Human LED headlamps
I've been searching lately for a nice, economic LED headlamp, headlight, flashlight for camp. On the HUBB a headlamp search usually brings up bike lights so I'm trying to create this topic for future readers.
Personally I search for a nice, compact, comfortable headlamp with a beam and flood setting, decent lumen rating, battery life and...I do enjoy having a red light as I enjoy stalking the animals and the easy on the eyes.
So far a few nice models under $70 I've found include:
Fenix HP10 - 225 Lumens Cree Headlamp ($65)
- no red light
Fenix HP10 - 225 Lumens Cree Headlamp | eBay
Coast Cree LED Lenser - 170 Lumens ($42)
- no red light
Coast CREE LED LENSER Outdoor Head lamp H7 7497 Torch FLASHLIGHT HEADLIGHT | eBay
Black Diamond SPOT Headlamp - 90 Lumens ($35)
- red light
NEW 2012 Black Diamond SPOT Headlamp 90 Lumens LED torch TITANIUM GREY | eBay
Please if you have a model that you absolutely recommend...post it here!!
I have a Black Diamond spot. Very impressed with it out on the hill so certainly more than good enough around campsite.
Fenix HP10 in the end
A few other models include:
- Petzl Tikka XP (or XP2)
- Fenix HP11 (although only water resistant, unlike the submersible to 2m HP10)
In the end I was torn between the first 3 (BD Spot, Coast Cree Led Lenser H7, and the Fenix HP10). I was about to purchase the HP11 at a decent price from Fenix LED Flashlights - Fenix - Fenix Tactical LED Flashlights - fenixtactical.com - fenix-led but realised it was only waterproof to IPX-6 standard, meaning it was only spray proof. The HP10 is waterproof to 2m for 30 minutes.
As a biologist I enjoy looking for critters at night so I opted for the more powerful light knowing I would use it for years to come and it would be a good investment. The waterproofing means I can also go swimming with it at night (which I occasionally do on the reefs and creeks back in Australia).
Alpkit Gamma headtorch.
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