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NOT even close to cane/stick making but I need HELP and hope someone here might be of assistance. I've mentioned before I use a cane 24/7 - plus at age 83 my balance just ain't what it used to be. I avoid as much as possible walking in the dark - we have nighlights throughout our home for that reason.

Does anyone here have/use those LED lights that attach to the bill of a baseball cap - and if so, are they worth the price?

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I've used them and I can tell you that you get what you pay for! Might want to try a nice headlight instead. If you still want the clip on type the brand Photon makes a few nice but some what pricy versions, but they do last forever!
 

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I've seen them in the store, but never used one. My son goes camping a lot, I'll ask him whether he owns one, and if so how well it works.

New cane idea, find a really tiny LED that could be embedded in a cane with a place for a battery. Wonder if a watch-style battery would run a tiny LED.
 

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Awesome idea! Most of the micro lights run on those batteries. I have seen some aluminum type "drugstore" canes that have very cheap, almost useless lights on them.
 

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A little Googling turned up lots of options, with a wide range of prices and styles. If I drilled a hole all the way through a stick and used the correct threaded insert, those lights for bow scopes might work. It would be more costly than I'd want to gamble.

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Just talked to a young friend who has a Browning LED light that attaches to a ballcap brim or you can wear around your head. I don't see the model he mentioned on the website. He likes his, and uses it all the time in the winter for grilling outside. I saw this one on the Browning website, and it looks cool but I'd hope to see one demoed in a sporting goods store, personally. I didn't see any reviews.

http://www.browning.com/products/flashlights/headlamps-and-caplights/microblast-headlamp.html
 

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Canes with lights in them have been around since at least the 30s. I've seen pictures of a few very nice examples online. I've thought about making one though I'm not sure just how practical it would be.

I never wore ball caps so don't have much info on the clip on models. I know I do like headlamps for hands free light. Petzl used to be really good. I had one of their lamps in the pre-LED days.

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Thanks for all the suggestions - guess I need to be more specific (or Atlantic) - I cannot use hand-held flashlight - that hand has tight hold of my wife (or I don't go) - also light in the cane itself wouldn't work - for it moves with each stride. I NEED to be able to light the surrounding surface I'm going to be walking on for the next 2-3 steps.

That's why I could find a lamp/light that would attach to my baseball cap - which I would LEAVE there - use that cap only when going out after dark (SELDOM).

Thanks again
 

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I would check Cabela's, Bass Pro or Dick's sporting goods stores. Wife and I travel in a small motorhome and though we don't use the headlamps ourselves we see lots of other campers using them everywhere. Young folks in particular seem to prefer the headlamp to the old trusty mag light we use.
 

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In the spring, we have several days of hiking planned in some old-growth redwoods, at Henry Cowell State Park, east of Santa Cruz. If it's cloudy, shady, and approaching dusk, the cap light sounds handy.

Today I went to Dick's. They didn't have the Browning light, but they had the one shown below for $6.99 before tax. It requires two CR2032 batteries. Four of those batteries were $9.98 before tax at Lowe's.

I can't try it tonight, but perhaps tomorrow night.

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It's late afternoon in Tulsa. Here's a photo with the lights out and only a little illumination from windows. The wall is only about five feet away. Another photo show an ugly septuagenarian modeling the cap light.

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I discovered that the light already had the requisite two batteries installed. The spares will go into the fridge.
 
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