Nite-Hawk LED Eco Report
brief “first trip” report of the Nite-Hawk Eco Emitter Headlamp
available at: http://tinyurl.com/3tcva or http://www.nite-hawk.com or
check with Alex at IMO to see
if/when he will have them in stock http://www.caves.org/imo
to describe this light—- Kick Ass!
Kirk and I used the lights for our last 14 hour Zicafoose Trip. It was
wet, muddy, full of climbs, crawls, rope drops, canyoning and
everything in between and I used nothing but the Nite-Hawk…….it is
now my primary light.
I ran mine a good deal of time on 10% which in alot of situations is
plenty of light but at full power this light is truly impressive with
an incredibly long reaching non-collimated beam. Meaning that the
further you shine the light out the wider the beam spread. It lit up
Culverson Canyon beautifully.
Bob ran his at full power for 14 hours and we noticed no step down in
brightness in fact I think it is safe to say that it will provide 20
hours or more of caving light on 4 AA’s.
The quality of the light is what so impressed me! This must be related
back to the patented optics that Nite-Hawk has developed into this
light over the last 3 years.
battery pack is a bit difficult to open. For those that prefer extreme
amounts of spill to the sides this may not be the light for you but for
all the situations I encountered on my first trip out it was
considerably more quality light than I am used to with other shorter
burn time light sources.
I will have
a full review of the light with pics as I continue to use
and test the light on upcoming trips.
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