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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:59 pm 
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Great suggestion GlenD re the red filter :thumbs_up: . When I did not have a proper filter I used some red cellophane and that actually worked quite well!


Did the cellophane last? The lens on my light gets so hot im afraid it'll start melting :?


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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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:hmz: My lasted well, but then again only ever used it on LED torches so the heat was not high at all. on the normal bulbs it might be a different story.

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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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I have used cellophane for a while. But more recently bought a Zartek spotlight which comes with a red filter to clip on. Great light, rechargeable from mains or car, and very light-weight to carry. Lasts about 4 hours on a charge too.

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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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I use the candle power stuff myself and
somehow irritate myself!! On the other
hand visits to these parks are so scarce,
one will not just let that moment just slip!

How many neighbours did I irritate????

Catch 22. Would hate my neighbours
lighter illuminating my catch of the day!!

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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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H. erectus wrote:
How many neighbours did I irritate????
I can tell you our neighbours irritated us at Lower Sabie last year, sitting outside after dinner we thought we saw or heard something so switched our spotlight on and there was the resident Hyena doing his nightly patrols along the fence, our neighbours immediately dashed down to the fence and started throwing their braai bones over the fence to the Hyena, right next to the sign asking not to feed the animals! :doh:
And were seriously not impressed with us when we asked them to please not do that! :whistle:

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Welcome to the forum the Lychies!

Spotlights/torches that others use to light up a sightingfor me will make a friend!

Just be considerate to animal & vistor alike.

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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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And were seriously not impressed with us when we asked them to please not do that! :whistle:


:wall: :wall: :wall:


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ecojunkie wrote:
I have used cellophane for a while. But more recently bought a Zartek spotlight which comes with a red filter to clip on. Great light, rechargeable from mains or car, and very light-weight to carry. Lasts about 4 hours on a charge too.


Thanks EJ, I will try the cellophane next time, if I dont manage to get my hands on one of those Zartek spotlights.
I currently only really use the peripheral light from the beam when looking at something.


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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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Bought mine at Outdoor Warehouse, but also seen them at Cape Union Mart - good price too!

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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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H. erectus wrote:
I use the candle power stuff myself andsomehow irritate myself!! On the other hand visits to these parks are so scarce,one will not just let that moment just slip!How many neighbours did I irritate????
Catch 22. Would hate my neighbourslighter illuminating my catch of the day!!


H.erectus - I agree fully , I prefer not to see spotlights sweeping across my view .
It irritates animal and man alike .

In the hours of darkness when humans and cars are locked in their enclosures I am of the opinion it is nothing other than ethical to allow the animals some peace and tranquility .

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Nowadays spotlights irritate me as well. Sometimes, especially in bigger camps, all the spotlights reminds me of a scene in London during the Second World War where huge spotlights were used to try and spot the arrival of the Luftwaffe! :lol: :lol:

If I hear anything close to the fence I just lift my paraffin Dietz lantern high to try and see what is out there and usually I can't see anything so I just return to the peace and quiet of my braai! :twisted:


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TheunsH wrote:
If I hear anything close to the fence I just


I crawl into the sack pulling the pillow over my head
and hope for the best!! Heh he

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Sorry guys, I am the annoying oke.....

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 Post subject: Re: Flashlights.....
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Sorry guys, I am the annoying oke.....


BB I also do it.

I want to make use of every moment in KNP to experience as much as possible.

Rather someone searching with a torch than someone who keep others awake after too much alcoholic beverages.


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TheunsH wrote:
Nowadays spotlights irritate me as well. Sometimes, especially in bigger camps, all the spotlights reminds me of a scene in London during the Second World War where huge spotlights were used to try and spot the arrival of the Luftwaffe! :lol: :lol:

If I hear anything close to the fence I just lift my paraffin Dietz lantern high to try and see what is out there and usually I can't see anything so I just return to the peace and quiet of my braai! :twisted:


:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: I think it is only "fair" that the animals get a bit of peace during the night when we are all locked up behind the camp fences

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