Head torch with diffuser advice please.

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Feb 2012
8:40pm, 9 Feb 2012
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I have a Fenix HP11 head torch and I took it for its first outing this evening. Possibly not the best day/night for a review as it was snowing and raining - snaining. It was a tad like driving in fog. The lower beam didn't help at all and the higher beam bounced back in the woods quite a lot. Would I have benefited using the diffuser? Should I use the diffuser anyway through the woods?
Feb 2012
11:55pm, 9 Feb 2012
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dunno. Boing
Feb 2012
12:00am, 10 Feb 2012
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Ah, Ms Chromey! How are you?

Yes, the diffuser does help a bit, especially in the mist. I wouldn't normally use it though.

The alternative is to take the headtorch off your head and hold in your hand - the angle you hold it at means the bounce-back is less glarey.

I had this when we ran up Beamsley Beacon just before christmas - my Alpkit was flppin useless as it doesn't have a diffuser. Should have taken my Petzl.
Feb 2012
2:54pm, 10 Feb 2012
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Cheers chuck x
Feb 2012
2:59pm, 10 Feb 2012
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Petzl Tikka XP2 comes with high, low and flashing and a slide in/out diffuser ... find it does the job perfectly

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