Let there be light - a thread for lights and lanterns

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Tech' started by el manana, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Petzl E+lite will let you do this.
  2. StuartJ

    StuartJ Day Walker

    Long term lurker here, but 'de-cloaking' now I've got something to contribute! I've found https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KPFPTSQ/ very useful, just the right size to wear on a lanyard.
  3. flyfifer

    flyfifer Trail Blazer

    StuartJ,
    I think the item is a red case with a white light.
    William C,
    I don't know how many times I have nearly bought an E lite but --- the immediate Red light might seal it - I never knew it had that option.
    (A device for £15 less would be better though !).

    P.S. a red sweetie paper does work , it's cheap, but it's not really a practical option
  4. tja

    tja Summit Camper

    Nope, it’s a red LED, very popular in the Netherlands for bicycle rear lights, usually with a bungy to attach it to the frame. Very bright for close up use though, as long as the battery is fresh.
  5. StuartJ

    StuartJ Day Walker

    I agree, it looks like a clear bulb on the picture in the listing, but definitely red light when pressed! £4.03 for 5, and they've lasted pretty well. I think there was one dud, and the battery is sealed in so not replaceable, but the others have lasted for ages with occasional use. This one only goes stays on when you squeeze the main body between thumb and forefinger. The light itself isn't too bright, but definitely good enough e.g. to see my way over guy lines in the dark, or to sort out the right key for a lock.
  6. flyfifer

    flyfifer Trail Blazer

    I saw the image in the sales blurb projecting a reddish light but the word description only says led.
    I can't see that version being helmet or bicycle attachment friendly ---
    I prefer to see definitive statements on "specifications".
    StuartJ, if you have seen one -- then that might clinch it.
  7. flyfifer

    flyfifer Trail Blazer

  8. tarptent

    tarptent Ultralighter

  9. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Third go on the NU25. No more running on 'Moderate' setting. It's all full beam for me. Tripped on a rock Sat, again. My fingers (hand) took the brunt to stop me face planting a tree. Must've sprained much of the of soft tissue in my hand. Swelling easing. At least my Evernew cup wasn't damaged.

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  10. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Eek. Hope no broken bits.


    Yeah. I find that setting ok for walking on easy ground, but I'd definitely want main for faster on rougher terrain.

    Just heard yesterday that a friend broke his tibia slipping down a bank while out on a local trail run in daytime. :frown:
  11. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    @Cranston ouch, I hope your ok and it's heals up quickly.
    @Mole, ouch. Please pass on my regards if its a mutual friend?
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  12. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Thank God the Ti cup is OK..
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  13. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Ta. Me too. I was sure I'd done it (and hoping I haven't). Lucky I hadn't had brekky.
    Broken Tibia- hell.
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