Who's hanging out for an "On The Road" headlamp

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Who's hanging out for an "On The Road" headlamp

I really like my On The Road M3 - I like it just as much as my Olight S Mini. The M3 is a fantastically made, easy to pull apart, and really practical bit of gear. It's obvious they've taken a few design queues from Olight across their line up...

Which makes me wonder...who's waiting for On The Road to come out with a headlamp - perhaps a competitor to the Olight H2R Nova? Their marketing department doesn't take requests do they? Smile

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I’m in for that, although I already have the Olight H1 Nova, Fenix HL50 . I can’t understand why I need more?

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On the road mx3-hl headlamp. AliExpress
http://s.aliexpress.com/Ar6rMfYz

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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Andybibbville wrote:
On the road mx3-hl headlamp. AliExpress
http://s.aliexpress.com/Ar6rMfYz

I already use my OTR M3 as a headlamp, but this is pretty cool.
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I was wondering if maybe someone had one and could tell us something about it hopefully.

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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Is the li-ion battery sealed in the housing and is it user replaceable?

I can’t tell from the linked page.

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OTR would have some stiff competition from the already established Skilhunt H03 series headlamps. I don’t know about how well that bicycle lamp turned into a head lamp would work out.

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ChrisGarrett wrote:
Is the li-ion battery sealed in the housing and is it user replaceable?

I can’t tell from the linked page.

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It does not come with a battery. You need to supply your own battery pack with a USB interface.
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Pete7874 wrote:
ChrisGarrett wrote:
Is the li-ion battery sealed in the housing and is it user replaceable?

I can’t tell from the linked page.

Chris


It does not come with a battery. You need to supply your own battery pack with a USB interface.

I saw the different cable options, but thought those were for charging up an internal cell.

I don’t do external battery packs, in HLs, so I’m out! It is pretty compact, however.

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Not enough affordable 18350 powered angled lights out there, IMO. Perhaps OTR could capitalize on that?

People say I’m a flashaholic like it’s a bad thing…

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Mkduffer wrote:
Not enough affordable 18350 powered angled lights out there, IMO. Perhaps OTR could capitalize on that?

Honestly, there isn’t a huge weight penalty going from an 18350 up to an 18650 at 45-50gm, unless you’re an ultra-light backpacker. An 18650 has easily 3 times the capacity and better current handling, if you’re sporting a ‘blazer’ HL.

My 3 HLs are a Black Diamond Storm (3xAAA), a Fenix HL30 (2xAA) and a NiteCore HC50 (1×18650, 2xCR123As) and something like my Olight S Mini with angled head, or one of those Manker doohickeys might be neat, but I don’t think that a bigger 18650 jobbie is that much of a hardship for the casual user.

I’m no caver and I’m not a camper, so having to have some external battery pack powering my HL is definitely out of the question.

To each his own, however.

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RobertB wrote:
OTR would have some stiff competition from the already established Skilhunt H03 series headlamps. I don't know about how well that bicycle lamp turned into a head lamp would work out.

I have an H03 already, and it is excellent. I actually want a second one for the car glove box, but would happily give an OTR angled light a go too (provided it had similar features to the H03).