This economy travel tying light is cordless, lightweight and works anywhere. The battery powered 9-LED flashlight (included) provides long battery life. Clamps to any 3/8 inch vise stem and is easily adjustable to direct light exactly where you need it. Requires three AAA batteries (not included). [NOTE FROM JS: The light on this arm is not as bight as some would like. We offer an upgraded LED Light that fits this arm or you can purchase our Premium Light which includes the arm sold here plus the upgraded light.]
Average Customer Rating: (5 Reviews) Write a Review
Given the previous reviews I had low expectations for this light. Sadly, not even they were met. The output of the light is extremely poor and very blue. Colors are washed out. If you're tying in the dark (say while camping), this light is good, but if you're looking for a boost in conditions where there's not sufficient ambient light (e.g. you're tying at an event and need a work light), it doesn't cut it. Now here's the good news: you can clamp any LED tactical light you might have into the holder. I have a Fenix light I use for camping and it fits right in and provides plenty of light. $20 for a real good clamp? That might be worth it.
The most important thing was left out of the description---- How many lumens does the light put out?
<i>J. Stockard comments: We checked with the distributor (Hareline) and, while they couldn't get this info, they said they've sold over 500 in the past 3 months and received not one complaint about brightness.</i>
I completely agree with the review of the guy from Newtown CT. My experience with this unit is that the mounting assembly works as advertised. It fits my vise well and is very adjustable. I bought it because I travel a lot while fishing and thought it would be helpful while trying to tie flies in a motel room or my travel trailer. Although the mounting assembly is OK, the light is basically useless. It's not much better than tying flies by candle light. Fortunately, the clamp accepts other lights with a 1" to 1 1/8" diameter. I replaced the original light with a 1200 lumen Cree light. The Cree is 20X brighter. Now it's a useful tying light.
Got this on sale, although not the brightest, got it to supplement headlamp in case I found myself on the tailgate or picnic table in the dark trying to tie some bugs. I'll see how long it lasts, otherwise packs up nicely in my kit.
I agree with the other reviewers that the light is not bright enough to be useful and has a very blue hue to it. Worse than that was my light broke the second time I used it. The switch physically broke so that when trying to press it it the light would no longer click and stay on.
Note from J. Stockard: We offer a low-cost upgrade to the light in this clamp. Search for ZOOM 130 LED Flashlight.
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