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Postby mgoldschmidt » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Im in need of a few headlamps that I can plug directly into my gene while gigging/bow fishing.
NOT BATTERY... 1000w each... ideas please
110V
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Postby AirRanger » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:52 pm

Does the generator have a 12 volt dc output? 1000w ac on the head will be hot.
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Postby mgoldschmidt » Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:59 pm

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Postby eagal69 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:51 pm

go to home depot and get work lights they make them in 1000watt and have a 110 plug. they come with a clamp you can clamp on the cage or wherevever
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Postby mgoldschmidt » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:53 pm

we do have those on the rig already, looking for a head mounted version
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Postby AirRanger » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:04 pm

That will be a DIY project. Start with a light and a welding helmet frame and go from there.
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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby DAVE C » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:22 pm

YOU MUST MEAN 100 WATT. 1000 WATT WOULD BE HOT AS HELL!! WOULD BE INTERESTING WHEN DRAGON FLIES CRASH INTO IT THOUGH..........

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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:38 pm

Sounds similar to an electric chair :shock:

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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby loudmouse » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:40 am

I find it awkward to shoot the bow with a Headlamp. Myself, I prefer the led lights mounted on the cage and front of boat.
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Postby AirRanger » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:38 am

PeaRiverOpossum wrote:Sounds similar to an electric chair :shock:

I'm not sure I would want that on my head if I were to accidentally fall into the water.
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Postby Shippee123 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:48 pm

I cant imagine any hatlight needing to be brighter than a Lightheaded 3800. You will need suntan lotion! :lol:
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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby Full Rut » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:37 pm

Call Lighthead just bought 2 of there headlights and we love em
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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby Gary S » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:36 am

Ain't no way I'm putting a 110 volt light on my head!!!
Don't know if your interested but for lobster they are using 400 watt metal halide and putting them under water. By being underwater it reduces the glare from the water surface.

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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby rcr » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:49 am

I think this is what your asking about. We used these to Rat Hunt out in the Marsh back in the 70's. Now we use them running at night Hog Hunting in addition to using them for Frogging. We use an Aircraft Landing Light to make them. It is a GE Bulb #4309. These are available from O'Reilly's for about 20 bucks each. Its Mounted on a standard welding helmet headband, and we put a switch on the side for ease of use. To tie into the battery, we use alligator clamps just like battery charger clamps.
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Postby AirRanger » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:52 pm

rcr wrote:I think this is what your asking about. We used these to Rat Hunt out in the Marsh back in the 70's. Now we use them running at night Hog Hunting in addition to using them for Frogging. We use an Aircraft Landing Light to make them. It is a GE Bulb #4309. These are available from O'Reilly's for about 20 bucks each. Its Mounted on a standard welding helmet headband, and we put a switch on the side for ease of use. To tie into the battery, we use alligator clamps just like battery charger clamps.


Nope, the poster specifically said for his generator not battery. I asked about 12 volt options. To each their own.
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Postby Gary S » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:53 am

You sure about that number? Does 4509 sound better?

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Postby Gator Bait » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:06 pm

I was thinking it was 5209 but I could be wrong anyway it's the 150 watts
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Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:52 pm

Gator Bait wrote:I was thinking it was 5209 but I could be wrong anyway it's the 150 watts

12 or 24 volts? Only 150 I see is 28vdc. You could go with a 250w or a 450w. That would be pretty cool but you might want a neck brace and a fire suit.

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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby pristinewater » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:38 pm

AirRanger wrote:That will be a DIY project. Start with a light and a welding helmet frame and go from there.

I have been using that lite for 40years ( helmet frame ) and 4405 sealed beam with a ball cap put on your head backward. Does anyone remember what GATOR Bill on Loop Rd used. If you don't I will be glad to describe it for you

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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby Gary S » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:08 am

I met Gator Bill one time. It was at 3B west landing where the value jet memorial is. He had two full bags and I had 1/2 bag. He was complaining about me making frogs spooky. I didn't notice his light tho.

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Re: HEADLAMPS

Postby Hardtail » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:00 pm

mgoldschmidt wrote:Im in need of a few headlamps that I can plug directly into my gene while gigging/bow fishing.
NOT BATTERY... 1000w each... ideas please
110V


First off, what size is the Generator? If is a 1000 watt, or a 1500 watt or a 2000 watt portable then you will be limited to 1 or 2 lights.
Second if you fall in the water having 120 volts around your brain, will be the last thing you do alive.
Can't say you would be able to put that big light on your head and be able to do anything else, let alone gig / bow fish.
You would be better off letting someone else hold that 1000w light for you and have a small battery light or a 12 volt 100 watt light on your head.
The store at Dade corners sells a great little 12v light that weights only a few ounces.

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HEADLAMPS

Postby Hog Guts » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:04 am

Just go get a nice led headlamp with small battery pack no cables attached it's not hot and its bright you will probably like it better :). I hated the plastic helmet and heavy light I love my led headlamp - no helmet . 3800 lumen

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