Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

Price: £39.99 led-work-lights

This com­pact head­torch pro­duces 70-130 lu­mens of light for 2-4 hours with a recharge time via a USB lead of one hour. While the il­lu­mi­na­tion isn’t the bright­est on test, it was none­the­less suf­fi­cient, how­ever the head strap on our test model was too short, even when fully ex­tended. We re­quested an­other head strap and this was just as short – when com­pared with the other head torches, the head strap is no­tice­ably shorter. How­ever, we man­aged to test the unit with­out the head strap and found it made a use­ful in­spec­tion lamp. It has a mag­netic back, so it can be se­cured to metal ob­jects and pro­vides a mod­er­ate amount of il­lu­mi­na­tion. The on/off but­ton is hard to op­er­ate, es­pe­cially when wear­ing gloves, and par­tic­u­larly hard to find when it’s on your head. There’s also a con­fus­ing standby func­tion where a red light flashes, which is de­signed to make it eas­ier to find the light should you lose it. Switch­ing off the red light re­quires the on/off but­ton to be held down for a few sec­onds, but we often found this switched it back on again.

SCORE 6/10

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