It's gone all floppy :(

Need some headtorch viagra!

5 messages
27/12/2012 at 21:28

I have an LED Lenser H7R, had it for a year or so. It's never been the most rigid of torches but I'm finding it is trying to spend more and more time pointing at my nose and less and less at the trail.

Maybe its my magnetic personality, but I'd I'd rather it looked where it was meant to.

Any suggestions for stiffening it up? I'm tempted to superglue the bugger, but you just know it'll end up pointing at not quite the right angle.

16/02/2013 at 21:08

My H7 did exactly the same when I started using it for running (it had 4 years faithful service for camping & hiking), I just don't think that the hinge assembly is designed to cope with the constant pounding.

I got in contact with the UK distributors for LED Lenser (ledco.co.uk) and they were fantastic about sorting a replacement, despite the age. Brilliant customer service.

I would add that I have several other LED Lenser torches, which are all in great working order despite heavy use, I think it is just that the H7 isn't well suited to running.

Needless to say, I won't be using the new one for running just in case, so I was considering getting the Alpkit Gamma, once they come back into stock at alpkit.com.

16/02/2013 at 22:00

I have the Alpkit Gamma, it's great for the trails. Certainly no floppy issues here

cougie    pirate
16/02/2013 at 23:04
Plus 1 for the alpkit. Stays where you put it.
18/02/2013 at 20:27

I've got the H7 too, but haven't used it as much as I expected, so the lens pivot is still play on mine.


Damned good light output/beam-patterns for the price though (think I paid about £45 with the little P3 in a duo-pack)

Edited: 18/02/2013 at 20:32

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