Warm/Floody Headlamp for Optivisor brim

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Warm/Floody Headlamp for Optivisor brim

I’ve been using a Zebralight mounted to the brim of my Optivisor for detailed closeup work. It’s been a marriage made in heaven over the very primitive/lame lighting option made for Optivisors.

It’s time to upgrade. The Zebralight is an old AA version and run time on high is very low. I’d like to switch to 18350 or 18650. I’d like a warm/floody pattern and don’t care about throw. Weight is a consideration because I don’t want anything to cause the Optivisors brim to sag during use.

What candidates come to mind besides the Zebralight H604C.

TIA

Edited by: davefr on 06/05/2022 - 14:08
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It's nice of you to join us, davefr!

If neutral white is warm enough for you, I like the Lumintop HL3A.

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Skilhunt H04 RC mini with TIR optics. Convoy H1, light quality will be superior , but its quit heavy

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There was a thread a number of years ago where someone drilled the cap of their ZL and wired up a dummy cell to allow a remote/belt mounted battery pack. You could try that if you’re willing to sacrifice your light.

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I would suggest getting a best buy flashlight such as Sofirn or Wurrkos with an USB port, for instance the Wurkkos TS21 thaat’s ~$35, mounting just the head of the flashlight on the magnifier and then running a wire to the flashlight. You could use a charger or a power bank that’s in your pocket or maybe hanging around your neck. It will be more pleasant than if it’s on your head.
The TS21 has a 4000k 95 CRI LED option which would be more pleasant to look at and you could distinguish shades better.

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Armytek Wizard C2 Pro Nichia.

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The 18650 headlamps just seemed too heavy and bulky and I definitely wanted to avoid remote power packs. I picked up an H04 RC Mini with 18350 battery. The 4.5hr runtime on H2 is plenty sufficient. (light intensity and time). Thanks for all the suggestions.