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Old 17 November 2007, 11:07   #1
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LED cap lights

I've just seen these and they look like they may be a good idea as an alternative to deck lighting.

Has anyone got any experience of them for use at night while ribbing? I'm wondering if the weight would be a problem.
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Old 17 November 2007, 11:34   #2
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Not used that sort of thing on the RIB, but I have whilst walking/climbing.

Not sure I would choose a Cap light though as
a. need to have a cap on your head
b. I think they use CR2032 cells which are not easy to buy (button cells).

The one I have for walking uses 4 AA batteries and is a Head torch bought in an outdoor shop.
They are (or were) available with a red light (not much good for maps), and most are waterproof enough.

Head torches 1


Head Torches 2

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I've got a 2xAA battery headlight but it's really a bit big and too bright.

I was thinking of maybe glueing a red lens onto the 3 or 5 LED cap light so it provided a fairly low intensity light that wouldn't destroy my night vision.

The button cells are a tenner for 20 online.
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Old 17 November 2007, 18:01   #4
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Sounds OK and sensible.

But why do you need a low intensity red light?

I have been out at night a few times and never found I needed a low intensity light.

All the instruments on my RIB are back lit so seeing them is no problem.

I have found I need a descent light to find things, but then a torch has been OK and I have fitted a light inside the main consoul, shutting one eye helped a bit with night vision.

Not trying to dish the use of red light, just not sure how useful one would be.

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There's nowhere in my console I could fit a light where it wouldn't just cause big shadows.
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Old 18 November 2007, 07:11   #6
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If you have a 12v outlet, try one of the LED lamps - they come on a 5m lead, drain virtually no current and can be used as a positional light if need be as they are visible for 1nm. They also come with a nifty hook attachment so you can hang them upside down (possibly from A-Frame?) and with the long lead you can move it around the boat. I think they are about £30 from most chandlers.
Failing that, I use a 21 LED headlamp with Lithium AA batteries in it, which give a very good pool of light (flood/spot and flashing) for night fishing (which is what I use it for) and are tilt adjustable on a ratchet so they stay at the angle you need for baiting/hooking etc. They are more powerful than the cap lights and more versatile - at £4.99 inc batteries (normal AA but low power) not bad value.
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b. I think they use CR2032 cells which are not easy to buy (button cells).
http://www.photoglossy.com/default.asp?part=CR2032

http://www.battery-force.co.uk/detail_MXCR20010C.html
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Or here at half the price.

I don't reckon they'll last long driving LEDs, though.
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b. I think they use CR2032 cells which are not easy to buy (button cells).
I kinda meant not easy to get at your local shop. You don't often see them apart from Chemists, Jewellers and Camera shops.

I've never seen them in chandlers, and you can bet that you will need new ones just when you are not sat by a PC with a couple of days to wait for delivery

I would want something that used easily acquired batteries, unless it was for occasional use.

May be like this Nightlite 4 LED Aluminium Headlight or Head Fire Revolution Dual 1065

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That's interesting. We have CR2032's and the like in grocery stores, drug stores, hardware stores, etc here in California; but I couldn't find any button cells at all in Hawaii. Never did find out the reasoning.

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