Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 50
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dentech always there
as a security technician, most of my time is spent working on panels in areas of low light, or sometimes no light, this product has performed wonderfully everytime I have needed it. My co-workers ask to broow it sometimes, I tell them no, go buy your own.love it
November 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by michelleivanhoe1 a neat addition to night time running
wore this at night race in toronto recently and it was awesome. Stayed on throughout the sweat and the wind, and kept me safe. a great idea to help extend running into the long dark canadian winters.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by paulin in the middle of nowhere
when your out in the wilderness far from home and the nights are really black ,you can count on these battery power lights for your camping
December 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kimml go anywhere lighting
these headlamps are awesome ..excellent for most sport or leisure activity where you may encounter a situation where hands free lighting would be welcomed .
November 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Milsha Perfect for dog walking!
This is a must have for camping and night time dog walking! One on my head and one around the dogs neck - we can go anywhere!
November 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sharilee Nice to be hands free
Great for camping and keeping your hands free when you are busy at night.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by roland45 very bright
This is an excellent product for anybody who races or even walking at night
November 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Termie Good value for housework
Nice quality headlamp for use around the house, nothing ground-breaking here, but it comes from a good name, Energizer, and even comes with batteries (Energizer, or course).
The main features are an adjustable headband, plus 7 LED lights, which can be switched on in five different modes (not four as indicated in the description): twin solid red LEDs (mysteriously called night vision by Energizer), twin solid low-power white LEDs, triple solid high-power white LEDs, all five white LEDs, and all five flashing white LEDs. Each mode is selected by pressing the on-off switch. Unfortunately, you must cycle through all five modes to turn it on and off, and you can't just jump to your favorite mode. This is unlike more advanced products, which allow a long-hold of the button to jump to the last-used setting.
I had a little trouble setting it up, because the battery compartment was hard to open, probably due to pressure changes during shipping. I needed to pry it open with my fingernails, which could be hard for some people.
As other users have mentioned, the hinge mechanism is a weak point in the design. While it's nice to be able to tilt it down to point directly at your feet without needing to tip your head that far, the hinge is just a plastic friction design, and there's simply no way it will last. Even running with the lamp on your head will make the lamp bounce. Would not be good for cycling, although walking or light hiking is probably all right.
Overall, this is a good value for work around the house, but compared to outdoor-oriented headlamps that I've used that only cost a bit more, the design just isn't robust.
January 23, 2015