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    Found a new to me ridge line lantern light option.

    I don't recall seeing these here, but I stumbled upon them at a hardware store this afternoon.

    My pen light that I have hanging from my ridge line is too bright, I just want enough light to see that I'm trying to climb into my quilt that's flipped end for end.
    I also wanted something that had one brightness level, and no strobe option.
    This is that, the only thing I would've preferred is pushbutton on instead of twisty switch.
    It's light weight, but I know there are lighter options, but I'm getting to that age that I'm becoming less inclined to carry anything on my back. But gram weenies will still scoff at it.

    I haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life, but it will only ever be on for a minute or two the way I use it, so I'm assuming it'll be fine.
    I paid $4.79 for it, so not an expensive test run.

    Available in White, Red, Blue, or Green
    Nite Ize Radiant Glow Stick

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    I use a small LED keychain light. I hang it from an elastic hair tie prusik knotted to my SRL, which also serves as sort of a line lock for when I shove my gear sling back out of the way. It's always easy to find and you can use a couple different batteries. The dual set up burns brighter, and the single battery runs dimmer but has a longer life. It has both pressure and slider on and off functions.

    Very conservative price points. Tiny weight penalty.
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    I bought a handful of small key fob size red push-hold red lights on Amazon. But I wouldn't do it again. As with Justin P, I might just need to look around and manage something but I'd want two hands to do it. The push-hold lets me see where things are, but I have to let go - lights out - to use both hands. A push on, push off, or slide switch is worth the extra cost. Or, I could just hang my headlamp on the ridgeline and use it.
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    This works well for me. White or red light, flashlight (so-so) or lantern.
    https://www.aliexpress.us/item/22518...andl_shipto=US

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    I only looked at the key chain ones locally, and they all had momentary switches that you had to hold to keep on.
    But I don't have many shopping options, so I didn't have much to choose from either.

    Here is another photo just to give a better size perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    I bought a handful of small key fob size red push-hold red lights on Amazon. But I wouldn't do it again. As with Justin P, I might just need to look around and manage something but I'd want two hands to do it. The push-hold lets me see where things are, but I have to let go - lights out - to use both hands. A push on, push off, or slide switch is worth the extra cost. Or, I could just hang my headlamp on the ridgeline and use it.
    Most have the slide lock on one side as well as pressure activation. I didn't find the slider switch on mine until changing the battery.

    https://www.amazon.com/Uniclife-Keyc...06&sr=1-6&th=1
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    Rolloff - that looks like about the price I paid. I'll look a little closer for a slide lock. Thank you for the tip!
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    Someone needs to invent a hands-free system to turn my ridgeline light on... Hmmm maybe something like this...
    clapper.jpg
    Iceman857

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman857 View Post
    Someone needs to invent a hands-free system to turn my ridgeline light on... Hmmm maybe something like this...
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    As long as aggressive snoring doesn't trigger it.

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