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best cylops lights.

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I'm looking for a good light to wear on my head any sugestions. Would like them to weigh little luminate well and last a while on batteries. Do they make them rechargable or just batteries. I have used the clip on hat ones always losed batteries in them and always forgot where on/off switch was.

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I went to Wal-Fart and picked up the energizer model with 3 different modes (6 l.e.d. bulbs) including the red night vision which I found to be particularly useful to keep bugs at bay. It was 15 bucks and was 30% cheaper than the higher end stuff found at a gander or Dick's. It's fairly lightweight and I think the battery life is great. They had a cheaper model with 3 l.e.d.'s that was a little cheaper as well.....good luck.

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I know you said you don't like the hat clip ones but of all the headlamps I've had and all the hat clip lights, I prefer the hat clip ones.

I don't have a specific brand or model to recommend, but if you're looking for good illumination and long battery life and light weight you're looking for an LED light. I think to get something really good you'll have to crack open the wallet a little, maybe $35 plus for these features including small and light????

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I dont mind paying for good results, I've seen them up to $50. Are they worth the extra moula or do the the less costly ones out way the cost.

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I also have had real good luck with the energizer model from wally world.

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I realy think I should learn to accept the clip on because it really is versitile and luminateS a lot. Being bald I do where hats to prevent the dreded unmentionable. And I think the clip on fits in. As to to those that may be chalange like me what do you think.

Switch out from a hat and go to a cradle or stay with the hat.

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Hey Curt,

I also have the energizer from WMart and a visor clip on which had a habit of turning itself on when packed away. The watch style batteries cost as much as the clip on it seemed so I never bought them. The red led on the energizer is great for night vision, your eyes don't take near as much time to adjust back to darkness as white lite and like said before, doesn't attract as many bugs.

Haven't compared the energizer to the high buck brands, haven't needed to. You know how I like to fish late after dark on the Missouri. Maybe get both and have one as a back-up, remember all the hats we've dunked over the years.

Later, tell mom I'll call soon

Dave

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I think I will try wally world. Though, K mart I grew up on I should give them a try. Has anybody seen what they have done.I would realy like them to come into play.

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The catter's( the ones who fish for cats) are sillent on this, must be like a terartorial thing. give it up and share.

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I catfish and have owned both types and I choose to wear the clip on type. I believe you will find that many cat guys wear something different.

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Anyone can connect a light bulb, a switch, some wires to a battery. But some more expensive units, comes with digital circuitry with power management and a solid solder job. That's what you end up paying for.

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I have had many different types of these and I like the energizer the best by far. Like said previously it had a red light for night, it is LED so the batteries last forever and the white lights are plenty bright. The head band makes it usable with or without the hat.

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I've got an Energizer from Walmart, too. White LED, red LED, and a regular bulb. I fish with the red LED on 98% of the time and turn the whites on when I need to really see something. I really like it.

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Looks like its the rabbit gets the go. Thanx all for the input. Keep them rods bent.

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