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Jon Franklin
(Junto01) - F
Attaching Photon to Beenie on 09/07/2011 11:58:26 MDT Print View

Has anyone attempted or figured out a way to semi-permanently attach a photon light to a beenie? I say "semi-permanent" because it would be nice to be able to remove the photon from the beenie to use as a flashlight as needed as well as having it tightly attached to the beenie to keep it from falling off.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Dry side of the Eastern Sierra's
Re: Attaching Photon to Beenie on 09/07/2011 13:23:01 MDT Print View

I haven't had the need myself but you could attach some Velcro to the Photon and to the beanie. I'd put the fuzzy side on the hat so it doesn't snag on itself.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Attaching Photon to Beenie on 09/07/2011 14:52:28 MDT Print View

BPL's own Mike Clelland did so w/ a different light - I believe you can find it in his great (recently published) book, too!

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Attaching Photon to Beenie on 09/07/2011 17:48:04 MDT Print View

The Photon Freedom comes with a clip that you can just clip on to a hat

Henk Smees
(theflyingdutchman) - MLife

Locale: Spanish Mountains
Photon Freedom attached to a wide-brimmed hat on 09/08/2011 03:00:38 MDT Print View

Hi Jon,
If you talk about the Photon Freedom, you can use the clip Jerry says, or...... do what I did (lighter). Mind you, I attached it to a wide-brimmed hat, not to a beanie. Suppose pictures will be clear enough.


1. Front view
Front view

2. Side view
Side view

3. Light attached
Light attached

4. Final result
Final result

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Photon Freedom attached to a wide-brimmed hat on 09/08/2011 08:00:45 MDT Print View

Nice!

Yeah, that clip is a bit heavy, 0.2 ounces : )

That doesn't seem too heavy, but the flashlight is 0.25 ounces so it's weird to have the clip almost double the weight

And it's the only LED flashlight with a decent user interface:

If you push and let go, it comes on full intensity. If you push again it turns off.

If you push and hold, it comes on with lowest intensity and gradually gets brighter until you let go

At low intensity, it lasts 100+ hours which is about the same as a 3 AAA LED flashlight. Maybe this is bright enough to use around camp, read. What does a 3AAA LED flashlight weigh, 3 ounces?

I think you can get a Photon for $10 on the internets. It says it's made in the USA from U.S. and foreign parts.