5 Key Factors For Picking The Best LED Flashlight Headlamp

Author James Mash 26.9.2014. | 17:55

LED flashlight headlamps are a great line for various people out there. A simple head-mounted flashlight will prove to be immensely useful for anyone that needs to focus on a task and needs both hands free to do so.

LED Flashlight Headlamp

The problem, however, is that not all LED headlamps out there are equal. If you want to find one that is best suited for your needs, then you will definitely need to learn what sets these headlamps apart from each other:

1.Lumens – this is one of most important things you need to look out when picking out LED flashlight headlamps. A high lumen rating means that the beam is a lot brighter, while a low lumen rating means that the headlamp consumes less power and is typically cheaper.

2.Beam Distance – technically measured in candelas but is more often measured by the meters the beam of light will travel before it fades out in the darkness. Again, LED flashlight headlamps with high beam distance ratings will cost – and weigh – more, so it’s another tradeoff between performance and economy.

3.Lux – lux simply means the concentration of light over a given area. A high lux rating, means that even a low-lumen headlamp will focus its meager light on a small but brightly-lit area. A low lux rating, on the other hand, means that a headlamp with the same lumen rating would spray its light over a wider area but less brightly than its high lux counterpart. If you want concentrated beams, get a low-lumen, high lux LED flashlight. If you want wide-area illumination, get a high-lumen, low-flux variant.

4.Battery Life – simply put, a LED torch with a higher mAH (milli ampere per hour) means that its batteries will last longer than the same torch powered by batteries with low mAH ratings. This is an important consideration when picking out a rechargeable flashlight or headlamp. If you need your headlamp to last for long sessions at a time, then you will need to invest more money into a model with batteries that have a high mAH rating. You will also have to deal with the added problem of weight as higher mAH batteries tend to weigh more. If you are working on a budget, need your headlamps to stay light or don’t really need to use your headlamp for prolonged periods of time, then you can work with lower mAH batteries.

5.Design – there are two primary ways LED flashlight headlamps are designed: fixed or movable. Fixed headlamps have their lights, well, fixed in one position. You can expect them to aim wherever you point them. Other headlamps, however, allow you to tilt the light so that you can manipulate the beam even without moving your head around so much. Movable headlamps are ideal for when you need to keep your neck in a fixed position, like when you are lying down or fighting against gravity. Fixed headlamps are preferable when you are free to move around as you will.

Author James Mash 26.9.2014. | 17:55
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