How to Choose the Best Headlamp

The use of a headlamp circumvents this natural inability and allows us to take our adventures into the still of the evening with the stability of having our hands completely free.

Headlamps are lighter in weight than your average flashlight, are more versatile in their ability to meet your intended uses, and come with a huge variety of modes and brightness.

The battery life is measured in hours, making it much easier to properly gauge exactly how long you can expect your headlamp to produce usable light at a distance of 2 meters.

Consider Battery Life

A headlamps lumens are a unit of measurement that quantifies how much light is being put out by a light source in all directions. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light.

Lumens Power

Beam Types/Modes

Most standard headlamps are going to come with two modes: floodlight and spotlight. These are the basic types that give you either a focused view or a  wider-spaced out area of light.

Beam Distance

While lumens indicate how much light is put out at the source, the beam distance refers to the number of meters your headlamp can project usable light to illuminate a source.

Water Resistance Levels

As with all outdoor gear and apparel, water-resistance must be taken into consideration. Headlamps have their own rating system known as its IPX rating.

Tilt feature: This is great for increasing your field of vision beyond your normal up and down head movements.

Additional Features to Consider

A dimmer function is great for battery longevity and avoiding angry neighbors if you need to move around in the middle of the night.

Dimmer function

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