What to Look for in a Headlamp

These are the features to look for ensure you purchase the best headlamp.

A headlamp is a necessity when enjoying an outdoor activity. With so many variants, looking for the best headlamp can be hard. In this article we will give you a breakdown of what you should be looking for in a headlamp.

Here are the six features to look for in a headlamp:

1. Rechargeable

A rechargeable headlamp is one that does not need batteries. It has a cable port for immediate charging. This is ideal because it is easier to charge on the spot and you don’t have to worry about having extra batteries on hand.

2. Red Light & White Light

It is important for a headlamp to have two light options; red and white. A white light is important because they are best at lighting up objects that are in the far distance. Red is often seen as a second resort, but it is just as important. Red light is less harsh than a white light, and allows for our eyes to adjust quicker to our surroundings. It enables us to have better night vision when viewing objects that are close to us.

A red light isn’t capable of reaching the same beam distance as a white light, which is why a headlamp with both is ideal. Red lights are better to use when you are hanging out around the campfire talking to friends, because they are less harsh on others eyes.

3. Far Beam Distance

The beam distance is how far the light on your headlamp can reach. When camping or hiking at night there are no light sources, so you are dealing with a pitch black environment. Beam distance is important because you want to be able to be aware of your surroundings.

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4. Strobe Light

Remember the red light we mentioned earlier? Well, being able to switch the red light from still to strobe could save you in case of an emergency. A red light with a strobe effect is able to be seen by others at a further distance. When enjoying the outdoors it is always important to be prepared in case of an emergency.

5. High Lumens

Lumens is the brightness level of the light in the headlamp, and is the key to knowing if the headlamp is worth purchasing. Any headlamp with a lumens between 200-500+ lumens is ideal. The intensity of your activity should match the intensity of lumens needed, so choose wisely.

6. Light Rotation

Light rotation is important because it allows you to tilt your light towards the ground, rather than having it point straight ahead. This is important because it allows you to illuminate the ground in front of you, or allow you to light up your surroundings while talking to a friend rather then having it shine directly in their face.

Have you checked out the SANDMARC Pro Headlamp?

Crafted for late night shooters, adventures and everyone in between. We created a headlamp focused on the six features above to elevate any adventure that comes your way.
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