My Energizer® 7 LED Headlight is a great product for the price! Energizer just released a new headlamp, the Energizer Trail Finder 7 LED Headlight. I have since bought a couple as gifts for fellow hiking friends.
When I am on the trail after dusk, or on a camping or backpacking trip, I always have a headlight with me. It is by far the most convenient way to illuminate the path ahead. Headlights are also great for around the house chores in dark spaces like basements and attics, and should be in everyone’s emergency kit.
So I gave this one a try, and now it is my go to headlamp, and even used it in September on a day climb of Mt. Whitney. Because the first 3 hours of hiking were in the dark, I wanted lots of illumination, and this headlamp far exceeded the light range of my old headlamp. What is particularly nice about this headlamp is that it has 4 different modes. Most others that I have used in the past only have two. Here are the setting options:
- Night Vision setting. 2 Red colored LED lights; 30 hours of battery life. I find that having a Red night vision setting is particularly helpful if you want to enjoy the stars and not lose your natural night vision.
- Spot setting. 3 White LEDs; 21 hours of battery life.
- Flood. 2 White LEDs; 30 hours of battery life.
- Spot + Flood. 5 White LEDs. 16 hours of battery life. The illumination power of this setting puts all of the other headlight I’ve tried to shame!
Other features include:
- the ability to tilt the headlight, which is standard on most high quality headlights on the market
- a push button switch that it is a little stiff to turn on, but that is a nice feature because you don’t want the headlight to accidentally turn on in your backpack!
- comfortable strap
My only complaint is that to turn it off, you need to click through each of the settings. If you are on the Night Vision setting, then want to switch off the lamp, you’ll need to click through all 3 white settings. The only time this could be problematic is if you’re out stargazing with friends and want to switch off your lamp from the Night Vision mode. Your fellow astronomers may not be too happy with you unless you shield the light from their eyes! 🙂
- Bright white, 45-lumen LED spotlight, flood light and spotlight + flood light
- Red LED: easier on the eyes in low-light or dark conditions
- Requires 3 AAA batteries
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