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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 3
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Great brightness for outdoor use – Cree XR-E Q5 230LM 3-Mode White LED Headlamp (1 x 18650) Reviews

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 reduction.
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 flashing slowly which could be good while the lamp is used but it doesn't shut off, always blinking.
For me atleast the top head band (the one that goes on top of your head) is a little bit to short for optimal fit.
Other:
Bottomline:
Even though the headlamp has cons, it's still the best one I've ever had for sports. The spreading of the light is perfect for both running and cross-country skiing.

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