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Message posted by cazzakabb29/11/2011 at 7:36am
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Hi, I want to buy a head torch, but there seems to be loads to choose from. I want something that shines brightly and is simple and easy to use (not too many function choices) as it's for my special needs daughter. Any suggestions very welcome. Thank you.


Message posted by RTS529/11/2011 at 9:38am
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I just picked up a cheap one in Tesco, I think it is an ever ready one and cost less than 5.

Has one switch which you slide either right or left for either 1 or 2 lights and tips forward too. It is nothing special but it does the job.

Message posted by 132029/11/2011 at 10:07am
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http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/redirect.asp?redir=http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-8-plus-2-led-mini-equipment-headlight-p143637

I've got one of these and it's perfect. It can be set at various angles and has a low/high/red settings that are just cycled on the button.

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Message posted by Speedcamp29/11/2011 at 10:25am
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I've just bought one of these for my son: Silva Siju LED headtorch. With Millets 40% off at the moment it is an excellent purchase for a very lightweight torch with very good reviews. With the sale Millets is one of the cheapest sources. Much lighter in weight than most other headtorches, easy to use and a good light. Also comes in various colour options so excellent for children. I've given up with cheaper branded head torches - as quality is very variable. At 8.99 in the sale this is very competitive for a quality head torch.

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Message posted by Francophile194729/11/2011 at 1:53pm
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Basic, but still effective, ones are available in Poundland I use them for sea fishing and, at 1, don't care if I wreck it

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Quote: Originally posted by Francophile1947 on 29/11/2011
Basic, but still effective, ones are available in Poundland I use them for sea fishing and, at 1, don't care if I wreck it
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Message posted by jamesA11429/11/2011 at 3:54pm
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Energizer-Advanced-Headlight-Bright-Weatherproof/dp/B0022NHN4E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1322582023&sr=8-4
brilliant head torch 4 setting all worked from 1 button including red and 3 white. very bright and very robust and water proof. half price too

Message posted by epa61130/11/2011 at 2:42pm
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Alpkit Gamma Headtorch
Great value

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Message posted by mc4martyc01/12/2011 at 12:23am
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I bought 1 from home bargins for 1.99gbp and I think its brilliant but have nothing to compare it to lol. Its 12LED with 1 button operation. They were out of stock for a while but just picked up 4 more as the kids kept pinching mine lol. Now we have 1 each and a spare :)

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Message posted by Brommo01/12/2011 at 7:18pm
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Quote: Originally posted by epa611 on 30/11/2011
Alpkit Gamma Headtorch
Great value



+1 for that

had mine for a few years now. takes 3 AAA batteries

TOP piece of kit

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Message posted by Francais01/12/2011 at 8:36pm
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If I was in the market for a head torch, it would have to be one that has the "Cree LED" a single 3w Cree is far brighter than multiple std led's.

http://www.glow.co.uk/3-watt-cree-led-head-light.html


Message posted by Dandyman Bob01/12/2011 at 11:20pm
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I carry this one around all the time in my pocket and use it daily.  It is compact and very bright.  Although it is expensive it is worth it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Petzl-Headlamp-ZIPKA-PLUS-grey/dp/B0027GYMRM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1322781195&sr=8-8


Message posted by richardsracingmad03/12/2011 at 9:20am
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Quote: Originally posted by epa611 on 30/11/2011
Alpkit Gamma Headtorch
Great value


+1 for the Alpkit one....also their lantern is ideal for a backpacking trip....


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Message posted by cazzakabb05/12/2011 at 9:26am
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WOW. Thank you to everyone who replied....loads of great advice. I shall begin browsing.......

Message posted by Kelper05/12/2011 at 12:14pm
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These are the best! Lightweight and brilliant ... have them for kids Duke of Ed and I use them for setting up at night ... so much better than all those head straps!

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/220870888584?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

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Quote: Originally posted by Brommo on 01/12/2011
Quote: Originally posted by epa611 on 30/11/2011Alpkit Gamma Headtorch
Great value


+1 for that

had mine for a few years now. takes 3 AAA batteries

TOP piece of kit



I have 2 of these, they are absolutely excellent. Love 'em.


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