Factors to consider when buying head torch
2022. Outdoor camping activities are gradually becoming popular all over the world, and a series of outdoor products such as camping lamps, tents, flashlights, folding tables， and chairs, which are necessary for camping, are gradually becoming popular. But I have to say that there is one item that has been overlooked - headlights. It can not only free your hands but also can be comparable to the functions of flashlights and work lights. So what factors should we pay attention to when purchasing headlights?
1. Determine specific usage scenarios
For cross-country, hiking, and mountaineering, the requirements for headlights are not the same; of course, headlights can also be used for outdoor search and rescue, industrial rescue, and even home power outage emergency is also very good. So the first step is to determine the usage scene of the headlight, and then you can roughly determine the price of the headlight you need to buy.
2. Brightness, range
Lumen is still the preferred indicator, but you can’t blindly think that the higher the lumen, the better, and the high lumen will consume power relatively quickly. Compared with general camping and hiking, generally， 500 lumens is enough, for us the lighting range of 200 lumens headlights is enough for daily use.
3. Water resistance and drop resistance
Outdoor use will inevitably encounter rainy days, so the headlight must be waterproof, otherwise, it will cause a short circuit when it encounters water, so the headlight cannot be used, although the higher the waterproof level, the better, but the specific waterproof level can be selected by yourself. At the same time, a good headlamp must have drop resistance, and the test method of headlight drop resistance is generally tested by free fall from a height of 1.5 meters to 2 meters.
4. Design and workmanship
High-quality headlights must be made of high-quality materials. At present, most high-end headlights use PC/ABS as the shell. The main advantage is that they have good impact resistance. The high-quality headband has good elasticity, feels comfortable, absorbs sweat and breaths, and does not feel dizzy and uncomfortable even if you wear it for a long time. When choosing a headlight, you should also pay attention to whether the structure is reasonable and reliable, whether the lighting angle is flexible and reliable to adjust up and down when worn on the head, and whether the power switch is easy to operate.
This headlight is the most recommended among my many headlights.
Full-view 10W COB light strip + XPE lamp beads, 350 lumens, meet the needs of daily life and camping.
A weight of less than 100g will not be burdensome to wear on the head.
The 1200mah battery capacity can last up to 8 hours of continuous use.
High-quality ABS material and headband that can be adjusted according to the size of your head.
The most important thing is that there is a wave-sensing function that saves energy while controlling the switch conveniently.