This is a nice headlamp. It's relatively cheap and provides over 100 hours of use before the batteries need replacing. I bought it because this was the lamp Mammoth Cave issued to it's Wild Cave tour-goers. It provides a very nice floodlight, however if you're looking for anything that remotely resembles a beam or if you get scared easily in the middle of the night, look for another lamp. The Zenix by Bdel provides a nice beam with their focused LED and still gives quite a few hours of use with 3 AAA's and also includes two LEDs for floodlighting.