Somebody's got their panties in a wad.
I went back to check, and what you are advocating is he put an aircraft landing light on his head with a 24 hour life expectancy as long as you treat it like it's a piece of priceless murano glass. So basically it's a replacement bulb at the cost of a top end LED headlamp that will outlive you, every third to fifth trip as long as you don't set it down too hard, bump your head, fall down, get it wet, or hit a bump to hard on the way to the boat, etc. Not even going to attempt to compare the cost of batteries. Also, you might want to check your math. LINK
He's not catching the golden goose in a zero g environment full of feather pillows. Every time I ever caught frogs there was lots of crashing into land and burying oneself to the armpits in the mud and bashing into tree limbs and bumpy boat rides and eventually water and such. But I've never been on a genteel frog hunting safari so maybe I just don't know what you're talking about. Forgive me if that's the case. And while incandescents are no doubt bad to the bone on the output, reliable they most definitely are not.
Now if you tell me crees don't shine eyes. I'm sold. But other than that, I've used them, and you'd be hard pressed trying to justify having a tiny version of the sun made from a filament of plasma on your head that will break just by turning it on for any period of time, if you had that many batteries aboard, when you can throw that cree into the bottom of the boat and have it float around in the bilge water, get stepped on, then slap it back on your head and put up a spotlight that's better than daylight at fifty freaking yards with a few AA's in it to replace next season.
I suspect I am just not taking this frog hunting thing nearly seriously enough though. Froggin' is obviously serious business.
This post was edited on 6/13 at 1:01 am