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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Great headlamp for the money

    posted by oddvarness on 12/19/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Good performance and ok quality. Light range is good for general use. 3 modes (medium, high, blinking). Nice adjustable tilt feature. Perfect for hiking, cross country skiing, biking etc.
    Cons:
    A bit concerned about the quality of the battery case. No problems so far, but I am sort of expecting the locking mechanism to ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Nice lamp but not perfect

    posted by pedh67 on 12/14/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Nice headlamp for the money. The light is bright enough for running trails in the dark and for cross country skiing. Runtime is of coures depended on batteries used. I use SKU 20392 and they run for more than 1.5hour on max, in minus 10 degree C. Charger wo...
    Cons:
    Can not get it to ftt comfortably on my head. The shape of the battery box does not match the shape of my head. The overhead s...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Cree XR-E Q5 230LM 3-Mode White LED Headlamp (1 x 18650)

    posted by cgargu on 07/15/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Well I like the design and fits well over my head and hellmet, ease to use but I have not use it in field because I ahve not received the specific rechargeable battery yet.
    Cons:
    I have not fount any yet. I must use it for a while to evaluate again.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good lamp

    posted by jankkhvej on 06/26/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Lamp is light, head bands are strong and hold lamp firmly on head. It has a sealed lamp housing, protected from water. Convenient in handling, easy to wear. Good for the price. I'll use it while cycling and mountain biking. Also suitable for using it as s...
    Cons:
    No focusing. Low quality of soldering, may be I'll need to resolder wires in battery housing.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Worth for the price

    posted by Juniperus on 06/08/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Cree XR-E Q5 230LM 3-Mode White LED Headlamp (1 x 18650) has powerful light to see well in the dark also by half power. Brightness is a very good for its price range, and its light weight is suitable for even longer use. I tried to blind mosquitoes, and I t...
    Cons:
    Head strap is quite tight and comes off very easy for mount. Headlight head strap fasteners are also made ​​of plastic and ther...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great brightness for outdoor use

    posted by yrwing on 01/31/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Amazing bright light with one focus point and weaker, but still enough light surrounding it. Suits me perfectly while running and cross-country skiing. The battery holds up well, I've used the lamp for 1,5 hours straight with full power and no significant r...
    Cons:
    Build quality of the battery case lid is pretty bad, I'm thinking of duct taping it shut. The battery case also has a red LED f...
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