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What small light to read the route sheet at night ?(5 posts)

What small light to read the route sheet at night ?PeterRider
May 9, 2003 6:30 PM
Looking for something to attach to my helmet, that would be light, only to read the route sheets at night. I don't want something push on/release off like the small light on
http://www.photonlight.com/products/photon_microlight.html
Instead, I want something push on/push again off. I could go with a small maglite, but those you have to turn, so it's not 100% practical.

Any idea ? Thanks !

Pierre
I just hold it in front of my headlight nmDougSloan
May 9, 2003 6:48 PM
I use this one....Bruno S
May 9, 2003 7:16 PM
The coolest helmet light for reading the map and computer: light, small and aero.

http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?productId=13875765&storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&langId=-1
Here are a few alternativesKen of Fresno
May 10, 2003 9:30 AM
If it's just for reading a map you'll probably want to go with LEDs. You'll get much longer battery life and an unbreakable bulb. Streamlight makes a small button operated light just a little bigger than the Mag Solitaire. If you didn't mind the twist on type I like this one better than the Mags. Of course, if cost is no object you can go with a Surefire E1 with the LED head option for better battery life. Texas Tactical Supply has pretty good prices on lights. The headband style lights like the Petzl Tikka or the Princeton Tec Aurora are nice too. You can probably get all sorts of info from the guys at Candlepower Forums.

But I would probably just do what Doug suggested and hold the map in front of my headlight.

Cheers,
Ken
Thx dudes, I got the one Bruno recommended, at REI.PeterRider
May 11, 2003 9:22 PM