the difference between tapping the shoulders and the neck.

Oh, and don't blast her eyeballs out with your 950,000 lumen light.
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major breach of royal etiquette, that!
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Do you get a medal with that, or does the queen just show up and tap you on the shoulders with a sword?
It's a good word, appropriate in this context, and it's good to have a vocabulary.

benighted
[bəˈnīdəd]

ADJECTIVE
  1. in a state of pitiful or contemptible intellectual or moral ignorance, typically owing to a lack of opportunity.
    "they saw themselves as bringers of culture to poor benighted peoples"
    synonyms:

    ignorant unenlightened uneducated unschooled untutored
    [more]
  2. overtaken by darkness.
    "a storm developed and we were forced to wait benighted near the summit"
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That other meaning is useful too
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All words are useful. 🙂
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I bet that the unit that they were going for is millilumens, which would equate to 950 lumens. I bet that it's closer to 750 at best. The 18650 battery capacity is also inflated by double. Some of the best 18650's have capacities of 3000mAh, while this one claims 5000. In my experience, these cheapo batteries have about 1800mAh of capacity.
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