Things To Consider When Choosing A Headlamp.
A great resourceful item that gets overlooked often is a headlamp. If you are planning a camping trip, don’t make a mistake of equating the usefulness of a headlamp with a flashlight. Well, nature usually proves us all wrong in the end. Ensure you have listed a headlamp as one of your essentials. How to choose a headlamp is the next thing to think about. Here are a few tips of choosing a headlamp.
Think about the 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. Having an allowance of changing brightness is an important feature for a headlamp to have hence you should consider such. 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. You may need one that has at least three modes of brightness, dim, medium brightness and very bright in case you want to use it for different purposes such as hiking or reading.
Because you are most likely going to use the headlamp for camping and hiking, you need it to be weather resistance. Having it on your head means that it will be the first to be rained on before anything else gets wet so make sure that it is able to stand such weather conditions. 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.
Look also into the weight of the headlamp having the batteries already intact. Depending of what you use the headlamp for, you will need it very light. For running and hiking purposes you need a headlamp that is very lightweight. The best ones should be those that have no weight at all and when you have them on, you don’t feel like you do. 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 be very comfortable with how the headlamp looks and feels on your head. If when you are running it is jumping up and down then it could be too loose or too heavy for that matter and even irritating. Most headlamps come with the option of tilting. Without having to move your head or bend down, you can control where you want the light to be.