I need a light that isn't too heavy to carry in the woods for 2 hours

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I need a light that isn't too heavy to carry in the woods for 2 hours

Hello,

I recently bought a good head light but cause it’s restricted to my head movement I need another one that is carried in hand and can be put down on a rock etc to light the fairway. I would need a light that it’s not too heavy to carry in woods for 2hours (and has battery for it). Typical disc golf course from tee to basket is around 80-140 meters and about 10 meters wide. It would be great if it could light at least 100m (also about the 10 meters that fairway is wide) so I can see where the disc is going. I don’t want to spend huge amount of money, maximum is maybe around 100$ (90€). In extra it would be great if the light can take a bit of rain that might come out of the sky.
Can you point me any light that fits my need or is it a lost cause?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Convoy M3-C

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easyshades wrote:
Convoy M3-C

How much brightness do you need? And do you need spot brightness or flood brightness?
I would consider something like a Convoy M1 with 21700 battery.

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I love both the Lumintop EDC18 and the Emisar D4 which sounds like they both would work for that application.

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Bort wrote:
easyshades wrote:
Convoy M3-C

How much brightness do you need? And do you need spot brightness or flood brightness?
I would consider something like a Convoy M1 with 21700 battery.
I second this suggestion!! ✅ ✅

The Convoy M1 takes an 18650 LiIon battery.

The Convoy M21B is basically the same light but uses a 21700 LiIon battery. This battery has more capacity & will give you longer run time than an 18650 battery.

Here is a LINK for the Convoy M21B

The link takes you to the “Official Convoy Store”.

Simon, the owner; is a great person to deal with. ✅

EDIT to ask…
Are you more interested in a flood type beam or a more concentrated spot type beam??

There are LED choices to accommodate your needs.

A Convoy C8+ would possibly be my second choice… but it may well be overkill.

Oh yeah… you will spend far less than $100 & have a great light….. Beer

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If you need a bit of flood and throw would you consider a Sofirn SP36 it runs multiple cells for longer run times and often comes bundled with cells.

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The new TrustFire 3T6 Pro might be interesting. 3×18650 in series, much better to carry than a pop can. Don’t have one yet but some of their other lights in this style. All well regulated and robust. Build like tanks. I’m currently waiting for mine.

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maybe sofin sp33, has more brightness then u need and pretty compact ? i guess ulive usa ?

they have more lighter lamps too check their amazon for good deals.

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Sofirn SP35 6500K SST40 is what I would recommend. 21700 and on board USB-C charging. Pocket friendly, wall of light, and will reach 100m no problem. UI is good, with options for infinite or stepped ramping.

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There are probably 1000 lights that fit your requirements and they all come in different colors and with different emitters.

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 Yeah, lots of lights that can handle that but you might want something that has a little narrower beam so you can put the light downrange and not flood out your vision right in front of you.  First question...are you in Georgia, US or some other Georgia?  If the US, do you want to stick with ordering from a domestic store or Amazon, or are you comfortable ordering straight from China? 

The Convoy M3 (or M3-C with onboard charging) is a good light and the beam would suit this pretty well plus have enough flood to help with searching for discs (and avoiding poison ivy), but it's a little heavy maybe.  A big plus is that is has a good long run time so even if you need to run it on a higher setting you'll have plenty of battery to last a whole round (wise to carry a spare battery though).  It has a somewhat funky but nice firmware that allows smooth (ish) ramping so you can adjust for the light you need while maybe backing off from full high mode to save a little juice.  Many of the other smaller lights are going to need a second battery anyway to last a round unless you're playing solo and aren't searching for discs. 

The Sofirn C8G with the right emitter might be a good option.  It's a little smaller and lighter than the M3 (a common "C8" body style...millions of options available in that type from many companies) and it uses a dual switch...clicky on the rear tailcap for simple off/on, and a side e-switch for controlling modes and features.  It has a nicer ramping option using the NarsilM firmware, or you can set it for stepped modes, too,  your choice. 

