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Andy Duncan
(bluewater) - M

Locale: SoCal
Half Ounce Headlamp on 06/02/2011 20:35:49 MDT Print View

I found a simple lightweight solution to replace my heavyweight Petzel Tikka XP 2 headlamp. It's a MYOG Half Ounce Headlamp. The headlamp is actually two lights with each one mounted at eye level on either side of the head. By mounting two Photon Freedom Micro flashlights to a lightweight elastic headband at eye level on either side I have been able to cut my headlamp weight by 83%. Since I already carry two Photon Freedom Micro flashlights anyway the additional weight for the elastic headband is only 1/10th of an ounce (4 grams). Now that's what I'm talkin'bout.

If you're interested here's a link to the full story: Half Ounce Headlamp

half ounce headlamp

Edited by bluewater on 06/02/2011 20:42:16 MDT.

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Half Ounce Headlamp on 06/03/2011 07:55:39 MDT Print View

Ha! That's an awesome job man.


Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Half Ounce Headlamp on 06/03/2011 08:37:01 MDT Print View

I have also found these little flashlights to be sufficient for night walking. My wife and I hiked out around midnight on one trip due to an approaching forest fire. We each used a single photon light.

Holding the light at waist level or lower provided the most useful lumination for us because it created more shadows at ground level and things like rocks and logs in the trail showed up better.