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Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12966 08/22/02 02:17 PM
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Where can I purchase a head lamp for working in unlit basements and attics.I am tired of biting on my small Mag flashlight.
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Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12967 08/22/02 02:31 PM
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If you don't want the real thing, any well stocked electrical suply store or "big box" should have a cheap imitation of them. Also, try a camping supply catalog or store.


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Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12968 08/22/02 04:19 PM
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CT,Thanks for the suggestions.I never thought about the camping supply store.
Chris

Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12969 08/22/02 04:27 PM
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Lots of styles. Battery pack on the head band or on belt. Primary or rechargeable batteries. Lots of options. Some are very robust.
http://www.caves.org/imo/lamps.htm

Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12970 08/22/02 04:37 PM
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I have seen at target and walmart an actual head harness that uses your maglite for just that purpose. It is located in the camping section.

Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12971 08/22/02 06:29 PM
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Cross country skiers also use something similar for skiing at nite. LL Bean's is a good place to get these. If they break, they replace them. Had good luck and very little hassles from them on replacing merchandise.
If you are not an eyeglass wearer, there is also a unit that looks like plastic eyeglass frames with the lites on each ear piece. I wear glasses so I can't use that one. My stepson got one for xmas a couple of years ago from me and he uses it all the time.


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Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12972 08/22/02 11:07 PM
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Chris,
Try a Police supply store. They carry all kinds of neat lighting stuff. I got a Surefire flashlight for attics and crawlspaces and several pen sized quartz lights at our local Police supply. The pen size lights are a lot lighter and smaller than a mag light. They take quadruple A cells, theyre bright enough to light up a J box in the attic and they last a LONG time. My next purchase will be their 2 stage headlamp with 7 led lamps, 2 for long life and all 7 for "high beams". They cost $35.00

Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12973 08/22/02 11:09 PM
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Oh and by the way. Mag light makes a plastic mouthpiece for holding the light. No joke.

Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12974 08/23/02 09:06 AM
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I purchased a Streamlight Septor headlamp about a month ago. This is an LED unit, light, 3 positions - 1, 3 or 7 LEDs. Uses 3 AAA batteries. I don't know how I lived without one!! Cost $35.00

Re: Where can I buy a miners head lamp? #12975 08/23/02 09:39 AM
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REI.Com has a nice selection of headlamps. Some even have the external battery packs so you do not have much weight on your head.


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