You may want to consider the light color temperature for this, too.  Still a lot of lights on the market using the basic cold white 6500K emitters....works but not so pleasant to the eye or great for colors and details (especially in the woods).  Something around 5000K is a more neutral white, very nice, or you could go warmer around 4000K (fewer options available for sale unless you want to change emitters yourself).  If you're using glow discs or lights on the discs it won't matter a lot except for personal preference. 

You might want to figure out a little tripod mount and light holder, too, which can be done for a few bucks.  Something easier than trying to use a log or rock where you can't get the angle where you want it or keep the light from rolling or slipping off.  The small camera flexible leg tripods are great for this and very versatile...will slip into your bag or pack easily. 

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Hi EmerryJones,

for disc golf, I would suggest the Lumintop GT Mini. It is not very heavy and the battery will allow you to finish your disc golf game.
If you only need 10m wide you can set the flashlight in medium intensity giving you huge more than 2h battery.

Here you can see a review we made. It is in Spanish but google translate is your friend here Smile

Lumintop GT Mini Review

Good luck with the disc golf.

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Instead of tripod and clamp, a ricepack will do.

I have one sice ages, works for lights as for cameras.

Easy to DIY.

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Although a little heavy as someone said, I too would recommend the Convoy M3-C because of it’s steady out put for several hours. You need the mass for heat regulation. The XPH 70,.2 emitter sounds about right for a combo of throw and spill.

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ShyOne wrote:
Bort wrote:
easyshades wrote:
Convoy M3-C

How much brightness do you need? And do you need spot brightness or flood brightness?
I would consider something like a Convoy M1 with 21700 battery.
I second this suggestion!! ✅ ✅

The Convoy M1 takes an 18650 LiIon battery.

The Convoy M21B is basically the same light but uses a 21700 LiIon battery. This battery has more capacity & will give you longer run time than an 18650 battery.

Here is a LINK for the Convoy M21B

The link takes you to the “Official Convoy Store”.

Simon, the owner; is a great person to deal with. ✅

EDIT to ask…
Are you more interested in a flood type beam or a more concentrated spot type beam??

There are LED choices to accommodate your needs.

A Convoy C8+ would possibly be my second choice… but it may well be overkill.

Oh yeah… you will spend far less than $100 & have a great light….. Beer

Welcome to BLF!!!


Thanks, i knew the M1 first generation was 18650 since i had two of them, its good to bear in mind that the M21B is the 21700 version.
I would highly recommend this light, its bright, the beam has an excellent balance of throw and spill and even if you use an 18650 battery now you can upgrade to 21700 for more runtime.
Its simply one of the best all purpose lights there is.

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Unheard wrote:
Instead of tripod and clamp, a ricepack will do.

I have one sice ages, works for lights as for cameras.

Easy to DIY.

lol whats that ?

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EC4GT, still available if you look.

2×18650, throw comparable to a C8, rock-solid high output from just-charged to completely spent, best heat dissipation I’ve ever seen in a handheld light.

Flat grip, so will sit on a rock and not roll off, too.

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E07x Pro, buck driver lets it save a lot of power (or put out 1000+ lumens for an hour or two), has magnet in tailcap, 100m shouldn’t be an issue even with SST20 4000k but on that max brightness you’d need a spare batt or two. if you’re not running it at max, you should get 2-8 hours no problem.

If you need throw, T9R or T1R (latter not released)

just about anything else will probably have a crappy linear driver or awful LED, or be even more expensive

I only like high CRI. Collection:

Fireflies NOV-MU 21 4500k E21A

Fireflies ROT66 219B SW45 D220

Fireflies E07 Copper 219B SW45k? (odd/higher lumen bin with lower r9 and higher cct?)

