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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JonS Excellent choice for headlamp
Purchased this headlamp via BOPIS order. I have only used it a few hours, but I think it will prove to be a great investment. I had another brand of headlamp that I received as a gift a year ago or so, and it got me hooked on using one for many tasks. My wife says I should have one surgically implanted in my forehead (but batteries would be hard to change there). I have become so accustomed to using one, that I really feel challenged when trying to do close work in subdued light without it. I am 68 years old, and aging eyes require more and more light to see anything sharply. My first headlamp became effectively useless because the ratchet mechanism which kept the lamp aimed in the right direction vertically lost its springiness and the lamp would just flop, aiming downward all the time. It was of excellent brightness, but it had three other switch settings for red, green, and red strobing - all of which I had no use for and would have to cycle through in order to turn the lamp on and off. This Ray-O-Vac has a much sturdier ratchet (perhaps a little too stiff at first, but that's acceptable), and just 3 switch settings - all useful: high, low, and off. I think the light unit itself is more compact and lighter than my old one was. The price on this one is also very good for what you get, considering that many others cost much more. My only complaint so far is that the switch is a little tough to operate - you have to feel around its rubber housing to find it, then push pretty hard to make it work. That may get easier with further use, I hope. I like to use 1000 mAmp-hr AAA rechargeable batteries, keeping several always in the charger, ready to swap out. I once thought that AAAs were unsuitable for this application because they wouldn't last as long as AAs, but now I see that the light weight consideration makes AAAs ideal. Thank goodness they don't require those blasted little disk-shaped watch batteries, that can't be recharged. One more thing: if the manufacturer's hype is accurate, this lamp should take a lot of abuse without breaking.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kuilimabra Love it!
Best head lamp ever! I use the low setting as much as possible to conserve battery life, but when I need more light the high setting provides all the light I ever need. I'm an electrician and I spend a good amount of Tim in low light areas and use the lamp almost in a daily basis. I carry it wherever I go and have found it to be superior to other head lamps because of its light weight, durability, and multi-lumen level feature.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by notinthedark very good choice
I've been using this light in an industrial setting now for about 2yrs. Very good durability and convenient to use. One buttons on/off, white light only. Don't need or have to deal with red or flashing. I'll continue to use this light for the foreseeable future .
April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FrankieG Bright
This light is great for spot work , nice bright beam . It is also very good for the dark. Has a good beam along with wide pattern. I purchased this as a replacement for another brand. This had the brightest output Home Depot carried. Along with being bright its design was more streamline than others . I'm all over the place how I use this. Installing light fixtures plugs etc, In the attic. Crawl spaces. I also use this for avaiation avionics work . Working under a aircraft panel having not to hold a light this is great.
August 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by michaelblue Handy as a third hand.
Older eyes need more light especially for closeup and fine type work. This allows me to accurately see what I am working on while leaving both hands free to work. There are hundreds of uses for these and no shop is complete without.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KalamazooKid Head lamp
This is a very good head lamp... it cuts through the dark like a scalpel...
March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Good
Works well in close corners when working with electric
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brianchvz Awesome vision
This lumen headlight is light and powerful, easy to adjust and helps see better in a heartbeat without having to use your hands or someone else's help to hold a flashlight for you. Recommended a 100%
February 17, 2016