lights - lanterns

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Post by clarky » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:38 am

fish will think its daylight



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Post by FatherJack » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:39 am

Someone we know puts a lighthouse on his head and requires a nuclear power station to run it :D

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concrete

Post by concrete » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:42 am

Speleo Nova for me.

I had a Tiga, but I didn't like the battery and the lead was rubbish. It soon broke and needed repairing.

Had the Speleo for years now and it's never let me down.

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Post by clarky » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:46 am

what sort of price are those cant seem to find any

concrete

Post by concrete » Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:55 am

clarky wrote:what sort of price are those cant seem to find any
Hope you are sitting down.

You are looking at around 200 quid. The battery is now 6 years old (LIthium Ion) as it was off my old speleo light. I upgraded to the nova when it came out about 3 or 4 years ago. I know it's expensive, but I haven't had to buy batteries for years. I gets used about twice a week and I think it works out at about a penny a charge. The charger is brilliant and you can leave the battery on cherge and forget about it as it won't overcharge.

Alot of people spend upwards of 200 pounds on rods, but skimp on the one piece of kit that makes night fishing easier.

concrete

Post by concrete » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:00 pm

concrete wrote:
clarky wrote:what sort of price are those cant seem to find any
Hope you are sitting down.

You are looking at around 200 quid. The battery is now 6 years old (LIthium Ion) as it was off my old speleo light. I upgraded to the nova when it came out about 3 or 4 years ago. I know it's expensive, but I haven't had to buy batteries for years. I gets used about twice a week and I think it works out at about a penny a charge. The charger is brilliant and you can leave the battery on cherge and forget about it as it won't overcharge.

Alot of people spend upwards of 200 pounds on rods, but skimp on the one piece of kit that makes night fishing easier.

Here's their website
www.speleo.co.uk/

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Post by clarky » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:02 pm

wasn't sitting down - seen £200 then fell down
makes sense not to skimp on lighting, pulled out so much on gear lately think i'll wait a while before paying that much 8O 8O 8O 8O

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Post by clarky » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:04 pm

there's a few models which one do you recommend

soleman

Post by soleman » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:59 pm

Petromax Paraffin lantern for me along with the MFA 3 in 1 zoom.

Watch me get stick now for using a parrafin lantern. But they are reliable in my book and cheap to run, 500cp which will last for ever, unlike the northstar by coleman rust buckets.lol (more flak on its way).
ok so the Petromax is 90 quid but money well spent as it will last for years.
little tip, leave a couple of cobbles on the lantern for 3 or 4 minutes and shove them in your pockets, they become excellent handwarmers on those cold nights.

The MFA are about 60 quid and come with a lithiam battery which on low beam they say will last for 36 hours on a single charge.

concrete

Post by concrete » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:02 pm

clarky wrote:there's a few models which one do you recommend
I've got the Nova5.

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:23 pm

Liar-It's a Vauxhall Nova!! :lol: :lol:

concrete

Post by concrete » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:31 pm

DuncBooth5 wrote:Liar-It's a Vauxhall Nova!! :lol: :lol:
I had one of those once. It was good car apart from the passencer footwell filling up with water every time it rained

DuncBooth5

Post by DuncBooth5 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:48 pm

Blew the engine up on mine!! :lol:

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Post by clarky » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:37 am

cheers for all the info lads :D 8) :D

blakdog

Post by blakdog » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:25 am

DuncBooth5 wrote:They're not cheap but then there's always the fact that you can light up a small town with them! :lol:
And they are very good if you want to scare all the Bass away from your fishing spot..... :lol:

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