RING ZOOM 240 HEAD­TORCH

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

Price: £34.99 www.ringau­to­mo­tive.com

With an alu­minium con­struc­tion, this head­torch from Ring looks so­phis­ti­cated. A 3.7-volt 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery is con­tained in a case that is po­si­tioned at the back of your head. The head­torch has a small rub­ber on/off but­ton that’s mod­er­ately easy to find and has two set­tings – 115 and 240 lu­mens – which last for 7-8 hours, although we found the light started to fade on 240 lu­mens af­ter half-an-hour. A recharge via a mi­cro-usb lead takes nine hours. There’s a cam­era lens-style zoom con­trol on the front, which changes the an­gle of il­lu­mi­na­tion. One fea­ture we found very use­ful was switch­ing it off – un­like other head­torches whose switches need to be pressed a cou­ple of times to work through the dif­fer­ent set­tings, if the Ring unit is left switched on for more than 10 sec­onds, one press of the on/off switch will turn it off. This was the favourite with our me­chan­ics.

SCORE 8/10

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