Fireflies E07 219B SW45k

Fireflies E07x Pro sst20 FA4 4000k 

 

Varmint removal:

Convoy M21A C8 ver SST20 4000k (5a)

Convoy S2+ SST20 4000k  FB4 (3200ma)

Memes:

BLF GT94

Emisar D18 660nm SST20 

 

 

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You are looking for exactly what Larzi needs, almost word for specific word: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/75029

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A lot of identical interest in nighttime frisbee golf, I guess. LOL

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i’m in georgia, an FW3A works fine for me
light, small, bright, couple hours on medium lumens
pattern is moderately floody, i find it very useful

lumintop EDC18 might be just as good

wle

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Lightbringer wrote:
A lot of identical interest in nighttime frisbee golf, I guess. :))

 

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Lyrics
I left my home in Norfolk, Virginia
California on my mind
I straddled that Greyhound and rode him into Raleigh
And on across Caroline

We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle
Halfway across Alabam’
Well, that ‘hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham

Right away I bought me a through train ticket
Right across Mississippi clean
I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smokin’ into New Orleans

==what’s the song!?

"You never have the wind with you - it's either against you, or you're having a good day."
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It never gets easy, you just go faster.   
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as zoulas posted, there are lots of choices
and some would be much cheaper per unit.

how about buying 3 different ones which
cost ~$100USD combined and using
the one light you like best?

please understand, this advice comes from
someone who uses that logic to buy more.

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promised land

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Third vote for the Convoy M3-C. I use a 3000k tint for my nightly walks in/near the forest.
I like it so much I got a 5000k tint incoming for times I decide to walk the urban areas.

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turkeydance wrote:
promised land

yup
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There are numerous other versions of this song:

In 1964 Johnny Rivers released his live album In Action including this song.
The Grateful Dead performed the song live 425 times from July 1971 through the band’s last show in 1995;7 live performances appear on nearly 50 of the band’s live albums,8 including the 1976 United Artists released live album Steal Your Face as well as several of the band’s Dick’s Picks releases.
In 1970 Freddy Weller released a version on an album of the same name. It was a Top 5 country hit in the winter of 1971.
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In 1972 the band Juicy Lucy recorded a version on their album Pieces.
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In 1974 James Taylor recorded a version on his album Walking Man.
In 1977 it was recorded by country singer Billy “Crash” Craddock on his album Live!.
In 1983 Meat Loaf recorded the song for his Midnight at the Lost and Found album.
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In 2007 Geno Delafose released a zydeco version on his album Le Cowboy Creole.
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In 2014 Harry Dean Stanton released a version on the soundtrack album for the documentary film about him, Partly Fiction.10
In 2014 Jerry Lee Lewis released a version of this song on his album Rock & Roll Time

"You never have the wind with you - it's either against you, or you're having a good day."
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It never gets easy, you just go faster.   
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pennzy wrote:
Although a little heavy as someone said, I too would recommend the Convoy M3-C because of it’s steady out put for several hours. You need the mass for heat regulation. The XPH 70,.2 emitter sounds about right for a combo of throw and spill.

this, exact reason i bought it. continuous output for 2.5 hrs without stepdown or overheating, in a good size package that you can put in a jacket pocket or hoodie, with good throw and spill, waterproof, with great build quality, with usb c charging and at a great price! what else do you want
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Sofirn C8F 90 cri

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wle wrote:
Lyrics
I left my home in Norfolk, Virginia
California on my mind
I straddled that Greyhound and rode him into Raleigh
And on across Caroline

We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle
Halfway across Alabam’
Well, that ‘hound broke down and left us all stranded
In downtown Birmingham

Right away I bought me a through train ticket
Right across Mississippi clean
I was on that midnight flyer out of Birmingham
Smokin’ into New Orleans

==what’s the song!?


Saw the Dead do it a few times.
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mortuus wrote:
Unheard wrote:
Instead of tripod and clamp, a ricepack will do.

I have one sice ages, works for lights as for cameras.

Easy to DIY.

lol whats that ?


A bag full of rice. Nah, it’s probably plastic, dunno. More commonly known as bean bag.

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