Long distance races, running in winter when the days are short, doing routes outdoors overnight… there are many occasions in which we may need a headlamp and, therefore, we have made this selection of models that can offer you great features for your needs.
In the last few years, headlamps have evolved a lot. From the old flashlights with big alkaline batteries to the current headlamps that may include batteries, with a very light weight and many hours of duration.
In this post we will review three very interesting models that are available at Deporvillage:
|Petzl Actik Core||Led Lenser Neo 10R||Black Diamond ReVolt|
|Power||450lm||10lm / 250lm / 600lm||350lm|
|Lighting type||2 white LED
1 red LED
|1 white LED||1 TriplePower LED
1 red LED
|Range (min/max)||n/a||20m/ 150m / 220m||80m|
|Battery life (min/max)||n/a||120h / 15h / 10h||4h|
|Power connector||Rechargeable battery or 3 AAA, lithium or Ni-MH batteries||External Li-Ion Battery||Lithium or AAA batteries|
|Type of charge||USB integrated||USB||USB|
The Petzl Actik Core headlamp is rechargeable and offers a power of 450 lumens which, combined with its bright beam, makes it ideal for dynamic outdoor activities such as mountaineering, running, hiking and bivouacking. This headlamp has several levels of white lighting to meet different light needs, and incorporates a red light to maintain night vision without glare when moving around in a group or when moving around in the shelter or tent. Specially designed for outdoor activities, it has the option of incorporating mounts that allow it to be anchored to any type of helmet and, in addition, it contains reflective elements that allow it to be seen at night. One of its great advantages is that it comes with a rechargeable battery, which can be replaced by three AAA/LR03 batteries if it is not possible to connect it, thanks to the Hybrid Concept construction.
With a single button the athlete can easily and quickly select the level of illumination or the colour.
This time, Led Lenser has launched a headlamp that offers great power, strength and durability, the Led Lenser Neo 10R. One of its main features is its resistance, which works in perfect conditions in extreme temperatures from -20ºC to 40ºC, making it a great ally for the most adventurous. With its 600lm of maximum power and 10 hours of battery life, the headlamp offers great performance. It’s also important for people who want to tackle long adventures to note that this headlamp offers the ability to save power with an option that offers 10 lumens of power and gets the battery life up to 120h. With a weight of only 179gr, this headlamp offers up to 3 light modes, the possibility to focus and a battery indicator. Please note that it can only be used with its own battery.
The Black Diamond ReVolt 350 lm is powerful, versatile, waterproof and rechargeable. It has been completely redesigned to run on a new BD 1800 modular battery that produces 350 lumens. For this Black Diamond headlamp they have also updated the user interface by adding a second switch to make it easier to select the lens mode between white and red light for glare-free night vision. With an elephant design, this lamp head allows you to memorize the selected brightness so that you can turn the light on and off at the chosen power without having to go through all the brightness options. With a maximum battery time of 4 hours, this headlamp offers the option of replacing the battery with three AAA batteries if needed.
Due to its characteristics, this headlamp is a great option for mountaineers and outdoor sports lovers to carry in their backpacks.