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#29103 - 07/13/04 02:43 AM new headlamp
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#29104 - 07/13/04 06:55 AM Re: new headlamp
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looks nice but isnt $44- 50 a bit high?
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#29105 - 07/13/04 04:56 PM Re: new headlamp
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Registered: 06/26/04
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Loc: NE Illinois
This got me thinking... I have an odd problem with LED headlamps (I have the Princeton Aurora). I wear glasses. With the headlamp on the lights cast a real nasty glare into my glasses. It goes away when I put my hand between the light and my glasses. Have any of you experienced that??

Next time I use it I'll try wearing a cap. I'm thinking the brim on my Tilley hat will be too wide to work right, but I haven't tried it yet.

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#29106 - 07/13/04 08:12 PM Re: new headlamp
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Registered: 10/09/02
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Loc: Tennessee (middle)
KenK--

I've had a PT Aurora for a couple of years now, & was initially plagued by the same problem: Since the case is translucent rather than opaque, some light is lost downward, which illuminates any dust or grime on my lenses & causes glare. (Mine is blue; red is also available, & I think I've seen an OD/camo case advertised--it might not be translucent.)

Though both will work, wearing a cap or your Tilley hat is a temporary solution, at best. I solved the problem permanently by using a small strip of black gaffer tape (more versatile than duct tape, & available in more colors, as well).

I covered the bottom portion of the Aurora, right up to the edge of the clear "lens" portion, blocking any downward-escaping light, and permitting me to use the headlight without other headgear. Trimmed to fit, it's practically invisible. The case is fully functional relative to opening to change batteries & adjusting the angle.

The only down side, if you consider it one (& I don't), is that the logo & name are covered by the tape. Pity... <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

David


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#29107 - 07/13/04 10:32 PM Re: new headlamp
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
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Loc: NE Illinois
Great Idea!! I'll have to try that. I'll see if electrical tape works OK - at least temporarily for now. Thanks very much!

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#29108 - 07/14/04 01:29 PM Re: new headlamp
David Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 245
Loc: Tennessee (middle)
KenK--

Electrical tape should work fine. As long as it's opaque & has good adhesion, I think you'll be good to go!

David

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