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  • Finally a cheap 18650 headlamp!

    posted by fastenuff on 09/21/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Plenty bright. Uses the awesome 18650 rechargeable Lithium battery. Flood to throw works fine. Low mode is significantly dimmer than high (I have had many lights that low was barely noticeably lower).

    Other than the problems listed below the design is very nice. Headband is big enough and power cord is long enough.

    Cons:

    Hinge looks weak and does not have enough adjust-ability. Mine either was a little to high or low.

    The battery compartment was obviously not designed for the 18650, it's about three times the size it needs to be and is uncomfortable on the head.

    OtherThoughts:

    Bottomline:

    A good try, If you already have the batteries and charger and need a bright head light with adjustable flood, don't mind a weak looking hinge without enough stops and a not very comfortable battery pack, then this will be an OK light.

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