Tips On Choosing A Headlamp.
One of the most overlooked tool when people are going for camping or night outdoor escapades is a headlamp. People often make the mistake of equating its purpose and resourcefulness with that of a flashlight. Well, nature usually proves us all wrong in the end. Your essential list must always have this tool. The next thing to consider is how you can choose a good headlamp. Find below things you should consider when choosing a headlamp.
Deliberate on the headlamp’s battery life. Let the headlamp you pick be able to give you service for hours before you can replace the batteries. One that can last long will save you loads of time in changing batteries and energy because you then won’t have to tag along boxes of replacement batteries. A headlamp that has a long battery life will give you a sense of security to run around and especially if you get lost, you really don’t want to deal with a headlamp that will make you stop every so often for a battery change.
It will be wise to check the brightness of the headlamp on the settings. You should consider selecting those that allow changing the brightness since you can limit light to what you want. You might want it very bright at night when you are walking in darkness or very dim when you don’t want too much light. If you are getting the headlight to use it for different purposes for example for reading and for hiking then you need one that has at least three modes of brightness, very bright, medium brightness and dim.
It is important to purchase a headlamp that is weather resistant as you may need it in the event you want to go hiking or camping. It is important to have a headlamp that stand rain in the event it rains. Look for watertight headlamps that will not short out when you are in the middle of a dark alley and you can’t see where you are going.
Consider also the weight of the headlamp with the batteries intact. You will need your headlamp to be light because it should not be a burden. Lightweight headlamps are the best because you won’t feel like you are carrying a load on your head when you are running. The best headlamps are those that you don’t even feel on your head. If however you are getting the headlamp for something else like reading, the weight won’t really matter.
It is important that you determine if you like how the headlamp fits on your head. You should love how it looks and feels around your head. It can be so irritating to have the headlamp bump on your head when you are running because it is either too loose or heavy. Most headlamps come with the option of tilting. It is a great benefit since you will not need to bend down or move your head when controlling the direction of light.