Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyCustomerHere Awesome headlight!
I love this headlight! Crawling around in the dark attic this headlight is the perfect companion to see where your going as well as have abundant light right where you need it when you need it. It features a super bright 285 lumen LED output. Uses three AA batteries. Has an convenient easy to adjust high and low setting by sliding a lever back and forth. And it is hardhat compatible - and I even used it over my baseball cap.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AntMan Illuminate Your Cranium
This is a product that I use frequently and it's constantly proving its worth to me every time I use it. Any project I do around the house that requires two free hands in a dimly lit area, this light is always with me. It is a simple and straightforward design that works exceptionally well. There's a lever on the back of the unit that controls the intensity of the light and a red button on the front to turn the light on or off. The light itself also pivots down at different angles to help you see things below eye level. It's a very comfortable fit on your head and sometimes you barely notice it's on, although after awhile you might need to take it off. I highly recommend this product to have around your house for all those little projects you'll come across.
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Benniman Useful tool
I had to replace a kitchen faucet and wanted some help with shedding light on things. This worked great! First off, I was surprised how comfortable it was on my head. Even forgot I was wearing when done. This has a lot of adjustments on it. You can focus the beam of light to be broad or more pin-point by turning the lens. You can adjust the light intensity on the back with a little lever. The light also swivels on it base so it can be directed and angled as needed. This sure made my faucet replacement a lot easier.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alti4 Bright and Handy.
I would recommend HL7 Focusing LED headlamp. This lamp will work great for work or play. I used it to ride my bike through dark tunnels, it worked perfect. You can have as little or as much light as you need, with just the movement of the switch located above the light. Handy strap to fit over your head or over a hat. LED bright light, 285 Lumens Bright. Weather proof so great for any conditions outside. 3 AAA batteries are included. Use it right out of the package. I like Coast products, they make quality lights and have a great lifetime warranty. The Bulls-Eye Spot Beam shines up to 390 feet. The Ultra View Flood Beam shines up to 6 feet. Change the beam with the twist focus control, simple right on the light. Makes any hands free work or fun easy.
May 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Frankieg Beam adjustable, not focusing.
Coast HL7 Focusing Led Headlamp
So this headlamp is very bright 285 Lumens that goes from low to high 4 lumens to 285. It really doesn't focus but adjust the power to the bulb making the beam go from low to high in intensity.
The beam radius doesn't change except for the intensity. I was hoping this would go from a large wide beam to a small pin point beam.
It has a conformable headband that can be clipped to a hard hat . I am able to clip it to a baseball style hat too. The light is bright and even though the focus isn't what I expected it's does provide the ability to adjust the intensity by a lever instead of by pressing a button.
It is powered by 3 AAA batteries included and advertises 70 hour battery life at 4 Lumens and 1.5 hours at the maximum 285 Lumens. At 4 Lumens it needs to be real dark in order for it to be useful light. At the highest setting it's very bright even with ambient light.
May 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Painter Hands free is handy
This HL7 focusing led headlamp was very handy while working in the attic. Not only can you adjust the beam, but you can also adjust the intensity of the light by moving the switch on the battery pack. Great for not blinding yourself with an overly bright light when you don't need it in a small space. The head of the light can also be tilted to help aim the light where you want it.
May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheRiz Bright Headlamp
Coast HL7 Focusing LED headlamp is very Bright, with 231 Lumens. I had reservations about the battery pack being in the back, but once on your head you can barely tell it's on. The Spot Beam focus on the headlamp is very easy to adjust and the brightness adjustment on the battery pack is just as easy. It will be Great for Hunting as well as working under Cabinets for Plumbing repairs or Sink installment. A Very Unique Warranty from Coast, the Life of the Purchaser.
April 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Termie Heavy-duty headlamp for extreme conditions
I've used a number of headlamps, designed both for adventure use and work use, and this model from Coast is definitely a high-end offering. Here's what I liked about the HL7:
(1) more controls than I've ever seen in a headlamp: on/off that returns to last-used setting, fully-adjustable dimming, lens focus, and lens up/down tilt.
(2) fully waterproof
(3) ultra-bright 285-lumen bulb
(4) 70-hour runtime on three AAA batteries (included)
Here's what I wasn't as impressed at during several hours of use while doing electrical work around the house:
(1) the on/off switch is really hard to operate, in part due to waterproof rubber housing, but also due to stiffness
(2) it's really heavy - despite having three AAA batteries like my other headlamps, it's 50% heavier at 4.6oz. Most of that weight is in the back, where the battery pack resides, so at least it doesn't slip down your forehead. That being said, the battery pack seems a bit "over-reinforced" to me, and you really feel like you're wearing a rectangular box on the back of your head, since it's not contoured at all.
(3) the back-mounted battery back precludes use of this lamp where you're working on your back, such as when doing plumbing work under a sink.
(4) with the wiring running around the periphery of the headband from front to back, the whole thing feels a little clunky.
Overall, I like what Coast tried to do with this headlamp, providing a full-featured, ultra-bright headlamp that's as rugged as possible. But all that comes at the price of weight and ease of use. I'd recommend this to anyone working in wet conditions or where the extra power and adjustability is critical. For typical around-the-house or outdoor use, I think it's too heavy and bulky.
April 20, 2016