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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by Stark » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:40 pm

We have a couple 300l flashlights as well and love them. Bright beam in a compact housing, perfect for travel.
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by hilda » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:43 am

We are also using a spotlight to see what is coming close to the fences, but will definitely try and find a spotlight with a red filter to clip on before our next KNP trip in February. We are, however, aware of the fact that you should not shine the light in the animals' eyes.

We also used to do sunset and night drives long ago, but have then decided that it really disturbs the animals. Especially the poor Impies. They must always, day and night, be on the lookout for possible hungry predators, and deserve some rest. On the other hand, that is nature's way, and I suppose they are used to always be on the lookout for danger. :D

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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by BrendaK » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:07 pm

I have two broken spotlights with red filters, both of them not working :( . i got a third one without the red filter and would therefore like to know if anyone knows where or who can fix the broken spotlights?
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by ndloti » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:16 am

In todays throw-away world I doubt if there are spare parts available for such ...
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by Mungos mungo » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:44 am

Led lensers are simply the torches on the market. They are hand held torches with the power of spotlights. My mate has gone on night drives where they turned off the vehicles spot and used his torche!!

Do yourself a favour and get one. Best torche ever!!!
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by jad » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:31 pm

The most annoying thing is having someone with a flashlight flashing it around all over the place and then the kids take over the flashlight then everything gets lit up. Put the lights away and enjoy the darkness (it is never dark that you cannot see) and sounds of the African bush or at least let your neighbours have peace

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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by ndloti » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 am

Jad :thumbs_up: ! I have stated the same on previous occasions.
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by BDM CAPE TOWN » Tue May 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Agree on posts about the LED Lenser and those about keeping torch use to a minimal.
Supprised there has been no mention of getting a torch with UV light for spotting scorpions in KTP.
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by DuQues » Tue May 29, 2012 1:53 pm

I just received mine, for the awesome price of $4.81. (Batteries not included.) :dance:
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by Heksie » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:59 pm

Hi guys :yaya:

How many lumens would be sufficient to check a place like Sable Hide out at night... We want to see the brownies drinking water there :w:
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Re: Flashlights.....

Unread post by BDM CAPE TOWN » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:21 am

Heksie, it depends how dark it is. A torch is less effective on a moonlit night as ones eyes are used to the brighter ambient light. (but then on a good moonlit night you dont need a torch)
For most hides I would say that 200 will be fine. I also have a 120 lumen torch that has green LED's, nice for spotting as it does not seem to bug the animals.

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LED LIGHTS HARMFUL TO ANIMALS OR NOT

Unread post by kallis1786 » Sat May 11, 2013 12:14 am

Hi everyone

I had no idea on where to post this, so I thought this would be the best place possible. I do understand that good old Halogen Lights are harmful to animal eyes, or so I heard, and wanted to know if LED lights are harmful to them or not, because personally I could not look straight at an Halogen Light, but could at a LED light.

Just a curious question.

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Re: LED LIGHTS HARMFUL TO ANIMALS OR NOT

Unread post by Brummie » Sat May 11, 2013 1:00 pm

I'm no expert - far from it, but IMO any light bright enough to illuminate an animal would disadvantage same for a short period if the light was shone directly into the eyes. I was surprised how bright an LED torch could be when my SO shone one straight at me - and that was in broad daylight! :shock:
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Re: LED LIGHTS HARMFUL TO ANIMALS OR NOT

Unread post by JDW » Sat May 11, 2013 3:38 pm

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Re: LED LIGHTS HARMFUL TO ANIMALS OR NOT

Unread post by ndloti » Sat May 18, 2013 8:13 pm

Cease the use of all spotlightds untill one can get a firm answer from the animals themselves ...
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