LED Headlamp: Knowing the type of portable light you need is the first step. Understanding lumens, bulbs and battery life is also important when shopping for these types of lighting devices. If you need a great tool for lighting up an area which leaves your hands free to do other things, an LED headlamp may be just the right pick.
The biggest deciding factor in selecting a LED headlamp is the lumens or lumen rating. The higher the number the more powerful the light, however, this specification can be deceiving because even the best LED headlamp will have limitations with its beam distance and battery life. Lumens only matter as long as it can stay on and can shine as far as you need it to. If not, then you need to select a different type of headlamp that can fit your needs.
For example, if you select a LED headlamp just based on the highest lumen rating and the beam distance is not far enough, then it’s not good for running or hiking. If you’re going to use it on the street and the light doesn’t have a blink feature, then this is a problem as well. Like any other purchase, you’ll need to figure out your needs before buying a LED Headlamp.
If you’re going to need a static light for a campsite or base camp area, then the brightest light will work without needing to care too much about beam distance, however, you may have to worry about battery life instead. You’ll want to go for the highest level of power economy for your LED headlamp.
There are LED Headlamp models for trail running, hiking and backpacking as well as for camping and any other activity you can think of that needs a little light. Of course, these lights were made for caving and other recreational activities of that sort. The hands-free convenience of a LED headlamp does apply to other sports and uses as well..