Minimus™ Vision Variable-Output LED Headlamp • HS2-B-SL

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NOTHING is as annoying as inadequate lighting when you decide to read in bed at night. Eye strain, wrist cramp, and thought interruption are all symptoms of a poorly designed book light.

Whether  camping with the kids at the Franklin Institute, assaulting a defective circuit breaker in a blacked-out debris  strewn basement, or preserving your marriage during marathon midnight Machiavellian mental musings, a quality headlamp is an investment which, time after time, will pay handsome dividends.

glee-artie-lights-outPersonally recommended is the Surefire variable-output LED series of headlamp. Designed for our nation’s fighting forces, this item has crossed over as a favorite of spelunkers, tradespeople, bookworms, and Hollywood [recently featured on “Glee” during the power blackout episode].

MinimusVisionVariable-output means that you can crank the brightness from a super-dim to a blinding beam. LED means it is a low-power-consumption, practically indestructable light bulb. Meets Department of Defense qualifications for being US origin. Order a box [12] of Surefire CR123 batteries to go with it. You’ll be set for a couple of years.

The list price is pretty high, as one would expect for a device that can blink S-O-S for days on a tossing life raft, but that online photo video place has them for much less.  I buy my batteries direct from Surefire, however, two boxes at a time, and suck up the delivery charge.

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