Re: Spotlighting

Subject: Re: Spotlighting
From: Jeremy Robertson <>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 11:55:12 +1030
I would confirm that the Lightforce spotlights are the best I have come across. The are lightweight, robust and have a beam that can be easily focused from wide angle to a narrow spot. Lightforce also provide filters in a variety of colours that simply clip over the lens. Their latest version (expensive!) has a battery built into the handle that can drive a 30W halogen bulb for about an hour or three LEDs for about 25 hours - the later are ideal more moving about in the bush between spotlighting. I also have one with a 7Ah battery in a pack and a dimmer switch which is a cheaper and excellent alternative, and the battery is big enough to run higher wattage bulbs. All Lightforce spotlights can be recharged by mains adapters or from a car cigarette lighter charger.

I concur with all those who have said that the key to successful spotlighting is to have the spotlight in front of your face so you are looking straight down the beam. Finally I think it is vital to always consider the welfare of the animals being spotlit - avoid dazzling them, look at them briefly and move on so they are not too disturbed.

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