- Two LED bulbs efficiently utilize energy to illuminate objects up to 20m away
- Runs on three AAA batteries for convenience and quick replacement
- Two brightness settings
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- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Received this as a gift.
Actually pretty "nifty" little light weight light with a fairly good beam radius. While I wouldn't use this for trail night riding, you need way more lumens than this offers, plus, it's not really helmet 'freindly' due to the type of strap; (may be O.K. for some city riding where there are street lights, if you don't mind not wearing a helmet)...it's not Lupine Lightings' *Betty, that's for sure, but neither is the $!
But it's really handy for working in tight spots where light is limited, and both hands must be free to handle tools, working on the car, night fishing...etc....
Very light weight, and totally adjustable. I agree, this is a great little personal camp base light...but not for anything much more serious.
OK, but one frustrating feature
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
There are quite a few decent inexpensive, no frills headlamps out there. This is one of them. This headlamp has plenty light for hiking/jogging along trails in the dark, although if you have to do any real navigation you are going to want something that puts out a stronger beam. The two modes - high/low - are perfectly sufficient for a simple headlamp that you want around camp or non-technical wandering in the dark. Nice and light. So everything is pretty much standard and what you would expect from a simple, decent, inexpensive headlamp.
Now for the frustrating: This light has a "double click" feature to turn it on. That is, you have to press down on on the "on" button twice in RAPID succession to turn the light on. Supposed to prevent the light from accidentally turning on. Unfortunately, if your hands are cold or otherwise weakened, it is REALLY hard to get to "good" clicks in quick succession. I was on top of Grandeur Peak as it got dark, and it took me dang near forever to get the light to come on. The instructions with the light say you have to press twice within 1 second to turn light on. Ha! - try more like 1/2 second or less. Impossible to do with a pair of gloves on. And really hard with cold bare hands.
So if you are going to be in warm weather - no gloves - no cold fingers, then this will fit the bill. This is good enough for me to keep - It's in with my summer gear, but I wouldn't buy it again. If you like the safety feature and have good dexterity in all conditions, then this is just fine. But I don't see this lamp turning on accidentally - never happened before with any light I have had.
Light it up!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I use this headlamp for camping and biking and it works great, it has two brightness settings and one flashing setting that will light up the night. Easy to adjust and the button has to be pressed twice to turn the lamp on( to prevent accidentally turning on the lamp in your pack ) Simple, no frills headlamp that does its job well, I would recommend this for anyone looking for a good affordable headlamp