Multi-Set­ting LED Head­lamp

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pocket Preps -

In search of an ex­tra-af­ford­able head­lamp, we searched on­line with a price thresh­old of $10 — this is what we found. De­spite a to­tal of 20 LEDs, it only man­ages to pro­duce a beam that’s ac­cept­ably bright at close range. For hik­ing or other mo­bile ac­tiv­i­ties, out­put is lack­ing. The flash­ing red LEDs are use­ful only as a sig­nal bea­con. This is a clear case of get­ting ex­actly what you paid for, and we’d only rec­om­mend it if the other al­ter­na­tive is stum­bling around in to­tal dark­ness.

PROS:

In­ex­pen­sive

The box proudly says it has a star ting time of less than 500 mil­lisec­onds — a strong sell­ing point for the ex­tra-im­pa­tient head­lamp buyer.

CONS:

White light out­put is dis­mal, and the red light can’t be set to con­stant on

Bulky plas­tic hous­ing looks and feels cheap

Mount can point in only four di­rec­tions: straight ahead, 45 de­grees, your feet, or the top of your nose

CLAIMED MAX BRIGHT­NESS

78 lu­mens

CLAIMED MAX RUN­TIME

10 hours

WEIGHT WITH BAT­TER­IES

4.1 ounces

BAT­TERY TYPE

AAA (three, in­cluded)

OUT­PUT MODES

High, medium, low, red flash­ing

MSRP

$8

URL

www.ama­zon.com

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